USAMMDA Chemical Patient Protective Wrap (CPPW) Kits
Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published July 8, 2016 - Deadline August 8, 2016
COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION INSTRUCTIONS1. Issue Date: 8 July 2016 2. Close Date: 8 August 2016 1:00 PM EST3. Contracting Activity: U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) located at 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick, MD 217024. Requiring Activity: U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
5. Subject: Chemical Patient Protective Wraps (CPPW)
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; Quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is W81XWH-16-R-0030. The solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-78 are incorporated. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses https://acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/sitemap.html. The NAICS code is 424690, Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers. This is a Full and Open Competition requirement; all qualified vendors are encouraged to submit a quote.The US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) on behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) has a requirement for Chemical Protective Wrap (KITS) in accordance with (IAW) the Statement of Need (SON) and Minimum Essential Characteristics (MECs).
Point-of-Contract: The point-of-contact for this acquisition is Mrs. Shylonda Minter, Contract Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls will be accepted.
ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT0001 164 Chemical Patient Protective Wrap (KITS)FFPChemical Patient Protective Wrap (KITS) IAW Statment of Need (SON) and the Minimum Essential CharacteristicsFOB: DestinationPURCHASE REQUEST NUMBER: 0010818218
ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT0002 164 OPTION Chemical Patient Protective Wrap (KITS)FFPChemical Patient Protective Wrap (KITS) IAW Statment of Need (SON) and the Minimum Essential CharacteristicsFOB: Destination
ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT0003 164 OPTION Chemical Patient Protective Wrap (KITS)FFPChemical Patient Protective Wrap (KITS) IAW Statment of Need (SON) and the Minimum Essential CharacteristicsFOB: Destination
SON AND MECSSTATEMENT OF NEED (SON)CHEMICAL PATIENT PROTECTIVE WRAP (CPPW)
The Medical Support Systems, Project Management Office (PMO-MSS) of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA) has a requirement to obtain a commercially available CPPW. This Statement of Need shall facilitate purchase of the CPPW to replenish stock. The proposed contract shall be Firm Fixed Price consisting of one base CLIN and two separate option quantity CLINs for the base year.
The CPPW is used to protect patients who are incapable of donning individual chemical protective over garments. The CPPW will enable patients to be transported and treated safely during evacuation through chemically contaminated areas. It is used in forward areas on the battlefield such as Battalion Aid Stations and Medical Companies. The CPPW is also used with patients at Combat Support Hospitals.
3. Period and Place of Delivery Requirements
3.1. The proposed Delivery Date for the initial purchase of the Chemical Wraps is estimated at no later than 60 days after award. Earlier delivery is desired.
The Period of Performance for the Option Quantity CLINS is estimated at 06 July 2016 - 05 December 2016.
3.2. Place of delivery. The primary delivery location will be at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Stock Maintenance Division, c/o U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), BLDG. 1160, 6149 Wardleigh Road Bay 2, Hill Air Force Base, UT 84056-5948.
4. Minimum Essential Characteristics.
4.1. Protective Characteristics.
4.1.1 The CPPW shall be capable of providing respiration and percutaneous protection for unmasked, uncontaminated patients for a minimum of six hours after initial exposure to known potential chemical warfare agents that could be employed in vapor, aerosol, liquid, or thickened liquid form. The CPPW fabric, at minimum, must demonstrate resistance to permeation (liquid challenge) for two chemical agents: Soman (GD) and Sulfur Mustard (HD). Vendors must provide test reports or evidence of swatch testing of materials used in the fabrication of their candidate product. Aerosol Vapor Liquid Assessment Group (AVLAG) TOP 8-2-501 references standards for swatch testing of material. The test report must be provided from an independent lab or testing activity.
4.1.2 The upper surface of the CPPW will be water repellent so that the protective characteristics will not be degraded by exposure to moisture such as mist, rain, snow or saltwater spray. The bottom surface/material of the CPPW will be totally impervious to moisture, including liquid chemical agents.
4.1.3 The protective characteristics of the CPPW shall not be degraded when body excreta such as blood, urine and feces are brought into contact with the interior surfaces of the wrap.
4.2. Physical Characteristics.
4.2.1 The CPPW shall be a disposable, expendable item of medical supply and weigh no more than nine pounds in its packaged configuration, excluding the blower system, such as the Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). The current PAPR system used for this purpose is the C420 Blower and C2A1 Filter Canisters. Rechargeable batteries are required for use with the PAPR.
4.2.2 The CPPW shall be designed and manufactured in one size. It shall be large enough to completely encapsulate military personnel ranging from the 5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male, in accordance with MIL-STD-1472, and bear their weight without ripping or opening during movement. It shall have adequate space at the head to permit the use of a medical non-breathing mask, endotracheal intubation tubes, supraglottic devices, and cricothyroidotomy tubes.
4.2.3 The CPPW shall accommodate patients wearing current Army issue tourniquets, splints, backboard, and junctional hemorrhage control devices.
4.2.4 The CPPW shall be manufactured of materials which will not cause safety or health hazards to patients or using personnel. Vendors must provide safety or health hazard assessments (such as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)) to indicate their product's assessment in this area.
4.2.5 Design will be such that air and carbon dioxide will be exchanged through the CPPW. Carbon Dioxide buildup shall be less than 3% (by volume) over a 6 hour test period in other than hot climatic regions as defined in Army Regulation (AR) 70-38. The oxygen level shall not fall below 18% (by volume) over the 6 hour test period in other than hot climatic regions as defined in AR 70-38. The hot climatic region is characterized by two daily weather cycles, one representing the highest temperatures likely to be found anywhere in the world and the other representing extremely high dew points. In hot climatic regions the time limit used will be determined during development, using healthy subjects.
4.2.6 A transparent window shall be located at the head-end of the CPPW to allow full head visibility of any size patient (5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male).
4.2.7 The fastening devices of the CPPW shall permit medical personnel easy and quick access to patients.
4.2.8 The CPPW must have an easily accessible, transparent pocket on its upper side. The pocket shall be able to hold a Patient Evacuation Tag (such as a Department of Defense (DD) Form 1380).
4.2.9 The CPPW shall be designed or marked in such a manner to prevent inadvertent reversing of top/bottom and ensure proper use.
4.2.10 The CPPW shall permit a patient to extricate him/herself without extreme effort within a time limit of 1 minute. It is recognized that in some situations the patient's injuries or sedation might make this impossible.
4.2.11 The CPPW shall allow for passage of intravenous/intraosseous infusion devices and respiratory tubing. Passageways should not exceed .59 inches in diameter. Two such passageways are required.
4.2.12 The CPPW shall have some type of carrying handles. The handles must be capable of holding military personnel ranging from the 5th percentile female to the 95th percentile male in accordance with MIL-STD-1472.
4.3. Packaging and Storage Characteristics.
4.3.1 Internal packaging shall be hermetically seam-sealed using available seam-sealed technologies for chemical protective items.
4.3.2 External packaging must be impervious to rain, dust and saltwater and shall permit rapid access to and employment of the wrap by medical personnel. Packaging materials must be impervious to all known threat agents for a period of time which is sufficient to permit decontamination by weathering.
4.3.3 The CPPW will be designed for storage in climatic design types hot and basic in accordance with Army Regulation 70-38 with no degradation of performance for a minimum period of 10 (ten) years.
4.3.4 Packaging dimensions shall not exceed 19.5 in long x 18 in wide x 6.5 in thick.
4.3.5 The blower system shall be able to pass limited rotary-wing Airworthiness Certification.
4.3.6 The government shall procure the CPPW as a kit comprised of 12 individual wraps. The kit shall include all the items (wraps, filters, blowers, batteries, etc.) necessary for each individual patient to have a complete CPPW system. The forecasted total procurement quantity is 492 CPPW Kits, which equates to 5,904 individual wraps.
5. Additional Requirements.
5.1 All items required to use in the kit in a deployed military environment shall be identified by part number, weight and cube to enable the establishment of National Stock Numbers (NSN).
5.2 Vendors shall include the following items with proposal:
5.2.1 Equipment Support Kit Lists.
5.2.2 Equipment Repairable Items List.
5.2.3 Equipment Commercial Service Manual.
5.2.4 Equipment Commercial Operation/Instruction Manual.
5.2.5 Equipment Consumable/Durable Support Items List.
5.2.6 Detailed Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for all materials used in manufacturer and/or production of the CPPW.5.2.7 Certified report of swatch testing of materiel.
5.3 Any modifications to the Chemical Patient Protective Wraps during the Performacne of this contract that will affect future wrap deliveries, Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer Representative (COR), Contracting Officer (KO), and Contract Specialist (CS) within 30 calander days of the modification completion. (Deliverable 1)
The contractor shall provide electronic copies of the deliverables as described in the below table and in accordance with submission requirements. Deliverables shall be specified by the Government.
Item Reference Title Distribution Submission Requirements1 SON Section 5.3 Notification of modificatoin to CCPW. COR, KO, and CS Notification required within 30 calendar days of modification completion.
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1. TECHNICAL QUESTIONS AND PRE-PROPOSAL DISCUSSION
Questions concerning the solicitation are due no later than 22 July 2016 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time. Questions shall be submitted to email@example.com. An amendment to the solicitation will be posted in order to address the questions received; however, no questions will be addressed after the cutoff date and time listed above. Please note that only one (1) set of question will be accepted by the Government
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3. PROPOSAL EVALUATIONTo aid in evaluation, proposals shall be practical, specific complete, and logically assembled. The proposal shall be in a clear, concise format satisfying all requirements of this solicitation. It shall be in sufficient detail to demonstrate a complete understanding of the work to be accomplished.
4. TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS:Contractors shall provide sufficient written technical documentation to allow for a thorough evaluation of their quote. Additionally, all sections of the Offeror's Technical Quote shall make direct reference to the Statement of Need (SON) and Minimum Essential Characteristics (MECs). The Quote shall be presented in a clear and logical order. Statements such as "will comply", "meets the intent of", or "we intend to meet the requirements" and the like, will not suffice for evaluation purposes.
The Offeror shall demonstrate that it has a clear understanding of the requirements outlined in the SON and MECs and the ability to meet the requirements in order to be considered for award.
Technical quotes shall include sufficiently detailed information to enable evaluation based on the two (2) factors listed below:
1. Technical Acceptability -The Offerors proposal shall contain sufficient document that demonstrates they have a clear understanding of the requirements outlined in the SON, MECs and the Solicitation. The Offeror must also provide sufficient documentation to clearly demonstrate that their "Or Equal" product meets the current desired Brand specifications. It is the Offerors responsibility to provide this information to the Government.
In addition to demonstrating a full understanding of the requirements outlined in the SON and MECs, the Offeror's proposal should include all required documentation detailed in the list below. The Offeror may indicate if this information is included in the required documents listed as bullets "b" through "h" of this section (in which case, a separate list need not be provided).The Offeror may also indicate if any of the following are not applicable to the proposed system.
Failure to provide the following documents may result in a technically unacceptable proposal rating.
• Equipment Support Kit Lists. • Equipment Repairable Items List. • Equipment Commercial Service Manual. • Equipment Commercial Operation/Instruction Manual. • Equipment Consumable/Durable Support Items List. • Detailed Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for all materials used in manufacturer and/or production of the CPPW.• Certified report of swatch testing of materiel.
2. Past Performance -The contractor shall describe its past performance for up to five (5) but no less than three (3) contracts it has held within the last three (3) years that are for the same or similar supplies to that which is detailed in this solicitation, or affirmatively state the contractor possesses no relevant past performance directly related to or similar to this requirement. Contractors who submit past performance references for similar contracts shall provide a detailed explanation demonstrating the relevance of the contracts to the requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to contact any reference. The contractor shall provide the following information for the points of contact to whom they will provide the Past Performance Questionnaires (Attachment 2) for direct submittal to the Government.
• Name of the Organization that will be providing the reference (Exhibit A)• Name of the individual Point of Contact (POC)• Current POC Telephone number• Current POC email address• Contract Number• Period of Performance• Brief statement explaining the scope of work to include the contract value (in terms of dollars).
The Offer shall provide past performance questionnaires (Exhibit A) to past performance references/points of contact for contracts of similar nature (size, scope and complexity) to be completed and returned directly to the POC for this requirement. A contract of similar nature is a contract of comparable risk - functions, responsibilities, and control exercised by the Contractor which is essentially the same as required under this solicitation.
3. SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING PLAN (SBSP)The SBSP shall be a separate document from the Small Business Participation Plan (which is part of the Phase Two Technical Proposal). All Offerors, except U.S. Small Businesses, shall submit a SBSP that addresses all factors in FAR 52.219-9 (Dev) FAR 52.219-9 Alt II (Dev) and DFARS 252.219-7003 (Dev). The SBSP will be used to determine contractor responsibility. In addition to the SBSP, Offerors shall certify compliance with FAR Clause 52.209-6 and provide sufficient information for the Government to determine responsibility of its proposed subcontractors. NOTE: U.S. Small Businesses are NOT required to submit a SBSP.
The Small Business Subcontracting Plan is not a requirement for evaluation in source selection, but rather, a requirement for award to a large business and will be incorporated into any resultant Contract.
The goals for this procurement are:
• Small Business (SB): 23.0% • Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB): 10.0%• Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB): 5.50%• Historically Underutilized Small Business (HUBZone): 1.0% • Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB): 3.0%• Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business: 3.0%
Note that all percentage goals listed above are reflect the percentage of subcontracted dollars.
The Offeror shall submit a SBSP that addresses the following mandatory elements as found in FAR 52.219-9 (Dev): • Goals (% based on total planned subcontracting dollars for each Small Business category)• Total dollars to be subcontracted (overall and by category)• Description of principal types of supplies/services to be subcontracted (total and by category)• Description of method used to develop subcontract goals• Description of method used to identify potential Small Business sources• Indirect costs (included/excluded) and methodology used to determine proportionate share of indirect costs for each category (if included)• Name of individual administering subcontracting program, description of duties, and location within organizational hierarchy• Description of efforts to ensure Small Business has an equitable opportunity to compete for subcontracts• Assurances that the offer will:o Cooperate in studies/surveyso Submit reports, as requiredo Submit ISR (SF294)/SSR (as required)• Record Keeping: description/procedures/process• "Flow down" clauses and reporting requirementso 52.219-8 (Utilization of SB Concerns)o 52.219-9 (Dev) (Subcontracting Plan Deviation)o ISR (SF294)/ SSR (as required)
Note: Subcontracting goals are calculated as a percentage of subcontracted dollars.
5. PRICE QUOTE INSTRUCTIONS:Contractor shall specify the Total Price for each CLIN in the solicitation. Contractors shall be evaluated to ensure fairness, reasonableness and completeness. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed contract. Adequate competition is anticipated for this acquisition. Contractors shall submit firm-fixed pricing for all the above requirements. Include commercial price lists and if applicable, any Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) numbers and pricing. Include any applicable discounts to the Government. Quote shall be valid for at least 90 days.
The contractor's initial quote shall contain the contractor's best terms from a cost and technical standpoint. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and award an order without discussions, but reserves the right to discussions if later deemed by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government reserves the right to make no award as a result of this solicitation.
6. ORGANIZATION CONFLICT OF INTEREST (OCI) MITIGATION PLANThe Offeror shall provide an OCI Mitigation Plan (if applicable) as part of its proposal. Offerors are directed to review FAR 9.5, Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest (OCIs). Please be advised that the Government may not make an award that would result in a prohibited OCI. Therefore, Offerors shall identify in their proposals any and all potential OCI that might result from performing any aspects of the requirement as detailed in the SON and MECs, and include proposed means of preventing, avoiding or mitigating each OCI identified. If no current or potential OCI is identified, then the Offeror shall provide a statement within the proposal indicating that OCI does not exist for this effort.
7. ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONSSystem for Award Management (SAM). Offerors must be registered in the SAM database to be considered for award. Registration is free and can be completed on-line at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/; provide DUNS number; Cage Code and Tax Identification Number (TIN #).
Offerors are reminded to include a completed copy of 52.212-3 ALT I with RFQ response. All clauses shall be incorporated by reference in the order.
Offerors shall complete DFARS 252.209-7992, Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Under Any Federal Law-Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations (Deviation 2015-OO0005) (December 2014).
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(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. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
1) Technical Acceptability2) Past Performance3) Price
(b) Basis for Award & Evaluation
This will be a Lowest Priced/Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procurement. The Government intends to evaluate quotations and award a contract without discussions with Offerors. The Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if the Contracting Officer later determines them to be necessary. The LPTA process is selected as appropriate for this acquisition because the best value is expected to result from selection of the technically acceptable quotation with the lowest evaluated price. An overall technical rating must be at least "ACCEPTABLE" in order to be eligible for award. An "UNACCEPTABLE" rating, results in the technical quotation being rated "UNACCEPTABLE" unless corrected through discussions. An overall technical rating of "UNACCEPTABLE" makes a quotation ineligible for award. The Government reserves the right to make no award as a result of this solicitation.
This requirement is going out as Brand Name Or Equal. An offeror is expected to submit sufficient information in response to the RFQ to allow for the evaluation of his/her quotation. It is the Offerors responsibility to provide information to prove that their item is "Or Equal" to the required Brand.
Each of the evaluation factors will be rated as follows:
Factor 1 - Technical Acceptability: The Government will evaluate the offeror's capabilities to provide the brand name or Equal as required per Attachment 1. The supplies recommended by the contractor will be evaluated in how they satisfy all of the Government's requirements as outlined in the Statement of Non-Availability (SON) and Minimum Essential Characteristics (MECs).
The Offeror's proposal shall include all required documentation detailed in the list below. The following documents shall be submitted as part of the Technical Acceptability factor. Failure to provide the following documents may result in a Technically Unacceptable proposal rating.
• Equipment Support Kit Lists. • Equipment Repairable Items List. • Equipment Commercial Service Manual. • Equipment Commercial Operation/Instruction Manual. • Equipment Consumable/Durable Support Items List. • Detailed Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for all materials used in manufacturer and/or production of the CPPW.• Certified report of swatch testing of materiel.
Table A-1. Technical Acceptable/Unacceptable RatingsRating DescriptionAcceptable Proposal clearly meets the requirements of the RFQ.Unacceptable Proposal does not clearly meet the requirements of the RFQ.
Factor 2 - Past Performance: Offeror's past performance references' questionaires, submitted directly from their references, will be reviewed and considered in assigning a rating. Offerors are reminded that while the Government may elect to consider data obtained from other sources, the burden of demonstrating relevancy, recency, and quality of the past performance rests with the Offeror. Other sources available to the Government include, but are not limited to, the Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS).
In the case of an Offeror without a record of recent/relevant past performance or for whom information on past performance is not available or so sparse that no meaningful past performance rating can be reasonably assigned, the Offeror may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance in accordance with FAR 15.305(a)(2)(iv). Therefore, the Offeror shall be determined to have unknown past performance. In the context of Acceptability/Unacceptability, "Unknown" shall be considered "Acceptable."
Past Performance Evaluation RatingsRating DescriptionAcceptable Based on the Offeror's performance record, the Government has a reasonable expectation that the Offeror will successfully perform the required effort, or the Offeror's performance record is unknown.Unacceptable Based on the Offeror's performance record, the Government has no reasonable expectation that the Offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort.
Factor 3 - Price: (all CLINs shall be priced per Attachment 1)
Offerors' price proposals will be evaluated to determine whether the price is complete, fair and reasonable. The Government's determination that the proposed price is fair and reasonable will be based on price evaluation and analysis using the techniques in FAR 15.305(1), which provides that comparison of the proposed prices will usually satisfy the requirement for price analysis.
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
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52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 2015)
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) Web site 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 means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c).
Manufactured end product means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except--(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) PSC 9610, Ores;(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) PSC 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.