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Acquisition and Financial Support, Reporting of Costs, and Cost Estimating Services

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published April 18, 2016
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This notification is not a request for proposal or information, and is issued as perscribed in FAR Part 5.3, Synopses of Contract Awards.  The Government has awarded a sole source  8(a) contract for Acquisition and Financial Support, Reporting of Costs, and Cost Estimating Services to Changeis, Inc pursuant to FAR subpart 19.8, Contracting with the Small Business Administration (The 8(a) Program), and the Partnership Agreement between the U.S. Small Business Adminstration and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The culmative award amount is the value of the contract's base plus option periods available.  This will serve as the Government's only notice of award.  No phone calls will be taken in response to this notice of award.

INSTALLATION OF WSR-88D HOTLINE DISPLAY WALL AND SUPPORT SERVICES

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Radar Operations Center, located in Norman, OK has a requirement for a new video wall to be located on the south wall of the WSR-88D Hotline. A detailed list of requirements is included in the Statement of Work within the solicitation package document. The proposed contract action is a 100% set aside for small business concerns. The NAICS code for this procurement is 541519 and the business size standard for this requirement is $27.5M. The government intends to issue a firm fixed price order commencing approximately from date of award, all work must be completed no later than Sept 30, 2015. Technical support and maintenance of hardware and software services shall commence Oct 1, 2015 through Sept 30, 2016. All interested parties must respond to this announcement within seven (7) calendar days of its publication. All responses must be in writing and may be faxed to (206) 527-7513 attention to Maria Mendoza or email at maria.l.mendoza@noaa.gov. This is a simplified acquisition.

Purchase of 3 Utility Trailers w/ Additional Features Required.

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published December 31, 2014  -  Deadline January 12, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION PURCHASE OF THREE (3) UTILITY TRAILERS FOR USE AS ELECTONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURES FOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST WIND PROFILER SITES. (I) 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 and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NRMJ2000-15-00539NGB. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 336212. The small business size standard is 500 employees. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial item: CLIN / QUANTITY / U/I / DESCRIPTION: 0001 / 3 / EA / Contractor required to provide three (3) 16' x 8' utility trailer with specifications and additional features in accordance with the attached Statement of Need (SON). (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: Reference the attached Statement of Need which applies to CLIN 0001. (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance at US DOC SHIPPING/RECEIVING SECTION 325 BROADWAY, BLDG 22, BOULDER, CO 80305-3328. DELIVERY OF AT LEAST ONE TRAILER REQUIRED BY JANUARY 20, 2015. DELIVERY OF OTHER TWO TRAILERS BY FEBRUARY 15, 2015. (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (APR 2014), applies to this acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. Enter specific Instructions below 1. Quotes shall be fully executed and returned on the Standard Form (SF) 18 and any acknowledgements of solicitation amendments on the SF 30. 2. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to Nicholas.g.brown@noaa.gov. The government does not accept responsibility for non-receipt of quotes. I tis the contractor's responsibility to request a confirmation of the quote receipt. 3. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number 4. Provide all evaluation criteria in accordance with 52.212-2 in this package. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a). The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: Evaluation will be based 1) Ability to meet technical specifications; quote shall include documentation demonstrating technical specifications meet or exceed the specified technical specifications in the statement of need. 2) Price. 3) Ability to meet required delivery schedule. The Government intends to award a best value, firm fixed-price purchase order on an all or none basis with payment terms of Net 30. (X) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (NOV 2014) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. "Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation", as used in this section, means a foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), i.e., a corporation that used to be incorporated in the United States, or used to be a partnership in the United States, but now is incorporated in a foreign country, or is a subsidiary whose parent corporation is incorporated in a foreign country, that meets the criteria specified in 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 7874. "Manufactured end product" means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except- (1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) FSG 88, Live Animals; (4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables; (5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) FSC 9610, Ores; (9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it o is, o is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is, o is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is,o is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is, o is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It o is, o is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It o is, o is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has, o has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It o has, o has not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has developed and has on file, o has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It o has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: Line Item No. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) o Are, o are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; (3) o Are, o are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) o In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) o Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] [ ] (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. [ ] (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). o TIN: ________________________________. o TIN has been applied for. o TIN is not required because: o Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (4) Type of organization. o Sole proprietorship; o Partnership; o Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); o Corporate entity (tax-exempt); o Government entity (Federal, State, or local); o Foreign government; o International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; o Other ________________________________. (5) Common parent. o Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent; o Name and TIN of common parent: Name ________________________________. TIN _________________________________. (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. (1) Relation to Internal Revenue Code. An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code 25 U.S.C. 7874. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it o has or o does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code: ____________________. Immediate owner legal name: _____________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: o Yes or o No. (3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest-level owner CAGE code: __________________. Highest-level owner legal name: ___________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) (End of provision) Alternate I (Oct 2014). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(2), add the following paragraph (c)(11) to the basic provision: (11) (Complete if the offeror has represented itself as disadvantaged in paragraph (c)(4) of this provision.) ____ Black American. ____ Hispanic American. ____ Native American (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians). ____ Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru). ____ Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal). ____ Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding. The offeror shall complete the annual representations and certifications electronically in System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014), applies to this acquisition. Cite Alternate I (May 2014) for changes. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (DEC 2014) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (4) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)"(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) _X_ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). _X_ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] _X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. _X_ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). _X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). _X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). _X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). __ (33) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (34)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (36)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (37) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (38)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X_ (39) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (40) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). _X (41)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (42) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _X (43) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (44) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (45) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (46) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (48) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).

Purchase of ATS SS300 0.3g JSATS Tags or Equivalent

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published February 9, 2015  -  Deadline February 18, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION PURCHASE OF 360 JSATS TAGS FOR THE TIBURON LAB IN SANTA CRUZ, CA. (I) 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 and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NFFR7500-15-01280NGB. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 334220. The small business size standard is 750 employees. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial item: CLIN / QUANTITY / U/I / DESCRIPTION: 0001 / 360 / EA / JSATS TAG, ATS SS300 0.3G ACOUSTIC MICRO-TRANSMITTER GEN III OR EQUIVALENT. (PLEASE SEE STATEMENT OF NEED FOR SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS). 0002 / 1 / EA / SHIPPING (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: Reference the attached Statement of Need which applies to CLIN 0001. (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance at SANTA CRUZ/TIBURON LAB NOAA/NMFS 110 SHAFFER ROAD /F/SWC5 SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060. DELIVERY OF JSATS TAGS BY 3/31/2015 (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (APR 2014), applies to this acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. Enter specific Instructions below 1. Quotes shall be fully executed and returned on the Standard Form (SF) 18 and any acknowledgements of solicitation amendments on the SF 30. 2. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to Nicholas.g.brown@noaa.gov. The government does not accept responsibility for non-receipt of quotes. It is the contractor's responsibility to request a confirmation of the quote receipt. 3. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number 4. Provide all evaluation criteria in accordance with 52.212-2 in this package. 1352.215-72 Inquiries (APR 2010) OFFERORS MUST SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS CONCERNING THIS SOLICITATION IN WRITING TO NICHOLAS.G.BROWN@NOAA.GOV. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 11:00AM MDT/MST, 02/16/2015. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of clause) (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a). The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: Evaluation will be based 1) Ability to meet technical specifications; quote shall include documentation demonstrating technical specifications meet or exceed the specified technical specifications in the statement of need. 2) Ability to meet required delivery schedule 3) Price. The Government intends to award a best value, firm fixed-price purchase order on an all or none basis with payment terms of Net 30. Award will be based on the lowest priced technically acceptable offer. (X) FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (DEC 2014) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. "Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation", as used in this section, means a foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), i.e., a corporation that used to be incorporated in the United States, or used to be a partnership in the United States, but now is incorporated in a foreign country, or is a subsidiary whose parent corporation is incorporated in a foreign country, that meets the criteria specified in 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 7874. "Manufactured end product" means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except- (1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) FSG 88, Live Animals; (4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables; (5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) FSC 9610, Ores; (9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it o is, o is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is, o is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is,o is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It o is, o is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It o is, o is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it o is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It o is, o is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It o is, o is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has, o has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It o has, o has not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It o has developed and has on file, o has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It o has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: Line Item No. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ ______________ _________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) o Are, o are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; (3) o Are, o are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) o Have, o have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) o In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) o Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] [ ] (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. [ ] (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror o does o does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). o TIN: ________________________________. o TIN has been applied for. o TIN is not required because: o Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (4) Type of organization. o Sole proprietorship; o Partnership; o Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); o Corporate entity (tax-exempt); o Government entity (Federal, State, or local); o Foreign government; o International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; o Other ________________________________. (5) Common parent. o Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent; o Name and TIN of common parent: Name ________________________________. TIN _________________________________. (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. (1) Relation to Internal Revenue Code. An inverted domestic corporation as herein defined does not meet the definition of an inverted domestic corporation as defined by the Internal Revenue Code 25 U.S.C. 7874. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it o has or o does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code: ____________________. Immediate owner legal name: _____________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: o Yes or o No. (3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest-level owner CAGE code: __________________. Highest-level owner legal name: ___________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) (End of provision) Alternate I (Oct 2014). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(2), add the following paragraph (c)(11) to the basic provision: (11) (Complete if the offeror has represented itself as disadvantaged in paragraph (c)(4) of this provision.) ____ Black American. ____ Hispanic American. ____ Native American (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians). ____ Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru). ____ Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal). ____ Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding. The offeror shall complete the annual representations and certifications electronically in System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (DEC 2014), applies to this acquisition. Cite Alternate I (May 2014) for changes. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (DEC 2014) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (4) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)"(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) _X_ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). _X_ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] _X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. _X_ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). _X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). _X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). _X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). __ (33) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (34)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (36)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (37) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (38)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X_ (39) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (40) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). _X (41)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (42) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _X (43) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (44) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (45) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (46) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (48) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).

Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis and study.

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published June 8, 2015
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Solicitation Number: AB-133M-15-RP-0107 Notice Type: Pre-Solicitation Notice Synopsis: The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Operations Center - Pacific (MOC-P) has a requirement for engineering Services to perform a Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis and study, using CFD software "FINE/Marine" by Numeca or equivalent as described in the attached Statement of Work (SOW). The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, transportation and services necessary to perform the Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis and study. The resulting contract will have a period of performance fromthe date of award through 26 weeks. The work shall be accomplished in accordance with the statement of work. These proposed line items and the attached draft statement of work are for informational purposes only and are subject to change in the final solicitation. The proposed contract is anticipated to be 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The NAICS code for this procurement is 541330 (Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture) and the size standard is 38.5M. Any resulting contract will be awarded on a firm-fixed-price basis. Solicitation documents will be made available for download on or about June 11, 2015 at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties should use the FedBizOpps [Add to Watch List] and [Add Me to Interested Vendors] features which provide notification of when the solicitation becomes available for download and all additional information associated with this solicitation, thereafter. Interested parties are responsible for checking the FedBizOpps website to gain all current information related to the solicitation. The estimated response due date is June 25, 2015; however, the actual response date will be stated within the solicitation document. All questions regarding this procurement shall to be addressed to the Contract Specialist, Levis Knox at levis.d.knox@noaa.gov. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to the award of a contract. Vendors may register with SAM online at https://www.sam.gov. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html. This procurement also requires bidders to complete and file veteran employment reports at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html.

urgent, limited scope drydock repairs to the NOAA Vessel Okeanos Explorer.

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published May 21, 2015
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Solicitation Number: WAD15PSNLDK0001 Notice Type: Pre-Solicitation Notice Synopsis: The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Operations Center - Atlantic (MOC-A) has a requirement for urgent, limited scope drydock repairs to the NOAA Vessel Okeanos Explorer. The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, transportation and services necessary to perform drydock repairs to the NOAA Vessel Okeanos Explorer, except as noted in the Statement of Work. All work will be performed at the contractor's facility. The resulting contract will have a period of performance from approximately June 1, 2015 through June 5, 2015. The proposed contract line items include: Emergency Drydocking & Routine Drydocking Work, Temporary Services, Bow and Stern Thruster Repairs, Dock and Sea Trials and Additional Item Requirements (as needed). The work shall be accomplished in accordance with the statement of work. These proposed line items and the attached draft statement of work are for informational purposes only and are subject to change in the final solicitation. The proposed contract is anticipated to be 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The NAICS code for this procurement is 336611 and the size standard is 1,000 employees. Any resulting contract will be awarded on a firm-fixed-price basis. Solicitation documents will be made available for download on or about May 26, 2015 at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties should use the FedBizOpps [Add to Watch List] and [Add Me to Interested Vendors] features which provide notification of when the solicitation becomes available for download and all additional information associated with this solicitation, thereafter. Interested parties are responsible for checking the FedBizOpps website to gain all current information related to the solicitation. The estimated response due date is May 28, 2015; however, the actual response date will be stated within the solicitation document. All questions regarding this procurement shall to be addressed to the Contract Specialist, Levis Knox at levis.d.knox@noaa.gov. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to the award of a contract. Vendors may register with SAM online at https://www.sam.gov. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html. This procurement also requires bidders to complete and file veteran employment reports at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html.

Argo Profiling Floats

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 30, 2015  -  Deadline April 14, 2015
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PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items and FAR Subpart 13.5 Test Program for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NRMAH000-15-00219. This procurement is unrestricted and open to all sources. The associated NAICS code is 334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing; the small business size standard is 500 employees. Argo (www.argo.net) is an international effort to measure the temperature and salinity fields in upper two km of the global ocean by populating it with an array of approximately 3,500 profiling floats equipped with conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) instruments that telemeter their data to shore with minimal delay. It is a very high visibility program for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). Pacific Marine Experimental Laboratory (PMEL) has been a partner in the U.S. Argo consortium since the program inception in 2000. PMEL responsibilities include procurement, testing, and deployment of a fraction of the U.S. Argo floats.

BRAND NAME TERASON USMART 3200t VET ULTASOUND

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published December 3, 2015  -  Deadline December 7, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only Request for Quote (RFQ). Written quotes are being requested. A hardcopy written RFQ will not be issued. The office of Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Manchester Research Station, at 7305 Beach Drive E, Port Orchard, Washington 98366 has a BRAND NAME ONLY requirement for quantity of one (1) each TERASON 3200T USMART Vet Ultrasound Tablet includes the following: •2d digital imaging, color, pw, m-mode, power Doppler. •Teravisiontm II, omnibeamtm imaging, 2d beam steering, •Post processing, dynamic depth resolution (ddr), •Smart gestures, adaptive touch screen, uconnectremote capabilities, •Multi-function docking station, solid-state hard drive, and application-specific presets •Usmart 3200t accessories kit which includes shoulder bag, protective system cover, touch screen stylus, usb flash drive, screen cloth, and keyboard •Usmart 3200t vet multi-function docking station •Continual web-based applications and training support •One day of on site training •Vet 15L4 vet transducer •Five year warranty The Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the Department of Commerce (DOC) is a government agency charged with the mission of stewardship for living marine resources. The NWFSC is partnered with multiple state and tribal agencies in recovery efforts for several ESA-listed threatened or endangered Pacific salmon stocks through the use of captive broodstock programs. A critical component to the success of these programs is the ability to rapidly and accurately identify maturing salmon reared in seawater at the Manchester Research Station. Maturing salmon need to return to freshwater to spawn. Maturing adults are visually indistinguishable from non-maturing fish at the time of freshwater entry. Ultrasound technology provides the ability to both identify these maturing adults and determine their gender. Newer ultrasound technology has vastly improved the accuracy of these determinations. The requirement is to provide one (1) Terason 3200T Usmart Vet ultrasound tablet to replace the 13 year old Atoka model currently in use. This will allow the Stock Conservation Team to more successfully carry out its mission to aid recovery of ESA-listed endangered Pacific salmon. Market research and field trials were conducted in June 2015 by the Stock Conservation Team to evaluate ultrasound machines to identify which model was best suited for the required task. The required task was to provide a rapid and accurate early determination of the gender and maturation status of salmon that must be transferred from seawater at the Manchester Research Station to the freshwater facility. Successful completion of this step is critical to the survival of these ESA-listed salmon. If maturing salmon are not transferred from seawater back into freshwater they will not be able to spawn and produce another generation of salmon. This would in turn jeopardize the ability to restore this endangered stock. The use of ultrasound technology on salmon is based entirely on visual images, so it was vital that units be tested prior to purchase to ascertain which model would provide the best imagery of the internal structures. The Terason 3200T Vet ultrasound tablet was field tested and compared to the Aloka ultrasound that the Stock Conservation Team currently uses in the endangered species captive brood program. Critical lift support decisions for these endangered Pacific salmon utilizing ultrasound technology are based solely on the visual image provided by the ultrasound. The Terason 3200T Vet ultrasound tablet had by far the best visual image resolution, thus greatly increasing the accuracy of these determinations. This in tum greatly increases the percentage of correct identification of maturing salmon, thus allowing more salmon to spawn successfully. This is 100% set-aside to small business concerns under the North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 334516 with a size standard of 500 employees. The government intends to issue a firm fixed price purchase order with delivery date of no later than May15, 2016 to destination. All interested parties must respond to this announcement within five (5) calendar days of its publication. All responses must be in writing and may be faxed to (206) 527-7513 attention to Maria Mendoza or email at maria.l.mendoza@noaa.gov. This is a simplified acquisition. The FAR (52) and CAR (1352) clauses This notice is hereby issued as RFQ No.RA133F16RQ00203. The following provisions and clauses shall apply to this RFQ and resultant award. CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS incorporated into this acquisition are: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ Department of Commerce Clauses http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c36a20ca785ffb6e3f97eb41748ef942&node=48:5.0.6.50.44&rgn=div5 (End of clause) Clauses Incorporated by Reference 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote is considered to be technically acceptable at lowest evaluated price. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (March 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (DEC 2014) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)) (section 738 Division C of Pub L. 112-74, section 743 of Division D of Pub L 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub L. 110-161). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) __ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (AUG 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) Reserved __ (11) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (12) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JAN 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (13) [Reserved] _ X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). _X_ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9. _X_ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). _ X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). ___(33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Person (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O, 13627 ____(ii) Altermate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222.50 (22 U.S.C. Chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. __ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). __ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). _X_ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: _ _ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67 In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits _____________ ____________________________ _____________ ____________________________ _____________ ____________________________ _____________ ____________________________ (End of clause) __ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O.13495). __ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). __ (10) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658).. (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xiii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xiv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (xvii) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13685 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13685). (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) Department of Commerce Clauses Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) 1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-73 Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.237-71 Security processing requirements - low risk contracts (APR 2010) (Reference) This procurement requires contractors to complete the electronic representations and certifications at the SAM website. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). NO award can be made unless the vendor is registered in SAM. For additional information and to register in SAM, please access the following website: www.sam.gov. In order to register with the SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all offerors must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html or by phone at (800) 333-0505.

BRAND NAME Mercury Marine Verado Four Stroke Engines

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published December 14, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only Request for Quote (RFQ). Written quotes are being requested. A hardcopy written RFQ will not be issued. The National Marine Fisheries, Office of Law Enforcement division located in Juneau, Alaska, has a requirement to replace the existing engines on the Law Enforcement Patrol Vessel due to them having reached the end of their service life. We require full service removal of the old engines and successful installation of two new, counter-rotating, MERCURY MARINE VERADO four stroke engines. A request for quote is issued for two (2) BRAND NAME MERCURY MARINE VERADO four stroke engines includes accessories and installation, as follows: 1) ONE (1 ) EACH 225XL VERADO FOURSTROKE MFR PART NO.:1225V23BD 2) ONE (1) EACH 225CXL VERADO FOURSTROKE MFR PART NO.:1225V24BD 3) THREE (3) PROPELLERS ONE INSTALLED AND ONE SPARE FOR EACH COUNTER-ROTATING ENGINE AND ARE TO BE INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT AWARD 4) ALL CABLES/MODULES AND PARTS NEEDED FOR SUCCESSFUL REMOVAL OF THE OLD ENGINES AND INSTALL OF THE NEW ENGINES 5) ALL LABOR FOR SUCCESSFUL REMOVAL OF THE OLD ENGINES AND INSTALLATION OF THE NEW ENGINES. All quotes must be FOB destination, NMFS Alaska Enforcement Division 709 West 9th Street Juneau, Alaska 99801. The required delivery date is 30 days ARO. The MERCURY MARINE VERADO four stroke engine is the engine that meets all our requirements. This engine uses the same wire harness and controls already installed on our NOAA boat the Aleutian Wind. The second engine is a counter rotating engine. These motors are NOAA OLE Mission Critical items for the Juneau Enforcement office. Without these motors, NOAA OLE will not be able to cover the high interest Area of Responsibility (AOR). Current needs require two outboard motors that don't exceed the NOAA OLE patrol vessel's transom weight restriction of 1,050 lbs., has enough horse power to efficiently perform at sea patrols, 4 stroke that is more environmentally friendly (not burning 2 stroke oil), can safely with reliability operate on one motor if the other fails to work and can be repaired or have routine maintenance performed locally. This is 100% set-aside to small business concerns under the North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 333618 with a size standard of 1000 employees. The government intends to issue a firm fixed price purchase order, delivery and installation to be completed no later than 30 days after receipt of order. All interested parties must respond to this announcement within three (3) calendar days of its publication. All responses must be in writing and may be faxed to (206) 527-7513 attention to Maria Mendoza or email at maria.l.mendoza@noaa.gov. This is a simplified acquisition. The FAR (52) and CAR (1352) clauses This notice is hereby issued as RFQ No.RA133F16RQ00203. The following provisions and clauses shall apply to this RFQ and resultant award. CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS incorporated into this acquisition are: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ Department of Commerce Clauses http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c36a20ca785ffb6e3f97eb41748ef942&node=48:5.0.6.50.44&rgn=div5 (End of clause) Clauses Incorporated by Reference 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote is considered to be technically acceptable at lowest evaluated price. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (March 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (DEC 2014) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)) (section 738 Division C of Pub L. 112-74, section 743 of Division D of Pub L 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub L. 110-161). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) __ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (AUG 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) Reserved __ (11) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (12) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JAN 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (13) [Reserved] _ X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). _X_ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9. _X_ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). _ X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). ___(33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Person (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O, 13627 ____(ii) Altermate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222.50 (22 U.S.C. Chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. __ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). __ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). _X_ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: _ _ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67 In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits _____________ ____________________________ _____________ ____________________________ _____________ ____________________________ _____________ ____________________________ (End of clause) __ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O.13495). __ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). __ (10) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658).. (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xiii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xiv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (xvii) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13685 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13685). (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause) Department of Commerce Clauses Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) 1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-73 Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.237-71 Security processing requirements - low risk contracts (APR 2010) (Reference) This procurement requires contractors to complete the electronic representations and certifications at the SAM website. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). NO award can be made unless the vendor is registered in SAM. For additional information and to register in SAM, please access the following website: www.sam.gov. In order to register with the SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all offerors must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html or by phone at (800) 333-0505.

Administrative, Technical, and Non-Scientific Support Services

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 11, 2015  -  Deadline March 27, 2015
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The Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Region (WCR) has a requirement for Administrative, Technical, and Non-Scientific Support Services for the NMFS facilities in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Long Beach, CA, and various other NMFS sites with California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The Contractor shall furnish all personnel necessary to perform the work required by the proposed Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract and the Statement of Work. Performance of work is scheduled on an individual task order basis. The contract is contemplated to consist of a one-year base period plus 4 one-year option periods. This procurement is a 100% service disabled veteran owned small business set-aside. The NAICS code for this procurement is 561110 and the size standard is $7.5 million. The work will be described and assigned on a per task basis, any of which are subject to change at the Government's discretion upon issuance of the solicitation. A comprehensive list of actual requirements will be included in the Statement of Work within the solicitation package document. See Attachment A for a list and description of potential desired labor categories. All responsible and fully responsive sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by the Agency. Any resulting contract will be awarded as an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contract. Solicitation documents will be made available for download on or about April 1, 2015 at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be issued. The date offers are due will be stated within the solicitation documents and will be adjusted based upon the actual release date of the solicitation. Additionally, the Government will not reimburse any interested parties for monies spent to respond to this solicitation notice. Interested parties should use the FedBizOpps [Watch This Opportunity] and [Add Me To Interested Vendors] features which provide a notification when the RFP becomes available for download as well as all postings of information associated with this solicitation, thereafter. Each potential offeror is responsible for checking the FedBizOpps website to gain all current information related to the solicitation. The solicitation and any further announcements regarding the solicitation will be posted only at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Any questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing via e-mail to the Contract Specialist, Sarah Waugh at sarah.waugh@noaa.gov or faxed to 206-527-6940. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) website at https://www.sam.gov/. NO award can be made unless the vendor is registered in SAM. In order to register in SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all bidders must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/get-a-duns-number.html or by phone at (800) 526-9018. This procurement also requires offerors to complete the electronic representations and certifications at the SAM website.

BRAND NAME ONLY (EXACT MATCH) CEI WOODCORE ACCESS FLOOR TILES

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 24, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2016
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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 and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only Request for Quote (RFQ). Written quotes are being requested. A hardcopy written RFQ will not be issued. The National Weather Forecast Office located in Peachtree City, GA has a requirement for Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following: 1000 Each CEI Woodcore 1200# panel, 1/16" Beige Starlite (ST22) & BrownTrim 24'x24", Part# GR112 HPL06Z2ST22N TILES for inside delivery to National Weather Forecast Office Georgia, 4 Falcon Drive Peach Tree, GA 30269 no later than 90 days after receipt of order. All quotes must be FOB Peach Tree, GA 30269. The National Weather Forecast Office currently has Woodcore access flooring that were installed in 1993. The Existing Floor Tiles are delaminating rapidly which is a constant trip hazard throughout the Operations Area for the WFO & RFC. There are at least 300 floor tiles that have screws installed in them to prevent the top laminate from coming completely removed from the tile. Due to the number of tours, and public events that are hosted at this office, it is imperative that we replace the floor tiles and remove the safety hazard that plagues the office on a daily basis. This requirement is a 100% set-aside to small business concerns under the North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) 332999 with a size standard of 750 employees. The government intends to issue a firm fixed price purchase order. The required delivery date is no later than 90 days ARO. All interested parties that can provide the exact match Brand Name item described herein must respond to this announcement within six (6) calendar days of its publication. All responses must be in writing and may be faxed to (206) 527-7513 attention to Maria Mendoza or email at maria.l.mendoza@noaa.gov. This is a simplified acquisition. This notice is hereby issued as RFQ No.RA133W16RQ0915. The following provisions and clauses shall apply to this RFQ and resultant award. CONTRACT CLAUSES 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ Department of Commerce Clauseshttp://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c36a20ca785ffb6e3f97eb41748ef942&node=48:5.0.6.50.44&rgn=div5 (End of clause) Clauses Incorporated by Reference 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984) 52.242-15 Stop-Work Order (Aug 1989) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote is best value to the government price and other factors considered. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (March 2015)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (DEC 2014) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)) (section 738 Division C of Pub L. 112-74, section 743 of Division D of Pub L 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub L. 110-161). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).__ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)).__ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.)__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).__ (5) [Reserved].__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).__ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).__ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).__ (10) Reserved__ (11) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).__ (12) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JAN 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).__ (13) [Reserved]_X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).__ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).__ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.__ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.__ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).__ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.__ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.__ (iv) Alternate III (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9._ _ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)).__ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).__ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).__ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f)._X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).__ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).__ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010)(38 U.S.C. 4212).__ (30) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).__ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (SEP 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).__ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).___(33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Person (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O, 13627____(ii) Altermate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222.50 (22 U.S.C. Chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)__ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)__ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)__ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514).__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13.__ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514).__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.__ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).__ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514).__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16._x_ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).__ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).__ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).__ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).__ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).__ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).__ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).__ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f))._X_ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).__ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).__ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:_ _ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).__ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67 In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332.This Statement is for Information Only:It is not a Wage DeterminationEmployee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits_____________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ ____________________________(End of clause) __ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).__ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).__ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O.13495).__ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).__ (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).__ (10) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658).. (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).(vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).(x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013).(xiii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xiv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(xvii) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13685 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13685). (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of clause) Department of Commerce Clauses Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision)  1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-73 Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.237-71 Security processing requirements - low risk contracts (APR 2010) (Reference)                

Provide support for permit review, emergency response and enforcement, agency and stakeholder engagement, and assistance to other resource protection programs

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 23, 2016  -  Deadline March 30, 2016
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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 and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only Request for Quote (RFQ). Written quotes are being requested. A hardcopy written RFQ will not be issued. The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) seeks a contractor with proven experience in environmental policy and regulatory implementation to provide support for permit review, emergency response and enforcement, agency and stakeholder engagement, and assistance to other resource protection programs and priorities as needed. The period of performance for this requirement is May 9, 2016 to October 14, 2016. The contractor will work an average of 32-hours per week and shall not exceed 692 hours during the base period of performance, which will last 23 weeks. The contractor must be available to meet in-person with Sanctuary staff in their offices at the Presidio of San Francisco at least once a week during normal business hours, as needed, and must be willing to occasionally travel within the greater San Francisco Bay Area to attend meetings. An office space, computer and desk phone will be provided. An emergency response mobile phone will also be provided. A government vehicle based in San Francisco may be available for travel to meetings. If working offsite, the contractor must be reachable during normal business hours. All materials and documents will be the property of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSThis work is equivalent to a GS-11/12 for the San Francisco Bay Area. The offeror must possess the following abilities, skills and experiences required to complete the services:• A bachelor's of science in environmental science, political science, marine biology, planning or other related degree;• At least 5 years of experience with all of the following: 1) coastal or marine resource protection or management; 2) environmental impact analysis; 3) regulatory review; and 4) implementing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) or California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliant documents;• Demonstrated experience with reviewing or issuing permits and related decision documents, and conducting agency consultations;• Knowledge of relevant federal and state statutes and regulations pertaining to Sanctuary resources, and familiarity with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and subsequent regulations;• Experience working with diverse stakeholders on controversial topics;• An understanding of ocean resources and/or ocean conservation issues and experience;• Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS), including ICS training and knowledge of alternative response technologies. • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule to respond to vessel spills and boat groundings;• Strong attention to detail and follow-through; ability to meet deadlines; ability to interact well with agency officials and the public;• Must have a valid driver's license and access to a motor vehicle; and• Although work is primarily performed from an office facility, tasks may be performed from seagoing vessels or aircraft and in the field. SCOPE OF WORK, ACTIVITIES, AND TASKSWorking with the Sanctuary Superintendent, site staff, and/or other Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) staff (as appropriate), the contractor will review provide support for the Resource Protection Team. Tasks include: TASK A: Permitting CoordinationReview research, education, and other permit and certification applications and write permit decision documents consistent with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Sanctuary regulations, permit criteria in 15 CFR 922, and ONMS performance measures. Conduct agency consultations and work with GCOS and national permit coordinator, as needed. Provide permit recommendations, craft special conditions, and make recommendations to Superintendent. TASK B: Vessel Spill Response Planning and Incident Response SupportRespond through serving as a lead coordinator and/or environmental unit liaison (depending on the size of the incident) to vessel spill incidents, including vessel groundings and sinkings, in a timely manner. Follow in-house response plan when responding to incidents, track partnerships with response and resource trustee agencies, address use of dispersants and other alternative response technologies, Work with GFNMS Operations and Resource Protection team as needed to plan for removal of hazardous materials, and track staff time and document emergency response incidents. TASK C: Regulatory Review Comment on projects/plans affecting Sanctuary resources as necessary and assigned. Provide analyses and recommendations on legal and policy language related to resource protection issues, including regulatory changes, permit processes, policy development and interpretation. Serve as a liaison between legal and policy staff on regulatory, permit and enforcement issues. Coordinate final edits to the draft U.S. Coast Guard discharge rule, including associated NEPA analysis. TASK D: Stakeholder and Partner Agency CoordinationFacilitate meetings and workshops at various levels, including contacts with federal, state and local agencies, scientists, businesses, environmental groups and the public. Review related background information and recommend appropriate follow-up actions where necessary. Respond to public information requests that relate to Sanctuary resource protection issues. For example, Motorized Personal Watercraft (jet ski) use off the San Mateo Coast, including, but not limited to, issuing permits and authorizations as needed, coordinating with law enforcement, ensuring up-to-date and accurate website content. TASK E: White Shark Stewardship and Permitting Project CoordinationCoordinate the White Shark Stewardship Project, which includes public and boater outreach regarding regulations and permit options, coordinating and hosting naturalist trainings including all logistics related to the trainings, ensuring up-to-date and accurate website content, reviewing permit applications and monitoring compliance. TASK F: Resource ProtectionRespond to public inquiries, and work with NOAA Enforcement and the GFNMS Research, GIS, Education and Outreach teams on addressing key resource protection issues. Coordinate with other west coast sanctuaries to evaluate and package input on regional resource protection issues. Assist the Resource Protection Coordinator, Sanctuary Superintendent, and program operations team in developing annual plans, and headquarters requests related to ecosystem protection. Collaborate with sanctuary media lead in development of outreach products, including finalizing the White Shark Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) roll-out plan and distributing the PEA as needed. Perform other duties as assigned by the Resource Protection Coordinator and Sanctuary Superintendent. TASK G: Enforcement and Wildlife Disturbance Serve as enforcement liaison to ONMS West Coast Region (WCR) office and NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) in support of the Resource Protection Coordinator (team lead on enforcement). Specific duties related to sanctuary enforcement include coordinating and organizing enforcement meetings with OLE and state/federal partner agencies and providing quarterly updated information to WCR office on enforcement issues (enforcement matrix). EVALUATION FACTORS In addition to cost or price, proposals will be evaluated based on the following factors, with each factor being of equal value. FACTOR A: Relevant Experience and Demonstrated Expertise The offeror shall demonstrate relevant experience, expertise, and qualifications. Quantity and relevance of experience and expertise are primary consideration. Offeror mustl provide a narrative which contains information of the experience and demonstrated skills of the offeror's performance of work of a similar nature, including but not limited to demonstrated knowledge of sanctuary permitting procedures, demonstrated knowledge of sanctuary NEPA analysis, and demonstrated knowledge of the Incident Command System. Experience and expertise must be supported by a resume. FACTOR B: Past Performance Past performance documentation should demonstrate performance with the same or similar type work and dollar value as described in this solicitation. It should be noted that the Government may use past performance information obtained from other than the sources identified by the offeror and that the information obtained may be used for both an evaluation factor and a responsibility determination. This requirement is a 100% set-aside to small business concerns under the North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) 541620 with a size standard of $15.0M. The government intends to issue a firm fixed price purchase order with period of performance commencing approximately May 9, 2016 to October 14, 2016. All interested parties must respond to this announcement within six (6) calendar days of its publication. All responses must be in writing and may be faxed to (206) 527-7513 attention to Maria Mendoza or email at maria.l.mendoza@noaa.gov. This is a simplified acquisition. This notice is hereby issued as RFQ No.RA133C16RQ0663. The following provisions and clauses shall apply to this RFQ and resultant award. CONTRACT CLAUSES 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ Department of Commerce Clauseshttp://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=c36a20ca785ffb6e3f97eb41748ef942&node=48:5.0.6.50.44&rgn=div5 (End of clause) Clauses Incorporated by Reference 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (Apr 1984) 52.242-15 Stop-Work Order (Aug 1989) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote is best value to the government price and other factors considered. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (March 2015)(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (DEC 2014) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)) (section 738 Division C of Pub L. 112-74, section 743 of Division D of Pub L 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub L. 110-161). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:__ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).__ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)).__ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.)__ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).__ (5) [Reserved].__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).__ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).__ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313).__ (10) Reserved__ (11) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a).__ (12) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JAN 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).__ (13) [Reserved]_X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).__ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).__ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.__ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.__ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).__ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.__ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.__ (iv) Alternate III (Jul 2010) of 52.219-9._ _ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)).__ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).__ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).__ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f)._X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).__ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).__ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010)(38 U.S.C. 4212).__ (30) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).__ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (SEP 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).__ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).___(33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Person (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O, 13627____(ii) Altermate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222.50 (22 U.S.C. Chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)__ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)__ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)__ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514).__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13.__ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514).__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.__ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).__ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514).__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16._x_ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).__ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.__ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).__ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).__ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).__ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).__ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).__ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).__ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f))._X_ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).__ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).__ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).__ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:_ _ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).__ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67 In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332.This Statement is for Information Only:It is not a Wage DeterminationEmployee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits_____________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ ____________________________(End of clause) __ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).__ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).__ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O.13495).__ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).__ (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).__ (10) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658).. (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).(v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793).(vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)).(x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013).(xiii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xiv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(xvii) 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13685 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13685). (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of clause) Department of Commerce Clauses Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision)  1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-73 Compliance With the Laws (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest (APR 2010) (Reference) 1352.237-71 Security processing requirements - low risk contracts (APR 2010) (Reference)  

Western Regional Climate Center

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published January 29, 2016  -  Deadline February 29, 2016
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Acquisition Division (WAD), Seattle, WA, on behalf of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is soliciting a contract for performance and operation of the Western Regional Climate Center. This notice presents the most current information presently available, and supersedes all previous provided information.The Government anticipates the contract type will be a single-award-task-order (SATOC), indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract, from which firm-fixed-price (FFP) and time-and-materials (T&M) task orders may be awarded. This procurement will be issued on an unrestricted basis. The applicable NAICS code is 541712, Research and Development (Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences), which has a corresponding size standard of 500 employees. The acquisition will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with FAR Part 15; the RFP will be issued on or about January 1, 2016 with proposals due on February 29, 2016. The Government anticipates the award date will be on or around April, 2016.The Government anticipates awarding one contract from this solicitation that will include one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. The RFP will be issued via electronic posting on the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps or FBO) web site www.fbo.gov. Hard copies of the RFP will not be issued. It is incumbent upon contractors to monitor FedBizOpps for the release of the RFP and all subsequent amendments. Prospective offerors who are interested in submitting a proposal for this acquisition are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service and to be on the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis is posted). Offerors are encouraged to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov prior to submitting an offer. The Government will not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. Offerors must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and provide it with the offer. For information concerning this acquisition, please forward inquiries via e-mail to Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Contract Specialist, at benjamin.wolk@noaa.gov.

Midwest Regional Climate Center

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 23, 2015
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Acquisition Division (WAD), Seattle, WA, on behalf of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is soliciting a contract for performance and operation of the Northeast Regional Climate Center. This notice presents the most current information presently available, and supersedes all previous provided information. The Government anticipates the contract type will be a single-award-task-order (SATOC), indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract, from which firm-fixed-price (FFP) and time-and-materials (T&M) task orders may be awarded. The nature of the work to be performed is fully described in the attached DRAFT version of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), which the Government is providing in advance of the solicitation in an effort to advise prospective contractors of the requirements of this solicitation. This procurement will be issued on an unrestricted basis. The applicable NAICS code is 541712, Research and Development (Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences), which has a corresponding size standard of 500 employees. The acquisition will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 15; the RFP will be issued on or about January 1, 2016 with proposals due on or about February 15, 2016. The Government anticipates the award date will be in April, 2016. The Government anticipates awarding one contract from this solicitation that will include one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. The RFP will be issued via electronic posting on the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps or FBO) web site www.fbo.gov. Hard copies of the RFP will not be issued. It is incumbent upon contractors to monitor FedBizOpps for the release of the RFP and all subsequent amendments. Prospective offerors who are interested in submitting a proposal for this acquisition are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service and to be on the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis is posted). Offerors are encouraged to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov prior to submitting an offer. The Government will not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. Offerors must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and provide it with the offer. For information concerning this acquisition, please forward inquiries via e-mail to Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Contract Specialist, at benjamin.wolk@noaa.gov.

High Plains Regional Climate Center

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 23, 2015
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Acquisition Division (WAD), Seattle, WA, on behalf of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is soliciting a contract for performance and operation of the High Plains Regional Climate Center. This notice presents the most current information presently available, and supersedes all previous provided information. The Government anticipates the contract type will be a single-award-task-order (SATOC), indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract, from which firm-fixed-price (FFP) and time-and-materials (T&M) task orders may be awarded. The nature of the work to be performed is fully described in the attached DRAFT version of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), which the Government is providing in advance of the solicitation in an effort to advise prospective contractors of the requirements of this solicitation. This procurement will be issued on an unrestricted basis. The applicable NAICS code is 541712, Research and Development (Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences), which has a corresponding size standard of 500 employees. The acquisition will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 15; the RFP will be issued on or about January 1, 2016 with proposals due on or about February 15, 2016. The Government anticipates the award date will be in April, 2016. The Government anticipates awarding one contract from this solicitation that will include one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. The RFP will be issued via electronic posting on the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps or FBO) web site www.fbo.gov. Hard copies of the RFP will not be issued. It is incumbent upon contractors to monitor FedBizOpps for the release of the RFP and all subsequent amendments. Prospective offerors who are interested in submitting a proposal for this acquisition are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service and to be on the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis is posted). Offerors are encouraged to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov prior to submitting an offer. The Government will not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. Offerors must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and provide it with the offer. For information concerning this acquisition, please forward inquiries via e-mail to Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Contract Specialist, at benjamin.wolk@noaa.gov.

Northeast Regional Climate Center

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 23, 2015
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Acquisition Division (WAD), Seattle, WA, on behalf of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is soliciting a contract for performance and operation of the Northeast Regional Climate Center. This notice presents the most current information presently available, and supersedes all previous provided information. The Government anticipates the contract type will be a single-award-task-order (SATOC), indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract, from which firm-fixed-price (FFP) and time-and-materials (T&M) task orders may be awarded. The nature of the work to be performed is fully described in the attached DRAFT version of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), which the Government is providing in advance of the solicitation in an effort to advise prospective contractors of the requirements of this solicitation. This procurement will be issued on an unrestricted basis. The applicable NAICS code is 541712, Research and Development (Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences), which has a corresponding size standard of 500 employees. The acquisition will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 15; the RFP will be issued on or about January 1, 2016 with proposals due on or about February 15, 2016. The Government anticipates the award date will be in April, 2016. The Government anticipates awarding one contract from this solicitation that will include one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. The RFP will be issued via electronic posting on the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps or FBO) web site www.fbo.gov. Hard copies of the RFP will not be issued. It is incumbent upon contractors to monitor FedBizOpps for the release of the RFP and all subsequent amendments. Prospective offerors who are interested in submitting a proposal for this acquisition are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service and to be on the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis is posted). Offerors are encouraged to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov prior to submitting an offer. The Government will not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. Offerors must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and provide it with the offer. For information concerning this acquisition, please forward inquiries via e-mail to Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Contract Specialist, at benjamin.wolk@noaa.gov.

Southeast Regional Climate Center

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 23, 2015
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Acquisition Division (WAD), Seattle, WA, on behalf of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is soliciting a contract for performance and operation of the Southeast Regional Climate Center. This notice presents the most current information presently available, and supersedes all previous provided information. The Government anticipates the contract type will be a single-award-task-order (SATOC), indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract, from which firm-fixed-price (FFP) and time-and-materials (T&M) task orders may be awarded. The nature of the work to be performed is fully described in the attached DRAFT version of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), which the Government is providing in advance of the solicitation in an effort to advise prospective contractors of the requirements of this solicitation. This procurement will be issued on an unrestricted basis. The applicable NAICS code is 541712, Research and Development (Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences), which has a corresponding size standard of 500 employees. The acquisition will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 15; the RFP will be issued on or about January 1, 2016 with proposals due on or about February 15, 2016. The Government anticipates the award date will be in April, 2016. The Government anticipates awarding one contract from this solicitation that will include one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. The RFP will be issued via electronic posting on the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps or FBO) web site www.fbo.gov. Hard copies of the RFP will not be issued. It is incumbent upon contractors to monitor FedBizOpps for the release of the RFP and all subsequent amendments. Prospective offerors who are interested in submitting a proposal for this acquisition are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service and to be on the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis is posted). Offerors are encouraged to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov prior to submitting an offer. The Government will not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. Offerors must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and provide it with the offer. For information concerning this acquisition, please forward inquiries via e-mail to Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Contract Specialist, at benjamin.wolk@noaa.gov.

Western Regional Climate Center

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published November 23, 2015
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Acquisition Division (WAD), Seattle, WA, on behalf of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), is soliciting a contract for performance and operation of the Western Regional Climate Center. This notice presents the most current information presently available, and supersedes all previous provided information. The Government anticipates the contract type will be a single-award-task-order (SATOC), indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract, from which firm-fixed-price (FFP) and time-and-materials (T&M) task orders may be awarded. The nature of the work to be performed is fully described in the attached DRAFT version of the Performance Work Statement (PWS), which the Government is providing in advance of the solicitation in an effort to advise prospective contractors of the requirements of this solicitation. This procurement will be issued on an unrestricted basis. The applicable NAICS code is 541712, Research and Development (Physical, Engineering, Life Sciences), which has a corresponding size standard of 500 employees. The acquisition will be issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 15; the RFP will be issued on or about January 1, 2016 with proposals due on or about February 15, 2016. The Government anticipates the award date will be in April, 2016. The Government anticipates awarding one contract from this solicitation that will include one 12-month base period and four 12-month option periods. The RFP will be issued via electronic posting on the Federal Business Opportunity (FedBizOpps or FBO) web site www.fbo.gov. Hard copies of the RFP will not be issued. It is incumbent upon contractors to monitor FedBizOpps for the release of the RFP and all subsequent amendments. Prospective offerors who are interested in submitting a proposal for this acquisition are encouraged to register with the FedBizOpps Vendor Notification Service and to be on the Interested Vendors List for this acquisition (see applicable tab within FedBizOpps where this synopsis is posted). Offerors are encouraged to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov prior to submitting an offer. The Government will not award a contract to a prospective contractor who is not registered in SAM. Offerors must obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and provide it with the offer. For information concerning this acquisition, please forward inquiries via e-mail to Mr. Benjamin Wolk, Contract Specialist, at benjamin.wolk@noaa.gov.

Small Munition Carriage and Release - FA8656-15-D-0033

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published October 29, 2014  -  Deadline November 13, 2014
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This notice serves as a presolicitation notice / procurement synopsis. The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Rapid Acquisition Cell (RAC) Contracting Office, AFLCMC/PZJ, located at 205 West D Avenue, Building 350, Suite 420, Eglin Air Force Base, FL, 32542, intends to award one (1) sole source contract to Systima Technologies, Inc., 10809 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033-5024. The contract will be a five (5) year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling of $11.0 Million. The authority for going sole source is FAR 6.302-1 [10 U.S.C.(c)(1)], Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. Sources sought synopses were posted on FedBizOpps on 21 October 2013 and 19 August 2014 under FA8656-14-R-0054 and FA8656-15-D-0033 respectively. The specific contract requirements include, but are not limited to procuring and supporting munition and similar payload carriage and release components, integrating components on combat aircraft, and supporting operational employment. The types of components identified are: Common Launch Tubes (CLTs), Multi-Munition Common Launch Tubes (MMCLTs), winged mass simulants, mass simulants, large munition launcher containers (CNUs) and tool kits, small munition launcher containers (CNUs) and tool kits, pylons, munition storage racks, munition stray voltage checkers, ammo bags, load trainers, Javelin class rocket motor, Griffin B class launchers, Griffin B class vehicle mounts, SOPGM paratroop and cargo door stands and M-299 launcher adaptors. The anticipated contract award date is 28 February 2015. The specific components and support efforts will be specified in the individual Delivery and Task Orders. This notice of contract action is not a request for competitive proposals; however, all responses received within fifteen (15) days of the issuance of this notice will be considered by the Government. Interested responsible sources may identify their interest and submit a capability statement in response to this notice. In your response, indicate your business size (large, small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned) and specify whether the firm is U.S. or foreign-owned. The Government will not be responsible for any costs incurred preparing proposals in response to this notice. 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. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Any responses to this notice of contract action shall be submitted to Brian Chisholm at brian.chisholm.1@us.af.mil and Melissa Campbell at melissa.campbell@us.af.mil no later than 13 November 2014, 4:00 PM CST.

Procurement of Dynamic Positioning Systems for ships.

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published August 3, 2015
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Solicitation Number: AB-133M-15-RP-0137 NMAN7200-15-01251 Notice Type: Pre-Solicitation Notice Synopsis: The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Marine Operations Center Pacific (MOC-P) has a requirement for Dynamic Positioning Systems. BACKGROUND NOAA Ships BELL M SHIMADA and PISCES are currently outfitted with Integrated Vessel Control System Dynamic Positioning systems, which were installed when the vessels were launched. The BELL M SHIMADA was launched in 2003, while the PISCES was launched in 2005. Both of the vessels are powered by integrated diesel electric, 24-Pulse DC SCR Drive Systems. Each system includes two 1,150 (1,542 hp) propulsion motors on a common shaft, as well as two 1,360 kW and two 910 kW diesel generators for a total shaft horsepower of 3,017 hp. Each vessel also has one 4.3 meter diameter fixed pitch propeller and one 720 kW (966 HP) Elliott White Gill 360 degree Bow Thruster, model 40 T3S. Each ship has one Becker FKSR High Performance Flap Rudder. These propulsion systems have been unchanged since vessel delivery and their existing propulsion characteristics shall be used as inputs to the new DPS. The existing system provides four (4), local control locations and one remote station. The main control station also has a separate back up control station as required by ABS. The new system shall provide control from these same four locations including a backup at the main control station. The remote station is unnecessary and shall be removed upon installation of the new system. Each ship will have the new dynamic positioning system installed as a part of a winter dry dock or dockside package under a separate contract. The statement of work (copy attached) is for Equipment, OEM Installation Support Services and Training. The proposed contract is anticipated to be unrestricted. The NAICS code for this procurement is 334511 and the size standard is 750 employees. Any resulting contract will be awarded on a firm-fixed-price basis. Solicitation documents will be made available for download on or about August 20, 2015 at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties should use the FedBizOpps [Add to Watch List] and [Add Me to Interested Vendors] features which provide notification of when the solicitation becomes available for download and all additional information associated with this solicitation, thereafter. Interested parties are responsible for checking the FedBizOpps website to gain all current information related to the solicitation. The estimated response due date is September 18, 2014; however, the actual response date will be stated within the solicitation document. All questions regarding this procurement shall to be addressed to the Contract Specialist, Levis Knox at levis.d.knox@noaa.gov. All vendors doing business with the Government are required to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to the award of a contract. Vendors may register with SAM online at https://www.sam.gov. In order to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, offerors must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html. This procurement also requires bidders to complete and file veteran employment reports at http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets-100.html.
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