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SAARP Annual Service Maintenance

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published July 18, 2016  -  Deadline July 18, 2017
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Xstrahl Inc., located in Suwanee, Georgia for one year of service maintenance on the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SAARP) with four one year options. This service will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures.Sole source determination is made in accordance with:FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition(b) Soliciting from a single source(1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available.The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. Xstrahl Inc. is the sole provider of the Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP). SAARP is a highly technical and unique piece of equipment utilized for radiating small animals. Hence, they are the only vendor authorized to perform maintenance to their proprietary machine. This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contractual action based upon responses received is solely within the discretion of the government. Responses must be received via email (stephen.enokida@usuhs.edu) by 6:00 p.m. EST on August 18, 2016.

70--Enterprise Hard Disk Drives

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 4, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is 1300634987 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334112 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit quotes. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2017-05-04 16:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be West Bethesda, MD 20817The NAVSEA NSWC - Carderock requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST6000NM0034 6TB SAS Enterprise Hard Drive or other model that meets or exceeds the spec.: -Compatible with SuperMicro SuperChassis SC847E26-RJBOD1 JBOD Chassis -6TB Capacity, 3.5” 7200 RPM, 12 Gb/s SAS, 128MB Cache -Sector Size: 512 Bytes -1.4 M Hours MTBF -0.63% Reliability Rating @ Full 24x7 Operation (AFR) -Power-On Hours per Year: 8760 (24x7) -Multi-drive firmware maximized for enterprise RAID system availability -5-Year Limited Warranty., 25, EA;LI 002: Dell 10TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512e 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive (P/N 400-ANVG) or other model that meets or exceeds the spec: -Certified Disk Storage for Dell PowerVault MD1200. -Hot-Plug Drive Tray -10 TB Capacity, 3.5” 7200 RPN, 12Gb/s SAS -512e Sector Size., 14, EA;LI 003: Dell 300GB 15K RPM SAS 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive with 3.5in drive tray (P/N 400-AJRR) or other model that meets or exceeds the spec.: -Certified Disk Storage for Dell PowerEdge Server T630 -3.5” Hot-Plug Drive Tray -300 GB Capacity, 2.5” 15K RPM, 12Gb/s SAS, 2, EA;LI 004: Dell 300GB 15K RPM SAS 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive (P/N 400-AJUT) or other model that meets or exceeds the spec: -Certified Disk Storage for Dell PowerEdge Server R720xd -2.5” Hot-Plug Drive Tray -300 GB Capacity, 2.5” 15K RPM, 12Gb/s SAS, 2, EA;LI 005: Dell 4TB 7.2K RPM NLSAS 12Gbps 512n 3.5in Hot-plug Hard Drive (P/N 400-ALRV) or other model that meets or exceeds the spec: -Certified Disk Storage for Dell PowerEdge Server T630 -3.5” Hot-Plug Drive Tray -4 TB Capacity, 2.5” 7.2K RPM, 12Gb/s SAS, 2, EA;Solicitation and Buy Attachments***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***For this solicitation, NAVSEA NSWC - Carderock intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing quotes, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. NAVSEA NSWC - Carderock is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time quotes. All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their quote using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a quote on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith quotes, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be "ACTIVE" at the time of award.The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a formal, written solicitation will not be issued. PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2005-60 and DFARS Change Notice 20120724. It is the responsibility of the contractor 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 http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dfars/index.htmThe NAICS code is 334112 and the Small Business Standard is 1250.FAR 52.247-34, F.o.b. Destination appliesNo partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award.The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/Far/System for Award ManagementProhibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations Representation (May 2012)Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012)52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items. Lowest Price Technically Acceptable52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders—Commercial Items.52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation.52.222-3 Convict Labor52.222-19 Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities52.222-26 Equal Opportunity52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers w/ Disabilities52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (SEPT 2010)Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DOD Officials (Sep 2011)Control of Government Personnel Work Product (April 1992)-252.225-7000: Buy American Act-Balance of Payments Program Certificate 252.232-7010: Levies on Contract Payments 5252.NS-046P: Prospective Contractor Responsibility 52.212-4: Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items 52.212-1: Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.252-1:Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference 52.252-2: Clauses Incorporated by Reference 52.237-2: Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation.Buy American Act & Balance of Payments (Oct 2011)252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports.252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (MAY 2002)System for Award Management MaintenanceIncorporation by reference of Representations and CertificationsUnenforceability of Unauthorized ObligationsProviding Accelerated Payments to SB SubcontractorsProtest after AwardClauses Incorporated by reference: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.HTM http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/current/"Provisions Incorporated by reference: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.HTM http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfarspgi/current/"Requirement to inform employees of Whistleblower RightsSystem for Award ManagementSafeguarding Covered Defense Information & Cyber Incident ContractorsQualifying Country Sources as SubcontractorsNotice of Authorized Disclosure of Information by Litigation SupportProhibition on Hexavalent ChromiumExport-Controlled ItemsLevies on Contract PaymentsPricing of Contract ModificationsSubcontracts for Commercial ItemsProhibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or StatementsCommercial & Government Entity Code MaintenanceContract Terms & Conditions - Commercial ItemsSupply Chain Risk(a) Definition. Covered DoD official is defined in the clause at 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials. (b) By submission of this offer, the offeror represents, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that all covered DoD officials employed by or otherwise receiving compensation from the offeror, and who are expected to undertake activities on behalf of the offeror for any resulting contract, are presently in compliance with all post-employment restrictions covered by 18 U.S.C. 207, 41 U.S.C. 2101-2107, and 5 CFR parts 2637 and 2641, including Federal Acquisition Regulation 3.104-2. (End of provision)Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls(a) Definitions. As used in this provision-- Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code means-- (1) An identifier assigned to entities located in the United States or its outlying areas by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Branch to identify a commercial or government entity; or (2) An identifier assigned by a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to entities located outside the United States and its outlying areas that the DLA Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Branch records and maintains in the CAGE master file. This type of code is known as a NATO CAGE (NCAGE) code. Predecessor means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor. Successor means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term “successor” does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances. (b) The Offeror represents that it [____] is or [____] is not a successor to a predecessor that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years. (c) If the Offeror has indicated “is” in paragraph (b) of this provision, enter the following information for all predecessors that held a Federal contract or grant within the last three years (if more than one predecessor, list in reverse chronological order): Predecessor CAGE code: ____ (or mark “Unknown”). Predecessor legal name: ____. (Do not use a “doing business as” name). (End of provision)REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (FEB 2016) (a) As required by sections 744 and 745 of Division E of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), and similar provisions, if contained in subsequent appropriations acts, the Government will not enter into a contract with any corporation that-- (1) 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 an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or (2) 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 an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror represents that-- (1) 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; and (2) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (End of provision)See attached full text clause sheetPREVIOUS CONTRACTS AND COMPLIANCE REPORTS (FEB 1999) The offeror represents that -- (a) ( ) It has, ( ) has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; (b) ( ) It has, ( ) has not, filed all required compliance reports; and (c) Representations indicating submission of required compliance reports, signed by proposed subcontractors, will be obtained before subcontract awards. (End of provision)Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activites or Transactions Relating to Iran - Representation & CertificationBrand Name or Equal

Fetal Bovine Serum for Biochemistry Section (BCS) Cell Culture Research

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 28, 2017
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Fetal Bovine Serum for Biochemistry Section (BCS) Cell Culture Research Pre-Solicitation Notice of Intent to Sole Source HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-17-268 INTRODUCTIONThis is a combined synopsis/pre-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. This acquisition is being conducted in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures and FAR Part 12--Acquisition of Commercial Items. The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-17-268 and the solicitation is issued as a PRE-SOLICITATION, NOTICE OF INTENT, to award a contract on a noncompetitive basis to Sigma-Aldrich, Inc 3050 Spruce St Saint Louis MO 63103. REGULATORY & STATUTORY AUTHORITYThis acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, and FAR Part 12--Acquisition of Commercial Items and is NOT expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6--Competition Requirements. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95, dated January 19, 2017. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe associated NAICS code for this requirement is 325199 with size standard of 1,250 employees. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATIONThe non-competitive determination is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10--Market Research, which indicates that only Sigma-Aldrich, Inc can fulfill the necessary requirement. Specifically, Sigma-Aldrich is the sole source provider of the Fetal Bovine Serum and does not authorized anyone to distribute this material nor can it be obtained through a reseller. For these many reasons and to ensure continuity of scientific research data, Sigma-Aldrich Inc is the only contractor capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT BackgroundThe Biochemistry Section (BCS) is a cell biology laboratory that uses HeLa, HCT116, M7, SH-SY5Y, U2OS, 293T cells to study apoptosis, mitochondria dynamics and Pink1/Parkin-mediated mitophagy over the last 20 years. BCS staff require cell lines daily to study fundamental questions regarding Parkinson's disease, cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases. FBS is required to maintain the basic research for better understanding human diseases. Purpose and ObjectivesThe purpose of this acquisition is to procure Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) used in mammalian cell lines for cell culture research. Due to the nature of FBS production, the quality varies from lot to lot, company to company; hence it is extremely important to secure a large amount of FBS from the same lot to maintain consistency of cell growth and performance, which is the key for generating reproducible data. Project DescriptionGeneric Name of Product: Fetal Bovine SerumTrade name: Sigma-Aldrich Fetal Bovine SerumProduct's brand name: Sigma-Aldrich Fetal Bovine Serum Manufacturer's name: Sigma-AldrichModel, type, catalog, and/or part number(s): Material Number #F8317-500 ml, Batch Number #16G420Salient characteristics The Contractor shall provide the NINDS Biochemistry Section, 200 bottles of Sigma-Aldrich fetal bovine [Sigma-Aldrich Material Number F8317-500 ml, Batch Number 16G420] serum that meets the following characteristics: Serum must have no visible cell death or slowing growth during at last one month of culture time. Transfection efficiency should not be less than the current serum Gemini Biologicals, Cat# 100-106, Lot# A03D00E) being used. Serum must have mitophagy induction below 5% with oligomycin and Antimycin A (OAQ) treatment for 24 hours. Serum must have, at a minimum, 90% or more green fluorescent protein (GFP) intensity and GFP-positive cells. Quantity: 200 bottles of Fetal Bovine Serum in 500 ml bottle Non-Personal Service Statement:In accordance with FAR 37.104, this requirement is for non-personal services and does not include any inherently governmental functions; functions that are closely associated with inherently governmental functions; unauthorized personal services; critical and/or core functions. Period of PerformanceContractor shall deliver 200 bottles of fetal bovine serum. Government shall, in writing or via email, notify Contactor to deliver 50 bottles of fetal bovine serum at a time. Contractor shall deliver within 1 week of notification. Bottles shall be delivered to 35 Convent Drive, Building 35, Room 2C915. Office-site storage shall be provided until all 200 bottles are delivered. Place of Performance: The place of performance shall be the NIH Main Campus, 35 Covent Drive, Building 35, Room 2C915 Bethesda, MD 20892. Contract TypeA Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order is contemplated. The order shall be sourced via the Open Market on a single-source basis and is not expected to exceed $150,000. RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONSResponses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. Offerors must provide both 1) a technical response and 2) a separate price quote. The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, delivery days after contract award, delivery terms, prompt payment discount terms, F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), product or catalog number(s); product description; and any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision. Such factors may include: past performance; special features required for effective program performance; trade-in considerations; probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item; warranty considerations; and maintenance availability. PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL EVALUATION CRITERIA ARE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED IN ANY RESPONSE(S) SUBMITTED. EVALUATION CRITERIAFAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (October 2014) applies to this acquisition and the specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this requirement on the basis of best value, technical factors and price considered. Technical factors together shall be considered more important than price and all technical evaluation factors are detailed below. Factor 1: Supply Capability The contractor shall detail in its technical proposal how it shall meet each of the project requirements. This shall include detailed specifications of the offered serum and its capabilities. Technical approach shall be evaluated for the ways in which the proposed serum meets or exceeds the serum specification requirements. Exceeding requirements shall be considered favorably. Factor 2: Delivery and StorageThe contractor shall detail in its technical proposal how it shall meet the delivery, and storage requirements. The Government shall evaluate for ability to meet or exceed these requirements. Proposals must include a delivery lead-time and transportation and off-site contractor storage. Factor 3: Past PerformanceThe Contractor shall provide a list of three (3) contracts or purchase orders completed during the past five (5) years, similar in size and scope to the maintenance requirements outlined in this Statement of Work. Experience must be specific to provision of laboratory instrument maintenance and shall include the following information for each contract or purchase order listed:a. Name of Contracting Organizationb. Total Contract Valuec. Description of Requirement d. Contract Period of Performance Past Performance shall be evaluated for relevance to the current requirement. Technical proposals will be evaluated using a summary adjectival rating in accordance with the following scale: ExcellentThe proposal has exceptional merit and reflects an excellent approach which will clearly result in the superior attainment of all requirements and objectives. This clearly achievable approach includes several advantageous characteristics of substance, and very few disadvantages, which can be expected to result in outstanding performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very low as the proposal provides solutions which are unquestionably feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered very low risk in that they are exceptionally clear andprecise, fully supported, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Very Low GoodThe proposal demonstrates a sound approach which is expected to meet all requirements and objectives. This sound approach includes advantageous characteristics of substance, and few relatively minor disadvantages, which collectively can be expected to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is low as the proposal contains solutions which are considered feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered to reflect low risk in that they are clear and precise, supported, and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Low AcceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which is capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach includes both advantageous and disadvantageous characteristics of substance, where the advantages are not outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are likely to result in acceptable performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate, as the proposal solutions are generally feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect moderate risk in that they may be somewhat clear and precise, partially supported, and/or demonstrate a general understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Neutral MarginalThe proposal demonstrates an approach which may not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach has disadvantages of substance and advantages, which if they exist, are outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages present a low or questionable likelihood of resulting in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is high as the proposal contains solutions which may not be feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect high risk in that they lack clarity and precision, are generally unsupported, and/or do not demonstrate a complete understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: High UnacceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which, based on a very high risk, will very likely not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. This approach has several disadvantages of substance, and advantages which, if they exist, are outweighed by disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are unlikely to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very high as the proposal contains solutions which are not feasible and practical. The solutions may also be considered to reflect very high risk in that they lack any clarity or precision. Risk Level: Very High APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCEThe FAR clauses and provisions below shall apply to this solicitation. 1. All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. 2. The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (October 2016), applies to this acquisition. 3. A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (October 2016), is required with any offer submitted. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management. 4. FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) is applicable to this acquisition. 5. FAR Clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (November 2016) apply to this acquisition. The following clauses shall be checked/included in this clause: 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015)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).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)52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016)52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept 2016)52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014)52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015)52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 6. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. In addition, the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. CLOSING STATEMENTAll responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-17-268. Responses shall be submitted electronically to jermaine.duncan@nih.gov. Fax responses will not be accepted. For information regarding this solicitation, contact Jermaine Duncan by email at jermaine.duncan@nih.gov or by phone at (301) 827-7515.  
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