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High Energy Fiber Laser

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published December 3, 2015  -  Deadline December 10, 2015
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COMBO SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS 1. Class Code: 66 2. NAICS Code: 334516 3. Subject: High Energy Fiber Laser 4. Solicitation Number: W911QX-16-T-0023 5. Set-Aside Code: NA 6. Response Date: 12/10/15 7. Place of Delivery/Performance: U.S. Army Research Laboratory 2800 Powder Mill Road Adelphi, MD 20783-1138, USA 8. (i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. APG-ADL-B.5152.206-4400 INTENT TO SOLICIT ONLY ONE SOURCE (FEB 2015) The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government is soliciting and negotiating with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i). The name of the company the Government intends to award a contract to Rofin-Sinar, Inc., 40984 Concept Drive, Plymouth, Michigan, 48170-4252. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, the Government will consider all proposals received prior to the closing date and time of this solicitation. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0023. This acquisition is issued as an request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, effective 05 August 2015. (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 500 employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: one (1) Rofin FL015C Compact Fiber Laser and one (1) Climate-Control according to the requirements listed below in Section vi. (Unit: 1 Lot) (vi) Description of requirements: Quantity of one (1) Rofin FL015C Compact Fiber Laser (Part Number: 100101195-015CS) Quantity of one (1) Climate-Control Unit (Part Number: 120112854) Ultra-compact in size (total laser system volume Adelphi, MD. Acceptance shall be performed at ARL, Adelphi, MD. The FOB point is ARL, Adelphi, MD. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: N/A (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause; None (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.204-10 REPORTING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND FIRST-TIER SUBCONTRACT AWARDS (JUL 2013) 52.209-6 -- Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. 52.219-28 POST-AWARD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REPRESENTATION (JUL 2013) 52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR (JUN 2003) 52.222-19 CHILD LABOR-COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMEDIES (JAN 2014), 52.222-21 PROHIBITION OF SEGREGATED FACILITIES (FEB 1999) 52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (MAR 2007) FOR Veterans clause 52.222-35 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR VETERANS (JUL 2014) 52.222-36 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES (OCT 2010), 52.222-50 CombatingTrafficking in persons clause 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 252.203-7000 REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (SEP 2011) 252.203-7005 REPRESENTATION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (NOV 2011) 252.204-7011 ALTERNATIVE LINE ITEM STRUCTURE (SEP 2011) 252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information 252.204-7015 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO LITIGATION SUPPORT CONTRACTORS (FEB 2014) 252.211-7003 Item Identification and Valuation 252.223-7008 PROHIBITION OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM (MAY 2011) 252.225-7035 Buy American - Free Trade Agreements - Balance of Payments Program Certificate (with Alternate I) 252.225-7036 Buy American - Free Trade Agreements - Balance of Payments Program 252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (JUNE 2012) 252.232-7010 LEVIES ON CONTRACT PAYMENTS (DEC 2006) 252.244-7000 SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2014) 252.247-7023 TRANSPORTATION OF SUPPLIES BY SEA (JUN 2013) (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): 52.204-4, 52.204-16, 52.204-18 52.232-40, 52.243-4, 52.246-4, 52.246-20, 52.249-2, 52.249-2 Alt I, 252.204-0007, 252.204-7000, 252.211-7003 ALT I, , 52.245-2, 52.247-12, 52.246-20, 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated By Reference 252.225-7013 Duty Free Entry 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (May 2013) 52.004-4409 ACC - APG POINT OF CONTACT (APR 2011); 52.004-4411 TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACT (DEC 2002); 52.016-4407 TYPE OF CONTRACT (SEP 1999); 52.032-4418 TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE (SEP 1999) 52.046-4400 GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (SEP 1999); APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC (SEPT 1999) APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4423 PAYMENT OFFICE (BANKCARD - INVOICES REQUIRED) (SEP 2010) APG-ADL-C.5152.237-4400 ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY NON-PERSONAL SERVICES (JUL 2012); APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-LEVEL PROTEST PROGRAM (JUL 2011) APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE Offeror(s) may access the Adelphi Contracting Division website at: http://www.arl.army.mil/www/default.cfm?page=509 (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as N/A (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: N/A (xvi) Offers are due on 12/10/15 by 1:00 PM EST by email to swati.jain2.civ@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Swati Jain (301) 394 0045, swati.jain2.civ@mail.mil.

X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) System

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published January 8, 2016  -  Deadline January 25, 2016
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0025. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Quote (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85. (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 500 employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: The Contractor shall provide one (1) X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) System, in accordance with the attached Salient Characteristics. (vi) Description of requirements: Item 1: XPS System 1. Shall include a monochromatic aluminum anode K-alpha x-ray source with the following specifications: a. A source defined, micro focused, monochromatic x-ray source with a minimum spot size of 10 µm, that allows for complete survey spectra for elemental identification and quantitative analysis, high energy resolution spectra in the scanned or snapshot detection mode for detailed chemical analysis, multi-element sputter depth profiles, line scans, and images. b. Ability to move the x-ray source to a maximum of 1 mm deflection for multi-point analysis, without movement of the sample stage. 2. Shall include the ability to perform charge free secondary electron imaging on insulating and conductive materials. 3. Shall include the ability for optical imaging for defining and documenting sample analysis area. 4. Shall include a combination of titanium sublimation pumps, ion pumps, and mechanical rotary pumps that shall be used to achieve an Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) chamber pressure of ≤ 5x10-10 Torr. 5. Shall include a sample transfer chamber with an intro ion pressure gauge able to out-gas sample and document pressures. 6. Shall include a high transmission electrostatic energy analyzer input lens for providing energy resolution ≤ 0.5 eV on the Silver (Ag) 3d5/2 photoemission line. The analyzer shall not use aperture(s) that reduces collection efficiency as a function of analysis area, and only the incoming x-ray source to the sample shall define the area of analysis. 7. Shall include low energy electrons combined with low energy argon ions charge neutralization capabilities for accurate determination of binding energy. The energy of the argon ions shall be below the energy threshold for sputtering, to ensure the maximum energy transfer of the ion to the sample atom equals the binding energy of a surface atom. 8. Shall include automatic sample alignment to analyzer and incoming x-ray probe. The instrument shall automatically align at each analysis point and/or each sample down to a minimum spot size of ≤ 10µm. 9. Shall include an automated high-precision multi-sample stage with the following specifications: a. A 5-axis motorized stage with 0-90° sample tilt for angle resolved XPS. b. Shall enable all XPS functions on varying sample types with sample thicknesses up to 10mm (including films, polymers, conductive and on-conductive materials). c. Sample rotation (compucentric) for depth profiling to enable sampling at a fixed point. 10. Shall include the ability to move the x-ray source during depth profiling for multi-point analysis without movement of the stage. Only the area of analysis/interest shall be exposed to the x-ray source during profiling. 11. Shall contain a monoatomic Argon (Ar+) ion gun with neutral filter capable of producing ions from 20-5000 V for sputtering and depth profiling. 12. Shall contain a C60 cluster source with a minimum of 20kV acceleration potential for sputtering and depth profiling of organic and inorganic films simultaneously. The following conditions shall be met: a. Cannot contain hydrocarbon species. b. Shall be capable of sputtering alternating layers of inorganic and organic films at a similar sputter rate. 13. Shall contain a vacuum transfer vessel that enables the movement of air sensitive samples in a controlled environment. Item 2: Computer & Software for XPS System 14. Computer shall have the following specifications: a. Quantity one (1) with an operating system of Windows 7 or better b. Computer shall contain both USB drives and a recordable/erasable DVD drive c. A minimum of one (1) color wide-screen Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor 15. Software shall include the below specifications: a. Shall include one (1) license for software to operate the instrument and two (2) licenses for software to perform quantitative/qualitative determinations listed below. b. Shall be compatible with Windows 7. c. Shall control sampling stage and x-ray source. d. Shall be able to perform the following quantitative/qualitative routines: i. Peak identification and quantitative composition determination. ii. Peak deconvolution with option for different types of fitting (e.g., Gaussian, Gaussian-Lorentz, etc.) and background subtraction iii. Smoothing and differentiation iv. Multi-point sample analysis Item 3: Delivery and Installation 16. Delivery & Installation a. The Contractor shall deliver the XPS system to Building 207 within the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC). b. Within two (2) weeks of delivery of the XPS system, the Contractor shall be notified by the Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) for scheduling of installation. c. In order for formal acceptance to occur, the Contractor shall demonstrate to the TPOC that the XPS system is fully functional, after the system has been installed and meets the specifications listed above. Item 4: On-Site Training and Maintenance 17. On-Site Training a. The Contractor shall perform two (2) full days (16 hours) of operation and maintenance training to the TPOC and other branch colleagues (maximum of six (6) individuals). This training shall include verification that the performance requirements are met including system pressures, resolution at the Ag 3d5/2 photoemission line, optical imaging capability, secondary imaging capability, mapping capability, angle resolved capability, and depth profiling with Ar+ and C60 sources. The training shall take place within three (3) weeks of installation or mutually agreed time. 18. Troubleshooting and Maintenance a. For the duration of the Government's ownership of the XPS system, the Contractor shall provide technical support for questions regarding operation, hardware troubleshooting, and software operation via telephone or email during normal business hours. Technical support shall be provided within two (2) business days of original contact. 19. Manuals a. Instructional manual(s), which describe system design and operation for all components, shall be provided in either digital or paper form. b. Instructional manual(s) for the data acquisition and analysis software shall be provided in either digital or paper form. (vii) Delivery is required by Nine (9) months After Receipt of Order (ARO). Delivery shall be made to Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD. Acceptance shall be performed at Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD. The FOB point is Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: NONE. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. The Contracting Officer determines that past performance need not be evaluated because the supplies being purchased are of a low complexity that past performance information would not make a substantial difference. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the product meets the performance characteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes to modify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, the offeror shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications and clearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications. Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any). (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. NONE. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause. NONE. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.203-6, 52.204-10, 52.204-16, 52.204-18, 52.209-6, 52.209-7, 52.209-9, 52.219-4, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.232-40, 52.203-3, 252.203-7000, 252.203-7005, 252.204-7008, 252.204-7009, 252.204-7012, 252.204-7015, 252.222-7007, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.247-7023, 52.204-4, 52.225-25, 252.204-7003, 252.204-0009, 252.204-7011, 252.223-7008, 252.225-7012, 252.244-7000, 252.204-7000, 252.226-7001, 252.225-7050, 252.243-7002, 252.247-7022, 252.215-7008, 252.225-7020, 252.225-7021, 252.225-7031, 252.239-7017, 252.239-7018 (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013); 252.211-7003 ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (DEC 2013); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point of Contact (Apr 2011); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 Technical Point of Contact (Dec 2002); APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type of Contract (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection and Acceptance (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC (SEPT 1999); APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE; APG-ADL- APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011). *A04 - 508 Solicitation Government Product Accessibility Template (GPAT) (Application/Operating Software) *A04 - 508 Solicitation Language *These documents are attached separately to the Solicitation. (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as: NONE. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: Prices given in bids shall be in US dollars and valid through the time of payment (30 days after invoicing). (xvi) Offers are due on 25 January 2016 by 3:00PM EST at cristina.m.watkins.civ@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Cristina Watkins, Cristina.m.watkins.civ@mail.mil, 301-394-2529.

Liquid Flor TEM Sample Holders

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 12, 2016  -  Deadline September 20, 2016
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COMBO SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS 1. Class Code: 38 2. NAICS Code: 334515 3. Subject: Liquid Flor TEM Sample Holders 4. Solicitation Number: W911QX -16-T-0339 5. Set-Aside Code: 100% Total Small Business Set Aside 6. Response Date: 20 September 2016 7. Place of Delivery/Performance: U.S. Army Research Laboratory 2800 Powder Mill Road Adelphi, MD 20783 8. (i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0339. This acquisition is issued as an request for quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90 effective 25 August 2016. (iv) This acquisition is set-aside for small businesses (total). The associated NAICS code is 334515. The small business size standard is 750 employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN0001: Sample Holder for electrochemistry analysis, quantity (Qty) one (1), each, Sample Holder for variable sample temperature analysis, Qty one (1),each (vi) Description of requirements: The Contractor shall provide a Qty of two (2) sample holders to be used with a new JEM-ARM 200F Transmission Electron Microscope/Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM/STEM) from JEOL, Inc. The first sample holder will be used to perform electrochemistry analysis in flowing and mixable liquids. The second sample holder will be used to perform variable sample temperature analysis on solid materials such as semiconductors. The holders shall be in accordance with the following salient characteristics: Holder number 1 (electrochemistry liquid flow): 1. Certified by JEOL, Inc., to be fully compatible with the above described TEM/STEM and guaranteed not to void any warranties provided by JEOL, Inc. or any subcontractors used by JEOL, Inc.2. Fully compatible with electron energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), and aberration-corrected STEM.3. Compatible with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, cyclic polarization, charge/discharge curves.4. A resolution of three (3) nanometers (nm) or less.5. A liquid layer thicknesses variable from fifty (50) (nm) to five (5) microns (µ).6. A tilt angle up to thirty-five (35) degrees for the analytical pole pieces in the TEM/STEM.7. A quantity of three (3) removable and replaceable fluid lines (two (2) entrance and one (1) exit).8. A beryllium holder top for low-background EDS.9. Liquid heating up to one hundred (100) degrees Celsius (C) with a temperature accuracy < five (5)%.10. A quantity of three (3) electrodes at active sample area.11. A current range of less than one hundred (100) picoAmps (pA) to greater 12. A sample frequency of ten (10) microHertz (µHz) to one (1) megahertz (MHz). Holder number 2 (variable temperature solid sample): 1. Certified by JEOL, Inc., to be fully compatible with the above described TEM/STEM and guaranteed not to void any warranties provided by JEOL, Inc. or any subcontractors used by JEOL, Inc.2. Fully compatible with EDS, EELS and aberration-corrected STEM.3. A resolution of 0.2 nm or less.4. An alpha tilt greater than twenty-five (25) degrees.5. A beta tilt up to ten (10) degrees.6. A maximum temperature of 1,100 degrees C or higher.7. A temperature accuracy < ten (10)%.8. A temperature stability < 0.02 degrees C.9. A temperature uniformity > ninety-five (95)% over imaging area.10. A heating and cooling rate up to 1,000 degrees C per millisecond (ms).11. A voltage of fifty (50) volts (V) or higher.12. Simultaneous heating and current measurement up to 900 degrees C.13. A current source and measurement resolution < fifty (50) femtoAmps (fA).14. A voltage source and measurement resolution < ten (10) microvolts (µV). (vii) Delivery is required by 30 November 2016. Delivery shall be made to 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. Acceptance shall be performed at 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. The FOB point is Destination. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: NONE. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: Evaluation Criteria(Lowest Price Technically Acceptable The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. The Contracting Officer determines that past performance need not be evaluated because the supplies being purchased are of a low complexity that past performance information would not make a substantial difference. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the product meets the performance characteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes to modify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, the offeror shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications and clearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications. Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any). (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3 (with its Alternate I), Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: NONE. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.203-3 Gratuities52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government52.203-6 Alt I52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment52.212-3 Alt I Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting52.219-6 Notice of total Small Business Set-Aside52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation52.222-3 Convict Labor 52.222-19 Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities52.222-26 Equal Opportunity52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities52.222-37 Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and other Eligible Veterans52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors52.247-64 Preference for Privately Owned U.S. - Flag Commercial Vessels 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials252.203-7005, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product252.204-7008 Compliance with Safeguarding Covered Defense Information Controls252.204-7012 Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors252.222-7007 Representation Regarding Combating Trafficking in Persons252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium252.225-7000, Buy American-Balance of Payments Program Certificate 252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program 252.225-7012 Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities252.225-7020 Trade Agreements Certificate - Basic 252.225-7021 Trade Agreements252.225-7031 Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel252.225-7050 Disclosure of Ownership or Control by the Government of a Country That is a State Sponsor of Terrorism252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments252.243-7002 Requests for Equitable Adjustment252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items252.247-7022 Representation of Extent of Transportation by Sea252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea   (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND EVALUATION252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONSAPG-ADL-G.5152.232-4423 PAYMENT OFFICE (BANKCARD - INVOICES REQUIRED) APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG POINT OF CONTACT APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACTAPG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 TYPE OF CONTRACTAPG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCEAPG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITEAPG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC AMC-LEVEL PROTEST PROGRAMAPG-ADL-D.5152.004-4400 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as C. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: NONE. (xvi) Offers are due on 20 September 2016, by 11:59am Eastern Time, at 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Christine Chase, 301-394-4012, Christine.m.chase10.civ@mail.mil

Large Laser Beam Expander

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 10, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-15-T-0485. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Quotation (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. (iv) This acquisition is set-aside for 100% Small Business. The associated NAICS code is 333314. The small business size standard is 500 employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: One (1) Large Laser Beam Expander (vi) Description of requirements: The Contractor shall deliver one (1) all-reflective laser beam expander for use with a laser of wavelength 800nm, a pulse width of 100 femtoseconds, and an energy of up to five (5) miliJoules pure pulse with the following specifications: Magnification of 5X Input clear aperture of 15mm diameter Output clear aperture of 75mm diameter Accommodate an input beam height of 6 3/8" from the table Mounting holes to mount onto an optical table using ¼" - 20 screws (vii) Delivery is required within twenty (20) weeks after receipt of order (ARO). Delivery shall be made to U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC), 2800 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783-1138. Acceptance shall be performed at ALC by an authorized Government Representative. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. Past performance will be evaluated based on information provided by the offeror as to actual sales of the proposed, or similar, product to industry or Government agencies. Past performance will consider the ability of the offeror to meet technical specifications, which includes a well designed and manufactured part as described in the salient characteristics. Offerors shall include 2 records of sales from the previous 12 months. Offerors shall identify a point of contact for each sale by providing a name and telephone number. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the product meets the performance characteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes to modify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, the offeror shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications and clearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications. Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any). (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: None. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (July 2013), 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011), 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (July 2013), 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003), 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014), 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999), 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007), 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (July 2014), 52.222-50 Combatting Trafficking in Persons, 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011), 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008), 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (July 2013). (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached ACC-APG Adelphi Local Clauses Full-Text document): 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-- Representation and Certifications (Dec 2012), 252.204-0009 Contract Wide: by Fiscal Year (Sep 2009), 252.204-7000 Disclosure of Information, 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Sep 2011), 252.203-7005 Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials, 252.204-7011 Alternative Line Item Structure, 252.204-7012 Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, 252.204-7015 Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors, 252.223-7008 Prohibition of Hexavalent Chromium (Jun 2013), 252.225-7035 Buy American - Free Trade Agreements - Balance of Payments Program, 252.225-7036 Buy American-Free Trade Agreements- Balance of Payments Program Alternate I (Nov 2014), 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (Jun 2012), 252.232-7010 Levies On Contract Payments (Dec 2006), 252.244-7000 Subcontracts for Commercial Items, 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea (aug 1992). Full Text clauses: 252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (MAY 2013); 252.211-7003 Item Unique Identification and Valuation (DEC 2013); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point of Contact (Apr 2011); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 Technical Point of Contact (Dec 2002); APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type of Contract (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection and Acceptance (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999); APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 Receiving Room Requirements- ALC (SEPT 1999) APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011) APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC- APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as: None. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: None (xvi) Offers are due on 9/16/2015, by 11:59 PM EST, via email to: adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact: Adrian Barber, 301-394-1503, adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil.

Intent to Sole Source - Parts and Components to upgrade existing Newport 150W Xenon Arc Lamp System

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published September 9, 2015  -  Deadline September 16, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. APG-ADL-B.5152.206-4400 INTENT TO SOLICIT ONLY ONE SOURCE (SEP 2003) The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government is soliciting and negotiating with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. The name of the company the Government intends to award a contract to is Newport Corporation,1791 Deere Avenue, Irvine, CA, 92606 USA. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, the Government will consider all proposals received prior to the closing date and time of this solicitation. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-15-T-0259. This acquisition is issued as an RFQ. (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, effective 04 August 2015. (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 500 Employees. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001 Newport Light System CLIN 0002 Shipping (vi) Description of requirements: The Government requires the following from Newport Corporation to implement a A300 Xenon Arc Lamp System that is an upgrade to an in-house 150W Xenon Arc Lamp system: - Quantity (Qty) One (1) POWER SUPPLY ARC LAMP 200-500Watts (W) (PN: OPS-A500) - Qty One (1) Cable for Oriel Power Supplies, Compatible with Xenon (Xe), Mercury (Hg) Xe, Quartz Tungsten Halogen (QTH), and Deuterium Lamp (PN: 700550) - Qty One (1) LAMP Housing (HSG) 500W F/1.0 Ultra Violet Fused Silica (UVFS) 1.5 Inches (in.) (PN: 67005) - Qty One (1) SOCKET ADAPTER (PN: 66160) - Qty One (1) LAMP Xenon (XE) 300W Ozone Free (OF) (PN: 6258) - Qty One (1) AIR MASS 1.5 GLOBAL FILTER Two (2) X Two (2) in square (sq) (PN: 81094) - Qty One (1) Multiple Filter Holder - Qty One (1) MULTIPLE FILTER HOLDER (PN: 62020) - Qty One (1) BEAM TURNER HOLDER 1.5IN (PN: 66245) - Qty One (1) COLD MIRROR, 45 degrees (DEG), 50.8millimeters (mm.) x 50.8mm SQ (PN: 20CMS-45) - Qty One (1) SHUTTER ELECTRONIC SAFETY 1.5in (PN: 71445) - Qty One (1) POLKA DOT BEAM SPLITTER (PN: PDOT-2) - Qty One (1) BEAM SPLITTER HOLDER (PN: 78150) - Qty One (1) HOLDER, OPTIC Diameter (DIA) 1.5 IN (PN: 6195) - Qty One (1) 1/8M MONOCHROMATOR Universal Serial Bus (USB) (PN: CS130-USB-1-MC) - Qty One (1) FILTER WHEEL Motorized Six (6) Position (POS) (PN: 74010) - Qty One (1) LENS, Ultraviolet (UV) Fused Silica Plano Convex (FS PCX) 1.5# DIA 150MM Focal Length (FL) (PN: 41570) - Qty One (1) FOCUSING LENS ASSEMBLY (PN: 77330) - Qty One (1) LIGHT SHIELD 1.5 IN Adjustable (ADJ) 3.2-4.25in (PN: 71312) - Qty One (1) FILTER, Colored-Glass Alternative (CGA)-590, 1.0IN DIA (PN: 10CGA-590), Drawing#: 10CGA-590 Revision: A - Qty One (1) FILTER, CGA-295, 1.0IN DIA. (PN: 10CGA-295), Drawing#: 10CGA-295 Revision: A - Qty Five (5) Assembly (ASSY), SUPPORT POST SERIES (PN: SP-2) - Qty Five (5) POST HOLDER (PN: VPH-2) - Qty Five (5) ADAPTER PEDESTAL POST, RETRO (PN: PS-A) - Qty Five (5) FORK, CLAMPING (PN: PS-F) - Qty One (1) BREADBOARD ASSY (PN: TD-23) - Qty One (1) Power/Energy Meter, Hi-Performance Hand-Held, Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) (PN: 1918-R) - Qty One (1) DETECTOR Silicon Ultraviolet (SI-UV) 10X10MM Calibrated (PN: 71650) - Qty One (1) Extra Space (AX IS) LENS POSITIONER (PN: LP-2A) - Qty One (1) LENS, BK7 Bi-Convex (BCX) Two (2) In. DIA (PN: KBX166) - Qty One (1) BEAM TURN REFLECTOR 200 nanometer (NM) - -30 micron (UM) 1.5IN (PN: 66215) - Qty One (1) LENS, BI-CONVEX (PN: SBX020) (vii) Delivery is required by Six weeks after receipt of order. Delivery shall be made to 2800 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783. Acceptance shall be performed at US Army Research Lab, Adelphi, MD 20783. The FOB point is Destination. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: N/A (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause . None (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: • 52.204-10 REPORTING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND FIRST-TIER SUBCONTRACT AWARDS • 52.209-6 PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT' INTEREST WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENT • 52.219-28 POST-AWARD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REREPRESENTATION • 52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR • 52.222-19 CHILD LABOR--COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMEDIES • 52.222-21 PROHIBITION OF SEGREGATED FACILITIES • 52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY • 52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES • 52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS • 52.223-18 ENCOURAGING CONTRACTOR POLICIES TO BAN TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING • 52.225-13 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN PURCHASES • 52.232-33 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER-CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION • 52.232-36 PAYMENT BY THIRD PARTY • 252.203-7000 REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS • 252.203-7005 REPRESENTATION RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS • 252.204-7011 ALTERNATIVE LINE ITEM STRUCTURE • 252.204-7012 SAFEGUARDING OF UNCLASSIFIED CONTROLLED TECHNICAL INFORMATION • 252.204-7015 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO LITIGATION SUPPORT CONTRACTORS • 252.223-7008 PROHIBITION OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM • 252.225-7001 BUY AMERICAN ACT AND BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM • 252.225-7036 BUY AMERICAN--FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM • 252.225-7036 Alt I BUY AMERICAN -- FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS--BALANCE OF PAYMENTS PROGRAM (DEC 2012) ALTERNATE I • 252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS • 252.232-7010 LEVIES ON CONTRACT PAYMENTS • 252.244-7000 SUBCONTRACTS FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS • 252.247-7023 TRANSPORTATION OF SUPPLIES BY SEA (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all local clauses can be found in the attached ACC-APG Adelphi Local Clauses Full Text document): • 52.225-25 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES ENGAGING IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO IRAN - REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS • 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE • 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE • 252.204-0009 CONTRACT-WIDE: BY FISCAL YEAR • 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013) Full Text clauses: APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG POINT OF CONTACT (APR 2011); APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4412; APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4411 TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACT (DEC 2002); APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 TYPE OF CONTRACT (SEP 1999); APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 GOVERNMENT INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE (SEP 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 TAX EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE (SEP 1999); APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4423 PAYMENT OFFICE (BANKCARD - INVOICES REQUIRED) (SEP 2010); APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-LEVEL PROTEST PROGRAM (JUL 2011); APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE; APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC (SEPT 1999) APG-ADL-B.5152.206-4400 INTENT TO SOLICIT ONLY ONE SOURCE (FEB 2015) (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as N/A (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: All Quotes shall be in US Dollars. (xvi) Offers are due 16 September 2015, by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, to christine.m.chase10.civ@mail.mil (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Christine Chase, (301) 394-4012, christine.m.chase10.civ@mail.mil

Patent Application Drafting Support Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published April 29, 2016  -  Deadline May 17, 2016
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The objective of this potential contract is to obtain patent drafting application support services, including the preparation of non-classified U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patents, formal drawings, prior art, patentability researches, and patent prosecution. The required patent application support services are for inventions created by inventors at U.S. Army Research and Development Command (RDECOM), Adelphi, MD and its subordinate organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD and White Sands Missile Range, NM. The patent disclosures over the life of the five (5) year period of performance will cover up to three (3) technical areas: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. The Contractor is responsible for providing the technical expertise for completing a final patent application for each invention disclosure. It is the Government's intention to award a five (5) year commercial, firm fixed price (FFP) multiple award (MA) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract with task orders, that will be 100% set-aside for small businesses under the NAICS 541110 ($11.0 million dollars standard). The Government's intention is to award to multiple Contractors who can best meet the requirements of this solicitation. Offerors are strongly encouraged to carefully review clause FAR 52.212-1 and the Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 material so that a proposal may be properly prepared in response to this Request for Proposal (RFP). Moreover, offerors should carefully study the evaluation criteria contained in FAR 52.212-2 of this solicitation, so that the evaluation scheme to be employed upon receipt of proposals by the Government is thoroughly understood as well. This RFP includes BOTH a basic Performance Work Statement (PWS) for all possible types of requirements and an opportunity for offerors to respond to individual task order PWSs, to include three (3) sanitized invention disclosures (both attached). After the initial base award(s) are consummated, and upon additional needs for task orders being identified by the Government, the awardees shall provide a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) form for all employees who work on this contract, to include subcontractors. The awardees shall contact the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) upon contract award to obtain the form and provide the completed and signed NDA to the COR within three (3) days of receipt. The solicitation consists of a basic PWS and three (3) task order PWSs, with sanitized invention disclosures (attached). The offerors are to assume that all three (3) initial task orders will be issued simultaneously. Offerors may provide an offer for one (1) or all of the task orders, however, offerors will only be considered for a task order award in the technical area against which a task order quote has been submitted. Each awardee is guaranteed to receive orders totaling $3,500.00. All Contractor/Subcontractor personnel performing under this contract working at ARL shall be required to be United States citizens. (ii) The solicitation number is W911QX-16-T-0034. This acquisition is issued as an Request for Proposal (RFP). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-87. (iv) This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small businesses. The associated NAICS code is 541110. The small business size standard is $11.0M. (v) The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable): CLIN 0001: Patent Application Drafting Support Services (Firm Fixed Price (FFP) CLIN) The Contractor shall perform patent application drafting support services, in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Quantity (QTY) 1 JOB CLIN 0002: Contractor Manpower Reporting (CMR)Cost for Providing Accounting for Contract Services - ACC-APG 5152.237-4900, Accounting for Contract Services Requirement, is included herein; the contractor is required to provide data on contractor manpower (including subcontractor manpower) for performance of this contract, in accordance with clause ACC-APG 5152.237-4900, located in Section C. Instructions, including the Contractor and Subcontractor User Guides, are available at the CMRA (Contractor Manpower Reporting Application) website at: https://cmra.army.mil. For further assistance, email the CMRA Help Desk at contractormanpower@hqda.army.mil. QTY 1 JOB (This CLIN is not separately priced). CLIN 0003: DataThe Contractor shall furnish the data in accordance with the DD1423 Contract Data List Requirements (CDRLs). QTY 1 JOB (This CLIN is not separately priced).   (vi) Description of requirements: Basic Performance Work Statement (PWS)Patent Drafting Application Support ServicesArmy Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, MD C.1 SCOPE C.1.1 Objective. The objective of this effort is to obtain patent drafting application related services including the preparation of unclassified U.S. and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent applications, formal drawings, prior art, patentability researches, and patent prosecution. The patent related services are for inventions created by inventors working for U.S. Army Research and Development Command (RDECOM), and its subordinate organization, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory located at the Adelphi Laboratory Center, Adelphi, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground (Edgewood Area), MD, and White Sands Missile Range, NM. C.1.2 Diverse Technologies. RDECOM and subordinate installations work with these diverse technologies: (1) Directed Energy and Power Generation (i.e. batteries/fuel cells/ power switching/converter/inverter); (2) Radar Frequency and Electronics (i.e. micro-electro mechanical systems/radio frequency (RF) electronics/ millimeter wave); (3) Signal and Image Processing; (4) Electro-Optics and Photonics; (5) Ballistics, Weapons and Armor; (6) Electronic Warfare; (7) Organic and inorganic chemical compounds and electroluminescent devices; (8) Materials technology including polymers and ceramics; and (9) Nanotechnology. C.1.3 Technical Areas. In light of these mission requirements, the Government is seeking patent services in the following scientific disciplines: Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering all of which are pursuant to the Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA), where RDECOM has a significant program in patenting and licensing inventions with commercial potential. C.1.4 General. The effort shall include performing prior art searches, preparing draft and final patent applications and all associated documentation including preparing responses to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) examiner actions for Government filing. C.2 APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS C.2.1 The Contractor shall utilize and be in compliance with the following documents in the overall contract work effort: Title 35, United States Code (U.S.C.), Title 37 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and any other applicable laws and legal authorities including the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Manuel of Patent Examining Procedures. C.3 REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS The following paragraphs outline the efforts for accomplishing the scope as stated in C.1. Under this contract, the Government may issue task orders for the efforts provided below. C.3.1 Draft Patent Application. The Contractor shall prepare and complete a draft unclassified, non-provisional patent application based upon the invention disclosure provided as Government Furnished Information upon task award. The draft application shall include the specification, the claims, the abstract, information disclosure statement (IDS) and drawings and shall be written in accordance with C.2.1. C.3.1.1 Specification. The Contractor shall provide a completed specification to include the following: Title, Cross Reference to Related Applications, Government Interest, Field of the Invention, Background of the Invention, Summary of the Invention, Brief description of the Invention, and Detailed Description of the Invention. C.3.1.2 Invention Format. The Contractor shall ensure that the title shall appear as the heading on the first page of the invention. The Contractor shall use up to 500 characters; the title should be short and concise. C.3.1.3 Cross-Reference to Related Applications. The Contractor shall ensure any non-provisional application claiming the benefit of one (1) or more prior filed co-pending non-provisional applications must contain in the first sentence of the specification following the title, a reference to each prior application. The Contractor shall ensure all Cross-references to other related patent applications are included in the application.C.3.1.4 Government Interest. The Contractor shall ensure that the Government Interest paragraph shall state the following: "Governmental Interest - The invention described herein may be manufactured, used and licensed by or for the U.S. Government." C.3.1.5 Field of the Invention. The Contractor shall ensure that there is a short statement of the field of endeavor to which the invention pertains. The Contractor shall ensure the section includes paraphrasing of the applicable U.S. patent Classification Definitions or the subject matter of the claimed invention. C.3.1.6 Background of the Invention. The Contractor shall ensure that the application contains a description of the information including references to specific documents related to the invention. C.3.1.7 Brief Summary of the Invention. The Contractor shall provide the substance of the claim invention in summary form. The Contractor shall ensure the summary states the object of the invention and articulates advantages of the inventions. C.3.1.8 Brief Description of the Drawings. The Contractor shall provide a written description of the drawings, a listing of all figures by numbers and corresponding statements explaining what each figure depicts. C.3.1.9 Detailed Description of the Invention. The Contractor shall provide a detailed description of making and using the invention. The Contractor shall ensure that the description is in full, clear, concise, and exact terms. The Contractor shall ensure any references used shall be cited in this section. C.3.1.10 Specification Format. The Contractor shall ensure the specification is typed double-spaced, on paper meeting the requirements of 37 CFR 1.52; which shall be on 8 1/2 x 11 inch size paper or approximately 21.6 centimeters (cm) x 27.9 (cm) and having a ruled left margin of at least 2.5 cm (1 inch). The top of each page of the application including claims must have a margin of 2.5 cm and a right and bottom margin of at least 2.0 cm (.75 inch). The pages of the entire draft application shall be numbered consecutively, starting with one (1) on the first page, the numbers being centrally located below the text. Every fifth line of each page of the specification shall be numbered, the numbering to start anew on each page, and no page shall contain more than thirty lines. Paragraph numbers shall be placed at the left margin beginning with [0001] (in bold print) followed by at least four (4) spaces and shall be sequential to the end of the Specification. C.3.1.11 Specification Docket Format. The Contractor shall ensure the RDECOM Docket Number is placed in the upper right hand corner of each page of the Specification as specified in the awarded Task Order. C.3.2 Claims. The Contractor shall ensure all claims are identified and "particularly point out and distinctly state the subject matter of the invention; the claim defines the scope of the invention", in accordance with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) requirements. The Contractor shall ensure that all claims cover a range of inventions including the broadest specification coverage of an independent claim permitted in view of the available prior art to the narrowest specification coverage of an independent claim to ensure all patentable aspects of the invention are protected. The Contractor shall explain its proposed Claim strategy and discuss proposed Claim scope in view of the inventor's disclosure to ensure US Patent acceptability. The Contractor shall not use multiple dependent claims unless authorized by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). The Contractor shall ensure each claim beginning with the number "5" on the fifth line shall have line numbers placed in the left margin every five (5) lines within each Claim and shall be a single sentence. C.3.3 Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). The Contractor shall ensure relevant art provided by the COR, the inventor, or otherwise known to the Contractor shall be identified by the IDS. The Contractor shall prepare an information disclosure statement in compliance with 37 CFR 1.97 and 1.98. C.3.4 Patent Drawings. The Contractor shall provide one (1) set of formal drawings to include the following: C.3.4.1 The drawings shall be prepared on 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper in compliance with the requirements set forth in 37 CFR 1.84; The Contractor shall ensure the COR provided RDECOM docket number is placed on the drawing in accordance with 37 CFR 1.84. The Contractor shall provide Formal Drawings upon final COR acceptance of the draft application. The Contractor may complete the Drawings by sub-contractual efforts without obtaining prior written approval from the COR.C.3.4.2 The Contractor shall include a key to the numbering of the Drawings by reference number and item name to be provided to the COR in a separate attachment accompanying any draft patent application(s) that contains at least one Drawing. C.3.5 Interview with Inventor. The Contractor shall interview the inventor via phone or in person to confirm information in the invention disclosure is up to date and/or obtain additional technical information in the preparation of the draft patent application. The Contractor shall update the draft application to include all findings disclosed during the interview with the inventor. The Contractor shall submit in writing all in-person interviews for COR approval. Upon approval, the COR will arrange for personal interviews of the inventor on unclassified draft patent applications within two (2) working days and no later than ten (10) days after request. The Contractor shall obtain written approval by the COR prior to processing any new material/drawings added by the inventor during the application process which materially exceeds the original scope of the task that would result in increased cost to the Government. The Contractor will not be reimbursed by the Government for expanded work not specifically authorized by a Contracting Officer (KO). C.3.6 Submission of Draft Application to COR. The Contractor shall notify the COR of the status of the draft application no later than 25 calendar days after date of task order award. The Contractor shall deliver the draft application documents in C.3.1, C3.2, C3.3 and C3.4 to the COR within 45 calendar days after date of task order award. The COR will review the draft for technical accuracy and provide any required changes and/or corrections no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the draft. C.3.7 Final Draft Patent Application. The Contractor, upon receipt of the COR reviewed and approved draft application, shall complete all corrections and concerns as identified for a proposed Final Draft. The proposed Final Draft of the patent application shall be submitted to the COR in accordance with the task order from the COR. The Final Draft shall be in compliance with C.2.1 and submitted in hard copies to include two (2) copies on electronic media as either 3.5 inch diskettes or computer disks read only memory as appropriate for the size of the file, electronic mail submissions also acceptable. The electronic media shall contain the Specification in Microsoft Word® software format and the Drawings in Portable Document Format (PDF) format. C.3.8 Patent Prosecution (USPTO Office Actions). The Contractor shall provide draft responses to USPTO Office Actions as provided by the COR as required under 35 U.S.C., 37 CFR, and the Manual of Patent Examining Procedures. The Contractor shall address each and every Rejection and Objection noted by the Patent Examiner and comment on the applicability or inapplicability of any cases cited by the USPTO Patent Examiner. The Contractor shall also identify and address all issues associated with file wrapper estoppel. The contractor shall ensure that all case citations for domestic patent prosecution shall cite U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and theUSPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and other sources. The Contractor shall submit draft responses to the COR. The COR shall review and provide approval or comments to the response. The Contractor shall make all corrections and comments as cited by the COR. The Contractor shall submit the final responses to the COR, in accordance with C.4.3. C.4 DELIVERABLES C.4.1 Status and Delivery of Draft Application. The Contractor shall notify the COR of the status of the draft application no later than 25 calendar days after date of task order award. The Contractor shall deliver the draft application documents in C.3.1, C3.2, C3.3 and C3.4 to the COR within 45 calendar days after date of task order award. The COR will review the draft for technical accuracy and provide any required changes and/or corrections no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the draft. C.4.2 Delivery of the Final Application Original and Copies. The Contractor shall make the final corrections to the application as provided in C.4.1, to include any applicable drawings, both in hard copy form and on specified computer readable media in Microsoft Word compatible software format. The Contractor shall prepare copies equal to the number of inventors of each document (specification, claims and drawings) and furnish them to the COR upon completion. The Contractor shall furnish the patent application specification and claims in Word format and drawings in PDF format to the COR. The Contractor shall ensure that other applicable documents are furnished inWord or USPTO form fillable format, as specified in the individual task order PWS. C.4.3 Patent Prosecution for USPTO. The Contractor shall prepare responses to the Office Actions 15 days from the task order award, using the format specified in C.2.1 and furnish them to the COR upon completion for review. The Contractor shall furnish the draft responses in Word format to the COR. The Contractor shall ensure that other applicable documents are furnished in Word as specified in the individual task order PWS. C.4.4 Mailing Address. The mailing address for all correspondence will be Office of Chief Counsel, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, 2800 Powder Mill Road, ATTN: RDRL-LOC-I, Adelphi, MD 20783-1197, unless the COR otherwise notifies the Contractor . C.4.5 Acceptance of Work Product. The Contractor shall identify the preparer of the work and shall indicate whether that person is an associate attorney/patent agent/scientific or technical advisor, senior associate or partner. If a work product is found to be unacceptable by the COR by virtue of not conforming to the standards defined in this section, Title 37 CFR, Title 35 U.S.C. and this PWS, it will be returned to the Contractor and corrected without any additional cost to the Government. The Contractor agrees that COR may communicate directly with the preparer concerning questions about the preparation of a specific deliverable such as a draft patent application or draft response to an Office Action. C.5 GENERAL PROVISIONS C.5.1 Required Patent Work Experience. The preparer of the work must have at least three (3) years of experience preparing patent applications on highly complex technologies. C.5.2 Patent Certification. The person responsible for the patent work must be a patent attorney or patent agent registered to practice before USPTO. C.5.3 Subcontractors. The Contractor shall not enter into a subcontract for performance of services under this Contract except with the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer. However, prior written approval is not needed for Patent Application Drawings which may be accomplished by sub-contractual efforts as specified in C.3.4.1. C.5.4 Citizenship Requirements. All Contractor employees must be United States citizens. Cases of dual, or multiple, citizenships may be disqualifying and will be reviewed by Army Research Laboratory (ARL) security personnel for determination C.5.5 Non-Disclosure Statement. The Contractor shall provide a non-disclosure statement for all employees who work on this contract to include subcontractors. The Contractor shall contact the COR upon contract task award to obtain the form. The Contractor shall provide the completed and signed form back to the COR within three (3) days of receipt. C.5.6 Organizational Conflict of Interest. The term "organizational conflict of interest" means that the Contractor (which term hereinafter is deemed to include its chief executives, directors, any consultants, or subcontractors utilized under this contract other than a vendor selling incidental material) has interests which (i) may diminish its capacity to give impartial, technically sound, objective assistance and advice in performing this contract, (ii) may otherwise result in a biased work product under this contract, or (iii) may result in an unfair competitive advantage to itself or others. The Contractor's attention is directed to FAR Subpart 9.5, Organizational Conflicts of Interest. In the execution of certain contract tasks, it is anticipated that assigned Contractor personnel will require access to confidential or proprietary business, technical and financial information belonging to the Government or other companies. The information may include but is not limited to pre-decisional budget and acquisition sensitive information, preparation of specifications or work statements, and evaluation services. After receipt thereof, the Contractor and affected individuals shall treat such information as confidential and agree not to appropriate such information to its own use or to disclose such information to third parties unless specifically authorized by the contracting officer in writing. The foregoing obligations, however, shall not apply to: (a) Information, which at the time of receipt by the Contractor, is in the public domain; (b) Information, which is published after receipt thereof by the Contractor or otherwise becomes part of the public domain through no fault of the Contractor; (c) Information, which the Contractor can demonstrate was in his possession at the time of receipt thereof and was not acquired directly or indirectly from the Government or other companies; (d) Information, which the Contractor can demonstrate, was received by it from a third party that did not require the Contractor to hold it in confidence. The Contractor shall obtain written agreement, in a form satisfactory to the contracting officer, of each employee permitted access, whereby the employee agrees that he will not discuss, divulge or disclose any such information or data to any person or entity except those persons within the Contractor's organization directly concerned with the performance of the contract. The Contractor agrees, if requested by the Government, to sign an agreement identical, in all material respects, to the provisions of this clause, with each company supplying information to the Contractor under this contract, and to supply a copy of such agreement to the Contracting Officer. Upon request of the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall supply the Government with reports itemizing information received as confidential, proprietary, pre-decisional budget information, or acquisition sensitive information, and setting forth the company or companies from which the Contractor received such information. The Contractor agrees that upon request by the Contracting Officer it will execute a Contracting Officer approved agreement with any party whose facilities or proprietary data it is given access to or is furnished, restricting use and disclosure of the data or the information obtained from the facilities. Upon request by the contracting officer, Contractor personnel shall also sign such an agreement. If after award, the Contractor discovers an organizational conflict of interest, with respect to this contract, it shall make an immediate and full disclosure in writing to the Contracting Officer. The disclosure shall include identification of the conflict, the manner in which it arose, and a description of the action the Contractor has taken or proposes to take to avoid, eliminate or neutralize the conflict. The Government may, however, terminate the contract. In the event that the Contractor was aware of an organizational conflict of interest prior to award of this contract and did not disclose the conflict to the Contracting Officer or becomes aware of an organizational conflict of interest after award of this contract and does not disclose the conflict of interest within ten (10) working days of becoming aware of such conflict, the Government may terminate the contract and the Contractor shall not be entitled to reimbursement of any cost incurred in performing this contract or payment of any fee there under. Further, such costs shall not be allocable or chargeable, directly or indirectly, to any other contract with the Government. The rights and remedies of the Government provided in this clause shall not be exclusive and are in addition to any other rights and remedies of the Government provided by law or under this contract. The Contractor agrees that during performance of the contract and for a period of three (3) years after the completion of performance of this contract, the Contractor, including all divisions thereof, and any affiliate of the Contractor, any joint venture involving the Contractor, any entity into or with which it may subsequently merge or affiliate, or any other successor or assign of the Contractor, shall not: (a) Supply information or material received from this contract, to any firm participating in or having a known prospective interest in the subject matter areas for which the sensitive information described in paragraph 1 above was initially submitted, nor enter into any contractual relationship which would affect or appear to affect the equity and integrity of its recommendations. (b) Furnish to the United States Government, either as a prime Contractor or as a subcontractor, any component of any system for which the sensitive information described in paragraph 1 above was initially submitted, that it is not currently obligated to deliver for defense purposes. This provision shall flow down to all subcontracts and teaming agreements. C.6 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT C.6.1 Distribution Statement A. Approved for public release; distribution unlimited. (vii) The anticipated Period of Performance (POP) is five (5) years. Inspection and acceptance shall be performed at Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD 20783. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUOTE PREPARATION (GENERAL AND INDIVIDUAL TASK ORDERS) ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUOTE PREPARATION (GENERAL AND INDIVIDUAL TASK ORDERS) Offerors shall submit their General Technical Quotes separately from their Specific Technical Task Order quote. A. GENERAL TECHNICAL QUOTE SUBMISSION MATERIALS 1. For technical input, the offeror shall include: a. At least one (1) example of a US Patent Office issued Patent as submitted by Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents currently employed and proposed on instant Task Orders that meets any of the technical areas in accordance with the PWS C.1.3. b. Patent Certification - Patent attorneys or Patent agents that are registered to practice before the US Patent & Trademark Office. c. Resumes for Patent attorneys or Patent agents having at least, individually, three (3) years of experience preparing patent applications on highly complex technologies. 2. For past performance input, the offerors shall include: a. A list of patents that have been issued by the U.S. Patent Office over the last five (5) years to include the patent number, patent title, technical area (as cited in PWS). b. A list of at least three (3) references of customers within the last three (3) years that have received patent application services to include the POC name, telephone and email address. B. SPECIFIC TECHNICAL TASK ORDER SUBMISSION MATERIALS a. Technical quote for each individual task that includes the following: 1. An understanding of the problem to include the Offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task 2. Proposed technical approach/plan to meet the objectives of the individual tasks 3. Resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. b. An individual price for completion of each Task Order quote. C. SUBMISSION OF GENERAL AND SPECIFIC TECHNICAL TASK ORDER MATERIALS The Contractor shall submit one (1) copy of the General and Specific Technical Task Order materials to Bryan Hoffman and Rebecca Patterson by email. Electronic file submission in PDF or Microsoft Office 2003 (ex. Word, Excel) is preferable. Please submit to: Rebecca Patterson, Contract Specialist: Phone:(301) 394-5351, rebecca.patterson13.ctr@mail.milBryan Hoffman, Contract Specialist: Phone:(301) 394-3060, bryan.p.hoffman2.civ@mail.mil Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) - Adelphi, ATTN: Bryan Hoffman and Rebecca Patterson, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783-1197 (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items is applicable to this acquisition. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: Evaluation Criteria(Lowest Price Technically Acceptable) The Government will award a multiple award (MA) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offerors whose offers conform to the requirements in the solicitation base Performance Work Statement (PWS) and individual task PWS, and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors, which includes receiving an Acceptable rating in General Technical, Past Performance, Individual Task Technical, and Price. A rating of ACCEPTABLE will be given to any offeror whom the Government determines will have a high likelihood of performing the contract requirements. A rating of UNACCEPTABLE will be given to any offeror whom the Government determines will have a low likelihood of performing the contract requirements. An acceptable submission shall demonstrate an Acceptable rating in all the following factors and sub-factors for base PWS and each individual task PWS: ACCEPTABLE 1) General Technical Evaluation Criteria Patent Applications:• At least one (1) example of Mechanical Engineering USPTO Patent Issued.• At least one (1) example of Chemical Engineering USPTO Patent Issued.• At least one (1) example of Electrical Engineering USPTO Patent Issued. Certification, Experience and Education of the Offeror:• Included evidence of USPTO Patent Certification and resume.• Included at least three (3) years of experience preparing patent applications on highly complex technologies, with evidence of published patent applications. Past Performance:• Included a list of Patents that have been issued by the U.S. Patent Office over the last five (5) years to include the patent number, patent title, technical area (as cited in PWS).• Included a list of at least three (3) references of customers within the last three (3) years that have received Patent application services to include the point of contact (POC) name, telephone, and email address. ACCEPTABLE 2) Individual Task Evaluation Criteria 2a)Technical Quote for Individual Task #1:• Understands the problem and to includes the offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task.• Adequately meets the objectives of the individual tasks of the proposed technical approach/plan.• Reasonably estimated resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. Price/rates for Individual Task #1:• Offeror's proposed price/rates are reasonable. 2b)Technical Quote for Individual Task #2:• Understands the problem and to includes the offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task.• Adequately meets the objectives of the individual tasks of the proposed technical approach/plan.• Reasonably estimated resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. Price/rates for Individual Task #2:• Offeror's proposed price/rates are reasonable. 2c)Technical Quote for Individual Task #3:• Understands the problem and to includes the offeror's knowledge of the disciplines involved in the task.• Adequately meets the objectives of the individual tasks of the proposed technical approach/plan.• Reasonably estimated resources and schedule to accomplish the offeror's proposed approach in the individual tasks. Price/rates for Individual Task #3:• Offeror's proposed price/rates are reasonable. The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to whether the proposed service meets the performance requirements in the solicitation and individual task orders. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, sample videos or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the patent services meet the requirements outlined in the base PWS and each Individual Task Order PWS. Prices/rates will be evaluated based on the total proposed price/rates and prices determined for each individual patent application disclosure task. (x) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations with its offer. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause: NONE. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable: 52.203-6, 52.204-7, 52.204-10, 52.204-16, 52.204-18, 52.209-6, 52.209-7, 52.209-9, 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-13, 52.219-14, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.222-54, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.232-40, 52.203-3, 252.203-7000, 252.203-7005, 252.204-7008, 252.204-7009, 252.204-7011, 252.204-7012, 252.204-7015, 252.205-7000, 252.222-7007, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.247-7023, 52.204-4, 52.225-25, 252.204-7003, 252.204-0009, 252.223-7008, 252.225-7012, 252.244-7000, 252.204-7000, 252.226-7001, 252.225-7050, 252.243-7002, 252.237-7010, 252.201-7000, 252.242-7000, 52.246-4, 252.227-7015, 252.227-7037. (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document): • 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998);• 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) • 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013);• 252.211-7003 ITEM UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (DEC 2013);• APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4409 ACC - APG Point of Contact (Apr 2011);• APG-ADL-B.5152.204-4412 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR) (DEC 2002);• APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4407 Type of Contract (Sep 1999);• APG-ADL-E.5152.246-4400 Government Inspection and Acceptance (Sep 1999);• APG-ADL-G.5152.232-4418 Tax Exemption Certificate (Sep 1999);• APG-ADL-H.5152.211-4401 RECEIVING ROOM REQUIREMENT - ALC (SEPT 1999);• APG-ADL-L.5152.215-4441 US ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC-APG) - ADELPHI CONTRACTING DIVISION WEBSITE;• APG-ADL-L.5152.203-4440 AMC-Level Protest Program (Jul 2011);• ACC-APG 5152.237-4900 ACCOUNTING FOR CONTRACT SERVICES REQUIREMENT - ENTERPRISE-WIDE CONTRACTOR MANPOWER REPORTING APPLICATION (June 2013) • APG-ADL-C.5152.237-4400 ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORY NON-PERSONAL SERVICES (JUL 2012);• APG-ADL-D.5152.004-4400 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A• APG-ADL-H.5152.204-4410 PERFORMANCE REQUIRING ACCESS TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS (JUN 2005);• APG-ADL-B.5152.216-4416 AUTHORIZED OFFICE TO ISSUE ORDERS (JUL 2004);• 52.216-18 Ordering;• 52.216-19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995);• 52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995);• ACC-ADL-H.5152.216-4407 Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity On-Ramping Procedures (July 2012);• APG-ADL-H.5152.232-4401 INVOICING (AUG 1999)• APG-ADL-H.5152.237-4405 GOVERNMENT-CONTRACTOR RELATIONSHIPS (AUGUST 2008)• 52.204-8 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS (FEB 2016);• 52.204-17 Ownership of Control of Offeror (Nov 2014);• 52.204-20 Predecessor of Offeror (Apr 2016);• 52.209-5 CERTIFICATION REGARDING RESPONSIBILITY MATTERS (OCT 2015)• 52.209-11 Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a • Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (FEB 2016)• Organizational Conflict of Interest Contract Clause (xiv) This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as: NONE. (xv) The following notes apply to this announcement: Prices given in bids shall be in US dollars and valid through the time of payment (30 days after invoicing). (xvi) Offers are due on 17 May 2016 at 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) at bryan.p.hoffman2.civ@mail.mil and Rebecca.patterson13.ctr@mail.mil. (xvii) For information regarding this solicitation, please contact Bryan Hoffman, bryan.p.hoffman2.civ@mail.mil, 301-394-3060 and Rebecca Patterson, Rebecca.patterson13.ctr@mail.mil, 301-394-5351.  
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