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Service Agreement for the Maintenance of Video and Broadcast Equipment

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published July 19, 2016  -  Deadline August 11, 2016
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SUBJECT: Service Agreement for the Maintenance of Video and Broadcast Equipment SOLICITATION NUMBER: 2016-N-17864A RESPONSE DUE DATE/TIME: August 11, 2016/ 10:00 am EASTERN TIME SECTION A - DESCRIPTION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-40. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811213 -Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance with a Standard Size of $11M. THIS IS A FULL AND OPEN REQUIREMENT. This is a RFP for the maintenance of video and broadcast equipment with options. The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed-Price contract as a result of this solicitation that will include the terms and conditions that are set forth herein. SECTION B - SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTSB.1. DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES & SERVICESB.1.1. The Laboratory Training and Services Branch (LTSB), Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses a variety of video production equipment to accomplish its public health mission. Video production and broadcast equipment is used for live broadcast online webinars, as well as video projects that are included in eLearning training programs that are delivered online. Therefore, these instruments must be operational at all times to provide emergency response and educational capabilities. This equipment is fairly complex with integrated computer operations and dedicated software, and their proper maintenance and repair requires a high degree of technical skills and long-term familiarity with the hardware. Because of CDC's emergency response role in laboratory safety, it is critical that the downtime due to repairs is minimal. B.1.2. Contract Type is Firm-Fixed Price.B.1.3. Pricing Terms - "CLIN defined by 0001 etc." means contract line item that corresponds to each year. "UNIT PRICE" represents the amount to be paid to the contractor monthly. CLIN SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY/UNIT UNIT PRICE UNIT EXTENDEDPRICE0001 Base Year - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 09/01/2016-08/31/2016 12 Months 0002 Option Year 1 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 12 Months 0003 Option Year 2 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 12 Months 0004 Option Year 3 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020 12 Months 0005 Option Year 4 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 12 Months TOTAL AGGREGATE AMOUNT (CLIN 0001 THRU 0005): tiny_mce_marker________________ SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/WORK STATEMENT Title of Project: Maintenance of LTSB Production Facility Equipment Background and Need - The Laboratory Training and Services Branch (LTSB), Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses a variety of video production equipment to accomplish its public health mission. Video production and broadcast equipment is used for live broadcast online webinars, as well as video projects that are included in eLearning training programs that are delivered online. Therefore, these instruments must be operational at all times to provide emergency response and educational capabilities.This equipment is fairly complex with integrated computer operations and dedicated software, and their proper maintenance and repair requires a high degree of technical skills and long-term familiarity with the hardware. Because of CDC's emergency response role in laboratory safety, it is critical that the downtime due to repairs is minimal. Project Objective - The purpose of this procurement is to obtain a service agreement, including technical maintenance and service support, for the video production equipment operated in the Laboratory Training and Services Branch (LTSB), specifically the production facility based in Roybal Building. This service agreement would ensure timely repairs to minimize downtime, optimize hardware performance, and would be at a set cost regardless of the number of calls made. Scope of Work - The Contractor shall provide telephone support, on-site repairs by qualified engineers, priority response time, and coverage of all parts and travel to CDC. Contractor shall troubleshoot, fix or replace all equipment listed in the "Equipment Listing" document. Equipment that is currently under warranty is not included and may be added via contract modification after warranties expire. The Contractor shall furnish all material, labor, tools, parts and shipment of parts, supplies, and equipment necessary to provide these services at no additional cost to the Government. Technical Requirements - The Contractor shall perform the following tasks to optimize performance and ensure timely repairs of the video production equipment: 1. Respond to phone calls regarding service needs for instruments covered in the maintenance agreement. Vendor must provide 8-hour response via telephone subsequent to placement of service request during regular business hours.2. Provide maintenance and repair for on-site service instruments. Vendor must provide on-site response within 48 hours and subsequent to placement of service request during normal business hours.3. In the event of repair, include all labor, materials (i.e. replacement parts), and shipping of such parts associated with the repair at no additional costs.4. Provide 1 on-site Preventive Maintenance (PM) visit per year.5. Provide on-site service visits as needed for typical support functions such as troubleshooting equipment, repairs, and replacement equipment installation. 6. Vendor must provide free software upgrades on covered software as required within 48 hours of installation and configuration.7. Contractor must be located within a 50 mile radius of the Atlanta, GA area. Further, the vendor shall perform the same level of work, providing the same deliverables for each year of service.Reporting Schedule - All electronic files, if applicable, should be delivered in MS Word format and provided via e-mail to the COR. Please see below deliverables chart for schedule. Special Considerations - The contractor must have an extensive background and experience with the following: trained and well qualified technical staff with broadcast television equipment experience; prior knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance of video production hardware and at minimum a completion of a 2 year program in electronics; ability to promptly respond to service call per above ‘technical requirements"; and excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language. Government Furnished Property - None other than the instruments/components which require service. Contract Period of Performance:Base Year: (09/01/2016 -08/31/2017)Option Year 1: (09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018)Option Year 2: (09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019)Option Year 3: (09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020)Option Year 4: (09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021)References - N/A Deliverables - The vendor shall provide the following deliverables to the Laboratory Training and Services Branch by the dates reflected below upon contract award. Deliverables Quantity Date Required Deliver ToOn-site service visits As needed Due within 24 hours of service notice DLS/LTSBPreventive maintenance 1per year Due throughout the award period based on individual service record DLS/LTSBTelephone support As needed Due within 8 hours of service request DLS/LTSBSuccessful repair of broken and/or malfunctioning hardware covered by the agreement. As needed Due throughout award period based on need. DLS/LTSBSoftware upgrades As needed (covered software) Due throughout the award period as needed and upon availability DLS/LTSBMaintenance and repair reports 1 per service request/ visit Due throughout award period upon completion of service DLS/LTSBMonthly service invoices 2 copies Due monthly: beginning 30 days after award date FMO Project OfficerQuality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) - Contractor performance and resulting deliverables must adhere to all federal, HHS, and/or CDC IT security policies. All requirements must be delivered to Project Officer. Requirements Standard Criteria and Acceptable Quality Level Quantity Measurement/Due Date Incentive/DisincentivePerform on-site service visits to ensure production equipment is fully operational 99% of the time. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Due within 1 business day of service notice Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionPerform preventive maintenance of production hardware to avoid potential repairs. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per year Throughout the award period based on individual service record. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide timely response for on- site service video production equipment requests. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Respond within 24 hours following the placement of service request; will provide priority scheduling for on-site service. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide prompt response to telephone support calls. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Within 8 hours of the service call. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionSuccessful repair of broken and/or malfunctioning video production harware covered by the agreement. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Due throughout award period based on need. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionNo cost software upgrades and support. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Throughout the award period as needed and upon availability. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide maintenance and repair reports following remedial and preventive maintenance Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Due throughout award period upon completion of service. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide monthly service invoices in a timely manner for processing. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per month of service Due monthly: beginning 30 days after award date Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completion SECTION D - PACKING, MARKING AND SHIPPING D.1. All deliverables required under this contract shall be packaged, marked and shipped in accordance with Government specifications. At a minimum, all deliverables shall be marked with the contract number and contractor name. D.2. The Contractor shall guarantee that all required materials shall be delivered in immediate usable and acceptable condition. SECTION E - INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will perform inspection and acceptance of materials and services to be provided. E.2. For the purpose of this PART, (COR - to be determined upon contract award) is the authorized representative of the Contracting Officer. E.3. Inspection and acceptance will be performed at: the location identified in Part 6 below. Acceptance is communicated in writing unless otherwise indicated in writing by the Contracting Officer or the COR within 15 days of receipt.E.3.1. System maintenance shall be performed by an authorized service engineer at the CDC site. The maintenance of the laboratory instrument shall include a test of the equipment to ensure that it is fully functional before CDC accepts the delivery. E.4. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2(FEB 1998)E.4.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.E.4.2. FAR clause, 52.246-4 Inspection of Services-Fixed Price (Aug 1996) SECTION F - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE F.1. PERFORMANCE F.1.1. Contract Period of Performance:Base Year: (09/01/2016 -08/31/2017)Option Year 1: (09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018)Option Year 2: (09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019)Option Year 3: (09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020)Option Year 4: (09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021) F.1.2. All work on this contract will be performed at CDC facilities located in Atlanta, GA. F.2. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2 (FEB 1998)F.2.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. F.2.2. FAR 52.247-35, F.O.B. Destination Within Consignees Premises (April 1984) SECTION G - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA G.1. GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVESG.1.1. Contracting Officer (CO) (Jul 1999)The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds. No person other than the Contracting Officer can make any changes to the terms, conditions, general provisions, or other stipulations of this contract. No information, other than that which may be contained in an authorized modification to this contract, duly issued by the Contracting Officer, which may be received from any person employed by the United States Government, or otherwise, shall be considered grounds for deviation from any stipulation of this contract. (End of Clause) G.1.2. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (Sep 2009)Performance of the work hereunder shall be subject to the technical directions of the designated COR for this contract. As used herein, technical directions are directions to the Contractor which fill in details, suggests possible lines of inquiry, or otherwise completes the general scope of work set forth herein. These technical directions must be within the general scope of work, and may not alter the scope of work or cause changes of such a nature as to justify an adjustment in the stated contract price/cost, or any stated limitation thereof. In the event that the Contractor feels that full implementation of any of these directions may exceed the scope of the contract, he or she shall notify the originator of the technical direction and the Contracting Officer in a letter separate of any required report(s) within two (2) weeks of the date of receipt of the technical direction and no action shall be taken pursuant to the direction. If the Contractor fails to provide the required notification within the said two (2) week period that any technical direction exceeds the scope of the contract, then it shall be deemed for purposes of this contract that the technical direction was within the scope. No technical direction, nor its fulfillment, shall alter or abrogate the rights and obligations fixed in this contract. The Government COR is not authorized to change any of the terms and conditions of this contract. Changes shall be made only by the Contracting Officer by properly written modification(s) to the contract. The Government will provide the Contractor with a copy of the delegation memorandum for the COR. Any changes in COR delegation will be made by the Contracting Officer in writing with a copy being furnished to the Contractor. (End of Clause) G.2. INVOICE SUBMISSIONG.2.1. Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (Dec 2005) (a) The Government shall use electronic funds transfer to the maximum extent possible when making payments under this contract. FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration, in Section I, requires the contractor to designate in writing a financial institution for receipt of electronic funds transfer payments. (b) In addition to Central Contractor Registration, the contractor shall make the designation by submitting the form titled "ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form" to the address indicated below. Note: The form is either attached to this contract (see Section L - List of Attachments) or may be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer or the CDC Financial Management Office at (404) 498-4050. (c) In cases where the contractor has previously provided such designation, i.e., pursuant to a prior contract/order, and been enrolled in the program, the form is not required unless the designated financial institution has changed. (d) The completed form shall be mailed after award, but no later than 14 calendar days before an invoice is submitted, to the following address: The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFinancial Management Office (FMO)P.O. Box 15580Atlanta, GA 30333Or - Fax copy to: 404-638-5342 (End of Clause) G2.2. CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006)(a) The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via email:Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFICEEmail: Fkn7@cdc.gov CONTRACTING OFFICEREmail: eqj3@cdc.gov COR (b) The Contractor is 1, is not 0 required to submit a copy of each invoice directly to the COR concurrently with submission to the Contracting Officer. (c) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904.(d) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice:(1) Contractor's Name & Address(2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN)(3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate(4) Invoice Number(5) Invoice Date(6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item(7) Quantity(8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item(9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice(11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice(12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1).(13) DUNS + 4 Number (End of Clause) SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS H.1. OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE (GOVERNMENT FACILITIES PERFORMANCE) (JAN 2000)(a) Holidays Government personnel shall observe the following listed days as holidays: Washington's BirthdayMemorial DayIndependence DayLabor DayVeterans' DayThanksgiving DayChristmas DayNew Year's DayColumbus DayMartin Luther King Day Any other day designated by Federal StatuteAny other day designated by Executive OrderAny other day designated by Presidential proclamation The Contractor shall observe the above holidays on the date observed by the Government. Observance of such days by Government personnel shall not "on its face" be cause for an additional period of performance, or entitlement of compensation except as set forth within the contract. Contractor employees performing duties within Government facilities are automatically relieved from duty by virtue of the fact that Government employees are dismissed early or given the day off, (with the exception of 24 hour/day service requirements). No form of holiday or other premium compensation will be reimbursed; however, this does not preclude reimbursement for authorized overtime work. (b) Unscheduled Facility Closures In the event the Government facilities are closed due to inclement weather, potentially hazardous conditions, and other special circumstances, contractor personnel assigned to work within those facilities are automatically dismissed. In this instance, the cost of salaries and wages for the period of any such excused absence may be charged in the same manner as the effected employee's regular time (direct cost for those employees whose salaries are normally a direct cost; indirect cost for those employees whose salaries are normally an indirect cost), provided that such charges are in accordance with the contractor's accounting system/policy. In each instance, the Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform round the clock requirements of critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or his duly appointed representative. (End of Clause) SECTION I - CONTRACT CLAUSES I.1. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2(FEB 1998)I.1.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.I.1.2. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Oct 2015)I.1.3. 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) I.1.4 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items including subparagraphs (Mar 2016):52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (Apr 1984)52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006)52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (Jul 1995)52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award (Jun 1988)52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644)52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003)52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jul 2010)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)52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification (Jan 2009)52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (Nov 2011)52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003)52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006)52.233-3 Protest after Award (Aug 1996)52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price (Aug 1987)I.1.5. 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999); [written notice within 60 days]I.1.6. 52.217-9 --Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000)(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 60 months (5 Years). I.1.7. 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006)I.1.8. 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006)I.1.9. 352.222-70 Contactor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (2010)I.1.10. 352.223-70 Safety and Health (Jan 2006)I.1.11. 352.239-70 Standard for Security Configurations (Jan 2010)I.1.12. 352.239-71 Standard for Encryption Language (Jan 2010)I.1.13. 352.239-72 Security Requirements for Federal Information Technology Resources (Jan 2010)I.1.14. 352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006) I.2. CDC CLAUSES IN FULL TEXT I.2.1. Evaluation of Contractor Performance (Service) (Jan 2000) (a) Purpose In accordance with FAR 42.1502, the Contractor's performance will be periodically evaluated by the Government, in order to provide current information for source selection purposes. These evaluations will therefore be marked "Source Selection Information." (b) Performance Evaluation Period The Contractor's performance will be evaluated at least annually. (c) Evaluators The performance evaluation will be completed jointly by the COR and the Contracting officer. (d) Performance Evaluation Factors The contractor's performance will be evaluated in accordance with the attachment listed in Section J titled Performance Evaluation Report. (e) Contractor Review A copy of the evaluation will be provided to the contractor as soon as practicable after completion of the evaluation. The contractor shall submit comments, rebutting statements, or additional information to the Contracting Officer within 30 calendar days after receipt of the evaluation. (f) Resolving Disagreements Between the Government and the Contractor Disagreements between the parties regarding the evaluation will be reviewed at a level above the Contracting Officer. The ultimate conclusion on the performance evaluation is a decision of the contracting agency. Copies of the evaluation, contractor's response, and review comments, if any, will be retained as part of the evaluation. (g) Release of Contractor Performance Evaluation Information The completed evaluation will not be released to other than Government personnel and the contractor whose performance is being evaluated. Disclosure of such information could cause harm both to the commercial interest of the Government and to the competitive position of the contractor being evaluated as well as impede the efficiency of Government operations. (h) Source Selection Information Departments and agencies may share past performance information with other Government departments and agencies when requested to support future award decisions. The information may be provided through interview and/or by sending the evaluation and comment document to the requesting source selection official. (i) Retention Period The agency will retain past performance information for a maximum period of three years after completion of contract performance for the purpose of providing source selection information for future contract awards. (End of Clause) I.2.2 Non-Disclosure Agreement for Contractor and Contractor Employees (Mar 2006) (a) The contractor shall prepare and submit a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to the Contracting Officer prior to access of government information or the commencement of work at CDC. (b) The NDA made part of this clause, exhibit I and II , is required in service contracts where positions and/or functions proposed to be filled by contractor's employees will have access to non-public and procurement-sensitive information. The NDA also requires contractor's employees properly identify themselves as employees of a contractor when communicating or interacting with CDC employees, employees of other governmental entities (when communication or interaction relates to the contractor's work with the CDC), and members of the public. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 37.114 (c), states "All contractor personnel attending meetings, answering Government telephones, and working in other situations where their contractor status is not obvious to third parties are required to identify themselves as such to avoid creating an impression in the minds of members of the public or Congress that they are Government officials, unless, in the judgment of the agency, no harm can come from failing to identify themselves. They must also ensure that all documents or reports produced by contractors are suitably marked as contractor products or that contractor participation is appropriately disclosed." (c) The Contractor shall inform employees of the identification requirements by which they must abide and monitor employee compliance with the identification requirements. (d) During the contract performance period, the Contractor is responsible to ensure that all additional or replacement contractors' employees sign a NDA and it is submitted to the Contracting Officer prior to commencement of their work with the CDC. (e) Contractor employees in designated positions or functions that have not signed the appropriate NDA shall not have access to any non-public, procurement sensitive information or participate in government meeting where sensitive information may be discussed. (f) The Contractor shall prepare and maintain a current list of employees working under NDAs and submit to the Contracting Officer upon request during the contract period of performance. The list should at a minimum include: contract number, employee's name, position, date of hire and NDA requirement.     EXHIBIT ICenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Contractor Non-Disclosure AgreementI. Non-public Information[Name of contractor] understands that in order to fulfill the responsibilities pursuant to [Contract name and number] between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and [Name of CDC contractor] dated [date], employees of [contractor] will have access to non-public information, including confidential and privileged information contained in government-owned information technology systems. For purposes of this agreement, confidential information means government information that is not or will not be generally available to the public. Privileged information means information which cannot be disclosed without the prior written consent of the CDC. In order to properly safeguard non-public information, [contractor] agrees to ensure that prior to being granted access to government information or the commencement of work for the CDC, whichever is applicable, all employees will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) provided by the CDC prior to beginning work for the CDC. Contractor agrees to submit to the contracting official the original signed copies of NDAs signed by the contractor's employees in accordance with the instructions provided by the contracting official. Failure to provide signed NDAs in accordance with this agreement and instructions provided by the contracting official could delay or prevent the employee from commencing or continuing work at the CDC until such agreement is signed and returned to the contracting official. Contractor further agrees that it will not cause or encourage any employee to disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual other than an authorized Government employee any non-public information that the employee may obtain in connection with the performance of the employee's responsibilities to the CDC. II. Procurement-Sensitive InformationContractor further agrees that it will not cause or encourage any employee to disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual, other than an authorized Government employee, any procurement-sensitive information gained while in connection with fulfilling the employee's responsibilities at the CDC. For purposes of this agreement, procurement-sensitive information includes, but is not limited to, all information in Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for Contract (RFC), and Requests for Proposal (RFP); Responses to RFPs, including questions from potential offerors; non-public information regarding procurements; all documents, conversations, discussions, data, correspondence, electronic mail (e-mail), presentations, or any other written or verbal communications relating to, concerning, or affecting proposed or pending solicitations or awards; procurement data; contract information plans; strategies; source selection information and documentation; offerors' identities; technical and cost data; the identity of government personal involved in the solicitation; the schedule of key technical and procurement events in the award determination process; and any other information that may provide an unfair competitive advantage to a contractor or potential contractor if improperly disclosed to them, or any of their employees. Contractor understands and agrees that employee access to any procurement-sensitive information may create a conflict of interest which will preclude contractor from becoming a competitor for any acquisition(s) resulting from this information. Therefore, if an employee participates in any discussions relating to procurement-sensitive information, assists in developing any procurement-sensitive information, or otherwise obtains any procurement-sensitive information during the course of performing duties at the CDC, contractor understands and agrees that contractor are be excluded from competing for any acquisition(s) resulting from this information. III. Identification of Non-Government EmployeesContractor understands that its employees are not agents of the Government. Therefore, unless otherwise directed in writing by the CDC, contractor agrees to assist and monitor employee compliance with the following identification procedures: A. At the beginning of interactions with CDC employees, employees of other governmental entities, members of the public, or the media (when such communication or interaction relates to the contractor's work with the CDC), contractors' employees will identify themselves as an employee of a contractor. B. Contractors' employees will include the following disclosures in all written communications, including outgoing electronic mail (e-mail) messages, in connection with contractual duties to the CDC:Employee's nameName of contractorCenter or office affiliationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionC. At the beginning of telephone conversations or conference calls, contractors' employees will identify themselves as an employee of a contractor. D. Contractors should not wear any CDC logo on clothing, except for a CDC issued security badge while carrying out work for CDC or on CDC premises. The only other exception is when a CDC management official has granted permission to use the CDC logo.E. Contractors' employees will program CDC voice mail message to identify themselves as an employee of a contractor. I understand that federal laws including, 18 U.S.C. 641 and 18 U.S.C. 2071, provide criminal penalties for, among other things, unlawfully removing, destroying or converting to personal use, or use of another, any public records. Contractor acknowledges that contractor has read and fully understands this agreement.Name of contractor: ___________________________________Signature of Authorized Representative of Contractor:_________________________________Date:________________Copies retained by: contracting official and contractor           EXHIBIT II Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Contractors' Employee Non-Disclosure AgreementI. Non-Public InformationI understand that in order to fulfill my responsibilities as an employee of [Name of CDC contractor], I will have access to non-public information, including confidential and privileged information contained in government-owned information technology systems. For purposes of this agreement, confidential information means government information that is not or will not be generally available to the public. Privileged information means information which cannot be disclosed without the prior written consent of the CDC. I [Name of Employee], agree to use non-public information only in performance of my responsibilities to the CDC. I agree further that I will not disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual other than an authorized Government employee, any non-public information that I may obtain in connection with the performance of my responsibilities to the CDC. II. Procurement-Sensitive InformationI further agree that unless I have prior written permission from the CDC, I will not disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual other than an authorized Government employee, any procurement-sensitive information gained in connection with the performance of my responsibilities to the CDC. I specifically agree not to disclose any non-public, procurement-sensitive information to employees of my company or any other organization unless so authorized in writing by the CDC. For purposes of this agreement, procurement-sensitive information includes, but is not limited to, all information in Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for Contract (RFC), and Requests for Proposal (RFP); Responses to RFPs, including questions from potential offerors; non-public information regarding procurements; all documents, conversations, discussions, data, correspondence, electronic mail (e-mail), presentations, or any other written or verbal communications relating to, concerning, or affecting proposed or pending solicitations or awards; procurement data; contract information plans; strategies; source selection information and documentation; offerors' identities; technical and cost data; the identity of government personal involved in the acquisition; the schedule of key technical and procurement events in the award determination process; and any other information that may provide an unfair competitive advantage to a contractor or potential contractor if improperly disclosed to them, or any of their employees.I understand and agree that my access to any procurement-sensitive information may create a conflict of interest which will preclude me, my current employer, or a future employer from becoming a competitor for any resulting government acquisition derived from this information. Therefore, if I participate in any discussions relating to procurement-sensitive information, assist in developing any procurement-sensitive information, or otherwise obtain any procurement-sensitive information during the course of performing my duties at the CDC, I understand and agree that I, my current employer, and any future employer(s) are excluded from competing for any resulting acquisitions. III. Special Non-Disclosure Clause for Contractors with Access to CDC Grants Management and Procurement-Related Information Technology SystemsIn addition to complying with the non-disclosure requirements and safeguards stated above, I understand that my authorization to use CDC's grants management and procurement systems is strictly limited to the access and functions necessary for the performance of my responsibilities to the CDC and which have been approved in advance by the CDC. I understand that I am not authorized to enter procurement requests for any requirements pertaining to contracts or subcontracts held by me or my employer. IV. Identification as a Non-Government EmployeeI understand that as an employee of a government contractor, I represent an independent organization and I am not an agent of the Government. Therefore, I agree that unless I have prior written authorization from the CDC, I will, at the beginning of interactions with CDC employees, employees of other governmental entities, members of the public, or the media (when such communication or interaction relates to the contractor's work with the CDC), identify myself as an employee of a contractor. I further agree to use the following identification procedures in connection with my work at the CDC:A. I will include the following disclosures in all written communications, including outgoing electronic mail (e-mail) messages:Employee's nameName of contractorCenter or office AffiliationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionB. I will identify myself as an employee of a contractor at the beginning of telephone conversations or conference calls; C. I will not wear any CDC logo on clothing, except for a CDC issued security badge while carrying out work for CDC or on CDC premises; the only other exception is when a CDC management official has granted permission to use the CDC logo.D. I will program my CDC voice mail message to identify myself as a contractors' employee. I understand that federal laws including, 18 U.S.C. 641 and 18 U.S.C. 2071, provide criminal penalties for, among other things, unlawfully removing, destroying or converting to personal use, or use of another, any public records. I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand this agreement.Name of contractor: ___________________________________Name of Employee:___________________________Signature of Employee:_________________________________Date:________________Copies retained by: contracting official, contractor, and Employee (End of Clause)     SECTION J - LIST OF ATTACHMENTS • Attachment 1 - Equipment ListAttachment 2 - Contractor Performance Report• Attachment 3 - ACH Form SECTION K - REPRESENTATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER STATEMENT OF OFFERORS K.1 Offer shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (See Section I). SECTION L - INSTRUCTIONS TO THE OFFERORS L.1. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-1(FEB 1998)L.1.1. Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)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/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.L.1.2. FAR clause, 52.212-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998); [NAICS Code: 334516]L.1.3. The proposal shall be submitted electronically via e-mail to the Contracting Officer at Fkn7@cdc.gov before 10:00 am EASTERN TIME on August 11, 2016. L.1.4. QUESTIONS DEADLINE: All questions shall be received by email (Fkn7@cdc.gov ) 10:00 am EASTERN TIME on July 27, 2016.L.1.5. All email responses to this notice must identify the RFP# in the subject line of the email.L.1.6. FAXED OR MAILED PROPOSALS AND/OR QUESTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. L.1.7. For solicitation information call: Genesika Carter, Contracting Officer, at 770-488-2063. L.2. PROPOSAL FORMATL.2.1. Proposal Preparation - The technical proposal shall include a detailed description of the requirement. A successful technical proposal shall include the affirmation of the offer price (s); a Point Of Contact (name, title, email address and telephone number); a statement from the offeror verifying that they are CCR Registered under NAICS code 334516; period of performance; business size; payment terms, and the reference list for Past/Present Performance. The technical proposal shall be submitted in a file labeled "Volume 1 - Technical". The price information shall be contained in a file labeled "Volume 2 - Price". L.2.2. Technical Capability Contents - The offeror shall provide documentation (e.g., technical brochure, explanation, or any other supporting documentation) that they are an authorized manufacturer distributer/reseller. The Offeror shall demonstrate that they have manufacturer certified technical personnel to repair the laboratory equipment so that it does not void the manufacturer's warranty. The Offeror shall demonstrate that they have manufacturer certified technical personnel to handle and respond to technical questions from CDC via phone, email or internet. Volume 1 - Technical shall not exceed 35 pages including cover letters, table of contents, appendices and attachments. Offerors who submit more than 35 pages will be considered as being nonresponsive and the proposals will not be considered for award.L.2.3. Price Contents- The offeror shall submit a complete pricing matrix as indicated in Section B.1.3. Any Technical or Past/Present Performance information placed within Volume 2 - Price will not be evaluated. L.2.4. Past/Present Performance Contents: The offeror shall provide a Past/Present Performance reference list. The reference list should contain the contact information (Company Name and Address, Point of Contact (POC) Name, POC email address and phone number) for at least 3 companies the offeror currently or previously performed similar services under a contract within the past 5 years. This information be included as part of "Volume 1 - Technical". Contractor's Past/Present Performance Questionnaire shall be sent to the companies identified requesting that the Company return the Questionnaires to the Contracting Officer, Genesika Carter, at fkn7@cdc.gov with the RFP# identified in the subject line of the email. SECTION M - EVALUATION FACTORS/CRITERIA FOR AWARD M.1. EVALUATION FACTORS M.1.1. Factor 1: TECHNICAL Subfactor 1: Understanding the ProgramM.1.1.1.

Lab Reaserch Asistant Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published July 19, 2016  -  Deadline July 28, 2016
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Statement of WorkResearch Assistant SupportCDC/NCHHSTP/DHAP/Lab Branch I PROJECT IDENTIFICATION AND PURPOSE Effective and efficient diagnosis of HIV infection is a cornerstone of HIV prevention strategies. The DHAP Laboratory Branch has developed new assays for HIV diagnosis and incidence testing both independently and in collaboration with test manufacturers. Furthermore, the Laboratory branch has collaborated both within CDC and with external partners to evaluate new diagnostic/incidence technology currently in the pipeline for FDA approval (diagnostics assays) or implementation for HIV surveillance (incidence assays). The purpose of this project is to continue this work with new protocols and technology. II SCOPE OF WORK An experienced research assistant support is needed to perform the following tasks: 1. Process, catalogue and store human biological specimens including whole blood, serum, plasma and dried blood spots to be used for diagnostic assays.2. Explore alternative storage options for human biological specimens that eliminate the need for costly freezer storage and also maintain sample integrity.3. Perform a variety of serologic diagnostic assays including multi-analyte Bio-plex assays, EIAs, and rapid tests to evaluate test performance. 4. Construct and perform quality assurance of in house developed rapid HIV tests for diagnosis or incidence determination.5. Perform HIV Viral load assays such as the Roche or Abbott real-time assays.6. Calibrate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment and documents for QMS related activities.7. Maintain experiment records, prepare and present oral and written reports within CDC, and help prepare results for manuscripts and presentations. The contractor key personnel must be very enthusiastic and have the appropriate technical expertise in the biological sciences to greatly enhance our investigations related to HIV diagnostic and incidence research. The key personnel is expected to have: • A minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience working with HIV diagnostic or incidence assay development or evaluation (this includes competency in assay design, format optimization and evaluation of HIV diagnostic or incidence rapid tests or Enzyme Immunoassays (EIAs) • Experience with multi-analyte equipment formats such as Bio-Plex/Luminex • Experience working human sample types such as whole blood, serum/plasma and dried blood spots • A working knowledge of HIV viral load platforms is desirable • Competence in the operation of all standard lab equipment (centrifuges, plate washers, plate readers, rapid test readers and Bio-plex instruments) Many of these activities involve cooperation and communication with other team or branch members within CDC and academic collaborators outside of CDC. The candidate should therefore be proficient in:• Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. The contractor key personnel shall perform tasks in 40 hours per week for 1 year with CDC personnel and shall adhere to administrative guidelines established in the contract and policy of the contractor company. III HOURS OF OPERATION The core hours of operation for the contractor shall be Monday through Friday. The work day shall consist of eight duty hours and a thirty-minute lunch period. As long as the eight duty hours are met, the start and end times may be adjusted by the program as deemed necessary to accommodate required support in the organization. However, the initial schedule shall be 8:00a.m.- 4:30p.m., excluding federal holidays (listed below) and weekends. *In case of government shutdown or closure for any reason, make-up time can be performed (no more than two hours per business day) to work on tasks affected by shutdown. Payment can be made for a shutdown period. Federal Holidays are: New Year's Day Labor DayMartin Luther King's B-day Columbus DayPresident's Day Veteran's DayMemorial Day Thanksgiving DayIndependence Day Christmas Day IV GOVERNMENT FURNISHED FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT The Government shall provide a workspace area with computer access, telephone, fax and copy machines, and general office supplies (paper, pens, etc.) for the contractor's use in performing the required services at: 1600 Clifton RoadBuilding 17 Atlanta, GA 30329 Adequate parking is available on-site. V PROGRAM MANAGEMENT The Contractor shall ensure the quality of work performed by the research assistant associated with the performance of this procurement. The Contractor shall evaluate the entire scope of operations, and implement an effective quality control program. This includes providing up-front costs necessary for vaccinations, medical tests, blood draws, and any expected work related screening and items required for access to and work in the lab. The Contractor shall provide program management and supervision of services performed by research assistant to satisfy the requirements of this procurement. The Contractor shall manage any make-up time for days affected by Government shut down. The program management functions shall include the handling of all employment matters including health and leave benefits related to Contractor's employee/research assistant. The Contractor's employees shall adhere to government's policies and rules that are applicable to contractors and complete mandatory trainings as required in a timely manner. Neither the Contractor nor any of its employees shall disclose or cause to be disseminated, any information concerning government operations, including those performed by contractors for the government, which could result in or increase the likelihood of the possibility of a breach of security and/or failure to safeguard any restricted information that may come to the Contractor in connection with work under this procurement. VI PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance shall be one year: 9/25/2016 - 9/24/2017. VII DELIVERABLES The Contractor shall submit monthly reports and invoices to the COR, and the Contracting Officer simultaneously. The monthly report will contain at a minimum, a summary statement of services, progress report and financial forecasting and budget information. This monthly report is a mandatory deliverable. Invoices will not be paid until a complete monthly report is received by the Contracting Officer and/or his/her designated representative. The Contracting Officer may return incomplete and/or inaccurate reports for correction prior to payment of invoices. Deliverables Frequency Process, catalogue and store human biological specimens 1000 specimens per month; 12,000 within the yearExplore alternative storage options for human biological specimens Conducts 5 literature searches per month; 60 per year; order approved alternative storage options and test biological specimens for viabilityPerform a variety of serologic diagnostic assays Perform 10,000 specimens per month using various serologic diagnostic assay equipmentPerform quality assurance of in house developed rapid HIV tests for diagnosis or incidence determination Perform 1,000 specimens quality assurance tests per monthPerform HIV Viral load assays Perform 5,000 specimens per month using automated processCalibrate and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment and documents for QMS related activities Perform daily on all lab instruments and equipment used and maintain documents for QMS relate activitiesMaintain experiment records Record experiment procedures daily - at least 365 entries per year VIII. KEY PERSONNEL The key personnel specified in this contract (Research assistant) is considered to be essential to work performance. At least 30 days prior to diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs or contracts (or as soon as possible, if an individual must be replaced, for example, as a result of leaving the employ of the Contractor), the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and shall submit comprehensive justification for the diversion or replacement request (including proposed substitutions for key personnel) to permit evaluation by the Government of the impact on performance under this contract. The Contractor shall not divert or otherwise replace any key personnel without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. The Government may modify the contract to add or delete key personnel at the request of the contractor or Government.No fromal soliciation will sent out. 

Digital Microscopes for FDA

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published March 31, 2016  -  Deadline April 8, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A DIGITAL MICROSCOPE FOR FDA SOLICITATION NUMBER: FDA-SOL-1163241 This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is FDA-SOL-1163241. This solicitation is issued as a Total Small Business Set, Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation documented and incorporated provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-87-1, Effective 16 March 2016.The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is - 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing; Small Business Size Standard is 500 Employees.The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends to issue a Commercial Item Firm Fixed-Price purchase order that meets the following specifications below. SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTSThe contractor shall fill out the following pricing sheet:CLIN Description Qty Unitof Issue Price1 VHX-5000 Digital Microscope 1 Each $2 Optional Item - VHX-5000 Digital Microscope 1 Each $Total Amount $ Items to be included with the Digital Microscope Unit: VHX-5100 Camera Unit Each $VHX-S550E Stand with Motorized XYZ Stage Each $VHX-A50E Console Manual for VHX-5000 Each $VHX-H4M 3D Software for VHX-5000 Each $VHX-Z00T VH Zoom Lens 0X-50X Each $VHX-J00T Lens Joint for VH-Z00M Each $VHX-Z20T VH ZOOM Lens 20X-200X Each $VHX-J20T Lens Joint for VH-Z20 Each $VHX-Z250T VH ZOOM Lens 250X-2500X Each $VHX-J250T Lens Joint for VH-Z250 Each $OP-51649 Polarized Light Adaptor Each $OP-32009 Anti-Halation Tip for VH-Z05 Each $VH-K20 Adjustable Illumination Adaptor for VH-Z20 Each $OP-87429 Polarization Adapter for Z20 pcs Each $OP-35414 Non-Contact Diffusion Ring for VH-Z20R Each $Shipping Each $ STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) I. General Description of Need The Southeast Regional Laboratory - Filth Group has a need for Two (2) Digital Microscopes to aid in the identification and training of filth elements The required instrument will allow FDA's Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) and the Southeast Regional Laboratory's (SRL) Filth and Decomposition Laboratory to identify insects, hairs, animal tissue and other foreign materials through high resolution imaging. This instrumentation will also allow analysts to view items under the microscope on a large HD LCD monitor, tilt and rotate the camera stand to observe a specimen from various angles, greatly reducing or eliminating the need to manually manipulate fragile specimens. II. Salient Characteristics All of the following are minimum requirements. Equivalent requirements that differ from these minimum requirements must be justified by the proposing vendor and evaluated by the Government. • The system must be portable with a detachable camera and lens which can be altered by only slight modification into a hand held wand which can be used to scan the surface of large or otherwise difficult specimens which are normally inappropriate for microscopic examination.• The system must combine the capabilities of a stereoscope, compound microscope, scanning electron microscope and measuring microscope in a single unit. **Offerors shall address each of the salient characteristics in order to be considered.** • Minimum 23" Full HD (1920 x 1080) LCD Monitor • High brightness LED light source, minimum rate of approx. 40,000 hours• Must be powered by 100-120V AC• Must have a CMOS camera capable of 50 frames per second and a multi-scan camera with up to 2,000 TV lines and excellent color reproducibility.• Must have a dedicated LCD display screen pre-installed with Windows 7 operating system that allows full accessibility to PC functionality, including the ability to install Microsoft Office and anti-virus software.• Must have viewer software with an unlimited number of copy licenses with the following functionality:• Simple data transfer from VHX to PC• Reproducibility of 3D images• HDR parameter adjustment• 2D measurement with engineering assist tools• One click consolidation of .csv data into excel file• The system interface must be available via LAN connection, CD-R/CD-RW/DVD drive, or 8 total USB ports (two 3.0 series A ports and six 2.0 series A ports).• The system must be capable of real-time depth composition to allow for instant observation of any object entirely in focus.• The system must be integrated with CMOS camera for rapid depth composition and 3D modeling features.• The system must include a free-angle stand that will tilt a total of 150° along with 360° rotation in the XY stage to allow observation of a target from various angles without having to manipulate the part by hand.• The system must have High Dynamic Range (HDR) function for 16-bit resolution color gradation.• The system must have image stitching capabilities to simultaneously overcome depth of field and field of view limitations as well as measure in all 3 dimensions. This capability must be fully automated with 20,000 x 20,000 pixel range, including 3D imagery and pattern recognition technology which leaves no stitching or pixelated lines over the image.• The system must have one-click measure capability where the user may program and register XY measurements on consistent parts, then automatically measure new samples with a single click. Multiple measurement files must be able to be consolidated into a single report.• The system must have automatic measurement capability where software is capable of identifying particles based on color, brightness, contrast and hue with user friendly editing and cropping tools to easily count and dimension particles.• The system must have a range of available lenses to enable magnification range of 0.1-5000x allowing operation as a stereoscope, compound microscope, measuring microscope and scanning electron microscope. • The system must have bright field, polarized/cross-polarized, diffused, variable angle, and differential interference contrast lighting options.• The system must have a camera and lens that can be detached from the stand and used in a hand held operation to view large samples that cannot fit on a traditional microscope stand.• The system must have measuring capability with accuracy of 6 micron over a 4" x 4" sample size, with auto edge extraction and navigation windows to eliminate user to user variability and make measurement much easier. Warranty All labor, replacement parts and components (excluding consumables) shall be guaranteed. III. Period of Performance The period of performance shall be for a base period of twelve (12) months and four (4) twelve (12) month optional periods. IV. Government Furnished Property The Government shall provide visitor's access to the FDA facilities during the performance of the contract. A. Special instructionsThe offeror shall include sufficient details on the technical specifications in order for a determination to be made as to whether the offeror meet all the technical requirements identified in the solicitation. Place(s) of Delivery: Food and Drug Administration/SRL60 8th Street NEAtlanta, Ga. 30309 Hours of Operation: The Contractor will be responsible for delivering equipment between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday except Federal Holidays.When vendor arrives on site to deliver and install equipment, they will need to check in with the Front Security Guards and provide proper identification. They will receive an "Escort Required" temporary badge, which must be worn at all times in the building and will need to stay with lab personnel during their visit. If vendors need to enter into the laboratory, safety glasses must be worn. When their work is complete, they will check out with the same Security Guards, turning in their temporary badge. Tobacco, of any form, is not permitted on Federal Property, in Federal Buildings or parking lots. The following FAR and HHSAR clauses apply to this acquisition. FAR clauses and provisions can be obtained at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda to the provision. Period for Acceptance of Offers: The offeror agrees to hold the prices firm through September 30, 2016.The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999), is applicable to this requirement. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal meets the specifications listed under Part 3 of this solicitation and is the lowest priced proposal received in response to this solicitation. Therefore, award will be made to offeror whose proposal is determined to be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015), applies to this acquisition. An offeror should complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda: Invoice Submission: A. The contractor shall submit one original copy of each invoice to the address specified below: Office of Financial ServicesFood and Drug AdministrationW032- Second FloorMAIL HUB 214510903 New Hampshire AvenueBldg 32, Rm# 2162, Mail Hub 2145Silver Spring MD 20993-0002Attn: Vendor Payments(301) 827-3742 or (866) 807-3742fdavendorpaymentsteam@fda.gov B. The contractor shall submit one electronic copy of the invoice to each of the recipients listed below: Project Officer: TBDEmail: Contract Specialist: Corina GensonEmail: Corina.Genson@fda.hhs.gov Invoices submitted under this contract must comply with the requirements set forth in FAR Clauses 52.232-25 (Prompt Payment) and 52.232-33 (Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management) and/or applicable Far Clauses specified herein. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must be submitted on company letterhead and include each of the following: (I) Name and address of the contractor; (II) Invoice Date and Invoice Number; (III) Purchase order/Award Number; (IV) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price Supplies Delivered or Services Performed, including: (a) Period of Performance for which costs are claimed; (b) Itemized travel costs, including origin and destination; and (c) Any other supporting information necessary to clarify questionable expenditures;(V) Shipping number and date of shipping, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on government bill of lading; (VI) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (VII) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the purchase order/award, or in a proper notice of assignment)(VIII) Name, title and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; (IX) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);(X) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) banking information, including routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment and the number of the account into which funds are to be deposited;(XI) Name and telephone number of the FDA Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or other program center/office point of contact, as referenced on the purchase order; and, (XII) Any other information or documentation required by the purchase order/award. C. QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICES SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE FDA AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED ABOVE. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Mar 2016), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition: (b) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)).52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 64452.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246) 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212)52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793)52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014)FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (July 1990)FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the term of the Contract (Mar 2000) The following HHSAR clauses apply and can be obtained at the following website: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHHSAR1.html 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Dec 2015)352.215-70 Late proposals and revisions (Dec 2015)352.223-70 Safety and health (Dec 2015)352.224-70 Privacy Act (Dec 2015)352.233-71 Litigation and claims (Dec 2015) The supplies delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. The COR name will be provided at time of award. The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the contract; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any). Offerors that fail to complete the required representations and certifications, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which if timely received, shall be considered. The quote shall reference solicitation number FDA-SOL-1163241. The quotes are due by email to the point of contact listed below on or before April 8, 2016 by 1:00pm ET. Please contact Corina Genson at 240-402-5352 or email at Corina.Genson@fda.hhs.gov  

Service Agreement for the Maintenance of Video and Broadcast Equipment

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published May 20, 2016  -  Deadline June 7, 2016
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SUBJECT: Service Agreement for the Maintenance of Video and Broadcast Equipment SOLICITATION NUMBER: 2016-N-17864 RESPONSE DUE DATE/TIME: June 7, 2016/ 10:00 am EASTERN TIME SECTION A - DESCRIPTION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-40. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811213 -Communication Equipment Repair and Maintenance with a Standard Size of $11M. THIS IS A TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. This is a RFP for the maintenance of video and broadcast equipment with options. The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed-Price contract as a result of this solicitation that will include the terms and conditions that are set forth herein. SECTION B - SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTSB.1. DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES & SERVICESB.1.1. The Laboratory Training and Services Branch (LTSB), Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses a variety of video production equipment to accomplish its public health mission. Video production and broadcast equipment is used for live broadcast online webinars, as well as video projects that are included in eLearning training programs that are delivered online. Therefore, these instruments must be operational at all times to provide emergency response and educational capabilities. This equipment is fairly complex with integrated computer operations and dedicated software, and their proper maintenance and repair requires a high degree of technical skills and long-term familiarity with the hardware. Because of CDC's emergency response role in laboratory safety, it is critical that the downtime due to repairs is minimal. B.1.2. Contract Type is Firm-Fixed Price.B.1.3. Pricing Terms - "CLIN defined by 0001 etc." means contract line item that corresponds to each year. "UNIT PRICE" represents the amount to be paid to the contractor monthly. CLIN SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY/UNIT UNIT PRICE UNIT EXTENDEDPRICE0001 Base Year - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017   12 Months 0002 Option Year 1 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 12 Months 0003 Option Year 2 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 12 Months 0004 Option Year 3 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020 12 Months 0005 Option Year 4 - Maintenance Agreement - Contractor shall provide maintenance for Video and Broadcast Equipment in accordance with the attached PWS. Period of Performance: 07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021 12 Months TOTAL AGGREGATE AMOUNT (CLIN 0001 THRU 0005): tiny_mce_marker________________ SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/WORK STATEMENT Title of Project: Maintenance of LTSB Production Facility Equipment Background and Need - The Laboratory Training and Services Branch (LTSB), Division of Laboratory Systems (DLS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), uses a variety of video production equipment to accomplish its public health mission. Video production and broadcast equipment is used for live broadcast online webinars, as well as video projects that are included in eLearning training programs that are delivered online. Therefore, these instruments must be operational at all times to provide emergency response and educational capabilities.This equipment is fairly complex with integrated computer operations and dedicated software, and their proper maintenance and repair requires a high degree of technical skills and long-term familiarity with the hardware. Because of CDC's emergency response role in laboratory safety, it is critical that the downtime due to repairs is minimal. Project Objective - The purpose of this procurement is to obtain a service agreement, including technical maintenance and service support, for the video production equipment operated in the Laboratory Training and Services Branch (LTSB), specifically the production facility based in Roybal Building. This service agreement would ensure timely repairs to minimize downtime, optimize hardware performance, and would be at a set cost regardless of the number of calls made. Scope of Work - The Contractor shall provide telephone support, on-site repairs by qualified engineers, priority response time, and coverage of all parts and travel to CDC. Contractor shall troubleshoot, fix or replace all equipment listed in the "Equipment Listing" document. Equipment that is currently under warranty is not included and may be added via contract negotiation/adjustment after warranties expire. The Contractor shall furnish all material, labor, tools, parts and shipment of parts, supplies, and equipment necessary to provide these services at no additional cost to the Government. Technical Requirements - The Contractor shall perform the following tasks to optimize performance and ensure timely repairs of the video production equipment: 1. Respond to phone calls regarding service needs for instruments covered in the maintenance agreement. Vendor must provide 8-hour response via telephone subsequent to placement of service request during regular business hours.2. Provide maintenance and repair for on-site service instruments. Vendor must provide on-site response within 48 hours and subsequent to placement of service request during normal business hours.3. In the event of repair, include all labor, materials (i.e. replacement parts), and shipping of such parts associated with the repair at no additional costs.4. Provide 1 on-site Preventive Maintenance (PM) visit per year.5. Provide 1 on-site service visit per year, which entails typical support functions such as troubleshooting and replacement equipment installation. 6. Vendor must provide free software upgrades on covered software as required within 48 hours of installation and configuration. Further, the vendor shall perform the same level of work, providing the same deliverables for each year of service.Reporting Schedule - All electronic files, if applicable, should be delivered in MS Word format and provided via e-mail to the COR. Please see below deliverables chart for schedule. Special Considerations - The contractor must have an extensive background and experience with the following: trained and well qualified technical staff; prior knowledge and experience in repair and maintenance of video production hardware and at minimum a completion of a 2 year program in electronics; ability to promptly respond to service call per above ‘technical requirements"; and excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language. Government Furnished Property - None other than the instruments/components which require service. References - N/ADeliverables - The vendor shall provide the following deliverables to the Laboratory Training and Services Branch by the dates reflected below upon contract award. Deliverables Quantity Date Required Deliver ToOn-site service visits 1 (per year of service) Due within 1 business day of service notice DLS/LTSBPreventive maintenance 1per year Due throughout the award period based on individual service record DLS/LTSBTelephone support As needed Due within 8 hours of service request DLS/LTSBSuccessful repair of broken and/or malfunctioning hardware covered by the agreement. 1 per service request Due throughout award period based on need. DLS/LTSBSoftware upgrades As needed (covered software) Due throughout the award period as needed and upon availability DLS/LTSBMaintenance and repair reports 1 per service request/visit Due throughout award period upon completion of service DLS/LTSBMonthly service invoices 2 copies Due monthly: beginning 30 days after award date FMO Project OfficerQuality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) - Contractor performance and resulting deliverables must adhere to all federal, HHS, and/or CDC IT security policies. All requirements must be delivered to Project Officer. Requirements Standard Criteria and Acceptable Quality Level Quantity Measurement/Due Date Incentive/DisincentivePerform on-site service visits to ensure production equipment is fully operational 99% of the time. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per year of service Due within 1 business day of service notice Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionPerform trouble- shooting and preventive maintenance of production hardware to avoid potential repairs. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per year per instrument Throughout the award period based on individual service record. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide timely response for on- site service video production equipment requests. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per service request Respond within 24 hours following the placement of service request; will provide priority scheduling for on-site service. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide prompt response to telephone support calls. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Within 8 hours of the service call. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionSuccessful repair of broken and/or malfunctioning video production harware covered by the agreement. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per service request Due throughout award period based on need. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionNo cost software upgrades and support. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) As needed Throughout the award period as needed and upon availability. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide maintenance and repair reports following remedial and preventive maintenance Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 1 per service request/visit Due throughout award period upon completion of service. Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completionProvide monthly service invoices in a timely manner for processing. Satisfaction by CDC (Yes/No) 2 per month of service Due monthly: beginning 30 days after award date Withhold partial invoicing until satisfactory completion SECTION D - PACKING, MARKING AND SHIPPING D.1. All deliverables required under this contract shall be packaged, marked and shipped in accordance with Government specifications. At a minimum, all deliverables shall be marked with the contract number and contractor name. D.2. The Contractor shall guarantee that all required materials shall be delivered in immediate usable and acceptable condition. SECTION E - INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1. The Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will perform inspection and acceptance of materials and services to be provided. E.2. For the purpose of this PART, (COR - to be determined upon contract award) is the authorized representative of the Contracting Officer. E.3. Inspection and acceptance will be performed at: the location identified in Part 6 below. Acceptance is communicated in writing unless otherwise indicated in writing by the Contracting Officer or the COR within 15 days of receipt.E.3.1. System maintenance shall be performed by an authorized service engineer at the CDC site. The maintenance of the laboratory instrument shall include a test of the equipment to ensure that it is fully functional before CDC accepts the delivery. E.4. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2(FEB 1998)E.4.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.E.4.2. FAR clause, 52.246-4 Inspection of Services-Fixed Price (Aug 1996) SECTION F - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE F.1. PERFORMANCE F.1.1. Contract Period of Performance:Base Year: (07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017)Option Year 1: (07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018)Option Year 2: (07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019)Option Year 3: (07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020)Option Year 4: (07/01/2020 - 06/30/2021) F.1.2. All work on this contract will be performed at CDC facilities located in Atlanta, GA. F.2. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2 (FEB 1998)F.2.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. F.2.2. FAR 52.247-35, F.O.B. Destination Within Consignees Premises (April 1984) SECTION G - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA G.1. GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVESG.1.1. Contracting Officer (CO) (Jul 1999)The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds. No person other than the Contracting Officer can make any changes to the terms, conditions, general provisions, or other stipulations of this contract. No information, other than that which may be contained in an authorized modification to this contract, duly issued by the Contracting Officer, which may be received from any person employed by the United States Government, or otherwise, shall be considered grounds for deviation from any stipulation of this contract. (End of Clause) G.1.2. Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) (Sep 2009)Performance of the work hereunder shall be subject to the technical directions of the designated COR for this contract. As used herein, technical directions are directions to the Contractor which fill in details, suggests possible lines of inquiry, or otherwise completes the general scope of work set forth herein. These technical directions must be within the general scope of work, and may not alter the scope of work or cause changes of such a nature as to justify an adjustment in the stated contract price/cost, or any stated limitation thereof. In the event that the Contractor feels that full implementation of any of these directions may exceed the scope of the contract, he or she shall notify the originator of the technical direction and the Contracting Officer in a letter separate of any required report(s) within two (2) weeks of the date of receipt of the technical direction and no action shall be taken pursuant to the direction. If the Contractor fails to provide the required notification within the said two (2) week period that any technical direction exceeds the scope of the contract, then it shall be deemed for purposes of this contract that the technical direction was within the scope. No technical direction, nor its fulfillment, shall alter or abrogate the rights and obligations fixed in this contract. The Government COR is not authorized to change any of the terms and conditions of this contract. Changes shall be made only by the Contracting Officer by properly written modification(s) to the contract. The Government will provide the Contractor with a copy of the delegation memorandum for the COR. Any changes in COR delegation will be made by the Contracting Officer in writing with a copy being furnished to the Contractor. (End of Clause) G.2. INVOICE SUBMISSIONG.2.1. Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (Dec 2005) (a) The Government shall use electronic funds transfer to the maximum extent possible when making payments under this contract. FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration, in Section I, requires the contractor to designate in writing a financial institution for receipt of electronic funds transfer payments. (b) In addition to Central Contractor Registration, the contractor shall make the designation by submitting the form titled "ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form" to the address indicated below. Note: The form is either attached to this contract (see Section L - List of Attachments) or may be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer or the CDC Financial Management Office at (404) 498-4050. (c) In cases where the contractor has previously provided such designation, i.e., pursuant to a prior contract/order, and been enrolled in the program, the form is not required unless the designated financial institution has changed. (d) The completed form shall be mailed after award, but no later than 14 calendar days before an invoice is submitted, to the following address: The Centers for Disease Control and PreventionFinancial Management Office (FMO)P.O. Box 15580Atlanta, GA 30333Or - Fax copy to: 404-638-5342 (End of Clause) G2.2. CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006)(a) The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via email:Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFICEEmail: Fkn7@cdc.gov CONTRACTING OFFICEREmail: eqj3@cdc.gov COR (b) The Contractor is 1, is not 0 required to submit a copy of each invoice directly to the COR concurrently with submission to the Contracting Officer. (c) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904.(d) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice:(1) Contractor's Name & Address(2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN)(3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate(4) Invoice Number(5) Invoice Date(6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item(7) Quantity(8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item(9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice(11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice(12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1).(13) DUNS + 4 Number (End of Clause) SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS H.1. OBSERVANCE OF LEGAL HOLIDAYS AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE (GOVERNMENT FACILITIES PERFORMANCE) (JAN 2000)(a) Holidays Government personnel shall observe the following listed days as holidays: Washington's BirthdayMemorial DayIndependence DayLabor DayVeterans' DayThanksgiving DayChristmas DayNew Year's DayColumbus DayMartin Luther King Day Any other day designated by Federal StatuteAny other day designated by Executive OrderAny other day designated by Presidential proclamation The Contractor shall observe the above holidays on the date observed by the Government. Observance of such days by Government personnel shall not "on its face" be cause for an additional period of performance, or entitlement of compensation except as set forth within the contract. Contractor employees performing duties within Government facilities are automatically relieved from duty by virtue of the fact that Government employees are dismissed early or given the day off, (with the exception of 24 hour/day service requirements). No form of holiday or other premium compensation will be reimbursed; however, this does not preclude reimbursement for authorized overtime work. (b) Unscheduled Facility Closures In the event the Government facilities are closed due to inclement weather, potentially hazardous conditions, and other special circumstances, contractor personnel assigned to work within those facilities are automatically dismissed. In this instance, the cost of salaries and wages for the period of any such excused absence may be charged in the same manner as the effected employee's regular time (direct cost for those employees whose salaries are normally a direct cost; indirect cost for those employees whose salaries are normally an indirect cost), provided that such charges are in accordance with the contractor's accounting system/policy. In each instance, the Contractor agrees to continue to provide sufficient personnel to perform round the clock requirements of critical tasks already in operation or scheduled, and shall be guided by the instructions issued by the Contracting Officer or his duly appointed representative. (End of Clause) SECTION I - CONTRACT CLAUSES I.1. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2(FEB 1998)I.1.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.I.1.2. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Oct 2015)I.1.3. 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015) I.1.4 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items including subparagraphs (Mar 2016):52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (Apr 1984)52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006)52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (Jul 1995)52.217-4 Evaluation of Options Exercised at Time of Contract Award (Jun 1988)52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644)52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003)52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jul 2010)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)52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification (Jan 2009)52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (Nov 2011)52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003)52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006)52.233-3 Protest after Award (Aug 1996)52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004)52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price (Aug 1987)I.1.5. 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999); [written notice within 60 days]I.1.6. 52.217-9 --Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000)(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 60 months (5 Years). I.1.7. 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006)I.1.8. 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006)I.1.9. 352.222-70 Contactor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (2010)I.1.10. 352.223-70 Safety and Health (Jan 2006)I.1.11. 352.239-70 Standard for Security Configurations (Jan 2010)I.1.12. 352.239-71 Standard for Encryption Language (Jan 2010)I.1.13. 352.239-72 Security Requirements for Federal Information Technology Resources (Jan 2010)I.1.14. 352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006) I.2. CDC CLAUSES IN FULL TEXT I.2.1. Evaluation of Contractor Performance (Service) (Jan 2000) (a) Purpose In accordance with FAR 42.1502, the Contractor's performance will be periodically evaluated by the Government, in order to provide current information for source selection purposes. These evaluations will therefore be marked "Source Selection Information." (b) Performance Evaluation Period The Contractor's performance will be evaluated at least annually. (c) Evaluators The performance evaluation will be completed jointly by the COR and the Contracting officer. (d) Performance Evaluation Factors The contractor's performance will be evaluated in accordance with the attachment listed in Section J titled Performance Evaluation Report. (e) Contractor Review A copy of the evaluation will be provided to the contractor as soon as practicable after completion of the evaluation. The contractor shall submit comments, rebutting statements, or additional information to the Contracting Officer within 30 calendar days after receipt of the evaluation. (f) Resolving Disagreements Between the Government and the Contractor Disagreements between the parties regarding the evaluation will be reviewed at a level above the Contracting Officer. The ultimate conclusion on the performance evaluation is a decision of the contracting agency. Copies of the evaluation, contractor's response, and review comments, if any, will be retained as part of the evaluation. (g) Release of Contractor Performance Evaluation Information The completed evaluation will not be released to other than Government personnel and the contractor whose performance is being evaluated. Disclosure of such information could cause harm both to the commercial interest of the Government and to the competitive position of the contractor being evaluated as well as impede the efficiency of Government operations. (h) Source Selection Information Departments and agencies may share past performance information with other Government departments and agencies when requested to support future award decisions. The information may be provided through interview and/or by sending the evaluation and comment document to the requesting source selection official. (i) Retention Period The agency will retain past performance information for a maximum period of three years after completion of contract performance for the purpose of providing source selection information for future contract awards. (End of Clause) I.2.2 Non-Disclosure Agreement for Contractor and Contractor Employees (Mar 2006) (a) The contractor shall prepare and submit a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to the Contracting Officer prior to access of government information or the commencement of work at CDC. (b) The NDA made part of this clause, exhibit I and II , is required in service contracts where positions and/or functions proposed to be filled by contractor's employees will have access to non-public and procurement-sensitive information. The NDA also requires contractor's employees properly identify themselves as employees of a contractor when communicating or interacting with CDC employees, employees of other governmental entities (when communication or interaction relates to the contractor's work with the CDC), and members of the public. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 37.114 (c), states "All contractor personnel attending meetings, answering Government telephones, and working in other situations where their contractor status is not obvious to third parties are required to identify themselves as such to avoid creating an impression in the minds of members of the public or Congress that they are Government officials, unless, in the judgment of the agency, no harm can come from failing to identify themselves. They must also ensure that all documents or reports produced by contractors are suitably marked as contractor products or that contractor participation is appropriately disclosed." (c) The Contractor shall inform employees of the identification requirements by which they must abide and monitor employee compliance with the identification requirements. (d) During the contract performance period, the Contractor is responsible to ensure that all additional or replacement contractors' employees sign a NDA and it is submitted to the Contracting Officer prior to commencement of their work with the CDC. (e) Contractor employees in designated positions or functions that have not signed the appropriate NDA shall not have access to any non-public, procurement sensitive information or participate in government meeting where sensitive information may be discussed. (f) The Contractor shall prepare and maintain a current list of employees working under NDAs and submit to the Contracting Officer upon request during the contract period of performance. The list should at a minimum include: contract number, employee's name, position, date of hire and NDA requirement.     EXHIBIT ICenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Contractor Non-Disclosure AgreementI. Non-public Information[Name of contractor] understands that in order to fulfill the responsibilities pursuant to [Contract name and number] between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and [Name of CDC contractor] dated [date], employees of [contractor] will have access to non-public information, including confidential and privileged information contained in government-owned information technology systems. For purposes of this agreement, confidential information means government information that is not or will not be generally available to the public. Privileged information means information which cannot be disclosed without the prior written consent of the CDC. In order to properly safeguard non-public information, [contractor] agrees to ensure that prior to being granted access to government information or the commencement of work for the CDC, whichever is applicable, all employees will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) provided by the CDC prior to beginning work for the CDC. Contractor agrees to submit to the contracting official the original signed copies of NDAs signed by the contractor's employees in accordance with the instructions provided by the contracting official. Failure to provide signed NDAs in accordance with this agreement and instructions provided by the contracting official could delay or prevent the employee from commencing or continuing work at the CDC until such agreement is signed and returned to the contracting official. Contractor further agrees that it will not cause or encourage any employee to disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual other than an authorized Government employee any non-public information that the employee may obtain in connection with the performance of the employee's responsibilities to the CDC. II. Procurement-Sensitive InformationContractor further agrees that it will not cause or encourage any employee to disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual, other than an authorized Government employee, any procurement-sensitive information gained while in connection with fulfilling the employee's responsibilities at the CDC. For purposes of this agreement, procurement-sensitive information includes, but is not limited to, all information in Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for Contract (RFC), and Requests for Proposal (RFP); Responses to RFPs, including questions from potential offerors; non-public information regarding procurements; all documents, conversations, discussions, data, correspondence, electronic mail (e-mail), presentations, or any other written or verbal communications relating to, concerning, or affecting proposed or pending solicitations or awards; procurement data; contract information plans; strategies; source selection information and documentation; offerors' identities; technical and cost data; the identity of government personal involved in the solicitation; the schedule of key technical and procurement events in the award determination process; and any other information that may provide an unfair competitive advantage to a contractor or potential contractor if improperly disclosed to them, or any of their employees. Contractor understands and agrees that employee access to any procurement-sensitive information may create a conflict of interest which will preclude contractor from becoming a competitor for any acquisition(s) resulting from this information. Therefore, if an employee participates in any discussions relating to procurement-sensitive information, assists in developing any procurement-sensitive information, or otherwise obtains any procurement-sensitive information during the course of performing duties at the CDC, contractor understands and agrees that contractor are be excluded from competing for any acquisition(s) resulting from this information. III. Identification of Non-Government EmployeesContractor understands that its employees are not agents of the Government. Therefore, unless otherwise directed in writing by the CDC, contractor agrees to assist and monitor employee compliance with the following identification procedures: A. At the beginning of interactions with CDC employees, employees of other governmental entities, members of the public, or the media (when such communication or interaction relates to the contractor's work with the CDC), contractors' employees will identify themselves as an employee of a contractor. B. Contractors' employees will include the following disclosures in all written communications, including outgoing electronic mail (e-mail) messages, in connection with contractual duties to the CDC:Employee's nameName of contractorCenter or office affiliationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionC. At the beginning of telephone conversations or conference calls, contractors' employees will identify themselves as an employee of a contractor. D. Contractors should not wear any CDC logo on clothing, except for a CDC issued security badge while carrying out work for CDC or on CDC premises. The only other exception is when a CDC management official has granted permission to use the CDC logo.E. Contractors' employees will program CDC voice mail message to identify themselves as an employee of a contractor. I understand that federal laws including, 18 U.S.C. 641 and 18 U.S.C. 2071, provide criminal penalties for, among other things, unlawfully removing, destroying or converting to personal use, or use of another, any public records. Contractor acknowledges that contractor has read and fully understands this agreement.Name of contractor: ___________________________________Signature of Authorized Representative of Contractor:_________________________________Date:________________Copies retained by: contracting official and contractor   EXHIBIT II Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Contractors' Employee Non-Disclosure AgreementI. Non-Public InformationI understand that in order to fulfill my responsibilities as an employee of [Name of CDC contractor], I will have access to non-public information, including confidential and privileged information contained in government-owned information technology systems. For purposes of this agreement, confidential information means government information that is not or will not be generally available to the public. Privileged information means information which cannot be disclosed without the prior written consent of the CDC. I [Name of Employee], agree to use non-public information only in performance of my responsibilities to the CDC. I agree further that I will not disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual other than an authorized Government employee, any non-public information that I may obtain in connection with the performance of my responsibilities to the CDC. II. Procurement-Sensitive InformationI further agree that unless I have prior written permission from the CDC, I will not disclose, publish, divulge, release, or make known in any manner or to any extent, to any individual other than an authorized Government employee, any procurement-sensitive information gained in connection with the performance of my responsibilities to the CDC. I specifically agree not to disclose any non-public, procurement-sensitive information to employees of my company or any other organization unless so authorized in writing by the CDC. For purposes of this agreement, procurement-sensitive information includes, but is not limited to, all information in Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for Contract (RFC), and Requests for Proposal (RFP); Responses to RFPs, including questions from potential offerors; non-public information regarding procurements; all documents, conversations, discussions, data, correspondence, electronic mail (e-mail), presentations, or any other written or verbal communications relating to, concerning, or affecting proposed or pending solicitations or awards; procurement data; contract information plans; strategies; source selection information and documentation; offerors' identities; technical and cost data; the identity of government personal involved in the acquisition; the schedule of key technical and procurement events in the award determination process; and any other information that may provide an unfair competitive advantage to a contractor or potential contractor if improperly disclosed to them, or any of their employees.I understand and agree that my access to any procurement-sensitive information may create a conflict of interest which will preclude me, my current employer, or a future employer from becoming a competitor for any resulting government acquisition derived from this information. Therefore, if I participate in any discussions relating to procurement-sensitive information, assist in developing any procurement-sensitive information, or otherwise obtain any procurement-sensitive information during the course of performing my duties at the CDC, I understand and agree that I, my current employer, and any future employer(s) are excluded from competing for any resulting acquisitions. III. Special Non-Disclosure Clause for Contractors with Access to CDC Grants Management and Procurement-Related Information Technology SystemsIn addition to complying with the non-disclosure requirements and safeguards stated above, I understand that my authorization to use CDC's grants management and procurement systems is strictly limited to the access and functions necessary for the performance of my responsibilities to the CDC and which have been approved in advance by the CDC. I understand that I am not authorized to enter procurement requests for any requirements pertaining to contracts or subcontracts held by me or my employer. IV. Identification as a Non-Government EmployeeI understand that as an employee of a government contractor, I represent an independent organization and I am not an agent of the Government. Therefore, I agree that unless I have prior written authorization from the CDC, I will, at the beginning of interactions with CDC employees, employees of other governmental entities, members of the public, or the media (when such communication or interaction relates to the contractor's work with the CDC), identify myself as an employee of a contractor. I further agree to use the following identification procedures in connection with my work at the CDC:A. I will include the following disclosures in all written communications, including outgoing electronic mail (e-mail) messages:Employee's nameName of contractorCenter or office AffiliationCenters for Disease Control and PreventionB.

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(3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). ___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). ___ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). ___ (10) [Reserved] ___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. ___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. ___ (13) [Reserved] ___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). ___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). ___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. ___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. ___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). ___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). _X__ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X__ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X__ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). _X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). __X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). ___ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). __X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). ___ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). __X_ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) ___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (36) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O.13693). ___ (37) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693). ___ (38) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514 ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. ___ (39) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. ___ (40) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ___ (41) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X__ (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). ___ (43) 25.223-20, Aerosols (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13693). ___ (44) 52.223-21, Foams (Jun 2016) (E.O. 13696). _X__ (45) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ___ (46) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (47) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Feb 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _X__ (48) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (49) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). ___ (50) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (51) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (52) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (53) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). _X__ (54) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (55) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (56) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (57) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (58) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) ___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). ___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). ___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (E. O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) Alternate I (Feb 2000). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(4)(i), delete paragraph (d) from the basic clause, redesignate paragraph (e) as paragraph (d), and revise the reference to "paragraphs (a), (b), (c), or (d) of this clause" in the redesignated paragraph (d) to read "paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this clause". Alternate II (Mar 2016). As prescribed in 12.301(b)(4)(ii), substitute the following paragraphs (d)(1) and (e)(1) for paragraphs (d)(1) and (e)(1) of the basic clause as follows: (d) (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, an appropriate Inspector General appointed under section 3 or 8G of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.), or an authorized representative of either of the foregoing officials shall have access to and right to- (i) Examine any of the Contractor's or any subcontractors' records that pertain to, and involve transactions relating to, this contract; and (ii) Interview any officer or employee regarding such transactions. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c), of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause in a subcontract for commercial items, other than- (i) Paragraph (d) of this clause. This paragraph flows down to all subcontracts, except the authority of the Inspector General under paragraph (d)(1)(ii) does not flow down; and (ii) Those clauses listed in this paragraph (e)(1). Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (A) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (B) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (C) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (D) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (E) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (F) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (G) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (H) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (I) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (J) ____ (1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (2) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (K) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (L) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (M) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015) (Executive Order 12989). (N) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). (O) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (P) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. [Class Deviation- 2013-O0019, Commercial Item Omnibus Clauses for Acquisitions Using the Standard Procurement System. This clause deviation is effective on Sep 25, 2013, and remains in effect for five years, or until otherwise rescinded. FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (JUN 2016) (a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause)   CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006)(a) The Contractor shall submit the original contract invoice/voucher to the shown below: Mail: CDC Office of the Chief Financial OfficerP.O. Box 15580Atlanta, Ga. 30333 Or - The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via facsimile or email: Fax: 404-638-5324Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV NOTE: Submit to only one (1) of the above locations. (b) The contractor shall submit one (1) copy of the invoice/voucher to the cognizant contracting office previously identified in this contract. These invoices/voucher copies shall be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contractor is 1, is not 0 required to submit a copy of each invoice directly to the Project Officer concurrently with submission to the Contracting Officer. (d) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904. (e) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's Name & Address(2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN)(3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate(4) Invoice Number(5) Invoice Date(6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item(7) Quantity(8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item(9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice(11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice(12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1).(13) DUNS + 4 Number(End of Clause) 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) 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/these address(es): FAR 52.204-7 System for Award ManagementFAR 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran - Representations and CertificationsFAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors- Commercial Items 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to Lowest Price Technically Exceptable (LPTA). Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards. The acceptability standards are as follows: • The contractor should have the capacity to provide Beckman Coulter trained and certified staff/technicians, and all required materials/parts/supplies to service/repair Beckman Coulter centrifuges to original manufacturer's specifications. • Should have atleast 5 years of experience providing related services. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) 52.212-3 --Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (July 2016)The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site accessed through http://www.sam.gov/portal. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (r) of this provision.(a) Definitions. As used in this provision--"Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program."Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service-(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties."Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner."Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation," means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c)."Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except-(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;(8) PSC 9610, Ores;(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials."Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture."Predecessor" means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor."Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate-(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or(6) Have been voluntarily suspended.Sensitive technology-(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically-(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3))."Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"-(1) Means a small business concern-(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16)."Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation."Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002," means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that--(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by--(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition."Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned-(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation."Successor" means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term "successor" does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances."Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern-(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans(as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans."Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern --(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women."Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127)," means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.(b) (1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAMwebsite.(2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representation and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ____________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (r) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.](c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract is to be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply.(1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a small business concern.(2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a veteran-owned small business concern.(3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it [_] is, [_] is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.(4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not, a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002.(5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, [_] is not a women-owned small business concern.Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.(6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [_] is, [_] is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation.(7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that-(i) It [_] is, [_] is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: _____________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation.(8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it [_] is, a women-owned business concern.(9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:___________________________________________(10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that--(i) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR part 126; and(ii) It [_] is, [_] is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation.(d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246 --(1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that --(i) It [_] has, [_] has not, participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and(ii) It [_] has, [_] has not, filed all required compliance reports.(2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that --(i) It [_] has developed and has on file, [_] has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 CFR parts 60-1 and 60-2), or(ii) It [_] has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor.(e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made.(f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American - Supplies, is included in this solicitation.)(1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies."(2) Foreign End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(g)(1) Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American -- Free Trade Agreements -- Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.)(i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act."(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product."Other Foreign End Products:LINE ITEM NO. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN[List as necessary](iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25.(2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision:(g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act":Canadian End Products:Line Item No.

Cigarette Paper Permeability Measurement Instrument for FDA

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published March 15, 2016  -  Deadline March 22, 2016
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR A CIGARETTE PAPER PERMEABILITY MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENT FOR FDA SOLICITATION NUMBER: FDA-SOL-1160787(2) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is FDA-SOL-1160787(2). The solicitation documented and incorporated provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-85, Effective 04 Dec 2015.The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is - 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing; Small Business Size Standard is 500 Employees.The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends to issue a Commercial Item Firm Fixed-Price purchase order that meets the following specifications below. SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTSThe contractor shall fill out the following pricing sheet:CLIN Description Qty Unitof Issue Price1 Cigarette Paper Permeability Measurement Instrument 1 Each $2 Installation and Travel Expense 1 Each $3 IQ/OQ Service 1 Each $4 Shipping Charges 1 Each $5 Optional Year 1 - Cigarette Paper Instrument Preventative Maintenance Service 1 Each $6 Optional Year 2 - Cigarette Paper Instrument Preventative Maintenance Service 1 Each $Total Amount $ STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Southeast Regional Laboratory (SRL) needs to purchase a Cigarette Paper Permeability measurement instrument for the purpose of developing and transferring methods in SRL to support regulatory work for the Center for Tobacco Products. This instrument will increase SRL Tobacco Group capabilities to analyze the permeability of cigarette paper as well as performing tests to market tobacco products. This instrument is designed to perform paper permeability analysis of cigarette paper, tipping paper, and plug wrap. Cigarette paper permeability testing is used by the tobacco industry as a quality control of their finish product. II. SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS All of the following are minimum requirements. Equivalent requirements that differ from these minimum requirements must be justified by the proposing vendor and evaluated by the Project Advisory Group prior to purchase. **Offerors shall address each of the salient characteristics in order to be considered.** The system shall be a fully operational Paper Permeability Measurement instrument that will be used to analyze cigarette paper. The system shall have the following characteristics: • The instrument must be capable of performing paper permeability/Porosity as per CORESTA method No.40 and conform to ISO2965:2009 standard. • The instrument test piece holder must be capable of holding the cigarette paper without leaks. • The instrument test piece holder must be exchangeable to other sizes and at least include a rectangular test area of 2cm2. Different size holders must be included. • The instrument must be capable of providing accurate results within 2% and have a reproducibility of 2% above 10 CU (cm3 min-1 cm-2 at 1kPa) using the 2cm2 holder. For air porosity of less than 10 CU must be at least within 10% reproducible.• The instrument pressure range must be at least between 0-50 liter/minutes.• The instrument must measure permeability from 0 to 40,000 CU on the 2 cm2 clamp. • The instrument must include an integrated touch screen controller, keyboard or PC/monitor needed for operation and printer.• Training must be provided with the system installation. • The instrument installation must include IQ/OQ with documentation.• The instrument must be supplied with all necessary accessories to calibrate and run samples after installation.• The instrument power connection must be for a US power outlet with a voltage of 115V. • The system must be capable of performing the air permeability test by vacuum and positive pressure without the need to change parts or settings. It must change between methods by the computer operating system.• The instrument must be able to operate between temperature 18C to 33C and humidity of 20% to 80%.• The instrument must be benchtop size. • The system must include at least 1 year warranty that includes parts, travel and labor. Warranty All labor, replacement parts and components (excluding consumables) shall be guaranteed. III. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance shall be for a base period of twelve (12) months and two (2) twelve (12) month optional periods. IV. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY The Government shall provide visitor's access to the FDA facilities during the performance of the contract. A. Special instructionsThe offeror shall include sufficient details on the technical specifications in order for a determination to be made as to whether the offeror meet all the technical requirements identified in the solicitation. Place(s) of Delivery: Food and Drug Administration/SRL60 8th Street NEAtlanta, Ga. 30309 Hours of Operation: The Contractor will be responsible for delivering equipment between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday except Federal Holidays. The following FAR and HHSAR clauses apply to this acquisition. FAR clauses and provisions can be obtained at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda to the provision. Period for Acceptance of Offers: The offeror agrees to hold the prices firm through September 30, 2015.The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999), is applicable to this requirement. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal meets the specifications listed under Part 3 of this solicitation and is the lowest priced proposal received in response to this solicitation. Therefore, award will be made to offeror whose proposal is determined to be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015), applies to this acquisition. An offeror should complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda: Invoice Submission: A. The contractor shall submit one original copy of each invoice to the address specified below: Office of Financial ServicesFood and Drug AdministrationW032- Second FloorMAIL HUB 214510903 New Hampshire AvenueBldg 32, Rm# 2162, Mail Hub 2145Silver Spring MD 20993-0002Attn: Vendor Payments(301) 827-3742 or (866) 807-3742fdavendorpaymentsteam@fda.gov B. The contractor shall submit one electronic copy of the invoice to each of the recipients listed below: Project Officer: TBDEmail: Contract Specialist: Corina GensonEmail: Corina.Couch@fda.hhs.gov Invoices submitted under this contract must comply with the requirements set forth in FAR Clauses 52.232-25 (Prompt Payment) and 52.232-33 (Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management) and/or applicable Far Clauses specified herein. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must be submitted on company letterhead and include each of the following: (I) Name and address of the contractor; (II) Invoice Date and Invoice Number; (III) Purchase order/Award Number; (IV) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price Supplies Delivered or Services Performed, including: (a) Period of Performance for which costs are claimed; (b) Itemized travel costs, including origin and destination; and (c) Any other supporting information necessary to clarify questionable expenditures;(V) Shipping number and date of shipping, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on government bill of lading; (VI) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (VII) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the purchase order/award, or in a proper notice of assignment)(VIII) Name, title and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; (IX) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN);(X) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) banking information, including routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment and the number of the account into which funds are to be deposited;(XI) Name and telephone number of the FDA Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or other program center/office point of contact, as referenced on the purchase order; and, (XII) Any other information or documentation required by the purchase order/award. C. QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICES SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE FDA AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED ABOVE. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Dec 2015), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition: (b) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)).52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332) FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014)FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (July 1990)FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the term of the Contract (Mar 2000) The following HHSAR clauses apply and can be obtained at the following website: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHHSAR1.html 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006)352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006)352.215-70 Late proposals and revisions (Jan 2006)352.223-70 Safety and health (Jan 2006)352.224-70 Privacy Act (Jan 2006)352.228-7 Insurance--Liability to third persons (Dec 1991)352.233-71 Litigation and claims (Jan 2006)352.242-73 Withholding of contract payments (Jan 2006)352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006)352.242-74 Final decisions on audit findings (Apr 1984)352.270-1 Accessibility of meetings, conferences and seminars to persons with disabilities (Jan 2001) The supplies delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. The COR name will be provided at time of award. The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the contract; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any). Offerors that fail to complete the required representations and certifications, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which if timely received, shall be considered. The quote shall reference solicitation number FDA-SOL-1160787(2). The quotes are due by email to the point of contact listed below on or before March 22, 2016 by 1:00pm ET. Please contact Corina Genson at 240-402-5352 or email at Corina.Couch@fda.hhs.gov  

MiSeq System Automated Generation of DNA Clonal Clusters

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published January 27, 2016  -  Deadline February 2, 2016
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THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health contemplates award of a firm-fixed-price sole source purchase order to Illumina, Inc. at 5200 Illumina Way San Diego, CA 92122 for providing critical laboratory technology that possesses next generation DNA sequencing capabilities to assist with monitoring HIV drug resistance.This instrument will be used to meet the public health need of supporting surveillance of HIV drug resistance, specifically, in PEPFAE supported countries. With the scale-up of HIV antiretroviral therapy globally, countrywide HIVDR surveillance has to be conducted in order to monitor the effectiveness of HIV treatment programs. This instrument overcomes the bottleneck of the current technology by greatly increasing the capacity of sample size processing and HIVDR detection. Illumina, Inc. is the only vendor that is able to manufacture the reagents required for Miseq instruments.  No other vendor produces similar or compatible reagents that can be used in the MiSeq instrument. This acquisition will use sole source simplified procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106(b)(1). This requirement is not set aside for small businesses. CDC is not requesting competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. Interested parties who believe they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should indicate their interest in writing and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on February 02, 2016. Determination not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Respondents will assume all financial costs for preparing a response to this notice. The U.S. Government assumes no financial obligation for the preparation and distribution of prepared responses. Inquiries may be sent to Shelley E. Kreimer, Esq. via email at xky4@cdc.gov

Synthesis and Delivery of N-1 and N3-histidine adducts of sulfur mustard

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published February 2, 2016  -  Deadline February 9, 2016
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THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury and Environmental Health contemplates award of a firm-fixed-price sole source purchase order to the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) for providing the synthesis and delivery of four custom sulfur mustard-histidine adduct peptides. Specifically, the vendor will provide native and isotopically-labeled N1-histidine adduct of sulfur mustard and native isotopically-labeled N3-histidine adduct of sulfur mustard. These are custom synthetic peptides for the development of a sulfur mustard protein adduct method. The custom peptides require advanced chemistry to sythesize. These peptides are crucial for the detection of sulfur mustard exposure in humans.TNO is the only group that has successfully synthesized these peptides (Noort et al, Arch. Toxicol. 1997).  No other vendor has the unique materials (unadducted pure sulfur mustard) to synthesize this peptide or have the chemistry knowledge to make the peptide.  This acquisition will use sole source simplified procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106(b)(1). This requirement is not set aside for small businesses. CDC is not requesting competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. Interested parties who believe they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should indicate their interest in writing and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on February 09, 2016. Determination not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Respondents will assume all financial costs for preparing a response to this notice. The U.S. Government assumes no financial obligation for the preparation and distribution of prepared responses. Inquiries may be sent to Shelley E. Kreimer, Esq. via email at xky4@cdc.gov.

Fetal Bovine Serum

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 12, 2016
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THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases contemplates award of a firm-fixed-price sole source purchase order to VWR, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087 for the purchase of premium grade, gamma irradiated Fetal Bovine Serum. No other products were considered because extnesive correlation studies of many weeks would have to be performed to validate the use of a different serum product with all of our cell lines at significant cost. Using identical laboratory products including media, reagents, and plasticware are essential to preventing variability and inconsistencies in results. It is essential to use validated products to maintain the continuity of research products, reagent development, and consistency in laboratory results. The North American Industrial Classification Standards (NAICS) Code is 325414 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This acquisition will use sole source simplified procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106(b)(1). This requirement is not set aside for small businesses. CDC is not requesting competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. Interested parties who believe they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should indicate their interest in writing and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on February 12, 2016. Determination not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Respondents will assume all financial costs for preparing a response to this notice. The U.S. Government assumes no financial obligation for the preparation and distribution of prepared responses. Inquiries may be sent to Patrick Winders via email at vxx6@cdc.gov  

PacBio2 Maintenance

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 12, 2016
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THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases contemplates award of a firm-fixed-price sole source purchase order Pacific Biosciences, 1380 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 for maintenance of the Pacific Biosciences RS DNA sequencer. The period of performance is expected to be 12 months. The services maintain the operational readiness of the critical laboratory instrument, and no other vendors were considered because the instrument is a highly specialized platform that can only be maintained by the original manufacturer. The North American Industrial Classification Standards (NAICS) Code is 811219 with a small business size standard of $20.5 million. This acquisition will use sole source simplified procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106(b)(1). This requirement is not set aside for small businesses. CDC is not requesting competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. Interested parties who believe they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should indicate their interest in writing and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on February 12, 2016. Determination not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Respondents will assume all financial costs for preparing a response to this notice. The U.S. Government assumes no financial obligation for the preparation and distribution of prepared responses. Inquiries may be sent to Patrick Winders via email at vxx6@cdc.gov

Bruker Maintenance

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published February 10, 2016  -  Deadline February 12, 2016
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THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases contemplates award of a firm-fixed-price sole source purchase order to Bruker Deltonics for maintenance of the Maxis UHR-TOF and UT Extreme MALDI mass spectrometric equipment and software. The period of performance is expected to be 12 months.The services maintain the operational readiness of the critical laboratory instrument, and no other vendors support Bruker Daltonics instruments. Further, manufacturer provided repairs and services are required to ensure the instrument will perform at original specifications.The North American Industrial Classification Standards (NAICS) Code is 811219 with a small business size standard of $20.5 million. This acquisition will use sole source simplified procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106(b)(1). This requirement is not set aside for small businesses. CDC is not requesting competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. Interested parties who believe they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should indicate their interest in writing and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on February 12, 2016. Determination not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Respondents will assume all financial costs for preparing a response to this notice. The U.S. Government assumes no financial obligation for the preparation and distribution of prepared responses. Inquiries may be sent to Patrick Winders via email at vxx6@cdc.gov  

Operation of the Atlanta Job Corps Center

Department of Labor, Employment Training Administration | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline February 25, 2016
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On or about December 2015 the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (DOL ETA) anticipates issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for the operation for the Turner Job Corps Center. Job Corps is a national residential and non-residential training and employment program administered by the United States Department of Labor to address multiple barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged youth, ages 16-24 years, throughout the United States. It is anticipated that the resultant contract will be a cost reimbursement, plus incentive fee type contract. The contract will have a 2-year base period, plus three (3) governmental unilateral renewal options for one (1) year each. A pre-proposal conference and site visit date will be posted in the RFP. The Atlanta Job Corps Center is located at 239 West Lake Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30314 and maintenance of the facility located at 3045 Roosevelt Highway College Park, GA 30349. The telephone number is (229)883-8500. It is recommended that potential Offerors download the RFP from the website: http://www.fbo.gov prior to attending the pre-proposal conference and site visit. All questions prior to and at the pre-proposal conference shall be submitted in writing. The successful contractor shall provide academic and career technical training, operate counseling and residential living programs and provide the following support services; Health and Wellness services, processing of student records, a discipline system, clothing issuances, and student mail and legal services. The contractor shall also provide overall Center management and administration as follows; contract and personnel management, staff training, financial management, procurement and property management, facility operations and maintenance, security and safety services, community relations and public information. The on-board strength (OBS) for the Atlanta Job Corps Center is students, with 0 residential males, 325 residential females, 42 non-residential males and 105 non-residential female students.

Piccolo Express Chemistry Analyzer

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published February 8, 2016  -  Deadline February 11, 2016
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THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Center for Global Health, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria contemplates the award of a firm-fixed-price sole source purchase order to Fisher Healthcare at 9999 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston TX 77038-2401 for providing Piccolo Xpress, a fully automated advanced diagnostic instrument that provides routine testing of blood samples in only twelve minutes, requiring only 100ul of sample. Abbott Point of Care is the exclusive US distributor of Piccolo Xpress, a fully automated advanced diagnostic instrument that provides routine testing of blood samples in 12 minutes, and requiring only 100ul of sample.  Fisher Healthcare is the preferred distributor of Abbot Point of Care products and the HHS strategic source for laboratory equipment, reagents, and supplies.  Abbot Point of Care does not sell the instrument directly, however they provide warranty, maintenance and consumable support to Fisher Healthcare to ensure continued instrument performance. The Piccolo Xpress point of care biochemistry analyser is a compact, portable, fully automated clinical chemistry system designed for on-site patient testing, which is vital for use in field conditions, where it will be used. The Piccolo analyzer is the only instrument able to perform routine multi-chemistry panels, using only 100ul of whole blood, serum or plasma, using patented 8-cm diameter single use plastic discs containing the liquid diluent and dry reagents. The Piccolo Xpress monitors the reagent reactions simultaneously using nine wavelengths, calculates the results from the absorbance data and reports the results. The Piccolo Xpress blood chemistry analyser self-calibrates with each run and the on-board continuous intelligent Quality Control (iQC™) monitors the analyser, reagent reactions and sample to ensure chemistry and instrument integrity. Results are delivered in approximately 12 minutes, enabling rapid diagnostic information at point of collection. The easy-to-use, maintenance-free system requires no special training to operate, making it uniquely suited for use in low-resource field settings. This acquisition will use sole source simplified procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106(b)(1). This requirement is not set aside for small businesses. CDC is not requesting competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. Interested parties who believe they possess the capabilities to satisfy this requirement should indicate their interest in writing and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement no later than 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time, on February 11, 2016. Determination not to compete this proposed action based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Respondents will assume all financial costs for preparing a response to this notice. The U.S. Government assumes no financial obligation for the preparation and distribution of prepared responses. Inquiries may be sent to Shelley E. Kreimer, Esq. via email at xky4@cdc.gov

Cigarette Paper Instrument for FDA

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published December 30, 2015  -  Deadline January 14, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is FDA-SOL-1160787. This solicitation is issued as a Total Small Business Set, Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation documented and incorporated provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-85, Effective 04 Dec 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is - 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing; Small Business Size Standard is 500 Employees. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends to issue a Commercial Item Firm Fixed-Price purchase order that meets the following specifications below. SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS The contractor shall fill out the following pricing sheet: CLIN Description Qty Unit of Issue Price 0001 Cigarette Paper Instrument 1 Each $ 0002 Cigarette Paper Instrument Preventative Maintenance Service 12 Months $ 0003 Cigarette Paper Instrument Preventative Maintenance Service 12 Months Total Amount $ STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) I. BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Southeast Regional Laboratory (SRL) needs to purchase a Cigarette Paper Permeability measurement instrument for the purpose of developing and transferring methods in SRL to support regulatory work for the Center for Tobacco Products. This instrument will increase SRL Tobacco Group capabilities to analyze the permeability of cigarette paper as well as performing tests to market tobacco products. This instrument is designed to perform paper permeability analysis of cigarette paper, tipping paper, and plug wrap. Cigarette paper permeability testing is used by the tobacco industry as a quality control of their finish product. II. SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS All of the following are minimum requirements. Equivalent requirements that differ from these minimum requirements must be justified by the proposing vendor and evaluated by the Project Advisory Group prior to purchase. **Offerors shall address each of the salient characteristics in order to be considered.** The system shall be a fully operational Paper Permeability Measurement instrument that will be used to analyze cigarette paper. The system shall have the following characteristics: • The instrument must be capable of performing paper permeability/Porosity as per CORESTA method No.40 and conform to 1802965:2009 standard. • The instrument shall be able to perform the full range of permeability of papers used to manufacture cigarettes. Measuring range shall be approximate 2-65,000 ml/min with corresponding set of standards. • The instrument test piece holder must be capable of holding the cigarette paper without leaks. • The instrument test piece holder must be exchangeable to other sizes and at least include a rectangular test area of 2cm2. • The instrument must auto-calibrate across the measurement range. • The instrument must be capable of providing accurate results within 2% and have a reproducibility of 2% above 10 CU (cm3 min-1 cm·2 at 1kPa) using the 2cm2 holder. For air porosity of less than 10 CU must be at least within 10% reproducible. • the instrument must be able to measure the pressure difference to at least 0.001 kPa having a relative error of no more than 2%. • Must include a Pneumatic controller to regulate the air flow at a given but adjustable pressure difference between the two mating faces of the test piece holder. • Must be capable of measuring the air flow within an error not greater than 5%. • The instrument pressure range must be at least between 0-50 liter/minutes. • The instrument must measure permeability from 0 to 40,000 CU on the 2 cm2 clamp. • The instrument must include an integrated touch screen controller, keyboard or PC/monitor needed for operation and printer. • Vendor shall provide one day or less on-site training for up to 5 Analysts within 60 days after installation. • The instrument installation must include IQ/OQ with documentation. • The instrument must be supplied with all necessary accessories to calibrate and run samples after installation. • The instrument shall be supplied with a semi-automatic paper tractor; • thermal printer and printer paper. • The instrument power connection must be for a US power outlet with a voltage of 115V. • The system must be capable of performing the air permeability test by vacuum and positive pressure without the need to change parts or settings. It must change between methods by the computer operating system. • The instrument must be able to operate between temperature 18C to 33C • and humidity of 20% to 80%. • The instrument must be benchtop size. • The system must include at least a 1 year warranty that includes parts, travel and labor. • Contractor shall include in their proposal pricing for two (2) option years for preventative maintenance service upon expiration of manufacturer warranty, installation, travel expenses and shipping charges. Warranty All labor, replacement parts and components (excluding consumables) shall be guaranteed. III. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance shall be for a base period of twelve (12) months and two (2) twelve (12) month optional periods. Option periods shall include all work included in the base period. IV. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY The Government shall provide visitor's access to the FDA facilities during the performance of the contract. A. Special instructions The offeror shall include sufficient details on the technical specifications in order for a determination to be made as to whether the offeror meet all the technical requirements identified in the solicitation. Place(s) of Delivery: Food and Drug Administration/SRL 60 8th Street NE Atlanta, Ga. 30309 Hours of Operation: The Contractor will be responsible for delivering equipment between the hours of 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday except Federal Holidays. The following FAR and HHSAR clauses apply to this acquisition. FAR clauses and provisions can be obtained at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda to the provision. Period for Acceptance of Offers: The offeror agrees to hold the prices firm through September 30, 2015. The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999), is applicable to this requirement. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal meets the specifications listed under Part 3 of this solicitation and is the lowest priced proposal received in response to this solicitation. Therefore, award will be made to offeror whose proposal is determined to be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015), applies to this acquisition. An offeror should complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda: Invoice Submission: A. The contractor shall submit one original copy of each invoice to the address specified below: Office of Financial Services Food and Drug Administration W032- Second Floor MAIL HUB 2145 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Bldg 32, Rm# 2162, Mail Hub 2145 Silver Spring MD 20993-0002 Attn: Vendor Payments (301) 827-3742 or (866) 807-3742 fdavendorpaymentsteam@fda.gov B. The contractor shall submit one electronic copy of the invoice to each of the recipients listed below: Project Officer: TBD Email: Contract Specialist: Corina Genson Email: Corina.Couch@fda.hhs.gov Invoices submitted under this contract must comply with the requirements set forth in FAR Clauses 52.232-25 (Prompt Payment) and 52.232-33 (Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management) and/or applicable Far Clauses specified herein. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must be submitted on company letterhead and include each of the following: (I) Name and address of the contractor; (II) Invoice Date and Invoice Number; (III) Purchase order/Award Number; (IV) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price Supplies Delivered or Services Performed, including: (a) Period of Performance for which costs are claimed; (b) Itemized travel costs, including origin and destination; and (c) Any other supporting information necessary to clarify questionable expenditures; (V) Shipping number and date of shipping, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on government bill of lading; (VI) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (VII) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the purchase order/award, or in a proper notice of assignment) (VIII) Name, title and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; (IX) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (X) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) banking information, including routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment and the number of the account into which funds are to be deposited; (XI) Name and telephone number of the FDA Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or other program center/office point of contact, as referenced on the purchase order; and, (XII) Any other information or documentation required by the purchase order/award. C. QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICES SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE FDA AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED ABOVE. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Dec 2015), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition: (b) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246) 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212) 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (July 1990) FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the term of the Contract (Mar 2000) The following HHSAR clauses apply and can be obtained at the following website: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHHSAR1.html 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006) 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006) 352.215-70 Late proposals and revisions (Jan 2006) 352.223-70 Safety and health (Jan 2006) 352.224-70 Privacy Act (Jan 2006) 352.228-7 Insurance--Liability to third persons (Dec 1991) 352.233-71 Litigation and claims (Jan 2006) 352.242-73 Withholding of contract payments (Jan 2006) 352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006) 352.242-74 Final decisions on audit findings (Apr 1984) 352.270-1 Accessibility of meetings, conferences and seminars to persons with disabilities (Jan 2001) The supplies delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. The COR name will be provided at time of award. The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the contract; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any). Offerors that fail to complete the required representations and certifications, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which if timely received, shall be considered. The quote shall reference solicitation number FDA-SOL-1160787. The quotes are due by email to the point of contact listed below on or before January 14, 2015 by 1:00pm ET. Please contact Corina Genson at 240-402-5352 or email at Corina.Couch@fda.hhs.gov

Peptides & Aliquoting

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number for this requirement is 2015_84920 and is hereby issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) using FAR Subpart 13.1 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intends to award a firm-fixed-price contract for the following requirement, please either fill in the dollar amounts or provide a separate excel spreadsheet containing the same information including a list of line item number(s) and items, quantities, units of meansure, and options, if applicable: Your quote shall include the following: • Total Price for all CLINS (see Statement of Work) • Capabilities in accordance with the Statement of Work Delivery Date: 8/24/15 - 9/24/15 Delivery Address: 1600 Clifton Road, Roybal Lab, Bldg. 17, Atlanta, GA 30329-4018 Acceptance The quote format is at the discretion of the offeror. It is the offeror's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. Clauses and provisions may be accessed via the Internet at website http://farsite.hill.af.mil. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 (effective 5/7/2015) This acquisition is set aside for small business under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 334516 and small business size standard of 500 employees. A Firm-Fixed Price purchase order will be issued in writing to the successful offeror. To be eligible to receive an award resulting from this solicitation, contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management. To register apply via the Internet at http://www.sam.gov. For questions on registration contact Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220. Include FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications with Offer or indicate if it is available online at SAM.gov. No telephonic quotes will be processed. All questions must be received no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on August 17, 2015. All responses must be received no later than 2:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time on August 21, 2015. Please send any questions and quotes to Monica Shaw at vwk1@cdc.gov. FAR SOURCE TITLE AND DATE 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (July 2013) 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Nov 2014) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions- Commercial Items (Dec 2014) 52.232-39 52.232-40 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (June 2013) Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.252-2 --CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these addres(es): Regulations URLs: (Click on the appropriate regulation.) http://farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/far2afmcfars/fardfars/far/far1toc.htm http://www.hhs.gov/policies/hhsar/subpart301-1.html NOTE: After selecting the appropriate regulation above, at the "table of Contents" page, conduct a search for the desired regulation reference using your browser's FIND function. When located, click on the regulation reference (hyperlink). 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (May 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). ___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). ___ (10) [Reserved] ___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. ___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. ___ (13) [Reserved] ___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). ___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). ___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. ___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. ___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). ___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). ___ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). X (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). ___ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). X (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) ___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514 ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. ___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. ___ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. X (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). ___ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). X (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). ___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) ___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). ___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). ___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) CDC100.0001 Needle Exchange (Jan 2014) No funds appropriated in the FY14 Appropriations Act and obligated to this contract may be used to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug. (End of clause) CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006) (a) The Contractor shall submit the original contract invoice/voucher to the shown below: Mail: CDC Office of the Chief Financial Officer P.O. Box 15580 Atlanta, Ga. 30333 Or - The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via facsimile or email: Fax: 404-638-5324 Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV NOTE: Submit to only one (1) of the above locations. (b) The contractor shall submit one (1) copy of the invoice/voucher to the cognizant contracting office previously identified in this contract. These invoices/voucher copies shall be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contractor is 1, is not 0 required to submit a copy of each invoice directly to the Project Officer concurrently with submission to the Contracting Officer. (d) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904. (e) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's Name & Address (2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN) (3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate (4) Invoice Number (5) Invoice Date (6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item (7) Quantity (8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item (9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice (11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice (12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1). (13) DUNS + 4 Number (End of Clause)

Peptides & Aliquoting

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 12, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number for this requirement is 2015_84920 and is hereby issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) using FAR Subpart 13.1 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intends to award a firm-fixed-price contract for the following requirement, please either fill in the dollar amounts or provide a separate excel spreadsheet containing the same information including a list of line item number(s) and items, quantities, units of meansure, and options, if applicable: Your quote shall include the following: • Total Price for all CLINS (see Statement of Work) • Capabilities in accordance with the Statement of Work Delivery Date: 8/17/15 - 9/17/15 Delivery Address: 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4018 Acceptance The quote format is at the discretion of the offeror. It is the offeror's responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. Clauses and provisions may be accessed via the Internet at website http://farsite.hill.af.mil. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 (effective 5/7/2015) This acquisition is set aside for small business under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 334516 and small business size standard of 500 employees. A Firm-Fixed Price purchase order will be issued in writing to the successful offeror. To be eligible to receive an award resulting from this solicitation, contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management. To register apply via the Internet at http://www.sam.gov. For questions on registration contact Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220. Include FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications with Offer or indicate if it is available online at SAM.gov. No telephonic quotes will be processed. All questions must be received no later than 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on August 7, 2015. All responses must be received no later than 2:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time on August 12, 2015. Please send any questions and quotes to Monica Shaw at vwk1@cdc.gov. FAR SOURCE TITLE AND DATE 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (July 2013) 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Nov 2014) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions- Commercial Items (Dec 2014) 52.232-39 52.232-40 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (June 2013) Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.252-2 --CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these addres(es): Regulations URLs: (Click on the appropriate regulation.) http://farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/far2afmcfars/fardfars/far/far1toc.htm http://www.hhs.gov/policies/hhsar/subpart301-1.html NOTE: After selecting the appropriate regulation above, at the "table of Contents" page, conduct a search for the desired regulation reference using your browser's FIND function. When located, click on the regulation reference (hyperlink). 52.212-5 -- Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (May 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Dec 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). ___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). ___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009). X (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (5) [Reserved] ___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). ___ (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). ___ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). ___ (10) [Reserved] ___ (11) (i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. ___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4. ___ (13) [Reserved] ___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). ___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). ___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. ___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). ___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. ___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9. ___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). ___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). ___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). ___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f). X (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). ___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). ___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). X (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). X (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). X (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). X (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). ___ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). X (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). ___ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). ___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). X (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) ___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) ___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514 ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13. ___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. ___ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). ___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. X (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513). ___ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). ___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). X (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). ___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495) ___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). ___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). ___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) CDC100.0001 Needle Exchange (Jan 2014) No funds appropriated in the FY14 Appropriations Act and obligated to this contract may be used to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug. (End of clause) CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006) (a) The Contractor shall submit the original contract invoice/voucher to the shown below: Mail: CDC Office of the Chief Financial Officer P.O. Box 15580 Atlanta, Ga. 30333 Or - The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via facsimile or email: Fax: 404-638-5324 Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV NOTE: Submit to only one (1) of the above locations. (b) The contractor shall submit one (1) copy of the invoice/voucher to the cognizant contracting office previously identified in this contract. These invoices/voucher copies shall be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contractor is 1, is not 0 required to submit a copy of each invoice directly to the Project Officer concurrently with submission to the Contracting Officer. (d) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904. (e) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's Name & Address (2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN) (3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate (4) Invoice Number (5) Invoice Date (6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item (7) Quantity (8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item (9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice (11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice (12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1). (13) DUNS + 4 Number (End of Clause)

Preventative Maintenance for FDA

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published July 10, 2015  -  Deadline July 20, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is FDA-SOL-1150390. This solicitation is issued as a Full and Open/Unrestricted, Request for Quote (RFQ), using the Simplified Acquisitions Procedures of FAR 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items. The solicitation documented and incorporated provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-82, Effective 07 May 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is - 811219 - Other Electronic and Precision Equipment and Maintenance; Small Business Size Standard is $20.5 Million Dollars. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends to issue a Commercial Item Firm Fixed-Price purchase order that meets the following specifications below. Please submit all quotes to be valid until September 30, 2015. SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS The contractor shall fill out the following pricing sheet: CLIN Description Qty Unit of Issue Price 0001 Preventative Maintenance for a Q-Exactive LC-MS 1 EA $ 0002 Option Year 1 - Preventative Maintenance for Q-Exactive LC-MS 1 EA $ 0003 Option Year 2 - Preventative Maintenance for Q-Exactive LC-MS 1 EA $ Total Amount $ I. Background/Intro The Southeastern Regional Laboratory (SRL) needs to purchase a preventative maintenance and service contract for a Q-Exactive liquid chromatography mass spectrometer. The instrument must have annual preventative maintenance performed to remain in good working condition and a service contract to cover the cost of repair for services and parts out of warranty. The instrumentation listed must be serviced by a company or individual certified by the manufacturer of the instruments described and perform the duties detailed as salient characteristics. A reasonable, less than 72 hours, onsite response time of service engineer from initial contact is necessary to prevent loss of laboratory production. A loss of production 72 hours or greater could negatively impact deliverables to the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and adversely affect the regulatory decision making process. The preventative maintenance and service contract will include a base year with two optional years. II. Minimum Salient Characteristics All of the following are minimum requirements. Equivalent requirements that differ from these minimum requirements must be justified by the proposing vendor and evaluated the Government. **Offerors shall address each of the salient characteristics in order to be considered.** The preventative maintenance/service contract must cover the following instrument components: Thermo Electron Instrument System Q-Exactive mass spectrometer UltiMate 3000 mobile phase pump UltiMate 3000 thermostatted column compartment UltiMate 3000 autosampler The preventative maintenance/service contract must meet the follow specifications on all instruments: • Unlimited on-site repair visits including engineer travel, labor and consumables. • Unlimited software updates and upgrades. • OEM parts and supplies, when possible, to ensure peak performance. • Unlimited hardware and software telephone support. • A minimum of one preventative maintenance visit per year. • Preventative maintenance must include necessary cleaning, adjustments, parts replacement and verification to ensure instrument is performing at a minimum of the installation specifications and documentation. • Onsite response time of 72 hours or less by a service engineer from initial phone call requesting service. • All instruments described must be serviced by a single company or individual certified by the manufacturer of each instrument. • Turbo pumps replacement must be included with service contract • The preventative maintenance and service contract will include a base year with two optional years. A. Special instructions The offeror shall include sufficient details on the technical specifications in order for a determination to be made as to whether the offeror meet all the technical requirements identified in the solicitation. Place(s) of Delivery: Food and Drug Administration Southeast Regional Laboratory (SRL) 60 8th Street Atlanta, GA 30309 Instrument can be serviced Monday - Friday between 9:00 am - 4 pm excluding Government holidays. The following FAR and HHSAR clauses apply to this acquisition. FAR clauses and provisions can be obtained at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda to the provision. Period for Acceptance of Offers: The offeror agrees to hold the prices firm through September 30, 2015. The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999), is applicable to this requirement. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal meets the specifications listed under Part 3 of this solicitation and is the lowest priced proposal received in response to this solicitation. Therefore, award will be made to offeror whose proposal is determined to be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Mar 2015), applies to this acquisition. An offeror should complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda: Invoice Submission: A. The contractor shall submit one original copy of each invoice to the address specified below: Office of Financial Services Food and Drug Administration W032- Second Floor MAIL HUB 2145 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Bldg 32, Rm# 2162, Mail Hub 2145 Silver Spring MD 20993-0002 Attn: Vendor Payments (301) 827-3742 or (866) 807-3742 fdavendorpaymentsteam@fda.gov B. Invoices submitted under this contract must comply with the requirements set forth in FAR Clauses 52.232-25 (Prompt Payment) and 52.232-33 (Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management) and/or applicable Far Clauses specified herein. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must be submitted on company letterhead and include each of the following: (I) Name and address of the contractor; (II) Invoice Date and Invoice Number; (III) Purchase order/Award Number; (IV) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price Supplies Delivered or Services Performed, including: (a) Period of Performance for which costs are claimed; (b) Itemized travel costs, including origin and destination; and (c) Any other supporting information necessary to clarify questionable expenditures; (V) Shipping number and date of shipping, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on government bill of lading; (VI) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (VII) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the purchase order/award, or in a proper notice of assignment) (VIII) Name, title and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; (IX) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (X) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) banking information, including routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment and the number of the account into which funds are to be deposited; (XI) Name and telephone number of the FDA Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or other program center/office point of contact, as referenced on the purchase order; and, (XII) Any other information or documentation required by the purchase order/award. C. QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICES SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE FDA AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED ABOVE. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition: (b) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246) 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332) FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (July 1990) FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the term of the Contract (Mar 2000) The following HHSAR clauses apply and can be obtained at the following website: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHHSAR1.html 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006) 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006) 352.215-70 Late proposals and revisions (Jan 2006) 352.223-70 Safety and health (Jan 2006) 352.224-70 Privacy Act (Jan 2006) 352.228-7 Insurance--Liability to third persons (Dec 1991) 352.233-71 Litigation and claims (Jan 2006) 352.242-73 Withholding of contract payments (Jan 2006) 352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006) 352.242-74 Final decisions on audit findings (Apr 1984) 352.270-1 Accessibility of meetings, conferences and seminars to persons with disabilities (Jan 2001) The supplies delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. The COR name will be provided at time of award. The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the contract; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any). Offerors that fail to complete the required representations and certifications, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which if timely received, shall be considered. The quote shall reference solicitation number FDA-SOL-1150390. The quotes are due by email to the point of contact listed below on or before July 20, 2015 by 1:00pm ET. Please contact Corina Genson at 240-402-5352 or email at Corina.Couch@fda.hhs.gov

CDC Roybal Shuttle Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published June 14, 2015  -  Deadline June 19, 2015
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SUBJECT: CDC Roybal Shuttle Services SOLICITATION NUMBER: 2015-Q-17280 RESPONSE DUE DATE/TIME: 19 June 2015/ Before 5:00 pm (1700) EASTERN TIME SECTION A - DESCRIPTION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quote (RFQ). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 485113 - Bus and Other Motor Vehicle Transit Systems with a Standard Size of $15,000,00.00 dollars. THIS IS A TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. This is a RFQ for the procurement of Shuttle Services. The CDC's Transportation Services Office (TSO) has a requirement for shuttle services between the CDC Roybal Campus and a nearby off-site parking lot. The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed-Price contract as a result of this solicitation that will include the terms and conditions that are set forth herein. SECTION B - SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS B.1. DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES & SERVICES CLIN SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY/UNIT UNIT PRICE EXTENDED PRICE 0001 Shuttle Services Period of Performance: 6 months from the date of Award 1 Job $______ $____________ OPTION 1 CLIN SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY/UNIT UNIT PRICE EXTENDED PRICE 1001 Shuttle Services Period of Performance: 3 months from expiration of the base period 1 Job $______ $____________ OPTION 2 CLIN SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY/UNIT UNIT PRICE EXTENDED PRICE 2001 Shuttle Services Period of Performance: 3 months from expiration of the Option period 1. 1 Job $______ $____________ TOTAL AGGREGATE AMOUNT: $ SECTION C - DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS/WORK STATEMENT Performance Work Statement Shuttle Services for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention OSSAM/Transportation Services Office (TSO) 1.0 Introduction: The purpose of the inter-campus shuttle service is to provide CDC visitors and employees with transit services from the designated park and ride location external to the Roybal Campus. Shuttle services would be provided during core hours (6:30 a.m. to 6:30p.m.). The objective is to provide reliable, cost-effective, quality passenger service. 1.1 Background: The mission of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. These functions are the backbone of the CDC′s mission. Each of the CDC′s component organizations undertakes these activities in conducting its specific programs. The Transportation Services Office (TSO) supports this mission by providing exceptional customer service in the management of CDC's automotive fleet and parking services. In order to help CDC accomplish its mission, the Government requires a contractor to provide shuttle services for its employees to various CDC locations. TSO is undertaking initiatives to improve service delivery of services to internal and external customers and to increase efficiency of parking operations. A component of the initiative requires shuttle service to the transport CDC visitors, designated employees, and individuals identified with a Reasonable Accomodations (RA) to the Roybal Campus. The primary purpose of the shuttle is to support off-campus parking to relieve capacity issues resulting from additional personnel and guests assigned to the Roybal Campus due to the Ebola Response effort. The shuttle service will ensure that transportation to off-site park and ride location is available. The Contractor shall provide a shuttle services that is compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). The Contractor shall transport employees to and from predetermined shuttle service pick-up points/locations. 1.2 Project Objectives: The contractor shall support the Parking Services section of TSO by providing shuttle services for CDC personnel and authorized visitors. • The Contractor shall provide shuttle service to visitors of the Clifton Road (Roybal) campus and CDC disabled employees that are approved for use of shuttle services as a reasonable accommodation. • The Contractor shall transport visitors and employees to/from a designated Park and Ride location (1800 Briarcliff Road Atlanta, GA. 30329) to specified locations at the CDC Roybal Campus (1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta GA 30329). • The Contractor shall act as an independent organization, and not as an agent of the government. A security clearance is required for all drivers hired under this contract. • Maintain radio communication at all times during the designated business hours . The Contractor shall, provide all labor, materials, and resources unless otherwise stipulated. 1.3 Scope: The scope of this task includes: 1.3.1.1 The shuttle service shall be available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 1.3.1.2 The Contractor drivers shall, at all times during the designated business hours, have radio communication. 1.3.1.3 Additionally, the Contractor shuttle drivers must check in with the dispatch officer at least every thirty (30) minutes to make sure the radios are still operational and that no requests for pick up has been missed when not already in service. 1.3.1.4 The Contractor shall respond to a radio call within ten (10) minutes of call. 1.3.1.5 The Contractor shall maintain a daily log of trips. The log intake form should include passenger's name, employment status (FTE, Contractor, guest), user ID (if applicable) time of pick up/return. 1.3.1.6 Ensure the radios are operational by testing battery and frequency. Ensure that no requests for pickup have been missed by contacting dispatch for pick up information. 1.3.1.7 Respond to radio calls and within ten (10) minutes of call for shuttle service 1.3.1.8 The Contract drivers must possess the necessary skills and qualifications to satisfactorily perform the requirements of this service. Drivers must obey all state, local, and CDC traffic laws and regulations. Drivers must possess a valid driver's license; possess good communication skills; have a driving record with no suspensions or revocations; have no criminal record and be drug free. 1.3.1.9 The Contractor shall always be polite, courteous, friendly, and attentive to the passengers needs and shall not engage in any behavior that is disruptive or disturbing to passengers. The drivers shall provide safe service at all times and not drive in a reckless manner, or endanger the lives of any passengers. 1.3.1.10 In the event that the shuttle vehicle is in an accident or is inoperable, another shuttle with a driver needs to be available within 4 hours of notification from the Project Officer. The contractor shall furnish the vehicle maintenance, drivers, fuel, liability insurance, and interstate permits for all vehicles. The contractor shall provide and the driver shall maintain a log of arrival and departure times as well as a count of the number of passengers using the shuttles for each day. If requested, this log will be delivered to the Project Officer on a quarterly basis. Monitoring of the contractor's performance will be conducted by passenger feedback and unannounced spot-checks by the Project Officer or his/her designee at least two (2) times monthly. All performance issues will be discussed with contractor for resolution, and/or corrective action, if necessary. 1.3.1.11 The shuttle drivers must possess the necessary skills and qualifications to satisfactorily perform the requirements of this contract. Drivers must obey all state, local, and CDC traffic laws and regulations. CDC will not reimburse the contractor for any traffic law violations. 1.3.1.12 The shuttle drivers shall be appropriately dressed, in company attire. The driver will maintain a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance at all times. Drivers shall be in uniform while on duty. The color and style of the uniform shall be approved by the Project Officer. All personnel shall have an employee name tag and identity of the contractor located on the outer clothing which shall be visible at all times. 1.3.1.13 In addition, drivers shall always be courteous, polite and attentive to the passengers needs and shall not engage in any behavior that is disruptive or disturbing to the passengers. This means the driver must not use profanity, or make sexual or racial comments or gestures of any kind to any person while driving the shuttle. The driver shall not drive in a reckless manner, or endanger the lives of any passengers. The driver shall obey all traffic enforcement laws and traffic signs and signals at all times. The drivers must wear seat belts at all times while operating the shuttle. 1.3.1.14 The Contracting Officer may require the contractor to remove a driver from performing under this contract for the following reasons: (1) if the driver generates 3 complaints within a 30-day period (i.e., disruptive or disturbing behavior to the passengers, use of profanity, or making sexual or racial comments or gestures of any kind to any person). (2) if the driver is observed displaying unsafe driving habits, (3) if the driver is at fault in a serious accident, (4) if the driver otherwise fails to comply with the requirements of this contract. 1.3.1.15 The contractor, at its own expense, shall obtain and maintain all necessary permits, franchises, license, or other authorizations and certificates required for lawfully performing services under this contract. All contractor personnel engaged in the performance under this contract shall be required to possess certificates of training as required by the state, county, city or other local jurisdiction. The contractor shall make available to the Project Officer documentation of the certificates, training, licenses and permits no later than (10) days after award of the contract. The Project Officer will forward copies of the aforementioned documentation to the Contracting Officer. The Contractor shall provide the COR evidence that drivers do not exceed the maximum number of hours driven per week as established by Federal law. This evidence shall be in the form of the Contactor's driver's log for the specified drivers. 1.3.1.16 The contractor shall be fully insured with an insurance company licensed and qualified to do business in the State of Georgia. Insurance in the amount of at least $100,000 per person, and $300,000 per occurrence for death or bodily injury and $50,000 per occurrence for property damage or loss shall be procured and maintained during the entire period of performance under this contract. Tasks The Contractor shall stop at the designated park and ride location(s) and return to the Roybal Campus. The shuttle pick-up/drop off location predetermined by the Project Officer at the required intervals. This schedule and or locations may be adjusted based on demand and service level requirements. The timelines may be changed by the Project Officer for certain needs or events that periodically occur at the Roybal Campus. The duration of the special needs or events will not result in a major alteration of the timeline for more than three (3) consecutive calendar days per occurrence, or more than a cumulative total of twenty (20) calendar days per six (6) month period. The maximum wait time for employees at each building shall not exceed 10 minutes from designated pick/drop off locations. The Project Officer will provide the contractor with specific pickup times as identified by route. The contractor will comply with these times. Route: Single route service between 1800 Briarcliff Road and CDC Roybal Campus. Service hours (proposed): 7:00 am - 6:00pm  30 minute intervals (7:00a - 12:00p)  1 hour (12:00p - 3:00p)  30 minute (3:00p -6:00p) Pick up/drop off Locations: Building 19 (Visitor Center) and Building 16 (Level 4 Upper Deck) a. The Contractor shall stop at every shuttle pick-up location predetermined by the Project Officer at the required intervals. b. The Contractor shall: • Provide shuttles that accommodate up to 14 passengers • Ensure that all shuttles are equipped with a first aid kit, flashlight, and fire extinguisher • Ensure that all shuttles have a spare tire and are in excellent operating condition at all times. • Ensure that all shuttles have seat belts for each passenger • Meet High Vehicle standards (i.e., prior to first shuttle departing the vehicle will be washed and interior vacuumed daily, and kept in good operating/mechanical condition) • Provide timely, uninterrupted, dependable service (based upon the shuttle schedule) • Not smoke inside the vehicles • Not handle any packages placed on the shuttle. If any packages are left on the shuttle, the driver will notify the Security Officer and the Project Officer, for proper removal of the package • Not allow drivers to operate AM/FM radios while passengers are on the bus The Contractor shall operate the intra-campus shuttle Monday through Friday, from 6:30a.m. to 6:30p.m., excluding federal holidays (listed below). Federal holidays are: New Year's Day Labor Day Martin Luther King's Birthday Columbus Day President's Day Veteran's Day Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day Independence Day Christmas Day In the event CDC is closed due to inclement weather, national emergency or any other situation under which Government Employees are granted administrative leave, a determination will be made regarding contractor personnel on a case by case basis. Period of Performance: Base Period: 6 Months Approximately August 1 - December 31, 2015 (exact date to be determined) The Period of Performance is TBD. In addition, two (2) three-month option periods are included which may be exercised at any time before expiration of the previous period at the sole discretion of the Contracting Officer. Option Period 1: 3 Months. Dates to be determined. Option Period 2: 3 Months. Dates to be determined. Places of Performance: Roybal Campus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta, GA 30329 Park and Ride Location 1800 Briarcliff Road Atlanta, GA 30329 Quarterly Progress Reports: The contractor shall provide a monthly status report to contain, at a minimum, the following information: a brief description of requirements, accomplishments during the reporting period and significant events regarding the task order, deliverables submitted or progress on deliverable products, any current or anticipated problems and solutions proposed and a brief summary of activity planned for the next reporting period. Performance Matrix: Tasks Performance Standard Method of Measurement Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) Incentives / Disincentives Task 1: Shuttle Services Completeness, Accuracy User Feedback All data management systems contain accurate and reliable data CPARS Evaluation SECTION D - PACKING, MARKING AND SHIPPING D.1. All deliverables required under this contract shall be packaged, marked and shipped in accordance with Government specifications. At a minimum, all deliverables shall be marked with the contract number and contractor name. D.2. The Contractor shall guarantee that all required materials shall be delivered in immediate usable and acceptable condition. SECTION E - INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE E.1. The Project Officer will perform inspection and acceptance of the delivered supplies. E.2. Inspection and acceptance will be performed at the delivery location identified below. Acceptance is communicated in writing unless otherwise indicated in writing by the Contracting Officer or the Project Officer within 15 days of receipt. SECTION F - DELIVERIES OR PERFORMANCE NOT APPLICABLE SECTION G - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA G.1. GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES G.1.1. Contracting Officer (CO) (Jul 1999) The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds. No person other than the Contracting Officer can make any changes to the terms, conditions, general provisions, or other stipulations of this contract. No information, other than that which may be contained in an authorized modification to this contract, duly issued by the Contracting Officer, which may be received from any person employed by the United States Government, or otherwise, shall be considered grounds for deviation from any stipulation of this contract. (End of Clause) G.2. INVOICE SUBMISSION G.2.1. Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (Dec 2005) (a) The Government shall use electronic funds transfer to the maximum extent possible when making payments under this contract. FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration, in Section I, requires the contractor to designate in writing a financial institution for receipt of electronic funds transfer payments. (b) In addition to Central Contractor Registration, the contractor shall make the designation by submitting the form titled "ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form" to the address indicated below. Note: The form is either attached to this contract (see Section L - List of Attachments) or may be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer or the CDC Financial Management Office at (404) 718-8100. (c) In cases where the contractor has previously provided such designation, i.e., pursuant to a prior contract/order, and been enrolled in the program, the form is not required unless the designated financial institution has changed. (d) The completed form shall be mailed after award, but no later than 14 calendar days before an invoice is submitted, to the following address: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Financial Management Office (FMO) P.O. Box 15580 Atlanta, GA 30333 Or - Fax copy to: 404-638-5342 (End of Clause) G2.2. CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006) (a) The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via email: Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OFFICE (c) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904. (d) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's Name & Address (2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN) (3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate (4) Invoice Number (5) Invoice Date (6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item (7) Quantity (8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item (9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice (11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice (12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1). (13) DUNS + 4 Number (End of Clause) SECTION H - SPECIAL CONTRACT REQUIREMENTS Not Applicable SECTION I - CONTRACT CLAUSES I.1. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-2(FEB 1998) I.1.1. This contract incorporates the following clause(s) by reference, with the same force and effect as if it were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make its full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. I.1.2. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) I.1.3. 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Feb 2012) I.1.4 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items including subparagraphs (Feb 2012): 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (Apr 1984) 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sep 2006) 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (Jul 1995) 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jul 2010) 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) 52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification (Jan 2009) 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (Nov 2011) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Fund Transfer-System for Award Management (July 2013) 52.233-2 Service of Protest (Sep 2006) 52.233-3 Protest after Award (Aug 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) 52.243-1 Changes-Fixed Price (Aug 1987) I.1.7. 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006) I.1.8. 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006) I.1.9. 352.222-70 Contactor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (2010) I.1.10. 352.223-70 Safety and Health (Jan 2006) I.1.11. 352.239-70 Standard for Security Configurations (Jan 2010) I.1.12. 352.239-71 Standard for Encryption Language (Jan 2010) I.1.13. 352.239-72 Security Requirements for Federal Information Technology Resources (Jan 2010) I.1.14. 352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006) 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (July 1990) Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (End of provision) FAR 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days of contract expiration. FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 15 calendar days before the last day of the period of performance; provided, that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 15 calendar days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 12 months. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014). (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Award will be made to the LOWEST PRICED TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE offeror. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Capability to meet the Requirements Price Past Performance Technical and past performance, when combined, are equally important to price (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. SECTION J - LIST OF ATTACHMENTS Not Applicable SECTION K - REPRESENTATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER STATEMENT OF OFFERORS K.1 Offer shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (See Section I). SECTION L - INSTRUCTIONS TO THE OFFERORS L.1. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, FAR 52.252-1(FEB 1998) L.1.1. Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) 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/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. L.1.2. FAR clause, 52.212-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998); [NAICS Code: 485113] L.1.3. The quote shall be submitted electronically via e-mail to the Contracting Officer at VWL8@CDC.GOV before 5:00 pm (1700) EASTERN TIME on 19 June 2015. L.1.4. QUESTIONS: ALL QUESTIONS shall be submitted electronically via e-mail to the Contracting Officer at VWL8@CDC.GOV before 5:00 pm (1700) EASTERN TIME on 16 June 2015. L.1.5. All email responses to this notice must identify the RFQ# in the subject line of the email. L.1.6. FAXED OR MAILED PROPOSALS AND/OR QUESTIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. SECTION M - CRITERIA FOR AWARD M.1. AWARD: M.1.1. This is an all or none procurement. Offerors must quote on all or none of the line items. M.1.2. Award will be made to the LOWEST-PRICED TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE offeror. The base plus all option period shall be evaluated M.1.3. CDC intends to make an award soon after the response date of this notice. And the Government intends to award without discussions. M.1.4. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

ECR Microphone and Speaker Installation

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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. ___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). ___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. ___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). X (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). ___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2303 Note). ___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). ___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). ___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). X (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). ___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). ___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). ___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] _X__ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.). _X__ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). ___ (7) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). ___ (8) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). ___ (9) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Sep 2010) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Oct 2010) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___ Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (xiii) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xiv) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) 52.252-2 -- Clauses Incorporated by Reference. (Feb. 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): www.farsite.hill.af.mil (End of Clause) CDC100.0001 Needle Exchange (Jan 2014) No funds appropriated in the FY14 Appropriations Act and obligated to this contract may be used to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug. (End of clause) CDC37.0001 Non-Personal Services (April 2013) (a) Personal services shall not be performed under this contract. Although the Government may provide sporadic or occasional instructions within the scope of the contract, the Contractor is responsible for control and supervision of its employees. If the Contractor (including its employees) believes any Government action or communication has been given that would create a personal services relationship between the Government and any Contractor employee, the Contractor shall promptly notify the Contracting Officer of this communication or action. (b) The contractor shall comply with, and ensure their employees and subcontractors comply with, CDC Policy titled "Identification of Contractors' Employees and Safeguarding Government Information." No Contractor employee shall hold him or herself out to be a Government employee, agent, or representative. No Contractor employee shall state orally or in writing at any time that he or she is acting on behalf of the Government. In all communications with third parties in connection with this contract, Contractor employees shall identify themselves as Contractor employees and specify the name of the company for which they work. . The contractor is limited to performing the services identified in the contract statement of work and shall not interpret any communication with anyone as a permissible change in contract scope or as authorization to perform work not described in the contract. All contract changes will be incorporated by a modification signed by the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contractor shall ensure that all of its employees and subcontractor employees working on this contract are informed of the substance of this clause. The Contractor agrees that this is a non-personal services contract; and that for all the purposes of the contract, the Contractor is not, nor shall it hold itself out to be an agent or partner of, or joint venture with, the Government. The Contractor shall notify its employees that they shall neither supervise nor accept supervision from Government employees. The substance of this clause shall be included in all subcontracts at any tier. (d) Nothing in this clause shall limit the Government's rights in any way under any other provision of the contract, including those related to the Government's right to inspect and accept or reject the services performed under this contract. (End of Clause) CDCAG001 - Invoice Submission (Mar 2006) (a) The Contractor shall submit the original contract invoice/voucher to the shown below: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Financial Management Office (FMO) P.O. Box 15580 Atlanta, GA 3033 Or - The Contractor may submit the original invoice/voucher via facsimile or email: Fax: 404-638-5324 Email: FMOAPINV@CDC.GOV NOTE: Submit to only one (1) of the above locations. (b) The contractor shall submit one (1) copy of the invoice/voucher to the cognizant contracting office previously identified in this contract. These invoices/voucher copies shall be addressed to the attention of the Contracting Officer. (c) The Contractor is 1, is not 0 required to submit a copy of each invoice directly to the Project Officer concurrently with submission to the Contracting Officer. (d) In accordance with 5 CFR part 1315 (Prompt Payment), CDC's Financial Management Office is the designated billing office for the purpose of determining the payment due date under FAR 32.904. (e) The Contractor shall include (as a minimum) the following information on each invoice: (1) Contractor's Name & Address (2) Contractor's Tax Identification Number (TIN) (3) Purchase Order/Contract Number and Task Order Number, if Appropriate (4) Invoice Number (5) Invoice Date (6) Contract Line Item Number and Description of Item (7) Quantity (8) Unit Price & Extended Amount for each line item (9) Shipping and Payment Terms (10) Total Amount of Invoice (11) Name, title and telephone number of person to be notified in the event of a defective invoice (12) Payment Address, if different from the information in (c)(1). (13) DUNS + 4 Number (End of Clause)

Brand Name or Equal to an Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC System

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline April 17, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is FDA-SOL-1145520. This solicitation is issued as a, Total Small Business Set Aside in accordance with the SBA Non-Manufacture Rule waiver dated January 1, 2015, Request for Quote (RFQ), using the Simplified Acquisitions Procedures of FAR 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items. The solicitation documented and incorporated provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-80, Effective 02 Mar 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is - 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing; Small Business Size Standard is 500 in number of employees. The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) intends to issue a Commercial Item Firm Fixed-Price purchase order that meets the following specifications below. Please submit all quotes to be valid until September 30, 2015. SUPPLIES OR SERVICES AND PRICES/COSTS The contractor shall fill out the following pricing sheet: CLIN Description Qty Unit of Issue Price 0001 Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC System 3 EA $ Total Amount $ I. Background/Intro The Mycotoxin Group in the Southeast Regional Laboratory (SRL) analyzes various grains, nuts and milk commodities for toxic metabolites produced by certain fungi that can infect and proliferate on various agricultural commodities in the field and/or during storage. SRL serves as the national servicing lab for all districts for domestic aflatoxin testing. The increase in sample load for FY15 is justification for the need a Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC) system to analyze large volume of samples in less time would greatly increase sample throughput and decrease sample turn-around times. The demand for multi-residue analyses would require the use of this UHPLC system since it employs a dual detection system for both fluorescence and diode array detection. II. Minimum Salient Characteristics All of the following system requirements are minimum requirements. Equivalent requirements that differ from these minimum requirements must be justified by the proposing vendor and evaluated by the FCC prior to purchase. A. General Characteristics: Pump: • Active seal wash or equivalent; Must be available for handling of solvents containing salt buffers so that it ensures longer lifetime of the seal when using higher buffer concentrations. • SW Features; To ensure that all the HW advantages can be automatically controlled and handled in SW o Variable stroke o Solvent bottle filling status o Pressure limit • SW features-diagnostics: to ensure high instrument uptime o Leak Test o Pressure test o Records, log files o Pump solvent delivered • The pump must have a settable flow range wider than 0.001 - 5 ml/min, in ≤0.001 ml/min increments that ensures flexibility over the whole flow rate range - standard analytical HPLC to semi-preparative HPLC • Must have a flow precision/retention of ≤0.07% RSD or 0.005 min SD, whatever is greater (0.2 - 5.0 mL/min) • Compressibility must be user selectable based on the solvent in use so that it ensures precise flow rates and therefore also RT precision • Variable stroke or equivalent. Usually is a system comprising of two dual piston in series pumps with proprietary servo-controlled variable stroke drive, floating piston design and active inlet valve which allows for Precise pumping results in precise flow rate and therefore in excellent RT precision. • Integrated Solvent degasser which is a system comprised of integrated two-channel degasser so that Reproducible solvent properties are maintained Mulitcolumn: • The temperature range must be 4°C to 110°C, (minimum 20°C below ambient) • The temperature accuracy must be ± 0.05 ° C or better • Must contain Pre-column heating and post column cooling • Must contain a local handheld control module must be available with plot-, diagnosis-, and error handling capabilities. • The temperature stability must be ±0.05°C or better • It must offer at least 2 different heat exchanger volumesLeak detection and safe leak handling design must be incorporated in the module housing • Must offer an electronic column-identification module as standard for GLP documentation of column type, and major column parameters • Must be able to contain a maximum of 24 columns of 100 mm length or 12 columns of 300 mm length (including pre-columns) • Must have to ability to change valve drive • Software must be available on the local controller and on the data system for single point control of the thermostatted column compartment as well as other modules of the same family FLD: • The instrument must have in single wavelength mode a Raman signal-to-noise of >500:1, with Ex350 nm, Em397 nm and using the reference dark value at 450 nm standard flow cell • The instrument must have in single wavelength mode a Raman signal-to-noise of >3000:1, with Ex350 nm, Em397 nm and using the reference dark value at 450 nm standard flow cell • The detector must be able to acquire spectra (excitation and emission) during the analysis (no stop flow needed) • The lamp can be switched on directly before the analysis because it needs no warm up time Autosampler: • Must have sample cooler configuration by adding a thermostatting module to control the temperature of the sample in the vial/well-plate • The metering device must have the capability to be always flushed after injection • Must have dual needle feature with two independent injection needles and loops optionally available • Offer different choices of rotor seals • Must have an accuracy of 0.7% (10 uL, n=10) or better • SW feature: The instrument must provide extensive information for diagnostic purposes and built-in tests • Thermostat: o Temperature range must be settable from 4°C to 40°C in 1°C increments (with a max. temperature of 5°C below ambient) o Temperature accuracy must be ±2°C at set-point of 4°C UV Detector: • Short term noise - Signal noise must be with 10 mm Max-Light cartridge cell: Atlanta GA 30309 The system must be delivered during normal business hours (M-F, 8:00AM - 4:30 PM EST). The following FAR and HHSAR clauses apply to this acquisition. FAR clauses and provisions can be obtained at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda to the provision. Period for Acceptance of Offers: The offeror agrees to hold the prices firm through September 30, 2015. The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (Jan 1999), is applicable to this requirement. The specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose proposal meets the specifications listed under Part 3 of this solicitation and is the lowest priced proposal received in response to this solicitation. Therefore, award will be made to offeror whose proposal is determined to be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The Provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (May 2014), applies to this acquisition. An offeror should complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Dec 2014), applies to this acquisition with the following addenda: Invoice Submission: A. The contractor shall submit one original copy of each invoice to the address specified below: Office of Financial Services Food and Drug Administration W032- Second Floor MAIL HUB 2145 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Bldg 32, Rm# 2162, Mail Hub 2145 Silver Spring MD 20993-0002 Attn: Vendor Payments (301) 827-3742 or (866) 807-3742 fdavendorpaymentsteam@fda.gov B. Invoices submitted under this contract must comply with the requirements set forth in FAR Clauses 52.232-25 (Prompt Payment) and 52.232-33 (Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management) and/or applicable Far Clauses specified herein. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must be submitted on company letterhead and include each of the following: (I) Name and address of the contractor; (II) Invoice Date and Invoice Number; (III) Purchase order/Award Number; (IV) Description, Quantity, Unit of Measure, Unit Price, and Extended Price Supplies Delivered or Services Performed, including: (a) Period of Performance for which costs are claimed; (b) Itemized travel costs, including origin and destination; and (c) Any other supporting information necessary to clarify questionable expenditures; (V) Shipping number and date of shipping, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on government bill of lading; (VI) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (VII) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the purchase order/award, or in a proper notice of assignment) (VIII) Name, title and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; (IX) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN); (X) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) banking information, including routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment and the number of the account into which funds are to be deposited; (XI) Name and telephone number of the FDA Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or other program center/office point of contact, as referenced on the purchase order; and, (XII) Any other information or documentation required by the purchase order/award. C. QUESTIONS REGARDING INVOICES SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE FDA AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED ABOVE. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Mar 2015), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition: (b) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246) 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) 52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332) FAR 52.211-6 -- Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) The following HHSAR clauses apply and can be obtained at the following website: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHHSAR1.html 352.202-1 Definitions (Jan 2006) 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying (Jan 2006) 352.215-70 Late proposals and revisions (Jan 2006) 352.223-70 Safety and health (Jan 2006) 352.224-70 Privacy Act (Jan 2006) 352.228-7 Insurance--Liability to third persons (Dec 1991) 352.233-71 Litigation and claims (Jan 2006) 352.242-73 Withholding of contract payments (Jan 2006) 352.242-71 Tobacco-free Facilities (Jan 2006) 352.242-74 Final decisions on audit findings (Apr 1984) 352.270-1 Accessibility of meetings, conferences and seminars to persons with disabilities (Jan 2001) The supplies delivered hereunder shall be inspected and accepted at destination by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) specified at award. If the supplies or services are acceptable, the COR shall promptly forward a report of inspection and acceptance to the paying office. If the supplies or services are not acceptable, the COR shall document the nonconforming items/services and immediately notify the contracting officer. The COR name will be provided at time of award. The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the Statement of Work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance. The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the contract; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; or (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the internet site for the release of an amendment to the combined synopsis/solicitation (if any). Offerors that fail to complete the required representations and certifications, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which if timely received, shall be considered. The quote shall reference solicitation number 15-223-SOL-00053. The quotes are due by email to the point of contact listed below on or before April 17, 2015 by 1:00pm ET. Please contact Corina Couch at 240-402-5352 or email at Corina.Couch@fda.hhs.gov