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Agricultural Weather Data Subscription

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published March 23, 2017  -  Deadline April 5, 2017
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The US Department of Agricultural/National Agricultural Statistics Service, has a requirement for Agricultural Weather Data Subscription services. The requirements are stated in the attachments.This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, which is issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP); proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth in FAR Part 13. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541990/$15 million Size Standard respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement.All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. The period of performance will start one day after contract award. Offers for the items(s) described above are due by April 5, 2017, no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Time to Paul.Merritt@ars.usda.gov. Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (JAN 2017), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, which is incorporated by reference. If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled "Buy American Act -- Supplies," the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin. FAR 52.212-4 (JAN 2017), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable. FAR 52.212-5 (JAN 2017), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: FAR 52.219-6, FAR 52.222-3, FAR 52.222-19, FAR 52.222-21, FAR 52.222-26, FAR 52.222-36, FAR 52.225-1, FAR 52.225-13, and FAR 52.232-33. The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at http://www.acquisition.gov/far. All contractual and technical questions must be in writing (e-mail preferred) to Paul Merritt not later than noon Eastern Time on March 31, 2017. Telephone questions will not be accepted. Selection of awardee will be made to who submits a lowest priced technically acceptable proposal. Technical acceptability will be determined by meeting the minimum specifications listed in the Statement of Work. A detailed description/specification of the item being offered shall be included with the offer. If offerors are not registered via the www.SAM.gov website, offerors shall complete and return a copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (JAN 2017) with their offer. These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract. Offers must have an active registration with www.SAM.gov in order to be considered for contract award. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any).

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.

Duchesne Janitorial

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published March 23, 2017  -  Deadline April 3, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service (FS), Intermountain Region, Ashley National Forest, Duchesne/Roosevelt Ranger District, has a need for janitorial services for the Duchesne Ranger Station, and one bunk house building. The sub item (a) for this solicitation is for the Duchesne Ranger Station, currently occupied by Forest Service employees. Sub item (b) is the Duchesne Ranger Station Bunkhouse. This building will not be occupied by Forest Service employees during the time that it will be cleaned.

Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) Inspections

Department of Housing and Urban Development, OCPO, Western (Denver) Field Contracting Operations | Published March 13, 2017
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Solicitation Number: DU208WP-17-R-0002 Notice Type: Pre-solicitation Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Western Contracting Operations Branch intends to issue a Competitive Small Business Set-side solicitation to award multiple contracts that will maintain a set of Vendors throughout the U.S. and its territories that are capable of performing a range of physical inspection protocols. Through these contracts, HUD seeks to have access to multiple vendors with all required certifications and licenses. The inspections will review properties insured, assisted, or subsidized through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Office of Multifamily Housing (MF) programs, PIH and other HUD program offices. Inspections may also cover properties associated with the programs of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541350 - Building Inspection Services. The business size standard is $7.5 million dollars.The Request for Proposal (RFP)/Solicitation will be available on or after March 31, 2017. Telephone requests WILL NOT be accepted. HUD posts all required notices of its contracting opportunities to www.FedBizOpps.gov. You are advised to check back frequently to see if HUD has issued the solicitation. Contracting Office Address: 1670 Broadway, 23rd FloorDenver, CO 80202-4801 Primary Point of Contact.: Kathy Gatewood ClarkContract SpecialistKathy.L.Clark@hud.govPhone: (303) 672-5432Fax: (303) 672-5062 Secondary Point of Contact: Edgar CrossContracting OfficerEdgar.A.Cross@hud.govPhone: (303) 672-5367 Fax: (303) 672-5062    

USDA Canned and Frozen Fruits Purchase Program Announced

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published March 17, 2017
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U.S. Department of AgricultureAgriculture Marketing ServiceCommodity Procurement Staff DATE: March 16, 2017USDA CANNED AND FROZEN FRUITS PURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED:The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced plans to purchase canned and frozen fruits, in the forms listed below, for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food and nutrition assistance programs. Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruits and Frozen Fruits will be available at time of solicitation issuance. The initial solicitation will be issued for deliveries October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Subsequent solicitations may be issued. Offers to sell these products must be received no later than the date specified on the solicitation. Awards will be Firm Fixed Price contracts. material number IDIQ Fruit Canned 100216 APRICOTS DICED PEELED EX LT CAN- 6/10100209 APRICOTS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10100211 MIXED FRUIT CAN- 24/300 100212 MIXED FRUIT EX LT CAN- 6/10100220 PEACHES CLING DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10100210 APRICOT HALVES CAN- 24/300100218 PEACHES CLING SLICES CAN- 24/300100219 PEACHES CLING SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10100223 PEARS CAN- 24/300100225 PEARS DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10100226 PEARS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10100224 PEARS SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10110860 STRAWBERRY SLICES 6/5 LB BAG100254 STRAWBERRY SLICES FRZ CTN-30 LB110846 STRAWBERRY FRZ - 6/5 LB Packages100256 STRAWBERRY FRZ CUP-96/4.5 OZ100261 APRICOT FRZ CUP-96/4.5 OZ100241 PEACH FREESTONE DICED FRZ CUP-96/4.4 OZ100239 PEACHES FREESTONE SLICES FRZ CTN-20 LB110862 APRICOT SLICES FRZ - 6/5 LB Package All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) website at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/wbscm Offers submitted by any means other than WBSCM will be considered nonresponsive. Vendors are strongly encouraged to login to the WBSCM system as early as possible to begin their bidding process. Offerors are urged to carefully read all applicable terms and conditions of the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA; Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruit and Frozen Fruit; and the applicable Solicitation.Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Contracting Branch, 1400 Independence Ave SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239. An electronic version of this Purchase Announcement can be obtained through the World Wide Web via the Commodity Procurement Home Page at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. - - - - -  

USDA Kosher Fruits and Vegetables Products Purchase Program

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published March 1, 2017
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U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Marketing ServiceCommodity Procurement Staff DATE: February 23, 2017 USDA KOSHER FRUITS AND VEGETABLES PRODUCTS PURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced plans to purchase the following kosher products: WBSCM MATERIAL CODE MATERIAL DESCRIPTION110053 K APPLESAUCE CAN-6/10110054 K PEACHES CLING CAN-6/10110055 K PEARS SLICES CAN-6/10110056 K PEACH FREESTONEDICED FRZ CUP-96/4.4 OZ110058 K BEANS GREEN CAN-6/10110059 K CORN WHOLE KERNEL(LIQ) CAN-6/10110060 K PEAS CAN-6/10110062 K PEAS GREEN FRZ CTN-30 LB110063 K BEANS GREEN FRZ CTN-30 LB110064 K CARROTS FRZ CTN-30 LB110066 K BEANS GREAT NORTHERN DRY BAG-25 LB110101 K TOMATO SAUCE CAN - 6/10110102 K TOMATO PASTE CAN - 6/10110360 K CARROTS CAN - 6/10110483 K BEANS GARBANZO CAN - 6/10 A solicitation for fruit materials and a solicitation for vegetable materials listed above will be issued in the near future for Kosher materials for use in the National School Lunch Program. This purchase is intended to meet the needs of the NSLP for these materials for the 2017/2018 school year. Deliveries will be between August 16, 2017 and January 15, 2018. All delivery locations will be in the state of New York (exact delivery addresses will be identified in the solicitation). 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 April 2016. These documents are available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website at www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food. Offerors must comply with the applicable dietary (KOSHER) laws as established by the "613 COUNCIL OF KASHRUTH" in the production of these commodity products. Offerors must not bid on these purchase units unless they can be properly certified. Vendors receiving purchase order items identified as "KOSHER" must contact the Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York (BJENY) at telephone 646-472-5365 prior to manufacturing the commodity product to arrange for certification of compliance with the applicable dietary (kosher) laws. 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 "Stay up to date on USDA food purchases" available on the AMS Commodity Procurement website. Inquiries may be made by telephoning the Contract Specialists for Kosher programs. For kosher fruit products, contact Kimberly Polk at kimberly.polk@ams.usda.gov; for kosher vegetable products, contact Carol Givens-Verser at carol.givens-verser@ams.usda.gov; 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  

School Year 18 IDIQ Fruit Program Purchase Announcement

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published March 23, 2017
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U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Marketing ServiceCommodity Procurement Staff DATE: March 16, 2017USDA CANNED AND FROZEN FRUITS PURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced plans to purchase canned and frozen fruits, in the forms listed below, for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food and nutrition assistance programs. Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruits and Frozen Fruits will be available at time of solicitation issuance. The initial solicitation will be issued for deliveries October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Subsequent solicitations may be issued. Offers to sell these products must be received no later than the date specified on the solicitation. Awards will be Firm Fixed Price contracts. material number IDIQ Fruit Canned 100216 APRICOTS DICED PEELED EX LT CAN- 6/10100209 APRICOTS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10100211 MIXED FRUIT CAN- 24/300 100212 MIXED FRUIT EX LT CAN- 6/10100220 PEACHES CLING DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10100210 APRICOT HALVES CAN- 24/300100218 PEACHES CLING SLICES CAN- 24/300100219 PEACHES CLING SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10100223 PEARS CAN- 24/300100225 PEARS DICED EX LT CAN- 6/10100226 PEARS HALVES EX LT CAN- 6/10100224 PEARS SLICES EX LT CAN- 6/10110860 STRAWBERRY SLICES 6/5 LB BAG100254 STRAWBERRY SLICES FRZ CTN-30 LB110846 STRAWBERRY FRZ - 6/5 LB Packages100256 STRAWBERRY FRZ CUP-96/4.5 OZ100261 APRICOT FRZ CUP-96/4.5 OZ100241 PEACH FREESTONE DICED FRZ CUP-96/4.4 OZ100239 PEACHES FREESTONE SLICES FRZ CTN-20 LB110862 APRICOT SLICES FRZ - 6/5 LB Package All offers must be submitted electronically through the Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) website at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food/wbscm Offers submitted by any means other than WBSCM will be considered nonresponsive. Vendors are strongly encouraged to login to the WBSCM system as early as possible to begin their bidding process. Offerors are urged to carefully read all applicable terms and conditions of the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA; Commodity Specifications for Canned Fruit and Frozen Fruit; and the applicable Solicitation.Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Contracting Branch, 1400 Independence Ave SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239. An electronic version of this Purchase Announcement can be obtained through the World Wide Web via the Commodity Procurement Home Page at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. - - - - -  

Pruning/Picking Tower

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published March 22, 2017  -  Deadline April 4, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-17-0023 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 333111 (Farm Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing), with a small business size standard of 1,250 employees.This acquisition is a ‘Pruning/Picking Tower' for the USDA/ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station located at 2200 Pedro Albizu Campos Avenue, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, per the attached 'Minimum Specifications/Performance Requirements for Pruning/Picking Tower'. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Contract, to include shipping to the USDA/ARS Tropical Agriculture Research Station identified herein. Offerors responding to this announcement shall submit their proposal in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of proposal shall include the following: (1) Technical Specifications/Product Description and (2) Price (to include shipping). The technical Specifications/Product Description may include product brochures, but must contain sufficient information to allow a determination of whether the minimum specification requirements have been met. Proposals must be made electronically to randal.barnett@ars.usda.gov. The basis for award is lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable product with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Technical Specifications/Product Description, (2) Price (to include shipping). Vendor must also have satisfactory Past Performance record. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: The Pruning/Picking Tower will be inspected by the Contracting Officer Representative (COR), or other government representative identified by the Contracting Officer, and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical specifications/support, and price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A vendor may contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes and supporting documentation must be received no later than 3:00 PM CST on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Questions regarding this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 3:00 PM CST on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Answers to any timely received questions will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

S--Integrated Solid Waste Management Services, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck and Leonardo, NJ

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published March 9, 2017  -  Deadline May 3, 2017
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The Contractor shall provide all management, labor, equipment, transportation and disposal to properly collect and dispose of non-hazardous solid waste including administrative office waste, industrial operations waste, bulky items, recyclable material, green waste, rubbish and construction debris, and foreign source garbage received from ships. The services to be provided will support a variety of administrative, industrial, recreation type facilities as well as ships berthed at Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck and Leonardo, NJ by means of a combination Firm-Fixed-Price and Indefinite Quantity type contract for recurring (FFP) and non-recurring (IDIQ) requirements. The contract will consist of a base of one year with up to four (4) one year option periods that may be exercised. All work shall be performed in accordance with NAVFAC Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan, and all Federal, State, and Local regulatory requirements for the disposal of solid waste, and in compliance with U.S. Customs and the Department of Agriculture for the collection, transportation and disposal of foreign waste. Adherence to Safety and Health Requirements Manual EM385-1-1 safety standards are imperative. The required plans and reports will be identified in the solicitation. The Department of the Navy intends to issue an RFQ for this project. The solicitation and award shall be made utilizing FAR Subpart 13.5—Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items. The Government will award one contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Evaluation criteria for award will be included in the solicitation. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 562111 (Solid Waste Collection). The size standard is $38,500,000. The proposed procurement will be issued as a Total Small Business Set Aside. In accordance with FAR 5.102(d), solicitation documents are limited to electronic medium using Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format and are available on the Navy Electronic Commerce On-Line (NECO) web site: https://www.neco.navy.mil/. No telephone requests will be accepted. Downloading from the Internet is free of charge; however some specifications may take a considerable amount of time to download. All prospective vendors are encouraged to register for the solicitation prior to downloading it from the NECO website. Notification of any changes to this solicitation (amendments) shall be made from the NECO Website. Only registered vendors can be notified by e-mail when amendments to the solicitation are issued. The anticipated receipt date for quotes is 3 MAY 2017 2:00 PM by 2:00 p.m. (see solicitation documents when available for quote submission instructions). All vendors are required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Failure to register in the SAM makes a vendor ineligible for award. Information regarding this registration may be obtained by accessing the website at https://www.sam.gov/.

Boiler Replacement

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published February 13, 2017  -  Deadline March 30, 2017
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Solicitation Number: AG-32SC-S-17-0017 Notice Type: Presolicitation: Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, North East Area, has a requirement for Boiler Replacement, National Agriculture Library location. The work includes, but is not limited to, these principal features of work: This project entails the replacement of two (2) existing gas fired, 700MBH hot water boilers and associated mechanical room equipment with new boilers. The new work includes laying out the three (3) new boilers (an additional boiler is being added for backup purposes), installing piping and accessories associated with them to include new pumps, and integrating the boilers into the existing building automation system (Tridium Lynxspring).Performance Period: The Contractor shall complete all work within 180 consecutive calendar days after issue of the Notice to Proceed (NTP). The type of solicitation will be Best Value, Low Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) with no trade-offs. The NAICS Code for this procurement is 238220, Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contractors, Boiler, heating, installation. Small Business Size Standard is $15.0 million. It is anticipated that award will result in a single award, firm fixed-price contract. The project magnitude of this construction project is between $100,000 and $250,000. This solicitation will be a Request for Proposals (RFP) and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-94. Solicitation No. AG-32SC-S-17-0017 is anticipated that the solicitation package will be at the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) at www.fbo.gov on or about 28 February 2017. Paper copies will not be issued. Offerors are responsible for routinely checking the FedBizOpps website for any possible solicitation amendments that may be issued. The proposed offer due date and site visit will be identified within the solicitation. To be eligible for award, offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Offerors may obtain information on registration in the SAM at https://www.sam.gov. This project is a total set aside for small businesses. Place of Performance: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit501 South Chapel StreetNewark, DE 19713-3814 United States Primary Point of Contact:Don ReynoldsContract Specialist, Athens, GAdonald.reynolds@ars.usda.govPhone: 706-546-3155

Chequamegon-Nicolet NF's Mastication and Fuels Treatment Services Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity Project

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published March 2, 2017  -  Deadline April 3, 2017
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The Lakes States Acquisition Team announces an opportunity for Mastication and Fuels Treatment Services Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin as issuance of this Request for Proposal. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 115310. The Small Business Administration size standard is $7.5 million. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, and supplemented with additional information included in, and attached to, this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation: proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Contractors are required to be actively registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov in order to be considered for award. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis, the solicitation or any follow up information requests. The solicitation has been posted to FedBizOpps (FBO) and no hard copies of the solicitation, supporting documents and applicable amendments, if any, will be provided. To receive the entire solicitation package and any applicable amendments, prospective offerors must download them from the FBO website. Incorporated provisions, clauses, and addenda are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87, including but not limited to commercial provisions 52.212-1, 52.212-2, 52.212-3 and commercial clauses 52.212-4, and 52.212-5. Provisions and clauses incorporated by references have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulations (AGAR) can be accessed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ and http://www.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar/html Description of Requirements:The intent of this solicitation is to award one or more IDIQ Contracts for the demolition of buildings and related work. The contractor shall provide all management and project administration services, quality control, logistical support, vehicles, labor, equipment and materials to complete the work described in the solicitation in the required timeframe. One to more contracts will be awarded from this solicitation and contractors must bid on at least one task order, attached to the solicitation, for their offer to be considered. Evaluation factors include:1) Price2) Past Performance3) Technical ApproachTechnical capability and past performance, when combined, are equal, when compared to price.

USDA Vegetable Purchase Programs Announced

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published March 17, 2017
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U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Marketing ServiceCommodity Procurement Staff DATE: March 3, 2017 USDA VEGETABLE PURCHASE PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED:The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) plans to purchase canned vegetables, frozen vegetables, fresh vegetables, canned and dry beans, bottled juices, and canned soup for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs. Offers will be solicited in the following forms, listed in alphabetical order: Material Number Material Description100371 BEANS BABY LIMA CAN-6/10100378 BEANS BABY LIMA DRY PKG-12/2 LB110020 BEANS BLACK CAN-24/300100359 BEANS BLACK TURTLE CAN-6/10100367 BEANS BLACKEYE CAN-24/300100368 BEANS BLACKEYE CAN-6/10100374 BEANS BLACKEYE DRY PKG-12/2 LB101020 BEANS DRY GARBANZO PKG-12/2 LB100360 BEANS GARBANZO CAN-6/10100373 BEANS GREAT NORTHERN CAN-6/10100372 BEANS LIGHT RED KIDNEY CAN-24/300100385 BEANS LIGHT RED KIDNEY DRY PKG-12/2 LB100369 BEANS PINK CAN-6/10110021 BEANS PINTO CAN-24/300100365 BEANS PINTO CAN-6/10100383 BEANS PINTO DRY BAG-25 LB110382 BEANS PINTO DRY BAG-50 LB100382 BEANS PINTO DRY PKG-12/2 LB110381 BEANS PINTO DRY TOTE-2000 LB100370 BEANS RED KIDNEY CAN-6/10100361 BEANS REFRIED CAN-24/300100362 BEANS REFRIED CAN-6/10100366 BEANS SMALL RED CAN-6/10100363 BEANS VEGETARIAN CAN-24/300100364 BEANS VEGETARIAN CAN-6/10110473 BROCCOLI FRZ CTN-30LB110861 BUTTERNUT DICED IQF CTN-6/5 LB100308 CARROTS CAN 24/300 100309 CARROTS CAN 6/10110481 CARROTS DICED FRZ CTN-12/2.5 LB110480 CARROTS DICED FRZ CTN-30 LB100904 HOMINY CAN-24/300100388 LENTILS DRY PKG-12/2 LB110421 MUSHROOMS DICED FRZ IQF CTN-40 LB110724 PEPPERS/ONIONS BLEND FRZ CTN-30 LB100506 POTATO BULK FOR PROCESS FRZ110227 POTATO FOR PROCESS INTO DEHY PRD-BULK100337 POTATOES DEHYDRATED FLKS PKG-12/1 LB110884 POTATOES DICED FRZ PKG-6/5 LB100357 POTATOES OVENS FRY PKG-6/5 LB101019 POTATOES ROUND WHITE FRESH BAG-10/5 LB101017 POTATOES RUSSET FRESH - 10/5 LB Packages100356 POTATOES WEDGE FAT FREE FRZ PKG-6/5 LB100355 POTATOES WEDGE FRZ PKG-6/5 LB100319 PUMPKIN CAN-24/300110163 SOUP CRM OF CHICKEN RDU SOD CTN-12/22 OZ110164 SOUP CRM OF MUSHRM RDU SOD CTN-12/22 OZ100322 SOUP TOMATO CAN-24/1100321 SOUP VEGETABLE CAN-24/1100335 SPAGHETTI SAUCE MEATLESS CAN-24/300100336 SPAGHETTI SAUCE MEATLESS CAN-6/10120177 SPAGHETTI SAUCE MEATLESS POUCH-6/106 OZ100323 SPINACH CAN-24/300110425 SPINACH CHOPPED FRZ IQF CTN-20 LB (1902)110391 SPINACH CHOPPED FRZ IQF PKG-12/2 LB100980 SWEET POTATO BULK FRESH PROC100343 SWEET POTATO FRESH CTN-40 LB110562 SWEET POTATOES CHUNK FRZ PKG-6/5 LB110721 SWEET POTATOES CRINKLE FRZ PKG-6/5 LB100317 SWEET POTATOES W/ SYRUP CAN-6/10100327 TOMATO PASTE CAN-6/10100332 TOMATO PASTE FOR BULK PROCESSING110189 TOMATO PASTE POUCH-6/111 OZ100330 TOMATO SALSA CAN-6/10110186 TOMATO SALSA POUCH-6/106 OZ100333 TOMATO SAUCE CAN-24/300100334 TOMATO SAUCE CAN-6/10110187 TOMATO SAUCE POUCH-6/106 OZ100322 TOMATO SOUP CAN-24/1 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 nonresponsive. Solicitations will be issued in the near future for deliveries beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 (Note: the solicitation for Canned Carrots will be issued for deliveries beginning May 1, 2017). Offers to sell these products must be received not later than the date specified on the Solicitations. Offerors are urged to carefully read all Solicitations and applicable terms and conditions of the AMS Master Solicitation for Commodity Procurements as referenced on the Solicitations, the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA, dated April 2016; and all Commodity Specifications as indicated on the Solicitations. Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Contracting Branch, 1400 Independence Ave SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239. An electronic version of this Product Commodity Award can be obtained through the World Wide Web via the Commodity Procurement Home Page at: https://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 Marketing Service, Commodity Procurement Staff1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 3522-S, STOP 0239Washington, DC 20250-0239Voice 202.720.4517 Fax 202.720.5871An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

Network Cabling Upgrade

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published March 16, 2017  -  Deadline April 18, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has a requirement to upgrade network cables at the Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, WI.Solicitation AG-32SC-S-17-0027 is issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP).  The solicitation document, with the incorporated clauses and provisions, is issued in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 13 and 36 and will be incorporated in the awarded firm-fixed price order.  Interested vendors should reference the solicitation documents for all terms and conditions.  All interested parties are responsible for monitoring this website to ensure they have the most current information (i.e. Amendments) for the solicitation.  No paper solicitation will be available.Notice of Set-Aside for Small Business Concerns:  This requirement is a Total Small Business Set Aside.The associated NAICS code is 238210, Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors.  The small business size standard is $15.0 million.  Magnitude of Construction is between $25,000 and $100,000.Period of performance is 60 days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed.Bonds:  If the contract exceeds $35,000, the offeror to whom award is made shall furnish a payment security, which can be a payment bond or an alternative form per FAR 52.228-13, Alternative Payment Protections.Site Visit:  An organized site visit will be conducted on March 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time.  The site visit will be held at the project location.  In order to attend the site visit, you MUST pre-register by 4:00 PM CDT on March 22, 2017.  Pre-register by emailing josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov with your company name and the name(s) of the representatives who will attend.  Each contractor is limited to two (2) participants at the site visit.The site visit will be held for the purpose of providing contractors with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the site which may be helpful in the preparation of offers.  Attendance at this site visit is not mandatory for offer submission; however, failure to visit the site will not relieve or mitigate the successful contractor's responsibility and obligation to fully comply with the terms, conditions, and specifications contained and/or referenced in this document.All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer, Josh Dobereiner, via email to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov.  Questions must be submitted no later than 1:00 PM CDT on March 31, 2017.  Answers to all questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to the solicitation.  No questions will be answered after this date unless determined to be in the best interest of the Government as deemed by the Contracting Officer.  Telephone requests for information will not be accepted or returned.Biobased Products:  This procurement requires the use of Biobased products to the extent that such products are reasonably available, meet agency or relevant industry performance standards, and are reasonably priced.  The products should first be acquired from the USDA designated product categories.  All supplies and materials shall be of a type and quantity that conform to applicable Federal specifications and standards, and to the extent feasible and reasonable, include the exclusive use of biobased and recycled products.  Please visit www.biopreferred.gov for more information on the USDA Biobased Program and to reference the catalog of mandatory biobased products.All proposals must be submitted via email to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov.

PICWRP1 WRP Restoration, Presque Isle County, Michigan

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published March 9, 2017  -  Deadline April 14, 2017
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SOLICITATION NOTICE FOR REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ): FIRM-FIXED PRICE CONSTRUCTION: WRP Restoration (PICWRP1) in Presque Isle County, Michigan The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) is issuing this solicitation notice for a PICWRP1 WRP Restoration located in Presque Isle County, Michigan. This procurement is a TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE FOR SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS (SDVOB) which is released under Solicitation Number AG-1A23-S-17-0004 The Small Business size standard is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 237990 Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction with a size standard of $36.5 million average annual income. PROJECT DESCRIPTION. The work to be performed will consist of restoring wetland on a site in Presque Isle County, Michigan. Work at the site will consist of repairing an embankment, removing a water control structure (WCS), and vegetative establishment. PROJECT DURATION. 56 calendar days after contract award. Contract approximate Period of Performance May 22, 2017 through July 17, 2017. SUMMARY Contractor shall furnish provide and furnish all supervision, labor, materials, tools, equipment, transportation, supplies and travel necessary to provide construction services for the restoration of this wetland in accordance with NRCS design specifications, and terms and conditions of the contract, and other attachments provided. WORK TO BE PERFORMED BY PRIME CONTRACTOR. The contractor shall perform, with its own organization, work equivalent to at least 15 Percent of the value for the work of the contract. ESTIMATE PRICE RANGE. The estimated price range for this project is between $25,000 and $100,000. PRE-BID/PROPOSAL CONFERENCE/SITE VISIT (CONSTRUCTION). Pre-proposal conference/site visit information will be outlined in the solicitation. The purpose of this conference will be to answer questions regarding, or requests for clarification of, the Request for Quotations (RFQ) documents. Although questions during the site visit are permissible, statements or representations made during the site visits are not legally binding. Changes resulting from the site visits are official only if issued through an Amendment to the Request for Quotation (RFQ). Potential Quoters are advised that they are responsible for obtaining and acknowledging any and all amendments to the solicitation. It is the Offerors responsibility to view the FedBizOpps website at www.fbo.gov, daily as no other notification of amendments will be provided on any revisions to this announcement or other notices. SYSTEM FOR AWARD (SAM) REGISTRATION: All prospective contractors must register in the System for Award Management (SAM) registration database at www.sam.gov, to be considered for an award of a federal contract. QUESTIONS OR CLARIFICATIONS. All questions or requests for clarifications of the terms, conditions, and requirements of this REQUEST FOR QUOTATION (RFQ) shall be submitted to Danny Mandell at danny.mandell@wdc.usda.gov. Please direct all questions via email only, no later than 4:00 pm (CST), April 6, 2017. Questions received after this date and time will not be addressed.  

Greenhouse Roof Panel Replacement

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published March 14, 2017  -  Deadline April 14, 2017
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plant Science Facility has a requirement to replace greenhouse roof panels at the Research Laboratory, Raleigh, NC.Solicitation AG-32SC-S-17-0022 is issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP).  The solicitation document, with the incorporated clauses and provisions, is issued in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 13 and 36 and will be incorporated in the awarded firm-fixed price order.  Interested vendors should reference the solicitation documents for all terms and conditions.  All interested parties are responsible for monitoring this website to ensure they have the most current information (i.e. Amendments) for the solicitation.  No paper solicitation will be available.Notice of Set-Aside for Small Business Concerns:  This requirement is a Total Small Business Set Aside.The associated NAICS code is 238160, Roofing Contractors.  The small business size standard is $15.0 million.Magnitude of Construction is between $25,000 and $100,000.Period of performance is 90 days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed.Bonds:  If the contract exceeds $35,000, the offeror to whom award is made shall furnish a payment security, which can be a payment bond or an alternative form per FAR 52.228-13, Alternative Payment Protections.Site Visit:  An organized site visit will be conducted on March 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.  The site visit will be held at the project location.  In order to attend the site visit, you MUST pre-register by 4:00 PM EDT on March 16, 2017.  Pre-register by emailing josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov and kurt.geisler@ars.usda.gov with your company name and the name(s) of the representatives who will attend.The site visit will be held for the purpose of providing contractors with the opportunity to familiarie themselves with the site which may be helpful in the preparation of offers.  Attendance at this site visit is not mandatory for offer submission; however, failure to visit the site will not relieve or mitigate the successful contractor's responsibility and obligation to fully comply with the terms, conditions, and specifications contained and/or referenced in this document.All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer, Josh Dobereiner, via email to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov.  Questions must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM EDT on March 24, 2017.  Answers to all questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to the solicitation.  No questions will be answered after this date unless determined to be in the best interest of the Government as deemed by the Contracting Officer.  Telephone requests for information will not be accepted or returned.Biobased Products:  This procurement requires the used of Biobased products to the extent that such products are reasonably available, meet agency or relevant industry performance standards, and are reasonably priced.  The products should first be acquired from the USDA designated product categories.  All supplies and materials shall be of a type and quantity that conform to applicable Federal specifications and standards, and to the extent feasible and reasonable, include the exclusive used of biobased and recycled products.  Please visit www.biopreferred.gov for more information on the USDA Biobased Program and to reference the catalog of mandatory biobased products.All quotes must be submitted via email to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov.

SY 18 IDIQ Canned and Frozen Vegetable Purchase Program

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published March 23, 2017
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U.S. Department of AgricultureAgricultural Marketing ServiceCommodity Procurement Staff DATE: March 9, 2017USDA CANNED AND FROZEN VEGETABLE PURCHASE PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) plans to purchase Canned and Frozen Vegetables for the National School Lunch Program and other Federal food nutrition assistance programs. Commodity Specifications for Canned and Frozen Vegetables will be available at time of solicitation issuance. The initial solicitation will be issued for deliveries October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Subsequent solicitations may be issued. Offers to sell these products must be received no later than the date specified on the solicitation. Awards will be Firm-Fixed Price contracts. CANNED VEGETABLESWBSCM MATERIAL MATERIAL DESCRIPTION100306 BEANS GREEN CAN- 24/300100307 BEANS GREEN CAN- 6/10100310 CORN CREAM STYLE CAN- 24/300100311 CORN WHOLE KERNEL CAN- 24/300100313 CORN WHOLE KERNEL (LIQ) CAN- 6/10100314 PEAS CAN- 24/300100315 PEAS CAN- 6/10100320 VEG MIX CAN- 24/300100328 TOMATO DICED CAN- 24/300100329 TOMATO DICED CAN- 6/10100331 POTATOES WHT SLICES CAN- 24/300 FROZEN VEGETABLESWBSCM MATERIAL MATERIAL DESCRIPTION100348 CORN FRZ CTN- 30 LB100350 PEAS GREEN FRZ CTN- 30 LB100351 BEANS GREEN FRZ CTN- 30 LB100352 CARROTS FRZ CTN- 30 LB110763 PEAS, GREEN FRZ CTN-12/2.5 LB 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 nonresponsive. Offerors are urged to carefully read all Solicitations and applicable terms for Commodity Procurements as referenced on the Solicitations, the Qualification Requirements for Prospective Contractors Selling Commodities to USDA, dated October 2014; and all Commodity Specifications as indicated on the Solicitations. Inquiries may be made by telephoning (202) 720-4517 or addressing the Contracting Officer; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Contracting Branch, 1400 Independence Ave SW, STOP 0239, Washington, DC 20250-0239. An electronic version of this Product Commodity Award can be obtained through the World Wide Web via the Commodity Procurement Home Page at: https://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). - - - - -  

DAM IMPROVEMENTS

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 24, 2017  -  Deadline April 11, 2017
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This project is for the design and construction of a 100% fully functional electrical system for Dam Improvement and Repairs at Whittier Narrows, Sepulveda, and Hansen Dams in Los Angeles County and Brea Dam in Orange County, California. Any calculations, drawings, and/or development of engineering features of the work to be accomplished, reviewed and approved for this project will be done by engineers who are licensed professionals with a minimum of 4 years of current experience to practice in their respective professional field in the respective state of the United States of America for which the project is located and sealed by the respective engineers, submitted for approval. The Contractor is responsible and liable for the complete data collection, verification, plans, specs, design and construction. Work includes but is not limited to: • Providing an assessment and draft consultation package to support a "No historic properties adversely affected" finding assuming that the structures are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. An architectural evaluation of NRHP eligibility of the structure(s) is not required. The USACE will submit the package to the California State Historic Preservation Officer for consultation. • Demolishing electrical devices, existing interior and exterior lighting and controls, components, wiring and conduits that are not to be reused, existing service equipment with possible PCB contamination (refer to supplemental specification UFGS-02 84 33 for proper handling of equipment). • Providing and installing new H2S system monitor and remote sensors and new electrical systems to include power, exterior/interior lighting and lighting controls, emergency and egress lighting, and replacing existing convenience receptacles. • Provide and install communication systems for voice/data, LAN/WAN, video surveillance and access control/intrusion detection. • Designing an electronic security system per UFGS 28 10 05 Electronic Security Systems (ESS) and UFGS 28 08 10 Electronic Security System Acceptance Testing. The electronic security system shall include security lighting, per UFC 4-021-02, access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance which will be based on a physical security assessment conducted by the Los Angeles District Office of Security & Law Enforcement. • Evaluating the location of and condition of existing concrete pads and foundations and determining if the installations meet design, manufacturer, and UFGS requirements for new equipment. • Demolishing existing concrete electrical vaults located in dam control. • Providing and installing lightning (surge) protection per communication and instrumentation manufacturer requirements. • Providing and installing new junction boxes at gate hoist motors, new power panels, dry type transformers, combination motor starters, controllers, and communication and control panels. • Providing and installing a new service entrance and grounding per UFC NFPA70 2014 and ANSI C2. • Providing new underground service conductors between each riser pole and dam control tower with grounding. • Demolishing existing grounding system and assessing components for possible reuse and provide grounding system design per US Department of Agriculture Rural Electrification Administration REA Bulletin 1751F-802. • Providing as-built drawings for the installation as well as O&M manual to include generator operation, operation of mechanical system, required annual maintenance, etc. THIS PROJECT IS A 100% 8(a) SET-ASIDE PROCUREMENT. This will be a Competitive Request for Proposal (RFP), using BEST VALUE LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE (LPTA) procedures, resulting in a firm fixed-price contract. The solicitation will be advertised in accordance with FAR 36.3 entitled Two Phase Design-Build Selection Procedures. There will be a Phase I evaluation process to establish qualification acceptable. The evaluation of Phase I will be of the Offerors' Experience on Similar Design-Build Contracts; Past Performance on similar contracts; Offeror's Subcontractors Qualification and Construction Experience; Key Personnel Qualification and Construction Experience; Project Management Plan and Corporate Management Structure. After evaluating Phase I proposals, the number of offerors that will be selected to submit Phase II proposals will be all that were rated acceptable or approximately five (5) of the most highly qualified offerors whichever is less. The acceptable offerors will be requested to submit proposals using Phase II evaluation factors which will be provided by amendment to the original RFP. The aforementioned evaluation factors may not be all inclusive. There will be one pricing schedule for this project with a Performance Period of 462 days after receipt of Notice to Proceed (NTP). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 238210, Electrical Contractors and other wiring Installation Contractors $15,000,000.00 average annual gross revenue for the last three (3) fiscal years. Estimated cost range for this project is between $1,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. The solicitation will be available on or about 10 March 2017 with submittals due on or about 10 April 2017. Solicitation W912PL-16-R-0028 and all amendments for this acquisition will be posted on FedBizOpps (FBO) (www.fbo.gov). THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO ISSUE THIS SOLICITATION AND ALL AMENDMENTS THROUGH THE USE OF THE INTERNET (WEB ONLY). No additional media (CD ROMs, Floppy Disks, Faxes, or paper) will be provided unless the Government determines that it is necessary. If you would like to list your firm so that others can see you are an interested vendor, you must click the Add Me to Interested Vendors button in the listing for this solicitation on www.fbo.gov. For further information, please click on the User Guide links on FBO homepage to download the Vendor User Guide or contact the Helpdesk link located at the bottom of the webpage to submit a question or comment. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR TO CHECK THE DESIGNATED GOVERNMENT POINT OF ENTRY - FED BIZ OPPS - FREQUENTLY FOR ANY AMENDMENTS OR CHANGES TO THE SOLICITATION. ALL OFFERORS/BIDDERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT THIS PROCUREMENT MAY BE DELAYED, CANCELLED OR REVISED AT ANY TIME DURING THE SOLICITATION, EVALUATION AND/ORFINAL AWARD PROCESS.  

HM - Timber Marking - Square Pine & Little Jack

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published March 16, 2017  -  Deadline April 17, 2017
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The Lake States Acquisition Team announces an opportunity to bid on Timber Marking Services for the Huron-Manistee National Forest in Michigan. It is the intent of this contract to secure labor, equipment and supplies necessary to accomplish timber marking in Red Pine stands scheduled for timber harvest on the Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The three areas involve timber marking only on approximately 619 acres. Description of Requirements:Work will consist of painting trees in accordance with the requirements described in Attachment #1 - Statement of Work/Specifications, including Marking Guides and Individual Stand Prescriptions. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 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 solicitation number is AG-569R-S-17-0024. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the documents incorporate provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. This procurement is a total small-business set aside. The NAICS code is 115310 and the Small Business Size Standard is $7.5M. One or more contract(s) may be awarded to responsive and responsible offeror(s) as a best value to the government. Offerors information should include price, technical capabilities and sufficient information to determine that the work can be completed on time. Incorporated provisions, clauses, and addenda are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85, including but not limited to commercial provisions 52.212-1, 52.212-2, 52.212-3 and commercial clauses 52.212-4, and 52.212-5. Provisions and clauses incorporated by references have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulations (AGAR) can be accessed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ and http://www.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar/html Labor Wage Determination applicable to this requirement is: WD 1981-0136, Rev. 42. If a DOL WD changes prior to award, the newest wage determination will be utilized. Schedule of ItemsMinimumItem Description Quantity Unit 01   Square Pine   440   Acre02   Little Jack      145   Acre 03   Little Jack       34    Acre The award and start date for all work items will be on/or about May 15, 2017. Contractors may bid on any or all line items. All invoices must be submitted via the electronic Invoice Processing Platform. This is a mandatory requirement initiated by the U.S. Department of Treasury. For more information and/or to establish an account, please visit https://www.ipplgov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm. All responsible sources may submit a response which, if received on by the response due date and time, must be considered by the agency. Vendors must be registered in Systems for Award Management (SAM) prior to receiving a government contract. All offers must contain the following completed information:1) Schedule of Items Pricing and contractor contact information.2) Certifications & RepresentationsFound in the Solicitation Provisions section of the solicitation document to include FAR provision 52.209-11, applicable portions of FAR provision 52.212-3, and Employment of Eligible Workers workforce certification.3) Experience QuestionnaireTo include all non-price evaluation factors including list of bio-based products that may be used in the performance of this contract or the applicable exemption to this requirement. All offers will be accepted until no later than 4:30 pm EST on April 17, 2017 and must be submitted to acaliguri@fs.fed.us OR hard copy via postal service to: USDA FOREST SERVICESUBJ: AG-569R-S-16-0033ATTN: ANNETTE CALIGURI820 RAINS DRIVEGLADSTONE, MI 49837 ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. Please submit all questions to Annette Caliguri at acaliguri@fs.fed.us. Questions and answers will be posted to FBO so please check back often as it is the contractor's responsibility to remain up to date on all available Q&A's as well as any potential resulting modifications. All questions must be received NLT three days prior to solicitation close date, or the government is under no obligation to review and/or address the questions. For more information or technical questions, please contact the Contracting Officers Representative (COR) Mark Shermak at 231-745-5858 or mshermak@fs.fed.us.

Building 2002 Colville SO, Entrance Security

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published March 9, 2017
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ESTIMATED START OF WORKMay 15, 2017ESTIMATED PERFORMANCE END DATEAugust 31, 2017ESTIMATED DATE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) WILL BE ISSUEDFifteen (15) calendar days from the date of this Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) presolicitation notice.CONTRACT TYPEStand-Alone Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Construction/Service Contract SCOPE OF WORKThe purpose of this contract is to secure performance based services for installation of an access control system, associated doors and hardware, a closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance system, and reconstruction of the building's store front. The access control system shall be installed by a USDA-certified installer, which can be a sub-contractor. The base item requires the contractor to install the access control system on eight (8) security doors including an elevator, a lock and door replacement, and a motor operator replacement and additional door. The construction contractor shall provide an architectural door hardware specialist to ensure all components are compatible and functional according to the specifications. The project also includes three (3) option items. Option 1 to provide and install a badge printer to go with the access control system; Option 2 to provide and install the CCTV system consisting of five (5) cameras. Option 3 to replace the exterior store front windows. Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, supervision, transportations, supplies, and incidentals to perform all work necessary to complete all base and option items. ASSOCIATED NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS)The primary NAICS for this project is 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction and the secondary NAICS is 56162 - Security System Services. The primary contractor will be a construction contractor with oversight and control of the security system services sub-contractor (refer to Scope of Work for more details). WAGE DETERMINATIONSThe RFP will include both construction and service provisions and clauses. The contract will include both the wage determinations for the Construction Wage Rate Requirements (FAR 52.222-6) and the Service Contract Labor Standards (FAR 52.222-41) formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act / Service Contract Act. The wage determinations apply to labor categories in Washington State, Stevens County.WHAT IS EPACS AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?The Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) established that all departments and agencies shall require the use of LincPass to gain access to federally controlled facilities. The Departmental Management (DM) OHSEC identified the need to develop and implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) enterprise Physical Access Control System (ePACS) to centralize, and provide a means to distribute identity data related to LincPass credentialed individuals to all USDA PACS. ePACS will: • Integrate several disparate PACs into an enterprise application;• Provide a single source of verification for employee and contractor credentials;• Maintain a system that is less susceptible to identity fraud, tampering, counterfeiting and terrorist exploitation;• Provide a system that can rapidly authenticate credentials electronically; and• Ensure that only providers whose reliability has been established by an official accreditation process can issue cards.FAR 52.211-6 BRAND NAME OR EQUALThe access control system shall meet the Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS Pub) 201 and shall interface with the USDA enterprise Physical Access Control System (ePACS) infrastructure. If an "or Equal" product is proposed it shall be compliant with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). The salient characteristics for the "or Equal" access control system will be described in this provision.PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCEA pre-proposal conference will be held at a date/time/location that will be established in the RFP. PLANNED EVALUATION FACTORS FOR CONTRACT AWARDFactor #1: Technical Proposal; Factor #2: Past Performance Information; and Factor #3: Price. These evaluation factors are subject to change, but the final details will be stated in the final RFP.FUNDING NOTICE TO POTENTIAL OFFERORSFunds are not presently available to fund all base + option items for this project. No award will be made under this solicitation until funds are available. The Government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation, either before or after the solicitation's closing date. In the event the Government cancels this solicitation, the Government has no obligation to reimburse an offeror for any costs incurred.TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACTKamber L. Box, Telephone (509) 684-7254, E-mail: klbox@fs.fed.us.

DAM IMPROVEMENT

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 24, 2017  -  Deadline April 11, 2017
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This project is for the design and construction of a 100% fully functional electrical system for Dam Improvement and Repairs at Whittier Narrows, Sepulveda, and Hansen Dams in Los Angeles County and Brea Dam in Orange County, California. Any calculations, drawings, and/or development of engineering features of the work to be accomplished, reviewed and approved for this project will be done by engineers who are licensed professionals with a minimum of 4 years of current experience to practice in their respective professional field in the respective state of the United States of America for which the project is located and sealed by the respective engineers, submitted for approval. The Contractor is responsible and liable for the complete data collection, verification, plans, specs, design and construction. Work includes but is not limited to: • Providing an assessment and draft consultation package to support a "No historic properties adversely affected" finding assuming that the structures are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. An architectural evaluation of NRHP eligibility of the structure(s) is not required. The USACE will submit the package to the California State Historic Preservation Officer for consultation. • Demolishing electrical devices, existing interior and exterior lighting and controls, components, wiring and conduits that are not to be reused, existing service equipment with possible PCB contamination (refer to supplemental specification UFGS-02 84 33 for proper handling of equipment). • Providing and installing new H2S system monitor and remote sensors and new electrical systems to include power, exterior/interior lighting and lighting controls, emergency and egress lighting, and replacing existing convenience receptacles. • Provide and install communication systems for voice/data, LAN/WAN, video surveillance and access control/intrusion detection. • Designing an electronic security system per UFGS 28 10 05 Electronic Security Systems (ESS) and UFGS 28 08 10 Electronic Security System Acceptance Testing. The electronic security system shall include security lighting, per UFC 4-021-02, access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance which will be based on a physical security assessment conducted by the Los Angeles District Office of Security & Law Enforcement. • Evaluating the location of and condition of existing concrete pads and foundations and determining if the installations meet design, manufacturer, and UFGS requirements for new equipment. • Demolishing existing concrete electrical vaults located in dam control. • Providing and installing lightning (surge) protection per communication and instrumentation manufacturer requirements. • Providing and installing new junction boxes at gate hoist motors, new power panels, dry type transformers, combination motor starters, controllers, and communication and control panels. • Providing and installing a new service entrance and grounding per UFC NFPA70 2014 and ANSI C2. • Providing new underground service conductors between each riser pole and dam control tower with grounding. • Demolishing existing grounding system and assessing components for possible reuse and provide grounding system design per US Department of Agriculture Rural Electrification Administration REA Bulletin 1751F-802. • Providing as-built drawings for the installation as well as O&M manual to include generator operation, operation of mechanical system, required annual maintenance, etc. THIS PROJECT IS A 100% 8(a) SET-ASIDE PROCUREMENT. This will be a Competitive Request for Proposal (RFP), using BEST VALUE LOWEST PRICE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE (LPTA) procedures, resulting in a firm fixed-price contract. The solicitation will be advertised in accordance with FAR 36.3 entitled Two Phase Design-Build Selection Procedures. There will be a Phase I evaluation process to establish qualification acceptable. The evaluation of Phase I will be of the Offerors' Experience on Similar Design-Build Contracts; Past Performance on similar contracts; Offeror's Subcontractors Qualification and Construction Experience; Key Personnel Qualification and Construction Experience; Project Management Plan and Corporate Management Structure. After evaluating Phase I proposals, the number of offerors that will be selected to submit Phase II proposals will be all that were rated acceptable or approximately five (5) of the most highly qualified offerors whichever is less. The acceptable offerors will be requested to submit proposals using Phase II evaluation factors which will be provided by amendment to the original RFP. The aforementioned evaluation factors may not be all inclusive. There will be one pricing schedule for this project with a Performance Period of 462 days after receipt of Notice to Proceed (NTP). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 238210, Electrical Contractors and other wiring Installation Contractors $15,000,000.00 average annual gross revenue for the last three (3) fiscal years. Estimated cost range for this project is between $1,000,000.00 and $5,000,000.00. The solicitation will be available on or about 10 March 2017 with submittals due on or about 10 April 2017. Solicitation W912PL-16-R-0028 and all amendments for this acquisition will be posted on FedBizOpps (FBO) (www.fbo.gov). THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO ISSUE THIS SOLICITATION AND ALL AMENDMENTS THROUGH THE USE OF THE INTERNET (WEB ONLY). No additional media (CD ROMs, Floppy Disks, Faxes, or paper) will be provided unless the Government determines that it is necessary. If you would like to list your firm so that others can see you are an interested vendor, you must click the Add Me to Interested Vendors button in the listing for this solicitation on www.fbo.gov. For further information, please click on the User Guide links on FBO homepage to download the Vendor User Guide or contact the Helpdesk link located at the bottom of the webpage to submit a question or comment. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTRACTOR TO CHECK THE DESIGNATED GOVERNMENT POINT OF ENTRY - FED BIZ OPPS - FREQUENTLY FOR ANY AMENDMENTS OR CHANGES TO THE SOLICITATION. ALL OFFERORS/BIDDERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT THIS PROCUREMENT MAY BE DELAYED, CANCELLED OR REVISED AT ANY TIME DURING THE SOLICITATION, EVALUATION AND/ORFINAL AWARD PROCESS.