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Demolition 14 Buildings BARC

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published July 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 30, 2016
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Remove and dispose of entirely fourteen buildings and structures at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Beltsville Agriculture Research Center Campus (BARC) in Beltsville, MD.  The work includes but is not limited to: Demolition, Disposal, Hazardous Material Abatement & Disposal, and Site Restoration.  Magnitude of Construction: $250,000 - $500,000.  Solicitation: AG-32SC-S-16-0046 Demo 14 Buildings will be issued on or about 29 JULY 2016.

Nutrition Information Specialist

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published June 14, 2016  -  Deadline June 22, 2016
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Pursuant to FAR 5.101(2) the United States Department Agriculture (USDA), National Agriculture Library (NAL), intends to procure the services of a Nutrition Information Specialist. Statement of Work (SOW) is attached.Quotes will be evaluated based on lowest price technically acceptable. This is a small business set-aside.Please ensure that your quote meets all of the criteria's listed in the attached SOW.Vendors shall include your DUNS number and authorized point of contact information. Vendors shall ensure that they are currently registered in System for Award Management (SAM). NAICS Code is 561320. No telephone calls are being accepted. Questions shall be submitted by email no later than 12 Noon ET Friday, June 17, 2016 to Sabrina.Brown@ars.usda.gov, with responses to questions posted no later than 4:30 Friday, June 17, 2016. No additional questions will be accepted after 12 Noon Friday, June 17, 2016. Quotes shall be submitted NLT 12 Noon Wednesday, June 22, 2016 via email to the Point of Contact: Sabrina Brown, Contract Specialist at Sabrina.Brown@ars.usda.gov.

Beltsville Area Research Center Steam System Repair, Beltsville, MD

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published April 24, 2016  -  Deadline May 23, 2016
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The US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), is Requesting Proposals, to award a single Firm Fixed Price contract for Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) Steam System Repairs in Beltsville, MD. The contractor shall be responsible for all work, which consists of furnishing plant, labor, materials and performing all operations required in connection with replacing the underground steam distribution system including the installation of new steam piping, new condensate piping, new manholes and connections to portions of the existing steam distribution systems to remain. Base Bid will include installation of the new steam loop system within the BARC West Campus. Option items will be detailed in the Solicitation. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this requirement is 221330 - Steam and Air Conditioning Supply Construction with a size standard of $15.0M. This is a Small Business Set-Aside.  In order to be eligible for award all bidders must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration can be accomplished at www.sam.gov. Range of magnitude for this action is between $6,000,000 and $10,000,000. Solicitation date is April 23, 2016 with proposal due  May 23, 2016. Drawings and specifications will be available without charge. Source Selection will be based on Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). Technical Evaluation Criteria are:Factor 1  - Project ManagementFactor 2 - Relevant Experience  Sub 1 - Comparable work  Sub 2- Safety Record/Program  Sub 3 - Quality Assurance/Quality ControlFactor 3 - Key Personnel  Sub 1 - Project Manager  Sub 2 - Site Superintendent  Sub 3 - Safety ManagerA Site Visit is scheduled for May 4, 2016 at 9:00AM at 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Building 426, Beltsville, MD, 20705.  Details for registering are contined in the solicitation.    

Equipment Certification, Repair, Decontamination

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline March 23, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be used. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-15-0011 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 correction. North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) 562910 is applicable. SIC code is 4959. The Small Business size standard is $20.5M dollars for both NAICS codes. This procurement small business set aside is dissolved. The U.S Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland requires a scientific equipment decontamination, certification, and maintenance. See list of equipment that requires semi-annual and annual maintenance. A majority of the equipment must be decontaminated prior to providing semi-annual and annual certification or maintenance. Contractor must remove hazardous material and parts after completion of certification or repair. See attachments for details and CLIN structure. For CLIN structure breakdown also see attachment schedule "B" Quantities below are estimated for proposal purposes only. No. Description of Services Quantity Per Unit Extended Cost 0001 Certification Services 220 ea $_________ $___________ 0002 Labor for repairs Est100 hrs $_________ $___________ 0003 Decontamination 175 ea $_________ $___________ 0004 Labor Unscheduled Services Est 50 hrs $_________ $___________ 1001 Certification Services 220 ea $_________ $___________ 1002 Labor for repairs Est100 hrs $_________ $___________ 1003 Decontamination 175 ea $_________ $___________ 1004 Labor Unscheduled Services Est 50 hrs $_________ $___________ 2001 Certification Services 220 ea $_________ $___________ 2002 Labor for repairs Est100 hrs $_________ $___________ 2003 Decontamination 175 ea $_________ $___________ 2004 Labor Unscheduled Services Est 50 hrs $_________ $___________ 3001 Certification Services 220 ea $_________ $___________ 3002 Labor for repairs Est100 hrs $_________ $___________ 3003 Decontamination 175 ea $_________ $___________ 3004 Labor Unscheduled Services Est 50 hrs $_________ $___________ The Contractor shall provide all services at the Government locations listed in the PWS. Total of 3 locations that must be serviced annually with some equipment being certified bi-annually. The address and point of contact will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with Firm Fixed Price task orders. The Government anticipates awarding one contract. The total contract shall not exceed a ceiling of $140,000.00 for the base year plus three option years. The minimum amount the Government must place each year is $100.00 with a maximum amount of $35,000.00 per year. No single task order may exceed $35,000.00. The anticipated contract will have a base year plus three unilateral option years. The period of performance is as follows: Base - April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 Opt 1 - April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 Opt 2 - April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018 Opt 3 - April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019 Activities authorized to place orders will be identified in the contract. The estimated quantities and schedule are provided to give Offerors a better understanding of the size of the job and to evaluate prices. This in no way obligates the Government to purchase these stated quantities. The following items will be negotiated with each task order placed against this IDIQ contract: •A. The unscheduled services are based on movement of equipment and other unforeseen requests. •B. New equipment installation/de-installation INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Items will be inspected and accepted at destination. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses that apply to this acquisition are attached. This acquisition will be conducted using a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable; FAR part 13. therefore, the proposal that is determined to be the lowest priced technically acceptable based on the three evaluation factors will be awarded. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are below. This procurement will be awarded to the vendor on a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) basis: (1) Technical Capability, (2) Cost/Price, and (3) Past Performance. •(1) Technical Capability - Will be evaluated on the following criteria and will be no longer than 10 pages using times new roman with a font size of 12. •a. Management Capability •b. Personnel qualifications •c. Experience of personnel (2) Cost/Price - Provide breakdown •a. Unit cost for Certification •b. Labor hour rate for repairs •c. Unit cost for Decontamination of equipment •d. Negotiated cost will be per each request •(3) Past Performance - Provide prior 3 years of experience on same or similar projects. Provide no more than 5 similar projects. •a. Name of project. •b. Summary or general detail of project requirement •c. Point of contact name, phone number, email address •d. Project cost Technical evaluation will be on a go/no-go basis. Past performance evaluation will be Pass/Fail or Neutral if no past performance is provided. Cost will be evaluated by unit cost for certification, Labor hour rate, and cost to decontaminate a piece of equipment. When costs are combined the lowest overall rate will be selected that is technically acceptable. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Questions: any questions about this solicitation must be sent via email to Mr. Brian Brown at brian.brown@ars.usda.gov no later than 4:00 PM Eastern time March 17, 2015. Answers will be posted as an amendment if needed on FBO. Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 PM Eastern Time on March 23, 2015. The successful company must mandatorily be registered in the (System for Award Management) at the web site: www.sam.gov (SAM) and a contractor can call the SAM help desks at 1-866-606-8220.

Chiller Replacement Bldg #2 - USDA, Beltsville Architectural Research Area (BARC), Beltsville MD

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published July 13, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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The United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), requires a design/build general contractor to provide investigation, documentation, design and construction services for the associated work of replacing one (1) (TRANE Model # CGAFC20EAFA1000000H000000T0W00) mechanical liquid chiller at Building #2, located at the Beltsville Architectural Research Area (BARC) complex.    The aforementioned direct expansion/water cooled chiller was originally installed in 2001 and is approaching the end of its useful service life.  The design and construction work for the chiller replacement shall incorporate all sustainable, energy efficient and nautral resources conservation practices as well as new mechanical, electrical and plumbing where required in strict accordance with the Statement of Work and applicable technical drawings. It is anticipated the Contractor will have 180 calendar days to complete the contract upon receipt of the notice to proceed.     The magnitude of this project is between $25,000 and $100,000.   Offerors are responsible for routinely checking the FBO website for any possible solicitation amendments which may be issued.  The proposed offer due date and site visit will be identified within the solicitation.  To be eligible for award, offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database.  Offerors may obtain information on registration in the SAM at https://www.sam.gov

Custom Fabrication of Automated Metabolic Feed Conversion Testing Units to be used for Individual Broiler Chicken Housing

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published November 19, 2014  -  Deadline December 7, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be used. Solicitation number 722928 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005‐77. This solicitation will be a 100 percent total small business set‐aside. The associated NAICS code is 423820 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland requires the following items: On‐site custom fabrication of automated metabolic feed conversion testing units for individual chicken housing, with the following minimum requirements: The poultry research facility will require 2 separate but parallel battery units capable of housing a minimum of 80 broiler chickens each in individual cages for a total of a minimum of 160 chickens at a time. The cages compromising the battery units shall allow easy access to the birds themselves for daily weighing. Batteries of the required cages shall "not" be restricted to a limited number of birds 12 to 24 per battery as is a conventional arrangement on portable battery units. USDA requires the capability of calculating the feed efficiency for growth of broiler chickens, as performed by the poultry industry, with the capability of using the same equipment as the poultry industry in order that the USDA's data be relevant to the needs of the Poultry industry. Batteries of the required individual cages shall provide ease of measuring feed consumption on a daily basis, and shall NOT be manually intensive to clean and discard manure detracting from the efficient of use for large numbers of birds, up to 180 birds at a time, and shall have watering systems "not" compatible with the need to fully prevent adding wetness to the supplied feed which will result in decreased feeding behavior on the part of the bird and will therefore cause errors in the determination of the weight of the feed ingested, and are purely experimental units, that are "not" presently used by the major poultry breeders to evaluate the feed efficiency of the various lineages of broilers they develop. The above required automated metabolic feed conversion testing units for individual chicken housing include the following: Adjustable height or of a design that is ergonomically efficient for access to both the top and bottom cages Individual Ziggity Regulators, 4 per row Two feeder assemblies of at least 80 cage units each for a total of 160 cages. Automated manure conveyor belt for cleaning and health considerations Capability of easy wash‐down cleaning to the room's central floor drain Includes freight/shipping charges to Building 229, BARC‐East, Beltsville, Maryland 20705 Include on‐site installation charges. Delivery is required within 90 days after award. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212‐1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) Technical Specifications/technical support and (2) Price (to include shipping charges to Beltsville, Maryland 20705). The basis for this award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that, results from selection of the technically accepted proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212‐ the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Technical Specifications/technical support, (2) price. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANT TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officers Representative (COR) and accepted at Destination. This procurement will be awarded to the vendor that quotes the lowest total price including delivery that meets all of the above minimum requirements. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204‐7 System for Award; Management, AGAR 452.204‐70 Inquiries; FAR 52.204‐9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor; Personnel; FAR 52.204‐10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First‐Tier Subcontracts Awards; 52.209‐6 Protecting the Governments interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposes for Debarment; FAR 52 211‐6 Brand Name or Equal; AGAR 452.211‐71 Equal Products Offered; FAR 52.212‐1 Instructions to Offers‐Commercial Items; FAR 52.212‐2 Evaluation ‐ Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical specifications/support and price); FAR 52.214‐4 Contract Terms and conditions‐Commercial items; FAR 52.212‐5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders‐Commercial Items; FAR 52.219‐6 Notice of Total Small Business Set‐aside; AGAR 452.219‐70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.233‐3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222‐19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222‐21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222‐26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222‐36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222‐50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223‐18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225‐3 Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements Isralie Trade Act; FAR 52.225‐4 Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Certificate; FAR 52.225‐13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225‐25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232‐33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer‐System for Award Management; FAR 52.233‐3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233‐4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract, FAR 52.237‐2 Protection of Govt Bldgs, Equipment, and Vegetation; FAR 52.252‐1; Solicitations Provisions incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252‐2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Any firm that believes it can provide the above listed minimum requirements may submit a quote to the identified point of contact below not later than December 7, 2014. The successful company must mandatorily be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at the web site: www.sam.gov (SAM) (NO EXCEPTIONS) Contractors may call the SAM help desk at 1‐866‐606‐8220. The Point of Contact for this action is Mr. John Wilkinson, john.wilkinson@ars.usda.gov. Anticipated award date is Dec. 8, 2014.

12 Cage Start Grow PVC used for housing 48 growing broiler chickens in separate cage enclosures

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published April 10, 2017  -  Deadline April 26, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be used. Solicitation number 850831 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95.This solicitation will be a 100 percent total small business set-aside. The associated NAICS code is 333111 with a small business size standard of 1250 employees. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland requires the following items: On-site custom fabrication of automated metabolic feed conversion testing units for individual chicken housing, with the following MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: The research objectives for an ongoing research project as well as a future project covering FY 2017 through 2022, requires the capability of assessing feed use efficiency and metabolic efficiency as measured in individually housed broiler chickens. The basic requirement is to have the capability of housing 48 growing broiler chickens in separate cage enclosures. At a minimum, the need is for 4 individual rack units each holding an assembly of 12 cages per rack unit. For each rack unit the desired configuration is either 3 rows of 4 cages or 2 rows of 6 cages. Each individual cage shall be:• 24" wide x 24" deep and 18" high to be in compliance with Animal Welfare concerns for space requirements; • On wheels and portable to allow movement to the automated cage washer for cleaning and disinfection. Wheels shall have stainless steel casters with step brakes on the front wheels;• All materials, from which these cage units are constructed shall be chemically resistant to disinfecting compounds and able to withstand a minimum water temperature of 180 degrees F;• Walls of the cages shall be constructed with plastic-coated wire screening with a mesh size no larger than with a 1" x 1";• Doors shall be stainless steel and be capable of sliding horizontally with positive latches;• Feeders shall be constructed of stainless steel;• Excrement collection pans shall be constructed of stainless steel; • Each individual cage shall be equipped with 2 individual water nipples for access to water, one near each side of the cage, to allow for 2 chickens/cage. The height of the water nipple array shall be adjustable to accommodate different size chickens; each nipple can come off a common line between the individual cages but each 12-cage unit shall be equipped with a stand-alone water pressure reducer fitted with an adjustable pressure/flow valve and a highly visible view of the existing water level in the unit (i.e., A "view glass or view tube");• The water system shall be equipped with standard pluming hose fittings to be compliant with the attachment fixtures present in the animal building (what are they?). Standard hose fittings The water system for each cage unit shall have a capacity for flush down clean out and washing;• Provide ease of measuring feed consumption on a daily basis, and shall NOT be manually intensive to clean and discard manure. The feeders for each cage shall be easily removable so the feeder and its remaining feed can be weighed and the data entered into an electronic spreadsheet. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) Technical Specifications/technical support and (2) Price (to include shipping charges to Beltsville, Maryland 20705) and warranty information.The basis for this award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that, results from selection of the technically accepted proposal with the lowest evaluated price. END OF MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANT TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officers Representative (COR) and accepted at Destination.The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 System for Award; Management, AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.204-9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor; Personnel; FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontracts Awards; 52.209-6 Protecting the Governments interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposes for Debarment; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items; FAR 52.214-4 Contract Terms and conditions-Commercial items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-13 Notice of Total Small Business Set-aside; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.233-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; FAR 52.225-3 Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements lsralie Trade Act; FAR 52.225-4 Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Certificate; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract, FAR 52.237-2 Protection of Govt Bldgs, Equipment, and Vegetation; FAR 52.252-1; Solicitations Provisions incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference.Any firm that believes it can provide the above listed minimum requirements may submit a quote to the identified point of contact below not later than April 26, 2017. The successful company must mandatorily be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at the web site: www.sam.gov (SAM) (NO EXCEPTIONS) Contractors may call the SAM help desk at 1-866-606-8220. The Point of Contact for this action is Mr. John Wilkinson, iohn.wilkinson@ars.usda.gov, phone: 301-504-1731. Anticipated award date is April 27, 2017.  

Notice of Intent to Negotiate Solely with the Advertising Council

Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service | Published February 12, 2016  -  Deadline February 27, 2016
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) intends to negotiate solely with the Advertising Council, Inc. located at 815 2nd Ave, Floor 9, New York, NY  10017-4503, for a nine (9) month contract to continue the use of FSIS’s current advertisements and partnerships created under Contract AG3A94-C-10-0014.  The negotiation is for a nine (9) month contract to get full use of the advertisements and partnerships that have been already established/created for FSIS’s current campaign.  It is anticipated that a new Public Service Advertisement (PSA) Contract for new advertisements will be required in the near future.  The Advertising Council, Inc. is the only source which can provide the required service in accordance with our requirements for this nine (9) month contract.  This procurement will be conducted under the authority of FAR 6.302-1(a)(2) and that only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.   Authority 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1).  It is anticipated that this contract will be for the period of March 2016 – December 2016.  This is not a request for quotations or an announcement of a forthcoming solicitation.  Request for copies of this solicitation will not be honored or acknowledged.  The Government does not intend to pay for information received.  All interested parties must respond within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of this notice. Written responses must provide clear and concise documentation indicating your firm’s capability to provide the services described above.  Verbal responses are not acceptable and will not be considered.  When responding to this announcement, respondents should refer to Announcement AG-3A94-S-16-0003.  If after February 27, 2016, no viable responses have been received in response to this announcement, USDA/FSIS shall negotiate solely with the Advertising Council, Inc.  The Government anticipates award by March 31, 2016.

Life Tech Consumables

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline September 24, 2015
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1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services- prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.6, and supplemental information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation will result in a firm fixed price commercial contract. 2. Simplified procurement procedures will be used for this acquisition per Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. This requirement is being offered as a total Small Business Set Aside. The NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 500 employees or less. 3. This requirement is for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), BARC-East Building 580, powder Mill Rd, Beltsville MD 20705 4. The solicitation number for this effort is AG-6395-S-15-0196 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 AND QUANTITIES: 001 450641 TOPO TA cloning kit with pCR 2.1 TOPO vector 5 EA 002 750024 UltraPure DEPC-Treated Water 1 EA 003 10966-034 Platinum Taq DNA Polymerase 40 EA 004 10966-034 Platinum Taq DNA Polymerase 10 EA 005 11732-020 Superscript III Platinum One-Step qRT-PCR kit 5 EA 006 12574-026 Superscript' III One-Step RT-PCR w/ PlatinumTaq 1 EA 007 AM1330 MEGAscript SP6 Transcription Kit 1 EA 008 AM1333 MEGAscript T7 Transcription Kit 2 EA 009 K0513 Silica Bead DNA Gel Extraction Kit 1 EA 010 K4575-01 TOPO TA Cloning Kit for Sequencing w/ one shot TOP10 chemically competent E. coli 1 EA 011 K4600-40 TOPO TA Cloning Kit, Dual promoter for in-vitro transcription w/ one shot TOP10 chemically competent E. coli 1 EA 012 Q60020 imMedia Amp Liquid 1 EA 013 Q60120 imMedia Amp Agar 1 EA 014 Q60220 ImMedia Amp X-gal/IPTG Agar 6 EA 015 C8620-03 One-Shot Machl Tl Phage-Resistant chemically competent E. coli 60 EA 7. All work performance upon completion must be delivered FOB Destination to: USDA APHIS PPQ, BARC-East Building 580, powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705 . The offerors price must include shipping to the FOB destination. 8. The provision at 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial applies to this solicitation. 9. Award will be made to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to this combined synopsis/solicitation is the low price. . 10. The provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The contractor shall either 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. 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; 52.209-6, Protecting the Government' Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management 13. To be awarded this contract, the offeror must be registered in the SAM.gov. SAM.gov information may be found at http://www.SAM.gov. 14. Quotations are due to the United States Department of Agriculture, Minneapolis Contracting Office, 100 North Sixth Street, Butler Square, 5th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403 by 01:30 PM CST, September 24, 2015. Quotes may be sent via e-mail to Jason.l.wilking@aphis.usda.gov, fax to 612-336-3550 or via mail to above address. (xvi) The point of contact for this solicitation is Jason Wilking who may be reached at Jason.l.wilking@aphis.usda.gov , or phone at 612-336-3210. 15. A COMPLETE QUOTE WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING: a. Price for the items, CLINS 01-15 which provides the total price including delivery. b. A completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or if not completed in SAM.gov.

Foreign Patent and Filing Prosecution Services

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 23, 2015  -  Deadline January 8, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis / solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is AG-32SB-S-16-0003 and is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85 - December 04, 2015. This procurement is a 100% Small Business (SB) set-aside. NAICS Code: 541110 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is seeking a contractor to provide Foreign Patent and Filing Prosecution services for the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Forest Service (FS), and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). FAR Clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Basis for Award: This will be a best value procurement. Technical merit plays a significant role in determining award. All evaluation factors other than price, when combined, are more important than price. The Contracting Officer shall determine what trade-off between technical merit and price promises to be the best value to the Government with price and other factors to be considered. As non-price factors become more equal, price may become the determining factor. The award will be made to the offeror that offers the greatest value and is most advantageous to the Government. Please include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, with the offer. FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. FAR Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall submit all written questions concerning the solicitation via email to Travis Heller at Travis.Heller@ars.usda.gov. The questions and responses will be provided to all offerors in an amendment to the solicitation where a response is deemed appropriate by the Contracting Officer. The Government may elect to conduct discussions with offerors whose proposals are technically acceptable (or which may be expected to be made acceptable by moderate modification) and fall within the competitive price range. The Government reserves the right, however, to award a contract based on initial offers without conducting discussions. Therefore, each proposal should be submitted from the offeror's most favorable technical and price standpoints. Solicitation documents will only be available via the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) homepage located at https://www.fbo.gov/. No hard copies will be issued and no written or fax requests will be accepted. Telephone requests will not be honored and bidder lists will not be maintained. It is the contractor's responsibility to monitor FBO for any amendments. All contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database as required by FAR 4.1102 at the time of submission.

Ventilation Curtain System, Dairy Barn

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published May 23, 2016  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-0027-01 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87 dated April 6, 2016. This solicitation is for full and open competition.  The associated NAICS code is 238290 (Other Building Equipment Contractors).Background: The USDA, ARS, Research Services in Beltsville, Maryland has a requirement for the demolition and disposal of the existing dairy barn ventilation curtain system and replacement with a new dairy barn ventilation curtain system, per the attached Statement of Work and drawings. There will be a site visit on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8:00 A.M. Eastern at:USDA, ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center10300 Baltimore Ave.Building 426ABeltsville, MD 20705-2325Location Point of Contact for this site visit is Mr. George FordContractors responding to this announcement shall submit their proposal in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) technical capability and (2) price. The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) technical capability and (2) price. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Work and supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price and past performance); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-21, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dunn and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically using the Invoice Processing Platform at www.ipp.gov. Proposals must be received via email to Kristen Turner at kristen.turner@ars.usda.gov no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

Ventilation Curtain System, Dairy Barn

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published May 9, 2016  -  Deadline May 19, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-0027 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87 dated April 6, 2016. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 238290 (Other Building Equipment Contractors), with a small business size standard of $15 million.  Background: The USDA, ARS, Research Services in Beltsville, Maryland has a requirement for the demolition and disposal of the existing dairy barn ventilation curtain system and replacement with a new dairy barn ventilation curtain system, per the attached Statement of Work and drawings. Contractors responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) technical capability and (2) price. The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) technical capability and (2) price. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Work and supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price and past performance); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-21, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dunn and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically using the Invoice Processing Platform at www.ipp.gov. Quotes must be received via email to Kristen Turner at kristen.turner@ars.usda.gov no later than 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Purchase and Installation of Industrial Grade Diesel Generator for the Norman A Berg Plant Materials Center, Beltsville, Maryland

Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline April 15, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONPLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AS IT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY NOTICE THAT WILL BE ISSUED Synopsis:This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the Federal Business Opportunities website to ensure that they have the most up to date information about this acquisition. The solicitation number AG-1A23-S-16-0014 is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and is being conducted as a 100% small business set aside. The North American Classification System Code is 335312; Motor and Generator Manufacturing. This RFQ incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76. This requirement will be awarded as a commercial item, fixed price purchase order under the procedures at FAR Parts 12 and 13. Description:The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Norman A. Berg Plant Materials Center (NPMC), located at 8791 Beaver Dam Road, Beltsville, Maryland has a requirement for a new industrial grade diesel engine drive generator. This is a requirement for a fixed price purchase in which the work will consist of installing a generator to fully power barns, seed cooler, greenhouse, seed lab, head house, and offices during power outages at the National Plant Materials Center (NPMC). Interested vendors can review the work site on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 between the hours of 10 A.M. and 3 P.M. (EST) Review of the work site is not mandatory, however, we highly recommend attending the site visit to understand the full scope of work needed. Interested vendors considering reviewing the work site must call or email Dan Dusty at office (301) 504-7562; work cell (240) 320-7562 or email at dan.dusty@md.usda.gov.CLIN               Description 001                 Purchase and installation of a industrial grade diesel engine generator                      (Diesel powered back-up generator) 002                Purchase and installation of an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) 003                Site Preparation (concrete) 004                Transportation (Freight) 005                Electrical Work (Installation) PROVISIONSThe following Federal Acquisition Provisions apply to this acquisition:52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, (April 2014)52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items, (January 1999)52.212-3 *Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, (November 2013)*Please note: all offerors and prospective contractors must have an active registration with www.SAM.gov to be awarded an order.CLAUSESThe following Federal Acquisition Clauses apply to this acquisition:52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, (September 2013)52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, (January 2014)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:52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons, (February 2009)52.233-3 Protest After Award, (August 1996)52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim, (October 2004)b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contract Officer has indicated as being incorporated in the contract by reference to implement provisions of Law or Executive Orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside, (November 2011)52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns, (July 2013)52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders, (November 2011)52.222-3 Convict Labor, (June 2003)52.222-6 Construction Wage Rate Requirements (MAY 2014) 52.222-10 Compliance with Copeland Act Requirements (FEB 1988)52.222-13 Compliance with Construction Wage Rate Requirements and Related Regulations (May 2014)52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities, (February 1999)52.222-26 Equal Opportunity, (March 2007)52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans, (September 2010)52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities, (October 2010)52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving, (August 2011)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management, (July 2013)Addendum to 52.212-1, Modify (b): Submission of Offers to read as follows: Quotes shall be submitted on company letterhead, signed, dated and sent via email to Danny Mandell, Contracting Officer, email: Danny.Mandell@tx.usda.gov, no later than April 15, 2016, 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT). The offeror shall provide the NRCS with a Firm Fixed Price quote that is in accordance with this solicitation.

Pioneer Brand Corn & Soybean Seed

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 22, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-785289 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 111110 (Soybean Farming), with a small business size standard of tiny_mce_marker.75 million. This is a brand name requirement. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 0001) Pioneer Brand Corn Seed, P0506AM AM/LL/RR2/AQ, 12 Bags0002) Pioneer Brand Corn Seed, P1197AMXT AMXT/LL/RR2, 17 Bags0003) Pioneer Brand Corn Seed, P0843AM AM/LL/RR2, 13 Bags0004) Pioneer Brand Corn Seed, P9840AM AM/LL/RR2, 10 Bags0005) Pioneer Brand Soybean Seed, 93Y84 R/SCN in Bulk Boxes, 120 Units0006) Pioneer Brand Soybean Seed, P36T86R R/SCN in Bulk Boxes, 90 Units0007) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2016. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2016. The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include price (to include delivery). Please use the attached PDF titled "Pricing Sheet" for submission of quote. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email all quotes to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov. The basis for award is Best Value to the Government. "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that, results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Price (to include delivery) and (2) Past Performance. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Re-representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes must be received no later than February 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Channel Brand Corn & Soybean Seed

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 22, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-785296 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 111110 (Soybean Farming), with a small business size standard of tiny_mce_marker.75 million. This is a brand name requirement. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 0001) Channel Brand Corn Seed, 197-33STXRIB Blend, 17 Bags0002) Channel Brand Corn Seed, 209-53STXRIB Blend, 19 Bags0003) Channel Brand Soybean Seed, 4306R2/STS 40SCU Box, 80 Units0004) Channel Brand Soybean Seed, 3707R2/SR/STS 40SCU Box, 80 Units0005) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2016. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2016. The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include price (to include delivery). Please use the attached PDF titled "Pricing Sheet" for submission of quote. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email all quotes to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov. The basis for award is Best Value to the Government. "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that, results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Price (to include delivery) and (2) Past Performance. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Re-representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes must be received no later than February 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Hubner Brand Corn and Soybean Seeds

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 22, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-785292 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 111110 (Soybean Farming), with a small business size standard of tiny_mce_marker.75 million. This is a brand name requirement. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 0001) Hubner Brand Corn Seed, H5222RC3P, 17 Bags0002) Hubner Brand Corn Seed, H4744RC2P, 19 Bags0003) Hubner Brand Soybean Seed, H42-13R2 in Bulk Box, 80 Units0004) Hubner Brand Soybean Seed, H32-13R2 in Bulk Box, 80 Units0005) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2016. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2016. The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include price (to include delivery). Please use the attached PDS titled "Pricing Sheet" for submission of quote. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email all quotes to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov. The basis for award is Best Value to the Government. "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that, results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Price (to include delivery) and (2) Past Performance. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Re-representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes must be received no later than February 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Mycogen Brand Corn & Soybean Seed

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 22, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-785298 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 111110 (Soybean Farming), with a small business size standard of tiny_mce_marker.75 million. This is a brand name requirement. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 0001) Mycogen Brand Corn Seed, F2F627 SSX/RA (80,000 seeds per bag), 20 Bags0002) Mycogen Brand Corn Seed, 2Y767 SSX/LL/RR2 (80,000 seeds per bag), 20 Bags0003) Mycogen Brand Soybean Seed, 5N386R2 RR2Y/STS in Bulk (140,000 seeds per unit), 45 Units0004) Mycogen Brand Soybean Seed, 5N343R2 RR2Y in Bulk (140,000 seeds per unit), 45 Units0005) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2016. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2016. The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include price (to include delivery). Please use the attached PDF titled "Pricing Sheet" for submission of quote. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email all quotes to josh.dobereiner@ars.usda.gov. The basis for award is Best Value to the Government. "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that, results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Price (to include delivery) and (2) Past Performance. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Re-representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes must be received no later than February 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EST on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Soybean Meal

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 7, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-16-777111 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84 dated October 5, 2015. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 311119 (Other Animal Food Manufacturing), with a small business size standard of 500 employees. Background: The USDA, ARS, Research Services in Beltsville, Maryland has a requirement for a total of 200 tons of high protein soybean meal, or about 16 tons each month. This solicitation is for total small business interest in a Fixed Price type contract for 1 year. The prospective contractor should be able to provide high protein soybean meal to be available for pickup by the Government. Minimum protein content shall be 47.0% and shall not fall below 46.5%. Soybean meal will be picked up by the Government in bulk 16 ton quantities every 30 days by bottom unloading or dump trailers. Contractor must be no further than 100 miles from Beltsville, Maryland zip code 20705. Load pickups will be arranged by the Government. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) technical capability and (2) price. The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) technical capability and (2) price. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price and past performance); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-21, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically using the Invoice Processing Platform at www.ipp.gov. Quotes must be received via email to Kristen Turner at kristen.turner@ars.usda.gov no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Fertilizer Spreader

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published August 24, 2015  -  Deadline September 3, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-15-0060 is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associtated NAICS code is 333111 (Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing), with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This is a brand name or equal requirement. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 0001) Fertilizer Spreader Vicon Fertilizer Spreader, Model RO-EDW1875G, or Equal, with the following minimum specifications: Hopper Capacity - 1,875 liters Spread Width - Adjustable from 12 to 45 meters Output - Adjustable from 10 to 320 kg/min Automatic weighing and calibration systems ISOBUS 11783 compatible Section Control - Automatic on and off for headlands and boundaries Variable Rate Control - Adjusts application rate based on inputted field prescription Documentation - Ability to save job data and field maps via USB data port GPS Controlled TRIMFLO Kit Hopper Emptying Kit The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) Technical Specifications and (2) Price (to include shipping). The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Technical Specifications/technical support, (2) Price (to include shipping) and must also have satisfactory Past Performance. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal; AGAR 452.211-71 Equal Products Offered; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical specifications and price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes must be received no later than September 3, 2015, 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 3:00 PM EDT on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Installation of Bruker Avance 300 NMR

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published June 12, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-15-746708 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 541690 (Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services), with a small business size standard of $15 million. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 0001) On-site installation of Bruker Avance 300 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) with Ultrashield Magnet and B-ACS 60 Sample Changer Specifications: Installation of the following: - UltraShield 300 Magnet - Bruker Avance NMR Console - B/ACS 60 Sample Changer The Government will provide the following for installation: - Compressed air or nitrogen - 220 power source - 500L liquid Helium - 500L liquid Nitrogen - 2 cylinders compressed Helium gas - 1 cylinder compressed Nitrogen gas The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) Past Performance and (2) Price. The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Price and (2) Past Performance. INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR 204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; FAR 204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror; FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: price and past performance); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-21, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American--Supplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference. To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at www.sam.gov. NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically. Quotes must be received no later than 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 11:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.