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Purchase the following: DRUMS OF INSTAPAK CHEMICAL "A" FOAM MATERIAL GRADE: I-40 and DRUMS OF INSTAPAK CHEMICAL "B" FOAM MATERIAL GRADE: I40W

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published December 24, 2015  -  Deadline December 31, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation. The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), National Reconditioning Center (NRC) intends to purchase the following: 6 each DRUMS OF INSTAPAK CHEMICAL "A" FOAM MATERIAL GRADE: I-40 and 6 each DRUMS OF INSTAPAK CHEMICAL "B" FOAM MATERIAL GRADE: I40W. This is a 100% Set-Aside for a Small Business. Only firms that can provide the exact foam material described herein will be considered. This acquisition is being processed under the procedures of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This constitutes the only Request for Quotation (RFQ) written offers are being requested; and a written solicitation will not be issued. This notice is hereby issued as RFQ No. NWWG3402-16-00118A. This RFQ and the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-36. The line items shall be provided in accordance with the specifications listed below. The price shall be all inclusive of costs including return shipping costs. The FAR clauses incorporated into this acquisition shall be the following: 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02, Feb 2015), 52.204-18 Commercial and Government entity Code Maintenance (Jul 2015), 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Dec 2014), 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Apr 2015), (Clauses Only if Applicable: 52.204-10, 52.222-19, 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 52.219-13, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.225-1), 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated payment to Small Business Subcontractors (Deviation)(Dec 2013), 52.247-65 F.O.B. Origin, Prepaid Freight - Small Package Shipments (Jan 1991), 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998), 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses (Apr 1984). The CAR clauses incorporated into this acquisition shall be the following: 1352.201-70 Contracting Officer's Authority (Apr 2010), 1352.209-73 Compliance with the Laws (Apr 2010), 1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest (Apr 2010), 1352.233-70 Agency Protest (Apr 2010), 1352.233-71 GAO and Court of Federal Claims Protests (Apr 2010) and 1352.246-70 Place of Acceptance (Apr 2010). The FAR provisions are incorporated into this acquisition by reference as follows: 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02, Feb 2015), 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013), 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Jul 2015), 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (Nov 2014), 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Apr 2014) and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015). FAR clauses and provisions are available on the Internet Website http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. All contractors doing business with the Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). For information and to register, please access the following website: https://www.sam.gov/. In order to register on the SAM website, offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or by phone at (800) 333-0505. The Government intends to make an award to the responsive responsible quoter(s) providing the best value to the Government, price and non-price factors considered. "Best value" means the expected outcome of an acquisition that, in the Government's estimation, provides the greatest overall benefit in response to the requirement. The Government reserves the right to make a comparative evaluation of quotes in determining best value in accordance with FAR 13.106-2(b)(4)(ii). The NAICS code for this requirement is 325211. All responses must be in writing and may be mailed to the National Reconditioning Center, ATTN: William N. Roberts, 14200 Merritt Road, Grandview, Missouri 64030 or sent to the email address william.roberts@noaa.gov. Quotes submitted in response to this notice shall also include the following in order to be considered responsive to this request: 1. DUNS number, company name, address, point of contact, email address, telephone number 2. Delivery Schedule. Provide a proposed delivery date for the delivery of the equipment. 3. Completed price schedule for the purchase of the line items identified in this notice including the shipping cost. This is a firm-fixed price request. 4. Completed, signed and dated copy of FAR 52.212-3 Representations & Certifications-Commercial items or certification of registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database. 5. Completed, signed and dated copy of Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015). Multiple searches of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Dynamic Small Search did not identify any small businesses available to compete for this required purchase. Search parameters included a combination of NAICS code ‘325211' and key words: ‘INSTAPAK, FOAM, MATERIAL'; and just key words: ‘INSTAPAK, FOAM, MATERIAL'; ‘INSTAPAK, CHEMICAL A'; ‘INSTAPAK, CHEMICAL B' and ‘CHEMICAL, PACKING, FOAM, MATERIAL', returned no matches. A search of "INSTAPAK FOAM MATERIAL"; "INSTAPAK CHEMICAL A"; "INSTAPAK CHEMICAL B" and "CHEMICAL PACKING FOAM MATERIAL" in GSA's eLibrary also returned zero matches.

Chemical Constituents of Cigarette Butts

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline August 29, 2016
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Part 1 - Description 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. THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES 13.5. This solicitation is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-88-1. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541690. Its associated Small Business size standard is $15M. This solicitation is for full and open competition. Part 2 - Supplies or Services and Prices/Costs Purchase Order Type: Firm-Fixed PriceBase YearTask Description Price1 Cigarette Butt Collection, Identification of Test Methods, and Analysis Plan Development 2 Preparation of Leachate 3 Analysis of Leachate 4 Draft Final Report 5 Final Report 6 Final Briefing Total Part 3 - Description/Specifications 3.1 Background A major existing environmental consequence of cigarette use is the waste disposal of discarded cigarette filters, as an estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are thrown away every year worldwide and 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts are disposed of as toxic trash each year. , In addition, research has shown cigarette butt leachate to be toxic to fish. The National Environmental Policy Act requires an impact analysis on the environment, as well as scenarios that could lead to human health impact, for federal actions, such as tobacco product marketing authorizations. Information about the identities and amounts of constituents that leach from cigarette butts is limited and is necessary to characterize the hazard and model the fate and transport of the constituents in the environment. A preliminary study to identify leachable constituents, including Harmful/Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHCs), from cigarette butts will provide information to design focused, high value, cost effective fate and effects studies when needed in the future. 3.2 Statement of Work The objectives of this study are to: • conduct laboratory analysis of three replicates from a single cigarette butt leachate; and• characterize and quantify the different chemical constituents and HPHCs from the lab analysis for the leachate Under the contract, the FDA is interested in conducting a study to support characterization and quantification of specific chemical constituents and HPHCs in leachate from cigarette butts. Tasks/RequirementsThe Contractor shall:• determine appropriate "off the shelf" analytical methodologies (e.g. - EPA Methods 8270 and 8310 for organics and EPA Method 200 series for metals) for the constituents of concern identified in Task 2;• collect cigarette butts for analysis;• prepare cigarette butt leachate;• measure the amounts of each chemical constituent and HPHCs in the leachate;• identify unknown constituents that have a mass greater than 10% of the total injected mass;• monitor, manage, and maintain data collected during the contract period; and• submit a final report that includes the following sections: executive summary, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions. The Contractor shall follow all federal, state, and local environmental, health, sanitation and emissions regulations. In addition, the Contractor shall follow all applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Disposal of cigarette butts, leachates and laboratory waste must follow the above environmental, health and safety regulations. Task 1: Cigarette Butt Collection, Identification of Test Methods, and Analysis Plan Development The Contractor shall identify the project timeline, develop and implement a cigarette butt collection plan, and develop an analytical methods plan for conducting the leachate tests. Additionally, the Contractor shall conceptualize how the analysis shall be performed based on the list of chemical constituents in Task 3. The Contractor must verify that the selected test methods have been validated to achieve the study's objectives. The methods must be determined to be fit for purpose, which includes consideration of, but not limited to, the following method characteristics: accuracy, precision, robustness, limit of detection, limit of quantification, range, and specificity. The Contractor, with concurrence from the COR, may perform multiple tasks at one time for efficiency. The Contractor shall submit a cigarette butt collection plan, test methods for conducting leachate tests, and an analysis plan to the COR for concurrence and feedback. The Contractor shall collect cigarette butts to use for preparing the leachate. This study is not a human subject study. This study is not a research activity involving human subjects for study recruitment. It does not involve obtaining information about living individuals. There will be no interaction or intervention with individuals. No individuals will be interviewed nor their individually identifiable information obtained. The study does not involve videotaping, recording, or surveying individuals. The Contractor shall collect only cigarette butts and will not interact with humans from whom cigarette butts are obtained. Task 2: Preparation of Leachate The Contractor shall prepare a leachate by placing cigarette butts in distilled or deionized water for 24 hours, making note of cigarette butt weights, number of butts used and water volume. The Contractor shall determine the appropriate volume of water and number of butts to use in order to minimize the need for, or number of, extraction and concentration steps. Task 3: Analysis of Leachate Using the validated analytical methods proposed in Task 4, the Contractor shall analyze three replicates of the leachate to quantify levels of each chemical constituent and HPHC. The Contractor shall provide full descriptions of methods used and descriptions of any laboratory issues encountered along with their solutions. For sample mass, the Contractor shall report the data to at least three decimal points, as well as the accuracy of the analytical balance and the date of last calibration. The Contractor shall quantify the chemical constituents and HPHCs listed below: 1,3-Butadiene Acrolein Crotonaldehyde PAHs (total) Chromium (Cr)1-Aminonaphthalene Acrylonitrile Formaldehyde Phenol and catechol Lead (Pb)2-Aminonaphthalene Aldehydes (total) Isoprene m-, p-, and o-cresol Mercury (Hg)4-Aminobiphenyl Benzene Nicotine (total and free) Arsenic (As) pHAcetaldehyde Benzo[a]pyrene NNK and NNN Cadmium (Cd) Glycerol, propylene glycol ethylene glycol, and diethylene glycol In addition to the above list, the Contractor shall identify any constituents not on the list (i.e. - unknown) that have a mass greater than 10% of the injected mass. Analytical results will be reported in mg/L, mg/cigarette butt and mg/kg of cigarette butts. Task 4: Draft Final Report The Contractor shall submit a draft of the final report within 3 months of contract award. The Contractor shall prepare a detailed final report including: 1) an executive summary; 2) identification of the laboratory used and methods describing how the data was collected and analyzed; 3) results of the analysis; 4) discussion, including problems encountered during the study and their solutions; and 5) conclusions; and 6) related appendices. As a part of the final report, the Contractor shall submit analytical procedures (including details regarding extraction procedures and/or any other procedures used during sample preparation), validation reports, system suitability, and any other pertinent information for measuring the analytes indicated in Task 3. Task 5: Final Report The Contractor shall submit a Final Report within 4 months that presents the objectives, methods, results of the analyses, and summarizes the findings and conclusions of the project. The Final Report shall include the required elements outlined for the draft report (Task 4) and shall incorporate any revisions based on comments received from the FDA. The Contractor shall provide the Final Report to the COR in the following manner:1. An electronic version of the final report. 2. The final report delivered on a CD Rom. Task 6: Final Briefing Within 4 months of the award, the Contractor shall conduct a final briefing to FDA personnel via web conference. This briefing shall consist of a 30- to 40-minute presentation of the project and shall include a background on the problem, descriptions of methods used, the results of the tasks, and a brief discussion of the results and problems encountered during the study. The Contractor shall be prepared with appropriate briefing materials and shall send their presentation materials to the COR for review within two days prior to the presentation date. Key Personnel The Contractor shall provide the names and resumes of the key personnel assigned to this contract. The individuals cited below are key personnel • Principal Investigator/Project Manager• Lead Scientist • Technician Part 4 Performance and Deliverables 4.1 Place of Performance The work for this project will take place at the Contractor's laboratory facility and contractor site. All deliverables shall be sent to the COR electronically at the following address: COR / Point of Contact:Food and Drug AdministrationCenter for Tobacco ProductsDivision of Regulatory Project Management, Branch I10903 New Hampshire AvenueWhite Oak Campus, Bldg. 32, Rm 4144Silver Spring, MD 20993 ATTN: TBD 4.2 Deliverables Task Description Estimated Completion Date1 Kickoff Meeting/ Initial Briefing Within 2 weeks after award1 Develop a cigarette butt collection plan, test methods, and an analysis plan Within 2 weeks after award1 Collect cigarette butts to use for preparing the leachate Within 1 month after award2 Prepare leachate Within 1 ½ months after award3 Analyze replicates of the leachate Within 2 months after award4 Summarize findings in draft report Within 3 months after award5 Summarize findings for Final Report Within 4 months after award6 Prepare briefing materials 2 days prior to final briefing6 Conduct Final Briefing Within 4 months after award 4.3 Reporting The COR may request conference calls to discuss status of deliverables and any other issues which may arise with the contract. The COR will coordinate a schedule with the Contractor to determine when the conference calls will occur on an as needed basis. Monthly Progress Reports The Contractor shall furnish one electronic copy to the FDA COR by the 1st of each month. At a minimum, the progress report shall include a narrative description of the following items:1. Accomplishments made during the reporting period.2. Plans for accomplishments in the next reporting period.3. Interim results, conclusions, trends or other items of information that the Contractor believes are of interest to the FDA.4. Problems or delays that the Contactor has experienced in the performance of his/her services, as well as any quality assurance and control measures taken during the reporting period5. Specific action(s) that the Contactor would like the FDA to undertake to alleviate a problem.6. Due dates for upcoming deliverables. 4.4 Period of Performance The period of performance is four (4) months or October 1, 2016 to February 3, 2017. Part 5 - Inspection and Acceptance The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will perform inspection and acceptance of materials and services to be provided. For the purpose of this PART, (COR - to be determined upon contract award) is the authorized representative of the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will perform inspection and acceptance of materials and services to be provided. For the purpose of this PART, (COR) is the authorized representative of the Contracting Officer. The COR is responsible for the following as required by this order: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluations; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as an agent of the Government under this order. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: direct or negotiate any changes in the order, including modifying or extending the period of performance, changing the delivery schedule, authorizing reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this order, or otherwise change any terms and conditions of this order. The contact information for the Contracting Officer is the following: Sean WybengaU.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services5630 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857Sean.Wybenga@fda.hhs.gov; (240) 402-7629 The contact information for the Contract Specialist is the following: Lisa Yaw U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services5630 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD 20857Lisa.Yaw@fda.hhs.gov; (240) 402-4018  

Chemical Analysis of Cigarette Butts

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published July 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 9, 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. THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES 13.5. This solicitation is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-88-1. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541712. Its associated Small Business size standard is 500 employees. The Government intends to award this purchase to a small business. Part 2 - Supplies or Services and Prices/Costs Purchase Order Type: Firm-Fixed PriceBase YearTask Description Price1 Cigarette Butt Collection, Identification of Test Methods, and Analysis Plan Development 2 Preparation of Leachate 3 Analysis of Leachate 4 Draft Final Report 5 Final Report 6 Final Briefing Total Part 3 - Description/Specifications 3.1 Background A major existing environmental consequence of cigarette use is the waste disposal of discarded cigarette filters, as an estimated 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are thrown away every year worldwide and 1.69 billion pounds of cigarette butts are disposed of as toxic trash each year. , In addition, research has shown cigarette butt leachate to be toxic to fish. The National Environmental Policy Act requires an impact analysis on the environment, as well as scenarios that could lead to human health impact, for federal actions, such as tobacco product marketing authorizations. Information about the identities and amounts of constituents that leach from cigarette butts is limited and is necessary to characterize the hazard and model the fate and transport of the constituents in the environment. A preliminary study to identify leachable constituents, including Harmful/Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHCs), from cigarette butts will provide information to design focused, high value, cost effective fate and effects studies when needed in the future. 3.2 Statement of Work The objectives of this study are to: • conduct laboratory analysis of three replicates from a single cigarette butt leachate; and• characterize and quantify the different chemical constituents and HPHCs from the lab analysis for the leachate Under the contract, the FDA is interested in conducting a study to support characterization and quantification of specific chemical constituents and HPHCs in leachate from cigarette butts. Tasks/RequirementsThe Contractor shall:• determine appropriate "off the shelf" analytical methodologies (e.g. - EPA Methods 8270 and 8310 for organics and EPA Method 200 series for metals) for the constituents of concern identified in Task 2;• collect cigarette butts for analysis;• prepare cigarette butt leachate;• measure the amounts of each chemical constituent and HPHCs in the leachate;• identify unknown constituents that have a mass greater than 10% of the total injected mass;• monitor, manage, and maintain data collected during the contract period; and• submit a final report that includes the following sections: executive summary, methods, results, discussion, and conclusions. The Contractor shall follow all federal, state, and local environmental, health, sanitation and emissions regulations. In addition, the Contractor shall follow all applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Disposal of cigarette butts, leachates and laboratory waste must follow the above environmental, health and safety regulations. Task 1: Cigarette Butt Collection, Identification of Test Methods, and Analysis Plan Development The Contractor shall identify the project timeline, develop and implement a cigarette butt collection plan, and develop an analytical methods plan for conducting the leachate tests. Additionally, the Contractor shall conceptualize how the analysis shall be performed based on the list of chemical constituents in Task 3. The Contractor must verify that the selected test methods have been validated to achieve the study's objectives. The methods must be determined to be fit for purpose, which includes consideration of, but not limited to, the following method characteristics: accuracy, precision, robustness, limit of detection, limit of quantification, range, and specificity. The Contractor, with concurrence from the COR, may perform multiple tasks at one time for efficiency. The Contractor shall submit a cigarette butt collection plan, test methods for conducting leachate tests, and an analysis plan to the COR for concurrence and feedback. The Contractor shall collect cigarette butts to use for preparing the leachate. This study is not a human subject study. This study is not a research activity involving human subjects for study recruitment. It does not involve obtaining information about living individuals. There will be no interaction or intervention with individuals. No individuals will be interviewed nor their individually identifiable information obtained. The study does not involve videotaping, recording, or surveying individuals. The Contractor shall collect only cigarette butts and will not interact with humans from whom cigarette butts are obtained. Task 2: Preparation of Leachate The Contractor shall prepare a leachate by placing cigarette butts in distilled or deionized water for 24 hours, making note of cigarette butt weights, number of butts used and water volume. The Contractor shall determine the appropriate volume of water and number of butts to use in order to minimize the need for, or number of, extraction and concentration steps. Task 3: Analysis of Leachate Using the validated analytical methods proposed in Task 4, the Contractor shall analyze three replicates of the leachate to quantify levels of each chemical constituent and HPHC. The Contractor shall provide full descriptions of methods used and descriptions of any laboratory issues encountered along with their solutions. For sample mass, the Contractor shall report the data to at least three decimal points, as well as the accuracy of the analytical balance and the date of last calibration. The Contractor shall quantify the chemical constituents and HPHCs listed below: 1,3-Butadiene Acrolein Crotonaldehyde PAHs (total) Chromium (Cr)1-Aminonaphthalene Acrylonitrile Formaldehyde Phenol and catechol Lead (Pb)2-Aminonaphthalene Aldehydes (total) Isoprene m-, p-, and o-cresol Mercury (Hg)4-Aminobiphenyl Benzene Nicotine (total and free) Arsenic (As) pHAcetaldehyde Benzo[a]pyrene NNK and NNN Cadmium (Cd) Glycerol, propylene glycol ethylene glycol, and diethylene glycol In addition to the above list, the Contractor shall identify any constituents not on the list (i.e. - unknown) that have a mass greater than 10% of the injected mass. Analytical results will be reported in mg/L, mg/cigarette butt and mg/kg of cigarette butts. Task 4: Draft Final Report The Contractor shall submit a draft of the final report within 3 months of contract award. The Contractor shall prepare a detailed final report including: 1) an executive summary; 2) identification of the laboratory used and methods describing how the data was collected and analyzed; 3) results of the analysis; 4) discussion, including problems encountered during the study and their solutions; and 5) conclusions; and 6) related appendices. As a part of the final report, the Contractor shall submit analytical procedures (including details regarding extraction procedures and/or any other procedures used during sample preparation), validation reports, system suitability, and any other pertinent information for measuring the analytes indicated in Task 3. Task 5: Final Report The Contractor shall submit a Final Report within 4 months that presents the objectives, methods, results of the analyses, and summarizes the findings and conclusions of the project. The Final Report shall include the required elements outlined for the draft report (Task 4) and shall incorporate any revisions based on comments received from the FDA. The Contractor shall provide the Final Report to the COR in the following manner:1. An electronic version of the final report. 2. The final report delivered on a CD Rom. Task 6: Final Briefing Within 4 months of the award, the Contractor shall conduct a final briefing to FDA personnel via web conference. This briefing shall consist of a 30- to 40-minute presentation of the project and shall include a background on the problem, descriptions of methods used, the results of the tasks, and a brief discussion of the results and problems encountered during the study. The Contractor shall be prepared with appropriate briefing materials and shall send their presentation materials to the COR for review within two days prior to the presentation date. Key Personnel The Contractor shall provide the names and resumes of the key personnel assigned to this contract. The individuals cited below are key personnel • Principal Investigator/Project Manager• Lead Scientist • Technician Part 4 Performance and Deliverables 4.1 Place of Performance The work for this project will take place at the Contractor's laboratory facility and contractor site. All deliverables shall be sent to the COR electronically at the following address: COR / Point of Contact:Food and Drug AdministrationCenter for Tobacco ProductsDivision of Regulatory Project Management, Branch I10903 New Hampshire AvenueWhite Oak Campus, Bldg. 32, Rm 4144Silver Spring, MD 20993 ATTN: TBD 4.2 Deliverables Task Description Estimated Completion Date1 Kickoff Meeting/ Initial Briefing Within 2 weeks after award1 Develop a cigarette butt collection plan, test methods, and an analysis plan Within 2 weeks after award1 Collect cigarette butts to use for preparing the leachate Within 1 month after award2 Prepare leachate Within 1 ½ months after award3 Analyze replicates of the leachate Within 2 months after award4 Summarize findings in draft report Within 3 months after award5 Summarize findings for Final Report Within 4 months after award6 Prepare briefing materials 2 days prior to final briefing6 Conduct Final Briefing Within 4 months after award 4.3 Reporting The COR may request conference calls to discuss status of deliverables and any other issues which may arise with the contract. The COR will coordinate a schedule with the Contractor to determine when the conference calls will occur on an as needed basis. Monthly Progress Reports The Contractor shall furnish one electronic copy to the FDA COR by the 1st of each month. At a minimum, the progress report shall include a narrative description of the following items:1. Accomplishments made during the reporting period.2. Plans for accomplishments in the next reporting period.3. Interim results, conclusions, trends or other items of information that the Contractor believes are of interest to the FDA.4. Problems or delays that the Contactor has experienced in the performance of his/her services, as well as any quality assurance and control measures taken during the reporting period5. Specific action(s) that the Contactor would like the FDA to undertake to alleviate a problem.6. Due dates for upcoming deliverables. 4.4 Period of Performance The period of performance is four (4) months or September 1, 2016 to January 5, 2017. See attachment for full RFQ.

Water Chemical Treatment

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Space Command | Published September 6, 2016  -  Deadline September 12, 2016
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  (i)  This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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)  Solicitation FA2517-16-Q-5024, Chemical Water Treatment is being issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87, as of March 2016 (iv) This acquisition is being procured as Full and Open.  The NAICS code for this requirement is 238220, Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors.  The size standard is $15 million and a single award will be made as a result of evaluation of quotes received.  (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items and respective quantities.   CLIN 0001 - Lumitrac Controller model XS or Equal - 5 Each CLIN 0002 - Panel Mount/Probe Manifold - 5 Each CLIN 0003 - Calibration Tee - 5 Each CLIN 0004 - LD2 Probe - 5 Each CLIN 0005 - Pump - Continuous Duty - 2 Each CLIN 0006 - Installation and Work as required by the Statement of Work (vi) DESCRIPTION: The contractor shall provide all labor, equipment, tools, material, supervision, and all other necessary items to provide a functional water chemical treatment control package on designated HVAC condensing water open loop systems on Peterson AFB. The government will provide the wiring and programming into PAFB base Energy Monitoring Control System (EMCS). The five (5) condensing water systems are located at building 1, 1470, 1844, 2025 (2 systems). The system shall consist of Garratt Callahan Lumitrac model XS or equal. This requirement is being solicited as a commodity. (vii)  Delivery terms are 45 after date of contract award.  FOB Destination shipped to Peterson AFB, CO. (viii) Provision FAR 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.  (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in section iv of this solicitation.  (ix)  FAR 52.212-2 -- Evaluation -- Commercial Items The following addenda apply to this provision.  (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered.  Award will be made using a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) approach; the Government will award to the lowest priced offeror that is determined technically acceptable.  The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Factor 1:  Technical Capability Factor 2:  Price •(1)    Factor 1:  Technical Capability:    (A)  Technical capability will be evaluated based on an evaluation of Technical Capability Factor; the factor will be rated as Acceptable or Unacceptable.   Acceptable is defined as the quote clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitation.  Unacceptable is defined as the quote does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation.    A vendor's quotation will be considered technically acceptable if it quotes Lumitrac Controller model XS or Equal along with all other miscellaneous parts and labor required for complete installation as outlined in the Statement of Work.  Quotations that do not meet this requirement will be considered unacceptable and will not be considered for award.   (2)  Factor 2:  Price will be evaluated in order to determine if it is reasonable in accordance with FAR Parts 13.106-3.  Offers should be sufficiently detailed to demonstrate their reasonableness.    (b) AWARD PROCESS: The Government will first evaluate all quotations on an acceptable/unacceptable basis.  Acceptable quotes will then be ranked according to price.  The lowest priced offeror who is technically acceptable will receive the award.  The award will be made to that offeror without further consideration of any other offerors.   (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of the offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the 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 the offer, whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (x) The provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certification-Commercial Items, with Alternate I, is applicable to this acquisition.  Ensure all Representations and Certifications are updated in SAM. See Attachment 2, Contractor Submittal Form, for full text and applicable fill-ins. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to the acquisition. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (DEVIATION), applies to this acquisition.  See Attachment 1 for full text.  (xiii) Additional terms and conditions apply to this solicitation and are found in Attachment 1 Terms and Conditions. (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocation Systems (DPAS) does not apply to this request for quote. (xv)  Attachment 2, Contractor Submittal Form, must be fully completed and submitted with the offeror's quote.  Quotes are due via e-mail not later than Noon, MST Monday  12 September 2016.  If you have any questions, please submit them in writing not later than Noon, MST Friday,  9 September 2016.  All quotes and questions (if applicable) should be submitted to Forrest.browne@us.af.mil@us.af.mil.  All communications with the requiring activity concerning this solicitation shall cease until the award is announced.  During this period, interaction is only allowed with the Contracting Officer and the Contract Specialist.  (xvi) For additional information regarding this solicitation please contact Contract Specialist Forrest Browne  forrest.browne@us.af.mil , or the Contracting Officer Aaron Caraway  at aaron.caraway@us.af.mil.  Ensure you reference the solicitation number in the Subject Line.                                                                                         Aaron Caraway                                                                                  Contracting Officer   Attachments:  4 •1.      Terms and Conditions •2.      Contractor Submittal Form •3.      Statement of Work •4.      Instructions for Quote Submittal

Remedial Investigation

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 12, 2016
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This is a non-personal services contract to provide continued execution of Modesto Groundwater Superfund Site, Remedial Investigation (RI) located in located in Modesto, California. The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the primary contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government.The Contractor shall provide all qualified personnel, management, supervision, materials, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform the treatability design study for Electro-kinetic enhancement of in-situ chemical oxidation remediation process as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS). No work shall be accomplished beyond what is specified in this PWS unless specifically directed by the Contracting OfficerTask 1- Project Planning Meeting/MeetingsVapor Intrusion SamplingAdditional Sampling as needed (Optional)

expert scientific and modeling software system and data for acute and longer-term assessments

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published July 31, 2015  -  Deadline August 20, 2015
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Information Technologies and Management (OIMT), is establishing an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide software and data licenses, data updates, training and user support for an expert scientific and modeling software system and data for acute and longer-term assessments, allowing CFSAN scientists the ability to estimate exposure to nutrients, food and color additives, generally recognized as safe (GRAS) food ingredients and other substances (e.g., chemical contaminants, including naturally occurring toxicants) found in the diet, and to perform trend analyses. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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. The solicitation number is 15-223-SOL-00095 and this solicitation is a request for proposal IAW FAR Part 15. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-82. This is an unrestricted solicitation. The NAICS code is 541512 with size standard of $27.5 million. The location is Silver Spring, Maryland. The period of performance is expected to be 09/18/2015 to 09/17/2020. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, and 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. Evaluation is trade-offs. Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with its offer. 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items and 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items apply. All clauses, provision, terms and conditions are described in full in the attached solicitation document. Proposals are due 08/20/2015 at 9 AM ET to the point of contact.

H--Water Testing - WILMINGTON VAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published November 24, 2015
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This Requirement is 100% set-aside for Small Businesses. The Wilmington VA Medical Center is soliciting quotes under Solicitation No. VA244-16-Q-0196 for the following: To provide services to conducting quarterly environmental water testing for Legionella, quarterly environmental testing of dental water lines, monthly dialysis water sampling and testing of Limulus amoebocyte lystate (LAL) and Colony Count CC Tests, and annual chemical composition testing of samples. The Government intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) and award a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal constitutes the lowest price technically acceptable to the Government using procedures in accordance with FAR Parts 13.5. This acquisition will be 100% set-aside for Small Businesses only. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for this requirement is 541380 with a small business size standard of $15 million. All interested and responsible parties may submit a quote following solicitation release. The solicitation number is VA244-16-Q-0196. It is anticipated that the solicitation will be posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on or about November 25, 2015. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database (http://www.sam.gov) and complete online Representations and Certifications at (http://www.sam.gov). See FAR Clause 52.204-7.

ScienceDirect backfiles

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published June 12, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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; quotes 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 in accordance with FAR Part 13 for the following, under simplified acquisition procedures. The Request for Quotation (RFQ) number is FDA-SOL-15-1148652. Provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 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 511120, Periodical Publishers. All qualified vendors are encouraged to respond. Statement of Work Background and Purpose FDA researchers require unlimited access to electronic journals to conduct research and reviews, stay informed on current scientific information and meet the research mission of the FDA. The online platform must allow quick searches across all resources simultaneously in one search statement. The FDA's Biosciences Library requires 24/7 online electronic access to all of the listed informational resources reduces the need for multiple individual copies of expensive resources and decreases document delivery costs. These resources are highly valued and used by FDA researchers in support of the Agency mission as evidenced by usage statistics. FDA has purchased perpetual access to ScienceDirect backfiles, access to the Freedom Collection and selected Cell Press & Clinic titles. Backfile collections procured include: Agriculture & Biological Sciences, Anesthesiology, Chemical Engineering and Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Emergency Medicine, Environmental Science, Immunology and Microbiology, Materials Science, Medicine and Dentistry collection (7 of 17 sections), Organic Chemistry, Pain Medicine, Pharmacology, The Lancet, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics, Radiology and Imaging and Veterinary Science. With the backfiles, FDA has perpetual access to the full-text of content from a selection of journal articles from these subject areas with years of coverage prior to January 1995. The purpose of this acquisition is to purchase the following backfiles: Cell Press (brand name or equal) Custom Single File Backfile (brand name or equal)

65--644-16-3-225-0075 BSC and Chem Fume Hood Certifications

Department of Veterans Affairs, Phoenix VAMC | Published June 22, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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This is a SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. It is neither a solicitation announcement nor a request for proposals or quotes and does not obligate the Government to award a contract. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. Responses to this sources sought must be in writing. The purpose of this sources sought announcement is for market research to make appropriate acquisition decisions and to gain knowledge of potential qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, 8(a), HubZone and other Small Businesses interested and capable of providing the services described below. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition. Responses to this notice shall include the following: (a) company name (b) address (c) point of contact (d) phone, fax, and email (e) DUNS number (f) Cage Code (g) Tax ID Number (h) Type of small business, e.g. Services Disabled Veteran Owned small Business, Veteran-owned small business, 8(a), HUBZone, Women Owned Small Business, Small disadvantaged business, or Small Business HUBZone business and (i) must provide a capability statement that addresses the organizations qualifications and ability to perform as a contractor for the work described below. The Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS), located at 650 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85012 is seeking a potential qualified contractor that can provide comprehensive testing and certification services for the Pathology & Laboratory Services Management (P&LMS) biosafety cabinets and chemical fume hoods, the annual ventilation pressure assessment of the BSL-3 Suite located in the Lab in accordance with ASHRE 110-2016 and one Baker biological safety cabinet USP 797 located in the Room 2340 Research Pharmacy. This will also include testing and certification services for the Building 21 for the Research Service for the biosafety cabinets and chemical fume hoods. The contractor is responsible for providing all parts, labor, travel, tools, telephone support, and preventative maintenance inspections. Any prospective contractors must be authorized/certified to provide the required service from the manufacturer and must show proof with any provided documents at the time of responding to this Sources Sought announcement. 2. Specifications: a. The Contractor is required to have the following current accreditations: (1) NEBB (National Environment Balancing Bureau) - Cleanroom Performance Testing (2) CETA Registered Cleanroom Professional for Sterile Compounding Facilities (3) NSF Standard 49 (National Sanitation Foundation) - Class II Biological Safety Cabinets (4) American Board of Industrial Hygiene CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) (5) Copy of current accreditations must be submitted with your proposal. b. The work is to be performed in accordance of the following standards: (1) American Society for Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 110-2016 Standard 110-2016 -- Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods to ensure that Face velocities of 0.4 m/sec to 0.6 m/sec (80 ft/min to 120 ft/min) generally provide containment if the hood location requirements and laboratory ventilation criteria of this standard are met. (2) National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 49 for the testing and certification of class II biological safety cabinets. (3) The U.S. Pharmacopeia's (USP 797) General Chapter , Pharmaceutical Compounding Sterile-Preparations establishes the minimum standards required for a facility to perform high quality compounded sterile preparations (CSPs). (4) Controlled Environment Testing Association (CETA), which provides work practices and guidelines for industry professionals working with equipment such as cleanrooms, laminar flow devices, fume hoods, biological safety cabinets, isolation rooms and other controlled environments. Important information: The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought synopsis request. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is issued. The VA is mandated by Public Law 109-461 to consider a total set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside. However, if response by Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms proves inadequate, an alternate set-aside or full and open competition may be determined. No sub-contracting opportunity is anticipated. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 811219 ($20.5M). Notice to potential offerors: All offerors who provide goods or services to the United States Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov and complete Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). Additionally, all Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses or Veteran Owned Businesses who respond to a solicitation on this project must be registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise VetBiz Registry located at http://vip.vetbiz.gov. All interested Offerors should submit information by e-mail to gary.smith4@va.gov ; and shall be received no later than 3:00 pm Arizona Mountain Standard Time on June 30, 2016.

Environmental Services at Nellis Air Force Base, The Nevada Test and Training Range, Creech Air Force Base and Angel Peak, Nevada

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published September 24, 2015
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The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform environmental services for the NAFB as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS) except for those items specified as Government furnished property and services. The contractor shall perform to the standards in this contract.Basic Services: The Contractor shall provide all qualified personnel, management, supervision, equipment including personal protective equipment, supplies, materials, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform environmental support services for the Air Force as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS). No work shall be accomplished beyond what is specified in this PWS unless specifically directed by the Contracting Officer. The Basic Task are described in more specific detail in the following subsections. 5.2Kick-Off Meeting: The Contractor shall attend a Project kick-off meeting or teleconference within 30 days of contract award to discuss task requirements and expectations. 5.3Task 1 - Inventory, AEI Data Management: The Contractor shall conduct the regulatory Air Emission Inventories (AEI) for Nellis AFB, and Creech AFB (including Angel Peak). This includes but not limited to conducting site visits, reviewing all applicable permits and regulations, identifying emission units with the reporting requirements, collecting all necessary data, updating the database in the Air Program Information Management System (APIMS) software, calculating the emissions and providing the necessary report to the Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ), USACE, and the Nellis AFB project manager. The Contractor shall provide technical assistance and maintain APIMS database for Nellis AFB and Creech AFB (including Angel Peak) on a quarterly basis to add/remove emission units, add/remove compliance measures, update compliance forms, and recommend implementation of new programs or changes, and provide training for Nellis Air Quality Program Manager (AQPM). Queries to extract miscellaneous chemical data shall be produced in a reportable format acceptable to the Nellis AFB and Clark County Department of Air Quality (DAQ). The current permit update and compliance module activation will facilitate Nellis AFB with meeting the record keeping requirements outlined in the Nellis AFB Title V Permit and Creech AFB Title V permit (including Angel Peak). The Contractor shall prepare a Technical Memorandum documenting the development and structure of the compliance modules with corresponding user instructions and sample outputs. 5.4 Task 2 - Permit Renewal and Title V Fees: The Contractor shall be responsible for payment of Title V regulatory fees for Nellis AFB, Creech AFB (including Angel Peak). The Contractor shall coordinate with the Air Force to identify the required fees. For purposes of this proposal, the Contractor shall assume fees will consist of emission unit review fees, annual emission and unit fees, authority to construct (ATC) application fees, ATC review fees, source test fees, emission reduction credit fees, and other miscellaneous fees as required by Clark County District Air Quality (DAQ). The Contractor shall provide the Nellis Air Quality Program Manager (AQPM) with a copy of the receipt within five (5) days of payment and shall also include it with the corresponding monthly technical progress report. The pricing for the effort to coordinate and make payment has been previously funded in the associated CLIN 0058 of W912PP-14-C-0008. 5.5Task 3 - SAM, Waste Characterization Lab Analysis: The Contractor shall characterize all waste streams and shall maintain complete and accurate profile sheets in accordance with DLA Disposition Services requirements. Completed profile sheets will be coordinated by the Contractor with the base hazardous waste program manager for final approval. To the extent possible, waste will be characterized without sampling and analysis. Characterization may require the following: The Contractor shall draw samples from solid waste and prepare samples for shipment or delivery to a laboratory designated by the waste program manager. All samples shall be collected, preserved, and managed in accordance with EPA publication SW-846, Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods. The Contractor shall also initiate Chain of Custody Documents for all samples. All sample results, copies of chain of custody, and filed notes shall be maintained as part of the hazardous waste automated tracking system. Selection of laboratories, sampling methods, analysis methods, and specific analytical tests will be coordinated with each base HWPM, or environmental function. The Contractor shall review and interpret sampling results and document on the DLA Disposition Services profile sheet, and submit to the hazardous waste program manager within 24 hours.

Tribute Peptide Synthesizer �Brand Name or Equal�

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published June 20, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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Part 1 - Description The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) has a requirement new Tribute Peptide Synthesizer or equal. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quote (RFQ) using FAR Parts 12 and 13 procedures. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-86. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition is 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing. The associated small business standard is 500 employees. This requirement is for a small business set-aside. Part 2 - Supplies or Services and Prices/Costs Purchase Order Type: Firm-Fixed PriceBase Year Manufacturer Item No. Description PriceProtein Technologies TPS-110 TRIBUTE® - Automated 2 Channel, Solid-Phase, Bio-Organic Synthesizer (115 VAC, 60 Hz), with Semi-automated cleavage. Complete with embedded computer, TRIBUTE® software, touch-screen Complete with embedded computer, TRIBUTE® software, touch-screen monitor and cables, PTI Peptide Predictor software, safety shield, 20 Liter single waste container, safety-coated solvent bottles, 12 collect tubes Protein Technologies TPS-INSTALL Onsite installation and training for 2 days by a PTI trained technical support person, including running verification test peptides and test peptide AA), Reaction Vessels (30 x 10 mL disposable reaction Protein Technologies TPS-STARTKIT Tribute start-up kit, complete with 98 pre-filled AA bottles with activator, Fmoc-L-Gly Wang Resin, Rink Amide MBHA Resin Protein Technologies TPS-UV-OPT Two-Channel On-Line Intelli-SynthTM UV Monitoring and Feedback SynthTM UV Monitoring and Feedback control system and software Protein Technologies TPS-IR-OPT Two individually controlled IR heating unit, with software and heating control systems Protein Technologies TPS-CLV-OPT Cleave/Collect Assembly Protein Technologies PPS-RV-PREPSTAT Prelude/Tribute Reaction Vessel Preparation Station Protein Technologies TPS-TXT-EML-RPT Remote Synthesis Report Options Protein Technologies TPS-USR-WRK-UTL User Workstation Utility shipping Installation and training One (1) year warranty on parts, labor, and travel Total Option YearsOption Year Description Price1 Service Agreement 2 Service Agreement 3 Service Agreement 4 Service Agreement Total Firm Fixed Price The total price for the base and four option years is $____________.Part 3 - Description/Specifications 3.1 Background The Facility for Biotechnology Resources (FBR) of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) provides an array of services, including the synthesis of peptides for scientists at CBER and CDER. Peptides are utilized in research ranging from studies of protein-protein interactions, regulation of cell functions, to development of vaccines to flu, pertussis or tetanus viruses and other infectious organisms. Crude peptides are synthesized at FBR using peptide synthesizers and 20 amino acids in fully automatic chemical coupling reactions. The current instrument in place is very old and no longer supported by the manufacturer, therefore a new instrument is required. 3.2 Statement of Work/Salient CharacteristicsScientists at CBER and CDER conduct cutting-edge studies in order to elucidate molecular mechanisms of proteins/peptides functions in living organisms or to combat infectious agents such as flu, pertussis, tetanus viruses and microorganisms through the development of effective vaccines. Often these studies require synthetic peptides as ligands for studying signal transduction, biochemical mechanisms, and as antigens for vaccine development. Peptides are currently synthesized at FBR using Applied Biosystems 433 single-vessel synthesizers. These synthesizers deliver chemicals to a reaction vessel where coupling between two amino acids occurs. In short, each coupling reaction involves de-protection of FMOC group of the amino acid on a resin using a weak base, followed by activation of carboxylic group of the incoming amino acid, coupling of peptide bond, and washing to remove excessive reagents. In essence, the synthesizer provides fluid delivery, mechanical agitation of the reaction vessel, and the advancing of vials containing amino acids according to synthesis sequence. The current instrument used for synthesis is no longer supported by the manufacturers. Therefore a new dual-channel peptide synthesizer is required from a vendor currently manufacturing and supplying peptide synthesizer with updated technologies. A dual-channel solid-phase peptide synthesizing system, with semi-automated cleavage with the following specifications are required: 1. A fully automated solid phase peptide synthesizer supporting FMOC and tBoc chemistries and require 110V power supply.2. Synthesis scale range between 5 µmol and 2 mmol.3. Provides 2 independent reaction vessels allowing simultaneous synthesis of two completely different peptides with different scales.4. Use two independent UV monitoring systems for each reaction vessel and two IR heating source for each reaction vessel.5. Shall have user programmable/selectable top-down and bottom-up solvent deliveries and washing. Shall have fixed loop liquid measurement techniques with optical sensors ensuring accurate deliveries irrelevant of viscosity changes etc.6. Shall have user selectable mixing modes- such as adjustable nitrogen bubbling, adjustable vortexing and combination of both.7. Shall have on board barcode scanner for AA vials / cartridges-allowing to keep records and to put any AA at any position.8. Shall have flexible stop, start, and pause and restart functions for interrupted synthesis-allowing to add special reagents.9. Shall have built in computer and must have built-in full color, TFA (trifluoroacetic acid)- resistant touch screen, and software etc.10. Shall have reporting of real time log of each instrument function, printing to file, screen or printer.11. Shall have on board diagnostic and error reporting and reaction to the error. For example, when synthesis is interrupted due to any reason, it should drain the active reaction vessel and wash the resin with solvent of our choice and repetition automatically to prevent side reactions, and undesired by products to save chemistries & time and reagents etc, and must also inform user by e-mail.12. Software shall have has all the controlling and operating and reporting facilities as per GMP / GLP norms, and in addition all the calculations etc and must also have capability to calculating the coupling difficulty for any peptide sequence.13. Shall limit access to authorized users / individuals with different access right by electronic signature and passwords.14. Shall have on board fully automated and programmable cleavage facility for at least FMOC chemistries.15. Shall have onsite installation and two days instrument training.16. Shall include a start-up kit to validate the function of the instrument. The instrument shall perform the following:1. Delivery, Installation, Training and Warranty:• Installation shall include of the installation of the system and all components, as well as calibration, quantification, and software installation• Shall include a demonstration/training for lab personnel• Shall include a warranty for at least one (1) year from date of installation which covers all labor, parts, and travel expenses required for repairs for equipment and software. Technical support and troubleshooting assistance shall be provided via phone, email, or live-chat interface. 3.3 Optional Service Agreement The FDA shall have a unilateral right to exercise optional periods to continue the service agreement described below: The offerors pricing for optional service agreement shall include coverage of labor, parts and travel expenses. Parts- The service plan will use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certified parts. Services On-Site- The contractor will initiate corrective maintenance/repairs within 48 hours from the service call. The repairs will be completed within 72 hours from the on-site arrival of the technician/service engineer. There will be no limit to the number of on-site repair service visits. The service shall be delivered by an authorized OEM service provider. Services Off-Site- Technical support and troubleshooting assistance will be provided by the contractor via phone, email, or live-chat interface within 1 hour of initial contact. Part 4 -Performance and Deliverables 4.1 Place of Performance and Work Hours All applicable equipment is located at the location listed below. Normal workdays are Monday through Friday except US Federal Holidays. Work hours are typically from 8 am to 5 pm (et). Service visits shall be coordinated with TBD, see below. Location and Point of Contact:Food and Drug Administration CBER/OD/FBR White Oak CampusBuilding 52/72 Room 110610903 New Hampshire AveSilver Spring, MD 20993 ATTN: TBD The system will be delivered to the address above for assembly, installation, and onsite training.4.2 Period of Performance The equipment shall be delivered by September 1, 2016. The warranty shall start when equipment is installed and accepted by FDA and be in effect for one year. The period of performance shall be September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. Optional Periods Deliverable Period of PerformanceOption Period 1 -Service Agreement To begin 1st year following receipt of equipmentOption Period 2 -Service Agreement To begin 2nd year following receipt of equipmentOption Period 3 -Service Agreement To begin 3rd year following receipt of equipmentOption Period 4 -Service Agreement To begin 4th year following receipt of equipment

Lorentz Barrel and Drum (LBD) Superfund Site-

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published July 12, 2016
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This is a non-personal services contract to provide continued execution of Lorentz Barrel and Drum (LBD) Superfund Site Remediation, through the Focused Feasibility Study, EK Pilot Study located in San Jose, California. The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the primary contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government. Basic Services: The Contractor shall provide all qualified personnel, management, supervision, materials, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform the treatability design study for Electro-kinetic enhancement of in-situ chemical oxidation remediation process as defined in this Performance Work Statement (PWS). No work shall be accomplished beyond what is specified in this PWS unless specifically directed by the Contracting Officer. 5.2 Kick-Off Meeting: The Contractor shall attend a Project kick-off meeting or teleconference within 30 days of contract award to discuss task requirements and expectations. 5.3 Task 1- Project Planning Meeting Within two weeks of contract award, a planning meeting (conference call) shall be held, attended by the Contractor, USACE, USEPA and the FS Contractor. The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate development of the project SAP. Discussions will include: historical data, conceptual site model, potential source areas. The general strategy and logistics for implementing the TRIAD-type investigation will be discussed and agreed upon by the project team. The Contractor shall provide a project schedule and meeting summary within 5 days after the meeting. 5.4 Task 2- Single Dipole (Heating) Pilot Test This task is modified as a result of changing the oxidant from permanganate to persulfate. The use of persulfate requires an activation step that was not needed when permanganate was assumed to be the oxidant of choice. In addition, it has been found that soil moisture content at the site is adequate, and a saturation stage of this test will not be necessary. The primary data need for this test is now to determine the time necessary for heating the treatment zone to the target activation temperature. Voltage and temperature distribution will also be evaluated. This test will demonstrate whether the overall engineering approach is suitable to the site and whether acceptable rates on oxidant transport and activation heating can be achieved. During implementation of the field work, the Contractor shall provide electronic correspondence to the USACE and EPA technical team at least weekly to provide status and results of testing. At the end of each phase, the Government will direct the Contractor to proceed with the next phase, if it is determined to be appropriate to satisfy project objectives. 5.4.1 Task 2a - System DesignThe Contractor shall develop the layout of the monitoring system for the heating test and the details of construction and performance of the test. The design shall be documented in a Work Plan Addendum, which shall be provided in draft and final editions. This addendum is expected to be brief; less than 20 pages. It is initially assumed that the electrode configuration used in the previously performed conductivity test will be used, and will be sufficient to heat the soil to the target temperature. To accomplish heating, the electrodes must be switched from DC power to AC power. The conclusions of the laboratory work identified some uncertainty as to whether the materials of the electrodes used in the conductivity test will be effective for the heating test. The design plan shall include the possibility of performing a second run of the heating test using a different material in the electrodes. 5.4.2 Task 2b - Construction PhaseThe Contractor shall install 10 three-stage voltage/temperature monitoring probes and provide all tanks, pumps, piping, power supply, control systems, and instrumentation necessary to complete the heating test. This task shall include mobilization costs and disposal of all waste materials. In addition, during construction of the probes, the Contractor shall collect the site baseline soil and groundwater samples. Quantities of samples, analytical methods, and other procedures shall be in accordance with the existing sampling and analysis plan. 5.4.3 Task 2c - Field Testing PhaseThe field testing includes application of AC power to heat the treatment zone to a target temperature for activation of the oxidation. Data from the voltage/temperature probes shall be collected to characterize the 3-dimentional distribution of the electric field and the temperature. The work plan addendum developed under Task 2a shall include criteria for determining completion of the soil heating. 5.4.5 Task 2e - Single Dipole (Heating) Pilot Test ReportFollowing completion of the field work, the Contractor shall submit a letter report of the findings as specified in Technical Exhibit 2. The report shall summarize the site activities, present the data gathered, and discuss impacts of the data to the subsequent full-scale pilot test. 5.5 Task 3 - Full-Scale Pilot Test System Installation The Contractor shall complete installation of the full scale pilot system as currently specified below and in the existing work plan with the exception that the electrode array shall be reduced. It is now required that only two additional electrodes shall be installed under Task 3. 5.5.1 Task 3a - System DesignSimilarly to Task 2a, the Contractor shall prepare a Work Plan Addendum to finalize the pilot system layout design and operating requirements. This plan shall also be brief, and prepared in draft and final editions. 5.5.2 Task 3b - System InstallationThe Contractor shall install the two additional electrodes, power supply, and all appurtenances necessary to conduct the full-scale pilot test as specified here and in the Work Plan Addendum. The Contractor shall mobilize all staff, materials, and equipment necessary to install the pilot test system. The Contractor shall arrange for all utility hook-ups to provide an operational system. In addition to monitoring points specifically required for the pilot test, the Contractor shall install two (2) groundwater monitoring wells to depths approximately 35 feet bgs. The screen interval shall be 10 feet in length starting from the top of the B Aquifer. These wells will be used by EPA following the test to observe the effects of the treatment at the pilot test location on concentrations in the groundwater following the test. The contractor shall collect groundwater samples from these wells as specified in Section 5.8. During system installation, weekly progress reports shall be provided to USACE and EPA via electronic mail as specified in Technical Exhibit 2. The reports shall identify activities performed during the week, schedule status, coordination issues, difficulties encountered, and any directions given. 5.6 Task 4 - Report of Findings The Contractor shall prepare the Report of Findings which shall include• Description of all site activities• General system performance discussion• Operating parameters and system control issues• Power demand• Oxidant supply rate• VOC reduction achieved• Recommended O&M requirements for full-scale implementation.• Any other information that may be important to the development of the conceptual full-scale design and cost in the Feasibility Study.The Report shall be prepared and delivered in draft, draft-final, and final editions as specified in Technical Exhibit 2. 5.7 Option 1 - Full-Scale Pilot Test System Operation The contractor shall operate the full-scale pilot test system as specified here and in the Work Plan 5.7.1 Option 1a - System Operation. Under this sub-task the Contractor shall perform all inspections, maintenance, system adjustments, oxidant additions, and data collection to operate the system for 90 consecutive days. The operation activities shall be performed as specified and scheduled in the work plan, unless otherwise coordinated through USACE, EPA, and approved by the COR. The Contractor shall provide bi-weekly status reports via e-mail as specified in Technical Exhibit 2. These reports shall provide content similar to that of the system installation reports and shall include, as an attachment, any sampling data as it becomes available. 5.8 Option 2- Sampling and analysis. Soil and groundwater samples shall be collected to demonstrate the degree of contaminant reduction during the 90-day operation. For this subtask the Contractor shall perform/provide all sample collection, laboratory analysis, data management, and data validation. Soil sampling shall be accomplished using a DPT rig to collect samples at locations identified in the work plan. Two soil sampling events shall be accomplished in Task 3; one during operation, and a final event three months after operation. Quantities of samples shall be as planned in the initial Work Plan. The analytical suite shall also remain the same, except that the method for analysis of manganese shall be replaced by an appropriate method to evaluate persulfate concentration.Groundwater samples shall be collected from the two monitoring wells installed under Task 3b. Three groundwater sampling events shall be accomplished; one baseline event before operation, one event immediately following the operation period, and a final event three months after operation. In each event, 2 primary samples shall be analyzed for each of the following analytes: volatile organics, total organic carbon, and metals. Quality control samples shall be collected in accordance with the accepted Sampling and Analysis Plan.Option 3 - Field testing Phase - Alternative ElectrodesIn the event that the electrodes used in the first attempted heating test were not capable of providing adequate heating under AC power, the Contractor shall repeat the test with electrodes of an alternative material as specified in the work plan addendum.

Automated Sampling Stations with Filtration Modules

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published August 29, 2015  -  Deadline September 3, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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. The government intends to issue a Purchase Order in accordance with FAR PART 13.106 for the requirement herein using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The solicitation number is FDA_15-233-1151166. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83, August 3, 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is- 334516 Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing SB Size status: 500 employees. This requirement is set aside for small business manufacturers'. Respondents are responsible for delivery in person, by e-mail, fax, mail or other delivery method of their complete proposal and any additional documents before 1:00 pm (Central Standard Time - Local Prevailing Time in Jefferson, Arkansas) on September 3, 2015 to howard.nesmith@fda.hhs.gov, Fax (870) 543-7990, or mail to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, OO/OFBA/OAGS, Attention of Howard Nesmith, 3900 NCTR Road, Building 50, Room 424, Jefferson, AR 72079-9502. PLEASE NOTE - The above contact information is for the Contracting Office and not the delivery address. The delivery address is indicated in the FOB Destination section below. For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Howard Nesmith by e-Mail at howard.nesmith@fda.hhs.gov. Requirement: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Division of Product Quality Research (DPQR), requires multiple Automated Sampling Stations with Filtration Modules. Background: CBER/DPQR has an important regulatory research role evaluating pharmaceutical drugs/products. A key process in preparing pharmaceutical products for analysis is to dissolve solid form products into solution. This allows for diverse studies to be performed, including physical, chemical and spectroscopic analysis. An essential part of putting drug products into solution is filtration, as removing unwanted chemicals and particles is critical for follow-up analysis. Sampling and filtration is complex, requiring tightly controlled chemical conditions that are capable of being readily reproduced, thus requiring the automated sampling stations with filtration modules. Minimum Technical Specifications: • Rotary piston pump capable of handling variety of dissolution media types, including media with 5% surfactant • Rapid sampling time point capability capable of sampling sample at interval times • Sample volume pull capability of puling sample from 0.1 mL to 14 mL • Built-in auto-clean of rinse line, needles, valves, and syringes between time points and between runs • Dedicated media port for easy connection to dissolution vessel or external container holding fresh media • Integrated filter module to allow for 0.2 or 0.45 µm filtration • 2mL 96-position Sample Tray • UV detection with spectrophotometer • Internal thermal printer • Shall fully communicate with existing Agilent 708-DS Dissolution Apparatus and Agilent VK 7000 Dissolution Apparatus. • Shall include inside delivery, installation, setup, and training and familiarization • Shall provide documented installation and qualification of instruments Item #1 Dissolution Sampling Stations w/Filtration Module To meet the above Minimum Technical Specifications Quantity: 3 (Three) Unit Price: _____________________ Extended Price: _____________________ Make: __________________________ Model: _________________________ Part Number(s): ____________________ GSA Contract Number (if applicable): ________________________ PRICE QUOTES MUST BE INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING, HANDLING, IN-SIDE DELIVERY, INSTALLATION, & TRAINING FOB Destination with Inside Delivery - U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002. Contract Type - Commercial Item - Firm fixed price. Contract clauses- The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (May 2014) The supplies and/or services delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the contracting officer / representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. No advance payment will be made under the resulting order/contract. Preventive Maintenance services shall be billed no more frequently than monthly in arrears. The following additional provisions and/or clauses apply and incorporated by reference and apply to this acquisition. Clauses and provisions can be obtained at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ FAR Clause 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper. (May 2011) FAR Clause 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) FAR Clause 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (Deviation) (Dec 2013) The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) Direct or negotiate any changes in the statement of work; (2) Modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) Authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) Otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. The Contracting Officer for this order is: To be completed at time of award- Name: Phone: Email: The COR is responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) Interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) Performing technical evaluation as required; (4) Performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) Assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The COR for this order is: To be completed at time of award- Name: Phone: Email: 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (May 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (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 (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) _X_ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). _X_ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] _X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). _X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X_ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). _X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). _X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). __ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). __ (33)(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 (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) 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 (JUN 2014) (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). _X_ (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. _X_ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _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: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (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 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (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 (Apr 2010) (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 $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (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 (Jul 2014) (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 (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (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. Solicitation provisions- The provision at FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The following FAR 52.212-1 addenda apply: Paragraph (b). The government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. Paragraph (b)(4). To ensure information is available, offerors shall furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material necessary for the government to conclusively determine that the proposed solution will meet or exceed the Government's requirements. (k) To be considered for award an offeror shall be registered and active in SAM by the date and time set forth for receipt of quotes/proposals. The provision at FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The following subparagraph (a) factors apply: (i) Technical Capability (See FAR Provision 52.212-1 (b) (4) and addenda thereto) (ii) Price. Technical Capability (i.e., how well the offered system meets or exceeds the Government's requirements) is more important than price in determining the best value to the Government though price remains a significant consideration. 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. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, (Mar 2015) applies to this acquisition. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of the provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1 . If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any).

Fluorescence Detector, Zeta Potential Detector, and Fraction Collector System

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published June 8, 2015  -  Deadline June 15, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 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. The government intends to issue a Purchase Order in accordance with FAR PART 13.106 for the requirement herein using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The solicitation number is FDA_15-233-1151233. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82, May 7, 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is- 334516 Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing SB Size status: 500 employees. This requirement is set aside for small business. Respondents are responsible for delivery in person, by e-mail, fax, mail or other delivery method of their complete proposal and any additional documents before 1:00 pm (Central Standard Time - Local Prevailing Time in Jefferson, Arkansas) on June 15, 2015 to howard.nesmith@fda.hhs.gov, Fax (870) 543-7990, or mail to the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, OO/OFBA/OAGS, Attention of Howard Nesmith, 3900 NCTR Road, Building 50, Room 424, Jefferson, AR 72079-9502. PLEASE NOTE - The above contact information is for the Contracting Office and not the delivery address. The delivery address is indicated in the FOB Destination section below. For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Howard Nesmith by e-Mail at howard.nesmith@fda.hhs.gov. Requirement: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), requires a Fluorescence Detector, Zeta Potential Detector, and Fraction Collector System. Background/Statement of Need: FDA/CBER, is conducting studies of blood biocompatibility of several nanomaterials under development for biomedical use. Current studies involve human blood platelets and endothelial cells responses to nanomaterials, protein particles, etc. This study demands that the nanomaterials are fully characterized by size, and surface properties as those are parameters that dictate the interactions with biological systems of any type. The purpose of this study is to develop a robust method for identification and characterization of blood platelets derived microparticles (PMPs) which is related to platelet product quality. PMPs are broad in size distribution (from 30 nm to 500 nm) and are pro-coagulant. Asymmetrical-Flow Field-Flow Fractionation (AF4) is a powerful technology used to separate particles (protein particles, cell-derived vesicles, nanomaterials, liposome formulations, etc) by size followed by precise analysis of their physical and chemical characteristics. In the AF4 particles are separated inside a microchannel. Inside this microchannel, forces are precisely applied to different directions controlling the flow of the particles. Because of different forces (pressure) are applied, particles with different sizes respond differently to these precise and well controlled forces causing large particles to flow out of the channel first, followed by the smaller particles. This technique is the state-of- art method for separation of highly complex heterogeneous particulate samples such as those present in therapeutic protein drug formulations or vesicles derived from cells. CBER's research focus is on platelet and red blood cells derived microparticles, nanomaterials, and nanomaterial coated with proteins from human blood plasma. Therapeutic proteins and the aggregation state of those protein drugs is highly related to adverse events and even death of patients. CBER's current AF4 instrument is composed of a sample injector, a separation channel and two detectors: a light scattering detector that provide with the size of the particle populations, and a refractive index detector for measurements of the particle concentration. CBER is attempting to learn how the vesicle sizes correlate with the presence of biomarkers on the surface of the vesicles such as CD40L (related to inflammation), CD81 (exosomes marker), or phosphatidylserine (pro-thrombogenic); and learn how electrostatic charges (zeta potential) of the vesicles, particle surface charge highly affects their interaction with biological systems. The addition of a Fluorescence Detector, Zeta Potential Detector, and Fraction Collector System to the current AF4 instrument (described herein) is required to enhance research efforts in order to correlate different particle size with biological function and to understand the biological activity of cell derived vesicles. Researchers need to be able to characterize the surface physical chemical properties and biomarkers. Minimum Technical Specifications: • Fluorescence Detector o Multi-signal fluorescence detector with rapid on-line scanning capabilities and spectral data analysis • Zeta Potential Detector o Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) module • Fraction Collector o Analytical-Scale optimized for low flow rates o Accommodate shallow or deep well plates fraction containers o Capable of collecting microgram to milligram quantities of sample intuitive with ease o Collector easily converted to accommodate flow rates and smaller column inner diameters outside of specified ranges o Thermostatic column compartment cooling • The Fluorescence Detector, Zeta Potential Detector, and Fraction Collector shall be compatible with the following system components: o Wyatt Technologies  Field-Flow Fractionation - Eclipse 3+: Serial Number 3516FA  Multi-Angle static Light Scattering (MALS) - Dawn Heleos II: Model WH2-02, Serial Number 398-H2HC  Refractometer - Optilab rEX: model WREx-14, Serial Number 967-REX o Agilent Technologies  Degasser - Serial Number JP82011723  ISO Pump - Serial Number DE62958384  Automatic Liquid Sampler (ALS) - Serial Number DE64773837 • Shall be warrantied for not less than one (1) year from date of Government acceptance • Onsite Installation and Training; system acceptance shall not take place until installed and all on-site training is accomplished. Alternative solutions to providing the enhanced capabilities described above will be considered. Item #1 Fluorescence Detector, Zeta Potential Detector, and Fraction Collector System To meet the above Minimum Technical Specifications Quantity: One System Price: _____________________ GSA Contract Number (if applicable): ________________________ Provide as an attachment to the quote a comprehensive breakdown identifying, at a minimum, the make, model, part number, quantity, and unit and extended prices for all components; to the extent one or more components may be available via GSA Contract so identify PRICE QUOTES MUST BE INCLUSIVE OF SHIPPING, HANDLING, IN-SIDE DELIVERY, INSTALLATION, & TRAINING FOB Destination (In-Side Delivery) - U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 20993. Contract Type - Commercial Item - Firm fixed price. Contract clauses- The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (May 2014) The supplies and/or services delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the contracting officer / representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. No advance payment will be made under the resulting order/contract. Partial payments will not be made. The following additional provisions and/or clauses apply and incorporated by reference and apply to this acquisition. Clauses and provisions can be obtained at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ FAR Clause 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Recycled Paper. (May 2011) FAR Clause 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) FAR Clause 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (Deviation) (Dec 2013) The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) Direct or negotiate any changes in the statement of work; (2) Modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) Authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) Otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. The Contracting Officer for this order is: To be completed at time of award- Name: Phone: Email: The COR is responsible for: (1) Monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) Interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) Performing technical evaluation as required; (4) Performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) Assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The COR for this order is: To be completed at time of award- Name: Phone: Email: 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (APR 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (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 (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) _X_ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. __ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). _X_ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] _X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). _X_ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). _X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X_ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). _X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). _X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). _X_ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). _X_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). __ (33)(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 (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) 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 (JUN 2014) (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). _X_ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _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: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (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 (Dec 2014)(E.O. 13658). __ (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 (Apr 2010) (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 $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (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 (Jul 2014) (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 (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (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. Solicitation provisions- The provision at FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The following FAR 52.212-1 addenda apply: Paragraph (b) (4) Submission of offers. The government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure information is available, offerors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material necessary for the government to conclusively determine the technical capability of the offered solution(s) to meet or exceed the Government's requirements and will absolutely support the FDA's intended use. The provision at FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. The following subparagraph (a) factors apply: (i) Technical Capability. (See FAR Prevision 52.212-1 (b) (4) and addenda thereof) (ii) Price. Technical Capability (i.e., how well the offered system meets the Government's requirements) is more important than price in determining the best value to the Government though price remains a significant consideration. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of the provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any).

Aquarium Maintenance Services

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 12, 2015  -  Deadline March 23, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION Support Services (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NRMA0000-15-00893PMF (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The associated NAICS code is 712130. The small business size standard is $6.5. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial item(s)/services: CLIN 00001: OAR Aquariums - Maintain and service 3 fish tanks - one in OAR Headquarters and two at the Department of Commerce . (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: STATEMENT OF WORK Department of Commerce National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research March 10, 2015 Aquarium Maintenance Services The contractor will maintain and service three saltwater - Coral Reef Environment aquariums, every three weeks, at the following locations: 1. NOAA - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Floor 11, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring MD. - 72 gallon bowfront aquarium, Saltwater - Coral Reef Environment. 2. Department of Commerce - Secretary's Office, Washington DC. - 90 gallon aquarium, Saltwater - Coral Reef Environment. 3. Department of Commerce - Deputy Secretary's Office, Washington DC. - 90 gallon aquarium, Saltwater - Coral Reef Environment. Service Plan Each aquarium service visit may include some or all of the following components, in addition to some not specified: - Observation and inspection of livestock appearance, health and behavior. - Observation and inspection of biological, chemical and physical filtration components. - Inspection of complete aquarium display for abnormalities. - Checking water chemistry parameters and adjusting system as necessary. - Saltwater exchange (15-20%) using high quality marine salt mix and purified water. - Removal of accumulated biological waste by cleaning sand bed, rockwork and filtration components. - Ensuring that all equipment is safely operating. - Aesthetic detailing (removing algae from viewing panels, resetting rockwork/sand, cleaning aquarium stand and cover.) - Reviewing and accounting for purified water supply and adjusting equipment as necessary. - Quality Control - Discussing aquarium health/appearance with NOAA staff/personnel. - Replacement of livestock, when necessary. Discuss with NOAA first before replacing livestock. Invoicing Invoice once monthly, charging per service visit. Payment will be made via direct bank deposit. Invoice separately for component and livestock purchases. Livestock costs should be based on market prices. Scheduling Scheduling is often required to access these building to admit materials to the NOAA building and the Secretary's and Deputy Secretary's offices. These are restricted areas and require communication with the office staff that coordinates visits. Parking Department of Commerce - on-site parking will have to be arranged with the security detail at the Department of Commerce on 15th Street NW. NOAA - garage parking under the main NOAA building during business hours, must arrive early. To park at the loading dock/service entrance at the rear of the NOAA building in Silver Spring during service visits or emergency visits, the loading dock hours are 6:00 am to 6:00pm. Label vehicle as commercial service vehicle to comply with security regulations. Additional Information Required All vendors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ to be considered. Please provide verification of this. In addition, please provide your DUNS number on your proposal. (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance: Period of performance shall be April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. 1. NOAA - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Floor 11, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring MD. 2. Department of Commerce - Secretary's Office, Washington DC, and Deputy Secretary's Office, Washington DC (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance: Period of performance shall be for a period for 12-twelve months from the date of award. NOAA - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Floor 11, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring MD. Department of Commerce - Secretary's Office, Washington DC, and Deputy Secretary's Office, Washington DC (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (APR 2014), applies to this acquisition. This is a best value acquisition. The offerer will submit a quotation for the items in Section (V). 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 quoter. In addition to written price quotes, offers are instructed to provide: 1. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to Patricia.McBride-Finneran@noaa.gov 2. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number 4. Provide all evaluation criteria in accordance with 52.212-2 in this package. 5. Complete and return Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) with quote. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: 1) Price: Be sure to carefully address all elements in this RFQ so that your quotation can be fully evaluated. 2) Past Performance - Your RFQ should include at least three past performance references (include names and phone numbers and point of contact). Past performance will be evaluated in terms of timeliness, customer service and general professionalism. 3) Experience - please provide summaries of experience from past services. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a), and award will be made to the firm offering the best value to the Government. (X) 52.212.3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2015). The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. "Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000 9999, except- (1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ?is, ?is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it is, not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it is, not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It is, not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It is, not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the r in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It is, not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It is, not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. NOTE: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it ?is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It is, not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It is, not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It has, not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It has, not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It has developed and has on file, has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American- Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: [List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American- Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other thanBahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free TradenAgreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list asnother foreign end products those end products manufacturednin the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product."Other Foreign End Products: [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitationentitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products: [List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.- made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products: [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) Are, not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) Have, not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; (3) Are, not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) Have, not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products. (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] [ ] (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. [ ] (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non- Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(C)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). TIN: ________________________________. TIN has been applied for. TIN is not required because: Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (4) Type of organization. Sole proprietorship; Partnership; Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); Corporate entity (tax-exempt); Government entity (Federal, State, or local); Foreign government; International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; Other ______________________. (5) Common parent. Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent; Name and TIN of common parent: Name ________________________________. TIN _________________________________. (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations.(1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran; (ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and (iv) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury. gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it has or does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code: ____________________. Immediate owner legal name: _____________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: Yes or No. (3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest-level owner CAGE code: __________________. Highest-level owner legal name: ___________________. (Do not use a "doing business as" name) (End of provision) Alternate I (Oct 2014). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(2), add the following paragraph (c)(11) to the basic provision: (11) (Complete if the offeror has represented itself as disadvantaged in paragraph (c)(4) of this provision.) ____ Black American. ____ Hispanic American. ____ Native American (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians). ____ Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru). ____ Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal). ____ Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding. The offeror shall complete the annual representations and certifications electronically in System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2014), applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (MAR 2015) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: (6) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) (12) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (16) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (23) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (26) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (27) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (28) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) (29) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (31) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities. (Jul 2014) (38) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) (40) 52.225-3, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements - Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014) (42) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (47) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) The following clauses under subparagraph (c) apply: (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (MAY 2014) This RFQ incorporates Wage Determination No.: 2005-2103, Revision No.: 15, Date of Revision: 12/22/2014. (http://www.wdol.gov/) (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: 52.223-10 Waste Reduction Program. As prescribed in 23.706(a), insert the following clause: Waste Reduction Program (MAY 2011) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- "Recycling" means the series of activities, including collection, separation, and processing, by which products or other materials are recovered from the solid waste stream for use in the form of raw materials in the manufacture of products other than fuel for producing heat or power by combustion. "Waste prevention" means any change in the design, manufacturing, purchase, or use of materials or products (including packaging) to reduce their amount or toxicity before they are discarded. Waste prevention also refers to the reuse of products or materials. "Waste reduction" means preventing or decreasing the amount of waste being generated through waste prevention, recycling, or purchasing recycled and environmentally preferable products. (b) Consistent with the requirements of section 3(e) of Executive Order 13423, the Contractor shall establish a program to promote cost-effective waste reduction in all operations and facilities covered by this contract. The Contractor's programs shall comply with applicable Federal, State, and local requirements, specifically including Section 6002 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 6962 ,et seq .) and implementing regulations (40 CFR Part 247). (End of clause) The following additional contract requirements or terms and conditions apply: 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language (Apr 1991). 52.214-35 Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency (Apr 1991). (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply. (XV) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 3:00 P.M. EST/EDT on 3/23/2015. All quotes must be faxed or emailed to the attention of Pat McBride-Finneran. The fax number is 301-713-4023 and email address is patricia.mcbride-finneran@noaa.gov (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Pat McBride-Finneran. 301-734-1239, patricia.mcbride-finneran@noaa.gov.

Aquariam Services

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 21, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION Support Services (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number NRMA0000-16-00587PMF (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86-2. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. The associated NAICS code is 712130. The small business size standard is $6.5. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial item(s)/services: CLIN 00001: OAR Aquariums - Maintain and service 3 fish tanks - one in OAR Headquarters and two at the Department of Commerce. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: STATEMENT OF WORK Department of CommerceNational Oceanographic Atmospheric AdministrationOffice of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research March 1, 2016 Aquarium Maintenance Services The contractor will maintain and service three saltwater - Coral Reef Environment aquariums, every three weeks, at the following locations: 1. NOAA - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Floor 11, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring MD. - 72 gallon bowfront aquarium, Saltwater - Coral Reef Environment.2. Department of Commerce - Secretary's Office, Washington DC. - 90 gallon aquarium, Saltwater - Coral Reef Environment.3. Department of Commerce - Deputy Secretary's Office, Washington DC. - 90 gallon aquarium, Saltwater - Coral Reef Environment. Service Plan Each aquarium service visit may include some or all of the following components, in addition to some not specified: - Observation and inspection of livestock appearance, health and behavior.- Observation and inspection of biological, chemical and physical filtration components.- Inspection of complete aquarium display for abnormalities.- Checking water chemistry parameters and adjusting system as necessary.- Saltwater exchange (15-20%) using high quality marine salt mix and purified water.- Removal of accumulated biological waste by cleaning sand bed, rockwork and filtration components.- Ensuring that all equipment is safely operating.- Aesthetic detailing (removing algae from viewing panels, resetting rockwork/sand, cleaning aquarium stand and cover.)- Reviewing and accounting for purified water supply and adjusting equipment as necessary.- Quality Control - Discussing aquarium health/appearance with NOAA staff/personnel.- Replacement of livestock, when necessary. Discuss with NOAA first before replacing livestock. Invoicing Invoice once monthly, charging per service visit. Payment will be made via direct bank deposit. Invoice separately for component and livestock purchases. Livestock costs should be based on market prices. Scheduling Scheduling is often required to access these building to admit materials to the NOAA building and the Secretary's and Deputy Secretary's offices. These are restricted areas and require communication with the office staff that coordinates visits. Parking Department of Commerce - on-site parking will have to be arranged with the security detail at the Department of Commerce on 15th Street NW. NOAA - garage parking under the main NOAA building during business hours, must arrive early. To park at the loading dock/service entrance at the rear of the NOAA building in Silver Spring during service visits or emergency visits, the loading dock hours are 6:00 am to 6:00pm. Label vehicle as commercial service vehicle to comply with security regulations. Additional Information Required All vendors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ to be considered. Please provide verification of this. In addition, please provide your DUNS number on your proposal. (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance: Period of performance shall be April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. 1. NOAA - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Floor 11, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring MD.2. Department of Commerce - Secretary's Office, Washington DC, and Deputy Secretary's Office, Washington DC (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance: Period of performance shall be for a period for 12-twelve months from the date of award. NOAA - Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Floor 11, 1315 East West Hwy, Silver Spring MD. Department of Commerce - Secretary's Office, Washington DC, and Deputy Secretary's Office, Washington DC (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Oct 2015), applies to this acquisition. This is a best value acquisition. The offerer will submit a quotation for the items in Section (V). 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 quoter. In addition to written price quotes, offers are instructed to provide: 1. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to Patricia.McBride-Finneran@noaa.gov2. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information:a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address.b) DUNS Number4. Provide all evaluation criteria in accordance with 52.212-2 in this package.5. Complete and return Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) with quote. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: 1) Technical approach and experience - Demonstrate understanding of the requirements and the work to be performed; ability to provide the personnel needed; the ability to successfully manage the requirements of the Statement of Work, and summaries of experience from past services.2) Past Performance - Your RFQ should include at least three current past performance references (include names and phone numbers and point of contact). Past performance will be evaluated in terms of timeliness, customer service and general professionalism.3) Price Be sure to carefully address all elements in this RFQ so that your quotation can be fully evaluated. Offers will be evaluated based on the factors set forth in paragraph (a), and award will be made to the firm offering the best value to the Government. (X) 52.212.3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 2015).52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items.As prescribed in 12.301(b)(2), insert the following provision: Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (NOV 2015) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees."Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended."Sensitive technology"-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates,that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer.Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it □ is, □ is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is, □ is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is,□ is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is, □ is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that-(i) It □ has, □ has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It □ has,  has not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has developed and has on file, □ has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It □ has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________[List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) □ Are, □ are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;(2) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property;(3) □ Are, □ are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and(4) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.(i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply:(A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment.(D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code).(i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at .] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin___________________ ______________________________________ ___________________(2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] □ (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product.□ (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor.(j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) □ In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or(2) □ Outside the United States.(k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] □ (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. □ (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and(iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies-(i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause.(l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). □ TIN: ________________________________.□ TIN has been applied for.□ TIN is not required because:□ Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States;□ Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government;□ Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government.(4) Type of organization. □ Sole proprietorship;□ Partnership;□ Corporate entity (not tax-exempt);□ Corporate entity (tax-exempt);□ Government entity (Federal, State, or local);□ Foreign government;□ International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4;□ Other ________________________________.(5) Common parent. □ Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent;□ Name and TIN of common parent:Name ________________________________.TIN _________________________________.(m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations.(1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. The Offeror represents that- (i) It □ is, □ is not an inverted domestic corporation; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation.(o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran;(ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and(iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,500 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if-(i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products.(p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation.(1) The Offeror represents that it o has or o does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information:Immediate owner CAGE code: ____________________.Immediate owner legal name: _____________________.(Do not use a "doing business as" name)Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: □ Yes or □ No.(3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information:Highest-level owner CAGE code: __________________.Highest-level owner legal name: ___________________.(Do not use a "doing business as" name)(End of provision)Alternate I (Oct 2014). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(2), add the following paragraph (c)(11) to the basic provision: (11) (Complete if the offeror has represented itself as disadvantaged in paragraph (c)(4) of this provision.)____ Black American.____ Hispanic American.____ Native American (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians).____ Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru).____ Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal).____ Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding. The offeror shall complete the annual representations and certifications electronically in System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (FEB 2016) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: (10) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013)(12) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011)(16) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011)(23) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUL 2013) (28) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUNE 2003) (29) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (FEB 2016) (30) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015) (31) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (36) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities. (Jul 2014)(38) 52.233-15 Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)(40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (41) 52.225-1 Buy American - Supplies (MAY 2014)(50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (JUL 2013) The following clauses under subparagraph (c) apply: (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (MAY 2014) This RFQ incorporates Wage Determination No.: 2015-2103, Revision No.: 2, Date of Revision: 12/29/2015. (http://www.wdol.gov/) (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: 52.232.39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (JUNE 2013)(a) Except as stated in paragraph (b) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern: (1) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government.(2) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an "I agree" click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., "click-wrap" or "browse-wrap" agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause.

Total Organic Carbon Analyzer

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published February 3, 2016  -  Deadline February 17, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION Purchase to provide Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number: NRMJ3000-16-00394 (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-¬¬86. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 334513, Size Standard 500 employees. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial items: CLIN 0001: (1) total organic carbon analyzer for the Chemical Sciences Division. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: 325 BROADWAY R/CSD1 BOULDER CO 80305-3328 (VI) Description and Specifications: The contractor shall supply total organic carbon analyzer. (VII) ALL DELIVERBALS AND WORK MUST BE AT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SHIPPING/RECEIVING SECTION 325 BROADWAY, BLDG. 22 BOULDER CO 80305-3328 (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (APR 2014), applies to this acquisition. NOTICE TO OFFERORS: Instructions for submitting quotations under this request for quote must be followed. Failure to provide all information to aid in the evaluation may be considered non-responsive. Offers that are non-responsive may be excluded from further evaluation and rejected without further notification to the offeror. 1. The offerer may submit quote on any form that has the company name and the following information: Quantity; Unit of Issue; Unit Price; Total Amount, and any acknowledgement of solicitation amendments on the SF-30. 2. Submit quotations to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the time specified in the solicitation. Email quotes are acceptable and can be sent to cass.r.melin@noaa.gov on or before February 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm MST. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation via FedBizOpps. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. 3. At a minimum the contractor shall provide the following information: a) Point of contact name, telephone and E-mail address. b) DUNS Number 4. Provide all evaluation criteria in accordance with 52.212-2 in this package. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government. The following factor shall be used to evaluate offers: 1) The ability to have all deliverables work completed at the above address by 03/01/20162) Price. ALL OR NONE THIS WILL BE EVALUATED ON BEST VALUE TO THE GOVERMENT X. 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. (MAR 2015)The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees."Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended."Sensitive technology"-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer.Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it o is, o is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it □ is, □ is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is, □ is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is,□ is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It □ is, □ is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and(ii) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that-(i) It □ has, □ has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It □ has, □ has not filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has developed and has on file, □ has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It □ has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________[List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End Products:Line Item No. Country of Origin______________ _______________________________ _______________________________ _________________[List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) □ Are, □ are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;(2) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property;(3) □ Are, □ are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and(4) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied.(i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply:(A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights.(C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment.(D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code).(i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at .] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin___________________ ______________________________________ ___________________(2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] □ (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product.□ (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor.(j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) □ In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or(2) □ Outside the United States.(k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards(Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] □ (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. □ (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations;(ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and(iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies-(i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause.(l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). □ TIN: ________________________________.□ TIN has been applied for.□ TIN is not required because:□ Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States;□ Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government;□ Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government.(4) Type of organization. □ Sole proprietorship;□ Partnership;□ Corporate entity (not tax-exempt);□ Corporate entity (tax-exempt);□ Government entity (Federal, State, or local);□ Foreign government;□ International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4;□ Other ________________________________.(5) Common parent. □ Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent;□ Name and TIN of common parent:Name ________________________________.TIN _________________________________.(m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations.(1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and(ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation.(o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall e-mail questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation and Certifications. Unless a waiver is granted or an exception applies as provided in paragraph (o)(3) of this provision, by submission of its offer, the offeror- (i) Represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror does not export any sensitive technology to the government of Iran or any entities or individuals owned or controlled by, or acting on behalf or at the direction of, the government of Iran;(ii) Certifies that the offeror, or any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not engage in any activities for which sanctions may be imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act; and(iii) Certifies that the offeror, and any person owned or controlled by the offeror, does not knowingly engage in any transaction that exceeds $3,000 with Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps or any of its officials, agents, or affiliates, the property and interests in property of which are blocked pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (see OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List at http://www.treasury.gov/ofac/downloads/t11sdn.pdf). (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if-(i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products.(p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation.(1) The Offeror represents that it o has or o does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates "has" in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information:Immediate owner CAGE code: ____________________.Immediate owner legal name: _____________________.(Do not use a "doing business as" name)Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: □ Yes or □ No.(3) If the Offeror indicates "yes" in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information:Highest-level owner CAGE code: __________________.Highest-level owner legal name: ___________________.(Do not use a "doing business as" name)(End of provision)Alternate I (Oct 2014). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(2), add the following paragraph (c)(11) to the basic provision: (11) (Complete if the offeror has represented itself as disadvantaged in paragraph (c)(4) of this provision.)____ Black American.____ Hispanic American.____ Native American (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians).____ Asian-Pacific American (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China, Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Hong Kong, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru).____ Subcontinent Asian (Asian-Indian) American (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands, or Nepal).____ Individual/concern, other than one of the preceding.Offeror shall complete the annual representations and certifications electronically in System for Award Management at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2015) applies to this acquisition. (XII) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. (Feb 2016) applies to this acquisition. (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014)(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.(4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).. (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)..(14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011)(15 U.S.C. 644(r)). (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).(25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).(26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126).26). (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (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).(40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).(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).(50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). (XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998). This contract incorporates on or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html The following additional FAR terms and conditions apply:52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel. (JAN 2011)52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance. (JUL 2013)52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications. (DEC 2014)52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language (Apr 1991). 52.214-35 Submission of Offer in U.S. Currency (Apr 1991). 52.232-25 Prompt Payment. (July 2013)52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors.(DEC 2013) 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses. (Apr 1984) 52.222-99, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (DEVIATION) (JUNE 2014) This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, Implementation of the President's Executive Order Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated June 12, 2014. (a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. (b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. (c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of adjustment. (d) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). (e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. (End of Clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015)(1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113- 235), none of the funds made available by Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 and subsequent appropriations acts may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.

IPA including Advanced Analytics License

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published December 21, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
cpvs

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR FAR 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. Also, this acquisition is being conducted under FAR 13 Simplified Acquistion Procedures. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. The solicitation number is W81XWH16T0020. The solicitation is issued as Request for Quotes (RFQ). Provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-24 are incorporated. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses: www.acqnet.gov/far and www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htm. This procurement will be classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 541511 with a Size Standard of 27.5 mil. 100% Small Business set aside. ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 1 Each IPA-LCL-00006 - IPA License FFP IPA-LCL-00006 - IPA including Advanced Analytics Limited Concurrent License. See Minimum Essential Characteristics for specifications. FOB: Destination PURCHASE REQUEST NUMBER: 0010720526 NET AMT ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0002 1 Each IPA-ADD-00002 IPA My Findings (1000) FFP IPA-ADD-00002 IPA My Findings (1000) - See Minimum Essential Characteristics for specifications. FOB: Destination PURCHASE REQUEST NUMBER: 0010720526 NET AMT ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1001 1 Years IPA-LCL-00006 License - Option Year 1 FFP IPA-LCL-00006 - IPA including Advanced Analytics Limited Concurrent License Option Year 1 - See Minimum Essential Characteristics for specifications. FOB: Destination PURCHASE REQUEST NUMBER: 0010720526 NET AMT ITEM NO SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 2001 1 Years IPA-LCL-00006 License - Option Year 2 FFP IPA-LCL-00006 IPA including Advanced Analytics Limited Concurrent License Option Year 2 - See Minimum Essential Characteristics for specifications. FOB: Destination PURCHASE REQUEST NUMBER: 0010720526 NET AMT Minimum Essential Characteristics • Provides a graphical user interface and allows data to be saved and exported to text and images • Creates and draws interaction networks and pathways • Automatically curates databases from published research and literature citations • Shows data origins and provides validity of constructed networks • Uses the mammalian databases and is compatible with all biological molecules and types of annotations or interactions: proteins, lipids, small molecules, all types of genomic data (microRNA, DNA, RNA, genetic polymorphisms), diseases genomic positioning, RNA-Seq based and next generation sequencing experiments, and drugs • Shall be compatible with data generated with the following databases/identifiers without requesting the user to convert IDs before entering data o Compatible identifiers must include: Affimetrix (Exon/GeneExpression,3' IVT Expression), Affimetrix SNP ID (genotyping), Agilent and Applied Biosystems (gene and miRNA), CAS Registry, Codelink, dbSNP IDs (including Illumina genotyping arrays with dbSNP IDs),EntrezGene,Ensembl, GenBank, GenPept,GI Number, HUGO Data base, Gene Symbol, Human Metabolome Database (HMDB),KEGG, Illumina (whole genome and miRNA), the International Protein Index, miRbase, PubChem CID, RefSeq, UCSC Human Isoform IDs, Unigene, and Uniprot/Swiss Prot Accession o Compatible Species shall include: Rat, mouse, human, and canine • Shall provide synonym resolution • Shall provide contextual information in interaction mapping (e.g. organ, cell type resolution) • Shall support predictive analytics based on data • Shall provide orthologue mapping across species • Provide the following relationship types: binding, chemical reactions, direct regulation, expression, synthesis, protein modification, regulation, any user-defined relationship (e.g. expandable per the user's needs) • Provides a database of drug effects • Allows user to modify layouts at will or construct pathways manually and visualize all pathways per user's specifications (e.g. with or without cellular localization) • Imports data from Excel, XML, binary, tab delimited, formats. • Exports pathways or selected entities as image, HTML, XML, Excel, txt formats • Supports and allows automated data curation based on Affimetrix arrays, Uniprot or IPI based proteomics assays, Pubmed IDs, gene/protein/lipid names, and GEO GDS format • Conducts pathway convergence, Pearson correlations, gene set enrichment analysis, sub-network analysis • Has the ability to filter data by genes, type, organism, relationships, direct or indirect interactions (with a user-defined number of steps between entities), sub-classes • Allows customized annotations such that the user can generate interactions based on novel, unpublished research findings • Provide secure storage, import, and export of raw and analyzed data as well as images and detailed reports for publication • Provide a 5-user license that allows sharing and securing data among lab members, per the users' needs • Provide a web based application • Shall maintain curation such that annotation are as accurate as possible • Shall allow 2 options years to continue subscription • Shall be Brand Name or Equal- Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) IPA-LCL-00006, IPA-ADD-00002, Two Option years - IPA-LCL-00006. Instructions to Offerrors/Evaluation Criteria The Government intends to award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer is the lowest price technically acceptable offer to the Government. Award shall be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price meeting or exceeding the non-cost factor (technical conformance to the MEC's of the solicitation). Evaluation of price will be based on the offeror's total price for all line items. This acquisition is being conducted under simplified acquisition procedures (IAW FAR13). Past Performance is not an evaluation factor for this acquisition. Evaluation Factors for Award: Low price, technically acceptable (Brand name or Equal requirement). Offerors shall price each CLIN. This is an all or nothing requirement, therefore, vendor shall provide a price for each CLIN, otherwise your proposal will be determined to be substantially incomplete and not warrant any further consideration (Brand name or Equal. Brand name or Equal is specified to ensure that sites receive standardized supplies. Price (all CLINs shall be priced) and Technical The offeror's initial proposal shall contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. I. Completeness. The offeror has submitted CLIN total price, and total contract price completed all required representations and certifications, and acknowledgement of any amendments. II. Reasonableness. The Government's determination that the proposed price is fair and reasonable based on price analysis. The degree to which the offeror's proposed price represents a fair and reasonable price will be evaluated using the techniques in FAR 15.305(1), which provides that comparison of the proposed prices will usually satisfy the requirement for price analysis. The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government reserves the right to make no award of a contract as a result of this solicitation. Technical Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings Acceptable - Proposal clearly meets the minimum requirements of the RFQ. Unacceptable - Proposal does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the RFQ. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS Supplies/services will be inspected/accepted at: CLIN INSPECT AT INSPECT BY ACCEPT AT ACCEPT BY 0001 Destination Government Destination Government 0002 Destination Government Destination Government 0003 Destination Government Destination Government 0004 Destination Government Destination Government DELIVERY INFORMATION CLIN DELIVERY DATE QUANTITY SHIP TO ADDRESS DODAAC 0001 POP 11 Jan 2016 to 10 Jan 2017 N/A WALTER REED ARMY INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH RECEIVING SECTION ROBERT GRANT AVENUE BLDG 503 SILVER SPRING MD 20910-7500 (301) 319-9812 FOB: Destination W74MYF 0002 POP 11 Jan 2016 to 10 Jan 2017 N/A (SAME AS PREVIOUS LOCATION) FOB: Destination W74MYF 1001 POP 11 Jan 2017 to 10 Jan 2018 N/A (SAME AS PREVIOUS LOCATION) FOB: Destination W74MYF 2001 POP 11 Jan 2018 to 10 Jan 2019 N/A (SAME AS PREVIOUS LOCATION) FOB: Destination W74MYF CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.204-7 System for Award Management JUL 2013 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance JUL 2013 52.207-2 Notice Of Streamlined Competition MAY 2006 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items MAY 2015 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items MAY 2015 52.223-5 Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information MAY 2011 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving AUG 2011 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination NOV 1991 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials SEP 2011 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights SEP 2013 252.203-7998 (Dev) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) FEB 2015 252.203-7999 (Dev) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) FEB 2015 252.204-7003 Control Of Government Personnel Work Product APR 1992 252.204-7004 Alt A System for Award Management Alternate A FEB 2014 252.204-7012 Dev Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting Oct 2015 252.204-7008 (Dev) Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls Oct 2015 252.223-7006 Prohibition On Storage, Treatment, and Disposal of Toxic or Hazardous Materials SEP 2014 252.225-7002 252.225-7035 252.232-7003 Qualifying Country Sources As Subcontractors Buy American - Free Trade Agreement- Balance of Payments Program Certificate - Basic Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports DEC 2012 Nov 2014 June 2012 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments DEC 2006 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 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 quality 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. (End of provision) 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 2015) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision -- "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) Concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. Highest-level owner means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. Immediate owner means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. Inverted domestic corporation means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). Manufactured end product means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-- (1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. Place of manufacture means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. Restricted business operations means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. Sensitive technology-- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern-- (1) Means a small business concern-- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that-- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by-- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. Subsidiary means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. Veteran-owned small business concern means a small business concern-- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; or (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)", means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. (b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted electronically on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ___ . [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (p) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any.) These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on ORCA.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.) The offeror represents as part of its offer that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents that it ( ___ ) is, ( ___ ) is not a women-owned small business concern. Note to paragraphs (c)(8) and (9): Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-- (i) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: ___ .] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-- (i) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: ___ -.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). (Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents that it ( ___ ) is, a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price: ___ (10) HUBZone small business concern. (Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.) The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that-- (i) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: ___ .] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Certifications and representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246-- (1) Previous Contracts and Compliance. The offeror represents that-- (i) It ( ___ ) has, ( ___ ) has not, participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject either to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation, the and (ii) It ( ___ ) has, ( ___ ) has not, filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that-- (i) It ( ___ ) has developed and has on file, ( ___ ) has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR Subparts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It ( ___ ) has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American --Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (List as necessary) (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms ``Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product,'' ``commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item,'' ``component,'' ``domestic end product,'' ``end product,'' ``foreign end product,'' ``Free Trade Agreement country,'' ``Free Trade Agreement country end product,'' ``Israeli end product,'' and ``United States'' are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ``Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act.'' (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ``Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act'': Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I (Jan 2004). If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American -Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products: Line Item No. ___ ___ ___ [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II (Jan 2004). If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ [List as necessary] (4) Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ``Buy American --Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act'': Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ``Trade Agreements''. (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products: Line Item No. Country of Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that -- (1) The offeror and/or any of its principals ( ___ ) are, ( ___ ) are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency, (2) ( ___ ) Have, ( ___ ) have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; and (3) ( ___ ) Are, ( ___ ) are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) ( ___ ) Have, ( ___ ) have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. Sec. 6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. Sec. 6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. Sec. 6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. 362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products. Listed End Product Listed Countriesof Origin ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] [ ___ ] (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. [ ___ ] (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) ( ___ ) In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) ( ___ ) Outside the United States. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly-- (1) ( ___ ) In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) ( ___ ) Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards. (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] [ ___ ] (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror ( ___ ) does ( ___ ) does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers. [ ___ ] (2) Certain services as described in FAR 22.1003-4(d)(1). The offeror ( ___ ) does ( ___ ) does not certify that- (i) The services under the contract are offered and sold regularly to non-Governmental customers, and are provided by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) to the general public in substantial quantities in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The contract services will be furnished at prices that are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(d)(2)(iii)); (iii) Each service employee who will perform the services under the contract will spend only a small portion of his or her time (a monthly average of less than 20 percent of the available hours on an annualized basis, or less than 20 percent of available hours during the contract period if the contract period is less than a month) servicing the Government contract; and (iv) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract is the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing commercial customers. (3) If paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause applies- (i) If the offeror does not certify to the conditions in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) and the Contracting Officer did not attach a Service Contract Labor Standards wage determination to the solicitation, the offeror shall notify the Contracting Officer as soon as possible; and (ii) The Contracting Officer may not make an award to the offeror if the offeror fails to execute the certification in paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) of this clause or to contact the Contracting Officer as required in paragraph (k)(3)(i) of this clause. (l) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (26 U.S.C. 6109, 31 U.S.C. 7701). (Not applicable if the offeror is required to provide this information to the SAM database to be eligible for award.) (1) All offerors must submit the information required in paragraphs (l)(3) through (l)(5) of this provision to comply with debt collection requirements of 31 U.S.C. 7701(c) and 3325(d), reporting requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6041, 6041A, and 6050M, and implementing regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (2) The TIN may be used by the Government to collect and report on any delinquent amounts arising out of the offeror's relationship with the Government (31 U.S.C. 7701(c)(3)). If the resulting contract is subject to the payment reporting requirements described in FAR 4.904, the TIN provided hereunder may be matched with IRS records to verify the accuracy of the offeror's TIN. (3) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). ( ___ ) TIN: --------------------. ( ___ ) TIN has been applied for. ( ___ ) TIN is not required because: ( ___ ) Offeror is a nonresident alien, foreign corporation, or foreign partnership that does not have income effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States and does not have an office or place of business or a fiscal paying agent in the United States; ( ___ ) Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government; ( ___ ) Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government. (4) Type of organization. ( ___ ) Sole proprietorship; ( ___ ) Partnership; ( ___ ) Corporate entity (not tax-exempt); ( ___ ) Corporate entity (tax-exempt); ( ___ ) Government entity (Federal, State, or local); ( ___ ) Foreign government; ( ___ ) International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4; ( ___ ) Other ----------. (5) Common parent. ( ___ ) Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent; ( ___ ) Name and TIN of common parent: Name - ___ . TIN - ___ . (m) Restricted business operations in Sudan. By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies that the offeror does not conduct any restricted business operations in Sudan. (n) Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations- (1) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (2) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that-- (i) It is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (o) Prohibition on contracting with entities engaging in certain activities or transactions relating to Iran. (1) The offeror shall email questions concerning sensitive technology to the Department of State at CISADA106@state.gov. (2) Representation. The Offeror represents that-- (i) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not an inverted domestic corporation; and (ii) It [ ___ ] is, [ ___ ] is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. (3) The representation and certification requirements of paragraph (o)(2) of this provision do not apply if- (i) This solicitation includes a trade agreements certification (e.g., 52.212-3(g) or a comparable agency provision); and (ii) The offeror has certified that all the offered products to be supplied are designated country end products. (p) Ownership or Control of Offeror. (Applies in all solicitations when there is a requirement to be registered in SAM or a requirement to have a DUNS Number in the solicitation. (1) The Offeror represents that it [ ___ ] has or [ ___ ] does not have an immediate owner. If the Offeror has more than one immediate owner (such as a joint venture), then the Offeror shall respond to paragraph (2) and if applicable, paragraph (3) of this provision for each participant in the joint venture. (2) If the Offeror indicates ``has'' in paragraph (p)(1) of this provision, enter the following information: Immediate owner CAGE code: ___ Immediate owner legal name: ___ (Do not use a ``doing business as'' name) Is the immediate owner owned or controlled by another entity: [ ___ ] Yes or [ ___ ] No. (3) If the Offeror indicates ``yes'' in paragraph (p)(2) of this provision, indicating that the immediate owner is owned or controlled by another entity, then enter the following information: Highest-level owner CAGE code: ___ Highest-level owner legal name: ___ (Do not use a ``doing business as'' name) (End of Provision) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (NOV 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (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: (Contracting Officer check as appropriate.) ___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ____ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (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.
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