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Electrical Spectrum Analyzer with a frequency range up to 65 GHz

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 15, 2015  -  Deadline September 21, 2015
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(i) 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-15-T-0365. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 500 employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: One (1) Electrical Spectrum Analyzer (vi) Description of requirements: The Contractor shall deliver one (1) Electrical Spectrum Analyzer that meet the following salient characteristics: Operational Frequency Range: 10 Megahertz (MHz) - 60 Gigahertz (GHz); product may include external components (e.g., external harmonic mixers) in order to achieve this frequency range Phase Noise (typical): maximum of -75 Decibels relative to the carrier per hertz (dBc/Hz) at 1 kHz offset from a carrier frequency of 40 GHz Resolution Bandwidth: Adjustable, range covering at least 1 Hertz (Hz) - 1 MHz Displayed Average Noise Level: maximum of -130 decibel-milliwatts (dBm) at 40 GHz Detector Types: Max hold, Sample, Average Functions: Peak Track, Averaging (vii) Delivery is required within six (6) weeks after contract award (ACA). Delivery shall be made to U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), 2800 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783-1138. Acceptance shall be performed at ALC by an authorized Government Representative. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. 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 solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. Past performance will be evaluated based on information provided by the offeror as to actual sales of the proposed, or similar, product to industry or Government agencies. Past performance will consider the ability of the offeror to meet technical specifications as described in the salient characteristics. Offerors shall include three (3) records of sales from the previous eighteen (18) months. Offerors shall identify a point of contact for each sale by providing a name and telephone number. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the product meets the performance characteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes to modify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, the offeror shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications and clearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications. Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any). (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: None. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (July 2013), 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment, 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011), 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (July 2013), 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003), 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014), 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999), 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007), 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (July 2014), 52.222-50 Combatting Trafficking in Persons, 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 (July 2013). (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached ACC-APG Adelphi Local Clauses Full-Text document): 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-- Representation and Certifications (Dec 2012), 252.204-0009 Contract Wide: by Fiscal Year (Sep 2009), 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information, 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Sep 2011), 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials, 252.204-7011 Alternative Line Item Structure, 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, 252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors, 252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (Jun 2013), 252.225-7035 Buy American - Free Trade Agreements - Balance of Payments Program, 252.225-7036 Buy American-Free Trade Agreements- Balance of Payments Program Alternate I (Nov 2014), 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (Jun 2012), 252.232-7010 Levies On Contract Payments (Dec 2006), 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items, 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (aug 1992). Full Text clauses: 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (MAY 2013); 252.211-7003 Item Unique Identification and Valuation (DEC 2013); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point of Contact (Apr 2011); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 Technical Point of Contact (Dec 2002); APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type of Contract (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection and Acceptance (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 Receiving Room Requirements- ALC (SEPT 1999) APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011) APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC- APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as: None. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: None (xvi) Offers are due on 9/21/2015, by 05:00 PM EST, via email to: adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact: Adrian Barber, 301-394-1503, adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil.

Laboratory Furniture

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline August 25, 2016
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1. Class Code: 71 2. NAICS Code: 337214 3. Subject: Laboratory Furniture 4. Solicitation Number: W911QX-16-T-0305 5. Set-Aside Code: SDVOSB 6. Response Date: 08/25/2016 7. Place of Delivery/Performance: U.S. Army Research Laboratory2800 Powder Mill RdAdelphi, MD 20783-1138 8. (i) 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0305. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Quote (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89 effective 14 July 2016. (iv) This acquisition is set-aside for Services Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB). The associated NAICS code is 337214. The small business size standard is 1,000 employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: Eight (8) Laboratory Benches in accordance with Salient Characteristics in section (iv) CLIN 0002: Eight (8) Overtable Mounting Racks in accordance with Salient Characteristics in section (iv) CLIN 0003: Two (2) Cubicle Workstations in accordance with Salient Characteristics in section (iv) CLIN 0004: Two (2) Storage Cabinets in accordance with Salient Characteristics in section (iv) CLIN 0005: Two (2) Electric Height-adjustable Tables in accordance with Salient Characteristics in section (iv) CLIN 0006: The Contractor shall deliver and install all furniture to the Adelphi Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD 20783-1138 in accordance with the attachment labeled "Lab Floor Plan." The two (2) Laboratories are adjacent to one another and are currently separated by a wall which is represented by a red line in the floor plan. The Contractor is not responsible for the two (2) optical tables in the plan. (vi) Description of requirements: The Contractor shall provide eight (8) laboratory benches, eight (8) overtable mounting racks for the laboratory benches, two (2) cubicle workstations, two (2) storage cabinets, two (2) electric height-adjustable tables, and delivery and installation at the Adelphi Laboratory in Adelphi, MD 20783-1138 that fulfill the following minimum Government specifications: CLIN 0001: Eight (8) Laboratory Benches with the following characteristics:• 30 inch (") Depth (D) X 60" Width (W) X 36" Height (H) • Tabletop surface supported by storage cabinets on both sides for storage of laboratory equipment o Shall be 16 cabinets (eight (8) benches X two (2) cabinets each = 16 cabinets)• Include the following combination of drawer sizes for the cabinets in order to store equipment of various sizes:o Eight (8) cabinets: four (4) approximately 5.75" H (inner dimension) drawers and two (2) approximately 2.75" H drawerso Four (4) cabinets: one (1) approximately 11.75" H drawer, one (1) approximately 5.75" H drawer, and four (4) approximately 2.75" H drawerso Four (4) cabinets: three (3) approximately 5.75" H drawers and four (4) approximately 2.75" H drawers• Maple Tabletop• All hardware and accessories required for assembling the benches   CLIN 0002: Eight (8) Overtable mounting racks for each bench with the following characteristics: • Two (2) flat shelves attached to the racks of each bench o Shall be 16 flat shelves (eight (8) benches X two (2) shelves = 16 flat shelves)• One (1) sloped shelf attached to the racks of each bench o Shall be eight (8) sloped shelves (eight (8) benches X one (1) shelf = eight (8) sloped shelves)• One (1) wire spool holder attached to the racks of one (1) bench• Two (2) wirethrough electrical outlet strips attached to the racks of each bencho Shall be 16 outlet strips (eight (8) benches X two (2) outlet strips = 16 outlet strips)• All hardware and accessories required for mounting the racks, shelves, spool holder, and wirethrough electrical outlet strips• All power cords required to supply power to the outlet strips CLIN 0003: Two (2) Cubicle Workstations with the following characteristics:• 6 foot (') X 6' • L-shaped table layout• Shall include one (1) overhead cabinet with under-cabinet light emitting diode (LED) lighting with power supply, one (1) tackboard, and (1) under-table filing cabinet CLIN 0004: Two (2) Storage Cabinets with the following characteristics: • 36" W X 18" D• 5-6' H CLIN 0005: Two (2) Electric Height-adjustable Tables with the following characteristics:• 48" W X 30" D CLIN 0006: The Contractor shall deliver and install all furniture to the Adelphi Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD 20783-1138 in accordance with the attachment labeled "Lab Floor Plan" The two (2) Laboratories are adjacent to one another and are currently separated by a wall which is represented by a red line in the floor plan. The Contractor is not responsible for the two (2) optical tables in the plan. (vii) Delivery is required twelve (12) weeks After Date of Contract (ADC). Delivery shall be made to U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 2800 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783-1138. Acceptance shall be performed at Government. The FOB point is Destination. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. 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 solicitation to theResponsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowestevaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standardsfor non-cost factors. The Contracting Officer determines that past performance need not beevaluated because the supplies being purchased are of a low complexity thatpast performance information would not make a substantial difference. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determinationas to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristicsand specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. TheGovernment is not responsible for locating or securing any information, whichis not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available,vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such ascuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for theGovernment to determine whether the product meets the performancecharacteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes tomodify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, theofferor shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications andclearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications.Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (ifany). (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause None (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.204-10 REPORTING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND FIRST-TIER SUBCONTRACT AWARDS (JUL 2013); 52.204-16 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE REPORTING (JUL 2015); FAR.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE (JUL 2015); 52.209-6 PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT' INTEREST WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENT (AUG 2013); 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2015); AR 52.212-3 ALT 1 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2015) ALT I (OCT 2014); 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015); 52.219-27 NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (NOV 2011); 52.219-28 POST-AWARD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REREPRESENTATION (JUL 2013); 52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR (JUN 2003); 52.222-19 CHILD LABOR--COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMEDIES (JAN 2014); 52.222-21 PROHIBITION OF SEGREGATED FACILITIES (FEB 1999); 52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (MAR 2007); 52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES (JUL 2014); 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FAR 2015); 52.223-18 ENCOURAGING CONTRACTOR POLICIES TO BAN TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING (AUG 2011); 52.225-13 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN PURCHASES (JUN 2008); 52.225-25 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES ENGAGING IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO IRAN-REPRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS (OCT 2015); 52.232-33 PAYMENT BY ELECCTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER-SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013); 52.232-36 PAYMENT BY THIRD PARTY (MAY 2014); 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998); 252.203-7000 REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (SEP 2011); 252.203-7005 REPRESENTATION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (NOV 2011); 252.204-7000 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (AUG 2013); 252.204-7008 COMPLIANCE WITH SAFEGUARDING COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION CONTROLS (AUG 2015); 252.204-7011 ALTERNATIVE LINE ITEM STRUCTURE (SEP 2011); 252.204-7012 SAFEGUARDING COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION AND CYBER INCIDENT REPORTING (SEP 2015); 252.204-7015 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO LITIGATION SUPPORT CONTRACTORS (FEB 2014); 252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JUN 2013); 252.223-7008 PROHIBITION OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM (MAY 2011); 252.225-7035 BUY AMERICAN-FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS-BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE (NOV 2012); 252.225-7036 BUY AMERICAN--FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (DEC 2012); 252.225-7036 ALT I BUY AMERICAN -- FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (DEC 2012) ALTERNATE I (JUN 2012); 252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (JUN 2012); 252.232-7010 LEVIES ON CONTRACT PAYMENTS (DEC 2006); 252.244-7000 SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2013); 252.247-7023 TRANSPORTATION OF SUPPLIES BY SEA (MAY 2002)(xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JUN 2011) 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013); APGADLB.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG POINT OF CONTACT (APR 2011)APG-AD;-B.5152.204-4411 TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACT (DEC 2002) APG-ADLB.5152.216-4407 TYPE OF CONTRACT (SEP 1999)APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (SEP 1999)APG-ADLG.5152.232-4418 TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE (SEP 1999) APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC (SEPT 1999),APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE (FEB 2012) (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as N/A (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: None (xvi) Offers are due on 25 August 2016, by 11:59 EasternStandard Time (EST) via email to ariel.m.amey.civ@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Ariel Amey, (301) 394-1081, ariel.m.amey.civ@mail.mil  

Quantity one (1) Hydrogen Generator

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 16, 2015
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(i) 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0012. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Quote (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective 01 November 2015 (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 500 Employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: Quantity one (1) Hydrogen Generator with Shipping and Installation Included (vi) Description of requirements: The Contractor shall deliver and install at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD a quantity of one (1) fully functional Hydrogen Generator that meets all requirements as stated below. 1.1 The Contractor shall ensure that the Hydrogen Generator provides H2 with a purity of 99.999% or better using proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology. The Contractor shall ensure the Generator can maintain an H2 flow of 120 liters per minute (l/min) with an outlet pressure of 130 pounds per square inch (psi) and a stability variation of 1.8 pounds per square inch gauge (psig)/min for up to 12 hours of continuous demand, for an expected duty cycle of ~50% (i.e. 12 hours of continuous operation in a 24 hour period). 1.2 The Contractor shall ensure the Hydrogen Generator is fully equipped, functional as a whole system and meets the minimum requirements as follows: 1.2.1 Operated in automatic mode that automatically adjusts output 0 to 100% to match demand, within 60 seconds. 1.2.2 Meets current industry standard requirements (Underwriter Laboratories (UL) listing) for safety including the use of Emergency Off (EMO) panic buttons, shielding, interlocks for hazardous areas including high voltages and moving parts, and over temperature shutoffs should the electrolysis mechanism malfunction. 1.2.3 Total footprint is limited to less than 8 feet x 15 feet x 9 feet high 1.3 The Contractor shall ensure that the Hydrogen Generator includes a Water Distribution Manifold for coolant requirements meeting the following specifications: 1.3.1 Manual shut off valves 1.3.2 Interlocked flow switches to critical components 1.3.3 Interlocked temperature sensors to critical components 1.4 The Contractor shall ensure that the Hydrogen Generator includes Power Distribution meeting the following minimum specifications: 1.4.1 The Contractor shall ensure that the electrical facilities requirements of the HWCVD are 60Hz and based on voltages (120, 208, 240 or 480 Volts (V)) commonly used in the United States of America. 1.4.2 Component wiring routed to a centralized power distribution panel for each primary module 1.4.3 EMO protection 1.4.4 Safety interlocks including enclosure hydrogen sensors, enclosure latch, over temperature, over pressure or water leak. 1.5 The Contractor shall ensure that the Hydrogen Generator contains Software & Computer Controls with the following features: 1.5.1 Fully automated operation with push button start/stop 1.5.2 Automatic fault detection and system depressurization 1.5.3 Remote monitoring software 1.5.4 Includes Graphical User Interface (GUI) display of the following Hydrogen Generator parameters: 1.5.4.1 Process Pressure indicators/controls 1.5.4.2 All safety functions and interlocks 1.5.4.3 System will interlock with building safety alarms; such that an external alarm will place the system into a safe standby mode 1.5.5 The Contractor shall provide all new software releases, upgrades and patches for the Hydrogen Generator for three (3) years 1.6 Reliability Specifications and Definitions: 1.6.1 Fault: Something has gone wrong. 1.6.2 Failure: Equipment has a problem, requires repair. 1.6.3 Repair: Modification to hardware or software necessary for equipment to return to the standard operational specification as outlined in Section 2 and Section 3. 1.6.4 High Failure: Failure compromising personnel safety, equipment damage or product damage. 1.6.5 Low Failure: Failure not comprising personal safety, equipment damage or product damage. 1.6.6 Assist: Unplanned interruption, recoverable by operator reset without requiring repair. Post reset there is no variation from specified process behavior. 1.6.7 Uptime: Percentage of 12 hour shift time that the equipment is able to process as specified. 1.7 The Contractor shall ensure the Hydrogen Generator meets the following Metrics 1.7.1 Mean Time Before High Failure (MTBHF) 1.7.1.1 No significant process variation from predetermined purity, flow and pressure. 1.7.1.2 Greater than 90 days (i.e. less than one (1) qualifying event per 90 days). 1.7.2 Mean Time Before Low Failure (MTBLF) 1.7.2.1 No significant process variation from predetermined process purity, flow and pressure. 1.7.2.2 Greater than 30 days (i.e. less than three (3) qualifying event per 90 days). 1.7.3 Mean Time Before Assist (MTBA) 1.7.3.1 Greater than five (5) days (i.e. less than 18 qualifying events per 90 days). 1.7.4 MTTR (Mean Time to Repair) 1.7.4.1 Time tool is not available for processing. 1.7.4.2 Less than 72 hours 1.7.5 Uptime 1.7.5.1 Higher than 95% 2. Delivery and Installation The Contractor shall deliver and install the Hydrogen Generator to ARL, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Building 207, Adelphi, MD. The Contractor shall propose a delivery date to the TPOC at least two (2) weeks prior to proposed date. The TPOC will approve or deny the proposed date and time within three (3) days. 2.1 Installation ARL is responsible for the connection of the following facilities to the Hydrogen Generator: 2.1.1.1 Electrical connections to the Hydrogen Generator 2.1.1.2 Water connections (supply and return) to the Hydrogen Generator 2.1.1.3 Compressed air connections 2.1.1.4 All-metal welded line connections to the Hydrogen Generator, including hydrogen. 2.1.1.5 Ventilation connection to the Hydrogen Generator (for oxygen vent) 2.2 The Contractor shall demonstrate that the Hydrogen Generator is fully functional, which includes: 2.2.1 Product Pressure (130 psi), purity (99.995%) and flow (120 lpm) monitoring for a duration of four (4) hours and demonstration of 100-0% production rate. 3. Post Installation Acceptance Tests Report The Contractor shall submit a post-installation acceptance tests report to the TPOC outlining the results of the acceptance tests specified in 2.2.1 within one (1) week after the completion of the post-installation acceptance testing. The TPOC will approve the post-installation acceptance tests report within one (1) week of receipt 4. Operator and Maintenance Training The Contractor shall conduct operator and maintenance training following the installation of Hydrogen Generator at ARL. The Contractor shall travel to ARL in Adelphi, MD to provide commissioning, training materials and operation and maintenance training for up to three (3) participants not to exceed one (1) day, a total of eight (8) hours. The contractor shall ensure the training takes place within one (1) week after system installation and time approved by the TPOC in Section 2. The Contractor may provide the training during or immediately following commissioning. 5. Troubleshooting and Warranty 5.1 Troubleshooting 5.1.1 The Contractor shall provide access to a technical support person to answer questions regarding tool operation, hardware troubleshooting and basic Hydrogen Generator deposition processing via telephone or email during normal business hours 0900-1700 for the time zone of the Contractor's main base of operation for the duration of ownership. The Contractor shall ensure the technical support person responds to voicemails and emails within two (2) business days. 5.2 Warranty 5.2.1 The Contractor shall provide a full warranty on the Hydrogen Generator for two (2) years after approval of the post-installation test report. The Contractor shall ensure the warranty includes: 5.2.1.1 Installation and replacement of all parts (excluding consumable parts and materials) at no cost 5.2.1.2 All repairs or modifications if the Hydrogen Generator is no longer functional according to Section 1.1.1 at no cost 5.2.1.3 All labor and transportation costs to and from ARL for repairs and modification if the Hydrogen Generator is no longer functional according to the fully functional acceptance test defined in Section 2.2.1. 5.2.1.4 A response time of 48 hours from the time the Government calls or emails in a request for service to diagnose and propose a plan to repair the Hydrogen Generator, and commence repair activities within 96 hours from the time of request 6. Deliverables 6.1 Hydrogen Generator - The Contractor shall deliver a fully functional Hydrogen Generator that meets all the specifications in section C.1 to the location listed in C.3. 6.2 Hydrogen Generator Schematic Drawings/Operation Manual - The Contractor shall provide the TPOC upon delivery, with an electronic copy in Portable Document Format (.pdf) of the schematic drawings, including general assembly, vacuum, water, gas, alarm system, and electrical diagrams for the Hydrogen Generator, service and maintenance instructions, along with an electronic copy of the Operation Manual for the Hydrogen Generator and manuals for all subsystems written in English. 6.3 Consumable Parts and Materials List - The Contractor shall provide the TPOC, upon delivery a comprehensive list of all consumable items needed to maintain the operation of a 24/7 fully functional Hydrogen Generator, to include required quantity, part number, manufacturer, lead time and ordering information. 6.4 The Contractor shall provide the TPOC upon delivery, with an electronic copy in Portable Document Format (.pdf) of the factory settings of all components. 7. Distribution Statement: Distribution Statement A: This statement of work is approved for public release, distribution is unlimited (vii) Delivery is required no later than (NLT) 120 Days after receipt of order (ARO). Delivery shall be made to 2800 Powder Mill Road, US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD 20783 Acceptance shall be performed at US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD 20783. The FOB point is US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD 20783 (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. 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 solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the product meets the performance characteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes to modify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, the offeror shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications and clearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications. Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any). (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause- None (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.203-6- Restrictions On Subcontractor Sales To The Government (Sep 2006) 52.204-10- Reporting Executive Compensation And First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) 52.209-6- Protecting The Government' Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, Or Proposed For Debarment (Aug 2013) 52.219-4-Notice Of Price Evaluation Preference For Hubzone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) 52.219-8- Utilization Of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) 52.219-28- Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3- Convict Labor (Jun 2003) 52.222-19- Child Labor--Cooperation With Authorities And Remedies (Jan 2014) 52.222-21- Prohibition Of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26- Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) 52.222-35- Equal Opportunity For Veterans (Jul 2014) 52.222-36- Affirmative Action For Workers With Disabilities (Jul 2014) 52.222-37- Employment Reports On Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans Of The Vietnam Era, And Other Eligible Veterans (Jul 2014) 52.222-40- Notification Of Employee Rights Under The National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) 52.222-50- Combating Trafficking In Persons (Far 2015) 52.223-18- Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011) 52.225-13- Restrictions On Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) 52.232-33- Payment By Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Jul 2013) 52.232-36- Payment by Third Party (May 2014) 52.203-3- Gratuities (Apr 1984) 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Sep 2011) 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Nov 2011) 252.204-7011 Alternative Line Item Structure (Sep 2011) 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (Nov 2013) 252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors (Nov 2014) 252.215-7007 Notice Of Intent To Resolicit (Jun 2012) 252.215-7008 Only One Offer (Oct 2013) 252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (May 2011) 252.225-7012 Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities (Dec 2014) 252.225-7020 Trade Agreements Certificate 252.225-7021 Trade Agreements (DEC 2012) 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (Jun 2012) 252.232-7010 Levies On Contract Payments (Dec 2006) 252.243-7002 Requests for Equitable Adjustment (Dec 2012) 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Jun 2013) 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (Aug 1992). (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all clauses to include local clauses can be found in the attached ACC-APG Adelphi Local Clauses Full Text document): 52.204-4- Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper (May 2011) 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Jul 2015) 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Jul 2015) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-- Representation and Certifications (Dec 2012), 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) 252.204-0009 Contract-wide: by Fiscal Year. (SEP 2009) 252.204-7000 Disclosure Of Information (AUG 2013) 252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product (APR 1982) Full Text: 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (MAY 2013); 252.211-7003 Item Unique Identification And Valuation (DEC 2013); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point Of Contact (Apr 2011); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 Technical Point Of Contact (Dec 2002); APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type Of Contract (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 Us Army Contracting Command (Acc-Apg) - Adelphi Contracting Division Website APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011) APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection And Acceptance (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4423 Payment Office (BANKCARD - INVOICES REQUIRED) APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401Alt I Receiving Room Requirements- APG Alternate I (JAN 2003) APG-ADL-I.5152.212-4401 DFARS Commercial Acquisition Provisions And Clauses (MAR 2015) (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as none. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: None (xvi) Offers are due on 12/16/2015 by 11:59am ET, via email to Mr. James O'Keefe, Contracting Officer, James.g.okeefe.civ@mail.mil, (301) 394-2135 (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Mr. James O'Keefe, Contracting Officer, James.g.okeefe.civ@mail.mil, (301) 394-2135

Repair and maintenance of one (1) 60 Hertz (Hz) 13,800 Volts Alternating Current (VAC) to 4160 VAC Delta-Wye, 3000 Kilo Volt Amp (kVA), ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) unit substation

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published December 22, 2015  -  Deadline January 15, 2016
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(i) 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0019. This acquisition is issued as a Request For Quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2015-85 Effective 04 December 2015. (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334416. The small business size standard is 500. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001 The Contractor shall provide repair and maintenance services for one (1) 60 Hertz (Hz) 13,800 Volts Alternating Current (VAC) to 4160 VAC Delta-Wye, 3000 Kilo Volt Amp (kVA), ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) unit substation in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS), QTY (1) Job CLIN 0002 (OPTION YEAR ONE (1)) The Contractor shall perform two (2) maintenance inspections during the year at six (6) month intervals. The Contractor shall maintain and repair any outstanding issues found during the inspections and keep the unit substation operating at OEM specifications in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS), QTY (1) Job CLIN 0003 (OPTION YEAR TWO (2)) The Contractor shall perform two (2) maintenance inspections during the year at six (6) month intervals. The Contractor shall maintain and repair any outstanding issues found during the inspections and keep the unit substation operating at OEM specifications in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS), QTY (1) Job CLIN 0004 Contractor Manpower Reporting CLIN 0005 DATA (vi) Description of requirements: Performance Work Statement (PWS) 13.8-4160 Transformer-Disconnect Repair Adelphi, MD Army Research Laboratory - Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate C.1 BACKGROUND: This PWS outlines the repair of an existing concrete pad mounted, 60 Hertz (Hz), 13,800 Volts Alternating Current (VAC) to 4160 VAC Delta-Wye, 3000 Kilo Volt Amp (kVA), ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB) unit substation that is used at the Power Electronics facility in building 500 at the Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), Adelphi MD 20783. The 13,800 VAC VersaSwitch on the high side of the transformer was severely damaged due to an animal induced flash over event across two (2) of the three (3) phases. The event damaged multiple fiberglass interphase barriers, busbar assemblies, 18 kilovolt (kV) surge arrestors, A155C2D0R0-125E fuses, porcelain standoff insulators and cables in the VersaSwitch Cabinet. The three (3) phase, type Restricted Substance List (RSL), oil insulated unit substation transformer's primary to secondary windings were tested and deemed to be below industry accepted limits for breakdown. The Medium-Voltage Vacuum Power Circuit breakers contained in the 4160 VAC cabinet were inspected and found to be exposed to rodent activity and will therefore require testing and a maintenance action to ensure proper operation. The Period of Performance (PoP) for this requirement is anticipated to be three (3) months after contract award and two (2) option years. C.2 OBJECTIVE: The Contractor shall provide all certified trained labor, documentation, tools, and equipment to return the functionality of the 13,800 VAC to 4,160 VAC unit substation to its original state of operation. C.3 REQUIREMENT: C.3.1 The Contractor shall send all repair personnel to building 500 at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), ALC located at 2800 Powder Mill Rd. Adelphi, MD 20783, to perform on-site inspection and repair of the damaged unit substation. C.3.2 The Contractor shall provide all parts, labor, and materials necessary to replace or repair the damaged unit substation 13,800 VAC, fused-disconnect, VersaSwitch returning it to its original state of operation. C.3.2.1 The Contractor shall install all panels and guards properly to prevent future animal encroachment into the enclosure. C.3.2.2 The Contractor shall only use replacement parts that function in a manner consistent with the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts if OEM parts are not available. C.3.3 The Contractor shall provide all parts, labor, and materials necessary to replace or repair the 3000 kVA, three (3) phase, type RSL, oil insulated unit substation transformer returning it to its original state of operation. C.3.3.1 The Contractor shall only use replacement parts that function in a manner consistent with the OEM parts if OEM parts are not available. C.3.3.1 The Contractor shall be responsible for all rigging operations and removal of all transformer fluids from the ALC facility. C.3.4 The Contractor shall inspect, test and complete a standard maintenance action on the Medium-Voltage, 4,160 VAC, Vacuum Power, Circuit breaker. C.3.5 The Contractor shall inspect and replace all cables which tie into the primary 13,800 VAC feeder located in the building 500 power feed man-hole located between Floral drive and building 500. C.3.6 The Contractor shall remove all failed equipment and debris from the ALC installation. C.3.7 The Contractor shall ensure all replaced or repaired equipment powers up to a functional state of operation. C.3.8 The Contractor shall be present when primary power is restored to the substation to ensure satisfactory operation. C.4 WARRANTY The Contractor shall unconditionally warrant the repairs made in C.3.1 through C.3.8 above for: Parts - One (1) year after repair. Labor - One (1) year after repair. C.5 DELIVERABLES/DOCUMENTATION: C.5.1 The Contractor shall provide a final report of all the repairs no later than four (4) weeks after work completion. The Contractor shall ensure that the report includes a list of all the items replaced and repaired on the 13,800 kVAC to 4,160 VAC unit substation with their respective part or inventory numbers. The Contractor shall submit the report via electronic transmission to the Government. The Government will provide specific transmission instructions to the Contractor no later than two (2) weeks after contract award. C.6 TRAVEL: To the maximum extent possible, the Contractor will provide electronic media over existing secure high bandwidth or other secure communications links rather than by Contractor travel. When travel between the Contractor's facility, ARL, and various Continental United States (CONUS) locations are required; the Contractor shall ensure that all travel is performed in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR). The Contractor shall request approval for travel from the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) in writing two (2) weeks prior to scheduling the travel arrangements. The COR will provide approval in writing no later than (NLT) one (1) week after receipt of travel request. C.7 CONFORMANCE TO CODES AND STANDARDS: The Contractor shall ensure all electrical work conforms to requirements of the National Electrical Code - 2014. C.8 HOURS OF OPERATION: C.8.1 The Contractor personnel shall work Monday through Friday, eight (8)-hour days covering core work hours of 0900-1500 excluding Federal holidays unless otherwise directed by the COR during the inspection and installation phase of the contract. C.8.2 The Contractor personnel shall work eight (8)-hour days Saturday through Sunday covering core work hours of 0900-1500 excluding Federal holidays unless otherwise directed by the COR during the tie-in and testing phase of the contract. C.9 SAFETY: The Contractor personnel shall follow all safe work practices as dictated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)-70E 2015 and all applicable Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards. C.10 ANTI-TERRORISM/OPERATIONAL SECURITY (AT/OPSEC): C.10.1 Contractor employees and all associated sub-contractor employees shall comply with applicable installation, facility and area commander installation/facility access and local security policies and procedures (provided by the COR as Government Furnished Information (GFI) at contract start date or effective date of incorporation of this requirement into the contract, whichever is applicable) such as wearing of ID Badges etc. The Contractor shall also provide all information locally required for background checks to meet installation access requirements to be accomplished by installation Provost Marshal Office, Director of Emergency Services or Security Office. Contractor workforce must comply with all personal identity verification requirements as directed by the COR based on Department of Defense (DOD), Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), and/or local policy. In addition to the changes otherwise authorized by the changes clause of the contract, should the Force Protection Condition (FPCON) at any individual facility or installation change, the COR may require changes in Contractor security matters or processes. During FPCON Charlie and Delta and other required postures such a Lockdown, Shelter In Place (SIP) or Evacuation, Contractor employees will resume work as soon as possible after the FPCON has been lowered or the posture returned to normal operations. This pertains to real situations and exercises. C.10.2 Contractor and all associated sub-contractors employees shall comply with adjudication standards and procedures using the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III) and Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) (Army Directive 2014-05/AR 190-13), applicable installation, facility and area commander installation/facility access and local security policies and procedures (provided by government representative), or, at OCONUS locations, in accordance with status of forces agreements and other theater regulations. C.11 OPTION YEARS C.11.1 CLIN 0002 - OPTION YEAR ONE (1) The Contractor shall perform two (2) maintenance inspections during the year at six (6) month intervals. The Contractor shall maintain and repair any outstanding issues found during the inspections and keep the unit substation operating at OEM specifications. C.11.2 CLIN 0003 - OPTION YEAR TWO (2) The Contractor shall perform two (2) maintenance inspections during the year at six (6) month intervals. The Contractor shall maintain and repair any outstanding issues found during the inspections and keep the unit substation operating at OEM specifications. C.12 DISTRIBUTION C.12.1 The Contractor shall distribute this PWS in accordance with the following distribution statement: Distribution Statement A: 1. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. SITE VISIT Offerors/Bidders are urged to attend a site visit on 07 January 2016 at 10:00 AM to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of performance. While attendance is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged. If interested in attending, contact Cristina M. Watkins at cristina.m.watkins.civ@mail.mil no later than 5 DAYS PRIOR TO SITE VISIT DATE (30 December 2015); ONLY ONE SITE VISIT WILL BE OFFERED. (vii) Delivery for CLIN 0001 is required within three (3) months After Receipt of Order (ARO). Delivery shall be made to US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. Acceptance shall be performed at the US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. The FOB point is US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: NONE (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. 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 solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical, Past Performance and Price. The Technical element of the evaluation will first be a determination as to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and/or objectives in the solicitation. Those offers that meet or exceed the stated performance characteristics and/or objectives will then be evaluated in terms of technical aspects above the minimum requirements that would be most beneficial to the Government. In particular, the Government is willing to trade-off on price for offerors that exceed the following performance work characteristics/objectives and/or period of performance: 1. Three (3) year warranty on transformer. 2. Three (3) year warranty on labor. 3. Period of performance of three (3) months. 4. Transformer rating of 3.0 Mega Volt-ampere (MVA), 13800 Volts Alternating Current (VAC): 4160/2400 VAC, Delta-Wye, 60 Hertz (Hz), Oil Filled. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, processes or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the proposed effort meets or exceeds the performance characteristics and/or objectives of the requirement. Past performance will be evaluated based on information provided by the offeror as to actual sales of the proposed effort to industry or Government agencies. Past performance will consider the ability of the offeror to meet characteristics/objectives, delivery schedules (with warranty fulfillment and maintenance reputation included as applicable). Offerors shall include five (5) records of sales from the previous twelve (12) months. Offerors shall identify a point of contact for each sale by providing a name and telephone number. Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any). Technical and past performance are of equal importance and when combined are significantly more important than price. The Government reserves the right to award to other than the lowest price and to award without discussions. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: None (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards (July 2013), 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (July 2015), 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (July 2015), 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (August 2013), 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for Hubzone Small Business Concerns (October 2014), 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (July 2013), 52.222-19 Convict Labor (June 2003), 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014), 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999), 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007), 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014), 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (July 2014), 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans (July 2014), 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (FAR 2015), 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (August 2011), 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (May 2014), 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008), 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certification (November 2011), 52.232-33 Payment by Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (July 2013), 52.232-36 Payment by Third Party (May 2014), 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors, 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 (May 2014), 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014), 52.222-44 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act - Price Adjustment (May 2014), 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (December 2014). (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DOD Officials (September 2011), 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Nov 2011), 252.204-0001 Line Item Specific: Single Funding (September 2009), 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information, 252.204-7008 Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls (August 2015), 252.204-7009 Limitations On Use Or Disclosure of Third Party Contractor Information (August 2015), 252.204-7011 Alternative Line Item Structure (September 2011), 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (November 2013), 252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors (February 2014), 252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (May 2011), 252.225-7000 Buy American Act-Balance of Payments Program Certificate (November 2014), 252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program (November 2014) 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (June 2012), 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments (December 2006), 252.237-7010 Prohibition On Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (November 2010), 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items (June 2013), 252.246-7003 Notification of Potential Safety Issues (June 2013), 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (May 2002), Full Text Clauses 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (February 1998) 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (May 2013); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point of Contact (Apr 2011); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 Technical Point of Contact (Dec 2002); APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type of Contract (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection and Acceptance (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-H.5152.205-4401 Release of Information by Manufacturers, Research Organizations, Educational Institutions, and Other Commercial Entities Holding Army Contracts (Aug 2006); APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US Army Contracting Command (ACC-APG) - Adelphi Contracting Division Website APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 Alt I Receiving Room Requirements- ALC (September 2003) APG-ADL-H.5152.237-4403 Work Hours (Aug 1999) APG-ADL-H.5152.237-4404 Identification of Contractor Employees (Jul 2004) APG-ADL-H.5152.237-4405 Government-Contractor Relationships (Aug 2008) APG-ADL-H.5152.246-4401Key Personnel (Feb 2000) APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011) ACC-APG 5152.237-4900 Accounting For Contract Services Requirement - Enterprise-Wide Contractor Manpower Reporting Application (June 2013) APG-ADL-C.5152.237-4400 Army Research Laboratory Non-Personal Services (Jul 2012) APG-ADL-D.5152.004-4400 Distribution Statement A (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as N/A. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: N/A. (xvi) Offers are due on 15 January 2016, by 10:00AM Eastern Time by email at cristina.m.watkins.civ@mail.mil (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact: Cristina M. Watkins, Contract Specialist, Email: cristina.m.watkins.civ@mail.mil, Tel: 301-394-2529

Patent Application Drafting Support Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published April 29, 2016  -  Deadline May 17, 2016
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(i) 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The objective of this potential contract is to obtain patent drafting application support services, including the preparation of non-classified U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents, formal drawings, prior art, patentability researches, and patent prosecution. The required patent application support services are for inventions created by inventors at U.S. Army Research and Development Command (RDECOM), Adelphi, MD and its subordinate organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD and White Sands Missile Range, NM. The patent disclosures over the life of the five (5) year period of performance will cover up to three (3) technical areas: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The Contractor is responsible for providing the technical expertise for completing a final patent application for each invention disclosure. It is the Government's intention to award a five (5) year commercial, firm fixed price (FFP) multiple award (MA) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract with task orders, that will be 100% set-aside for small businesses under the NAICS 541110 ($11.0 million dollars standard). The Government's intention is to award to multiple Contractors who can best meet the requirements of this solicitation. Offerors are strongly encouraged to carefully review clause FAR 52.212-1 and the Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 material so that a proposal may be properly prepared in response to this Request for Proposal (RFP). Moreover, offerors should carefully study the evaluation criteria contained in FAR 52.212-2 of this solicitation, so that the evaluation scheme to be employed upon receipt of proposals by the Government is thoroughly understood as well. This RFP includes BOTH a basic Performance Work Statement (PWS) for all possible types of requirements and an opportunity for offerors to respond to individual task order PWSs, to include three (3) sanitized invention disclosures (both attached). After the initial base award(s) are consummated, and upon additional needs for task orders being identified by the Government, the awardees shall provide a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) form for all employees who work on this contract, to include subcontractors. The awardees shall contact the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) upon contract award to obtain the form and provide the completed and signed NDA to the COR within three (3) days of receipt. The solicitation consists of a basic PWS and three (3) task order PWSs, with sanitized invention disclosures (attached). The offerors are to assume that all three (3) initial task orders will be issued simultaneously. Offerors may provide an offer for one (1) or all of the task orders, however, offerors will only be considered for a task order award in the technical area against which a task order quote has been submitted. Each awardee is guaranteed to receive orders totaling $3,500.00. All Contractor/Subcontractor personnel performing under this contract working at ARL shall be required to be United States citizens. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0034. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Proposal (RFP). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. (iv) This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small businesses. The associated NAICS code is 541110. The small business size standard is $11.0M. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: Patent Application Drafting Support Services (Firm Fixed Price (FFP) CLIN) The Contractor shall perform patent application drafting support services, in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Quantity (QTY) 1 JOB CLIN 0002: Contractor Manpower Reporting (CMR)Cost for Providing Accounting for Contract Services - ACC-APG 5152.237-4900, Accounting for Contract Services Requirement, is included herein; the contractor is required to provide data on contractor manpower (including subcontractor manpower) for performance of this contract, in accordance with clause ACC-APG 5152.237-4900, located in Section C. Instructions, including the Contractor and Subcontractor User Guides, are available at the CMRA (Contractor Manpower Reporting Application) website at: https://cmra.army.mil. For further assistance, email the CMRA Help Desk at contractormanpower@hqda.army.mil. QTY 1 JOB (This CLIN is not separately priced). CLIN 0003: DataThe Contractor shall furnish the data in accordance with the DD1423 Contract Data List Requirements (CDRLs). QTY 1 JOB (This CLIN is not separately priced).   (vi) Description of requirements: Basic Performance Work Statement (PWS)Patent Drafting Application Support ServicesArmy Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD C.1 SCOPE C.1.1 Objective. The objective of this effort is to obtain patent drafting application related services including the preparation of unclassified U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications, formal drawings, prior art, patentability researches, and patent prosecution. The patent related services are for inventions created by inventors working for U.S. Army Research and Development Command (RDECOM), and its subordinate organization, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory located at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, Adelphi, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground (Edgewood Area), MD, and White Sands Missile Range, NM. C.1.2 Diverse Technologies. RDECOM and subordinate installations work with these diverse technologies: (1) Directed Energy and Power Generation (i.e. batteries/fuel cells/ power switching/converter/inverter); (2) Radar Frequency and Electronics (i.e. micro-electro mechanical systems/radio frequency (RF) electronics/ millimeter wave); (3) Signal and Image Processing; (4) Electro-Optics and Photonics; (5) Ballistics, Weapons and Armor; (6) Electronic Warfare; (7) Organic and inorganic chemical compounds and electroluminescent devices; (8) Materials technology including polymers and ceramics; and (9) Nanotechnology. C.1.3 Technical Areas. In light of these mission requirements, the Government is seeking patent services in the following scientific disciplines: Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering all of which are pursuant to the Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA), where RDECOM has a significant program in patenting and licensing inventions with commercial potential. C.1.4 General. The effort shall include performing prior art searches, preparing draft and final patent applications and all associated documentation including preparing responses to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) examiner actions for Government filing. C.2 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS C.2.1 The Contractor shall utilize and be in compliance with the following documents in the overall contract work effort: Title 35, United States Code (U.S.C.), Title 37 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and any other applicable laws and legal authorities including the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Manuel of Patent Examining Procedures. C.3 REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS The following paragraphs outline the efforts for accomplishing the scope as stated in C.1. Under this contract, the Government may issue task orders for the efforts provided below. C.3.1 Draft Patent Application. The Contractor shall prepare and complete a draft unclassified, non-provisional patent application based upon the invention disclosure provided as Government Furnished Information upon task award. The draft application shall include the specification, the claims, the abstract, information disclosure statement (IDS) and drawings and shall be written in accordance with C.2.1. C.3.1.1 Specification. The Contractor shall provide a completed specification to include the following: Title, Cross Reference to Related Applications, Government Interest, Field of the Invention, Background of the Invention, Summary of the Invention, Brief description of the Invention, and Detailed Description of the Invention. C.3.1.2 Invention Format. The Contractor shall ensure that the title shall appear as the heading on the first page of the invention. The Contractor shall use up to 500 characters; the title should be short and concise. C.3.1.3 Cross-Reference to Related Applications. The Contractor shall ensure any non-provisional application claiming the benefit of one (1) or more prior filed co-pending non-provisional applications must contain in the first sentence of the specification following the title, a reference to each prior application. The Contractor shall ensure all Cross-references to other related patent applications are included in the application.C.3.1.4 Government Interest. The Contractor shall ensure that the Government Interest paragraph shall state the following: "Governmental Interest - The invention described herein may be manufactured, used and licensed by or for the U.S. Government." C.3.1.5 Field of the Invention. The Contractor shall ensure that there is a short statement of the field of endeavor to which the invention pertains. The Contractor shall ensure the section includes paraphrasing of the applicable U.S. patent Classification Definitions or the subject matter of the claimed invention. C.3.1.6 Background of the Invention. The Contractor shall ensure that the application contains a description of the information including references to specific documents related to the invention. C.3.1.7 Brief Summary of the Invention. The Contractor shall provide the substance of the claim invention in summary form. The Contractor shall ensure the summary states the object of the invention and articulates advantages of the inventions. C.3.1.8 Brief Description of the Drawings. The Contractor shall provide a written description of the drawings, a listing of all figures by numbers and corresponding statements explaining what each figure depicts. C.3.1.9 Detailed Description of the Invention. The Contractor shall provide a detailed description of making and using the invention. The Contractor shall ensure that the description is in full, clear, concise, and exact terms. The Contractor shall ensure any references used shall be cited in this section. C.3.1.10 Specification Format. The Contractor shall ensure the specification is typed double-spaced, on paper meeting the requirements of 37 CFR 1.52; which shall be on 8 1/2 x 11 inch size paper or approximately 21.6 centimeters (cm) x 27.9 (cm) and having a ruled left margin of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch). The top of each page of the application including claims must have a margin of 2.5 cm and a right and bottom margin of at least 2.0 cm (.75 inch). The pages of the entire draft application shall be numbered consecutively, starting with one (1) on the first page, the numbers being centrally located below the text. Every fifth line of each page of the specification shall be numbered, the numbering to start anew on each page, and no page shall contain more than thirty lines. Paragraph numbers shall be placed at the left margin beginning with [0001] (in bold print) followed by at least four (4) spaces and shall be sequential to the end of the Specification. C.3.1.11 Specification Docket Format. The Contractor shall ensure the RDECOM Docket Number is placed in the upper right hand corner of each page of the Specification as specified in the awarded Task Order. C.3.2 Claims. The Contractor shall ensure all claims are identified and "particularly point out and distinctly state the subject matter of the invention; the claim defines the scope of the invention", in accordance with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requirements. The Contractor shall ensure that all claims cover a range of inventions including the broadest specification coverage of an independent claim permitted in view of the available prior art to the narrowest specification coverage of an independent claim to ensure all patentable aspects of the invention are protected. The Contractor shall explain its proposed Claim strategy and discuss proposed Claim scope in view of the inventor's disclosure to ensure US Patent acceptability. The Contractor shall not use multiple dependent claims unless authorized by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The Contractor shall ensure each claim beginning with the number "5" on the fifth line shall have line numbers placed in the left margin every five (5) lines within each Claim and shall be a single sentence. C.3.3 Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). The Contractor shall ensure relevant art provided by the COR, the inventor, or otherwise known to the Contractor shall be identified by the IDS. The Contractor shall prepare an information disclosure statement in compliance with 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. C.3.4 Patent Drawings. The Contractor shall provide one (1) set of formal drawings to include the following: C.3.4.1 The drawings shall be prepared on 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper in compliance with the requirements set forth in 37 CFR 1.84; The Contractor shall ensure the COR provided RDECOM docket number is placed on the drawing in accordance with 37 CFR 1.84. The Contractor shall provide Formal Drawings upon final COR acceptance of the draft application. The Contractor may complete the Drawings by sub-contractual efforts without obtaining prior written approval from the COR.C.3.4.2 The Contractor shall include a key to the numbering of the Drawings by reference number and item name to be provided to the COR in a separate attachment accompanying any draft patent application(s) that contains at least one Drawing. C.3.5 Interview with Inventor. The Contractor shall interview the inventor via phone or in person to confirm information in the invention disclosure is up to date and/or obtain additional technical information in the preparation of the draft patent application. The Contractor shall update the draft application to include all findings disclosed during the interview with the inventor. The Contractor shall submit in writing all in-person interviews for COR approval. Upon approval, the COR will arrange for personal interviews of the inventor on unclassified draft patent applications within two (2) working days and no later than ten (10) days after request. The Contractor shall obtain written approval by the COR prior to processing any new material/drawings added by the inventor during the application process which materially exceeds the original scope of the task that would result in increased cost to the Government. The Contractor will not be reimbursed by the Government for expanded work not specifically authorized by a Contracting Officer (KO). C.3.6 Submission of Draft Application to COR. The Contractor shall notify the COR of the status of the draft application no later than 25 calendar days after date of task order award. The Contractor shall deliver the draft application documents in C.3.1, C3.2, C3.3 and C3.4 to the COR within 45 calendar days after date of task order award. The COR will review the draft for technical accuracy and provide any required changes and/or corrections no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the draft. C.3.7 Final Draft Patent Application. The Contractor, upon receipt of the COR reviewed and approved draft application, shall complete all corrections and concerns as identified for a proposed Final Draft. The proposed Final Draft of the patent application shall be submitted to the COR in accordance with the task order from the COR. The Final Draft shall be in compliance with C.2.1 and submitted in hard copies to include two (2) copies on electronic media as either 3.5 inch diskettes or computer disks read only memory as appropriate for the size of the file, electronic mail submissions also acceptable. The electronic media shall contain the Specification in Microsoft Word® software format and the Drawings in Portable Document Format (PDF) format. C.3.8 Patent Prosecution (USPTO Office Actions). The Contractor shall provide draft responses to USPTO Office Actions as provided by the COR as required under 35 U.S.C., 37 CFR, and the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures. The Contractor shall address each and every Rejection and Objection noted by the Patent Examiner and comment on the applicability or inapplicability of any cases cited by the USPTO Patent Examiner. The Contractor shall also identify and address all issues associated with file wrapper estoppel. The contractor shall ensure that all case citations for domestic patent prosecution shall cite U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and theUSPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and other sources. The Contractor shall submit draft responses to the COR. The COR shall review and provide approval or comments to the response. The Contractor shall make all corrections and comments as cited by the COR. The Contractor shall submit the final responses to the COR, in accordance with C.4.3. C.4 DELIVERABLES C.4.1 Status and Delivery of Draft Application. The Contractor shall notify the COR of the status of the draft application no later than 25 calendar days after date of task order award. The Contractor shall deliver the draft application documents in C.3.1, C3.2, C3.3 and C3.4 to the COR within 45 calendar days after date of task order award. The COR will review the draft for technical accuracy and provide any required changes and/or corrections no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the draft. C.4.2 Delivery of the Final Application Original and Copies. The Contractor shall make the final corrections to the application as provided in C.4.1, to include any applicable drawings, both in hard copy form and on specified computer readable media in Microsoft Word compatible software format. The Contractor shall prepare copies equal to the number of inventors of each document (specification, claims and drawings) and furnish them to the COR upon completion. The Contractor shall furnish the patent application specification and claims in Word format and drawings in PDF format to the COR. The Contractor shall ensure that other applicable documents are furnished inWord or USPTO form fillable format, as specified in the individual task order PWS. C.4.3 Patent Prosecution for USPTO. The Contractor shall prepare responses to the Office Actions 15 days from the task order award, using the format specified in C.2.1 and furnish them to the COR upon completion for review. The Contractor shall furnish the draft responses in Word format to the COR. The Contractor shall ensure that other applicable documents are furnished in Word as specified in the individual task order PWS. C.4.4 Mailing Address. The mailing address for all correspondence will be Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 2800 Powder Mill Road, ATTN: RDRL-LOC-I, Adelphi, MD 20783-1197, unless the COR otherwise notifies the Contractor . C.4.5 Acceptance of Work Product. The Contractor shall identify the preparer of the work and shall indicate whether that person is an associate attorney/patent agent/scientific or technical advisor, senior associate or partner. If a work product is found to be unacceptable by the COR by virtue of not conforming to the standards defined in this section, Title 37 CFR, Title 35 U.S.C. and this PWS, it will be returned to the Contractor and corrected without any additional cost to the Government. The Contractor agrees that COR may communicate directly with the preparer concerning questions about the preparation of a specific deliverable such as a draft patent application or draft response to an Office Action. C.5 GENERAL PROVISIONS C.5.1 Required Patent Work Experience. The preparer of the work must have at least three (3) years of experience preparing patent applications on highly complex technologies. C.5.2 Patent Certification. The person responsible for the patent work must be a patent attorney or patent agent registered to practice before USPTO. C.5.3 Subcontractors. The Contractor shall not enter into a subcontract for performance of services under this Contract except with the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. However, prior written approval is not needed for Patent Application Drawings which may be accomplished by sub-contractual efforts as specified in C.3.4.1. C.5.4 Citizenship Requirements. All Contractor employees must be United States citizens. Cases of dual, or multiple, citizenships may be disqualifying and will be reviewed by Army Research Laboratory (ARL) security personnel for determination C.5.5 Non-Disclosure Statement. The Contractor shall provide a non-disclosure statement for all employees who work on this contract to include subcontractors. The Contractor shall contact the COR upon contract task award to obtain the form. The Contractor shall provide the completed and signed form back to the COR within three (3) days of receipt. C.5.6 Organizational Conflict of Interest. The term "organizational conflict of interest" means that the Contractor (which term hereinafter is deemed to include its chief executives, directors, any consultants, or subcontractors utilized under this contract other than a vendor selling incidental material) has interests which (i) may diminish its capacity to give impartial, technically sound, objective assistance and advice in performing this contract, (ii) may otherwise result in a biased work product under this contract, or (iii) may result in an unfair competitive advantage to itself or others. The Contractor's attention is directed to FAR Subpart 9.5, Organizational Conflicts of Interest. In the execution of certain contract tasks, it is anticipated that assigned Contractor personnel will require access to confidential or proprietary business, technical and financial information belonging to the Government or other companies. The information may include but is not limited to pre-decisional budget and acquisition sensitive information, preparation of specifications or work statements, and evaluation services. After receipt thereof, the Contractor and affected individuals shall treat such information as confidential and agree not to appropriate such information to its own use or to disclose such information to third parties unless specifically authorized by the contracting officer in writing. The foregoing obligations, however, shall not apply to: (a) Information, which at the time of receipt by the Contractor, is in the public domain; (b) Information, which is published after receipt thereof by the Contractor or otherwise becomes part of the public domain through no fault of the Contractor; (c) Information, which the Contractor can demonstrate was in his possession at the time of receipt thereof and was not acquired directly or indirectly from the Government or other companies; (d) Information, which the Contractor can demonstrate, was received by it from a third party that did not require the Contractor to hold it in confidence. The Contractor shall obtain written agreement, in a form satisfactory to the contracting officer, of each employee permitted access, whereby the employee agrees that he will not discuss, divulge or disclose any such information or data to any person or entity except those persons within the Contractor's organization directly concerned with the performance of the contract. The Contractor agrees, if requested by the Government, to sign an agreement identical, in all material respects, to the provisions of this clause, with each company supplying information to the Contractor under this contract, and to supply a copy of such agreement to the Contracting Officer. Upon request of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall supply the Government with reports itemizing information received as confidential, proprietary, pre-decisional budget information, or acquisition sensitive information, and setting forth the company or companies from which the Contractor received such information. The Contractor agrees that upon request by the Contracting Officer it will execute a Contracting Officer approved agreement with any party whose facilities or proprietary data it is given access to or is furnished, restricting use and disclosure of the data or the information obtained from the facilities. Upon request by the contracting officer, Contractor personnel shall also sign such an agreement. If after award, the Contractor discovers an organizational conflict of interest, with respect to this contract, it shall make an immediate and full disclosure in writing to the Contracting Officer. The disclosure shall include identification of the conflict, the manner in which it arose, and a description of the action the Contractor has taken or proposes to take to avoid, eliminate or neutralize the conflict. The Government may, however, terminate the contract. In the event that the Contractor was aware of an organizational conflict of interest prior to award of this contract and did not disclose the conflict to the Contracting Officer or becomes aware of an organizational conflict of interest after award of this contract and does not disclose the conflict of interest within ten (10) working days of becoming aware of such conflict, the Government may terminate the contract and the Contractor shall not be entitled to reimbursement of any cost incurred in performing this contract or payment of any fee there under. Further, such costs shall not be allocable or chargeable, directly or indirectly, to any other contract with the Government. The rights and remedies of the Government provided in this clause shall not be exclusive and are in addition to any other rights and remedies of the Government provided by law or under this contract. The Contractor agrees that during performance of the contract and for a period of three (3) years after the completion of performance of this contract, the Contractor, including all divisions thereof, and any affiliate of the Contractor, any joint venture involving the Contractor, any entity into or with which it may subsequently merge or affiliate, or any other successor or assign of the Contractor, shall not: (a) Supply information or material received from this contract, to any firm participating in or having a known prospective interest in the subject matter areas for which the sensitive information described in paragraph 1 above was initially submitted, nor enter into any contractual relationship which would affect or appear to affect the equity and integrity of its recommendations. (b) Furnish to the United States Government, either as a prime Contractor or as a subcontractor, any component of any system for which the sensitive information described in paragraph 1 above was initially submitted, that it is not currently obligated to deliver for defense purposes. This provision shall flow down to all subcontracts and teaming agreements. C.6 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C.6.1 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. (vii) The anticipated Period of Performance (POP) is five (5) years. Inspection and acceptance shall be performed at Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD 20783. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUOTE PREPARATION (GENERAL AND INDIVIDUAL TASK ORDERS) ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUOTE PREPARATION (GENERAL AND INDIVIDUAL TASK ORDERS) Offerors shall submit their General Technical Quotes separately from their Specific Technical Task Order quote. A. GENERAL TECHNICAL QUOTE SUBMISSION MATERIALS 1. For technical input, the offeror shall include: a. At least one (1) example of a US Patent Office issued Patent as submitted by Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents currently employed and proposed on instant Task Orders that meets any of the technical areas in accordance with the PWS C.1.3. b. Patent Certification - Patent attorneys or Patent agents that are registered to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office. c. Resumes for Patent attorneys or Patent agents having at least, individually, three (3) years of experience preparing patent applications on highly complex technologies. 2. For past performance input, the offerors shall include: a. A list of patents that have been issued by the U.S. Patent Office over the last five (5) years to include the patent number, patent title, technical area (as cited in PWS). b. A list of at least three (3) references of customers within the last three (3) years that have received patent application services to include the POC name, telephone and email address. B. SPECIFIC TECHNICAL TASK ORDER SUBMISSION MATERIALS a. Technical quote for each individual task that includes the following: 1. An understanding of the problem to include the Offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task 2. Proposed technical approach/plan to meet the objectives of the individual tasks 3. Resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. b. An individual price for completion of each Task Order quote. C. SUBMISSION OF GENERAL AND SPECIFIC TECHNICAL TASK ORDER MATERIALS The Contractor shall submit one (1) copy of the General and Specific Technical Task Order materials to Bryan Hoffman and Rebecca Patterson by email. Electronic file submission in PDF or Microsoft Office 2003 (ex. Word, Excel) is preferable. Please submit to: Rebecca Patterson, Contract Specialist: Phone:(301) 394-5351, rebecca.patterson13.ctr@mail.milBryan Hoffman, Contract Specialist: Phone:(301) 394-3060, bryan.p.hoffman2.civ@mail.mil Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) - Adelphi, ATTN: Bryan Hoffman and Rebecca Patterson, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783-1197 (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: Evaluation Criteria(Lowest Price Technically Acceptable) The Government will award a multiple award (MA) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offerors whose offers conform to the requirements in the solicitation base Performance Work Statement (PWS) and individual task PWS, and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors, which includes receiving an Acceptable rating in General Technical, Past Performance, Individual Task Technical, and Price. A rating of ACCEPTABLE will be given to any offeror whom the Government determines will have a high likelihood of performing the contract requirements. A rating of UNACCEPTABLE will be given to any offeror whom the Government determines will have a low likelihood of performing the contract requirements. An acceptable submission shall demonstrate an Acceptable rating in all the following factors and sub-factors for base PWS and each individual task PWS: ACCEPTABLE 1) General Technical Evaluation Criteria Patent Applications:• At least one (1) example of Mechanical Engineering USPTO Patent Issued.• At least one (1) example of Chemical Engineering USPTO Patent Issued.• At least one (1) example of Electrical Engineering USPTO Patent Issued. Certification, Experience and Education of the Offeror:• Included evidence of USPTO Patent Certification and resume.• Included at least three (3) years of experience preparing patent applications on highly complex technologies, with evidence of published patent applications. Past Performance:• Included a list of Patents that have been issued by the U.S. Patent Office over the last five (5) years to include the patent number, patent title, technical area (as cited in PWS).• Included a list of at least three (3) references of customers within the last three (3) years that have received Patent application services to include the point of contact (POC) name, telephone, and email address. ACCEPTABLE 2) Individual Task Evaluation Criteria 2a)Technical Quote for Individual Task #1:• Understands the problem and to includes the offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task.• Adequately meets the objectives of the individual tasks of the proposed technical approach/plan.• Reasonably estimated resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. Price/rates for Individual Task #1:• Offeror's proposed price/rates are reasonable. 2b)Technical Quote for Individual Task #2:• Understands the problem and to includes the offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task.• Adequately meets the objectives of the individual tasks of the proposed technical approach/plan.• Reasonably estimated resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. Price/rates for Individual Task #2:• Offeror's proposed price/rates are reasonable. 2c)Technical Quote for Individual Task #3:• Understands the problem and to includes the offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task.• Adequately meets the objectives of the individual tasks of the proposed technical approach/plan.• Reasonably estimated resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. Price/rates for Individual Task #3:• Offeror's proposed price/rates are reasonable. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed service meets the performance requirements in the solicitation and individual task orders. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, sample videos or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the patent services meet the requirements outlined in the base PWS and each Individual Task Order PWS. Prices/rates will be evaluated based on the total proposed price/rates and prices determined for each individual patent application disclosure task. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: NONE. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.203-6, 52.204-7, 52.204-10, 52.204-16, 52.204-18, 52.209-6, 52.209-7, 52.209-9, 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-13, 52.219-14, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.222-54, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.232-40, 52.203-3, 252.203-7000, 252.203-7005, 252.204-7008, 252.204-7009, 252.204-7011, 252.204-7012, 252.204-7015, 252.205-7000, 252.222-7007, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.247-7023, 52.204-4, 52.225-25, 252.204-7003, 252.204-0009, 252.223-7008, 252.225-7012, 252.244-7000, 252.204-7000, 252.226-7001, 252.225-7050, 252.243-7002, 252.237-7010, 252.201-7000, 252.242-7000, 52.246-4, 252.227-7015, 252.227-7037. (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): • 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998);• 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) • 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013);• 252.211-7003 ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (DEC 2013);• APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point of Contact (Apr 2011);• APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4412 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR) (DEC 2002);• APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type of Contract (Sep 1999);• APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection and Acceptance (Sep 1999);• APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999);• APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC (SEPT 1999);• APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE;• APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011);• ACC-APG 5152.237-4900 ACCOUNTING FOR CONTRACT SERVICES REQUIREMENT - ENTERPRISE-WIDE CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTING APPLICATION (June 2013) • APG-ADL-C.5152.237-4400 ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY NON-PERSONAL SERVICES (JUL 2012);• APG-ADL-D.5152.004-4400 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A• APG-ADL-H.5152.204-4410 PERFORMANCE REQUIRING ACCESS TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS (JUN 2005);• APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4416 AUTHORIZED OFFICE TO ISSUE ORDERS (JUL 2004);• 52.216-18 Ordering;• 52.216-19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995);• 52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995);• ACC-ADL-H.5152.216-4407 Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity On-Ramping Procedures (July 2012);• APG-ADL-H.5152.232-4401 INVOICING (AUG 1999)• APG-ADL-H.5152.237-4405 GOVERNMENT-CONTRACTOR RELATIONSHIPS (AUGUST 2008)• 52.204-8 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (FEB 2016);• 52.204-17 Ownership of Control of Offeror (Nov 2014);• 52.204-20 Predecessor of Offeror (Apr 2016);• 52.209-5 CERTIFICATION REGARDING RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (OCT 2015)• 52.209-11 Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a • Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (FEB 2016)• Organizational Conflict of Interest Contract Clause (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as: NONE. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: Prices given in bids shall be in US dollars and valid through the time of payment (30 days after invoicing). (xvi) Offers are due on 17 May 2016 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) at bryan.p.hoffman2.civ@mail.mil and Rebecca.patterson13.ctr@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Bryan Hoffman, bryan.p.hoffman2.civ@mail.mil, 301-394-3060 and Rebecca Patterson, Rebecca.patterson13.ctr@mail.mil, 301-394-5351.  
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