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CHEMICAL ANALYSIS SERVICES FOR CFSAN

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published May 31, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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Z--Automate Boiler Plant Chemical Feed

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published October 29, 2015  -  Deadline December 16, 2015
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THIS IS A PRESOLICIATION NOTICE - A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WILL BE POSTED ON OR ABOUT NOVEMBER 16, 2015 Automate Boiler Plant Chemical Feed, Cheyenne, Wyoming VA259-16-R-0031 The Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Cheyenne, Wyoming has a requirement to automate the boiler plant chemical feed. Contractor shall purchase and install an Automated Chemical Treatment System for the boiler feed water. This equipment shall both monitor and control the chemical feeds to the boiler feed water as well as monitor and control the dissolved solids (by opening blowdown valves provided and installed by the contractor). The boiler plant currently has three (3) Cleaver-Brooks Boilers and one de-aerator. Two (2) of the boilers are 250 Hp and one is 100 Hp. All work will be accomplished on the Cheyenne VA Medical Center campus as indicated in the specifications, drawings and statement of work under project number 442-16-04S. The NAICS code for this procurement is 238220 with a small business size standard of $15M. The magnitude of this project is between $100,000 and $250,000. This project will be 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, as stated below. The POC for this project will be Jason Thomas, Contracting Officer. He can be contacted at 303-372-7088 or email at jason.thomas@va.gov. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs CVE prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "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 (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (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). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

Nitrogen & Sulfur Analyzer Repair for Chemical Lab

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 3, 2016  -  Deadline March 6, 2016
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  All quotes/responses shall be submitted via email to christina.e.simpson@navy.mil no later than 06 March 2016 at 12:00 AM (EST)   Solicitation N00421-16-T-0185 is issued as intent to sole source.  The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with PAC Corporation, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 13.106-1(b).  PAC Corporation is the only manufacturer of parts for use in the sulfur/nitrogen analyzer.  Pac Corporation is also the only known source of the software used in the instrument for processing the analyzed data as the software must be compatible with the instrument it operates.  The government will not be able to meet the project requirements if a competitive procurement is made.       ***Basis for Award***   Solicitation closing date/time is firm; proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.  Selected bidder's judgment to submit proposal on the final day of solicitation and requesting for an extension will not be granted.  Extension is solely within the discretion of the government agent.  Interested bidders must address their questions, concern, etc... while solicitation is ongoing (active).  Your quote must contain enough technical information i.e. data sheet, drawing, specification, etc... as it will only be evaluated based on the information provided.  Additional documents, questions, concerns, modifications, or any other information in relation to your quote will not be entertained or accepted when posting was already concluded.  The award will be made on the basis of lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factor.  This is a firm fixed-price procurement; therefore, the initial offer should represent the vendor's best quote in terms of price and technical acceptability.  A determination by the Government not to accept the proposal for not meeting the minimum requirement is solely within the discretion of the Government.    ONLY New Equipment, NO Remanufactured, and all items must be covered under the manufacturer's warranty.  Similar or Substitute products will not be accepted. Interested parties must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract.  This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm.   Government Point of Contact:  Christina Simpson Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX) 2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441 Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127 Email: christina.e.simpson@navy.mil (preferred method)

Fabrication of CMC Preforms and Mini Composites Requester

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published September 7, 2016  -  Deadline September 14, 2016
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GRC placed sole-source Purchase Order NNC15MF87P with University of Connecticut in September, 2015, and the work was recently completed. As a result of that work, the vendor demonstrated the Chemical Vapor Infiltration capability that NASA needs for fabrication of Ceramic Matrix Composites. It is therefore in the best interest of the Government to again conduct this procurement on a sole-source basis with the University of Connecticut, which will allow NASA GRC to use the processing capability they have to conduct research that will advance the capabilities of these high temperature aircraft engine materials. Fabrication of CMC Preforms and Mini-Composites by Chemical Vapor Infiltration Statement of Work Use CVI reactor to conduct the following tasks:1. Fabricate thirty six (36) "mini-composites" of 6-inch length by Chemical Vapor Infiltration of Super Sylramic-iBN fiber tows to be provided by NASA. 2. Fabricate thirty six (36) "mini-composites" of 6-inch length by Chemical Vapor Infiltration of Hi-Nicalon-S fiber tows to be provided by NASA. 3. Fabricate five (5) SiC/SiC composite preforms (each of approximate dimension 6x6 inches) by infiltrating 2-D Sylramic-iBN fiber cloth with BN and SiC by Chemical Vapor Infiltration. Assumptions:• NASA will provide:- Super Sylramic-iBN fiber tows for Task 1 - Hi-Nicalon-S fiber tows for Task 2 - Sylramic-iBN fiber cloth for Task 3• For all tasks, the CVI process will include an initial 0.5-µm BN fiber coating, followed by SiC infiltration of the BN-coated tow or cloth• The objective for mini-composite infiltration (Tasks 1 and 2) is less than 10% porosity • The objective for composite preform infiltration (Task 3) is 30% open porosity (volume %)

Analytical Studio Software

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 11, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 and supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This synopsis is to notify contractors that the government intends to issue a Purchase Order on a brand name or equal basis in accordance with FAR Part 13 for the following, under simplified acquisition procedures. The Request for Quotation number is FDA-SOL-15-1151378. Provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 are incorporated into this request. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The provisions and clauses may be accessed in full text at www.acquisition.gov/far. The NAICS code is 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services. All qualified business interests are encouraged to submit a quotation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requests quotation responses from qualified sources capable of providing the resources mentioned above (brand name or equal to product) within the time frame specified. Statement of Need: Background and Purpose: The Office of Regulatory Science of CFSAN requires data analysis software, Analytical Studio (brand name or equal to), for use in research, development and analysis related to CFSAN's food safety mission. The software will be used to initially process Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) data files from the major manufacturers in an automated fashion. The software will search the data files for target contaminants and provide feedback of their presence. In addition, the software will also search for any other potential contaminant and provide a list of potential identities. This is important for allowing FDA scientists to process their analytical data more efficiently and quickly. Because LC/MS plays a major and vital role in the identification of chemical contaminants in foods and in the identification of compounds that can migrate into food from food packaging, automated data analysis strategies will allow for increased analytical throughput by reducing the burden of data processing. Since the inception of LC/MS, it has been a powerful analytical tool at CFSAN and FDA. The ever-increasing uses of the technique and the advances made have resulted in more instruments purchased to meet FDA's mission. With increasing imports and analytical demands on FDA scientists, software solutions to improve analyst efficiency are required. The solution is to use software to automatically process LC/MS data in order to allow scientists to focus on confirmation, thus reducing the time required to manually process a large number of samples. The current version of the software is capable of processing LC/MS data for a list of user-defined target compounds. The modified version of the software can be used to examine the data for chemicals that may exist outside of the target list and, given the proper instrumentation, assist in the identification of this contaminant in conjunction with both internal and external databases. This approach will be used whenever possible to support the identification of contaminants and to identify chemical constituents of complex mixtures, and it will play an important role in the identification of economic adulterants in the near future

Analytical Studio Software

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published September 15, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 and supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This synopsis is to notify contractors that the government intends to issue a Purchase Order on a brand name or equal basis in accordance with FAR Part 13 for the following, under simplified acquisition procedures. The Request for Quotation number is FDA-SOL-15-1151378. Provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 are incorporated into this request. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The provisions and clauses may be accessed in full text at www.acquisition.gov/far. The NAICS code is 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services. All qualified business interests are encouraged to submit a quotation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requests quotation responses from qualified sources capable of providing the resources mentioned above (brand name or equal to product) within the time frame specified. Statement of Need: Background and Purpose: The Office of Regulatory Science of CFSAN requires data analysis software, Analytical Studio (brand name or equal to), for use in research, development and analysis related to CFSAN's food safety mission. The software will be used to initially process Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS) data files from the major manufacturers in an automated fashion. The software will search the data files for target contaminants and provide feedback of their presence. In addition, the software will also search for any other potential contaminant and provide a list of potential identities. This is important for allowing FDA scientists to process their analytical data more efficiently and quickly. Because LC/MS plays a major and vital role in the identification of chemical contaminants in foods and in the identification of compounds that can migrate into food from food packaging, automated data analysis strategies will allow for increased analytical throughput by reducing the burden of data processing. Since the inception of LC/MS, it has been a powerful analytical tool at CFSAN and FDA. The ever-increasing uses of the technique and the advances made have resulted in more instruments purchased to meet FDA's mission. With increasing imports and analytical demands on FDA scientists, software solutions to improve analyst efficiency are required. The solution is to use software to automatically process LC/MS data in order to allow scientists to focus on confirmation, thus reducing the time required to manually process a large number of samples. The current version of the software is capable of processing LC/MS data for a list of user-defined target compounds. The modified version of the software can be used to examine the data for chemicals that may exist outside of the target list and, given the proper instrumentation, assist in the identification of this contaminant in conjunction with both internal and external databases. This approach will be used whenever possible to support the identification of contaminants and to identify chemical constituents of complex mixtures, and it will play an important role in the identification of economic adulterants in the near future

Z--B2177 PROVIDE COOLING TO HAZMAT STORAGE AREA

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published May 9, 2016
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B2177 Warehouse area of the facility requires climate control to prevent spoilage of chemical products due to excessive heat during the summer months. Install Split System cooling unit for the warehouse area. Internally mount at high level, two air handling units (AHUs) with associate condenser unit (5 ton minimum) located externally at ground level on new concrete pad. Provide thermostat and controls for occupant access inside the warehouse.

Z--B2177 Provide Cooling to HAZMAT Storage Area

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline March 3, 2016
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Warehouse area of the facility requires climate control to prevent spoilage of chemical products due to excessive heat during the summer months. Install Split System cooling unit for the warehouse area. Internally mount at high level, two air handling units (AHUs) with associate condenser unit (5 ton minimum) located externally at ground level on new concrete pad. Provide thermostat and controls for occupant access inside the warehouse.

Aerial Duplication Film

National Archives and Records Administration, NAA | Published July 8, 2015  -  Deadline July 15, 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, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NAMA-15-Q-0068 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective July 2, 2015. This is a full and open RFQ under NAICS 325992, Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing. CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBER(S): See Attachment 1, Schedule of Prices. REQUIREMENT: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Archival Operations (RD-DC) has a requirement to purchase Agfa Avitone PD 1 p-OS Orthochromatic Continuous Tone Direct Positive (Item #ECXFO) or equal Aerial Duplication Film. This is a brand name or EQUAL requirement. See Attachment 2, Salient Characteristics. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance will consist of a base year and two (2) option years. DELIVERY: F.O.B. Destination pricing is requested for each Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). See Attachment 1, Schedule of Prices. Packaging must be in a manner that prevents damage to the product during shipment. Delivery shall be completed between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, within 90 days of award including each option year, unless mutually agreed upon in writing by the Contractor and the NARA Point of Contact (POC), with the Contracting Officer’s concurrence. Delivery shall be made to the following location: National Archives and Records Administration, Archives-II, 3301 Metzerott Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Mark for information is provided in Attachment 3, Additional NARA Terms and Conditions (Addenda to FAR clause 52.212-4). The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses are incorporated and are to remain in full force in any resultant purchase order, with the exception of FAR provisions which will be removed prior to award: FAR 52.212-1. Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014). Addenda: Delete paragraph (h), Multiple Awards. - see below for additional quotation submission instructions. EVALUATION (In lieu of FAR 52.212-2): Evaluation and award will be in accordance with Simplified Acquisition Procedures at FAR Subpart 13.106, Soliciting Competition, Evaluation of Quotations or Offers, Award and Documentation authorized by FAR Subpart 13.51 Test Program for Certain Commercial Items as prescribed by FAR Subpart 12.301(c)(2). Selection of the Contractor to perform this purchase order will be based on NARA’s assessment of the best overall value to the Government. Accordingly, best value for this procurement will be obtained through a lowest price technically acceptable evaluation. In order to be determined technically acceptable, all quotation submission requirements must be met. If providing other than brand name item, contractors MUST explicitly indicate this in its quote and MUST submit itemized technical specifications—that address the enumerated requirements of the Salient Characteristics—to facilitate a comprehensive Government evaluation. Exceptions taken to any terms and conditions stated in the RFQ must be clearly outlined on a separate page of the Contractor’s quotation entitled “Exceptions”. The Contractor must also include complete rationale, justification, and the cost impact of each exception noted. The Government reserves the right to make an award on the initial quotation without discussions of this procurement. For evaluation purposes, the Total Purchase Order Ceiling Price will be used to determine the lowest price. The Total Ceiling Price for each not-to-exceed CLIN will be determined by multiplying the Maximum Quantity by the Firm-Fixed Unit Price. The evaluated Total Purchase Order Ceiling Price will be determined by summing the Total Ceiling Price of all performance years (base year and all option years). Contractors must provide pricing for each CLIN. Failure to submit any of the required information and documentation with the quotation may result in rejection of the quotation. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2015) - The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (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. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) – see Attachment 3, Additional NARA Terms and Conditions (Addenda to FAR clause 52.212-4). FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (May 2015) - see Attachment 4, FAR Clauses for the full text of this clause and for additional applicable FAR clauses. Full text provisions and clauses can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov. QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing to Ms. Tyrice Buie at tyrice.buie@nara.gov no later than 12:00 PM ET on July 10, 2015 to be considered. Questions submitted in any other manner will not be answered. The Government will answer questions or requests for clarification via a written RFQ amendment. QUOTATION DUE DATE: Quotations should be received by 12:00 PM ET on July 15, 2015. Failure to submit quotations by the due date and time may result in rejection of the quotation as untimely. Contractors submitting via e-mail are cautioned to allow one extra business day for delivery and confirm receipt of quotation as the e-mail will need to pass through IT security. QUOTATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: NARA requests that contractors email one (1) copy of the quotation (Volume I) to: tyrice.buie@nara.gov. However, contractors may mail one (1) hardcopy and one (1) CD of each quotation. Mailed quotations must be sent to: National Archives and Records Administration, Attention: Ms. Tyrice Buie, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3340, College Park, MD 20740-6001. [1]. NARA issued a class deviation to the sunset provision under FAR Subpart 13.500(d) as authorized by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC).

Aerial Duplication Film

National Archives and Records Administration, NAA | Published May 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 4, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format at FAR Subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NAMA-15-Q-0042 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 effective May 7, 2015. This is a full and open RFQ under NAICS 325992, Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing. CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBER(S): See Attachment 1, Schedule of Prices. REQUIREMENT: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Archival Operations (RD-DC) has a requirement to purchase Agfa Avitone PD I p-OS Orthochromatic Continuous Tone Direct Positive (Item #ECXFO) Aerial Duplication Film. This is a brand name or EQUAL requirement and firm-fixed price quotations are requested. See Attachment 2, Salient Characteristics. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance will consist of a base year and two (2) option years. DELIVERY: F.O.B. Destination pricing is requested for each Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). See Attachment 1, Schedule of Prices. Packaging must be in a manner that prevents damage to the product during shipment. Delivery shall be completed between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday thru Friday, within 30 days of award including each option year, unless mutually agreed upon in writing by the Contractor and the NARA Point of Contact (POC), with the Contracting Officer’s concurrence. Delivery shall be made to the following location: National Archives and Records Administration, Archives-II, 3301 Metzerott Road, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001. Mark for information is provided in Attachment 3, Additional NARA Terms and Conditions (Addenda to FAR clause 52.212-4). The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses are incorporated and are to remain in full force in any resultant purchase order, with the exception of FAR provisions which will be removed prior to award: FAR 52.212-1. Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014). Addenda: Delete paragraph (h), Multiple Awards. - see below for additional quotation submission instructions. EVALUATION (In lieu of FAR 52.212-2): Evaluation and award will be in accordance with Simplified Acquisition Procedures at FAR Subpart 13.106, Soliciting Competition, Evaluation of Quotations or Offers, Award and Documentation authorized by FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items as prescribed at FAR Subpart 12.301(c)(2). Selection of the Contractor to perform this purchase order will be based on NARA’s assessment of the best overall value to the Government. Accordingly, best value for this procurement will be obtained through a lowest price technically acceptable evaluation. In order to be determined technically acceptable, all quotation submission requirements must be met. If providing other than brand name item, contractors MUST explicitly indicate this in its quote and MUST submit itemized technical specifications—that address the enumerated requirements of the Salient Characteristics—for each quoted item, to facilitate a comprehensive Government evaluation. Exceptions taken to any terms and conditions stated in the RFQ must be clearly outlined on a separate page of the Contractor’s quotation entitled “Exceptions”. The Contractor must also include complete rationale, justification, and the cost impact of each exception noted. The Government reserves the right to make an award on the initial quotation without discussions of this procurement. For evaluation purposes, the firm-fixed-price for each CLIN will be determined by multiplying the Quantity by the Firm-Fixed Unit Price. The Total Firm-Fixed Purchase Order Price will be determined by summing the Total Firm-Fixed-Price of all performance years (base year and all option years). Contractors must provide pricing for each CLIN. Failure to submit any of the required information and documentation with the quotation may result in rejection of the quotation. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2015) - The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (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. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) – see Attachment 3, Additional NARA Terms and Conditions (Addenda to FAR clause 52.212-4). FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (May 2015) - see Attachment 4, FAR Clauses for the full text of this clause and for additional applicable FAR clauses. Full text provisions and clauses can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov. QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing to Ms. Tyrice Buie at tyrice.buie@nara.gov no later than 12:00 PM ET on May 29, 2015 to be considered. Questions submitted in any other manner will not be answered. The Government will answer questions or requests for clarification via a written RFQ amendment. RFQ CLOSE DATE: Quotations should be received by 12:00 PM ET on June 4, 2015. Failure to submit quotations by the due date may result in rejection of the quotation as untimely. Contractors submitting via e-mail are cautioned to allow one extra business day for delivery and confirm receipt of quotation as the e-mail will need to pass through IT security. QUOTATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: NARA requests that contractors email one (1) copy of the quotation (Volume I) to: tyrice.buie@nara.gov. However, contractors may mail one (1) hardcopy and one (1) CD of each quotation. Mailed quotations must be sent to: National Archives and Records Administration, Attention: Ms. Tyrice Buie, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3340, College Park, MD 20740-6001. . NARA issued a class deviation to the sunset provision under FAR Subpart 13.500(d) as authorized by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council (CAAC).

HIGH TEMPERATURE CVI-SMI SiC/SiC CMC PANELS

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Glenn Research Center | Published August 22, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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NASA/GRC has a requirement for the purchase of Ten (10) high temperature Hi-Nicalon Type-S/chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and melt infiltrated (MI) SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composite (CMC) panels for environmental barrier coatings and coating - CMC system property evaluations and modeling. Eight (8) of the Ten (10) panels shall have the dimension of 6 x 9 x 0.08 inches, Two (2) will have the dimension of 6 x 9 x 0.12 inches. NASA/GRC intends to purchase the items from Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites Inc., 5730 Katella Ave., Cypress CA 90630-5005. This order is for continued active work being done with Rolls-Royce because of the patented chemical vapor infiltration and vapor deposition process that is being used was developed and patented by Rolls-Royce. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 1212 and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures set forth and FAR Part 13.The Sole Source is under the authority of FAR Reference 13.106-1(b)1. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 12:00 p.m. local time on August 24rd . Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html .

Procure Isotopic Chemicals Compounds

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published August 5, 2016  -  Deadline August 19, 2016
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Atmospheric Mercury Network

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published May 20, 2016  -  Deadline May 25, 2016
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The U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA/OAR/ARL/ATDD, plans to solicit and negotiate on a sole source basis, in accordance with FAR 6.302-1, in support of the NOAA ARL Atmospheric Mercury Network (AMNet). ARL requests that the equipment described below be acquired using a noncompetitive procurement in support of OAR requirement for atmospheric chemical monitoring. ARL conducts short- and long-term research field intensives, as well as multi-year monitoring efforts to investigate source-receptor relationships in the atmosphere; characterize emission sources; study air-surface exchange processes responsible for pollutant removal; and document trends in atmospheric concentrations of important toxic pollutants. Under the 1990 Amendments to the Clean Air Act, Congress mandated NOAA and the EPA to monitor levels of mercury in the atmosphere. ARL's research and monitoring activities fulfill that mandate and support NOAA's Strategic Plan for Weather and Water research. Purchase of Tekran Model 2537X Continuous Mercury Vapor Analyzer (Quantity 1) TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: NOAA/ARL requires a device that meets the following requirements: 1. The analyzer shall be a compact, self-contained, rack mountable unit, complete with internal pump, user-serviceable pre-concentration gold traps, heaters, mass-flow meter & controllers, a cold vapor atomic fluorescence detector, and calibration source. It must be a portable unit that may be used indoors or in the field to monitor background vapor-phase mercury levels to a detection level in the *sub-ng/m3* regime at a cycle time of 5 minutes or less.2. The analyzer must be capable of operation without an external data-logger or computer, and should possess analog, digital and RS-232 outputs to allow it to be integrated with a serial data-logger, PC-based data system or any air quality telemetry system.3. The analyzer must be equipped with dual, gold-column amalgamation cartridges to collect mercury vapor, thus allowing for continuous sampling of an air stream, with no gaps in the data collected. While one cartridge is sampling ambient air the other is in the process of being analyzed.4. The mercury vapor collection cartridges should be made of pure gold, and should be able to withstand many thousands of sampling and desorption cycles without degradation in performance.5. The duty cycle must be sufficiently short as to allow for near-real-time data collection, with a minimum rate of not more than 2.5 minutes per cycle.6. The analyzer must be equipped with an internal mercury calibration source that allows the instrument to re-calibrate itself automatically; thus allowing unattended operation for extended periods of time.7. The analyzer must be equipped with a bypass valve that prevents contaminated air from coming in contact with the detector, thus making cleaning operations infrequent.8. The detector in the analyzer must have an inert gas purge feature to improve stability, thus necessitating only infrequent adjustments to the GAIN and SENSITIVITY controls.9. The analyzer must utilize an electronic mass-flow meter or controller to measure ambient air sample flow rate. If using a mass flow meter, the analyzer must utilize a microprocessor controlled feedback loop between the mass flow meter and pump to ensure accurate sample flow rates and sample volume measurements.10. The analyzer must use an electronic mass-flow controller to regulate carrier gas flow during analysis, and should automatically shut off gas flow in the event of a power failure. This allows optimal usage of the UHP Argon carrier gas.11. The analyzer must be compatible with Tekran® Corporation precollection units for gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM, collected with Tekran P/N 1130 Mercury Speciation Unit) and particulate-bound mercury (PBM, collected with Tekran P/N 1135 Particulate Mercury Unit), and must seamlessly interface with these devices in all aspects of sampling and analysis of collected GOM and PBM species. DELIVERABLE SCHEDULE: INSIDE DELIVERY REQUIRED:USDOC/NOAA/ ARLR/ARL - NCWCP - Room 42505830 University Research CourtCollege Park, MD 20740Attn: Winston Luke Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received within ten days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Evidence must be provided of ability to provide the required service. The announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. A contract will be issued in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This solicitation is a small business set aside. The associated FSC for this is 6660, and the associated NAICS Code is 334519. Offers will be evaluated based on price, proven technical capabilities, and the factors set forth above. An award will be made to the firm who can meet the specific requirements and is most advantageous to the Government considering price and other related factors on an all or none basis. This will be a firm fixed-price purchase order, with payment terms of Net 30. Certification and Representation SAM. The SAM website is the single source for vendor data for the Federal Government. Contractors should go on-line at www.sam.gov. 52.204-99 System for Award Management Registration (Class Deviation from 52.204-7) (September 2012) (DEVIATION 1)The contractor shall be registered in the SAM database prior to submitting an invoice and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation. (2) The SAM registration shall be for the same name and address identified on the contract, with its associated CAGE code and DUNS or DUNS+4. (3) If indicated by the Government during performance, registration in an alternate system may be required in lieu of SAM. (c) If the contractor does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. (1) A Contractor may obtain a DUNS number (i) via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the offeror does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or (ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a U.S. Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (2) The Contractor should be prepared to provide the following information: (i) Company legal business name. (ii) Tradestyle, doing business or other name by which your entity is commonly recognized. (iii) Company physical street address, city, state and zip code. (iv) Company mailing address, city, state, and zip code (if separate from physical). (v) Company telephone number. (vi) Date the company was started. (vii) Number of employees at your location. (viii) Chief executive officer/key manager. (ix) Line of business (industry). (x) Company headquarters name and address (reporting relationship within your entity). (d) Reserved. (e) Processing time, for registration in SAM, which normally takes five business days, should be taken into consideration when registering. Contractors who are not registered should consider applying for registration to least two weeks prior to invoicing. (f) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate, and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220 or 334-206-7828 for international calls. (End of Clause)52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - (OCT 2003)No other additional contractual terms and conditions are applicable. In order to comply with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, ALL Vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Offers will be evaluated based on price, proven technical capabilities, and the factors set forth in paragraph (a). An award will be made to the firm who can meet the specific requirements and is most advantageous to the Government considering price and other related factors on an all or none basis. This will be a firm fixed-price purchase order, with payment terms of Net 30. The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (Mar 2009), applies to this acquisition. All proposals are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 5:00 pm, EST, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Reference Request for Quotation (RFQ) Number NRMAC100-16-0000969 in your quotation. All proposals must be submitted via electronics means (e-mail) to Barbara.Shifflett@noaa.gov and Gabrielle.Land@noaa.gov or by fax to 865-576-1327. The anticipated award date is on or around May 31, 2016. Questions pertaining to this special notice must be submitted in writing to Barbara Shifflett, Contracting Officer, (865) 576-0061, Barbara.Shifflett@noaa.gov

Acid Free Legal Size Envelopes

National Archives and Records Administration, NAA | Published August 16, 2016  -  Deadline September 16, 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, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NAMA-16-Q-0055 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89 effective July 14, 2016. This is an unrestricted acquisition under NAICS 424120, Stationery and Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBER(S): See Attachment 1, Schedule of Prices. REQUIREMENT: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a requirement for Acid Free Legal Size Expansion and Legal Size Plain Envelopes. See Attachment 2, Specifications, and Attachment 3, Shipping Destinations. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance will consist of a base year and four (4) option years. The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses are incorporated and are to remain in full force in any resultant contract, with the exception of FAR provisions which will be removed prior to award: FAR provision 52.212-1. Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Oct 2015). Addenda: Delete paragraph (h), Multiple Awards. - see below for additional quotation submission instructions. EVALUATION (In lieu of FAR provision 52.212-2): Evaluation and award will be in accordance with Simplified Acquisition Procedures at FAR Subpart 13.106, Soliciting Competition, Evaluation of Quotations or Offers, Award and Documentation authorized by FAR Subpart 13.5, Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items as prescribed by FAR 12.301(c)(2). Selection of the Contractor to perform this contract will be based on NARA's assessment of the best overall value to the Government. Accordingly, best value for this contract will be obtained through a lowest price technically acceptable evaluation. Exceptions taken to any terms and conditions stated in the RFQ must be clearly outlined on a separate page of the Contractor's quotation entitled "Exceptions." Exceptions may render a Contractor's quotation technically unacceptable for award. The Contractor must also include complete rationale, justification, and the cost impact of each exception noted. The Government reserves the right to make an award on the initial quotation without discussions of this procurement. For evaluation purposes, the Total Contract Ceiling Price will be used to determine the lowest price. The Total Ceiling Price for each not-to-exceed CLIN will be determined by multiplying the Maximum Quantity by the Firm Fixed Unit Price. The evaluated Total Contract Ceiling Price will be determined by summing the Total Ceiling Price of all performance years (base year and all option years). Contractors must provide pricing (USD) for each CLIN. FOB destination pricing is required. Attachment 6, RFQ Information Sheet, must be submitted with quotations. FAR provision 52.217-5, Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990). FAR provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Apr 2016) - The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (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 (r) of this provision. FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) - see Attachment 4, Additional NARA Terms and Conditions (Addenda to FAR clause 52.212-4). FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Jun 2016) - see Attachment 5, FAR Clauses for the full text of this clause and for additional applicable FAR clauses. Full text provisions and clauses can be found at https://www.acquisition.gov. QUESTIONS: Questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing to the Contract Specialist, Ms. Cynthia Jones at cynthia.jones@nara.gov no later than 4:00 PM ET on September 1, 2016 to be considered. Questions submitted in any other manner will not be answered. The Government will answer questions or requests for clarification via a written RFQ amendment. QUOTATION DUE DATE: Quotations must be received by 4:00 PM ET on September 16, 2016. Failure to submit quotations by the due date and time may result in rejection of the quotation as untimely. Contractors submitting via e-mail are cautioned to allow one extra business day for delivery and confirm receipt of quotation as the e-mail will need to pass through IT security. QUOTATION SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: NARA requests that contractors email one (1) copy of the quotation to: cynthia.jones@nara.gov. However, contractors may mail one (1) hardcopy and one (1) CD of each quotation. Mailed quotations must be sent to: National Archives and Records Administration, Attention: Ms. Cynthia Jones, 8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3400, College Park, MD 20740-6001.                               ATTACHMENT 1SCHEDULE OF PRICES Base Year - Months 1 -12 CLIN DESCRIPTION MINQTY MAXQTY UNIT FIRM-FIXEDUNITPRICE TOTAL CEILING PRICE0001 Legal Size Expansion Envelopes in accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 4,000 50,000Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0002 Legal Size Plain Envelopesin accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 3,000 30,000 Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0003 RESERVED TOTAL BASE YEAR CONTRACT CEILING PRICE:tiny_mce_marker__________     Option Year I - Months 13-24 CLIN DESCRIPTION MINQTY MAXQTY UNIT FIRM-FIXEDUNITPRICE TOTAL CEILING PRICE0004 Legal Size Expansion Envelopes in accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 4,000 50,000Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0005 Legal Size Plain Envelopesin accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 3,000 30,000 Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0006 RESERVED TOTAL OPTION YEAR I CONTRACT CEILING PRICE: tiny_mce_marker__________       Option Year II - Months 25-26 CLIN DESCRIPTION MINQTY MAXQTY UNIT FIRM-FIXEDUNITPRICE TOTAL CEILING PRICE0007 Legal Size Expansion Envelopes in accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 4,000 50,000Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0008 Legal Size Plain Envelopesin accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 3,000 30,000 Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0009 RESERVED TOTAL OPTION YEAR II CONTRACT CEILING PRICE: tiny_mce_marker__________     Option Year III - Months 37-48 CLIN DESCRIPTION MINQTY MAXQTY UNIT FIRM-FIXEDUNITPRICE TOTAL CEILING PRICE0010 Legal Size Expansion Envelopes in accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 4,000 50,000Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0011 Legal Size Plain Envelopesin accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 3,000 30,000 Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0012 RESERVED TOTAL OPTION YEAR III CONTRACT CEILING PRICE: tiny_mce_marker__________           Option Year IV - Months 49-60 CLIN DESCRIPTION MINQTY MAXQTY UNIT FIRM-FIXEDUNITPRICE TOTAL CEILING PRICE0013 Legal Size Expansion Envelopes in accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 4,000 50,000Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0014 Legal Size Plain Envelopesin accordance with Attachment 2, Specifications 3,000 30,000 Each tiny_mce_marker______ tiny_mce_marker______Not to Exceed Price0015 RESERVED TOTAL OPTION YEAR IV CONTRACT CEILING PRICE: tiny_mce_marker__________   TOTAL CONTRACT CEILING PRICE: tiny_mce_marker__________                           ATTACHMENT 2Specifications for Legal Size Envelopes:Expansion and Plain1.0 Scope This specification covers the requirements for legal size expansion and legal size plain envelopes. 2.0 Requirements 2.1 Construction2.1.1 Expansion Envelope:The expansion envelope shall have the fold in the longer of the two dimensions and the grain (machine direction) must run perpendicular to the fold. The expansion envelope must have an accordion expansion pleat on the bottom and sides and an overlaying flap that is un-gummed extending from the back panel that folds down over the front. The overlaying flap must be scored to fold down over the front and must lay flat when creased. The expansion envelope must be constructed with seams of folded flaps adhered to the outer side and corners of flaps and seams must be rounded. Figure 1: Expansion Envelope (Diagram not to scale) 2.1.2 Plain Envelope:The plain envelope shall have the fold in the longer of the two dimensions and the grain (machine direction) must run perpendicular to the fold. The envelope must have an overlaying flap that is un-gummed extending from the back panel that folds down over the front. The overlaying flap must be scored to fold down over the front and must lay flat when creased. The envelope must be constructed with seams of folded flaps adhered to the outer side and corners of flaps and seams must be rounded.Figure 2: Plain Envelope (Diagram not to scale)2.2 Dimensions 2.2.1 Expansion Envelopes:A legal size expansion envelope with accordion folds on bottom and sides shall measure 14¾ inch by 9 7/8 inch when folded. The expansion pleat on the bottom and sides should be 1 ½ inch. The front overlaying flap extending from the back panel should be 6 ½" overall in length. The first of the score lines on the overlaying flap should be at the top of the back panel then at ½ and 1 inch. The allowable variation for each dimension shall be ±1/16".2.2.2 Plain Envelope:A legal size envelope shall measure 14¾ in by 9 7/8 inch. The front overlaying flap extending from the back panel should be 6 ½" overall in length. The score line on the overlaying flap should be at the top of the back panel. The allowable variation for each dimension shall be ±1/16". 2.3 Paperboard 2.3.1 CompositionIt shall be made from new cotton or linen pulp, fully bleached chemical wood pulp, or a mixture of them. Paperboard shall be free of:• groundwood:- test negative in ASTM D1030 phloroglucinol test with X5 Spot Stains (ASTM has withdrawn this standard in 2011. NARA is following 2007 version)- or Kappa # ≤5 in TAPPI T-236 test • alum rosin sizing (TAPPI T-408 or ASTM D 549). • reducible sulfur (TAPPI T-406, • free of optical whitening agent and fire retardant.• particles or other impurities such as:- metals - waxes - plasticizers (i.e. wet strength additives) - plastics- residual bleach- peroxide- any components that will fail the photographic activity test (ISO 18916)2.3.2 Sizing Only alkaline sizing shall be used (surface, internal, or both). No alum rosin or rosin sizing shall be used (tested by TAPPI T 408 or ASTM D 549).2.3.3 Alkaline ReserveThe paperboard shall contain an alkaline reserve of calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, or a combination of both, within a range of 3-6% (calculated as CaCO3) when tested according to TAPPI T-553 or modified by slurrying the sample pulp prior to measurement, and shall be evenly distributed throughout all plies and layers. NARA will provide slurry method procedure upon request.2.3.4 Hydrogen lon Concentration (pH) The pH value of the paperboard shall be between 8.0 and 9.5 when tested according to cold extraction method TAPPI T-509 or modified by slurrying the sample pulp prior to measurement. 2.3.5 Lignin To demonstrate the adequacy of bleaching or lignin removal, all plies and layers of the paperboard shall be: • test negative in ASTM D1030 phloroglucinol test with X5 Spot Stains• or Kappa number ≤5 in TAPPI T-236 test. 2.3.6 Abrasion ResistanceThe outer surfaces of the paperboard must show 2.3.7 Surface Smoothness The paperboard shall reach a smoothness of 175-220 Sheffield units when tested according to TAPPI T-538.2.3.8 ThicknessThe paperboard shall have an average thickness of 0.0095"- 0.015" (10 point), when tested according to TAPPI T-411.2.3.9 Bending Resistance When tested according to TAPPI T-556 (7.5° deflection), the paperboard shall have an internal stiffness of:• ≥80 mN (machine direction), and • ≥40 mN (cross direction)2.3.10 Machine DirectionThe machine direction of the paperboard shall be perpendicular to the primary fold. 2.3.11 Score LinesThe paperboard shall be scored uniformly and deeply enough to permit easy, precise folding and the retention of maximum strength along the fold line. The stock must not fray, crack, or split when folded and/or creased.2.3.12 Folding Endurance≥750 double folds, when tested in the machine direction according to TAPPI T-511, after conditioning according to TAPPI T-402, using 1kg load.2.3.13 FinishThe paperboard shall be plate finished (calendered) on both sides. 2.3.14 Color & Dye Bleed/TransferDyes used to color the paperboard shall show no bleeding or transferring when soaked in distilled water for 48 hours under ambient temperature while held in direct contact with white bond paper.2.4 Adhesive • Water resistant adhesive shall be used to adhere the side flaps to the back. • When aging in a humidity chamber of 50°C and 87% RH for 4 hours, the adhesive shall firmly and evenly adhere the side flaps to the back, not soften or run. • The properties of the adhesive shall not negatively impact the specification of the paperboard, such as reduce the pH or alkaline reserve, increase the sulfur content, decrease the folding endurance, or cause the paperboard to fail the photographic activity test (ISO 18916). • The adhesive shall not contain sulfur, iron, copper or other ingredients that may be detrimental to archival records. • If it is necessary to buffer the adhesive, the same buffer shall be used as those in the paperboard (calcium or magnesium carbonate, or a combination of both).• The adhesive shall be invisible and shall not alter the color of the paperboard. • The adhesive must not yellow, discolor, or fail (causing delamination) over time.• The adhesive shall not contain or generate oxidants. • Pressure‐sensitive or rubber‐based adhesives are not acceptable. • When used, the adhesive must not extend beyond the joined area.2.5 Workmanship Each envelope shall meet the requirements stated in this specification, shall be constructed in accordance with good commercial practice, and shall be free of imperfections that may affect its utility or aesthetic appearance. • Each envelope shall be made to the dimensions specified. • The front overlaying flap must be un-gummed.• All surfaces shall be smooth with no blisters, knots, or shives. Surfaces shall be free of bubbles and abrasive particles. The envelope shall contain no surface dirt (smudges, fingerprints, and the like) and no oozed adhesive and shall not be marred (scuffed, abraded, and the like) in any way. • All edges shall be cut straight and shall be smooth and even. • The corners on both the front and back flaps shall be evenly rounded and smooth. • The paperboard shall be scored and creased uniformly along all folds as well as the accordion pleats in the expansion envelope. • All folded edges and score lines shall be free of fraying, cracks, and breaks. 2.6 Identification Markings (product level)The following information shall be legibly embossed on the back of each envelope: name of manufacturer, year of manufacture, pH range and the words "low lignin". The raised text is to the outside of the folder.3.0 Preparation for Delivery 3.1 Packaging The envelope shall be packed in standard commercial container and sealed with tape to ensure that they arrive dry and undamaged. The number of envelopes to be packed in each container shall be specified in the purchase order. 3.2 Marking (package level)The outside of each packing container shall be legibly marked with: • the purchase order number, and• the type, size, and number of envelopes packed in the container, and • the name of supplier/manufacturer and year of manufacture.4.0 Quality Assurance Provisions 4.1 Tests Test procedures and controls specified in this document shall be used to determine the quality of the product. Other procedures and controls must be approved by the National Archives before test results will be accepted. To sample for testing, shipments will be sampled according to ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, inspection level S‐2, AQL 2.5%.Unless otherwise indicated, the tests shall be performed at, and the samples be conditioned to, standard conditions of 73±3.5 °F and 50±2% RH (TAPPI T-402).4.2 Test Methods The requirements for paperboard quality and characteristics shall be tested in accordance with specified test methods of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the Technical association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Publications describing these tests may be ordered directly from the technical associations. 4.3 Responsibility for TestsThe Contractor is responsible for quality control to ensure the specifications of this contract are met. The Contractor shall provide test results to the Contract Specialist (CS) and/or Contracting Officer (CO), for each production lot used to provide supplies under this contract. The test results shall display, at a minimum, the characteristics listed below and shall be provided at least 30 days prior to shipping any items from the production lot under this contract. The Contractor may use its own facilities or any commercial laboratory certified to run quality assurance test methods listed below. NARA reserves the right to perform quality assurance at any time during the contract where such tests are deemed necessary to assure that supplies and services conform to the specifications. Therefore, the test results [pH, alkaline reserve, lignin, sizing, sulfur, abrasion and bending resistances, surface smoothness, thickness, fold endurance, bleeding and PAT], two samples of each item purchased, and a sample of at least 12 inch x 12 inch of the material used to make the item (for example boxboard), shall be sent together to the CS within 14 days after award of the contract. Additionally, the Contractor shall provide a sample of at least 12 inch x 12 inch of the material from a new production lot at any time, upon request of the Government. Table of QC Test Items and SpecificationsTest Items Spec. Targets Notes(test methods, test conditions, etc.)Alum-rosin sizing Negative TAPPI T 408 or ASTM D 549Lignin Negative,orKappa number ≤5 Phloroglucinol test, ASTM D1030 (X5 Spot Stains) TAPPI T-236Reducible Sulfur Alkaline reserve 3 - 6% (calculated as CaCO3) TAPPI T-553 (or slurry method)pH 8.0 - 9.5 TAPPI T-509 (or slurry method)Abrasion Resistance (total weight-loss) TAPPI T-476(#CS10 wheel, 100 wear cycles, on outer surfaces )Surface Smoothness 175 - 220 Sheffield units. TAPPI T 538Thickness 0.0095" - 0.015" TAPPI T-411Bending Resistance ≥80 ±10mN (machine direction)≥40 ±10mN (cross direction) TAPPI T-556 (7.5° deflection)Folding Endurance ≥750 double folds(machine direction) TAPPI T-511(after conditioning according to TAPPI T-402, with 1kg load)Color & Dye Bleed/ Transfer No visible transferring See page 5 for detailed test method and conditionsPhotographic Activity Pass ISO 18916, for both paperboard and adhesive used(see note below) Note: For Photographic Activity, the contractor may wish to send samples to the Image Permanence Institute (Rochester Institute of Technology/IPI, 70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623‐5604; Tel: 585‐475‐5199), or other testing laboratory, to determine conformance prior to submission.5.0 Inspection 5.1 Examination Criteria An examination shall be made to determine whether the completed envelope complies with the Requirements section of this specification (see pages 1-6). The qualities and characteristics that shall be regarded as unacceptable in the completed folder are listed below. 5.1.1 Completed envelopes are:• Not style specified • Not dimensions specified • Not materials (qualities or characteristics) specified • Not color specified • Not construction specified • Not identification markings specified 5.1.2 Workmanship • Edges are not cut straight, not smooth and even • Corners are not evenly rounded and smooth • Surfaces are not clean or smooth, have oozed adhesive, smudges, fingerprints or dirt • Surfaces have blisters, knots, or shives • Surfaces have scuffs and abrasions• Fraying, cracks, or breaks along any folded or scored edges 5.1.3 Packaging for Delivery An examination shall be made to determine whether the packaging of the boxes for delivery complies with the requirements of "Preparation for Delivery Section" of this specification. The characteristics that shall be regarded as unacceptable in the packaging are listed below: • The number of envelopes per container is not as specified in contract• Container is not sealed to ensure they arrive dry and undamaged• Container is not legibly marked with the purchase order number • Container is not legibly marked with the type of envelope within • Container is not legibly marked with size of envelope within • Container is not legibly marked with number of envelope within 5.2 Responsibility for Inspection Unless otherwise specified in the purchase order, the supplier is responsible for the performance of all inspection requirements specified herein. The National Archives reserves the right to perform any of the inspections set forth in the specification where such inspections are deemed necessary to assure that supplies and services conform to the prescribed requirements.5.3 Sampling for ExaminationSampling MethodThe sampling of envelopes in each shipment for examination shall be carried out according to methods specified in ANSI/ASQ Z1.4, inspection level S‐2. Acceptable quality levels• For construction and workmanship at product level, the acceptable quality level shall be ≤4.0% defective from each lot of material delivered.• For QC testing at product level, the acceptable quality level shall be ≤2.5% defective from each lot of material delivered.• For compliance with packaging and marking requirements at package level, the acceptable quality level shall be ≤4.0% defective from each lot of material delivered.                               ATTACHMENT 3SHIPPING DESTINATIONSDeliveries may be made to all NARA Sites and the shipping destinations are below. All Delivery Orders will include a NARA Point of Contact (POC). PRIMARY DESTINATIONS PRIMARY DESTINATIONSNational Archives at College Park3301 Metzerott RoadCollege Park, MD 20740Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-3:00 PM National Archives BuildingLoading Dock7th & Pennsylvania Ave. (R)Washington, DC 20408 (see Note 1)Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-3:00 PMNational Archives at Waltham380 Trapelo RoadWaltham, MA 02154Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM National Archives at New YorkOne Bowling GreenNew York, NY 10004 (see Note 2)Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMJohn F. Kennedy LibraryColumbia PointAbilene, KS 67410Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Franklin D. Roosevelt Library4079 Albany Post RoadHyde Park, NY 12538Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM-2:30 PMNational Archives at Philadelphia14700 Townsend Road Philadelphia, PA 19154-1025Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM National Archives at Atlanta5780 Jonesboro RoadMorrow, GA 30260-3087Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMJimmy Carter Library441 Freedom ParkwayAtlanta, GA 30307Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Gerald R. Ford LibraryLibrary: 1000 Beal AvenueAnn Arbor, MI 48109Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM-2:30 PMHerbert Hoover Library210 Parkside DriveWest Branch, IA 52358Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM-2:30 PM National Archives at Chicago7358 South Pulaski RoadChicago, IL 60629Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMDwight D. Eisenhower Library200 Southeast Fourth StreetAbilene, KS 67410Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri. 9:30 AM-2:30 PM National Archives at Denver17101 Huron StreetBroomfield, CO 80023-8909Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM National Personnel Records CenterArchival Operations - St. Louis1 Archives DriveSt. Louis, MO 63138Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Kansas City Federal Records Center8600 NE Underground DrivePillar 300-GKansas City, MO 64161Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMNational Archives at Kansas City400 West Pershing DriveKansas City, MO 64108 Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM William J. Clinton Library1200 President Clinton AvenueLittle Rock, AR 72201 Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMNational Archives at Fort Worth1400 John Burgess DriveFort Worth, TX 76140Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM George Bush Library1000 George Bush Drive WestCollege Station, TX 77845Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMLyndon Baines Johnson Library2313 Red River StreetAustin, TX 78705Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM George W. Bush Library2943 SMU BoulevardDallas, TX 75205Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMNational Archives at Seattle6125 Sand Point Way, NESeattle, WA 98115Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM National Archives at San Bruno1000 Commodore DriveSan Bruno, CA 94066Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMNational Archives at Riverside23123 Cajalco RoadPerris, CA 92570Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM Ronald Reagan Library40 Presidential DriveSimi Valley, CA 93065Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PMRichard Nixon Library18001 Yorba Linda BoulevardYorba Linda, CA 92886Delivery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 AM-2:30 PM NOTES TO CONTRACTOR: 1. At Delivery Location: National Archives - 7th & Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC, low boy trailers cannot get into garage.2. At Delivery Location: National Archives New York - 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, trailers cannot exceed 12 feet - six inches in height. Twenty-four-hour advance notice, prior to delivery, is required.   ATTACHMENT 4ADDITIONAL NARA TERMS AND CONDITIONS (Addenda to FAR Clause 52.212-4) I. GOVERNMENT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION A. This contract will be administered by: National Archives and Records AdministrationAcquisitions Branch, Code BCN8601 Adelphi Road, Room 3340College Park, MD 20740-6001 B. Contract Specialist (CS): Cynthia Jones Telephone: 301-837-1860Email: cynthia.jones@nara.gov The Contracting Officer (CO) has the overall responsibility for the administration of this contract. Written communication to the Contract Specialist (CS) must make reference to the contract number and must be emailed or mailed with postage prepaid, to the above address. C. Contracting Officer (CO): Any BCN Warranted CO The CO alone, without delegation, is authorized to take actions on behalf of the Government to amend, modify, or deviate from the contract terms, conditions, requirements, specifications, details and/or delivery schedules; make final decisions on disputed deductions from contract payments for non-performance or unsatisfactory performance; terminate the contract for convenience or default; and issue final decisions regarding contract questions or matters under dispute. However, the CO may delegate certain other responsibilities to authorized representatives. D. NARA Point of Contact (POC): POC: TBDTelephone:Email:     II. INVOICE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS A. The preferred method for invoicing is through the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) which is a secure web-based electronic invoicing and payment information system. This service is provided by the U.S. Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service free of charge to federal agencies and contractors. IPP allows contractors to view information regarding their contracts and orders, electronically submit invoices and view payment information. B. The IPP website address is https://www.ipp.gov. Contractors can obtain enrollment assistance by contacting the Fiscal Service Accounts Payable Help Desk via e-mail at AccountsPayable@fiscal.treasury.gov or by phone at 304-480-8000, Option 7. C. Contractors that are not able to utilize the IPP system for submitting payment requests may submit invoices electronically by e-mail to AccountsPayable@fiscal.treasury.gov. Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Word are acceptable formats. D. Invoices for services shall be submitted monthly unless otherwise stated elsewhere in the contract. E. For invoice and payment questions call the Fiscal Service AP Help Desk at 304-480-8000, Option 7. III. DELIVERY Delivery times will be as established in the delivery orders but shall not be sooner than 45 calendar days after receipt of order. Delivery must be made during regular business hours unless mutually agreed upon by NARA and the Contractor. Delivery must be made as ordered, in the specific quantities, to the specified destinations. Items will be shipped FOB Destination to all NARA sites as shown on Delivery Orders. The Contractor shall be responsible for risk of loss and any damages to items during shipment (see FAR 52.212-4(j)).         ATTACHMENT 5FAR ClausesI. FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jun 2016) (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 (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 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:__ (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 (Oct 2015) (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 (Oct 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. (Oct 2015) (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]__ (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 2015) (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 2015) 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, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (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 (Apr 2015). _X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). _X_ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). _X_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (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 Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015). (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.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 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 (OCT 2015) (E.O.s 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 (FEB 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _X_ (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) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 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). __ (5) 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). __ (6) 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). __ (7) 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). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Mar 2016). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (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 (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 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 $700,000 ($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) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 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. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). __(B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 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). (xiii) 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). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015) (E.O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Mar 2016). (xvi) 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). (xvii) 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. (xviii) 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. (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. II. FAR 52.216-18 Ordering (Oct 1995)(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders by a NARA Contracting Officer. Such orders may be issued from date of award through 12 months after date of award (and upon exercise of an option, the period applicable to that option). (b) All delivery orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or delivery order and this contract, the contract shall control. (c) If mailed, a delivery order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule.III. FAR 52.216-19 Order Limitations (Oct 1995)(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than $500.00, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor --(1) Any order for a single item in excess of $60,000.00;(2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of $150,000.00; or(3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 7 days that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in subparagraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 30 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. IV. FAR 52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity (Oct 1995) (a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract. (b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum." (c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued.

Castrol AN157 Gear Oil

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published March 30, 2016  -  Deadline April 4, 2016
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Solicitation N00421-16-T-0229 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with EASTMAN AVIATION SOLUTIONS, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 13.106-1(b). The requirement is to procure Castrol AN157, 9cSt Helicopter Gear Oil also known as HALO 157 under Navy designation for testing purposes. The oil formulation (chemical composition) of Halo 157 is specified and required for flight testing in a CH-53E Interim Flight Clearance (Navy Message 162001Z Nov 15 from COMNAVAIRSYSCOM Patuxent River MD). The intention of the flight testing is to evaluate the performance of Halo 157 in place of the currently-used DOD-PRF-85734 helicopter transmission oil. Eastman Aviation is the only known source that can supply the Castrol AN157. This is 100% match only! Utilizing a product other than Halo 157 would require conducting new research, testing, compatibility, certifications, etc. at a significant cost to the government, which is unrecoverable in this small procurement. ***Basis for Award*** This notice is intent to Sole Source with EASTMAN AVIATION SOLUTIONS. Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method)  

Automatic Isoperibol Calorimeter (Parr)

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published June 14, 2016  -  Deadline June 21, 2016
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Solicitation N00421-16-T-0371 is issued as intent to sole source. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a sole source basis with PARR INSTRUMENT COMPANY, under the authority implemented by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by FAR Part 13.106-1(b). Parr Instrument Automatic Calorimeter is the only one that has been tested and approved for use in the PSEF Chemical Laboratory to determine the net heat of combustion (heating value - ASTM D4809 specifications) for JP5 fuels. This is a replacement for existing Calorimeter that is currently out of commission. Utilizing a source other than Parr Instrument would require conducting new research, testing, interface, certifications, etc. at a significant cost to the government, which is unrecoverable in this small procurement. This is a brand name 100 % match only! Substitute or similar product will not be accepted. This is a total set-aside for small business under the authority of FAR Part 52.219-6. ***Basis for Award*** This notice is intent to Parr Instrument Company ONLY New Equipment, NO Remanufactured, and all items must be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. Similar or Substitute products will not be accepted. Vendor must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract. This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm. The Government will not pay for any information received Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method)

Quadrupole Spectrometer

Department of Energy, SLAC National Accelerator Lab | Published January 13, 2015  -  Deadline January 27, 2015
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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is operated by Stanford University for the Department of Energy. As a management and operating contractor, subcontracts awarded by the Laboratory are not Federal procurements, and are not directly subject to the Federal Acquisition Regulations in 48 CFR. Nonetheless, certain Federal laws, Executive Orders, and regulations may affect our DOE approved purchasing system, as required by statute, regulation, or contract terms and conditions. Sources sought for: 1.) Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer = Qty 1 Brand Name or equal to Hiden Analytical HAL/3F RC 301 with 300amu Mass Range and PIC Detector. <chemical reaction on solid samples induced by pulsed optical laser and x-ray free electron laser. "Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer" will be mounted and interfaces to the existing x-ray instrument for surface chemistry to measure mass signal simultaneously with of x-ray signals. Minimum specifications for the system include: 1. Mass detection range from 1 - 300 amu or higher. 2. Ion pulse counting detector for shot by shot sampling to monitor processes induced by pulsed photon sources. 3. Ion pulse counting detector with preamplifier with TTL output. 4. Triple mass filter for higher sensitivity in high mass range. 5. Software and computer interface. 6. Driver software compatible with the EPICS system 6. Detection limit of partial pressure 5 x 10^-15 torr or less. 7. Maximum operating pressure 1 x 10^-6 or above. 8. The unit is insertable into the existing x-ray instrument for the surface chemistry. Other desired features include: 1. Constructed from ultra high vacuum-compatible materials to give low outgassing rates, 2. Bakable in the ultra high vacuum environment. 3. Mounting flange, 2.75" conflat. 4. Insertion length into the sample chamber from the mounting face150 mm or longer 5. Outer diameter of inserted part, 39 mm or less. 6. Vacuum interlock, 7. Electron impact ionization source with Iridium oxide filament. 7. --

91--515-15-2-392-0077

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published March 31, 2015  -  Deadline April 3, 2015
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Important Date: Please submit final quote via email to brooke.hansen@va.gov by 12:00pm EST on Friday, April 3, 2015. 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 VA251-15-Q-0262 and is issued as a Request for Quotes. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-69. This is a small business set-aside under NAICS code 324110. Please submit all offers to Brooke.Hansen@va.gov before Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:00pm EST. FOB Destination shall be Battle Creek, MI 49037. The VHA NCO 11 - 515 - Battle Creek requires the following items: Line Item 1 - Contractor shall provide E85 fuel to the VA Medical Center located at 5500 Armstrong Road, Battle Creek, Michigan 49037. Each delivery will consist of: Delivery within 24 hours of contact (deliveries will be accepted Monday through Friday 8am - 2pm); each delivery will consist of E85 (fuel ethanol) chemical name: light petroleum distillate; material safety data sheets (MSDS) will accompany each delivery. Delivery truck will be able to deliver into a 4" fill port. Each of six (6) deliveries of no less than 6,000 gallons each in April 2015, May 2015, June 2015, July 2015, August 2015, September 2015 and Motor -T Department Operations Supervisor will be contacted upon each delivery. No deliveries shall be implemented without the consent of the COTR. 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. In addition to written price quotes, offers are instructed to provide: Submit quotations via email at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to brooke.hansen@va.gov. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information on their quote: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Quote MUST be good for 90 calendar days after close of solicitation. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 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 the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. FOB Destination CONUS (Continental US). Quotations are to be submitted as all or none. Award will be made to the responsible Offeror, whose offer conforming to the solicitation, will be the most advantageous to Veterans Affairs on the basis of price, technical capability and delivery schedule. No late quotations will be accepted. All questions must be submitted in writing via email to brooke.hansen@va.gov before 5:00pm EST on Thursday, April 2, 2015.

66--First Defender

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline June 25, 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.The solicitation number is 10679365 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 2005-82. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size standard of 500.00 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 2015-06-25 16:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Forest Park, GA 30297 The MICC Fort Gordon requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: First Defender RMX S1-T English Gray Boot: Thermo Scientific Portable Analytical Instruments, FirstDefender RMX-Rugged handheld chemical identtification system for solids and liquids with remote mode functionally. Include 1 year warranty and support. MFC Product Code#800-00501-01. Purchase includes Promotion AhuraFD to RM/RMX Upgrade, #820-00187-01 at no charge., 2, EA; LI 002: FirstDefender RMX S1 English Gray Boot: Thermo Scientific Portable Analytical Instruments, FirstDefender RMX-Rugged handheld chemical identification system for solids and liquids with remote mode functionality. Include 1 year warranty, 1 year support, and on-site training within the continental United States (CONUS; one 4-hour course per instrument for up to 12 students. Expires 9 months after date of purchase). MFC Product Code #800-00211-01., 1, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Fort Gordon intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Fort Gordon is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. "Wherever the words ""offer"", ""proposal"", ""offerors"", or similar terms are used in this solicitation, they shall be read to mean ""quote"", ""quotation"", ""quoter"", ""vendor"" or similar corresponding term to reflect that this solicitation is a request for Quotations, not a Request for Proposals or an Invitation for Bids." 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. The following DFARS clauses are applicable under DFAS 252.212-7001: 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program; 252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JUN 2005); 252.246-70000 Material Inspection and receiving Report and Army Electronic Invoicing Instructions; 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Sellers must present their representations and certifications, upon request, through the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at http:orca.bpn.gov. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured or used products. No "GREY" market items. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after submission FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.) No partial shipments unless otherwise specified at time of order In accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003, ?Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports?, the contractor shall submit their payment request electronically using the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). The WAWF website is located at https://wawf.eb.mil. There is no charge to use WAWF. Contractors must register to use WAWF at this website and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract. Contractor training is available at the website Home Page, under ?about WAWF?. Contractors may contact the WAWF Customer Support for assistance toll free at 866-618-5988; commercial: 801-605-7095; Fax commercial: 801-605-7453 or CSCASSIG@CSD.DISA.MIL

65--PORTABLE REVERSE OSMOSIS MACHINE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VAMC | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 21, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis / solicitation for commodities (Water Purification System, Portable Dialysis) for the Lake Nona Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Orlando, FL 32827. It is prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The combined synopsis solicitation number is VA248-16-Q-0014. It's issued as a Request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) This combined synopsis solicitation RFQ and the provisions and clauses incorporated are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76 (JUL 25, 2014). (iv) The combined synopsis solicitation is set-aside for Small Business. NAICS is 333318 Small business size standard is 1000 employees. (v) This combined synopsis solicitation is for the purchase of the following: Salient Characteristics #107365 Portable Reverse Osmosis Machine; Designed to overcome the problem of microbiological build up in portable dialysis reverse osmosis systems. Integrates an automated heat disinfection system into the unit to be engineered and manufactured to be clean by design. In addition to all other items listed in B.4 Price/Cost Schedule " Heat Disinfection - User initiated or automatic start of heat disinfection cycle " Ease of Use - Portable, compact and easy to operate for caregivers " Quiet Operation - Low noise level for regular and nocturnal treatments " Safety - Programmable auto-flushing and continuous product loop eliminates stagnation and ensures system cleanliness " Certified - Listed as certified by CSA to Canadian and US Medical Standards (UL 60601-1) " User interface Display; Alarm Messages, Feed & Product Water Conductivity, Ionic Rejection Rate, Product Water Temperature, Date/Time, Total Run Time, Service Reminder, Days Since Last Cleaning & Disinfection Technical " Feed Water Supply: Input - 0.8 gpm (3.0l/min) required, Pressure - 20 to 45 psi (0.15 to 0.3 mPa), Temperature - 41 to 86 degrees F (5 to 30 degree C), Quality - Potable water shall be used. Softener followed by carbon/particle filter ensures optimum performance. " Product Water: Output - Minimum 0.3 gpm (1.1l/min) at 50 degree F (10 degree C) and 22 psi (0.15 mPa) outlet pressure, Quality - Total dissolved salts > 96%, Bacteria and pyrogens > 99% " Drain Requirements: Operation - 0.32 plus/minus 0.03 gpm (1.2 plus/minus 0.1l/min), Peak Flow (Rinse) 0.8 gpm (3.0l/min) " Reverse Osmosis Membrane: Material - Polyamide thin film composite, Configuration - Spiral wound, pH-Tolerance - 2-11 " Disinfection & Cleaning: Heat Disinfection - User initiated or automatic start of heat disinfection, Chemical Disinfection - Automatic dilution of disinfectant. Rinse memory forcing the rinse program to start after chemical disinfection, Cleaning - Customized programs for different customer needs " Power Supply: Main Voltage - 100, 115 or 220-240V +/-10%, 50 or 60 Hz, Power 100V: max 1500 W, 115V: max 1380 W, 220-240V: max 1850W " Depth - Max 20.5" (520mm), Width - Max 8.1 inches (205mm), Height 22.2" (563mm), Depth - Footprint 15.0 inches (380mm), Width - Footprint 7.3" (185mm), Weight 72.75 lbs. (33kg) #3027335 Compact Carbon Filtration System for Portable RO Systems; will ensure chlorine and chloramines are fully and reliably removed prior to the RO System in a configuration that is effective and convenient. Must meet regulations pertaining to the use of carbon in ANSI/Ammi RD52:2004 and specifically Amendments 1 - 3, Annex C, D & E. Includes 2 carbon block filters in series and is engineered and manufactured to be clean by design, and offers the following features. In addition to all other items listed in B.4 Price/Cost Schedule " Ease of Use - 85% lighter design, less strenuous cart movement " Compact Design - Low profile Carbon Filtration System increases cart stability " Retrofitable - Carbon Filtration System may be retrofitted on your existing M1 cart " Cost Effective Performance - Less costly operation and eliminate need for onsite service " Reliability - Chlorine & Chloramine removal guidelines allow for flexible replacement options without compromising performance " Cleaner - Regular change out results in less potential bacteria buildup in the carbon filter Technical " Feed Water Supply: Feed Flow - Max 1.1 gpm, Feed Pressure - Min 20 psi/Max 80 psi, Differential Pressure - Max 15 psi, Temperature - 35 - 100 degrees F, Inlet Connection - 3/8" x 5/8" OD Braided Hose " Cartridge Specification: Cartridge Dimensions - 5 ½" x 20 ¾", Dry Weight - 5 lbs., Micron Rating - 1 micron, Chloramine Removal Capacity - 30,000 gallons at 1.1 gpm & 3.0 ppm chloramine " Materials of Construction of Cartridge & Housing: Endcaps - Polypropylene, Netting - Polypropylene, O-Ring Filter - Santoprene, O-Ring Housing - BUNA-N, Housing - White Polypropylene B.4 Price/Cost Schedule Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 #107365 WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM,DIALYSIS PORTABLE WRO 300 H Portable Reverse Osmosis Machine LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 107365 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 #3027335 PTG-520 Carbon Block Filtration System LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3027335 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0003 #3027145 Carbon Cartridge Chlorine/Chlorine Removal LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3027145 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0004 #ME14756-1 M1 Cart LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: ME14756-1 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0005 #3027856 Ergo M2 Cart LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3027856 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0006 #3027950 Ergo Docking Station LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3027950 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0007 #3027858 PreFilter Kit, Ergo LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3027858 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0008 #3026961 Minncare Six Pack LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3026961 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0009 #3027753 Temp Gauge Kit, Carbon Block LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3027753 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0010 #3028103 Feed Water UV, Ergo LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3028103 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0011 #3028060 Boost Pump/Backflow Kit, Ergo LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3028060 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0012 #3028061 Boost Pump Kit, Ergo LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3028061 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0013 #3028062 Backflow Preventer Kit, Ergo LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3028062 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0014 #3028049 UV Prefilter Kit, Ergo LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3028049 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0015 #3028107 Power Outlet Kit LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3028107 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0016 #ME70001 Water Analysis, AAMI Standards LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: ME70001 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0017 ME70501 Installation/Start Up, 4 hours per machine LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: me70501 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0018 OPERATOR AND SERVICE/MAINTENANCE MANUAL 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0019 OPERATOR TRAINING 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0020 BIOMEDICAL TRAINING 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ B.5 Delivery Schedule ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 1-20 SHIP TO: Lake Nona Veteran Affairs Medical Center Warehouse Building #5 13800 Veterans Way Orlando, FL 32827 MARK FOR: Chandra Lillemoen 321-397-6881 Chandra.Lillemoen@va.gov ALL ITEMS TO BE DELIVERED TO THE ABOVE ADDRESS (viii) Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial (JUL 2013), applies to this acquisition. Provisions included incorporated by reference are: " ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; ¢ 52.225-25 ROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES ENGAGING IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO IRAN-- REPRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS (DEC 2012) ¢ 2.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998); (ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999), applies to this acquisition. The best value method will be used. The following are the evaluation factors to be used: Price, Technical and Past Performance. "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: Price, Technical and Past Performance. Technical and past performance requirements, when combined, are approximately equal to cost and price" (x) It is advised that Offerors include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 Offeror Representation and Certification - Commercial Items (AUG 2013) with its Offer. (xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. All offers must include a completed copy of this provision. All Offers must either be accompanied by Representations and Certifications or the offeror must be currently registered in ORCA at website https://orca.bpn.gov/ Clauses and provisions included are: " ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 Contract and Conditions - Commercial Items; ¢ 52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013) ; ¢ 52.232-1 PAYMENTS (APR 1984); ¢ 52.232-8 DISCOUNTS FOR PROMPT PAYMENT (FEB 2002); ¢ 52.239-1 PRIVACY OR SECURITY SAFEGUARDS (AUG 1996); ¢ 52.243-1 CHANGES--FIXED-PRICE (AUG 1987); " 52.211-6 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL (AUG 1999) (a) If an item in this solicitation is identified as "brand name or equal,' the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quantity that will satisfy the Government's needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that "equal" products must meet are specified in the solicitation. (b) To be considered for award, offers of "equal" products, including "equal" products of the brand name manufacturer, must- (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation; (2) Clearly identify the item by- (i) Brand name, if any; and (ii) Make or model number; (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and (4) Clearly describe any modifications the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modifications. (c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate "equal" products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. (d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an "equal" product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation. " 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERICAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract 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: LPTA Technical and past performances, when combined, are equal to cost, price, and delivery. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (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. (End of Provision) " 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (SEP 2013); " 52.225-2 BUY AMERICAN ACT CERTIFICATE (FEB 2009); " 52.225-18 PLACE OF MANUFACTURE (SEPT 2006); " 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998); " VAAR 852.252-70 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS OR CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.246-70 GUARANTEE (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.246-71 INSPECTION (JAN 2008); ¢ 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012). " VAAR 852.215-70 SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009); " VAAR 852.236-89 BUY AMERICAN ACT (JAN 2008); " VAAR 852.236-90 RESTRICTION ON SUBMISSION AND USE OF EQUAL PRODUCTS (NOV 1986); (xii) 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required Implementing Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following clauses are incorporated by reference: " 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)); " 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553); " 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78); " 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (MAY 2012) (section 738 of Division C of Pub. L. 112-74, section 740 of Division C of Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Division D of Pub. L. 111-8, and section 745 of Division D of Pub. L. 110-161); " 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644); 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)); " 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755); " 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (MAR 2012) (E.O. 13126); " 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999); " 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246); " 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793); " 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011); " 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (FEB 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d); " 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury); " 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). (xiii) NA. (xiv) NA. (xv) The RFQ is due on October 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM by e-mail to EarlCi.Johnson@va.gov. Offers received after the exact time specified in the solicitation are considered late and may be considered if the action would not unduly delay the acquisition. (xvi) For further information contact Earl Johnson via e-mail: EarlCi.Johnson@va.gov Inquiries: For questions as to this solicitation, please submit via e-mail to EarlCi.Johnson@va.gov before 4:00 p.m. October 13, 2015. Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs, Orlando VA Medical Center, 5201 Raymond Street, Orlando FL 32803. Point of Contact(s): Earl Johnson III, (407) 646-4018