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Grass Hay for Bison Facility

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published December 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 19, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) Animal Import/Export Center intends to use commercial and simplified acquisition procedures to establish a five year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for grass hay to be delivered to the Gardiner, MT area. This procurement will be a small business set-aside per NAICS: 311119. Solicitation number AG-6395-S-17-0039 will be posted on or about December 20, 2016. Any questions or inquiries must be e-mailed to the Contracting Office, to the attention of the point of contact listed in this notice. Requests by telephone will not be honored. Point of contact: Leah Schultz, Contracting Officer, E-mail: leah.h.schultz@aphis.usda.gov.
 

Prunus Leaf Sample Testing for Plum Pox Virus

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published January 4, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection, and Quarantine (PPQ) has a requirement for diagnostic laboratory services, specifically, testing for the presence of plum pox virus (PPV) in prunus leaf samples by using the ELISA technique. Samples would come from New York State.
We contemplate the award of a commercial, firm-fixed price contract with four, one-year ordering periods. The applicable NAICS code assigned to this procurement is 541380, with a small business size standard of $15 million. This procurement will be set aside for small businesses only. The solicitation and other documents related to this procurement will be available on the FBO website on or around January 13, 2017.
It is the responsibility of interested parties to monitor this site for the solicitation and amendments, if any. Questions concerning this synopsis should be directed to Jim Roloff, contracting officer, by email at james.g.roloff@aphis.usda.gov.

Notice of Intent to Sole Source Sterin Irradiation Indicators (70 Gy)

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline January 23, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) intends to issue a noncompetitive firm-fixed-price contract to Ashland Specialty Ingredients G.P., 8145 Blazer Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808 for supply of 120 boxes of Sterin Irradiation Indicators (70 Gy). This product is manufactured and distributed by Ashland Specialty Ingredients, G.P. and is utilized for the insect sterilization by irradiation process for control of the Mexican Fruit Fly. See attached justification for other than full and open competition.This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations. However, all responsible sources may submit capability information/responses which shall be considered by the agency. Responses must be submitted no later than January 23 by email to Lisa Draves at lisa.a.draves@aphis.usda.gov. Information received in response to this notice will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed acquisition based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.

Promoting Afghanistan�s Commercial Agricultural Production and Exports

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published April 20, 2016  -  Deadline May 17, 2017
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.

Marine Cargo Surveys

Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency | Published January 3, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Commodity Operations, International Procurement Division has identified the need for marine cargo survey services in order to witness and examine the unloading of USAID food aid shipments in eight different countries. The services will be required in Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Senegal, Central America, South Africa, Sudan, and Tanzania. The requirement is expected to be issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) in January 2017, under FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 13. The RFQ will result in a total of eight requirements contracts, one contract for each country. Performance is estimated to begin in April 2017 with option periods to extend services through March of 2022. Interested parties shall be responsible for ensuring they have the most up-to-date information about the acquisition. More information about the USDA and USAID Marine Cargo Survey program is available at the website, http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/commodity-operations/procurement-and-sales/export/cargo-surveys/index.

Dectomax (Doramectin)

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published January 12, 2017  -  Deadline January 24, 2017
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) is seeking to establish a contract for Dectomax (Doramectin) to support the Cattle Tick Fever Eradication program in Texas.
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 February 1, 2017. The contract will include a one year base period with the option to extend the contract for an additional two (2) years.
The solicitation will be issued as a brand name request. The estimated quantities are 420 - 1,500 bottles per year. The NAICS code for this requirement is 325414 with a size standard of 1,250 employees.
The solicitation, AG-6395-S-17-0023, will be released at www.fedbizopps.gov on or about January 17, 2017. 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.

X--NAS FALLON PARCEL 4A04/07/11 AGRICULTURAL LEASE

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published January 12, 2017  -  Deadline February 2, 2017
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, SOUTHWEST, PROPOSES TO LEASE GOVERNMENT OWNED LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES LOCATED AT NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, FALLON, NEVADA, UNDER THE PROCESS AND TERMS OUTLINED IN INVITATION FOR BID.

Emergency Medical Director

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published January 13, 2017
General Information
Document Type: Presolicitation
Solicitation Number: AG-0261-S-17-0019
Classification Code: Q999 Medical Other
Set Aside: Small Business Set Aside
NAICS Code - 621111 Offices of Physicians
Contracting Office AddressU. S. Department of Agriculture, Southwest Idaho/Nevada Acquisition Center (SWINAC), 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Ste. 200, Boise, ID 83709-1663, UNITED STATES
Description
The purpose of this project is to obtain the professional services to provide Emergency Medical Services direction for Forest Service employees stationed in southern Idaho.
The solicitation will result in a single award contract. The North American Industry System code is 621111.
Other information for vendors is listed below:
Registration requires a D-U-N-S Number from Dun and Bradstreet and may take up to three weeks to process. Recommend registering immediately in order to be eligible for timely award. Vendors must have a valid D-U-N-S Number. Request a D-U-N-S Number from Duns and Bradstreet on the web at http://www.dnb.com/us/duns_update/
Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application in SAM as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at http://www.sam.gov.
The solicitation will be issued today via the Fed Biz Opps website at https://www.fbo.gov. Any amendments will be posted on FBO as well. Paper copies of the solicitation and amendments will not be mailed and no telephone requests for the solicitation will be accepted.
Point of Contact:Diana Early, Contracting Officer, Phone (208) 373-4134, E-mail: dearly@fs.fed.us
 

Replace Roof Bldg. 17, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 3, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, South East Area, has a requirement for Replacing Roof on Bldg. 17, Ft. Lauderdale, FL location. The work includes, but is not limited to, these principal features of work: This project is to install a new adhered polyvinyl-chloride (PVC) roof membrane system applied over a ½" fiberglass-faced, polyester modified gypsum cover board and insulation substrate shall be installed. The cover board will be installed over the added layer of Polyisocanurate insulation and screwed down through the lightweight concrete insulation into the metal decking. The existing roof insulation is R-14 for the penthouse roof and R-19 for the low roof. Additional insulation will be added to meet ASHRAE 90.1 requirements of R-25. Roof slopes will be increased to a minimum of ¼" per foot minimum. The roof top lightning protection system shall be replaced and inspected by a UL inspector and shall receive a favorable Letter or Findings that the roof lightning protection meets current UL96 requirements. All existing copings, counterflashing, and perimeter flashings will be replaced with the roof replacement. New cast iron roof drains, strainers and clamps will be installed into the new roof. As the Penthouse EIFS is in poor condition, a complete cleaning and new top coat is to be applied to the penthouse walls. Warnings have been included on the Construction Documents cautioning about the importance of maintaining insect containment. HEPA filtered vents and greenhouse /roof interface will be flagged for special care during construction.Performance Period: The Contractor shall complete all work within 120 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 238160, Roofing Contractors. 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 $250,000 and $500,000. 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-17-0009 is anticipated that the solicitation package will be at the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) at www.fbo.gov on or about 18 January 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.

Install 6 miles of 4-Wire Fence

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 22, 2016
This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Central Plains Experimental Range, near 18908 Weld County Road 114 Nunn, CO. A Request for Proposal will be issued on this Federal Business Opportunities website on or about January 6, 2017 for construction project "Install 6 miles of 4-Wire Fence. Installation includes wood post installation, and 4-Wire installation of 3 Barbed Wires, and 1 Smooth." at Central Plains Experimental Range, near 18908 Weld County Road 114 Nunn, CO. This announcement is a total set-aside for Small Business Concerns. The USDA/ARS is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the Contract documents, Plans, and Specifications, summary of which is provided below:
The CONTRACTOR shall Install 6 miles of 4-Wire Fence. Installation includes wood post installation, and 4-Wire installation of 3 Barbed Wires, and 1 Smooth.
Completion Time: 30 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. Prior to commencing work, the contractor receiving award shall provide proof that an OSHA certified "competent person" (CP) (29 CFR 1926.20 (b)(2) with 30 hour OSHA certification will maintain a presence at the work site whenever the general or subcontractors are present. All employees of general contractor or subcontractors on site shall have the 10 hour OSHA certified Construction Safety course.
This construction project is set-aside for Small Business firms (SB). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors, size standard $15 million applies. In accordance with FAR 36.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $25,000 and $100,000. The government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price Contract in February 2017. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov.As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the USDA/ARS will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov) on or about January 6, 2017, with a due date to be specified in the Solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and proposal date, will be available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.All interested offerors (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at www.fedbizopps.gov so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the Offeror's responsibility to register at the FedBizOpps website (https://www.fbo.gov/). Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the USDA/ARS. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and shall be registered in the System for Award Management database at http://www.sam.gov, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS4212 report at http://www.vets4212.dol.gov (if applicable).Address ALL questions in WRITING to the issuing office via email to Jeffery.Ridenour@ars.usda.gov. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation.
 

Install Screened Vestibule and Pad Vent Systems Greenhouse 68

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 6, 2017
This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, 9611 South Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648. A Request for Proposal will be issued on this Federal Business Opportunities website on or about January 20, 2017 for construction project "Install Screened Vestibule and Pad Vent Systems Greenhouse 68." at San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center, 9611 South Riverbend Avenue, Parlier, CA 93648. This announcement is a total set-aside for Small Business Concerns. The USDA/ARS is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the Contract documents, Plans, and Specifications, summary of which is provided below:
The CONTRACTOR shall Install Screened Vestibule and Pad Vent Systems Greenhouse 68.
Completion Time: 90 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. Prior to commencing work, the contractor receiving award shall provide proof that an OSHA certified "competent person" (CP) (29 CFR 1926.20 (b)(2) with 30 hour OSHA certification will maintain a presence at the work site whenever the general or subcontractors are present. All employees of general contractor or subcontractors on site shall have the 10 hour OSHA certified Construction Safety course.
This construction project is set-aside for Small Business firms (SB). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 332311, Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing-Greenhouses, prefabricated metal, manufacturing, size standard 750 Employees. In accordance with FAR 36.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $25,000 and $100,000. The government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price Contract in February 2017. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov.As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the USDA/ARS will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov) on or about January 20, 2017, with a due date to be specified in the Solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and proposal date, will be available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.All interested offerors (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at www.fedbizopps.gov so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the Offeror's responsibility to register at the FedBizOpps website (https://www.fbo.gov/). Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the USDA/ARS. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and shall be registered in the System for Award Management database at http://www.sam.gov, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS4212 report at http://www.vets4212.dol.gov (if applicable).Address ALL questions in WRITING to the issuing office via email to Jeffery.Ridenour@ars.usda.gov. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation.

VIPR I-BPA for Heavy Equipment for Region 6 - Pacific Northwest Region

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline February 28, 2017
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), US Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest Region 6 (Oregon and Washington) is soliciting quotes (RFQ) for Heavy Equipment (Dozers and Excavators) for use during Local, Regional, and Nationwide fire suppression and all-hazard incidents. The Contractor is responsible for all equipment, materials, supplies, transportation, lodging, trained/certified personnel, and supervision and management of those personnel, necessary to meet or exceed the Agreement specifications. The resources may be used in the protection of lands to include, but not limited to, severity, fire suppression, and all-hazard incidents.  The agreement will be competitively awarded within Region 6. The Government anticipates awarding multiple Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (I-BPA) using set asides for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), 8(a), and standard Small Business as defined under NAICS Code 115310. The Small Business size standard is $19.0 million. Only small businesses (with active SAM account verifying small business status under advertised NAICS 115310) will be considered for award.  Awards will not be made to vendors designating Equipment City and State location(s) more than 450 miles from their selected Dispatch Center. (D.5.1)  The solicitation will be issued using the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system. To use VIPR you must have access to a computer with internet capabilities. Basic information about the VIPR system and a Vendor User Guide is located at: http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vipr.php.  1) Vendors must have a valid e-mail since VIPR communications are conducted via e-mail. An e-mail address is also required for the registrations applicable to the VIPR Vendor Application.  2) Vendors must have a valid DUNS number. Request a free DUNS Number from Dun and Bradstreet on the web at: http://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm  3) Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at https://www.sam.gov/. IMPORTANT:  Contractors account must be active in SAM as it is directly related to receiving an award under this solicitation and any payment for orders placed under the awarded Agreement. SAM must be updated annually.  4) Vendors are required to have a USDA Level 2 eAuthentication account that provides the ability to conduct official electronic business transactions. Information for obtaining a Level 2 eAuthentication account is available on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/eauth.php  5) Vendors must use the VIPR Vendor Application to view and respond to the solicitation. Vendors must register in this application on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/Vendorapp.php.  The Solicitation will only be available electronically and will be posted to the FBO website on approximately January 20, 2017. Electronic responses must be transmitted in the VIPR Vendor Application (http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/Vendorapp.php) no later than 4:00 PM PST, on February 28, 2017. Failure to meet the date and time will result in no award.   6) R6 will hold six public meetings to discuss the upcoming 2017 fire season, VIPR Agreement changes or modifications, and other information related to fire contracting in the Pacific Northwest. These meetings will be as follows:  February 2, 2017 Canyonville, OR, Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Lane, 6:00  8:00 p.m. February 3, 2017 Springfield, OR, Willamette NF Headquarters, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, 10:00 a.m.  12:00 p.m. February 6, 2017, Wenatchee WA, Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way, 6:00  8:00 p.m. February 7, 2017, Spokane, WA, Ramada Inn, 923 E. 3rd Avenue, 6:00  8:00 p.m. February 8, 2017 Pendleton, OR, Wildhorse Resort & Casino, 46510 Wildhorse Boulevard, 6:00  8:00 p.m. February 9, 2017 Redmond, OR, COCC Redmond Campus, 2324 SE College Loop, 6:00  8:00 p.m.

Sheffield Brook EWP-FPE Stream Restoration on Old Lyme, Connecticut

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published December 9, 2016  -  Deadline January 26, 2017
PRESOLICITATION NOTICE AG-1A23-S-17-0003 Sheffield Brook EWP-FPE Stream Restoration Project in Old Lyme, Connecticut
PRESOLICITATION NOTICE FOR INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB): FIRM-FIXED PRICE CONSTRUCTION: Sheffield Brook EWP-FPE Stream Restoration Project in Old Lyme, Connecticut
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) is issuing this pre-solicitation notice for a Floodplain Restoration Construction in Old Lyme, Connecticut. The place of performance will be at Sheffield Brook between Sea Spray and Gorton Avenues and south of the eastern end of Hartung Place, in Old Lyme, Connecticut. This procurement is a Total Small Business Set-Aside and will be released under Solicitation Number AG-1A23-S-17-0003 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 Sheffield Brook channel and floodplain restoration construction project will include the creation of a new, naturalized stream system to replace the existing drainage channel. The proposed channel, approximately 1,140 feet long, will include bioengineered stabilization and habitat improvements including native streambed material, and large woody material (i.e. root wads) for habitat enhancement in the channel. The floodplain areas will be restored with wetland seed mix, tubelings, and shrubs. The design will be based on principles outlined in NRCS's Part 654 Stream Restoration Design National Engineering Handbook. This project utilizes a two stage channel design consisting of a lower dominant discharge channel and an upper floodplain bench. The two-stage channel design will improve channel capacity and floodplain storage capacity as well as aquatic habitat.
The major items of work consist of installing sediment and erosion controls, clearing and grubbing including tree and invasive species removal within the 1.65 acre site, stripping and stockpiling topsoil, excavation of channel and floodplain areas, offsite removal of excavated material, grading of the floodplain and channel, compaction of earthfill and channel bed material, installation of root wads and riprap stilling basins, seeding and mulching, and planting shrubs and tubelings. Temporary water controls will be needed to dewater the in-stream work area.
PROJECT DURATION. 88 calendar days after contract award. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES. $99.00/per calendar day. Contract approximate Period of Performance March 15 - June 12, 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 floodplain in accordance with the statement of work, NRCS design specifications, and the 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 50 Percent of the value for the work of the contract.
ESTIMATE PRICE RANGE. The estimated price range for this project is between $250,000 and $500,000.
PRE-BID/PROPOSAL CONFERENCE/SITE VISIT (CONSTRUCTION). Pre-proposal conference/site visit information will be outlined in the solicitation. There will be no public bid opening. The purpose of this conference will be to answer questions regarding, or requests for clarification of, the Invitation for Bid (IFB) 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 Invitation for Bid (IFB)
BOND REQUIREMENTS. All Offerors must ensure that their firms have to the ability to provide both 100 Percent Performance and Payment Bond, In addition, Offerors will be required to submit a bid guarantee/bid bond, (20 Percent) with their proposal.
SOLICITATION (IFB, Technical Specifications, and Drawings). The solicitation will be available on or about December 28, 2016 on the FEDERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY (FedBizOpps) website at www.fbo.gov.
Potential Offerors 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 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 Invitation for Bid (IFB) shall be submitted to Danny Mandell at danny.mandell@wdc.usda.gov. Please direct all questions via email only, no later than 2:00 pm (CDT), January 10, 2016. Questions received after this date and time will not be addressed.
 

Office Space in Kent Co., Dover, DE

Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency | Published December 21, 2016  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in Kent County, DE is interested in leasing approximately 4,276 rentable square feet of space with 68 available parking spaces. The rentable space shall yield a minimum of 3,563 ANSI/BOMA usable square feet of first class and high quality office space.  Lease term requirement is for 10 years, 4 months firm and be fully serviced.  Office space located within the floodplain cannot be considered.  The area to be considered shall be enclosed within the delineate area of; NORTH: Route 8, EAST: Route 9, SOUTH: Route 10 (Woodside), WEST: Route 15.
 
 
 
Offered space must meet Government requirements for fire safety, accessibility, seismic, and sustainability standards per the terms of the Lease.  
 
 
 
Occupancy is required on or about November 29, 2017. Send expression of interest to: Scott Wheeler at USDA/FSA/MSD, 355 E Street SW, 10th Floor 10-223B, Washington, DC 20024 or Scott.Wheeler1@wdc.usda.gov. The expression of interest must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on January 31, 2017 and must include site address. This is a Davis-Bacon Act Wage Rate Determination solicitation.

Cage Installation

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 4, 2017  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
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. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-17-836283 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92-1. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 238290 (Other Building Equipment Contractors), with a small business size standard of $15 million.
This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN):
0001) Labor for Installation
Specifications: See attached Performance Work Statement.
The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Athens, GA 30605 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract.
Offerors responding to this announcement shall submit their proposal in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of proposal shall include the following: (1) Past Performance references for up to 5 contracts similar in scope (utilize the attached Past Performance Evaluation Sheet) and (2) Price.
Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email all proposals to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov.
The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Price and (2) Past Performance.
INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) 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; AGAR 452.209-71, Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Price and Past Performance); 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 Rerepresentation; 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 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; 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 contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can 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.
Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on January 20, 2017.
Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 4:00 PM EST on January 10, 2017. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Rotary Rake

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 11, 2017  -  Deadline January 21, 2017
The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USMARC in Clay Center, NE,  requires a side delivery rotary rake. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 (current as of FAC 2001-24), as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The NAICS is 333111. The Solicitation number AG6538S170033 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The description of items and clauses incorporated in this synopsis/solicitation are applicable to this procurement and will be incorporated into any resultant purchase order.
Wherever a brand name product is in anyway identified in this solicitation it is to be considered a brand name or equal product and provision 52.211-6 pertains.
SAM: Vendor must be registered in the System for Award Management prior to the award of the contract. You may register by going to www.sam.gov. You will need to your Tax ID, Duns Number, Bradstreet number and banking information.
PAYMENT: Any award made under this solicitation is subject to 31 CFR Part 208 which requires all payments made by the government to be made by electronic funds transfer. Please note on your proposal if you will accept a government purchase (VISA) card.
This is a Buy Best Value acquisition. The Government will award a Purchase Order resulting from this Request for Quotes to the responsible offeror whose quote is conforming to the solicitation and represents the most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD1. Past Performance -Quotes will be evaluated based on the offeror's past performance as provided by the offeror's references.2. Offeror's Technical Solution-The Government will evaluate the performance of the offeror's product for capability and performance.3. Quality and Reliability-Quotes will be evaluated on the offeror's product for its level of Quality and Reliability.4. Price-The quoted price is fair and reasonable.NOTE: All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. Factors and sub-factors are prioritized in the following order of importance (i.e. most important first, least important last) for award evaluation 2, 3, 1, 4.
The Government will evaluate quotes for award purposes, considering the evaluation factors above, and will award to that offeror whose proposal represents the best value to the Government.All sources wishing to provide a quotation must respond by 2:00 PM, January 21. Quotations should be addressed to US Meat Animal Research Center, State Spur 18D Bldg 1, Clay Center, NE  68933. POC - Donita Furman, Contract Specialist, 402-762-4145. Faxed or emailed responses are acceptable. All responses will be evaluated to determine the company's capability to meet the above requirements. The Government shall award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsive/responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government per FAR 13.106-2.Applicable Provisions: 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: 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 52.212-1 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; 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 52.225-13 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.

F--TOMAH PEST CONTROL - NEW

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 19, 2017
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STATEMENT OF WORK for
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
OSCAR G JOHNSON VAMC IRON MTN, MI
1.  SCOPE:  The Contractor shall provide all supplies, materials, equipment, labor, supervision, management, and transportation to perform all Integrated Pest Management Service tasks as identified below and in the attached Exhibits (Exhibit #1 - Facility Inventory and Area Designations (and) Exhibit #2 - Task and Frequency Schedule) at the VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan.  Our primary goal in the practice of Integrated Pest Management at this facility is to prevent infestation or reinfestation and to control or eliminate infestation already in existence.  Methods utilized must include a combination of common-sense practices with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
2.  REQUIREMENTS:
(a)  Regularly appointed days are scheduled for pest management tasks to be accomplished.   The Contractor shall be prepared upon arrival, on the scheduled service day, with the chemicals, equipment, and supplies necessary to complete the full range of services offered through this contract.  In no event shall the contractor carry on work outside regular agreed-upon working hours without prior approval of the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.
(b)  The Industrial Hygienist and/or a representative of the medical center may accompany the contractor during the application.  The Contracting Officer s Technical Representative will notify the Contractor via a telephone call of when this will occur.
(c)  The Task and Frequency Charts of Integrated Pest Management tasks are shown in Exhibit 2, and the indicated schedule shall be the minimum basis for the performance of pest management tasks.  The Contracting Officer s Technical Representative will establish the work schedule of when services will be performed no later than the contract start day.
(d)  In the event the COTR determines that the climate or weather conditions become unsuitable for work, treatment may adversely affect patients, visitors, or staff, and/or may induce an environmental hazard, and then the entire work shall be rescheduled by the COTR to a date and time satisfactory to the Contractor and Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.  Postponement shall not reflect any penalties assessed to the Contractor, nor should there be any additional cost to the Government.
2.1. STANDARDS:  All Integrated Pest Management tasks shall be accomplished in accordance with the guidelines as shown in Regulation No. 637,  Pesticide Use,  from the Department of Agriculture, Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division.
2.2. COVERAGE:  The Contractor shall provide complete Integrated Pest Management Services for buildings as shown in Exhibit 1.
2.3. TASKS:  Integrated Pest Management Services required of the contractor shall include, but need not be limited to the following:
(a)  Inspection to determine which pest management measures are appropriate and required.
(b)  Recommending environmental sanitation practices that restrict or eliminate food, water, or harborage for pests.
(c)  Selection and utilization of nonchemical control methods that eliminate, exclude, or repel pests (i.e., insect electrocution devices, traps, caulking, air screens, etc.).  Collection and disposal of all pests collected per nonchemical methods.
(d)  Selection and use of the most environmentally sound pesticide(s) to affect control when chemical control methods are necessary.
(e)  Control of general structural arthropod pests (i.e., cockroaches, ants, carpet beetles, spiders, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, etc.).
(f)  Control of flying insect pests (i.e., housefly, stable fly, blowflies, drain flies, etc.).
(g)* Control of predatory pests (i.e., lice, bedbugs, fleas, mites, ticks, bees, wasps, mosquitoes,    scorpions, etc.).
(h)  Control of stored product pests (i.e., sawtooth grain beetle, red/confused flour beetle, trogoderma beetles, grain moths, etc.).
(i)  Control of mice and rats (i.e., house mouse, field mouse, roof rat, Norway rat, etc.).
(j)* Control of wood destroying organisms (i.e., subterranean termites, drywood termites, fungi, wood boring beetles, etc.).
(k)  Control of birds (i.e., pigeons, sparrows, blackbirds, etc.).
(l)  Preventive maintenance full spectrum spray for ants, flies, spiders, etc. of the exterior of Buildings 1, 4, and 6 twice a year (i.e. spring and late summer).
(m)  Evaluation of control measures through follow-up inspections.
(n)  Interim spot treatments as required.
* NOTE:  Treatment may be required as a separate service in a contract negotiated by the local medical facility at the time of need.
2.4. SPECIAL PROVISIONS:  The following provisions shall be adhered to by the Contractor personnel in performing pesticide applications of the areas specified below:
(a)  Food Handling Areas:  Treatment of these areas is limited to only times when food is not being processed, prepared, or served.
(b)  Elevators:  The Contractor personnel shall at no time enter or remain in facility elevators which are occupied by patients or food service equipment while in the possession of pesticides or application equipment.
(c)  Patient Occupied Areas:  Contractor personnel shall utilize pesticides, with as low a volatility and as odor-free as possible in order to keep odor levels from affecting patients in these areas.
(d)  Critical Areas:  The Contractor shall submit a list of pesticides for intended use in areas listed below for approval by the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative prior to any application.  The planned use of pesticides in these areas requires recognition of the attendant hazards to occupants, supplies, equipment, and surfaces.  Substitution shall not be made at any time without approval from the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.
Critical Areas (As determined by local medical facility and G-3, M-1, Pt. VII Guidelines):
Pharmacy
Food Production and Service
Operating Rooms or Surgical Suite
Intensive Care Units
Respiratory Care Units
Reprocessing Unit
(e)  Space Treatment:  When required in these areas, the Ultra Low Volume (ULV) method of pesticide application shall be utilized with approved equipment capable of delivering a particle size range of .5 to 15 microns.
2.5. NOTIFICATION AND POSTING REQUIREMENTS:  As stated in Regulation No. 637,  Pesticide Use,  the contractor shall, upon completion of an insecticide application, provide a sign to be displayed in a readily observable place at the primary point of entry by the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.  It is the contractor s responsibility to obtain these labels and provide them to the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.  The contractor shall instruct the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative that the sign must be displayed and remain posted for not less than 48 hours after the most recent application of an insecticide.  The sign shall be a minimum of 2-1/2 inches high by 2-1/2 inches wide.  Information shall be in black letters on a muted background.  The sign shall have an illustration, which is not less than 1-3/4 inches high by 2 inches wide, and which depicts a cloud symbol encompassing a house.  This illustration shall serve to inform the public that insecticides have been applied on the premises.  The sign shall have a space provided in which the date of application is to be written in by the contractor.  This information shall read:   DATE__________________________  in 1/8 inch (16-point) type.
2.6.  INTERFERENCE TO NORMAL FUNCTION:  Contractor personnel are required to interrupt their work at any time so as not to interfere with the normal functioning of the facility, including utility services, fire protection systems, and passage of facility patients, personnel, equipment, and carts.
3.  DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTES:  The Contractor shall not dispose of any excess pesticide, pesticide containers, or any other materials contaminated by pesticides at any location on the medical facility premises except as specified by the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.
4.  STORAGE OF PEST CONTROL MATERIALS:  No pest control materials or equipment shall be stored or kept at the VA installation when the operator is not working, without the express approval of the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.
5.  HOURS OF OPERATION:
5.1. Normal business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.  Federal holidays observed by the VAMC are:
New Year s Day   Labor Day
Martin Luther King Day   Columbus Day
President s Day    Veteran s Day
Memorial Day    Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day   Christmas Day
5.2. Some contract tasks may require work to be performed after normal business hours.  Scheduling arrangements will be made through the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.
6.  CALL-BACK REQUIREMENT:
6.1.  Routine:  The Contractor shall, within 24 hours after receipt of notification by the Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer s Technical Representative, or representative, and at no additional charge to the Government, re-treat previously treated areas when inadequate control (as per specifications) was obtained.
6.2. Emergency:  The Contractor shall within 12 hours after receipt of notification by the Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer s Technical Representative, or representative, and at no additional charge to the Government, perform Integrated Pest Management Services to correct the emergent condition.
6.3. Routine Call-Back or Emergency Service must occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., unless prior approval is granted by the Contracting Officer, Contracting Officer s Technical Representative, or representative.
7.  REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:
7.1. Check-in:  Contractor personnel will check in at the beginning of their scheduled work shift and out at the end of their shift.  This check-in is mandatory and will be accomplished in the Engineering Offices, room B069, where the contractor will sign in and a badge will be issued.  Upon checking in, the Contractor will review the Pest Complaint Report for any problem areas, which will determine the initial itinerary for Pest Management tasks.
7.2. Log Book:  The Contractor personnel will complete the Pest Control Service Report for the log book, indicating all Integrated Pest Management Services performed during the work shift the same day service is provided, including description, service rendered, and materials used.  Every applicator will include on this document the following information and any additional information necessary to meet the regulatory requirements of the State of Michigan.
(a)  The name of the individual who applied the pesticide.
(b)  The name and address of the person for whom the pesticide was applied, if other than the commercial applicator.
(c)  The specific areas of the medical center, by building and room number, where each pesticide was applied.
(d)  The pest or pests against which the pesticide was applied.
(e)  The date and time of application.
(f)  The brand name of the pesticide applied.
(g)  The name of the pesticide manufacturer, or the federal environmental protection agency registration number of the pesticide.
(h)  The rate of application or amount of the pesticide applied, and the total area treated.
7.3. Reporting:  The Contractor is responsible for supplying, completing, and submitting all reports required or requested by Federal, State, or local ordinances that pertain to any duties contained in the contract.
7.4. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS):  The Contractor is only authorized to apply pesticides or use mechanical/electrical devices approved by the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.  The Contractor will furnish the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative, prior to initial application, the trade names (if any), and the chemical names of all approved pesticides/chemicals, along with appropriate antidote information and current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).  The Contractor will supply this information as new products are submitted for approval to the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative.  This information is required for emergency treatment in the event of exposure by humans.  The approved list of pesticide/chemicals will be reviewed to ensure compliance and accuracy of documents provided semiannually.
8.  QUALIFICATIONS OF BIDDERS:  Bids will be considered only from bidders who are regularly established in the business called for and who in the judgment of the Contracting Officer are financially responsible and able to show evidence of their reliability, ability, experience, equipment, facilities, and personnel directly employed or supervised by them to render prompt and satisfactory service.  The bidder must be licensed by the State and/or local health authority as required.
9.  INSPECTION OF PREMISES:  Bidders should inspect the premises prior to submitting bids in order to be fully aware of the scope of services required.  Failure to do so will not relieve the successful bidder from performing in accordance with the strict intent and meaning of the specifications without additional cost to the Government.  Prospective bidders may contact Industrial Hygiene between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. any day except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, (906) 774-3300, extension 32045.
10.  AUTHORITY OF APPLICATOR(S):
10.1. Certified applicators are required in the performance of work under the contract.  Each applicator designated by the Contractor to perform work under the contract will furnish a copy of their state certification (showing categories) to the contracting officer prior to reporting for work.
10.2.  Contracting Personnel:  In cases where the Contractor has two or more persons reporting to work under the contract, one of these will be designated as a supervisor and must be fully certified in all pest management categories in which work is to be performed.  The supervisor will assume all responsibility for their work.  On each visit, the applicator(s) shall report to the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative or Chief, Housekeeping and Food Service (HFS) prior to performing any work.  The Contracting Officer/Contracting Officer s Technical Representative reserves the right to reject any of the Contractor s personnel and refuse them permission to work on site.
10.3. If subcontractors are used, they must be approved by the Contracting Officer & COTR.
NOTE:  Certification shall mean a current Certificate of Competency in pest management in any and all categories or subcategories as identified by the state in which work is being performed under the contract.  All other definitions are as defined in CFR 40, Subchapter E, Part 162-180.
11.  REPRESENTATIVE OF CONTRACTING OFFICER:  The Industrial Hygienist is hereby designated to represent the Contracting Officer in furnishing technical guidance and advice or generally supervise the work to be performed under this contract.  The foregoing is not to be construed as authorization to interpret or furnish advice and information to the Contractor relative to the financial or legal aspects of the contract.
12.  CONFORMITY TO REGULATIONS:  The Contractor shall conform to all regulations, Federal, State, and local, governing examining and licensing of pest control operators, performance of pest control, use of approved pest control chemicals and equipment, and proper disposal methods which may be in effect in the area in which the work under the contract will be performed.
13.  CONTRACTOR S RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work.  The Contractor shall take all precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract.  The Contractor shall be responsible for any injury to self, Contractor s employees, or others, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract, which is caused by the Contractor or the Contractor s employees  fault or negligence.  The Contractor shall provide a copy of the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) on each product they will be using at the medical center.
14.  IDENTIFICATION, PARKING, SMOKING, AND VA REGULATIONS:  All applicators should have visible on their uniform the individual s name and the company name so they are easily recognizable at all times while on the premises of the VAMC.  It is the responsibility of the Contractor to park in the appropriate designated parking areas.  Information on parking is available from the VA Police Service.  The VAMC will not invalidate or make reimbursement for parking violations of the Contractor under any conditions.  Smoking is prohibited inside any buildings at the VAMC.  Possession of weapons is prohibited.  Enclosed containers of any kind are subject to search.
Violations of VA regulations may result in citation answerable in the United States (Federal) District Court, not a local district, state or municipal court.
15.  INSURANCE:
15.1. Worker compensation and employer s liability:  Contractors are required to comply with applicable Federal and State Worker Compensation and occupational disease statutes.
15.2. General liability:  Contractors are required to have Bodily Injury Liability Insurance coverage written on the comprehensive form of policy of at least $500,000 per occurrence.
15.3. Property damage liability:  Contractors are required to have Property Damage Liability Insurance coverage of at least $500,000.
16.  LIST OF ATTACHMENTS:
16.1. Exhibit #1:  Facility Inventory and Area Designations
16.2. Exhibit #2:  Task and Frequency Chart
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
EXHIBIT #1
FACILITY INVENTORY AND AREA DESIGNATIONS
LOCATION
AREA NUMBER
USE DESIGNATION
SQ. FEET
Building No. 1:
Sub-Basement & Kitchen
1
Mechanical   Storage
7,614
Basement
2
Offices   Food Preparation   Reprocessing Unit (B001)   Clean Linen Storage - Shops   Supplies- Sterile Processing
54,546
1st Floor
3
Offices   Clinics - Pharmacy  - Patient Rooms   Administrative/Clinical Offices (includes corridors)  Community Living Center
57,018
2nd Floor
4
Clinics   O.R. - X-Ray - Offices
42,859
3rd Floor
5
Dental   Clinics   Offices   Food Preparation (Canteen)-PRRTP/ Kitchen
29,021
4th Floor
6
Patient Rooms   Clinics   Offices
25,575
5th Floor
7
Clinics   Offices
25,575
6th Floor
8
Lab - Offices
19,294
7th Floor
9
Mechanical
3,287
8th Floor
10
Mechanical
1,891
Roof
11
Roof of Building No. 1
32,500
Building No. 2
12
Boiler House - Garages
15,036
Building No. 3
13
Offices
4,006
Building No. 4
14
Offices (Basement, 1 and 2)
4,871
Building No. 5
15
Residential (Quarters)  (Basement, 1 and 2)
7,996
Building No. 6
16
Offices (Basement, 1 and 2)
6,948
Building No. 7
17
Flag Pole
Building No. 8
18
4-Car Garage for Bldg. #5
843
Building No. 10
20
Storage
1,344
Building No. 11
21
Electrical Switchgear Building
2294
Building No. 12
22
Switchgear Building
640
Building No. 13
23
Hazard Waste Storage Building
64
Building No. 14
24
Storage Building
263
Building No. 15
25
Pavilion
1,700
Building No. 6
16
Offices (Basement, 1 and 2)
6,500
Building No. 7
17
Flag Pole
Building No. 8
18
4-Car Garage for Bldg. #5
943
Building No. 10
20
Storage
800
Building No. 11
21
Electrical Switchgear Building
2294
Building No. 12
22
Switchgear Building
640
Building No. 13
23
Hazard Waste Storage Building
64
Building No. 14
24
Storage Building
576
Building No. 15
25
Pavilion
1,700
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
EXHIBIT #1(A)
BUILDING SUMMARY
Building #1  Hospital
Building #2  Garage and Boiler Room
Building #3  Clinics/Offices
Building #4  Manager s Apartment
Building #5  Staff Apartments
Building #6  Administrative Support
Building #7  Flag Pole
Building #8  Staff Garage
Building #10  Incinerator
Building #11  Second Generator
Building #12  Switch Gear
Building #13  Hazardous Waste Storage
Building #14  Storage Building
Building #15  Pavilion
This page is for Exhibit #1(B), which is a map layout of the buildings, roads, and parking lots of the VA Medical Center.  We are unable to transfer the map layout to the computer; however, it is included in the contract specification packet.
This page is for Exhibit #1(C), which is an aerial type map of the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area surrounding the VA Medical Center.  We are unable to transfer the map layout to the computer; however, it is included in the contract specification packet.
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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
EXHIBIT #2
TASK AND FREQUENCY CHART
October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011
Building  #
AREA
COMMENTS
1
Sub-Basement
ML
15 Minutes Minimum
1
Sub-Basement,  Canteen Kitchen,  3-W PRRTP/ Kitchen, Basement Kitchen, and 7th & 8th Floors
1
ML
1
Basement
2
Oct
1
1st Floor
3
Nov
1
2nd Floor
4
Dec
1
3rd Floor, Sterile
Processing(3225,
3228,3229,3230,
3232)
5
Jan
1
4th Floor
6
Feb
1
5th Floor
7
Mar
1
6th Floor
8
Apr
2
Boiler House & Garages
9
May
1
Basement
2
Jun
1
1st Floor
3
July
1
2nd Floor
4
Aug
1
3rd Floor, Sterile
Processing(3225,
3228,3229,3230,
3232)
5
Sept
NOTE:  ML - Monthly.  Any complaint areas identified on the Pest Complaint Report are to be treated upon each monthly visit prior to servicing in the above scheduled areas.  Buildings No. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, and the roof of Building No. 1 will be treated upon the request of the Contracting Officer s Technical Representative only.

Furniture, design, delivery and installation

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline February 3, 2017
(I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 12 and 13 using the format found at FAR Subpart 12.6 - Streamlined Procedures for evaluation and solicitation for commercial items and supplemented with additional information included in this notice. Contracting officers shall use the policies in this part in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation and award prescribed in Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Part 14, Sealed Bidding; or Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation, as appropriate for the particular acquisition. Contracts for the acquisition of commercial items are subject to the policies in other parts of the FAR. When a policy in another part of the FAR is inconsistent with a policy in this part, this part 12 shall take precedence for the acquisition of commercial items.
(ii) This solicitation number APHIS-ALB-17-833097 is being issued as a, request for quotation (RFQ)
(iii) In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.252-2 (Feb 1998);The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular. Applicable FAR clauses are incorporated by reference and may be viewed on the following website (s) https://www.acquisition.gov/https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htmlhttp://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agarbase/index.html (iv) This requirement is being issued as a Small Business Set set-aside in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.219-6. (Nov 2011) In accordance with Agricultural Acquisition Regulation ( AGAR )452.219-70 (NOV 1996) Size Standard and NAICS Code Information :The North American Industrial Classification System Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation is listed below:NAICS Code 337214 Office Furniture ManufacturingSize Standard 1,000 Employees
(v) List of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and unitsAll cost to include but not limit to: overhead, general and administrative, profit, insurance, and shipping. FAR Provision 52.214-22 - Evaluation of Bids for Multiple Awards (Mar 1990) AppliesProjected move-in date is around 3/1/2017
1. WORKSTATIONS Quantity Unit of Issue
Lower WS (Tech/Climber space)
Work Tables 20 Each (no power or com.)(In rooms 132 & 116)Technician work surface 33 Each (with power or com.)
Quantity Unit of Issue WS-1 (Officers room 151) 14 Each
2. SEATING Quantity Unit of Issue
Stackable task chairs 35 Each (Room 132)
Guest Chair 14 Each (Room 151A, 151B (2 each),
3. SUPERVISOR OFFICE SUITEQuantity Unit of Issue Office suite 6 Each (Rooms 151A, 151B)
4. MANAGER OFFICE SUITEQuantity Unit of Issue Office suite 2 Each (Rooms 151A, 151B)
5. DESIGN AND LAYOUT: Number Cost Design/Layoutof Hours Per Hour TotalEstimated 20 X $ ________
6. INSTALLATION SERVICES $ ____________________________
(vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired.
A. Furniture, design, delivery and installation for new Ohio Department Of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Asian Long Horn Beetle (ALB) officeProvide all components, hardware, and parts necessary for proper assembly, installation, and operation, even though certain items may not be specifically described in this specification. The contractor is responsible for ultimately determining what components are needed to complete proposed configurations, including screws, cleats, hinges, brackets, cantilevers, power flex and span connectors, and any other necessary hardware not listed.
B. Project Requirements
1. Components: Provide all components, hardware, and parts necessary for proper assembly, installation, and operation, even though certain items may not be specifically described in this specification. The contractor is responsible for ultimately determining what components are needed to complete proposed configurations, including screws, cleats, hinges, brackets, cantilevers, power flex and span connectors, and any other necessary hardware not listed.
2. New: a. All components shall be new and shall be delivered ready for use.b. Modular furniture parts shall be in one uniform color to complete configuration. c. The successful contractor will pull and gather all inventory required to complete configuration. d. All powered panels will be tested before shipping.
3. Manufacturers: a. The same manufacturer shall be used for all items within a workstation to allow all workstations, finishes, veneers, colors and details to match. b. The drawing typical on specification sheets are for representational purposes of customer's preference of design intent and style.c. Manufacturer variances apply to all dimensions provided on workstation specifications
C. Delivery: All shipping and handling charges shall be paid by the contractor; responsibility and liability for loss or damage shall remain with the contractor until final inspection and acceptance by the USDA.
D. Performance of work on government premises:
1. Current rules and regulations applicable to the premises where the work will be performed shall apply to the contractor and its employees while working on the premises. These regulations include but are not limited to, presenting valid identification for entrance, smoking restriction and any safety procedures as outlined in the site regulations.
2. It is estimated that contract installations will be completed by February 15, 2017.
3. Contractor will remove and dispose of existing systems furniture in the designated space prior to the installation of the new systems furniture. There may not be space available to allow for staging or storage on the site for the furniture, in which case, delivery coordination and staging must be closely monitored. If space is available, product can be staged and stored on site.
4. The contractor will work with voice/data cabling and electrical contractors in a coordinated fashion as the systems furniture is installed.
5. The contractor shall coordinate all deliveries and installation times with the USDA Contract Office Representative.
6. Completion of the installation requirement will require the following minimum tasks: a. Provide on-site management, coordination and technical assistance by the contractor's project manager working with the Contract Office Representative throughout the installation phase. b. The contractor must arrange delivery to the installation site location in accordance with the Installation Schedule.c. Meet all incoming delivery vehicles at the building entrance, unload deliveries, check for damages, and move them to the appropriate areas. d. Installation will be completed after USDA duty hours and or weekends as to not interrupt the work stations mission.e. Complete installation of furniture systems in accordance with Government approved manufacturer specific drawings and specifications. Any missing or damaged products must be replaced immediately. f. Contractor shall provide two copies of each of the following: 1) Product Warranties 2) Copies of final drawings with part numbers 3) Installation drawings (to include an electronic version of As-Installed Drawings). 4) Wire management plans 5) Installation Instructions g. The contractor shall be responsible for any damage to the building which occurs during delivery and installation. It is incumbent upon the contractor to identify any existing damage to the building by means of a Pre-Installation and Delivery Walk-Thru to the designated USDA representative on site. Proper measures (protective runners, pads, etc.) shall be utilized by the contractor to protect the building. h. The contractor shall provide entirely complete and usable furniture systems for occupancy and immediate use. i. The contractor shall clean up and dispose of waste materials or rubbish in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, standards, codes and laws. 1) The contractor shall make any necessary arrangements with private parties and with county officials pertaining to locations and regulations of such disposal. Any fees or charges for disposal of materials shall be the responsibility of the contractor. 2) The contractor shall keep the job site, including staging and storage areas used by the contractor, free from accumulations of waste material or rubbish. 3) Material shall be removed daily to eliminate the accumulation of debris. 4) Prior to completion of the work, the contractor shall remove from the vicinity of the work all shipping containers, packing, rubbish, unused materials, and other like material, belonging to the contractor or used under the contractor's direction. 5) Under no circumstance will eating and drinking be allowed on the installation site. j. At least one week prior to the beginning of delivery and installation, the contractor's shall provide the following information to the USDA Project Manager: 1) Company name, address, telephone number, supervisor/installation site manager's name, and name of each individual installer. 2) OCIP insurance documentation requirements will be provided to the awarded contractor.k. The contractor will be responsible for confining its crew and work to the designated project areas. The contractor will also be responsible for ensuring that the installation personnel are identifiable. l. Building Utilities: The contractor's work shall not interrupt building utility services without the prior written approval of the USDA Project Manager and the Building Manager. m. The contractor shall correct all minor deficiencies and make all minor adjustments as required for life safety within seventy-two (72) hours after completing the installation. The contractor shall be responsible for all replacement costs, including communications, shipping, and installation. n. The contractor shall correct all punch list items, to the satisfaction of the customer, within 30 working days after completing the furniture installation on each floor. o. The contractor shall clean and dust furniture surfaces inside and out upon installation completion.
E. Project Administration
The main project point of contacts:
USDA Project Onsite Manager TBD
The Contractor Project Manager or Representative shall be on site during the installation phase to address any problems and to ensure a smooth installation process. On site progress meetings will be held after contract award, as well as continued meetings during the installation phase. Meeting frequency will be determined after contract award.
F. DesignThe contractor shall design all aspects and documents to the customer for review and approval.
1. A copy of the finalized design shall be submitted to the USDA Project Manager for approval.2. The contractor will assist the customer by providing suggested colors, fabrics and accessories which will coordinate with carpets, paints, etc. in the area.3. The final approved layouts, drawings, and bill of materials shall be submitted to the USDA Project Manager in a timely manner in order to meet required delivery and installation schedule. Installation plan documents shall be provided in ‘dwg' and ‘pdf' formats.4. The bill of materials shall have a signed, certified statement that the bill of materials conforms to the approved final design. No changes in the bill of materials may be made without written notification to the project manager.5. Upon installation completion the contractor shall submit a statement of acceptance, to be reviewed and signed by the USDA Project Manager. Request for payment shall not be accepted prior to receipt of a USDA approved statement of acceptance.6. Any request to modify design/installation documents or pricing shall be negotiated and approved, IN WRITING, by the Contracting Officer. Performance on a requested change order shall not be performed until a signed modification has been received by the contractor.7. The contractor shall provide an inventory of all products installed under this project. The final Bill of Materials, final drawings with part numbers, installation drawings and installation instructions will serve to meet inventory needs.8. Specific orders will be placed with the successful contractor for those products from its GSA contract catalog and/or tested and approved commercial catalog that meet the actual needs of the project, at the awarded discount terms and concessions.
G. Furniture specifics
1. All dimensions, shapes, etc., illustrated are to describe the type of workstations and components, which the government expects to procure. 2. The offeror shall submit illustrations drawn to scale with an itemized listing of all components, showing his solution for the workstation. The listing shall include the offeror's part number, nomenclature, size, quantity and unit price of each component required for the workstation. a. Systems Furniture: 1. The various components (work surfaces, overhead cabinets, storage towers, pedestals, lateral files, etc.) will be positioned in a task related manner within easy reach of the station occupant.2. Sufficient panels shall be provided to effectively house the specified components and to facilitate the indicated tasks. 3. Any components which are needed to conform to the manufacturer's recommendations for installation shall be included. 4. The contractor shall provide the necessary quantity of electrical connecting devices from the powered base of the furniture or at the work surface. 5. All necessary electrical components shall be provided including receptacles, jumpers, terminal boxes, etc., necessary to wire the panels including power feeds.6. Cubicles must have built in power and data outlets fed through power and data poles from ceiling (power and data poles by supplier will to comply with the infrastructure design requirements). _ b. Panels. 1. All panels shall be steel frame and skin or steel frame and tile system consisting of an open core frame and removable skins/tiles. Manufacturer mid-level grade fabric covered for office space. 2. Panel shall house all electrical, data and communication cable requirements. The panel frame system shall provide precise alignment of adjacent panels and shall have leveling glides.3. It is preferred that no panel creep occurs. It is preferred that panels be no more than 3" wide. The workstation panels are to be powered along a central spine layout with each workstation being equipped to (2) powered panels. 4. Each workstation shall receive (3) general use 20 Amp duplex outlets and (1) Data outlet spread between these powered panels. 5. Panels shall be capable to accommodate communication cables with a 3-circuit system in place.
c. Work surfaces. 1. Shall be a minimum of 1 1/4 inch high pressure laminate of solid core construction and vinyl edged with pilot holes at all pedestal, end panel, and bracket locations. 2. All work surfaces shall include one edge grommet, centered at rear of work surface. 3. Overhead cabinets shall include a door.4. Overhead cabinets, storage towers, pedestals, and lateral files. Shall be provided with locks. All locks in a workstation shall be keyed alike. Shall be powder coated baked enamel/epoxy spray-painted finish all sides, interior and exterior for steel construction to match the workstations. 5. Box drawers shall be rated at 50 pounds, file drawers rated at 150 pounds. 6. Overhead/ storage, drawer fronts, outer wrapper, pedestal back and inner frame shall be a minimum of 18 gauge steel.7. Work tables should be interlocking, on castors, and have a flip top to allow them to be stowed away when not in use.8. Technician work surfaces to be placed along the wall shall have a tray to accommodate power and communication connections.
a. Bookshelves 1) Bookcases and supply cabinets shall be 18 +/- gauge steel; adequate to meet 200n lbs. PSF requirement. 2) All Supply/ Storage units shall be supplied with locks. 3) All shelves shall be a minimum of 12" deep.
b. Seating
1) Stackable task chair. a) Chairs shall be offered with upholstered seats in mid-grade fabric and upholstered backs. b) Chairs shall be between 38" and 43" overall height, seat height between 16-21" high. Overall width and depth is 29"+/- x 29"+/-.c) Chairs shall support up to 300 lbs. and meet all ANSI/BIFMA Standards.d) Chairs shall have flexible plastic back and seat.e) Chairs shall be stackable.2) Guest Chair a) The chair seat and back shall be medium-grade fabric, fully upholstered seat and back. b) Chairs shall have glides. The depth of the seat pan shall be between 18"-24" inches. Overall height approximately 32-34" High; Depth and width approximately 22- 25" W x 22-24"D.c) Chairs shall support a weight of up to 250 lbs.d) It is preferable the chair is of a stackable design.
(vii) Place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB point. Address:USDA APHIS PPQ3079 Angel RoadBethel OH 451061. Shipment will be FOB Destination and Inspection and acceptance is in accordance with FAR Clause 52.212-4(a)2. For Invoice Processing and Payment.
NO ALTERNATE PAYMENT TERMS ACCEPTEDPayment is 30days After Receipt of Supplies or Services and upon acceptance of proper invoicing in accordance with Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903)
USDA uses the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) for electronic submission and tracking of purchase orders, invoices, and payment information to its suppliers of goods and services: Enroll at https://ipp.gov. The IPP is a government-wide secure web-based invoice processing service offered free of charge to government agencies and their suppliers by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS).
Upon contract award, you will receive a notification of your one-time enrollment requirement in an automatic invoice payment notification system available through IPP. This one-time enrollment in IPP means that you will receive a series of e-mails from Treasury services.
Contractors must submit invoices and attach all supporting documentation as required within 5 business days of completion of services provided. Supporting documentation include ,for example; maintenance inspection checklist, timecard for labor, travel receipts etc.. The COTR will review the supporting documents before approving invoices in IPP, if supporting documentation is not provided the invoice will be rejected. IPP will issue a notification to contractor that they must submit supporting documentation and resubmit the invoice.Please see https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htmand Submit invoices through the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP)Enroll at https://www.ipp.gov/IPP is a secure, web-based system that manages government invoicing.
3. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is a tax exempt agency. (Exempt from state and Federal tax) Tax ID Number : 41-0696271. Tax Exempt # 4700
(viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition. (Oct 2015)(ix) the applicability of the provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Oct 2014)(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:1. Quality of Furniture and Appeal (ALB staff preference) 1. Past performance(has vendor supplied any other government offices) 2. price 2. Delivery 3. Vendor Location (concerning warranty, service & availability) In accordance with FAR 15.304, Quality of Furniture (including ALB staff preference) and past performance, when combined, are more important than price and delivery. Vendor Location is of least concern. (x) offerors are to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, (Dec 2016) Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer. (See Pages 5-25 on Attachment_A)
(xi) The clause at 52.212-4, (May 2015) Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
(xii) The clause at 52.212-5, (Dec 2016) Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items. (Dec 2016)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:(1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015)(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).___ (5) [Reserved]___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).___ (10) [Reserved]___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3.___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.___ (13) [Reserved]X (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (iv) Alternate III (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (v) Alternate IV (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2016) (E.O. 13126).X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) (E.O. 11246).____(29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).X (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).____ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).X (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) 52.222-59, Compliance with Labor Laws (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016). (Applies at $50 million for solicitations and resultant contracts issued from October 25, 2016 through April 24, 2017; applies at $500,000 for solicitations and resultant contracts issued after April 24, 2017).Note to paragraph (b)(35): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, 52.222-59 is enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order. The enjoined paragraph will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, DoD, GSA, and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction.___ (36) 52.222-60, Paycheck Transparency (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016).___ (37) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (38) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O.13693).___ (39) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).___ (40) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13.___ (41) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.___ (42) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).___ (43) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.X (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).___ (45) 52.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).___ (46) 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13696).X (47) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).___ (48) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (49) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Oct 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).X (50) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).___ (51) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).___ (52) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (53) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (54) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).(55) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).X (56) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (57) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (58) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (59) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).___ (60) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495)___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iv) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(v) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015).(xvi) 52.222-59, Compliance with Labor Laws (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016) (Applies at $50 million for solicitations and resultant contracts issued from October 25, 2016 through April 24, 2017; applies at $500,000 for solicitations and resultant contracts issued after April 24, 2017).Note to paragraph (e)(1)(xvi): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, 52.222-59 is enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order. The enjoined paragraph will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, DoD, GSA, and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction.____ (xvii) 52.222-60, Paycheck Transparency (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016).(xviii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xix) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xx) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause)
The following clauses and provisions also apply to this acquisitionFAR Clause 52.232-40 (Dec 2013) Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors applies to this acquisition .FAR Clause 52.204-18 (Dec 2016) Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance.FAR Clause 52.225-25 (Oct 2015) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications FAR Clause 52.247-21 (Apr 1984) Contractor Liability for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage. FAR Clause 52.237-2 (Apr 1984) Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation.FAR Provision 52.204-16 (Jul 2016) Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting.FAR Provision 52.204-7 (Oct 2016) System for Award ManagementFar Provision 52.204-17(Jul 2016) Ownership or Control of Offeror.Far Provision 52.204-20 (Jul 2016) Predecessor of Offeror. (full txt)FAR Provision 52.214-22 (Mar 1990) Evaluation of Bids for Multiple Awards
(xiii) WarrantyImplied Warranty - The Government's post award rights contained in 52.212-4 are the implied warranty of merchantability, the implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose and the remedies contained in the acceptance paragraph. Additional Warranty - : Explain all details of the warranty. If an extended warranty is available explain details of extended warranty including price and availability after initial warranty expires. The Offeror shall extend to the Government the full coverage of any standard commercial warranty normally offered in a similar commercial sale, provided such warranty is available at no additional cost to the Government. Acceptance of the standard commercial warranty does not waive the Government's rights under the Inspection clause nor does it limit the Government's right with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of a conflict, the terms and conditions of the contract shall take precedence over the standard commercial warranty. The contractor shall provide a copy of its standard commercial warranty (if applicable) with this response.
(xiv) This requirement has no DPAS rating. Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DFAS) does not apply as this acquisition is not in support of an approved national defense, emergency preparedness, or energy program.
(xv) The date, time quotes are due is: 4:PM 02/03/2017Questions regarding this requirement are to be submitted no later than 01/20/2017
Please return to:
Carol DingessEmail: Carol.Dingess@aphis.usda.gov
Mailing Address: Attn: Carol DingessContract SpecialistSol# APHIS-ALB-17-8330972150 Centre AvenueBuilding B (MS -2E20)Fort Collins, CO 80526
Ph# 970-494-7360
Fax# 612-336-3550Attn Carol Dingess (2E20)
(xvi) The name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation.
Same as (xv)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dispenser Holders for Jackson Traps

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline February 3, 2017
(I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 12 and 13 using the format found at FAR Subpart 12.6 - Streamlined Procedures for evaluation and solicitation for commercial items and supplemented with additional information included in this notice. Contracting officers shall use the policies in this part in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation and award prescribed in Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures; Part 14, Sealed Bidding; or Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation, as appropriate for the particular acquisition. Contracts for the acquisition of commercial items are subject to the policies in other parts of the FAR. When a policy in another part of the FAR is inconsistent with a policy in this part, this part 12 shall take precedence for the acquisition of commercial items.
(ii) This solicitation number APHIS-PPQ-17-836234 is being issued as a, request for quotation (RFQ)
(iii) In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.252-2 (Feb 1998);The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular. Applicable FAR clauses are incorporated by reference and may be viewed on the following website (s) https://www.acquisition.gov/https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htmlhttp://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agarbase/index.html (iv) This requirement is being issued as a Small Business Set set-aside in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.219-6. (Nov 2011) In accordance with Agricultural Acquisition Regulation ( AGAR )452.219-70 (NOV 1996) Size Standard and NAICS Code Information :The North American Industrial Classification System Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation is listed below:NAICS Code 326199 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing Size Standard 750 Employees
(v) List of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure.
800,000ea Dispenser Holders for Jackson Traps• 52.209-4 -- First Article Approval -- Government Testing Required prior to award in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR 52.209-4All cost to include but not limit to: overhead, general and administrative, profit, insurance, and shipping.
(vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired.
SPECIFICATION FOR DISPENSER HOLDERSThe dispenser holder shall have a tapered cylindrical shape, an enclosable plastic hinged top, a tab with a hole in the tab for attachment to the Jackson trap hanger. The goal is for the holder to accommodate the physical dimensions of the Tri Med Lure (TML) dispenser. (See pictures). In the past APHIS has used products with the following specs:
1) The body has outside diameter at the top of the cylinder basket of 35 mm, and the outside diameterof the bottom of the basket will be 20 mm and the height will be 27.5 mm.
2) A tab with a hole punched in the tab for attachment to the Jackson trap hanger . The punched holeslightly narrows to the lock the dispenser in place on the metal hanger and was 5 mm x 13 mm.
3) A hinged top (clasp) which must close and remain closed when the dispenser is inserted.
4) Baskets are generally made of plastic but there is no restriction on this.
The USDA may consider alternate products outside the exact described previous products but new •products are submitted at a competitive price the CO will ask for a yet to be determinednumber of first article and the products will be evaluated by the program.
First Article Test evaluation will focus on:
1) The TML dispenser fitting in the Jackson trap2) The ability to be suspended from the Jackson trap hanger3) The volume occupied inside the Jackson trap.
(vii) place of delivery and acceptance and FOB point. Delivery to: (FOB Destination)USDA/APHIS/PPQMoore Air Base22675 N Moorefield Rd Bldg 6407Edinburg TX 78541
1. Shipment will be FOB Destination and Inspection and acceptance is in accordance with FAR Clause 52.212-4(a)2. For Invoice Processing and Payment.
NO ALTERNATE PAYMENT TERMS ACCEPTEDPayment is 30days After Receipt of Supplies or Services and upon acceptance of proper invoicing in accordance with Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903)
USDA uses the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) for electronic submission and tracking of purchase orders, invoices, and payment information to its suppliers of goods and services: Enroll at https://ipp.gov. The IPP is a government-wide secure web-based invoice processing service offered free of charge to government agencies and their suppliers by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS).
Upon contract award, you will receive a notification of your one-time enrollment requirement in an automatic invoice payment notification system available through IPP. This one-time enrollment in IPP means that you will receive a series of e-mails from Treasury services.
Contractors must submit invoices and attach all supporting documentation as required within 5 business days of completion of services provided. Supporting documentation include ,for example; maintenance inspection checklist, timecard for labor, travel receipts etc.. The COTR will review the supporting documents before approving invoices in IPP, if supporting documentation is not provided the invoice will be rejected. IPP will issue a notification to contractor that they must submit supporting documentation and resubmit the invoice.Please see https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htmand Submit invoices through the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP)Enroll at https://www.ipp.gov/IPP is a secure, web-based system that manages government invoicing.
3. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is a tax exempt agency. (Exempt from state and Federal tax) Tax ID Number : 41-0696271. Tax Exempt # 4700
(viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition. (Oct 2015)(ix) IAW FAR 52.212-2 (a) Evaluation-Commercial Items. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:1. Passing of First Article Test/or waiver1. Price 2. Delivery ScheduleIn accordance with FAR 15.101-1; Passing of First Article Test or waiver and Price are most importantDelivery Schedule is 2nd .
(x) offerors are to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, (Dec 2016) Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer. (See Pages 5-20 on Attachment_1)
(xi) The clause at 52.212-4, (May 2015) Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
(xii) The clause at 52.212-5, (Dec 2016) Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items. (Dec 2016)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:(1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015)(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).___ (5) [Reserved]___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).X (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).___ (10) [Reserved]___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3.___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.___ (13) [Reserved]X (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (iv) Alternate III (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (v) Alternate IV (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2016) (E.O. 13126).X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) (E.O. 11246).(29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).X (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).X (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) 52.222-59, Compliance with Labor Laws (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016). (Applies at $50 million for solicitations and resultant contracts issued from October 25, 2016 through April 24, 2017; applies at $500,000 for solicitations and resultant contracts issued after April 24, 2017).Note to paragraph (b)(35): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, 52.222-59 is enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order. The enjoined paragraph will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, DoD, GSA, and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction.___ (36) 52.222-60, Paycheck Transparency (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016).___ (37) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (38) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O.13693).___ (39) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).___ (40) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13.___ (41) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.___ (42) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).___ (43) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.X (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).___ (45) 52.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693).___ (46) 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13696).X (47) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).___ (48) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (49) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Oct 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).X (50) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).___ (51) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).___ (52) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (53) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (54) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).(55) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).X (56) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (57) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (58) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (59) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).___ (60) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495)___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iv) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(v) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015).(xvi) 52.222-59, Compliance with Labor Laws (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016) (Applies at $50 million for solicitations and resultant contracts issued from October 25, 2016 through April 24, 2017; applies at $500,000 for solicitations and resultant contracts issued after April 24, 2017).Note to paragraph (e)(1)(xvi): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, 52.222-59 is enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order. The enjoined paragraph will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, DoD, GSA, and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction.(xvii) 52.222-60, Paycheck Transparency (Executive Order 13673) (Oct 2016).(xviii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xix) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xx) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause)52.209-4 First Article Approval-Government Testing. (SEPT 1989)FIRST ARTICLE TEST ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO SOLICITATION CLOSING DATE AT NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT(a) The Contractor shall deliver 100 unit(s) of Lot/Item 001 Prior to Solicitation Closing Date to the Government at
USDA/APHIS/PPQAttn: Bobby HerreraFAT Items-Sol APHIS-PPQ-17-836234Moore Air Base22675 N Moorefield Rd Bldg 6407Edinburg TX 78541956.205.7607 - Office956-249-1686 - CellEmail robert.a.herrera@aphis.usda.gov
The shipping documentation shall contain this Solicitation Number APHIS-PPQ-17-836234 and the Lot/Item identification. The characteristics that the first article must meet and the testing requirements are specified elsewhere in this contract. (b) Within 30 calendar days after the Government receives the first article, the Contracting Officer shall notify the Contractor, in writing, of the conditional approval, approval, or disapproval of the first article. The notice of conditional approval or approval shall not relieve the Contractor from complying with all requirements of the specifications and all other terms and conditions of this contract. A notice of conditional approval shall state any further action required of the Contractor. A notice of disapproval shall cite reasons for the disapproval.(c) If the first article is disapproved, the Contractor, upon Government request, shall submit an additional first article for testing. After each request, the Contractor shall make any necessary changes, modifications, or repairs to the first article or select another first article for testing. All costs related to these tests are to be borne by the Contractor, including any and all costs for additional tests following a disapproval. The Contractor shall furnish any additional first article to the Government under the terms and conditions and within the time specified by the Government. The Government shall act on this first article within the time limit specified in paragraph (b) of this clause. The Government reserves the right to require an equitable adjustment of the contract price for any extension of the delivery schedule or for any additional costs to the Government related to these tests.(d) If the Contractor fails to deliver any first article on time, or the Contracting Officer disapproves any first article, the Contractor shall be deemed to have failed to make delivery within the meaning of the Default clause of this contract.(e) Unless otherwise provided in the contract, the Contractor-(1) May deliver the approved first article as a part of the contract quantity, provided it meets all contract requirements for acceptance and was not consumed or destroyed in testing; and(2) Shall remove and dispose of any first article from the Government test facility at the Contractor's expense.(f) If the Government does not act within the time specified in paragraph (b) or (c) of this clause, the Contracting Officer shall, upon timely written request from the Contractor, equitably adjust under the Changes clause of this contract the delivery or performance dates and/or the contract price, and any other contractual term affected by the delay.(g) The Contractor is responsible for providing operating and maintenance instructions, spare parts support, and repair of the first article during any first article test.(h) Before first article approval, the acquisition of materials or components for, or the commencement of production of, the balance of the contract quantity is at the sole risk of the Contractor. Before first article approval, the costs thereof shall not be allocable to this contract for (1) progress payments, or (2) termination settlements if the contract is terminated for the convenience of the Government.(i) The Government may waive the requirement for first article approval test where supplies identical or similar to those called for in the schedule have been previously furnished by the Offeror/Contractor and have been accepted by the Government. The Offeror/Contractor may request a waiver.(End of clause)The following clauses and provisions also apply to this acquisitionFAR Clause 52.232-40 (Dec 2013) Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors applies to this acquisition .FAR Clause 52.204-18 (Dec 2016) Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance.FAR Clause 52.225-25 (Oct 2015) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications FAR Provision 52.204-16 (Jul 2016) Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting.FAR Provision 52.204-7 (Oct 2016) System for Award ManagementFar Provision 52.204-17(Jul 2016) Ownership or Control of Offeror.Far Provision 52.204-20 (Jul 2016) Predecessor of Offeror. (full txt)
(xiii) WarrantyImplied Warranty - The Government's post award rights contained in 52.212-4 are the implied warranty of merchantability, the implied warranty of fitness for particular purpose and the remedies contained in the acceptance paragraph.
Additional Warranty - : Explain all details of the warranty. If an extended warranty is available explain details of extended warranty including price and availability after initial warranty expires. The Offeror shall extend to the Government the full coverage of any standard commercial warranty normally offered in a similar commercial sale, provided such warranty is available at no additional cost to the Government. Acceptance of the standard commercial warranty does not waive the Government's rights under the Inspection clause nor does it limit the Government's right with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of a conflict, the terms and conditions of the contract shall take precedence over the standard commercial warranty. The contractor shall provide a copy of its standard commercial warranty (if applicable) with this response.
(xiv) This requirement has no DPAS rating. Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DFAS) does not apply as this acquisition is not in support of an approved national defense, emergency preparedness, or energy program.
(xv) The date, time quotes are due is: 02/03/2017 at 4:pm (MT)Questions regarding this requirement are to be submitted no later than 01/15/2017
Interested Vendors Please Return Attachment_1 via email, fax or mail to:Carol DingessEmail: Carol.Dingess@aphis.usda.gov
Mailing Address: Attn: Carol DingessContract SpecialistSol# APHIS-PPQ-17-8362342150 Centre AvenueBuilding B (MS -2E20)Fort Collins, CO 80526
Ph# 970-494-7360
Fax# 612-336-3550
(xvi) The name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation.
Same as (xv)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A-GRIN Webpage Redesign

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline January 22, 2017
The USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) requires a redesign of the National Animal Germplasm Program (NAGP) database and information system Animal-GRIN. A-GRIN has public facing webpages (http://nrrc.ars.usda.gov/A-GRIN) that allow users to view and evaluate the animal genetic resources collection. These pages allow users to explore the collection based upon animal taxonomy, collection inventory, pedigree records, and other factors using a drill down approach. These pages were designed and written over 10 years ago, as a result the pages are dated and do not take advantage of new web approaches and user perceptions of utility. 
New webpages will be designed so as to draw upon information stored in the primary database in an interactive information design and visualization of the data associated with the germplasm collection. Features included in design include: point and click options on all pages; presentation of metadata on the germplasm collection, genotypic, phenotypic, and management aspects of the animal populations resident in the primary database; maintain and enhance drilldown concept in the utilized in the existing webpages; and improved formatting of the existing webpages. The new webpages must accommodate the presentation of all individual animals (approximately 40,000) and life forms maintained in the germplasm collection.
IT firms applying should, at the minimum, meet the following requirements:

Experience in the programming languages: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, SQL, and CSS
At least 5 year experience and expertise in: 

Webpage/software design and programming
Gene banking operations (cryopreservation, animal science, repository operations for data management)


Demonstrate:

Ability to pass Finger print and Federal Background check
Able to pass ARS IT Security Awareness Training and agree to IT Rules of Behavior
A table of tasks and a timeline for total project completion date No Later Than 1 July, 2017
Compliance with USDA webpage standards
Verification of functionality of Webpages
Validation of data being presented
Provide a storyboard rendering of final design for approval
Interactive information will be displayed using charts, graphs and tables 
All design and user documentation developed for the project



The final webpage design and supporting systems must be in compliance with all applicable ADA accessibility and USDA IT systems security requirements.
Small businesses and Women Owned Small Business are encouraged to apply.
The quote must include all IT interface for the data collection system. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for services prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 52.212-5 (current as of FAC 2005-93), as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The NAICS is 541511. The Solicitation number AG-8KAP-S-17-0002 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The description of items and clauses incorporated in this synopsis/solicitation are applicable to this procurement and will be incorporated into any resultant purchase order.
SAM: Vendor must have an active registration in the System for Award Management prior to the award of the contract. You may register by going to https://www.sam.gov/portal. You will need to your Tax ID, Duns Number, Bradstreet number and banking information. Click "Register/Update Entity". Registration in SAM is free; please ensure you are on the correct page if it asks for a fee. Please note the registration must be recertified annually.
PAYMENT: Any award made under this solicitation is subject to 31 CFR Part 208 which requires all payments made by the government to be made by electronic funds transfer. Please note on your proposal if you will accept a government purchase (VISA) card. If you do not, you will be required to register in IPP (Invoice Processing Platform) at https://www.ipp.gov/.
This is a Buy Best Value acquisition. The Government will award a Purchase Order resulting from this Request for Quotes to the responsible offeror whose quote is conforming to the solicitation and represents the most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD1. Past Performance - Quotes will be evaluated based on the offeror's past performance as provided by the offeror's references. References must show favorable past experience in developing projects of similar scope and size.2. Offeror's Technical Solution - The Government will evaluate the performance of the offeror's product for capability and performance based upon the requirement listed above.3. Quality and Reliability - Quotes will be evaluated on the offeror's product for its level of Quality and Reliability.4. Price - The quoted price is fair and reasonable.NOTE: All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. Factors and sub-factors are prioritized in the following order of importance (i.e. most important first, least important last) for award evaluation 2, 1, 3, 4.The Government will evaluate quotes for award purposes, considering the evaluation factors above, and will award to that offeror whose proposal represents the best value to the Government.
All sources wishing to provide a quotation must respond by 5:00 PM, January 22, 2017. Quotations should be addressed to USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2150 Centre Avenue Building D, Suite 330, Fort Collins, CO, 80526. POC - Shannon Boyd, Contract Specialist, 970-492-7704, Shannon.Boyd@ars.usda.gov . E-mailed responses are preferred. All responses will be evaluated to determine the company's capability to meet the above requirements. The Government shall award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsive/responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government per FAR 13.106-2.
Applicable Provisions: 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: 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 52.212-1 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; 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 52.225-13 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.