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Cleaning Cooking Ventilation Systems (Hoods and Ducts)

Department of the Air Force, Air Mobility Command | Published August 20, 2015  -  Deadline September 4, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation request for quotation for the Cleaning of Ventilation Systems for Commercial Cooking Operations in accordance with the Statement of Work (SOW) prepared in accordance with FAR Part 12 and 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals/quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued. The 319th Contracting Flight at 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Bldg 418, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205 intends to award a single, firm fixed priced contract. This solicitation is a 100% small business set-aside and all responsible offerors will be considered. The solicitation reference number is FA4659-15-Q-0054 and is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The NAICS code for the acquisition is 561790 and the size standard is $7.5 million. Discussions may not be held with offerors; therefore, each offerors initial quote should be complete and accurate. The contractor shall provide all management, tools, supplies, equipment, transportation, and labor necessary to perform the inspection and cleaning of all commercial hoods and ducts, filters, fan assemblies and exhaust systems covered in the SOW. The contractor shall perform to the standards in the contract as well as all local, state, and federal regulations. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Base year plus four (4) option years. PERIOD OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFERS: The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 60 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation. SITE VISIT: A site visit is scheduled for 27 Aug 2015 at 2pm CDT. See 5352.215-9001 in the solicitation for more details. See attached solicitation and attachments. Offers should be sent via e-mail, but may be sent in writing or by fax, to the Purchasing Agent, SSgt Patrick Eldridge (patrick.eldridge.1@us.af.mil), no later than 3:00 P.M. (CST) on 4 Sep 2015 to 319 CONF/LGCA, 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Bldg 418, Grand Forks AFB, ND. 58205-6436 ATTN: SSgt Patrick Eldridge. For more information email patrick.eldridge.1@us.af.mil or 701-747-5936 or Jeremiah Snedker, jeremiah.snedker@us.af.mil, Contracting Officer, at 701-747-5299.

Janitorial Cleaning services

Department of State, European Posts | Published March 17, 2016  -  Deadline July 1, 2016
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The Mission of the United State in Geneva Switzerland is issuing a solicitation for Janitorial Services located at 11 route de Pregny, 1292 Chambesy / Geneva, Switzerland.The contractor shall perform janitorial work, including furnishing all labor, material equipment and services. The government will pay the Contractor the fixed price per month for standard service s and a fixed rate per square meter for any temporary additional service. The estimated area is approximately 5500 square meters. The anticipated performance is for a base period of twelve months and four optional renewable periods of one (1) year each at the government discretion. These requirements may change depending on funding availability in forth coming periods. System of Award Management (https://www.sam.gov) is required pursuant to FAR provision 5.207, and prospective quoters are encouraged to register prior to submit the quotations.The Government issues the solicitation in FEDBIZOPPS and on the US Mission website (www.us-mission .com).Please see the solicitation for the actual site visit and response date.No electronic offers or proposals will be accepted.

S--Service: Clean, matting services

Department of Veterans Affairs, Manchester VAMC | Published January 11, 2016  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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No Description Provided

J-- CLEAN AND VACUUM BIOMASS BAG HOUSE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Manchester VAMC | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 20, 2016
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No Description Provided

REMANUFACTURE OF AIR PRESSURE REGULATING VALVES

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published May 12, 2015  -  Deadline May 28, 2015
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All questions regarding this notice are to be submitted in writing via E-mail or Fax. All questions submitted to this office are subject to be posted in this notice along with the appropriate response(s). Vendor identities will not be disclosed. Prospective offerors must comply with all the requirements of the solicitation and any attachments thereto to be considered responsive. All offerors are to specify in their response whether it is a large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a) concern, women-owned small business, HUBZone small business, veteran-owned small business or service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Also offerors must specify whether they are a U.S. or foreign-owned firm. OMBUDSMAN (AUG 2005) (An Ombudsman has been appointed to hear concerns from offerors or potential offerors during the proposal development phase of this acquisition.) The purpose of the Ombudsman is not to diminish the authority of the program director or contracting officer, but to communicate contractor concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations to the appropriate government personnel. When requested, the Ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to source of the concern. The Ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals or in the source selection process. Interested parties are invited to call the Ombudsman at 405-736-3273. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBERFOR SOLICITATION REQUESTS. The Government intends to issue a solicitation on or about 28 MAY 15 with an estimated award date of on or about 30 JUL 15. This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal and is not intended to be taken as such. The requirements set forth in this notice are defined per Purchase Request FD20301500608 as follows: This acquisition is to be sole sourced to _HONEYWELL____(cage: 02LU7). _HONEYWELL_ is the only known source possessing the data, technical expertise, special tools, and test equipment required to perform the work. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. The Government does not intend to hold discussions but may hold discussions if it is deemed necessary. Electronic procedures will be used for this solicitation. Based upon market research, the Government is not using policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services. However, interested parties may identify to the contracting officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government's requirement with a commercial item within 15 days of this notice. A Firm Fixed Priced, 5-year requirements type contract consisting of a 1-yr base period and four,1-year options is contemplated. Prequalification of sources is essential to maintain high quality and maximum operational safety. The requirements of FAR 9.202(a) apply. Sources must be qualified prior to being considered for award. Interested vendors that have not been previously approved for this acquisition must submit a Source Approval Request (SAR) package to the Source Development, Small Business Office @ 405-739-7243. As prescribed in FAR 9.202(e). The contracting officer need not delay a proposed award in order to provide a potential offeror with an opportunity to demonstrate its ability to meet the standards specified for qualification. Export Controlled Data: This acquisition may involve technology that has a military or space application. The only contractors who may participate are those that are certified and registered with the Defense Logistics Information Service (DLIS) (1-800-352-3572) and have a legitimate business purpose. In order to receive any technical data related to this acquisition, offerors must be registered with Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) www.FBO.Gov. Requests for data are to be submitted to 558cbss.gbhba.psd@tinker.af.mil for Drawings and directly to the PCO and/or buyer for Technical Orders (TOs). The request shall be on company letterhead and include the applicable solicitation number and the specific data needed (e.g. TO number, drawing number). The request must be accompanied by a copy of the current and approved DD Form 2345. The form, including instructions for completing the form, is available at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/forminfo/forminfopage2220.html The Government is not responsible for misdirected or untimely requests. If unit price exceeds $5,000.00, UID requirements will apply The contractor shall provide all labor, facilities, equipment, and material to accomplish remanufacture. The work encompasses the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, maintenance, re-assembly, testing, and finishing actions required to return the item to a like new condition in accordance with the solicitation requirements and all attachments. List of applicable Line Item Numbers (LINs): **Numbering of LINs is not specific but for informational purposes only** ADDT'L DESC: REMANUFACTURE OF AIR PRESSURE VALVES Item: 0001 Best Estimated Qty: 125 each NSN: 1660-01-445-9556 P/N: 3214806-4-1 Item: 0002 DATA: NSP Item: 0003 OVER AND ABOVE: TBN Required Delivery (referencing LINs above) a. LIN 0001: 20 EA PER MONTH BEGINNING 30 DAYS ARO/REPS b. LIN 0002: AS REQUIRED DD1423 c. LIN 0003: TBN All questions regarding this notice are to be submitted in writing via E-mail or Fax. All questions submitted to this office are subject to be posted in this notice along with the appropriate response(s). Vendor identities will not be disclosed.

Remanufacture of Air Turbine Starter

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published April 20, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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All questions regarding this notice are to be submitted in writing via E-mail or Fax. All questions submitted to this office are subject to be posted in this notice along with the appropriate response(s). Vendor identities will not be disclosed. Prospective offerors must comply with all the requirements of the solicitation and any attachments thereto to be considered responsive. All offerors are to specify in their response whether it is a large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a) concern, women-owned small business, HUBZone small business, veteran-owned small business or service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Also offerors must specify whether they are a U.S. or foreign-owned firm. OMBUDSMAN (AUG 2005) (An Ombudsman has been appointed to hear concerns from offerors or potential offerors during the proposal development phase of this acquisition.) The purpose of the Ombudsman is not to diminish the authority of the program director or contracting officer, but to communicate contractor concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations to the appropriate government personnel. When requested, the Ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to source of the concern. The Ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals or in the source selection process. Interested parties are invited to call the Ombudsman at 405-736-3273. DO NOT CALL THIS NUMBERFOR SOLICITATION REQUESTS. The Government intends to issue a solicitation on or about 5 May 15 with an estimated award date of on or about 15 Jul15. This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal and is not intended to be taken as such. The requirements set forth in this notice are defined per Purchase Request FD20301500702 as follows: This acquisition is to be sole sourced to _Honeywell International____(cage: _59364__). _Honeywell International_ is the only known source possessing the data, technical expertise, special tools, and test equipment required to perform the work. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Electronic procedures will be used for this solicitation. Based upon market research, the Government will be using policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services. A Firm Fixed Priced, Fixed Quantity Contract is contemplated. Applicable T.O.s Specific Technical Orders P/N REMAN MANUAL/TO TITLE/REVISION AND/OR OTHER DIRECTIVES (AFTO FORM 252) N/A N/A N/A General Technical Orders TO NUMBER DATE TITLE 00-5-1 15 JAN 2013 AF TECHNICAL ORDER SYSTEM 00-5-3 1 JAN 2012 AF TECHNICAL ORDER LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT 00-35D-54 1 NOV 2011 USAF DEFICIENCY REPORTING, INVESTIGATION AND RESOLUTION OTHER PUBLICATIONS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY Air Force Manuals DOCUMENT NUMBER DATE TITLE AFI 23-101 8 AUG 2013 AIR FORCE MATERIAL MANAGEMENT AFMAN 23-215 6 AUG 2001 REPORTING OF SUPPLY DISCREPANCIES DoD/Air Force Forms FORM NUMBER TITLE SF 364 REPORT OF DISCREPANCY SF 368 QUALITY DEFICIENCY REPORT DD1574 SERVICEABLE TAG - MATERIEL DD1574-1 SERVICEABLE LABEL - MATERIEL DD1577-2 UNSERVICEABLE (REPAIRABLE) TAG - MATERIEL DD1577-3 UNSERVICEABLE (REPAIRABLE) LABEL - MATERIEL DD1577 UNSERVICEABLE (CONDEMNED) TAG - MATERIEL DD1577-1 UNSERVICEABLE (CONDEMNED) LABEL - MATERIEL DD1575 SUSPENDED TAG - MATERIEL DD1575-1 SUSPENDED LABEL - MATERIEL AFMC FORM 158 PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS CONTRACTOR DOCUMENTS PART NUMBER DRAWING NUMBER TITLE AND DATE Unknown Unknown OEM Specifications If unit price exceeds $5,000.00, UID requirements will apply The contractor shall provide all labor, facilities, equipment, and material to accomplish remanufacture. The work encompasses the disassembly, cleaning, inspection, maintenance, re-assembly, testing, and finishing actions required to return the item to a like new condition in accordance with the solicitation requirements and all attachments. List of applicable Line Item Numbers (LINs): **Numbering of LINs is not specific but for informational purposes only** Item: 0001 Remanufacture Air Turbine Starter NSN: 2995-01-133-4670 P/N: 383780-1-1 NOUN: AIR TURBINE STARTER Fixed Qty: 12 each Applicable to: C-135 / E-8C Item: 0002, Data Not separately priced Item: 0003, Over and Above To be negotiated Required Delivery (referencing LINs above) a. LIN 0001: 2 ea beginning 30 calendar days after receipt of reps., followed by 2ea every 30 calendar days until all quantities are delivered All questions regarding this notice are to be submitted in writing via E-mail or Fax. All questions submitted to this office are subject to be posted in this notice along with the appropriate response(s). Vendor identities will not be disclosed.

Maintenance of Oil/Water Separator, Grit Chambers, Grease Traps and Used Vegetable Oil

Department of the Air Force, Air Mobility Command | Published June 10, 2015
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This is a pre-solicitation notice only. The 319th Contracting Flight intends to issue a solicitation for maintenance, inspection, and cleaning of oil/water separators service at Grand Forks AFB, ND. Tentative solicitation release date is 25 June 2015. The contractor shall be responsible for furnishing all equipment, tools, supervision, and services necessary to perform services as described in the Statement of Work (SOW). Work will include, but is not limited to, management, labor, equipment, tools and supplies necessary to inspect, clean, repair and maintain oil/water separator system, grit chambers, vegetable oil and grease traps. Work shall comply with government and commercial standards and be in accordance with all Federal State and Local regulations. The basic period of performance will be 1 October 2015 through 30 September 2016, with the government's option to extend four subsequent years. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 562112 with a size standard of $38.5M. This acquisition will be solicited on an unrestricted basis. All contractors MUST be registered in the SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM) database or their proposal may not be considered for award. Contractors can obtain further information on the SAM database at the website https://www.sam.gov. This solicitation will only be available by downloading the solicitation and http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies or CD-ROMS will be issued. For Other opportunities and information go to the Small Business Administration (SBA) website at www.sba.gov or contact our Director of Business Operations, Mr. Graham Pritchett and email address graham.pritchett@us.af.mil. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which will be considered by the agency. Any questions can be directed to TSgt David Sanders at 701-747-3903 or via email at david.sanders.15@us.af.mil and Matt Sanders at 701-747-5281 or via email at Matt.sanders.1@us.af.mil.

Maintenance of Oil/Water Separator Systems, Grit Chambers, Grease Traps, and Used Vegetable Oil

Department of the Air Force, Air Mobility Command | Published September 9, 2015  -  Deadline September 18, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with FAR Part 12 and 13, 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 319th Contracting Flight at 575 Tuskegee Airman Blvd bldg 418, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205 intends to award a firm-fixed price contract for inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of Oil/Water separator systems, grit chambers, grease traps, and and services necessary to mow, till, monitor, and sample of land treatment facility. Prospective contractors shall be registered in System for Award Management (SAM), previously Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database in order to be considered for award. Registration may be accomplished at web site: https://www.sam.gov/. This is an acquisition for a service contract for inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of Oil/Water separator systems, grit chambers, grease traps, and and services necessary to mow, till, monitor, and sample of land treatment facility, as further defined in the description. Award will be based on Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). In order to be technically acceptable your proposal must meet the salient characteristics listed in the description below. Quoted items that do not meet the minimum specifications will not be considered technically acceptable. This RFQ is set aside for small business; all responsible offers will be accepted. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The NAICS code for the acquisition is 562112 and the size standard is $38,500,000. Discussions may not be held with offerors; therefore, each offerors initial quote should be complete and accurate. One award will be made based on which offer is fully in compliance with requirements, and provides the lowest price technically acceptable offer. Offeror's quotations/proposals must be valid through 30 September 2015. Offers should be sent via e-mail, but may be sent in writing or by fax, to the Purchasing Agent, TSgt David Sanders and Mr. Matt Sanders, no later than 2:00 P.M. (CDT) on 9/18/2015 (Friday, September 18 2015) to 319 CONF/LGCA - 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Grand Forks, ND. 58205, ATTN: TSgt David Sanders and Mr. Matt Sanders. For more information email david.sanders.15@us.af.mil or call at # 701-747-3903 and matt.sanders.1@us.af.mil or call at # 701-747-5281. Fax # 701-747-4215 See attached RFQ.

IDIQ Shipping and packing Services

Department of State, Bureau of International Organizations | Published July 15, 2016  -  Deadline September 23, 2016
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  (c) If the COR determines the complaint is invalid, the COR will advise the complainant.  The COR will retain the annotated copy of the written complaint for his/her files.    (d) If the COR determines the complaint is valid, the COR will inform the Contractor and give the Contractor additional time to correct the defect, if additional time is available.  The COR shall determine how much time is reasonable.   (e) The COR shall, as a minimum, orally notify the Contractor of any valid complaints.    (f)  If the Contractor disagrees with the complaint after investigation of the site and challenges the validity of the complaint, the Contractor will notify the COR.  The COR will review the matter to determine the validity of the complaint.    (g) The COR will consider complaints as resolved unless notified otherwise by the complainant.    (h) Repeat customer complaints are not permitted for any services.  If a repeat customer complaint is received for the same deficiency during the service period, the COR will contact the Contracting Officer for appropriate action under the Inspection Clause.     ATTACHMENT 2 PACKING SPECIFICATIONS   1.     CONTAINER SPECIFICATION   (a)   Containers to be used for export shipments of effects under this contract must be soundly constructed of waterproof plywood, lined with a waterproof barrier, and reinforced with an inside framework.  Wooden containers must be heat treated or fumigated based on the requirements of the destination country. Containers shall be designed to eliminate damage to the effect from exposure to inclement weather, salt water, salt atmosphere, and possible violent external forces incident to ocean and/or inland transportation and rough handling, so as to insure safe and undamaged arrival of the effects at the destination.  The top of the container shall have metal roofing for shipments transiting areas of heavy rain or snowfall.  Caulking compound must be used when wooden container panels are assembled to insure watertight joints.   (b)  When container shipping services are available, the containers shall be shipped and stowed inside the ship’s containers; therefore, the containers shall be of the cubic measurements designed to take maximum advantage of the inside measurements of the ship’s containers.   (c)   The modular containers provided by the Government used under this contract are the sole property of the Government, and shall be handled carefully to allow subsequent reuse with minimum repair or refurnishing.   (d)  When the Government specifies use of a used modular container in export shipment of household effects under this contract, the Contractor shall offer in its invoice and equitable discount from the applicable contract rate.  The amount of such discount will vary according to the extent of repair needed, or other conditions of the used containers, and shall be determined on an individual case basis upon mutual appraisal by the Contractor and the COR.   2.   STANDARDS FOR PACKING HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS (HHE) AND UNACCOMPANIED AIR BAGGAGE (UAB)   Household Effects (HHE) and Unaccompanied Air Baggage (UAB) should be packed in a manner requiring the least cubic measurement, producing packages that will withstand normal movement without damage to crates, lift vans, cartons, or contents and at a minimum of weight.  Further, the number and weight of boxes, crates or lift vans shall not be greater than necessary to accomplish efficient movement.   3.   WRAPPING AND PACKING   The Contractor shall wrap all articles subject to breakage, denting, scratching, marring, soiling, chafing, or damage at the specified pickup site, using wrapping material to prevent such damage.  The Contractor shall use the following guidelines:   (a)   Establish a work area in a room with easy access to the majority of the items to be packed.   (b)  Cover floors of residences with drop cloths or canvas to protect the surface while work is in progress.   (c)   Keep packing materials together; do not allow them to become scattered throughout the house.   (d)  All packing materials, boxes, and containers must be dry, clean, in sound condition, free of substances that might damage the contents, and of sufficient strength to protect the contents.   (e)   Use new cartons for packaging box springs, mattresses, linens, bedding and clothing.   (f)   Pack and seal chinaware, mattresses, box springs, clothing, kitchenware, small electrical appliances, books and similar items at residence.   (g)  Disassemble large or bulky items if this can be done without damage to the item.  Securely wrap and clearly mark nuts, bolts, screws, or other hardware in plastic or paper.  This packet should be securely attached to the articles from which removed, but not in a manner that could damage the article.   (h)  Legs or other articles removed from furniture shall be properly wrapped, bundled together, identified (such as "dining room table legs, 6 each") and listed separately on the Inventory List indicating the items on the Inventory List to which they belong.  Ensure all screws and all other hardware which may be removed from any articles of furniture or other items, are properly identified and marked accordingly in addition to being bundled together with the items they should accompany.   (i)    Make a note of the articles requiring special handling and assure that these items are packed, handled and containers marked accordingly.   (j)    Before leaving the premises, check with the client to make sure all desired packing has been completed.  If packing is completed, clean up and remove all debris from the area.  Contractor employees should be prepared with adequate tools necessary for this action.   4.  PROHIBITED ACTIONS   Contractor employees shall not: (a)             Attempt to disassemble, assemble, or repair electrical appliances or mechanical items;   (b)            Disconnect or connect any gas appliances;   (c)             Touch lamp shade coverings or other items which could suffer stains;   (d)            Pack irons, kitchenware or other heavy pieces in barrels containing china, glassware or other breakable items;   (e)             Place pictures or mirrors between layers of bedding or linen;   (f)             Pack heavy articles on top of shoes;   (g)            Wrap books, lamp shades, linens or other light-colored items in newspaper, as the newsprint will rub off and stain;   (h)            Pack cleaning compounds, soap, furniture polish or medicine in the same carton with groceries;   (i)              Pack cleaning compounds, soap, furniture polish or medicine in the same carton with clothing or paper;   (j)              Place any other items in cartons with lampshades or load any boxes beyond their capacity.         5. PROHIBITED ITEMS   Contractors SHALL NOT pack:   (a)             Live animals, birds, or plants;   (b)            Trailers, with or without other property;   (c)             Boats or component parts, including outboard motors;   (d)            Aircraft;   (e)             Alcoholic beverages, if the shipment is to the United States;   (f)             Groceries and provisions, other than those for consumption by client and immediate family;   (g)            Coins, currency, valuable papers, or jewelry (the client must retain custody of these articles); or   (h)       Dangerous items such as loaded firearms, ammunition, explosives, flashbulbs, matches, flammables, acids, paints, or aerosol containers.   6. SPECIAL HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS   Packers shall give special handling to certain items that are to be packed as part of Household Effects as follows:   (a)             Professional Books, Papers and Equipment.  Packing shall be in the same manner as other articles, but such items shall be packed, weighed, marked, numbered and listed separately on the Inventory List.  The client will identify such items and set them apart from the rest of the Household Effects.   (b)            Articles of Extraordinary Value.  Packing shall be performed only in the presence of the client or his/her agent.  For official packing of U.S.  Government articles of extraordinary value the COR shall provide specific instructions to the Contractor.    (c)             Art Objects and Artifacts.  The packer shall note the ratio of artwork to Household Effects among the client's effects, and if the ratio appears excessive, the Contractor shall notify the COR.   (d)            Electronic Items.  Since UAB is more likely to sustain damage en route, electronic equipment is recommended to be shipped as household effects and not as UAB with an estimated value over Swiss Francs 250.00. Should the client insist that such items be included in UAB, the Contractor shall advise the client of the risks of damage, advise the client that they can file a claim private insurance.  The Contractor will note on the COR copy of the Inventory List that such advice was given.   (e)             Furniture.  Large items of furniture that do not fit into standard cartons shall be protected with packing material and heavy gauge cardboard cut and fitted to the item.  For fragile or heavy items, a wooden crate shall be constructed around the item.  Examples of items requiring such special treatment include pianos, curio cabinets, ornamental screens, and other furnishings subject to damage.   (f)             Shipping of Vehicles.  For purposes of this contract, motorcycles are to be considered HHE. Contractor shall use motor vehicles trailers for local transport of vehicles.   (g)            If specifically requested by the COR, the Contractor shall also provide boxing services for vehicles.  Boxing services shall include: (1)       complete water cleaning of vehicle, especially under carriage, (2)       removal of wheels, (3)       bolting of vehicle to box container platform, and (4)       enclosing vehicle in a wood box that will withstand trans-shipment             strains.   7.     PROTECTION AGAINST INSECTS   Many different types of insects can damage Household Effects in-transit or storage.  The Contractor shall take measures to prevent such damage, with the following constituting the minimum acceptable measures:   (a)   Carefully inspect Household Effects susceptible to insect damage before packaging and packing.  If infestation is present, the Contractor shall advise both the client and the COR, and note this on the Inventory List.   (b) Wrap, securely package and seal items made of wool to prevent damage by insects.   8.WATERPROOFING   Protect all Household Effects and Unaccompanied Air Baggage from water damage resulting from rain, humidity or dampness.    (a)   Line wooden crates or lift vans shall be lined with waterproof paper.   (b) If open vehicles are used to transport a shipment, use a weatherproof tarpaulin large enough to fully cover the cargo.   8       LABELING OF BOXES AND CARTONS   (a)   Mark every box clearly with indelible marker pen or paint to assist in location and identification of the client's effects.  When a shipment is delivered to an incorrect address due to incorrect marking by the Contractor, the shipment shall be forwarded with the least possible delay to the correct location by a mode of transportation selected by the COR.  The Contractor shall be held liable for all additional costs incurred by the Government due to incorrect marking by the Contractor, including charges for preparation, drayage, and transportation.   (b)  Sequentially number and identify the contents of all cartons such as Kitchenware, Books, Toys, etc. by means of indelible markings on the exterior of each box.  Such markings may be handwritten, as long as they are legible.  Markings must be in English.   (c)   Clearly mark all cartons on the sides and top to show which end should be up.   (d) Clearly mark all boxes containing mirrors or picture frames to show which side to open.   10.    PACKING ARTICLES INTO WOODEN LIFT VANS   (a)   After articles have been wrapped and packed in cartons, the Contractor shall load them on to the Contractor's vehicle for transport to the work site specified by the COR.  Under the supervision of the COR, the Contractor shall pack all the articles into wooden lift vans or modular containers.   (b)  The Contractor shall assemble lift vans or modular containers to make them ready to receive a shipment.   (c)   Pack articles into lift vans or modular containers in such a manner as to minimize the possibility of damage from shifting of the contents within the lift van.   (1)  Pack lighter and fragile items  (such as, china, artwork, glassware, etc.) at the top of the lift van, and never underneath heavy cartons.   (2)  Do not over pack cartons.  Packed cartons with bowed sides or split seams are unacceptable.  Lift vans with evidence of over packing are also unacceptable.  In either case, the Contractor shall repack the articles in a suitable manner without additional cost to the Government. (d)  If the workday ends before packing is completed, before the packers finish at a residence, the Contractor shall place the cartons in a secure storage area at the work site if the COR so directs. 
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