Hazardous Waste Removal
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published September 22, 2008 - Deadline September 24, 2008
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial service prepared IAW the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-27 and DFARs Change Notice (DCN) 2008-09-15. NAICS is 562112 with a small business size standard of $12,500,000.00 annual revenue. Solicitation is for commercial purchase.
AFFTC/PKEW, Edwards Air Force Base, CA is seeking sources capable of providing the following service: Bulk Hazardous Waste Removal
Period of Performance: 30 Sep 08 to 31 Dec 08
Scope of Work
The 417th Flight Test Squadron/Airborne Laser (ABL) Program, located at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) uses chemical compounds necessary for testing and development. The program will generate several waste streams, to include both Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and non-RCRA state regulated waste. The contractor will provide transportation and disposal of these waste streams. A qualified transporter and disposal facility will be selected by the contractor to accomplish this scope. Transporters and disposal facilities selected from the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Services (DRMS) Qualified Transporter and Disposal Facility List will not require an Edwards AFB audit prior to contract implementation. These lists can be found at the sites provided below:
Descriptions of the processes and waste streams applicable to this contract are as follows:
RCRA Hazardous Waste
The 417th Flight Test Squadron/ABL Program generates and stores industrial spent scrubber waste solution at the Birk Flight Test Facility (BFTF). The scrubber process generates three (3) RCRA hazardous waste streams, Edwards AFB profiles EDI006 (Corrosive, Basic, Inorganic Solutions), EDI010 (Corrosive, Sulfuric Acid Solutions to 51%), and EDI048 (Corrosive, Phosphoric Acid Solutions). The government will provide technical information for these waste streams. The requested service is for removal, transportation, and tank trucks totaling approximately 4,000 gallons per order estimated at one order per month.
NON-RCRA Hazardous Waste
The 417th Flight Test Squadron/ABL Program rinses and flushes aforementioned scrubbers. This process will generate two (2) non RCRA hazardous waste streams, Edwards AFB profiles EDK017 (Water Contaminated with Citric Acid) and EDK022 (Water Contaminated with Phosphoric Acid and Surfactant). The government will provide technical information for these waste streams. The requested service is for removal, transportation, and tank trucks totaling approximately 5000 gallons per order estimated at one order per month.
1.2 Description of Services:
The Government agrees that all hazardous property placed on task order(s) on this contract will be accompanied by documentation and markings that comply with all applicable local, state, and Federal laws and regulations relating to the generation and storage of hazardous property.
The contractor agrees to provide all services necessary for the transportation and final treatment/disposal of the hazardous property listed in the schedule in accordance with all Federal state, local, and installation laws, regulations, instructions and the terms and conditions of this contract. These services shall include all necessary personnel, labor, equipment, transportation, packaging, and the compilation and submission of all required documentation.
Standard Removal Service
The 417th Flight Test Squadron/ABL Program will require removal and transportation services for all aforementioned RCRA, and non RCRA hazardous waste streams within 72 hours of requested services.
Expedited Removal Services
The 417th Flight Test Squadron/ABL Program will require removal and transportation services for all aforementioned RCRA and non-RCRA hazardous waste streams on an expedited response basis (6 hour max response time), this service in not expected to be used routinely but must be available to meet program test schedules if the need arises. The estimated orders per year will be approximately10 orders at 5000 gallons per order.
2.1 Letter Work Plan
The Letter Work Plan will detail the actions to be taken to accomplish this scope. This document will detail the equipment and personnel to be utilized, the logistics to ensure necessary resources are in place within the required response time, and proposed transportation and disposal providers.
Letter Site Specific Health and Safety Plan
The Letter Site Specific Health and Safety Plan will detail the contractor's identification of health and safety hazards associated with accomplishment of this project and the actions the contractor will take to mitigate these hazards.
GOVERNMENT-FURNISHED PROPERTY AND SERVICES
Government-Furnished Equipment or Facilities
The government shall not furnish any equipment or personnel to assist the contractor in the performance of responsibilities under this contract. The contractor will have access to copiers and faxes where applicable. Profile and shipping documentation approval, and installation/site access services will also be provided by the government. The contractor will be allowed to use government-owned truck scales. When government-owned truck scales are used, weighing for hazardous waste shipments will be observed by a Department of Defense appointed official. The applicable Edwards AFB truck scales are located at Building 3735 (Supply Building) and at the Base Landfill.
3.2 Emergency Services
The government will provide emergency services through the Edwards AFB 95th Security Forces Squadron and the Edwards AFB Fire Department as required.
The contractor shall provide personnel, equipment, tools, materials, vehicles, logistics, training, technical support, and other items and services necessary to manage and perform the activities specified within this PWS, except those items and services specifically identified as government furnished in Section 3.0 of this document. The contractor shall be responsible for all costs, fees, (fees is used here in a fully expansive context) and surcharges associated with the service including, but not limited to, removal, transfer, off-site transportation of bulk waste, and the disposal of hazardous waste. The contractor shall provide services in compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and AF installation procedures. The contractor shall comply with the publications, instructions, and directives discussed in Section 4.0 of this document, to include future changes and revisions or replacements. The contractor shall work in conjunction with other contractors or government organizations.
Licenses, Certifications, and Permits
Hazardous waste shall be hauled by a licensed/registered transporter with licensed drivers; and the vehicles shall be authorized to transport hazardous waste on highways and public roadways. The contractor shall, without any additional expense to the government, be responsible for preparing or obtaining any necessary licenses, permits, notifications, waste profiles, and/or reports, which result from the contractor's transportation, recycling, or disposal decision, so that said documents comply with any applicable international, federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations in connection with the performance of work. This includes acquiring the required permits or registrations necessary to operate on any applicable installation.
The contractor must be or select transporters and recycling/disposal facilities that are on the most current list of registered hazardous waste transporters and waste facilities found on the State of California, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Substances Control web site at http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/index.cfm. The contractor shall provide copies of all applicable licenses, certifications, permits, and insurance declarations to the government within 10 days of contract award. The contractor shall be solely responsible for notifying the government of changes in facility/entity status as it is related to the requirements discussed in this section. The contractor shall notify the governments within one (1) business day of finding said qualifications are not being met. The contractor shall provide the government with alternative approved hazardous waste transportation, treatment, and disposal facilities in the event that the primary facilities are incapable of providing the intended service. The government reserves the right to approve or reject proposed facility selections based upon appropriate treatment technology, historical facility/entity factors, and knowledge of the applicable wastestream.
Department of Transportation Requirements
The contractor will comply with, and ensure that all applicable subcontractors comply with, all requirements of United States Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, 49 CFR Parts 100-199, regarding waste transportation under this contract. Complete compliance with these regulations shall include, but not be limited to, ensuring that emergency response information is carried on transport vehicles and maintained at facilities where hazardous materials are received, stored, or handled during transportation. Shipping papers will contain an emergency response telephone number supplied by the disposal contractor which is monitored 24 hours a day in order to provide immediate, detailed emergency response information to personnel reacting to emergencies. Technical names will be included in the descriptions of materials reflected on shipping papers by "not otherwise specified" (N.O.S.) descriptions. Definitions of the terms used in this clause are those used in 49 CFR 100-199.
Security Requirements/Base-Area Access
The contractor shall comply with the Edwards AFB security and force protection requirements. The contractor shall provide a security point of contact. The contractor must also comply with all site-specific requirements to gain access to applicable areas on base. Base access will be coordinated through the 95th Air Base Wing, Civil Engineer and Transportation Directorate, Environmental Management Division.
Weighing of Property
The contractor shall weigh all property before removal. An authorized Government representative will witness all weighing that occurs on site. The weight, agreed upon by both the contractor and the Government representative at the time of removal, will be the basis for payment to the contractor. Unsubstantiated charges for subsequent increases in weight, after removal from Government custody, will be the responsibility of the contractor.
Bulk items will be measured by one of the following methods. The method used will be whichever is most accurate and agreed upon by the contractor and the Government representative:
(1) Actual weight using Government scales.
(2) Actual weight using commercial scales.
(3) Calculated weight. As an alternative to actual weighing, the weight of bulk shipments may be computed, provided that the specific gravity of the material is known and the volume actually picked up is determined. For example, 2,000 gallons of liquid with a specific gravity of 1.4 = calculated weight of 23,344 pounds. (2,000 x 1.4 x 8.337, where one gallon of water weighs 8.337 pounds). Specific gravity will be obtained from a waste profile sheet.
For either "actual weight" method, the vehicle will be weighed both before and after loading. For bulk shipments, where Government scales are not available or operable, the use of commercial scales is authorized. The contractor will arrange for and incur all expenses of weighing property at the nearest certified public scale.
Hours of Operation
Normal hours of operation for the Environmental Management (EM) are 0730 to 1630. After hours and weekend service related activities must be coordinated through EM.
The contractor is solely responsible for any spills or leaks that occur during the performance of this contract as a result of, or contributed to, by the actions of its agents, employees, or subcontractors. The contractor agrees to cleanup such spills or leaks to the satisfaction of the government and in a manner that complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The cleanup shall be at no cost to the government.
The contractor shall report all such spills or leaks, regardless of their quantity, to the CO immediately upon discovery. A written follow-up report shall be submitted to the CO not later than 24 hours after the initial telephonic report. The written report shall be in narrative form and as a minimum include the following:
(1) Description of item spilled (including identity, quantity, manifest no., etc).
(2) Whether amount spilled is EPA/state reportable, and if so whether it was reported.
(3) Exact time and location of spill including a description of the area involved.
(4) Containment procedures initiated.
(5) Summary of any communications contractor has with press or Government officials other than the CO.
(6) Description of clean-up procedures employed or to be employed at the site including disposal location of spill residue.
For spills/releases occurring on Edwards AFB, it is the responsibility of 95 ABW/EM to determining if a reportable quantity has been met or exceeded and if necessary perform any required notification and reporting to applicable external agencies.
Emergency Response/Contingency Procedures
The contractor's agents, personnel, and subcontractors shall comply with the applicable requirements as directed by Edwards AFB.
The contractor must perform all operations in a prudent, conscientious, safe, and professional manner. At a minimum, contractor's personnel and equipment shall comply with all applicable installation, federal, state, and local laws, safety regulations, and procedures; and the contractor will ensure that its agents, employees, and subcontractors perform in a safe manner to these standards. As noted in Section 2.2, the contractor will have an applicable Site Health and Safety Plan relevant to the required operations of this service request in place. The contractor agrees that his personnel and equipment are subject to safety inspections by Government personnel while on Federal property.
The contractor will comply with, and ensure that all subcontractors comply with, all requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 100 through 199, and 40 CFR Parts 260-279 regarding waste transportation, treatment, disposal, and documentation, under this contract. In addition the contractor must comply with AFI 32-7042 and AFPAM 32-7043. Complete compliance with these regulations shall include, but not be limited to, ensuring that emergency response information is carried on transport vehicles and maintained at facilities where waste materials are received, stored, or handled during performance under this contract. The contractor shall provide the government with a copy of the transporter's Security Plan. Shipping papers will contain an emergency response telephone number supplied by the disposal contractor which is monitored 24 hours a day in order to provide immediate, detailed emergency response information to personnel reacting to emergencies. Technical names will be included in the descriptions of applicable materials on the shipping papers. The government will be responsible for approving and signing all documentation associated with the classification, profiling, and shipment of all waste generated during the performance of work. This includes, but is not limited to, completed profiles, manifests, Land Disposal Restrictions, and any other related documents. The contractor shall ensure that DOT weight restrictions are not exceeded. The maximum volume at which the weight limit can be legally met will be considered a "full load" during the performance under this contract.
The contractor will provide completed profiles and shipping documentation to the government for approval and signature by 95 ABW/EM in accordance with base procedures.
The contractor shall obtain and provide necessary documentation to prove that final disposal for all waste removed/disposed from Edwards AFB. TSDF signed manifest and Certificates of Disposal/Destruction (CDs) shall be provided within thirty (30) calendar days after disposal occurs.
The contractor will ensure that all employees and sub-contracted employees receive appropriate training as required by federal, state, and local law.
Contract will be evaluated based on attached Performance Plan
Place of performance is, Edwards AFB, CA 93524.
The following provisions and clauses apply:
Offerors are required to submit with their quote enough information for the Government to evaluate the minimum requirements detailed in this synopsis. CONTRACTORS MUST COMPLY WITH FAR 52.204-7 CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (OCT 2003), DFARS 252.204-7004, ALTERNATE A (NOV 2003); ONLINE REPRESENTATIONS & CERTIFICATION (ORCA) (JAN 2005); & DFARS 252.212-7000, REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 1995). TO REGISTER WITH CCR, GO TO URL: https://www.ccr.dlsc.dla.mil/. ONLINE REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS APPLICATION (ORCA) MUST BE COMPLETED. USE OF ORCA BECAME MANDATORY 01 JANUARY 2005. CONTRACTORS CAN ACCESS ORCA THROUGH CCR BY INTERNET URL: http://www.ccr.gov/. Further Information on ORCA may be obtained from the ORCA Help Menu, . This help menu includes ORCA background information, frequently asked questions (FAQ), and the ORCA Handbook, 52.212-3 Alternate I, 52.225-4, 52.225-4 Alternate I, 52.222-22, 52.222-25, and 252.212-7000 with their offer.
52.252-1 -- Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference. 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 address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil.
Provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition.
Provision at 52.212-2 -- Evaluation -- Commercial Items. (Jan 1999) 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:
(i) technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement
52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items
52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns
52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports
52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity
52.225-4 Buy American Act -- North American Free Trade Agreement -- Israeli Trade Act Certificate
52.225-4 Alternate I
252.212-7000 Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items
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 address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil.
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items
52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes
52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (June 2007)
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 Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans
52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities
52.222-37 Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and
Other Eligible Veterans
52.222-41 Service Contract Act
52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Aug 2007)
52.225-3 Buy American Act -- North American Free Trade Agreement
52.225-3 Alternate I
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases
52.225-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Central Contractor Registration
52.233-3 Protest after Award
52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim
252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items
252.225-7001 Buy American Act, Balance of Payment Program
252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests
252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea
252.247-7023 Alternate III (May 2002)
5352.223-9000 Elimination of Use of Class I Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)
5352.242-9000 Contractor Access to Air Force Installations (June 2002)
Offers are due at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Directorate of Contracting, 5 South Wolfe Avenue, Edwards AFB, CA, 93524 (Attn: Joel Fada @ 661-277-8450), no later than 24 Sep 2008 at 4 p.m. PST. Faxed transmissions of quotes are acceptable. Fax #: 661-277-0470 (please call to verify that I have received the fax) or e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. **Due to funding availability the deadline cannot be extended any further**