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Re-Stripe Parking Lots

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published June 3, 2016  -  Deadline July 22, 2016
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This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Ames, Iowa, 50010. An Invitation for Bid [IFB] solicitation will be issued on or about June 22th, 2016 for a construction project titled Re-Stripe Parking Lots at USDA Ames, Iowa. The project will be performed at the USDA Campus located in Ames, Iowa. The effort is 100% set aside for Small Business. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard (NAICS) code is 237310, with a Small Business Size Standard of $36.5 million. In accordance with FAR 36.204, construction range is $25,000 to $100,000. The government contemplates the award of a firm fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation. The contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, materials, tools, supplies, transportation, personnel, supervision and management necessary to perform the required work and complete the project. The work shall include but is not limited to: Re-Stripe Parking Lots 152, 20, 24 and visitor lot. . The solicitation, INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB), Solicitation # AG-6197-S-16-0008, will be issued on or about June 22th 2016 with a closing date of receipt of quotes on or about July 22th, 2016. This IFB will be posted on the Government Wide Point of Entry (GPE) accessed via the Internet at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies of the solicitation and/or amendments will be distributed. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor this avenue (FEDBIZOPPS) for release of the solicitation and any subsequent amendments

Concrete Floor Installation

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published July 23, 2016
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This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Ames, Iowa, 50010. An Invitation for Bid [IFB] solicitation will be issued or about August 8th, 2016 for a construction project titled Concrete Floor Installation for Bldg. 226for the USDA. The project will be performed at the USDA Campus located at 1920 Dayton Ave, Ames, IA 50010. The effort is 100% set aside for 100 percent Small Business. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard (NAICS) code is 238110, with a Small Business with a Size Standard of $15 million. In accordance with FAR 36.204, construction range is $25,000 to $100,000. The government contemplates the award of a firm fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation. The contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, materials, tools, supplies, transportation, personnel, supervision and management necessary to perform the required work and complete the project. The work shall include but is not limited to: Installation of a concrete pad in three of the Southernmost bays of Bldg. 226. This project will also include the installation of 3' high concrete walls The solicitation, INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB), Solicitation # AG-6197-S-16-0016, will be issued on or about August 8th 2016 with a closing date of receipt of bids on or about September 7th, 2016. This IFB will be posted on the Government Wide Point of Entry (GPE) accessed via the Internet at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies of the solicitation and/or amendments will be distributed. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor this avenue (FEDBIZOPPS) for release of the solicitation and any subsequent amendments

SOUTH CAMPUS FENCE

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published July 31, 2016  -  Deadline September 14, 2016
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his is a pre-solicitation announcement for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Ames, Iowa, 50010. An Invitation for Bid [IFB] solicitation will be issued on or about August 15th, 2016 for a construction project titled South Campus Fence for USDA. The project will be performed at the USDA Campus located at 1920 Dayton Ave, Ames, IA 50010. The effort is 100% set aside for Small Business. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard (NAICS) code is 236200, with a Small Business Size Standard of $36.5 million. In accordance with FAR 36.204, construction range is $25,000 to $100,000. The government contemplates the award of a firm fixed price contract resulting The contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, materials, tools, supplies, transportation, personnel, supervision and management necessary to perform the required work and complete the project. The work shall include install approximately 1350 feet of 5' high, 12 gauge minimum galvanized woven wire fencing with three strands of 12 ¾ gauge minimum barbed wire. The solicitation, INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB), Solicitation # AG-6197-S-16-0019, will be issued on or about August 15th 2016 with a closing date of receipt of bids on or about September 14th, 2016. This IFB will be posted on the Government Wide Point of Entry (GPE) accessed via the Internet at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies of the solicitation and/or amendments will be distributed. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor this avenue (FEDBIZOPPS) for release of the solicitation and any subsequent amendments

Replace Sewage Ejector Pipes

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published July 16, 2016  -  Deadline September 5, 2016
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This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Ames, Iowa, 50010. An Invitation for Bid [IFB] solicitation will be issued on or about August 2nd, 2016 for a construction project titled Replace Sewage Ejector Pipes. The project will be performed at the USDA ARS ISU Campus located at 1015 N University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010. The effort is 100% set aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard (NAICS) code is 238220, with a Small Business Size Standard of $15 million. In accordance with FAR 36.204, construction range is $25,000 to $100,000. The government contemplates the award of a firm fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation. The contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, materials, tools, supplies, transportation, personnel, supervision and management necessary to perform the required work and complete the project. The work shall include but is not limited to: Removing one of the two sewage ejector pumps and replacing both pumps (one is already removed), associated piping, misc. electrical work, pipe support, installing chains on new pumps, rail system, and installing a new lid/cover over sump pit. The solicitation, INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB), Solicitation # AG-6197-S-16-0010, will be issued on or about August 2nd 2016 with a closing date of receipt of bids on or about September 2nd, 2016. This IFB will be posted on the Government Wide Point of Entry (GPE) accessed via the Internet at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies of the solicitation and/or amendments will be distributed. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor this avenue (FEDBIZOPPS) for release of the solicitation and any subsequent amendments

Pyranometer, Pyrgemeter and Net Radiation Double Mounting Plate

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published September 13, 2015  -  Deadline September 18, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S505-00452 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 334516. To be considered a small business under this NAICS, offerors must not exceed the 500 employee size standard. The USDA, ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) has a requirement for a Pyrgeometer (2), Pyranometer (2) and Net Radiation Double Mounting Plate (1) for use in air quality research. Minimum must-have specifications are attached. This is a brand name or verifiable equal solicitation in accordance with FAR 52.211-6. All quotes for brand name or verifiable equal to Kipp and Zonen CMP 22 Pyranometer and CGR 4 Pyrgeometer as Net radiation double mounting plate will be accepted. All responsible sources with the capability to provide these items with the same or verifiably equal minimum must-have characteristics may submit a proposal that will be considered. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price contract. Award will be based on technical acceptability, best value and ability to deliver in 30 days from date of award. Responsible offerors must be able to provide the items within 30 days of date of award. All offers must be submitted no later than 12:00 P.M. Central Time Friday September 18, 2015 via FAX to 515-337-7247 or email to lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov.

Integrated CO2 and H2O Open-Path Gas Analyzer and 3-D Anemometer with EB Enhanced Barometer and Carrying Case

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published August 28, 2015  -  Deadline September 8, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S505-00401 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 334516. To be considered a small business under this NAICS, offerors must not exceed the 500 employee size standard. The USDA, ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) has a requirement for an Integrated CO2 and H2O Open-Path Gas Analyzer and 3-D Sonic Anemometer with an EB Enhanced Barometer and carrying case. Minimum must-have specifications are attached. This is a brand name or verifiable equal solicitation in accordance with FAR 52.211-6. All quotes for brand name or verifiable equal to Campbell Scientific IRGASON-EB-IC will be accepted. All responsible sources with the capability to provide an Integrated CO2 and H2O Open-Path Gas Analyzer and 3-D Sonic Anemometer with an EB Enhanced Barometer and carrying case with the same or similar minimum must-have characteristics may submit a proposal that will be considered. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price contract. Award will be based on technical acceptability, best value and ability to deliver in 30 days from date of award. Responsible offerors must be able to provide the items within 30 days of date of award. All offers must be submitted no later than 12:00 P.M. Central Time Tuesday, September 8, 2015 via FAX to 515-337-7247 or email to lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov.

Service Maintenance Agreement for AB Sciex QTRAP 5500 System

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published August 25, 2015  -  Deadline September 8, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial service prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation SLJH815-00251 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 334516. To be considered a small business under this NAICS, offerors must not exceed the 500 employee size standard. The USDA, ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) in Ames, IA has a requirement for a 12-month Assurance Service Maintenance Agreement for an AB Sciex Qtrap 5500 Configured System with Quaternary Pump. This service maintenance agreement will be procured as a commercial service in accordance with the procedures in FAR Part 12 (Acquisition of Commercial Items) and FAR Part 13 (Simplified Acquisition Procedures). The required Assurance service maintenance agreement must include 2 preventative maintenance visits for the system per contract year, guaranteed 2 business day on-site response for remedial repairs, parts, labor and travel for remedial repairs, hardware and application telephone support, access to StatusScope, periodical email containing software, application and service bulletins and discount on fixed price services not considered remedial repairs. The period of performance for the service maintenance agreement commences on September 16, 2015 and concludes September 15, 2016. The required service maintenance agreement must be performed by an OEM Certified Maintenance Service Provider. All responsible sources with the capability to provide OEM Certified Maintenance Service for the AB Sciex Qtrap 5500 configured System with Quaternary Pump may submit a proposal and accompanying verifying documentation authorizing OEM certified provider status. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price contract. Award will be based on technical acceptability, best value and ability to perform OEM Certified Maintenance on the AB Sciex Qtrap 5500 system. Responsible offerors must be able to provide service for a period of coverage 9/16/15 thru 9/15/16. All offers must be submitted no later than 12:00 P.M. Central Time Tuesday, September 8, 2015 via FAX to 515-337-7247 or email to lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov.

Radiator Cooling Unit Replacement/Installation

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published January 30, 2015  -  Deadline February 13, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S967-00171 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-61. The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 335312. To be considered a small business under this NAICS, offerors must not exceed the 1000 employee size standard. The USDA, ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE) has a requirement for the replacement of the cooling unit in an existing unique radiator as part of an emergency generator used in the NLAE located in Ames, IA. The contractor shall provide and install a new cooling unit to the current radiator unit, manufactured by IEA Radiators, Stock number EC025S10. Cooling unit SPECS are also included with this solicitation notice. An image of the cooling unit requiring replacement is included with the SPECS attached to this solicitation. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide the items within 60 days of date of award. Quote shall include all costs associated with contractor being responsible for obtaining all materials, equipment, supplies, labor, transportation, utilities, supervision, bonds insurance, permits and incidentals to complete contracted work. Contractor shall coordinate all work activities with the USDA site point of contact prior to beginning any work. All work shall be scheduled in a manner such that on-going research is not impacted negatively. Normal working hours are from 8:00am until 4:30pm Monday thru Friday, excluding Federal holidays. Work outside of normal hours must be pre-approved by USDA site point of contact. All submittals shall be submitted, received and returned to the contractor, by USDA site point of contact prior to commencement of work. All Contractor personnel shall request access from the South Lobby doors at the start of each workday during the period of the contract. All Contractor personnel shall sign in on the visitor log sheet at the beginning of each work day and shall sign out at the end of each individual's work day. The USDA site point of contact shall issue one or more access badges (card keys) as necessary for Contractor personnel to enter the areas in which work is to be performed that day. All issued badges (card keys) must be returned at the end of each work day. Others may visit the site with permission of the USDA site point of contact and shall also sign in and out in the visitor log. The USDA site point of contact shall be informed of all suspected unauthorized visitors. The Contractor shall provide all temporary utilities required for contracted work. The USDA site point of contact may allow the use of site utilities for contracted work. The Contractor is responsible for all expenses to connect and disconnect to and from any utility system needed. The Contractor shall coordinate all utility hookups with permission of the USDA site point of contact. If necessary, the Contractor shall request and coordinate any mechanical or electrical or fire system shutdowns, in advance, with the USDA site point of contact. If necessary, shutdowns may be performed during other than regular working hours with the prior approval of the USDA site point of contact. Utility Services interruption must be scheduled and requested from the USDA site point of contact a minimum of 24 hours in advance. All shutdowns will be kept to a minimum amount of time necessary to perform the work and the USDA site point of contact will be notified as soon as possible to allow the startup of the affected systems. Maintenance and software agreements will be effective upon award issuance and for one year. Thereafter, multiple year renewals will be an option. Award will be based on technical acceptability, best value and ability to deliver ARO. Must-have specifications are provided in this solicitation. All quote specifications must be verifiable. Site Visit: Contractors are highly encouraged to conduct a site visit prior to providing quote to ensure that quoted unit will satisfy requirement. Please contact Location Manager, Aaron Rosales at 515-294-3679 to schedule this visit. Project Work Site: USDA-NLAE, 2110 University Boulevard, Ames, IA 50011. USDA Site Point of Contact: Aaron Rosales Ph. 515.294.3679 DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit 2 copies of the descriptive literature (with pictures) describing their proposed product with enough detail to ascertain and verify that the product meets the minimum must-have specifications listed on the attached document. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead detailing the item description, unit price per item and the total price, 2) company DUNS number for verification of current ACTIVE status in the System for Award Management purposes 3) any documentation necessary for verification that product satisfies the minimum must-have specifications attached. REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer which will be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" to be considered for award. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Quotes to Lara J. Hicok, Purchasing Agent, USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Ave., Building 24, Ames, IA 50010, no later than 12:00pm CST February 13, 2015. Quotes and other requested documents may be provided by email: lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov or facsimile to (515) 337-7247 if desired. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent at lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov. No agreements, contractual obligations, or official information relating to this solicitation will be offered by phone.

Japanese Beetle Lures

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published May 23, 2016  -  Deadline June 10, 2016
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AG6395-S-16-0125/Combined Synopsis/Solicitation 1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared for 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. This combined synopsis/solicitation will result in a firm fixed price commercial supply contract. USDA seeks to purchase 2500 Japanese Beetle Trap Tops-Yellow, and 45,000 Japanese Beetle Dual Lures as specified in the statement of work (SOW); to be delivered to: USDA APHIS PPQ, 22675 North Moorefield Road, Edinberg, TX 78541. 2. Simplified acquisition procedures will be used for this requirement per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. This requirement is being offered as a Small Business Set-Aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 325320 with a size standard of less than 500 employees. 3. This requirement is for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ). 4. The solicitation number for this effort is AG-6395-S-16-0125 and this combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). 5. The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect at the time of publication. Provisions and clauses incorporated by reference have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/. 6. REQUIREMENTS --See attached statement of work (SOW) for details and requirements. 7. Products shall be delivered FOB Destination, price must include shipping costs to the delivery address. 8. The provision at 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial applies to this solicitation. 9. The provision at 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. Award will be made to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to this combined synopsis/solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Price which conforms to the specifications in the SOW. To be considered for award, interested vendors shall submit: Completed Pricing schedule (broken down by cost for the Beetle Trap Tops, JB Trap Lures, and shipping, with the summation equal to the total price). 10. The provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The contractor shall complete the on-line Offeror Representations and Certifications www.SAM.gov or return a completed copy of the Offeror Representations and Certifications with their quotation. SAM registration is required. 11. The clause at 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. 12. The clause at 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses identified in FAR 52.212-5 are considered checked and are applicable to this acquisition;_X__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)._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). _X__ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644)._X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755)._X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126)._X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015)._X__ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246)._X__ (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).___ (42) (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)._X_ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3._X__ (44) 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)._X__ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332)._X__ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658)._X__ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).13. Additional clauses/provisions included: FAR 52.204-18, 52.211-6, 52.232-40 52.247-34, AGAR 452.209-71, 452.209-70 (See attached for more information). 14. To be awarded this contract, the offeror must be registered in SAM.gov. SAM.gov information may be found at http://www.SAM.gov. 15. Quotations must be sent via e-mail to Dreux.m.johnson@aphis.usda.gov by the date and time specified. Late quotes will not be considered. ANY QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THIS Request for Quotes (RFQ) SHALL BE DIRECTED TO DREUX JOHNSON, (No later than 4 days before quotes are due) BY EMAIL TO dreux.m.johnson@APHIS.USDA.gov. 16. A COMPLETE QUOTE WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING: A) Completed Pricing schedule (broken down by cost for the Beetle Trap Tops, JB Trap Lures, and shipping, with the summation equal to the total price). Quoters are responsible for ensuring completeness of quotations. The Government may evaluate solely on the information provided in the quotation. Missing, incomplete, or ambiguous information may result in a rating of "unacceptable." 17. USDA IS AN AGENCY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TAX-EXEMPT. FEDERAL TAX. I.D. NO. 41-0696271. 18. Any Amendments issued will be posted to this site and must be submitted and acknowledged with your quote. Watch this site for any updates.AGAR 452.209 - 70 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent TaxLiability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law - Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations.(DEVIATION 2015-01) (a) In accordance with sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by this or any other Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that -(1) has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or (2) was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless a Federal agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.(b) The Offeror represents that - (1) It is [ ], is not [ ] (check one) a corporation that has any unpaid Federal liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, (2) It is [ ], is not [ ] (check one) a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. 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Grass Hay - Small Square Bales Contract FY15

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S811-00186 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69 (August 1, 2013). The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 111940. For a company to qualify as a small business, the size standard is .75M or less. The USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center (NADC) has a requirement for a contractor to provide Premium Grade Alfalfa Large Square Hay Bales. The minimum, maximum, and estimated usage quantities are attached. The details and specifications for the requirement, along with instructions for markings, deliveries, and inspections, are also attached with this posting. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide between 40 and 150 tons of this particular item meeting the listed required specifications, from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit descriptive literature describing their proposed product with enough detail to ascertain whether the product meets the criteria listed above. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide- 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead containing the offeror's DUNS number, address, and socio-economic status, and detailing the item description, variance from the posted required specifications, acceptable payment method (credit card, ACH/EFT, or either), unit price per item and total price; 2) at least 3 to 5 references. (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the items proposed and, if possible, include the email address of the reference person to be contacted; 3) a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision is attached in the Commercial Clauses file. If completed in SAM, include a copy of the active SAM record; 4) a completed copy of AGAR 452.209 - 70, REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION (the boxes on pages 6 and 7 in the attached Commercial Clauses file); and 5) the Grass Hay Small Square Bale Schedule B spreadsheet (attached with this posting) completed REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer to be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" at the time of quote submittal to be considered for award. 52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies. (AUG 1987) (a) Offerors are invited to state an opinion on whether the quantity(ies) of supplies on which bids, proposals or quotes are requested in this solicitation is (are) economically advantageous to the Government. ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ (b) Each offeror who believes that acquisitions in different quantities would be more advantageous is invited to recommend an economic purchase quantity. If different quantities are recommended, a total and a unit price must be quoted for applicable items. An economic purchase quantity is that quantity at which a significant price break occurs. If there are significant price breaks at different quantity points, this information is desired as well. OFFEROR RECOMENDATIONS Item Quantity Price Quotation Total _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ (c) The information requested in this provision is being solicited to avoid acquisitions in disadvantageous quantities and to assist the Government in developing a data base for future acquisitions of these items. However, the Government reserves the right to amend or cancel the solicitation and resolicit with respect to any individual item in the event quotations received and the Government's requirements indicate that different quantities should be acquired. (End of provision) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. (JAN 1999) (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. Technical acceptability. 2. Past performance as stated by references.__________________ 3. Best overall value to the Government.______________________ Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of provision) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language. (APR 1991) Any resultant award to this solicitation will include the following clauses: AGAR 452.211-74 Period of Performance (FEB 1988) The period of performance of this contract will be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. AGAR 452.216-73 Minimum and Maximum Contract Amounts (FEB 1988) During the period specified in FAR clause 52.216-18, ORDERING, the Government shall place orders within the advertised range of each line item. AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55, Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, [USDA] may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 738 or 739. 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements. (FEB 1995) (a) Definition. "Qualification requirement," as used in this clause, means a Government requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed before award. (b) One or more qualification requirements apply to the supplies or services covered by this contract. For those supplies or services requiring qualification, whether the covered product or service is an end item under this contract or simply a component of an end item, the product, manufacturer, or source must have demonstrated that it meets the standards prescribed for qualification before award of this contract. The product, manufacturer, or source must be qualified at the time of award whether or not the name of the product, manufacturer, or source is actually included on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list. Offerors should contact the agency activity designated below to obtain all requirements that they or their products or services, or their subcontractors or their products or services, must satisfy to become qualified and to arrange for an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to meet the standards specified for qualification. (Name) _Stephen Sterle___ (Address) _USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Building 24, Ames, IA 50010__ (c) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by a qualification requirement has already met the standards specified, the relevant information noted below should be provided. Offeror's Name _____________________________________ Manufacturer's Name________________________________ Source's Name _____________________________________ Item Name ________________________________________ Service Identification ________________________________ Test Number _______________________________________ (to the extent known) (d) Even though a product or service subject to a qualification requirement is not itself an end item under this contract, the product, manufacturer, or source must nevertheless be qualified at the time of award of this contract. This is necessary whether the Contractor or a subcontractor will ultimately provide the product or service in question. If, after award, the Contracting Officer discovers that an applicable qualification requirement was not in fact met at the time of award, the Contracting Officer may either terminate this contract for default or allow performance to continue if adequate consideration is offered and the action is determined to be otherwise in the Government's best interests. (e) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service has met the qualification requirement but is not yet on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list, the offeror must submit evidence of qualification prior to award of this contract. Unless determined to be in the Government's interest, award of this contract shall not be delayed to permit an offeror to submit evidence of qualification. (f) Any change in location or ownership of the plant where a previously qualified product or service was manufactured or performed requires reevaluation of the qualification. Similarly, any change in location or ownership of a previously qualified manufacturer or source requires reevaluation of the qualification. The reevaluation must be accomplished before the date of award. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 18 Ordering (OCT 1995) (a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities identified by letter by the Contracting Officer. Such orders may be issued from date of award of this contract through the expiration date of the contract and any options. (b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than the posted quantities, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor (1) Any order for a single item in excess of each line item's posted maximum; (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of each line item's posted maximum; or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office, within 30 days, that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216 21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 10 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995) (a) This is an indefinite quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after one month after the completion of the contract and any options. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of clause) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards. (AUG 2012) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (August 2013) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.211-5 Material Requirements. (AUG 2000) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) 52.212-1 Instrucitons to Offerors-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (Feb 2012) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jan 2014) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007) 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009) 52.225-1 Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) 52.232-1 Payments. (APR 1984) 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (OCT 2008) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes. (JULY 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price. (AUG 1987) 52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements. (APR 1984) 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991) 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form). (APR 1984) DELIVERY: FOB Destination. DELIVERY TO: USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Quotes to Lara Hicok, Purchasing Agent, USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Ave., Building 24, Ames, IA 50010, no later than 8:00 a.m. Central Time, February 20, 2015. Quotes and other required documents may be submitted by email: lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov or facsimile to (515) 337-7247 if desired. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR QUOTES SUBMITTED TO AN ERRONEOUS EMAIL ADDRESS OR WHO MISSED THE POSTED DEADLINE. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent at lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov No agreements, contractual obligations, or official information relating to this solicitation will be offered by phone.

Grass Hay Large Square Bale Contract FY15

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 4, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S811-00185 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69 (August 1, 2013). The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 111940. For a company to qualify as a small business, the size standard is .75M or less. The USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center (NADC) has a requirement for a contractor to provide Grass Hay Large Square Hay Bales. The minimum, maximum, and estimated usage quantities are attached. The details and specifications for the requirement, along with instructions for markings, deliveries, and inspections, are also attached with this posting. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide between 60 and 250 tons of this particular item meeting the listed required specifications, from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit descriptive literature describing their proposed product with enough detail to ascertain whether the product meets the criteria listed above. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide- 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead containing the offeror's DUNS number, address, and socio-economic status, and detailing the item description, variance from the posted required specifications, acceptable payment method (credit card, ACH/EFT, or either), unit price per item and total price; 2) at least 3 to 5 references. (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the items proposed and, if possible, include the email address of the reference person to be contacted; 3) a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision is attached in the Commercial Clauses file. If completed in SAM, include a copy of the active SAM record; 4) a completed copy of AGAR 452.209 - 70, REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION (the boxes on pages 6 and 7 in the attached Commercial Clauses file); and 5) the Grass Hay Small Square Bale Schedule B spreadsheet (attached with this posting) completed REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer to be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" at the time of quote submittal to be considered for award. 52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies. (AUG 1987) (a) Offerors are invited to state an opinion on whether the quantity(ies) of supplies on which bids, proposals or quotes are requested in this solicitation is (are) economically advantageous to the Government. ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ (b) Each offeror who believes that acquisitions in different quantities would be more advantageous is invited to recommend an economic purchase quantity. If different quantities are recommended, a total and a unit price must be quoted for applicable items. An economic purchase quantity is that quantity at which a significant price break occurs. If there are significant price breaks at different quantity points, this information is desired as well. OFFEROR RECOMENDATIONS Item Quantity Price Quotation Total _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ (c) The information requested in this provision is being solicited to avoid acquisitions in disadvantageous quantities and to assist the Government in developing a data base for future acquisitions of these items. However, the Government reserves the right to amend or cancel the solicitation and resolicit with respect to any individual item in the event quotations received and the Government's requirements indicate that different quantities should be acquired. (End of provision) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. (JAN 1999) (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. Technical acceptability. 2. Past performance as stated by references.__________________ 3. Best overall value to the Government.______________________ Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of provision) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language. (APR 1991) Any resultant award to this solicitation will include the following clauses: AGAR 452.211-74 Period of Performance (FEB 1988) The period of performance of this contract will be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. AGAR 452.216-73 Minimum and Maximum Contract Amounts (FEB 1988) During the period specified in FAR clause 52.216-18, ORDERING, the Government shall place orders within the advertised range of each line item. AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55, Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, [USDA] may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 738 or 739. 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements. (FEB 1995) (a) Definition. "Qualification requirement," as used in this clause, means a Government requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed before award. (b) One or more qualification requirements apply to the supplies or services covered by this contract. For those supplies or services requiring qualification, whether the covered product or service is an end item under this contract or simply a component of an end item, the product, manufacturer, or source must have demonstrated that it meets the standards prescribed for qualification before award of this contract. The product, manufacturer, or source must be qualified at the time of award whether or not the name of the product, manufacturer, or source is actually included on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list. Offerors should contact the agency activity designated below to obtain all requirements that they or their products or services, or their subcontractors or their products or services, must satisfy to become qualified and to arrange for an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to meet the standards specified for qualification. (Name) _Stephen Sterle___ (Address) _USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Building 24, Ames, IA 50010__ (c) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by a qualification requirement has already met the standards specified, the relevant information noted below should be provided. Offeror's Name _____________________________________ Manufacturer's Name________________________________ Source's Name _____________________________________ Item Name ________________________________________ Service Identification ________________________________ Test Number _______________________________________ (to the extent known) (d) Even though a product or service subject to a qualification requirement is not itself an end item under this contract, the product, manufacturer, or source must nevertheless be qualified at the time of award of this contract. This is necessary whether the Contractor or a subcontractor will ultimately provide the product or service in question. If, after award, the Contracting Officer discovers that an applicable qualification requirement was not in fact met at the time of award, the Contracting Officer may either terminate this contract for default or allow performance to continue if adequate consideration is offered and the action is determined to be otherwise in the Government's best interests. (e) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service has met the qualification requirement but is not yet on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list, the offeror must submit evidence of qualification prior to award of this contract. Unless determined to be in the Government's interest, award of this contract shall not be delayed to permit an offeror to submit evidence of qualification. (f) Any change in location or ownership of the plant where a previously qualified product or service was manufactured or performed requires reevaluation of the qualification. Similarly, any change in location or ownership of a previously qualified manufacturer or source requires reevaluation of the qualification. The reevaluation must be accomplished before the date of award. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 18 Ordering (OCT 1995) (a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities identified by letter by the Contracting Officer. Such orders may be issued from date of award of this contract through the expiration date of the contract and any options. (b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than the posted quantities, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor (1) Any order for a single item in excess of each line item's posted maximum; (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of each line item's posted maximum; or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office, within 30 days, that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216 21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 10 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995) (a) This is an indefinite quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after one month after the completion of the contract and any options. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of clause) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards. (AUG 2012) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (August 2013) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.211-5 Material Requirements. (AUG 2000) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) 52.212-1 Instrucitons to Offerors-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (Feb 2012) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jan 2014) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007) 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009) 52.225-1 Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) 52.232-1 Payments. (APR 1984) 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (OCT 2008) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes. (JULY 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price. (AUG 1987) 52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements. (APR 1984) 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991) 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form). (APR 1984) DELIVERY: FOB Destination. DELIVERY TO: USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Quotes to Lara Hicok, Purchasing Agent, USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Ave., Building 24, Ames, IA 50010, no later than 8:00 a.m. Central Time, February 20, 2015. Quotes and other required documents may be submitted by email: lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov or facsimile to (515) 337-7247 if desired. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR QUOTES SUBMITTED TO AN ERRONEOUS EMAIL ADDRESS OR WHO MISSED THE POSTED DEADLINE. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent at lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov No agreements, contractual obligations, or official information relating to this solicitation will be offered by phone.

Premium Grade Alfalfa Hay Large Square Bale IDIQ Contract

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 3, 2015  -  Deadline February 20, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S811-00184 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69 (August 1, 2013). The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 111940. For a company to qualify as a small business, the size standard is .75M or less. The USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center (NADC) has a requirement for a contractor to provide Premium Grade Alfalfa Large Square Hay Bales. The minimum, maximum, and estimated usage quantities are attached. The details and specifications for the requirement, along with instructions for markings, deliveries, and inspections, are also attached with this posting. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide between 75 and 150 tons of this particular item meeting the listed required specifications, from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit descriptive literature describing their proposed product with enough detail to ascertain whether the product meets the criteria listed above. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide- 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead containing the offeror's DUNS number, address, and socio-economic status, and detailing the item description, variance from the posted required specifications, acceptable payment method (credit card, ACH/EFT, or either), unit price per item and total price; 2) at least 3 to 5 references. (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the items proposed and, if possible, include the email address of the reference person to be contacted; 3) a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision is attached in the Commercial Clauses file. If completed in SAM, include a copy of the active SAM record; 4) a completed copy of AGAR 452.209 - 70, REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION (the boxes on pages 6 and 7 in the attached Commercial Clauses file); and 5) the Premium Grade Alfalfa Hay Large Square Bale Schedule B spreadsheet (attached with this posting) completed REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer to be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" at the time of quote submittal to be considered for award. 52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies. (AUG 1987) (a) Offerors are invited to state an opinion on whether the quantity(ies) of supplies on which bids, proposals or quotes are requested in this solicitation is (are) economically advantageous to the Government. ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ (b) Each offeror who believes that acquisitions in different quantities would be more advantageous is invited to recommend an economic purchase quantity. If different quantities are recommended, a total and a unit price must be quoted for applicable items. An economic purchase quantity is that quantity at which a significant price break occurs. If there are significant price breaks at different quantity points, this information is desired as well. OFFEROR RECOMENDATIONS Item Quantity Price Quotation Total _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ (c) The information requested in this provision is being solicited to avoid acquisitions in disadvantageous quantities and to assist the Government in developing a data base for future acquisitions of these items. However, the Government reserves the right to amend or cancel the solicitation and resolicit with respect to any individual item in the event quotations received and the Government's requirements indicate that different quantities should be acquired. (End of provision) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. (JAN 1999) (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. Technical acceptability. 2. Past performance as stated by references.__________________ 3. Best overall value to the Government.______________________ Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of provision) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language. (APR 1991) Any resultant award to this solicitation will include the following clauses: AGAR 452.211-74 Period of Performance (FEB 1988) The period of performance of this contract will be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. AGAR 452.216-73 Minimum and Maximum Contract Amounts (FEB 1988) During the period specified in FAR clause 52.216-18, ORDERING, the Government shall place orders within the advertised range of each line item. AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55, Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, [USDA] may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 738 or 739. 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements. (FEB 1995) (a) Definition. "Qualification requirement," as used in this clause, means a Government requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed before award. (b) One or more qualification requirements apply to the supplies or services covered by this contract. For those supplies or services requiring qualification, whether the covered product or service is an end item under this contract or simply a component of an end item, the product, manufacturer, or source must have demonstrated that it meets the standards prescribed for qualification before award of this contract. The product, manufacturer, or source must be qualified at the time of award whether or not the name of the product, manufacturer, or source is actually included on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list. Offerors should contact the agency activity designated below to obtain all requirements that they or their products or services, or their subcontractors or their products or services, must satisfy to become qualified and to arrange for an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to meet the standards specified for qualification. (Name) _Stephen Sterle___ (Address) _USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Building 24, Ames, IA 50010__ (c) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by a qualification requirement has already met the standards specified, the relevant information noted below should be provided. Offeror's Name _____________________________________ Manufacturer's Name________________________________ Source's Name _____________________________________ Item Name ________________________________________ Service Identification ________________________________ Test Number _______________________________________ (to the extent known) (d) Even though a product or service subject to a qualification requirement is not itself an end item under this contract, the product, manufacturer, or source must nevertheless be qualified at the time of award of this contract. This is necessary whether the Contractor or a subcontractor will ultimately provide the product or service in question. If, after award, the Contracting Officer discovers that an applicable qualification requirement was not in fact met at the time of award, the Contracting Officer may either terminate this contract for default or allow performance to continue if adequate consideration is offered and the action is determined to be otherwise in the Government's best interests. (e) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service has met the qualification requirement but is not yet on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list, the offeror must submit evidence of qualification prior to award of this contract. Unless determined to be in the Government's interest, award of this contract shall not be delayed to permit an offeror to submit evidence of qualification. (f) Any change in location or ownership of the plant where a previously qualified product or service was manufactured or performed requires reevaluation of the qualification. Similarly, any change in location or ownership of a previously qualified manufacturer or source requires reevaluation of the qualification. The reevaluation must be accomplished before the date of award. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 18 Ordering (OCT 1995) (a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities identified by letter by the Contracting Officer. Such orders may be issued from date of award of this contract through the expiration date of the contract and any options. (b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than the posted quantities, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor (1) Any order for a single item in excess of each line item's posted maximum; (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of each line item's posted maximum; or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office, within 30 days, that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216 21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 10 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995) (a) This is an indefinite quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after one month after the completion of the contract and any options. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of clause) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards. (AUG 2012) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (August 2013) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.211-5 Material Requirements. (AUG 2000) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) 52.212-1 Instrucitons to Offerors-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (Feb 2012) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jan 2014) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007) 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009) 52.225-1 Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) 52.232-1 Payments. (APR 1984) 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (OCT 2008) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes. (JULY 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price. (AUG 1987) 52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements. (APR 1984) 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991) 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form). (APR 1984) DELIVERY: FOB Destination. DELIVERY TO: USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Quotes to Lara Hicok, Purchasing Agent, USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Ave., Building 24, Ames, IA 50010, no later than 8:00 a.m. Central Time, February 20, 2015. Quotes and other required documents may be submitted by email: lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov or facsimile to (515) 337-7247 if desired. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR QUOTES SUBMITTED TO AN ERRONEOUS EMAIL ADDRESS OR WHO MISSED THE POSTED DEADLINE. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent at lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov No agreements, contractual obligations, or official information relating to this solicitation will be offered by phone.

Straw - Small Square Bale IDIQ Contract

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 6, 2015  -  Deadline February 23, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S811-00188 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69 (August 1, 2013). The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 111140. For a company to qualify as a small business, the size standard is .75M or less. The USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center (NADC) has a requirement for a contractor to provide Straw - Small Square Bales. The minimum, maximum, and estimated usage quantities are attached. The details and specifications for the requirement, along with instructions for markings, deliveries, and inspections, are also attached with this posting. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide between 15 and 80 tons of this particular item meeting the listed required specifications, from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit descriptive literature describing their proposed product with enough detail to ascertain whether the product meets the criteria listed above. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide- 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead containing the offeror's DUNS number, address, and socio-economic status, and detailing the item description, variance from the posted required specifications, acceptable payment method (credit card, ACH/EFT, or either), unit price per item and total price; 2) at least 3 to 5 references. (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the items proposed and, if possible, include the email address of the reference person to be contacted; 3) a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision is attached in the Commercial Clauses file. If completed in SAM, include a copy of the active SAM record; 4) a completed copy of AGAR 452.209 - 70, REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION (the boxes on pages 6 and 7 in the attached Commercial Clauses file); and 5) the Straw - Small Square Bale Schedule B spreadsheet (attached with this posting) completed REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer to be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" at the time of quote submittal to be considered for award. 52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies. (AUG 1987) (a) Offerors are invited to state an opinion on whether the quantity(ies) of supplies on which bids, proposals or quotes are requested in this solicitation is (are) economically advantageous to the Government. ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ (b) Each offeror who believes that acquisitions in different quantities would be more advantageous is invited to recommend an economic purchase quantity. If different quantities are recommended, a total and a unit price must be quoted for applicable items. An economic purchase quantity is that quantity at which a significant price break occurs. If there are significant price breaks at different quantity points, this information is desired as well. OFFEROR RECOMENDATIONS Item Quantity Price Quotation Total _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ (c) The information requested in this provision is being solicited to avoid acquisitions in disadvantageous quantities and to assist the Government in developing a data base for future acquisitions of these items. However, the Government reserves the right to amend or cancel the solicitation and resolicit with respect to any individual item in the event quotations received and the Government's requirements indicate that different quantities should be acquired. (End of provision) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. (JAN 1999) (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. Technical acceptability. 2. Past performance as stated by references.__________________ 3. Best overall value to the Government.______________________ Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of provision) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language. (APR 1991) Any resultant award to this solicitation will include the following clauses: AGAR 452.211-74 Period of Performance (FEB 1988) The period of performance of this contract will be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. AGAR 452.216-73 Minimum and Maximum Contract Amounts (FEB 1988) During the period specified in FAR clause 52.216-18, ORDERING, the Government shall place orders within the advertised range of each line item. AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55, Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, [USDA] may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 738 or 739. 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements. (FEB 1995) (a) Definition. "Qualification requirement," as used in this clause, means a Government requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed before award. (b) One or more qualification requirements apply to the supplies or services covered by this contract. For those supplies or services requiring qualification, whether the covered product or service is an end item under this contract or simply a component of an end item, the product, manufacturer, or source must have demonstrated that it meets the standards prescribed for qualification before award of this contract. The product, manufacturer, or source must be qualified at the time of award whether or not the name of the product, manufacturer, or source is actually included on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list. Offerors should contact the agency activity designated below to obtain all requirements that they or their products or services, or their subcontractors or their products or services, must satisfy to become qualified and to arrange for an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to meet the standards specified for qualification. (Name) _Stephen Sterle___ (Address) _USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Building 24, Ames, IA 50010__ (c) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by a qualification requirement has already met the standards specified, the relevant information noted below should be provided. Offeror's Name _____________________________________ Manufacturer's Name________________________________ Source's Name _____________________________________ Item Name ________________________________________ Service Identification ________________________________ Test Number _______________________________________ (to the extent known) (d) Even though a product or service subject to a qualification requirement is not itself an end item under this contract, the product, manufacturer, or source must nevertheless be qualified at the time of award of this contract. This is necessary whether the Contractor or a subcontractor will ultimately provide the product or service in question. If, after award, the Contracting Officer discovers that an applicable qualification requirement was not in fact met at the time of award, the Contracting Officer may either terminate this contract for default or allow performance to continue if adequate consideration is offered and the action is determined to be otherwise in the Government's best interests. (e) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service has met the qualification requirement but is not yet on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list, the offeror must submit evidence of qualification prior to award of this contract. Unless determined to be in the Government's interest, award of this contract shall not be delayed to permit an offeror to submit evidence of qualification. (f) Any change in location or ownership of the plant where a previously qualified product or service was manufactured or performed requires reevaluation of the qualification. Similarly, any change in location or ownership of a previously qualified manufacturer or source requires reevaluation of the qualification. The reevaluation must be accomplished before the date of award. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 18 Ordering (OCT 1995) (a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities identified by letter by the Contracting Officer. Such orders may be issued from date of award of this contract through the expiration date of the contract and any options. (b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than the posted quantities, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor (1) Any order for a single item in excess of each line item's posted maximum; (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of each line item's posted maximum; or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office, within 30 days, that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216 21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 10 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995) (a) This is an indefinite quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after one month after the completion of the contract and any options. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of clause) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards. (AUG 2012) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (August 2013) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.211-5 Material Requirements. (AUG 2000) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) 52.212-1 Instrucitons to Offerors-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (Feb 2012) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jan 2014) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007) 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009) 52.225-1 Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) 52.232-1 Payments. (APR 1984) 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (OCT 2008) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes. (JULY 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price. (AUG 1987) 52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements. (APR 1984) 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991) 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form). (APR 1984) DELIVERY: FOB Destination. DELIVERY TO: USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Quotes to Lara Hicok, Purchasing Agent, USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Ave., Building 24, Ames, IA 50010, no later than 3:00 p.m. Central Time, February 23, 2015. Quotes and other required documents may be submitted by email: lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov or facsimile to (515) 337-7247 if desired. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR QUOTES SUBMITTED TO AN ERRONEOUS EMAIL ADDRESS OR WHO MISSED THE POSTED DEADLINE. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent at lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov No agreements, contractual obligations, or official information relating to this solicitation will be offered by phone.

Straw - Large Square Bale IDIQ Contract

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 6, 2015  -  Deadline February 23, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S811-00187 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69 (August 1, 2013). The 2012 NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 111140. For a company to qualify as a small business, the size standard is .75M or less. The USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center (NADC) has a requirement for a contractor to provide Straw - Large Square Bales. The minimum, maximum, and estimated usage quantities are attached. The details and specifications for the requirement, along with instructions for markings, deliveries, and inspections, are also attached with this posting. Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide between 30 and 120 tons of this particular item meeting the listed required specifications, from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit descriptive literature describing their proposed product with enough detail to ascertain whether the product meets the criteria listed above. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide- 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead containing the offeror's DUNS number, address, and socio-economic status, and detailing the item description, variance from the posted required specifications, acceptable payment method (credit card, ACH/EFT, or either), unit price per item and total price; 2) at least 3 to 5 references. (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the items proposed and, if possible, include the email address of the reference person to be contacted; 3) a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision is attached in the Commercial Clauses file. If completed in SAM, include a copy of the active SAM record; 4) a completed copy of AGAR 452.209 - 70, REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION (the boxes on pages 6 and 7 in the attached Commercial Clauses file); and 5) the Straw - Large Square Bale Schedule B spreadsheet (attached with this posting) completed REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer to be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" at the time of quote submittal to be considered for award. 52.207-4 Economic Purchase Quantity-Supplies. (AUG 1987) (a) Offerors are invited to state an opinion on whether the quantity(ies) of supplies on which bids, proposals or quotes are requested in this solicitation is (are) economically advantageous to the Government. ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ (b) Each offeror who believes that acquisitions in different quantities would be more advantageous is invited to recommend an economic purchase quantity. If different quantities are recommended, a total and a unit price must be quoted for applicable items. An economic purchase quantity is that quantity at which a significant price break occurs. If there are significant price breaks at different quantity points, this information is desired as well. OFFEROR RECOMENDATIONS Item Quantity Price Quotation Total _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____ (c) The information requested in this provision is being solicited to avoid acquisitions in disadvantageous quantities and to assist the Government in developing a data base for future acquisitions of these items. However, the Government reserves the right to amend or cancel the solicitation and resolicit with respect to any individual item in the event quotations received and the Government's requirements indicate that different quantities should be acquired. (End of provision) 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. (JAN 1999) (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. Technical acceptability. 2. Past performance as stated by references.__________________ 3. Best overall value to the Government.______________________ Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to cost or price. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of provision) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language. (APR 1991) Any resultant award to this solicitation will include the following clauses: AGAR 452.211-74 Period of Performance (FEB 1988) The period of performance of this contract will be from March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016. AGAR 452.216-73 Minimum and Maximum Contract Amounts (FEB 1988) During the period specified in FAR clause 52.216-18, ORDERING, the Government shall place orders within the advertised range of each line item. AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012, P.L. No. 112-55, Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, [USDA] may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 738 or 739. 52.209-1 Qualification Requirements. (FEB 1995) (a) Definition. "Qualification requirement," as used in this clause, means a Government requirement for testing or other quality assurance demonstration that must be completed before award. (b) One or more qualification requirements apply to the supplies or services covered by this contract. For those supplies or services requiring qualification, whether the covered product or service is an end item under this contract or simply a component of an end item, the product, manufacturer, or source must have demonstrated that it meets the standards prescribed for qualification before award of this contract. The product, manufacturer, or source must be qualified at the time of award whether or not the name of the product, manufacturer, or source is actually included on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list. Offerors should contact the agency activity designated below to obtain all requirements that they or their products or services, or their subcontractors or their products or services, must satisfy to become qualified and to arrange for an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to meet the standards specified for qualification. (Name) _Stephen Sterle___ (Address) _USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Building 24, Ames, IA 50010__ (c) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service covered by a qualification requirement has already met the standards specified, the relevant information noted below should be provided. Offeror's Name _____________________________________ Manufacturer's Name________________________________ Source's Name _____________________________________ Item Name ________________________________________ Service Identification ________________________________ Test Number _______________________________________ (to the extent known) (d) Even though a product or service subject to a qualification requirement is not itself an end item under this contract, the product, manufacturer, or source must nevertheless be qualified at the time of award of this contract. This is necessary whether the Contractor or a subcontractor will ultimately provide the product or service in question. If, after award, the Contracting Officer discovers that an applicable qualification requirement was not in fact met at the time of award, the Contracting Officer may either terminate this contract for default or allow performance to continue if adequate consideration is offered and the action is determined to be otherwise in the Government's best interests. (e) If an offeror, manufacturer, source, product or service has met the qualification requirement but is not yet on a qualified products list, qualified manufacturers list, or qualified bidders list, the offeror must submit evidence of qualification prior to award of this contract. Unless determined to be in the Government's interest, award of this contract shall not be delayed to permit an offeror to submit evidence of qualification. (f) Any change in location or ownership of the plant where a previously qualified product or service was manufactured or performed requires reevaluation of the qualification. Similarly, any change in location or ownership of a previously qualified manufacturer or source requires reevaluation of the qualification. The reevaluation must be accomplished before the date of award. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 18 Ordering (OCT 1995) (a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities identified by letter by the Contracting Officer. Such orders may be issued from date of award of this contract through the expiration date of the contract and any options. (b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than the posted quantities, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor (1) Any order for a single item in excess of each line item's posted maximum; (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of each line item's posted maximum; or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office, within 30 days, that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216 21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 10 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of clause) FAR 52.216 22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995) (a) This is an indefinite quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after one month after the completion of the contract and any options. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (End of clause) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards. (AUG 2012) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (August 2013) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.211-5 Material Requirements. (AUG 2000) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) 52.212-1 Instrucitons to Offerors-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (Feb 2012) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jan 2014) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007) 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons. (FEB 2009) 52.225-1 Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) 52.232-1 Payments. (APR 1984) 52.232-8 Discounts for Prompt Payment. (FEB 2002) 52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (OCT 2008) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.233-1 Disputes. (JULY 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991) 52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price. (AUG 1987) 52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements. (APR 1984) 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991) 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form). (APR 1984) DELIVERY: FOB Destination. DELIVERY TO: USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Quotes to Lara Hicok, Purchasing Agent, USDA-ARS-NADC, 1920 Dayton Ave., Building 24, Ames, IA 50010, no later than 3:00 p.m. Central Time, February 23, 2015. Quotes and other required documents may be submitted by email: lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov or facsimile to (515) 337-7247 if desired. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR QUOTES SUBMITTED TO AN ERRONEOUS EMAIL ADDRESS OR WHO MISSED THE POSTED DEADLINE. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Purchasing Agent at lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov No agreements, contractual obligations, or official information relating to this solicitation will be offered by phone.

Elk

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline July 5, 2016
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(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 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:[X] (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).[X] (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010)(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 (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).[] (5) [Reserved][] (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (JAN 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).[] (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (JAN 2014) (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. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).[X] (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][] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-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.[X] (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3).[] (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).[] (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.[] (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.[] (iv) Alternate III (OCT 2014) 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)).[x] (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 Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).[] (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (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 (JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126).[X] (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).[X] (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246).[X] (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).[X] (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).[X] (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).[X] (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 (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 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)(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.)[] (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).[] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-13.[] (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).[] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14.[] (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)(42 U.S.C. 8259b).[] (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).[] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-16.[X] (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)[X] (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).[] (42)(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.[] (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).[X] (44) 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).[] (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).[] (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).[] (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).[] (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).[] (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).[] (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).[X] (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).[] (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).[] (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).[] (54)(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:[] (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 2014) (Executive Order 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 (APR 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (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 $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (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 (JUL 2014) (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 and 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 (AUG 2013).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 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.(xviii) 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)ANIMAL REQUIREMENTS: see ATTACHMENT 1• Elk Bulls of breeding age (approximately 2-5 years) - Qty 2.• Elk Females of breeding age (approximately 2 years) - Qty 22.o Bulls shall be of breeding age, approximately 2 years, and semen tested "good."o All animals must be from the same source - from a herd that is certified Chronic Wasting Disease(CWD)-free.o All animals must have good eyes, feet and disposition.o All animals must satisfy the requirements for the State of Iowa (see ATTACHMENT 2).Award will be based upon best value and ability to deliver ARO.52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.htmlhttp://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014)(a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in Block 10 of the solicitation cover sheet (SF 1449). However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees.(b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show-(1) The solicitation number;(2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers;(3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror;(4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary;(5) Terms of any express warranty;(6) Price and any discount terms;(7) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address;(8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically);(9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments;(10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and(11) If the offer is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration.(c) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation.(d) Product samples. When required by the solicitation, product samples shall be submitted at or prior to the time specified for receipt of offers. Unless otherwise specified in this solicitation, these samples shall be submitted at no expense to the Government, and returned at the sender's request and expense, unless they are destroyed during preaward testing.(e) Multiple offers. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple offers presenting alternative terms and conditions or commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each offer submitted will be evaluated separately.(f) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers.(1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due.(2)(i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-(A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or(B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or(C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received.(ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.(3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel.(4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume.(5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer.(g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.(h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer.(i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation.(1)(i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to-GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications Section Suite 8100 470 East L'Enfant Plaza, SWWashington, DC 20407Telephone (202) 619-8925 Facsimile (202) 619-8978.(ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee.(2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites:(i) ASSIST (https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/);(ii) Quick Search (http://quicksearch.dla.mil/);(iii) ASSISTdocs.com (http://assistdocs.com).(3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by?(i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard (https://assist.dla.mil/wizard/index.cfm);(ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or(iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697-2667/2179, Facsimile (215) 697-1462.(4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance.(j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all offers exceeding $3,000, and offers of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS +4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS +4 number that identifies the offeror's name and address. The DUNS +4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet at http://www.fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office.(k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov.(l) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable:(1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer.(2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and the debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror.(3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection.(4) A summary of the rationale for award;(5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror.(6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency.(End of Provision)AGAR 452.209-70 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent TaxLiability or a Felony Conviction (Deviation 2012-01) (Feb 2012): (a) Awards made under this solicitation are subject to the provisions contained in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. No. 112-55), Division A, Sections 738 and 739 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. To comply with these provisions, all offerors must complete paragraph (1) of this representation, and all corporate offerors also must complete paragraphs (2) and (3) of this representation. (b) The Offeror represents that - (1) The Offeror is [ ], is not [ ] (check one) an entity that has filed articles of incorporation in one of the fifty States, the District of Columbia, or the various territories of the United States including American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Midway Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Note that this includes both forprofit and non-profit organizations.) If the Offeror checked "is" above, the Offeror must complete paragraphs (2) and (3) of the representation. If Offeror checked "is not" above, Offeror may leave the remainder of the representation blank. (2) (i) The Offeror has [ ], has not [ ] (check one) been convicted of a felony criminal violation underFederal or State law in the 24 months preceding the date of offer.(ii) The Offeror has [ ], has not [ ] (check one) had any officer or agent of Offeror convicted of a felony criminal violation for actions taken on behalf of Offeror under Federal or State law in the 24 months preceding the date of offer. (3) The Offeror does [ ], does not [ ] (check one) have any unpaid Federal tax liability that has beenassessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax Liability_________________________________________________Signature and date 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html(End of Provision)

Freeze Dryer

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published July 22, 2016  -  Deadline August 5, 2016
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(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. (ii) This solicitation number APHIS-VS-PR-16-805216 is being issued as a, request for quotation (RFQ) (iii) In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.252-2;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. In accordance with Agricultural Acquisition Regulation ( AGAR )452.219-70 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 334516 - ANALYTICAL LABORATORY INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURINGSize Standard 1,000 employees (v) List of contract line item number(s) and items, & quantities Magnum Series Freeze Dryer Qty. 1 eachShipping **All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation to and from worksite ** (vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired. Please see attached Requirements for further description of item needed(vii) Location:USDA-APHIS-VS-NVSL1920 Dayton AvenueAmes IA 50010Inspection and acceptance of work will be in accordance with FAR Clause 52.212-4(a) For Invoice Processing and Payment.Please see https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm and 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. 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 (ix) EVALUATION: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. (x) offerors are to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer. (See Attachment 1) (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, 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. (June 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 and 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 (June 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 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved].__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (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 Set-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 (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) 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-Subcon-tracting 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. 657 f). 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 Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB 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 (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (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). (Executive Order 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)(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.) __ (36)(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. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(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 (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). X (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(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. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (FEB 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(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). X (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). X (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 (Sept 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 (Oct 2014) (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 $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (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 and 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). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 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. (xviii) 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 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors FAR Clause 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance.FAR Clause 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications FAR Provision 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting.Far Provision 52.204-17Ownership or Control of Offeror.Far Provision 52.204-20 Predecessor of Offeror. (xiii) 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. (xiv) The date, time quotes are due is: 08/05/2016 by 4:00 PM CST Interested Vendors Please Return Attachment 1 to: Jeanine GoralContract SpecialistEmail: Jeanine.j.goral@aphis.usda.govSubject line: APHIS-VS-PR-16-805216 Mailing Address: 100 North Sixth StreetSuite 510CMinneapolis, MN 55403 (xv) The name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation. Same as (xiv)  

818770 Combined Synopsis/Solicitation; Special Camera, Scopes, Thermal Detection Optics for USDA, WS

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published August 24, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2016
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818770 Combined Synopsis/Solicitation; Special Camera, Scopes, Thermal Detection Optics for USDA, WS1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared for in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This synopsis/solicitation is for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services (WS). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation will result in a firm fixed price purchase contract for items listed below with narrative, "brand name or equal to" per item. 2. Any proposed substitutions for any of the brand names identified must be submitted for approval 7 day prior to closing of solicitation. Government reserves the right to approve or disapprove and substitutions on a case by case basis. 3. Simplified acquisition procedures will be used for this requirement per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. This requirement is being offered as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 333314 with a size standard of 500 employees. 4. This requirement is for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services (WS). 5. This combined synopsis/solicitation is being issued as a small business set aside. Because there's a non-manufacturer class waiver for Gen II and Gen III Image Intensifier Tubes, any small business capable of providing these items is eligible to submit a quote. The NAICS Code is 333314 with a size standard of 500 employees. 6. The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect at the time of publication. Provisions and clauses incorporated by reference have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/. 7. REQUIREMENTS -- See attached item schedule, statement of work supporting each item on the schedule. Brand name or equal to. 8. Products shall be delivered FOB Destination, price must include shipping costs to the delivery address. Please note that there are multiple delivery addresses. 9. USDA is an agency of the Federal Government, TAX‐EXEMPT. FEDERAL TAX. I.D. NO. 41‐ 0696271. 10. The provision at 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial applies to this solicitation. 11. The provision at 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. Award will be made to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to this combined synopsis/solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Price, technical capability, and past performance. To be considered for award, interested vendors shall submit: 1) Completed Pricing schedule (price must include all costs necessary to perform according to specifications). 2) DUNS number, confirmation of SAM registration, and completed AGAR 452.209 - 70 provision. 12. The provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The contractor shall complete the on-line Offeror Representations and Certifications www.SAM.gov or return a completed copy of the Offeror Representations and Certifications with their quotation. SAM registration is required. 13. Scope of Work - A) Intent - The United States Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services Department desires to purchase multiple Night Vision, Thermal Vision cameras, and rifle scopes. Also included is support equipment for night vision observation for a throughout their regions. These items will be utilized to complete the following missions: Feral Swine reduction, monitoring, trapping and removal; Airport Bird Activity Reporting; Live Stock protection. Safety during these operations is ensured by outfitting shooters, spotters and operators with optimal equipment to ensure performance meets expectations and ensures success in each of the tasks/missions. The itemized list along with a salient narrative for each item is included below: B) Items to be purchased: REQ Number ITEM Name Salient Characteristics(details) Quantity818770 Zeus Pro 640 4-36X100 30 HZ Thermal Rifle Scope 1) 24/7 Operation in presence of environmental obscurants (smoke, dust, haze, fog)2) Operates on CR123A or AA batteries3) Reliable quick-release locking weapon mount for picatinny rail systems4) Objective Germanium Lens Options for optimum clarity in order to accurately identify subjects 5) TAU-2 17μm Pitch Thermal Sensor6) SVGA 800x600 OLED Display again for species identification7) Long eye-relief eyepiece lens for ease of use and to avoid recoil issues8) Digital Compass9) Battery Status Indicator10) Multiple User Selectable Ballistic and Quick Acquisition Reticles11) Selectable Reticle Color for optimum contrast12) Selectable Palettes: White Hot/ Black Hot/ Sepia/ OEM Custom/ Other Color Variants13) Imaging Filter Algorithms:- Active Contrast EnhancementTM (ACE)- Second Generation Digital Detail EnhancementTM (DDE)- Smart Scene OptimizationTM (SSO)- Information Based Histogram EqualizationTM (IBHEQ)- Automatic Gain Control (AGC)- Silent Shutterless Non-uniformity CorrectionTM (SSN)14) Wireless 5-button Remote15) Tracking Digital e-Zoom: 2x / 4x / 8x (640x512 only)16) Still Picture and Video Recording Capability (Mounted DVR Option)Required cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB: DestinationTO: USDA/APHIS/Kansas Wildlife ServicesAttn: Jason Kloft4070 Stagg Hill RoadManhattan, Kansas 665023 each817978 Mobile Wireless Pan/Tilt Control System, FLIROne FLIR 427-0081-51-00 Thermal Imaging Camera with Mobile Wireless Pan / Tilt Control SystemThis system consists of four major components as follows:1. Pan/Tilt Control Head (Qty 1)2. Control Enclosure w/ Wireless Radio (Qty 1)3. Joystick (Qty 1)4. Wireless Monitors (Qty 1)5. Pan/Tilt Control Head: (Qty 1)6. A JPTH-13M ruggedized mobile 12VDC, all -weather pan/tilt headwith special top mount bracket to hold a Flir camera.7. Two Rigid Industries spot lights and with a laser pointer. Includes a high flexibility pan/tilt interconnect cable with waterproof metal circular connectors.8. Control Enclosure w/ Wireless Radio: (Qty 1) with A polycarbonate NEMA 4X style enclosure to house a 5.8GHz wireless radio (license free), multi-band short vertical antenna with 5dbi gain, pan-tilt controller / spot light control, all needed waterproofconnectors, and a PoE switch for the camera and wireless radio. Allcomponents less the wireless radio will be built into a solid state PCB. Joystick: (Qty 1)A dual button joystick will be mounted in a small, thick walled, painted,NEMA 4X Aluminum enclosure. The joystick will allow control of bothspot lights (On and Off) and a customer supplied laser pointer as well as pan and tilt control of the JPTH-13M pan and tilt head. Thejoystick package includes Qty 1 7" wireless monitor.The system will be provided with all needed cables and be fully tested. Equipped with Rigid Industries Spot Lights     Required cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB: Destination To: APHIS/Wildlife ServicesThompson Hall, Room 200775 Stone BlvdMississippi State, MS 39762 1 each817306 FLIR - 427-0081-51-00 Thermal Imaging Camera PVS-14 Unfilmed White Phosphor Gen 3 Mil Spec Monoculars. The PVS-14 White Phosphor monocular characteristics 1. Mulit-use design2. Helmet mountable3. Camera mountable4. White phosphor instead of green/black for better contrast at night5. In-line configuration6. Low profile minimizes height above rail reducing interference with other devices and snag hazards7. AA battery compatible8. Rugged, small and lightweight9. Available hands free use10. Single eye usage 11. 15-20% more light transmission than green tubes12. All mounting hardware included in the package13. Ability to use AA batteries   Required cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB: DestinationTo: APHIS/Wildlife ServicesThompson Hall, Room 200775 Stone BlvdMississippi State, MS 39762 2 each815385 FLIR - Clip on standalone Thermal Scope PVS-24 M2124LR Clip on Night Vision Scope 1) Weight:• M2124: 27.2 oz (771 g)2) Mount:• M2124: MIL-STD-1913 rail3) Magnification: 1X4) Field of View:• M2124: 40°5) Objective Lens:• M2124: 2.2 in (55 mm)6) Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8 in (25 cm)7) Detection Range:• M2124: 328 yd (300 m)8) Gen III Image Intensification Tube Option: Omega FOM 1344 (max)9) Battery Power: M2124:• One CR123 lithium battery• Battery Life: Approx. 16 hours at nominal settings and room temp.Required cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB:DestinationTo: West Virginia State OfficeUSDA, APHIS, WS730 Yokum StreetElkins WV 262411 each815390 L-3 Insight AN/PVS-24A (M2124) Gen 3 Clip on Night Vision Scope PVS-24 M2124LR Clip on Night Vision Scope 10) Weight:• M2124: 27.2 oz (771 g)11) Mount:• M2124: MIL-STD-1913 rail12) Magnification: 1X13) Field of View:• M2124: 40°14) Objective Lens:• M2124: 2.2 in (55 mm)15) Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8 in (25 cm)16) Detection Range:• M2124: 328 yd (300 m)17) Gen III Image Intensification Tube Option: Omega FOM 1344 (max)18) Battery Power: M2124:• One CR123 lithium battery• Battery Life: Approx. 16 hours at nominal settings and room temp. Required cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB:DestinationTo: USDA Wildlife Services - West Virgina730 Yokum Street Elkins, WV 26241 1 each816339 FLIR ThermoSight T75 Tan in color ThermoSight Long-wave thermal imaging sensor• Long - wave Thermal imaging sensor• In-line design• Ergonomic user-interfaces• Easy to use quick detach locking throw lever• Dual control modes• Adjustable field-of-view• Rugged, small, and lightweight• No special batteries required• Bellows eye cup• It's all FLIR inside________________________________________ThermoSight T75 Benefits• Clip-on to day-sight/RCO or use as stand-alone thermal sight for mission flexibility; works with all combat optics and rapidly adaptable to various weapon platforms• Provides crisp imagery through total darkness, fog, smoke, dust, and many other obscurants• Low opto-mechanical profile minimizes height above rail allowing installation of other devices (RCOs) and minimizes snag hazards• Allows operators to keep positive control of the weapon's muzzle while adjusting the sight• Compatible with any 1913 Mil-Std Rail System• Precise target acquisition using mini-joystick placed at operator's thumb and/or remotely via a control pad allowing operators to adjust and control the sight while keeping hands on rails, grips, triggers, ammo-belts, etc.• SR: Ultra-wide for increased situational awareness and narrow for enhanced target identification• Three zoom capabilities: 1X, 2X, and 0.5X. LR: Native FOV compliments standard RCOs. Three zoom capabilities, 1X, 2X, and 4X, for long range ID and engagement• Minimizes impact on host weapon and reduces operator fatigue. Designed for extreme operating environments and tested to withstand thousands of rounds of rapid fire gun shock• Hot swap standard CR123 batteries, no downtime, never have to turn the unit off, can be swapped while weapon mounted• Ensures covert operation by eliminating illumination of the operator from the viewfinder• FLIR controls the entire supply chain on the critical technology inside the T70/T75 ensuring fast service and long term supportRequired cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB:DestinationTo: APHIS/Wildlife ServicesThompson Hall, Room 200775 Stone BlvdMississippi State, MS 39762813732 Rapid Fire Camera Trap, Reconyx PC 900 Reconyx PC 900 Hyper fire Professional Covert Camera Trap1) Must be inconspicuous and small in size (equal to or less than 6"tall x 5"wide x 4" deep), and camouflage in color to reduce detection by animals and theft by humans. Additionally, cameras must have a port/hole designed for cables locks to increase security. 2) Must emit long range, undetectable illumination (preferably out to 60ft.) to eliminate detection by cautious animals being observed. 3) Must be batch programmable by PC software and have programmable options on the camera itself for field versatility as well as include detailed (24hrs) programming schedules to optimize battery life and minimize redundant imagery. 4) Must separate photos into unique files each time the camera is turned off and back on to organize photos in the intervals of time the cameras was in use. 5) Must be capable of capturing multiple images per trigger- greater than 60 and capable of more than 1 image per second. Cameras must also be able to allow time-lapse imagery and motion activated simultaneously during the same period and be in color during the day. Camera must also have 32GB memory card capacity in agreement with our existing storage system 7) Camera must accept lithium batteries for extended long term use with minimal maintenance, and function under extreme conditions including temperatures from -10°F to 120°F 8) 8) Must have 3MP) for unique animal identification, example ear tags and collars.Required cost for shipping to be included in total price: FOB:DestinationTo:National Wildlife Research CenterUSDA, APHIS, WS4101 LaPorte AveFort Collins CO 80521 50 each807793 HOGEYE TRAP CAMERA SYSTEM Capabilities1. Only trap camera system on the market using patented technology delivering live video of the trap in the remotest areas. 2. Best of breed technologies coupled with rugged and reliable components that provide constant connectivity and live wildlife management video. 3. HogEye broadcasts video 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...Power Components4. Provides 24x7 Power using state of the art solar components5. 30% more efficient and sufficiently sized to give our cameras 99.9% uptime 6. Built-In surge protection/Reverse polarity protection/Lightening protectionCellular Components7. External high gain antenna capable of transmitting fast 4G speeds from distances from towers that are dozens of miles away8. Enterprise class cellular components designed for long term use9. Data Service Waived for Gov PurchaseCamera10. High quality state of the art camera with a wide dynamic range11. Ability to adjust aspect ratio making the camera extremely adaptable to any trapping situation12. Infrared light onboard13. Two way audio14. Depth of field capability15. Backlight compensation technology16. Specialized motion detection system that allows you to a virtual trip wire and email/txt you alerts based on the height and direction the animal is traveling17. Onboard storage to allow unlimited video recording18. iPhone/Android app available to make viewing and triggering the gate as easy as picking up your phone.19. Integrated single system. One camera, one data plan, one solution.20. Gate release stubbed out on every camera. Fits any existing electronic activated gate.21. Live HD video in real time22. Ability to record and export videos remotely and easily post to Social Media.23. Data connectivity plans suited to your individual needs 4 each             52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Oct 2015) 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: Evaluation Factors Order of Importance All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are . (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (July 2016). 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Jun 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: THE FOLLOWING IS FILL-IN DATA FOR CLAUSE 52.212-5 PARA (b) (22): [Contractor to sign and date and insert authorized signer's name and title]. (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.232-40, PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013) (3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (4) 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: (56) 52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (JUL 2016) [Contracting Officer Check as appropriate.] __ X__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 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 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).(5) [Reserved]__ __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (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 HUB Zone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).__ __ (11) (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3.__ __ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUB Zone 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).__ __ (12) (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.(13) [Reserved]__X __ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).__ __ (14) (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).__ __ (14) (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).__ __ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).__ __ (15) (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.__ __ (15) (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.__ __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d) (2) and (3)).__ __ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d) (4)). __ __ (17) (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.__ __ (17) (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.__ __ (17) (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) 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 Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f).__X __ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Re-representation (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) (1 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))..__ __ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).__X __ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126).__X __ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).__X __ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (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).__ __ (33) (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).__ __ (35) (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.)__ _ (35) (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.)__ _ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).__ _ (36) (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13.__ _ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).__ _ (37) (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.__ __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42.U.S.C. 8259b).__ __ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).__ _ (39) (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-16.__X __ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O.13513).__ __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).__ __ (42) (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).__ _ (42) (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ _ (42) (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ _ (42) (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).__X __ (44) 52.225-13, Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of Treasury).__ __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).__ __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).__ __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).__ __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).__ __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f))._x __ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31.U.S.C. 3332).__ __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31.U.S.C. 3332).__ __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).__ __ (54) (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).__ _ (54) (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, Non-displacement 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 LaborStandards--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).__ __ (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 paragraphs (e)(1) of this paragraph 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 (Oct 2014) (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.(iii) 52.222-17, Non-displacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow Down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (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) __X __ (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 and 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) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraphs (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 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. 52.204-10 - Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015)52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE (JUL 2015)52.204-19 INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE OF REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (DEC 2014) 52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)                                   SOLICITATION PROVISIONSREPRESENTATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND EVALUATIONS52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2016) An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically via http://www.acquisition.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the System for Award Management (SAM) website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (r) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision-"Economically disadvantage women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor "means all work or service--(1) Extracted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation" means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) PSC 9610, Ores;(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials."Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Predecessor" means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended."Sensitive technology"-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically--(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3))."Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"--(1) Means a small business concern--(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service--disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16)."Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1) (i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Successor" means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term "successor" does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern--(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern--(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b) (2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website.(2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov . After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (r) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a small business concern.(2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c) (1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a veteran-owned small business concern.(3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c) (2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.(4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c) (1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002.(5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c) (1) of this provision.]The offeror represents that it [ ] is, [ ] is not a women-owned small business concern.Note: Complete paragraphs (c) (8) and (c) (9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.(6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c) (5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [ ] is, [ ] is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [ ] is, [ ] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c) (6) (i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: ______________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c) (6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [ ] is, [ ] is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [ ] is, [ ] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c) (7) (i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: ______________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation.(8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c) (1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [ ] is a women-owned business concern.(9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:______________________________________________________(10) HUB Zone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c) (1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that-(i) It [ ] is, [ ] is not a HUB Zone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUB Zone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUB Zone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR part 126; and(ii) It [ ] is, [ ] is not a HUB Zone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUB Zone small business concern participating in the HUB Zone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUB Zone small business concerns participating in the HUB Zone joint venture: ____________.] Each HUB Zone small business concern participating in the HUB Zone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUB Zone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246--(1) Previous Contracts and Compliance. The offeror represents that--(i) It [ ] has, [ ] has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject either to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It [ ] has, [ ] has not filed all required compliance reports.

LP Proprane Delivery IDIQ Contract

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published July 14, 2016  -  Deadline July 29, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, FAR 13 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation S966-01643 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ) for supplies. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-66. This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business under 2012 NAICS code 221210 The USDA, ARS, National Animal Disease Center (NADC) has a requirement for a contractor to provide Liquid Propane Gas. Offerors must be able to fill 18 USDA-owned tanks (1x 500 gallon tanks, 17 x 1,000 gallon tanks) at 12 locations twice a week during temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit at the delivery location, and once a week otherwise, as scheduled by the end users. Tanks are located at buildings 10, 157, 174, A-4, A-6, C-3, C-4, 402 Support, 402 Freezer Farm, Z-3, 401MB and 500. The average annual usage is 88,000 gallons. Offerors must include all associated costs and state on quotes they will deliver within 24 hours of receiving a delivery request from authorized USDA employees (by-name list to be provided in any resulting award). Any resulting award from this solicitation will be a fixed price, indefinite delivery - indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Responsible offerors must be able to provide between 10,000 and 100,000 total gallons between August 25, 2016 and August 24, 2017 DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award offerors shall provide 1) a Quote on company or formal letterhead, complete with DUNS number, detailing the item description, cost per gallon, and total price; 2) a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision is attached in the Commercial Clauses file. If completed in SAM, include a copy of the active SAM record; 3) listing of 3 references; 4) the Liquid Propane Schedule B spreadsheet (attached with this posting) completed; if interested parties are unable to open either the Commercial Clauses or Schedule B files, please email lara.j.hicok@aphis.usda.gov for a compatible version (parties will need to provide which version of Microsoft Office being used). REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer to be considered. NOTE: Guidance in this solicitation for actions within CCR and ORCA are now conducted through the Single Award Management system found at www.sam.gov. Vendors MUST have a record showing "Active" at the time of quote submittal to be considered for award. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items. (JAN 1999) (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. Demonstrated ability to deliver within 24 hours from notification. 2. Best overall value to the Government .__________________3. Past performance as stated by references______________________ Best value to the Government and ability to deliver within 24 hours notification are considered with highest regard.Any resultant award to this solicitation will include the following clauses: AGAR 452.211-74 Period of Performance (FEB 1988) The period of performance of this contract will be from August 25, 2016 through August 14, 2017. AGAR 452.216-73 Minimum and Maximum Contract Amounts (FEB 1988) 52.216-18 - Ordering (Oct 1995)(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such orders may be issued from 8/25/2016 _ through 8/24/2017.(b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control.(c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule.(End of Clause)FAR 52.216 22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995) (a) This is an indefinite quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after one month after the completion of the contract and any options.(End of clause)52.223-2 -- Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service And Construction Contracts.(Sep 2013)(a) In the performance of this contract, the contractor shall make maximum use of biobased products that are United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-designated items unless-(1) The product cannot be acquired-(i) Competitively within a time frame providing for compliance with the contract performance schedule;(ii) Meeting contract performance requirements; or(iii) At a reasonable price.(2) The product is to be used in an application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 3201.3(e)). For example, all USDA-designated items are exempt from the preferred procurement requirement for the following:(i) Spacecraft system and launch support equipment.(ii) Military equipment, i.e., a product or system designed or procured for combat or combat-related missions.(b) Information about this requirement and these products is available at http://www.biopreferred.gov .(c) In the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall-(1) Report to http://www.sam.gov , with a copy to the Contracting Officer, on the product types and dollar value of any USDA-designated biobased products purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year, between October 1 and September 30; and(2) Submit this report not later than-(i) October 31 of each year during contract performance; and(ii) At the end of contract performance.(End of clause)52.223-3 -- Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data (Jan 1997)(a) "Hazardous material," as used in this clause, includes any material defined as hazardous under the latest version of Federal Standard No. 313 (including revisions adopted during the term of the contract).(b) The offeror must list any hazardous material, as defined in paragraph (a) of this clause, to be delivered under this contract. The hazardous material shall be properly identified and include any applicable identification number, such as National Stock Number or Special Item Number. This information shall also be included on the Material Safety Data Sheet submitted under this contract.Material (If none, insert "None") Identification No.(c) This list must be updated during performance of the contract whenever the Contractor determines that any other material to be delivered under this contract is hazardous.(d) The apparently successful offeror agrees to submit, for each item as required prior to award, a Material Safety Data Sheet, meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200(g) and the latest version of Federal Standard No. 313, for all hazardous material identified in paragraph (b) of this clause. Data shall be submitted in accordance with Federal Standard No. 313, whether or not the apparently successful offeror is the actual manufacturer of these items. Failure to submit the Material Safety Data Sheet prior to award may result in the apparently successful offeror being considered nonresponsible and ineligible for award.(e) If, after award, there is a change in the composition of the item(s) or a revision to Federal Standard No. 313, which renders incomplete or inaccurate the data submitted under paragraph (d) of this clause, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer and resubmit the data.(f) Neither the requirements of this clause nor any act or failure to act by the Government shall relieve the Contractor of any responsibility or liability for the safety of Government, Contractor, or subcontractor personnel or property.(g) Nothing contained in this clause shall relieve the Contractor from complying with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations (including the obtaining of licenses and permits) in connection with hazardous material.(h) The Government's rights in data furnished under this contract with respect to hazardous material are as follows:(1) To use, duplicate and disclose any data to which this clause is applicable. The purposes of this right are to --(i) Apprise personnel of the hazards to which they may be exposed in using, handling, packaging, transporting, or disposing of hazardous materials;(ii) Obtain medical treatment for those affected by the material; and(iii) Have others use, duplicate, and disclose the data for the Government for these purposes.(2) To use, duplicate, and disclose data furnished under this clause, in accordance with subparagraph (h)(1) of this clause, in precedence over any other clause of this contract providing for rights in data.(3) The Government is not precluded from using similar or identical data acquired from other sources.(End of Clause)52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.(End of clause) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013)52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011)52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First -Tier Subcontract Awards. (AUG 2012)52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. (MAY 2012)52.211-5 Material Requirements. (AUG 2000)52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. (FEB 2012)52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside. (NOV 2011)52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). 52.219-25 Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting. (DEC 2010)52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation. (APR 2012)52.222-3 Convict Labor. (JUNE 2003)52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies. (MAR 2012)52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. (FEB 1999)52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. (MAR 2007)52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (SEP 2010)52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities. (OCT 2010)52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (SEP 2010)52.223-6 Drug-Free Workplace. (MAY 2001)52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving. (AUG 2011)52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009)52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases. (JUNE 2008)52.232-1 Payments. (APR 1984)52.232-11 Extras. (APR 1984)52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (OCT 2008)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013)52.233-1 Disputes. (JULY 2002) Alternate I (DEC 1991)52.233-3 Protest after Award. (AUG 1996)52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim. (OCT 2004)52.242-17 Government Delay of Work. (APR 1984)52.243-1 Changes-Fixed-Price. (AUG 1987)52.246-1 Contractor Inspection Requirements. (APR 1984)52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991) 52.223-1 - Biobased Product Certification (May 2012) As required by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (7 U.S.C. 8102(c)(3)), the offeror certifies, by signing this offer, that biobased products (within categories of products listed by the United States Department of Agriculture in 7 CFR part 3201, subpart B) to be used or delivered in the performance of the contract, other than biobased products that are not purchased by the offeror as a direct result of this contract, will comply with the applicable specifications or other contractual requirements.(End of provision)52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. (FEB 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer.In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.(End of provision) 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Oct 2015)(a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in Block 10 of the solicitation cover sheet (SF 1449). However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees.(b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show --(1) The solicitation number;(2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers;(3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror;(4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary;(5) Terms of any express warranty;(6) Price and any discount terms;(7) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address;(8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically);(9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments;(10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and(11) If the offer is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration.(c) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation.(d) Product samples. When required by the solicitation, product samples shall be submitted at or prior to the time specified for receipt of offers. Unless otherwise specified in this solicitation, these samples shall be submitted at no expense to the Government, and returned at the sender's request and expense, unless they are destroyed during preaward testing.(e) Multiple offers. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple offers presenting alternative terms and conditions or commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each offer submitted will be evaluated separately.(f) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers. (1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due.(2)(i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-(A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or(B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or(C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received.(ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.(3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel.(4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume.(5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer.(g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.(h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer.(i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation.(1)(i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to--GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications SectionSuite 8100470 L'Enfant Plaza, SWWashington, DC 20407Telephone (202) 619-8925)Facsimile (202 619-8978).(ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee.(2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites--(i) ASSIST (https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/ ).(ii) Quick Search (http://quicksearch.dla.mil/).(iii) ASSISTdocs.com (http://assistdocs.com).(3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by-(i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard ( https://assist.dla.mil/wizard/index.cfm );(ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or(iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697/2197, Facsimile (215) 697-1462.(4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance.(j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to offers exceeding $3,500, and offers of $3,500 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS+4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS+4 number that identifies the offeror's name and address. The DUNS+4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the Internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office.(k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov.(l) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable:(1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer.(2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror. (3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection.(4) A summary of rationale for award;(5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror.(6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency.(End of Provision)52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Apr 2016)The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov . If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (r) of this provision.(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--"Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation," means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c)."Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) PSC 9610, Ores;(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials."Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Predecessor" means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended.Sensitive technology-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3))."Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16)."Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Successor" means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term "successor" does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans(as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern --(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAMwebsite.(2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (r) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.](c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract is to be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a small business concern.(2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a veteran-owned small business concern.(3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.(4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not, a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002.(5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not a women-owned small business concern.Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.(6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [_] is, [_] is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [_] is, [_] is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _____________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation.(8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, a women-owned business concern.(9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:___________________________________________(10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that--(i) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR part 126; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246 --(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that --(i) It [_] has, [_] has not, participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It [_] has, [_] has not, filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that --(i) It [_] has developed and has on file, [_] has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It [_] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made.(f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American - Supplies, is included in this solicitation.)(1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies."(2) Foreign End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(g)(1) Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.)(i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product."Other Foreign End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No.:___________________________________________[List as necessary](3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act'':Canadian or Israeli End Products:Line Item No.: Country of Origin:[List as necessary](4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No.: Country of Origin:[List as necessary](5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.)(i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.

Removal, Recycle and Replace Chloride Batteries

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 26, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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[] (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).[] (54)(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:[] (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495).[X] (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 2014) (Executive Order 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 (APR 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (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 $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (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 (JUL 2014) (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.(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 and 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 (AUG 2013).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 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.(xviii) 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)52.223-3 HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA - ALT 1HAZARDOUS MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND MATERIAL SAFETY DATA (JAN 1997)(a) "Hazardous material," as used in this clause, includes any material defined as hazardous under the latest version of Federal Standard No. 313 (including revisions adopted during the term of the contract).(b) The offeror must list any hazardous material, as defined in paragraph (a) of this clause, to be delivered under this contract. The hazardous material shall be properly identified and include any applicable identification number, such as National Stock Number or Special Item Number. This information shall also be included on the Material Safety Data Sheet submitted under this contract.Material (If none, insert "None") Identification No.____________________ ______________________________________ __________________(c) This list must be updated during performance of the contract whenever the Contractor determines that any other material to be delivered under this contract is hazardous.(d) The apparently successful offeror agrees to submit, for each item as required prior to award, a Material Safety Data Sheet, meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200(g) and the latest version of Federal Standard No. 313, for all hazardous material identified in paragraph (b) of this clause. Data shall be submitted in accordance with Federal Standard No. 313, whether or not the apparently successful offeror is the actual manufacturer of these items. Failure to submit the Material Safety Data Sheet prior to award may result in the apparently successful offeror being considered nonresponsible and ineligible for award.(e) If, after award, there is a change in the composition of the item(s) or a revision to Federal Standard No. 313, which renders incomplete or inaccurate the data submitted under paragraph (d) of this clause, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer and resubmit the data.(f) Neither the requirements of this clause nor any act or failure to act by the Government shall relieve the Contractor of any responsibility or liability for the safety of Government, Contractor, or subcontractor personnel or property.(g) Nothing contained in this clause shall relieve the Contractor from complying with applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations (including the obtaining of licenses and permits) in connection with hazardous material.(h) The Government's rights in data furnished under this contract with respect to hazardous material are as follows:(1) To use, duplicate and disclose any data to which this clause is applicable. The purposes of this right are to-(i) Apprise personnel of the hazards to which they may be exposed in using, handling, packaging, transporting, or disposing of hazardous materials;(ii) Obtain medical treatment for those affected by the material; and(iii) Have others use, duplicate, and disclose the data for the Government for these purposes.(2) To use, duplicate, and disclose data furnished under this clause, in accordance with paragraph (h)(1) of this clause, in precedence over any other clause of this contract providing for rights in data.(3) The Government is not precluded from using similar or identical data acquired from other sources.(End of Clause)CONTRACT PROJECT AND PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:Statement of Requirement: Labor and Materials to remove, recycle and replace USDA Facility, Building 20, room BM-32 Batteries for Chloride (Lightolier) Model MEPEM50Y4X4 UPS, Serial # B2700291.• The USDA Building 20 Combined Lab Facility located in Ames IA, at 1920 Dayton Avenue requires the replacement of all 120 (one hundred and twenty) batteries inside a Chloride 50KVA UPS in room BM-32. The batteries are presently 5 years 5 months old. • The work must be completed by contractors with proof of UPS service for past 5 years. The batteries provided must be equal or approved equivalent to the Powersonic PS-121000 U 12 Volt 100 AH Battery, sealed lead acid rechargeable batteries with a top post through-bolt connection that has 5/16" diameter holes. Dimension - Length = 12" x Wide = 6.60" x Height = 8.15" (Height with terminal post = 8.98"). Approximate weight is 68 pounds. Manufacturer date code on all batteries shall be less than or equal to 3 months from time of delivery to USDA site. • The contractor shall provide the following:o Proof of UPS service and repair training for past 5 years to be submitted with proposalo Contractor will provide 120 (one hundred twenty) batteries equal or approved equivalent to the Powersonic PS-121000 U 12 Volt 100 AH Battery, sealed lead acid rechargeable batteries with a top post through-bolt connection that has 5/16" diameter holes. Dimension - Length = 12" X Width = 6.60" X Height = 8.15" (Height with terminal post = 8.98"). Approximate weight is 68 pounds. Manufacturer date code on all batteries shall be less than or equal to 3 months from time of delivery to USDA site.o Contractor will provide all equipment and labor to unload and transport the 120 (one hundred twenty) new batteries from the loading dock of the attached Service Building 24 and down a freight elevator 1 story to the basement interstitial level Electric Room with the UPS. o Contractor will provide all labor, tools and equipment to remove the existing 120 (one hundred twenty) batteries and replace with the new batteries. o Contractor will provide all labor and equipment to load and haul away the 120 (one hundred twenty) old batteries to recycle appropriately and provide a manifest/document with the weight of the batteries recycled.o Contractor shall allow the new batteries to charge for a minimum of 24 hours and perform a load transfer to the UPS with the existing building load for 15 minutes and verify the UPS functions properly. o Contractor shall complete FORM A (ATTACHMENT 2) for the USDA to document the completion of the work and provide manufacturer's battery warranty within 5 days after completion of the work by emailing to COR at email address Michael.kuennen@ars.usda.gov in pdf format. General Requirements:• All work shall be scheduled and completed during normal business hours excluding Government Holidays from 7am to 5:00 pm with the assistance of USDA site Staff for access and proper precautionary measures.• USDA shall be notified at least three days in advance prior to commencing work.• Work Restrictions & Conditions• Site Security Access1. Access to the site is controlled by a security fence and visitor/contractor check-in/check-out system. All contractor/subcontractor employees shall sign-in and out at the entrance gate and wear a contractor/visitor identification badge at all times while on the site. The ID badges will be turned in at the end of the work day. A current government-issued identification with a picture ID is required for entry.2. This project site is located in the site security protection zone. No contractor or business vehicle tag will be required for this portion of the site.3. Vehicles will be allowed access adjacent to the work; contractor employee's personal vehicles shall be parked in the Facility parking lots.4. The Contractor shall use only the service roads and access routes approved by the Contracting Officer's Representative, Michael Kuennen or as designated.5. Work shall be confined to the areas identified by USDA staff. Unless accompanied by a NCAH/USDA employee, the Contractor, subcontractors, and their employees shall not enter buildings or facilities not specifically part of this project. Reasons included, but are not limited to, disease control and health requirements.6. Additional security requirements may be imposed when the Federal Government raises the Homeland Security Alert Level. Additional directions will be provided if the situation occurs.7. Failure to comply with access requirements shall be adequate grounds for removal of the Contractor/subcontractor employees from the site and barring further site access to individuals.8. No "tailgating" of USDA employees through secure entrances is allowed. • Work Hours: Regular work hours for the site are 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Government holidays. • Work Outside Regular Work Hours: Work scheduled outside regular work hours including late hours, Saturdays, Sundays, and Government holidays requires Contracting Officers (CO) approval in advance. Make application to the CO at least 5 calendar days prior to such work to allow arrangements to be made by the Government for access to the work area and inspection & monitoring arrangements. Requests shall include the exact dates, hours, location, and purpose of the exception. If approved, the CO will coordinate access with the site security office. • Quality Control Requirements • COR shall inspect the completed work for approval with the contractor prior to considering the work to be complete. • Temporary Facilities A. Utilities: The existing USDA utilities at the site may be used by the Contractor for completion of the contract work at no cost to the Contractor. The Contractor shall be responsible for making and removing any utility connections. B. Telephones: The Contractor shall equip all his foremen and work leaders with cell phones as necessary to coordinate the work effort. The Government will not provide any phone service to the project. C. Toilet Facilities: The Contractor is allowed to use Public Toilet Facilities within the Building 20 Conference area Rooms 1034 and 1049. D. Smoking is only allowed in the outdoor smoking building located at the northwest corner of Building 20. The contractor will need to check in and out at the South Guard Desk of Building 20 to use the smoking location, no propping of doors is allowed. • Confined Space Program (Not applicable for this project.)• Lock-out/Tag-out (Not Applicable for this project.)• Hot Work Plan (Not applicable for this project.)• Submittal & Shop Drawings Procedures (Not applicable for this project.)• Warranty Documentation• Provide manufacturer's warranty information in pdf format to email address michael.kuennen@ars.usda.gov for the batteries.• Operation & Maintenance Manuals: (Not applicable for this project.)• Record Drawings (Not applicable for this project.) END OF SECTION Contractors are encouraged to setup a site visit by contacting the COR, Mike Kuennen or designee at email address michael.kuennen @ars.usda.gov or by calling phone 515-337-7297.Award will be based upon technical acceptability, past performance and ability to deliver ARO.52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014)(a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in Block 10 of the solicitation cover sheet (SF 1449). However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees.(b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show-(1) The solicitation number;(2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers;(3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror;(4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary;(5) Terms of any express warranty;(6) Price and any discount terms;(7) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address;(8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically);(9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments;(10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and(11) If the offer is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration.(c) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation.(d) Product samples. When required by the solicitation, product samples shall be submitted at or prior to the time specified for receipt of offers. Unless otherwise specified in this solicitation, these samples shall be submitted at no expense to the Government, and returned at the sender's request and expense, unless they are destroyed during preaward testing.(e) Multiple offers. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple offers presenting alternative terms and conditions or commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each offer submitted will be evaluated separately.(f) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers.(1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due.(2)(i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-(A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or(B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or(C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received.(ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.(3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel.(4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume.(5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer.(g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.(h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer.(i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation.(1)(i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to-GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications Section Suite 8100 470 East L'Enfant Plaza, SWWashington, DC 20407Telephone (202) 619-8925 Facsimile (202) 619-8978.(ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee.(2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites:(i) ASSIST (https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/);(ii) Quick Search (http://quicksearch.dla.mil/);(iii) ASSISTdocs.com (http://assistdocs.com).(3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by?(i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard (https://assist.dla.mil/wizard/index.cfm);(ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or(iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697-2667/2179, Facsimile (215) 697-1462.(4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance.(j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all offers exceeding $3,000, and offers of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS +4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS +4 number that identifies the offeror's name and address. The DUNS +4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet at http://www.fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office.(k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov.(l) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable:(1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer.(2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and the debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror.(3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection.(4) A summary of the rationale for award;(5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror.(6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency.(End of Provision)52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html(End of Provision) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (JUL 2013) AGAR 452.209-70, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST (FEB 1988)

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(2)(i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-(A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or(B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or(C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received.(ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted.(3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel.(4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume.(5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer.(g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.(h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer.(i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation.(1)(i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to--GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications SectionSuite 8100470 L'Enfant Plaza, SWWashington, DC 20407Telephone (202) 619-8925)Facsimile (202 619-8978).(ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee.(2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites--(i) ASSIST (https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/ ).(ii) Quick Search (http://quicksearch.dla.mil/).(iii) ASSISTdocs.com (http://assistdocs.com).(3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by-(i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard ( https://assist.dla.mil/wizard/index.cfm );(ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or(iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697/2197, Facsimile (215) 697-1462.(4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance.(j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to offers exceeding $3,500, and offers of $3,500 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation "DUNS" or "DUNS+4" followed by the DUNS or DUNS+4 number that identifies the offeror's name and address. The DUNS+4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the Internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office.(k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov.(l) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable:(1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer.(2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror. (3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection.(4) A summary of rationale for award;(5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror.(6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency.(End of Provision)52.212-2 -- Evaluation -- Commercial Items.Evaluation -- Commercial Items (Oct 2014)(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation based on lowest responsive offer. (End of Provision)52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items.Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Nov 2015)The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov . If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision.(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--"Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation," means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c)."Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) PSC 9610, Ores;(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials."Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended.Sensitive technology-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3))."Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16)."Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans(as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern --(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAMwebsite.(2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.](c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract is to be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a small business concern.(2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a veteran-owned small business concern.(3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.(4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not, a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002.(5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not a women-owned small business concern.Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.(6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [_] is, [_] is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [_] is, [_] is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _____________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation.(8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, a women-owned business concern.(9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:___________________________________________(10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that--(i) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR part 126; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246 --(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that --(i) It [_] has, [_] has not, participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It [_] has, [_] has not, filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that --(i) It [_] has developed and has on file, [_] has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It [_] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made.(f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American - Supplies, is included in this solicitation.)(1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies."(2) Foreign End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(g)(1) Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.)(i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product."Other Foreign End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No.:___________________________________________[List as necessary](3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act'':Canadian or Israeli End Products:Line Item No.: Country of Origin:[List as necessary](4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No.: Country of Origin:[List as necessary](5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.)(i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End ProductsLine Item No.: Country of Origin:[List as necessary](iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation.(h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals--(1) [_] Are, [_] are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) [_] Have, [_] have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; and(3) [_] Are, [_] are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and(4) [_] Have, [_] have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.(i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply:(A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted.(B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded.(ii) Examples.(A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appear rights.(B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals Contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment.(D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code).(i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).](1) Listed End ProductListed End Product: Listed Countries of Origin:(2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.][_] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product.[_] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that is has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor.(j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly-(1) [_] In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) [_] Outside the United States.(k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards. (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.](1) [_] Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror [_] does [_] does not certify that-(i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and(iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers.(2) [_] Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror [_] does [_] does not certify that-(i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii));(iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and(iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers.(3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies-(i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and(ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause.(l) Taxpayer identification number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.)(1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).(2) The TIN may be used by the government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN.(3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).[_] TIN:_____________________.[_] TIN has been applied for.[_] TIN is not required because:[_] Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States;[_] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government;[_] Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government;(4) Type of organization.[_] Sole proprietorship;[_] Partnership;[_] Corporate entity (not tax-exempt);[_] Corporate entity (tax-exempt);[_] Government entity (Federal, State, or local);[_] Foreign government;[_] International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4;[_] Other ____________________.(5) Common parent.[_] Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent:[_] Name and TIN of common parent:Name ____________________________________TIN ______________________________________(m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan.(n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations-(1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4.(2) Representation. The offeror represents that-(i) It [ ] is, [ ] is not an inverted domestic corporation; and(ii) It [ ] is, [ ] is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation.(o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran.(1) The offeror shall email questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov.(2) Representation and Certification. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror-(i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and(iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,500 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50(U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf).(3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if-(i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and(ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products.(p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation.(1) The Offeror represents that it [ ] has or [ ] does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture.(2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information:Immediate owner CAGE code:_____________________________________________Immediate owner legal name:______________________________________________(Do not use a "doing business as" name)Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity:[ ] Yes or [ ] No.(3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information:Highest level owner CAGE code:_____________________________________________Highest level owner legal name:______________________________________________(Do not use a "doing business as" name)(End of Provision)Procurement Advisory 104 B DEVIATION 2015-01: AGRICULTURE ACQUISITION REGULATION(48 CFR Chapter 4) AGAR 409.471 Solicitation Provision. (a) Solicitation Provision. The contracting officer shall insert the provision at 452.209-70, Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law - Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations, in all solicitations that will use funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) including solicitations for the acquisition of commercial items under FAR part 12.____________________________________ AGAR 452.209 - 70 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent TaxLiability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law - Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations. REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW - FISCAL YEAR 2015 APPROPRIATIONS AND BEYOND (DEVIATION 2015-01) (a) In accordance with sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by this or any other Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (1) has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or (2) was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless a Federal agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror represents that - (1) It is [ ], is not [ ] (check one) a corporation that has any unpaid Federal liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, (2) It is [ ], is not [ ] (check one) a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (End of provision)