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Routine and Emergency Veterinary Services

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published October 8, 2014  -  Deadline October 21, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under simplified acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.106, and Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore a written solicitation will not be issued. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Beltsville Agricultural Research Services (BARC) intends to award a firm-fixed price contract for the following; Routine and Emergency Veterinary Services. This solicitation is issued on an unrestricted basis. The mission of the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center is to provide the American public with an exceptionally talented, highly interdisciplinary Scientific community in the USDA's largest scientific installation, and leverage these resources to envision, create, and improve knowledge and technologies that enhance the capacity of the nation - and the world - to provide its people with healthy crops and animals; clean and renewable natural resources; sustainable agricultural systems; and agricultural commodities and products that are abundant, high-quality, and safe. The Veterinary Services Unit provides veterinary medical, surgical and obstetrical care of research animals at BARC by overseeing the planning and administration of preventative, diagnostic and medical treatment of all dairy cattle, beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and laboratory animals. Please Note: The Contractor will be responsible for ensuring back-up veterinary coverage during the period of performance. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: All interested offerors after reading the attached Performance Work Statement (PWS) - See Attachment 1 and believe they are able to provide qualified personnel, relevant past performance experience and the technical capability to perform the work as specified in the PWS are invited to submit a quote utilizing your most competitive and reasonable rates. Please include in your quotation, a brief summary of your company's experience and past performance within the past 3 years as it relates to the scope of this requirement outlined in the PWS. Each company experience (Government or commercial) should include the following; (a) name of project, (b) brief description of project, (c) the contract or project number, (d) the dollar value of the contract/project, (e) the relevance of the contract/project to the requirements in the PWS. The Government intends to award a firm-fixed price purchase order The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions & clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76 effective July 25, 2014. The applicable North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 541940 with a size standard of $7.0 million. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: October 27, 2014 through April 27, 2015 CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited is reserved for the Contracting Officer. INVOICE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION: Contractors doing business with the USDA, ARS MUST enroll and submit invoices via the REE Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP) in order to receive payment. To initiate IPP enrollment, please send an email to IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov (see NOTE in the 4th bullet point) and include the required information about your company listed in the bullet points below. The email subject line must be "IPP Payment Notification Services". • Your company name* • Primary company mailing address (street, city, state and zip)* • Primary company phone number • Designated IPP account administrator from your company: first name, last name, phone number, email address (NOTE: The request to register for an account must come from the designated IPP administrator's email address or your request cannot be processed) • Taxpayer Identification Number(s) (TINs) used for government agency payments • Name of government agency doing business with your company** • Contract number (list only one): • Contact information at the government agency: name, phone, email to verify that you are a vendor** *If you have more than one location or company name, use your primary corporate information and location data to enroll with the IPP. **This information is necessary to verify that your company is a vendor to a government agency. After an account is established, you will receive two emails. The first one will provide your User ID, and 12 to 24 hours later a second email will give you an 8-character password. Use the ID and password to log onto IPP to change to a password of your own, agree to the rules for using IPP and to answer security questions. Please see the "News and Training" box on your IPP homepage for instructions and videos on how to set-up email notifications, how to invoice, how to add additional users and other relevant information. Allow 5 to 10 business days for registration. Registration is recommended with the System for Award Management, (SAM), for all government vendors. Please visit www.sam.gov for more information. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please call the IPP Customer Support Desk at (866) 973‐3131 and go to www.ipp.gov for general information. Based upon acceptance of required contract services, the contractor must include the following information on each invoice in order for the invoice to be considered proper invoice. 1. Name and address of contractor. 2. Invoice number and Invoice date. 3. Contract number. 4. Description of work and period of performance. 5. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of official to whom payment is to be sent. 6. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice. 7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and DUNS Number. NOTE: Invoices that do not contain the proper information described above will be returned to the Contractor for correction. The revised invoice shall be dated the day of the re-submission for payment. The following Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions are applicable to this procurement; FAR 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, SW Washington, DC 20407 Telephone (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://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. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999) The provision at 52.212-2 applies to this procurement and is provided in full text. (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 the following "lowest price technically acceptable" factors considered. (1) Past Performance - The Government reserves the right to conduct their own investigation other than the contractor's provided list. (2) Ability to meet the requirements and qualifications in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) - See Attachment 2 for full text and instructions. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) - Incorporated by reference. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (JUL 2014) - See Attachment 3 for full text. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: All quotations must stipulate that it is predicated upon all terms and conditions as stated in this combined synopsis/solicitation. Quotes must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 60 days from the date of receipt by the Government. **SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION: USDA, ARS, EBSC, Acquisition Branch Attn: Rene D. Edwards, Contracting Officer 5601 Sunnyside Ave. Mail Stop 5124 Beltsville, MD 20705-5124 OR Via E-mail: rene.edwards@ars.usda.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.

30% UAN Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 4, 2014  -  Deadline December 15, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under simplified acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.106, and Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; therefore a written solicitation will not be issued. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Beltsville Agricultural Research Services (BARC), Research Services (RS) intends to award a firm-fixed price purchase order using simplified acquisition procedures for the following item; Five (5) tractor trailer loads (estimated 22-24 tons per load) of 30% UAN Liquid Nitrogen Fertilizer. The solicitation is issued as a 100% small business set-aside. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions & clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-78 effective November 25, 2014. The applicable North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 325314 with a size standard of 500 employees. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested offerors please complete the attached price schedule (See Attachment 1-SF-1449 2 pages) utilizing your most competitive and reasonable rates. DELIVERY SCHEDULE: Delivery shall be on or about January 3, 2015 and can be made Monday through Friday between the hours of 7am and 2pm. Please call the designated point of contact one day prior to delivery. DELIVERY LOCATION: USDA, ARS, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) 10300 Baltimore Ave., BARC-East Building 301 Beltsville, MD 20705 DESIGNATED POINT OF CONTACT: David Swain (301) 343-8300 CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited is reserved for the Contracting Officer. INVOICE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION: Contractors doing business with the USDA, ARS MUST enroll and submit invoices via the REE Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP) in order to receive payment. To initiate IPP enrollment, please send an email to IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov (see NOTE in the 4th bullet point) and include the required information about your company listed in the bullet points below. The email subject line must be "IPP Payment Notification Services". • Your company name* • Primary company mailing address (street, city, state and zip)* • Primary company phone number • Designated IPP account administrator from your company: first name, last name, phone number, email address (NOTE: The request to register for an account must come from the designated IPP administrator's email address or your request cannot be processed) • Taxpayer Identification Number(s) (TINs) used for government agency payments • Name of government agency doing business with your company** • Contract number (list only one): • Contact information at the government agency: name, phone, email to verify that you are a vendor** *If you have more than one location or company name, use your primary corporate information and location data to enroll with the IPP. **This information is necessary to verify that your company is a vendor to a government agency. After an account is established, you will receive two emails. The first one will provide your User ID, and 12 to 24 hours later a second email will give you an 8-character password. Use the ID and password to log onto IPP to change to a password of your own, agree to the rules for using IPP and to answer security questions. Please see the "News and Training" box on your IPP homepage for instructions and videos on how to set-up email notifications, how to invoice, how to add additional users and other relevant information. Allow 5 to 10 business days for registration. Registration is recommended with the System for Award Management, (SAM), for all government vendors. Please visit www.sam.gov for more information. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please call the IPP Customer Support Desk at (866) 973‐3131 and go to www.ipp.gov for general information. Based upon acceptance of required contract services, the contractor must include the following information on each invoice in order for the invoice to be considered proper invoice. 1. Name and address of contractor. 2. Invoice number and Invoice date. 3. Contract number. 4. Description of work and period of performance. 5. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of official to whom payment is to be sent. 6. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice. 7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and DUNS Number. NOTE: Invoices that do not contain the proper information described above will be returned to the Contractor for correction. The revised invoice shall be dated the day of the re-submission for payment. The following Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions are applicable to this procurement; FAR 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, SW Washington, DC 20407 Telephone (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://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. FAR 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: Price Quality of Product Compliance with Solicitation Requirements Quality of product and compliance with solicitation requirements, when combined are approximately equal to 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. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (NOV 2014) - See Attachment 2 for full text and instructions. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) - Incorporated by reference. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (OCT 2014) - See Attachment 3 for full text. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: All quotations must stipulate that it is predicated upon all terms and conditions as stated in this combined synopsis/solicitation. Quotes must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 60 days from the date of receipt by the Government. **SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION: USDA, ARS, EBSC, Acquisition Branch Attn: Rene D. Edwards, Contracting Officer 5601 Sunnyside Ave. Mail Stop 5124 Beltsville, MD 20705-5124 OR Via E-mail: rene.edwards@ars.usda.gov

Pioneer Brand Corn and Soybean Seeds

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 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-15-728533 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. 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, 15 Bags, 80,000 seeds per bag 0002) Pioneer Brand Corn Seed, P1197AMXT AMXT/LL/RR2, 15 Bags, 80,000 seeds per bag 0003) Pioneer Brand Soybean Seed, 93Y84 RR/SCN in Bulk Boxes, 135 Units, 140,000 seeds per unit 0004) Pioneer Brand Soybean Seed, P35T58R RR/SCN in Bulk Boxes, 90 Units, 140,000 seeds per unit 0005) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2015. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2015. 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). 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 (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; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; 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 52.222-50 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 January 6, 2015, 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Mycogen Brand Corn and Soybean Seeds

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 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-15-728528 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. 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, 20 Bags, 80,000 seeds per bag 0002) Mycogen Brand Soybean Seed, 5N386R2 RR2Y/STS in Bulk, 40 Units, 140,000 seeds per unit 0003) Mycogen Brand Soybean Seed, 5N404R2 RR2Y in Bulk, 40 Units, 140,000 seeds per unit 0004) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2015. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2015. 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). 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 (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; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; 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 52.222-50 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 January 6, 2015, 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. 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 December 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 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-15-728522 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. 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, H6084 RCSS, 24 Bags, 80,000 seeds per bag 0002) Hubner Brand Corn Seed, H6844 RCSS, 19 Bags, 80,000 seeds per bag 0003) Hubner Brand Corn Seed, H5333 RC3P, 11 Bags, 80,000 seeds per bag 0004) Hubner Brand Soybean Seed, H40-13R2 in Bulk Box, 80 Units, 145,000 seeds per unit 0005) Hubner Brand Soybean Seed, H37-14R2/STS in Bulk Box, 80 Units, 145,000 seeds per unit 0006) Hubner Brand Soybean Seed, H32-13R2 in Bulk Box, 40 Units, 145,000 seeds per unit 0007) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2015. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2015. 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). 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 (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; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; 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 52.222-50 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 January 6, 2015, 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.

Channel Brand Corn and Soybean Seeds

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published December 24, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 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-15-728518 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. 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, 202-32STXRIB Blend, 17 Bags, 80,000 units per bag 0002) Channel Brand Corn Seed, 209-53STXRIB Blend, 19 Bags, 80,000 units per bag 0003) Channel Brand Soybean Seed, 4306R2/STS 40SCU in Mini Bulk, 80 Units, 140,000 seeds per unit 0004) Channel Brand Soybean Seed, 3806R2/STS 40SCU in Mini Bulk, 80 Units, 140,000 seeds per unit 0005) Channel Soybean Seed, 3408R2 140M, 15 Bags, 140,000 seeds per bag 0006) Delivery Specifications: Corn seed must be delivered by April 1, 2015. Soybean seed must be delivered by May 4, 2015. 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). 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 (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; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; 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 52.222-50 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 January 6, 2015, 9:00AM Eastern Standard Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 5:00 PM EDT on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/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.

Uniform Rental and Maintenance

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published May 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 12, 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-15-0025 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% HUBZone Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 812332 (Industrial Launderers), with a small business size standard of $38.5 million. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 001) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Research Support Services (54 employees) - Base Year 002) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Facilities Services (95 employees) - Base Year 101) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Research Support Services (54 employees) - Option Year 1 102) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Facilities Services (95 employees) - Option Year 1 201) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Research Support Services (54 employees) - Option Year 2 202) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Facilities Services (95 employees) - Option Year 2 301) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Research Support Services (54 employees) - Option Year 3 302) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Facilities Services (95 employees) - Option Year 3 401) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Research Support Services (54 employees) - Option Year 4 402) Rental Uniforms and Maintenance Services, i.e. laundering, alterations, repairs, and/or replacements, for Facilities Services (95 employees) - Option Year 4 Specifications: See attached Performance Work Statement (PWS). 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 Volume that provide details of how the Contractor will perform the work described in the PWS (no more than 10 pages); (2) Price; and (3) Past Performance information for 3 recent (performed within the last 5 years) and relevant (similar in size and scope to this requirement). Please use the attached CLIN Pricing Sheet for pricing information and the attached Past Performance Evaluation Sheet for the past performance information. The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the Government intends to award to the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Technical, (2) Price, and (3) Past Performance. The acquisition will be conducted using the procedures authorized by FAR 13.5. This requirement is subject to the availability of funds. 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 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government; 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 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment; FAR 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71, Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; AGAR 452.211-72, Statement of Work/Specifications; AGAR 452.211-74, Period of Performance; FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical, 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 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services; FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award; FAR 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 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 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans; FAR 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans; FAR 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; FAR 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts); 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; AGAR 452.237-74, Key Personnel; 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 June 12, 2015, 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 2:00 PM EDT on Friday, May 29, 2015. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation. Late questions may not be answered.

PWA & PWV System

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline June 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; Quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-15-747869 is issued as a request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. The associated NAICS code is 339112 (Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing), with a small business size standard of 500 Employees. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 001) USDA, ARS is procuring two sets of equipment to measure using non invasive techniques 1) central blood pressure (pressure at the heart, specifically at the ascending aorta) and 2) carotid artery to femoral artery pulse wave velocity (as a measure of vascular [blood vessel] stiffness). Both the measure of central blood pressure and the pulse wave velocity must be measured using a single platform (one instrument), and be cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration. There must be validation data available in the peer review scientific literature for the system showing consistency with other instrumentation as well as demonstrated use of the instrumentation in large clinical research trials demonstrating acceptance of the measures by the research community. The measurement of central blood pressure is to be made using a brachial artery cuff-based system. The measurement of carotid artery to femoral artery pulse wave velocity is to be made with a thigh-cuff based system coupled with carotid tonometry. A cuffed-based system is required so research volunteers do not have to change out of their street clothes. To be included with the systems are: medical grade brachial (arm) blood pressure cuffs (in 3 sizes to accommodate various size arms), an extra-large adult thigh cuff, a medical/Millar pressure tonometer for carotid measures, a medical femoral blood pressure cuff, system documentation, notebook hardware and software, a cuff storage tray, and freight and inside delivery. The following specifications are required: measure pulse wave velocity between 2 and 25 m/s with a heart rate of between 30 and 220 beats per minute, and systolic pressure between 50 and 260 mm Hg and diastolic pressure between 40 and 200 mm Hg. The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination FCHL/BARC/ARS Beltsville MD 20705. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract. Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote on Contractors Letterhead in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) Technical Literature that provide details of how the Contractor's Equipment meets the characteristics above (2) Price. The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). "LPTA" means the Government intends to award to the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price. Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Technical, (2) Price. The acquisition will be conducted using the procedures authorized by FAR 13.5. This requirement is subject to the availability of funds. 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 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government; 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 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment; FAR 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; AGAR 452.209-71, Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; AGAR 452.211-72, Statement of Work/Specifications; AGAR 452.211-74, Period of Performance; FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical, 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 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services; FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole Source Award; FAR 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns; 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 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans; FAR 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans; FAR 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; FAR 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts); 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; AGAR 452.237-74, Key Personnel; 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 June 12, 2015, 2:00 PM Central Time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fluid Fertilizer 28-0-0-5 Sulfur

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline February 4, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; Quotations are being requested (RFQ's) and a written solicitation will not be issued.  The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Research Services (RS) located in Beltsville, MD intends to award a firm-fixed price purchase order for the following commercial item; Fluid fertilizer 28-0-0-5 Sulfur. SPECIFICATION FOR ITEM: See Attachment 1The solicitation is issued as a 100% small business set-aside. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions & clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85 effective January 04, 2016. The applicable North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 212393 with a size standard of 500 employees. All interested offerors are invited to submit a quote utilizing your most competitive and reasonable rates. ARS will evaluate quotations and award on lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA). DELIVERY DUE DATE: March 1, 2016CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited is reserved for the Contracting Officer. INVOICE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION: Contractors doing business with the USDA, ARS MUST enroll and submit invoices via the REE Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP) in order to receive payment.To initiate IPP enrollment, please send an email toIPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov (see NOTE in the 4th bullet point) and include the required information about your company listed in the bullet points below. The email subject line must be "IPP Payment Notification Services".• Your company name*• Primary company mailing address (street, city, state and zip)*• Primary company phone number• Designated IPP account administrator from your company: first name, last name, phone number, email address (NOTE: The request to register for an account must come from the designated IPP administrator's email address or your request cannot be processed)• Taxpayer Identification Number(s) (TINs) used for government agency payments• Name of government agency doing business with your company** • Contract number (list only one):• Contact information at the government agency: name, phone, email to verify that you are a vendor *If you have more than one location or company name, use your primary corporate information and location data to enroll with the IPP. **This information is necessary to verify that your company is a vendor to a government agency.After an account is established, you will receive two emails. The first one will provide your User ID, and 12 to 24 hours later a second email will give you an 8-character password. Use the ID and password to log onto IPP to change to a password of your own, agree to the rules for using IPP and to answer security questions. Please see the "News and Training" box on your IPP homepage for instructions and videos on how to set-up email notifications, how to invoice, how to add additional users and other relevant information.Allow 5 to 10 business days for registration.Registration is recommended with the System for Award Management, (SAM), for all government vendors. Please visit www.sam.gov for more information.If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please call the IPP Customer Support Desk at (866) 973‐3131 and go to www.ipp.gov for general information. Based upon acceptance of required contract services, the contractor must include the following information on each invoice in order for the invoice to be considered proper invoice.1. Name and address of contractor. 2. Invoice number and Invoice date. 3. Contract number. 4. Description of work and period of performance. 5. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of official to whom payment is to be sent. 6. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice.7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and DUNS Number.NOTE: Invoices that do not contain the proper information described above will be returned to the Contractor for correction. The revised invoice shall be dated the day of the re-submission for payment. The following Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions are applicable to this procurement;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.FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Nov 2015) - See Attachment 2 for full text and instructions. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) - Incorporated by reference. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Jan 2016) - See Attachment 3 for full text. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: All quotations must stipulate that it is predicated upon all terms and conditions as stated in this combined synopsis/solicitation. Quotes must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 60 days from the date of receipt by the Government. **SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION: USDA, ARS, EBSC, Acquisition Branch Attn: Rene D. Edwards, Contract Specialist5601 Sunnyside Ave. Mail Stop 5124Beltsville, MD 20705-5124  

30% UAN Liquid Nitrogen

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline February 1, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; Quotations are being requested (RFQ's) and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC), Research Services (RS) located in Beltsville, MD intends to award a firm-fixed price purchase order for the following commercial item; 30% UAN Liquid NitrogenSPECIFICATION FOR ITEM: See Attachment 1The solicitation is issued as a 100% small business set-aside. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions & clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85 effective January 04, 2016. The applicable North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 212393 with a size standard of 500 employees. All interested offerors are invited to submit a quote utilizing your most competitive and reasonable rates. ARS will evaluate quotations and award on lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA). DELIVERY DUE DATE: February 4, 2016CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY: Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited is reserved for the Contracting Officer. INVOICE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION: Contractors doing business with the USDA, ARS MUST enroll and submit invoices via the REE Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP) in order to receive payment.To initiate IPP enrollment, please send an email toIPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov (see NOTE in the 4th bullet point) and include the required information about your company listed in the bullet points below. The email subject line must be "IPP Payment Notification Services".• Your company name*• Primary company mailing address (street, city, state and zip)*• Primary company phone number• Designated IPP account administrator from your company: first name, last name, phone number, email address (NOTE: The request to register for an account must come from the designated IPP administrator's email address or your request cannot be processed)• Taxpayer Identification Number(s) (TINs) used for government agency payments• Name of government agency doing business with your company** • Contract number (list only one):• Contact information at the government agency: name, phone, email to verify that you are a vendor** *If you have more than one location or company name, use your primary corporate information and location data to enroll with the IPP. **This information is necessary to verify that your company is a vendor to a government agency.After an account is established, you will receive two emails. The first one will provide your User ID, and 12 to 24 hours later a second email will give you an 8-character password. Use the ID and password to log onto IPP to change to a password of your own, agree to the rules for using IPP and to answer security questions. Please see the "News and Training" box on your IPP homepage for instructions and videos on how to set-up email notifications, how to invoice, how to add additional users and other relevant information.Allow 5 to 10 business days for registration.Registration is recommended with the System for Award Management, (SAM), for all government vendors. Please visit www.sam.gov for more information.If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please call the IPP Customer Support Desk at (866) 973‐3131 and go to www.ipp.gov for general information. Based upon acceptance of required contract services, the contractor must include the following information on each invoice in order for the invoice to be considered proper invoice.1. Name and address of contractor. 2. Invoice number and Invoice date. 3. Contract number. 4. Description of work and period of performance. 5. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of official to whom payment is to be sent. 6. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice.7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and DUNS Number. NOTE: Invoices that do not contain the proper information described above will be returned to the Contractor for correction. The revised invoice shall be dated the day of the re-submission for payment. The following Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions are applicable to this procurement; 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.FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Nov 2015) - See Attachment 2 for full text and instructions. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) - Incorporated by reference. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Jan 2016) - See Attachment 3 for full text. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD: All quotations must stipulate that it is predicated upon all terms and conditions as stated in this combined synopsis/solicitation. Quotes must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 60 days from the date of receipt by the Government. **SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION: USDA, ARS, EBSC, Acquisition Branch Attn: Rene D. Edwards, Contract Specialist5601 Sunnyside Ave. Mail Stop 5124Beltsville, MD 20705-5124  

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.