70--Measurement and Automation Applications for the Scientific Division
Department of State, Western Hemisphere Posts | Published November 12, 2014 - Deadline December 23, 2014
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is SMX90015Q0004 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-77. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334118 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-12-23 13:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Statement of Work.
The DOS Embassy/Mexico City INL - Department of State requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001: Equipment - Software and Hardware as specified in exhibit A, ANNEX A of RFQ., 1, EA;
LI 002: Professional Services - Installation and Configuration of equipment as specified in exhibit A of RFQ., 1, EA;
LI 003: Training as specified in exhibit A of RFQ., 1, EA;
LI 004: Warranty and Support - As specified in exhibit A of RFQ., 1, EA;
LI 005: Shipping of equipment included in line item# 1 to Mexico City as specified in exhibit A of RFQ., 1, EA;
Solicitation and Buy Attachments
***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***
In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov
All Bids must be valid for 90 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications.
New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer?s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request.
The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software.
All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination OCONUS (Outside CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award.
The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.
Buyers and Sellers agree to use FedBid.com as an independent Venue for buying and selling goods or services, respectively. It is understood that FedBid ranks all bids by price, regardless of the evaluation criteria used by the buyer. Buyers and Sellers understand that a Buyer always maintains all rights assigned under their contracting authority (best value to the government - see FAR 2.101) and/or applicable acquisition regulations, and may select the most advantageous bid for the governments purpose while considering offline factors such as delivery, past performance, socio-economic classifications, and source rotation.
Award may NOT be based solely on pricing factors alone. Consideration may be given to non-price related factors to include delivery, history, urgency of need, as well as price, among others.
Bidder shall specify PART #, MANUFACTURER, and extended specifications for all bids submitted. Failure to provide the specific brand/mfr, part#, and specs being quoted may result in a NON-COMPLIANT BID and REMOVAL from award consideration. Bid detail such as "equal", "exact match", etc is NOT sufficient.
To have a bid considered for award for Brand Name or Equal & Meet or Exceed buys, all vendors must provide manufacturer, part number & extended specifications of the exact model being proposed for all line items. NO EXCEPTIONS. Failure to proactively provide this information in a way which clearly aligns to each of the required specifications will result in a "Non Responsive" bid and removal from award consideration.
Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being offered to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es).
The Contractor shall provide/file all required shipping/export declarations documentation and relevant permits/licenses or any other documentation necessary for the introduction of the goods to Mexico. End user is based in Mexico DF. Please see attached RFQ for more details.
All questions related to the RFQ will be accepted until November 28th, 2014 by COB.