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23--electric car

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published July 15, 2015
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Privatization of the Electric System at U.S. Army Garrison West Point, NY

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published July 24, 2015
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65--(C)(660) Acoustic Suite for Western Valley CBOC RFQ

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published July 30, 2015  -  Deadline August 13, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is: VA259-15-Q-0546, and it 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 2005-82. (iv) This solicitation is not set-aside for Small Business. NAICS: 334510 Contract Line Items: Brand Name or Equal Acoustic Systems Model RS-143 Single Wall Control / Single Wall Exam Suite DOOR: Additional door panel for walk-through design DOOR: 32" Clear opening doors, all doors DOOR: 20" by 60" window in exterior door. FLOOR: 0 entry floor, WINDOW: Patient observation window, 24" wide by 30" high OUTLETS: Two (2) duplex outlets beneath observation window, exam side OUTLETS: Two (2) duplex outlets beneath observation window, control side CABLE ACCESS: Clinical jack panel, 12 1/4" jacks, 4 USB, pass-through CABLE ACCESS: Conduit drop, rough in for alert device, above windows LIGHTING: Ceiling mounted LED lighting with switches adjacent to doors, dimmer for control VENTILATION: Provision for connection to building HVAC system by others FINISH: Vertical closure panels for up to 6" airspaces FINISH: Extended roof apron trim, 8" above booth roof line FINISH: Powder coat paint finish with window accent trim Salient Characteristics: " Must be custom designed to fit the host room. Dimensions must be able to fit inside a 8'-4"x16'-8" room, with a minimum 4"airspace around the booth. The door to the control room must open into the audiology room with the hinges towards the wall, so as to not interfere with the rest of the room. " Must meet ANSI standards for an acoustic chamber suitable for use performing audiological testing. Must meet ANSI S3.1-1991 standards. " Must be a walk through design between the control side and the exam side of the booth. " Must be a zero floor design to allow for ADA compliant wheelchair access. " Must allow for sprinkler penetration / installation on both sides of the sound suite. " Booth must have its own fan system for ventilation and it must be on top of the booth. There will be no access to replace a fan if mounted on the side of the booth. " Must allow for conduit drops on the exam and control sides for fire alarm alerting lights. " Must allow for conduit drops on the exam and the control sides for data / phone. " Must have appropriate electrical / data connections between the booths to accommodate an Astera Audiometer. " Must have adequate ventilation to allow for comfortable operation and adequate air exchange using room air. (v) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired (Statement of Work): It is the intent of the Government to contract for the procurement of a sound suite to be used by the Audiology Service at the West Valley Community Based Outpatient Clinic (WVCBOC). The sound treated room is required for accurate testing of patients when performing audiometric examinations. The sound room needs to provide reduction of ambient noise at a specified level. It needs to accommodate the necessary audio jacks, appropriate lighting, a window made of safety glass and a tight door closure. The contractor shall provide an acoustic sound system single wall control room and single wall exam test suite. The contractor shall install the sound room at the West Valley CBOC. Any contractor wishing to visit the site has an opportunity on 6 August 2015 from 1pm-3pm MST. Contractors must coordinate with Joseph Arnold (Joseph.Arnold@va.gov) and Nathan Bradley (Nathan.Bradley2@va.gov). The site visit is strongly encouraged, as all offerors are responsible for offering a product that can be installed in the host room with no modifications to the room dimensions or the quoted item. A drawing of the room can be found below. The room of installation is room 1A49, and the desired location of the booth is notated as items .02 and .03. (vi) Date and place of delivery (FOB Destination): Delivery shall be as soon as conveniently possible. NLT 30 days ARO. West Valley CBOC 2750 South 5600 West West Valley City, Utah 84120 (vii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. (viii) The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, does not apply to this acquisition. Offers will be evaluated LPTA. (ix) Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, with the offer. (x) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xi) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xii) Any additional contract requirements or terms and conditions: FAR 52.211-6. (xiii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply. (xiv) Date and Time offers are due: 5:00pm MST 13 August 2015. (xv) Name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation: Nathan Bradley Contract Specialist Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO-19 303-372-7070 Nathan.bradley2@va.gov ?

C--Building 141 Heating System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 436-17-104 - Building 141 Heating System at the Fort Harrison Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is located at 3687 Veterans Drive, Fort Harrison, MT 59636. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down and locate and click on the SF330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Interested firms should submit their current SF 330, Parts I and II, to joseph.wingfield@va.gov. The SF 330s are due no later than 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time, September 9, 2015. SCOPE OF WORK: The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the rebuild of existing hydronic plumbing and control of fin-tube perimeter convectors and the connection of hydronic heating water plumbing with heating coils installed in AHUs 1-3 and VAV boxes throughout building 141 at the VA Medical Center at Ft. Harrison MT. Project 436-05-101 Building 141 Air Conditioning saw the replacement of Air handling units and installation of VAV boxes in building 141. Reheat coil plumbing was eliminated from the project due to budgetary concerns. In 2010 a low pressure steam heating system was installed across the campus. This project will expand capacity of the existing steam to hot water heat exchangers and install hydronic plumbing necessary to connect the heating water generation system to reheat coils in the air handling units and VAV boxes. The design of project 436-05-101 was engineered to use the previous 30 psi steam heating system to directly heat coils in AHUs 1-3 and power a shell and tube heat exchanger for VAV hydronic water. The design will have to be updated to accommodate the heating water generation system. Heating coils installed in 2005 will have to be confirmed capable of operating with heating water and new calculations performed to update the design of the heating water delivery system. Building 141 is heated via fin-tube perimeter convectors. Existing control hardware for the convectors in many rooms is inadequate or inoperable and requires installation of new control hardware and piping. The A/E will determine which units are in need of repair and what work is needed to make all units operable. Existing heating water pumps will need the expanded capacity confirmed as well as a redesign of hardware and controls to optimize pump operation. The A/E will update the control of the convector heating system and the AHU and VAV re-heats. Existing VAVs service multiple rooms and there is difficulty moderating heating throughout the zones. The A/E will analyze the system layout and determine critical areas which could use additional VAV boxes or powered unit heaters to better moderate heating and cooling loads such as stairwells and rooms with northeast, southwest, and exterior corner exposures. VAV control programming will need to be coordinated with room thermostats to ensure even and adequate heating across zones. The A/E will evaluate and design improvements for all aspects of the HVAC system including exterior air intake louvers, air handler loads and characteristics, duct sensors, economizer controls, static pressure characteristics, duct leakage, VAV operation, and all physical and DDC controls with the existing Johnson Controls System. All control points of the AHUs and VAVs will be integrated with the JCI graphics and operations system. The air delivery, exhaust and heating water systems shall be tested and balanced as part of the project. Previous projects abandoned in place medium pressure steam piping. The A/E will investigate locations and possible utility of the piping, and if it's determined to be of no use to the VA develop a demolition plan for its removal. The A/E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A/E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VAMC. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. All work must be designed within a construction cost range of between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 20% of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. The A/E firm is required to submit six submissions of material for preliminary review at the 30%, 50%, 90%, 95%, 100%, and Final Construction Documents - Production stage for review. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A/E to minimize impact of the construction. The A/E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541330, Engineering Services. The current small business size standard for 541330 is $15 million. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: 1. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: Experience with design of similar types of facility hydronics and HVAC systems Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines -Mechanical and Electrical. Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Joseph Wingfield, Contractor via email at joseph.wingfield@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area and knowledge of Fort Harrison, Montana; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub-consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Indicate firms/teams knowledge of Ft Harrison Montana area. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this solicitation or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. c. Unless approved by the contracting officer: DO NOT submit a link to your PDF documents. Please submit your request in an email for other electronic format at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and ensure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

J--Electrical Service to New Steam Table

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published August 7, 2015
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Description: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The commercial items procedures of FAR Part 12 will be used. Solicitation# RFP VA256-15-R-1000. This solicitation is issued as request for proposal (RFP). Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83 (effective 07/02/15) This is a Total Small Business Set Aside. NAICS code is 238210, size standard is $15 MILLION. Place of Performance: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe BLVD Houston, TX 77030 All questions pertaining to this solicitation shall be submitted by 2:00pm CST August 12, 2015. Send all questions electronically to Darnell.Rias@va.gov Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers shall be submitted to Darnell.Rias@va.gov NO LATER THAN August 24, 2015 2:00p.m. CST. POC: Darnell Rias. Contract Specialist Phone: 713-794-7420 Email: Darnell.Rias@va.gov SCOPE OF WORK CONTRACTOR SCOPE OF WORK MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY VA MEDICAL CENTER HOUSTON, TEXAS Project Number: 580-15-4-5063-2473 Project Title: Provide New 120-208volt for Steam Table I. Scope of Work General: Provide new 120-208volt, 1 phase, 60 amp 4 wire electrical circuit for steam table in Canteen. Contractor shall provide oversized electrical conduit and boxes as specified in the scope of work. Place of Performance: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Building 100 Room 1A66. Scope of Work: " Contractor shall provide a turnkey project to provide electrical power to the new steam table in Canteen area and include all labor and materials and supervision: 1. Provide and install 60 amp 250 volt 2 pole 4 wire non-fused safety disconnect within 3 ft of steam table. 2. Provide and install one Square-D, 120-208 volt, 60 amp, 2 pole, I line breaker . 3. Provide and install (2) 24x24x6 in. junction box with covers. 4. Provide and install (1) 4x4 in. electrical cut-in box with cover, (1)120-208 volt 60 amp twist lock receptacle. Contractor shall also provide and install (1) 8/4 SOO or SJO cable and connect to steam table. Contractor shall provide 120-208 volt, 60 amp, twist-lock plug and connect to other end of SOO or SJO cable. 5. Provide and install approximately 300 ft. of 2in. electrical metallic tubing (EMT) conduit, couplings, straps, and supports to accommodate new circuit. 6. Provide and install approximately 1000 ft. #6 AWG THHN wire 7. Provide and install approximate 300 ft. #8 THHN 8. Electrical piping shall be installed through interstitial and penetrate ceiling to drop into wall of kitchen area. Contractor shall sleeve and fire-caulk all penetrations through floors, walls and ceiling. 9. Electrical circuit shall originate from first floor Mechanical Rm Area G, panel-board 106 NLC. 10. All work must be completed by a licensed electrical Journeyman with 30 hour OSHA training. 11. All work in interstitial can be down during normal work hours, electrical feed in canteen area must be done after normal work hours of operation of canteen services. 12. All work shall be completed in accordance with National Electrical Codes (NFPA 70), Standards for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (NFPE 70E), VA Master Specifications (Section 26 05 11) and MEDVAMC Electrical Safety Policy and Procedures. VA MASTER Specifications, SECTION 26 05 11, REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS PART 1 GENERAL 1. DESCRIPTION " This section applies to all sections of Division 26. " Furnish and install electrical wiring, systems, equipment and accessories in accordance with the specifications and drawings. Capacities and ratings of motors, transformers, cable, switchboards, switchgear, panel-boards, motor control centers, generators, automatic transfer switches, and other items and arrangements for the specified items are shown on drawings. " Electrical service entrance equipment and arrangements for temporary and permanent connections to the utility's system shall conform to the utility's requirements. Coordinate fuses, circuit breakers and relays with the utility's system, and obtain utility approval for sizes and settings of these devices. " Wiring ampacities specified or shown on the drawings are based on copper conductors, with the conduit and raceways accordingly sized. Aluminum conductors are prohibited. 2. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS " References to the International Building Code (IBC), National Electrical Code (NEC), Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are minimum installation requirement standards. " Drawings and other specification sections shall govern in those instances where requirements are greater than those specified in the above standards. 3. TEST STANDARDS " All materials and equipment shall be listed, labeled or certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to meet Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., standards where test standards have been established. Equipment and materials which are not covered by UL Standards will be accepted provided equipment and material is listed, labeled, certified or otherwise determined to meet safety requirements of a nationally recognized testing laboratory. Equipment of a class which no nationally recognized testing laboratory accepts, certifies, lists, labels, or determines to be safe, will be considered if inspected or tested in accordance with national industrial standards, such as NEMA, or ANSI. Evidence of compliance shall include certified test reports and definitive shop drawings. 4. Definitions: " Listed; Equipment, materials, or services included in a list published by an organization that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with evaluation of products or services, that maintains periodic inspection of production or listed equipment or materials or periodic evaluation of services, and whose listing states that the equipment, material, or services either meets appropriate designated standards or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose. " Labeled; Equipment or materials to which has been attached a label, symbol, or other identifying mark of an organization that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with product evaluation, that maintains periodic inspection of production of labeled equipment or materials, and by whose labeling the manufacturer indicates compliance with appropriate standards or performance in a specified manner. " Certified; equipment or product which: " Has been tested and found by a nationally recognized testing laboratory to meet nationally recognized standards or to be safe for use in a specified manner. " Production of equipment or product is periodically inspected by a nationally recognized testing laboratory. " Bears a label, tag, or other record of certification. " Nationally recognized testing laboratory; laboratory which is approved, in accordance with OSHA regulations, by the Secretary of Labor. 5. QUALIFICATIONS (PRODUCTS AND SERVICES) " Manufacturers Qualifications: The manufacturer shall regularly and presently produce, as one of the manufacturer's principal products, the equipment and material specified for this project, and shall have manufactured the item for at least three years. " Product Qualification: " Manufacturer's product shall have been in satisfactory operation, on three installations of similar size and type as this project, for approximately three years. " The Government reserves the right to require the Contractor to submit a list of installations where the products have been in operation before approval. " Service Qualifications: There shall be a permanent service organization maintained or trained by the manufacturer which will render satisfactory service to this installation within four hours of receipt of notification that service is needed. Submit name and address of service organizations. 6. APPLICABLE PUBLICATIONS " Applicable publications listed in all Sections of Division are the latest issue, unless otherwise noted. 7. MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS " Materials and equipment furnished shall be of current production by manufacturers regularly engaged in the manufacture of such items, for which replacement parts shall be available. " When more than one unit of the same class or type of equipment is required, such units shall be the product of a single manufacturer. " Equipment Assemblies and Components: " Components of an assembled unit need not be products of the same manufacturer. " Manufacturers of equipment assemblies, which include components made by others, shall assume complete responsibility for the final assembled unit. " Components shall be compatible with each other and with the total assembly for the intended service. " Constituent parts which are similar shall be the product of a single manufacturer. " Factory wiring shall be identified on the equipment being furnished and on all wiring diagrams. " When Factory Testing Is Specified: " The Government shall have the option of witnessing factory tests. The contractor shall notify the VA through the Resident Engineer a minimum of 15 working days prior to the manufacturers making the factory tests. " Four copies of certified test reports containing all test data shall be furnished to the Resident Engineer prior to final inspection and not more than 90 days after completion of the tests. " When equipment fails to meet factory test and re-inspection is required, the contractor shall be liable for all additional expenses, including expenses of the Government. 8. EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS " Where variations from the contract requirements are requested in accordance with Section 00 72 00, GENERAL CONDITIONS. 9. EQUIPMENT PROTECTION " Equipment and materials shall be protected during shipment and storage against physical damage, vermin, dirt, corrosive substances, fumes, moisture, cold and rain. " Store equipment indoors in clean dry space with uniform temperature to prevent condensation. Equipment shall include but not be limited to switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, transformers, motor control centers, motor controllers, uninterruptible power systems, enclosures, controllers, circuit protective devices, cables, wire, light fixtures, electronic equipment, and accessories. " During installation, equipment shall be protected against entry of foreign matter; and be vacuum-cleaned both inside and outside before testing and operating. Compressed air shall not be used to clean equipment. Remove loose packing and flammable materials from inside equipment. " Damaged equipment shall be, as determined by the Resident Engineer, placed in first class operating condition or be returned to the source of supply for repair or replacement. " Painted surfaces shall be protected with factory installed removable heavy kraft paper, sheet vinyl or equal. " Damaged paint on equipment and materials shall be refinished with the same quality of paint and workmanship as used by the manufacturer so repaired areas are not obvious. 10. WORK PERFORMANCE " All electrical work must comply with the requirements of NFPA 70 (NEC), NFPA 70B, NFPA 70E, OSHA Part 1910 subpart J, OSHA Part 1910 subpart S and OSHA Part 1910 subpart K in addition to other references required by contract. " Job site safety and worker safety is the responsibility of the contractor. " Electrical work shall be accomplished with all affected circuits or equipment de-energized. When an electrical outage cannot be accomplished in this manner for the required work, the following requirements are mandatory: " Electricians must use full protective equipment (i.e., certified and tested insulating material to cover exposed energized electrical components, certified and tested insulated tools, etc.) while working on energized systems in accordance with NFPA 70E. " Electricians must wear personal protective equipment while working on energized systems in accordance with NFPA 70E. " Before initiating any work, a job specific work plan must be developed by the contractor with a peer review conducted and documented by the Resident Engineer and Medical Center staff. The work plan must include procedures to be used on and near the live electrical equipment, barriers to be installed, safety equipment to be used and exit pathways. " Work on energized circuits or equipment cannot begin until prior written approval is obtained from the Resident Engineer. " For work on existing stations, arrange, phase and perform work to assure electrical service for other buildings at all times. Refer to Article OPERATIONS AND STORAGE AREAS under Section 01 00 00, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. " New work shall be installed and connected to existing work neatly, safely and professionally. Disturbed or damaged work shall be replaced or repaired to its prior conditions, as required by Section 01 00 00, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. " Coordinate location of equipment and conduit with other trades to minimize interferences. 11. EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION AND REQUIREMENTS " Equipment location shall be as close as practical to locations shown on the drawings. " Working spaces shall not be less than specified in the NEC for all voltages specified. " Inaccessible Equipment: " Where the Government determines that the Contractor has installed equipment not conveniently accessible for operation and maintenance, the equipment shall be removed and reinstalled as directed at no additional cost to the Government. " "Conveniently accessible" is defined as being capable of being reached quickly for operation, maintenance, or inspections without the use of ladders, or without climbing or crawling under or over obstacles such as, but not limited to, motors, pumps, belt guards, transformers, piping, ductwork, conduit and raceways. 12. EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION " In addition to the requirements of the NEC, install an identification sign which clearly indicates information required for use and maintenance of items such as switchboards and switchgear, panelboards, cabinets, motor controllers (starters), fused and unfused safety switches, automatic transfer switches, separately enclosed circuit breakers, individual breakers and controllers in switchboards, switchgear and motor control assemblies, control devices and other significant equipment. " Nameplates for Normal Power System equipment shall be laminated black phenolic resin with a white core with engraved lettering. Nameplates for Essential Electrical System (EES) equipment, as defined in the NEC, shall be laminated red phenolic resin with a white core with engraved lettering. Lettering shall be a minimum of 1/2 inch [12mm] high. Nameplates shall indicate equipment designation, rated bus amperage, voltage, number of phases, number of wires, and type of EES power branch as applicable. Secure nameplates with screws. " Install adhesive arc flash warning labels on all equipment as required by NFPA 70E. Label shall indicate the arc hazard boundary (inches), working distance (inches), arc flash incident energy at the working distance (calories/cm2), required PPE category and description including the glove rating, voltage rating of the equipment, limited approach distance (inches), restricted approach distance (inches), prohibited approach distance (inches), equipment/bus name, date prepared, and manufacturer name and address. 13. SUBMITTALS " The Government's approval shall be obtained for all equipment and material before delivery to the job site. Delivery, storage or installation of equipment or material which has not had prior approval will not be permitted at the job site. " All submittals shall include adequate descriptive literature, catalog cuts, shop drawings and other data necessary for the Government to ascertain that the proposed equipment and materials comply with specification requirements. Catalog cuts submitted for approval shall be legible and clearly identify equipment being submitted. " REQUIREMENTS. " Maintenance and Operation Manuals: Submit as required for systems and equipment specified in the technical sections. Furnish four copies, bound in hardback binders, (manufacturer's standard binders) or an approved equivalent. Furnish one complete manual as specified in the technical section but in no case later than prior to performance of systems or equipment test, and furnish the remaining manuals prior to contract completion. " Inscribe the following identification on the cover: the words "MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION MANUAL," the name and location of the system, equipment, building, name of Contractor, and contract number. Include in the manual the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of each subcontractor installing the system or equipment and the local representatives for the system or equipment. " Provide a "Table of Contents" and assemble the manual to conform to the table of contents, with tab sheets placed before instructions covering the subject. The instructions shall be legible and easily read, with large sheets of drawings folded in. The manuals shall include: " Internal and interconnecting wiring and control diagrams with data to explain detailed operation and control of the equipment. " A control sequence describing start-up, operation, and shutdown. " Description of the function of each principal item of equipment. " Installation instructions. " Safety precautions for operation and maintenance. " Diagrams and illustrations. " Periodic maintenance and testing procedures and frequencies, including replacement parts numbers and replacement frequencies. " Performance data. " Pictorial "exploded" parts list with part numbers. Emphasis shall be placed on the use of special tools and instruments. The list shall indicate sources of supply, recommended spare parts, and name of servicing organization. " List of factory approved or qualified permanent servicing organizations for equipment repair and periodic testing and maintenance, including addresses and factory certification qualifications. " Approvals will be based on complete submission of manuals together with shop drawings. " After approval and prior to installation, furnish the Resident Engineer with one sample of each of the following: " A 300 mm (12 inch) length of each type and size of wire and cable along with the tag from the coils of reels from which the samples were taken. " Each type of conduit coupling, bushing and termination fitting. " Conduit hangers, clamps and supports. " Duct sealing compound. " Each type of receptacle, toggle switch, occupancy sensor, outlet box, manual motor starter, device wall plate, engraved nameplate, wire and cable splicing and terminating material, and branch circuit single pole molded case circuit breaker. 14. SINGULAR NUMBER " Where any device or part of equipment is referred to in these specifications in the singular number (e.g., "the switch"), this reference shall be deemed to apply to as many such devices as are required to complete the installation as shown on the drawings. 15. ACCEPTANCE CHECKS AND TESTS " The contractor shall furnish the instruments, materials and labor for field tests. 16. TRAINING " Training shall be provided in accordance with Article 1.25, INSTRUCTIONS, of Section 01 00 00, GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. " Training shall be provided for the particular equipment or system as required in each associated specification. " A training schedule shall be developed and submitted by the contractor and approved by the Resident Engineer at least 30 days prior to the planned training. 17. INVOICING AND PAYMENTS " All invoices shall be submitted in arrears, properly prepared in accordance with FAR 52.212-4, contain sufficient details, and match with the service tickets for the work rendered. o a. Monthly Invoices " Invoices for fixed monthly fee shall be properly prepared and sent via OB10. Contractor shall register and submit invoices electronically via OB10. The website address for registering: WWW.OB10.COM . " Notes: On the right side of the screen, click on the (orange button that reads, REGISTER NOW) " THE PROMO CODE SO VENDOR DOESN'T GET CHARGED FOR INVOICES:VAPC7Y18 " THE VA's BUYER ID NUMBER: AAA544240062. " Help Desk Number: 1-800-353-9791 or email: vafsccshd@va.gov " More information on OB10 invoicing is located http://www.ob10.com/us/en/veterans-affairs/. " These invoices shall be sent in arrears at the beginning of each month following the month in which the services were rendered and billed for. At a minimum, all invoices shall include the following details: " Description of the services rendered " Billing period in which the services were rendered " Correct purchase order number which w shall be issued by the Contracting Officer after the contract is awarded. Invoices without correct purchase order number shall be rejected and returned to the Contractor. " Invoice number and date " Item(s) covered (to include serial #'s) by the PMI and covered period of service. " Payments shall be made in accordance with the prompt payment act out of the Government annual appropriated funds obligated in a purchase order which shall be issued after the contract is awarded ? II. Price/Cost Schedule Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Contractor shall provide new 120-208volt, 1 phase, 60 amp 4 wire electrical circuit for steam table in Canteen. Contractor shall provide oversized electrical conduit and boxes as specified in the scope of work 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ CONTRACT CLAUSES/SOLICITATION PROVISIONS The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The provision at 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) applies to this acquisition. All offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement. The addendum to FAR 52.212-4 also applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and all additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. FAR CLAUSES 1. FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014) Addendum to FAR 52.212-4 - Show FAR clauses followed by VAAR clauses in numeric order. List all clauses incorporated by reference in numeric order under 52.252-2 (see below), starting first with FAR and followed by VAAR. 2. 52.203-16 Preventing Personal Conflicts of Interest (DEC 2011) 3. 52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights (APR 2014) 4. 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) 5.52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) 6. 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) 10. 52.222-99 Establishing A Minimum Wage For Contractors (Deviation 2014-O0017) (June 2014) This clause implements Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, dated February 12, 2014, and OMB Policy Memorandum M-14-09, dated June 12, 2014. (a) Each service employee, laborer, or mechanic employed in the United States (the 50 States and the District of Columbia) in the performance of this contract by the prime Contractor or any subcontractor, regardless of any contractual relationship which may be alleged to exist between the Contractor and service employee, laborer, or mechanic, shall be paid not less than the applicable minimum wage under Executive Order 13658. The minimum wage required to be paid to each service employee, laborer, or mechanic performing work on this contract between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2015, shall be $10.10 per hour. (b) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid under this contract each time the Secretary of Labor's annual determination of the applicable minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 results in a higher minimum wage. Adjustments to the Executive Order minimum wage under section 2(a)(ii) of Executive Order 13658 will be effective for all service employees, laborers, or mechanics subject to the Executive Order beginning January 1 of the following year. The Secretary of Labor will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before such new wage is to take effect. The Secretary will also publish the applicable minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website). The applicable published minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. (c) The Contracting Officer will adjust the contract price or contract unit price under this clause only for the increase in labor costs resulting from the annual inflation increases in the Executive Order 13658 minimum wage beginning on January 1, 2016. The Contracting Officer shall consider documentation as to the specific costs and workers impacted in determining the amount of the adjustment. (d) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (c) of this clause, and will not provide price adjustments under this clause that result in duplicate price adjustments with the respective clause of this contract implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act) or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (formerly known as the Davis Bacon Act). (e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e) in all subcontracts. 7. 52.228-5 Insurance-Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997) 8. CL-120 In accordance with FAR 28.307-2 and FAR 52.228-5, the following minimum coverage shall apply to this contract: (a) Workers' compensation and employers liability: Contractors are required to comply with applicable Federal and State workers' compensation and occupational disease statutes. If occupational diseases are not compensable under those statutes, they shall be covered under the employer's liability section of the insurance policy, except when contract operations are so commingled with a Contractor's commercial operations that it would not be practical to require this coverage. Employer's liability coverage of at least $100,000 is required, except in States with exclusive or monopolistic funds that do not permit workers' compensation to be written by private carriers. (b) General Liability: $500,000 per occurrences. (c) Automobile liability: $100,000 per person; $500,000 per occurrence and property damage. (d) The successful bidder must present to the Contracting Officer, prior to award, evidence of general liability insurance without any exclusionary clauses for asbestos that would void the general liability coverage. VAAR CLAUSES 9. 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. 10. 001AL-11-15-A Limitations on subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance (JUNE 2011) This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-14 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for Small Business Concerns. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 11. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission Of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. 12. 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of Arkansas. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. (End of Clauses) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) FAR PROVISIONS 13. 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 14. 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror 15. 52.209-5 Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Apr 2010) (a) (1) The Offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that -- (i) The Offeror and/or any of its Principals -- (A) Are [_] are not [_] presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (B) Have [_] have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a public (Federal, State, or local) contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or State antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property (if offeror checks "have", the offeror shall also see 52.209-7, if included in this solicitation); and (C) Are [_] are not [_] presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a governmental entity with, commission of any of the offenses enumerated in paragraph (a)(1)(i)(B) of this provision; and (D) Have [_], have not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,000 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (1) Federal taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (i) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (ii) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (2) Examples. (i) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (ii) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (iii) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (iv) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. 362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (ii) The Offeror has [[_] has not [_], within a three-year period preceding this offer, had one or more contracts terminated for default by any Federal agency. (2) "Principal," for the purposes of this certification, means an officer; director; owner; partner; or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). This Certification Concerns a Matter Within the Jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States and the Making of a False, Fictitious, or Fraudulent Certification May Render the Maker Subject to Prosecution Under Section 1001, Title 18, United States Code. (b) The Offeror shall provide immediate written notice to the Contracting Officer if, at any time prior to contract award, the Offeror learns that its certification was erroneous when submitted or has become erroneous by reason of changed circumstances. (c) A certification that any of the items in paragraph (a) of this provision exists will not necessarily result in withholding of an award under this solicitation. However, the certification will be considered in connection with a determination of the Offeror's responsibility. Failure of the Offeror to furnish a certification or provide such additional information as requested by the Contracting Officer may render the Offeror nonresponsible. (d) Nothing contained in the foregoing shall be construed to require establishment of a system of records in order to render, in good faith, the certification required by paragraph (a) of this provision. The knowledge and information of an Offeror is not required to exceed that which is normally possessed by a prudent person in the ordinary course of business dealings. (e) The certification in paragraph (a) of this provision is a material representation of fact upon which reliance was placed when making award. If it is later determined that the Offeror knowingly rendered an erroneous certification, in addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contracting Officer may terminate the contract resulting from this solicitation for default. 16. 52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Administrative proceeding" means a non-judicial process that is adjudicatory in nature in order to make a determination of fault or liability (e.g., Securities and Exchange Commission Administrative Proceedings, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings, and Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Proceedings). This includes administrative proceeding at the Federal and State level but only in connection with performance of a Federal contract or grant. It does not include agency actions such as contract audits, site visits, corrective plans, or inspection of deliverables. "Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000" means- (1) The total value of all current, active contracts and grants, including all priced options; and (2) The total value of all current, active orders including all priced options under indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, 8(a), or requirements contracts (including task and delivery and multiple-award Schedules). "Principal" means an officer, director, owner, partner, or a person having primary management or supervisory responsibilities within a business entity (e.g., general manager; plant manager; head of a division or business segment; and similar positions). (b) The offeror [_] has [_] does not have current active Federal contracts and grants with total value greater than $10,000,000. (c) If the offeror checked "has" in paragraph (b) of this provision, the offeror represents, by submission of this offer, that the information it has entered in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) is current, accurate, and complete as of the date of submission of this offer with regard to the following information: (1) Whether the offeror, and/or any of its principals, has or has not, within the last five years, in connection with the award to or performance by the offeror of a Federal contract or grant, been the subject of a proceeding, at the Federal or State level that resulted in any of the following dispositions: (i) In a criminal proceeding, a conviction. (ii) In a civil proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in the payment of a monetary fine, penalty, reimbursement, restitution, or damages of $5,000 or more. (iii) In an administrative proceeding, a finding of fault and liability that results in- (A) The payment of a monetary fine or penalty of $5,000 or more; or (B) The payment of a reimbursement, restitution, or damages in excess of $100,000. (iv) In a criminal, civil, or administrative proceeding, a disposition of the matter by consent or compromise with an acknowledgment of fault by the Contractor if the proceeding could have led to any of the outcomes specified in paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(ii), or (c)(1)(iii) of this provision. (2) If the offeror has been involved in the last five years in any of the occurrences listed in (c)(1) of this provision, whether the offeror has provided the requested information with regard to each occurrence. (d) The offeror shall post the information in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) through (c)(1)(iv) of this provision in FAPIIS as required through maintaining an active registration in the System for Award Management database via https://www.acquisition.gov (see 52.204-7). 17. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest price using the following criteria: Technical Past Performance Price Technical and past performance, when combined, are approximately equal price. 1) Technical: Contractor technical, personnel, certification and management approach to meet requirements in the statement of work. 2) Past Performance - Past Performance information will be reviewed in the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS) systems. Past Performance comments of Satisfactory and higher will be considered technically acceptable. Additionally, contractor will be required to complete attached Past Performance Questionnaire to be used in evaluation. In the case that a contractor does not have a record of past performance, it will not be considered unacceptable. Only Past Performance that is for contracts the contractor has completed for similar work in scope and dollar value will be used in evaluation. 3) Price - Contractor must provide a fair and reasonable price on all aspects of specifications. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. 18. 52.216-1 Type of Contract (Apr 1984) The Government contemplates award of a service contract resulting from this solicitation. 19. 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from Timothy Pighee, Contract Specialist, 2200 Fort Roots Dr. BLDG 41, Room 217, North Little Rock, AR, 72114-1709. (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. VAAR PROVISIONS 28. 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (Jan 2008) (a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. 29. 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions Or Clauses Incoporated By Reference (Jan 2008) The following provisions or clauses incorporated by reference in this solicitation must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer. Copies of these provisions or clauses are available on the Internet at the Web sites provided in the provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference, or the clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference. Copies may also be obtained from the contracting officer. [Contracting officer shall list all FAR and 48 CFR Chapter 8 (VAAR) provisions and clauses incorporated by reference that must be completed by the offeror or prospective contractor and submitted with the quotation or offer.] 30. 852.270-1 Representatives Of Contracting Officers (Jan 2008) The contracting officer reserves the right to designate representatives to act for him/her in furnishing technical guidance and advice or generally monitor the work to be performed under this contract. Such designation will be in writing and will define the scope and limitation of the designee's authority. A copy of the designation shall be furnished to the contractor. (End of Provision)

23--Wildfire response UTV

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. STATEMENT OF WORK Statement of Work Polaris Ranger with Fire Fighting Apparatus. Brand name or equivalent, conforming to the following specifications: ENGINE Twin Cylinder, 4-Stroke Displacement: 760cc HO Lubrication: Pressurized Wet Sump Cooling System: Liquid cool Starting: Electric Exhaust: Canister Style ELECTRICAL Alternator: 500 Watts Battery: 12 Volt-30Amp Headlight: 50w Quarts-Halogen DC Outlet: Dash Receptacle DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES Wheelbase: Approx 105 quote mark Length/Width/Height: 168/63/73 in Ground Clearance: 12in Dry Vehicle Weight: 2500lbs Wet Vehicle Weight: 3750lbs Gross Vehicle Weight: 4200lbs Top Speed 50 mph Hitch Towing Capacity: 2000lbs DRIVETRAIN Transmission: Auto PVT Variable Transmission H,L,N,R Drive System: On Demand True 6 WD /Mid Diff, Lock Final Drive: Shaft STEERING & SUSPENSION Power Steering: Polaris Model Electronic Controlled Front Suspension: Dual A Arm w 9.6 in Travel Rear Suspension: 4 Wheel Dual A Arm, IRS 9in travel FUEL Fuel System: EFI Fuel Tank: 9.0gal Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Pump Fuel Type: Gas 87 Octane or 89 BRAKES & TIRES Brakes- Front/Rear: Hydraulic Disc w/Dual Bore Front Calipers Parking Brake: Hand Actuated Dash Mounted Lever Front Tire Size: 25x10x12 Off Road tire on Painted Steel Rims Rear Tire Size: 25x11x12 Off Road tire on Painted Steel Rims TILT TABLE Left-30.7 degrees Right- 34.4 degrees SLOPE CLIMBING Slope -40 %, Degree Slope 21.8 Degrees, Forward and Reverse Slope-50%, Degree Slope 26.6 Degrees, Forward and Reverse PUMP COMPARTMENT STANDARD FEATURES: 100 Gal. Poly Tank w/ Sight Glass - Fully Baffled 10 Gal. Poly Foam Tank w/ Sight Glass 5.5 HP Darley Davey Pump - Honda Engine w/ Pull Start Spark Arrestor, Hand Primer Blizzard Wizard Foam System Spring Loaded - Self Winding Hose Reel 50' of 3/4 quote mark Lightweight Booster Hose w/ Forestry Nozzle Tread Plate Tool Box w/ Stretcher Mount - 58 quote mark L x 21 quote mark W x 13 quote mark H Tread Plate Storage/Hose Tray - 57 quote mark L x 7 quote mark W x 9.5 quote mark H Junkin Break-Away Plastic Stretcher w/ Mounting System PUMP COMPARTMENT OPTIONS Hose - Hard Suction Kit w/ Three (3) 1.5 quote mark D x 7'L Hoses Hose Reel - Electric in Place of Manual Seat - Attendant Seat w/ Seat Belt Seat - Attendant Seat w/ Seat Belt & Roll Bar Side Panel - Painted Aluminum Side Panel on Poly Tank Spanner Wrench Set - Two (2) Wrenches & Holder INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS Supplies/services will be inspected/accepted at: CLIN INSPECT AT INSPECT BY ACCEPT AT ACCEPT BY 0001 N/A N/A N/A Government DELIVERY INFORMATION CLIN DELIVERY DATE QUANTITY SHIP TO ADDRESS DODAAC 0001 30-NOV-2015 1 CENTRAL ISSUE FACILITY TRAINING CENTER 1956 MT MAJO ST FORT HARRISON MT 59636 FOB: Destination W90KKN All quotes and questions must be submitted electronically to Stefanie.j.fitte.mil@mail.mil. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting JUL 2015 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance JUL 2015 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal AUG 1999 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification--Commercial Items MAR 2015 52.219-6 Notice Of Total Small Business Set-Aside NOV 2011 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation JUL 2013 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 APR 2015 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity APR 2015 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities JUL 2014 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons MAR 2015 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 DEC 2014 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--System for Award Management JUL 2013 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations JUN 2013 52.233-3 Protest After Award AUG 1996 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim OCT 2004 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 252.203-7998 (Dev) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) FEB 2015 252.203-7999 (Dev) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements. (DEVIATION 2015-O0010) FEB 2015 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information NOV 2013 252.225-7000 Buy American--Balance Of Payments Program Certificate--Basic (Nov 2014) NOV 2014 252.225-7031 Secondary Arab Boycott Of Israel JUN 2005 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports JUN 2012 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments DEC 2006 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in Block 10 of the solicitation cover sheet (SF 1449). However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees. (b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show-- (1) The solicitation number; (2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers; (3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary; (5) Terms of any express warranty; (6) Price and any discount terms; (7) quote mark Remit to quote mark address, if different than mailing address; (8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically); (9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments; (10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and (11) If the offer is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. (c) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation. (d) Product samples. When required by the solicitation, product samples shall be submitted at or prior to the time specified for receipt of offers. Unless otherwise specified in this solicitation, these samples shall be submitted at no expense to the Government, and returned at the sender's request and expense, unless they are destroyed during preaward testing. (e) Multiple offers. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple offers presenting alternative terms and conditions or commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each offer submitted will be evaluated separately. (f) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers: (1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due. (2)(i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is quote mark late quote mark and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and-- (A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or (B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or (C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received. (ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted. (3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel. (4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. (5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer. (g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received. (h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer. (i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation. (1)(i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to--GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications Section, Suite 8100, 470 East L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC 20407, Telephone (202) 619-8925, Facsimile (202) 619-8978. (ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee. (2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites: (i) ASSIST (https://assist.dla.mil/online/start/). (ii) Quick Search (http://quicksearch.dla.mil/). (iii) ASSISTdocs.com (http://assistdocs.com). (3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by-- (i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard (https://assist.dla.mil/wizard/index.cfm); (ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or (iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697-2667/2179, Facsimile (215) 697-1462. (4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance. (j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to all offers exceeding $3,000, and offers of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation quote mark DUNS quote mark or quote mark DUNS +4 quote mark followed by the DUNS or DUNS +4 number that identifies the offeror's name and address. The DUNS +4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for a DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. (l) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable: (1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer. (2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and the debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror. (3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection. (4) A summary of the rationale for award; (5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror. (6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency. (End of provision) 52.212-2 EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Price and technical acceptability. If all offers are found to be technically acceptable, price will be the determing factor. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) (a) Inspection/Acceptance. The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The Government reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The Government may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. If repair/replacement or reperformance will not correct the defects or is not possible, the Government may seek an equitable price reduction or adequate consideration for acceptance of nonconforming supplies or services. The Government must exercise its post-acceptance rights (1) within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item. (b) Assignment. The Contractor or its assignee may assign its rights to receive payment due as a result of performance of this contract to a bank, trust company, or other financing institution, including any Federal lending agency in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3727). However, when a third party makes payment (e.g., use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card), the Contractor may not assign its rights to receive payment under this contract. (c) Changes. Changes in the terms and conditions of this contract may be made only by written agreement of the parties. (d) Disputes. This contract is subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 71, Contract Disputes'', as amended (41 U.S.C. 601-613). Failure of the parties to this contract to reach agreement on any request for equitable adjustment, claim, appeal or action arising under or relating to this contract shall be a dispute to be resolved in accordance with the clause at FAR 52.233-1, Disputes, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any dispute arising under the contract. (e) Definitions. The clause at FAR 52.202-1, Definitions, is incorporated herein by reference. (f) Excusable delays. The Contractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor and without its fault or negligence such as, acts of God or the public enemy, acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common carriers. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement or any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch and shall promptly give written notice to the Contracting Officer of the cessation of such occurrence. (g) Invoice. (1) The Contractor shall submit an original invoice and three copies (or electronic invoice, if authorized) to the address designated in the contract to receive invoices. An invoice must include-- (i) Name and address of the Contractor; (ii) Invoice date and number; (iii) Contract number, contract line item number and, if applicable, the order number; (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of the items delivered; (v) Shipping number and date of shipment, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on Government bill of lading; (vi) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (vii) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; (viii) Name, title, and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; and (ix) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The Contractor shall include its TIN on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (x) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information. (A) The Contractor shall include EFT banking information on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (B) If EFT banking information is not required to be on the invoice, in order for the invoice to be a proper invoice, the Contractor shall have submitted correct EFT banking information in accordance with the applicable solicitation provision, contract clause (e.g., 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management, or 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other Than System for Award Management), or applicable agency procedures. (C) EFT banking information is not required if the Government waived the requirement to pay by EFT. (2) Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (h) Patent indemnity. The Contractor shall indemnify the Government and its officers, employees and agents against liability, including costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or copyright, arising out of the performance of this contract, provided the Contractor is reasonably notified of such claims and proceedings. (i) Payment.-- (1) Items accepted. Payment shall be made for items accepted by the Government that have been delivered to the delivery destinations set forth in this contract. (2) Prompt payment. The Government will make payment in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (3) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If the Government makes payment by EFT, see 52.212-5(b) for the appropriate EFT clause. (4) Discount. In connection with any discount offered for early payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date which appears on the payment check or the specified payment date if an electronic funds transfer payment is made. (5) Overpayments. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate contract financing or invoice payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on a contract financing or invoice payment, the Contractor shall-- (i) Remit the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the-- (A) Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment); (B) Affected contract number and delivery order number, if applicable; (C) Affected contract line item or subline item, if applicable; and (D) Contractor point of contact. (ii) Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer. (6) Interest. (i) All amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract shall bear simple interest from the date due until paid unless paid within 30 days of becoming due. The interest rate shall be the interest rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided in 41 U.S.C. 7109, which is applicable to the period in which the amount becomes due, as provided in (i)(6)(v) of this clause, and then at the rate applicable for each six-month period as fixed by the Secretary until the amount is paid. (ii) The Government may issue a demand for payment to the Contractor upon finding a debt is due under the contract. (iii) Final decisions. The Contracting Officer will issue a final decision as required by 33.211 if-- (A) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor are unable to reach agreement on the existence or amount of a debt within 30 days; (B) The Contractor fails to liquidate a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer within the timeline specified in the demand for payment unless the amounts were not repaid because the Contractor has requested an installment payment agreement; or (C) The Contractor requests a deferment of collection on a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer (see 32.607-2). (iv) If a demand for payment was previously issued for the debt, the demand for payment included in the final decision shall identify the same due date as the original demand for payment. (v) Amounts shall be due at the earliest of the following dates: (A) The date fixed under this contract. (B) The date of the first written demand for payment, including any demand for payment resulting from a default termination. (vi) The interest charge shall be computed for the actual number of calendar days involved beginning on the due date and ending on-- (A) The date on which the designated office receives payment from the Contractor; (B) The date of issuance of a Government check to the Contractor from which an amount otherwise payable has been withheld as a credit against the contract debt; or (C) The date on which an amount withheld and applied to the contract debt would otherwise have become payable to the Contractor. (vii) The interest charge made under this clause may be reduced under the procedures prescribed in 32.608-2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation in effect on the date of this contract. (j) Risk of loss. Unless the contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss or damage to the supplies provided under this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon: (1) Delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin; or (2) Delivery of the supplies to the Government at the destination specified in the contract, if transportation is f.o.b. destination. (k) Taxes. The contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties. (l) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid a percentage of the contract price reflecting the percentage of the work performed prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government using its standard record keeping system, have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor's records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred which reasonably could have been avoided. (m) Termination for cause. The Government may terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for cause in the event of any default by the Contractor, or if the Contractor fails to comply with any contract terms and conditions, or fails to provide the Government, upon request, with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, the Government shall not be liable to the Contractor for any amount for supplies or services not accepted, and the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for any and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that the Government improperly terminated this contract for default, such termination shall be deemed a termination for convenience. (n) Title. Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, title to items furnished under this contract shall pass to the Government upon acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession. (o) Warranty. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract. (p) Limitation of liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the Government for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items. (q) Other compliances. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this contract. (r) Compliance with laws unique to Government contracts. The Contractor agrees to comply with 31 U.S.C. 1352 relating to limitations on the use of appropriated funds to influence certain Federal contracts; 18 U.S.C. 431 relating to officials not to benefit; 40 U.S.C. chapter 37, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards; 41 U.S.C. chapter 87, Kickbacks; 41 U.S.C. 4712 and 10 U.S.C. 2409 relating to whistleblower protections; 49 U.S.C. 40118, Fly American; and 41 U.S.C. chapter 21 relating to procurement integrity. (s) Order of precedence. Any inconsistencies in this solicitation or contract shall be resolved by giving precedence in the following order: (1) the schedule of supplies/services; (2) The Assignments, Disputes, Payments, Invoice, Other Compliances, Compliance with Laws Unique to Government Contracts, and Unauthorized Obligations paragraphs of this clause; (3) the clause at 52.212-5; (4) addenda to this solicitation or contract, including any license agreements for computer software; (5) solicitation provisions if this is a solicitation; (6) other paragraphs of this clause; (7) the Standard Form 1449; (8) other documents, exhibits, and attachments; and (9) the specification. (t) System for Award Management (SAM). (1) Unless exempted by an addendum to this contract, the Contractor is responsible during performance and through final payment of any contract for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (2)(i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, quote mark doing business as quote mark name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in FAR subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to (A) change the name in the SAM database; (B) comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12; and (C) agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor must provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (t)(2)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (t)(2)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the quote mark Suspension of Payment quote mark paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see Subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM database. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the quote mark Suspension of payment quote mark paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (4) Offerors and Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via SAM accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. (u) Unauthorized Obligations. (1) Except as stated in paragraph (u)(2) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern: (i) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government. (ii) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an ``I agree'' click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., ``click-wrap'' or ``browse-wrap'' agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause. (iii) Any such clause is deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. (2) Paragraph (u)(1) of this clause does not apply to indemnification by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures. (v) Incorporation by reference. The Contractor's representations and certifications, including those completed electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM), are incorporated by reference into the contract. (End of Clause) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (MAY 2015) (a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ___ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil (End of clause) 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of quote mark (DEVIATION) quote mark after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (48 CFR Chapter 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of quote mark (DEVIATION) quote mark after the name of the regulation. (End of clause)

J--VENTILATION DUCT CLEANING SERVICES- SAVAHCS BUILDING 57

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Southern Arizona Health Care System | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items 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; quotes are being requested and written solicitation will not be issued. This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a RFQ solicitation number VA258-15-Q-0585. Submit written quotes only, oral offers will not be accepted. All firms or individuals responding must be registered with System for Award Management (SAM) and if applicable to received Veteran Owned status be verified in the vendor information pages database www.vetbiz.gov. This combined synopsis/solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. It is the contractor's responsibility to be familiar with applicable clauses and provisions. Clauses and provisions can be found at: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffar1.htm This procurement is being issued as a total small business set-aside. North American Industrial Classification Standard: 561790; Small Business Size Standard: $7.5 Million. Contractors are strongly urged to inspect the work area before providing a quote. The only site visit will be held on Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 0630. Interested vendors should register with the Contracting Officer no later than Tuesday September 1, 2015 by 1500. Contract Line Items: CLIN 0001 One-Time Cleaning of the air condition supply duct system and exhaust duct for the second floor of Building 57. Scope: The Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, parts, equipment, tools, travel time, and transportation to provide a one- time cleaning to the air conditioning supply duct system and the exhaust duct for the second floor to building 57. This system supplies air into seventeen operating rooms (OR); and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit. Building 57 on the SAVAHCS campus is tasked with primarily surgery and recovery clinics it is imperative that the air in these areas is clean to prevent contamination. By cleaning the ductwork this will ensure both patients and staff have the cleanest possible environment. The duct system was last cleaned winter 2009. The scope of this project is for the cleaning of the HVAC ductwork and coils. The system includes air handler units, fan sections, turning vanes diffusers, and clean VAV/Heating coil units, duct starting at the air handler unit and ending at the supply diffusers, damper sections, and filter banks. System is total outside air with three filter banks between the outside air intake and the supply diffusers located in the OR units. The exhaust system includes the exhaust fan, exhaust duct, two exhausts grills per OR room, exhaust grills in each control rooms and the storage rooms. This equipment needs to be cleaned to ensure highest quality standards for patients and staff. Services to include: disconnect electrical energy to HVAC system per OSHA regulations, Lock Out/Tag Out equipment's power source, prepare work area by covering equipment & set containment, remove diffusers & hook up HEPA collector vac and ensure duct system is under negative pressure, take diffusers to an assigned area for cleaning, begin agitation of ductwork and move downstream, cleaning turning vanes, etc., repeat process for the return and exhaust ductwork, clean VAV/Heating Coil Units, replace diffusers and grilles, remove protective covering, reconnect energy & purge system. Contractor will provide during work active means to prevent airborne dust from dispersing into atmosphere, water mist work surfaces to control dust while cutting, contain construction waste before transport in tightly covered containers, and cover before transporting. Upon completion of project: Wipe work surfaces with disinfectant, contain waste before transport in tightly covered containers, wet mop and/or vacuum with HEPA filtered vacuum before leaving work area. WORK HOURS: Work must be performed during other than normal business hours 0500-1900 Monday through Friday. The Contractor shall work other than normal hours during this project due to not being able to shutdown surgery during the day time. Hours of operation will be from (2000-0400) Monday through Friday. The COR must approve any deviation from these hours and the contractor shall note all such deviations. No work shall be performed on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, or Federal Holidays without prior approval from the COR. The government reserves the right of refusal with no impact to the contract. WORK SCHEDULE: The Contractor shall submit a detailed schedule for maintenance with its quote for evaluation. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, 3601 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723, building 57. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: 10-01-2015 through 12-31-2015. WAGE DETERMINATIONS: WD 05-2024 (Rev.-20) was first posted on www.wdol.gov on 07/14/2015 The following FAR and VAAR Clauses Applies: 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 52.232-18 Availability of Funds (APR 1984) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments (DEC 2009) 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (DEC 2009) 001AL-11-15-A Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance (JUNE 2011) Limitations on Subcontracting - Monitoring and Compliance This solicitation includes 852.219-10. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include this clause. The contractor is advised in performing contract administration functions, the CO may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to contractor's offices where the contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the contractor's compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an "Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement" to ensure the contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the CO in assessing the contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012) 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) *Arizona The following FAR and VAAR provisions apply: 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (NOV 2014) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (NOV 2014) 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008) 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (MAY 2015) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Mechanic $19.83 The clause at FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Complete only paragraph (j) of this provision if the annual representations and certificates have been completed electronically at System for Award Management (SAM) website. If the annual representations and certifications have not been completed electronically at the ORCA website, then only paragraphs (b) through (i) of this provision need to be completed. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (APR 2014) ADDENDUM TO FAR PROVISION 52.212-1, INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS QUOTE/PROPOSAL INSTRUCTIONS: Vendors shall provide supporting documentation to allow for thorough evaluation of quote. Additionally, the vendor shall fully explain their ability to meet the requirements from above. Quote shall specify the Total Price. Quotes will be evaluated for completeness. The Government intends to offer a firm-fixed price purchase order resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation to the responsible vendor whose quote conforming to the synopsis/solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, technical price considered. Vendors shall submit firm-fixed pricing for all above requirements. Include commercial price lists if applicable. Include any applicable discounts to the Government. The provision at FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items EVALUATION PROCEDURES TO BE USED: A comparison of proposed firm-fixed price quotes received in response to the solicitation shall determine lowest overall price and the rating of non-priced factors will determine the contractor that represents the lowest price, technically acceptable offer to the government. Only one award will be made. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation by evaluating the following factors: " Price " Non-priced Factors - Technical and Past Performance Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Offer: In order to be considered for award the following factors/sub factors must receive an "acceptable" rating in every non-price factor/sub factor: Non-price Factor 1: Technical (in accordance with CLIN requirements) Non-price Factor 2: Past Performance (as defined below) Technical: To meet the technical standards of this requirement the contractor must be certified and authorized to perform all services pertaining to this contract. The contractor will be required to provide documentation of such certifications with their submitted offer plus the availability of original manufacturer equipment (OEM or equivalent) for any/all repairs. Offerors should provide a narrative addressing its relevant technical capabilities and methodology for completing the requirements of this procurement in accordance with the Statement of Work. The following table describes the Technical Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings: RATING DESCRIPTION Acceptable Proposal clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Unacceptable Proposal does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. " Past Performance: Offerors shall provide evidence of satisfactory past performance within the last (3) three years from the date of issuance of this RFQ for (3) three projects of a similar scope to that described by this SOW. This information will be evaluated for relevance to this procurement in relation to Non-priced Factor 1. The past performance information may be retrieved from previous clients surveys and/or letters, performance awards, or other written documentation of past performance from previous clients. The following table describes the Past Performance Acceptable/Unacceptable Ratings: RATING DESCRIPTION Acceptable Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has a reasonable expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort, or the offeror's performance record is unknown (see note below). Unacceptable Based on the offeror's performance record, the Government has no reasonable expectation that the offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort. SOLICITATION RESPONSES must be received no later than 11:00 am Mountain Daylight Time 09-16-2015 at Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Contracting Section (9-90C), 3601 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85723. Quotes received after the submission deadline will not be considered. Mail or e-mail response to Lillian.Sepulveda@va.gov. An official representative of your company shall submit the quote. The government shall not reimburse respondents for any costs associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this solicitation. The government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation, either before or after the closing date. Point of Contact: L. Danielle Sepulveda, Contracting Officer, Ph. 520-629-4614; e-mail: Lillian.Sepulveda@va.gov.

23--Electric Cars - 4 Passengers

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published August 28, 2015  -  Deadline September 3, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is W911SD-15-T-0336 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 336111 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-09-03 16:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be West Point, NY 10996 The MICC West Point requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: Four(4) Passenger Electric Car: All offers must meet or exceed the attached "Minimum Requirments", 3, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC West Point intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC West Point is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 (DEV), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, and the following clauses: 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.22-22, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52.232-34, 52.232-99 (DEV), 52.233-4 and DFAR 252.212-7001, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.232-7006 and 252.209-7999. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFAR1.htm See "clauses" attached for full list of clauses.

H--Electrical Power Distribution System TESTING

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published September 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 8, 2015
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C--437-17-107 Renovate ICU to GI Suite

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 22, 2015
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PART I - INSTRUCTIONS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES TO OFFERORS DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the following services under project number 436-17-107 Renovate ICU to GI Suite, projected at the Ft Harrison Montana Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) 53687 Veterans Dr., Ft Harrison, Montana 59636. This will be a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (SDVOSB) Set-aside. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 9/24/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total. The NIACS code for this project is 541310, with a small business size standard of $15M. This project will be 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses as stated below. The project construction magnitude is between $500,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 Funds are not currently available for this solicitation. Award of a contract as a result of this solicitation is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment of this contract may be made. There shall be no legal liability on the part of the Government for contract purposes until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer will confirm availability of funds in writing to the contractor upon award of contract. 52.232-18 -- Availability of Funds. Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. The VA Montana Healthcare System requires the services of a qualified Architect / Engineer (A/E) firm to provide design services allowing for the renovation of the 3rd floor north wing of building 154 into a G.U. suite providing procedure, exam, consultation, office, and reception space. The new suite shall include an endoscopy treatment room, cystoscopy treatment room, exam rooms, office/consult rooms, clean and soiled storage rooms, reception/clerk's office, and a waiting room. The existing ICU suite and associated exam rooms and offices comprise approximately 2000 SF of space to be renovated. Specialized equipment relating to the furnishing of the procedure rooms shall be procured and installed as part of this project. This may include (but not be limited to) equipment booms to accommodate specialized audio/visual/data devices and connections, and medical gas appurtenances. The design shall conform to all VA requirements outlined in the Digestive Diseases - Endoscopy Service Design Guide at the following web address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dGuide/dgDigestiveEndoscopy.pdf, as well all requirements of the VA design manuals posted by discipline in the VA Technical Information Library at the following web address: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual.asp A/E Requirements The anticipated construction cost associated with this design is expected to be around $750,000. The VA expectation is that the A/E will provide sufficient design services to utilize this construction budget with fees in accordance with the Brooks Act. The A/E will provide an initial itemized construction cost estimate as part of the 30% submission from which the VA may elect potential deducts equivalent to a minimum of 35% of the projected construction cost of the full scope OR expand the scope to fully utilize the anticipated budget. Deducts are expected to be incorporated in a manner that allows for segregation at the Construction Document stage. The cost estimate shall be carried forward and modified to reflect changes on each subsequent submission. Design of the above documented project scope must meet all applicable codes, regulations, and standards. This includes but is not limited to NFPA Codes, NEC, EPA, MT DEQ Regulations, OSHA 1926, ASTM, and TJC Standards. Additionally, the A/E is required to meet all applicable laws and regulation not explicitly stated in this document. Design efforts and products shall be conducted and produced in compliance with VA Publications including Master Construction Specifications, Design Guides, and CAD Standards (http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL). A/E submissions are to comply with the requirements stated in PG-18-15 Volume C. The design submissions shall consist of progressively more complete documents consisting of the following: " Schematic Design (30%) " Schematic Design (50%) " Design Development (90%) " Construction Documents (100%) " Final Construction Documents - Production OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF 330 technical proposals: *(NOTE: Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered the most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are of equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of clinical space with preference given to specialty care design experience. ? Experience with design and phasing to accommodate continuation of operations in an operational clinical environment. ? Knowledge of specialized equipment inclusive of medical gas systems, clinical articulating arm utilities, pure water systems, and blood borne pathogen waste disposal systems. ? Knowledge of HVAC systems requiring continuous pressure diffential of adjacent spaces. ? Experience in providing post construction award services (submittal and RFI review, as-built drawing, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals) for construction projects specific to clinical programs. Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF 330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF 330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - AIA qualified Architectual Expertise, as well as services rendered by licensed professional engineers in the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical, and Fire Protection. Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF 330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1 will be given greater weight. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF 330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Donna Davis via email at Donna.davis11@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area and knowledge of Fort Harrison, Montana; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any sub-consultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Indicate firms/teams knowledge of Ft Harrison Montana area. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF 330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330. Interested firms should submit one (1) copy of their current SF 330 no later than 1:00 PM Mountain Time (MT) 9/24/2015 to Donna.Davis11@va.gov. The emailed file shall not exceed 5MB in total. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

N--Replacement of three existing forced air furnaces

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published September 16, 2015  -  Deadline September 14, 2015
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IGF::OT::IGF Natural Bridges National Monument requires the replacement of three existing forced air furnaces and electrical upgrades at the Visitor Center.

C--Sole Source Notice - Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear- CPS Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Office:VISN-3 Construction Office Location: (630A4) VA BROOKLYN CAMPUS

Department of Veterans Affairs, Bronx VAMC (NAL) | Published September 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 13, 2015
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Description The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to award a sole source contract to Goldman Copeland for follow-on construction period and site visit services. The Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302.1; Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements.VA contracted for A&E design services associate with the construction project No. 630A4-10-442 Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear VA is awarding this contract in order to complete the on-going construction project 630A4-10-442. The period of performance for this award is: September 30, 2015 through 30 September 2016. Goldman Copeland is the only known source possessing the capability required by VA. The intent of this synopsis is for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, and is not a request for competitive bids; no solicitation will be issued for this sole source requirement and no other information will be provided. All responses received within 15 days after the date of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. The Government will not recognize any costs associated with submission of information in response to this notice. The Government will not pay for any effort expended in responding to this notice. A determination not to compete this proposed action is solely within the discretion of the Government. Nbsp; Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A/E SERVICES: Construction Period Services Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear Project No. 630A4-10-442 Provide all necessary Architect-Engineer (A/E) service for the conducting of Construction Period Services for the Upgrade Main Electrical Switchgear, at the New York Harbor Healthcare System-Brooklyn Campus. Scope of Work Develop construction period services, and site visits for the above project.2. All design and construction must comply with the latest NFPA 101 Life Safety, NFPA 99 Health Care Facilities, and VA Design Standards 3. Provide as Builts based on contractor's red lines of contract drawings.4. Provide Information (RFI) from the contractor, change order proposals and payments. The A/E shall provide site visits in order to monitor work for conformance with the specification and develop a punch list to submit to the contractor upon completion of the project. The A/E shall provide a comprehensive report for each site visit listing deficiencies, all items discussed and any additional comments. Justification: The existing Switchgear, which is responsible for distributing power throughout the entire Medical facility, is approximately 60 years old and requires significant maintenance and repair to keep it running.

65--FibroScan Scintillation Camera - Tomographic Imaging System (Add'l Accessories Required)

Department of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach VANLO | Published September 20, 2015  -  Deadline September 23, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items/services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with the additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Responses to this solicitation are due by September 23, 2015. This is a request for quotes (RFQ) under solicitation number VA262-15-Q-0359 for the procurement of Fibro Scan & Accessories. The government intends to make a single award firm fixed price contract that includes one base year period consisting of 12 months and two option years consisting of 12 months each. The option years will only include the Comprehensive Service Agreement. The government reserves the right to make a multiple award if in the government's best interest. The solicitation document, incorporated provisions and clauses are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 published on July 2, 2015.The solicitation is in accordance with FAR Part 12, 13, and 19, Acquisition of Commercial Items, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Small Business Programs, and Veteran Affairs Acquisition Regulations as supplemented with additional information in this notice. This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small businesses. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 334510; size standard 500 employees. Small Business determination and tax identification numbers shall be submitted with quotes. Place of Delivery: Dept. of Veteran Affairs, 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA90073. Requirement Description 1 Each - Fibroscan Scintillation Camera-Tomographic Imaging System PN: FBS-502TV2MX FibroScan 502 Touch with 19" monitor and Win 7 OS w/M+ & XL+ Probes (Includes comprehensive operator training and certification services) 1 Each - FBS-CSA Comprehensive Service Agreement Covering: PN: FBS-CSA One Annual Probe Calibration for two (2) Fibro Scan probes, guaranteed loaner probe for calibration, on-site training: one (1) visit per year, on-site repairs: one (1) per year; labor and travel included. Agreement is effective beginning on the first day following the end of the warranty period and will expire one (1) year from this effective date. This plan can be purchased annually. 1 Each - FBS-5500-KIT 3 Canon Image Class LBP7660 printer for use with Fibroscan 502 Touch system PN: FBS-5500-KIT Printer 1 Each - Electrical Testing PN: FBS-ELE

23--Electric Cars - 4 Passengers

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published September 25, 2015
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No Description Provided

Y--Eagle Point NC Cemetery Expansion Project Number 906CM3012

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Construction Support Division | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline December 9, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration, intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) number VA786A-16-B-0001. BID ITEM 1, GENERAL CONSTRUCTION: Contractor shall provide all labor, materials, tools and equipment for installation of all work shown on the plans and described in the specifications. Work includes but is not limited to: demolition and removal of existing structures, alterations, grading, building construction, landscape walls, memorial walls, roads, curbs, installation of pre-placed double depth concrete crypts, columbarium, installation of niche covers and memorial wall markers, utilities, storm drainage, fencing, pedestrian paving, landscape planting and turf, site furnishings, electrical, mechanical, irrigation, and certain other items. BID ITEM 2: The Contractor shall submit as a separate bid item, the fabrication, transportation, receipt, and off-loading of 1,540 pre-cast double depth concrete crypts, that are to be installed under BID ITEM 1. DEDUCT ALTERNATE ITEMS: DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 1: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete vehicle guardrail from three (3) locations indicated on the plans. DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 2: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete all improvements to the cemetery entrance east of Riley Road including gate, paving, fencing, entrance monument piers/structures planting and irrigation. ii. Delete three (3) stone monument signs from project and replace with concrete post and metal sign matching existing signage within the cemetery. iii. Delete concrete sidewalk, adjacent rock drainage strip, and drain tile north of the Columbaria Court (north of gridline E) to the road near the main entrance. Replace sidewalk and rock drainage strip with Sod. iv. Delete four (4) stone benches located on Grid Line 3 from columbaria court. (Similar benches on gridline 2.5 near ossuary to remain.) DEDUCT ALTERNATE NO. 3: Show as a separate bid item and include all costs associated with the following: i. Delete all ornamental fencing and mow strip along Riley Road. Replace with chain link fencing without mow strip. Option includes replacement of ornamental swing gate near water reservoir with chain link swing gate. A Single award will be made on Bid Item 1 AND Bid Item 2, but in the event the offer exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 1 will be deducted from the award. If offer still exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 2 will be deducted from the award. If offer still exceeds the funds available, Deduct Alternate No. 3 will be deducted from the award. The solicitation will be issued approximately November 2, 2015. Unless additional notice is given or this notice is modified or cancelled, the full solicitation, specifications, and drawings will be posted on Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov). This solicitation is 100% set aside for Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). Only verified VOSB and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business SDVOSB firms are eligible to submit an offer or receive an award of a VA contract that is set aside for VOSB in accordance with VAAR Part 819. A non-verified vendor that submits a bid or proposal will be rejected as non-responsive. To be eligible for award, the VOSB or SDVOSB must be considered small under the relevant NAICS Code and must be registered and verified at www.vetbiz.gov. Companies must have the Certified Veteran Enterprise (CVE) seal on their registration to be considered for an award; the VIP database will be checked both upon receipt of an offer and prior to award. Firms must be registered in the System for Award Management database at www.sam.gov and have completed online certifications and representations prior to award; www.vets100.vets.dol.gov. There will be a site investigation; all prospective offerors are encouraged to attend. Details of the site investigation will be included in the solicitation package. NAICS Code: 237990 Standard Size: $36.5 Million Project Magnitude: Between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00 Period of Performance: 480 Calendar Days after issuance of Notice to Proceed. No Heavy Earthwork shall commence on-site prior to May 2, 2016. The Contract Specialist will not be able to answer any questions to this notice until an IFB is issued. Once the IFB is issued, interested parties must submit questions in accordance with the instructions listed in the IFB. Questions will be answered through an amendment to the solicitation. All interested parties should register via Federal Business Opportunities Interested Vendors List. It is the responsibility of the offeror to obtain solicitation and amendment information from Federal Business Opportunities. All amendments to this solicitation must be acknowledged.

Z--Cooling Equipment Replacement Ft. Harrison, Montana

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published October 16, 2015  -  Deadline November 25, 2015
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THIS IS AN UPDATE TO PRESOLICIATION NOTICE VA259-15-R-0445 POSTED ON 06/09/2015. THE SOLICITATION NUMBER REFERENCED IS NO LONGER VALID. ALL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THAT REQUIREMENT WILL BE POSTED UNDER A NEW SOLICITATION NUMBER, VA259-16-R-0016. A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WILL BE POSTED ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER 22, 2015 Cooling Equipment Replacement, Fort Harrison Montana VA259-16-R-0016 The Ft. Harrison Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Fort Harrison, Montana has a requirement to replace the existing chiller and provide a secondary chiller for redundancy in the operating rooms and associated surgical/sterile areas. Contractor shall provide all construction services, materials, labor, alterations to roads, walks, grading, drainage, mechanical and electrical work, and utility systems, necessary for removal of the existing aging chiller serving the operating rooms and to provide redundancy by replacing the aging chiller with a 3 chiller system piped in parallel. All work will be accomplished on the Ft. Harrison VA Medical Center campus as indicated in the specifications, drawings and statement of work under project number 436-15-09. The NAICS code for this procurement is 238220 with a small business size standard of $15M. The magnitude of this project is between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. This project will be 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, as stated below. The POC for this project will be Jason Thomas, Contracting Officer. He can be contacted at 303-372-7088 or email at jason.thomas@va.gov. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veterans Affairs CVE prior to contract award. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz prior to contract award will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-responsive. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.

USCGC CHARLES DAVID JR----MAINTENANCE PROCEDURE CARD (MPC) SHIP REPAIRS

Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG) | Published October 19, 2015  -  Deadline October 26, 2015
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This combined synopsis/solicitation HSCG80-16-Q-P45125 for commercial items is 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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This Request for Quotes incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The NAICS is 336611, with a size standard of 1000. A. REQUIREMENT: SEE ATTACHED SPECIFICATION. WORK ITEM1: Batteries, Clean and Inspect WORK ITEM2: Rudders, Wartsila Seals, Lubricate WORK ITEM3: Capstan(s), Clean, Inspect and Lubricate WORK ITEM4 Stern Launch Ramp Door Pivot Joints, Lubricate WORK ITEM5 Fin Stabilizer HPU Suction Strainer(s), Clean WORK ITEM6: Steering System, HPU Suction Strainers, Clean WORK ITEM7: Emergency Diesel Generator, Fan Hub, Inspect WORK ITEM8: HVAC Humidifier, Clean and Inspect B. PRICING DATA: SEE ATTACHED PRICE SCHEDULE. Contractors shall complete the attached price schedule and return it with your quotes no later than 26 October 2015 at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time. Travel", is applicable only to Contractors not within the local commuting area (50 miles) of the vessel's location. It is anticipated that any Contractors within the 50 mile commuting area will enter "zero" (0) or "N/A" for the unit and extended price for this CLIN, on the Price Schedule. The place of performance is listed under the Section D. Location. C. REQUIRED PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The work must be performed from 02 November 2015 to 06 November 2015 D. LOCATION: USCGC CHARLES DAVID (WPC 1107) 100 TRUMBO ROAD KEY WEST, FL 33040-6655 E. REFERENCES: SEE ATTACHED SPECIFICATION F. The clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions --- Commercial Items (May 2015) applies to this acquisition. G. As stated below, the provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items- applies with the following addenda: Award of a contract will be based on the following criteria: The purchase order will be awarded as a firm fixed price contract using simplified acquisition procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. 1. Please provide a Environmental Waste Management Plan as outlined on page 46 of the specification. 2. Please provide evidence on electrical compliance planning as outlined on page 29 of the specification 3. Please provide QP1 certification or name of the NACE-Certified Tech Rep with Certificate Number as outlined on page 11 of the specification. 4. Vendors MUST be registered in www.sam.gov The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this synopsis/solicitation to the responsible contractor whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be more advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Potential sources having the expertise and required capabilities are invited to submit proposals that will be considered by the agency. Quotes should be written and submitted in a legible format. Quotes must contain the contractor's DUNS Number. Quotes must be received no later than 26 October 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Quotes may be emailed to Shavonda,Jamison@uscg.mil. Offers shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offer Representations and Certifications-Commercial items, with their offer or have provision FAR 52.212-3 submitted into www.sam.gov. All questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to (757) 441-7036 Attn: Shavonda Jamison or e-mailed to Shavonda.Jamison@uscg.mil .

Z--695-15-119, Heat Buildings 5, 6, and 7

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Great Lakes Healthcare System | Published October 23, 2015
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Pre-Solicitation Notice VA69D-16-B-0086 Project: Heat Buildings 5, 6, 7 Project Number: 695-15-119 Location: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center has a requirement for the modernization of HVAC systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and controls) in Building 6, Wings A (south) and B. The modernization also includes minor structural, architectural, ceiling, office light/fan, and finish work associated with the replacement and installation of the new HVAC equipment. The work involves, but not limited to the removal of four (4) exiting HVAC air-handling units (AHUs), three (3) outside condensing units (CUs), and all associated piping, heating coils, humidifiers, steam piping, in-line fans, ductwork, supply/exhaust grilles, valves, electrical disconnects, and other ancillary electrical/mechanical equipment. The contractor shall provide a commissioning (Cx) agent, review the design, do an at risk assessment of the work to be performed, and submit a report and approved commissioning plan prior to construction. Commissioning services shall be provided in accordance with the Department of Veterans Affairs Whole Building Commissioning Process Manual available at http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/Cx-RCx/CxManual.PDF. The project magnitude price range is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 238220 with a size standard $15 Million applies. The solicitation (including any/all specifications and drawings) will be posted to FedBizOpps (https://www.fbo.gov/) on or about November 9, 2015. The bid opening is approximately scheduled for December 9, 2015. A pre-bid conference/site walk-through shall be conducted for this project and the time and date will be announced in the solicitation. All prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend. Pursuant to Public Law 109-461, this solicitation will be issued as a 100% Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside. In order to be considered for award, the contractor shall be CVE-Verified as an SDVOSB vendor in https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov by the date and time specified for receipt of bids. No other sources will be considered. All interested parties shall have a current registration and current annual On-line Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA) in the System Award Management (SAM) database https://www.sam.gov prior to award.

Y--Replace AHU; Project No. 580-16-110

Department of Veterans Affairs, Houston VAMC | Published November 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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THIS OPPORTUNITY IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES. The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, has a requirement titled "Replace AHU" for project number 580-16-110, per issue for construction Drawings and Specifications. This acquisition will be solicited pursuant to the Veterans' First Public Law 109-461 as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (SDVOSB). At least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel shall be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible SDVOSB concerns. Additionally, this acquisition will be awarded in accordance with FAR 14.408-1(a) to the responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the invitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, considering only price and the price-related factors. Please do not send questions to this notice as it is only a Pre-Solicitation Notice. Questions will be accepted only after the solicitation has been published. A Firm-Fixed Price construction contract award is anticipated. Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, material, tools, and equipment to remove and replace air handling units within Building 100. Work includes specialized construction labor and supervision for mechanical, electrical, and demolition work as required by the construction documents. The period of performance will be 270 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. Solicitation documents, including specifications and drawings, will be available electronically on or about November 18, 2015, on this website. Hard copies will not be mailed. The solicitation will be issued as an Invitation For Bid (IFB). INTERESTED PARTIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION OF ACTIONS INCLUDING POSTING OF THE SOLICITATION AND ANY AMENDMENTS. ADDITIONALLY, BIDDERS ARE ADVISED TO CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY AS THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AMENDMENTS TO THE SOLICITATION NOTICE. A 60 day bid acceptance period will be required. A Bid bond must be submitted with the bid. Performance and Payment bonds will be required from the contractor receiving award. A pre-bid conference will be held at a date, time, and location to be provided in the solicitation announcement. The magnitude of construction is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. North American Industrial Classification Standard (NAICS) code assigned to this construction project is 236220 with a small business size standard of $36.5 million in average annual receipts for the past three (3) years. Bidders shall be registered at the Vendor Information Pages at www.vip.vetbiz.gov, in System for Award Management (SAM) database at www.sam.gov, and have completed online Representations and Certifications at http://orca.bpn.gov prior to the solicitation due date. Bidders shall be registered with the NAICS code assigned to this acquisition.

C--LED Lighting Phase I

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Rocky Mountain Consolidated Contracting Center | Published November 5, 2015
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DESCRIPTION: This is a Pre-Solicitation Notice for the establishment of an Architect-Engineering (A-E) contract with services to be performed at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison VAMC 3687 Veterans Drive Fort Harrison, MT 59636. This requirement is being set-aside to Small Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) firms. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL; NO SOLICITATION PACKAGE WILL BE ISSUED UNTIL AFTER AN EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE PROVIDED SF-330s. The SF-330 can be downloaded through the GSA Forms Library at: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/type/TOP, scroll down to locate and click on the SF-330 hyperlink entitled, "Architect-Engineer Qualifications." Written questions pertaining to this requirement should be submitted no later than 12:00 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST), November 12, 2015. Interested firms should submit their current SF-330, Parts I and II, to Josiah.Benton@va.gov. The SF-330s are due no later than 12:00 PM, MST, November 25, 2015. SCOPE OF WORK: This contract will provide for a design for correcting deficiencies to ensure patient safety and to comply with to VA Directives at the Sheridan VA Medical Center. The contractor shall design the following 1. The A-E is to provide the design services to upgrade and improve the exterior campus lighting at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison MT. a. Improve patient and staff safety by installing exterior LED lights, bases and poles in the parking lots and streets and by replacing the exterior building wall pack lights (50) with LED lights at the Fort Harrison facility. At the present time only part of the parking lots and buildings have exterior lights which cause issues with the patients, public, and staff at night, because of shadows and areas not covered by the present lighting system. The growth in patient activities has increased pedestrians traffic in the early hours and after dark, which causes an issue with safety and security at the facility during low light times. The increased lighting illumination in the parking lots and on the exterior of the buildings improves safety, security, and will reduce that chance of pedestrian and vehicle conflicts in the area as well. The LED lights will improve the visual appearance of the facility and supply a better quality light source. b. In addition to the new LED lighting being more energy efficient. This must reduce cost for the system by having a lower power demand on the grid (reduce energy costs) and the lighting must have a useful life of 15-20 years, and will require only minimal maintenance. c. All aspects of the design must adhere to the NEC Design manuals posted on the VA technical information library at the following sites: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmMEhosp.pdf and http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmPlbg.pdf 2. All electrical, architectural, and mechanical work for these systems will be designed by the A-E. 3. The installation must, at a minimum, be in accordance with all applicable codes indicated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Design Manuals and VA Publications (Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Underwriters Laboratory, International Building Code IBC 2003, NFPA and National Electric Code (NEC), building codes and standards, and VA Information Security Handbook 6500.6, etc.). DESIGN CRITERIA: As part of the design the following list needs to be considered: 1. All electrical work will be terminated by the contractor. The design must be clear who and what is supplied for the termination equipment. 2. Any penetrations through any fire barriers whether a floor or wall it will be done in this contract to meet VA standards and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 3. The installed system and its components shall be tested and commissioned. This will be included in the design and construction documents. 4. Implement new technologies in electrical systems to improve facilitate energy usage reductions. The system will be compatible with the existing control systems on station. 5. All finishes will be designed and called out in a finish schedule. 6. All testing and balancing parameters will be provided by the A-E. 7. Design documents that show the red lines will be submitted by the contractor to the A-E, put into the AutoCAD drawings and submitted within 30 days of the completion of the construction project. According to VA standards as outline in the VA Specifications Technical Library. 8. All existing utilities which are designed to be relocated or modified shall have direction to the contractor on the new location and modifications. INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES: 1. A report on 8 1/2"x11" paper (bound) and an electric Portable Document Format (PDF) version will be submitted. It will provide pro and cons of the project. It shall include a preliminary cost estimate and any results from preliminary testing and investigations. The results and sketches from this report should be used to develop the design. 2. Interview and work with medical center staff to determine how the current system is working and what needs there are from the Facilities Management staff. 3. In person inspections are required before the start of design due to the need for phased designed in the specified areas. The A-E will need to understand the workings of the area to facilitate a smoother design. OFFERORS WILL BE EVALUATED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: The submitted SF-330s will be evaluated on the following criteria: This acquisition will be in accordance with FAR Part 36.602-1 and VAAR Part 836.601-1. The following evaluation criteria will be used to evaluate SF-330 technical proposals: The A/E must demonstrate its qualifications with respect to the published evaluation criteria for all services. Evaluation Criteria (1) through (4) are considered most important and equal among themselves; Criteria (5) and (6) are of slightly less importance than (1) through (4), but are equal value among themselves; Criteria (7) and (8) are the least important and listed in descending order of importance. Specific evaluation criteria include: 1. Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. 2. Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. 3. Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. 4. Past Performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work and compliance with performance schedules. 5. Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. 6. Location in the general geographical area of the project and knowledge of the locality of the project; provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. 7. Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. 8. Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Criterion 1 - Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Offerors will be evaluated on specialized experience and technical competence in the performance of services similar to those anticipated under this contract with regard to: ? Experience with design of electrical exterior lighting and LED lighting systems. ? Experience with multi-phased hospital design and construction programs; ? Experience with construction and renovation phasing in hospitals, larger infrastructure lighting projects and other VA facilities; ? Experience in providing post construction award services (shop drawing review, as-built drawing and Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) preparation, construction inspection services, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals). Submission requirements: Provide up to five (5) projects completed or substantially completed within the past five (5) years that best illustrate specialized experience of the proposed team in the areas outlined above. Example projects shall note project's square footage. All projects provided in the SF-330 must be completed by the office/branch/regional office/individual team member actually proposed to manage and/or perform work under this contract. To enable verification, firms should include the DUNS number along with each firm name in the SF-330 Part 1, Section F Item 25 "Firms from Section C Involved in this Project," block (1). Include a contract number or project identification number in block 21. Include an e-mail address, and phone number for the point of contact in block 23(c). Include in the project description the contract period of performance, award contract value, current contract value, a summary of the work performed that demonstrates relevance to specialized experience as outlined above. If the contractor served as a subcontractor on a project, indicate the value of the work they provided towards the performance of the overall project. If a project was performed by a joint venture, and not all joint venture partners are on the team proposed for this contract, the offeror/team should specifically address the work performed by the joint venture partner offering/teaming on this contract. Likewise, if the offeror/team member worked as a subcontractor on a project, the description should clearly describe the work actually performed by the offeror/team member and the roles and responsibilities of each on the project, rather than the work performed on the project as a whole. If the project description does not clearly delineate the work performed by the entity/entities offering/teaming on this contract, the project could be eliminated from consideration. NOTE: If the Offeror is a joint venture, information should be submitted as a joint venture; however, if there is no information for the joint venture, information should be submitted for either joint venture partner, not to exceed a total of five (5) projects for this criterion. Projects shall be submitted on the SF-330. For submittal purposes, a task order on an IDIQ contract is considered a project, as is a stand-alone contract award. Do not list an IDIQ contract as an example of a completed project. Instead, list relevant completed task orders or stand-alone contract awards that fit within the definition above. Examples of project work submitted that do not conform to this requirement will not be evaluated. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. All information for Criterion 1 should be submitted in Part 1, Section F of the SF-330. The Government WILL NOT consider information submitted in addition to Part 1, Section F in evaluating Criterion 1. Criterion 2 - Professional Qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services. Offerors will be evaluated in terms of the qualifications, competence and experience of the key personnel and technical team proposed to accomplish this work. Key personnel are individuals who will have major contract or project management responsibilities and/or will provide unusual or unique expertise. Provide a balanced licensed and or certified workforce in the following disciplines - Architecture, Interior Design, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection Engineering and LEED/Green Globes. The A-E must include a registered engineer from the state of Montana. The government shall allow for an offeror demonstrating reciprocity through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Submission requirements: Provide resumes for all proposed key personnel. Resumes are limited to one page each and should cite project specific experience and indicate proposed role in this contract. Provide professional registration, certification, licensure and/or accreditation. Indicate participation of key personnel in example projects in the SF-330 Part 1 Section G. Criterion 3 - Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Firms/teams will be evaluated in terms of their ability to plan for and manage work under the contract and capacity to accomplish the work in the required time. Submission requirements: Describe the firm's ability to concurrently perform and manage multiple projects in different locations to meet aggressive schedules, multiple disciplines, and control costs and the firm's capacity to accomplish multiple projects simultaneously. Criterion 4 - Past Performance - Offerors will be evaluated on past performance with Government agencies and private industry in terms of work quality, compliance with schedules, cost control, and stakeholder/customer satisfaction. Evaluating past performance and experience will include information provided in Past Performance Questionnaires (PPQs) or CPARS/ACASS for Criterion 1 projects and may include other information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other information available to the Government including contacts with points of contact in other criteria. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being rated lower. NOTE: Past performance information for projects listed under Criterion 1. Submission requirements: SUBMIT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION FOR EACH PROJECT UNDER CRITERION 1. IF THERE IS NOT A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION, the Past Performance Questionnaire (PPQ) (Attachment (A)) included in this notice is provided for the offeror or its team members to submit to the client for each project the offeror includes under Criterion 1. AN OFFEROR SHALL NOT SUBMIT A PPQ WHEN A COMPLETED CPARS/ACASS IS AVAILABLE. IF A CPARS/ACASS EVALUATION IS NOT AVAILABLE, ensure correct phone numbers and email addresses are provided for the client point of contact. Completed PPQs should be submitted with your SF-330. If the offeror is unable to obtain a completed PPQ from a client for a project(s) before the response date set forth in this notice, offerors should complete and submit with their responses the first page of the PPQ (Attachment), which will provide contract and client information for the respective project(s). Offerors may submit a PPQ previously submitted under a different Notice/RFP (legible copies are acceptable) as long as it is on the same form as posted with this Synopsis. Offerors should follow up with clients/references to ensure timely submittal of questionnaires. If requested by the client, questionnaires may be submitted directly to the Government's point of contact, Network Contracting Office 19, Attn: Josiah Benton via email at Josiah.Benton@va.gov prior to the response date. Offerors shall not incorporate by reference into their response PPQs or CPARS previously submitted in response to other A/E services procurements. However, this does not preclude the Government from utilizing previously submitted PPQ information in the past performance evaluation. Criterion 5 - Specific experience and qualifications of personnel proposed for assignment to the project and their record of working together as a team. Submission requirements: Offerors shall submit evidence of individuals experience and qualifications in their respective fields. Additionally, documentation must be provided to show these individuals have worked together as a team on previous projects and their role. (Completing Sections E, F, and G, on the SF-330 meets the documentation requirement). Furthermore, offerors shall describe the ability of the firm to manage, coordinate and work effectively with team members, both internal staff and consultants. Discuss the history of working relationships with team members, including joint venture partners where applicable. Criterion 6 - Location in the general geographical area (Fort Harrison, MT) and knowledge of the (Fort Harrison, MT); provided, that application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the project. Provided that the application of this criterion leaves an appropriate number of qualified firms, given the nature and size of the contract, firms/teams will be evaluated on the locations of their office or offices that will be performing the work under this contract. Submission requirements: Indicate firms/teams location, including main offices, branch offices and any subconsultants' offices and demonstrate how this will be advantageous to the Government. Criterion 7 - Reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Submission requirements: Offerors shall provide documentation (awards, certificates, publications, commendations from within the community) as evidence of reputation and standing of its firm. Criterion 8 - Record of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Offerors with substantiated claims against the firm as a result of improper architectural and engineering services provided in the last three (3) years. Submission requirements: Records and any other documentation of substantiated claims highlighting improper or incomplete architectural engineering services against the firm within the last three (3) years. The SF-330 shall contain a signed and dated statement by the president of the firm affirming that there are no records of significant claims because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. SELECTION INTERVIEW: Interviews shall be scheduled with firms slated as the most highly qualified. Firms slated for interviews may be asked to explain or expand on information contained in the SF-330 submittal. Elaborate presentations are not desired. GENERAL INFORMATION: All design and work will conform to the current edition of the VA Master Specifications and VA Design Standards as published at the following site: www.cfm.va.gov; ASME, OSHA, IBC 2009, NFPA and NEC building codes and standards. Coordinate all work through the COR of Facilities Management Service. Contractor is responsible for all cleanups and refuse disposal throughout the construction period. The A-E firm will prepare drawings and specifications in sufficient detail such that qualified outside General Contracting companies can prepare accurate and timely proposals for the desired construction work. Microsoft Project scheduling and management software will be used by both the A-E and Contractors to allow for regular tracking of schedules and work by the VA Medical Center. Schedules with MS Project will be regularly sent to the COR upon project initiation and whenever significant changes occur in the schedule. The estimated construction range is between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The A-E will provide an initial estimate of cost to perform the above work and will design only those items that can be provided within the cost limitation. The Medical Center must remain operational throughout the construction period and a detailed sequence of work will be provided by the A-E to minimize impact of the construction. The A-E will provide documents at each submission as indicated in the statement of work. The NAICS code for this procurement will be 541330, Architectural Services. The current small business size standard for 541330 is $15.0 million. Requirement for Electronic Submission Unless paper offers are specifically authorized, all responses to this pre-solicitation notice must be submitted electronically as described below. The only acceptable paper form for this requirement is the receipt of past performance questionnaires. Failure to comply with this requirement may jeopardize the possibility of receiving an award for the contract due to non-compliance with the terms of the solicitation. You must submit your electronic offer, and any supplemental information (such as spreadsheets, backup data, technical information), using any of the electronic formats and media described below. In addition, contractors are notified of the award via an electronic Notice of Award e-mail. The award document will be attached to the Notice of Award e-mail. Acceptable Electronic Formats (Software) for Submission of Offers 1. Files readable using the current Microsoft* Office version Products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Access. Spreadsheet documents must be sent in a format that includes all formulas, macro, and format information. Print or scan images of spreadsheets are not acceptable. Please see security note below for caution regarding use of macros. When submitting construction drawings contractors are required to submit one set in AutoCAD and one set in Adobe PDF. (Purpose: contracting can open the PDF version and engineering can open AutoCAD files) 2. Files in Adobe* PDF (Portable Document Format) Files: When scanning documents scanner resolution should be set to 200 dots per inch, or greater. 3. Other electronic format. If you wish to submit an offer using another format than those described in these instructions, e-mail the Contracting Officer who issued the solicitation. Please submit your request at least ten (10) calendar days before the scheduled closing date of the solicitation. Request a decision as to the format acceptability and make sure you receive approval of the alternate format before using it to send your offer. 4. Please note that we can no longer accept .zip files due to increasing security concerns. E-mail Submission Procedures: For simplicity in this guidance, all submissions in response to a solicitation will be referred to as offers. a. Subject Line: Include the solicitation number, name of company, and closing date of solicitation. Use only one of the terms Quotation, Offer, or Bid depending on the solicitation type. b. Size: Maximum size of the e-mail message shall not exceed five (5) megabytes. The SF330, in its entirety, shall not exceed one email of 5MB. The SF330 (not including past performance questionnaires) are limited to 30 pages. Only one email is permitted unless otherwise stated in this paragraph or in writing by the Contract Officer submitting the solicitation. The offer will be date and time stamped by the Microsoft Email system and will be the official record of receipt for the submission. Security Issues, Late Bids, Unreadable Offers 1. Late submission of offers are outlined at FAR Parts 52.212-1(f), 52.214-7, and 52.215-1(c)(3). Particular attention is warranted to the portion of the provision that relates to the timing of submission. 2. Please see FAR 15.207(c) for a description of the steps the Government shall take with regard to unreadable offers. 3. To avoid rejection of an offer, vendors must make every effort to ensure their electronic submission is virus-free. Submissions or portions thereof submitted and which the automatic system detects the presence of a virus or which are otherwise unreadable will be treated as "unreadable" pursuant to FAR Parts 14.406 and FAR 15.207(c ). 4. The virus scanning software used by our e-mail systems cannot always distinguish a macro from a virus. Therefore, sending a macro embedded in an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment may cause the e-mail offer to be quarantined. You may send both the spreadsheet and the spreadsheet saved in PDF format to ensure that your proposal is readable. 5. Password protecting your offer is not permitted. The Contracting Officer will file the offer electronically which will allow access only by designated individuals. Important Notice: Apparent successful offerors must apply for and receive verification from the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) in accordance with 38 CFR Part 74 and VAAR 819.70 by submission of documentation of Veteran status, ownership and control sufficient to establish appropriate status, offerors must be both VISIBLE and VERIFIED by the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprises at the time of submission of proposal. Failure to be both VERIFIED by CVE and VISIBLE on VetBiz at the time of proposal submission will result in the offeror's proposal being deemed non-compliant. All offerors are urged to contact the CVE and submit the aforementioned required documents to obtain CVE verification of their SDVOSB status if they have not already done so. 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a non-manufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.