56--Rip Rap and Gravel
Department of the Army, FedBid | Published April 19, 2017 - Deadline April 24, 2017
Offeror may submit quotes for alternate items, provided those items meet all of the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics specified by this solicitation. Alternate items will be evaluated against all listed required specifications provided by the Government. Offeror shall enter exactly what they are offering (including make, model and description) into the blank description field in order for the quote to be considered. The Government will evaluate items on the basis of information furnished by the Offeror or identified in the quote and reasonably available to the Government. The Government is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the quote. Offeror shall present a line by line comparison of alternative products using manufacturer name, model/part number, and salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics specified by this solicitation. Offerors shall, at a minimum, respond with a feature to feature comparison in order for a product to be technically evaluated for technical sufficiency. Responses such as "bidding exact match" or “as specified" may be deemed technically unacceptableFar Clause 52.247-34 Free on Board (FOB) destination applies. Shipping shall be FOB destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the Offeror shall deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the Government, and the Offeror is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destinationDelivery shall be made within the specified number of days after receipt of order (ARO). The Offeror shall provide within its offer the number of days required to make delivery after it receives a contract from the Government. The Contractor shall NOT make partial line item shipments against any resulting contract issued as a result of this solicitation unless otherwise specified within the quote submitted.The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items valued over the SAT ($150,000.00) and as applicable. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil and/or http://www.acqnet.gov/far. Provisions: 252.247-7022, 52.209-5, 52.216-1, and 52.209-7 Solicitations and Contracts valued at $1M or above when applicable: 252.205-7000 Clauses: 52.203-6, 52.219-8,52.222-40, 52.222-54,52 52.203-16, 52.203-17, 52.204-4, 52.204-13, 52.203-3, 52.202-1, 52.232-17, 52.222-40, 52.209-9, 52.203-6, 252.205-7000, 252.225-7012, 252.246-7000, and 252.226-7001 Solicitations and Contracts valued at $650,000.00 or above: 52.219-9 Solicitations and Contracts valued at $150,000.00 or above when applicable: 52.223-9 (EPA)FedBid is NOT a forum for filing protests against the Government. Attempts to file protests through FedBid will not be considered legitimate as they do not conform to the requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). It is preferable that protests be resolved as quickly as possible at the lowest level possible before considering the more formal process described below. To be timely, protests shall be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.10. 1) All agency-level protests should be sent to the Contracting Officer for resolution. 2) The HQ, AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC, as an Alternate Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other external forum. The address for filing a protest directly with AMC is: Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel Command Office of Command Counsel-Deputy Command Counsel 4400 Martin Road RM: A6SE040.001 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000 Fax: (256) 450-8840 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
No protest under FAR Subpart 33.1 is authorized in connection with the issuance or proposed issuance of an order under a task-order contract or delivery-order contract, except for:
(1) A protest on the grounds that the order increases the scope, period, or maximum value of the contract; or
(2) A protest of an order valued in excess of $10M. Protests of orders in excess of $10M may only be filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in accordance with the procedures at 33.104.
The authority to protest the placement of an order under (a)(10)(i)(B) of this section expires on September 30, 2016, for agencies other than DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard (41 U.S.C. 4103(d) and 41 U.S.C. 4106(f)). The authority to protest the placement of an order under (a) (10)(i)(B) of this section does not expire for DoD, NASA, and the Coast Guard.
AFARS 5116.5(b) (c) Each HCA shall designate a task and delivery order ombudsman for the contracting activity. The ombudsman shall be a senior official, who is independent of the Contracting Officer and may be the Special Competition Advocate. The ombudsman shall be responsible for reviewing complaints from the contractors under multiple award task or delivery order contracts and ensuring that all the contractors are afforded a fair opportunity to be considered, consistent with the procedures in the contract.
Summarize: the ombudsman will only determine if the government gave fair opportunity to a vendor who files a complaint. [AFARS Revision #25, Item XIII, dated April 1, 2010]IAW 52.212-1(g Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids) The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror’s initial offer should contain the offeror’s best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.Under FAR Part 12 Streamlined Procedures for Commercial Acquisitions, a debrief is not required. The Government will not offer a debrief for this requirement.Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is “late” and may not be considered IAW with 52.212-1(f). At any time during and/or closing of the solicitation, all clarifications, discussions, or changes (as applicable) will be conducted ONLY by the Contracting Officer, MICC Fort Riley, Kansas. Any correspondence (electronic or verbal) presented to the vendor marketplace during the solicitation period by the FEDBID Staff, to include Quality Assurance, will be rejected by the Contracting Officer. No FEBBID correspondence will be accepted by MICC Fort Riley without prior coordination and approval from the Contracting Officer.New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.Please contact the following for any concerns regarding the solicitation and/or award of this requirement: David Reynolds Contracting Officer MICC - Fort Riley Com: (785) 240-3198 Email: email@example.comThe Buyer is allowing Sellers to submit bids that either meet or exceed the requested specification. Sellers MUST enter exactly what they are bidding (including make, model, and description) into the blank description
field in order for the bid to be considered.