Narcotics, Chemicals and Explosives Materials and Drugs Detector Kits
Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs | Published April 29, 2016 - Deadline May 14, 2017
The Government intends to award a firm fixed price contract for ALL "Brand Name or Equal" specifications listed under this RFQ.
1.1 INFORMATION TO OFFERORS:
Offerors are reminded that information furnished under this Request for Quote (RFQ) may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Therefore, all items that are confidential to business or that contain trade secrets or proprietary or personnel information must be clearly marked. Marking of items will not necessarily preclude disclosure when Department of State (DoS) determines disclosure is warranted by FOIA. However, if such items are not marked, all information contained within the submitted documents will be deemed releasable.
1.2 QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE REQUEST FOR QUOTE:
Offerors are warned against contacting any INL personnel other than the Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist prior to award of the Contract resulting from this RFQ. If such a contact occurs and found to be prejudicial to competing vendors, the vendor making such a contact may be excluded from award consideration. Answers to inquiries/questions, if given, shall be provided in writing to all vendors being solicited.
No information concerning this RFQ shall be provided in response to telephone calls. All such requests must be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist by email. Written questions relating to this RFQ shall be accepted through 2:00 P.M., EST on MAY 04/2016. Any communications in reference to this RFQ shall cite the reference section title and page number, and directed to the following individual:
Name: Kyle Lee
Title: Contracting Specialist
1.3 NOTICE OF RFQ CLOSING DATE AND TIME:
All offers shall be submitted to the designated Government Representative via e-mail or through Government Point of Entry FBO NLT 12:00 P.M., EST on MAY 14, 2016.
Name: Kyle Lee
Title: Contracting Specialist
Name: Yenny Guillory
Title: Contracting Officer
This includes Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (as applicable and appropriate). PDF format shall be used only for scanned documents. The vendor shall submit pictures, datasheets and specifications contained in one document that shall include technical specifications NTE 20 pages all technical requirements, datasheets and pictures.
The electronic copy, upon file opening and display on the computer monitor, shall appear exactly as the printed hard copy quote submission with the same font size restriction. Offerors should use a Read and Delivered Receipt to ensure timely submission as well as to ensure that the USG received the quote.
1.4 CONTRACTOR RELATIONSHIPS:
The Department of State (DoS) encourages the use of subcontractors. In addition, the Department requires that any potential Organization Conflict of Interest must be identified in the proposal to ensure proper firewalls are established prior to award.
1.5 MULTIPLE PROPOSALS/ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS:
Offerors shall not submit, nor shall the Government accept or evaluate, multiple proposals offering alternative solutions. Offerors shall not submit, nor shall the Government accept or evaluate, multiple solutions within one proposal.
1.6 PERIOD OF ACCEPTANCE OF QUOTES:
Offerors shall agree, if the proposal is accepted within ninety (90) calendar days (unless a greater period is inserted by the contractor) from the date specified in the solicitation for receipt of proposals, to furnish any or all of the requirements upon which prices are proposed at the price set opposite each item, performed and/or delivered at the designated point(s) within the time specified.
1.7 TYPE OF CONTRACT:
This requirement will result in a single award of a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Delivery Order for the requirements identified in this RFQ. The FFP shall include all direct and indirect costs, profit, shipping/delivery charges (if any), and any and all insurances. The price will not be subject to adjustment after award.
1.8 BASIS FOR AWARD:
Award will be made based on the Lowest Priced-Technically Acceptable (LPTA) quote that is responsive to all of the requirements in the Request for Quote (RFQ).
1.9 ACQUISITION METHOD:
This solicitation was issued as a set aside for Total Small Businesses IAW FAR part 19. This solicitation was completed under FAR Part 12 Acquisition Commercial Items & FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Methods, under Subpart 13.5 - Test Program for Certain Commercial Items.
1.10 SUPPLIES AND PRICES
The Contractor shall provide to the U.S. Government the new products as described in the specifications for the stated firm fixed price. Further, the Contractor shall properly perform the pre-delivery inspection on the products and deliver them to the location set forth under Place of Delivery, of this contract. The firm fixed price shall include the products' pre-delivery inspection, certificates of origin, operator's manuals, warranty certificates and any other documentation mandated by the Government under NAICS 334519 Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing.
1.11 AWARD TYPE
The Government intends to award a single firm-fixed-price Purchase Order for the requirements identified in this RFQ. The price shall include all direct and indirect costs, overhead, export license, general and administrative expense, profit, shipping/delivery charges, export requirements, insurance, assembly, etc. The price will not be subject to adjustment after award.