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Hazardous Waste Removal

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published September 22, 2008  -  Deadline September 24, 2008
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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 1.0 DESCRIPTION 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: http://www.drms.dla.mil/environmental/Qualtran.pdf http://www.drms.dla.mil/environmental/qualfac.pdf 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. Deliverables 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. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 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. Spill Responsibility 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. Safety Practices 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. Regulatory Compliance 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. Training 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 (ii) price 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 252.232-7010 Levies 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea 252.247-7023 Alternate III (May 2002) 5352.201-9101 Ombudsmen 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: joel.fada@edwards.af.mil. **Due to funding availability the deadline cannot be extended any further**

COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION/PSEUDORABIES ANTIBODY TEST KITS

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published March 17, 2009  -  Deadline April 10, 2009
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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 requirement is for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) laboratories located throughout the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. The combined synopsis/solicitation number is AG-6395-S-09-0071 and this combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-24. This requirement is a full and open competition. The associated North America Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 325413 and the Business Size Standard is 500. The Government contemplates award of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm-Fixed Price contract for psuedorabies test kits with the characteristics as described in the �Description of Requirements� below. The contract term is for a five year ordering period that consists of a base ordering year with a minimum guarantee quantity of 160 test kits for the base ordering year. Each delivery order will involve a minimum order amount of 5 test kits per order. The anticipated estimated maximum quantity is 1,500 test kits per year. The total quantity of material that can be purchased via this contract is 7,500 test kits. The minimum guarantee order amount of 160 test kits is applicable only to the initial base ordering year only; there is no minimum guarantee for subsequent ordering years. Acceptance shall be at Destination. Shipping Costs shall be FOB Destination to the shipping address designated in each order. Each delivery order will require manufacturers commercial packaging based on quantity ordered. Appropriation funds will be referenced on individual delivery orders. A. Description of Requirement: USDA-APHIS-VS laboratories require an automated/semi-automated latex agglutination immunoassay screening examination that is developed for the speedy and reliable detection of antibodies to the pseudorabies virus in swine serum. This examination shall promote high levels of specificity and sensitivity and must have the capabilities of being performed in specific 96-well microplates and read by a spectrophotometer, specifically an ELX 808 Scanning Autoreader/Bio-Tek Instrument that has been prepared for this immunoassay examination. The ideal assay shall have software available that is: (a) user-friendly, (b) promotes rapid detection of suspected specimens, (c) formats any data obtained from assay readings and, (d) provides a hard copy of results as well as an objective analysis in response to such. If the assays are provided in "kits", each "kit" must allow for a number of examinations in multiples of 96 and provide any and all necessary reagents and essential supplies as follows: 1) Latex reagents that are specific for agglutination and sensitive with PRV components (i.e. anti-PRV). 2) Any sample dilution buffer that is necessary for sample dilution and preparation. 3) Ninety-six (96) well cell culture micro-plates that have the ability to be screened in the aforementioned ELX 808 reader. 4) Positive and negative control swine serum that will allow for calibration of each 96-well micro-plate and for calculation of an index that will ultimately determine positive and negative samples. B. Vendor to propose Firm Fixed Price (FFP) for the following items: Base Ordering Year 1 Date of Contract Award through 30 September 2009: Psuedorabies Test Kit meeting �Description of Requirements� (maximum estimated quantity 160 test kits) FFP unit price per kit $__________ . First Option Ordering Year 2 (01 October 2009 through 30 October 2010) Psuedorabies Test Kit meeting �Description of Requirements� (maximum estimated quantity 160 test kits) FFP unit price per kit $__________. Second Option Ordering Year 3 (01 October 2010 through 30 October 2011) Psuedorabies Test Kit meeting �Description of Requirements� (maximum estimated quantity 160 test kits) FFP unit price per kit $__________. Third Option Ordering Year 4 (01 October 2011 through 30 October 2012) Psuedorabies Test Kit meeting �Description of Requirements� (maximum estimated quantity 160 test kits) FFP unit price per kit $__________. Fourth Option Ordering Year 5 (01 October 2012 through 30 October 2013) Psuedorabies Test Kit meeting �Description of Requirements� maximum estimated quantity 160 test kits) FFP unit price per kit $__________. C. Evaluation and Award: 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. This requirement will be awarded to a single vendor proposing the lowest aggregate unit price for all line items and combined option ordering periods that meet all the characteristics in the �Description of Requirements� above. Quotes must be of sufficient detail to determine that they meet all the characteristics in the referenced �Description of Requirements�. The Government intends to evaluate offers and award without discussion, however, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions later if determined necessary by the Contracting Officer. The provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The Offeror shall return a completed copy of the Offeror Representations and Certifications with their quotation. D. Applicable Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Provisions and Clauses: The following provisions and clauses will be incorporated by reference: The provision of FAR 52.212-3 and 52.212-3 Alt I, offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (July 2003) applies to this RFQ. 52.212-3 and 52.212-3 Alt I, the clause needs to be completed and a signed copy of this provision shall be submitted with any offer. 52.212-2, Evaluation, Commercial Items (January 1999). The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements AGAR provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition; 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items SEP 2006 52.212-3 Alt I Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items (Sep 2006) Alternate I APR 2002 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items SEP 2005 52.212-5 (Dev) Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items (Deviation) SEP 2006 52.214-34 Submission Of Offers In The English Language APR 1991 52.214-35 Submission Of Offers In U.S. Currency APR 1991 52.222-3 Convict Labor JUN 2003 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies JAN 2006 52.222-21 Prohibition Of Segregated Facilities FEB 1999 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity APR 2002 52.222-36 Affirmative Action For Workers With Disabilities JUN 1998 52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification And Material Safety Data JAN 1997 52.223-4 Recovered Material Certification OCT 1997 52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information AUG 2003 52.223-11 Ozone-Depleting Substances MAY 2001 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases FEB 2006 52.225-18 Place of Manufacture SEP 2006 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Central Contractor Registration OCT 2003 52.233-3 Protest After Award AUG 1996 52.243-1 Changes--Fixed Price AUG 1987 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination NOV 1991 52.253-1 Computer Generated Forms JAN 1991 252.204-7004 Alt A Central Contractor Registration (52.204-7) Alternate A NOV 2003, 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration (Jul 2006), 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items (Jan 1999) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations And Certifications--Commercial Items (Sep 2006) 52.219-1 Small Business Program Representations (May 2004) - Alternate I (Apr 2002) 52.219-22 Small Disadvantaged Business Status (Oct 1999) 52.222-18 Certification Regarding Knowledge Of Child Labor For Listed End Products (February 2001) 52.222-22 Previous Contracts And Compliance Reports (Feb 1999) 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance (Apr 1984) 52.233-4 Applicable Law For Breach Of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998). The following provisions and clauses will be incorporated by full text: FAR 52.216-18 Ordering (Oct 1995): (a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such orders may be issued from Date of Contract Award through on or about October 30, 2013. (b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered issued when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule. (End of Clause) FAR 52.216-19 -- Order Limitations (Oct 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than 5 test kits, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor -- (1) Any order for a single item in excess of 500 test kits; (2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of 500 test kits or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 30 days that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 5 calendar days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractors intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of Clause) FAR 52.216-22 -- Indefinite Quantity (Oct 1995) (a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the maximum. The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the minimum. (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations. (d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractors and Governments rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contracts effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after on or about October 30, 2013. (End of Clause) You can visit the website at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/ for the provisions and clauses needed for this synopsis/solicitation. The full text of FAR references may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil. Quotations must be signed, dated and received by no later than 4:00 p.m. Central Time (CT) on Friday, April 10, 2009 via fax 612-336-3550 or email to daniel.m.kline@aphis.usda.gov. Any quote received after the stated date and time will not be considered for evaluation purposes and no further consideration will be given to the offerors� quote, thereby making an offeror ineligible for award. All quotations from responsible sources will be fully considered. Vendors who are not registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database prior to award will not be considered. Vendors may register with CC by calling 1-800-334-3414 or online at www.bpn.gov/CCR.n For questions concerning this Request for Quotation contact Daniel Kline, Contracts Specialist, via email at daniel.m.kline@aphis.usda.gov. NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED.

J--TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICE MAINTENANCE FOR ICAT

Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery | Published November 18, 2011  -  Deadline November 21, 2011
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The proposed contract action is for commercial item, which the Naval Medical Center San Diego intends to solicit this requirement on a sole source basis to Imaging Sciences International, Inc., under the authority of Far 13.106-1 (b). This is a combined solicitation/synopsis 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 only solicitation, quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number, N00259-12-T-0608 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 339114. All interested bidders shall submit quotations electronically by email to reynaldo.devera@med.navy.mil or by facsimile at 619-532-5596, attention Reynaldo de Vera. E-mail submissions are limited to 2MB. The submitter should confirm receipt of facsimile and email submissions. Quotations are due on or before 21 November 2011 at 09:00 A.M. Pacific Standard Time to be considered responsive. CLIN 0001 Tech Support Service Maintenance ICAT Qty 2 Each $_______ ECN: 041327, 040731; Serial No. ICU070945, ICU070944 Period of Performance: 22 November 2011 thru 21 October 2012 Under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b), sole source justification is based on Imaging Sciences International, Inc., being the only company that can truly satisfy Government minimum requirement. Imaging Sciences International, Inc. is the manufacturer and all parts and equipment provided are proprietary and OEM. Contractor must be registered to the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) prior to award. The website address for CCR registration is www.ccr.gov Contractor MUST complete FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items, when submitting a proposal. The website address is http://www.acquisition.gov. DELIVERY ADDRESS: Naval Medical Center San Diego, 34800 Bob Wilson Drive, Dan Diego, CA 92134 The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-50 and DFARS change notice 20110304. This acquisition incorporates the following FAR clauses: 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration (APR 2008) 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2010) 52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors-Commercial Item (JUN 2008) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification--Commercial Items (JAN 2011) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (JUN 2010) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items (JAN 2011) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representative (APR 2009) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (JUN 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor -- Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JUL 2010) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007) 52.222.36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (OCT 2010) 52.222-48 Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contacts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment Certification (FEB 2009) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (AUG 2011) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) 52.227-1 Authorization and Consent (DEC 2007) 52.227-2 Notice And Assistance Regarding Patent And Copyright Infringement (DEC 2007 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (OCT 2003) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (FEB 1998) 252.204-7004 Alt A Central Contractor Registration (52.204-7) Alt A (SEP 2007) 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items (AUG 2011) 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payment Program (JAN 2009) 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources As Subcontractors (APR 2003) 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (MAR 2008) All responsible sources may submit a quotation which shall be considered by the agency. STATEMENT OF WORK MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICE MAINTENANCE WITH NO LOANER OPTION GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: The effort required hereunder shall be performed in accordance with this Statement of Work and according to the manufacturer/ industry standards. The vendor/ service provider shall provide phone technical support 24 hours per day with priority service, remote on-line assistance, basic software updates package, full labor and parts, continuing education and training, annual and quarterly maintenance, marketing services, new-software products upgrades, hardware upgrades at 50% discount, and consumables of 100 bite sticks, head straps and chin cup. The vendor/ service provider must provide rio less than 8 hours of continuing education and training per year. When needed or requested by the customer the vendor shall dispatch a field technician within 1 business day to the medical facility to provide needed service repairs. The vendor/ service provider shall ensured that all work perform on the equipment is done according to industry standards and provided by qualified service technicians. The vendor/ service provider shall extend support to all equipment used in the capture of Icat! cone bean imaging including the computer and hardware used in its capture. The service contract shall be all inclusive. The vendor / service provider will extend the agreement to platforms and operating environments certified for use with the licensed product. The vendor shall not be responsible for integration or configuration with third-party software, hardware, or operating environments. The vendor shall provide assurance to the user that the licensed software operates in conformity with terms set forth in the Software License Agreement that accompanied the licensed Product at the time of purchase. The User shall be made aware that violation of the software license agreement will nullify this support agreement. Not withstanding the vendor shall make every reasonable attempt to ensure equipment and software is compatible with DOD information technology security and user policies. The support agreement shall extend only to licensed software and Imaging Sciences-provided hardware, free of additions or changes that have not been made or approved by the manufacturer. Support requests shall be made to the vendor via phone or e-mail. The User shall provide adequate information to assist in verification and resolution of the support request. The vendor shall provide technicians support aid in the resolution of support requests, in a timely and professional manner. All maintenance releases or revisions, including program fixes and related documentation will be made available to the User via the internet or other economical means of distribution. The vendor shall be able and willing if necessary and required, to dispatch a technician after all reasonable effort have been made to correct any support or maintenance issue. RIGHT TO EXTEND: The government shall have the right to extend the service agreement for four additional years at current quoted price. AMENDMENTS: If during the annual term of this agreement, the User increases the product licensing level or purchases additional products, this agreement can be amended to include support for such additional products. Additional coverage will be determined at the time of purchase. Price shall be pro-rated so the term ofthe additional product coverage will expire on the annual expiration date of this agreement. This agreement shall cover the following equipment: ECN SERIAL NUMBER 041327 ICU070945 040731 ICU070944 24 HOURS: The vendor shall be able to provide 24 hour customer support via telephone at no additional charge. TRAVEL AND RELATED EXPENSES: Contractor shall be responsible for its service related trip expenses including round trip travel, mileage, and overnight living expenses. RESPONSE TIME: Contractor shall use commercially reasonable efforts to: A. Respond by telephone to any report of a malfunction requiring repair within 24 hours of notification by NMCSD. B. Provide on-site support within 1 business day of notification by NMCSD personnel. TITLE TO EQUIPMENT: Contractor shall not assume possession or control of any part ofthe equipment. The Government retains ownership to title thereof. LIABILITY: Contractor shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or delay due to any cause beyond his reasonable control including but not limited to, acts of government, strikes, lockouts, fire, explosion, theft, floods, riot, civil commotion, war, malicious mischief or acts of God. UTILITIES: Contractor may use Government utilities, (e.g., electrical power, compressed air, and water) which are available and required for any service performed under this contract. The building engineer, to ensure compatibility with the Naval Medical Center's electrical wiring and equipment, must approve contractor electrical equipment. ACCESS TO EQUIPMENT: Contractor shall be provided reasonable access to all equipment that is to be serviced and utility outlets required to do the service. The contractor shall be free to start and stop all primary equipment incidentals to the operation of the maintained equipment after permission is received from on duty personnel responsible for such equipment. PARTS AVAILABILITY: To ensure minimal equipment downtime, contractor shall maintain replacement repair parts and materials necessary to perform each repair or supply said parts and materials within (1) day. COMPENSATION: LABOR: All compensation for labor is included in the contract price. PARTS/SUPPLIES QUALITY: Parts and Supplies provided under this contract shall be new. SHIPPING CHARGES: The vendor shall provide FOB shipping of all items covered under this agreement to and from the Naval Medical Center San Diego. SECURITY REQUIRMENTS: Contractor will be required to contact the Medical Repair Branch at (619) 532-8010 to submit the required information to complete the NMCSD Security Pass Form by 2:00 pm the day prior to the scheduled visit. In the case of emergent repairs/service, the contractor will wait at the main gate for an escort from Medical Repair Branch personnel. CONTRACTOR CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Contractor is required to report to the Medical Repair Branch for Visitor Badges during the hours of 0800 - 1600, Monday through Friday, prior to and upon completion of any service/repair performed. FIELD SERVICE REPORTS: Contractor shall furnish a written or electronic vendor supplied Field Service Report (FSR) to the Duty Staff at: Naval Medical Center, San Diego Bio Medical Repair Building 1, Ground Floor, Room GD-18Hl Phone: 619-532-8010 Fax: 619-532-8013 Or electronically at: ca@med.navy.mil The contractor, or his representative, shall complete the vendor supplied Field Service Report to include the following: Contractor Name Technician's Printed Name, Telephone Number and Signature Date and Time of Arrival ECN (Equipment Code Number) and Serial Number Time Expended Repairing/Service; Labor Hours, Rate and Materials Summary of Work Performed and Accepted by End-User (Government Representative's Printed Name and Signature) All Field Service Reports shall be submitted within 72 hours of completion of service Contractor Name, Technician's Printed Name and Telephone Number, Signature Date and Time of Arrival ECN (Equipment Code Number) and Serial Number Time expended repairing/servicing; Labor Hours, Rate, and Materials Summary of work performed and accepted by end-user (Government Representative's Printed Name and Signature) COMPLETED FIELD SERVICE REPORTS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE OF ANY INVOICE PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES SCHEDULES SERVICES SHALL BE REQUIRED BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING AGREED SCHEDULES: PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: (Check One) __X__ One (1) time per fiscal year - March 2012 _____ Two (2) times per fiscal year _ _____ Four (4) times per fiscal year __ __ __ _ REPAIR: (Check One) __X__ Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1600. _____ Seven (7) days per week, 24-hour coverage CONTRACTOR POINT OF CONTACT (POC): Marlon Bryce, Oral Surgery (Contractor/Dispatcher/Customer Service) TELEPHONE: (619)-532-7398 FAX: ------------ E-MAIL:

HHS/ACF/OHS Head Start Information and Communication Center (HSICC)

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published March 7, 2017
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The Department of Health and Human Services intends to negotiate a contract with Trans Management Systems Corporation located in Washington, DC on a sole source basis for the Administration of Children and Families (ACF)/Office of Head Start (OHS) for Head Start Information and Communication Center (HSICC). The acquisition is for an interim contract for a 12-month period. This interim contract is crucial to give the Government time to complete a competitive procurement. Purpose The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS) is the national agency responsible for awarding funding, developing and enforcing policies, and providing technical assistance and oversight to ensure that Head Start programs deliver high quality services that prepare low income and vulnerable children and families for success in school and in life. As a federal-to-local program, OHS delivers a high volume of communications that cover a wide range of regulations, policies and technical assistance to oversee and support the success of grantee agencies. The purpose of this acquisition is to provide and mature specialized services in information communications for OHS and to conduct, if necessary, transition activities. The OHS requires the Head Start Information and Communication Center (HSICC) to manage communications with the Head Start and early childhood community through the provision of an expert contact center, the ongoing development and maturation of the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) website, maturation and moderation of the ACF/OHS website, and the provision of mass communications services including social media and mass emailing. Background Head Start programs enhance the multi-faceted development of enrolled children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services. Since its beginning in 1965, Head Start has served more than 33 million children and their families. Head Start, in FY 2016, provided over a million children with services to support their early learning, health, and family well-being. Head Start programs engage parents in their children's learning and help them in making progress toward their educational, literacy and employment goals. The Head Start Program also emphasizes the significant involvement of parents in the administration of local Head Start programs. The legislative authority for this acquisition, and the Head Start program generally, is the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 (U.S. Code Citation: 42 USC 9801 et seq.). The Department of Health and Human Services, through OHS, provides grants to local public and private non-profit and for-profit agencies to provide Head Start and Early Head Start services to economically disadvantaged children and families. There are over 1,600 Head Start grantees, ranging from small agencies with little organizational capacity serving less than 100 children, to large agencies with complex staffs serving tens of thousands of children. A number of grantees also have delegate agencies which provide all or part of the required comprehensive services. Through the HSICC, OHS provides critical policy, guidance and technical assistance information to Head Start programs, prospective parents, the early childhood community, and the general public. Since the early 1990's, OHS has contracted with small businesses who understand the workings of Head Start and federal communication requirements to continuously inform the field of the latest advances in early childhood policy and practice through the lens of Head Start, as well as maintain close linkages to the programs and to the federal staff that support them. The OHS currently operates the HSICC through the services of a contractor. Currently HSICC includes a customer service center that receives and responds to inquiries via phone, email, and web; two primary websites - the ECLKC (http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov) and the OHS/ACF website (http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs); mass emailing service for Head Start program staff and other interested parties; several @headstartgov social media accounts; and a NewsWatch service, all of which is supported by a team of experts in various Head Start topics. Customer Service Center The customer service center receives and responds to 1,500 to 4,000 inquiries per year from the public, early childhood professionals, the Head Start community, and OHS/Federal staff. The customer service center staffs a call center that receives about 25,000 calls per year, and also responds to inquiries via email, web, and mobile application. The most frequently requested services are from families and parents seeking programs that will meet their unique needs. Approximately one third of these inquiries are from Spanish speaking users. Customer service representatives respond with information from a knowledge base, the ECLKC website, or submit the inquiry to OHS staff. Tier two support is available from the expert knowledge team, or for technical issues, members of the infrastructure and hosting contract team. Tracking software is used to manage the volume, nature and languages of inquiries, which subsequently informs OHS leadership, the development of training and technical assistance resources, and other ECLKC content. Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) Website The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) website presents information about Head Start, its policies, and technical assistance on early childhood development to agencies that provide Head Start services, child care providers, members of congress, the press, and other members of the public. The ECLKC currently receives over 2 million visits per year, approximately 1/4 on mobile devices, providing a means to find and connect knowledge across programs, regions and states and offers different methods of accessing on-line learning and training. Numerous federal and contract staff contribute to the content, including six large national centers, each with specific areas of expertise. The expert knowledge team works with the contributing partners and technical liaisons to assure content is created, maintained, archived and deleted according to OHS and HHS quality requirements. As a team they also create an information architecture that delivers content to the broadest audience in intuitive and practical ways. The full contents of the website are available in high quality Spanish, translated according to a Head Start glossary of terms maintained through the services of this contract. The ECLKC hosts over 8,600 pages with many file formats including .pdf documents, .MP4 videos, and interactive online lessons. It is based on a Drupal 8 content management platform with numerous linked databases and directories, and supported by link checkers, web analytics, taxonomy management, and a robust search engine. The site meets all HHS technical requirements, including the use of plain language, and accessibility to people with disabilities. The ECLKC also contains a publicly accessible archive, and private communities with members varying from ten to one thousand. An image library allows OHS staff to access thousands of Head Start photos. A mobile application (app) delivers policies and regulations, as well as popular technical assistance resources, and Head Start location information to mobile devices through feeds from the website infrastructure. ACF/OHS Website The ACF/OHS website (acf.hhs.gov/ohs) is maintained by ACF's Office of Communications. This website is the top ranking result for public searches about Head Start. OHS targets the information on this site primarily to the general public, the media, and prospective grantees. Information on this site is tightly coordinated and linked to information on the ECLKC website. Mass Communications A high volume email service reaches tens of thousands of recipients on a daily basis, through targeted use of over 20 large email lists. The in-house staff with Head Start expert knowledge works with the content creators, using marketing principles and web analytics to produce high value emails that produce desired responses from recipients. The official social media platforms for Head Start, including Twitter and Facebook, nurture engaged communities of Head Start staff, parents and supporters, providing them with useful information from Head Start resources, research, and other trustworthy sources. A closed social media platform, MyPeers, is also supported by OHS. This is a vibrant community of over 5,000 Head Start and early education professionals sharing best practices, lessons learned, and core knowledge, as well as accessing direct support from peer to peer collaboration. Webinars and Webcasts from the Office of Head Start reach audiences of up to 2,500 participants at a time. About 30 webinars and webcasts annually support major policy or resource releases, and trainings for various audiences. NewsWatch A daily compilation of internet news across the nation based on multiple search criteria including the names of all grantee agencies and Head Start related terms informs OHS of local best practices, activities and potential areas of concern. This easy-to-navigate compilation is mailed by OHS to all OHS staff every work day. Master librarians monitor professional literature, reports and journals for new resources, assess whether new regulations and federal register postings affect the Head Start community, and assess emerging issues and trends in early childhood service provision. TasksTask 1. Head Start Customer Services • Receive and respond to up to 50,000 contacts per year in English and Spanish• Inquiries and complaints are communicated through various methods including phone, email, and ECLKC "Contact Us" inquiries, mobile app, and other methods proposed and approved by OHS. • Staff and support call center operations for OHS• Tracking software must be used to manage the volume, nature and languages of inquiries to inform OHS, and inform the development of training, technical assistance and ECLKC content. Inquiries and responses must be available in web- based library format to the OHS and to other National Centers to ensure consistency and continuity of message across all OHS assets. Task 2. Head Start Websites • Responsible for the management, maintenance, ongoing maturation and enhancement of the OHS websites:o ACF/OHS, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/ ohs/ o The ECLKC, http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov • Records Management and Archive• Head Start Apps• Private communitiesTask 3. Hardware and Software - Applications and Platform Management The contractor shall manage, maintain and mature the hardware and software of:• ECLKC• Archive,• Apps• Private communitiesAll technology solutions shall be fully transitioned to open source solutions or solutions that are commercially available with minimal need for customization by the end of the contract period. Task 4. Mass Communications Services The contractor shall manage and extend mass communication and marketing services that allow Head Start messages to reach thousands of existing users, and to extend Head Start materials to new users. • Mass emailing services -manage and extend numerous large email lists reaching tens of thousands of recipients and provide well targeted, high-volume email services on a daily basis sending up to 60 mass email communications a month on behalf of OHS• Head Start social media - responsible for the day-to-day management of the OHS social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, and other potential outlets as they become available. • Support a closed social media platform, MyPeers, for Head Start and early education professionals to share best practices, lessons learned, and core knowledge, as well as accessing direct support from peer to peer collaboration. This platform will enable open communities as well as closed workgroups to collaborate by sharing messages, files, calendars, questions and wikis.• Head Start Webinars and webcasts - support webinars and webcasts from the Office of Head Start to reach audiences of up to 2,500 participants at a time.• Identify/Recommend new technologies for mass communications Task 5. NewsWatch Service The contractor shall provide a daily compilation of all news across the web related to Head Start and its grantees informing OHS of local best practices, activities and potential areas of concern relevant to the Head Start and the early childhood community. The contractor will also monitor professional literature, reports and journals for new resources, and assess emerging issues and trends in early childhood service provision for inclusion. Task 6. Head Start Expert Knowledge The contractor shall provide in-house staff with Head Start expert knowledge to inform the call center, mass communications services, and the websites. This knowledge shall include specialized expertise in content areas such as early childhood development, teaching and learning, cultural and linguistic diversity, infant and toddler needs, early childhood and family health (including oral, nutritional, dental and mental), family and community engagement, program management and fiscal operations of Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and state systems for early childhood. Experts shall apply their understanding to the various services of the Center, particularly in relation to the taxonomy and organization of the website, and marketing of existing resources. These experts shall serve as liaisons to the National Centers, OHS, and its designees to facilitate the effective and timely design and posting of content. Task 7. User Feedback and Analysis Develop and implement surveys of system users regarding service and product satisfaction and impact, including the customer service center. Task 8. Project Management, Work Plan, and Project ReportsThe contractor proposed is currently providing OHS the services described above. The contractor has managed this large operation for more than five years and has the necessary staffing and capacity currently in place to continue necessary services while the follow-on contract is compete.   OHS carefully analyzed the current services to determine whether the current work could be accomplished through another method. The analysis indicated that the current contractor is uniquely knowledgeable and staffed to provide interim services in the specific areas identified. Transitioning to a new contractor for interim support will result in a lapse in service and unacceptable risk to the Head Start program. Trans Management Systems Corporation is the only responsible source capable of operating the Head Start Information and Communications Center and no other services will satisfy agency requirements. This is due to the ongoing transition of the ECLKC website and associated web services from the proprietary content management system, Hyperwave, to a popular open source solution, Drupal and other commercially available solutions with minimal need for customization. The ECLKC website was developed and launched in 2006 on the Hyperwave platform, which offered the features and flexibility the Office of Head Start needed. This platform has been extensively customized for the information needs of the Office of Head Start. Trans Management Systems Corporation and its partners have experience in managing the Hyperwave platform and an understanding of the needs of Head Start community. In the last contract period, following the direction of OMB to use open source content management systems, Trans Management Systems Corporation transitioned the public ECLKC website to the Drupal platform. While the public face of the ECLKC website will be transitioned to the Drupal platform by March 2017, the end of the current contract period, many applications and technical solutions for both the website and other HSICC services will still be in transition from Hyperwave technology to open source solutions, or commercially available solutions with minimal need for customization. This includes the Central Authentication Service for tools that have individualized features and permissions associated with logging into the platform, the micro-service delivery, database back applications, logs, databases associated with the help desk, and integrations with the Head Start Enterprise System. Under this acquisition, Trans Management Systems Corporation as the prime contractor will finish migration of these dependencies to various acceptable solutions, while maintaining all of the other tasks associated with the HSICC. As the primary receiver of Head Start complaints from the public, disseminator of technical assistance documents, organizer of networking solutions, and liaison with parents looking for programs, it is vital that all of the HSICC tasks continue without interruption. The statutory authority for other than full and open competition is 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1), in accordance with FAR Part 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Vendors interested in this acquisition must demonstrate in writing they can meet the Government's requirement. Responses must include a written narrative statement of capability, including detailed technical information and other technical literature demonstrating the ability to satisfy the stated requirements. The written statements of capability (no more than 20 pages in length) should be emailed to the Contract Specialist, Ryan Collins, at ryan.collins@psc.hhs.gov and are due no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on March 22, 2017. Failure to submit adequate documentation will result in the Government proceeding with a sole source award to Trans Management Systems Corporation. A determination by the Government not to open the requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. No solicitation document is available. The purpose of this announcement is to determine whether there may be other sources with the requisite qualifications to perform the work described above.

76--BOOKLETS AND NOTEBOOKS

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ECC | Published September 7, 2011  -  Deadline September 9, 2011
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PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT (PWS) FOR: USMILGP COLOMBIA SUPPORT TO THE COUNTER RECRUITMENT DISEMINATION TOOL - EDUCATIONAL BOOKLET 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Description of services: The Contractor shall, not later than 30 September 2011, provide all products described in this PWS to support the implementation of the Counter Recruiting Information Operation (IO) Strategy known as the "Herramienta Interactiva de difusion en apoyo a la estrategia de Prevenci n de Reclutamiento Forzado de Ni os, Ni as, y Adolescentes"- further "Counter Recruitment Tool" (CRT), via the use of a pedagogical booklet that deepens the knowledge acquired in the CRT and gives further information on how children and adolescents shall act under a recruitment situation. The CRT is an interactive dissemination tool that includes TV -LCD, sound and light effect equipment, computers, chairs and any elements inside a tent structure with the capacity to receive twenty (20) persons. 2.0 BACKGROUND: 2.1 The United States Military Group Colombia (USMILGP-COL) Information Operations (IO) program provides support to Colombian Security forces in coordination with U.S. Southern Command's Operations Directorate. Services are required for Information Operations support to the Government of Colombia Demobilization/Counter Recruiting Program. 2.2 The CRT project is a joint initiative with Colombia Military (COLMIL) Joint Command (J5) via the Directorate for Information Operations Planning (DPOI) and the Ministry of Defense (MOD) Demobilization Group (GAHD-Grupo de Atencion Humanitaria al Desmovilizado). Initiated in 2009, the design and development phase has been recently completed and is ready for testing/implementation. The USMILGP-COL has initiated the contracting process for the operator that will implement the CRT in selected regions in Colombia according to USMILGP-COL IO and J5-DIPOI objectives and direction. 3.0 GOALS 3.1 The main objective of this PWS is to provide an educational booklet that will support the implementation of the CRT by strengthening the message on preventing recruitment by illegal armed groups. Additional to the CRT objectives, the educational booklet aims to: Strengthen the CRT message given during the presentations by handing a booklet reinforcing the illegality of recruitment of children and adolescents. Provide information to children and adolescents on how and when they should act when vulnerable to recruitment. Reinforce the need of children and adolescents to stay in school and drift away from illegal armed groups. Provide additional tools for children and adolescents to identify illegal actors and their ways of seducing them into their organized armed groups. Provide to educators and Police members the necessary tools to encourage children and adolescents to stay in legal activities and report any attempt to be recruited by illegal armed groups. 4.0 SCOPE 4.1 This PWS encompasses the requirements to support the implementation of the CRT by providing order to counter Illegal Armed Groups (IAGs) recruitment of Colombian minors. 5.0 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE / PLACE OF PERFORMANCE 5.1 The period of performance shall be from date of award to no later than 30 September 2011. 6.0 CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS 6.1 This contract will be awarded to a company capable of providing the products outlined within this PWS in support of USMILGP-COL. 6.2 The contractor shall deliver the products no later than 30 September 2011. 6.3 The Contractor shall comply with conflict of interest regulations under DoD 5500.7.R, Joint Ethics Regulation. 6.4 The Contractor shall have the following experience: Experience in marketing services throughout Colombia. Capability of developing an adequate target audience analysis in order to deliver the correct message. Capability of developing high visibility marketing campaigns. Able to provide professional graphic design Have access to secured high quality print facility capable of high volume duplication Able to attend planning with USMILGP-COL IO representatives Have the capability to store produced material or coordinate production timeline to minimize warehousing requirements 6.5 The Contractor shall comply with all current and future Colombian labor and fiscal laws. Non-compliance may result in termination of the contract. 6.6 The Contractor shall be legally registered as a company in Colombia. 7.0 REQUIREMENTS: 7.1 Products required for this contract fall under the following categories: 7.1.1 Planning/Design: Planning will be conducted in coordination with USMILGP COL Information Operations Section - IO, J5-DPOI and respective Contractor. All files, concepts, notes, sketches, products and ideas will be the property of the USMILGP-COL and can be utilized inside and outside Colombia at USSOUTHCOM and USMILGP - COL discretion. Contracted company will be responsible for ensuring all product rights are in compliance with national and international law 7.1.2 Print Production: Print products to be produced per approved product concept provided by COR. First article inspections to be conducted and approved in writing prior to full production of items. Selected Contractor responsible for ensuring proper spelling and punctuation of products. Contractor also responsible for ensuring information printed on material contains proper format in accordance with local standards, i.e. telephone numbers have proper dial codes from respective country, email address are operational and correct 7.1.3 The Contractor shall provide a cost matrix that outlines planning and production costs per quantity and type of product. Required products under this PWS are listed below: 7.1.3.1 Educational Booklets 7.1.3.2 Notebook 7.1.3.1.1 Educational Books request Contractor shall deliver the products in boxes of 5,000 booklets each and of 100 notebooks each. Requirements A. Booklet 1. Quantity: 30,000 2. Cover: 2.1 Polychromy 4 x 0 2.2 Propalcote 220 grams 2.3 Bright plasticization 3. Contents: 20 pages 3.1 Bond paper 3.2 Ten (10) pages: Polychromy 1 x 0 for coloring 3.3 Ten (10) pages: Polychromy 4 x 4 for coloring 7.13.1.2 Notebook Request 100 pages 1. Quantity: 5,000 2. Cover: 2.1 Propalcote 240 grams 2.2 Bright plasticization 2.3 Polychromy 4 x 1 3. Backpage: 1 ink 4. Contents: 4.1 Paper 75 grams 4.2 One ink 4.3 Saddle-stitched 8.0 MONITORING AND SUPERVISION 8.1 USMILPG-COL IO will monitor and supervise the overall effectiveness of the Contractor under this contract 8.4 USMILPG-COL IO shall evaluate the contractor's performance under this contract in accordance with the outlined QASP objectives and the desired impact of the initiative. 9.0 GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT / MATERIALS / FACILITIES 9.1 N/A 10.0 SECURITY 10.1 Contractors must have experience with security considerations when working with Colombian security forces. Any documentation required for security review shall be the responsibility of the Contractor and the client organization. The Contractor shall comply with Colombian Classification procedures in the performance of this contract. Contractor personnel shall adhere to the standards of a Drug Free Work place. 12.0 DELIVERABLES 12.1 The Contractor shall provide a report by the end of the contract in which all considerations regarding the execution of this PWS. 13.0 INFORMATION PROTECTION 13.1. Intellectual property: All reports, decisions, developed materials, recommendations, plans and concepts, either written or verbal, derived by this contract shall be the property of COLMIL and USG. 13.2 The Contractor shall protect from unauthorized disclosure, any materials, or information made available by the USG or COLMIL, or that the Contractor has access to by virtue of the provisions of this contract that are not intended for public disclosure. The materials and information made available to the Contractor by the COLMIL and USG, or that the contractor comes into contact with in completing this contract, are the exclusive property of COLMIL and USG. Upon completion or termination of this contract, the contractor shall turn over to the Government all materials that were developed by the contractor in the performance of this contract. The Contractor shall transfer by sub-hand receipt and maintain in an acceptable condition all government-furnished items. This also relates to all information received from COLMIL and USG. 13.3 The Contractor shall deliver all sketches, tests, drafts, etc., to the USMILGP-COL IO for approval before final production 15.0 INVOICE INFORMATION. 15.1 Contractor shall ensure proper invoices, with supporting documentation, are received by the certifying official within five (5) days of date prepared. Standard Form 1034, Public Voucher or Purchases and Services Other Than Personal, will be completed and attached to invoices, with supporting documentation, submitted for payment. Invoices, original and one copy, will be submitted monthly by the contract employee's company to the Budget Office, USMILGP-COL. 15.2 The following information shall be included on Standard Form 1034, Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other Than Personal: - Name and address of company. - Contract number/task order number. - Invoice number. - Period of performance. - Account number/TIN of Contract Company. - Adequate description of supplies delivered or services performed to include the contract/purchase/task order and CLIN number applicable. - List other direct charges and the amount. - Printed name, telephone number, and title, of authorized Government official certifying goods/services received. 16.0 CANCELLATIONS/ ADDITIONS. The Government may change the requirement with a 24-hour notice with no penalty. The Government will only pay for actual services received. 17.0 CHANGES TO CONTRACT. The only person authorized to make changes to the contract is the KO (not the COR). Failure to clear changes in the contract with the Contracting Officer will result in the Contractor not receiving compensation for costs incurred. Accordingly, the KO will be notified prior to any additional services being performed and a contract modification will be issued to the contractor (changes in cost to the Government). The Contractor shall only take change orders from the KO. Purchases or changes from unauthorized persons may result in the Contractor not receiving payment for costs incurred. 18.0 PRICE QUOTES. Quotes shall be submitted in English. Prices will be all inclusive. Taxes shall be outlined separately since the Government is a tax exempt organization. 19.0 AWARD. All quotes submitted will be technically reviewed by USMILGP-COL IO prior to award decision.

Grinder/Shredder

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published July 8, 2010  -  Deadline July 28, 2010
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The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Services/Defense Logistics Agency (DRMS/DLA), Hawaii requests responses from qualified sources in response to this combined synopsis/solicitation. This synopsis/solicitation for a commercial item is prepared in accordance with the prescribed format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. (i) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes only. Also see �Instructions to Offerors� and �Evaluation of Quotations� herein. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. All vendors providing quotes are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of any amendments or other information pertaining to this solicitation. (ii) The RFQ number is SP4530-10-Q-0007. This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-42 and DFARS Change Notice 20100611. (iii) This notice of intent is a request for competitive quotes and is a 100% small business set-aside in accordance with FAR 19.502. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 333298 and the Small Business Standard size is 500 employees. (iv) The FOB Point is Destination which means quotes must be inclusive of all transportation charges from the shipping point of the supplier to the delivery destination in Okinawa, Japan. (v) Description of the requirement is as follows: GRINDER / SHREDDER FOR DRMO OKINAWA 1. The equipment to be furnished under this contract shall be new and from the manufacturer�s most current production. The equipment furnished hereunder shall be delivered ready for immediate use. (a) Quantity: One (1) each Note: Equipment and furnished accessories shall comply with Japanese Safety Standard in effect on the date of manufacture. 2. Intended Use: This grinder/shredder is intended for shredding/mutilating metal and electronic scrap of various sizes and alloys, such as expended shotgun shells, expended 9mm brass casings, 40MM casings, metal aircraft parts (bolts, washers, pins), ammunition clips and rings and electronic testing devices, wire, plastics and other miscellaneous materials and equipment. 3. Minimum Requirements: Grinder/Shredder must be able to deform and mutilate items beyond use for its intended purpose. Unit must be able to withstand potential inadvertent discharge from 12 gauge shotgun shells and 9mm cartridge casings (includes baffle to reduce risk of unanticipated discharge). Size of material requiring mutilation will range from small metal items such as rivet pins, cotter pins, washers and bolts to be mutilated to pieces as small as .01 inch in diameter by 1 inch long up to electronics 24 inches by 24 inches by 24 inches in size. Maximum height: 150 inches height (to allow installation under rafters) In Feed Conveyor: - Incline Length: Less than or equal to 12 feet - Width: 24 inches - Meter feed to control inflow of material to machine. - Side Skirts: 6 inches Type: Electric powered, 208/240 Volt/3-Phase/60 Cycles Electrical Controls: Programmable controller, integrated conveyor controls, Amperage overload reversing, Auto shutdown on frequent reversal. Exterior Color: Manufacturers Standard 4. Additional requirements: Technical Publications: Two (2) complete sets of operations and maintenance manuals. Each set in English and Japanese (if available), to be furnished by Contractor at time of equipment delivery. Safety: The equipment shall comply with Japanese domestic safety requirements. Unit must be able to withstand potential inadvertent discharge from 12 gauge shotgun shells and 9mm cartridge casings (includes baffle to reduce risk of unanticipated discharge) to protect workers operating machinery. Services: Installation and on-site testing of various materials to ensure operational. System factory tested prior to shipping. Warranty: Warranty coverage shall be the manufacture�s standard warranty. DRMO Okinawa shall receive corresponding warranty coverage. Warranty coverage shall begin the date when DRMO Okinawa accepts the motor vehicle at the point of designation. (*) to be inserted by contractor. Name or Firm: * Address: * Telephone No.: * 5. Delivery Point: The equipment shall be delivered ready for immediate use. The equipment ordered shall be delivered with all transportation charges borne by the contractor to the following delivery point: Deliver to: DRMO Okinawa BLDG 600, Camp Kinser Okinawa, Japan 901-2191 6. Delivery Date: The equipment shall be delivered at the delivery point specified above within 60 days after date of contract award. (vi) It is the contractor�s responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses: www.acqnet.gov/far and http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm, or http://farsite.hill.af.mil. (vii) In accordance with FAR Part 12.205, quoters are asked to provide existing product literature that includes technical specifications and capabilities of equipment quoted. (viii) The provision at FAR 52.215-1, Instructions to Offerors � Commercial, applies to this acquisition. (ix) The offer shall submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications � Commercial Items (Aug 2009) with its quote. An offeror shall complete only one paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (m) of this provision. In addition, the following DFARS provisions apply: DFARS 252.212-7000 Offeror Representations and Certifications � Commercial Items; DFARS 252.209-7001, (x) FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contact Terms and Conditions�Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. (xi) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders�Commercial Items, paragraphs (a), (d) and (e) apply to this acquisition. Additionally under this clause in paragraph (b) the following clauses are incorporated: FAR 52.219-6, Notice of Small Business Set-Aside (JUN 2003), 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation; FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUN 2003); FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor�Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (AUG 2009; FAR 52.222-21�Segregate Facilities, (FEB 1991); FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (MAR 2007); FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (JUN 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793); FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (OCT 2003); FAR 52.232-33, Payments by Electronic Funds Transfer � Central Contractors Registration; 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award (AUG 1966);. FAR 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004); for paragraph (c), no FAR Clauses apply to this acquisition. (xii) Further, DFARS Clause 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Order Applicable to Defense Acquisition of Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. For paragraph (a), FAR 52.203-3 Gratuities (APR 1984); for paragraph (b) the following clauses apply: 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials; DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation (AUG 2008); 252.225-7000, Buy American Act--Balance of Payments Program Certificate (DEC 2009); 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program; 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports; For Paragraph (c), applies to this acquisition. DFARS 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea (MAY 2002) (10 U.S.C. 2631) Alternate III (MAY 2002). (xiii) The following additional FAR, DFARS, and DLAD clauses (by reference) apply to this acquisition: 52.204-4, Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper; 52.209-6, Protecting the Government�s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment; 52.232-17, Interest; 52.242-15, Stop-Work Order; 52.247-34, F.O.B. Destination; DFARS 252.204-7003, Control of Government Personnel Work Product; 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments; DLAD 52.212-9000, Changes � Military Readiness (Mar 2001). (xiv) FAR 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration applies to this solicitation. The Contractor must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration Database (CCR) to be eligible for Department of Defense Contract awards. Lack of registration in the CCR database will make an offeror/quoter INELIGIBLE FOR AWARD. Please ensure compliance with this regulation when submitting your quote. Call 1-888-227-2423 or visit the Internet site http://www.ccr.gov/ for more information. (xv) EVALUATION OF QUOTATIONS/OFFERS: FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items, the following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (1) Technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement, (2) Price. This procurement will be evaluated based on low price technically acceptable. Technical acceptability is determined to be the offeror�s ability to provide product in accordance with the specifications/item descriptions and in compliance with the delivery schedule. Award will be made to the responsible offeror whose quote is technically acceptable, in full compliance with all other requirements set forth in this combined synopsis/solicitation, and the lowest evaluated price. The Government reserves the right to judge which quote shows the required capability. The Government also reserves the right to eliminate from further consideration those proposals which are considered unacceptable. Pursuant to FAR 33.103(d)(4), agency protests may be filed directly with the appropriate Reviewing Authority or a protester may appeal a decision rendered by a Contracting Officer to the Reviewing Authority. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS: Questions, inquiries, and quotes must be e-mailed to Bernadette S. del Rosario-Simmons, e-mail bernadette.delRosario-Simmons@dla.mil. Quotes may also be mailed to Defense Reutilization & Marketing Service, Directorate of Acquisition Management, Attn: Bernadette del Rosario-Simmons, 1025 Quincy Avenue., Ste. 2000, Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-4512. Facsimile quotes will not be accepted. All prospective quoters interested in submitting a quote are required to submit the following: quote for item, company name, address, telephone number and point of contact, fax number, e-mail address and commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, tax identification number, prompt payment terms, delivery time, date offer expires and warranty information. Quotes shall reference the RFQ number, as the RFQ and terms therein will be referenced and incorporated in the award documentation where applicable. A completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications � Commercial Items (Aug 2009) shall be included with the quote. The quoter shall use the Standard Form 1449, �Solicitation/Contract Order for Commercial Items.� The form can be found at www.gsa.gov. All questions must be received no later than 4:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time (HST) on 16 July 2010. Quotes are to be received no later than 4:00 PM HST on 28 July 2010.

(VI) VEGETABLE SIZERS IMPRINTED WITH USDA LOGO

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published November 8, 2010  -  Deadline December 3, 2010
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(I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. (II) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION. BIDS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND NO OTHER WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL BE ISSUED. (III) This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses which are in effect through the most current Federal Acquisition Circular. Applicable FAR clauses are incorporated by reference and may be viewed on the website www.arnet.gov/far and http://www.da.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar02/subchaph.html (IV) *Notice of total Small Business Set Aside In accordance with FAR 52.219-6 Under NAICS Code - 332999 - All other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (V)452.219-70 Size Standard and SIC Code Information. SIZE STANDARD AND SIC CODE INFORMATION (NOV 1996) The Standard Industrial Classi-fication Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below: NAICS CODE - 332999 - All other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Size Standard 500 Employees All Responsible Small business sources May Submit a Quotation For Consideration. NOTICE TO LARGE BUSINESS: The USDA buying activity in Minneapolis, MN is committed to participation of Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Women-Owned Small Business in the performance of work under this solicitation and resultant contract. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) Branch in Fredericksburg, VA needs to procure various Vegetable Sizers in accordance with the following size specifications. Please see attachment 2 for USDA Logo drawing. 52.209-4 First Article Approval-Government Testing applies to this acquisition. The Government may waive the requirement for first article approval test where supplies identical or similar to those called for in the schedule have been previously furnished by the Offeror/Contractor and have been accepted by the Government. The Offeror/Contractor may request a waiver. (VI) VEGETABLE SIZERS IMPRINTED WITH USDA LOGO SIZER SPECIFICATIONS Aluminum or aluminum alloy, minimum of 0.060 inch thick with all corners rounded and a 1/4 inch hole in upper left corner to customize sets, if needed. Each blade shall be buffed/polished to remove burrs, sharp edges, etc., and assembled into sets with appropriate screws and lock nuts, as applicable. Acceptable variation tolerance for openings up to 2 1/2 inches in diameter shall be no more than 0.005 of an inch (5 thousandths) larger or smaller; for openings 2 1/2 inches or larger in diameter, no more than 0.008 of an inch (8 thousandths) larger or smaller. Width of material at narrowest point between round openings and from round opening to the edge on the same blade shall be a minimum distance between openings or to the edge on the same sizing blade of 0.30 of an inch. Potential new vendors may borrow current samples to see and examine a single blade in each size (4x4, etc.) and the sizer sets. "First article" will be required for the first order of a sizer set if the purchase order is awarded to a vendor new to USDA AMS FV FPB. Item# 001 SINGLE BLADE (30Each) Each shall be stamped with USDA and the applicable size. 6x7 single 4 1/4, 4 1/2, 4 3/4 or 5 (single hole per blade) Item# 002 GENERAL PURPOSE SIZER (50 Sets) Each blade of set shall have multiple holes as noted below, shall be stamped with USDA and the applicable diameter sizes on each blade and shall be assembled into a set in the order below with an appropriate screw and lock nut: Blade 1 7/8, 1 3/4, 1 7/8 Blade 2 3/4, 1 1/2, 2 Blade 3 3/16, 1 1/4, 2 1/4 Blade 4 1/8, 1, 2 1/2 Blade 5 3/8, 5/8, 2 3/4 Blade 6 1/4, 1/2, 3 Item# 003 POTATO/ONION SIZER (50Sets) Each blade of set shall have multiple holes as noted below, shall be stamped with USDA and the applicable diameter sizes on each blade and shall be assembled into a set in the order below with an appropriate screw and lock nut: Blade 1 2 3/4, 3 Blade 2 1, 2 1/2, 3 1/4 Blade 3 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/2 Blade 4 1 3/4, 1 7/8, 3 3/4 Blade 5 1 1/2, 2, 4 Item# 004 USDA TOMATO SIZER (50 Sets) set shall have holes as noted below, shall be stamped with USDA and TOMATO and the applicable diameter size(s) and EX-LARGE, LARGE, MEDIUM, SMALL, as applicable, on the four blades and shall be assembled in the order noted below into a set with an appropriate screw and lock nut: Extra Large 2 24/32 Large 2 16/32, 2 25/32 Medium 2 8/32, 2 17/32 Small 2 4/32, 2 9/32 Item# 005 FL TOMATO SIZER (50Sets) Each blade shall have multiple holes as noted below, shall be stamped with USDA 2000 and FL TOM SIZER and the applicable diameter size(s) and 5X6, 6X6, 6X7, as applicable, on the three blades and shall be assembled in the order noted below into a set with an appropriate screw and lock nut: Blade 1 5x6 2 25/32 Blade 2 6x6 2 17/32, 2 29/32 Blade 3 6x7 2 9/32, 2 19/32 (VII) FOB DESTINATION DELIVERY ADDRESS: USDA/AMS/FV/VPB/TDC/33NV 100 RIVERSIDE PARKWAY SUITE 101 FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22406 FOB DESTINATION - All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation (VIII) 52.212-1 Instructions to offers Commercial items applies to this acquisition. (see attachment 1) Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address(es): http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ or http://www.da.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar02/subchaph.html (IX) This is a low priced technically accepted solicitation. The Government will award to the lowest priced offer that meets the specifications and standards outlined in the specifications. (X) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items Offeror to complete and return the applicable paragraphs at (b) through (k) in clause provisions (Attachment 1 ) 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items of this solicitation only, if necessary. Offers shall include 52.212-3 Representations and Certifications, Which may be submitted from the website: http://orca.bpn.gov All offers must be signed. . Offeror is responsible for correct input and acceptance of info for on-line registration at time of bid submission. Anyone placing a bid with the USDA must be listed in the government's Central Contractor Registrar. You may register on line with www.ccr.gov. or by calling Central Contractors Registration @ 1-888-227-2423 or consult online hand book at http://www.ccr.gov/handbook.aspx CCR HELP DESK - https://www.fsd.gov/app/answers/list Anyone placing a bid with the USDA must also obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number. If your company does not have a DUNS number, you may contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one by calling 1- 866-705-5711or via the following website:http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or at ccr.dnb.com/ccr/pages/CCRSearch.jsp. Offers submitted without completion of this provision will be considered nonresponsive. Offeror is responsible for correct input and acceptance of info for on-line registration at time of bid submission. Info must be up-to-date-not expired The following Federal Acquisition Provisions apply to this acquisition: (XI) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items applies to this acquisition 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions required to implement statutes or executive orders for commercial items applies to this acquisition 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items 52.216-1 Type of Contract. 452.219-70 Size Standard and SIC Code Information 52.209-4 First Article Approval-Government Testing. (XII) Submit emailed quotations to Purchasing Section Carol.Dingess@aphis.usda.gov or fax to (612) 336-3550, Attention Carol Dingess. Quotations are due by December 3, 2010 by 4:00pm Central Time. Simplified Acquisition Procedures will be used per FAR 12. And 14. A firm Fixed Price Purchase order will be awarded. All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation.

99--Veterans Integrated Systems Networkof New England Video/Media production for advertisment

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford VAMC | Published May 31, 2016  -  Deadline June 6, 2016
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(i) 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. (ii) The solicitation number is VA241-16-Q-0479 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) A statement that the solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88. (iv) This requirement is being issued as a total small business set-aside. The associated NAICS code is 541430 - Graphic design services and video production. (v) The Government intends to award a firm-fixed price, one-time service order for a Contractor to design and create three VA informational advertisements, along with two TV ready commercial, and other media services as outlined in the statement of work. Please see the attached statement of work and the Price Schedule below for full requirement details and pricing submission. ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Vendor shall create three VA informational advertisements varying in length from one minute-three minutes. All videos must be compatible and ready for use on the VA New England mobile application and YouTube. 0002 Vendor shall create television ready commercials which must be compatible and ready to be used on the VA New England mobile application, YouTube, and various local New England TV stations. 0003 Waterfire Sandwich Board Signs: In accordance with VA regulations and design per VA outreach team collaboration. 0004 12 Big E. Sandwich Board Signs: In accordance with VA regulations and design per VA outreach team collaboration. 0005 Design and Print Marketing Services: Vendor will develop a pre-paid postage mailer with 10,000 double sided 5"x7" VA advertisement postcards. Design will be provided by the VA outreach team. The postcards will be sent to the Veteran target list that will be provided by the VA prior to mail out. 0006 Photography Service for VA Photo Library: Vendor will conduct photos shoots for VA photos including images of VA Veteran employees. These photos will be added to the VA photo library and utilized when needed for future marketing campaigns. 0007 Design Services Design Posters and signs Software Design conversion: Vendor will convert images provided by VA Outreach Team in order to accommodate different media forms. This may include but is not limited to converting a pdf file to EPS format. 0008 Web Services: Webpage advertisements for Sports Hub, WEEI, WZLX sites. VA will pay for advertisement space separately. GRAND TOTAL (vi) The Contractor shall deliver all line items as indicated on the statement of work for the Veteran's Integrated Network System of New England. (vii) Provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition in addition to the following addenda's to the provision: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998); Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015); 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) 52.204-20 Predecessor of Offeror (APR 2016) 52.223-4 Recovered Material Certification (MAY 2008) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items Submission of Quotes: (1) Quotes shall be received on or before the date and time specified in Section (xv) of this solicitation. Note: Offers received after the due date and time shall not be considered. (2) Offerors may submit their quotes electronically via email to Erin.McIntyre2@va.gov. (3) Questions: Questions shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing via e-mail. Oral questions are not acceptable due to the possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpretation. The cut-off date and time for receipt of questions is 06/2/2016 at 12:00 PM EST. Questions received after this date and time may not be answered. Questions will be answered in a formal amendment to the solicitation so all interested parties can see the answers. (4) Quote Format: The submission should be clearly indexed and logically assembled in order of the evaluation criteria below. All pages of the quote shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name, date and solicitation number in the header and/or footer. Evaluation Process: Award will be made to the best value, as determined to be the most beneficial to the Government. Please read each section below carefully for the submittals and information required as part of the evaluation. Failure to provide the requested information below shall be considered non-compliant and your quote could be removed from the evaluation process. Offeror quotes shall be evaluated under FAR Part 13.106-2(b) -- Evaluation of Quotations or Offers. Therefore, the Government is not obligated to determine a competitive range, conduct discussions with all contractors, solicit final revised quotes, and use other techniques associated with FAR Part 15. The contracting techniques associated with FAR Part 15 are not mandatory. 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. Price (Follow these instructions): a. Offeror will complete the Price Schedule in Section (v), with offerors proposed contract line item prices (labor and parts separately) inserted in appropriate spaces. Offerors must also provide all applicable labor rates for the solicited services so they can be compared to the applicable wage determination for compliance with the Service Contract Act (SCA). b. Ensure your representations and certifications are complete in the System for Award Management (SAM)( https://www.sam.gov). Otherwise, you will need to fill out solicitation Clause 52.212-3 "Offeror Representation and Certifications -Commercial Items", and submit with the quote. Federal Acquisition Regulations require that federal contractors register in the SAM database at http://www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their quotation. 2. Past Performance: a. Provide (3) references of work, similar in scope and size with the requirement detailed in the Performance Work Statement. References must include contact information, brief description of the work completed, and contract # (if relevant). Please submit as part of your quote submission. References may be checked by the Contracting Officer to ensure your company is capable of performing the Statement of Work. The Government also reserves the right to obtain information for use in the evaluation of past performance from any and all sources. 3. Technical: The offeror's quote shall be evaluated to determine if the organization has the experience and capabilities to provide the requested services IAW the Performance Work Statement in a timely efficient manner. a. Contractor shall demonstrate their corporate experience and approach to meet all requirements stated in the Statement of Work. b. Contractor shall provide confirmation that all work will be completed by September 30 , 2016. c. Contractor will provide all current and relevant licenses and/or certifications for the State of Massachusetts. d. If you are planning to sub-contract some or all of this work, please provide the name and address(s) of all subcontractor(s) (if applicable) and a description of their planned subcontracting effort. 4. Veterans Preference Factor (per 852.215-70): The Government will assign evaluation credit for an Offeror (prime contractor) which is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) or a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Non-SDVOSB/VOSB Offerors proposing to use SDVOSBs or VOSBs as subcontractors will receive some consideration under this evaluation Factor. a. For SDVOSBS/VOSBs: In order to receive credit under this Factor, an Offeror shall submit a statement of compliance that it qualifies as a SDVOSB or VOSB in accordance with VAAR 852.215-70, "Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors". Offerors are cautioned that they must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database (http://www.VetBiz.gov). i. Verified SDVOSBs will receive a 10% price credit (e.g. if a SDVOSB submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $90.00). ii. Verified VOSBs will received a 5% price credit (e.g. if a VOSB submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $95.00). b. For Non-SDVOSBs/VOSBs: To receive some consideration under this Factor, an Offeror must state in its proposal the names of SDVOSB(s) and/or VOSB(s) with whom it intends to subcontract, and provide a brief description and the approximate dollar values of the proposed subcontracts. Additionally, proposed SDVOSB/VOSB Subcontractors must be registered and verified in VIP database (http://www.VetBiz.gov) in order to receive some consideration under the Veteran's Involvement Factor. i. If a vendor submits a subcontracting plan where it will be using a SDVOSB, it will receive a 3.5% price credit (e.g. if this vendor submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $95.00). ii. If a vendor submits a subcontracting plan where it will be using a VOSB, it will receive a 2.5% price credit (e.g. if this vendor submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $97.50). (x) Please include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with your offer via the SAM.gov website or a written copy. (xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition in addition to the following addenda's to the clause: 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015), 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2015), 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013), 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008), 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments (DEC 2009), 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012), 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984). Subcontracting Commitments - Monitoring and Compliance This solicitation includes VAAR 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, and VAAR 852.215-71, Evaluation Factor Commitments. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include these clauses. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) to assist in assessing contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments incorporated into the contract. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to the contractor's business records or other proprietary data to review such business records regarding contract compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments. (xii) Clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and in addition to the following FAR clauses cited, which are also applicable to the acquisition: 52.204-14, 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-36, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.222-41 (xiii) All contract requirement(s) and/or terms and conditions are stated above. (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating are not applicable to this requirement. (xv) RFQ responses are due 06/6/2016 at 10:00 AM EST. RFQ responses must be submitted via email to: Erin.McIntyre2@va.gov. Hand deliveries will not be accepted. (xvi) The POC of this solicitation is Erin McIntyre at Erin.McIntyre2@va.gov).

Roller Stamps and date sets (First Article Test Product Sample Required)

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published October 7, 2010  -  Deadline October 29, 2010
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(I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. (II) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION. BIDS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND NO OTHER WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL BE ISSUED. (III) This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses which are in effect through the most current Federal Acquisition Circular. Applicable FAR clauses are incorporated by reference and may be viewed on the website www.arnet.gov/far and http://www.da.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar02/subchaph.html (IV) *Notice of total Small Business Set Aside In accordance with FAR 52.219-6 Under NAICS Code - 339943 - MARKING DEVICE Manufacturing (V) 452.219-70 Size Standard and SIC Code Information. SIZE STANDARD AND SIC CODE INFORMATION (NOV 1996) The Standard Industrial Classi-fication Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below: NAICS CODE - 339943 - MARKING DEVICE Manufacturing Size Standard 500 Employees All Responsible Small business sources May Submit a Quotation For Consideration. NOTICE TO LARGE BUSINESS: The USDA buying activity in Minneapolis, MN is committed to participation of Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Women-Owned Small Business in the performance of work under this solicitation and resultant contract. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) Branch IN Glen Ellyn, IL , needs to procure 56 Roller stamps and date sets per the following specifications. Please see attachments for complete details (VI) DESCRIPTION Roller Stamps and date sets (First Article Test Product Sample Required). This requirement may be waived when supplies identical or similar to those called for have previously been delivered by the offeror and accepted by the Government Desired Quantity 56 Stamps Maximum weight for the stamps should be 14 ounces. The handle length is 4.5 to 5.5 inches long with soft foam. The diameter is 4.5 to 5 inches. The dimensions of the die and shields Each RIBtype mat will be 2.30~ (17 ribs) x 6-3/4~ rubber size. The lasered ID location is in the lower left corner of the rubber when looking at the face of the mat with the image right-side-up. The height of the cutouts are approximately .28~ (2 ribs). The length of the upper cutouts are approximately 1.4~. The length of the lower cutouts are approximately .70~. The dimensions for the foam handles See attached picture. Inside diameter is .625", Length is 4.5", wall faom thickness is .375. Photo of the art work - see attached Info regarding 3 rib exposure openings for the insertable dates The height of the cutouts are approximately .28~ (2 ribs). The length of the upper cutouts are approximately 1.4~. The length of the lower cutouts are approximately .70~. refillable foam ink roller - see pictures of roller stamp. Foam roller included Size = 1.5" diameter, and 2" length. Foam roller is uninked. Roller Stamps and date sets Shoult be numbered as follows: Name Qty Description/directions COLLEGE PARK 5 Start with CP-10, end with CP-14 HUNT VALLEY 2 Start with HV-27, end with HV-28 NORTH BRUNSWICK 20 Start with NB-66, end with NB-85 PUERTO RICO 3 Start with PR-19, end with PR-21 RICHMOND 5 Start with V-610, end with V-614 RIPON 5 Start with RP10-001, end with RP-10-005 SOUTH BEND 5 Start with SB068, end with SB072 WESLACO 5 Start with WT70, end with WT74 WINTER HAVEN 4 Start with WH-113, end with WH-116 EAST REG 2 ER100, ER101 TOTAL QTY - 56 STAMPS (VII) FOB DESTINATION DELIVERY ADDRESS: USDA/AMS/FV/PPE-5100 800 Roosevelt Road Building A, Suite 380 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 FOB DESTINATION - All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation (VIII) 52.212-1 Instructions to offers Commercial items applies to this acquisition. (see attachment 1) Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address(es): http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ or http://www.da.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar02/subchaph.html IX. This is a low priced technically accepted solicitation. The Government will award to the lowest priced offer that meets the specifications and standards outlined in the specifications for Roller Stamps and date sets The Government will award from this solicitation to the most technically acceptable , responsible offeror whose offer best conforms to the solicitation specifications, and is most advantageous to the government. Price, Technical, Delivery and other factors considered. Each proposal shall respond to each of the evaluation factors identified below., technical evaluation will be performed on each proposal based solely on the information furnished and not on previous knowledge and associations. The evaluation factors are as follows: Technical Evaluation Factors: 1.) All proposals will be rated by comparing descriptive literature against the salient characteristics. 2.) First Article Test Required In Accordance with 52.209-4 This requirement may be waived when supplies identical or similar to those called for have previously been delivered by the offeror and accepted by the Government 3.) Price 4.) Delivery (X) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items Offeror to complete and return the applicable paragraphs at (b) through (k) in clause provisions (Attachment 1 ) 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items of this solicitation only, if necessary. Offers shall include 52.212-3 Representations and Certifications, Which may be submitted from the website: http://orca.bpn.gov All offers must be signed. . Offeror is responsible for correct input and acceptance of info for on-line registration at time of bid submission. Anyone placing a bid with the USDA must be listed in the government's Central Contractor Registrar. You may register on line with www.ccr.gov. or by calling Central Contractors Registration @ 1-888-227-2423 or consult online hand book at http://www.ccr.gov/handbook.aspx CCR HELP DESK - https://www.fsd.gov/app/answers/list Anyone placing a bid with the USDA must also obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number. If your company does not have a DUNS number, you may contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one by calling 1- 866-705-5711or via the following website:http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or at ccr.dnb.com/ccr/pages/CCRSearch.jsp. Offers submitted without completion of this provision will be considered nonresponsive. Offeror is responsible for correct input and acceptance of info for on-line registration at time of bid submission. Info must be up-to-date-not expired The following Federal Acquisition Provisions apply to this acquisition: (XI) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items applies to this acquisition 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions required to implement statutes or executive orders for commercial items applies to this acquisition 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items 52.216-1 Type of Contract. 452.219-70 Size Standard and SIC Code Information 52.209-4 First Article Approval-Government Testing. (XII) Submit emailed quotations to Purchasing Section Carol.Dingess@aphis.usda.gov or fax to (612) 336-3550, Attention Carol Dingess. Quotations are due by October 29, 2010 by 4:00pm Central Time. Simplified Acquisition Procedures will be used per FAR 12. And 14. A firm Fixed Price Purchase order will be awarded. All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation.

Hazardous and Non-hazardous waste Removal RCRA

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published May 7, 2009  -  Deadline June 8, 2009
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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 Government anticipates award of one or more Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-22 and DFARs Change Notice (DCN) 2007-12-07. NAICS is 562112. Solicitation is for commercial purchase. This acquisition is Unrestricted. AFFTC/PKEW, Edwards Air Force Base, CA is seeking potential sources capable of providing removal and disposal of Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous and non-hazardous waste. REQUIREMENTS: For detail requirements review the attached Performance-Based Work Statement (PWS), dated May 6, 2009. When submitting quotes, please provide pricing in accordance with the CLIN Structure stated in Paragraph 4.11 of the PWS as follows: 0001 Transportation (Monday-Friday) per hour 0002 Demurrage(Excess of 2 hour on site per hour 0003 Transportation Weekend & Holiday Rate per hour 0004 Disposal EDI006 RCRA Sodium Hydroxide per gallon 0005 Disposal EDI010 RCRA Sulfuric Acid per gallon 0006 Disposal EDI048 RCRA Phosphoric Acid per gallon 0007 Disposal EDK017 or K022 Non-RCRA Rinse Water per gallon 0008 Disposal EDK027 Dilute Rinseates per gallon Non-hazardous Water Place of performance is, Edwards AFB, CA 93524. The following provisions and clauses apply: Offerors are required to submit their quote with 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 shall be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (i) Technical capability: Offeror is on the qualified transporter and disposal facility on the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Services Qualified transporter and disposal facility listing at Http://www/drms.dla.mil/newenv/documents/qualtran.pdf (ii) Price (ii) Past Performance: Offers shall provide three references for jobs that are similar in size and scope for the last three years. 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 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 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Aug 2007) 52.223-3 Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data (Jan 1997) 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 252.211-7003 Unique Item Identification 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 252.232-7010 Levies 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea 252.247-7023 Alternate III (May 2002) 5352.201-9101 Ombudsmen 5352.223-9000 Elimination of Use of Class I Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Offers are due at the Air Force Flight Test Center, Directorate of Contracting, 5 South Wolfe Avenue, Edwards AFB, CA, 93524 (Attn: Anne Hylla @ 661-277-9119), no later than Close of Business (COB) 08 June 2009 at 4 pm PST. Preferred method of quotes is e-mail address: anne.hylla@edwards.af.mil or fax quotes are acceptable, fax #: 661-277-0470 (please call to verify that I have received the fax).

Digital Social Media Marketing Campaign

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published July 8, 2009  -  Deadline July 22, 2009
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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 2009-N-11489 is attached. The Government contemplates award of a Firm Fixed Price commercial contract resulting from this request for quotation (RFQ). The associated NAICS code is 519130 and the small business size standard in number of employees is 500. The period of performance shall commence upon award of a purchase order and shall continue through completion no later than December 31, 2009. The work will be performed at the contractor's facilities with possible site visits to the CDC offices in Atlanta, Georgia. Title of Project: Digital Social Media Marketing Campaign in support of the 2009 Surgeon General's Report (SGR) on Tobacco for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health (NCCDPHP/OSH) The purpose of this acquisition is to deploy the services of a Digital Marketing company with experience developing multi-level digital campaigns that apply social media elements to reach our intended audiences: physicians (specifically cardiologists), policy makers, and the general public. This company should have experience in healthcare and consumer social media marketing to accelerate and broaden information distribution. 1. Background and Need - The CDC, Office on Smoking and Health, is preparing for the release of the 2009 Surgeon General's Report (SGR) on tobacco. In support of this release, our office has a need to engage the services of a digital marketing company with experience in healthcare and consumer digital social media marketing. This proposed acquisition is being pursued in order to reach modern audiences that prefer to receive news, health and other information through internet sites such as Face Book, Twitter, and MySpace through multiple devices including mobile phones. Tailoring messages for these internet and mobile sites requires specialized knowledge of the audiences which frequent them. As fewer and fewer people access newspapers, network television and traditional internet sites for information, employing a digital multi-site approach increases the reach of communications efforts. 2. Project Objective - The purpose of this acquisition is to deploy the services of a Digital Marketing company with experience developing multi-level digital campaigns that apply social media elements to reach our intended audiences: physicians (specifically cardiologists), policy makers, and the general public. This company should have experience in healthcare and consumer social media marketing to accelerate and broaden information distribution. 3. Scope of Work - To increase awareness of the findings by the 2009 Surgeon General Report on tobacco he contractor will disseminate the SGR findings via online social media channels. Specifically the contractor shall be responsible for the following: •Identification of key messages from the report specific to each primary target audience (consumers/general public, health care professionals, policy makers) •Development of content modules drawn from the report, utilizing specialized coding to allow for ease of portability into social media venues and syndication opportunities. •Dissemination of key report content through audience-specific internet feeds (one each for public, health care professionals, and policy audiences), and integrating mechanisms to encourage the pass-along/visibility of the information •Measurement of the impact of the campaign on key performance indicators for the campaign, inclusive of public attitude and awareness of key report findings •Exploration of existing multimedia assets, and development of detailed strategic recommendations for possible future deployment of appropriate content The vendor shall be expected to apply expertise in digital marketing to deliver a comprehensive spectrum of digital marketing services and technology solutions from strategy to execution to address the unique needs of OSH. They must have experience translating scientific information into digital marketing elements using various platforms tailored to reach physicians (specifically cardiologists), policy makers, and key segments of the general public. They must also have experience applying a variety of metrics for measuring social media campaigns 4. Technical Requirements - •Ability to develop five to ten key messages and secondary content based on SGR findings in cooperation with CDC stakeholders to be communicated with each target audience. •Ability to mark up selected content into XML and format the XML document into RSS syndication format to facilitate web-enabled portability of SGR key messages. •Ability to design and establish a homepage for a social network site (e.g. Twitter, MySpace, Face Book) with three different feeds, one for each primary audience (health professionals, policy makers, and the public) each to contain messaging, relevant links and campaign visual design elements developed by the contractor. •Ability to upload all homepages into the Internet social network environment and develop and provided automated feeds at selected intervals - approximately 50-60 feeds per each of the 3 audiences for a total of 150-180 feeds - for all three primary audiences. •Ability to follow audience responses to messages using self reported information from voluntary on-line respondents. •Ability to analyze and measure number of internet encounters of key messages and provide bi-weekly electronic summary reports to CDC. •Ability to broadcast audio, video, and picture messages to smart phone devices such as: I-Phones, Blackberries, and Personal Digital Devices (PDA). The following provisions apply to this commercial solicitation: 1. FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding any addenda to the provision. 2. FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items, if used, and the specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision. If this provision is not used, describe the evaluation procedures to be used. 3. Offerors are to include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with its offer. 4. FAR clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding any addenda to the clause. 5. FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding which, if any, of the additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. 6. Additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the contracting officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices can be found in the attached SF 18 solicitation document. The Contracting Officer for this solicitation is Darlene Seminko, e-mail: Dseminko@cdc.gov, telephone: (770) 488-2878 Questions regarding this requirement shall be emailed to DSeminko@cdc.gov by the deadline, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Quotes in response to this requirement are due Friday, July 22, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please forward four (4) copies of the hardcopy proposal to: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ATTN: Darlene Seminko, 2920 Brandywine Road, Rm. 3000, M/S E-09, Atlanta, GA. 30341-5539 Please also include a Compact Disc (CD) containing an electronic copy of the proposals in a Portable Document Format (.pdf), and in Microsoft Excel for the Price proposal. Please e-mail one (1) copy to Dseminko@cdc.gov. Facsimile proposals are NOT authorized.

Various Vegetable Sizers (Aluminum or Aluminum Alloy) First Article Testing Required

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published March 13, 2014  -  Deadline April 14, 2014
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This is a solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12.3 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, in conjunction with FAR Parts 13.303 (BPAs), and FAR Part 15.101-2 Evaluation Procedures, as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. Proposals are being requested and no other written solicitation will be issued. The selected Offeror must comply with all solicitation clauses and provisions listed in the attached SF1449 for commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated either by reference or in full text. The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agarbase/index.html This is a Small Business Set Aside according to the Standard Industrial Classification Code and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation listed below: NAICS CODE 332999 - All other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Size Standard 750 Employees The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection, Agriculture Marketing Services Facility in Fredericksburg, VA is in need of a Firm Fixed Priced Blanket Purchase Agreement for Various Vegetable Sizers (Aluminum or Aluminum Alloy). Each Single Blade shall be stamped with USDA Logo and the applicable size. (First Article Testing is Required In Accordance With FAR 52.209-4 Government Testing) The period of performance is not to exceed five years. The Contractor will be required to provide the supplies when requested by calls placed against the BPA by the Contracting Officer or the authorized representative during this time period. (See Attached Drawings and Statement of Work for details) Vendor must accept government credit cards. FOB Destination Freight prepaid and add In accordance with FAR 15.101-2 The Government will award a Firm fixed Priced Blanket Purchase Agreement to the lowest priced technically acceptable offeror . In accordance with FAR 52.216-27 The Government may elect to award a single delivery order contract or task order contract or to award multiple delivery order contracts or task order contracts for the same or similar supplies or services to two or more sources under this solicitation. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS : In order to have a complete proposal package, as a minimum, the proposal package must contain the following items which can be found in attachment 1: 1. Completed form 1449 Schedule of items (See pg 1 boxes 17a & 30a,b & c, ) 2. Section B - Price Schedule for base period and option period 1. 3. ONLINE Completion of provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. Any entity wishing to do business with the USDA Shall complete certifications electronically To migrate your legacy system user account, you must first create a personal account in at http://sam.gov. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (j) of this provision included in the solicitation if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically .If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c ) through (o ) of this provision included in the solicitation. 4. ONLINE A completed Central Contractors Registration at http://sam.gov. In accordance with FAR 52.212-1 (J) Provision and & 52.212-4 (T) (1 Commercial Terms and Conditions; Any entity wishing to do business with the federal government under a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based contract must be registered in SAM at http://sam.gov. For FREE registration assistance please contact http://www.aptac-us.org/new/Govt_Contracting/find.php or call 1866-606-8220 ***REGISTRATION IS FREE PLEASE IGNORE ANY WEBSITES THAT TELL YOU OTHERWISE*** 5. Any entity doing business with the Federal Government must also obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number. If your company does not have a DUNS number, you may contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one by calling 1- 866-705-5711or via the following website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform Offers submitted without completion of items 1 thru 5 will be considered nonresponsive. 6. In accordance with FAR 52.212-1(c ); A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, emailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified , 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. 7. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is a Tax Exempt Agency.

Various Vegetable Sizers - Aluminum or aluminum alloy

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published February 15, 2013  -  Deadline March 15, 2013
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This is a solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12.3 Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, in conjunction with FAR Parts 13.303 (BPAs), and FAR Part 15.101-2 Evaluation Procedures, as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. Award will be made without discussions in accordance with FAR Part 15.306(a)(1) . Proposals are being requested and no other written solicitation will be issued. The selected Offeror must comply with all solicitation clauses and provisions listed in the attached SF1449 for commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated either by reference or in full text. The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agarbase/index.html This is a Small Business Set Aside according to the Standard Industrial Classification Code and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation listed below: NAICS CODE 332999 - All other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Size Standard 500 Empl Employees The USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection, Agriculture Marketing Services Facility in Fredericksburg, VA is in need of a Firm Fixed Priced Blanket Purchase Agreement for Various Vegetable Sizers. Each Single Blade shall be stamped with USDA Logo and the applicable size. (First Article Testing is Required In Accordance With FAR 52.209-4 Government Testing) The period of performance is not to exceed five years. The Contractor will be required to provide the supplies when requested by calls placed against the BPA by the Contracting Officer or the authorized representative during this time period. (See Attached Drawings and Statement of Work for details) In accordance with FAR 15.101-2 The Government will award a Firm fixed Priced Blanket Purchase Agreement to the lowest priced technically acceptable offeror . INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS In order to have a complete proposal package, as a minimum, the proposal package must contain the following items which can be found in attachment 1: 1. Completed form 1449 Schedule of items (See pg 1 boxes 17a & 30a,b & c, ) 2. Section B - Price Schedule for base period and 1 option period. 3. Completion of AGAR 452.209 - 70 Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction. 4. ONLINE Completion of provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. Any entity wishing to do business with the USDA Shall complete certifications electronically To migrate your legacy system user account, you must first create a personal account in at http://sam.gov. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (j) of this provision included in the solicitation if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically .If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c ) through (o ) of this provision included in the solicitation. 5. ONLINE A completed Central Contractors Registration at http://sam.gov. In accordance with FAR 52.212-1 (J) Provision and & 52.212-4 (T) (1 Commercial Terms and Conditions; Any entity wishing to do business with the federal government under a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based contract must be registered in SAM at http://sam.gov. Federal agencies may require entities be registered in SAM for additional processes. Also, consider creating a SAM account if you wish to utilize the full set of capabilities that have been developed in SAM and/or migrated from legacy systems (CCR, FedReg, ORCA and EPLS). SAM.gov contains quick start guides, webinars, a User Guide and other materials that provide all the information you need to get started using SAM. For other questions, please contact the help desk for SAM at http://fsd.gov. ****REGISTRATION IS FREE*** Any entity doing business with the Federal Government must also obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number. If your company does not have a DUNS number, you may contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one by calling 1- 866-705-5711or via the following website: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform Offers submitted without completion of items 1 thru 5 will be considered nonresponsive. 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. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is a Tax Exempt Agency.

High Volume Instrument (HVI) Software Module

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published June 30, 2010  -  Deadline July 6, 2010
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing Services (AMS), Cotton and Tobacco Programs (C&T), intends to award to Uster Technologies Incorporated, a noncompetitive purchase order for the development of a new module to its current High Volume Instrument (HVI) software. This new module is for the instrument leaf measurement and modification of the current calibration routine for both color and trash measurements. Additional changes are also needed to the user/instrument interface to improve performance and ease of navigation through the various screen displays. Specific Tasks to be done are: (1) Trash - Maximum pixel size: If a single trash particle contains a cluster of pixels equal to or greater than the maximum pixel size in the HVI configuration file, the area for the particle shall be ignored and shall not contribute to the area measurement; (2) Trash calibration and setup: The software calibration and setup routine shall take the user through all stages of calibration and setup in a specific order every time and shall not allow a different series of steps to accomplish the setup procedure. A fixed deflation method shall be used; (3) The tile deflation routine shall be disabled and retained as part of the USDA 1000 software in the event it may be needed to employ in the future. The routine should be removed from the menu so that it can't be used unless authorized by a supervisor; (4) Bad Amount: The message shall include the additional information: (a) which comb the bad amount message applies (e.g. Left/1st Comb or Right/2nd Comb), (b) whether the bad amount is a low amount or high amount. An example message would look like the following: "Left Comb - High Amount" or "Right Comb - Low Amount"; (5) Color/Trash Calibration: (a) The program routine shall to be changed to automatically save the color calibration for both color heads if the color calibration passes. If either the color calibration or trash check routines fail, the program should indicate which head and system failed (e.g. "Lower Head Failed Color Calibration" or "Upper Head Failed Trash Check"). The system should then return to the Start of the Color/Trash Calibration Program. (b) Under the "Edit Calibration Results" the checkbox labeled "Use Default Values" shall be removed from the display screen and moved to a secure area where a Supervisory Password is required in order to check the box; (6)Sample eject (F7) Hot Key: (a) The F7 hot key only works in the Futures and Quality Control Modes. This hot key shall be made active for all modes. (b) Additionally, a "Sample Eject Off/On" box shall be added to the System Testing Screen that has a RED background when the Sample Eject is turned off and that is "grayed out" when the Sample eject is on. The box shall be located in the upper right corner of the screen where the Vacuum Pressure display box is located. The Vacuum Pressure label/box should be moved to the left far enough to accommodate this change. The HVI software is proprietary to Uster Technologies and no other vendor is known who can provide this modification. Companies believing they can meet the stated requirements are encouraged to submit supporting evidence to that effect in sufficient detail to demonstrate the respondent's ability to meet the stated requirements. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Interested sources must submit demonstrative supporting evidence by fax, or e-mail to the address listed below no later than 10:00 AM Central Time, July 6, 2010. Responses must include technical statements and other material in sufficient detail to demonstrate the respondent's ability to meet the requirements stated in this announcement. Further, responses should include the firm's Dun and Bradstreet number (DUNS) and Tax Identification Number (TIN). Finally, firms should identify themselves as ether a small business, or other than small business, in accordance with the size standard for North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code 541511 which is $25 million. This is a Notice of Intent only and not an announcement of a solicitation. The Government will not pay for any materials furnished in response to this synopsis. Submittals furnished will not be returned to the sender. Send all responses to the attention of Beverly Brown: BeverlyS.Brown@usda.gov or fax 901-384-3021. If you fax a response, please call (901) 384-3000 to confirm receipt of the fax.

Asset Management Services - Management & Marketing (M&M 3.5)

Department of Housing and Urban Development, OCPO, Southern (Atlanta) Field Contracting Operations | Published June 27, 2011  -  Deadline July 29, 2011
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The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) intends to solicit offers in response to Request for Proposal (RFP) number R-ATL-02006 to contract for all necessary marketing services in support of the Asset Management (AM) requirements for the Home Ownership Centers (HOCs) located in the following three (3) geographical areas: a) Area 1S (Arizona, Idaho and Nevada); b) Area 2S (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington State) and c) Area 3D (Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Wisconsin). These services will support the marketing and resale of HUD's Real Estate Owned (REO) single family property inventory within these geographical areas (1S, 2S and 3D). The requirement will require interaction with existing and future HUD contractors, homebuyers, investors, the real estate industry (including local listing brokers), nonprofit housing and advocacy organizations, Federal, State and local governments and HUD staff. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), an organizational unit within HUD, administers the single-family mortgage insurance program. FHA insures approved lenders against the risk of loss on loans they finance for the purchase, and in some instances rehabilitation, of single-family homes. In the event of a default on an FHA insured loan, the lender acquires title to the property by foreclosure, a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure, or other acquisition method, files a claim for insurance benefits and conveys the property to HUD. As a result of acquisitions through the mortgage insurance program and other programs, HUD has a need to manage and sell a sizable inventory of foreclosed single-family homes in a manner that promotes home ownership, preserves communities, and maximizes return to the FHA insurance funds. HUD is the largest single seller of real estate in the US. HUD has identify five primary objectives for its Asset Managers Services which consist of the following: 1). Properties are accurately and competitively valued; 2) Sales achieve the highest net return; 3) Holding time is minimized; 4) Sales create homeownership opportunities and preserve neighborhoods; 5) Closing proceeds are properly accounted for and delivered to HUD in a timely manner. This solicitation will be set aside 100% to Small Business, and will be evaluated in accordance with FAR Part 15 procedures. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 531210 - Office of Real Estate Agent and Brokers with an identified Business Size Standard of $2.0 million. HUD anticipates issuing up to 2 totals set aside contract awards per geographic area, for a total of 6 estimated Small Business awards. The resultant contract(s) will be Hybrid, Fixed-Price (Fixed Unite Rate) and Cost Reimbursement Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract(s) with a twelve month base period, plus four one-year option periods. The solicitation is expected to be released in late July 2011 or early August 2011. Proposals will be due on or about early September 2011, and awards are anticipated in November 2011. Because the resulting awards will be made during Fiscal Year 2012, the solicitation will be issued subject to the availability of funds for the next Fiscal Year, FAR 52.231-19. In order to be eligible for award, firms must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database under the corresponding NAICS code as a qualifying Small Business. Businesses may obtain information on registration by calling 1-888-227-2423, or via the Internet at website www.ccr.gov. Upon issuance, the solicitation document may be obtained via the Federal Business Opportunity website https://www.fbo.gov/index. HUD will be hosting a pre-solicitation Industry Day in order to reconstitute efforts to execute replacement contracts for the identified areas. The Industry Day will take place on Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Denver HOC Office, 1670 Broadway, Denver CO 80202-4801. Alternate site locations will be made available via video teleconference from the Atlanta, Philadelphia and Santa Ana HOC offices. The scheduled time for the conference will be from 11am - 1pm Mountain Time. Electronic registration for the event will open on or before July 1, 2011. This announcement will be amended to include a registration link not later than Friday, July 1, 2011. Registration is required, and attendees are encouraged to register early, as available seating will be limited. Vendors will be limited to a maximum of 2 participants per registered business name. The agenda will include an overview of the support requirements, discussion of the draft acquisition approach, and SBA briefing to maximize small business participation, followed by a Q&A session, and a separate networking session for interested vendors. Please make arrangements and join us on Monday, July 18, 2011. It will give all of us a chance to meet and greet each other as well as find out valuable information on this highly visible, challenging project. Please address any questions related to this announcement via email to: sourcessought@hud.gov. For general information, please contact Kristin Tucker at (678) 732-2641 or via email at kristin.l.tucker@hud.gov.

Various Vegetable Sizers

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published October 27, 2010  -  Deadline November 18, 2010
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(I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. (II) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION. BIDS ARE BEING REQUESTED AND NO OTHER WRITTEN SOLICITATION WILL BE ISSUED. (III) This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses which are in effect through the most current Federal Acquisition Circular. Applicable FAR clauses are incorporated by reference and may be viewed on the website www.arnet.gov/far and http://www.da.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar02/subchaph.html (IV) *Notice of total Small Business Set Aside In accordance with FAR 52.219-6 Under NAICS Code - 332999 - All other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (V)452.219-70 Size Standard and SIC Code Information. SIZE STANDARD AND SIC CODE INFORMATION (NOV 1996) The Standard Industrial Classi-fication Code(s) and business size standard(s) describing the products and/or services to be acquired under this solicitation are listed below: NAICS CODE - 332999 - All other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing Size Standard 500 Employees All Responsible Small business sources May Submit a Quotation For Consideration. NOTICE TO LARGE BUSINESS: The USDA buying activity in Minneapolis, MN is committed to participation of Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Women-Owned Small Business in the performance of work under this solicitation and resultant contract. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Services (AMS) Branch in Fredericksburg, VA needs to procure various Vegetable Sizers in accordance with the following size specifications. Please see attachment 2 for USDA Logo drawing. 52.209-4 First Article Approval-Government Testing applies to this acquisition. The Government may waive the requirement for first article approval test where supplies identical or similar to those called for in the schedule have been previously furnished by the Offeror/Contractor and have been accepted by the Government. The Offeror/Contractor may request a waiver. (VI) VEGETABLE SIZERS IMPRINTED WITH USDA LOGO Tomato Sizers 50ea 6 x 7 with USDA logo Tomato Sizers 50ea 4 x 8 with USDA logo Potato/Onion Sizers 50ea 8 x 24 with USDA logo Individual Sizing Blades 30ea 4 ¼ 6 x 7 with USDA logo General Purpose Sizers 50ea 4 x 4 with USDA logo (VII) FOB DESTINATION DELIVERY ADDRESS: USDA/AMS/FV/VPB/TDC/33NV 100 RIVERSIDE PARKWAY SUITE 101 FREDERICKSBURG, VA 22406 FOB DESTINATION - All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation (VIII)52.212-1 Instructions to offers Commercial items applies to this acquisition. (see attachment 1) Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address(es): http://www.acqnet.gov/far/ or http://www.da.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar02/subchaph.html (IX)This is a low priced technically accepted solicitation. The Government will award to the lowest priced offer that meets the specifications and standards outlined in the specifications. (X)52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items Offeror to complete and return the applicable paragraphs at (b) through (k) in clause provisions (Attachment 1 ) 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items of this solicitation only, if necessary. Offers shall include 52.212-3 Representations and Certifications, Which may be submitted from the website: http://orca.bpn.gov All offers must be signed. . Offeror is responsible for correct input and acceptance of info for on-line registration at time of bid submission. Anyone placing a bid with the USDA must be listed in the government's Central Contractor Registrar. You may register on line with www.ccr.gov. or by calling Central Contractors Registration @ 1-888-227-2423 or consult online hand book at http://www.ccr.gov/handbook.aspx CCR HELP DESK - https://www.fsd.gov/app/answers/list Anyone placing a bid with the USDA must also obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number. If your company does not have a DUNS number, you may contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one by calling 1- 866-705-5711or via the following website:http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or at ccr.dnb.com/ccr/pages/CCRSearch.jsp. Offers submitted without completion of this provision will be considered nonresponsive. Offeror is responsible for correct input and acceptance of info for on-line registration at time of bid submission. Info must be up-to-date-not expired The following Federal Acquisition Provisions apply to this acquisition: (XI)52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions for Commercial Items applies to this acquisition 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions required to implement statutes or executive orders for commercial items applies to this acquisition 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items 52.216-1 Type of Contract. 452.219-70 Size Standard and SIC Code Information 52.209-4 First Article Approval-Government Testing. (XII)Submit emailed quotations to Purchasing Section Carol.Dingess@aphis.usda.gov or fax to (612) 336-3550, Attention Carol Dingess. Quotations are due by November 18, 2010 by 4:00pm Central Time. Simplified Acquisition Procedures will be used per FAR 12. And 14. A firm Fixed Price Purchase order will be awarded. All pricing to include any and all costs but not limited to: overhead, general and administrative costs, profit, and transportation.

Antipsychotic and Stimulat Prescribing Patterns in Specific Patient Populations

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 11, 2014  -  Deadline September 21, 2014
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INTRODUCTION This is a pre-solicitation non-competitive (notice of intent) synopsis to award a contract without providing for full or open competition (including brand-name). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Consolidated Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (CSS/SA) Branch intends to negotiate and award a purchase order to Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York . The purpose of this purchase order will be to provide the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) with a contractor who whall provide analysis on prescription patterns in the United States of antipsychotic medications in children ranging from one (1) to seventeen (17) years of age; stimulant medications in individuals ranging from one (1) to eighty (80) years of age; and of antipsychotic medications in adults ranging from fifty (50) to eighty (80) years of age. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 611310 with a Size Standard of $25.5M. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-76 dated July 15, 2014 STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. BACKGROUND INFORMATION The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has a long-standing interest in psychotropic medication prescribing patterns in the outpatient mental healthcare setting. Analyses performed to date have been limited to data from single states, individual payers, or specific treatment settings as well as surveys with small numbers of treated individuals. Investigators at Columbia University and Yale have a license with Intercontinental Marketing Services (IMS) Health-LifeLinkTM for access to the proprietary LRx Longitudinal Prescription 2006-2009 databases for prescriptions from 33,000 retailers (approximately 75% of all retail pharmacies in the US). These databases contain de-identified individual prescriptions that are nationally representative with respect to patient sex, age, and insurance coverage. It is from these databases that the Contractor shall perform a set of analyses. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES FOR THE ACQUISITION The Contractor shall provide panalyses on prescription patterns in the United States of antipsychotic medications in children ranging from one (1) to seventeen (17) years of age; stimulant medications in individuals ranging from one (1) to eighty (80) years of age; and of antipsychotic medications in adults ranging from fifty (50) to eighty (80) years of age. CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS The Contractor shall: Work with available population-based administrative data from source described in the ‘Background Information' section of this Small Business Sources Sought (SBSS) on psychotropic prescription drug claims, including data on antipsychotic medications and stimulant medications. Prescription-level data shall be indexable at the patient level and at the prescriber level. Data shall cover at least, but not limited to, calendar years 2006 to 2009 in the United States. The data shall be representative of the corresponding US population; and the database(s) shall be sufficiently large to support rigorous statistical analyses for both males and females and across relevant age ranges (e.g., children, adolescents, older adults). ‘Rigorous' is defined as sufficiently large to have at least 80% power for detecting differences in prescription drug use of 0.5 percentage points or smaller between population cells defined by sex and single year of age. Conduct specific empirical analyses of the prevalence and correlates of psychotropic drug use, by demographic status and across time, as described in further detail in Tasks, listed below. Task 1 - Analysis of Antipsychotic Treatment of Children in the United States The Contractor shall compare antipsychotic use in the United States in recent years, across three (3) age groups - young children (one (1) to six (6) years), children (seven (7) to twelve (12) years), and adolescents (thirteen (13)to seventeen (17) years). The Contractor shall assess the percentage of each age group who received any antipsychotic medication during the course of one year. Rates of antipsychotic use shall be examined separately for males and females and described with respect to duration and dosage of antipsychotic treatment, other co-prescribed classes of psychotropic medications, and in terms of which type of physician (i.e., psychiatrists vs. others) who prescribed the medications. For those patients filling antipsychotic medications for whom service claims data are available, the three age groups shall be further characterized with respect to ten (10) different categories of mental disorders: 1) Schizophrenia and other psychoses 2) Pervasive developmental disorders or mental retardation 3) Bipolar disorder 4) Disruptive behavior disorders 5) Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder 6) Depression or mood disorder, not otherwise specified 7) Anxiety disorders 8) Adjustment disorder 9) Communication and learning disorders 10) Other mental disorders The results shall provide the first national portrait of antipsychotic use by young children, children, and adolescents in the United States. New insights will be generated concerning how the use of antipsychotic medications changes throughout childhood and adolescence in the United States. Task 2 - National Patterns in Stimulant Treatment The Contractor shall examine the use of stimulant medications - which are principally used to treat attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - across the life cycle in the United States. The Contractor shall compare the rate and pattern of stimulant use in young children (one (1) to six (6) years), children (seven (7) to twelve (12) years), adolescents (thirteen (13) to seventeen (17) years), young adults (eighteen (18) to twenty-nine (29) years), adults twenty(20) to forty-nine (49) years), and older adults (fifty (50) to eighty (80) years). The six (6) age groups shall be compared with respect to the rate of stimulant use overall and by gender and prescribing physician specialty. Among individuals who are prescribed stimulants, the age groups shall be compared with respect to the total duration of stimulant treatment during the study year. To characterize the duration of stimulant treatment episodes, a related analysis shall examine continuity of stimulant treatment among patients who initiate stimulants during the first quarter of the study year. To evaluate the complexity of their pharmacological treatment, the Contractor shall also examine the proportion of stimulant treated patients in each age group who receive antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, and mood stabilizers during the course of the study year. Among the subset of individuals with available service claims data, the Contractor shall compare the six stimulant-treated groups with respect to the proportion who received a diagnosis for ADHD, narcolepsy, depression, cognitive impairment, and obesity. The results shall describe stimulant prescribing practices across the lifespan and help to identify patient groups at risk for suboptimal stimulant treatment. Task 3 - Antipsychotic Treatment of Older Adults in the United States The Contractor shall examine patterns of antipsychotic treatment among older adults in the United States. The Contractor will compare the rates at which adts aged fifty-one (51) to sixty (60), sixty-one (61) to seventy (70), and seventy-one (71) to eighty (80) years of age receive any antipsychotic medications during the study year, and antipsychotic treatment rates among males and females within these three (3) age groups. Among adults treated with antipsychotic medications, the Contractor shall compare the three age groups with respect to the mean number of days of antipsychotic medication treatment during the study year, mean chlorpromazine equivalents prescribes during days of treatment, total antipsychotic exposure during the study year, and treatment with individual antipsychotic medications. Among those antipsychotic-treated patients for whom service claims data are available, the Contractor shall compare the three age groups with respect to the percentage who receive a diagnosis of dementia, depression, anxiety, delirium, bipolar, and schizophrenia or related psychoses. The Contractor shall also determine the proportion of patients whose antipsychotic medications are prescribed by psychiatrists as compared with non- psychiatrist physicians focusing on provider specialty differences in medication selection, dose, duration of treatment, and treated conditions. The results shall offer new insights into national antipsychotic medication treatment of older adults. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York is the only vendor in the current market place that can provide the services required by the National Instute of Mental Health. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a small business sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed generic requirements and no responses were received. Additionally, knowledgeable inviduals in the Government and Industry were contacted for market research purposes. None of the subject matter experts contacted were able to identify any contractor other than Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York could meet the needs of this requirement. Finally, a review of both the GSA Advantage and Dynamic Small Business Search returned no results. Therefore, only Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York is the only vendor capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The intended source is: Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 630 W 168th Street, Floor 4 New York, NY 10032-3725 Stanford, CA 94305-2004 APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS The provision at FAR clause 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions - Simplified Acquisiton (Other Than Commercial Items). The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. CLOSING STATEMENT THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number. Responses may be submitted electronically to Paul Marsalese, Contract Specialist, at paul.marsalese@nih.gov. US Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

99--VISN1 Video Production

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bedford VAMC | Published June 2, 2016  -  Deadline June 9, 2016
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(i) 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. (ii) The solicitation number is VA241-16-Q-0479 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) A statement that the solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88. (iv) This requirement is being issued as a total small business set-aside. The associated NAICS code is 541430 - Graphic design services and video production. (v) The Government intends to award a firm-fixed price, one-time service order for a Contractor to design and create three VA informational advertisements, along with two TV ready commercial, and other media services as outlined in the statement of work. Please see the attached statement of work and the Price Schedule below for full requirement details and pricing submission. ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Vendor shall create three VA informational advertisements varying in length from one minute-three minutes. All videos must be compatible and ready for use on the VA New England mobile application and YouTube. 0002 Vendor shall create television ready commercials which must be compatible and ready to be used on the VA New England mobile application, YouTube, and various local New England TV stations. 0003 Waterfire Sandwich Board Signs: In accordance with VA regulations and design per VA outreach team collaboration. 0004 12 Big E. Sandwich Board Signs: In accordance with VA regulations and design per VA outreach team collaboration. 0005 Design and Print Marketing Services: Vendor will develop a pre-paid postage mailer with 10,000 double sided 5"x7" VA advertisement postcards. Design will be provided by the VA outreach team. The postcards will be sent to the Veteran target list that will be provided by the VA prior to mail out. 0006 Photography Service for VA Photo Library: Vendor will conduct photos shoots for VA photos including images of VA Veteran employees. These photos will be added to the VA photo library and utilized when needed for future marketing campaigns. 0007 Design Services Design Posters and signs Software Design conversion: Vendor will convert images provided by VA Outreach Team in order to accommodate different media forms. This may include but is not limited to converting a pdf file to EPS format. 0008 Web Services: Webpage advertisements for Sports Hub, WEEI, WZLX sites. VA will pay for advertisement space separately. GRAND TOTAL (vi) The Contractor shall deliver all line items as indicated on the statement of work for the Veteran's Integrated Network System of New England. (vii) Provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition in addition to the following addenda's to the provision: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998); Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015); 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) 52.204-20 Predecessor of Offeror (APR 2016) 52.223-4 Recovered Material Certification (MAY 2008) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items Submission of Quotes: (1) Quotes shall be received on or before the date and time specified in Section (xv) of this solicitation. Note: Offers received after the due date and time shall not be considered. (2) Offerors may submit their quotes electronically via email to Erin.McIntyre2@va.gov. (3) Questions: Questions shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing via e-mail. Oral questions are not acceptable due to the possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpretation. The cut-off date and time for receipt of questions is 06/2/2016 at 12:00 PM EST. Questions received after this date and time may not be answered. Questions will be answered in a formal amendment to the solicitation so all interested parties can see the answers. (4) Quote Format: The submission should be clearly indexed and logically assembled in order of the evaluation criteria below. All pages of the quote shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name, date and solicitation number in the header and/or footer. Evaluation Process: Award will be made to the best value, as determined to be the most beneficial to the Government. Please read each section below carefully for the submittals and information required as part of the evaluation. Failure to provide the requested information below shall be considered non-compliant and your quote could be removed from the evaluation process. Offeror quotes shall be evaluated under FAR Part 13.106-2(b) -- Evaluation of Quotations or Offers. Therefore, the Government is not obligated to determine a competitive range, conduct discussions with all contractors, solicit final revised quotes, and use other techniques associated with FAR Part 15. The contracting techniques associated with FAR Part 15 are not mandatory. 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. Price (Follow these instructions): a. Offeror will complete the Price Schedule in Section (v), with offerors proposed contract line item prices (labor and parts separately) inserted in appropriate spaces. Offerors must also provide all applicable labor rates for the solicited services so they can be compared to the applicable wage determination for compliance with the Service Contract Act (SCA). b. Ensure your representations and certifications are complete in the System for Award Management (SAM)( https://www.sam.gov). Otherwise, you will need to fill out solicitation Clause 52.212-3 "Offeror Representation and Certifications -Commercial Items", and submit with the quote. Federal Acquisition Regulations require that federal contractors register in the SAM database at http://www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their quotation. 2. Past Performance: a. Provide (3) references of work, similar in scope and size with the requirement detailed in the Performance Work Statement. References must include contact information, brief description of the work completed, and contract # (if relevant). Please submit as part of your quote submission. References may be checked by the Contracting Officer to ensure your company is capable of performing the Statement of Work. The Government also reserves the right to obtain information for use in the evaluation of past performance from any and all sources. 3. Technical: The offeror's quote shall be evaluated to determine if the organization has the experience and capabilities to provide the requested services IAW the Performance Work Statement in a timely efficient manner. a. Contractor shall demonstrate their corporate experience and approach to meet all requirements stated in the Statement of Work. b. Contractor shall provide confirmation that all work will be completed by September 30 , 2016. c. Contractor will provide all current and relevant licenses and/or certifications for the State of Massachusetts. d. If you are planning to sub-contract some or all of this work, please provide the name and address(s) of all subcontractor(s) (if applicable) and a description of their planned subcontracting effort. 4. Veterans Preference Factor (per 852.215-70): The Government will assign evaluation credit for an Offeror (prime contractor) which is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB) or a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Non-SDVOSB/VOSB Offerors proposing to use SDVOSBs or VOSBs as subcontractors will receive some consideration under this evaluation Factor. a. For SDVOSBS/VOSBs: In order to receive credit under this Factor, an Offeror shall submit a statement of compliance that it qualifies as a SDVOSB or VOSB in accordance with VAAR 852.215-70, "Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors". Offerors are cautioned that they must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database (http://www.VetBiz.gov). i. Verified SDVOSBs will receive a 10% price credit (e.g. if a SDVOSB submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $90.00). ii. Verified VOSBs will received a 5% price credit (e.g. if a VOSB submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $95.00). b. For Non-SDVOSBs/VOSBs: To receive some consideration under this Factor, an Offeror must state in its proposal the names of SDVOSB(s) and/or VOSB(s) with whom it intends to subcontract, and provide a brief description and the approximate dollar values of the proposed subcontracts. Additionally, proposed SDVOSB/VOSB Subcontractors must be registered and verified in VIP database (http://www.VetBiz.gov) in order to receive some consideration under the Veteran's Involvement Factor. i. If a vendor submits a subcontracting plan where it will be using a SDVOSB, it will receive a 3.5% price credit (e.g. if this vendor submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $95.00). ii. If a vendor submits a subcontracting plan where it will be using a VOSB, it will receive a 2.5% price credit (e.g. if this vendor submits an offer of $100.00, it will be evaluated as if it submitted an offer of $97.50). (x) Please include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with your offer via the SAM.gov website or a written copy. (xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition in addition to the following addenda's to the clause: 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015), 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2015), 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013), 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008), 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments (DEC 2009), 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012), 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984). Subcontracting Commitments - Monitoring and Compliance This solicitation includes VAAR 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, and VAAR 852.215-71, Evaluation Factor Commitments. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include these clauses. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) to assist in assessing contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments incorporated into the contract. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to the contractor's business records or other proprietary data to review such business records regarding contract compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments. (xii) Clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and in addition to the following FAR clauses cited, which are also applicable to the acquisition: 52.204-14, 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-36, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.222-41 (xiii) All contract requirement(s) and/or terms and conditions are stated above. (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating are not applicable to this requirement. (xv) RFQ responses are due 06/6/2016 at 10:00 AM EST. RFQ responses must be submitted via email to: Erin.McIntyre2@va.gov. Hand deliveries will not be accepted. (xvi) The POC of this solicitation is Erin McIntyre at Erin.McIntyre2@va.gov). MEDIA STATEMENT OF WORK PROJECT OVERVIEW Following is a preliminary scope of work for advertising and related services to be provided on behalf of the VA New England Healthcare System. A. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Title of Project: Advertising and Marketing Campaign 2. Scope of Work: The contractor shall provide the resources and services necessary to complete the following tasks: " Vendor shall create three VA informational advertisements varying in length from one minute-three minutes. All videos must be compatible and ready for use on the VA New England mobile application and YouTube. " Vendor shall create television ready commercials which must be compatible and ready to be used on the VA New England mobile application, YouTube, and various local New England TV stations. " 6 Waterfire Sandwich Board Signs: In accordance with VA regulations and design per VA outreach team collaboration. " 12 Big E. Sandwich Board Signs: In accordance with VA regulations and design per VA outreach team collaboration. " Design and Print Marketing Services: Vendor will develop a pre-paid postage mailer with 10,000 double sided 5"x7" VA advertisement postcards. Design will be provided by the VA outreach team. The postcards will be sent to the Veteran target list that will be provided by the VA prior to mail out. " Photography Service for VA Photo Library: Vendor will conduct photos shoots for VA photos including images of VA Veteran employees. These photos will be added to the VA photo library and utilized when needed for future marketing campaigns. " Design Services o Design Posters and signs o Software Design conversion: Vendor will convert images provided by VA Outreach Team in order to accommodate different media forms. This may include but is not limited to converting a pdf file to EPS format. " Web Services: Webpage advertisements for Sports Hub, WEEI, WZLX sites. VA will pay for advertisement space separately. 1. Performance Period: The contractor shall deliver services between the dates of June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017, unless otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer. 2. Managing Agency: The VISN Business Office is managing this project. The VISN Outreach Coordinator, in consultation with the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR), shall be the contractor's principal point of contact regarding the execution of the contract's requirements. B. ADDITIONAL TASKS Vendor will meet face to face with VA Outreach team for a kickoff meeting two weeks after the award has been initiated. The objective of this meeting will be to review all deliverables included in the contract and to establish a timeline. In addition vendor will meet with outreach team face to face 6 months into the contract. The objective of this meeting will be to review all deliverable to date and prepare to execute the remaining deliverables. C. MEETING SCHEDULE 1. The contractor's performance period dates will serve as the schedule of delivery for the deliverables specified. DELIVERABLE DATE GOVT ESTIMATE 1 Kick Off Meeting (face to face) June 15, 2016 2 Mid-Year Review (face to face) December 7, 2016 D. GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Government shall approve the final printout design for all deliverables included in the SOW prior to production. All approvals will be completed after two weeks of receipt. 6500.6 form: Requirements do not apply and a Security Accreditation Package is not required.

R--DAD Direct Marketing

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published September 12, 2014  -  Deadline September 22, 2014
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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 W911SD-14-T-0311 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 2005-76. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541860 with a small business size standard of $15.00M.This requirement is a [ Total HUB-Zone ] 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 2014-09-22 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Place of Performance. The MICC West Point requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: Lead Data Acquisition, 1, Job; LI 002: Market Research, 1, Job; LI 003: Pre-Application Campaign, 1, Job; LI 004: Pre-Application Campaign Postage, 1, Job; LI 005: Pre-Campaign Test, 1, Job; LI 006: Pre-Campaign Test Postage, 1, Job; LI 007: Application Generation Campaign, 1, Job; LI 008: Application Generation Campaign Postage, 1, Job; LI 009: Application Generation Campaign Test, 1, Job; LI 010: Application Generation Campaign Test Postage, 1, Job; LI 011: Guidance Counselor Campaign, 1, Job; LI 012: Guidance Counselor Campaign Postage, 1, Job; LI 013: Evaluation and Strategy Implementation, 1, Job; LI 014: Contract Manpower Reporting, 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, MICC West Point 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. MICC West Point 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. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm 52.212-2 EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) (a) The Government intends to 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: THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO AWARD A FIRM FIXED PRICE PURCHASE ORDER TO A RESPONSIBLE QUOTER AT A FAIR AND REASONABLE PRICE. The test procedures authorized under FAR Subpart 13.5 will be used. Price will be evaluated using one or more of the price analysis techniques in FAR 13.106-3(a). Award will be made to the vendor presenting the lowest price technically acceptable (in accordance with the performance work statement) quote. As part of the price evaluation, the Government will evaluate its option to extend services (FAR Clause 52.217-8) by adding six (6) months of the quoter's base period price to the quoter's total price. Quoters are required only to price the base period. Quoters shall not submit a price for the potential six-month extension of services period. The Government may choose to exercise the Extension of Services at the end of the base period utilizing the rates of that performance period." IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE PERFORMING MARKETING SERVICES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS. An informal review of past performance will be completed. Vendors will submit a completed past performance questionnaire outlining work previously performed for Higher Education Institutions. (b) 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.

Public Information and Communication Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 17, 2008  -  Deadline October 7, 2008
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SOURCES SOUGHT National Institutes of Health Office of the Director SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the National Institutes of Health intends to issue a Request for Proposals under a master NIH-Wide PUBLIC INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES CONTRACT for purposes of delivering health, medical, and scientific goods, services, and information to target audiences and the broader spectrum of the public. Through the solicitation, the Government will award through competitive evaluation and selection, multiple task order contracts to qualifying firms. NIH will convene a Technical Evaluation Committee to evaluate and judge the qualifications of offering firms. Contractors will understand the mission, mandate, and vision of NIH and its Institutes and Centers and shall furnish goods and services after making competitive proposals and being awarded a task or service order under the resultant contracts. All task orders will be from the National Institutes of Health and its 27 component agencies. The Government will require a number of contract types and terms, including but not limited to firm fixed-price, cost reimbursement, labor hour, or time and material. NIH reserves the right to make supplemental awards or use other acquisitions sources and procedures if and when such action is determined to be in the best interest of the Government. Contract awards will be indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (See FAR 52.216.22). The period of performance for task and service orders awarded under the effort will not exceed five years from date of award. The effort is expected to commence with a pre-award conference held for the benefit of prospective vendors. The meeting will facilitate a clear understanding of the scope of the Government�s requirements and work to be accomplished and will also provide offering firms with an opportunity to obtain clarification of procedures to be used. All interested parties are required to submit in writing request for information regarding this �Sources Sought� announcement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Lawrence Manning National Institutes of Health Office of the Director OA/OLAO 6011 Executive Blvd., Rm. 537F Rockville, MD 20892-0000 Telephone: 301-402-3067 manningl@od.nih.gov Mr. Anthony Brown National Institutes of Health Office of the Director OA/OLAO 6011 Executive Blvd., Rm. 539D Rockville, MD 20892-7663 Telephone: 301-402-2847 brownant@mail.nih.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through task and service orders issued by specific ICs, NIH will use this acquisition to purchase required goods and services to enable the agency to achieve and maintain high quality performance in the areas of media, communication, and information dissemination and technology, especially where this expertise does not exist in-house. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting non-Federal scientists at universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions around the world; sponsoring training programs for research investigators; and fostering communication of biomedical information. The National Institutes of Health and its component Institutes and Centers (ICs) are engaged in diverse communications activities reflective of profound shifts in American demographics and a continuously changing communication landscape. Programmatic activities range from answering questions through consumer-oriented public affairs clearinghouses to the development of national exhibit programs and comprehensive public awareness, education, and prevention campaigns. NIH and its component Institutes and Centers will also use this master contract to purchase comprehensive communication, evaluation, and social marketing services.
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