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Tracking Upgrade for Immersive Environment

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published May 17, 2016  -  Deadline May 27, 2016
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to negotiate, on a sole source basis, under the authority of FAR 13.106(b)(1), with Mechdyne Corporation for an optical tracking system for a CAVE environment to be used by the NIST Information Technology Laboratory (ITL). ***** Sole source determination is based on the need to procure a wired tracker with a multi-target wireless optical camera that is compatible with NIST's current three projector CAVE environment provided by Mechdyne Corporation. In 2015, Mechdyne was awarded a five-year maintenance contract for this three projector CAVE environment which includes coverage for the wired tracker to be acquired. The maintenance contract only covers equipment supplied by Mechdyne. If the tracker were not procured from Mechdyne, the Government would have to pay additional costs associated with procuring maintenance for the tracker. Acquiring the tracker from any source other than Mechdyne would result in prolonged delays of equipment use. The Government would have to invite vendors onsite at NIST to review the CAVE and develop a solution. NIST would be unable to continue conducting its routine, high-level demos for visitors.

Warranty Support for NIST Immersive Virtual Environments

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published March 26, 2015  -  Deadline April 3, 2015
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Warranty Support for NIST Immersive Virtual Environments

Simulation-Based Robot Agility Competition

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published May 25, 2016  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 13.5 TEST PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ITEMS. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-87-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541511 - Custom Computer Programming Services. The small business size standard is $27.5 million. This acquisition is conducted utilizing FAR 13.5 under simplified acquisition procedures. BACKGROUNDThe National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a research project entitled Agility Performance of Robotic Systems. The project's objective is to deliver robot agility performance metrics, information models, test methods and protocols, validated using a combined virtual and real testing environment, that will enable manufacturers to easily and rapidly reconfigure and re-task robot systems in assembly operations. NIST is seeking contractor support to develop the simulation environment and supporting tools, provide a training session on the simulation infrastructure to prospective competition participants, as well as assist in the execution of the competition. Please see the attached Statement of Work for more details. 1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010): Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing electronically to hnw6@nist.gov. Questions must be received no later than 3 business days after the issuance date of this solicitation. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of clause) INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS: System for Award ManagementIn accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award. DUE DATE FOR QUOTATIONElectronic submission of quotations is required. All quotations must be submitted, via e-mail, to Hing Pan Wong at hnw6@nist.gov. Facsimile quotations will NOT be accepted. Submission must be received not later than 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 8, 2016. An e-mail quotation shall be considered received when it is received in the electronic inbox.

Business Systems Support

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 14, 2015
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In accordance with FAR Subpart 8.4, this award was made using other than full and open competition. Pursuant to the authority of FAR 8.405-6(a)(l)(i)(B) competition can be limited when only one source is capable of providing the supplies or services required by the agency. The purpose of this sole source award is to continue services provided by the current contractor (Accenture Federal Services, LLC) as a bridge contract to the Commerce Business Systems (CBS) Core Financial System (CFS) Support Services Task Order SA1301-12-NC-0064. This support contract provides critical product, service and management support to the Department of Commerce's (DOC) Office of Financial Management/CBS Solutions Center (OFM/CSC) that includes application development and support services in support of its CBS/ CFS application software, interfaces, portals, dashboards, as well as all related customer support activities. The continuation of the current CBS support contract is essential to allow DOC to continue to achieve its organization goals related to financial performance, customer satisfaction and organizational excellence. Pursuant to FAR 8.405-6(a)(l )(i)(B), only one source is capable of providing the services required. The period of performance is for one base period of three months with three option periods of one month each to enable NIST to complete the larger acquisition for the Department-wide CFS support services. The incumbent contractor, Accenture Federal Services, LLC, has amassed an expertise in all aspects of the CBS/CFS Program and is uniquely qualified to continue supporting the CBS/CFS in this short period of performance, which is why a sole source bridge contract is necessary. The incumbent's experience and knowledge of many inter-related requirements and dependent tasks that are ongoing in the Program and being conducted is critical to successfully supporting the CFS implementation during this short period. The incumbent has intimate knowledge of CBS's system, technical and operational environment due to the unique and specialized nature of the ongoing work. Due to their knowledge of the current highly customized code, the current provider is able to recommend specific settings, changes, and interfaces quickly and most efficiently to maximize Commerce's CBS environment to best meet DOC's business needs during this bridge period. This effort will allow the CBS to benefit from seamless support without potential disruption or learning curve during a re-compete process for a larger contract for an anticipated base year plus four option years.

Motoman SIA20F Robotic Arm

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published February 25, 2016  -  Deadline March 4, 2016
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This is an official Request for Quotation for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This a brand name acquisition for the acquisition of a Motoman SIA20F Robotic Arm. All offerors must be authorized resellers/business partners of Yaskawa America Inc. in order to be considered for award. The Motoman SIA20F is the only model that is compatible with the software and real testing environment currently in use by the Intelligent System Division. Specific interfaces and physical implementations of the agility architecture have been developed to support this model and cannot work with any other model. Without the SIA20F NIST would be unable to continue the research it has spent significant amounts of time and money developing. Furthermore, the industry partners awaiting the result of this research would be severely affected. The associated NAICS code for this requirement is 333999 - All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing with a small business size standard of 500 employees. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-86. This acquisition is 100% full and open, there is no set-aside in effect.

Benchtop Humidity Chambers

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 9, 2015  -  Deadline August 19, 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-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-83, effective July 2, 2015. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing. The small business size standard is 500 employees. This acquisition is being procured using full-and-open competition. Simplified acquisition procedures will be utilized. Background Information The Security Technologies Group (STG) of the Materials Measurement Laboratory at NIST is involved in research to understand the long term aging properties of fibers and yarns when exposed to conditions of elevated temperature and humidity. The STG requires three benchtop humidity chambers to provide the capacity for humid environment that the STG requires in its research. The chamber size requirements provided herein are set to be the minimum dimensions required to accommodate STG's largest anticipated sample. Reference Attachment I for Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

Intent to Sole Source Preventive Maintenance and Emergency Services

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published March 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 21, 2016
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FEDBIZOPPS.GOV ANNOUNCEMENTSUBJECT: Intent to Sole Source for Preventive Maintenance and Emergency Services, Andover Continuum and I/NET Building Automation Systems. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gaithersburg MD; intents to sole source to SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BUILDINGS CRITICAL SYSTEMS, INC. an Andover Continuum and I/NET Seven authorized provider. This is an acquisition for preventative maintenance services and as needed emergency services for an existing Andover Continuum and I/NET Seven Building Automation Systems. These services are used to control various mechanical equipment that maintain the required environment conditions in various laboratories and office spaces on the NIST campus. SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BUILDINGS CRITICAL SYSTEMS, INC shall provide all labor, supervision, tools, material, labor, transportation, management and equipment to provide preventative maintenance and emergency service for the Andover Continuum and I/NET building automation systems located on the NIST Gaithersburg MD Campus. The I/NET Seven Building Automation System is a proprietary product manufactured by TAC which was later acquired by Schneider Electric, Inc. Specific knowledge of the programming and setup of the I/NET Seven and Andover Continuum System. SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC BUILDINGS CRITICAL SYSTEMS, INC is an authorized service provider for the TAC/I/NET Seven Building Automation System. Period of Performance is for a One (1) Year Base Period with Four (4) One (1) Year Options.NAICS Code is 334512 Automatic Environmental Control Manufacturing for residential, commercial and appliance use. This notice of intent is not a request for proposals or quotes; however, all responsible sources may submit their capability statement. The firm must have proven to the manufacture that they have the experience and expertise require to service the systems, and have documentation stating such facts. Capability Statements much be received within 10 calendar days of publication of this notice (March 21, 2016). All responses must be submitted to the Government point of contact at the email address shown below. A determination by the Government not to open the requirement to competition based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Contracting Officer: sandra.smith@nist.gov.

IOP-Published Journal Subscription

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published December 3, 2015  -  Deadline December 14, 2015
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Notice of Intent to Sole Source The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to award on a sole source basis under authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 13.5-Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items (FAR 13.501) to the contractor, IOP Publishing Incorporated (IOP Publishing), as the only capable source that can provide online subscription and support services for unlimited electronic access to the Institute of Physics journals and upgrades to the IOP Publishing's IOPcorporate. The IOP-Published Journal Subscription will: 1. Provide full text access to 84 required peer-reviewed, IOP-published e-Journals, including Turpion titles; 2. Include coverage in over 600,000 articles in the following subject areas: applied physics; astronomy and astrophysics; atomic, molecular and optical physics; chemistry; computational science; condensed matter; engineering; environment; high energy and nuclear physics; materials science; mathematics; measurement; medical and biological sciences, and plasma physics; 3. Provide a search interface which enables quick and easy access to full text IOP-published e-Journals; 4. Provide 24/7 electronic access to IOPcorporate database from NIST Researchers' desktops or anywhere within the NIST domain; 5. Externally host the database with IP authentication. IOP electronic journals are only available directly from IOP Publishing Incorporated. Subscription agents have the authority to contract for sales of print subscriptions only. No other vendor or product on the market is able to supply IOP-published electronic journals. Only one responsible source owns copyrights to the licensed materials accessible through IOPcorporate database and is the owner and only provider of the proprietary database of journal titles in the collection. This content is not available online through any other interface or vendor. IOP Publishing disseminates the materials contained within the repository and is the only vendor with the legal rights to publish and distribute those materials worldwide. It is anticipated that the award will include a one-year Base period and four one-year option periods. This requirement is being conducted under FAR Subpart 13.5-Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items (FAR 13.501). The intended procurement will be classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 519120 Libraries and Archives, Business Size Standard: $15 Million. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation document will exist for this requirement. However, parties interested in responding to this notice shall submit technical data, including price and sufficient documentation to determine capability/qualifications in providing the same or similar subscription and support services. All statements received by the closing date of this notice will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to meet or exceed the Government's requirements in writing via e-mail to Mario Gray using e-mail address: mario.gray@nist.gov and grace.garrity@nist.gov with the solicitation number referenced in the subject line. Interested organizations shall submit their responses by/no later than Monday, December 14, 2015 12 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

Hazardous Waste Removal

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published June 29, 2015
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In accordance with (IAW) FAR 13.106-1(b), Clean Venture Inc. is the only one source reasonably available to meet NIST's requirements. The NIST Gaithersburg Site is a large-quantity generator of hazardous waste (as designated by the U.S. EPA and the Maryland Dept of the Environment (MDE)). NIST's waste chemicals generally consist of spent or surplus laboratory chemicals, used oils, machining coolants, grinding coolants, paint shop waste, batteries, polychlorinated biphenyl capacitors and transformers, and mercury contaminated items. NIST does not own or operate an EPA permitted Part A or B Treatment, Storage, Disposal or Recycling Facility (TSDRF). NIST operates a waste management facility that serves as an interim, containerized, storage area for hazardous and nonhazardous waste chemicals. The accumulation period at this facility cannot exceed 90 days for hazardous wastes. NIST requires a licensed/permitted contractor to transport wastes, and perform the functions of treatment, storage, disposal and recycling at the contractor's facilities in accordance with applicable local, state, federal codes, statutes, and regulations. The incumbent Contractor informed NIST on April 27-28, 2015 that: 1. The last three shipments of NIST's hazardous waste (12/14, 3/15 and 4/15) had not been properly disposed. 2. The Contractor is going out of business, and as of 4/27/15, could no longer provide NIST's required hazardous waste services. An emergency contract is required by NIST to immediately provide hazardous waste services for the following reasons: 1. NIST is an EPA designated large quantity generator of hazardous waste. Hazardous waste is generated continuously at NIST facilities and must be routinely disposed in order to keep NIST facilities functioning safely and in compliance with federal and state regulations. 2. IAW federal/state regulations, hazardous waste currently stored on site must be shipped out of the NIST site within 90 days of its initial accumulation. Consequently, some wastes must be shipped out by June 3, 2015, lest NIST be subject to regulatory violations and fines. 3. The 3 shipments not properly disposed still remain the responsibility of NIST. IAW federal regulations, NIST retains liability for the hazardous waste regardless of problems with the Contractor and must dispose of this waste in a timely manner to avoid regulatory violations and fines. Clean Venture, Inc. is the only source determined to be reasonably available for the following reasons: 1. Clean Venture is a known entity in the Hazardous Waste Management Industry with a strong compliance record and a fully staffed office in Baltimore, MD. 3. For the past eight years, much of NIST's waste has been disposed at Clean Venture Disposal Facilities through subcontracts from the incumbent contractor. Consequently, Clean Venture is familiar with NIST wastes and has processes in place for the waste disposal. A new Disposal Contractor would need to conduct a lengthy review of NIST wastes. 4. NIST hazardous waste currently pending disposal has been delivered by the incumbent contractor to a Clean Venture Disposal Facility for disposal. In order for another Hazardous Waste Contractor to dispose of this waste, NIST would need to incur the additional cost, schedule delays, and risk required for the hazardous waste to be transported back to NIST, and then to another facility for disposal. These additional costs, schedule delays, and risk would prevent another contractor from being reasonable available to perform the requirements.

Chemical Inventory Management System

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 1, 2015
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Notice of Intent. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to negotiate on a sole source basis, under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b) (1), with BIOVIA, INC., located at 5005 Wateridge Vista Drive, San Diego, CA 92121 to purchase an annual agreement for maintenance and technical support of the CisPro Chemical Inventory Management System in use at NIST, and with the possibility of 3 additional option periods. Anticipated cost shall not exceed $128,000.00. Sole Source justification is based on the following: The NIST Office of Safety Health and Environment (OSHE) proposes to purchase maintenance and technical support for the current NIST owned CISPro Chemical Inventory Management System from Biovia, Inc. (formerly Accelrys, Inc, formerly Chem SW, Inc.) CISPro is a relational database that has been customized for chemical inventories that provides the following outcomes. • Tracking individual chemical containers through bar coding, • Storing material safety data sheets and other hazard information for each chemical, • Providing critical hazardous material inventory information for emergency responders, and • Generating reports required for mandatory regulatory compliance. Biovia, Inc. is the sole source and sole provider of maintenance and support for CISPro. Utilizing another chemical inventory software package is not possible at this time for NIST. Transitioning to an alternate software system would result in the following: • Costs of $200,000 or more for the purchase of a new software package duplicating expenses previously paid for CISPro, • Extensive efforts to retrain over 900 chemical inventory users impacting the efficiency of NIST researchers and the completion/risk to ongoing NIST projects, as well as travel related expenses to train users at satellite campuses that utilize the software, • Potential incidents and injuries resulting from a loss of control over the chemical inventory and chemical hazard information during the change of software, • Potential increased risk to emergency responders due to inaccurate accounting of chemical inventories during a transition of software, • Potential violations of the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right to Know Act regulations if NIST is not able to produce accurate regulatory reports during the change of software. For these reasons, NIST intends to enter into a sole source procurement of CISPro maintenance and technical support from Biovia, Inc. The resulting purchase order will be a Firm Fixed Price purchase order. The NAICS Code is 519130 with a size standard of 500 employees. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, responses received by 12:00EST June 1st, 2015, will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement Inquiry POCs erik.frycklund@nist.gov Primary grace.garrity@nist.gov Secondary National Institutes of Standards and Technologies NIST Acquisition Management Division (AMD) 100 Bureau Dr. Mail Stop 1640 Gaithersburg, MD. 20899-1640

Electronic Lab Notebook Software License

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 26, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 - Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a separate written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is being issued under the authority of FAR Part 13 Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items. This solicitation is a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-89 effective 14 July 2016.The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 5112106 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This acquisition uses unrestricted competition procedures. Responsible quoters shall provide pricing for the following line items. Line Item 0001: Quantity one (1) each, perpetual server software license inclusive of software updates in accordance with the Statement of Work. DeliveryThe software must be delivered within 30 days of the date of award. The items shall be delivered either electronically or via hard disk to: The National Institute of Standards and Technology100 Bureau DriveBuilding 301Gaithersburg, MD 20899 EVALUATION CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR AWARDThe Government intends to award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quotation, conforming to the solicitation, is the lowest price, technically acceptable quotation.Technically acceptable means that the Contractor provides a software license that meets the specifications detailed in the Statement of Work. If a quoter does not indicate how its proposed software meets a certain minimum requirement, NIST will determine that it does not.NIST requires a commercial product to meet its needs. Only MINOR modifications to existing commercially available products will be considered technically acceptable. To the extent that a contractor's quote contains minor customizations, the contractor must demonstrate successful previous applications of those customizations in a function and environment similar to the subject requirements.Price will be evaluated to determine that total price is consistent with the technical portion of the quotation and is a fair and reasonable overall price to the Government.REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS All Contractors shall submit the following:1. For the purpose of evaluation of Technical Acceptability:Quoters shall provide documentation that showing how the contractor's software is capable of meeting the specifications as detailed in the Statement of Work including its compatibility with OpenEventory datasets. Contractors shall also provide information regarding their software updates. To the extent that a contractor's quote contains minor customizations, the contractor must demonstrate successful previous applications of those customizations in a function and environment similar to the subject requirements.2. For the purpose of Price:Offeror shall provide a firm-fixed price quotation for the Contract Line Item.3. Quoters shall include a completed copy of the highlighted provisions located in the Applicable Provisions and Clauses attachment.4. If the contractor objects to any of the terms and conditions contained in this solicitation, the contractor shall state "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" [Contractor shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)].It is the sole responsibility of the contractor to identify in their quote any exceptions to the terms and conditions of the solicitation. If the contractor does not include such a statement, the submission of a quotation in response to this solicitation will be regarded as the Contractor's acceptance of the Government's terms and conditions for inclusion into the resultant purchase order.5. Quoters shall provide an active DUNS # for the System for Award Management (SAM) registration. Quoters must have an active registration at www.SAM.Gov to be considered for award.Please note that this procurement IS NOT being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If a contractor submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the contractor's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation;DUE DATE FOR QUOTATIONS E-mail quotations are required. All quotations must be submitted via e-mail to Susan Ruzicka, Contract Specialist at Susan.Ruzicka@Nist.gov. FAX quotations will not be accepted.Submission must be received not later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday 26 August 2016. A quotation shall be considered received when it is received in the electronic inbox of Susan Ruzicka not later than the date and time identified herein.All questions regarding this notice must be submitted via e-mail to Susan.Ruzicka@nist.gov by 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday 19 August 2016. Questions submitted after this date may not be addressed by the Government prior to the quotation submission deadline.PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The clauses and provisions applicable to this solicitation can be found under Applicable Clauses & Provisions. The full text of a FAR provision or clause may be accessed electronically at https://farsite.hill.af.mil or www.acquisition.gov/far.The full text of a CAR provision or clause may be accessed electronically at https://farsite.hill.af.mil or http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/. ATTACHMENTS:The following attachments apply to this solicitation:1. The Statement of Work2. Applicable Clauses & Provisions

Fingerprint Force Measurement System

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published August 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 1, 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 - Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a separate written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is being issued under the authority of FAR Parts 12 and 13. Simplified Acquisition Procedures shall be utilized. This solicitation is a Request for Quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 effective 05 August 2015. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 with a small business size standard of 500 Employees. This acquisition is being procured using full and open competition. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Materials Measurement Science Division requires a fingerprint force measurement system meeting the minimum specifications in accordance with the attached Statement of Work. Responsible quoters shall provide pricing for all of the following line items. All equipment must be new. Used or remanufactured equipment will not be considered for award. Line Item 0001: (BASE LINE ITEM) Quantity one (1) each, Fingerprinting Force Measurement System meeting all specifications in accordance with the Statement of Work. Line Item 0002: (BASE LINE ITEM) Quantity one (1) job, Warranty. The contractor shall provide one year (12 months) of warranty services as specified in the Statement of Work. Warranty services shall commence upon final acceptance of the equipment by the Government. Line Item 0003 (OPTION LINE ITEM): Training at Contractor's Site The contractor shall provide training at their site in accordance with the statement of work. Line Item 0004 (OPTION LINE ITEM): Training on-site at NIST The contractor shall provide training on-site at NIST in accordance with the statement of work. Line Item 0005 (OPTION LINE ITEM): Installation The contractor shall install the equipment in accordance with the statement of work. Line Item 0006 (OPTION LINE ITEM): Consultation Service for Installation The contractor shall provide consultation services for NIST during installation that NIST will perform in accordance with the statement of work. Line Item 0007 [OPTION LINE ITEM]: Quantity one (1) job, Maintenance Services, Year 1. The contractor shall provide one year (12 months) of maintenance services as specified in the Statement of Work. Line Item 0008 [OPTION LINE ITEM]: Quantity one (1) job, Maintenance Services, Year 2. The contractor shall provide one year (12 months) of maintenance services as specified in the Statement of Work. Line Item 0009 [OPTION LINE ITEM]: Quantity one (1) job, Maintenance Services, Year 3. The contractor shall provide one year (12 months) of maintenance services as specified in the Statement of Work. Delivery All work shall be completed not later than 180 days after award. Delivery terms shall be F.O.B. Destination. All equipment shall be shipped to: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Building 301 Shipping and Receiving, 100 Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 2089. FOB DESTINATION MEANS: The contractor shall pack and mark the shipment in conformance with carrier requirements, deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the purchase order, be responsible for loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt and acceptance of the shipment by the consignee at the delivery point specified in the purchase order; and pay all charges to the specified point of delivery. EVALUATION CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR AWARD The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quotation, conforming to the solicitation, is the lowest price, technically acceptable quotation. Technically Acceptable means: • The Contractor has quoted a fingerprint force measurement system that meets all required specifications; AND • All requirements of all base and option line items are met; AND • The contractor has demonstrated expertise with LabView Software in a robotic environment; AND • The contractor has demonstrated experience manufacturing similar robotic system; AND • Notwithstanding a neutral rating, a satisfactory record of past performance based on information obtained during the past performance evaluation. Price shall be evaluated for all quoters whose quotations are determined technically acceptable. Price will be evaluated to determine that total price is a fair and reasonable overall price to the Government. REQUIRED SUBMISSIONS All Contractors shall submit the following: 1. For the purpose of evaluation of Technical Acceptability: a. Technical sketch of the finger phantom holder and adapters that shows dimensions, positioning, placement and how these components will interface within the final system; b. Documentation of commercial components that will be utilized within the quoted system. Documentation shall include the make and model number of each quoted component as well as a technical data sheet for each quoted component; c. LabVIEW program VI flow chart for instrument control and data acquisition. The flow chart shall demonstrate that the resultant system will include software with real time data acquisition as well as control for sensors; 2. Descriptions of projects the quoter and/or their proposed subcontractor(s) have performed in the past 3 years that demonstrate experience with LabView software in a robotic environment AND projects that demonstrate experience with manufacturing similar robotic systems. Project descriptions must include descriptions of the project and the delivered end products. Projects described must be relevant to the required work; 3. Past performance information regarding relevant contracts over the past three (3) years with Federal, state, or local governments, or commercial customers. If the quoter intends to subcontract with another firm(s) for part of this requirement, that firm's past performance information shall also be provided. If the quoter has no relevant past performance, it shall include a statement to that effect in its quotation. The Government reserves the right to consider data obtained from sources other than those described by the quoter in its quotation. The description of each contract described in this section shall not exceed one-half page in length. For each contract, the quoter shall provide the following information: • Contract number; • Description and relevance to solicitation requirements include dollar value; • Period of Performance - indicate by month and year the state and completion (or "ongoing") dates for the contract; • Reference Contact - If a non-Government contract, identify the name and address of the client with current telephone number and email address of a point of contact of the client responsible for the contract; • Contracting Office - If a Government contract (Federal or state), identify the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO), administrative Contracting Officer (ACO), and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and their names, current telephone numbers and email addresses. • Problems Encountered - include information regarding information regarding any problems encountered on the contracts described above and corrective actions taken to resolve those problems. Past performance must be addressed by the Contractor. If the Contractor has no recent and/or relevant past performance performing the required work, the quotation must so state. 4. For the purpose of evaluation of Price: Quoters shall provide a firm-fixed price quotation for each Line Item as specified in the Contract Line Items, and a total firm fixed-price inclusive of all required line items. 5. Quoters shall include a completed copy of the attached provision, "Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015)" with their quotation in order to be considered for award. 6. Quoters shall include a completed copy of the attached provision, FAR 52.225-4, Buy American-Israeli Trade Act Certificate (May 2014). 7. Quoters shall include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows: a. The offeror shall state "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition." OR b. The offeror shall state "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s). Please note that this procurement IS NOT being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If a contractor submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the contractor's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation; 8. Quoters shall provide an active DUNS # for their System for Award Management (SAM) registration. Quoters must have an active registration at www.SAM.Gov in order to receive an award. 9. If the quoter's representations and certifications do not reflect the NAICS code governing this solicitation, quoters must submit documentation as to whether or not they are a small business under the NAICS code governing this solicitation. DUE DATE FOR QUOTATIONS E-mail quotations are required. All quotations must be submitted via e-mail to Susan Ruzicka, Contract Specialist at Susan.Ruzicka@Nist.gov. FAX quotations will not be accepted. Submission must be received not later than 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday 01 September 2015. A quotation shall be considered received when it is received in the electronic inbox of Susan Ruzicka not later than the date and time identified herein. All questions regarding this notice must be submitted via e-mail to Susan.Ruzicka@nist.gov by 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday 26 August 2015. Questions submitted after this date may not be addressed by the Government prior to the quotation submission deadline. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES The provisions and clauses applicable to this solicitation can be found under Applicable Provisions and Clauses. The full text of a FAR provision or clause may be accessed electronically at https://farsite.hill.af.mil or www.acquisition.gov/far. ATTACHMENTS: The following attachments apply to this solicitation: 1. The Statement of Work 2. Applicable Provisions and Clauses, Pages 4-20. This attachment is complete as provided. There are no pages missing. 3. Representation Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability

US Government seeks to Lease Office, Warehouse Space and Television Studio in Gaithersburg,MD

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published December 11, 2014  -  Deadline January 6, 2015
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General Services Administration (GSA) seeks to lease the following space: State: Maryland City: Gaithersburg Delineated Area: North: Maryland I-70 South: Capital Beltway East: MD Route 29 West: I-270 Required Sq. Ft. (RSF): 54,326 RSF Required Sq. Ft. (ABOA): 54,267 ABOA Space Type: Office, Warehouse and 4,230 (RSF approx) Broadcast and Television Studio. Approximately, 67% office and 33% Television studio and Warehouse. Parking Spaces (Total): Per applicable Code Parking Spaces (Surface): 2 -parking spaces reserved for Govt. Vehicles Lease Term: 10 Years Firm Term: 10 Years Option to Renew N/A Additional Requirements: -Government access to the building 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year. -Level II Security.-Minimum ceiling height of 24' in Broadcast/TV Studio Area.-Lease to be net of utilities except in the common areas in Government Leased Space (utilities shall be included in common areas). -Daytime Janitorial Cleaning for entire leased premises. -One on-grade loading dock,on grade with 1st floor television studio and supporting areas. -Enhanced HVAC requirements for Broadcast/TV Studio. - Raised floording required in approximately 15,000 RSF on the same floor as the television broadcasting studio and supporting areas. -Additional Enhancements: Including super flat floors, soundproofing, acoustics, insulation and utilities required for Broadcast/TV Studio and supporting areas. -Broadcast/TV Studio and supporting areas must be located on the same floor and all space (including warehouse and office areas) must be located on no more than 2 contiguous floors. The Government currently occupies office, warehouse, broadcast/television studio and supporting space at 16071 Industrial Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. The space consists of approximately 67% office and 33% warehouse and television studio and supporting areas. The Government will consider alternative space if economically advantageous. The Government will use the information it receives in response to this advertisement as a basis to develop a cost-benefit analysis and to determine whether to compete the lease requirement or pursue a sole source justification to remain at its current location. In making this determination, the Government will consider, among other things, the availability of alternate space that potentially can satisfy the Government's requirements, as well as costs likely to be incurred through relocating, such as physical move costs, replication of tenant improvements and telecommunications infrastructure, and non-productive agency downtime. The current facility contains an array of specialized equipment, electronics, and cabling to support a broadcast/ television studio, broadcasting headquarters and national monitoring areas as well as office and warehouse space. Elements of the television studio include level floors, enhanced materials, acoustics and insulation, raised floors in a majority of the leased space, anechoic and semi-anechoic areas, and non-standard ceiling heights (24') feet in Broadcast/TV studio area approximately 4,230 RSF. Requirement for non-standard column spacing for the broadcast/TV studio, requiring non supporting columns for approximately 4,230 RSF and enhanced HVAC systems able to provide adequate cooling and heating with absolutely no sound intrusion. Many of the supporting rooms and offices are sound proof consisting of specialized materials for doors, ceilings and floors, walls, hardware, glass and the space must be able of producing an ultra quiet environment. The majority of supporting space to the broadcast/TV studio consists of raised flooring. An on grade loading dock with 1st floor is required to avoid unnecessary movement of equipment and materials for television studion and supporting areas. The space shall be ready for occupancy no later than October 8, 2015. Offered space must meet Government requirements for fire safety, accessibility, and sustainability standards per the terms of the Lease. The lease shall be net of utilities in the Government Leased Space; utilities shall be included in common areas. Offered space shall not be within a 100 year flood plain. The space must meet requirements for handicapped access in accordance with ABAAS guidelines. Space shall be located within the Delineated Area reflected above. Expressions of Interest should include the following: 1) Building name and address, and location of space in the building. 2) Legal Description. 3) CAD drawing of Space Offered. 4) ANSI/BOMA defined Office Area Square Feet. 5) Rentable Square Feet Offered. 6) Percentage of Common Area Factor used to Determine the Rentable Square Feet. 7) Net of utilities in Government Leased Space (utilities shall be included in common areas). 8) Annual rental rate including Lessor's standard Tenant Improvement Allowance/Work Letter amount to be offered. 9) The proposed rate should include a tenant improvement allowance of $58.00 per ABOA for new/existing buildings excluding the incumbent Lessor. The incumbent lessor to include a Tenant Improvement Allowance of $27.61. 10) Tenant Improvement Allowance amortization rate, if any. 11) Number of parking spaces available on the premises. 12) Name, address, telephone number, and email address of individual to be contacted. Submission by other than the owner or manager of a property must be accompanied by a letter from the ownership granting permission to make a general offering of space. In instances where the Offeror is representing more than one property, the Offeror is hereby notified that they may only participate in negotiations on behalf of one owner. Expressions of Interest Due: 1/6/2015 Market Survey (Estimated): 1/15/2015 Offers Due: 2/10/2015 Occupancy (Estimated): 10/8/2015 Interested parties should send expressions of interest to: Name: Bill Evans Title: Executive Vice President/Broker Address: DTZ Americas Inc. 3000 K Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20007 Office: Cell: 202.280.6988 703.856.0826 Email Address: bill.evans@dtz.com Secondary Point of Contact: Name: Mary Catherine Washo Title: Associate Vice President Address: DTZ Americas Inc. 3000 K Street, NW, Suite 200 Washington, DC 20007 Office: 202.721.2355 Email Address: mc.washo@dtz.com With Copy To: Name: James Phelan Title: Senior Lease Contracting Officer Address: U.S. General Services Administration 301 7th Street, SW, Room 1610 Washington, DC 20007 Office: 202.219.1886 Email Address: jim.phelan@gsa.gov Government Contacts: Lease Contracting Officer James Phelan Lease Contracting Specialist Richard Miller Broker DTZ Americas, Inc. Please reference Project Number 4MD0298

PFA Jars

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published February 25, 2016  -  Deadline March 4, 2016
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86, effective January 4th, 2016.The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 326160 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This acquisition is being procured as a 100% small business set aside. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation's reference laboratory for chemical measurements and standards to enhance U.S. industry's productivity and competitiveness, assure equity in trade, and provide quality assurance for chemical measurements used for assessing and improving public health, safety, and the environment. The Chemical Science Division supports the former National Biomonitoring Specimen Bank (NBSB) facility at NIST Gaithersburg, MD and the current Marine Environmental Specimen Bank (Marine ESB) at NIST Charleston, SC. The NBSB was established by NIST in 1979 for the long-term preservation of representative environmental specimens for deferred analysis and evaluation. These valuable samples enable investigators to extend their research into the past and provides for future verification of analytical results. Thousands of samples continue to be collected and archived for many projects and are stored at both -150° C (LN2 vapor phase freezers) and -80° C (mechanical freezers) temperatures. EVALUATION CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR AWARD Award shall be made to the contractor that provides the lowest priced, technically acceptable quote. Technical acceptability means that the quote meets all of the stated salient characteristics. The Government will evaluate information based on the following evaluation criteria:1)Technical Capability factor "Meeting the Requirement," and2) Price.Technical Capability: Evaluation of Technical Capability will be based on the information provided in the quotation.Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. ALL OFFERORS SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING 1) A firm fixed price quotation meeting the requirements of the statement of work.2) A description and/or product literature which clearly demonstrates that all the requirements of the statement of work have been met. Offeror shall include the manufacturer or brand name, make and model of the products, manufacturer sales literature or other product literature which addresses all minimum specifications, and clearly documents that the offered product meets the minimum specifications required.3) The DUNS # for the quoter's active System for Award Management (SAM) registration. Quoters must have an active registration at www.SAM.Gov to be considered for award.4) If the contractor objects to any of the terms and conditions contained in this solicitation, the contractor shall state "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" [Contractor shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s)]. It is the sole responsibility of the contractor to identify in their quote any exceptions to the terms and conditions of the solicitation. If the contractor does not include such a statement, the submission of a quotation in response to this solicitation will be regarded as the Contractor's acceptance of the Government's terms and conditions for inclusion into the resultant purchase order. Please note that this procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation; Payment will be made in one lump sum upon successful completion of the requirements and Government acceptance as identified in the Statement of Work.Delivery terms shall be FOB DestinationFOB DESTINATION MEANS: The contractor shall pack and mark the shipment in conformance with carrier requirements, deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the purchase order, be responsible for loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt and acceptance of the shipment by the consignee at the delivery point specified in the purchase order; and pay all charges to the specified point of delivery. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES - The following provisions and clauses are applicable to this solicitation and resultant contract. The full text of a FAR provision or clause may be accessed electronically at www.acquisition.gov .The following provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.204-7, System for Award Management;52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards;52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting;52.204-17, Ownership or Control of Offeror;52.204-18, Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance;52.204-19, Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications;52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial;52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items;52.225-25, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications;52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference -- This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: www.acquisition.gov In accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at https://www.sam.gov . If paragraph (j) of the provision applies, a written submission is required; The following clauses apply to this acquisition: 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items including subparagraphs: 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside;52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders;52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Representation;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; 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons;52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, Alternate II52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases;52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management; 52.233-3, Protest After Award;52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim;52.247-34, FOB Destination; 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference -- 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 address www.acquisition.gov 1352.246-70, Place of acceptance;(a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract.(b) The place of acceptance will be: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGYHOLLINGS MARINE LABCHARLESTON SC 29412-9112 1352.201-70, Contracting Officer's Authority;1352.209-73, Compliance with the laws;1352.209-74, Organizational conflict of interest;1352.233-70, Agency protests;1352.233-71, GAO and Court of Federal Claims protests;Department of Commerce Agency-Level Protest Procedures Level above the Contracting Officer is also incorporated. It can be downloaded at www.nist.gov/admin/od/contract/agency.htm.

FORKLIFT

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published March 27, 2015  -  Deadline April 3, 2015
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a requirement for a forklift to be used by the HVAC&R equipment group and the Structures group at NIST. The forklift will be used to move: air handlers, chillers, insulation samples, concrete samples, steel beams, and other items. THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A SEPARATE WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR PART 13. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-80, effective 3/2/2015. 1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Judith.hicklin@nist.gov. Questions should be received no later April 3, 2015. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of Provision) The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 333924 with a small business size standard of 750 employees. This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small business. Background: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) must procure a new forklift to be used by the Energy and Environment Division and the Materials and Structural Systems Division. The Forklift will be used to move air handlers, chillers, insulation samples, concrete samples, steel beams, and other items. The Forklift specified is a standard capacity (5000 lb.) LPG powered unit. The Forklift will be used by the HVAC&R equipment group and the Structures group at NIST. Offerors shall provide firm-fixed-pricing for the following: Line Item 0001: Description: The Contractor shall provide a Standard capacity (5000 lb.) LPG powered Forklift. Quantity: 1 Unit Minimum Requirements See Attachment A - Specifications Warranty Contractor shall provide at a minimum: 12 months or 2,000 hours whichever occurs first: Full Manufacturer's warranty 36 months or 6,000 hours whichever occurs first: Manufacturer's powertrain warranty Delivery Delivery should be FOB DESTINATION. Shipped to NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899: Attention: John Wamsley (301)975-6578 PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. Provisions 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items Offerors shall complete annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. Clauses 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS - ALTERNATE I (AUG 2012) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2013) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006), 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Aug 2012) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government`s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Dec 2010) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Apr 2012) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (Jun 2003) 52.222-19, Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Mar 2012) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Sep 2010) 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) Department of Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR) clauses. Please submit a written request to the Contract Specialist for the full text of these clauses. 1352.201-70 CONTRACTING OFFICER's AUTHORITY (APR 2010) 1352.209-73 COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAWS (APR 2010) 1352.209-74 ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (APR 2010) 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010) 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) Department of Commerce Agency-Level Protest Procedures Level above the Contracting Officer is also incorporated. It can be downloaded at http://www.nist.gov/admin/od/contract/agency.htm. National Institute of Standards and Technology Clauses. NIST LOCAL 04 BILLING INSTRUCTIONS (a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered. (9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621 INSTRUCTIONS: System for Award Management In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award. Due Date for Quotations Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 3, 2015. FAX and hard-copy quotations shall not be accepted. Quotations shall be e-mailed to Judith.hicklin@nist.gov. Offerors' quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions 1) Price Quotation: The pricing quotation shall be separate from any other portion of the quotation. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price for CLIN 0001. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from the date quotations are due. 2) Technical Quotation: The technical quotation shall address the following: 3) Technical Capability: The Offeror shall provide written details of the requirements requested in the Specifications. All specifications listed must be met. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for services/supplies as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. QUOTATION EVALUATION: Evaluation Factors This requirement will be awarded to the Offeror who presents a technically acceptable offer at the lowest price. A quotation will only be considered technically acceptable if it clearly demonstrates compliance with the attached Schedule of Required Items, provides a firm fixed price for each CLIN as a whole, and follows all other instructions given in the solicitation. Pricing quoted by the Offeror will be evaluated to determine whether it is fair and reasonable. Award may be made by the Contracting Officer without discussions.

GLOVE BOX

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published September 1, 2015  -  Deadline September 7, 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-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This procurement is being procured using full and open competition. Background: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NIST Center for Neutron Research has a requirement for a Glove Box. The National Institutes of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) has a requirement for an inert atmosphere glove box for handling neutron activated, air sensitive samples including powders. The glove box must provide a safe environment for sample preparation. The materials that will be used in the glove box often react violently with oxygen and water. The glove box must provide space and accessories for sample preparation as well as a purification system that will assure the desired atmospheric integrity. The purpose of the procurement is to acquire a glove box that will provide a safe environment for air sensitive powder samples preparation of materials that are studied using neutron scattering. Due to the chemical nature of these samples, they degrade and can react violently when exposed to moisture or oxygen. This procurement will provide the staff with a much-needed addition to the existing work spaces in NCNR by allowing the capability to handle air and moisture sensitive samples that are radioactive because they have been activated by neutrons. 1352.215-72 Inquiries (Apr 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Lynda.Roark@nist.gov. Questions should be received no later than 2 calendar days after the issuance date of this solicitation. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of Provision) Requirement: The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price quotation for the following: Line Item 0001, a quantity of one Glove Box, meeting or exceeding the following minimum requirements (All equipment must be new. Used and refurbished equipment shall not be considered for award): 1. General Requirements: a. The overall dimensions of the glove box including the antechamber shall not be greater than 80"W x 36"D x 40"H. The purification, regeneration, and vacuum systems shall not add to these dimensions; they should be accommodated below the glove box due to space restrictions. b. It should be single-sided, 2-port length with two removable inner port covers. c. The glove box must be made of Stainless Steel (304) at least 3-mm thick. d. The dimensions of the main antechamber shall be at least, inner diameter, greater than or equal to 300 mm, length greater than or equal to 550 mm, with a sliding tray. The antechamber dimensions are included in the overall dimensions of the glove box. e. Window material must be compatible with radioactive materials and at least 10-mm thick. 2. Ancillary Requirements: a. It must have either 2 double receptacle electrical outlets OR an electrical feed through with power strip inside of the box. Location of outlets or electrical feed will be chosen for approval at the time for drawing submission. b. For storage, it must have a minimum of 2 removable and adjustable shelves on the wall opposite the antechamber. c. For illumination, it must have overhead fluorescence lights. d. It must have a second antechamber, inner diameter greater than or equal to 125 mm, length greater than or equal to 250 mm, also installed on the right side of the glove box, same construction materials as the primary antechamber. Must have analog dials on both the small and primary antechamber to display vacuum reading. 3. Gas Purification System: a. Must have a purifier column for the removal of water and oxygen b. Must have a single stage purifier with a 40 to 50 CFM blower c. Automatic catalyst regeneration with the programmable logic controller (PLC). (The Government will give stronger consideration to the quotation that offers a second regeneration column. The second column will allow the glove box to be operational during regeneration procedures) d. The analyzer must be sensitive to better than 1-ppm oxygen and 1% water: 1. If the analyzers require outside calibration as part of routine maintenance, the chemical materials within the sensors must be indicated in detail within the quotation. 2. If the analyzers require calibration as part of routine maintenance, a second set of analyzers must be provided in order to alternate time frames for calibration. 4. Control System: a. Must have a programmable logic controller (PLC) and LCD interface. (The Government will give stronger consideration to a system that has the ability to switch to manual control) b. Must display active readings of oxygen and water concentration values c. The glove box must have automatic antechamber control, automatic regeneration, and automatic pressure control d. Must have a foot pedal for manual pressure control of the glove box 5. Vacuum Pump must be an Edwards or Equivalent, 10 cfm or better dry pump: The dry pumps must meet or exceed the following salient characteristics: a. To be able to pump down to at least 10-2 mbar; b. Must be 10 cfm dry pump or better; 6. Ultra Low Particulate Air (ULPA) filters: a. The set-up, includes the Glove Box, filters, and connected pump, must be equipped with ULPA filters at locations in order to monitor and evaluate the radioactivity. At minimum, these must include locations between the pump and the glove box, at the exhaust of the pump, and at the exhaust of the glove box 7. Fire suppression system port: a. It must include a KF 40 port at the top of the glove box, with specific location to be provided on drawings during review after award, to allow for incorporation of a fire suppression system if needed at a later time LINE ITEM 0002: Installation: The system shall be installed by the Contractor and meet contract specifications no later than 30 days after delivery. Installation, at a minimum, shall include uncrating/unpackaging of all equipment, rigging, set-up and hook-up of the system, demonstration of all specifications, and removal of trash. Onsite installation and demonstration shall be done at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD- Building 235. LINE ITEM 0003: Training The contractor shall conduct one (1) training session for up to six (6) users at NIST. The training shall provide a thorough demonstration of all system/solution functions, maintenance, data administration, and basic troubleshooting. The training may be completed at NIST immediately after installation/set-up and on-site measurements demonstrating that no damage or misalignment issues arose during transportation and installation, but shall be completed no later than 30 days after installation. Government Responsibilities: The Government will provide any electrical connections, gas lines, and regulators from required gas cylinders to the glove box and regenerations system. Express Warranty The contractor shall warrant the entire system for a period of at least two years. The warranty must include unlimited telephone/e-mail support for questions regarding operation. All costs including parts, labor, travel, and other expenses necessary to repair the system will be borne solely by the contractor at no additional cost to the U.S. Government. The contractor must provide technical support via the telephone or email with a response time of less than 24 hours. Inspection and Acceptance In addition to the inspection and acceptance terms articulated in 52.212-4, the Government reserves the right to perform such performance tests and evaluations as defined below to verify specified system performance. Such tests and evaluations, if performed, shall be conducted within the environment that the system is to be operated. The Contractor has the right to be present during the tests and evaluations, if performed, at the Contractor's expense. The following tests shall be performed within 30 days after receipt of instrument: 1. The Government will verify the sensors are reading values within specified range, that pump is able to pump down to required values Delivery: Deliverable 1: The Contractor shall provide detailed engineering drawings prior to fabrication/manufacturing of the unit, for approval by TPOC (TBD at award). The Contractor shall submit the drawings electronically. PDF format or Word document. Due not later than 15 days after contract is awarded. The Government shall review, provide a response and/or approve the drawings not later than 15 days after receipt of drawings. Deliverable 2: Final Unit Delivery: to include, but not limited to, all accessories, components, and installation/instruction manuals. The contractor must supply one hard copy and one electronic copy of the manual and documentation. Final delivery shall take place in coordination with the TPOC and the Contractor. The delivery, installation, and training shall be completed not later than January 31, 2015. The room in which the instrument will be housed must be reconfigured upon receipt of a final drawing. The contractor shall be notified by the TPOC of the room completion, prior to manufacturing and delivery to commence. The Government will not be able to store the instrument while the room is being reconfigured. If the room is not completed by the final delivery date, the Government will modify the contract to reflect the completion. Deliverable 3: The contractor shall provide installation and training not later than 30 days after delivery of the unit. Scheduling of the installation and training shall be coordinated between the TPOC and Contractor after award. Delivery term shall be FOB Destination. FOB Destination means: The Contractor shall pack and mark the shipment in conformance with carrier requirements, deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the purchase order, be responsible for any loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt and acceptance of the shipment by the consignee at the delivery point specified in the purchase order; and pay all charges to the specified point of delivery. The contractor shall deliver the items to NIST, BLD 301, Shipping and Receiving, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. Those marked with an asterisk are provided in full text in Attachment 1. Provisions 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.204-7, System for Award Management 52.204-8, Annual Representations and Certifications 52.209-2, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations-Representation 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 52.225-4, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate Offerors shall complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. Clauses 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items- including subparagraphs: 52.202-1: Definitions; 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government; 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interests when SubContracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns 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, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving 52.225-13 Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Representation and Certification 52.225-3 Buy American - Free Trade Agreement Israeli Trade Act 52.225-4, Alt I. Buy American - Tree Trade Agreements Israeli Trade Act Certificate 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business SubContractors 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation 52.247-35 F.O.B. Destination - Within Consignees Premises 1352.201-70 Contracting Officer's Authority 1352.209-73 Compliance with the Laws 1352.246-70 Place of acceptance. Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: NIST 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (End of clause) Due Date for Quotations Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on September 7, 2015. FAX quotations shall not be accepted. E- mail quotations shall be accepted at lynda.roark@nist.gov. Offeror's quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Quotations may also be sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Acquisition Management Division, Attn: Lynda Roark, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1640. All Offerors should ensure the RFQ number is visible on the outermost packaging. Because of heightened security, electronic delivery is the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through Gate A, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Lynda Roark, Contract Specialist on 301-975-33725 Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions 1). Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the price quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The pricing quotation shall be separate from any other portion of the quotation. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price quotation for each CLIN. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 30 days from the date quotations are due. 2). Technical Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the technical quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The technical quotation shall address the following: Technical Capability: The offeror shall submit a technical description or product literature for the system it is proposing, which clearly identifies each requirement listed above. The offeror must demonstrate that its proposed system meets or exceeds each minimum requirement described above by providing a citation to the relevant section of its technical description or product literature. The contractor must not simply state they will meet the requirement, evidence must be provided. Specifically, in addition to the technical description or product literature. If applicable, evidence that the Offeror is authorized by the original provider to provide the item(s) in the quotation should be included. 3). Past Performance: The offeror shall provide past performance information regarding relevant contracts over the past five (5) years with Federal, state, or local governments, or commercial customers. If the offeror intends to subcontract with another firm(s) for part of this requirement, that firm's past performance information shall also be provided. If the offeror has no relevant past performance, it may include a statement to that effect in its quotation. The government reserves the right to consider data obtained from sources other than those described by the offeror in its quotation. It is recommended that approximately 3-5 contracts be referenced. The description of each contract/order described in this section shall not exceed one half page in length. For each contract/order, the offeror shall provide the following information: 1. Contract number; 2. Description and relevance to solicitation requirements including dollar value; 3. Period of Performance - indicate by month and year the state and completion (or "ongoing") dates for the contract; 4. Reference Contact - If a non-Government contract, identify the name and address of the client with current telephone number and email address of a point of contact of the client responsible for the contract; 5. Contracting Office - If a Government contract (Federal or state), identify the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO), administrative Contracting Officer (ACO), and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and their names, current telephone numbers and email addresses. 6. Problems Encountered - include information regarding information regarding any problems encountered on the contracts described above and corrective actions taken to resolve those problems. 4). Experience: The offeror shall demonstrate the extent to which it has recently manufactured, distributed, and installed similar equipment. Vendors shall submit a list of at least three similar systems supplied in the past five (5) years. Information shall include the model name/number, date of sale, end user name, and end user contact information. 5). Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for equipment as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. Evaluation Factors Award shall be made to the offeror whose quotation offers the best value to the Government price and other factors considered. The Government will evaluate quotations based on the following evaluation criteria: 1) Technical Capability 2). Past Performance, 3). Experience, and 4)Price. All non-price factors, when combined, are equally important to price. 1. Technical Capability: No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished instruments will be considered. Evaluation of technical capability shall be based on the information provided in the quotation. NIST will evaluate whether the offeror has demonstrated that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds all minimum requirements. Quotations that do not demonstrate the proposed equipment meets all requirements will not be considered further for award. If an offerors technical description and/or product literature does not indicate whether its proposed equipment meets a certain minimum requirement, and/or the offeror does not submit the test measurements/data from a real device, NIST will determine that it does not meet the requirements. The Government will give stronger consideration for the following items: a. Automatic catalyst regeneration with the programmable logic controller (PLC). (The Government will give stronger consideration to the quotation that offers a second regeneration column. The second column will allow the glove box to be operational during regeneration procedures) b. Must have a programmable logic controller (PLC) and LCD interface. (The Government will give stronger consideration to a system that has the ability to switch to manual control) 2. Past Performance: The Government will evaluate the Offeror's past performance information and, if appropriate, its proposed subcontractors' past performance to determine its relevance to the current requirement and the extent to which it demonstrates that the offeror has successfully completed relevant contracts in the past five years. In assessing the offeror's past performance information, NIST will evaluate, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction.. Evaluation of this factor will be based on information contained in the technical portion of the quotation and information provided by references. The Government will evaluate past performance information by contacting appropriate references, including NIST references, if applicable. The Government may also consider other available information in evaluating the Offeror's past performance. The Government will assign a neutral rating if the offeror has no relevant past performance information. 3. Experience: NIST will evaluate the extent of the offeror's experience providing similar or same equipment. 4. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: Patrick Staines, CONTRACTING OFFICER 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO) 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law {Class Deviation) (February 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that - (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Provision) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision)

GLOVE BOX

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 29, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 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-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This procurement is being procured using full and open competition. Background: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NIST Center for Neutron Research has a requirement for a Glove Box. The National Institutes of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) has a requirement for an inert atmosphere glove box for handling neutron activated, air sensitive samples including powders. The glove box must provide a safe environment for sample preparation. The materials that will be used in the glove box often react violently with oxygen and water. The glove box must provide space and accessories for sample preparation as well as a purification system that will assure the desired atmospheric integrity. The purpose of the procurement is to acquire a glove box that will provide a safe environment for air sensitive powder samples preparation of materials that are studied using neutron scattering. Due to the chemical nature of these samples, they degrade and can react violently when exposed to moisture or oxygen. This procurement will provide the staff with a much-needed addition to the existing work spaces in NCNR by allowing the capability to handle air and moisture sensitive samples that are radioactive because they have been activated by neutrons. 1352.215-72 Inquiries (Apr 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Lynda.Roark@nist.gov. Questions should be received no later than 7 calendar days after the issuance date of this solicitation. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of Provision) Requirement: The contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price quotation for the following: Line Item 0001, a quantity of one Glove Box, meeting or exceeding the following minimum requirements (All equipment must be new. Used and refurbished equipment shall not be considered for award): 1. General Requirements: a. The overall dimensions of the glove box including the antechamber shall not be greater than 80"W x 36"D x 40"H. The purification, regeneration, and vacuum systems shall not add to these dimensions; they should be accommodated below the glove box due to space restrictions. b. It should be single-sided, 2-port length with two removable inner port covers. c. The glove box must be made of Stainless Steel (304) at least 3-mm thick. d. The dimensions of the main antechamber shall be at least 15"D x 24"L with a sliding tray. The antechamber dimensions are included in the overall dimensions of the glove box. e. Window material must be compatible with radioactive materials and at least 10-mm thick. 2. Ancillary Requirements: a. It must have either 2 double receptacle electrical outlets OR an electrical feed through with power strip inside of the box. Location of outlets or electrical feed will be chosen for approval at the time for drawing submission. b. For storage, it must have a minimum of 2 removable and adjustable shelves on the wall opposite the antechamber. c. For illumination, it must have overhead fluorescence lights. d. It must have a second antechamber, size between 7" - 10" diameter, also installed on the right side of the glove box, same construction materials as the primary antechamber. Must have analog dials on both the small and primary antechamber to display vacuum reading. 3. Gas Purification System: a. Must have a purifier column for the removal of water and oxygen b. Must have a single stage purifier with a 40 to 50 CFM blower c. Automatic catalyst regeneration with the programmable logic controller (PLC). (The Government will give stronger consideration to the quotation that offers a second regeneration column. The second column will allow the glove box to be operational during regeneration procedures) d. The analyzer must be sensitive to better than 1-ppm oxygen and 1% water: 1. If the analyzers require outside calibration as part of routine maintenance, the chemical materials within the sensors must be indicated in detail within the quotation. 2. If the analyzers require calibration as part of routine maintenance, a second set of analyzers must be provided in order to alternate time frames for calibration. 4. Control System: a. Must have a programmable logic controller (PLC) and LCD interface. (The Government will give stronger consideration to a system that has the ability to switch to manual control) b. Must display active readings of oxygen and water concentration values c. The glove box must have automatic antechamber control, automatic regeneration, and automatic pressure control d. Must have a foot pedal for manual pressure control of the glove box 5. Vacuum Pump must be an Edwards or Equivalent, 10 cfm or better dry pump: The dry pumps must meet or exceed the following salient characteristics: a. To be able to pump down to at least 10-2 mbar; b. Must be 10 cfm dry pump or better; 6. Ultra Low Particulate Air (ULPA) filters: a. The set-up, includes the Glove Box, filters, and connected pump, must be equipped with ULPA filters at locations in order to monitor and evaluate the radioactivity. At minimum, these must include locations between the pump and the glove box, at the exhaust of the pump, and at the exhaust of the glove box 7. Fire suppression system port: a. It must include a KF 40 port at the top of the glove box, with specific location to be provided on drawings during review after award, to allow for incorporation of a fire suppression system if needed at a later time LINE ITEM 0002: Installation: The system shall be installed by the Contractor and meet contract specifications no later than 30 days after delivery. Installation, at a minimum, shall include uncrating/unpackaging of all equipment, rigging, set-up and hook-up of the system, demonstration of all specifications, and removal of trash. Onsite installation and demonstration shall be done at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD- Building 235. LINE ITEM 0003: Training The contractor shall conduct one (1) training session for up to six (6) users at NIST. The training shall provide a thorough demonstration of all system/solution functions, maintenance, data administration, and basic troubleshooting. The training may be completed at NIST immediately after installation/set-up and on-site measurements demonstrating that no damage or misalignment issues arose during transportation and installation, but shall be completed no later than 30 days after installation. Government Responsibilities: The Government will provide any electrical connections, gas lines, and regulators from required gas cylinders to the glove box and regenerations system. Express Warranty The contractor shall warrant the entire system for a period of at least two years. The warranty must include unlimited telephone/e-mail support for questions regarding operation. All costs including parts, labor, travel, and other expenses necessary to repair the system will be borne solely by the contractor at no additional cost to the U.S. Government. The contractor must provide technical support via the telephone or email with a response time of less than 24 hours. Inspection and Acceptance In addition to the inspection and acceptance terms articulated in 52.212-4, the Government reserves the right to perform such performance tests and evaluations as defined below to verify specified system performance. Such tests and evaluations, if performed, shall be conducted within the environment that the system is to be operated. The Contractor has the right to be present during the tests and evaluations, if performed, at the Contractor's expense. The following tests shall be performed within 30 days after receipt of instrument: 1. The Government will verify the sensors are reading values within specified range, that pump is able to pump down to required values Delivery: Deliverable 1: The Contractor shall provide detailed engineering drawings prior to fabrication/manufacturing of the unit, for approval by TPOC (TBD at award). The Contractor shall submit the drawings electronically. PDF format or Word document. Due not later than 15 days after contract is awarded. The Government shall review, provide a response and/or approve the drawings not later than 15 days after receipt of drawings. Deliverable 2: Final Unit Delivery: to include, but not limited to, all accessories, components, and installation/instruction manuals. The contractor must supply one hard copy and one electronic copy of the manual and documentation. Final delivery shall take place in coordination with the TPOC and the Contractor. The delivery, installation, and training shall be completed not later than May 15, 2015. The room in which the instrument will be housed must be reconfigured upon receipt of a final drawing. The contractor shall be notified by the TPOC of the room completion, prior to manufacturing and delivery to commence. The Government will not be able to store the instrument while the room is being reconfigured. If the room is not completed by the final delivery date, the Government will modify the contract to reflect the completion. Deliverable 3: The contractor shall provide installation and training not later than 30 days after delivery of the unit. Scheduling of the installation and training shall be coordinated between the TPOC and Contractor after award. Delivery term shall be FOB Destination. FOB Destination means: The Contractor shall pack and mark the shipment in conformance with carrier requirements, deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the purchase order, be responsible for any loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt and acceptance of the shipment by the consignee at the delivery point specified in the purchase order; and pay all charges to the specified point of delivery. The contractor shall deliver the items to NIST, BLD 301, Shipping and Receiving, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. Those marked with an asterisk are provided in full text in Attachment 1. Provisions 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.204-7, System for Award Management 52.204-8, Annual Representations and Certifications 52.209-2, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations-Representation 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 52.225-4, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate Offerors shall complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. Clauses 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items- including subparagraphs: 52.202-1: Definitions; 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government; 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interests when SubContracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns 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, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving 52.225-13 Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating to Iran-Representation and Certification 52.225-3 Buy American - Free Trade Agreement Israeli Trade Act 52.225-4, Alt I. Buy American - Tree Trade Agreements Israeli Trade Act Certificate 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business SubContractors 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation 52.247-35 F.O.B. Destination - Within Consignees Premises 1352.201-70 Contracting Officer's Authority 1352.209-73 Compliance with the Laws 1352.246-70 Place of acceptance. Place of Acceptance (APR 2010) (a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract. (b) The place of acceptance will be: NIST 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (End of clause) 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: Patrick Staines, CONTRACTING OFFICER 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO) 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law {Class Deviation) (February 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that - (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Provision) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) Due Date for Quotations Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on August 7, 2015. FAX quotations shall not be accepted. E- mail quotations shall be accepted at lynda.roark@nist.gov. Offeror's quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Quotations may also be sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Acquisition Management Division, Attn: Lynda Roark, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1640. All Offerors should ensure the RFQ number is visible on the outermost packaging. Because of heightened security, FED-EX, UPS, or similar delivery methods are the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through Gate A, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Lynda Roark, Contract Specialist on 301-975-33725 Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions 1). Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the price quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The pricing quotation shall be separate from any other portion of the quotation. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price quotation for each CLIN. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 30 days from the date quotations are due. 2). Technical Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the technical quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The technical quotation shall address the following: Technical Capability: The offeror shall submit a technical description or product literature for the system it is proposing, which clearly identifies each requirement listed above. The offeror must demonstrate that its proposed system meets or exceeds each minimum requirement described above by providing a citation to the relevant section of its technical description or product literature. The contractor must not simply state they will meet the requirement, evidence must be provided. Specifically, in addition to the technical description or product literature. If applicable, evidence that the Offeror is authorized by the original provider to provide the item(s) in the quotation should be included. 3). Past Performance: The offeror shall provide past performance information regarding relevant contracts over the past five (5) years with Federal, state, or local governments, or commercial customers. If the offeror intends to subcontract with another firm(s) for part of this requirement, that firm's past performance information shall also be provided. If the offeror has no relevant past performance, it may include a statement to that effect in its quotation. The government reserves the right to consider data obtained from sources other than those described by the offeror in its quotation. It is recommended that approximately 3-5 contracts be referenced. The description of each contract/order described in this section shall not exceed one half page in length. For each contract/order, the offeror shall provide the following information: 1. Contract number; 2. Description and relevance to solicitation requirements including dollar value; 3. Period of Performance - indicate by month and year the state and completion (or "ongoing") dates for the contract; 4. Reference Contact - If a non-Government contract, identify the name and address of the client with current telephone number and email address of a point of contact of the client responsible for the contract; 5. Contracting Office - If a Government contract (Federal or state), identify the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO), administrative Contracting Officer (ACO), and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and their names, current telephone numbers and email addresses. 6. Problems Encountered - include information regarding information regarding any problems encountered on the contracts described above and corrective actions taken to resolve those problems. 4). Experience: The offeror shall demonstrate the extent to which it has recently manufactured, distributed, and installed similar equipment. Vendors shall submit a list of at least three similar systems supplied in the past five (5) years. Information shall include the model name/number, date of sale, end user name, and end user contact information. 5). Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for equipment as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. Evaluation Factors Award shall be made to the offeror whose quotation offers the best value to the Government price and other factors considered. The Government will evaluate quotations based on the following evaluation criteria: 1) Technical Capability 2). Past Performance, 3). Experience, and 4)Price. All non-price factors, when combined, are equally important to price. 1. Technical Capability: No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished instruments will be considered. Evaluation of technical capability shall be based on the information provided in the quotation. NIST will evaluate whether the offeror has demonstrated that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds all minimum requirements. Quotations that do not demonstrate the proposed equipment meets all requirements will not be considered further for award. If an offerors technical description and/or product literature does not indicate whether its proposed equipment meets a certain minimum requirement, and/or the offeror does not submit the test measurements/data from a real device, NIST will determine that it does not meet the requirements. The Government will give stronger consideration for the following items: a. Automatic catalyst regeneration with the programmable logic controller (PLC). (The Government will give stronger consideration to the quotation that offers a second regeneration column. The second column will allow the glove box to be operational during regeneration procedures) b. Must have a programmable logic controller (PLC) and LCD interface. (The Government will give stronger consideration to a system that has the ability to switch to manual control) 2. Past Performance: The Government will evaluate the Offeror's past performance information and, if appropriate, its proposed subcontractors' past performance to determine its relevance to the current requirement and the extent to which it demonstrates that the offeror has successfully completed relevant contracts in the past five years. In assessing the offeror's past performance information, NIST will evaluate, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction.. Evaluation of this factor will be based on information contained in the technical portion of the quotation and information provided by references. The Government will evaluate past performance information by contacting appropriate references, including NIST references, if applicable. The Government may also consider other available information in evaluating the Offeror's past performance. The Government will assign a neutral rating if the offeror has no relevant past performance information. 3. Experience: NIST will evaluate the extent of the offeror's experience providing similar or same equipment. 4. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness

SMU MEASUREMENT ELECTRONICS

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published July 14, 2016  -  Deadline July 28, 2016
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 13.5 TEST PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ITEMS. This solicitation is a request for quotation. The solicitation document incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-88. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size of 750 employees. This procurement is being competed using full and open competition. 1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Lynda.Roark@nist.gov. Questions should be received no later than 5 calendar days after the issuance date of this solicitation. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. The backup point of contact is Patrick Staines at Patrick.Staines@nist.gov. (End of Provision) BACKGROUND:The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Acquisition and Agreements Management (OAAM), Acquisition Management Division (AMD) proposes to enter into a contract on a competitive, full and open competition for the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), Quantum Measurement Division. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Acquisition Management Division intends to procure measurement electronics to perform simultaneous DC-IV measurements on 24 separate leads simultaneously. Additionally, electronics capable of performing ac impedance measurements such as capacitance-voltage (C-V), conductance-voltage (G-V) on test structures as well as the defect measurement known as charge pumping. REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price quotation for the following: Contract Line Item 0001, Quantity twenty-four (24), Measurement Electronics, meeting or exceeding the following minimum requirements: (Used or refurbished equipment will not be considered for award, all equipment must be new): 1) Measurement electronics shall include: a) SMU: i) Eight (8) of these units shall have at least 1 fA resolution and 1 µV resolution on the smallest current and voltage measurement ranges respectively. ii) Sixteen (16) of these units shall have at least 100 fA resolution and 1 µV resolution on the smallest current and voltage measurement ranges respectively.iii) All SMUs shall be from the same manufacturer b) One (1) piece of electronics to perform C-V and G-V (AC impedance measurements):i) This may be in the form of an LCR meter or a CV unit as part of a parameter analyzer but not both.ii) These electronics shall have a frequency range of at least 50 Hz to 1 MHz.iii) These electronics shall have an output voltage range of at least 0 and 1 V rms. iv) These electronics shall have an output range for DC voltage of at least -10 to 10 V.v) These electronics shall have a measurement range (which may vary with frequency) of 10 pF to 1 µF. c) One (1) pulse arbitrary waveform generator for charge pumping measurements (an SMU above will measure the DC current generated) i) These electronics may be part of a parameter analyzerii) Shall have 2 output channelsiii) Shall have a timing resolution of 10 ns or less on the outputiv) Shall have an output frequency range of at least 1 Hz - 10 MHzv) Shall have a peak-to-peak output amplitude of at least 3 Vvi) Shall have at least 256,000 sample memory per output channel.2) All necessary cabling (of length 1.5 m) and adapters shall be supplied with the electronics including triax cables for SMU operation, BNC leads for AC impedance measurements, GPIB or USB cables for connecting equipment to the control PC, ground unit cabling, and GPIB-USB adapters. 3) Ease of Use: The government requires that all SMU measurement electronics and the arbitrary waveform generator shall be easily controlled simultaneously with Labview code in a Windows PC environment. The LCR meter may be only separately controlled. Easily controlled is defined as: a) Only GPIB commands issued through labview are necessary to control the equipment (i.e. no other software is necessary).b) All data shall be recordable as ASCII text files on the windows PC. 4) Infrastructure requirements: The contractor shall provide electronics which requires no more than the following maximum requirements on infrastructure: a) Electrical power: maximum 50 A at each of 110/208/220/240 V. No voltages above 240 V 5) Complete equipment manuals for all the electronics shall be provided.Express WarrantyThe contractor shall warrant the entire system for a period of at least one year. The warranty must include unlimited telephone/e-mail support for questions regarding operation. All costs including parts, labor, travel, and other expenses necessary to repair the system will be borne solely by the contractor at no additional cost to the U.S. Government during the warranty period. DeliveryDelivery should be FOB DESTINATION (Gaithersburg, MD) and shall take in accordance with the contractor's standard commercial delivery timeframe. Inspection and Acceptance: In addition to the inspection and acceptance terms articulated in 52.246-2, the Government reserves the right to perform such performance tests and evaluations as defined below to verify specified system performance. Such tests and evaluations, if performed, shall be conducted within the environment that the system is operated. The Contractor has the right to be present during the tests and evaluations, if performed, at the Contractors expense. The following performance measurements are required: 1. After receiving electronics the government will confirm that all SMUs will be operable simultaneously through labview. Operable is defined as setting or sweeping a different voltage for each SMU and recording the current from each SMU instrument simultaneously and recording all voltages and current in an ascii text file in one instance of running the Labview code. The Government anticipates inspection and acceptance to be completed within 30 days from installation. Due Date for Quotations Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on July 28, 2016. FAX quotations shall not be accepted. E- mail quotations shall be accepted at lynda.roark@nist.gov. Offeror's quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Quotations may also be sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, AcquisitionManagement Division, Attn: Lynda Roark, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1640. All Offerors should ensure the RFQ number is visible on the outermost packaging. Because of heightened security, electronic delivery is the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through Gate A, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Lynda Roark, Contract Specialist on 301-975-33725 Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions 1). Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the price quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The pricing quotation shall be separate from any other portion of the quotation. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price quotation for each CLIN. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 30 days from the date quotations are due.2). Technical Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the technical quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The technical quotation shall address the following: Technical Capability: The offeror shall submit a technical description or product literature for the system it is proposing, which clearly identifies each requirement listed above. The offeror must demonstrate that its proposed system meets or exceeds each minimum requirement described above by providing a citation to the relevant section of its technical description or product literature. The contractor must not simply state they will meet the requirement; evidence must be provided. If applicable, evidence that the Offeror is authorized by the original provider to provide the item(s) in the quotation should be included. 3). Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for equipment as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."OR"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. Evaluation Factors Award shall be made to the offeror whose quotation is lowest in price and is determined technically acceptable, meeting or exceeding the requirements identified above. 1. Technical Capability: No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished instruments will be considered. Evaluation of technical capability shall be based on the information provided in the quotation. NIST will evaluate whether the offeror has demonstrated that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds all minimum requirements. Quotations that do not demonstrate the proposed equipment meets all requirements will not be considered further for award. If an offerors technical description and/or product literature does not indicate whether its proposed equipment meets a certain minimum requirement, and/or the offeror does not submit the test measurements/data from a real device, NIST will determine that it does not meet the requirements. 2. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. ProvisionsOfferors shall complete annual representations and certifications on-line at www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (www.acquisition.gov) 52.204-7 - System for Award Management 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 - Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.204-16 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Reporting 52.204-17 - Ownership or Control of Offeror 52.204-18 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Maintenance52.225-6 -- Trade Agreements Certificate(a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(b) The offeror shall list as other end products those supplies that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End ProductsLine Item No. Country of Origin:[List as necessary](c) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for those products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of this solicitation.(End of Provision)52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(End of provision) Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2014) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-(a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or(b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.(2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer-(a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.(b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) Clauses: 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items - including subparagraphs:52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons52.233-3 Protest After Award52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government52.204-10 Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractor'sDebarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program52.222-3 Convict Labor52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities52-222-26 Equal Opportunity52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities52.222-40 -Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving52.225-5 Trade Agreements52.225-13 Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating toIran-Representation and Certification52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations.52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors 1352.201-70 Contracting Officer's Authority1352.201-72 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)1352.209-72 Restrictions against disclosure1352.209-73 Compliance with the Laws 1352.246-70 Place of acceptance.Place of Acceptance (APR 2010)(a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract.(b) The place of acceptance will be:NIST100 Bureau DriveGaithersburg, MD 20899(End of clause)1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: Patrick Staines, CONTRACTING OFFICER100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims.(c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or aFelony Conviction Under Any Federal Law {Class Deviation) (February 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that - (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Clause) 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. 2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause)  

Coriolis Flow Meters

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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CLASSIFICATION CODE: 66- Laboratory Equipment and Supplies TITLE: - Coriolis Flow Meters SOLICITATION NUMBER: SB1341-16-RQ-0041 RESPONSE DATE: November 30, 2015 at 3:00 PM Eastern time. CONTACT POINTS: Judith Hicklin, Contract Specialist, (301) 975-8838 Robert Cowins, Contracting Officer, (301) 975-8335 DESCRIPTION: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a requirement for Coriolis Flow Meters for Net Zero House Heat Pump Water Heater for the Engineering Laboratory's Energy and Environment Division, at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD. THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A SEPARATE WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR PART 13. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-84. 1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Judith.hicklin@nist.gov. Questions should be received no later than 3 calendar days after the issuance date of this solicitation. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of Provision) The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334513 with a size standard 500. This requirement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. *** SPECIFICATIONS BACKGROUND: The purpose of this acquisition is to procure two (2) Coriolis flow meters. The Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) is a unique laboratory at NIST which allows researchers in the Engineering Laboratory's Energy and Environment Division to test high-efficiency and alternative energy systems, materials, and designs for high performance homes. Among the various measurements that are needed is the flow of water through the compressor of a heat pump water heater (HPWH). This allows researchers on the project to determine the efficiency of this vital piece of equipment. All offerors shall provide a firm-fixed price quotation for the following line items: Line Item 0001: Two (2) Coriolis flow meters - each having a sensor and transmitter pair - which shall meet or exceed the following minimum specifications: 1. Flow range: 0.4 gallons/min to 3 gallons/min 2. Measurement accuracy (to be verified upon inspection of technical documents): + or - 0.2 % reading (or better) within the flow range 3. Line size: ½-inch diameter 4. Lay length (from process fitting to process fitting): 8 inches or less 5. NPT process connections (or adaptors provided, if not NPT) 6. Package includes remote transmitter compatible for use with sensor and at least 35 feet of cable 7. Power Requirements: 24 VDC input power 8. Output: internally powered pulse output for totalized flow counts 9. Compatible with process fluid (water) 10. Process temperature range: 0 °F - 200 °F 11. Sensor must be able to withstand ambient temperatures ranging from -15 °F - 140 °F 12. Operative pressure: 30 - 50 PSI 13. Calibration: NIST-traceable liquid flow calibration performed in an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration laboratory is required; calibration report must be included with each meter. 14. Preference will be given to vendor that can provide product fitting the above criteria at the earliest date. 15. Preference will be given to product with lowest measurement accuracy. Delivery Schedule: Preference will be given to vendor that can provide product fitting the above criteria at the earliest date. (Criteria 14). Warranty: Standard manufacturer warranty. Acceptance/Inspection: The calibration certificate provided will serve as proof of functionality without additional acceptance requirements. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. Provisions 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items Offerors shall complete annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS-REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) DEVIATION ON TAX DELINQUENCY Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer - (a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) Clauses 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2013) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (May 2012) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Apr 2012) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (Jun 2003) 52.222-19, Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Mar 2012) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) 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) 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 744 and 745 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), none of the funds made available by Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 and subsequent appropriations acts may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where an awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that - (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Clause) Department of Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR) clauses. Please submit a written request to the Contract Specialist for the full text of these clauses. 1352.201-70 CONTRACTING OFFICER's AUTHORITY (APR 2010) *1352.209-73 Compliance With The Laws *1352.209-74 Organizational Conflict of Interest LOCAL CLAUSES NIST LOCAL 41 SOFTWARE LICENSE ADDENDUM (a) This Addendum incorporates certain terms and conditions relating to federal procurement actions. The terms and conditions of this Addendum take precedence over the terms and conditions contained in any license agreement or other contract documents entered into between the parties. Governing Law: Federal procurement law and regulations, including the Contract Disputes Act, 41 U.S.C. Section 601 et.seq., and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), govern the agreement between the parties. Litigation arising out of this contract may be filed only in those having jurisdiction over federal procurement matters. Attorney's Fees: Attorney's fees are payable by the federal government in any action arising under this contract only pursuant to the Equal Access in Justice Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 504. No Indemnification: The federal government will not be liable for any claim for indemnification; such payments may violate the Anti-Deficiency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 1341(a). Assignment: Payments may only be assigned in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 3727, and FAR Subpart 32.8, "Assignment of Claims." Invoices: Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. Section 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-125, Prompt Payment. Patent and Copyright Infringement: Patent or copyright infringement suits brought against the United States as a party may only be defended by the U.S. Department of Justice (28 U.S.C. Section 516). Renewal of Support after Expiration of this Award: Service will not automatically renew after expiration of the initial term of this agreement. Renewal may only occur in accord with (1) the mutual agreement of the parties; or (2) an option renewal clause allowing the government to unilaterally exercise one or more options to extend the term of the agreement. (END OF CLAUSE) NIST LOCAL 04 BILLING INSTRUCTIONS (a) NIST prefers electronic Invoice/Voucher submissions and they should be emailed to INVOICE@NIST.GOV. (b) Each Invoice or Voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. (2) Contractor Name and Address. (3) Date of Invoice. (4) Invoice Number. (5) Amount of Invoice and Cumulative Amount Invoiced to-date. (6) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN). (7) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price of Supplies/Services Delivered. (8) Prompt Payment Discount Terms, if Offered. (9) Any other information or documentation required by the contract. (c) In the event electronic submissions are not used, The Contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucher in accordance with the payment provisions of this contract to: NIST: Accounts Payable Office 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621 Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1621 INSTRUCTIONS: System for Award Management In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, the awardee must be registered in the System for Award Management (www.sam.gov) prior to award. Refusal to register shall forfeit award. DUE DATE FOR QUOTES ***The due date and time for receipt of quotations is November 30, 2015 no later than 3:00 PM EST. The offeror shall hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers. Quotations must be received at judith.hicklin@nist.gov before the due date and time specified in the solicitation. Facsimile quotations will not be accepted. Only information received on or before the due date and time shall be considered for award. Any quotation, or part thereof, received after the due date and time, shall be deemed late and not considered for award. Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions 1) Price Quotation: The pricing quotation shall be separate from any other portion of the quotation. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price, preferably FOB Destination, for each CLIN. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 90 days from the date quotations are due. 2) Technical Quotation: The technical quotation shall address the following: Technical Capability: The offeror shall submit a technical description or product literature for the equipment it is proposing, which clearly identifies the manufacturer, make and model. The offeror must demonstrate that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds each minimum requirement described in the statement of work by providing a citation to the relevant section of its technical description or product literature. The offeror shall also submit supporting information related to the "Additional Desired Capabilities" defined within the Statement of Work. If possible, the offeror shall price these capabilities separately and indicate whether any of the capabilities are mutually exclusive to the configuration being offered. .If applicable, evidence that the Offeror is authorized by the original equipment manufacturer to provide the item(s) in the quotation should be included. The Offerors shall acknowledge that NIST will not store the equipment onsite before it is installed. Past Performance: The offeror shall provide past performance information regarding relevant contracts over the past five (5) years with Federal, state, or local governments, or commercial customers. If the offeror intends to subcontract with another firm(s) for part of this requirement, that firm's past performance information shall also be provided. If the offeror has no relevant past performance, it may include a statement to that effect in its quotation. The government reserves the right to consider data obtained from sources other than those described by the offeror in its quotation. It is recommended that approximately 3-5 contracts be referenced. The description of each contract/order described in this section shall not exceed one half page in length. For each contract/order, the offeror shall provide the following information: (1) Contract number; (2) Description and relevance to solicitation requirements including dollar value; (3) Period of Performance - indicate by month and year the state and completion (or "ongoing") dates for the contract; (4) Reference Contact - If a non-Government contract, identify the name and address of the client with current telephone number and email address of a point of contact of the client responsible for the contract; (5) Contracting Office - If a Government contract (Federal or state), identify the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO), administrative Contracting Officer (ACO), and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and their names, current telephone numbers and email addresses. (6) Problems Encountered - include information regarding information regarding any problems encountered on the contracts described above and corrective actions taken to resolve those problems. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for equipment as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. EVALUATION FACTORS: Award shall be made to the Offeror whose quotation offers the best value to the Government price and other factors considered. The Government will evaluate quotations based on the following evaluation criteria: 1) Technical Capability 2) Delivery, 3) Past Performance 4) Price. Technical Capability is more important than Delivery. All non-price factors, when combined, are more important than price. Quotations will be evaluated based on a best-value tradeoff strategy using the following evaluation criteria: Technical Capability: No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished instruments will be considered. 1. Matches required flow range and measurement accuracy: Reviewers shall inspect manufacturer technical information documents to determine valid flow range and accuracy versus flow rate relationship for the Coriolis flow meter of the size considered. Must meet or exceed the required specifications (Criteria 1-2). 2. Matches remainder of required specifications: Reviewers shall consider the instrument compliance and capability to meet or exceed the other required specifications (Criteria 3-12, 14-15). 3. NIST-traceable liquid flow calibration: Manufacturer performs a NIST-traceable calibration on the meters, in an ISO/IEC 17025 compliant calibration facility, before shipment and provides calibration certificates (Criteria 13). Evaluation of technical capability shall be based on the information provided in the quotation. NIST will evaluate whether the Offeror has demonstrated that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds all minimum requirements. Quotations that do not demonstrate the proposed equipment meets all requirements will are not eligible for award. If an Offeror does not indicate whether its proposed equipment meets a certain minimum requirement, NIST will determine that it does not. NIST will give preference to Offerors who demonstrate that their proposed equipment exceeds NIST's requirements. Delivery: The vendor who can deliver item on or before January 8, 2015. (Criteria 14). NOTE -- If an offeror does not have a history of relevant contract experience, or if past performance information is not available, the offeror will receive a neutral past performance rating. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. Past Performance and Price shall not be evaluated on quotes that are determined technically unacceptable under the Technical Capability Evaluation factor. 1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: TODD HILL, CONTRACTING OFFICER 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION ATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO) 100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640 Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed. (b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims. (c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893 Herbert C. Hoover Building 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230. FAX: (202) 482-5858 (End of clause)

SMU MEASUREMENT ELECTRONIC

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published April 18, 2016  -  Deadline May 3, 2016
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 13.5 TEST PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ITEMS. This solicitation is a request for quotation. The solicitation document incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size of 500 employees. This procurement is being competed using full and open competition. 1352.215-72 INQUIRIES (APR 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Lynda.Roark@nist.gov. Questions should be received no later than 5 calendar days after the issuance date of this solicitation. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. The backup point of contact is Patrick Staines at Patrick.Staines@nist.gov. (End of Provision) BACKGROUND:The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Office of Acquisition and Agreements Management (OAAM), Acquisition Management Division (AMD) proposes to enter into a contract on a competitive, full and open competition for the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML), Quantum Measurement Division. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Acquisition Management Division intends to procure measurement electronics to perform simultaneous DC-IV measurements on 24 separate leads simultaneously. Additionally, electronics capable of performing ac impedance measurements such as capacitance-voltage (C-V), conductance-voltage (G-V) on test structures as well as the defect measurement known as charge pumping. REQUIREMENTS: The Contractor shall provide a Firm Fixed Price quotation for the following: Contract Line Item 0001, Quantity twenty-four (24), Measurement Electronics, meeting or exceeding the following minimum requirements: (Used or refurbished equipment will not be considered for award, all equipment must be new): 1) Measurement electronics shall include: a) SMU: i) Eight (8) of these units shall have at least 0.3 fA resolution and 1 µV resolution on the smallest current and voltage measurement ranges respectively. ii) Sixteen (16) of these units shall have at least 100 fA resolution and 1 µV resolution on the smallest current and voltage measurement ranges respectively. b) Electronics to perform C-V and G-V (AC impedance measurements):i) These electronics may be in the form of an LCR meter or a CV unit as part of a parameter analyzerii) These electronics shall have a frequency range of at least 50 Hz to 1 MHz.iii) These electronics shall have an output voltage range of at least 0 and 1 V rms. iv) These electronics shall have an output range for DC voltage of at least -10 to 10 V.v) These electronics shall have a measurement range (which may vary with frequency) of 1 pF to 1 µF. c) Pulse arbitrary waveform generator for charge pumping measurements: i) Shall have 2 channelsii) Shall have at least 2 GSa/s sampling rateiii) Shall have a frequency range of at least 1 Hz - 10 MHziv) Shall have timing resolution of at most 10 nsv) Shall have a peak-to-peak amplitude of at least 3 Vvi) Shall have at least 512,000 sample memory per channel. 2) All necessary cabling (of length 1.5 m) and adapters shall be supplied with the electronics including triax cables for SMU operation, BNC leads for AC impedance measurements, GPIB or USB cables for connecting equipment to the control PC, ground unit cabling, and GPIB-USB adapters. 3) Ease of Use: The government requires that all measurement electronics shall be easily controlled simultaneously with Labview code in a Windows PC environment. All data shall be recordable as ASCII text files on the windows PC. 4) Infrastructure requirements: The contractor shall provide electronics which requires no more than the following maximum requirements on infrastructure: a) Electrical power: maximum 50 A at each of 110/208/220/240 V. No voltages above 240 V 5) All electronics shall be from the same manufacturer to ensure compatibility. 6) Complete equipment manuals for all the electronics shall be provided.Express WarrantyThe contractor shall warrant the entire system for a period of at least one year. The warranty must include unlimited telephone/e-mail support for questions regarding operation. All costs including parts, labor, travel, and other expenses necessary to repair the system will be borne solely by the contractor at no additional cost to the U.S. Government during the warranty period. DeliveryDelivery should be FOB DESTINATION (Gaithersburg, MD) and shall take in accordance with the contractor's standard commercial delivery timeframe. Inspection and Acceptance: In addition to the inspection and acceptance terms articulated in 52.246-2, the Government reserves the right to perform such performance tests and evaluations as defined below to verify specified system performance. Such tests and evaluations, if performed, shall be conducted within the environment that the system is operated. The Contractor has the right to be present during the tests and evaluations, if performed, at the Contractors expense. The following performance measurements are required: 1. After receiving electronics, the government will confirm that all SMUs will be operable simultaneously through labview with data recorded in an ascii text file. The Government anticipates inspection and acceptance to be completed within 30 days from installation. Due Date for Quotations Offerors shall submit their quotations so that NIST receives them not later than 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on May 3, 2016. FAX quotations shall not be accepted. E- mail quotations shall be accepted at lynda.roark@nist.gov. Offeror's quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Quotations may also be sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Acquisition Management Division, Attn: Lynda Roark, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1640. All Offerors should ensure the RFQ number is visible on the outermost packaging. Because of heightened security, electronic delivery is the preferred method of delivery of quotes. If quotes are hand delivered, delivery shall be made on the actual due date through Gate A, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice shall be provided to Lynda Roark, Contract Specialist on 301-975-33725 Addendum to FAR 52.212-1, Quotation Preparation Instructions 1). Price Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the price quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The pricing quotation shall be separate from any other portion of the quotation. The offeror shall propose a firm-fixed-price quotation for each CLIN. Price quotations shall remain valid for a period of 30 days from the date quotations are due.2). Technical Quotation: The offeror shall submit an original and one copy of the technical quotation. If the quotation is submitted electronically, additional copies are not required. The technical quotation shall address the following: Technical Capability: The offeror shall submit a technical description or product literature for the system it is proposing, which clearly identifies each requirement listed above. The offeror must demonstrate that its proposed system meets or exceeds each minimum requirement described above by providing a citation to the relevant section of its technical description or product literature. The contractor must not simply state they will meet the requirement; evidence must be provided. If applicable, evidence that the Offeror is authorized by the original provider to provide the item(s) in the quotation should be included. 3). Past Performance: The offeror shall provide past performance information regarding relevant contracts over the past five (5) years with Federal, state, or local governments, or commercial customers. If the offeror intends to subcontract with another firm(s) for part of this requirement, that firm's past performance information shall also be provided. If the offeror has no relevant past performance, it may include a statement to that effect in its quotation. The government reserves the right to consider data obtained from sources other than those described by the offeror in its quotation. It is recommended that approximately 3-5 contracts be referenced. The description of each contract/order described in this section shall not exceed one half page in length. For each contract/order, the offeror shall provide the following information:1. Contract number;2. Description and relevance to solicitation requirements including dollar value;3. Period of Performance - indicate by month and year the state and completion (or "ongoing") dates for the contract;4. Reference Contact - If a non-Government contract, identify the name and address of the client with current telephone number and email address of a point of contact of the client responsible for the contract;5. Contracting Office - If a Government contract (Federal or state), identify the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO), administrative Contracting Officer (ACO), and Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and their names, current telephone numbers and email addresses.6. Problems Encountered - include information regarding information regarding any problems encountered on the contracts described above and corrective actions taken to resolve those problems.4). Experience: The offeror shall demonstrate the extent to which it has recently manufactured, distributed, and installed similar equipment. The offeror shall submit a list of at least three same or similar systems supplied in the past five (5) years. Information shall include the model name/number, date of sale, end user name, and end user contact information. 5). Acceptance of Terms and Conditions: This is an open-market solicitation for equipment as defined herein. The Government intends to award a Purchase Order as a result of this solicitation that will include the clauses set forth herein. The quotation should include one of the following statements: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."OR"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following: Offeror shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s) Note: This procurement is not being conducted under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or another Government-Wide Area Contract (GWAC). If an offeror submits a quotation based upon an FSS or GWAC contract, the Government will accept the quoted price. However, the terms and conditions stated herein will be included in any resultant Purchase Order, not the terms and conditions of the offeror's FSS or GWAC contract, and the statement required above shall be included in the quotation. Evaluation Factors Award shall be made to the offeror whose quotation offers the best value to the Government price and other factors considered. The Government will evaluate quotations based on the following evaluation criteria: 1) Technical Capability 2). Past Performance, and 3) Price. All non-price factors, when combined, are equally important to price. 1. Technical Capability: No prototypes, demonstration models, used or refurbished instruments will be considered. Evaluation of technical capability shall be based on the information provided in the quotation. NIST will evaluate whether the offeror has demonstrated that its proposed equipment meets or exceeds all minimum requirements. Quotations that do not demonstrate the proposed equipment meets all requirements will not be considered further for award. If an offerors technical description and/or product literature does not indicate whether its proposed equipment meets a certain minimum requirement, and/or the offeror does not submit the test measurements/data from a real device, NIST will determine that it does not meet the requirements. 2. Past Performance: The Government will evaluate the Offeror's past performance information and, if appropriate, its proposed subcontractors' past performance to determine its relevance to the current requirement and the extent to which it demonstrates that the offeror has successfully completed relevant contracts in the past five years. In assessing the offeror's past performance information, NIST will evaluate, as appropriate, successful performance of contract requirements, quality and timeliness of delivery of goods and services, cost management, communications between contracting parties, proactive management and customer satisfaction. Evaluation of this factor will be based on information contained in the technical portion of the quotation and information provided by references. The Government will evaluate past performance information by contacting appropriate references, including NIST references, if applicable. The Government may also consider other available information in evaluating the Offeror's past performance. The Government will assign a neutral rating if the offeror has no relevant past performance information. 3. Experience: NIST will evaluate the extent of the offeror's experience providing similar or same equipment and services. 4. Price: The Government will evaluate price for reasonableness. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are hereby incorporated by reference. All FAR clauses may be viewed at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html. ProvisionsOfferors shall complete annual representations and certifications on-line at www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (www.acquisition.gov) 52.204-7 - System for Award Management 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items 52.212-3 - Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.204-16 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Reporting 52.204-17 - Ownership or Control of Offeror 52.204-18 - Commercial & Government Entity Code Maintenance52.225-6 -- Trade Agreements Certificate:(a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements."(b) The offeror shall list as other end products those supplies that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products.Other End ProductsLine Item No. Country of Origin:[List as necessary](c) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for those products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of this solicitation.(End of Provision)52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements-Representation (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information.(End of provision) Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law (Class Deviation) (March 2014) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 funding may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-(a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or(b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.(2) The Offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer-(a) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months.(b) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of provision) Clauses: 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items - including subparagraphs:52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons52.233-3 Protest After Award52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government52.204-10 Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractor'sDebarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program52.222-3 Convict Labor52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities52-222-26 Equal Opportunity52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities52.222-40 -Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving52.225-5 Trade Agreements52.225-13 Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Sanctioned Activities Relating toIran-Representation and Certification52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations.52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors 1352.201-70 Contracting Officer's Authority1352.201-72 Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)1352.209-72 Restrictions against disclosure1352.209-73 Compliance with the Laws 1352.246-70 Place of acceptance.Place of Acceptance (APR 2010)(a) The Contracting Officer or the duly authorized representative will accept supplies and services to be provided under this contract.(b) The place of acceptance will be:NIST100 Bureau DriveGaithersburg, MD 20899(End of clause)1352.233-70 AGENCY PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) An agency protest may be filed with either: (1) the contracting officer, or (2) at a level above the contracting officer, with the appropriate agency Protest Decision Authority. See 64 Fed. Reg. 16,651 (April 6, 1999) (b) Agency protests filed with the Contracting Officer shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: Patrick Staines, CONTRACTING OFFICER100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (c) Agency protests filed with the agency Protest Decision Authority shall be sent to the following address: NIST/ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISIONATTN: HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING OFFICE (HCO)100 Bureau Drive, MS 1640Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (d) A complete copy of all agency protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel within one day of filing a protest with either the Contracting Officer or the Protest Decision Authority. (e) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858 1352.233-71 GAO AND COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS PROTESTS (APR 2010) (a) A protest may be filed with either the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or the Court of Federal Claims unless an agency protest has been filed.(b) A complete copy of all GAO or Court of Federal Claims protests, including all attachments, shall be served upon (i) the Contracting Officer, and (ii) the Contract Law Division of the Office of the General Counsel, within one day of filing a protest with either GAO or the Court of Federal Claims.(c) Service upon the Contract Law Division shall be made as follows: U.S. Department of CommerceOffice of the General Counsel Chief, Contract Law Division Room 5893Herbert C. Hoover Building14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20230.FAX: (202) 482-5858(End of clause) Assurance by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or aFelony Conviction Under Any Federal Law {Class Deviation) (February 2015) (1) In accordance with Sections 536 and 537 of Division B of Public Law 113-76Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, none of the funds made available by Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (a) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government, or (b) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor assures that - (a) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (b) The offeror/contractor is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Clause) 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. 2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the Contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause)