Mobile AL Landscape
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) | Published March 30, 2016 - Deadline April 11, 2016
The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals-(1) o Are, o are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency;(2) o Have, o 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) o Are, o 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) o Have, o 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.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) o 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) o 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 o does o 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 o does o 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).o TIN: ________________________________.o TIN has been applied for.o TIN is not required because:o 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;o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of a foreign government;o Offeror is an agency or instrumentality of the Federal Government.(4) Type of organization.o Sole proprietorship;o Partnership;o Corporate entity (not tax-exempt);o Corporate entity (tax-exempt);o Government entity (Federal, State, or local);o Foreign government;o International organization per 26 CFR 1.6049-4;o Other ________________________________.(5) Common parent.o Offeror is not owned or controlled by a common parent;o 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: o Yes or o 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 (Mar 2016) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply:(4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (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. (Oct 2015) (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 (July 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 (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (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).
52.203-98 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements -Representations (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015)52.203-99 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015).
(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 (End of Clause)
52.203-98 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements -Representations (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015)52.203-99 - Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015).
The following additional FAR terms and conditions apply: 52.204-7, System for Award Management (Jul 2013)52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (Jul 2013)52.214-34, Submission of Offers in the English Language (Apr 1991) 52.214-35, Submission of Offer in U.S. Currency (Apr 1991)
52.252-5 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN PROVISIONS (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the provision. (b) The use in this solicitation of any Commerce Acquisition Regulation provision with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of provision)
52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of Commerce Acquisition Regulation clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2014)
(1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 funding 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 the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has 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.
(2) The Offerer represents that, as of the date of this offer -
(a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.
(b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that 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.
(End of provision)
52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENT TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (Dec 2013)
(a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receipt of a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor.
(b) Include the substance of this clause, including paragraph (b), in all subcontracts with small business concerns.
(c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act.(End of clause)
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE CLAUSES:
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1352.201-70, CONTRACTING OFFICER'S AUTHORITY (APRIL 2010) The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make or approve any changes in any of the requirements of this contract, and, notwithstanding any provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely in the Contracting Officer. In the event the contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract terms and conditions, including price.(End of clause)
1352.209-73, COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APRIL 2010) The contractor shall comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations which deal with or relate to performance in accord with the terms of the contract.(End of clause)
1352.209-74, ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (APRIL 2010)(a) Purpose. The purpose of this clause is to ensure that the contractor and its subcontractors: (1) Are not biased because of their financial, contractual, organizational, or other interests which relate to the work under this contract, and (2) Do not obtain any unfair competitive advantage over other parties by virtue of their performance of this contract.(b) Scope. The restrictions described herein shall apply to performance or participation by the contractor, its parents, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, and successors in interest (hereinafter collectively referred to as "contractor") in the activities covered by this clause as a prime contractor, subcontractor, co-sponsor, joint venturer, consultant, or in any similar capacity. For the purpose of this clause, affiliation occurs when a business concern is controlled by or has the power to control another or when a third party has the power to control both.(c) Warrant and Disclosure. The warrant and disclosure requirements of this paragraph apply with full force to both the contractor and all subcontractors. The contractor warrants that, to the best of the contractor's knowledge and belief, there are no relevant facts or circumstances which would give rise to an organizational conflict of interest, as defined in FAR Subpart 9.5, and that the contractor has disclosed all relevant information regarding any actual or potential conflict. The contractor agrees it shall make an immediate and full disclosure, in writing, to the Contracting Officer of any potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or the existence of any facts that may cause a reasonably prudent person to question the contractor's impartiality because of the appearance or existence of bias or an unfair competitive advantage. Such disclosure shall include a description of the actions the contractor has taken or proposes to take in order to avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any resulting conflict of interest. (d) Remedies. The Contracting Officer may terminate this contract for convenience, in whole or in part, if the Contracting Officer deems such termination necessary to avoid, neutralize or mitigate an actual or apparent organizational conflict of interest. If the contractor fails to disclose facts pertaining to the existence of a potential or actual organizational conflict of interest or misrepresents relevant information to the Contracting Officer, the Government may terminate the contract for default, suspend or debar the contractor from Government contracting, or pursue such other remedies as may be permitted by law or this contract.(e) Subcontracts. The contractor shall include a clause substantially similar to this clause, including paragraphs (f) and (g), in any subcontract or consultant agreement at any tier expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The terms "contract," "contractor," and "Contracting Officer" shall be appropriately modified to preserve the Government's rights.(f) Prime Contractor Responsibilities. The contractor shall obtain from its subcontractors or consultants the disclosure required in FAR Part 9.507-1, and shall determine in writing whether the interests disclosed present an actual, or significant potential for, an organizational conflict of interest. The contractor shall identify and avoid, neutralize, or mitigate any subcontractor organizational conflict prior to award of the contract to the satisfaction of the Contracting Officer. If the subcontractor's organizational conflict cannot be avoided, neutralized, or mitigated, the contractor must obtain the written approval of the Contracting Officer prior to entering into the subcontract. If the contractor becomes aware of a subcontractor's potential or actual organizational conflict of interest after contract award, the contractor agrees that the Contractor may be required to eliminate the subcontractor from its team, at the contractor's own risk. (g) Waiver. The parties recognize that this clause has potential effects which will survive the performance of this contract and that it is impossible to foresee each circumstance to which it might be applied in the future. Accordingly, the contractor may at any time seek a waiver from the Head of the Contracting Activity by submitting such waiver request to the Contracting Officer, including a full written description of the requested waiver and the reasons in support thereof. (End of clause)
1352.233-70, AGENCY PROTESTS (APRIL 2010)(a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999)(b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address:
Clifford C. EdwardsContracting OfficerNOAA/AGO Western Acquisition Division-Boulder325 Broadway SOU6Boulder, CO 80305FAX: 303-497-3163
(d) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: Barry BerkowitzSenior Procurement Executive andDirector, Office of Acquisition ManagementU.S. Department of CommerceRoom 6422Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington DC 20230 FAX: 202-482-1711(d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows:U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause)
1352.233-71, GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APRIL 2010)
(a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows:
U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General CounselChief, Contract Law DivisionRoom 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause)
(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 11:00 A.M. Mountain Standard Time on April 11, 2016. All quotes must be faxed or emailed to the attention of Donald Schartz. The fax number is (303) 497-3163 and the email address is Donald.L.Schartz @noaa.gov .
(XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Donald Schartz through the email address: Donald.L.Schartz@noaa.gov or fax (303) 497-3163.
THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR NON-RECEIPT OF QUOTES. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITY TO REQUEST AND RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION OF THE QUOTE RECEIPT.
STATEMENT OF WORK - Landscaping/Lawn Care - WFO Mobile1. The contractor shall be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing programs for landscaping and cleaning as specified herein at the following location:
National Weather Service Office 8400 Airport Blvd., Bldg 11Mobile, AL 36608
2. Primary Responsibility
Jeffrey Medlin, Meteorologist in Charge (MIC) - *The official is referred to throughout the Specifications as the "MIC". Michael Gill, Electronic Systems Analyst (ESA), will be the Alternate Contact.
If any of the services do not conform to contract requirements, the Government may require the Contractor to perform the services again in conformity with contract requirements, at no increase in contract amount or the price of the contract may be reduced to reflect the reduced value of services performed. If the defects in services are not corrected by re-performance, the Government may require the Contractor to take necessary action to ensure that future performance conforms to contract requirements. 3. Legal Requirements and Permits
The vendor must procure and maintain at his/her expense, all necessary permits and licenses for the conduct of operations under any order resulting from this Request for Quotation, and hereby agrees to comply with all applicable municipal, State, and Federal regulations. This includes Title 7, Chapter 6, Section 136 of the United States Code, Insecticides and Environmental Pesticide Control. All personnel handling pesticides or herbicides will be certified and licensed in the state in which the work is to be performed. All pesticides and/or herbicides will be authorized/approved for use by each state in which the work is to be performed. The offeror must include with the offer package, certification or license for any and all employees that will be handling or applying pesticides in performance of this Statement of Work to be considered for award.
4. Supervisor and Labor
The Contractor shall promptly remove from the work site any supervisor or employee whose work or conduct is not satisfactory to the MIC. The Contractor's supervisor shall be in charge of the work on behalf of the Contractor. The Contractor shall enforce strict discipline and good order among the Contractor's employees. The Contractor shall exercise the necessary supervision and control to prevent Contractor's employees from violating any rules and regulations.
5. Conduct of Work
The Contractor should bring any noted defect, disease, or insect infestation of the grounds to the attention of the MIC or designate and services under this contract must be performed in such a way that there will be no interruption to, or interference with, the normal operation of Government business on the premises.
6. Schedule and Requirements
a. Mowing will take place per the following schedule, or on an as needed basis, as directed by the MIC.- Once a week during - April, May, June, July, August, and September- Every two weeks during - March, October, November, and December- Once a month during - January and Februaryb. Fertilizer once per month during the following months: February, May, August, and October c. Chemical Weed Control once per month during the following months: February, March, May, July, September, and November
7. Description of Services
The Contractor will be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing exterior landscape maintenance services at the National Weather Service located at 8400 Airport Blvd., Bldg. 11, Mobile, AL 36608. Exterior grounds consist of lawns, native grass areas, gravel, plant beds, parking lot, walks, driveways, and curb. The Contractor must provide all labor, tools, equipment, supervision, herbicides, transportation, and any other services necessary, to maintain the landscaping and grounds in such a manner to present a neat and well maintained appearance.
All products used are to be environmentally friendly and the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of these products will be supplied to the MIC for approval. The products are to be non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable sources (not petroleum) to promote a healthy and green environment when possible.
The MSDS must be provided by the contractor to the MIC or the MIC designate where the information will be kept on file in accordance with applicable guidelines of the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard. Requirements pertaining to recordkeeping will be strictly followed, with copy(s) provided to MIC as necessary and upon request.
MAINTAIN IMPROVED/SEMI-IMPROVED GROUNDSa. Mow Improved, Semi-Improved Grounds, and Native Grassed Areas. Grass cutting of all lawn areas must be completed as per schedule. Grass clippings must be removed or mulched when visible after mowing. All improved and semi-improved grounds and native grassed areas must be well manicured at all times.b. Edging. Sidewalks, driveways curbs, and other concrete or asphalt edges located in the improved/semi-improved grounds must be concurrent with mowing per schedule. Edging will include removal of vegetation from cracks in sidewalks, driveways, and curbs.c. Grass/Weed Trimming. Grass and weeds must be trimmed around trees, shrubs, buildings, fences, poles, posts, fire hydrants, parking lot bumper blocks, boulders, road shoulders, and other fixed obstacles concurrent with mowing schedule. Damage to trees and shrubs from trimming must be repaired by the contractor.d. Remove Debris/Police Grounds. The Contractor must perform general litter patrol on all grounds. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the removal and disposal of all natural debris (tree limbs, dry brush, rodent habitats, dead animals, etc) and manmade debris. All grass clippings must be properly removed and disposed of offsite. Sidewalks and paved areas must be cleaned of all lawn clippings after each mowing. Parking Lots/areas, walks, curb-gutter, sidewalks, and concrete flat-work must be kept debris free (includes bark debris, dust, and dirt) with the debris properly removed and disposed of offsite. Removal of debris and policing of grounds will be concurrent with mowing schedule.e. Application of Fertilizer. The Contractor must apply an effective fertilizer on all lawns, shrubs, plants and ground cover per Schedule. All fertilizers must be applied in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.f. Trimming and Pruning. The Contractor must maintain a neat and well maintained appearance of all plants, shrubs, and trees by proper pruning, clipping, pinching back, digging out new growth, and shape maintenance. This should take place twelve (12) times per year, once in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and again in December.g. Weed Control. The Contractor must keep all lawns (includes semi-improved and native grassed areas), shrub beds, ground-cover beds, flower beds, graveled areas, and all other adjacent areas free of weeds at all times. Any herbicides must be applied by certified or licensed personnel. This should take place six (6) times a year, once in February, March, May, July, September, and again in November.h. Fire Ant Control. The Contractor must provide fire ant control in lawn and flower beds concurrent with the mowing schedule.i. Mulch. Replace mulch/pine straw in flower beds around the May timeframe.8. Invoicing
The vendor will bill on a monthly basis in arrears. The vendor will complete a service ticket and have the ticket signed by the site manager on completion of each site visit. All pertinent copies of completed forms shall accompany monthly invoices.
9. Site Visit
a. Who is the contact (name, phone #, email) will be conducting the visit:Michael Gill, (251) 633-6443 ext. 222, firstname.lastname@example.org. What are the best days and times in the next couple of weeks?February 22-26 8 am - 2 pm March 7-11 8 am - 2 pmFebruary 29-March 4 8 am - 2 pm March 14-18 8 am - 2 pm10. OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND SITE CLOSURE INFORMATION
The Contractor hereby agrees to observe the following Federal holidays, plus any other day off work designated by Federal Statute, by Executive Order, or by Presidential proclamation:New Year's Day Labor DayMartin Luther King's Birthday Columbus DayPresident's Day Veteran's DayMemorial Day Thanksgiving DayIndependence Day Christmas Day
When any holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed; when any holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is observed. All personnel assigned to this contract shall limit their observation of holidays to those set forth above.
In each instance, the Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform requirements of any critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or the MIC. In the event of a site dismissal or closure due to weather, emergency, or other circumstances, the contractor is instructed to contact the MIC or the designate for guidance.
The C&A Requirements of Clause 73 do not apply. Therefore, a Security Accreditation Package is not required.