Contract Sampler-Scott City, MO
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published October 31, 2014 - Deadline November 21, 2014
DETAILS OF SOLICITATION
1.1 DESCRIPTION OF AGREEMENT: This is a solicitation to establish one or more Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs). Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.303, Blanket Purchase Agreements, the Contractor agrees to the following terms of a BPA EXCLUSIVELY WITH UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA), ANIMAL PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE (APHIS). The contractor shall provide processed commodity inspection and weighing services under the authority of the Agriculture Marketing Act (AMA) in Scott City, Missouri serviced by the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Domestic Inspection Operations Office (DIOO) in accordance with the specifications outlined in Section 2.0 when requested by the Contracting Officer or the authorized representative of the Contracting Officer.
1.2 TERM OF AGREEMENT: USDA anticipates one or more five (5) year Blanket Purchase Agreement(s) (BPA). The effective period of this BPA is date of award through five years.
1.3 EXTENT OF OBLIGATION: The Government is obligated only to the extent of authorized call orders actually placed against this BPA.
1.3.1 Review for compliance to new statute or directive shall be completed, at least annually, before the anniversary of the BPA's effective date. Any revisions to the BPA, as a result of this review, shall be accomplished by a bi-lateral modification.
1.3.2 This agreement may be unilaterally terminated at any time by either party with a thirty (30) day notification and may be rewritten or revised at the option of the Contracting Officer.
1.3.3 Purchases after the specified period or exceeding the aggregate total dollar limitation shall not be authorized, nor considered an obligation.
1.3.4 The aggregate dollar limitation for the life of this contract is five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00 per fiscal year). There is no minimum order guarantee under this BPA.
1.4 PRICING: The prices to the Government for all services under this BPA shall be as low as, or lower, than those charged the supplier's most favored customer for comparable services under similar terms and conditions.
Prices for items listed on the Price Schedule (Section 3.0) will be solicited when a call order is anticipated.
Contractors will compete for individual call orders. Call orders are estimated at 275 - 12,500 hours of service annually. No single call order award may exceed $75,000. Call order requirements will be competed among at least three of the BPA awarded contractors and will be awarded to the lowest priced offeror that can provide the service in the requisite time frame indicated by USDA personnel.
1.5 PURCHASE LIMITATION: Call orders placed by individuals authorized under this BPA shall not exceed the dollar limitation listed on the Individuals Authorized to Place Calls, and under no circumstances shall calls exceed $75,000.00.
1.6 LIMITATIONS OF INDIVIDUALS AUTHORIZED TO PLACE CALL ORDERS AND DOLLAR AMOUNT: All calls under this agreement are completed by the Contracting Specialist Gloria Benson.
1.6.1 Orders under the BPA will be issued as a Firm Fixed Price, although the quantity of hours required may vary.
1.7 RECEIPT AND ACCEPTANCE OF PURCHASES: Receipt of purchases shall be indicated by signature and date on the appropriate form by the authorized Government representative. This shall be subject to acceptance by the assigned inspector or customer when compared to the documentation of the original call. A sales slip, delivery ticket, and/or SF Form 1449 may be used for receipt and acceptance.
The USDA, APHIS uses the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) for electronic submission and tracking of invoices and payment information to its suppliers of goods and services. Invoices shall be submitted electronically to the IPP invoicing system. The contractor may register at https://ipp.gov . An invoice must include-
(1) Name and address of the Contractor;
(2) Invoice date;
(3) BPA number, contract line item number and, if applicable, the order number;
(4) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of the items delivered;
(5) Terms of any prompt payment discount offered;
(6) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; and
(7) Name, title, and phone number of person to be notified in event of defective invoice. Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-125, Prompt Payment. Contractors are encouraged to assign an identification number to each invoice.
1.9 DELIVERY: All items will be FOB Destination.
1.10 POINT OF CONTACTS (POCs): When BPA call orders are issued, the contractor will submit invoices to the following POCs or to the specific invoicing address indicated on the BPA call issued against the BPA:
a. Technical POC for arranging delivery: Andy Greenfield (202) 720-0277
b. Payment POC for invoicing: Denise Ruggles, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, National Grain Center, 10383 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. Phone: 816-659-8406
c. Contracting Specialist for BPA related issues: Gloria Benson, USDA, APHIS, MRPBS, ASD, 100 North Sixth Street, 5th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Email: email@example.com. Telephone: 612-336-3220. Fax: 612-336-3550.
Statement of Work
To Assist the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration,
Federal Grain Inspection Service
In Providing Commodity Inspection and Weighing Services
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), facilitates the marketing of U.S. grain and related agricultural products through the establishment of standards for quality assessments, and regulation of handling practices. GIPSA's Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) administers the official commodity inspection and weighing program under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended. The AMA authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to contract with private firms, institutions, and individuals for the purpose of performing specified inspection services. FGIS will use this contracting authority to supplement its workforce by contracting with private companies and individuals to sample, inspect, and weigh commodities when requested by FGIS-Field Management Division.
II. SCOPE OF WORK
Contractor must provide processed commodity inspection and weighing services under the authority of the AMA in the geographical area serviced by the FGIS Domestic Inspection Operations Office (DIOO). The area includes commodity plants in Scott City, Missouri.
Work at the plant may include any or all activities in the Processed Commodities Handbook, Weighing Handbook, Condition of Food Container Handbooks, Sanitation Handbook, and applicable Directives. The commodity inspection services that FGIS may assign to the contractor include but are not limited to, the following services:
a. Sampling Service. Drawing a sample from a processed commodity lot using FGIS-approved methods to obtain representative samples for laboratory analysis to determine quality based contract requirements and instructions.
b. Condition of Food Container Inspection. Examining the containers for condition, construction, sealing, and markings using U.S. Standards for Condition of Food Containers. (Reference: Agricultural Marketing Service, Part 42--Standards for Condition of Food Containers)
c. Checkweighing. Weighing a selected number of containers from a processed commodity lot, determining the estimated total gross, tare, and net weight, or the estimated average gross or net weight per filled container. (Reference: Chapter 4, FGIS Weighing Handbook)
d. Carrier Stowage Examination. Visually determine if a carrier or container is clean; dry; free of infestation, rodents, toxic substances, and foreign odor; and suitable to store or carry a commodity. (Reference: Directive FGIS 9180.48)
e. Checkloading. Performing a stowage examination on a carrier, computing the number of filled containers loaded aboard the carrier, observing the condition of containers loaded aboard the carrier, and sealing the loaded carrier, if practicable. (Reference: Directive FGIS 9180.50)
The number and kind of work activities at each plant may expand or be reduced during the contract period based on requests FGIS-Field Management Division (FMD) receives from interested parties involved in purchasing and producing product and FGIS-FMD's performance assessment of the contractor.
III. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS
Contractor must perform all commodity inspection and weighing related services in accordance with the AMA (7 U.S.C. 71 et seq.), regulations (7 CFR Part 868), Handbooks, instructions, methods, policies, and procedures. (Reference: http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/lawregs.html and http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/Publications/pub_fgis.html#hb)
a. Contractor must perform all commodity inspection and weighing related services using qualified personnel. Employees must demonstrate written and practical knowledge and hold active licenses as defined by FGIS-FMD before they can perform work under this agreement.
1. Not have a conflict of interest (as specified in 7 CFR §868.80). This includes the contractor and any officer, director, stockholder, employee, or other related entity.
(a) Advise FGIS immediately of any proposed change in name, ownership, officers or directors, or control of the contractor and, if a trust, any change affecting the trust agreement.
(b) Not enter into any local work agreements with plants.
(c) Not accept personal compensation (this includes Contractor employees) of any kind from plants or plant personnel.
2. Employ sufficient qualified personnel that meet the physical condition requirements in the Sanitation Inspection Handbook.
(a) Provide transportation for its employees to and from point(s) of service, and pay the salaries and other compensations to all personnel assigned to perform services under this Statement of Work.
(b) Use only employees licensed by FGIS-FMD to perform services.
(c) Train and assist employees in acquiring and maintaining the necessary skills to perform official service and maintain records of training.
(d) Keep FGIS informed of the employment status of each of its licensed employees and any change in the licensee's duties.
(e) Ensure employees have readily available, during working hours, a valid FGIS issued license to perform assigned services and that they abide by the plant's or mill's safety and sanitation regulations.
3. Provide official services at the time scheduled by FGIS-FMD or within two hours after receiving non-scheduled request for personnel from FGIS-FMD.
4. Follow approved official procedures and use only approved equipment for performing official sampling.
5. Report immediately any apparent violation of the AMA, Part 868 regulations, and instruction to the field office according to FGIS Directive 9070.6, Reporting Violation of the U.S. Grain Standards Act and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended.
6. Submit reports, samples, and other required documents to locations, within the time frame, and in the manner specified by FGIS-FMD.
(a) Use forms provided by FGIS-FMD to document work.
(b) Complete and sign required reports and inspection forms.
(c) Keep an accurate record of the time inspections begin and finish.
7. Bill FGIS-FMD or the applicant for requested labor by preparing billing invoices for services performed.
(a) Send invoices to FGIS-FMD assigned personnel via email or IPP.GOV or send direct bill invoices at contractor's expense to the applicant for replacement lot hours.
(b) Billing invoices must contain sufficient documentation as determined by FGIS-FMD to support payment.
b. GIPSA's, FGIS, Field Management Division personnel are responsible for interpreting specifications; determining appropriate inspection methods and techniques; and developing inspection guidelines, instructions, handbooks, and training aids.
1. License Contractor determined by FGIS as qualified to perform official sampling and related services. Test potential licensees to determine their skills and abilities. Conduct triennial renewals of licensed individuals. Issue licenses, in accordance with 7 CFR Part 868 Regulations as supplemented by FGIS-issued instructions and maintaining the licensing database.
2. Provide the Contractor with the pertinent regulations, instructions, directives and notices; sampling, inspection and weighing procedures and equipment; containers and tags for mailing samples; security containers; FGIS Directive 9070.6, Reporting Violations of the U.S. Grain Standards Act and the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946; official forms including Form FGIS-110, Bribery Card.
3. Monitor the performance of Contractor in the application of sampling methods and techniques. FGIS-FMD will take the appropriate action if the work performed on its behalf is unacceptable as determined by FGIS-FMD.
4. FGIS-FMD will invoice Contractor for actual expenses incurred for ensuring work activities are provided if FGIS-FMD determines the contracting company is not performing at the expected level or the contracting company reports not having sufficient personnel to provide service. This is not applicable for individual contractors.
5. Report to the Contracting Officer, if the Contractor is found to be in violation of the AMA and regulations. FGIS will suspend or revoke any license according to applicable regulations when it deems such action to be for the good of USDA-GIPSA.
6. Pay contractor for performing commodity inspection and weighing related services.
(a) If Contractor bills FGIS for services, FGIS will provide a courier service for shipping samples and paperwork to FGIS-FMD or the Technology and Science Division (TSD).
(b) If Contractor bills the applicant directly, the applicant will pay for commodity inspection and related weighing services, and pay for shipping samples and paperwork to FGIS-FMD and TSD.
7. Designate service testing laboratories which the contractor may send commodity samples for chemical, physical, and microbiological analysis or inspections. Provide Contractor the location and time of service requests.
8. Spot check Contractor's performance to ensure that it is according to contract specifications. The method and frequency of spot checking will be determined by FGIS-FMD and will depend on various factors including the contractor's performance history, service point workload, distance, and budget constraints.
9. Ensure that the Contractor understands: inspection and weighing methods and techniques; sampling methods and techniques; how to use handbooks, instructions, sampling plans, forms, and any equipment involved in performing required services; the necessity and procedures for sample, equipment, and inspection data security; that samples must be mailed to the appropriate laboratory in a timely manner; and that they are not employees of the Federal Government and therefore, are not covered by such benefits as health, retirement, vacation, social security, unemployment compensation, workman's compensation, etc.
V. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE
a. The Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for providing commodity inspection and weighing services is effective from date of issuance through five (5) years. The established BPA will contain unit pricing for the each of the years.
b. The Contractor shall provide the service when requests are placed against this BPA by the individuals authorized to request services during the contract period of performance.
c. The Government and Official Agencies are obligated only to the extent of authorized purchases made under the BPA.
d. Unilateral termination of this BPA may occur at any time by either party.
e. BPA Ceiling: The service requests must not exceed $500,000 per fiscal year. Total cumulative value of requests under this BPA must not exceed $1,000,000. There is no minimum guarantee under this BPA.
VI. BASIS FOR PAYMENT
Hourly rate for commodity inspection services include, but are not limited to, sampling, condition of food container inspection, checkweighing, stowage examinations, checkloading, observation of loading, plant sanitation inspections, and other services requested by GIPSA or the applicant, when performed within 25 miles radius of the Contractor's employee's assigned duty station or private individual home. The contractor will submit the required receipts for travel and related expenses (commercial transportation costs, mileage, and per diem) in addition to the hourly rate for services outside the 25-mile radius limit.
The contractor is responsible, without hourly reimbursement, for employee scheduling, re-ordering supplies, protecting equipment/supplies, securing and discarding reserve files, ensuring plant and company personnel meet sanitary requirements, supervising all activities, training in all activities, and maintaining relations with plant management.
a. Costs included in the fees.
Fees for official services include:
1. Cost of performing service and related administrative costs;
2. Cost of per diem, subsistence, mileage, or commercial transportation to perform the service;
3. Cost of first-class mail service between contractor and employee;
b. Computing hourly rates.
Hourly fees charged will be in quarter hour increments for:
1. Travel from the Contractor's office, assigned duty station, or private individual home, and return outside the 25 mile radius limit.
2. All services covered by the contract, (hourly fees apply uniformly), whether services are performed singly or combined, payment is based on one hourly rate.
3. Performance of the requested service, less mealtime. Time worked online at plants and for time worked off-line necessary to facilitate work activities. Off-line hours is specific to preparing paperwork and samples for distribution and delivering samples and paperwork to local mail drop off sites after production is completed. The amount of off-line time allowed for payment is determined by FGIS-FMD based on local assessment of each plant location and production processes.
c. Application of fees when service is delayed by Plant.
Hourly fees will be assessed when:
1. Service has been requested at a specified location;
2. Contractor's employee is on duty and ready to provide service but is unable to do so because of a delay by the plant (i.e. equipment breaks down or other plant caused disruptions in production); and
3. Contractor determines that the Contractor's employees or licensed subcontractors cannot be used elsewhere or cannot be released without cost to the contractor.
d. Application of fees when request for service is withdrawn or dismissed.
Hourly fees will be assessed to GIPSA or the requesting plant or facility for the scheduled service if the request is withdrawn or dismissed after the Contractor's employee departs for the service point or if the request for service is not withdrawn or dismissed by 2 p.m. of the business day preceding the date of scheduled service. (2-hour minimum) However, hourly fees will not be assessed to GIPSA or the applicant if Contractor's officials determine that the Contractor's employee can be used elsewhere or if the Contractor's employee can be released without cost to the Contractor.
e. To whom fees are assessed.
Fees for official services including additional fees will be assessed to and paid by the plant/ facility or GIPSA for the service.
1. The number of hours requested to work is not guaranteed; that is, the hours may be fewer than the amount shown in the purchase order.
2. Guaranteed 2-hour minimum payment per call out.
3. Form FGIS-992, Services Performed Report, must be completed and sent to FGIS each time called to a service location to perform a service. If, upon arrival, there is no work (including standby time), the service location call out and departure times and the phrase 2-hour minimum must be shown in the Comments of Sampler block. If there are fewer than 2 hours of work performed (including standby time), the service location departure time and the phrase 2-hour minimum must be shown in the block.
VII. PUBLIC RELATIONS
It is essential for all employees of the Contractor, and their licensed subcontractors, to display a positive image of USDA-GIPSA by ensuring that their employees maintain favorable relations with the processed commodity plant or mill and associated staff. Personnel must be courteous in their dealings with facility management. All personnel working for the Contractor must carry identification at all times documenting employment by the Contractor. Work must be performed with due care, taking precautions against damage to property and interference with vehicular or pedestrian traffic. The Contractor must protect against damage to all USDA-GIPSA, commodity loading facility, and associated property.
VIII. QUALITY ASSURANCE
A. The government will evaluate the Contractor's performance under this contract. Nonperformance or substandard task performance will be documented when it occurs.
B. The Government will monitor quality control procedures under this contract. The Contractor will submit a quality control plan before the contract start date. The plan must include methods to be used for identifying and preventing defects in the quality of service performed and records to be kept to document corrective or preventive actions taken. The Contractor must make appropriate modifications and obtain acceptance of the plan by the Contracting Officer before the contract start date.
IX. CONTRACTOR LIABILITY
The Contractor is liable for any damages, losses, or injuries to people, property, and animals, which occur as a result, directly or indirectly, from work performed by the Contractor's employees and licensed subcontractors while under contract with USDA-GIPSA. The Contractor must immediately notify FGIS and the Contracting Officer, of any damages, losses, or injuries occurring during the performance of any contract with USDA.
The estimated need per year is 12,500 hours. Please submit firm fixed pricing valid for 60 days for the following:
Item No Description Estimated Unit Unit Price
001 Commodity Inspection and __12,500____ HR _________
Weighing Services - Scott City, MO
Date of Award through 1 year
002 Commodity Inspection and ___12,500___ HR __________
Weighing Services-Scott City, MO
003 Commodity Inspection and ___12,500___HR __________
Weighing Services-Scott City, MO
004 Commodity Inspection and ___12,500___HR __________
Weighing Services-Scott City, MO
005 Commodity Inspection and ___12,500___HR __________
Weighing Services-Scott City, MO
4.0 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
4.1 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
In order to be considered responsive for this solicitation, offerors must submit the following:
1. A signed copy of the SF 1449 Form. Please complete Block 17a including vendor name, address, phone number, Federal Tax ID number, and DUNS number. Then, sign in block 30a. By signing the SF1449, it is a certification that the contractor can meet the specifications outlined in Section 2.0.
2. Past Performance: Please submit at least three references with the name of the business, telephone number and a contact name for whom this service has been performed within the last 2 years
3. A "submitted" or "active" registration at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Please note that if you had an active CCR registration that transferred to SAM and did not have an ORCA registration, you must either complete the certifications and representations in SAM.gov or complete the paper version FAR clause 52.212-5 below.
4.2 SUBMISSION DEADLINE
All questions are to be submitted by email to
Telephone calls will not be returned nor questions answered by phone.
The deadline to ask questions is November 13, 2014.
Proposals are due via email, mail, or fax no later than 2:00 PM CT on November 21, 2014. It is the contractor's responsibility to ensure proposals are received on time. Quotes must be submitted in Microsoft Word or a compatible format with the subject line using the solicitation number. If submitting via email please note that file size limitations, formatting, or other problems may hamper receipt so please verify that the contracting officer has received your quote.
USDA APHIS MRPBS
Gloria Benson - Contracting
100 North 6th Street
Suite 510 - C, Butler Square
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 336-3220 (phone)
(612) 336-3550 (fax)
5.0 CONTRACT CLAUSES
5.1 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2014)
5.2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT
52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Oct 2014)
(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
(1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (FEB 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
____ Alternate I (AUG 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).
(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
_X__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).
_X__ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).
___ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
___ (5) [Reserved]
___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
_X__ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).
___ (10) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) (section 738 of Division C of Public Law 112-74, section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161).
___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3.
___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.
___ (13) [Reserved]
_X__ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).
___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).
___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.
___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.
_X__ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.
___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.
___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9.
___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
_X__ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).
___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).
___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f).
___ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).
___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).
_X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
_X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126).
_X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).
_X__ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
_X__ (39) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veteran (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
___ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
_X__ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
___ (33) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)
___ (34) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)
___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)
___ (35) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514
___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13.
___ (36) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.
___ (37) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).
___ (38) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.
_X__ (39) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011).
_X__ (40) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).
___ (41) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).
___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.
___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.
___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.
___ (42) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
___ (43) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
___ (44) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2303 Note).
___ (45) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
___ (46) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
___ (47) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
___ (48) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
_X__ (49) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
___ (50) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
___ (51) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
___ (52) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
___ (53) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).
___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.
(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
_X__ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).
___ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
___ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
___ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
___ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
___ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
___ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495).
___ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).
___ (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).
(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.
(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.
(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.
(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-
(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.
(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.
(iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).
(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(vi) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
(vii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(viii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.
(ix) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
(x) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
___ Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).
(xi) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)
(xii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)
(xiii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).
(xiv) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).
(xv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.
(xvi) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.
(2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.
452.209 -71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants Alternative 1 (FEB 2012)
(a) This award is subject to the provisions contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. No. 112-74), Division E, Sections 433 and 434 regarding corporate felony convictions and corporate federal tax delinquencies. Accordingly, by accepting this award the contractor acknowledges that it -
(1) does not have a tax delinquency, meaning that it is not subject to any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, and
(2) has not been convicted (or had an officer or agent acting on its behalf convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within 24 months preceding the award, unless a suspending and debarring official of the United States Department of Agriculture has considered suspension or debarment of the awardee, or such officer or agent, based on these convictions and/or tax delinquencies and determined that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.
(b) If the awardee fails to comply with these provisions, APHIS may terminate this contract for default and may recover any funds the awardee has received in violation of sections 433 or 434.
6.0 CONTRACT PROVISIONS
6.1 Provisions Included by Reference
52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Apr 2014)
6.2 Provisions Included by Full Text
52.212-2 Evaluation -Commercial Items (Oct 2014).
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
1. Technical Capability: ability to meet the Governments requirements for knowledge, skills, and be certified to perform Sampling as required.
2. Past Performance
3. Price: Hourly rate
Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal to price.
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Oct 2014)
An offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically via http://www.acquisition.gov . If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the System for Award Management (SAM) website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision.
(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--
"Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program.
"Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-
(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or
(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties.
"Inverted domestic corporation," as used in this section, means a foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), i.e., a corporation that used to be incorporated in the United States, or used to be a partnership in the United States, but now is incorporated in a foreign country, or is a subsidiary whose parent corporation is incorporated in a foreign country, that meets the criteria specified in 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 7874.
"Manufactured end product" means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except-
(1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;
(2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;
(3) FSG 88, Live Animals;
(4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables;
(5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;
(6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;
(7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;
(8) FSC 9610, Ores;
(9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and
(10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials.
"Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture.
"Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-
(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;
(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;
(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;
(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;
(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or
(6) Have been voluntarily suspended.
(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-
(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or
(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and
(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)).
"Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-
(1) Means a small business concern-
(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and
(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.
(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
"Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation.
"Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--
(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--
(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and
(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and
(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition.
"Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-
(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or
(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation.
"Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-
(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans(as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and
(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans.
"Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
"Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern --
(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and
(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
"Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.
(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAMwebsite.
(2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________.