Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published September 3, 2010 - Deadline September 20, 2010
DLA Distribution, New Cumberland, PA has a requirement for various sizes and quantities of sweatshirts.
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 in conjunction with 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 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 is a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the solicitation number is SP3300-10-Q-0225.
This notice incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-43 effective 02 AUG 2010 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) DCN 20100820 (amended) edition and Defense Logistics Acquisition Directive (DLAD) Current to Revision 5 and PROCLTR 2010-33. The complete text of any of the clauses and provisions may be accessed in full text at http://farsite.hill.af.mil.
This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 315223 and the small business size standard is 500 employees. The requirement consists of the following:
CLIN 0001 - Hooded sweatshirt (no zipper), Color: Heather/Sport Grey, Fabric: 60/40 Cotton/Polyester, Thread: colored to match art work (red, blue, gold, black), Artwork embroidered text front left chest and year on left sleeve above cuff in accordance with Attachment 1.
CLIN 0001AA - Size: Small, 21 EACH @ $_________ EACH = $_________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AB - Size: Medium, 179 EACH @ $_______ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AC - Size: Large, 407 EACH @ $_________ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AD - Size: XLarge, 715 EACH @ $________ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AE - Size: 2XLarge, 519 EACH @ $_______ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AF - Size: 3XLarge, 243 EACH @ $_______ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AG - Size: 4XLarge, 81 EACH @ $_______ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AH - Size: 5XLarge, 45 EACH @ $________ EACH = $________ TOTAL
CLIN 0001AJ - Size: 6XLarge, 11 EACH @ $________ EACH = $________ TOTAL
Total for all CLINS: $____________________
Delivery point is FOB DESTINATION to: Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Base Supply, EBS BLDG 203, Door 12, 5450 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-2411.
Note: The Buy American Act is applicable to this solicitation. All products must be manufactured in the United States with the exception of Qualifying Countries listed at DFARS 225.872 - Contracting with qualifying country sources.
Any award resulting from this solicitation will be issued on a Standard Form (SF) 1449.
Payment for supplies under this order will be made by the Acquisition Operations Office via the Government Purchase Card (VISA).
NOTE: Since all payments under this purchase order will be made via the Government Purchase Card, the Contractor must accept the VISA Credit Card for payment of all supplies ordered under this purchase order.
The following FAR and DFARS clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items. Addenda to 52.212-1; the following paragraphs are hereby deleted from this provision: (d) products samples, (e) multiple offers and (h) multiple awards.
NOTE: To receive an award resulting from this solicitation, offerors MUST be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database IAW FAR 52.212-1(k) and DFARS 204.1104. Registration may be done on line at: www.ccr.gov.
DLAD 52.233-9000 AGENCY PROTESTS (SEP 1999)
Companies protesting this procurement may file a protest 1) with the Contracting Officer, 2) with the General Accounting Office, or 3) pursuant to Executive Order No. 12979, with the Agency for a decision by the Activity's Chief of the Contracting Office. Protests filed with the agency should clearly state that they are an "Agency Level Protest under Executive Order No. 12979." (Note: DLA procedures for Agency Level Protests filed under Executive Order No. 12979 allow for a higher level decision on the initial protest than would occur with a protest to the Contracting Officer; this is not an appellate review of a Contracting Officer's decision on a protest previously filed with the Contracting Officer). Absent a clear indication of the intent to file an agency level protest, protests will be presumed to be protests to the Contracting Officer.
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DLAD 52.233-9001 DISPUTES: AGREEMENT TO USE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) (JUN 2001)
(a) The parties agree to negotiate with each other to try to resolve any disputes that may arise. If unassisted negotiations are unsuccessful, the parties will use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques to try to resolve the dispute. Litigation will only be considered as a last resort when ADR is unsuccessful or has been documented by the party rejecting ADR to be inappropriate for resolving the dispute.
(b) Before either party determines ADR inappropriate, that party must discuss the use of ADR with the other party. The documentation rejecting ADR must be signed by an official authorized to bind the contractor (see FAR 52.233-1, or for the agency, by the Contracting Officer, and approved at a level above the Contracting Officer after consultation with the ADR Specialist and with legal counsel (see DLA Directive 5145.1). Contractor personnel are also encouraged to include the ADR Specialist in their discussions with the Contracting Officer before determining ADR to be inappropriate.
(c) If you wish to opt out of this clause, check here ( ). Alternate wording may be negotiated with the Contracting Officer.
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OFFER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS-Quotes must include the following items. Submission of a quote that does not contain all items requested below may result in elimination from consideration for award.
1. Quotations may be submitted in contractor format and shall include: (1) Company name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and FAX number; (2) Solicitation number; (3) Unit Price and extended prices for all CLINS; (4) Contractor DUNS Number and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code, (5) Signed acknowledgements of amendments (applicable only if any amendments are issued against this solicitation)
2. Contractors are required to include a copy of the FAR provision 52.212-3-Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items and DFAR 252.212-7000-Offeror Representation and Certification-Commercial Items with its proposal or may indicate completion of the representations and certifications on the internet at http://orca.bpn.gov. Failure to include the certifications along with the price proposal or to complete the certifications on the internet may result in elimination from consideration for award.
3. Descriptive literature that clearly indicates the products offered meets the minimum requirements/ salient characteristics in accordance with the purchase description and Attachment 1. This information will be used to determine technical acceptability.
FAR 13.106-2 Evaluation of Quotations or Offers. The Government intends to evaluate offers in response to this request for quotation without discussions and will award one firm-fixed price contract to the lowest price technically acceptable offeror whose quote represents the total overall lowest price for all CLINS. Therefore, to be considered for an award contractors must provide an offer for all CLINS. Offers will be evaluated for lowest price. The lowest offer will then be evaluated for technical acceptability based on the descriptive literature provided. If the lowest price offer is determined technically unacceptable the Government will continue to evaluate the next low offer until an offer has been determined to be technically acceptable.
FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. Addenda to 52.212-4; the following clauses apply:
FAR 52.247-34 FOB Destination
52.211-9 - DESIRED AND REQUIRED TIME OF DELIVERY (JUN 1997)
(a) The Government desires delivery to be made according to the following schedule:
DESIRED DELIVERY SCHEDULE - All items within 30 days after date of contract award.
If the offeror is unable to meet the desired delivery schedule, it may, without prejudicing evaluation of its offer, propose a delivery schedule below. However, the offeror's proposed delivery schedule must not extend the delivery period beyond the time for delivery in the Government's required delivery schedule as follows:
REQUIRED DELIVERY SCHEDULE - All items with 45 days after date of contract award.
Offers that propose delivery of a quantity under such terms or conditions that delivery will not clearly fall within the applicable required delivery period specified above, will be considered nonresponsive and rejected. If the offeror proposes no other delivery schedule, the desired delivery schedule above will apply.
OFFEROR'S PROPOSED DELIVERY SCHEDULE: All items with _____ days after date of contract award.
(b) Attention is directed to the Contract Award provision of the solicitation that provides that a written award or acceptance of offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror results in a binding contract. The Government will mail or otherwise furnish to the offeror an award or notice of award not later than the day the award is dated. Therefore, the offeror shall compute the time available for performance beginning with the actual date of award, rather than the date the written notice of award is received from the Contracting Officer through the ordinary mails. However, the Government will evaluate an offer that proposes delivery based on the Contractor's date of receipt of the contract or notice of award by adding (1) five calendar days for delivery of the award through the ordinary mails, or (2) one working day if the solicitation states that the contract or notice of award will be transmitted electronically. (The term "working day" excludes weekends and U.S. Federal holidays.) If, as so computed, the offered delivery date is later than the required delivery date; the offer will be considered nonresponsive and rejected.
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FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items (in paragraph (b) the following clauses apply:
FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside
FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation
FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor
FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies
FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of segregated facilities
FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity
FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities
FAR 52.225-13 Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases
FAR 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party
DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
DFARS 252.212-7001 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items. The following additional clauses/provisions apply:
DFARS 252.225-7036 Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreement-Balance of Payments Program
DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea ALT III
DLAD 52.247-9012 REQUIREMENTS FOR TREATMENT OF WOOD PACKAGING MATERIAL (WPM) (FEB 2007)
(a) This clause only applies when wood packaging material (WPM) will be used to make shipments under this contract and/or when WPM is being acquired under this contract.
Wood packaging material (WPM) means wood pallets, skids, load boards, pallet collars, wooden boxes, reels, dunnage, crates, frame and cleats. The definition excludes materials that have undergone a manufacturing process, such as corrugated fiberboard, plywood, particleboard, veneer, and oriented strand board (OSD).
(c) All Wood Packaging Material(WPM) used to make shipments under DOD contracts and/or acquired by DOD must meet requirements of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15, "Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Materials in International Trade." DOD shipments inside and outside of the United States must meet ISPM 15 whenever WPM is used to ship DOD cargo.
(1) All WPM shall comply with the official quality control program for heat treatment (HT) or kiln dried heat treatment (KD HT) in accordance with American Lumber Standard Committee, Incorporated (ALSC) Wood Packaging Material Program and WPM Enforcement Regulations (see http://www.alsc.org/).
(2) All WPM shall include certification/quality markings in accordance with the ALSC standard. Markings shall be placed in an unobstructed area that will be readily visible to inspectors. Pallet markings shall be applied to the stringer or block on diagonally opposite sides of the pallet and be contrasting and clearly visible. All containers shall be marked on a side other than the top or bottom, contrasting and clearly visible. All dunnage used in configuring and/or securing the load shall also comply with ISPM 15 and be marked with an ASLC approved DUNNAGE stamp.
(d) Failure to comply with the requirements of this restriction may result in refusal, destruction, or treatment of materials at the point of entry. The Agency reserves the right to recoup from the Contractor any remediation costs incurred by the Government.
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Offerors responding to this announcement shall submit their quotations via FAX to Vance Rosebush, (717) 770-7244 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All quotes must be received by September 20, 2010 AT 3:30 PM EST to be considered for award.