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Closing Services in South Dakota

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published April 5, 2017  -  Deadline May 5, 2017
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The purpose is to solicit offers for possible blanket purchase agreement (BPA) is to obtain a preliminary title search, a title commitment, closing services, and title policy for acquisitions of conservation easements on behalf of the United States of America, acting by and through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, pursuant to Title II of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-79).

Heber Janitorial

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published April 20, 2017  -  Deadline May 5, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (FS), Intermountain Region, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Heber Kamas Ranger District Office, has a need for janitorial services for the Heber Kamas Ranger District Office. The base item for this solicitation is for the Heber Kamas Ranger District Office, currently occupied by Forest Service employees. This building will not be occupied by Forest Service employees during the time that it will be cleaned.

Logan Ranger District Ground Maintenance Solicitation

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published April 18, 2017  -  Deadline May 1, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (FS), Intermountain Region, Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, has a need for ground maintenance services for the Logan Ranger District Office. Ground maintenance services includes mowing and trimming of lawn and weeding of flowerbeds, and maintaining landscape including shrubberies, lawn and flowers in a manner that is appealing. Landscaping area is approximately 48,736 square feet and snow removal areas are approximately 26,303 square feet for parking lot and 9,345 square feet of sidewalks and walkways.

Woven Polypropylene Cotton Sample Sacks

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline May 5, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing Service, Cotton and Tobacco Program has a requirement for woven polypropylene cotton sample sacks. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation forcommercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The written solicitation, AG-4740-S-17-0008, is attached. This is a total hubzone small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 314999 with a size standard of 500 employees. The period of performance for this contract is 60 months. A firm fixed price with economic price adjustment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will be awarded. The guaranteed minimum for this contract is 1,000 sacks. All proposals must be received by May 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm eastern time. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is free. A sample of a woven polypropylene cotton sample sack must be received my 2:00 pm eastern time on May 5, 2017. The sample will be sent to Ray Scroggins at 3275 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133. Sacks must meet the specifications stated in the solicitation and meet the Buy American Act. . Contract award will be made to the offeror whose proposal is technically acceptable and lowest price. All questions must be submitted in writing to BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov.

USDA CATFISH PRODUCTS PURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published April 10, 2017
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U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Marketing ServiceCommodity Procurement Staff DATE: March 31, 2017 USDA CATFISH PRODUCTS PURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced plans to purchase catfish products for surplus removal. A solicitation will be issued in the near future. All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) website at http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=WBSCM. Offers submitted by any means other than WBSCM will be considered non-responsive. Offerors are urged to review all documents as they pertain to this program, including the AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements dated January 1, 2017; the applicable Commodity Specification(s) identified in the subsequent Solicitation(s) and the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Vendors dated March 2017. These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food. Offerors must read all terms of the applicable Solicitation(s) when it is issued. To receive electronic (e-mail) notification of the issuance of these solicitations, see the "Subscribe to AMS CP News (link)" available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website. Inquiries may be made by telephoning the Contract Specialist, Chanel Robinson at (202) 690-3154 or addressing the Contracting Officer, USDA/AMS Commodity Procurement Staff, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0256. An electronic version of this Purchase Announcement can be found at the Commodity Procurement Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food. The USDA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users). Together We're Making a Difference: American Agriculture for the American People  

Agricultural Fertilizer Application

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published April 20, 2017  -  Deadline May 4, 2017
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Headquarters, US Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) has a requirement to provide funds to fertilize agricultural fields at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) in accordance with the terms and conditions of Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) Number W52P1J-09-G-0001.It is anticipated that this procurement will result in an award to American Ordnance LLC who is the Operating Contractor at IAAAP. Authority for this contract action shall be the Government Property Clause Far 52.245-1 and will be effected as a task order under the existing BOA that is in place through Calendar Year 2018. Reference for this action shall be Request for Proposal (RFP) W52P1J-17-R-0108. This notification has been posted for subcontracting purposes only. Please Note: This notice does not constitute a RFP. Responses to this announcement are not proposals and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. This is not a guarantee of a future RFP or an award. This notice should not be construed as a commitment of any kind by the U.S. Government. The Point of Contact for this notification and any requests/questions may be directed in writing to Logan Frye at Logan.E.Frye.Civ@mail.mil Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

Metratranspirtomics analysis of 32 RNA samples

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published April 14, 2017  -  Deadline May 1, 2017
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Referencing Solicitation Number 850965, This is a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for the following requirement for the U.S. Department of Agriculture ( USDA ), Agriculture Research Service ( ARS ), who intends to award a fixed price purchase order to the small business vendor that can meet the following need: The applicable North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS Code) is: 541711 with a small business size standard of 1,000 employees. This requirement is reserved exclusively for small businesses as listed above.USDA's Requirement is as follows:USDA is requiring 32 existing intesitinal RNA samples for metratranscriptomics analysis. Each of the 32 above listed samples shall require quality control testing, remove rRNA from each sample. Shall make cDNA library and sequencing, and prepare a bioinformatics analysis with gene expression in the gut microbiome and host, and shall provide statistical analysis for each group and shall also provide a summary of highlighted mRNA differences. This requirement shall provide transcriptome sequencing and RNA-Seq quantification using an Illumina, Inc. manufactured HiSeq platform with PE150 bp sequencing strategy. All Services must be provided 50 business days after USDA receives the library preparation confirmation form the vendor. Sample requirements are as follows: Greater than or equal (Amount) (Quibit) 2.5 ul., with a concentration of greater than or equal to 65 ng/ul.; and a purity level of OD260/280 of greater than or equal to1.8 with no degradiation or DNA Contamination.All responsible ( small business) vendors submitting a quote on the requirement, must include their companies 9 digit Dun and Bradstreet number; which must be ( both) current and active at the intended award date of May 9, 2017. Please submit Your quotes and Dun and Bradstreet number via email to: John.Wilkinson@ars.usda.gov by No later than May 1, 2017  

Exclusion Fence - Plant Material Center - Georgia

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline May 10, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service is hereby requesting quotes to award a Firm Fixed Priced Award to construct an exclusion fence at the Plant Material Center in Americus, Georgia. The fence will cosist of woven wire 96" tall with 2 strands of barbed wire spaced 8" apart above the woven wire. Approximately 3,750 linear feet of this fence will need constructed. See attached statement of work for additional details. The work will be performed in an open field area utilized by the PMC for the purpose of research plots. This is a HUBZONE SET ASIDE. The NAICS Code is 238990 The Magnitude of this project is between $25K - $100K The estimated time to complete the project is 120 days after receipt of Notice To Proceed. The Contractor shall furnish all materials, labor, equipment and tools required to complete the fence construction.

Summer Fleet Vehicle Lease-Ashley National Forest

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published April 17, 2017  -  Deadline April 24, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (FS), Intermountain Region, Ashley National Forest has a need for un-operated vehicle rental of five 3/4 ton and 8 1/2 ton pick-up trucks.The vehicles will be used to transport personnel, tools, equipment, materials etc.  They will be operated on National Forest roads ranging from paved highways to narrow unimproved roads.  These vehicles will be used extensively on gravel, dirt and undeveloped roads having substantial amounts of rock, brush and other debris.  It is anticipated that each of the vehicles will be driven between 3,000-5,000 miles during the lease period.  The effective period of performance is approximately May 15, 2017-October 31, 2017.

Promoting Afghanistan�s Commercial Agricultural Production and Exports

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published April 20, 2016  -  Deadline May 17, 2017
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Afghanistan) seeks to provide grants to private investors, in the form of capital equipment or funding, to increase Afghanistan's commercial agricultural production and exports. The proposed activity will culminate in the export of agricultural goods that will broadly benefit small agricultural producers and rural households.

Door and Window Replacement

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published March 27, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture, acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service - Plant Material Center is Elsberry, Missouri needs some doors replaced in the following buildings.  - Main office- Conference building- Head House - Main Shop- Cleaning building- Upper storage shed- Carpenter building- Farm foreman house 2 Windows also need replaced in the greenhouse garage. See statement of work for additional detail. The address is 2803 North Highway 79, Elsberry, Missouri 63343. It is the contractor's responsibility to provide all labor, material and equipment to accomplish tasks set forth in the statement of work. Contractor shall also perform cleanup and disposal of garbage and all old materials. A site visit will take place at the location between 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon on Monday, April 10th.  Mr. Ron Cordsiemon will run the site visit.  Contractors are not required to attend the site visit in order to submit a quote.    The Service Contract Labor Standards are applicable to this procurement.  The current wage rates for Lincoln County shall be used.  Rates can be obtained by visiting  WDOL.GOV - Missouri - Lincoln County.

FARM LABOR PARLIER CA

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published March 22, 2017  -  Deadline April 30, 2017
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This requirement is subject to the availability of funds depending on the CR and fy 17 funding. An award may not be made depending on congressional funding for the remainder of fy 17The US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Parlier has a requirement for farm worker laborers under FAR PART 13.5. Perspective offerors must be certified, registered and on the list with DOL for the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) Registered Farm Labor Contractor. https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/statutes/mspa_debar.htm Complete and return the SF18 RFQ attached before the closing date for accepting proposals. An award may be made without discussions to the offeror who has an acceptable past performance, Certified with DOL as a farm labor contractor,. Registered in SAM.gov and has the lowest price proposal. Period of performance will be from 7-17-2017 through 7-16-2018. Offerors must complete the attached the SF-18 and return the completed form to the attention of FRED GIFFORD as listed in this notice along with past performance information on or before the closing date as presented in this notice. SMALL BUSINESS SETASIDE  

Brush Management - Aerial Chemical Application - Lynn County, TX

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published April 6, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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The work consists of the aerial application of the herbicides Aminopyralid:Clopyralid on 773 acres; and Imazapyr on 304.3 acres to control Mesquite and Salt Cedar, respectively, on three USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easements in Lynn County, Texas. Spraying to be conducted in accordance with the attached Statement of Work, Quality Control Plan and Practice Specification documents and in compliance with Texas Department of Agriculture rules and regulations. This combined synopsis/solicitation is a Total Small Business set-aside. Interested contractors must be registered as Active, and must complete the annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov in order to be eligible for award. The successful contractor must have and provide proof of valid commercial applicators license, and will be responsible for obtaining any necessary permits. A firm-fixed price award is anticipated under Simplified Acquisition Procedures for Commercial Services. Performance time - 60 days from Notice to Proceed which anticipated on or about June 1, 2017. Any questions must be provided to the contracting officer, in writing, no later than 12 noon eastern time, April 19, 2017. A summary of questions and answers will be posted and available at this site by or before COB April 20, 2017.  

Bale Bags for Flat Bales 72" x 100"

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline May 8, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Cotton and Tobacco Program has a requirement for bale bags for flat bales 72" x 100". This is a combined synopsis/solicitation forcommercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The written solicitation, AG-4740-S-17-0009, is attached. This is a total hubzone small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 314910 with a size standard of 500 employees. The period of performance for this contract is 60 months. A firm fixed price with economic price adjustment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will be awarded. The guaranteed minimum for this contract is 1,000 bags. All proposals must be received by May 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm eastern time. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is free. A sample of a bale bag must be received my 2:00 pm eastern time on May 8, 2017. The sample will be sent to Ray Scroggins at 3275 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133. Bags must meet the specifications stated in the solicitation and meet the Buy American Act. . Contract award will be made to the offeror whose proposal is technically acceptable and lowest price. All questions must be submitted in writing to BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov.

Wire Bale Ties

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published April 11, 2017  -  Deadline May 5, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Cotton and Tobacco Program has a requirement for 10 gauge wire bale ties. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation forcommercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The written solicitation, AG-4740-S-17-0010, is attached. This is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 332999 with a size standard of 750 employees. The period of performance for this contract is 60 months. A firm fixed price with economic price adjustment indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract will be awarded. The guaranteed minimum for this contract is 1,000 wire ties. All proposals must be received by May 5, 2017 at 10:00 am eastern time. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) (www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is free. A sample wire tie pattern must be received my 10:00 am eastern time on May 5, 2017. The sample will be sent to Ray Scroggins at 3275 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133. Wire tie patterns must meet the specifications stated in the solicitation and meet the Buy American Act. Contract award will be made to the offeror whose proposal is technically acceptable and lowest price. All questions must be submitted in writing to BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov.

Lures

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published April 13, 2017  -  Deadline May 9, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection & Quarantine (PPQ) division is seeking to establish a contract for Pityogenes Chalcographus lures. A firm fixed price indefinite delivery indefinite quantity commercial supply contract is anticipated for this item. The anticipated effective date of the contract shall be on or about June 1, 2017. The contract will include a five ordering periods, with each ordering period lasting one year. The estimated quantities are 1,000 - 3,000 lures per year. The NAICS code for this requirement is 325320 with a size standard of 1,000 employees. This notice is the synopsis only. The solicitation, AG-6395-S-17-0098, will be released at www.fedbizopps.gov on or about April 19, 2017.  The solicitation will be issued as a small business set asdie. After release, one may download a copy of the solicitation at www.fedbizopps.gov. NOTIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE SENT TO CONTRACTORS REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF THE SOLICITATION NOR ANY OF ITS AMENDMENTS. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THIS WEB SITE PERIODICALLY FOR AMENDMENTS. Quotes shall be submitted to the contracting activity by the date and time indicated in the request for quote.

Notice of Intent to Negotiate a Sole Source Contract

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published April 17, 2017  -  Deadline April 27, 2017
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), US Meat Animal Research Center, Clay Center, NE, intends to negotiate on a sole source basis to Pacific Biosciences of California for a service contract on the Sequel DNA sequencing instrument, serial no. SQ54033.; under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. The Pacific Biosciences RS system is a state-of-the-art instrument for collecting single molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing reads that average >10x longer than other high-throughput instruments. The manufacturer is the only source for various parts, supplies, and knowledge to perform repairs, upgrades, or adjustments on their proprietary and patent protected equipment. This is a notice of intent and is not a request for competitive quotations or proposals. No solicitation is available. Firms that believe they can provide this service are encouraged to identify themselves and provide a substantive statement with descriptive literature and any other supporting information to the Contracting Officer within 10 days of publication of this notice. All information received within 10 days of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government to determine if the alternative equipment meets the Government's requirements and is capable of performing the intended task(s). All responses must be in writing and may be faxed to the attention of Donita Furman, fax 402-762-4145, or email at donita.furman@ars.usda.gov. Questions concerning this acquisition must be directed to Donita Furman, email donita.furman@ars.usda.gov.

Yellow Sticky Traps, baited and un-baited

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published April 19, 2017
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The USDA APHIS PPQ is intending to award one Fixed price, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for delivery of a Baited and Un-Baited Yellow Sticky Traps. The bait will specifically target Rhagoletis species. Certain insect traps have been shown to be an effective monitoring tool for non-indigenous insects. Various trap combinations have enabled the USDA to better contain and monitor potential infestations of these insects. Psyllids and other flying insects are some of the most serious exotic plant pests threatening agriculture and environmental resources. The USDA APHIS PPQ has been tasked by congress with detecting, monitoring and managing these insects. The impact of these insects, should they become established, would have irreversible impacts on natural resources, hinder trade and increase costs of production. This acquisition will be done in accordance to FAR 13 - Simplified Acquisitions Procedures and will be 100% set aside for small businesses only. The NAICs code is 325320 - Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1000 employees. The solicitation and the specifications will be made available electronically at this website on or about 04/21/17. All changes to the pre-solicitation notice, solicitation and any attachments shall be posted here.  

Investment Strategy Advisory Services and Investment Research Provider for Investment Management ...

United Nations Secretariat | Published April 13, 2017
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The Investment Management Division (“IMD”) of UNJSPF, is seeking the following two related services: (A) Investment Strategy Advisor (“ISA”); and (B) Investment Research Provider (“IRP”), as explained below. A. Investment Strategy Advisor 1. IMD is seeking an ISA to provide investment advice with respect to the strategic and tactical asset allocation of the Fund’s portfolio. The asset classes in which the Fund invests consist of global developed, emerging, and frontier market equities; global fixed income; real assets (real estate, infrastructure, timberlands and agriculture), alternative investments (private equity and real return strategies); and short-term investments & cash. The ISA will provide written recommendations on strategic and tactical asset allocations including regional and currency strategy based on appropriate in depth research and analysis, monitor the investment portfolio, provide summary reporting on those investments on a quarterly basis, and meet with IMD staff subsequently, and on an ad hoc basis. 2. The ISA will also provide strategic advice on the investments and related topics including, but not limited to, the review of the new asset classes, portfolio construction, currency overlay hedging, and investment strategy, benchmarks, portfolio risk management, and peer group analysis on an “as needed” basis. 3. Because of the dynamics of financial markets, the investment advice can be highly time sensitive. The ISA is also expected to provide IMD with timely and effective advice whenever requested. The mandate will cover a wide range of topics and require highly specialized and seasoned experts in each topic. B. Investment Research Provider 4. IMD is seeking an IRP that will support IMD’s investment decisions by providing a wide range of independent investment research. The coverage should include, but is not limited to, macro-economic analysis, coverage of the Fund’s asset classes, asset allocation, currency, commodities, geopolitical risks, and global sector/industry. The provider should also have the ability to provide sector and preferably securities level research at global/ regional and country level. 5. The research includes investment strategy and research on global, regional, country level as well as sector and preferably security level; ad hoc, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual investment analysis regarding various asset classes (equities, bonds, cash foreign exchange, real assets and alternatives) and sectors as well as geopolitical and economic research and analysis. Overview of the Fund 6. The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (“UNJSPF” or “the Fund”) was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations ("UN") to provide retirement, death, disability and related benefits for the staff of the UN and other international intergovernmental organizations admitted to membership in the Fund. 7. The UNJSPF is a defined benefit fund, with over $55 billion under management as of 31 January 2017. The asset classes in which the Fund invests consist of global developed, emerging, and frontier market equity; fixed income; real assets (real estate, infrastructure, timberland and agriculture), alternative investments (private equity and real return strategies); and cash and short-term investments. Approximately 85% of the Fund’s assets are internally managed, with the remainder invested in external small cap equity, real asset, and alternative investment funds. The Fund’s internally managed assets are invested in approximately 25 currencies and 44 countries. Please consult the Fund’s website at www.unjspf.org for a breakdown of the Fund’s assets. 8. The UNJSPF is one of the most globally diversified funds in the world. Although most of the exposure is in major developed markets, the Fund is committed to finding sound investment opportunities in emerging and frontier markets. 9. The Investment Section of the IMD is structured primarily by asset class: Equities, Fixed Income, Real Assets (Real Estate, Infrastructure and Timber and Agriculture) and Alternative Investments (Private Equity and Real Return Strategies.) Within the Equities asset class, portfolio teams are structured by geographic region, i.e., North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan, and Global Emerging Markets. 10. The Fund’s long-term objective is a 3.5 per cent real rate of return. 11. The Fund’s unhedged benchmarks, by asset class, are as follows: Public Equity: MSCI ACWI; Fixed Income: Barclays Capital Global Aggregate; Cash and Short-Term: 50% of BofA ML US 3-month Treasury Bill and 50% of BofA ML Euro T-Bill index; Real Assets: NCRIEF ODCE + 100 bps; Alternative Investments: MSCI ACWI + 200 bps.

Mechanical Brush Control - Refugio County, Texas

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published April 17, 2017  -  Deadline May 17, 2017
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This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; PROPOSALS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED. The project title is WRP ACEP - Mechanical Brush Control - Refugio County, TX. The Solicitation number is AG-SPEC-S-17-0039 and is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). The acquisition procedures at FAR Part 13 are being utilized. The Government anticipates this solicitation will result in the award of a Firm Fixed Price Contract. Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central Time, May 17, 2017, to USDA-NRCS (Attn: Sharla Goforth, CO), 100 USDA, Suite 206, Stillwater, OK 74074-2655. Proposals may be submitted via mail, fax, or e-mail. In accordance with FAR 52.212-1 late proposals will not be accepted. Site Showing. Offerors are urged to inspect the site where the work will be performed. An organized site visit has been scheduled for - DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017TIME: 10:00 a.m. Participants will meet at - LOCATION: Atkins Community Center215 OleanderTivoli, TX 77990 Contact: For information or questions regarding this solicitation, contact Sharla K. Goforth, Contracting Officer, via telephone at (405) 742-1231; by e-mail at sharla.goforth@wdc.usda.gov; or by fax (855) 421-4638. This solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-94 and 2005-95, dated January 19, 2017. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) clauses and provisions referenced in this solicitation can be found respectively in full text format at https://acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar04/index.html This acquisition is 100% set-aside for Small Businesses. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 115112 - Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating. The small business size standard is $15 million. For more information on size standards, please visit http://www.sba.gov/size. Active registration is required in the System for Award Management (SAM) throughout the period of performance; https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ Description of Services. This work consists of mechanical grubbing application on United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easements in Refugio County. Mechanical grubbing application will be completed according to NRCS specifications in this solicitation. Please refer to the attachments included with this solicitation for a detailed description of the services to be provided. The following documents are made a part of this combined synopsis/solicitation. Attachment 1 - Service Contract Act Wage Determination Attachment 2 - NRCS Brush Management Specification (314)Attachment 3 - MapsAttachment 4 - Quality Control PlanAttachment 5 - Proposal Submittal Worksheet The estimated date of the Notice to Proceed is May 19, 2017. All work should be completed within 90 calendar days.