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70--OPTION - SystemVue Radio Simulation Software Components

Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary | Published August 7, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is NT000000-15-04241_Open and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334614 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-14 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC Office of the Secretary requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 09/22/2015 - 09/21/2016 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 09/22/2016 - 09/21/2017 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 09/22/2017 - 09/21/2018 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC Office of the Secretary intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC Office of the Secretary is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:

70--OPTION - SystemVue Radio Simulation Software Components

Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is NT000000-15-04241_02 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334614 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-07 14:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC Office of the Secretary requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 09/22/2015 - 09/21/2016 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 09/22/2016 - 09/21/2017 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 09/22/2017 - 09/21/2018 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC Office of the Secretary intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC Office of the Secretary is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:

70--OPTION - SystemVue Radio Simulation Software Components

Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary | Published August 16, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is NT000000-15-04241_03 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334614 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-18 14:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC Office of the Secretary requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 09/22/2015 - 09/21/2016 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 09/22/2016 - 09/21/2017 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 09/22/2017 - 09/21/2018 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC Office of the Secretary intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC Office of the Secretary is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:

70--OPTION - SystemVue Radio Simulation Software Components

Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number NT000000-15-04241_01. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 739495_01. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-07 12:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC Office of the Secretary requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 09/15/2015 - 09/14/2016 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 09/15/2016 - 09/14/2017 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 09/15/2017 - 09/14/2018 LI 001: W1464BP RF Architect, 1, EA; LI 002: W1905EP Radar Model Library, 1, EA; LI 003: W1918EP LTE-A Baseband Verification Library, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC Office of the Secretary intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC Office of the Secretary is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:

TVs with Wall Mounts

Other Defense Agencies, Department of Defense Education Activity | Published September 30, 2015  -  Deadline September 24, 2015
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T1 Wide Area Network

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published March 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 17, 2016
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PURPOSEProvide a private Wide Area Network (WAN) connection of 1.5 Mbps or greater bandwidth between the NIST WWV / WWVB Radio Stations site in Fort Collins, CO, and the NIST site in Boulder, CO. This will support all the network communication needs of the radio stations site such as email, file transfer, research, archiving, etc. DELIVERABLESPoint-to-Point 1.5 Mbps or greater T-1 Network connection between WWV / WWVB Radio Station, located at: 2000 E. County Road 58, Fort Collins, CO, and NIST located at 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:• Point-to-Point 1.5 Mbps T-1 Network connection between WWV / WWVB Radio Station, located at 2000 E. County Road 58, Fort Collins, CO, and NIST located at 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO. • The T-1 Network connection must come to the Fort Collins site over a buried copper pair line that is owned and maintained by Qwest Government Services. This line is .61 miles and runs from the road beginning at 5701 N. Highway 1 to the main VB Building. • The service must be terminated in a RJ45 connector so that preexisting NIST-owned router and associated network equipment can be directly connected. • The service must be connected to the two stated locations continuously and must allow two-way data transfer up to 1.5 Mbs or greater.TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONSThis T-1 Network connection now serves as a vital back-up circuit for the continued operation of the Radio Station. Back-up service is also necessary because Ft. Collins has been designated as a site for the Continuity of Operations (COOP) program. In case of national emergency NIST Management would be moved to this site to continue to direct NIST operations. Internet service is critical for continuing operations. Currently the primary service is being provided by a Contractor using NIST owned buried fiber optic cable. For this back-up service, it is important to have a different provider using a separate line in case of service or infrastructure failure by either contractor. DELIVERABLE SCHEDULEThe contractor shall start services: March 22, 2016.Please review attachments.

SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIOS

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published September 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 14, 2016
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FBO ANNOUNCEMENT: COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION SUBJECT: Software Defined Radios SOLICITATION NUMBER: SB1341-16-RQ-1050 RESPONSE DATE: 12:00 PM MDT, September 14, 2016 CONTACT POINTS: Susan McKean, Contract Specialist 303-497-5417 Michael Fredericks, Contracting Officer 303-497-7763 AUTHORITY & INTRODUCTION:THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL SERVICES PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6 - STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS, AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-90 effective 8/25/2016. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) is in the process of expanding its research efforts related to spectrum sharing in wireless communications. This research includes topics associated with distributed spectrum sensing, spectrum monitoring, signal propagation, interference between devices and networks, and evaluating a device's ability to share spectrum. The Shared-Spectrum Metrology (SSM) research group seeks to support these efforts by procuring software defined radios (SDRs), general purpose tools for transmitting, receiving, and processing a wide variety of waveforms for applications like wireless networking and radar. This is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size standard of 750 employees. This acquisition is being competed as a small business set aside. NIST anticipates the award of a single, firm-fixed price purchase order. All vendors shall provide a firm-fixed price quotation in accordance with the Instructions to Offeror's for the line item detailed in the Statement of Work.APPLICABLE ATTACHMENTS:Attached to this solicitation are the following:a. Statement of Work INSTRUCTIONS TO VENDORS: 1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010)Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist within five (5) days of the posting. All responses to the questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (end of provision) Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 2015) 1. Due Date and Response Information: All quotations must be submitted electronically to Susan McKean at susan.mckean@nist.gov. Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than NLT 12:00 pm MDT, Sep 14, 2016. FAX and hard-copy quotations will NOT be accepted. 2. Acknowledgement of solicitation amendment(s). 3. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for services as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements:"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."OR"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) 4. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:4.1 Submittal Requirements4.1.1. Administrative Information: The quote shall contain, at a minimum, the following business items: a) The Name, DUNS number, address, telephone number and email address of the contractor.b) A statement that the quote is valid for a minimum of 90 days from the date submitted.c) If the contractor's representations and certifications do not reflect the NAICS code governing this solicitation, contractors must submit documentation that they are a small business under the NAICS code governing this solicitation. d) The total number of pages of all required submissions shall not exceed 10 pages. Disclosures required by applicable clauses, such as FAR 52.212-3, do not count towards the page limitation. e) Please note that this procurement IS NOT being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If a contractor submits a quote based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Contract, not the terms and conditions of the contractor's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quote. 4.1.2. Pricing Information: Responsible vendors will provide pricing for the following line items in the price Information section of the quotation. All specifications provided by the Contractor must meet or exceed the Brand Name specifications provided in the attached Statement of Work (SOW). Non-conforming specifications will not be considered for award:a) The vendor shall propose a firm-fixed price (FFP) for each Contract Line Item Number (CLIN), and an overall total FFP, which shall be the sum of the firm fixed prices proposed for each of the required CLINS (CLIN) detailed below and as specified in the attached SOW: CONTRACT LINE ITEM No. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY0001 Software Defined Radio (SDR) 1 EACHReference the attached SOW for further detailsDelivery: 80 Days After Receipt of Order (ARO) 0002 Product Support 3 YEARReference the attached SOW for further detailsPeriod of Performance: 3 Years After Receipt of Order (ARO) 4.2. EVALUATION CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR AWARDEvaluation Factors for Award: Award will be made, if at all, to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the requirements of the solicitation represents the best value to the Government considering both technical factors and price: (1) Technical: Hardware/software that meets/exceeds the technical specifications; and(2) Price. The technical factor is more important than the overall price. The importance of price in the evaluation will increase with the degree of equality among quotations of the non-price factor. The Government reserves the right to consider information gathered from sources outside the offeror's proposals. 4.2.1. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: Technical FactorsNIST will evaluate the extent to which the offeror's quotation meets or exceeds technical requirements as described in Sections II. Scope, and III. Specifications/Minimum Requirements (Nos.1-5) as listed in the attached SOW. NIST will evaluate the extent to which the offeror's quotation meets or exceeds technical requirements as described in the Additional Features (Nos. 6 -7) as listed in the attached SOW in making a best value determination. PricePrice will be considered when the technical requirement has been met. The price evaluation will determine whether the proposed prices are fair and reasonable in relation to the solicitation requirements and equipment proposed/quoted. Price quotations shall be entirely compatible with the proposed technical solution(s). The degree of importance of the proposed prices will increase with the degree of equality of the quotations in relation to the technical factor on which the selection is to be based. The Government may award to other than the lowest priced Offeror or the highest technically rated quotation utilizing price as a trade-off for the technical factor. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions based solely upon initial quotations. Therefore, offerors should ensure that their initial quotation constitutes their best offer in terms of both price and the technical solution being proposed. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES:The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. All Commerce Acquisition Regulations (CAR) clauses may be viewed at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFCARA.HTM. System for Award Management (SAM):In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in SAM (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award. FAR Provisions:52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (OCT 2015)52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (APR 2016)52.225-18 Place of Manufacture 52.225-3 Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act Certificate (ALT III) (May 2014) 52.225-4 Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act Certificate (ALT III) (May 2014) (a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act."(b) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-- Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act";Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No.: Country of Origin:(c) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreement--Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product."Other Foreign End Products:Line Item No.: Country of Origin:(d) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.(End of provision)52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) FAR Clauses:52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015)52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (JUN 2016) including subparagraphs: • 52.203-6 Restrictions of Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006)• 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2015)• 52.209-6 Protecting the Government`s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (OCT 2015)• 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations • 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011)• 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation (JUL 2013)• 52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003)• 52.222-19 Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (FEB 2016)• 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015) • 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports• 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (APR 2015)• 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers With Disabilities (Jul 2014)• 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016)• 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015)• 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011)• 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008)• 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.232-1 Payments (Apr 1984)52.232-15 Progress Payments Not Included (Apr 1984)52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (June 2013)52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)52.233-3 Protest After Award (Aug 1996)52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)52.243-1 Changes--Fixed-Price (Aug 1987)52.244-6 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Jun 2016)52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (Nov 1991)52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (May 2015)52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items (Jun 2016)52.216-24 Limitation of Government Liability (Apr 1984) The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All CAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.ecfr.gov Department of Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR) clauses:1352.201-70 Contracting Officer's Authority (Apr 2010)1352.209-73 Compliance with The Laws (Apr 2010)1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest (Apr 2010)1352.213-70 Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Apr 2010)1352.246-70 Place of Acceptance (Apr 2010) 1352.233-70 Agency Protests (APR 2010)(a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999)(b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address:NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: MICHAEL FREDERICKS, CONTRACTING OFFICER325 Broadway, Bldg 111/Rm 109Boulder, CO 80305(c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address:NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899(d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority.(e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows:U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause)1352.233-71 , GAO and Court of Federal Claims Protests (APR 2010)(a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims.(c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows:U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause) 1352.246-70 PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE (APR 2010)(a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and servicesto be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:National Institute of Standards and Technology325 Broadway,Boulder, CO 80305 NIST Provisions and Clauses:NIST LOCAL 04 Billing Instruction(a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV.(b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following:(1) Contract Number.(2) Contractor Name and Address.(3) Date of Invoice.(4) Invoice Number.(5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date.(6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN).(7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered.(8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered.(9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract.(c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to:NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621.    

Transponder Bandwidth on Geostationary Satellite

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 16, 2016  -  Deadline September 6, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items under FAR Part 13, 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 synopsis/solicitation; quotes are being requested and a separate solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation, SB1341-16-RQ-0832, is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). All communications and documents must include the solicitation the solicitation number. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89. GENERAL INFORMATION: Document type: Combined Synopsis/SolicitationRFP Number: SB1341-16-RQ-0832Classification Code: D318 - IT & Telecommunications - Integrated hardware/software/services solutionsSet-Aside: Total Small Business Set-AsideNAICS Code: 517410 Satellite Telecommunications Contracting Office Address:National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)325 BroadwayBoulder, CO 80305 Contract Line Item Numbers:Please reference the attached solicitation. Performance Work Statement:Please reference the attached solicitation All solicitation documents are attached to this RFQ. Please reference all attachments for complete solicitation. Submittal Requirements:The potential offeror shall submit a narrative and Price Quotation, which must include the following: • Company name, address, phone numbers, POC email address;• DUNS number; • Completed Attachment C - Schedule of Services; • Completed Attachment D - Pricing Template; • Completed Attachment E - Past Performance questionnaires;• Itemized Quotation consisting of a Price Quotation and a Non-Price Technical Capability narrative.

Purchase Pistenbully 100 or Equivalent with trailer plus trade in of snowcat and trailer

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published April 26, 2016
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SYNOPSIS PROJECT TITLE: Purchase Pistenbully 100 or Equivalent with trailer and trade in of existing snow cat with trailer for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service Office in Salt Lake City. DELIVERY: Delivery will be to the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City.NAICS CODE: 336999, All Other Transportation Equipment Manufacturing. The small-business size standard is 500 employees. This acquisition is set aside 100% for small businesses. DESCRIPTION: The Government is looking for a contractor to provide a Pisten Bully 100 or equivalent and a trailer. The Government also intends to trade-in an existing snow cat with trailer. The existing equipment is located in Salt Lake City, UT and is in good serviceable condition. The new equipment will be used to access the Mt. Promontory Doppler Radar site and Weather Radio sites (Tabiona and Lewis Peak) during the fall, winter, and spring when equipment maintenance is needed. REQUIREMENTS: About the Operating Environment:• Mt. Promontory radar site is at 6500 ft. Travel from base to top is about 6 miles. • The area routinely sees winds in excess of 70 mph, with air temperatures occasionally falling to 13 degrees, and snow accumulation of 10-15 feet. • The road to the site is a narrow 15 miles, travels across a cross-country trail, and has a maximum slope of 60 degrees. The highest portion of the route has steep drop-offs all along one side of the route; large boulders and steep hill-sides on the other side give very narrow access. • The snow on the road can vary from several feet of soft powder snow that can end many trips even with a wide/float track, to large drifts, hard pack ice, or loose rock on the lower ridge which is often exposed due to high winds. • Visibility can change from several miles to just a few feet in a matter of minutes because of clouds and blowing snow developing with passing showers. • There are several very tight switchbacks with high steep turns that require high torque to make the tight turns and steep climbs. There is little room for error or slippage. • During the best of conditions, the travel takes more than about 45 minutes, and during less than ideal snow conditions can take more than 1 ½ hours one way and sometimes cannot be completed. This is an extreme travel environment in every way and requires a snow cat that can handle the harshest of conditions.• Blade needed to remove the snow and cut road. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Due to the operating environment listed above, the National Weather Service (NWS) has identified the following minimum requirements, same or similar to the Pisten Bully 100:1. Minimum 4 person carrying capacity2. Hydrostatic static drive with steering wheel3. Adjustable seats with ¾ to full back rest.4. Dedicated heaters for the main window with temperature and fan controls.5. Minimum10-way Front Blade 6. Engine block heater7. Hydraulic oil warmer.8. Rear Cargo Platform hauling cargo (Minimum of 3ft).9. Mounting area for two way radio10. Roof Mounted Beacon11. 3 point seat harnesses12. Easy access to engine and hydraulic system for maintenance and repair13. Maintenance and Repair Manuals14. Rubber track, width over track >100 inches not to exceed 108 inches15. Roll over protection certification16. Engine Torque of at least 180 HP and >450ft.lbs torque17. Solid rubber tires18. New trailer included with the purchase. TRADE-IN: NWS intends to trade-in an existing snow cat with trailer in conjunction with this acquisition: Snow cat: 1998 Lite-Foot, Serial Number 2804B079812000000, with Department of Commerce Identifier CD0000623195. Trailer: Received with purchase and intended for use with the existing '98 Lite-Foot snow cat. Both snow cat and trailer are in good, serviceable condition. Both vehicles are located at: National Weather Service2242 W North TempleSalt Lake City, UT 84116 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Delivery will be by September 30, 2016. TYPE OF CONTRACT: A firm fixed price contract is anticipated. CLIN 0001 New Snowcat - to include trade-in of existing snowcat. CLIN 0002 New Snowcat Trailer - to include trade-in of existing trailer. All dates listed below are tentative; official dates will be provided when the solicitation is released. TENTATIVE SOLICITATION ISSUE DATE: May 19, 2016 TENTATIVE PROPOSAL DUE DATE: June 3, 2016 ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: June 30, 2016 CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION: To be eligible for award, a contractor must (1) be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. All offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) identifier. A DUNS number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet at (800) 333-0505 or online at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. All responses to this notice may be submitted via e-mail to Susan Labovitz, Contracting Officer, at Susan.Labovitz@noaa.gov. The phone number for the Contracting Officer is (303) 497-7943.

Viavi LTE Licenses

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 20, 2016  -  Deadline July 27, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items conducted in accordance with FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and the accompanying attachments. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation is being issued as a request for quotation (RFQ) # SB1341-16-RQ-0663. The Contracting Officer will not use nor shall this solicitation be subject to the formal source selection procedures described in FAR part 15. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-88-1. This is a Brand Name solicitation. GENERAL INFORMATION: Document type: Combined Synopsis/SolicitationRFQ Number: SB1341-16-RQ-0663Classification Code: 58 - Communications, Detection and Coherent Radiation EquipmentSet-Aside: Total Small Business Set-AsideNAICS Code: 334220, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing Contracting Office Address: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)325 BroadwayBoulder, CO 80305 Contract Line Item Numbers: Please reference the attached RFQ documents. 52.212-1 - INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, SOLICITATION ADDENDAThe word "Offer and Offeror" throughout this provision is hereby changed to read "Quotation and Quoter." Additionally, the following paragraphs of 52.212-1 are changed to read as follows.52.212-1(a) The associated NAICS code for this RFQ is 334220 and small business size standard is 1,250 employees.52.212-1 (b)(8) Representations & Certifications. The contractor must have completed Online Representations and Certifications at FAR 52.212-3 for the NAICS code and small business size standard identified for this acquisition. If the offeror does not have online representations and certifications for the applicable NAICS code and size standard in the System for Award Management at www.sam.gov the offeror must submit a complete copy of the representations and certifications with its quotation.52.212-1 (f)(2) Late Submissions. Any quotation received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of quotations is late and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made and the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late quotation would not unduly delay the acquisition.52.212-1 (g) Contract award. The Government intends to evaluate quotations and issue a purchase order based on the initial quotations received. Therefore, the quoter's initial quotation should contain the quoter's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government reserves the right to request revised quotations from, or negotiate final purchase order terms with, one or more, but not all, quoters if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. However, the Contracting Officer will not establish a competitive range, conduct discussions, or otherwise use the formal source selection procedures described in FAR part 15. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest. 3. CONTINUATION OF INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS3.1. Questions and Inquiries Questions and inquiries regarding this Request for Quotation (RFQ) shall be submitted electronically no later than two (2) days prior to the close of this RFQ. The Point of Contact (POC) for inquiries is Susan McKean and e-mail address is susan.mckean@nist.gov. The Government does not intend to respond to questions or inquiries submitted after the cutoff date identified above. The Government will collect all questions and inquiries, incorporate responses and distribute to all Contractors through an amendment to this solicitation in the FedBizOpps System.3.2. Submission of Quotations3.2.1. GeneralQuotations are due by 11:00 A.M. Mountain Time on July 27, 2016. The Contracting Officer reserves the right to modify any quotation due dates as required. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this RFQ may result in the Contractor's quotation being removed from consideration for award. Contractor's quotations shall include page numbers and be clearly and concisely written.3.2.2. Submission FormatQuotations shall be submitted electronically. Contractor's quotation shall be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist, Susan McKean at susan.mckean@nist.gov in an electronic format compatible with MS Office and Adobe Acrobat for PDF documents. 3.2.3 Quotation Submittal RequirementContractor's shall submit a technical quotation and a price quotation. The technical quotation shall describe the item being quoted in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation.Contractor's shall submit a firm fixed price (FFP) quotation for each Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) on the SF 18. 4. Basis of Award The National Institute of Standards and Technology intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order to the responsible Contractor whose quotation is deemed technically acceptable and represents the lowest price. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations: Factor 1 - Technical capability of the item quoted to meet the Government's need A quotation will be considered technically acceptable when: 1. It clearly demonstrates compliance with the attached Statement of Work, and;2. The vendor is an authorized reseller of Viavi products. Price: Price will be evaluated for fairness and reasonableness.    

LTE eNodeB

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 29, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ) # NB672020-15-03755. General Information: Document type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Solicitation Number: NB672020-15-03755 Classification Code: 59 - Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components Set-Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside NAICS Code: 334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing Contracting Office Address: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305 Quotation Submittal Instructions: Submit written quotations in response to this RFQ. Oral offers will not be accepted. All firms or individuals responding must an active System for Award Management (SAM) registration to be considered for award. This procurement is being issued as a 100% Small Business Set-Aside. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) 334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing and size standard 750 Employees apply to this procurement. Quotations submitted in response to this RFQ shall clearly describe the product that will meet or exceed the minimum requirements set forth in this RFQ along with the total firm fixed price. Quotations shall be submitted via email to angela.hitt@nist.gov and must include the following: Company name, address phone numbers, DUNS number, and itemized quote including all minimum specifications. Quotation Due Date: Quotations are due no later than 5:00pm Mountain time on August 14, 2015. Delivery Requirements and Shipping Instructions: The required delivery date shall be 90 days after receipt of award (ARO). The shipping terms shall be FOB Destination, delivery to NIST Boulder. The delivery location is: National Institute of Standards and Technology 325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305-3328 Contract Line Item Numbers: CLIN 0001 - Quantity 1, LTE Evolved Node B (eNB) Band Class 3 CLIN 0002 (OPTIONAL LINE ITEM) - Quantity 1, LTE Evolved Node B (eNB) TDD mode in band 41 Contractors quote shall be a firm fixed price. Statement of Work/Requirements: 2- LTE eNodeB and any associated components, Start of installation and deployment of eNodeB, Conclusion of eNodeB installation, Installation material list and installation layout drawing(s), and Installation/deployment report and commissioning logs (if applicable) per Statement of Work. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Communications Technology Laboratory is in the process of expanding its research efforts related to spectrum sharing. This research spans a broad area covering topics associated with distributed spectrum sensing, signal propagation, interference between devices and networks, and evaluating a device's ability to share spectrum. As one of the most prolific technologies currently in use today, Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is a significant factor in almost all proposed spectrum sharing scenarios. To research the use of LTE systems in shared spectrum environments the procurement of a commercial Evolved NodeB (eNodeB or eNB) is an essential part of our portfolio. This eNB will leverage the evolved packet core (EPC) already owned by NIST and be installed inside a NIST laboratory. We envision using this eNB for both conducted and radiated research. Radiated testing will take place inside a shielded test chamber. As this is a research effort (and not a commercial deployment), having the ability to control the functions of the eNB is critical. The research use of this eNB also means that the typical "network-grade" reliability and redundancy is not necessary or required. SCOPE OF WORK: NIST is looking to procure a commercial, macro-cell eNB. The eNB will be installed inside a NIST laboratory and connected to a Cisco ASR 5000 series virtual EPC running release 16 of StarOS. This connection will be made via a gigabit Ethernet (GigE) running over a single-mode fiber optic line. The Contractor will be given access to the EPC for the purposes of installing and deploying the eNB. The required installation, deployment, and on-going services required are described in Section III. NIST will supply the antennas necessary to operate the eNB in a radiated manner. Given the nature of our research, we are interested in macro-cell eNBs (as opposed to micro-, pico-, or femto-cell designs). Because of the differences between frequency-division duplexing (FDD) and time-division duplexing (TDD), we may elect to procure both an FDD and TDD system at the same time. Thus, Section III describes a FDD eNB as our primary focus with the option to add a TDD eNB. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: The Contractor shall provide one (1) LTE Evolved Node B (eNB) that meets the following minimum technical requirements. The Contractor shall install and deploy the eNB as described below. 1. The eNB shall have the following technical characteristics: 1.1. Frequency of operation: Band Class 3 (defined as having an uplink frequency of 1710 MHz - 1785 MHz and a downlink frequency of 1805 MHz - 1880 MHz). Access to the full frequency band is required. 1.2. Mode of operation: frequency division duplex (FDD). 1.3. Number of sectors: two sectors shall be supported/enabled. 1.4. Channel width: up to 20 MHz. 1.5. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO): 2x2 shall be supported/enabled. 1.6. Output power: at least 10 W per output antenna port. 1.7. Number of active users: 200 active users 1.8. Software provided with the eNB shall be the most current stable release available from the eNB manufacturer. 1.9. The timing source for the eNB will be a GPS signal. NIST will provide this GPS signal from an antenna mounted outside with a clear view of the sky. 2. All hardware will be installed indoors. The hardware provided by the contractor need not be designed for outdoor installation/use. 3. The Contractor shall provide a suitable equipment rack for the eNB and associated hardware (e.g., power supply). 4. The eNB (and associated hardware) shall be capable of running on conventional AC power (120 V) and, as a whole, the eNB system shall not draw more than 20 amps. In the event the hardware is designed to operate from DC power, the Contractor is responsible for supplying a power supply capable of converting the AC power to DC power. The Contractor shall include a suitable power cord which can be used to connect the system to conventional AC 120V power. 5. In the event that the eNB system consists of more than one piece of hardware, the Contractor is responsible for providing any cables required to connect system components. 6. On-site installation, and deployment services shall be provided by the Contractor. 7. The Contractor shall configure the eNB to communicate with the Cisco virtual EPC described in Section II such that UEs may be connected to the network and send/receive data. 8. Software and hardware technical support shall be provided as part of the eNB system. This support shall be available during normal business hours. No after-hours support is required. 9. To the extent that software updates become available for the version deployed on the eNB, they shall be provided to NIST. 10. The Contractor shall use only new equipment. The use of refurbished or used equipment is not permissible. 11. The Contractor shall include the cost of shipping the hardware to the NIST site in Boulder, CO. The following item should be included as an option in the quote. 1. A second eNB (in addition to the first) that operates in a TDD mode in band 41 (defined as 2496 MHz to 2590 MHz) a. If selected, this TDD eNB would be installed at the same time and in the same location as the FDD eNB specified above. b. The TDD eNB shall have the following technical characteristics: i. Number of sectors: two sectors shall be supported/enabled. ii. Channel width: up to 20 MHz. iii. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO): 2x2 shall be supported/enabled, if available. iv. Output power: at least 10 W per output antenna port. v. Number of active users: 200 active users vi. Software provided with the eNB shall be the most current stable release available from the eNB manufacturer. vii. The timing source for the eNB will be a GPS signal. NIST will provide this GPS signal from an antenna mounted outside with a clear view of the sky. c. Clauses 2-11 as specified for the FDD eNB shall also apply to the optional TDD eNB described here. Note that from a space/logistics perspective, it is permissible to install both the FDD and TDD eNB in the same equipment rack provided by the vendor. Installation: The Contractor shall install, deploy, and configure the eNB inside a laboratory at the NIST facility in Boulder, CO. Installation shall include, at a minimum, uncrating/unpacking of all materials, installation and configuration of the eNB, demonstration of specifications, and removal of all trash. The eNB will operate to manufacturer's specifications upon installation. Installation will take place between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm mountain time, Monday through Friday (except Federal Holidays). Warranty: The Contractor shall provide, at a minimum, a one year warranty eNB hardware and associated components. The warranty shall cover all parts, labor and travel (if required). The warranty shall commence upon successful completion of delivery, installation, deployment and demonstration of all required specifications. I. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance shall be ninety (90) days from award of this requirement. II. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE The installation and deployment of the eNodeB shall be accomplished at NIST, Boulder, Colorado. Normal duty hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of Federal holidays. III. DELIVERABLES Description Quantity Due Date Delivery of LTE eNodeB and any associated components One (1) system 85 days after award of this requirement Start of installation and deployment of eNodeB Once 85 days after award of this requirement Conclusion of eNodeB installation Once 90 days after award of this requirement Installation material list and installation layout drawing(s) shall be delivered electronically to the TPOC One (1) set 90 days after award of this requirement Installation/deployment report and commissioning logs (if applicable) One (1) set 90 days after award of this requirement A. The LTE Evolved Node B (eNB) Band Class 3 needed for this application must meet or exceed the following requirements: 1. The eNB shall have the following technical characteristics: 1.1. Frequency of operation: Band Class 3 (defined as having an uplink frequency of 1710 MHz - 1785 MHz and a downlink frequency of 1805 MHz - 1880 MHz). Access to the full frequency band is required. 1.2. Mode of operation: frequency division duplex (FDD). 1.3. Number of sectors: two sectors shall be supported/enabled. 1.4. Channel width: up to 20 MHz. 1.5. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO): 2x2 shall be supported/enabled. 1.6. Output power: at least 10 W per output antenna port. 1.7. Number of active users: 200 active users 1.8. Software provided with the eNB shall be the most current stable release available from the eNB manufacturer. 1.9. The timing source for the eNB will be a GPS signal. NIST will provide this GPS signal from an antenna mounted outside with a clear view of the sky. 2. All hardware will be installed indoors. The hardware provided by the contractor need not be designed for outdoor installation/use. 3. The Contractor shall provide a suitable equipment rack for the eNB and associated hardware (e.g., power supply). 4. The eNB (and associated hardware) shall be capable of running on conventional AC power (120 V) and, as a whole, the eNB system shall not draw more than 20 amps. In the event the hardware is designed to operate from DC power, the Contractor is responsible for supplying a power supply capable of converting the AC power to DC power. The Contractor shall include a suitable power cord which can be used to connect the system to conventional AC 120V power. 5. In the event that the eNB system consists of more than one piece of hardware, the Contractor is responsible for providing any cables required to connect system components. 6. On-site installation, and deployment services shall be provided by the Contractor. 7. The Contractor shall configure the eNB to communicate with the Cisco virtual EPC described in Section II such that UEs may be connected to the network and send/receive data. 8. Software and hardware technical support shall be provided as part of the eNB system. This support shall be available during normal business hours. No after-hours support is required. 9. To the extent that software updates become available for the version deployed on the eNB, they shall be provided to NIST. 10. The Contractor shall use only new equipment. The use of refurbished or used equipment is not permissible. 11. The Contractor shall include the cost of shipping the hardware to the NIST site in Boulder, CO. B. The LTE Evolved Node B (eNB) LTE Evolved Node B (eNB) TDD mode in band 41needed for this application must meet or exceed the following requirements: 1. An eNB that operates in a TDD mode in band 41 (defined as 2496 MHz to 2590 MHz) a. If selected, this TDD eNB would be installed at the same time and in the same location as the FDD eNB specified above. b. The TDD eNB shall have the following technical characteristics: i. Number of sectors: two sectors shall be supported/enabled. ii. Channel width: up to 20 MHz. iii. Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO): 2x2 shall be supported/enabled, if available. iv. Output power: at least 10 W per output antenna port. v. Number of active users: 200 active users vi. Software provided with the eNB shall be the most current stable release available from the eNB manufacturer. vii. The timing source for the eNB will be a GPS signal. NIST will provide this GPS signal from an antenna mounted outside with a clear view of the sky. c. Clauses 2-11 as specified for the FDD eNB shall also apply to the optional TDD eNB described here. Note that from a space/logistics perspective, it is permissible to install both the FDD and TDD eNB in the same equipment rack provided by the vendor. Basis for Award: The National Institute of Standards and Technology intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order to the responsible contractor submitting a quote that meets all of the requirements of this RFQ and who has the lowest price. Provisions and Clauses: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition. FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (Jul 2013) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial (Apr 2014) FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) Representations and certifications must be uploaded to the System for Award Management at www.sam.gov. Quoters shall include a completed copy of their representations and certifications. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (May 2015). The following FAR clauses contained in 52.212-5 are applicable: • 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) • 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) • 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Setp 2006, with Alternate I (Oct 1995) • 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) • 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) • 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) • 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) • 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) • 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) • 52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) • 52.222-3, Convict Labor (Jun 2003) • 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation With Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) • 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) • 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) • 52.222-50, Combatting Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) • 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) • 52.225-3, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) • 52.225-13, Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) • 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Awrad Management (Jul 2013) The following provisions and clauses are also incorporated by reference into this solicitation: FAR 52.217-5, Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990) FAR 52.217-7, Option for Increase Quantity- Separately Price Line Item (Mar 1989) FAR 52.232-13, Notice of Progress Payments (Apr 1984) FAR 52.232-16, Progress Payments (Apr 2012) FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.247-34, FOB Destination (Nov 1991) FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html and http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/default.htm FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html and http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/default.htm CAR 1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority CAR 1352.209-73, Compliance with the Laws CAR 1352.209-74, Organizational Conflict of Interest CAR 1352.213-70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures CAR 1352.215-70, Proposal Preparation CAR 1352.233-70, Agency Protests CAR 1352.233-71, GAO and Court of Federal Claims Protests CAR 1352.246-70, Place of Acceptance (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: NIST, 325 Broadway - Shipping and Receiving, Boulder, CO 80305 NIST LOCAL-04 BILLING INSTRUCTIONS (a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered. (9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621 NIST LOCAL-39 Marking/Packing Instructions (1) If the total contract/order includes multiple quantities of the same or like item(s), segregated as separate CLIN/Item numbers, deliverables shall be packed accordingly. Each individual package/container in the shipment shall include deliverables on a per-CLIN or Item basis. (2) For each shipment made under this contract/order, the Contractor shall furnish itemized packing list(s), enumerating the specific contents of each shipping container and what specific individual components constitute a full and complete "unit" for each bid item. The packing list shall include the brief description of each item found in the schedule. If more than one container is required for each unit, each container should be marked accordingly, e.g., "Box 1 of 2," "Box 2 of 2" and the boxes, where feasible, should be taped or shrink-wrapped together as an issuable unit. (3) The contract number and CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBER (CLIN) OR ORDER ITEM NUMBER shall be placed on the exterior of all containers.

70--Renewal of Symantec NetBackup Maintenance

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published January 7, 2016  -  Deadline January 15, 2016
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number NEEN7000-16-00301. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 775278. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-01-15 15:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Symantec NetBackup Maintenance. POP 02/01/2016 - 01/31/2017. NAICS = 334611 *** See attached Statement of Requirements for complete details and license numbers. ***, 1, LO; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: NOAA/NCEI, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305 Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. Offeror must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the CCR, it may do so through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov. All attached clauses and provisions apply to this solicitation. A) The offeror shall provide the government, with its offer submission, written verification from the GSA schedule holder that an agreement exists that validates the offeror's right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA schedule holder, if other than the offeror; and, B) By proactively complying with this offer term, sellers accept that the government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the government and receive payment from the government.

70--Renewal of Symantec NetBackup Maintenance

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published January 8, 2016  -  Deadline January 19, 2016
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Bids are being solicited under solicitation number NEEN7000-16-00301_01. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 775391. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-01-19 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: LI 001: Symantec NetBackup Maintenance. POP 02/01/2016 - 01/31/2017. NAICS = 334611 *** See attached Statement of Requirements for complete details and license numbers. ***, 1, LO; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: NOAA/NCEI, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305 Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. Offeror must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the CCR, it may do so through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov. All attached clauses and provisions apply to this solicitation. A) The offeror shall provide the government, with its offer submission, written verification from the GSA schedule holder that an agreement exists that validates the offeror's right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA schedule holder, if other than the offeror; and, B) By proactively complying with this offer term, sellers accept that the government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the government and receive payment from the government.

59--OPTION - Keysight Test and Measurement Equip Calibration

Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is NT000000-15-05220-01 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 335999 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-10 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80305 The DOC Office of the Secretary requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 10/01/2015 - 09/30/2016 LI 001: Repair and Calibration Agreement See SOW for complete list of equipment with serial numbers. See SOW for further information on the calibration. POP: 1 Oct 2015 to 30 Sep 2016, 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 LI 001: Repair and Calibration Agreement See SOW for complete list of equipment with serial numbers and the years for the calibration on the equipment. BASE POP: 1 Oct 2016 to 30 Sep 2017, 1, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018 LI 001: Repair and Calibration Agreement See SOW for complete list of equipment with serial numbers. See SOW for further information on the calibration. POP: 1 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2018, 1, EA; Option 3 Period of Performance: 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2019 LI 001: Repair and Calibration Agreement See SOW for complete list of equipment with serial numbers. See SOW for further information on the calibration. POP: 1 Oct 2018 to 30 Sep 2019, 1, EA; Option 4 Period of Performance: 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2020 LI 001: Repair and Calibration Agreement See SOW for complete list of equipment with serial numbers. See SOW for further information on the calibration. POP: 1 Oct 2019 to 30 Sep 2020, 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC Office of the Secretary intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC Office of the Secretary is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is ____. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be:

66--Handheld Spectrum Analyzer

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 20, 2015  -  Deadline July 27, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is NT-15-04387 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-07-27 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Boulder, CO 80503 The DOC National Institute of Standards and Technology requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: Handheld Spectrum Analyzer (see attached documents for more details), 2, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOC National Institute of Standards and Technology intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOC National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. Contracting Officer's Authority. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (APR 2010) (a) ___________ is hereby designated as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The COR may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the contractor by a unilateral modification to the contract. The COR is located at: ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Phone Number:____________________ E-mail:____________________ (b) The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows: (1) The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the contract and serves as technical liaison with the contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all deliverables and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract. (2) The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract price, terms or conditions. Any contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the express written prior authorization of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer may designate assistant or alternate COR(s) to act for the COR by naming such assistant/alternate(s) in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation to the contractor. Insert the clause 1352.209?73, Compliance with the Laws, in all solicitations and contracts. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(c), insert the following clause: Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1309.507?2(d), insert the following clause: Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract. (b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as ?contractor?) in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both. (c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract. (e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms ?contract,? ?contractor,? and ?Contracting Officer? shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights. (f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507?1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.106?2?70, insert the following provision: Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (Date) All solicitations using simplified acquisition procedures in FAR Part 13 must include provision 1352.213?70, Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, or similar language setting out evaluation criteria.The Government will issue an order resulting from this request for quotation to the responsible offeror whose quotation results in the best value to the Government, considering both price and non-price factors. Insert provision 1352.213?71, Instructions for Submitting Quotations under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial, or similar language in all solicitations for non-commercial purchase orders under the simplified acquisition threshold. The contracting officer shall indicate whether electronic submissions of quotations will be accepted. Paragraph (b)(4) of provision 1352.213?71 may be tailored based on the evaluation factors. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1313.302?1?70, insert the following provision: Instructions for Submitting Quotations Under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold?Non-Commercial (Date) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition is 334515. (b) Submission of quotations. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. At a minimum, quotations must show? (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (3) Acknowledgment of solicitation amendments; (4) A technical description showing that the offeror can supply the requirements in the specifications or statement of work in sufficient detail to allow the Government to evaluate the quotation in accordance with the evaluation factors stated in the solicitation. (5) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and reference information (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information). (6) Price and any supporting details for the price, as requested in the solicitation. (c) Offerors are responsible for submitting quotations, and any modifications thereto, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified. The offeror's initial quotation should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. The Government may reject any or all quotations if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest quotation; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in quotations received. Insert clause 1352.239?70, Software License Addendum, in all contracts when the primary purpose is to purchase new software licenses or renew existing licenses. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.107, insert the following clause: Software License Addendum (APR 2010) (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to Federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. (b) Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et. seq. , and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those fora that have jurisdiction over Federal procurement matters. (c) Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the Federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. (d) No Indemnification: The Federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). (e) Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, ?Assignment of Claims.? (f) Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A?125, Prompt Payment. (g) Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). (h) Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. (i) Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the Government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(a), insert the following provision: Electronic and Information Technology (APR 2010) (a) To be considered eligible for award, offerors must propose electronic and information technology (EIT) that meet the applicable Access Board accessibility standards at 36 CFR 1194 designated below: ___ 1194.21 Software applications and operating systems ___ 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications ___ 1194.23 Telecommunications products ___ 1194.24 Video and multimedia products ___ 1194.25 Self-contained, closed products ___ 1194.26 Desktop and portable computers ___ 1194.31 Functional performance criteria ___ 1194.41 Information, documentation and support (b) The standards do not require the installation of specific accessibility-related software or the attachment of an assistive technology device, but merely require that the EIT be compatible with such software and devices so that it can be made accessible if so required by the agency in the future. (c) Alternatively, offerors may propose products and services that provide equivalent facilitation. Such offers will be considered to have met the provisions of the Access Board standards for the feature or components providing equivalent facilitation. If none of the offers that meet all applicable provisions of the standards could be accepted without imposing an undue burden on the agency or component, or if none of the offerors propose products or services that fully meet all of the applicable Access Board's provisions, those offerors whose products or services meet some of the applicable provisions will be considered eligible for award. Awards will not be made to an offeror meeting all or some of the applicable Access Board provisions if award would impose an undue burden upon the agency. (d) Offerors must submit representation information concerning their products by completing the VPAT template at http://www.Section508.gov . Insert clause 1352.239?72, Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources, in all DOC solicitations and contracts for Information Technology services. The clause language may only be modified by adding more restrictive agency- or operating unit counsel -specific guidance As prescribed in 48 CFR 1339.270(b), insert the following clause: Security Requirements for Information Technology Resources (APR 2010) (a) Applicability. This clause is applicable to all contracts that require contractor electronic access to Department of Commerce sensitive non-national security or national security information contained in systems, or administrative control of systems by a contractor that process or store information that directly supports the mission of the Agency. (b) Definitions. For purposes of this clause, the term ?Sensitive? is defined by the guidance set forth in the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100?235), including the following definition of the term: (1) Sensitive information is ? * * * any information, the loss, misuse, or unauthorized access to, or modification of which could adversely affect the national interest or the, conduct of Federal programs, or the privacy to which individuals are entitled under section 552a of title 5, United States Code (The Privacy Act), but which has not been specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive Order or an Act of Congress to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy.? (2) For purposes of this clause, the term ?National Security? is defined by the guidance set forth in: (i) The DOC IT Security Program Policy and Minimum Implementation Standards, Section 4.3. (ii) The DOC Security Manual, Chapter 18. (iii) Executive Order 12958, as amended, Classified National Security Information. Classified or national security information is information that has been specifically authorized to be protected from unauthorized disclosure in the interest of national defense or foreign policy under an Executive Order or Act of Congress. (3) Information technology resources include, but are not limited to, hardware, application software, system software, and information (data). Information technology services include, but are not limited to, the management, operation (including input, processing, transmission, and output), maintenance, programming, and system administration of computer systems, networks, and telecommunications systems. (c) The contractor shall be responsible for implementing sufficient Information Technology security, to reasonably prevent the compromise of DOC IT resources for all of the contractor's systems that are interconnected with a DOC network or DOC systems that are operated by the contractor. (d) All contractor personnel performing under this contract and contractor equipment used to process or store DOC data, or to connect to DOC networks, must comply with the requirements contained in the DOC Information Technology Management Handbook (see DOC, Office of the Chief Information Officer Web site), or equivalent/more specific agency or operating unit counsel guidance as specified immediately hereafter [insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. (e) Contractor personnel requiring a user account for access to systems operated by the contractor for DOC or interconnected to a DOC network to perform contract services shall be screened at an appropriate level in accordance with Commerce Acquisition Manual 1337.70, Security Processing Requirements for Service Contracts. (f) Within 5 days after contract award, the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed initial IT security orientation training in DOC IT Security policies, procedures, computer ethics, and best practices, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, chapter 15, section 15.3. The COR will inform the contractor of any other available DOC training resources. Annually thereafter the contractor shall certify in writing to the COR that its employees, in performance of the contract, have completed annual refresher training as required by section 15.4 of the DOC IT Security Program Policy. (g) Within 5 days of contract award, the contractor shall provide the COR with signed acknowledgement of the provisions as contained in Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR), 1352.209?72, Restrictions Against Disclosures. (h) The contractor shall afford DOC, including the Office of Inspector General, access to the contractor's and subcontractor's facilities, installations, operations, documentation, databases, and personnel used in performance of the contract. Access shall be provided to the extent required to carry out a program of IT inspection, investigation, and audit to safeguard against threats and hazards to the integrity, availability, and confidentiality of DOC data or to the function of computer systems operated on behalf of DOC, and to preserve evidence of computer crime. (i) For all contractor-owned systems for which performance of the contract requires interconnection with a DOC network on which DOC data will be stored or processed, the contractor shall provide, implement, and maintain a System Accreditation Package in accordance with the DOC IT Security Program Policy. Specifically, the contractor shall: (1) Within 14 days after contract award, submit for DOC approval a System Certification Work Plan, including project management information (at a minimum the tasks, resources, and milestones) for the certification effort, in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy and [Insert agency or operating unit counsel specific guidance, if applicable]. The Certification Work Plan, approved by the COR, in consultation with the DOC IT Security Officer, or Agency/operating unit counsel IT Security Manager/Officer, shall be incorporated as part of the contract and used by the COR to monitor performance of certification activities by the contractor of the system that will process DOC data or connect to DOC networks. Failure to submit and receive approval of the Certification Work Plan may result in termination of the contract. (2) Upon approval, follow the work plan schedule to complete system certification activities in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy Section 6.2, and provide the COR with the completed System Security Plan and Certification Documentation Package portions of the System Accreditation Package for approval and system accreditation by an appointed DOC official. (3) Upon receipt of the Security Assessment Report and Authorizing Official's written accreditation decision from the COR, maintain the approved level of system security as documented in the Security Accreditation Package, and assist the COR in annual assessments of control effectiveness in accordance with DOC IT Security Program Policy, Section 6.3.1.1. (j) The contractor shall incorporate this clause in all subcontracts that meet the conditions in paragraph (a) of this clause. Insert a clause substantially similar to 1352.246?70, Place of Acceptance, in contracts and solicitations to indicate where the acceptance of supplies and/or services will take place. As prescribed in 1346.503, insert the following clause: Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: Bid MUST be good for 60 calendar days after close of Buy.

Long Term Evolution (LTE) Generator

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 24, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2016
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FBO ANNOUNCEMENT: COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONACTION CODE: ˂COMBINED˃CLASSIFICATION CODE: 66-Laboratory Equipment and suppliesSUBJECT: Long Term Evolution (LTE) GeneratorSOLICITATION NUMBER: SB1341-16-RQ-0992RESPONSE DATE: 12:00 PM MDT, September 9, 2016CONTACT POINTS: Susan McKean, Contract Specialist 303-497-5417 Michael Fredericks, Contracting Officer 303-497-7763DESCRIPTION:THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A SEPARATE WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 13.This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-89-1.The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size standard of 750 employees. This requirement is being competed as full and open competition. All interested responsible business concerns, regardless of size, may submit a quotation.Due Date and Response Information: Offerors capable of furnishing the specified equipment in this combined synopsis/solicitation should submit their quote in writing to Susan McKean electronically at susan.mckean@nist.gov. FAX and hard-copy quotations shall not be accepted. Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than NLT 12:00 pm MDT, Sep 9, 2016.Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for services as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements:"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."OR"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award documentwith the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010)Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist within seven (7) days of the posting. All responses to the questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract.(end of provision)BackgroundThe Communications Technology Laboratory is in the process of expanding its research efforts related to spectrum sharing. This research spans a broad area covering topics associated with distributed spectrum sensing, signal propagation, interference between devices and networks, and evaluating a device's ability to share spectrum. As one of the most prolific technologies currently in use today, Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is a significant factor in almost all proposed spectrum sharing scenarios. To research the use of LTE systems in shared spectrum environments the procurement of an LTE traffic generator (sometimes referred to as a "RAN Load Tester") is an essential part of our portfolio. This traffic generator will be connected to the eNodeBs and evolved packet core (EPC) already owned by NIST and be installed inside a NIST laboratory. The output of this traffic generator will be used to load our LTE eNodeBs and examine how they perform under certain conditions.As this is a research effort, it is difficult to specify exactly for what applications this hardware will be used. Thus, the ability to configure the hardware to produce a variety of different user equipment (UE) configurations is key. However, as NIST is primarily interested in the RF characteristics of LTE, the traffic generator must generate the RF signal(s) associated with UE traffic.Minimum Requirements(MR)The system shall meet or exceed the technical specifications identified below. All items must be new. Used or remanufactured equipment will not be considered for award. Experimental, prototype, or custom items will not be considered. The use of "gray market" components not authorized for sale in the U.S. by the proposer is not acceptable. All line items shall be shipped in the original manufacturer's packaging and include all original documentation and software when applicable.Line Item 0001: Quantity of one (1) Long Term Evolution (LTE), which meets or exceeds the technical specifications identified below:1. The LTE Traffic Generator shall have the following RF characteristics:1.1. Capability to operate in 3GPP defined LTE bands from (at a minimum) 1 GHz to 6 GHz.1.1.1. Both frequency division duplexed (FDD) and time division duplexed (TDD) operations shall be supported.1.1.2. LTE channel sizes of 5 MHz, 10 MHz, and 20 MHz shall be supported.1.2. Simulated UEs (when defined to be of an appropriate category) shall be capable of sending/receiving data in a 2x2 MIMO configuration.1.3. Capability to simulate traffic in two eNodeB sectors. The traffic generator shall be capable of operating both sectors simultaneously through the use of independent RF ports. Handovers between sectors shall be supported.1.4. Support for up to 200 unique simulated UEs in each sector.1.5. Ability to generate all available traffic types in both the uplink and downlink directions either simultaneously or in one direction at a time.1.6. Capability to upgrade via software/license (i.e., no change in hardware) to support for up to 750 UEs per sector.1.7. Capability to upgrade via software/license to support for carrier aggregation (2 carriers).2. The LTE Traffic Generator shall have the following LTE related characteristics:2.1. Simulated UEs shall use 3GPP release 8 (or newer).2.2. Capability to simulate UE categories 2, 3, and 4. It must be possible to simulate groups of all available UE categories simultaneously during a single test.2.3. Capability to generate ping, user datagram protocol (UDP), transmission control protocol (TCP), file transfer protocol (FTP), and hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) traffic on the UEs to simulate various applications. The traffic generator must have the ability to add voice-over LTE (VoLTE) traffic types as a software/license upgrade.2.3.1. The use of non-compressible (random) data for the generation of UDP, TCP and FTP traffic types must be permissible.2.4. The traffic generator shall be capable of generating the traffic. That is, if (for example) an external server is required to generate the simulated UE traffic, it shall be included.2.5. Simulated UEs must be capable of IPv4 or IPv6 addressing.3. The LTE Traffic Generator shall have the following software capabilities:3.1. Operation of the traffic generator shall be possible through a graphical user interface (GUI). In this context, "operation" includes the development and execution of test cases, as well as the retrieval of logs/data.3.1.1. Operation through a command-line interface is permissible as long as there is also a graphical user interface.3.2. Detailed statistics must be logged for analysis after the test case has run. These statistics will be used to evaluate the eNodeB/network performance. Statistics must be recorded at 30 second intervals (or less). At a minimum, the following statistics must be recorded: number of UEs attached, number of failed attaches, number of active bearers per UE group, radio resource control (RRC) messages sent and received, amount of data sent and received, IPv4 packets sent and received, and IPv6 packets sent and received.3.3. Ability to simulate UEs (or UE groups) traveling a defined path (i.e., a "drive test") that includes a channel model (fading, path loss). This path is "traveled" as the test case runs and simulates the UEs moving inside the eNodeB sector. The traffic generator shall allow the user to select one of the standardized 3GPP path loss/fading models for use in these simulated drive tests.3.4. Ability define at least 100 groups of UEs. Within each UE group, the following must be configurable: number of UEs in the group, type of data that group of UEs is transacting, and the drive test path that group of UEs is traveling during a test. Different UE groups must be able to transact different data types (e.g., one group using FTP, the other HTTP).4. The LTE Traffic Generator shall also meet the following general requirements:4.1. Capability to create tests that will vary the number of UEs and over-the-air traffic for tests running up to 24 consecutive hours.4.2. The hardware provided must fit in a conventional 19" equipment rack OR a conventional telecommunications rack. This hardware will be installed in an equipment rack that is already part of the NIST laboratory.4.3. The hardware provided must be compatible with common U.S. electrical power source voltages: 120 (single phase), 220 (single phase), 208 (three phase).5. Training on the use of the system shall be provided for up to eight (8) NIST personnel. This training shall consist of approximately 16 hours (over two or three business days) of instruction. The days in which the training shall take place will be coordinated with NIST in advance to ensure the appropriate NIST personnel are able to attend.6. Only new equipment shall be used. No used equipment is acceptable.7. This traffic generator will be integrated with Nokia eNodeBs already owned by NIST. To ensure compatibility, NIST can provide specific hardware model numbers upon request. The LTE traffic generator supplied shall be compatible with other major brands of eNodeB hardware.8. The most recent commercially available versions of hardware and software shall be used. The use of hardware/software that is discontinued or of "legacy" status is not acceptable.9. All software licenses included shall be of the perpetual type. That is, NIST is allowed to use the software (in its current state) for an unlimited number of times for an unlimited duration.These Additional Features would be considered in making a best value determination:10. Support for LTE bands other than those described in Minimum Requirements (MR), paragraph 1.1. These would be user-defined LTE bands. That is, the user may define an uplink and downlink frequency range (using FDD as an example) that is within the hardware's range of operation. This custom defined band may be one that has not been standardized by 3GPP.11. RF hardware that can operate beyond the specified requirement (i.e., at frequencies above 6 GHz or below 1 GHz), as described in Section III, paragraph 1.1.12. Support for additional LTE channel widths other than those specified in MR, paragraph 1.1.2.13. Simulated UEs using features/releases more current than 3GPP release 8, as described in MR, paragraph 2.1.14. Simulated UEs being capable of additional uplink/downlink traffic types beyond those specified in MR, paragraph 2.3.15. Statistics that are recorded at intervals more frequent than is specified in MR, paragraph 3.2.16. Support for fading/path loss models other than the standardized 3GPP models specified in MR, paragraph 3.3. These would be user-defined path/loss fading models. This featurewould allow the user to enter in their own path loss and fading parameters into the GUI when a test case is developed.Inspection and AcceptanceThe TPOC will ensure the LTE Generator is fully operational and demonstrates operation to the minimum specifications set forth in this document.WarrantyThe contractor shall warrant the entire system for a period of at least one (1) year. The warranty must include unlimited telephone/e-mail support for questions regarding operation. All costs including parts, labor, travel, and other expenses necessary to repair the system will be borne solely by the contractor at no additional cost to the U.S. Government.Delivery Description Quantity Due DateLTE Traffic GeneratorOne (1) system120 days after awardStart of on-site trainingOne (1) set28 days after the system is delivered.Evaluation Factors for Award:Award will be made, if at all, to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the requirements of the solicitation represents the best value to the Government considering both technical factors and price:(1) Technical: Hardware/software that meets/exceeds the technical specifications; and(2) Price.The technical factor is more important than the overall price. The importance of price in the evaluation will increase with the degree of equality among quotations of the non-price factor.The Government reserves the right to consider information gathered from sources outside the offeror's proposals.The following factors will be used to evaluate quotations:Technical FactorsNIST will evaluate the extent to which the offeror's quotation meets or exceeds technical requirements as described in the Minimum Requirements (Nos.1-9) listed.NIST will evaluate the extent to which the offeror's quotation meets or exceeds technical requirements as described in the Additional Features (Nos. 10 -17) in making a best value determination.PricePrice will be considered when the technical requirement has been met. The price evaluation will determine whether the proposed prices are fair and reasonable in relation to the solicitation requirements and equipment proposed/quoted. Price quotations shall be entirely compatible with the proposed technical solution(s).The degree of importance of the proposed prices will increase with the degree of equality of thequotations in relation to the technical factor on which the selection is to be based.The Government may award to other than the lowest priced Offeror or the highest technically rated quotation utilizing price as a trade-off for the technical factor.The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions based solely upon initial quotations. Therefore, offerors should ensure that their initial quotation constitutes their best offer in terms of both price and the technical solution being proposed.PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. All Commerce Acquisition Regulations (CAR) clauses may be viewed at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFCARA.HTM.System for Award Management (SAM):In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in SAM (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award.FAR Provisions:ADDENDUM TO PROVISION 52.212-1 - QUOTATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS All quotations must be submitted electronically so that they are received at susan.mckean@nist.gov no later than Sep 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM Mountain. Facsimile quotations will NOT be accepted. Offerors shall e-mail their quotation so that it is received by the response date/time for this solicitation. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to confirm NIST's receipt of its quotation. NIST reserves the right to award a purchase order without discussions, based solely on the submission of the Contractor; Acknowledgement of solicitation amendment(s).52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (OCT 2015)52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (APR 2016)FAR Clauses:52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015)52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (JUN 2016) including subparagraphs:• 52.203-6 Restrictions of Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006)• 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2015)• 52.209-6 Protecting the Government`s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (OCT 2015)• 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations• 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation (JUL 2013)• 52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003)• 52.222-19 Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (FEB 2016)• 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)• 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports• 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (APR 2015)• 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015)• 52.222-36• 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016)• 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010)• 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015)• 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011)• 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008)• 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013)Department of Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR) clauses:1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority 1352.209-73, Compliance with the Laws 1352.209-74, Organizational Conflict of Interest1352.233-70 Agency Protests (APR 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: MICHAEL FREDERICKS, CONTRACTING OFFICER 325 Broadway, Bldg 111/Rm 109 Boulder, CO 80305(c) ) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899(d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause)1352.233-71 , GAO and Court of Federal Claims Protests (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows:U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division, Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause)NIST Provisions and Clauses:NIST LOCAL 04 Billing Instruction (a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered.(9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899- 1621.

Multi-Channel Wireless Communications System

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 21, 2015  -  Deadline August 4, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation, NB672020-15-02870 issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This requirement is Brand Name for National Instruments (NI). This is unrestricted and all interested parties may submit a quotation and is being issued using the simplified acquisition procedures under the authority of FAR 13.5 test program for certain commercial items. This combined synopsis/solicitation is for the following commercial item(s): CLIN 0001: National Instruments Multi-Channel Wireless Communications System Description of requirements for the items to be acquired: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Division of Communications Technology Laboratory is in the process of expanding its research efforts related to spectrum sharing and software defined radios. This research spans a broad area covering topics associated with distributed spectrum sensing, signal propagation, interference between devices, and evaluating a device's ability to share spectrum. As NIST explores each of these topics, NIST will need a general set of scientific instrumentation that will allow NIST to conduct experiments related to spectrum sharing. One of the keys to efficient sharing of the spectrum is the ability to use multi-channel (MIMO or multi-stream) technologies. The hardware used for NIST's experiments should be general in nature, that is, reconfigurable to perform a variety of tasks. In some cases, NIST may have one transmitting channel and many receiving channels, or vice versa. In addition to having the ability to adjust the number of transmitting and receiving channels, it is also essential to conduct preliminary high-speed data processing as soon data are collected. To enable this, access to a field-programmable gate array (ideally co-located with the RF hardware) is essential. The ability to stream data to a storage system is also essential as it enables large amounts of data to be rapidly collected for future analysis. In addition to the hardware, software shall be provided that enables measurement of common wireless communications protocols and standards (e.g., LTE, Wi-Fi, etc.). Such software should be installed on the embedded computer allowing the system to operate without the use of an external desktop PC. The Contractor shall provide one (1) (NI) multi-channel wireless communications system that meets the following minimum technical requirements. The Contractor shall deliver the system and warranty it, as described below. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 1. The multi-channel system shall have four RF channels. A channel is defined as a RF transceiver - a device that is capable of either transmitting or receiving a RF signal. 1.1. At a minimum, each RF channel shall be able to operate from 100 MHz to 6 GHz. 1.2. Each channel shall have a minimum instantaneous transmitting or receiving bandwidth of at least 20 MHz across the full frequency range of operation, and at least 200 MHz of instantaneous bandwidth between 200 MHz and 6 GHz. 1.3. When configured as a receiver, the average noise floor of each RF channel shall not exceed -140 dBm (for a signal at any frequency, with the input port terminated and a -10 dBm reference level). 1.4. When configured as a transmitter, each RF channel shall be capable of outputting at least +10 dBm (CW) for signals less than 4 GHz and +7 dBm (CW) for signals greater than or equal to 4 GHz. 1.5. The input/output port of each RF channel shall have either a SMA, 3.5 mm or Type-N connector. All RF channels must have the same type of output connector. Regardless of the output connector type, it shall have a nominal impedance of 50 ohms. 2. Each of the four RF channels shall have a user-programmable FPGA. 3. To facilitate rapid processing of digital signals, there shall be one user-programmable FPGA external to the RF hardware, but installed in the same chassis as the RF channels. 3.1.1. This external FPGA shall have at least 2 GB of onboard RAM and be capable of streaming at least 3 GB/s of data back to the embedded host controller. 3.1.2. The external FPGA shall be capable of receiving streaming data from any of the RF channels located in the same chassis. That is, data may go directly from the RF acquisition hardware to the external FPGA without passing through the embedded computer first. This feature is sometimes referred to as "peer-to-peer streaming." 4. To synchronize this multi-channel system with other laboratory equipment, the system shall be equipped an accurate clock suitable for trigger/synchronizing other instrumentation. This clock shall utilize an oven controlled oscillator with an accuracy of at least 50 parts per billion. This clock must be able to operate successfully without the use of an external reference (e.g., GPS signal, broadcast radio reference). 4.1. This clock shall also be capable of synchronizing additional chassis systems. 4.2. This clock hardware shall have at least two outputs: a 10 MHz output, and an output where the frequency can be adjusted. At a minimum, the frequency shall be adjustable from 1 MHz to 500 MHz. The accuracy of the adjustable frequency output need not meet the same 50 ppb requirements. 5. To facilitate expansion of the system to include additional chassis, this system shall be equipped with a high-speed interface capable of connecting up to 8 compatible chassis. This hardware would allow all additional chassis to be controlled by a single "master" chassis/controller. 6. To control the chassis, RF hardware, FPGA, trigger hardware, and daisy chain interface, an embedded computer shall be included and installed in the chassis. The computer shall meet the following requirements: 6.1. Utilize a 64-bit CPU with at least eight cores and a clock frequency of at least 2.0 GHz. 6.2. Utilize at least 16 GB of RAM, but be expandable to at least 24 GB. 6.3. Contain a hard drive of at least 200 GB in size. 7. The embedded computer shall contain software (and appropriate licensing) to generate and receive/analyze the following signals on any of the four RF channels: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, WCDMA/HSPA+, and GPS. 7.1. The provided software shall also contain a soft-panel interface for basic spectrum analysis and signal generation. 7.2. There shall be no limitation on the number of signals that can be generated or analyzed. That is, the software license provided shall allow for an indefinite number of signals to be generated or analyzed over the lifetime of the system. 8. The chassis used to hold and control this multi-channel system shall meet the following general requirements: 8.1. The chassis shall be mountable in a conventional 19" equipment rack. 8.2. The chassis shall not require more than 15 amps at 120 VAC at 60 Hz. 8.3. The chassis shall have a total backplane throughput capacity of at least 24 GB/s (each direction). 9. To allow RF data to be streamed at high speeds, the chassis shall be equipped such that it can be connected directly to a RAID array/system. This RAID system shall meet the following requirements: 9.1. The RAID system shall be capable of sustained read/write speeds of up to 3.6 GB/s. 9.2. The following RAID modes shall be supported: 0, 1, 10, 5, and 6. 9.3. The RAID system shall have a storage capacity of at least 5 TB, and shall utilize solid state drives to accomplish this. Note that the RAID storage need not physically reside in the same chassis as the multi-channel system. It may reside in a separate chassis/enclosure. 9.3.1. If the RAID system resides in a separate enclosure, it shall be mountable in a conventional 19" equipment rack. 9.4. By itself, the RAID system shall require no more than 20 amps at 120 VAC (60 Hz). 10. The chassis shall ship assembled and have completed a basic power-up test prior to arrival at NIST. 11. The Contractor shall use only new equipment. The use of refurbished or used equipment is not permissible. 12. The Contractor shall include any necessary cables for connecting the system to conventional U.S. power outlets. 13. The Contractor shall include the cost of shipping the completed system to the NIST site in Boulder, CO. Warranty: The Contractor shall provide, at a minimum, a three year warranty for the system. The warranty shall cover all parts, labor, routine calibration services, and return shipping expenses (from the manufacturer to NIST). The warranty shall commence upon delivery of the system. The calibration services shall include measurement performance verification (with uncertainty estimates), and necessary adjustments to the hardware. The calibration shall be performed by a laboratory that is accredited to ISO 17025 and is compliant with ANSI Z540. The requested delivery is 50 days ARO. FOB Destination for delivery is NIST, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305. Delivery point of contact will be provided upon award. The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall meet the technical specifications and deliverable schedule. Price shall include cost of shipping. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Government will award a fixed price contract based on the following factors: Technical capability, deliverable schedule, and price. Technical capability will be evaluated by how well the proposed product meets or exceeds the Government's requirement including delivery schedule as stated throughout this solicitation. Technical capability is approximately equal to price. The Government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest-priced offeror if the superior technical submission or the submission indicating a reduced performance risk, warrants paying a premium. A FIRM FIXED PRICE PURCHASE ORDER WILL BE ISSUED TO THE RESPONSIBLE AUTHORIZED QUOTER WHOSE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE QUOTATION IS DEEMED TO REPRESENT THE BEST VALUE TO THE GOVERNMENT. The quoter must have completed the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. Reps and certs must be uploaded to the System for Award Management at www.sam.gov. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. Commercial Items including subparagraphs: 52.203-6, Restriction on Subcontractor Sales to the Government with Alternate 1 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.209-6, Protecting the Government' Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside 52.219-8, Utilizing of Small Business Concerns 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Re-representation 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.222-19, Child Labor - Cooperation With Authorities And Remedies; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-37, Employment Reports for Veterans 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; 52.225-5, Trade Agreements 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer 52.247-34, FOB Destination 1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority 1352.201-72, Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) 1352.209-74, Organizational Conflict of Interest 1352.246-70, Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: NIST, 325 Broadway - Shipping and Receiving, Boulder, CO 80305 FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. The following provisions and clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: NIST LOCAL-04, CAR 1352.209-73, CAR 1352.209-74, CAR 1352.213-70, CAR 1352.215-70, CAR 1352.233-70, CAR 1352.233-71. The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html and http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/default.htm The Contractor shall submit a Quote, to be received no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time, Tuesday, August 4, 2015, and must include the following: Company name, address phone numbers, DUNS number, itemized quote including all minimum specifications. Quotes shall be delivered via email to angela.hitt@nist.gov. Please direct any questions regarding this solicitation to Angela Hitt at angela.hitt@nist.gov no later than 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Optical Table System

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published October 21, 2016  -  Deadline November 4, 2016
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FBO ANNOUNCEMENT: COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONACTION CODE: ˂COMBINED˃CLASSIFICATION CODE: 66 - Instruments and Laboratory EquipmentSUBJECT: Optical Table SystemSOLICITATION NUMBER: SB1341-17-RQ-0017RESPONSE DATE: November 04, 2016CONTACT POINTS: Dennis M. Fuentes, Contract Specialist 303.497.5573 Michael Fredericks, Contracting Officer 303-497.7763SUBMITTAL: Vendors must complete the attached SF1449, sign and return via e-mail to dennis.fuentes@nist.gov DESCRIPTION:THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVLAUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A SEPARATE WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC- 90-1)1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010)Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist within three (3) days of the posting. All responses to the questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (end of provision)The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334519 - Other measuring and controlling device manufacture, with an employment of 500. This requirement is being competed as small business set-aside.***The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking to purchase ** Three (3) Optical Table Systems.BackgroundThe Radio Frequency (RF) - fields group at NIST Boulder, CO is in need of three optical table systems. These tables will be used for setting up laser systems, optical components, and where atomic physics experiments will be performed for the purpose of measuring electric fields with Rydberg atoms. Minimum RequirementsLine Item 0001: One (1) Research Grade Optical: 4ft x 8ft x 1ft. with self-leveling floatable leg systems with casters, and two level 500lb capacity free standing equipment rack. Line Item 0002: Two (2) Research Grade Optical: 4ft x 10ft x 1ft. with self-leveling floatable leg systems with casters, and two level 500lb capacity free standing equipment rack.Payment ScheduleThe Contractor will be paid, in accordance with Net 30-day payment terms, upon receipt and acceptance of a proper invoice for the entire purchase order, in accordance with the following schedule. 1. 100% after receipt and acceptance by the TPOC, AND2. After all inspection and requirements set forth in this document have been met. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES:The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html Provisions52.204-7 - System for Award Management 52.204-16 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Reporting 52.204-17 - Ownership or Control of Offeror 52.204-18 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Maintenance 52.209-11 - Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 - Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.214-35 - Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency 52.225 -2 - Buy American Certificate 52.225-18- Place of Manufacture 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02)Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) Clauses 52.204-13 - System for Award Management 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 632(a)(2)). 52.222-3 - Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755) 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside52.222-19 - Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014)(E.O. 13126) 52.222-21 - Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26 - Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246 52.222-36 - Affirmative Action For Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793) 52.222-50 - Combatting Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009)(22 U.S.C.7104(g)) 52.222-55 MINIMUM WAGES UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13658(DEC 2014) 52.233-3 - Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553) 52.233-4 - Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 52.223-18- Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O 13513) 52.225-1 - Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d) 52.225-13 - Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)(E.O.'s, proclamations, and statues 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) 931 U.S.C. 3332) 52.225-25 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Representations and Certifications 52.232-39 - Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors 52.247-35 - FOB Destination, within Consignee's Premises 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. 2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015)1) In accordance with Sections 543 and 544 of Public Law 112-55 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2012, Title V (General Provisions) none of the funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that-a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.(End of clause)The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All CAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.ecfr.gov 1352.201-70 - Contracting Officers Authority 1352.209-73 - Compliance with the Laws (APR 2010) 1352.209-74 - Organizational Conflict of Interest 1352.246-70 - Place of Acceptance NIST LOCAL -04 Billing Instructions -(a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered. (9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621 (End of clause) INSTRUCTIONS:System for Award Management, SAMIn accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in the system for award management (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award.Due Date for QuotationsOfferors shall submit their quotation so that NIST receives it not later than 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on November 04, 2016. FAX quotations will not be accepted. E-mail quotations (SF1449) will be accepted at dennis.fuentes@nist.gov. Please reference the RFQ number in the subject line of email communications. Offerors' quotations will not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered in the e-mail box set forth above.Because of heightened security, electronic delivery methods are the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through NIST Boulder Gate, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Dennis Fuentes, Contract Specialist on 303-497-5573.Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions1) Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit one copy of their quote (SF1449). The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from the date quotations are due. 2) "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition"OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)If the offeror fails to include written exceptions the government will consider it as acceptance.Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. QUOTATION EVALUATION:Evaluation FactorsLowest Price technically acceptable 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010)(a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999)(b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: Willard Zbaeren, CONTRACTING OFFICER325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause)

Intergation of Gateware/Firmware

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published September 13, 2016  -  Deadline September 19, 2016
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FBO ANNOUNCEMENT: COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONACTION CODE: ˂COMBINED˃CLASSIFICATION CODE: D - Information Technology Services Including Telecommunications ServicesSUBJECT: FPGA Gateware/Firmware Development and ARTIQ Integration "PDQ3"SOLICITATION NUMBER: NB688000-16-04603RESPONSE DATE: September 19, 2016CONTACT POINTS: Dennis M. Fuentes, Contract Specialist 303.947.5573 Jo-Lynn Davis, Contracting Officer 303-947.3764DESCRIPTION:THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVLAUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A SEPARATE WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC- 90)1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010)Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist within three (3) days of the posting. All responses to the questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (end of provision)The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541511- Custom Computer Programming Services, with a dollar amount of $27.5M. This requirement is being competed as full and open competition.***The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking to purchase ** One (1) FPGA gateware/firmware development and ARTIQ intergration for custom high-speed arbitrary waveform generators, a.k.a. PDQ3.BackgroundThe Ion Storage Group at NIST Boulder, CO performs a variety of quantum computing and quantum simulation experiments using trapped ions. Custom arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs), based on high-speed digital-to-analog converters (DACs) driven by field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), are used to provide the voltages for confining and shuttling ions in ion traps. The firmware and gateware for existing custom AWG boards developed at NIST, nicknamed "PDQ" boards, are unable to fulfill the requirements for our desired next generation of experiments. NIST, therefore requires modifications and extensions to the FPGA firmware and gateware of the current custom AWG board. These modifications must enable the AWGs to be integrated seamlessly with our existing experimental control software/hardware environment, ARTIQ.Minimum RequirementsLine Item 0001: One (1) FPGA gateware/firmware development and ARTIQ integration for custom high-speed arbitrary waveform generators, a.k.a. PDQ3., which meets the technical specifications identified work in the performance statement. Payment ScheduleThe Contractor will be paid, in accordance with Net 30-day payment terms, upon receipt and acceptance of a proper invoice for the entire purchase order, in accordance with the following schedule. 1. 100% after receipt and acceptance by the TPOC, AND2. After all inspection and requirements set forth in this document have been met. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES:The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html Provisions52.204-7 - System for Award Management 52.204-16 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Reporting 52.204-17 - Ownership or Control of Offeror 52.204-18 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Maintenance 52.209-11 - Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 - Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.214-35 - Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency 52.225 -2 - Buy American Certificate 52.225-18- Place of Manufacture 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02)Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) Clauses 52.204-13 - System for Award Management 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items632(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 (Feb 1999) 52.222-26 - Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246 52.222-36 - Affirmative Action For Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793) 52.222-50 - Combatting Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009)(22 U.S.C.7104(g)) 52.222-55 MINIMUM WAGES UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13658(DEC 2014) 52.233-3 - Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553) 52.233-4 - Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 52.223-18- Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O 13513) 52.225-1 - Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d) 52.225-13 - Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)(E.O.'s, proclamations, and statues 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) 931 U.S.C. 3332) 52.225-25 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Representations and Certifications 52.232-39 - Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors 52.247-35 - FOB Destination, within Consignee's Premises 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. 2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015)1) In accordance with Sections 543 and 544 of Public Law 112-55 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2012, Title V (General Provisions) none of the funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that-a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.(End of clause)The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All CAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.ecfr.gov 1352.201-70 - Contracting Officers Authority 1352.209-73 - Compliance with the Laws (APR 2010) 1352.209-74 - Organizational Conflict of Interest 1352.246-70 - Place of Acceptance NIST LOCAL -04 Billing Instructions -(a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered. (9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621 (End of clause) INSTRUCTIONS:System for Award Management, SAMIn accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in the system for award management (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award.Due Date for QuotationsOfferors shall submit their quotation so that NIST receives it not later than 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on September 19, 2016. FAX quotations will not be accepted. E-mail quotations will be accepted at dennis.fuentes@nist.gov. Please reference the RFQ number in the subject line of email communications. Offerors' quotations will not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered in the e-mail box set forth above.Because of heightened security, electronic delivery methods are the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through NIST Boulder Gate, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Dennis Fuentes, Contract Specialist on 303-497-5573.Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions1) Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit one copy of their quote. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from the date quotations are due. 2) "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition"OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)If the offeror fails to include written exceptions the government will consider it as acceptance.Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. QUOTATION EVALUATION:Evaluation FactorsAward shall be made to the offeror whose quotation is deemed technically acceptable and represents the lowest price. The Government will evaluate quotations based on the following evaluation criteria: 1) Technical Capability and 2) Price. 1. Technical Capabilities:The Contractor must demonstrate excellent project management, substantial technical skill in the relevant areas, and the ability to collaborate well with basic research scientists in developing software and hardware for their scientific needs. To this end, the Contractor must demonstrate: • Detailed understanding of ARTIQ/pdq2 architecture/design, and of PDQ board design and functionality. • Expertise with core ARTIQ/pdq2 technologies, including but not limited to Python, C, Migen, LLVM, MiSoC/mor1kx, llvmlite, or suitable interoperable equivalents These criteria are absolutely essential to the success of the contracted work. To demonstrate their ability to complete the technical aspects of the work, the successful bidder must also show successful prior independent implementation of:• Complex FPGA code for real-time generation of multichannel digital signals driving high-speed (>50 MSPS) digital-to-analog converters for sustained periods of time• Development of embedded digital electronics products for basic science research• Long-term support and development of high visibility projects The contractor must have experience working closely with physical scientists as end customers. References must be provided on request from previous basic science collaboration work, attesting to the qualification of the bidder for a project of this nature.We strongly prefer a contractor with an interest in the scientific work done in our group, which this project will enable, and with sufficient basic scientific understanding to appreciate the scientific rationale behind various design choices.References must be made available upon request from previous basic science collaboration work, attesting to the qualifications of the Contractor for a project of this nature. 2. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. The Government anticipated the award of a firm-fixed-price purchase order for this work. 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010)(a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999)(b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: Willard Zbaeren, CONTRACTING OFFICER325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published September 8, 2016  -  Deadline September 15, 2016
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FBO ANNOUNCEMENT: COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATIONACTION CODE: ˂COMBINED˃CLASSIFICATION CODE: 15 - Aircraft and Airframe Structural ComponentsSUBJECT: UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones)SOLICITATION NUMBER: NB686070-16-04754RESPONSE DATE: September 15, 2016CONTACT POINTS: Dennis M. Fuentes, Contract Specialist 303.947.5573 Jo-Lynn Davis, Contracting Officer 303.947.3764DESCRIPTION:THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVLAUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A SEPARATE WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC- 90)1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010)Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to the contract specialist within three (3) days of the posting. All responses to the questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (end of provision)The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 336411 with a small business size standard of 1,500 employees. This requirement is being competed as a total small business set-aside.***The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking to purchase ** One (1) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone. BackgroundThe NIST Fiber Sources and Applications group has been developing a long-path spectroscopy system for measuring greenhouse gases and trace contaminants in the atmosphere. A mobile retroreflector on a UAV platform would enable a host of new applications. The UAV would also carry a radiosonde for measurements of air temperature, pressure, and relative humidity and real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS.Minimum RequirementsThe system shall meet or exceed the technical specifications identified below. All items must be new. Used or remanufactured equipment will not be considered for award. Experimental, prototype, or custom items will not be considered. The use of "gray market" components not authorized for sale in the U.S. by the proposer is not acceptable. All line items shall be shipped in the original manufacturer's packaging and include all original documentation and software, when applicable. Line Item 0001: Quantity of One (1) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone, which meets or exceeds the technical specifications identified below: 1) Meet or exceed all FAA regulation UAS Rule 14 CFR (Part 107) including weight 2) 1 kg payload3) Flight time >60 minutes with payload of 1 kg4) No combustion engine 5) Operation in wind speeds >10 m/s 6) Open Source, modifiable flight controller7) Capable of hovering at a defined location at wind speeds of up to 10 m/s8) Radio telemetry operates on open US frequency band9) Quad-rotor design10) System must contain all necessary items in order to fly. This includes UAV, propellers, batteries, and charger for 100V/60Hz, Controller Inspection & AcceptanceIn addition to the inspection and acceptance terms articulated in 52.212-4, the Government reserves the right to perform such performance tests and evaluations as defined below to verify specified system performance. Such tests and evaluations, if performed, shall be conducted within the environment that the system is to be operated. The Contractor has the right to be present during the tests and evaluations, if performed, at the Contractor's expense. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone will be visually inspected upon receipt by the technical point of contact (TPOC) for observable damages and flaws. If damages and/or flaws are observed, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone will be returned to the vendor at the vendor's sole expense. The TPOC will notify the vendor via email, within five (5) business days of observing the damage that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone are being returned. If damages and/or flaws are not observed, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone will be accepted. The TPOC will ensure the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone are fully operational and demonstrates operation to the minimum specifications set forth in this document. If the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone fail to be fully operational and/or do not demonstrate operation to the minimum specifications, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drone will be returned to the vendor at the vendor's sole expense. The TPOC will notify the vendor via email, within five (5) business days of observing the damage that the laser mirrors are being returned. WarrantyThe contractor shall provide a limited warranty of merchantability and fitness for purpose for at least one (1) year parts and labor. DeliveryDelivery shall be FOB Destination and shall occur NLT sixty (60) days ARO.FOB Destination means: The contractor shall pack and mark the shipment in conformance with carrier requirements, deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the purchase order, be responsible for any loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt and acceptance of the shipment by the consignee at the delivery point specified in the purchase order; and pay all charges to the specified point of delivery. The contractor shall deliver all Line Items to:Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology 325 Broadway Blvd.Boulder, CO 80503 Payment ScheduleThe Contractor will be paid, in accordance with Net 30-day payment terms, upon receipt and acceptance of a proper invoice for the entire purchase order, in accordance with the following schedule. 1. 100% after receipt and acceptance by the TPOC of items, AND2. After all inspection and requirements set forth in this document have been met; PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES:The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html Provisions52.204-7 - System for Award Management 52.204-16 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Reporting 52.204-17 - Ownership or Control of Offeror 52.204-18 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Maintenance 52.209-11 - Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 - Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.214-35 - Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency 52.225 -2 - Buy American Certificate 52.225-18- Place of Manufacture 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02)Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(End of provision) Clauses 52.204-13 - System for Award Management 52.212-4 - Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items 52.212-5 - Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items632(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 (Feb 1999) 52.222-26 - Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246 52.222-36 - Affirmative Action For Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793) 52.222-50 - Combatting Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009)(22 U.S.C.7104(g)) 52.222-55 MINIMUM WAGES UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13658(DEC 2014) 52.233-3 - Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553) 52.233-4 - Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 52.223-18- Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011)(E.O 13513) 52.225-1 - Buy American Act - Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d) 52.225-13 - Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)(E.O.'s, proclamations, and statues 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) 931 U.S.C. 3332) 52.225-25 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Representations and Certifications 52.232-39 - Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors 52.247-35 - FOB Destination, within Consignee's Premises 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. 2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015)1) In accordance with Sections 543 and 544 of Public Law 112-55 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act 2012, Title V (General Provisions) none of the funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that-a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.(End of clause)The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All CAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.ecfr.gov 1352.201-70 - Contracting Officers Authority 1352.209-73 - Compliance with the Laws (APR 2010) 1352.209-74 - Organizational Conflict of Interest 1352.246-70 - Place of Acceptance NIST LOCAL -04 Billing Instructions -(a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered. (9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621 (End of clause) INSTRUCTIONS:System for Award Management, SAMIn accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in the system for award management (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award.Due Date for QuotationsOfferors shall submit their quotation so that NIST receives it not later than 11:00 PM Mountain Standard Time on September 15, 2016. FAX quotations will not be accepted. E-mail quotations will be accepted at dennis.fuentes@nist.gov. Please reference the RFQ number in the subject line of email communications. Offerors' quotations will not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered in the e-mail box set forth above.Because of heightened security, electronic delivery methods are the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through NIST Boulder Gate, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Dennis Fuentes, Contract Specialist on 303-497-5573.Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions1) Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit one copy of their quote. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price, FOB Destination for each CLIN. Contractor shall state warranty coverage. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from the date quotations are due. 2) Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for equipment as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation shall include one of the following statements:"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition"OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)If the offeror fails to include written exceptions the government will consider it as acceptance.Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. QUOTATION EVALUATION:Evaluation FactorsAward shall be made to the offeror whose quotation is deemed technically acceptable and represents the lowest price. The Government will evaluate quotations based on the following evaluation criteria: 1) Technical Capability and 2) Price. 1. Technical Capability: No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished instruments will be considered. Evaluation of technical capability shall be based on the information provided in the quotation. NIST will evaluate whether the offeror has demonstrated that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds all specifications and salient characteristics. Quotations that do not demonstrate the proposed equipment meets all requirements, will not be considered further for award. If an offeror does not indicate whether its proposed equipment meets a certain minimum requirement, NIST will determine that it does not. 2. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010)(a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999)(b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: Jo-Lynn Davis, CONTRACTING OFFICER325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230FAX: (202) 482-5858   1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause)