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RADIO ANTENNAS

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published March 3, 2015
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General Information Document Type: Presolicitation Notice Solicitation Number: AG-0261-S-15-0042 Classification Code: 58 - Communications, Detection and Coherent Radiation Equipment Set Aside: Small Business NAICS Code - 334220 Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing Contracting Office Address U. S. Department of Agriculture, Southwest Idaho/Nevada Acquisition Center (SWINAC), 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Ste. 200, Boise, ID 83709-1663, UNITED STATES Description The purpose of this solicitation is to secure radio antennas designed to fit a Bendix King Radio. The solicitation will result in a single award contract. The North American Industry System code is 334220 and the small business size standard is 750 Employees. This is a commercial acquisition; therefore, award will be made in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12. This acquisition is a competitive small business set-aside. Other information for vendors is listed below: Registration requires a D-U-N-S Number from Dun and Bradstreet and may take up to three weeks to process. Recommend registering immediately in order to be eligible for timely award. Vendors must have a valid D-U-N-S Number. Request a D-U-N-S Number from Duns and Bradstreet on the web at http://www.dnb.com/us/duns_update/ Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application in SAM as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at http://www.sam.gov. The solicitation will be issued today via the Fed Biz Opps website at https://www.fbo.gov. Any amendments will be posted on FBO as well. Paper copies of the solicitation and amendments will not be mailed and no telephone requests for the solicitation will be accepted. Point of Contact: Diana Early, Contracting Officer, Phone (208) 373-4134, E-mail: dearly@fs.fed.us

Spring 2015 Soil Fumigation LPN

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published February 19, 2015
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General Information Document Type: Presolicitation Solicitation Number: AG-0261-S-15-0031 Classification Code: F - Natural Resources and Conservation Set Aside: Unrestricted NAICS Code - 115112- Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating Contracting Office Address U. S. Department of Agriculture, Southwest Idaho/Nevada Acquisition Center (SWINAC), 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Ste. 200, Boise, ID 83709-1663, UNITED STATES Description The purpose of this notice is to obtain services for fumigating 12 acres of nursery tree bed soils, for the control of pythium, fusarium and other root rots at the Lucky Peak Nursery, Boise National Forest. The Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, transportation, supervision, supplies (except those designated as Government-furnished), incidentals, and perform all work necessary to conduct inventory examinations in compliance with terms, specifications, conditions, and provisions of this solicitation. The solicitation will result in a single award contract. The North American Industry System code is 115112. Responses must be received in writing, fax, or email no later than 1200 pm February 18, 2015. Other information for vendors is listed below: Registration requires a D-U-N-S Number from Dun and Bradstreet and may take up to three weeks to process. Recommend registering immediately in order to be eligible for timely award. Vendors must have a valid D-U-N-S Number. Request a D-U-N-S Number from Duns and Bradstreet on the web at http://www.dnb.com/us/duns_update/ Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application in SAM as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at http://www.sam.gov. The solicitation will be issued today via the Fed Biz Opps website at https://www.fbo.gov. Any amendments will be posted on FBO as well. Paper copies of the solicitation and amendments will not be mailed and no telephone requests for the solicitation will be accepted. Point of Contact: Diana Early, Contracting Officer, Phone (208) 373-4134, E-mail: dearly@fs.fed.us

2015 GREENHOUSE THINNING, LPN

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published February 17, 2015
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General Information Document Type: Presolicitation Notice Solicitation Number: AG-0261-S-15-0030 Classification Code: F - Natural Resources and Conservation Set Aside: Small Business NAICS Code - 115310 - Support Activities for Forestry Contracting Office Address U. S. Department of Agriculture, Southwest Idaho/Nevada Acquisition Center (SWINAC), 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Ste. 200, Boise, ID 83709-1663, UNITED STATES Description The purpose of this project is to thin recently sown seedlings in styroblocks or plastic trays at the Lucky Peak Nursery, Boise National Forest. Contractor shall remove all but one plant from each cell without damanging the remaining plant. Contractor is responsible for all equipment, supervision, transportation, labor, operating supplies, and incidentals necessary to complete the job in a timely manner. The North American Industry System code is 115310 and the small business size standard is $7.0 Million. This is a commercial acquisition; therefore, award will be made in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12. This acquisition is a competitive small business set-aside. Other information for vendors is listed below: Registration requires a D-U-N-S Number from Dun and Bradstreet and may take up to three weeks to process. Recommend registering immediately in order to be eligible for timely award. Vendors must have a valid D-U-N-S Number. Request a D-U-N-S Number from Duns and Bradstreet on the web at http://www.dnb.com/us/duns_update/ Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application in SAM as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at http://www.sam.gov. NAICS Code 562991 must be referenced in SAM registration. The solicitation will be issued today via the Fed Biz Opps website at https://www.fbo.gov. Any amendments will be posted on FBO as well. Paper copies of the solicitation and amendments will not be mailed and no telephone requests for the solicitation will be accepted. Point of Contact: Diana Early, Contracting Officer, Phone (208) 373-4134, E-mail: dearly@fs.fed.us

GREENHOUSE SOIL MIX

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published December 17, 2014
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General Information Document Type: Presolicitation Notice Solicitation Number: AG-0261-S-15-0020 Classification Code: 87 - Agricultural Supplies Set Aside: Small Business NAICS Code - 325314 Fertilizer Manufacturing Contracting Office Address U. S. Department of Agriculture, Southwest Idaho/Nevada Acquisition Center (SWINAC), 1249 S. Vinnell Way, Ste. 200, Boise, ID 83709-1663, UNITED STATES Description The purpose of this solicitation is to procure 8,000 Cubic Feet of Greenhouse Soil Mix. The solicitation will result in a single award contract. The North American Industry System code is 325314 and the small business size standard is 500 Employees. This is a commercial acquisition; therefore, award will be made in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12. This acquisition is a competitive small business set-aside. Other information for vendors is listed below: Registration requires a D-U-N-S Number from Dun and Bradstreet and may take up to three weeks to process. Recommend registering immediately in order to be eligible for timely award. Vendors must have a valid D-U-N-S Number. Request a D-U-N-S Number from Duns and Bradstreet on the web at http://www.dnb.com/us/duns_update/ Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) and complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application in SAM as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at http://www.sam.gov. The solicitation will be issued today via the Fed Biz Opps website at https://www.fbo.gov. Any amendments will be posted on FBO as well. Paper copies of the solicitation and amendments will not be mailed and no telephone requests for the solicitation will be accepted. Point of Contact: Diana Early, Contracting Officer, Phone 208-373-4134; E-mail: dearly@fs.fed.us

Forest Service ASM/Lead Plane Aircraft Lease

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published May 19, 2016
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Aerial Supervision Module/Lead Plane Synopsis Solicitation Number: AG-024B-S-16-9012 Notice Type: Presolicitation Synopsis: This solicitation is for the dry lease (aircraft only, without fuel, crews, or pilots) of FIFTEEN (15) aircraft and includes complete contractor provided maintenance support. The aircraft will be utilized by USFS National and Regional aviation groups for support of fire and aviation management activities. This solicitation and resultant commercial, Firm Fixed Price (FFP) type contract will be awarded for the dry lease of manufacturer built, dual-engine, turbine-powered aircraft. The Contractor shall make the aircraft available for year-round, exclusive use by Federal Government pilots for missions associated with supporting wild land fire suppression. Other types of work to a lesser degree will be resource management, passenger and cargo transportation, law enforcement, pilot training, pilot proficiency, and administrative activities. The ASM mission consists of directing and guiding large air tankers into a fire area, and as necessary, "leading" them during actual retardant drop. This means operating below 500 feet AGL in steep mountainous terrain in turbulent conditions. The aircraft may have other Government employees on board as an Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS), an instructor, and/or trainee. Mission/Agency qualified Government pilots will operate all of these aircraft. The Contractor shall provide the aircraft and complete maintenance of the aircraft. The Government shall provide all of the fuel. The contractors shall provide all oxygen, petroleum, oils, and lubricants (POL) for the aircraft. The Government will operate in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service Manual FSM 5700 - Aviation Management and all applicable portions of 14 CFR Part 91. Minimum Aircraft Performance Requirements Useful Load: 800 lb or greater payload when fully equipped with 4 hours plus 30 minute reserve. Speed: Cruise speed of 230 knots or greater True Airspeed (TAS). Endurance: A flight endurance at maximum range power setting while maintaining four (4) hours plus 30 minute reserve or longer @ 14,000ft MSL @ ISA +20 Degrees C. Power Plant: The airplane must be in current production, dual-engine, turboprop, manufacturer built (no amateur or manufacturer built kit aircraft), new or used. The airplane must have auto feather or similar system capable of automatically feathering the propeller of a failed engine. If equipped with retractable landing gear, a gear warning horn silence button must be mounted on the pilot's yoke or power levers to facilitate silencing the horn with the flaps up or in an approach position regardless of power lever position. Performance: The airplane shall have a minimum maneuvering speed (Va) of 150 Knots Indicated Airspeed (KIAS) or greater. The aircraft must have a minimum controllable airspeed (Vmca) of 100 KIAS or lower, a single engine service ceiling of 12,500 feet or higher (pressure altitude and standard temperature) and the ability to maintain a single engine rate of climb at 120 KIAS or slower. The airplane shall have a maximum gross take-off weight of no more than 19,000 pounds. Environmental: Pressurized aircraft with environmental controls. A draft version of the solicitation has been posted along with this synopsis. For Questions concerning this announcement, contact: KELLEN LOGAN(208) 387-5361klogan@FS.FED.US or JASON BALDWIN(208) 387-5327jasonbaldwin@fs.fed.us Place of Performance: Nationwide, United States Primary Point of Contact:Kellen LoganContracting Officerklogan@fs.fed.us(208)-387-5361(208)-387-5384 (FAX) NAICS: 532411Service Code: W015 Lease or Rental of Aircraft

Technisonic TDFM-136B Aviation Radios

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published July 13, 2016  -  Deadline July 27, 2016
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AG-024B-S-16-0034Technisonic Industries TDFM-136B Aviation Radios 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 resultant award will be a Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order and award will be made to the lowest priced offer that can provide the exact Brand Name items required meeting all terms and conditions of this solicitation. Solicitation number AG-024B-S-16-0034 is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) by the Forest Service Incident Support Branch AQM located at 3833 S Development Ave Boise ID, 83705. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 August 3, 2015. This acquisition is a Total Women Owned Small Business Set Aside under the NAICS code 334220, and PSC code 5821 with a small business size standard of 750 employees. This is a Brand Name acquisition for Technisonic TDFM-136B transceivers supported by the additionally attached Justification and Approval as required by FAR 6.302-1. The required items are being procured to support the mission requirements of the National Interagency Incident Communications Division. Contract Line Items CLIN     QTY     Unit     Part#             Description0001     13        EA       TDFM136B    TIL DIGITAL VHF TRANCEIVER 081252-1-10                                                           W/PROGRAM CABLE (SHIPPING INCLUDED)DeliveryShipping will be made to Attn: Radio Shop/Toni McClure 3833 S. Development Ave MS 470 Boise, Idaho 83705-5354 and acceptance will occur within seven (7) days of item receipt. Delivery will be made no later than 30 ARO. Shipping terms will be FOB destination. Provisions and Clauses FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offers - Commercial applies to this acquisition and there are no addenda to the provision. All offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with its offer. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition and there are no addenda to the provision. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statues Or Executive Orders - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses are applicable to this acquisition:52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126).52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference The Following Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) clauses and provisions are applicable to this acquisition: 452.204-70 Inquiries. INQUIRIES (FEB 1988)Inquiries and all correspondence concerning this solicitation should be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer. Offerors should contact only the Contracting Officer issuing the solicitation about any aspect of this requirement prior to contract award.(End of provision) 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information. SIZE STANDARD AND NAICS CODE INFORMATION (SEP 2001)The North American Industrial Classification System Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below:Contract line item(s): 0001, 0002, 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006, and 0007-- NAICS Code 334220-- Size Standard 750 employees(End of provision) 452.246-70 Inspection and Acceptance Alternate I. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (FEB 1988)(a) The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract.(b) Inspection will be performed at: 3833 S Development Ave MS 470 Boise ID, 83705 by Toni McClure.(c) Acceptance will be performed at: 3833 S Development Ave MS 470 Boise ID, 83705 by Frank Smith.(End of clause)452.247-70 Delivery Location. DELIVERY LOCATION (FEB 1988)Shipment of deliverable items, other than reports, shall be to: ATTN Radio Shop/Toni McClure 3833 S Development Ave MS 470 Boise ID, 83705.(End of Clause) All offers must be received no later than 11:59PM MT 27 July 2016. All offers must be submitted via Email to christophercox@fs.fed.us . Only offers received by the indicated date and time above will be considered for award. For any questions regarding this synopsis/solicitation please contact Christopher Cox, Contracting Officer, Forest Service, Incident Support Branch at christophercox@fs.fed.us

P25 Digital Aeronatical Radios

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published August 4, 2016  -  Deadline August 21, 2016
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AG-024B-S-16-0039P25 Digital Aeronautical Radios 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 resultant award will be a Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order and award will be made to the lowest priced offer that can provide the exact Brand Name items required meeting all terms and conditions of this solicitation. Solicitation number AG-024B-S-16-0039 is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) by the Forest Service Incident Support Branch AQM located at 3833 S Development Ave Boise ID, 83705. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 August 3, 2015. This acquisition is a Total Woman Owned Small Business Set Aside under the NAICS code 334220, and PSC code 5821 with a small business size standard of 750 employees. This is a Brand Name acquisition for Technisonic TDFM-9000 transceivers supported by the additionally attached Justification and Approval as required by FAR 6.302-1. The required items are being procured to support the mission requirements of the National Interagency Incident Communications Division. Contract Line Items CLIN QTY Unit Part# Description 0001 1 EA TDFM9000-P90163NV Technisonic TDFM-9000 Radio 0002 1 EA 053654-1 Technisonic Radio Test Jig 0003 1 EA PC9000 TDFM-9000 PC Cable 0004 1 EA KVL9000 TDFM-9000 Keyloader 0005 1 EA CI 295-300 Comant Tri-Band Antenna 0006 1 EA IN9000 TDFM-9000 Install Kit DeliveryShipping will be made to Attn: Radio Shop/Toni McClure 3833 S. Development Ave MS 470 Boise, Idaho 83705-5354 and acceptance will occur within seven (7) days of item receipt. Delivery will be made no later than 30 ARO. Shipping terms will be FOB destination.   Provisions and Clauses FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offers - Commercial applies to this acquisition and there are no addenda to the provision. All offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with its offer. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition and there are no addenda to the provision. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statues Or Executive Orders - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses are applicable to this acquisition:52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126).52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference The Following Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) clauses and provisions are applicable to this acquisition: 452.204-70 Inquiries. INQUIRIES (FEB 1988)Inquiries and all correspondence concerning this solicitation should be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer. Offerors should contact only the Contracting Officer issuing the solicitation about any aspect of this requirement prior to contract award.(End of provision) 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information. SIZE STANDARD AND NAICS CODE INFORMATION (SEP 2001)The North American Industrial Classification System Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below:Contract line item(s): 0001, 0002, 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006, and 0007-- NAICS Code 334220-- Size Standard 750 employees(End of provision) 452.246-70 Inspection and Acceptance Alternate I. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (FEB 1988)(a) The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract.(b) Inspection will be performed at: 3833 S Development Ave MS 470 Boise ID, 83705 by Toni McClure.(c) Acceptance will be performed at: 3833 S Development Ave MS 470 Boise ID, 83705 by Frank Smith.(End of clause)452.247-70 Delivery Location. DELIVERY LOCATION (FEB 1988)Shipment of deliverable items, other than reports, shall be to: ATTN Radio Shop/Toni McClure 3833 S Development Ave MS 470 Boise ID, 83705.(End of Clause) All offers must be received no later than 11:59PM MT 21 August 2016. All offers must be submitted via Email to christophercox@fs.fed.us . Only offers received by the indicated date and time above will be considered for award. For any questions regarding this synopsis/solicitation please contact Christopher Cox, Contracting Officer, Forest Service, Incident Support Branch at christophercox@fs.fed.us  

Automated Flight Following Hardware and Subscription Service

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published March 28, 2016  -  Deadline April 12, 2016
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Automated Flight Following Hardware and Subscription Service 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-024B-S-16-0019 is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) by the Forest Service Incident Support Branch AQM located at 3833 S Development Ave Boise ID, 83705. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 August 3, 2015. This acquisition is a Total Small Business Set Aside under the NAICS code 334220, and PSC code 5895 with a small business size standard of 750 employees. All offerors must ensure that they complete the required submission of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (March 2016) indicating size status in accordance with the applicable set aside of this acquisition. The resultant award will be a Firm Fixed Price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for the required supplies and service with one (1) base period and four (4) option periods. The minimum contract guarantee is $10,000 and maximum order amount is $900,000. Award will be made to the contractor whose proposal provides the best value to the Government. Due to the fact that the Government is seeking a vendor who can provide the technical hardware, subscriptions services, and experience/expertise most directly related to the Statement of Work (SOW), the Government reserves the right to award to other than the lowest priced offer if the Government determines that the additional cost is justified in return for the perceived benefits set forth in the contractor's technical proposal. The Source Selection Authority (SSA) will perform an integrated best value assessment of the evaluated offerors and document the merits of the trade-off in price and that the price is fair and reasonable. The Government intends to award a contract without discussions with respective offerors, but reserves the right to conduct discussions if deemed necessary. Proposals will be priced only on the following Contract Line Items structure. Any proposal that does not provide pricing according to the outlined structure will be considered non-responsive. Submission Requirements1. Complete Technical Proposal addressing all minimum requirements of SOW and clearly identifying which if any target features are included. Technical Proposals shall be limited to no more than 16 pages.2. Completed all five (5) pages of Attachment One (1) Prototypical Project Pricing Matrix (the pricing matrix is for evaluation purposes only and does not represent any guarantee or prospective order quantity, however, it does represent an estimated scope/magnitude of the requirement). Completed Pricing Matrix includes pricing for base period and all option periods. It is anticipated that he base period will be one (1) calendar year from award date and that each option period shall be one (1) calendar year. Price proposal shall be limited to no more than five (5) pages in addition to the completed attachment one (1).3. Proposals shall include past performance information on most recent five (5) to ten (10) specific contracts (no more than 3 years old) that demonstrates performance relevant to the Statement of Work (SOW) performance requirements. Past performance information for State and local governments, private sector clients, and subcontracts that is similar to the Government requirement will be evaluated equally with similar Federal contracts. Past performance information is proprietary source selection information and will be treated in accordance with FAR 3.104. Past performance proposals shall be limited to no more than 10 pages. Past performance proposals must include at a minimum;a. Project descriptions, locations, and performance periods (demonstrating relevancy to SOW requirements)b. Customer name, point of contact (two POC's for each non-Federal reference), and phone numberc. Contract details (value, type, and number)d. Completion date Contract Line ItemsActual Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) and structure subject to change and final to be determined at time of award. Due to differing business practices throughout the industry the CLINs for the Subscription Service Fees and Repair and Maintenance of Hardware are subject to change based upon the proposal selected for award. This is to allow the greatest flexibility in proposed Subscription Service packages and fees while decreasing administrative burden after award. CLIN DescriptionBase Period0001 Tier 1 Hardware0002 Tier 2 Hardware0003 Tier 3 Hardware0004 Tier 4 Hardware0005 Subscription Service Package/Fees (actual structure TBD)0006 Labor for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (hourly rate)0007 Parts for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (NTE amount, rate is actual parts plus % parts markup quoted) Option Period 11001 Tier 1 Hardware1002 Tier 2 Hardware1003 Tier 3 Hardware1004 Tier 4 Hardware1005 Subscription Service Package/Fees (actual structure TBD))1006 Labor for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (hourly rate)1007 Parts for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (NTE amount, rate is actual parts plus % parts markup quoted) Option Period 22001 Tier 1 Hardware2002 Tier 2 Hardware2003 Tier 3 Hardware2004 Tier 4 Hardware2005 Subscription Service Package/Fees (actual structure TBD)2006 Labor for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (hourly rate)2007 Parts for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (NTE amount, rate is actual parts plus % parts markup quoted) Option Period 33001 Tier 1 Hardware3002 Tier 2 Hardware3003 Tier 3 Hardware3004 Tier 4 Hardware3005 Subscription Service Package/Fees (actual structure TBD)3006 Labor for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (hourly rate)3007 Parts for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (NTE amount, rate is actual parts plus % parts markup quoted) Option Period 44001 Tier 1 Hardware4002 Tier 2 Hardware4003 Tier 3 Hardware4004 Tier 4 Hardware4005 Subscription Service Package/Fees (actual structure TBD)4006 Labor for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (hourly rate)4007 Parts for Out of Warranty Repair/Maintenance (NTE amount, rate is actual parts plus % parts markup quoted) Description of RequirementThe requirement in its entirety is identified in the attached Statement of Work (SOW). The Statement of Work will be incorporated into the resultant award and therefore the terms of which are wholly binding. DeliveryAll deliveries will be to:Organization: USDA Forest ServiceATTN: Heather Matusiak, Aviation Management SpecialistAddress: 2141 Airport Way Suite 700Boise, Idaho 83705Phone Number: 208-387-5619Email Address: hmatusiak@fs.fed.us Provisions and ClausesFAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offers (Oct 2015) - Commercial applies to this acquisition and there are no addenda to the provision. FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014) is applicable to this acquisition as follows; (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:Technical capability and past performance, when combined, is equally as important as price. The non-price factors are all of equal value to each other.The Government reserves the right to reject any proposal that includes any assumptions that adversely impacts the Government's requirements. (i) FACTOR 1 - Technical CapabilityThe offers will be evaluated on overall technical capability, which is the ability to meet the minimum requirements outlined in the SOW, the ability and special features of the proposed hardware and its relevance to the wildland fire mission, as well as the following factors:(a) The Government's technical evaluation board shall evaluate the technical proposals to ensure they meet all SOW minimum technical requirements/specifications. Value/merit will be assigned based upon which if any target features are included in the proposal and the perceived benefit of each target feature to the intended use of the hardware and service.(b) The Government will assess the perceived level of effort required in the installation process of proposed hardware. Value/merit will be assigned based upon the complexity and resultant cost of hardware installation to the Government. (c) For the purpose of evaluation the Offeror must submit technical documentation for hardware and service being proposed. Technical proposal shall clearly identify characteristics that fulfill the minimum requirements in the SOW. Proposal shall clearly identify which if any of the target features identified in the SOW the hardware and service satisfy. (ii) FACTOR 2 - PriceEach price proposed shall be evaluated to determine its reasonableness for the effort proposed and to determine the demonstrated understanding of the level of effort needed to successfully perform the requirements of the SOW. Award may not necessarily be made to the offeror submitting the lowest priced offer. The Government may determine that a proposal is unacceptable if the prices proposed are materially unbalanced between line items or sub line items. Unbalanced pricing exists when, despite an acceptable total evaluated price, the price of one or more contract line items is significantly overstated or understated as indicated by the application of cost or price analysis techniques. A proposal may be rejected if the Contracting officer determines that the lack of balance poses an unacceptable risk to the Government. The Government reserves the right to make cost/technical trade-offs that are in the best interest of the Government. Additional factors for evaluation include:(a) The Government will evaluate the competitiveness, realism, and reasonableness of the pricing, including any discounts offered as a total sum of the base period and all option periods. (b) The Government will evaluate the cost/benefit of obtaining certain target features (as defined in the SOW) as it relates to price and make a best value determination for award. (c) For the purpose of price evaluation the Offeror must submit a completed prototypical project pricing matrix (Appendix 1). (iii) FACTOR 3 - Past PerformancePast performance is a measure of the degree to which the offeror has previously satisfied customers in the performance of the efforts/requirements identified in the SOW. Additional factors for evaluation include: (a) The Government will evaluate the relevance and recentness of past performance of the offeror and its relation to the SOW requirements. (b) For the purpose of past performance evaluation the Offeror must submit completed past performance questionnaires (Appendix 2) for each performance event to be considered. Evaluation PlanDefinitionsDeficiency: An aspect of the proposal that fails to satisfy the Government's minimum requirements or a combination of significant weaknesses in a proposal that raises the risk of unsuccessful contract performance to an unacceptable level. Recent Performance: is defined as contracts performed within the last three years. Relevant Performance: Includes performance of efforts involving same type supplies and services that are similar or greater in scope, magnitude, and complexity than the effort described in the SOW.Significant Strength: An outstanding or exceptional aspect of a proposal that appreciably increases the Government's confidence in the offeror's ability to successfully perform contract requirements.Significant Weakness: A proposal flaw that appreciably increases the chance of unsuccessful performance.Strength: A significant outstanding or exceptional aspect of a proposal that exceeds the minimum evaluation standard.Weakness: A flaw in the proposal that decreases the Government's confidence in the offeror's ability to successfully perform contract requirements. Technical CapabilityThe government will conduct a subjective assessment of performance risk based upon the technical capabilities of the offerors as it relates to the probability of successfully performing the SOW requirements. The Government will evaluate the proposals inclusion of target features outlined in the SOW. Technical evaluation of proposals will only include the factors and sub-factors listed above. The following adjectives will be used in assessing technical capabilities: TABLE 1 - TECHNICAL FACTOR EVALUATION RATINGS Exceptional - Exceeds minimum technical expectations and includes a significant amount if not all identified target features and specifications. Reflects an innovative approach and/or superior understanding of the requirement in a way beneficial to the Government; proposal must have one or more strengths and no deficiencies and weaknesses. Acceptable - Meets minimum technical expectations with little to no target features or specifications included. Reflects sound approach and/or satisfactory understanding of the requirement; proposal may have one or more strengths and may have a minor weakness but no deficiencies.Marginal - Does not clearly meet technical expectations. Reflects an uncertain approach and/or incomplete understanding of the requirement. Proposal contains multiple weaknesses but no deficiencies. Unacceptable - Fails to meet specified minimum performance or capability requirements; proposal has multiple weaknesses and one or more deficiencies. Proposals with an unacceptable rating are not awardable. Past PerformanceThe Government will conduct a subjective assessment of performance risk based upon the past performance of the offerors as it relates to the probability of successfully performing the SOW requirements. A contractor with no past performance to evaluate will be given a neutral rating (Unknown Confidence) IAW FAR 15.305 (a) (2) (iv). The Government reserves the right to obtain information from sources other than the sources identified by the Offeror (e.g., CPARS, PPIRS) and such information will be used for performance risk assessment, responsibility determination, and best value decision. The Government may consider positive and negative information not mentioned by the Offeror, but found during the course of assessing relevant Past Performance. Evaluation of Past Performance will use the following adjectival ratings to assess confidence: TABLE 2- PAST PERFORMANCE CONFIDENCE ASSESSMENTS Substantial Confidence - Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has a high expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort. Satisfactory Confidence - Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has an expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort. Limited Confidence - Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has a low expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort. No Confidence - Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has no expectation that the offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort. Unknown Confidence - No performance record is identifiable or the offeror's performance record is so sparse that no confidence assessment rating can be reasonably assigned.Basis for AwardThe Government will award the contract to the Offeror that has (1) submitted all of the materials and information required by the RFP, and otherwise has complied with the RFP instructions, and (2) has the best combination of technical capability, past performance, and price that is most advantageous to the Government.The Government reserves the right to make price/technical trade-offs that are in the best interest of the Government. The Offeror whose price/technical relationship is the most advantageous to the Government will be selected for award amongst all the Offerors. Award may be made without further discussions. Proposals should be submitted initially on the most favorable terms, from a technical and price standpoint, which the Offeror can submit to the Government. However, the Government may, after evaluation of proposals, conduct further oral or written discussions as appropriate with all Offerors in the competitive range. (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. For evaluation of FAR 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) the Government will take the sum total of the base period and the four (4) option periods divided by five (5). The solution will then be divided by two (2) in order to reach a six (6) month price that is averaged between all contractual periods. This amount will then be added to the total price for the base period and four (4) options periods to establish a total evaluated price. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.(End of Provision) All offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (March 2016) with its offer. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this acquisition and there are no addenda to the provision. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statues Or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Mar 2016) applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses are applicable to this acquisition:52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999)52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000)52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126).52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).52.227-14, Rights in Data - General (May 2014)52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference The Following Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) clauses and provisions are applicable to this acquisition: 452.204-70 Inquiries.INQUIRIES (FEB 1988)Inquiries and all correspondence concerning this solicitation should be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer. Offerors should contact only the Contracting Officer issuing the solicitation about any aspect of this requirement prior to contract award.(End of provision) 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information. SIZE STANDARD AND NAICS CODE INFORMATION (SEP 2001)The North American Industrial Classification System Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below:Contract line item(s): All-- NAICS Code 334220-- Size Standard 750 employees(End of provision) 452.237-74 Key Personnel KEY PERSONNEL (FEB 1988)(a) The Contractor shall assign to this contract the following key personnel: Project Manager/Government Sales Representative(b) During the first ninety (90) days of performance, the Contractor shall make no substitutions of key personnel unless the substitution is necessitated by illness, death, or termination of employment. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer within 15 calendar days after the occurrence of any of these events and provide the information required by paragraph (c) below. After the initial 90-day period, the Contractor shall submit the information required by paragraph (c) to the Contracting Officer at least 15 days prior to making any permanent substitutions.(c) The Contractor shall provide a detailed explanation of the circumstances necessitating the proposed substitutions, complete resumes for the proposed substitutes, and any additional information requested by the Contracting Officer. Proposed substitutes should have comparable qualifications to those of the persons being replaced. The Contracting Officer will notify the Contractor within 15 calendar days after receipt of all required information of the decision on substitutions. The contract will be modified to reflect any approved changes of key personnel.(End of Clause) 452.246-70 Inspection and Acceptance Alternate I. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (FEB 1988)(a) The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract.(b) Inspection will be performed at: 2141 Airport Way Suite 700 Boise, ID 83705 by Heather Matusiak, Aviation Management Specialist.(c) Acceptance will be performed at: 3833 S Development Ave Bldg 410B Boise ID, 83705 by Christopher Cox, Contracting Officer.(End of clause) All offers must be received no later than 11:59pm MT 12 April 2016. All offers must be submitted via Email to christophercox@fs.fed.us. Only offers received in the Contracting Officers Email Inbox by the indicated date and time above will be considered for award. For any questions regarding this synopsis/solicitation please contact Christopher Cox, Contracting Officer, Forest Service, Incident Support Branch at christophercox@fs.fed.us.

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Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 27, 2016
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0 (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).0 (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).0 (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.0 (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.0 (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.0 (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).0 (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).0 (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).0 (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).0 (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).0 (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).0 (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).1 (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).0 (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).0 (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).0 (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).0 (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).0 (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]0 (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495)1 (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).1 (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).1 (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).0 (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).0 (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).0 (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).0 (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).0 (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).0 (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) 1 (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).0 (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.C.6 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (FAR 52.217-8)(NOV 1999)The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days of the last day of the agreement.C.7 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (FAR 52.217-9) (MAR 2000)(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 5 years, 6 months.C.8 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS (FAR 52.232-18) (APR 1984)Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.C.9 NOTICE OF CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REPORTING SYSTEM (JULY 2010)(a) The US Forest Service has implemented the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) for reporting all past performance information. One or more past performance evaluations will be conducted in order to record your contract performance as required by FAR 42.15.(b) The past performance evaluation process is a totally paperless process using CPARS. CPARS is a web-based system that allows for electronic processing of the performance evaluation report. Once the report is processed, it is available in the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) for Government use in evaluating past performance as part of a source selection action.(c) We request that you furnish the Contracting Officer with the name, position title, phone number, and email address for each person designated to have access to your firm's past performance evaluation(s) for the contract no later than 60 days after award. Each person granted access will have the ability to provide comments in the Contractor portion of the report and state whether or not the Contractor agrees with the evaluation, before returning the report to the Assessing Official. The report information must be protected as source selection sensitive information not releasable to the public.(d) When your Contractor Representative(s) (Past Performance Points of Contact) are registered in CPARS, they will receive an automatically-generated email with detailed login instructions. Further details, systems requirements, and training information for CPARS are available at http://www.cpars.csd.disa.mil/. The CPARS User Manual, registration for On Line Training for Contractor Representatives, and a practice application may be found at this site.(e) Within 60 days after the end of a performance period, the Contracting Officer will complete an interim or final past performance evaluation and the report will be accessible at http://www.cpars.csd.disa.mil/. Contractor Representatives may then provide comments in response to the evaluation, or return the evaluation without comment.Comments are limited to the space provided in Block 22. Your comments should focus on objective facts in the Assessing Official's narrative and should provide your views on the causes and ramifications of the assessed performance. In addition to the ratings and supporting narratives, blocks 1 - 17 should be reviewed for accuracy, as these include key fields that will be used by the Government to identify your firm in future source selection actions.If you elect not to provide comments, please acknowledge receipt of the evaluation by indicating "No comment" in Block 22, and then signing and dating Block 23 of the form. Without a statement in Block 22, you will be unable to sign and submit the evaluation back to the Government. If you do not sign and submit the CPAR within 60 days, it will automatically be returned to the Government and will be annotated: "The report was delivered/received by the contractor on (date). The contractor neither signed nor offered comment in response to this assessment." Your response is due within 60 calendar days after receipt of the CPAR.(f) The following guidelines apply concerning your use of the past performance evaluation:(1) Protect the evaluation as "source selection information." After review, transmit the evaluation by completing and submitting the form through CPARS. If for some reason you are unable to view and/or submit the form through CPARS, contact the Contracting Officer for instructions.(2) Strictly control access to the evaluation within your organization. Ensure the evaluation is never released to persons or entities outside of your control.(3) Prohibit the use of or reference to evaluation data for advertising, promotional material, preaward surveys, responsibility determinations, production readiness reviews, or other similar purposes.(g) If you wish to discuss a past performance evaluation, you should request a meeting in writing to the Contracting Officer no later than seven days following your receipt of the evaluation. The meeting will be held in person or via telephone or other means during your 60-day review period.(h) A copy of the completed past performance evaluation will be available in CPARS for your viewing and for Government use supporting source selection actions after it has been finalized.C.10 AFFIRMATIVE PROCUREMENT OF BIO BASED PRODUCTS UNDER SERVICE AND CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT (FAR 52.223-2) (SEPT 2013)(a) In the performance of this contract, the contractor shall make maximum use of bio based products that are United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-designated items unless-(1) The product cannot be acquired-(i) Competitively within a time frame providing for compliance with the contract performance schedule;(ii) Meeting contract performance requirements; or(iii) At a reasonable price.(2) The product is to be used in an application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 3201.3(e)). For example, all USDA-designated items are exempt from the preferred procurement requirement for the following:(i) Spacecraft system and launch support equipment.(ii) Military equipment, i.e., a product or system designed or procured for combat or combat-related missions.(b) Information about this requirement and these products is available at http://www.biopreferred.gov.(c) In the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall-(1) Report to http://www.sam.gov, with a copy to the Contracting Officer, on the product types and dollar value of any USDA-designated biobased products purchased by the Contractor during the previous Government fiscal year, between October 1 and September 30; and(2) Submit this report no later than-(i) October 31 of each year during contract performance; and(ii) At the end of contract performance.C.11 ASSURANCE REGARDING FELONY CONVICTION OR TAX DELINQUENT STATUS FOR CORPORATE APPLICANTS (AGAR 452.209 - 71 )(DEVIATION 2012-01) ALTERNATE 1 (FEB 2012)(a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. No. 112-74), Division E, Sections 433 and 434 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the Contractor acknowledges that it -(1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and(2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.(b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, the Forest Service may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 433 or 434. (End of Provision)C.12 RESTRICTIONS AGAINST DISCLOSURE (AGAR 452.237-75)(FEB 1988)(a) The Contractor agrees, in the performance of this contract, to keep all information contained in source documents or other media furnished by the Government in the strictest confidence. The Contractor also agrees not to publish or otherwise divulge such information in whole or in part in any manner or form, or to authorize or permit others to do so, taking such reasonable measures as are necessary to restrict access to such information while in the Contractor's possession, to those employees needing such information to perform the work provided herein, i.e., on a "need to know" basis. The Contractor agrees to immediately notify in writing, the CO, named herein, in the event that the Contractor determines or has reason to suspect a breach of this requirement.(b) The Contractor agrees not to disclose any information concerning the work under this contract to any persons or individual unless prior written approval is obtained from the CO. The Contractor agrees to insert the substance of this clause in any consultant agreement or subcontract hereunder.C13 INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (AGAR 452.246-70) (FEB 1988)The Contracting Officer or the Contracting Officer's duly authorized representative will inspect and accept the supplies and/or services to be provided under this contract. E.1 GENERAL INFORMATION(a) The services of this Request for Quote (RFQ) are being acquired under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), part 12 &13.(b) If you wish to compete for the contract described in Sections A through D of this RFQ, you must submit a quotes that includes a signed and dated offer and other requested information by the time and date shown on the Standard Form 1449.E.2 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FAR 52.252-1) (FEB 1998)This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): 52.204-7 System for Award Management (JUL 2013)52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Jul 2015)52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990) 52.223-1 Biobased Product Certification (MAY 2012)52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran (DEC 2012)E.3 SIZE STANDARD AND NAICS CODE INFORMATION (AGAR 452.219-70) (SEP 2001)The North American Industrial Classification System Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below:Contract line item(s): All Items-- NAICS Code 541611-- Size Standard $15 ME.4 AMENDMENTS TO PROPOSALS (452.215-72)(1988). Any changes to a proposal made by the offeror after its initial submittal shall be accomplished by replacement pages. Changes from the original page shall be indicated on the outside margin by vertical lines adjacent to the change. The offeror shall include the date of the amendment on the lower right corner of the changed pages.E.5 INQUIRIES (AGAR 452.204-70) (FEB 1988)Inquiries and all correspondence concerning this solicitation should be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer. Offerors should contact only the Contracting Officer issuing the solicitation about any aspect of this requirement prior to contract awardE.6 CERTIFICATION REGARDING RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (FAR 52.209-5) (APR 2010)(a)(1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that-(i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals-(A) Are 0 are not 0 presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;(B) Have 0 have not 0, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State, or local) contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property (if offeror checks "have", the offeror will also see 52.209-7, if included in this solicitation);(C) Are 0 are not 0 presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision;(D) Have 0, have not 0, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.(2) Federal taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply:(i) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted.(ii) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded.(3) Examples.(i) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. § 6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(ii) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. § 6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(iii) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. § 6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment.(iv) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. 362 (the Bankruptcy Code).(v) The Offeror has 0 has not 0, within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency.(4) "Principal," for the purposes of this certification, means an officer, director, owner, partner, or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager, plant manager, head of a division or business segment, and similar positions).This Certification Concerns a Matter Within the Jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States and the Making of a False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Certification May Render the Maker Subject to Prosecution Under Section 1001, Title 18, United States Code.(b) The Offeror will provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances.(c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection with a determination of the Offeror's responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror nonresponsible.(d) Nothing contained in the foregoing will be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings.(e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default. .E.7 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FAR 52.212-1)(OCT 2015)(TAILORED)(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) One (1) Copy of your Legal Offer consisting of the following: (i) Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items, with blocks 17, and 30 completed. 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.(ii) Section B - Schedule of Items with your proposed prices inserted. (2) A narrative/resume, addressing the following:(ii) Do you hold a Ph.D. degree from an accredited program? Yes/No (A) If yes, state the specific field of study and provide a link to your dissertation or thesis.(B) If no, specify your highest level of education.(C) Is this level of education the terminal degree in your field? (iii) Describe your work experience, professional skills, certificates, or background related to Human Factors and Systems Safety as they pertain to Agency incidents and accidents.(3) Past Performance: Provide at least two references for recent and relevant work for the same or similar items (preferably within the past 3 years and including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); (4) 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);(5) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments (if applicable)(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.(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.E.8 EVALUATION- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FAR 52.212-2) (OCT 2014)(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:(1) Prior experience information for work that is similar to that being solicited here to include significant work experience, professional skills, certificates, or background related to Human Factors and Systems Safety as they pertain to Agency incidents and accidents.(2) Past performance information, to include recent and relevant work for the same or similar items and other references (preferably within the past 3 years and including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); (3) Offeror shall have either:A Ph.D. degree from an accredited program with experience in Social Science, Ergonomics, System Safety, Risk Management, Human Factors, Adult Education/Learning, Organizational Learning, Leadership, Complex Systems, Organizational Culture, or closely related topic. OR An appropriate terminal degree from an accredited program with experience in Social Science, Ergonomics, System Safety, Risk Management, Human Factors, Adult Education/Learning, Organizational Learning, Leadership, Complex Systems, Organizational Culture, or closely related topicExperience, past performance, 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.E.9 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (52.212-3 )(NOV 2015)The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov . If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision.(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--"Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation," means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c)."Manufactured end product" means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except-(1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) FSG 88, Live Animals;(4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables;(5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) FSC 9610, Ores;(9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials."Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended.Sensitive technology-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3))."Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16)."Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans(as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern --(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAMwebsite.

Sawtooth, Boise and Payette NF Construction Equipment Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published May 7, 2015  -  Deadline May 21, 2015
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Sawtooth, Boise and Payette NF Construction Equipment Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) AG-0261-S-15-0075 This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The USDA Forest Service -Sawtooth, Boise and Payette National Forest have a recurring need for various types of rental construction equipment for projects located across South West Idaho. The R04 Boise Contracting Office intends to award multiple Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) from this combined synopsis/Solicitation. As needed, equipment will be acquired by placing calls against a BPA. The contractor is responsible for supplying and delivering equipment listed under each BPA. Delivery locations and mileage will be determined prior to the placement of each call. The TOTAL ordering capacity for ALL BPAs issued shall not exceed $150,000. Each BPA shall be valid for up to a period of one year or until the TOTAL dollar amount of ALL calls issued under ALL BPAs reaches $150,000, whichever comes first. Offeror's submitting prices should refer to the Attached Schedule of Items and Rental Equipment Description, Specifications, and Requirements. Prices submitted shall remain in effect for one full year from date of award. General requirements for all equipment 1. Machines with evidence of ongoing problems with leaks, broken welds, loose fittings or attachments, or showing excessive wear and tear are not acceptable. 2. Rental organization must be able to provide rapid response to all service calls during working hours between 7 AM and 7 PM daily. 3. All equipment must be certified clean and free of any soil, rocks, lubrication or fluid stains/spills, plant parts (including seeds), and be in fully functional and operational order upon delivery. 4. The interior (operating cab) of all equipment must be delivered in clean condition, equipped with functional horn, warning lights, alarms, fire extinguisher, fully operational seat belt(s) and seat adjustment controls, and fully intact and functional seat upholstery. 5. All equipment must meet or exceed all applicable OSHA and/or MSHA safety requirements. 6. Replacement of any machine that fails to meet to performance expectations that are reasonable for the specific type, size and/or intent of use of that equipment due to major mechanical breakdown not attributable to misuse or operator error will be replaced at no additional remobilization costs to the Government within 2 working days with an equivalent machine that meets all listed general requirements and stated specifications as per this document. 7. All equipment maintenance is the responsibility of the Vendor at no cost to the Government. All questions must be in writing by email to mamorris@fs.fed.us and must be received by the Contracting Officer no later than 12 noon, 14 May 2015. All responses to questions will be posted to the FEDBIZOPS website no later than 18 May 2015. Solicitation Number AG-0261-S-15-0075 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and is being advertised as Total Small Business set aside. The award will be a Firm Fixed Price Blanket Purchase Agreement. Solicitation closes 21 May 2015, 12:01 pm MT. Award date is expected to be on or around 22 May 2015. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-81. The NAICS code assigned to this project is 532412 Construction, Mining and Forestry Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing and the size standard is $32.5M. EXTENT OF OBLIGATION - The Government is obligated only to the extent of authorized purchases actually made under this BPA by authorized individuals. Funds are obligated when an authorized BPA Order is placed pursuant to this BPA. Each authorized purchaser is obligated only to the extent of the obligation of the issued BPA order that is actually placed under this BPA. PURCHASE LIMITATIONS -Individual orders under this BPA shall not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. DELIVERY TICKETS - All completed call orders under this agreement shall be accompanied by delivery tickets or sales slip that shall contain the following minimum information: a. Name of Contractor; b. BPA number; c. Date of order; d. Order number; e. Itemized list of equipment furnished including mobilization and pickup cost; f. Quantity, unit of issue (hourly, daily, weekly, monthly), unit price and extensions of each item, less applicable discounts; g. Date and location of equipment delivery. INVOICES - A summary invoice shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer at least monthly or upon expiration of this BPA for all deliveries made during each billing period. Copies of individual delivery tickets issued during each billing period are required support for each invoice. ORDER OFFICIALS - All individuals designated as authorized Ordering Officials will be provided to the BPA holders at time of award. 52.212-2 Commercial Item Evaluation Factors Technical Factors (non-cost) Factor 1 - Meets Minimum Specifications Factor 2 - Past Performance Cost or Price Factors Factor 3 - Price In response to this RFQ, Offerors should submit the following: 1. List of equipment being offered to include: a) Equipment Type to include Model and Make, b) Equipment Description to include capabilities, and c) Equipment Condition, and d) Delivery Response Time for Equipment once order is placed. (Attachment 1) 2. Three past performance reference to include: a) Company Name, b) Point of Contact, c) Phone Number of Contact, and d) Type of Equipment provided. 3. Completed Schedule of Items 4. Completed FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications must be completed in SAM. If contractor needs to provide information different from what is in SAM, provide it with RFQ or update SAM. The selected Offeror(s) must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors- Commercial Items., 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items., 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items., 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders- Commercial Items. including: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards. 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractor's Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside. 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Representation. 52.222-3 Convict Labor 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities. 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity. 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans. 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers With Disabilities. 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans. 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases. 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--System for Award Management . Additional Clauses 52.204-13 SAM 52.208-4 Vehicle Lease Payments 52.208-5 Condition of Leased Vehicles. 52.208-6 Marking of Leased Vehicles. 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations. 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. 452.237-70 Loss, Damage, Destruction or Repair.(FEB 1988) (a) For equipment furnished under this contract without operator, the Government will assume liability for any loss, damage or destruction of such equipment, not to exceed a total of $ 25,000 except that no reimbursement will be made for loss, damage or destruction due to (1) ordinary wear or tear, (2) mechanical failure, or (3) the fault or negligence of the Contractor or the Contractor's agents or employees. (b) For equipment furnished under this contract with operator, the Government shall not be liable for any loss, damage or destruction of such equipment, except for loss, damage or destruction resulting from the negligent or wrongful act(s) of Government employee(s) while acting within the scope of their employment. (c) All repairs to equipment furnished under this contract shall be made by the Contractor and reimbursement, if any, shall be determined in accordance with (a) or (b) above. Repairs shall be made promptly and equipment returned to use within _48_ hours. In lieu of repairing equipment, the Contractor may furnish similar replacement equipment within the time specified. The Contractor may authorize the Government to make repairs upon the request of the Contracting Officer. In such case, the Contractor will be billed for labor and parts costs. (End of Clause) 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants (FEB 2012) Alternate I (FEB 2012) (a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in sections 433 and 434 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. No. 112-74), Division E, as amended and/or subsequently enacted, regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it - (1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and (2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, the Forest Service may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 433 or 434, amended and/or subsequently enacted. (End of Clause) The full text FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. In order to be considered for award vendors must be registered in System of Award Management (SAM) database and have current Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA). Solicitation closing date is 21 May 2015. All quotes must be received by 12:00 noon MT. Offerors shall submit 1copy of their quote to: USDA Forest Service ATTN: Matt Morris 1249 S Vinnell Way Boise, ID 83709 Or mamorris@fs.fed.us
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