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Financial Database Developer Support Services Requirement

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published May 19, 2016  -  Deadline May 27, 2016
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Financial Database Developer Support Services Requirement.

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SECTOR ADVISORS

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 1, 2015
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The Department of the Treasury Office of Technical Assistance is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal services contracts, for its Banking and Financial Services Program. This recruitment is for global assignments and significant international travel is required. The Banking and Financial Services Program is charged with promoting financial sector development that efficiently intermediates between savers and investors. To achieve this, the program works with central banks, ministries of finance, banking regulatory and supervision agencies, deposit insurance agencies, banking associations, and related entities in countries with emerging or transition economies. It also provides technical assistance to countries that have developed economies but are experiencing difficulties in their banking sectors. QUALIFICATIONS: Treasury is seeking candidates who possess expertise in banking supervision (on-site and off-site); financial inclusion (regulation of microfinance institutions); deposit guaranty systems; problem bank resolution (including P&A transactions, bank closings, bank liquidations, asset management and disposition); restructuring and privatization of banks; banking sector development; financial system stability; payment systems; insurance sector supervision; central bank operations; monetary policy; credit analysis; lending (including SME lending); internal audit; accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS); and other facets of financial sector activity. A working knowledge of French, Spanish, or Arabic will be a plus in relevant countries. Ideal candidates would have experience with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve, Resolution Trust Corporation, international financial institutions, commercial banks, state banking or insurance regulators, etc. Prior overseas experience working in challenging environments would be a distinct advantage but is not mandatory. While technical skills are essential, the ability to gain the confidence of officials in host countries is also very important. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $60.49 to $80.79 per hour, subject to the cost of living adjustments (COLA) in effect at the time of contract award. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical Assistance ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator 740 15th Street, N.W. - 4th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Please reference Solicitation A15078 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A15078 - Banking Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for the Banking and Financial Services Program, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2015 although selections may be made in advance of that date. The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Relocation Management

Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Financial Officer | Published March 2, 2016  -  Deadline March 9, 2016
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*****************THIS IS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE********************This solicitation is for a state-of-the-art relocation management system to process end-to-end employee re-locations for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Financial Management Services (FMS), prepared in accordance with FAR Part 13 and Part 15. The solicitation number is AG-7245-S-16-0012 and is being issued for a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation documentation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-86-2.See the attachment for the Performance Work Statement for all contract requirements and additional information.In accordance with FAR 52.212-3, the offeror has to have completed the annual representations and certifications electronically through the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov.The offeror should be aware that FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions- Commercial Items and 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Require to Implement Statues or Executive Orders- Commercial Items apply to this acquisition.Any questions should be sent in writing to Reia.Brooks@nfc.usda.gov no later than Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8:00am CST.All Proposals must be submitted to the email address above by 12:00pm (Noon) on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 including all information mandated in the solicitation package.

42--Armor Piercing Containment System

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published August 7, 2015
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This contract action was accomplished using other than competitive procedures because there is an unusual and compelling urgency and a delay in award would result in serious injury, financial or other, to the Government (FAR 6.302-2). See posted J&A for further information. This notice is posted in accordance with FAR 6.305(a). USPFO for Wisconsin awarded a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract on 5 August 2015 under W912J2-15-P-0086 to Concept Development Corporation in the amount of $78,996.05 for armor piercing containment systems. A justifications for Unusual and Compelling Urgency is attached.

NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB): Upgrade Geographic Information Services Increment 3

Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security | Published November 30, 2015  -  Deadline February 25, 2016
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The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) in relation to the implementation of the project "Upgrade Geographic Information Services Increment 3 - CP9C0150". The scope of this upcoming opportunity is anticipated to be an upgrade of the Core GIS system addressing deficiencies and new requirements; upgrading the software baseline provided under Increment 2; ensuring common functional capability across all Core GIS sites; making Core GIS compatible with DCIS and furthermore, meeting the requirements of the Bi-SC Service Employment in Support of the NATO Command Structure. Potential U.S. prime contractors must 1) hold a facility security clearance at the level of SECRET or higher, 2) be pre-approved for participation in NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB) and 3) be nominated to the bidders list by the U.S. Government. The reference for the IFB is IFB-CO-14179-GIS and all correspondence concerning the IFB should reference this number. It is planned to award a single firm-fixed price contract for the entire scope of work with an expected duration of 16 months and follow on contract options for Spiral 2, for additional sites in Kosovo and Afghanistan as well as for 2 additional years of warranty. No partial bidding will be allowed. SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS Please see attached. These requirements are being refined and detailed as part of the preparation of the IFB. BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO BID NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government nominate U.S. prime contractors to the bidders list. Before the U.S. Government can nominate a U.S. prime contractor to the bidders list, however, the firm must be approved for participation in NATO ICB. Firms are approved for NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis. The NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA. U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security-sies/nato-related-business-opportunities The application and supporting documentation may be submitted as e-mail attachments. If, when submitting the application, your firm is interested in a specific NATO ICB project, please include the following in the text of your email: - the title and/or solicitation number of the project - the name/phone/FAX/email of the point of contact for the bid documents After approval of your one-time NATO ICB application, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will then know to follow up by issuing a Declaration of Eligibility (DOE) for that project. NATO member governments use a DOE to nominate an approved firm to the bidders list for a particular NATO ICB project. IMPORTANT DATES: - Request from DOC that a DOE be issued (and, for firms new to NATO ICB, submit the completed one-time NATO ICB application): 25 February 2016 - IFB issued (target): April 2016 - Bid Closing (target) : July 2016 - Contract Award (target): November 2016

99--MITIGATION BANKING CREDITS, Comite River Diversion Project Bottomland Hardwood, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published March 13, 2015  -  Deadline March 31, 2015
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This will be an UNRESTRICTED procurement. All qualified business concerns may submit offers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New Orleans District has a requirement to purchase Bottomland Hardwood Mitigation Bank Credits located in the Comite River Diversion Project area as specified below, to compensate for unavoidable habitat losses causes by project related impacts. As part of the mitigation plan, the USACE intends to purchase mitigation credits from approved mitigation bank(s) that meet the eligibility criteria for the project in order to mitigate for Bottomland Hardwood habitat impacts caused by the construction of the Comite River Diversion. The bank(s) from which credits will be purchased will be selected through a solicitation process; any mitigation bank meeting the eligibility requirements and having sufficient number of the appropriate resource type of credits may submit a bid to sell credits. Award will be made based on low-price. A mitigation bank must meet all of the following qualifications to be eligible to sell credits to satisfy the Comite River Diversion project mitigation requirements. To be considered technically acceptable, the mitigation bank needs to: be approved by USACE and in full compliance with its Mitigation Banking Instrument (MBI), its other legal instruments (such as its conservation servitude and its financial assurances) and the standards set forth in 33 CFR Part 332; be eligible to release credits within the Comite River Diversion project area as defined by the following boundaries: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, east of the Mississippi River and West of the Comite River within hydrologic units 08070201, 08070202, or 08070203. provide the habitat type that matches the habitat type being mitigated, which is Bottomland Hardwood habitat; have a minimum of 50 credits (acres) available; and have a duly-recorded perpetual conservation servitude/easement. Habitat assessment models used for USACE Civil Works projects are required to be certified by Headquarters, USACE, Model Certification Panel and comply with the certification criteria presented in Engineer Circular 1105-2-412. Version 1.0 of the Wetland Value Assessment, Bottomland Hardwood model has been certified. Minor revisions of the model are allowed, and the current revision is designated Version 1.3. NAICS: 523910. Total value is estimated to cost between $5,000,000.00 and $10,000,000.00. Invitation for Bid (IFB) will be issued on or about March 20, 2014, with a bid due date established. Actual issue date will be shown when the solicitation is issued. The solicitation documents for this procurement will be posted on Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI). You can access these files from a link located on FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov). You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader for .pdf files (www.adobe.com) in order to open most files posted by the New Orleans District. You are encouraged, for marketing purposes, to register as an Interested Vendor in FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov). This can be done by clicking on the solicitation title and clicking on the button that says Register as an Interested Vendor and entering your business information. Offerors shall be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM), in order to receive a Government contract award. To register, the SAM Internet address is: https://www.sam.gov. The Contract Specialist for this solicitation is Edith M. Brandon, 504-862-1047; or by e-mail at edith.m.brandon@usace.army.mil AND Michelle Lappen, 504-862-1612; or by email at michelle.y.lappen@usace.army.mil

U.S. TREASURY ECONOMIC CRIMES ADVISORS

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 1, 2015
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The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors under personal services contracts, for its Economic Crimes Team. This recruitment is for assignments globally, with significant international travel required. Expertise in the development of anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing (AML/CFT) regimes, including the application of international standards in the regulatory and law enforcement arena, is particularly valuable. A minimum of ten years of experience is required. QUALIFICATIONS: Treasury is seeking candidates who possess expertise in financial sector (banks, money service business, securities, insurance, etc.) regulation and examination; investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; and/or the operation of financial intelligence units. Background in forensic accounting; internal audit; asset tracing and forfeiture; legislative drafting; electronic evidence methods; business process planning and information technology application; and/or curriculum development and adult education are also valued, as is foreign language ability. Prior overseas experience working or training in challenging environments; managerial experience; as well as foreign language fluency should be highlighted by applicants, but are not mandatory requirements. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $72.72 per hour for intermittent advisors to $78.78 per hour for resident advisors, subject to the cost of living adjustments (COLA) in effect at the time of contract award. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical Assistance ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator 740 15th Street, N.W. - 4th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Please reference Solicitation A15077 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A15077 - Economic Crimes Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for the Economic Crimes Program, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2015 although selections may be made in advance of that date. The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

65--Project Legacy, Sup Osmometer, P&LMS PR# 629-16-3-7224-0300,

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published July 9, 2016  -  Deadline July 16, 2016
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Osmometer SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA 70112 This is a solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 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. Solicitation number VA256-16-Q-0970 is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. Quotes are due on July 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST). This solicitation is SET-A-SIDE to all Small Business concerns. NOTE: All documentation submittal due times are Central local time (New Orleans, Louisiana). Table of Contents SECTION A………………………………………………………………………………………………..2 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 4 SECTION B - 8 B.1 PRICE/COST SCHEDULE 12 ITEM INFORMATION 12 B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE 12 SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES 14 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 14 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 14 C.1 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2016) 17 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. The purpose of this procurement is to purchase (Osmometer) for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. 2. All work shall be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work entitled Osmometer dated May 10, 2016 3. NAICS code is 334510. The small business standard is 1250. 4. Composite List of Abbreviations Used: CLIN = Contract Line Item Number COR = Contracting Officer's Representative JB = Job (i.e. on payment after completion of entire CLIN requirements) MTH = Months EA = Each IAW = in accordance with POC = Point of Contact SOO = Statement of Objectives SOW =Statement of Work 5. Contract Type and Period of Performance: 5.1 Upon award, contract will be a Firm Fixed Price contract. The contract will consist of Contract Line Items (CLINs) for equipment and service plan. 5.2 The anticipated date for delivery is August 16, 2016. Period of Performance Option Year 1 September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017 Option Year 2 September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018 6. Compensation for Services Rendered: 6.1 Quotes shall include a total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0015 for equipment and service plan per Schedule B below. 7. Place of Performance: 7.1 Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System, Central Energy Plant Bldg., 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 8. Inspection and Acceptance: 8.1 The COR will inspect all completed services. Final acceptance will be performed by the COR by verification of the supplies delivered, installed and implemented and support services performed and certification of contractor's invoices. 9. Invoicing Procedures: 9.1 Please refer to VAAR Clause 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests for invoicing procedures. 10. System for Award Management (Sam) Registration/Contractor Responsibility 10.1 All Contractors are required to be actively registered in SAM. (Website: www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is a requirement to do business with the Federal Government. Offerors shall have an active registration in SAM at the time their Quotes are submitted for consideration and an active registration in SAM shall be maintained throughout the performance of the contract. 11. Modifications: 11.1 Contracting Officers of the office issuing the contract, only, may issue Modifications to the contract. 11.2 Distribution will be made via email. No hard copies will be distributed. 12. Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): 12.1 Upon completion of contract performance and annually if performance is longer than 365 days, the Contracting officer will evaluate contractor performance for use in future contract award decisions. The Contractor shall be provided an opportunity to comment on the contracting officer's evaluation. If you wish to familiarize yourself with this system, you can find it at www.cpars.gov. 13. Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA): 13.1 Please note the requirements of FAR provision 52.212-3. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications atwww.sam.gov in conjunction with required registration in the SAM database. Representations & Certifications must be completed and/or updated by the date and time offers are due. 14. Working hours are between 07:30 am - 04:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All federal holidays excluded. Any work outside of normal working hours must be pre-approved by the CO and COR. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 15. Delivery Prices 15.1 All prices are to be proposed shall be F.O.B. Destination 16. Quote Total Firm Fixed Price: 16.1 Quotes shall include a Total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0015 for the equipment items. A breakdown of the FFP may be requested to determine price reasonableness. 17. Solicitation Questions 17.1 The specific requirements for this solicitation are outlined in the Statement of Work. General questions concerning this solicitation shall be submitted via e-mail only to Sheryl Harris, sheryl.harris5@va.gov. All questions shall be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to the close date of the solicitation. 18. Amendments to Solicitation 18.1 Amendments to this solicitation shall be posted on the FedBizOpps only (Website (www.fbo.gov). 19. Offer Acceptance Period 19.1 The minimum offer acceptance period is 90 days. Please ensure that you allow at least the stated number of calendar days for the Government to accept your offer. The government shall acknowledge receipt of all offers submitted however the acknowledgement of a receipt of an offer shall not constitute an obligation by the government. 20. Submitting Offers 20.1 Offers must arrive at the designated location by the exact time and date as specified in this solicitation. Offers will only be received by this office via e-mail sheryl.harri5@va.gov , mail (USPS, UPS, and FedEx) or by hand delivery (courier.) Transmission of offers by fax to this office is NOT ACCEPTABLE and will result in offers being rejected. 20.2 Quotes (whether emailed, hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the closing date and time of the solicitation. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and shall not be considered. 20.3 Please carefully review the entire Request for Quote (RFQ) package including the Statement of Work, and the instructions included herein and respond with a written quote. Offerors must demonstrate their capability to satisfy the entire breadth and scope of the Statement of Work. 20.4 The Hand-Delivered or Mailed Packaging shall be marked and addressed to: Quotes for Solicitation Number: VA256-16-Q-0970, DO NOT OPEN" Project Legacy, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 Attention: Sheryl Harris, Contract Specialist 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 21. Quote Expenses and Pre-Contract Costs: This solicitation does not commit the Government to pay costs incurred in preparation and submission of initial and subsequent Quotes or for other costs incurred prior to award of a formal contract. 22. Selection and Award without Discussions: It is the intent of the Government to make a contract award based upon the quotes submitted without further discussions or additional information. Therefore, quotes should be submitted based on the most favorable terms from a price and technical standpoint. There will not be an opportunity to clarify, discuss or revise quotes once submitted. 23. Acceptable Offers: One single contract will be made as a result of this solicitation. For an offer to be considered for a potential contractual award the contractor must provide all CLIN items listed in this solicitation. Contract award shall be made on an ALL OR NONE BASIS by the contracting officer. Partial offers that do not address provide, and/or Quote all CLIN items shall be deemed not technically acceptable and shall be rejected. 24. Substitute Items: If you plan to provide other than the brand name items (i.e. equivalent/brand name or equal) cited in the purchase description, provide in your response the brand name and the catalog or part number you intend to furnish and the salient characteristics for each of the equivalent/substitute/alternate item(s) that are equivalent to the brand name. You may be asked to provide documents which clearly describe the item(s) so that it/they can be evaluated by the end user. Failure to provide this information will result in your offer being rejected. SECTION B - CONTINUATION OF SF 1449 BLOCKS B.1 PRICE/COST SCHEDULE ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Automated digital osmometer 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 30 ul MLA pipette w/D-tipper 3.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0003 Disposable osmometer cups 5,000.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0004 Evaporation Shield 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0005 Printer Paper 36.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0006 Printer Ribbon 36.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0007 Osmometer Assayed Control 12/pak 6.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0008 Osmometer Standard, 100 mOsm/kg H2O 12/pak 6.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0009 Osmometer Standard, 500 mOsm/kg H2O 12/pak 6.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0010 Osmometer Standard, 1500 mOsm/kg H2O 12/pak 6.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0011 Osmometer Standard, 2000 mOsm/kg H2O 12/pak 6.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0012 Hard copy and digital copy of Operator's manual 3.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0013 Hard copy and digital copy of Technical manual 3.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0014 Service and Preventative Maintenance Contract Period: Base POP Begin: 08-16-2016 POP End: 08-15-2017 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0015 Service and Preventative Maintenance Contract Period: Option 1 POP Begin: 08-16-2017 POP End: 08-15-2018 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 0001 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 2.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0002 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 3.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0003 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 5,000.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0004 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 2.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0005 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 36.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0006 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 36.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0007 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 6.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0008 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 6.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0009 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 6.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0010 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 6.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0011 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 6.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0012 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 3.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0013 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 3.00 August 16, 2016 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0014 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 2.00 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov 0015 SHIP TO: Department of Veterans Affairs Southeast Louisiana Veterans 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 6535 2.00 MARK FOR: Michael Farley 225-768-6283 michael.farley@va.gov Statement of Work Project Legacy, Pathology Osmometer Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System New Orleans, LA 05/10/2016 1. PURPOSE 1.1 The overall purpose is to provide Osmometers for the Chemistry Laboratory of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), Room 4E122E, 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. SCOPE 2.1 The Contractor shall provide and transport, all listed equipment. All products must meet all salient characteristics defined in this section. 2.2 All equipment must meet manufacturers and VA specifications. 2.3 The Contractor shall furnish all supplies, equipment, facilities and services required for delivery of the supplies and equipment. 2.4 The Contractor is responsible for any missing parts and components not included in order. 2.5 SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS 2.5.1 Osmometer Specifications/Salient Characteristics: Thermoelectric cooling block Self-calibrating Holds calibration (no daily calibration) Must have a sample carousel to contain samples for the run Automatic operation, sampling system initiated by a single button operation after sample carousel is secured. Provides digital printout of results Minimum assay range: 0 to 2000 mOsm/kg H2O Small sample size, New Orleans, LA 70119 by the Central Energy Plant loading dock on Tulane Avenue on 8/16/2016. 2.7 SITE CONDITIONS 2.7.1 There shall be no smoking, eating, or drinking inside the hospital at any time. 3. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: 3.1 The Contractor shall conduct a joint inspection with the COR upon delivery of equipment. 3.2 Contractor shall provide dates of completion of punch list items and replacement parts and/or short ship items from the manufacturer(s). 3.3 The COR shall ensure all work is completed satisfactorily prior to acceptance. Disputes shall be resolved by the Contracting Officer. 4. DELIVERY/STORAGE REQUIREMENTS 4.1 Deliver materials to job in manufacturer's original sealed containers with brand name marked thereon. 4.2 Package to prevent damage or deterioration during shipment, handling and storage. Maintain protective covering in place and in good repair until removal is necessary. 4.3 Deliver specified items only when the site is ready. 4.4 Store products in dry condition inside enclosed facilities. 4.6 Any government requested delayed delivery up to 90 days after initial delivery date, shall be at no additional cost to the Government. 4.7 A pre-delivery meeting will be conducted 60 days prior to initial negotiated delivery date for verification of delivery dates. 4.8 Delivery will be coordinated through the COR. 5. DELIVERABLES 5.1 Operation and Maintenance Manuals 5.1.1 Binders - Quantity (2) each for item 2.5.1 5.1.2 Digital Copies- Quantity (1) each for items 2.5.1 5.2 Deliver compilation of all manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule and operation materials packaged in binder(s) to COR upon completion of installation. 6. OPERATOR or BIOMED TRAINING: none available 7. PROTECTION OF PROPERTY 7.1 Contractor shall protect all items from damage. The Contractor shall take precaution against damage to the building(s), grounds and furnishings. The Contractor shall repair or replace any items related to building(s) or grounds damaged accidentally or on purpose due to actions by the Contractor. 7.2 The Contractor shall perform an inspection of the building(s) and grounds with the COR prior to commencing work. To insure that the Contractor shall be able to repair or replace any items, components, building(s) or grounds damaged due to negligence and/or actions taken by the Contractor. The source of all repairs beyond simple surface cleaning is the facility construction contractor (or appropriate subcontractor), so that building warranty is maintained. Concurrence from the VA Facilities Management POC and COR is required before the Contractor may perform any significant repair work. In all cases, repairs shall utilize materials of the same quality, size, texture, grade, and color to match adjacent existing work. 7.3 The Contractor shall be responsible for security of the areas in which the work is being performed prior to completion. 7.4 Contractor shall provide floor protection while working in all VA facilities. All material handling equipment shall have rubber wheels. 8. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS 8.1. SECURITY CLAUSE: "A&A requirements do not apply--Security Accreditation Package is not required". 3.VA INFORMATION CUSTODIAL LANGUAGE a. Information made available to the contractor or subcontractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor/subcontractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of the VA. This clause expressly limits the contractor/subcontractor's rights to use data as described in Rights in Data - General, FAR 52.227-14(d) (1). b. VA information should not be co-mingled, if possible, with any other data on the contractors/subcontractor's information systems or media storage systems in order to ensure VA requirements related to data protection and media sanitization can be met. If co-mingling must be allowed to meet the requirements of the business need, the contractor must ensure that VA's information is returned to the VA or destroyed in accordance with VA's sanitization requirements. VA reserves the right to conduct onsite inspections of contractor and subcontractor IT resources to ensure data security controls, separation of data and job duties, and destruction/media sanitization procedures are in compliance with VA directive requirements. c. Prior to termination or completion of this contract, contractor/subcontractor must not destroy information received from VA, or gathered/created by the contractor in the course of performing this contract without prior written approval by the VA. Any data destruction done on behalf of VA by a contractor/subcontractor must be done in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements as outlined in VA Directive 6300, Records and Information Management and its Handbook 6300.1 Records Management Procedures, applicable VA Records Control Schedules, and VA Handbook 6500.1, Electronic Media Sanitization. Self-certification by the contractor that the data destruction requirements above have been met must be sent to the VA Contracting Officer within 30 days of termination of the contract. d. The contractor/subcontractor must receive, gather, store, back up, maintain, use, disclose and dispose of VA information only in compliance with the terms of the contract and applicable Federal and VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies. If Federal or VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies become applicable to the VA information or information systems after execution of the contract, or if NIST issues or updates applicable FIPS or Special Publications (SP) after execution of this contract, the parties agree to negotiate in good faith to implement the information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies in this contract. e. The contractor/subcontractor shall not make copies of VA information except as authorized and necessary to perform the terms of the agreement or to preserve electronic information stored on contractor/subcontractor electronic storage media for restoration in case any electronic equipment or data used by the contractor/subcontractor needs to be restored to an operating state. If copies are made for restoration purposes, after the restoration is complete, the copies must be appropriately destroyed. f. If VA determines that the contractor has violated any of the information confidentiality, privacy, and security provisions of the contract, it shall be sufficient grounds for VA to withhold payment to the contractor or third party or terminate the contract for default or terminate for cause under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) part 12. g. If a VHA contract is terminated for cause, the associated BAA must also be terminated and appropriate actions taken in accordance with VHA Handbook 1600.01, Business Associate Agreements. Absent an agreement to use or disclose protected health information, there is no business associate relationship. h. The contractor/subcontractor must store, transport, or transmit VA sensitive information in an encrypted form, using VA-approved encryption tools that are, at a minimum, FIPS 140-2 validated. i. The contractor/subcontractor's firewall and Web services security controls, if applicable, shall meet or exceed VA's minimum requirements. VA Configuration Guidelines are available upon request. j. Except for uses and disclosures of VA information authorized by this contract for performance of the contract, the contractor/subcontractor may use and disclose VA information only in two other situations: (i) in response to a qualifying order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or (ii) with VA's prior written approval. The contractor/subcontractor must refer all requests for, demands for production of, or inquiries about, VA information and information systems to the VA contracting officer for response. k. Notwithstanding the provision above, the contractor/subcontractor shall not release VA records protected by Title 38 U.S.C. 5705, confidentiality of medical quality assurance records and/or Title 38 U.S.C. 7332, confidentiality of certain health records pertaining to drug addiction, sickle cell anemia, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or infection with human immunodeficiency virus. If the contractor/subcontractor is in receipt of a court order or other requests for the above mentioned information, that contractor/subcontractor shall immediately refer such court orders or other requests to the VA contracting officer for response. l. Bio-Medical devices and other equipment or systems containing media (hard drives, optical disks, etc.) with VA sensitive information must not be returned to the vendor at the end of lease, for trade-in, or other purposes. The options are: (1) Vendor must accept the system without the drive; (2) VA's initial medical device purchase includes a spare drive which must be installed in place of the original drive at time of turn-in; or (3) VA must reimburse the company for media at a reasonable open market replacement cost at time of purchase. (4) Due to the highly specialized and sometimes proprietary hardware and software associated with medical equipment/systems, if it is not possible for the VA to retain the hard drive, then; (a) The equipment vendor must have an existing BAA if the device being traded in has sensitive information stored on it and hard drive(s) from the system are being returned physically intact; (b) Any fixed hard drive on the device must be non-destructively sanitized to the greatest extent possible without negatively impacting system operation. Selective clearing down to patient data folder level is recommended using VA approved and validated overwriting technologies/methods/tools. Applicable media sanitization specifications need to be preapproved and described in the purchase order or contract. (c) A statement needs to be signed by the Director (System Owner) that states that the drive could not be removed and that (a) and (b) controls above are in place and completed. The ISO needs to maintain the documentation. 4. SECURITY INCIDENT INVESTIGATION a. The term "security incident" means an event that has, or could have, resulted in unauthorized access to, loss or damage to VA assets, or sensitive information, or an action that breaches VA security procedures. The contractor/subcontractor shall immediately notify the COTR and simultaneously, the designated ISO and Privacy Officer for the contract of any known or suspected security/privacy incidents, or any unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information, including that contained in system(s) to which the contractor/subcontractor has access. b. To the extent known by the contractor/subcontractor, the contractor/subcontractor's notice to VA shall identify the information involved, the circumstances surrounding the incident including to whom, how, when, and where the VA information or assets were placed at risk or compromised), and any other information that the contractor/subcontractor considers relevant. c. With respect to unsecured protected health information, the business associate is deemed to have discovered a data breach when the business associate knew or should have known of a breach of such information. Upon discovery, the business associate must notify the covered entity of the breach. Notifications need to be made in accordance with the executed business associate agreement. d. In instances of theft or break-in or other criminal activity, the contractor/subcontractor must concurrently report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement entity (or entities) of jurisdiction, including the VA OIG and Security and Law Enforcement. The contractor, its employees, and its subcontractors and their employees shall cooperate with VA and any law enforcement authority responsible for the investigation and prosecution of any possible criminal law violation(s) associated with any incident. The contractor/subcontractor shall cooperate with VA in any civil litigation to recover. 5. LIQUIDATED DAMAGES FOR DATA BREACH a. Consistent with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. §5725, a contract may require access to sensitive personal information. If so, the contractor is liable to VA for liquidated damages in the event of a data breach or privacy incident involving any SPI the contractor/subcontractor processes or maintains under this contract. However, it is the policy of VA to forgo collection of liquidated damages in the event the contractor provides payment of actual damages in an amount determined to be adequate by the agency. b. The contractor/subcontractor shall provide notice to VA of a "security incident" as set forth in the Security Incident Investigation section above. Upon such notification, VA must secure from a non-Department entity or the VA Office of Inspector General an independent risk analysis of the data breach to determine the level of risk associated with the data breach for the potential misuse of any sensitive personal information involved in the data breach. The term 'data breach' means the loss, theft, or other unauthorized access, or any access other than that incidental to the scope of employment, to data containing sensitive personal information, in electronic or printed form, that results in the potential compromise of the confidentiality or integrity of the data. Contractor shall fully cooperate with the entity performing the risk analysis. Failure to cooperate may be deemed a material breach and grounds for contract termination. c. Each risk analysis shall address all relevant information concerning the data breach, including the following: (1) Nature of the event (loss, theft, unauthorized access); (2) Description of the event, including: (a) Date of occurrence; (b) Data elements involved, including any PII, such as full name, social security number, date of birth, home address, account number, disability code; (3) Number of individuals affected or potentially affected; (4) Names of individuals or groups affected or potentially affected; (5) Ease of logical data access to the lost, stolen or improperly accessed data in light of the degree of protection for the data, e.g., unencrypted, plain text; (6) Amount of time the data has been out of VA control; (7) The likelihood that the sensitive personal information will or has been compromised (made accessible to and usable by unauthorized persons); VA information, obtain monetary or other (8) Known misuses of data containing sensitive personal information, if any; (9) Assessment of the potential harm to the affected individuals; (10) Data breach analysis as outlined in 6500.2 Handbook, Management of Security and Privacy Incidents, as appropriate; and (11) Whether credit protection services may assist record subjects in avoiding or mitigating the results of identity theft based on the sensitive personal information that may have been compromised. d. Based on the determinations of the independent risk analysis, the contractor shall be responsible for paying to the VA liquidated damages in the amount of $37.50 per affected individual to cover the cost of providing credit protection services to affected individuals consisting of the following: (1) Notification; (2) One year of credit monitoring services consisting of automatic daily monitoring of at least 3 relevant credit bureau reports; (3) Data breach analysis; (4) Fraud resolution services, including writing dispute letters, initiating fraud alerts and credit freezes, to assist affected individuals to bring matters to resolution; (5) One year of identity theft insurance with $20,000.00 coverage at $0 deductible; and (6) Necessary legal expenses the subjects may incur to repair falsified or damaged credit records, histories, or financial affairs. 6. CONFIDENTIALITY AND NONDISCLOSURE It is agreed that: a. The preliminary and final deliverables and all associated working papers, application source code, and other material deemed relevant by the VA which has been generated by the contractor in the performance of this task order are the exclusive property of the U.S. Government and shall be submitted to the CO at the conclusion of the task order. b. The CO will be the sole authorized official to release verbally or in writing, any data, the draft deliverables, the final deliverables, or any other written or printed materials pertaining to this task order. No information shall be released by the contractor. Any request for information relating to this task order presented to the contractor shall be submitted to the CO for response. c. Press releases, marketing material or any other printed or electronic documentation related to this project, shall not be publicized without the written approval of the CO. 7. REFERENCE (S): 1. VA Affairs Handbook 6500, Risk Management Framework for VA Information Systems - Tier 3: VA Information Security Program, 10 Mar 2015. 2. Memo: VA Maintenance/Installation (Warranty) Contracts (VAIQ 7058822), 24 Mar 2011. 3. Veterans Affairs Handbook 6500.6 Contract Security, 12 Mar 2010. 4. HIPPA Privacy Rule (See 45 CRF 164, 502(a)(1) 5. Memo: Contractors Accepted from Background Investigations and Screenings, 8 Feb 2007 9. WARRANTY 9.1 The contractor shall provide a one year manufacturer's warranty on all parts and labor. 9.2 The warranty shall include all travel and shipping costs associated with any warranty repair. SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-4. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-4 are addended as shown below: (w) Paragraph added to incorporate the following: The following clauses are added: Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance. 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations. 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008) 852.211-73 Brand Name or Equal (Jan 2008) 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012) 852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008) 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Jan 2008) End of Clause Addendum Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference 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): FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/browsefar VAAR: http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) 852.203-70 Commercial advertising. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) 852.232-72 Electronic submission of payment requests. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) C.1 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2016) (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 (NOV 2015). (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 and 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: [X (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.) [X] (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). [X] (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] [X] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-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 Representation (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). [X] (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). [X] (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)(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. [] (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (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 (OCT 2015) (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) [] (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). [X] (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 (FEB 2016) (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)). [] (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [X] (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: [] (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.

65--PR# 629-16-3-7224-0210, Project Legacy Flowmeters and Regulators

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published April 26, 2016  -  Deadline May 10, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 12.6) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes only the solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number VA256-16-Q-0589 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. Proposals are due on May 10 at 2:00p.m., Central Local Time (CDT). This solicitation is 100% set aside for Small Businesses NOTE: All documentation submittal due times are Central local time (New Orleans, Louisiana). ? Table of Contents SECTION A - SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 3 SECTION B - PRICE/COST AND STATEMENT OF WORK 6 B.1 PRICE/COST SCHEDULE 6 ITEM INFORMATION 6 B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE 6 STATEMENT OF WORK.....................................................................................................................8 SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES 11 C.1 CLAUSES INCOPORATED BY REFERENCE 11 C.2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT..................................................................................11 SECTION D - CONTRACT DOCUMENTS, EXHIBITS, OR ATTACHMENTS 21 SECTION E - SOLICITATION PROVISIONS 22 E.1 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 22 E.2 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 22 ? A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. The purpose of this procurement is to provide Flowmeters and Regulator for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health (SLVHCS) 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. All work shall be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work entitled Flowmeters and Regulators dated April 4, 2016. 3. NAICS code is 339113. 4. Contract Type and Period of Performance: 4.1 Upon award, contract will be a Firm Fixed Price contract. The contract will consist of Contract Line Items (CLINs) for equipment and delivery. There are no option periods. 4.2 The anticipated delivery is June 6, 2016. 5. Compensation for Services Rendered: 5.2 Proposals shall include a total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0006 for Flowmeters and Regulators per Schedule B below. 6. Place of Performance: 6.1 Southeast Louisiana Healthcare System, Central Energy Plant Warehouse, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 7. Inspection and Acceptance: 7.1 The COR will inspect all items. Final acceptance will be performed by the COR by verification of the supplies delivered and certification of contractor's invoices. 8. Invoicing Procedures: 8.1 Please refer to VAAR Clause 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests for invoicing procedures. 9. System for Award Management (Sam) Registration/Contractor Responsibility 9.1 All Contractors are required to be actively registered in SAM. (Website: www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is a requirement to do business with the Federal Government. Offerors shall have an active registration in SAM at the time their proposals are submitted for consideration and an active registration in SAM shall be maintained throughout the performance of the contract. 10. Modifications: 10.1 Contracting Officers of the office issuing the contract, only, may issue Modifications to the contract. 10.2 Distribution will be made via email. No hard copies will be distributed. 11. Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): 11.1 Upon completion of contract performance and annually if performance is longer than 365 days, the Contracting officer will evaluate contractor performance for use in future contract award decisions. The Contractor shall be provided an opportunity to comment on the contracting officer's evaluation. If you wish to familiarize yourself with this system, you can find it at www.cpars.gov. 12. Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA): 12.1 Please note the requirements of FAR provision 52.212-3. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications atwww.sam.gov in conjunction with required registration in the SAM database. Representations & Certifications must be completed and/or updated by the date and time offers are due. 13. Working hours are between 07:30 am - 04:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All federal holidays excluded. Any work outside of normal working hours must be pre-approved by the CO and COR. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 14. Delivery Prices 14.1 All prices are to be proposed shall be F.O.B. Destination. Please refer to Statement of Work specific delivery information. Total delivery charges, shipping, and/or freight charges shall be provided to the government when quotes are submitted. 15. Proposal Total Firm Fixed Price: 15.1 Proposals shall include a Total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0006 for Flowmeters and Regulators. A breakdown of the FFP may be requested to determine price reasonableness. 16. Solicitation Questions 16.1 The specific requirements for this solicitation are outlined in the Statement of Work. General questions concerning this solicitation shall be submitted via e-mail only to Rachel Babin at Rachel.Babin@va.gov. All questions shall be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to the close date of the solicitation. 17. Amendments to Solicitation 17.1 Amendments to this solicitation shall be posted on the FedBizOpps only (Website (www.fbo.gov). 18. Offer Acceptance Period 18.1 The minimum offer acceptance period is 65 calendar days. Please ensure that you allow at least the stated number of calendar days for the Government to accept your offer. The government shall acknowledge receipt of all offers submitted however the acknowledgement of a receipt of an offer shall not constitute an obligation by the government. 19. Submitting Offers 19.1 Offers must arrive at the designated location by the exact time and date as specified in this solicitation. Offers shall only be received by this office via e-mail, or by hand delivery (USPS/UPS/FedEx or courier). Transmission of offers by fax to this office is NOT ACCEPTABLE and will result in offers being rejected. 19.2 Proposals (whether e-mailed, hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the closing date and time of the solicitation. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and shall not be considered. 19.3 Please carefully review the entire Request for Quote (RFQ) package including the Statement of Work, and the instructions included herein and respond with a written quote. Offerors must demonstrate their capability to satisfy the entire breadth and scope of the Statement of Work. 19.4 The Hand-Delivered or Mailed Packaging shall be marked and addressed to: Proposals for Solicitation Number: VA256-16-Q-0589 Project Legacy, Network Contracting Office 16 Attention: Rachel Babin, Contract Specialist 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 20. Proposal Expenses and Pre-Contract Costs: This solicitation does not commit the Government to pay costs incurred in preparation and submission of initial and subsequent proposals or for other costs incurred prior to award of a formal contract. 21. Selection and Award without Discussions: It is the intent of the Government to make a contract award based upon the proposals submitted without further discussions or additional information. Therefore, proposals should be submitted based on the most favorable terms from a price and technical standpoint. There will not be an opportunity to clarify, discuss or revise proposals once submitted. 22. ACCEPTABLE OFFERS: One single contract will be made as a result of this solicitation. For an offer to be considered for a potential contractual award the contractor must provide all CLIN items listed in this solicitation. Contract award shall be made on an ALL OR NONE BASIS by the contracting officer. Partial offers that do not address, provide, and/or quote all CLIN items shall be deemed not technically acceptable and shall be rejected. 24. PREVIOUS SOLICITATIONS: Previous solicitations that were used for this requirement are no longer valid and will not result in a contractual award. Offerors who can support this requirement are encouraged to submit a new proposal in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation Notice. (Previous proposals, offers, or quotes submitted will not be considered). 25. Release of Information: After receipt of proposals and until contract award, selection information will not be furnished to any firm. B.1 PRICE/COST SCHEDULE ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Oxygen Select Flowmeter LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 460-3MFA 1003-PTO 952.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 MRI Compatible Oxygen Flowmeter LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 460-8MFA 1003MR 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0003 Air Flowmeter LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 460-1MFA2003PTP-EC 875.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0004 MRI Compatible Air Flowmeter LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 460-8MFA2003MR 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0005 Neb Drive Oxygen LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 460-8118 200.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0006 Suction Regulator LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 460-PM3314HVT 942.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 0001 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS Central Energy Plant Building 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 952.00 06/06/2016 MARK FOR: Nikia Davis 504-412-3700 nikia.davis@va.gov 0002 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS Central Energy Plant Building 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 2.00 06/06/2016 MARK FOR: Nikia Davis 504-412-3700 nikia.davis@va.gov 0003 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS Central Energy Plant Building 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 875.00 06/06/2016 MARK FOR: Nikia Davis 504-412-3700 nikia.davis@va.gov 0004 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS Central Energy Plant Building 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 2.00 06/06/2016 MARK FOR: Nikia Davis 504-412-3700 nikia.davis@va.gov 0005 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS Central Energy Plant Building 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 200.00 06/06/2016 MARK FOR: Nikia Davis 504-412-3700 nikia.davis@va.gov 0006 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans HCS Central Energy Plant Building 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 942.00 06/06/2016 MARK FOR: Nikia Davis 504-412-3700 nikia.davis@va.gov Statement of Work Flowmeters and Regulators Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System New Orleans, LA April 4, 2016 1, PURPOSE 1.1 The purpose is to provide flowmeters and regulators at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. SCOPE 2.1 The Contractor shall provide all listed equipment. All products must meet all salient characteristics defined in this section and be compliant with the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) codes and standards. 2.2 SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS 2.2.1 Oxygen Select Flowmeter Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " 1-15 l pm/50PSI take off " Increments 0.5lpm from 0.5lpm - 5lpm; 1lpm from 5-15lpm " Flush flow - 60-80lpm " Back flow compensated " Allows for connection of 3-devices from single meter; with a minimum of 2 male tubing barbs and one DISS outlet " Wall connection DISS 2.2.2 MRI Compatible Oxygen Flowmeter Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " Oxygen flowmeter - composed of non-magnetic material " 1-15 l pm/50PSI takeoff " Increments 0.5lpm from 0.5lpm - 5lpm; 1lpm from 5-15lp " Flush flow - 60-80lpm " Back flow compensated " Wall connection DISS 2.2.3 Air Flowmeter Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " 1-15 l pm/50 PSI power take off " 1-15 l pm increments 1lpm from 1-15 " Wall connection DISS 2.2.4 MRI Compatible Air Flowmeter Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " Air Flowmeter - composed of non-magnetic material - " 1-15 l pm/50PSI takeoff " Increments 0.5lpm from 0.5lpm - 5lpm; 1lpm from 5-15lp " Flush flow - 60-80lpm " Back flow compensated " Wall connection DISS 2.2.5 Neb Drive Oxygen Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " Calibrated to deliver 8-9 LPM for nebulizer therapy " Non-flow selecting device " DISS " Non-detachable nipple connection " Female Hand Tight 2.2.6 Suction Regulator Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " Modes: Off/ Intermit/Continuous " 0-200 mmHg regulated suction " Color coded scale easily visible " Manufacturer's warranty " Overflow safety trap " Fine resolution control knob " High-flow bubble barb 3. DELIVERY 3.1 Contractor shall deliver all equipment to the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Warehouse 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119 on June 6, 2016. 3.2 Deliver materials to job in manufacturer's original sealed containers with brand name marked thereon. 3.3 Package to prevent damage or deterioration during shipment, handling, and storage. 3.4 Maintain protective covering in place and in good repair until delivery is necessary. 3.5 Any government requested delayed delivery up to 90 days after initial negotiated delivery date, shall be at no additional cost to the Government. 3.6 A pre-delivery meeting will be conducted 60 days prior to initial negotiated delivery date for verification of delivery and installation dates. 4. WARRANTY: 4.1 The contractor shall provide all manufacturers' warranty with products upon delivery. 5. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: 5.1 The Contractor shall conduct a joint inspection with the COR upon delivery of tools. 5.2 Contractor shall provide dates of completion of punch list items and replacement parts and/or short ship items from the manufacturer(s). 6. GENERAL 6.1 Contractors, contractor personnel, subcontractors, and subcontractor personnel shall be subject to the same Federal laws, regulations, standards, and VA Directives and Handbooks as VA and VA personnel regarding information and information system security. 7. SECURITY CLAUSE 7.1 A&A requirements do not apply--Security Accreditation Package is not required. 8. REFERENCE (S): VA Affairs Handbook 6500, Risk Management Framework for VA Information Systems - Tier 3: VA Information Security Program, 10 Mar 2015. Memo: VA Maintenance/Installation (Warranty) Contracts (VAIQ 7058822), 24 Mar 2011. Veterans Affairs Handbook 6500.6 Contract Security, 12 Mar 2010. HIPPA Privacy Rule (See 45 CRF 164, 502(a)(1) Memo: Contractors Excepted from Background Investigations and Screenings, 8 Feb 2007 C. CLAUSES C.1 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) C.2 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-4. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-4 are addended as shown below: Paragraph added to incorporate the following: The following clauses are added: Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper. May-11 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance. Jul-13 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance. Jul-15 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications. Dec-14 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. Dec-14 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Dec-13 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) ) ) The Contractor shall not require employees or contractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) ) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference 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): FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/br owsefar VAAR: http://www.va.gov/oal/library/ vaar/ (End of Clause) 852.203-70 The Commercial advertising. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) 852.232-72 The Electronic submission of payment requests. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: VA256-16-Q-0437 - DO NOT OPEN Department of Veterans Affairs NCO 16 - Attn: Rachel Babin 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of clause) 852.246-70 The Guarantee. GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period provided by accepted warranties, said guarantee to run from date of acceptance of the equipment by the Government. The contractor agrees to furnish, without cost to the Government, replacement of all parts and material that are found to be defective during the guarantee period. Replacement of material and parts will be furnished to the Government at the point of installation, if installation is within the continental United States, or f.o.b. the continental U.S. port to be designated by the contracting officer if installation is outside of the continental United States. Cost of installation of replacement material and parts shall be borne by the contractor. (End of Clause) 852.246-71 The Inspection. INSPECTION (JAN 2008) Rejected goods will be held subject to contractors order for not more than 15 days, after which the rejected merchandise will be returned to the contractor's address at his/her risk and expense. Expenses incident to the examination and testing of materials or supplies that have been rejected will be charged to the contractor's account. (End of Clause) (End of Clause Addendum) 52.212-5 - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS- COMMERCIAL ITEMS 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 and 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.] _x_ (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 (June 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). _x_ (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. _x_ (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 Set-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. _x_ (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. 657 f). _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). _x_ (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). _x_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _x_ (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). _x_ (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 Televisions (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. (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. _x_ (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 (June 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)). (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C.3332). _x_ (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 Yearand 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 (Sept 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) 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 (l) 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 and 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) (Executive Order 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) D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS NONE E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA E.1 Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Apr 2014) 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) E.2 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-1. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-1 are addended as shown below: Para (c) Acceptance period is 90 days Para (e) Multiple Offers: Offeror may only submit one offer. Para (h) Multiple Awards: Award will be based on an all or none basis to one Offeror. Para (m) added to incorporate the following: The following provisions are added: Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-7 System for Award Management. Jul-13 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting. Jul-15 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements- Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS- REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) ) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) 852.215-70 The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors. SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009) (a) In an effort to achieve socioeconomic small business goals, depending on the evaluation factors included in the solicitation, VA shall evaluate offerors based on their service-disabled veteran- owned or veteran-owned small business status and their proposed use of eligible service disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran- owned small businesses as subcontractors. (b) ) ) Eligible service-disabled veteran-owned offerors will receive full credit, and offerors qualifying as veteran-owned small businesses will receive partial credit for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-owned Small Business Status evaluation factor. To receive credit, an offeror must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (c) Non-veteran offerors proposing to use service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses as subcontractors will receive some consideration under this evaluation factor. Offerors must state in their proposals the names of the SDVOSBs and VOSBs with whom they intend to subcontract and provide a brief description of the proposed subcontracts and the approximate dollar values of the proposed subcontracts. In addition, the proposed subcontractors must be registered and verified in the VetBiz.gov VIP database (http://www.vetbiz.gov). (End of Clause) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) The offeror agrees, if awarded a contract, to use the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran- owned small businesses proposed as subcontractors in accordance with 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, or to substitute one or more service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran- owned small businesses for subcontract work of the same or similar value. (End of Clause) 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008) (a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (End of Provision) 852.233-71 Alternate protest procedure. ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998) As an alternative to filing a protest with the contracting officer, an interested party may file a protest with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management, Acquisition Administration Team, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, or for solicitations issued by the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, the Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. The protest will not be considered if the interested party has a protest on the same or similar issues pending with the contracting officer. (End of Provision) Para (n) added to incorporate the following: The following is hereby incorporated with respect to the information and documents required for submission in response to this solicitation: INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITTEN SUBMITTALS 1. This contract will be awarded on technical acceptability. Once all line items have been determined to be technically acceptable, offers shall then be evaluated based on price, however technical acceptability is the most critical factor for evaluation of offers. 2. Proposals must set forth full, accurate, and complete information as required by this RFQ, (including attachments). The penalty for making false statements is prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001. 3. Proposal Submittals: 3.1 Proposals (whether hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the date and time specified in paragraph 4.4. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and will not be considered. 3.2 Proposal due date and time is December 15, 11:00 am local time. ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (A) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Acceptability: Each offeror's technical quotations will be evaluated to determine if the offer provides a compliant approach that meets the requirements of paragraphs 2.2 Salient Characteristics of the SOW and demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of those requirements. An evaluation rating of Technically Acceptable/Non-Acceptable will be assigned upon completion of the technical quotations evaluation. If an Offeror receives a technical rating of "Non-Acceptable" they will not be considered for award. Price Quotations: The offeror's price quotations will be evaluated by CLIN level and the offerors with the lowest overall price will be ranked accordingly. (B) 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 Addendum)

RFP for Design & Implementation of Resident Coordinator Assessment Centre

UNDP HQ/BMS/OHR - New York - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | Published June 30, 2017  -  Deadline August 18, 2017
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*** Version 6 - Submission deadline extended until 18 August 2017.*** Version 4 - Submission deadline extended until 21 July 2017.​** Version 3 - Q&A, RFP Amendment 1, and updated submission templates uploaded on this notice as well as on the UNDP eTendering Portal under 'Event Comments and Attachments'. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hereby solicits your proposal for the 'Design & Implementation of Resident Coordinator Assessment Centre\", as per the enclosed RFP document, Ref.: UNDP/BMS/OHR/RFP/2017/005. Your offer, comprising of a Technical and Financial Proposal, should be submitted in accordance with the RFP document, through eTendering online system and by the deadline indicated in https://etendering.partneragencies.org. Interested bidders are encouraged to regularly check this website for amendments or additional information with regards to this RFP. UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thanks you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.

66--PR# 629-16-2-7224-0094, Project Legacy Blood Bank Analyzer

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published April 20, 2016  -  Deadline May 3, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 12.6) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes only the solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number VA256-16-Q-0611 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. Proposals are due on May 3, 2016 at 11:00am, Central Local Time (CDT). This solicitation is 100% set aside for small businesses. NOTE: All documentation submittal due times are Central local time (New Orleans, Louisiana). Table of Contents A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 3 B. PRICE SCHEDULE AND STATEMENT OF WORK…………………………………… .7 B.1 PRICE SCHEDULE………................................................................................................................…7 B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE…… .7 B.3 STATEMENT OF WORK .9 C. C. CLAUSES .13 C.1 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE…..............................................................................…13 C.2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TECT……............................................................................….13 D. D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS……… ..22 E. E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA ..23 E.1 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE……......................................................................…23 E.2 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT…… ..23 A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. The purpose of this procurement is to provide Blood Bank Analyzer for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health (SLVHCS) 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. All work shall be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work entitled Blood Bank Analyzer dated 01/27/2016. 3. NAICS code is 334516. 4. Contract Type and Period of Performance: 4.1 Upon award, contract will be a Firm Fixed Price contract. The contract will consist of Contract Line Items (CLINs) for equipment and delivery. There is one option period. 4.2 The anticipated delivery is November 1, 2016. 5. Compensation for Services Rendered: 5.2 Proposals shall include a total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0002 for Blood Bank Analyzer per Schedule B below. 6. Place of Performance: Southeast Louisiana Healthcare System, Pathology and 6.1 Laboratory Medicine, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 7. Inspection and Acceptance: 7.1 The COR will inspect all items. Final acceptance will be performed by the COR by verification of the supplies delivered and certification of contractor's invoices. 8. Invoicing Procedures: 8.1 Please refer to VAAR Clause 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests for invoicing procedures. 9. System for Award Management (Sam) Registration/Contractor Responsibility 9.1 All Contractors are required to be actively registered in SAM. (Website: www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is a requirement to do business with the Federal Government. Offerors shall have an active registration in SAM at the time their proposals are submitted for consideration and an active registration in SAM shall be maintained throughout the performance of the contract. 10. Modifications: 10.1 Contracting Officers of the office issuing the contract, only, may issue Modifications to the contract. 10.2 Distribution will be made via email. No hard copies will be distributed. 11. Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): 11.1 Upon completion of contract performance and annually if performance is longer than 365 days, the Contracting officer will evaluate contractor performance for use in future contract award decisions. The Contractor shall be provided an opportunity to comment on the contracting officer's evaluation. If you wish to familiarize yourself with this system, you can find it at www.cpars.gov. 12. Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA): 12.1 Please note the requirements of FAR provision 52.212-3. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications atwww.sam.gov in conjunction with required registration in the SAM database. Representations & Certifications must be completed and/or updated by the date and time offers are due. 13. Working hours are between 07:30 am - 04:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All federal holidays excluded. Any work outside of normal working hours must be pre-approved by the CO and COR. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 14. Delivery Prices 14.1 All prices are to be proposed shall be F.O.B. Destination. Please refer to Statement of Work specific delivery information. Total delivery charges, shipping, and/or freight charges shall be provided to the government when quotes are submitted. 15. Proposal Total Firm Fixed Price: 15.1 Proposals shall include a Total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0002 for Blood Bank Analyzer. A breakdown of the FFP may be requested to determine price reasonableness. 16. Solicitation Questions 16.1 The specific requirements for this solicitation are outlined in the Statement of Work. General questions concerning this solicitation shall be submitted via e-mail only to Rachel Babin at Rachel.Babin@va.gov. All questions shall be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to the close date of the solicitation. 17. Amendments to Solicitation 17.1 Amendments to this solicitation shall be posted on the FedBizOpps only (Website (www.fbo.gov). 18. Offer Acceptance Period 18.1 The minimum offer acceptance period is 65 calendar days. Please ensure that you allow at least the stated number of calendar days for the Government to accept your offer. The government shall acknowledge receipt of all offers submitted however the acknowledgement of a receipt of an offer shall not constitute an obligation by the government. 19. Submitting Offers 19.1 Offers must arrive at the designated location by the exact time and date as specified in this solicitation. Offers shall only be received by this office via e-mail, or by hand delivery (USPS/UPS/FedEx or courier). Transmission of offers by fax to this office is NOT ACCEPTABLE and will result in offers being rejected. 19.2 Proposals (whether e-mailed, hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the closing date and time of the solicitation. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and shall not be considered. 19.3 Please carefully review the entire Request for Quote (RFQ) package including the Statement of Work, and the instructions included herein and respond with a written quote. Offerors must demonstrate their capability to satisfy the entire breadth and scope of the Statement of Work. 19.4 The Hand-Delivered or Mailed Packaging shall be marked and addressed to: Proposals for Solicitation Number:VA256-16-Q-0611 Project Legacy, Network Contracting Office 16 Attention: Rachel Babin, Contract Specialist 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 20. Proposal Expenses and Pre-Contract Costs: This solicitation does not commit the Government to pay costs incurred in preparation and submission of initial and subsequent proposals or for other costs incurred prior to award of a formal contract. 21. Selection and Award without Discussions: It is the intent of the Government to make a contract award based upon the proposals submitted without further discussions or additional information. Therefore, proposals should be submitted based on the most favorable terms from a price and technical standpoint. There will not be an opportunity to clarify, discuss or revise proposals once submitted. 22. ACCEPTABLE OFFERS: One single contract will be made as a result of this solicitation. For an offer to be considered for a potential contractual award the contractor must provide all CLIN items listed in this solicitation. Contract award shall be made on an ALL OR NONE BASIS by the contracting officer. Partial offers that do not address, provide, and/or quote all CLIN items shall be deemed not technically acceptable and shall be rejected. 24. PREVIOUS SOLICITATIONS: Previous solicitations that were used for this requirement are no longer valid and will not result in a contractual award. Offerors who can support this requirement are encouraged to submit a new proposal in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation Notice. (Previous proposals, offers, or quotes submitted will not be considered). 25. Release of Information: After receipt of proposals and until contract award, selection information will not be furnished to any firm. This solicitation is 100% set aside for small businesses. B. PRICE SCHEDULE AND STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES B.1 PRICE/COST SCHEDULE ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Blood Bank Automated Analyzer 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 Annual support & Service for the Echo System Contract Period: Option 1 POP Begin: 12-01-2017 POP End: 11-30-2018 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 0001 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Pathology & Lab Medicine 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 11/1/2016 MARK FOR: Carmen Griffin 504-237-8428 carmen.griffin2@va.gov 0002 1.00 Statement of Work Blood Bank Analyzer Southeast Louisiana Veterans health Care System New Orleans, LA 1/27/2016 1. PURPOSE: The overall purpose is to purchase an FDA approved automated Blood Bank analyzer for activation of the Transfusion Service in Legacy. The instrument must be a walk away automated analyzer which provides a broad test menu with high productivity and STAT functionality. All reagents and related consumables, supplies, and controls must be available for purchase. The analyzer must have a small footprint to allow for limited space restrictions. The analyzer must require minimal maintenance and use solid phase technology for the most accurate patient testing available. The analyzer must have the capability to have an HL7 interface for future connectivity. The analyzer is required to standardize blood bank testing and reporting. 2. SCOPE: 2.1 The contractor shall deliver and install the instrument with all specified salient characteristics at the Legacy Pathology and Medicine Service site. Only new equipment will be accepted. 2.2 The contractor shall provide shipping, transport, installation, and reagents/products necessary for instrument testing and operation. 2.3 The installation and validation of the instrument must be performed by a vendor service trained representative. 2.4 All equipment, reagents and products used with the instrument and for installation must meet the manufacturer's and VA specifications. 2.5 The contractor is responsible for any missing parts and components not included in the order for the instrument to be successfully installed and validated. 2.6 SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS 2.6.1 Blood Bank Automated Analyzer with Solid Phase & Hemagglutination Methodology Suggested Blood Bank Analyzer: Immucor Echo or equivalent as listed below. Technical Specifications: The analyzer shall be capable of producing accurate and reproducible testing on patient specimens with FDA approved methods (Solid phase & Hemagglutination). Turnaround time for type & screen shall be within 30 minutes. Analyzer must be a table top model with dimensions not to exceed 48W"x25D"x25H"; weight not to exceed 150 pounds. Analyzer must operate at 100-120 VAC, 60 Hz. An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) must be furnished with the analyzer. The analyzer shall be capable of performing the following tests: ABO/Rh Donor confirmation Negative Rh test reflexed to a weak D Antibody ID Antibody Screen (3 cell) Antibody Identification IgG Direct anti-globulin (DAT) IgG Cross-match Rh/Kell phenotyping The analyzer shall have an internal barcode reader for reagents (read pertinent barcode formats and notification in "no read" situations). The reagent barcode reader shall confirm and verify on-board reagents are within expiration dates prior to run. Analyzer shall have on-board, automatic scanning of patient sample barcodes and manual programming ability. All barcode scanning must support the Codabar and ISBT 128 formats. Specifically the following barcode symbologies must be fully supported: Code 39 ISBT 128 Code 128 Codabar The analyzer must be able to accept and aspirate directly from the standard 6.0 mL K2EDTA (13x100mm) and the 4.0 mL K2EDTA (13x75mm) tubes. Other acceptable samples must include ACD, CPD, CPDA-1, CP2D, heparin, AS-1, AS-3, AS-5 to accommodate donor testing. The analyzer must have reagent liquid level sensing and an indicator for short sample detection to alert the user operator prior to instrument start-up. The analyzer shall have the ability to monitor the on-board reagent stability and reagent shelf-life. The on-board storage shall provide traceability of all reagents/consumables, including lot numbers and expiration dates. The analyzer must meet these specific reagent requirements: o Reagents must meet or exceed FDA potency requirements o Reagents used must also be capable of being used with a manual tube testing method o Reagents must be shipped ready to use o Reagent QC performance must meet vendor established average expected results, and if not, new lots will be supplied at no charge The analyzer shall have simultaneous testing of type and screens, donor confirmations, antibody identifications and continuous sample, reagent/consumables loading/unloading without delay in workflow or analyses already in progress. STAT random access capability must be available for samples without interruption to ongoing testing. The analyzer shall monitor and document incubator temperature of antibody screen and identification per patient sample. The analyzer shall monitor and document lot numbers of each reagent used per patient. The comprehensive QC Program must include: o Ability to process quality controls (QC) the same as patient samples o Ability to alert operator when QC fails or needs to be performed o Ability to edit and correct QC files for errors o On-board QC data storage and reporting capabilities A printer will be supplied for patient test reporting. The analyzer shall be capable of having a HL7 interface Validation must include all evaluation/comparison data sufficient to satisfy CAP requirements. The vendor must provide all cross-over supplies and reagents necessary to perform the validation studies. The vendor shall have the capability of providing remote support for the instrument using SSL technology to expedite service, troubleshooting and minimize downtime. The remote support shall only be initiated from the instrument computer via an instrument user request. The vendor must provide first year of service and support at no charge with the analyzer to include: o Unlimited telephone support by Technical Support Personnel available 24/7 o One preventative maintenance service visit per year to Customer's facility at no charge o One additional service visit to Customer's facility per year for any reason at no additional charge 2.6.2 Installation Installation and validation shall be included in the cost of the analyzer Installation and validation shall be completed by December 1, 2016. At installation of new equipment, vendor must provide the physical installation of the equipment by a vendor service trained representative. Installation shall include at a minimum, uncrating and or unpacking of all equipment, hardware set-up and hook-up of system, and documentation that the analyzer is functioning within the correct specifications. At installation 2 operator manuals and 2 technical manuals shall be provided. The vendor shall assist in the performance of method validation during the initial setup of the analyzer. 2.6.3 Training Training shall be provided on site for at least 2 key operators and shall be included in the cost of the analyzer 2.6.4 Start-up Reagents All reagents required for installation and validation shall be included in the cost of the analyzer. Delivery date of the start-up reagents must be coordinated with the COR and no later than November 18, 2016. 2.6.5 Support and Service Plan The vendor must provide first year of service and support, from 12/1/2016 to 11/30/2017 at no charge with the analyzer to include: o Unlimited telephone support by Technical Support Personnel available 24/7 o One preventative maintenance service visit per year to Customer's facility at no charge o One additional service visit to Customer's facility per year for any reason at no additional charge An identical Service and Support Plan is needed for the year following the initial Service and Support Plan. Period of service will be from December 1, 2017 to November 30, 2018. 2.7 Delivery 2.7.1 The contractor shall deliver all equipment to the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Blood Bank Department of the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service located on the 4th floor of building E at 2400 Canal Street Room 4E129A by November 1, 2016. 2.7.2 The contractor shall deliver analyzer and all items needed for installation only when the site is ready for installation to proceed. 2.7.3 Any Government requested delivery delay up to 90 days after initial delivery date shall be at no additional cost to the Government. 2.7.4 A pre-delivery meeting will be conducted 60 days prior to initial award delivery date for verification of delivery and installation. 2.7.5 The Contractor shall coordinate all deliveries, installations and parking arrangements with the COR. 2.7.6 Delivered analyzer and materials will arrive in manufacturer's original sealed containers with brand name marked thereon. 2.7.7 The Contractor shall conduct a joint inspection with the COR upon delivery of equipment. 2.7.8 The Contractor shall provide the VA COR a list of missing and /or damaged items found upon inspection and have those items replaced at no cost to the Government. 2.7.9 The COR shall ensure all work is completed satisfactorily prior to acceptance. Disputes shall be resolved by the VA Contracting Officer. 2.7.10 All materials will be packaged to prevent damage or deterioration during shipment, handling, storage, and installation. Protective covering will remain in place until removal is necessary. 2.7.11 Contractor shall remove all related shipping debris and packaging from the SLVHCS premises. 2.7.12 The Contractor shall be responsible for any damages to the building that occurs due to Contractor error or neglect. 2.8 Site Conditions There shall be no smoking, eating, or drinking inside the hospital at any time. 3. Inspection and Acceptance 3.1 The Contractor shall conduct a joint inspection with the COR upon delivery of equipment. 3.2 The Contractor shall provide the VA COR a list of missing and /or damaged items found upon inspection and have those items replaced at no cost to the Government. 3.3 The COR shall ensure all work is completed satisfactorily prior to acceptance. Disputes shall be resolved by the VA Contracting Officer. 4. Deliverables 4.1 Two Operator Manuals in hard copy; one each for P&LMS and BME 4.2 Two Technical/Service Manuals in hard copy; one each for P&LMS and BME 4.3 All necessary Start-up reagents 4.4 Manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule and operation materials 5. Operator Training 5.1 On-site education and training by a vendor service trained representative will be provided for 2 key operators for a period of at least one week. 5.2 Training will include basic operation, quality control, and interpretation and reporting of results, required user performed maintenance and troubleshooting. 5.3 Vendor will provide a document record of training (training checklist) completed for key operator staff before leaving site. 6. Protection of Property 6.1 The Contractor shall protect all items from damage. The Contractor shall take precaution against damage to the building(s), grounds and furnishings. The Contractor shall repair or replace any items related to building(s) or grounds damaged accidentally or on purpose due to actions by the Contractor. 6.2 The Contractor shall perform an inspection of the building (s) and grounds with the COR prior to commencing work, to ensure the Contractor shall be able to repair or replace any items, components, building(s) or grounds due to negligence and /or actions taken by Contractor. The source of all repairs beyond simple cleaning is the facility construction contractor (or appropriate subcontractor), so that building warranty is maintained. Concurrence from the VA Facilities Management POC and COR is required before the Contractor may perform any significant repair work. In all cases, repairs shall utilize materials of the same quality, size texture, grade, and color to match adjacent existing work. 6.3 The Contractor shall be responsible for security of the areas in which work is being performed prior to completion. 6.4 The Contractor shall provide floor protection while working in all VA facilities. All material handling equipment shall have rubber wheels. 7. Security Requirements The Certification & accreditation (C&A) are required. See Attachment 1 for Security requirements 8. Warranty The analyzer must include a 1 year warranty on all parts and labor at no cost to the VA. C. CLAUSES C.1 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) C.2 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-4. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-4 are addended as shown below: Paragraph added to incorporate the following: The following clauses are added: Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper. May-11 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance. Jul-13 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance. Jul-15 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications. Dec-14 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. Dec-14 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Dec-13 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) ) ) The Contractor shall not require employees or contractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) ) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference 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): FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/br owsefar VAAR: http://www.va.gov/oal/library/ vaar/ (End of Clause) 852.203-70 The Commercial advertising. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) 852.232-72 The Electronic submission of payment requests. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: VA256-16-Q-0437 - DO NOT OPEN Department of Veterans Affairs NCO 16 - Attn: Rachel Babin 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of clause) 852.246-70 The Guarantee. GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period provided by accepted warranties, said guarantee to run from date of acceptance of the equipment by the Government. The contractor agrees to furnish, without cost to the Government, replacement of all parts and material that are found to be defective during the guarantee period. Replacement of material and parts will be furnished to the Government at the point of installation, if installation is within the continental United States, or f.o.b. the continental U.S. port to be designated by the contracting officer if installation is outside of the continental United States. Cost of installation of replacement material and parts shall be borne by the contractor. (End of Clause) 852.246-71 The Inspection. INSPECTION (JAN 2008) Rejected goods will be held subject to contractors order for not more than 15 days, after which the rejected merchandise will be returned to the contractor's address at his/her risk and expense. Expenses incident to the examination and testing of materials or supplies that have been rejected will be charged to the contractor's account. (End of Clause) (End of Clause Addendum) 52.212-5 - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS- COMMERCIAL ITEMS 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 and 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.] _x_ (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 (June 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). _x_ (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. _x_ (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 Set-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. _x_ (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. 657 f). _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). _x_ (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). _x_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _x_ (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). _x_ (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 Televisions (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. (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. _x_ (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 (June 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)). (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C.3332). _x_ (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 Yearand 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 (Sept 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) 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 (l) 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 and 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) (Executive Order 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) D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS The Certification & accreditation (C&A) Security requirements E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA E.1 Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Apr 2014) 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) E.2 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-1. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-1 are addended as shown below: Para (c) Acceptance period is 90 days Para (e) Multiple Offers: Offeror may only submit one offer. Para (h) Multiple Awards: Award will be based on an all or none basis to one Offeror. Para (m) added to incorporate the following: The following provisions are added: Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-7 System for Award Management. Jul-13 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting. Jul-15 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements- Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS- REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) ) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) 852.215-70 The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors. SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009) (a) In an effort to achieve socioeconomic small business goals, depending on the evaluation factors included in the solicitation, VA shall evaluate offerors based on their service-disabled veteran- owned or veteran-owned small business status and their proposed use of eligible service disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran- owned small businesses as subcontractors. (b) ) ) Eligible service-disabled veteran-owned offerors will receive full credit, and offerors qualifying as veteran-owned small businesses will receive partial credit for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-owned Small Business Status evaluation factor. To receive credit, an offeror must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (c) Non-veteran offerors proposing to use service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses as subcontractors will receive some consideration under this evaluation factor. Offerors must state in their proposals the names of the SDVOSBs and VOSBs with whom they intend to subcontract and provide a brief description of the proposed subcontracts and the approximate dollar values of the proposed subcontracts. In addition, the proposed subcontractors must be registered and verified in the VetBiz.gov VIP database (http://www.vetbiz.gov). (End of Clause) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) The offeror agrees, if awarded a contract, to use the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran- owned small businesses proposed as subcontractors in accordance with 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, or to substitute one or more service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran- owned small businesses for subcontract work of the same or similar value. (End of Clause) 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008) (a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (End of Provision) 852.233-71 Alternate protest procedure. ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998) As an alternative to filing a protest with the contracting officer, an interested party may file a protest with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management, Acquisition Administration Team, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, or for solicitations issued by the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, the Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. The protest will not be considered if the interested party has a protest on the same or similar issues pending with the contracting officer. (End of Provision) Para (n) added to incorporate the following: The following is hereby incorporated with respect to the information and documents required for submission in response to this solicitation: INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITTEN SUBMITTALS 1. This contract will be awarded on technical acceptability.

65--PR# 629-16-1-7224-0045 Speech Pathology Equipment: Swallow Recorder

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published March 8, 2016  -  Deadline March 10, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 12.6) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes only the solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number VA256-16-Q-0378 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. Proposals are due on March 15, 2015, 11:00 a.m., Central Local Time (CDT). This solicitation is 100% set aside for small businesses. NOTE: All documentation submittal due times are Central local time (New Orleans, Louisiana). Table of Contents A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION .....................................................................................................4 B. PRICE SCHEDULE AND STATEMENT OF WORK…………………………………….........................................7 B.1 PRICE SCHEDULE……….............................................................................................................…7 B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE……............................................................................................................8 B.3 STATEMENT OF WORK.............................................................................................................10 C. C. CLAUSES.....................................................................................................................................13 C.1 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE…..........................................................................…13 C.2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TECT…….........................................................................….13 D. D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS………....................................................................................................21 E. E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA....................................................25 E.1 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE……..................................................................…25 E.2 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT…….......................................................................25 A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. The purpose of this procurement is to provide a Swallow Recorder for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health (SLVHCS) 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. All work shall be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work entitled Flowmeters and Regulators dated March 1, 2016. 3. NAICS code is 334510. 4. Contract Type and Period of Performance: 4.1 Upon award, contract will be a Firm Fixed Price contract. The contract will consist of Contract Line Items (CLINs) for equipment and delivery. There are no option periods. 4.2 The anticipated delivery is April 18, 2016. 5. Compensation for Services Rendered: 5.2 Proposals shall include a total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0003 for Swallow Recorder per Schedule B below. 6. Place of Performance: 6.1 Southeast Louisiana Healthcare System, Central Energy Plant Warehouse, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 7. Inspection and Acceptance: 7.1 The COR will inspect all items. Final acceptance will be performed by the COR by verification of the supplies delivered and certification of contractor's invoices. 8. Invoicing Procedures: 8.1 Please refer to VAAR Clause 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests for invoicing procedures. 9. System for Award Management (Sam) Registration/Contractor Responsibility 9.1 All Contractors are required to be actively registered in SAM. (Website: www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is a requirement to do business with the Federal Government. Offerors shall have an active registration in SAM at the time their proposals are submitted for consideration and an active registration in SAM shall be maintained throughout the performance of the contract. 10. Modifications: 10.1 Contracting Officers of the office issuing the contract, only, may issue Modifications to the contract. 10.2 Distribution will be made via email. No hard copies will be distributed. 11. Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): 11.1 Upon completion of contract performance and annually if performance is longer than 365 days, the Contracting officer will evaluate contractor performance for use in future contract award decisions. The Contractor shall be provided an opportunity to comment on the contracting officer's evaluation. If you wish to familiarize yourself with this system, you can find it at www.cpars.gov. 12. Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA): 12.1 Please note the requirements of FAR provision 52.212-3. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications atwww.sam.gov in conjunction with required registration in the SAM database. Representations & Certifications must be completed and/or updated by the date and time offers are due. 13. Working hours are between 07:30 am - 04:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All federal holidays excluded. Any work outside of normal working hours must be pre-approved by the CO and COR. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 14. Delivery Prices 14.1 All prices are to be proposed shall be F.O.B. Destination. Please refer to Statement of Work specific delivery information. Total delivery charges, shipping, and/or freight charges shall be provided to the government when quotes are submitted. 15. Proposal Total Firm Fixed Price: 15.1 Proposals shall include a Total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0003 for Swallow Recorder. A breakdown of the FFP may be requested to determine price reasonableness. 16. Solicitation Questions 16.1 The specific requirements for this solicitation are outlined in the Statement of Work. General questions concerning this solicitation shall be submitted via e-mail only to Rachel Babin at Rachel.Babin@va.gov. All questions shall be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to the close date of the solicitation. 17. Amendments to Solicitation 17.1 Amendments to this solicitation shall be posted on the FedBizOpps only (Website (www.fbo.gov). 18. Offer Acceptance Period 18.1 The minimum offer acceptance period is 65 calendar days. Please ensure that you allow at least the stated number of calendar days for the Government to accept your offer. The government shall acknowledge receipt of all offers submitted however the acknowledgement of a receipt of an offer shall not constitute an obligation by the government. 19. Submitting Offers 19.1 Offers must arrive at the designated location by the exact time and date as specified in this solicitation. Offers shall only be received by this office via e-mail, or by hand delivery (USPS/UPS/FedEx or courier). Transmission of offers by fax to this office is NOT ACCEPTABLE and will result in offers being rejected. 19.2 Proposals (whether e-mailed, hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the closing date and time of the solicitation. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and shall not be considered. 19.3 Please carefully review the entire Request for Quote (RFQ) package including the Statement of Work, and the instructions included herein and respond with a written quote. Offerors must demonstrate their capability to satisfy the entire breadth and scope of the Statement of Work. 19.4 The Hand-Delivered or Mailed Packaging shall be marked and addressed to: Proposals for Solicitation Number: VA256-16-Q-0378 Project Legacy, Network Contracting Office 16 Attention: Rachel Babin, Contract Specialist 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 20. Proposal Expenses and Pre-Contract Costs: This solicitation does not commit the Government to pay costs incurred in preparation and submission of initial and subsequent proposals or for other costs incurred prior to award of a formal contract. 21. Selection and Award without Discussions: It is the intent of the Government to make a contract award based upon the proposals submitted without further discussions or additional information. Therefore, proposals should be submitted based on the most favorable terms from a price and technical standpoint. There will not be an opportunity to clarify, discuss or revise proposals once submitted. 22. ACCEPTABLE OFFERS: One single contract will be made as a result of this solicitation. For an offer to be considered for a potential contractual award the contractor must provide all CLIN items listed in this solicitation. Contract award shall be made on an ALL OR NONE BASIS by the contracting officer. Partial offers that do not address, provide, and/or quote all CLIN items shall be deemed not technically acceptable and shall be rejected. 24. PREVIOUS SOLICITATIONS: Previous solicitations that were used for this requirement are no longer valid and will not result in a contractual award. Offerors who can support this requirement are encouraged to submit a new proposal in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation Notice. (Previous proposals, offers, or quotes submitted will not be considered). 25. Release of Information: After receipt of proposals and until contract award, selection information will not be furnished to any firm. B. PRICE SCHEDULE AND STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES B.1 PRICE SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Swallow Recorder System 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 Review Software 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0003 Installation 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 0001 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 04/18/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov 0002 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 04/18/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov 0003 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 04/18/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov B.3 STATEMENT OF WORK Statement of Work Swallow Recorder System and Installation Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System New Orleans, LA 3/1/2016 1. PURPOSE 1.1 The overall purpose is to provide and install Swallow Recorder System at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Outpatient Speech Pathology Clinic 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. SCOPE 2.1 The Contractor shall provide, transport, install, and test all listed equipment. All products must meet all salient characteristics defined in this section. 2.2 All equipment and installation must meet manufacturers and VA specifications. 2.3 The Contractor shall furnish all supplies, equipment, facilities and services required for delivery and installation of the supplies and equipment. 2.4 The Contractor is responsible for any missing parts and components not included in order to carry out the installation. 2.5 SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS 2.5.1 Swallow Recorder System Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name: Swallow Recorder System, TIMS 2000 SP Package with Mobile Cart OR EQUIVALENT as listed below: Specifications/Salient Characteristics: " 27" Touchscreen monitor with high resolution video (1024 by 1024) " Mobile cart " Video isolator " Trigger kit for hands free triggering/usage of system " Capability to add labels on each video segment " Computer with CD/DVD-RW, lap top that has video capture hardware, and operating system " Minimum of a 2.4 GHZ Processor " A minimum of a 750 GB internal hard drive " A minimum of 4 GB RAM " Supports two PCI slots " Video output capabilities to include HDMI, DVI-D, and VGA " Capabilities for 10/100/1000 Megabit internet processing speed " Interface that provides data transfer for external storage devices capabilities " Record, store, generate, manipulate, and reproduce sound using audio signals that have been encoded in digital form capabilities " An interface to transmit digital audio capability " Auto-dual voltage power supply capability 2.5.2 DICOM Review Software Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name: TDRS (TIMS DICOM Review Software) Part No: 061000-3040 OR EQUIVALENT as listed below: Specifications/Salient Characteristics: Provide networking interfacing support to interface unit to Hospital PACS and VISTA Imaging, provide on Hospital work station with software to view TIMS Studies 2.6 DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION 2.6.1 DELIVERY 2.6.1.1 Contractor shall deliver all equipment to the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Central Outpatient Speech Pathology Clinic 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119 on April 18, 2016 2.6.1.2 Deliver materials to job in manufacturer's original sealed containers with brand name marked thereon. 2.6.1.3 Package to prevent damage or deterioration during shipment, handling, storage and installation. Maintain protective covering in place and in good repair until removal is necessary. 2.6.1.4 Deliver specified items only when the site is ready for installation work to proceed. 2.6.1.5 Store products in dry condition inside enclosed facilities. 2.6.1.6 Any government requested delayed delivery up to 90 days after initial award delivery date, shall be at no additional cost to the Government. 2.6.1.7 A pre-delivery meeting will be conducted 60 days prior to initial award delivery date for verification of delivery and installation dates. 2.6.1.8 Delivery and Installation will be coordinated through the COR. 2.6.2 INSTALLATION 2.6.2.1 All equipment shall be installed by contractor upon delivery at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Outpatient Speech Pathology Clinic 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2.6.2.2 Install all equipment to manufacturer's specifications maintaining Federal, and Local safety standards 2.6.2.3 Installation must be completed by May 18, 2016. All work shall be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. All federal holidays, excluded. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 2.6.2.4 If there is an operational conflict with installation, night or weekend installation may be required. Government will provide a 72 hours' notice of change of installation hours. 2.6.2.5 The contractor shall coordinate all deliveries, staging areas, installations, and parking arrangements with the COR. 2.6.2.6 The Contractor shall remove all related shipping debris and cleanup any construction associated with delivery and installation of the specified items. Contractor shall remove all packaging from the SLVHCS premises. The Contractor shall be responsible for any damage to the building that occurs due to Contractor error or neglect. 2.7 SITE CONDITIONS 2.7.1 There shall be no smoking, eating, or drinking inside the hospital at any time. 3. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: 3.1 The Contractor shall conduct a joint inspection with the COR upon delivery of equipment. 3.2 Contractor shall provide dates of completion of punch list items and replacement parts and/or short ship items from the manufacturer(s). 3.3 The COR shall ensure all work is completed satisfactorily prior to acceptance. Disputes shall be resolved by the Contracting Officer. 4. DELIVERABLES 4.1 Operation and Maintenance Manuals 4.1.1 Binders - Quantity (2) each for items 2.5.1-2.5.2 4.1.2 Digital Copies- Quantity (1) each for items 2.5.1-2.5.2 4.2 Deliver compilation of all manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule and operation materials packaged in binder(s) to COR upon completion of installation. 5. OPERATOR TRAINING: 5.1 Contractor shall provide On-site training of the equipment to the Users. Scheduling of operator training shall be coordinated with the SLVHCS COR after installation is complete. 6. PROTECTION OF PROPERTY 6.1 Contractor shall protect all items from damage. The Contractor shall take precaution against damage to the building(s), grounds and furnishings. The Contractor shall repair or replace any items related to building(s) or grounds damaged accidentally or on purpose due to actions by the Contractor. 6.2 The Contractor shall perform an inspection of the building(s) and grounds with the COR prior to commencing work. To insure that the Contractor shall be able to repair or replace any items, components, building(s) or grounds damaged due to negligence and/or actions taken by the Contractor. The source of all repairs beyond simple surface cleaning is the facility construction contractor (or appropriate subcontractor), so that building warranty is maintained. Concurrence from the VA Facilities Management POC and COR is required before the Contractor may perform any significant repair work. In all cases, repairs shall utilize materials of the same quality, size, texture, grade, and color to match adjacent existing work. 6.3 The Contractor shall be responsible for security of the areas in which the work is being performed prior to completion. 6.4 Contractor shall provide floor protection while working in all VA facilities. All material handling equipment shall have rubber wheels. 7. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS 7.1.1 "A&A requirements do not apply--Security Accreditation Package is not required". 7.1.2 Contractors, contractor personnel, subcontractors, and subcontractor personnel shall be subject to the same Federal laws, regulations, standards, and VA Directives and Handbooks as VA and VA personnel regarding information and information system security. 8. WARRANTY 8.1 The contractor shall provide a one year manufacturer's warranty on all parts and labor. 8.2 The warranty shall include all travel and shipping costs associated with any warranty repair. C. CLAUSES C.1 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) C.2 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-4. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-4 are addended as shown below: (w) Paragraph added to incorporate the following: The following clauses are added: Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper. May-11 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance. Jul-13 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance. Jul-15 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications. Dec-14 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. Dec-14 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Dec-13 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) ) The Contractor shall not require employees or contractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference 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): FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/browsefar VAAR: http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) 852.203-70 The Commercial advertising. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) 852.232-72 The Electronic submission of payment requests. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: VA256-16-Q-0378 - DO NOT OPEN Department of Veterans Affairs NCO 16 - Attn: Rachel Babin 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of clause) 852.246-70 The Guarantee. GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period provided by accepted warranties, said guarantee to run from date of acceptance of the equipment by the Government. The contractor agrees to furnish, without cost to the Government, replacement of all parts and material that are found to be defective during the guarantee period. Replacement of material and parts will be furnished to the Government at the point of installation, if installation is within the continental United States, or f.o.b. the continental U.S. port to be designated by the contracting officer if installation is outside of the continental United States. Cost of installation of replacement material and parts shall be borne by the contractor. (End of Clause) 852.246-71 The Inspection. INSPECTION (JAN 2008) Rejected goods will be held subject to contractors order for not more than 15 days, after which the rejected merchandise will be returned to the contractor's address at his/her risk and expense. Expenses incident to the examination and testing of materials or supplies that have been rejected will be charged to the contractor's account. (End of Clause) (End of Clause Addendum) 52.212-5 - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS 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 and 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.] _x_ (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 (June 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). _x_ (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. _x_ (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 Set-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. _x_ (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. 657 f). _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). _x_ (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). _x_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _x_ (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). _x_ (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 Televisions (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. (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. _x_ (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 (June 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)). (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). _x_ (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 (Sept 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 (l) 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 and 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) (Executive Order 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) D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS NONE E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA E.1 Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Apr 2014) 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) E.2 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-1. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-1 are addended as shown below: Para (c) Acceptance period is 90 days Para (e) Multiple Offers: Offeror may only submit one offer. Para (h) Multiple Awards: Award will be based on an all or none basis to one Offeror. Para (m) added to incorporate the following: The following provisions are added: Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-7 System for Award Management. Jul-13 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting. Jul-15 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements- Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS- REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) 852.215-70 The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors. SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009) (a) In an effort to achieve socioeconomic small business goals, depending on the evaluation factors included in the solicitation, VA shall evaluate offerors based on their service-disabled veteran-owned or veteran-owned small business status and their proposed use of eligible service disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran- owned small businesses as subcontractors. (b) ) Eligible service-disabled veteran-owned offerors will receive full credit, and offerors qualifying as veteran-owned small businesses will receive partial credit for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-owned Small Business Status evaluation factor. To receive credit, an offeror must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (c) Non-veteran offerors proposing to use service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses as subcontractors will receive some consideration under this evaluation factor. Offerors must state in their proposals the names of the SDVOSBs and VOSBs with whom they intend to subcontract and provide a brief description of the proposed subcontracts and the approximate dollar values of the proposed subcontracts. In addition, the proposed subcontractors must be registered and verified in the VetBiz.gov VIP database (http://www.vetbiz.gov). (End of Clause) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) The offeror agrees, if awarded a contract, to use the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran- owned small businesses proposed as subcontractors in accordance with 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, or to substitute one or more service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses for subcontract work of the same or similar value. (End of Clause) 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008) (a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (End of Provision) 852.233-71 Alternate protest procedure. ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998) As an alternative to filing a protest with the contracting officer, an interested party may file a protest with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management, Acquisition Administration Team, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, or for solicitations issued by the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, the Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. The protest will not be considered if the interested party has a protest on the same or similar issues pending with the contracting officer. (End of Provision) Para (n) added to incorporate the following: The following is hereby incorporated with respect to the information and documents required for submission in response to this solicitation: INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITTEN SUBMITTALS 1. This contract will be awarded on technical acceptability. Once all line items have been determined to be technically acceptable, offers shall then be evaluated based on price, however technical acceptability is the most critical factor for evaluation of offers. 2. Proposals must set forth full, accurate, and complete information as required by this RFQ, (including attachments). The penalty for making false statements is prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001. 3. Proposal Submittals: 3.1 Proposals (whether hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the date and time specified in paragraph 4.4. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and will not be considered. 3.2 Proposal due date and time is December 15, 11:00 am local time. ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (A) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Acceptability: Each offeror's technical quotations will be evaluated to determine if the offer provides a compliant approach that meets the requirements of paragraphs 2.5 Salient Characteristics of the SOW and demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of those requirements. An evaluation rating of Technically Acceptable/Non-Acceptable will be assigned upon completion of the technical quotations evaluation. If an Offeror receives a technical rating of "Non-Acceptable" they will not be considered for award. Price Quotations: The offeror's price quotations will be evaluated by CLIN level and the offerors with the lowest overall price will be ranked accordingly. (B) 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 Addendum)

65--PR# 629-16-2-7224-0063 Pressure Measurement Systems

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published March 17, 2016  -  Deadline March 25, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR 12.6) as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes only the solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number VA256-16-Q-0437 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82. Proposals are due on March 25, 2015, 11:00 a.m., Central Local Time (CDT). This solicitation is 100% set aside for small businesses. NOTE: All documentation submittal due times are Central local time (New Orleans, Louisiana). Table of Contents A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION .....................................................................................................4 B. PRICE SCHEDULE AND STATEMENT OF WORK…………………………………….........................................7 B.1 PRICE SCHEDULE……….............................................................................................................…7 B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE……............................................................................................................8 B.3 STATEMENT OF WORK.............................................................................................................10 C. C. CLAUSES.....................................................................................................................................13 C.1 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE…..........................................................................…13 C.2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TECT…….........................................................................….13 D. D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS………....................................................................................................21 E. E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA....................................................25 E.1 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE……..................................................................…25 E.2 PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT…….......................................................................25 A. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. The purpose of this procurement is to provide Pressure Measurement System for the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health (SLVHCS) 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. All work shall be completed in accordance with the Statement of Work entitled Pressure Measurement System dated 03/01/2016. 3. NAICS code is 334519. 4. Contract Type and Period of Performance: 4.1 Upon award, contract will be a Firm Fixed Price contract. The contract will consist of Contract Line Items (CLINs) for equipment and delivery. There are no option periods. 4.2 The anticipated delivery is May 30, 2016. 5. Compensation for Services Rendered: 5.2 Proposals shall include a total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0005 for Pressure Measurement System per Schedule B below. 6. Place of Performance: 6.1 Southeast Louisiana Healthcare System, Central Energy Plant Warehouse, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. 7. Inspection and Acceptance: 7.1 The COR will inspect all items. Final acceptance will be performed by the COR by verification of the supplies delivered and certification of contractor's invoices. 8. Invoicing Procedures: 8.1 Please refer to VAAR Clause 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests for invoicing procedures. 9. System for Award Management (Sam) Registration/Contractor Responsibility 9.1 All Contractors are required to be actively registered in SAM. (Website: www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is a requirement to do business with the Federal Government. Offerors shall have an active registration in SAM at the time their proposals are submitted for consideration and an active registration in SAM shall be maintained throughout the performance of the contract. 10. Modifications: 10.1 Contracting Officers of the office issuing the contract, only, may issue Modifications to the contract. 10.2 Distribution will be made via email. No hard copies will be distributed. 11. Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS): 11.1 Upon completion of contract performance and annually if performance is longer than 365 days, the Contracting officer will evaluate contractor performance for use in future contract award decisions. The Contractor shall be provided an opportunity to comment on the contracting officer's evaluation. If you wish to familiarize yourself with this system, you can find it at www.cpars.gov. 12. Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA): 12.1 Please note the requirements of FAR provision 52.212-3. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications atwww.sam.gov in conjunction with required registration in the SAM database. Representations & Certifications must be completed and/or updated by the date and time offers are due. 13. Working hours are between 07:30 am - 04:30 pm, Monday through Friday. All federal holidays excluded. Any work outside of normal working hours must be pre-approved by the CO and COR. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 14. Delivery Prices 14.1 All prices are to be proposed shall be F.O.B. Destination. Please refer to Statement of Work specific delivery information. Total delivery charges, shipping, and/or freight charges shall be provided to the government when quotes are submitted. 15. Proposal Total Firm Fixed Price: 15.1 Proposals shall include a Total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001 - 0005 for Pressure Measurement System. A breakdown of the FFP may be requested to determine price reasonableness. 16. Solicitation Questions 16.1 The specific requirements for this solicitation are outlined in the Statement of Work. General questions concerning this solicitation shall be submitted via e-mail only to Rachel Babin at Rachel.Babin@va.gov. All questions shall be submitted no later than 2 business days prior to the close date of the solicitation. 17. Amendments to Solicitation 17.1 Amendments to this solicitation shall be posted on the FedBizOpps only (Website (www.fbo.gov). 18. Offer Acceptance Period 18.1 The minimum offer acceptance period is 65 calendar days. Please ensure that you allow at least the stated number of calendar days for the Government to accept your offer. The government shall acknowledge receipt of all offers submitted however the acknowledgement of a receipt of an offer shall not constitute an obligation by the government. 19. Submitting Offers 19.1 Offers must arrive at the designated location by the exact time and date as specified in this solicitation. Offers shall only be received by this office via e-mail, or by hand delivery (USPS/UPS/FedEx or courier). Transmission of offers by fax to this office is NOT ACCEPTABLE and will result in offers being rejected. 19.2 Proposals (whether e-mailed, hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the closing date and time of the solicitation. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and shall not be considered. 19.3 Please carefully review the entire Request for Quote (RFQ) package including the Statement of Work, and the instructions included herein and respond with a written quote. Offerors must demonstrate their capability to satisfy the entire breadth and scope of the Statement of Work. 19.4 The Hand-Delivered or Mailed Packaging shall be marked and addressed to: Proposals for Solicitation Number: VA256-16-Q-0437 Project Legacy, Network Contracting Office 16 Attention: Rachel Babin, Contract Specialist 1555 Poydras St., Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 20. Proposal Expenses and Pre-Contract Costs: This solicitation does not commit the Government to pay costs incurred in preparation and submission of initial and subsequent proposals or for other costs incurred prior to award of a formal contract. 21. Selection and Award without Discussions: It is the intent of the Government to make a contract award based upon the proposals submitted without further discussions or additional information. Therefore, proposals should be submitted based on the most favorable terms from a price and technical standpoint. There will not be an opportunity to clarify, discuss or revise proposals once submitted. 22. ACCEPTABLE OFFERS: One single contract will be made as a result of this solicitation. For an offer to be considered for a potential contractual award the contractor must provide all CLIN items listed in this solicitation. Contract award shall be made on an ALL OR NONE BASIS by the contracting officer. Partial offers that do not address, provide, and/or quote all CLIN items shall be deemed not technically acceptable and shall be rejected. 24. PREVIOUS SOLICITATIONS: Previous solicitations that were used for this requirement are no longer valid and will not result in a contractual award. Offerors who can support this requirement are encouraged to submit a new proposal in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Combined Synopsis Solicitation Notice. (Previous proposals, offers, or quotes submitted will not be considered). 25. Release of Information: After receipt of proposals and until contract award, selection information will not be furnished to any firm. B. PRICE SCHEDULE AND STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES B.1 PRICE SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Walkway Pressure Mapping System 1.00 EA 0002 In Shoe Analysis Pressure Mapping System 1.00 EA 0003 Seated Pressure Mapping System 1.00 EA 0004 Traditional Foot Pressure Mapping System 1.00 EA 0005 Configuration 4.00 JB B.2 DELIVERY SCHEDULE ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 0001 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 05/30/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov 0002 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 05/30/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov 0003 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 05/30/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov 0004 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 05/30/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov 0005 SHIP TO: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System Warehouse 2400 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70119 1.00 05/30/2016 MARK FOR: Levi Dillon 504-412-3700 levi.dillon@va.gov B.3 STATEMENT OF WORK Statement of Work Pressure Measurement Systems Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System New Orleans, LA 03/01/2016 1. PURPOSE 1.1 The overall purpose is to provide and configure one (1) walkway pressure mapping system, one (1) in-shoe analysis pressure mapping system, one (1) seated pressure mapping system, and one (1) traditional foot pressure mapping system at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Central Energy Plant building 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. 2. SCOPE 2.1 The Contractor shall provide, transport and configure all listed equipment. 2.2 All equipment and configuration must meet manufacturers and VA specifications. 2.3 The Contractor shall furnish all supplies, equipment, facilities and services required for delivery and configuration of the supplies and equipment. 2.4 The Contractor is responsible for any missing parts and components not included in order to carry out the installation and configuration. 2.5 SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS 2.5.1 One (1) Walkway Pressure Mapping System Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name: Tekscan with accessories OR EQUIVALENT as listed below: Specifications/Salient Characteristics: o Sensor: Resistive o Max scan speed: 440hz o Connection Type: USB o Pressure Ranges: 40, 75, and 125 PSI o Resolution: High 2.5.2 One (1) In-Shoe Analysis Pressure Mapping System Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name: Tekscan with accessories OR EQUIVALENT as listed below: Specifications/Salient Characteristics: o In Sole Size: Up to Men's Size 14 (US) o Sensor: Resistive o Scan Rate: Up to 750 Hz o Connection: USB , WiFi o Pressure Range 50 - 125 PSI o Wireless Capability o Wireless Range: Minimum 100M 2.5.3 One (1) seated pressure mapping system Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name: Tekscan with accessories OR EQUIVALENT as listed below: Specifications/Salient Characteristics: o Sensels: 1,024 o Sensel density: 0.5 sensels/cm2 o Pitch 15mm - Maximum o Max Pressure: 35kPa o PSI: Max - 5 2.5.4 One (1) traditional foot pressure mapping system Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name: Tekscan with accessories as follows OR EQUIVALENT as listed below: Specifications/Salient Characteristics: o Sensels: 2,288 o Active Sensing Area: 44 X 40 cm - Maximum o Scan Rate: 440 Hz o Maximum Pressure Range: 50-125 PSI 2.6 DELIVERY AND CONFIGURATION 2.6.1 DELIVERY 2.6.1.1 Contractor shall deliver all equipment to the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Central Energy Plant building 2400 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119 on May 30, 2016. 2.6.1.2 Deliver materials to job in manufacturer's original sealed containers with brand name marked thereon. 2.6.1.3 Package to prevent damage or deterioration during shipment, handling, storage and configuration. Maintain protective covering in place and in good repair until removal is necessary. 2.6.1.4 Deliver specified items only when the site is ready for work to proceed. 2.6.1.5 Store products in dry condition inside enclosed facilities. 2.6.1.6 Any government requested delayed delivery up to 90 days after initial award delivery date, shall be at no additional cost to the Government. 2.6.1.7 A pre-delivery meeting will be conducted 60 days prior to initial award delivery date for verification of delivery dates. 2.6.1.8 Delivery and configuration will be coordinated through the COR. 2.6.2 CONFIGURATION 2.6.2.1 Configure and equipment to manufacturer's specifications maintaining Federal, and Local safety standards 2.6.2.3 Configuration must be completed by June 13, 2016. All work shall be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. All federal holidays, excluded. Federal holidays are available at the Federal Holiday OPM Site. 2.6.2.4 If there is an operational conflict with configuration, night or weekend configuration may be required. Government will provide a 72 hours' notice of change of configuration hours. 2.6.2.5 The contractor shall coordinate all deliveries, staging areas, configurations, and parking arrangements with the COR. 2.6.2.6 The Contractor shall remove all related shipping debris and cleanup any construction associated with delivery and configuration of the specified items. Contractor shall remove all packaging from the SLVHCS premises. The Contractor shall be responsible for any damage to the building that occurs due to Contractor error or neglect. 2.7 SITE CONDITIONS 2.7.1 There shall be no smoking, eating, or drinking inside the hospital at any time. 3. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: 3.1 The Contractor shall conduct a joint inspection with the COR upon delivery of equipment. 3.2 Contractor shall provide dates of completion of punch list items and replacement parts and/or short ship items from the manufacturer(s). 3.3 The COR shall ensure all work is completed satisfactorily prior to acceptance. Disputes shall be resolved by the Contracting Officer. 4. DELIVERABLES One (1) Instruction Manual for each system All applicable software for each system 5. OPERATOR TRAINING: Contractor Training and Configuration required 6. PROTECTION OF PROPERTY 6.1 Contractor shall protect all items from damage. The Contractor shall take precaution against damage to the building(s), grounds and furnishings. The Contractor shall repair or replace any items related to building(s) or grounds damaged accidentally or on purpose due to actions by the Contractor. 6.2 The Contractor shall perform an inspection of the building(s) and grounds with the COR prior to commencing work. To insure that the Contractor shall be able to repair or replace any items, components, building(s) or grounds damaged due to negligence and/or actions taken by the Contractor. The source of all repairs beyond simple surface cleaning is the facility construction contractor (or appropriate subcontractor), so that building warranty is maintained. Concurrence from the VA Facilities Management POC and COR is required before the Contractor may perform any significant repair work. In all cases, repairs shall utilize materials of the same quality, size, texture, grade, and color to match adjacent existing work. 6.3 The Contractor shall be responsible for security of the areas in which the work is being performed prior to completion. 6.4 Contractor shall provide floor protection while working in all VA facilities. All material handling equipment shall have rubber wheels. 7. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS 1. SECURITY CLAUSE: "A&A requirements do not apply--Security Accreditation Package is not required". 8. WARRANTY 8.1 The contractor shall provide a one year manufacturer's warranty on all parts and labor. 8.2 The warranty shall include all travel and shipping costs associated with any warranty repair. C. CLAUSES C.1 Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) C.2 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-4. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-4 are addended as shown below: Paragraph added to incorporate the following: The following clauses are added: Clauses Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper. May-11 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance. Jul-13 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance. Jul-15 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications. Dec-14 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations. Dec-14 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors Dec-13 Clauses Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (a) ) The Contractor shall not require employees or contractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. (c) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (d)(1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference 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): FAR: https://www.acquisition.gov/browsefar VAAR: http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) 852.203-70 The Commercial advertising. COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) 852.232-72 The Electronic submission of payment requests. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, e-mail, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: VA256-16-Q-0437 - DO NOT OPEN Department of Veterans Affairs NCO 16 - Attn: Rachel Babin 1555 Poydras Street, Suite 1895 New Orleans, LA 70112 (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of clause) 852.246-70 The Guarantee. GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period provided by accepted warranties, said guarantee to run from date of acceptance of the equipment by the Government. The contractor agrees to furnish, without cost to the Government, replacement of all parts and material that are found to be defective during the guarantee period. Replacement of material and parts will be furnished to the Government at the point of installation, if installation is within the continental United States, or f.o.b. the continental U.S. port to be designated by the contracting officer if installation is outside of the continental United States. Cost of installation of replacement material and parts shall be borne by the contractor. (End of Clause) 852.246-71 The Inspection. INSPECTION (JAN 2008) Rejected goods will be held subject to contractors order for not more than 15 days, after which the rejected merchandise will be returned to the contractor's address at his/her risk and expense. Expenses incident to the examination and testing of materials or supplies that have been rejected will be charged to the contractor's account. (End of Clause) (End of Clause Addendum) 52.212-5 - CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS 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 and 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.] _x_ (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 (June 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). _x_ (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. _x_ (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 Set-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. _x_ (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. 657 f). _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). _x_ (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). _x_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _x_ (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). _x_ (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 Televisions (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. (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. _x_ (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 (June 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)). (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C.3332). _x_ (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 Yearand 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 (Sept 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)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 (l) 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 and 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) (Executive Order 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) D. LIST OF ATTACHMENTS NONE E. INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA E.1 Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.212-1 -- Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Apr 2014) 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) E.2 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) The following shall apply to this contract in addition to those terms and conditions in FAR 52.212-1. The specific paragraphs of FAR 52.212-1 are addended as shown below: Para (c) Acceptance period is 90 days Para (e) Multiple Offers: Offeror may only submit one offer. Para (h) Multiple Awards: Award will be based on an all or none basis to one Offeror. Para (m) added to incorporate the following: The following provisions are added: Provisions Incorporated by Reference: 52.204-7 System for Award Management. Jul-13 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting. Jul-15 Provisions Incorporated by Full Text: 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements- Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS- REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contactors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) ) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) 852.215-70 The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors. SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED AND VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS EVALUATION FACTORS (DEC 2009) (a) In an effort to achieve socioeconomic small business goals, depending on the evaluation factors included in the solicitation, VA shall evaluate offerors based on their service-disabled veteran-owned or veteran-owned small business status and their proposed use of eligible service disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran- owned small businesses as subcontractors. (b) ) Eligible service-disabled veteran-owned offerors will receive full credit, and offerors qualifying as veteran-owned small businesses will receive partial credit for the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-owned Small Business Status evaluation factor. To receive credit, an offeror must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (c) Non-veteran offerors proposing to use service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses as subcontractors will receive some consideration under this evaluation factor. Offerors must state in their proposals the names of the SDVOSBs and VOSBs with whom they intend to subcontract and provide a brief description of the proposed subcontracts and the approximate dollar values of the proposed subcontracts. In addition, the proposed subcontractors must be registered and verified in the VetBiz.gov VIP database (http://www.vetbiz.gov). (End of Clause) 852.215-71 Evaluation Factor Commitments EVALUATION FACTOR COMMITMENTS (DEC 2009) The offeror agrees, if awarded a contract, to use the service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran- owned small businesses proposed as subcontractors in accordance with 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran- Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors, or to substitute one or more service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or veteran-owned small businesses for subcontract work of the same or similar value. (End of Clause) 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008) (a) Any protest filed by an interested party shall: (1) Include the name, address, fax number, and telephone number of the protester; (2) Identify the solicitation and/or contract number; (3) Include an original signed by the protester or the protester's representative and at least one copy; (4) Set forth a detailed statement of the legal and factual grounds of the protest, including a description of resulting prejudice to the protester, and provide copies of relevant documents; (5) Specifically request a ruling of the individual upon whom the protest is served; (6) State the form of relief requested; and (7) Provide all information establishing the timeliness of the protest. (b) Failure to comply with the above may result in dismissal of the protest without further consideration. (c) Bidders/offerors and contracting officers are encouraged to use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve protests at any stage in the protest process. If ADR is used, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not furnish any documentation in an ADR proceeding beyond what is allowed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (End of Provision) 852.233-71 Alternate protest procedure. ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998) As an alternative to filing a protest with the contracting officer, an interested party may file a protest with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management, Acquisition Administration Team, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420, or for solicitations issued by the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, the Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20420. The protest will not be considered if the interested party has a protest on the same or similar issues pending with the contracting officer. (End of Provision) Para (n) added to incorporate the following: The following is hereby incorporated with respect to the information and documents required for submission in response to this solicitation: INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITTEN SUBMITTALS 1. This contract will be awarded on technical acceptability. Once all line items have been determined to be technically acceptable, offers shall then be evaluated based on price, however technical acceptability is the most critical factor for evaluation of offers. 2. Proposals must set forth full, accurate, and complete information as required by this RFQ, (including attachments). The penalty for making false statements is prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001. 3. Proposal Submittals: 3.1 Proposals (whether hand-delivered or mailed) must be received no later than the date and time specified in paragraph 4.4. Any contractor submissions or requests for information about this RFQ after the closing date and time are late, and will not be considered. 3.2 Proposal due date and time is December 15, 11:00 am local time. ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (A) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Acceptability: Each offeror's technical quotations will be evaluated to determine if the offer provides a compliant approach that meets the requirements of paragraphs 2.5 Salient Characteristics of the SOW and demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of those requirements. An evaluation rating of Technically Acceptable/Non-Acceptable will be assigned upon completion of the technical quotations evaluation. If an Offeror receives a technical rating of "Non-Acceptable" they will not be considered for award. Price Quotations: The offeror's price quotations will be evaluated by CLIN level and the offerors with the lowest overall price will be ranked accordingly. (B) 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 Addendum)

58--PR# 629-15-3-5034-0019, PL, Sup Police Handheld Radios Police Handheld Radios and Options Installation and Training

Department of Veterans Affairs, New Orleans VAMC | Published June 5, 2015  -  Deadline June 19, 2015
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The small business size standard is 750 employees. (IV) This procurement is a total service disabled veteran owned small business set aside. **Please review Addendum to FAR 52.212-1-Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (JAN 2005)** Price/Cost Schedule ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 H98KGF9PW6_N - Motorola APX6000 VHF MHZ MODEL 2 PORTABLE Radios with 1 year warranty. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 20.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0002 PMMN4083A - Motorola Rugged Windporting Remote Speaker Microphone. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 20.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0003 Q629 - Motorola AES Encryption option. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 20.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0004 H499 - Motorola Submersible option. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 20.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0005 Q811 - Motorola Conventional Software Option. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 20.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0006 QA01833 - Motorola Noise Cancellation option. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 20.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0007 NNTN7073 - Motorola Battery Charger. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 4.00 EA _______________ _______________ 0008 PMKN4013 - Motorola Programming Cable. Brand Name "OR EQUAL". 1.00 EA _____________ _______________ GRAND TOTAL _____________ Statement of Work Police Handheld Radios Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS), New Orleans, LA 05/05/2015 1. PURPOSE: The purpose is to procure the following items for use in the Police Department of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) located in New Orleans LA. Radios must communicate with the existing Police Service Motorola APX 6000 hand held radios. " Twenty (20) VHF hand held radios " Twenty (20) Rugged Remote Speaker microphone options " Twenty (20) AES encryption options " Twenty (20) Submersible options " Twenty (20) Conventional software options " Twenty (20) Noise cancellation options " Four (4) Battery chargers " One (1) Programming cable " Delivery and Installation " Training 2. SCOPE: The Contractor shall provide all listed equipment, assembly, installation, and training on usage. All OR EQUAL products must meet all salient characteristics defined in section 3 below. The suggested manufacturer is Motorola. The following items, OR EQUAL, are preferred: 1. H98KGF9PW6_N - Motorola APX6000 VHF MHZ MODEL 2 PORTABLE Radios with 1 year warranty 2. PMMN4083A - Motorola Rugged Windporting Remote Speaker Microphone 3. Q629 - Motorola AES Encryption option 4. H499 - Motorola Submersible option 5. Q811 - Motorola P25 Conventional Software Option 6. QA01833 - Motorola Noise Cancellation option 7. NNTN7073 - Motorola Battery Charger 8. PMKN4013 - Motorola Programming Cable 3. SPECIFICATIONS/SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS: The specification/salient characteristics are listed below: 3.1 Handheld Radios 3.1.1 Frequency Range/ Bandsplits - VHF 3.1.2 Channel Spacing - 136- 174MHz 3.1.3 Maximum Frequency Separation - Full Bandsplit 3.1.4 Rated RF Output Power Adj -1-6 Watts Max 3.1.5 Frequency Stability - (±) 0.00010 % 3.1.6 Moudulation Limiting - (±) 5 kHz/ ±2.5 kH 3.1.7 Emissions (Conducted and Radiated) - (-) 75dB 3.1.8 Audio Response - +1, -3dB 3.1.9 FM Hum & Noise - -47 dB 3.1.10 Audio Distortions - 0.50% 3.1.11 GPS Tracking - Channels 12 3.1.12 GPS Tracking Sensitivity -159 dBm 3.1.13 GPS Accuracy5 New Orleans LA 70112) during normal business hours, 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Training date and time shall be prescheduled and preapproved by the contracting officer's representative prior to initiation. 5. DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS: Delivery shall be the sole responsibility of the vendor and the vendor shall provide all resources necessary for delivery of items to their intended location. Items shall be delivered in manufacturer's original sealed containers and shall be packaged to prevent damage/deterioration during shipment, handling, and storage. Point of contact for delivery is Carey Jordan (Physical Security Officer/VA Employee) / 504-565-4708 / carey.jordan@va.gov. Delivery of items shall be 40 business days after contract award. If for any reason the delivery schedule cannot be met, the contractor is required to provide a reason in writing to the contracting officer's representative (Carey Jordan) and provide information regarding any possible impacts that a delayed delivery will have on contract performance. The contractor shall be responsible for the packing, shipping, delivery, unpacking, assembly, and installation of all the equipment above. COR acceptance of all CLINs (except warranty) shall be contingent on the successful assembly and installation of the equipment, demonstration of the equipment's proper operation, and completion of the training. The delivery address for the item(s) being procured is listed below: Delivery Address: SLVHCS 1H108 Police Department 1601 Perdido Street ATTN: Carey Jordan New Orleans LA 70112 6. WARRANTY: A warranty shall be provided for the repair of all the equipment above. The warranty shall include all labor, parts, travel and other incidental costs. The warranty period shall be for at least one year after the date of acceptance of the equipment by the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). 7. EVALUATION FACTORS: a. Technical Capability b. Past Performance c. Price Technical Capability and Past Performance, when combined, are more important than price. 8. CHANGES TO STATEMENT OF WORK Any changes to this Statement of Work shall be authorized and approved only through written correspondence from the contracting officer or their representative. 9. CONTRACT AWARD MEETING An award meeting will not be held. ? CONTRACT CLAUSES FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) (a) Inspection/Acceptance. The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The Government reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The Government may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. If repair/replacement or reperformance will not correct the defects or is not possible, the Government may seek an equitable price reduction or adequate consideration for acceptance of nonconforming supplies or services. The Government must exercise its post-acceptance rights- (1) Within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) Before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item. (b) Assignment. The Contractor or its assignee may assign its rights to receive payment due as a result of performance of this contract to a bank, trust company, or other financing institution, including any Federal lending agency in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3727). However, when a third party makes payment (e.g., use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card), the Contractor may not assign its rights to receive payment under this contract. (c) Changes. Changes in the terms and conditions of this contract may be made only by written agreement of the parties. (d) Disputes. This contract is subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 71, Contract Disputes. Failure of the parties to this contract to reach agreement on any request for equitable adjustment, claim, appeal or action arising under or relating to this contract shall be a dispute to be resolved in accordance with the clause at FAR 52.233-1, Disputes, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any dispute arising under the contract. (e) Definitions. The clause at FAR 52.202-1, Definitions, is incorporated herein by reference. (f) Excusable delays. The Contractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor and without its fault or negligence such as, acts of God or the public enemy, acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common carriers. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice to the Contracting Officer of the cessation of such occurrence. (g) Invoice. (1) The Contractor shall submit an original invoice and three copies (or electronic invoice, if authorized) to the address designated in the contract to receive invoices. An invoice must include- (i) Name and address of the Contractor; (ii) Invoice date and number; (iii) Contract number, contract line item number and, if applicable, the order number; (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of the items delivered; (v) Shipping number and date of shipment, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on Government bill of lading; (vi) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (vii) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; (viii) Name, title, and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; and (ix) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The Contractor shall include its TIN on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (x) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information. (A) The Contractor shall include EFT banking information on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (B) If EFT banking information is not required to be on the invoice, in order for the invoice to be a proper invoice, the Contractor shall have submitted correct EFT banking information in accordance with the applicable solicitation provision, contract clause (e.g., 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management, or 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management), or applicable agency procedures. (C) EFT banking information is not required if the Government waived the requirement to pay by EFT. (2) Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (h) Patent indemnity. The Contractor shall indemnify the Government and its officers, employees and agents against liability, including costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or copyright, arising out of the performance of this contract, provided the Contractor is reasonably notified of such claims and proceedings. (i) Payment.- (1) Items accepted. Payment shall be made for items accepted by the Government that have been delivered to the delivery destinations set forth in this contract. (2) Prompt payment. The Government will make payment in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (3) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If the Government makes payment by EFT, see 52.212-5(b) for the appropriate EFT clause. (4) Discount. In connection with any discount offered for early payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date which appears on the payment check or the specified payment date if an electronic funds transfer payment is made. (5) Overpayments. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate contract financing or invoice payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on a contract financing or invoice payment, the Contractor shall- (i) Remit the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the- (A) Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment); (B) Affected contract number and delivery order number, if applicable; (C) Affected contract line item or subline item, if applicable; and (D) Contractor point of contact. (ii) Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer. (6) Interest. (i) All amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract shall bear simple interest from the date due until paid unless paid within 30 days of becoming due. The interest rate shall be the interest rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided in 41 U.S.C. 7109, which is applicable to the period in which the amount becomes due, as provided in (i)(6)(v) of this clause, and then at the rate applicable for each six-month period as fixed by the Secretary until the amount is paid. (ii) The Government may issue a demand for payment to the Contractor upon finding a debt is due under the contract. (iii) Final decisions. The Contracting Officer will issue a final decision as required by 33.211 if- (A) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor are unable to reach agreement on the existence or amount of a debt within 30 days; (B) The Contractor fails to liquidate a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer within the timeline specified in the demand for payment unless the amounts were not repaid because the Contractor has requested an installment payment agreement; or (C) The Contractor requests a deferment of collection on a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer (see 32.607-2). (iv) If a demand for payment was previously issued for the debt, the demand for payment included in the final decision shall identify the same due date as the original demand for payment. (v) Amounts shall be due at the earliest of the following dates: (A) The date fixed under this contract. (B) The date of the first written demand for payment, including any demand for payment resulting from a default termination. (vi) The interest charge shall be computed for the actual number of calendar days involved beginning on the due date and ending on- (A) The date on which the designated office receives payment from the Contractor; (B) The date of issuance of a Government check to the Contractor from which an amount otherwise payable has been withheld as a credit against the contract debt; or (C) The date on which an amount withheld and applied to the contract debt would otherwise have become payable to the Contractor. (vii) The interest charge made under this clause may be reduced under the procedures prescribed in 32.608-2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation in effect on the date of this contract. (j) Risk of loss. Unless the contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss or damage to the supplies provided under this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon: (1) Delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin; or (2) Delivery of the supplies to the Government at the destination specified in the contract, if transportation is f.o.b. destination. (k) Taxes. The contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties. (l) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid a percentage of the contract price reflecting the percentage of the work performed prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government using its standard record keeping system, have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor's records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred which reasonably could have been avoided. (m) Termination for cause. The Government may terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for cause in the event of any default by the Contractor, or if the Contractor fails to comply with any contract terms and conditions, or fails to provide the Government, upon request, with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, the Government shall not be liable to the Contractor for any amount for supplies or services not accepted, and the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for any and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that the Government improperly terminated this contract for default, such termination shall be deemed a termination for convenience. (n) Title. Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, title to items furnished under this contract shall pass to the Government upon acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession. (o) Warranty. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract. (p) Limitation of liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the Government for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items. (q) Other compliances. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this contract. (r) Compliance with laws unique to Government contracts. The Contractor agrees to comply with 31 U.S.C. 1352 relating to limitations on the use of appropriated funds to influence certain Federal contracts; 18 U.S.C. 431 relating to officials not to benefit; 40 U.S.C. chapter 37, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards; 41 U.S.C. chapter 87, Kickbacks; 41 U.S.C. 4712 and 10 U.S.C. 2409 relating to whistleblower protections; 49 U.S.C. 40118, Fly American; and 41 U.S.C. chapter 21 relating to procurement integrity. (s) Order of precedence. Any inconsistencies in this solicitation or contract shall be resolved by giving precedence in the following order: (1) The schedule of supplies/services. (2) The Assignments, Disputes, Payments, Invoice, Other Compliances, Compliance with Laws Unique to Government Contracts, and Unauthorized Obligations paragraphs of this clause; (3) The clause at 52.212-5. (4) Addenda to this solicitation or contract, including any license agreements for computer software. (5) Solicitation provisions if this is a solicitation. (6) Other paragraphs of this clause. (7) The Standard Form 1449. (8) Other documents, exhibits, and attachments (9) The specification. (t) System for Award Management (SAM). (1) Unless exempted by an addendum to this contract, the Contractor is responsible during performance and through final payment of any contract for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government's reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document. (2)(i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, "doing business as" name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in FAR subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer a minimum of one business day's written notification of its intention to (A) change the name in the SAM database; (B) comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12; and (C) agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer. The Contractor must provide with the notification sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name. (ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (t)(2)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (t)(2)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of Payment" paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract. (3) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see Subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM database. Information provided to the Contractor's SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the "Suspension of payment" paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract. (4) Offerors and Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via SAM accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. (u) Unauthorized Obligations. (1) Except as stated in paragraph (u)(2) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern: (i) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government. (ii) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an "I agree" click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., "click-wrap" or "browse-wrap" agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause. (iii) Any such clause is deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. (2) Paragraph (u)(1) of this clause does not apply to indemnification by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures. (v) Incorporation by reference. The Contractor's representations and certifications, including those completed electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM), are incorporated by reference into the contract. (End of Clause) ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS Clauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. (End of Addendum to 52.212-4) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 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 and 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: [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). [X] (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). [X] (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)). [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). [X] (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). [X] (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [X] (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [X] (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) [X] (iii) Alternate II (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [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). [X] (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). (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: (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 (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi)(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). (B) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) 52.252-2 -- Clauses Incorporated by Reference. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm FAR: http://www.arnet.gov/far FAR/DFARS/ARFARS: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFFARA.HTM DFAR: http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/dfars/html/current/tochtml.htm (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS DEC 2013 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.211-73 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL (JAN 2008) (Note: As used in this clause, the term "brand name" includes identification of products by make and model.) (a) If items called for by this invitation for bids have been identified in the schedule by a "brand name or equal" description, such identification is intended to be descriptive, but not restrictive, and is to indicate the quality and characteristics of products that will be satisfactory. Bids offering "equal" products (including products of the brand name manufacturer other than the one described by brand name) will be considered for award if such products are clearly identified in the bids and are determined by the Government to meet fully the salient characteristics requirements listed in the invitation. (b) Unless the bidder clearly indicates in the bid that the bidder is offering an "equal" product, the bid shall be considered as offering a brand name product referenced in the invitation for bids. (c)(1) If the bidder proposes to furnish an "equal" product, the brand name, if any, of the product to be furnished shall be inserted in the space provided in the invitation for bids, or such product shall be otherwise clearly identified in the bid. The evaluation of bids and the determination as to equality of the product offered shall be the responsibility of the Government and will be based on information furnished by the bidder or identified in his/her bid as well as other information reasonably available to the purchasing activity. CAUTION TO BIDDERS. The purchasing activity is not responsible for locating or securing any information that is not identified in the bid and reasonably available to the purchasing activity. Accordingly, to insure that sufficient information is available, the bidder must furnish as a part of his/her bid all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings or other information) necessary for the purchasing activity to: (i) Determine whether the product offered meets the salient characteristics requirement of the Invitation for Bids, and (ii) Establish exactly what the bidder proposes to furnish and what the Government would be binding itself to purchase by making an award. The information furnished may include specific references to information previously furnished or to information otherwise available to the purchasing activity. (2) If the bidder proposes to modify a product so as to make it conform to the requirements of the Invitation for Bids, he/she shall: (i) Include in his/her bid a clear description of such proposed modifications, and (ii) Clearly mark any descriptive material to show the proposed modifications. (3) Modifications proposed after bid opening to make a product conform to a brand name product referenced in the Invitation for Bids will not be considered. (End of Clause) 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (DEC 2009) (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern": (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; and (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (http://www.VetBiz.gov). (2) "Service-disabled veteran" means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, in the case of a contract for: (1) Services (except construction), at least 50 percent of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (2) Supplies (other than acquisition from a nonmanufacturer of the supplies), at least 50 percent of the cost of manufacturing, excluding the cost of materials, will be performed by the concern or other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; (3) General construction, at least 15 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns; or (4) Construction by special trade contractors, at least 25 percent of the cost of the contract performance incurred for personnel will be spent on the concern's employees or the employees of other eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if-- (1) At least one member of the joint venture is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and makes the following representations: That it is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern, and that it is a small business concern under the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) code assigned to the procurement; (2) Each other concern is small under the size standard corresponding to the NAICS code assigned to the procurement; and (3) The joint venture meets the requirements of paragraph 7 of the explanation of Affiliates in 19.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (4) The joint venture meets the requirements of 13 CFR 125.15(b). (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.246-70 GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period of one year, said guarantee to run from date of acceptance of the equipment by the Government. The contractor agrees to furnish, without cost to the Government, replacement of all parts and material that are found to be defective during the guarantee period. Replacement of material and parts will be furnished to the Government at the point of installation, if installation is within the continental United States, or f.o.b. the continental U.S. port to be designated by the contracting officer if installation is outside of the continental United States. Cost of installation of replacement material and parts shall be borne by the contractor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.246-71 INSPECTION JAN 2008 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Dec 2014), applies to this acquisition. FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014) FAR 52-212.3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2015) 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): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html & http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ THE FOLLOWING SOLICITATION PROVISIONS ARE INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE: 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999) 52.212-1 Instructions To Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014) 52-212.3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Mar 2015) 52.214-34 Submission of Offers in the English Language (Apr 1991) 52.214-35 Submission of Offers in U.S. Currency (Apr 1991) 52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors-Competitive Acquisition (Jan 2004) 52.219-1 Small Business Programs Representations (Oct 2014) 52.225-18 Place of Manufacture (Mar 2015) 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications (Dec 2012) FAR 52.209-5 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW (DEVIATION)(MAR 2012) (a) In accordance with Division H, sections 8124 and 8125 of P.L. 112-74 and sections 738 and 739 of P.L. 112-55 none of the funds made available by either Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that- (1) Has an unpaid federal tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and the Suspension and Debarment Official has made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) Has a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within the preceding 24 months, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and Suspension and Debarment Official has made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror represents that- (1) The offeror does [ ] does not [ ] have any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (2) The offeror, its officers or agents acting on its behalf have [ ] have not [ ] been convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal or State law within the preceding 24 months. (End of Provision) FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: " Technical Consideration " Past Performance " Price Technical and past performance, when combined, are greater than 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. (End of Provision) SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The purpose is to procure the following items for use in the Police Department of the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) located in New Orleans LA. A Statement of Work dated May 5th, 2015 describes all requirements for this procurement. " VHF hand held radios " Rugged Remote Speaker microphone option " AES encryption option " Submersible option " Conventional software option " Noise cancellation option " Battery charger " Programming cable " Delivery and Installation " Training 2. All documentation submittal due times are local Central Time (New Orleans, Louisiana). 3. CONTRACT TYPE AND PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Contract is Firm Fixed Price. There are no option periods. 4. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Services shall be performed at the SLVHCS Police Department located at 1601 Perdido Street, New Orleans LA 70112. 5. DELIVERY: Please refer to Statement of Work and Delivery Schedule for specific delivery information. All prices quoted shall be F.O.B destination. Total delivery, shipping, and/or freight charges shall be provided to the government when proposals are submitted. 6. INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE: The COR will inspect all completed services. Final acceptance will be performed by the COR by verification of the services performed and certification of contractor's invoices. 7. INVOICING PROCEDURES: See VAAR Clause 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests for invoicing procedures. 8. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM) REGISTRATION/CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITY All Contractors are required to be actively registered in SAM. (Website: www.sam.gov). Registration in SAM is a requirement to do business with the Federal Government. An active registration in SAM shall be maintained throughout the performance of the contract. 9. MODIFICATIONS: Contracting Officers of the office issuing the contract, only, may issue modifications to the contract. Distribution will be made via email. No hard copies will be distributed. 10. PROPOSAL TOTAL FIRM FIXED PRICE: Proposals shall include a Total Firm Fixed Price for CLINs 0001-0008. A breakdown of the FFP may be requested to determine price reasonableness. 11. SOLICITATION QUESTIONS: The specific requirements for this solicitation are outlined in the Statement of Work.

D--THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE - THIS IS A NOTICE

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published July 1, 2016  -  Deadline July 11, 2016
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THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE - THIS IS A NOTICE OF THE GOVERNMENT'S INTENT TO ISSUE A SOLE SOURCE AWARD TO Platts, McGraw Hill Financial. The Department of Energy (DoE), Office of Headquarters Procurement Services intends to issue a sole source award to Platts, McGraw Hill Financial, 2 Penn Plaza 25th Floor, New York, NY, 10121-0101, for specific subscriptions related to the nuclear power and fuel industry. This award will be made under the authority FAR 6.302-1: Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. The purpose of these one-year subscriptions will be to provide the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy registered users with specific, authoritative, and up-to-date industry data. The Government anticipates a single Purchase Order Award for the following: 1. Platts Nucleonics Week: Platts Nucleonics Week is the leading source of global news for the commercial nuclear power business. 2. NuclearFuel: NuclearFuel is the only independent news service covering all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, around the world. Every other week, NuclearFuel provides information on the prices and the politics of everything from uranium mining to spent fuel disposal, including conversion, enrichment, fuel fabrication, and reprocessing. 3. Inside NRC: Every other week, Inside NRC delivers news and insight used by industry professionals around the world to track developments in the nuclear power regulation area with a focus on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This notice of intent is NOT a request for proposals or quotations. Requests for copies of a solicitation in response to this notice will not be honored or acknowledged. A determination by the Government to not compete this proposed action based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether conducting a competitive procurement is in the best interest of the Government. Interested parties may identify their interest and capability by responding to this notice no later than 3:00PM Monday July 11, 2016, by email to Maria.Vanthof@hq.doe.gov. All information submitted should support the offeror’s capability to provide the items required, and shall be furnished at no cost or obligation to the Government. The Government reserves the right to cancel the sole source award. The primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 519130 - Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals.

F--Tree Core Processing Subject to the Availability of Funds

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published July 12, 2015  -  Deadline July 31, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is 0010692928 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-82. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 115310 with a small business size standard of $7.50M.This requirement is a [ Service-Disabled Veteran Owned ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-07-31 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Place of Performance. The MICC Fort Benning requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Tree Core Processing and Measurement See attached PWS, 1, Year; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Fort Benning intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Fort Benning is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this aquisition. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions: FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters and FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.225-13, Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases; and 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer ? Central Contractor Registration. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. The following DFARS clauses are applicable under DFAS 252.212-7001: 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program; 252.211-7003 Item Identification and Valuation (JUN 2005); 252.246-7000 Material Inspection and receiving Report This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured or used products. No "GREY" market items. Bid MUST be valid for 30 calendar days after submission FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.) No partial shipments unless otherwise specified at time of order Payment terms shall be net 30 unless otherwise agreed to by MICC Fort Benning. In accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003, ?Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports?, the contractor shall submit their payment request electronically using the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). The WAWF website is located at https://wawf.eb.mil. There is no charge to use WAWF. Contractors must register to use WAWF at this website and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract. Contractor training is available at the website Home Page, under ?about WAWF?. Contractors may contact the WAWF Customer Support for assistance toll free at 866-618-5988; commercial: 801-605-7095; Fax commercial: 801-605-7453 or CSCASSIG@CSD.DISA.MIL Submission of Offers in the English Language The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, considering price alone. Prior to submitting an agency protest, it is preferable that you first attempt to resolve your concerns with the responsible contracting officer. However, you may also file a protest to the Headquarters (HQ), Army Materiel Command (AMC). The HQ AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC as an Alternative Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other external forum. Contract award or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, and within the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protest decision goal is to resolve protests within 35 calendar days from filing. To be timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.103. If you want to file a protest under the HQ AMC-Level Protest Program, the protest must request resolution under that program and be sent to the address below. Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel Command Office of Command Counsel-Deputy Command Counsel 4400 Martin Road Rm: A6SE040.001 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000 Fax: (256) 450-8840 or email usarmy.redstone.usamc.mbx.protests@mail.mil The AMC Level Protest procedures are found at: http:// www.amc.army.mil/amc/commandcounsel.html. If internet access is not available, contact the contracting officer or HQ, AMC to obtain the HQ AMC-Level Protest Procedures. (End of Clause) "Pursuant to FAR Part 9, the Contracting Officer is required to make a determination regarding the responsibility of the proposed awardee. Following receipt of offers, the Contracting Officer or Specialist will send a form, designed to elicit financial information from an offeror's financial institution, to those offerors having a reasonable chance at receiving the award under this solicitation. You should forward that form to your financial institution and have the financial institution complete and send it directly to the Contract Specialist. For sections 2 and 4 on the document, the financial institution may answer with high,medium or low or they can answer with a numerical amount. The form must be returned to the MICC within three (3)business days. In the absence of this information, the Contracting Officer will have no choice except to find your company "not responsible," a finding which will make you ineligible for award." Award for All or None. The Government intends to award one (1) purchase order as a result of this solicitation. Offers received for less than the stated number if items listed in the solicitation will be considered ineligible for award Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Service Contract Labor Standards Contracting Officer's Representative (IBR) Protection Of Government Buildings, Equipment, And Vegetation Inspection Of Services--Fixed Price Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data. Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government???s obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.

F--Solvent Tank Cleaning

Department of the Army, FedBid | Published June 4, 2015  -  Deadline June 11, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is W911SF-15-T-8778 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-82. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 562998 with a small business size standard of $7.50M.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-06-11 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Place of Performance. The MICC Fort Benning requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Solvent Tank Cleaning Service Size of Sovent Tank is 40-55 gallons. There are a total of 33 Solvent tanks. 1. Solvent Type: NA11993, PGIII, Naphtha Petroleum, CAS Number: 64742-489 2. Model# IT-48M4 3. Tank Size: 50 Gallons 4. Solvent Tank: Electrical 5. Solvent Code: 120, Health Hazard, Fire Hazard, and Reactivity ****Please see statement of work****, 12, Months; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, MICC Fort Benning intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. MICC Fort Benning is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this aquisition. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions: FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters and FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.225-13, Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases; and 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer ? Central Contractor Registration. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. The following DFARS clauses are applicable under DFAS 252.212-7001: 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program; 252.211-7003 Item Identification and Valuation (JUN 2005); 252.246-7000 Material Inspection and receiving Report This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Bid MUST be valid for 30 calendar days after submission Submission of Offers in the English Language The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible quoter whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, considering Technical Capability and price alone. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured or used products. No "GREY" market items. FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.) No partial shipments unless otherwise specified at time of order In accordance with DFARS 252.232-7003, ?Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports?, the contractor shall submit their payment request electronically using the Wide Area Workflow (WAWF). The WAWF website is located at https://wawf.eb.mil. There is no charge to use WAWF. Contractors must register to use WAWF at this website and ensure an electronic business point of contact (POC) is designated in the Central Contractor Registration site at http://www.ccr.gov within ten (10) calendar days after award of this contract. Contractor training is available at the website Home Page, under ?about WAWF?. Contractors may contact the WAWF Customer Support for assistance toll free at 866-618-5988; commercial: 801-605-7095; Fax commercial: 801-605-7453 or CSCASSIG@CSD.DISA.MIL Payment terms shall be net 30 unless otherwise agreed to by MICC Fort Benning. As prescribed in 52.107(f), insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts that include any FAR or supplemental clause with an authorized deviation. Whenever any FAR or supplemental clause is used with an authorized deviation, the contracting officer shall identify it by the same number, title, and date assigned to the clause when it is used without deviation, include regulation name for any supplemental clause, except that the contracting officer shall insert $(DEVIATION) after the date of the clause. Authorized Deviations in Clauses (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of $(DEVIATION) after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any __ [insert regulation name] (48 CFR _) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of $(DEVIATION) after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) "Pursuant to FAR Part 9, the Contracting Officer is required to make a determination regarding the responsibility of the proposed awardee. Following receipt of offers, the Contracting Officer or Specialist will send a form, designed to elicit financial information from an offeror's financial institution, to those offerors having a reasonable chance at receiving the award under this solicitation. You should forward that form to your financial institution and have the financial institution complete and send it directly to (Does the address of the MICC show up on the solicitation? If so, can refer to that address). For sections 2 and 4 on the document, the financial institution may answer with high, medium or low or they can answer with a numerical amount. The form must be returned to the MICC within three (3) business days. In the absence of this information, the Contracting Officer will have no choice except to find your company "not responsible," a finding which will make you ineligible for award." The Contractor shall not employ in the performance of this contract any person undergoing a sentence of imprisonment imposed by any court of a State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Segregated facilities,? as used in this clause, means any waiting rooms, work areas, rest rooms and wash rooms, restaurants and other eating areas, time clocks, locker rooms and other storage or dressing areas, parking lots, drinking fountains, recreation or entertainment areas, transportation, and housing facilities provided for employees, that are segregated by explicit directive or are in fact segregated on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin because of written or oral policies or employee custom. The term does not include separate or single-user rest rooms or necessary dressing or sleeping areas provided to assure privacy between the sexes. If, during any 12-month period (including the 12 months preceding the award of this contract), the Contractor has been or is awarded nonexempt Federal contracts and/or subcontracts that have an aggregate value in excess of $10,000, the Contractor shall comply with this clause, except for work performed outside the United States by employees who were not recruited within the United States. Upon request, the Contractor shall provide information necessary to determine the applicability of this clause. Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities, in solicitations and contracts that exceed or are expected to exceed $10,000. (a) During the term of this contract, the Contractor shall post an employee notice, of such size and in such form, and containing such content as prescribed by the Secretary of Labor, in conspicuous places in and about its plants and offices where employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act engage in activities relating to the performance of the contract, including all places where notices to employees are customarily posted both physically and electronically, in the languages employees speak, in accordance with 29 CFR 471.2(d) and (f). This contract is subject to the provisions applicable of the Act and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4). 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. in solicitations and contracts if the contract amount is expected to be over $2,500.00

R--Notice of Intent

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published June 17, 2016  -  Deadline June 24, 2016
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Notice of Intent This “Notice of Intent” is not a Request for Quote (RFQ)or Request for Proposal (RFP). This requirement was solicited under solicitation number DE-SOL-0008836 another solicitation will not be issued. The Department of Energy (DOE) intends to issue a noncompetitive modification to Contract Number DE-HS0000006 to extend the period of performance for up to nine (9) months in support of activities involving the continuation to provide technical assistance, training, and security policy, requirements and guidance; and security programs; and conduct rigorous impendent oversight and regulatory requirement programs to the Office Under Secretary for Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU). The period of performance will June 27, 2016 through March 26, 2017. The DOE’s, AU has a requirement for immediate continuation of support to the AU mission. This requirement was initially awarded to Protection Strategies, Inc. (PSI) to provide security-related technical and administrative support services. The applicable North American Industry Classification System Code is 541690; Size Standard is $15 million. In accordance with Competition in Contracting Act, 41 U.S.C. § 3304(a)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1,(a) (2) other than full and open competition is authorized when there is only one responsible source and no other supplies and services will satisfy agency requirements. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submission of any information in response to this notice is purely voluntary. The Government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred. In accordance with FAR 5.207(c)(16)(ii), all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency, no later than the closing date and time of this notice. Responses must be in writing, by e-mail to the Contract Specialist at Maria.Vanthof@hq.doe.gov. The e-mail shall contain the following subject line: Response to Notice of Intent – Support for AU. Please submit all information no later than June 24, 2016, 12:00 pm Eastern Time. THIS NOTICE OF INTENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A REQUEST FOR A FORMAL PROPOSAL OR A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. Contracting Office Address: U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20585 United States Principle Place of Performance: U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20585 United States Primary Point of Contact: Maria Vant Hof email:Maria.Vanthof@hq.doe.gov *NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Tracker Lite Requirements Analysis and Maintenance Support

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published December 14, 2015  -  Deadline December 29, 2015
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The Defense Logistics Agency J7 Acquisition Operations Office in New Cumberland Pennsylvania intends to issue Solicitation SP3300-16-R-0019 to I.B. Logistics LLC; 8144 Waynesboro Way, Waynesville, OH 45068 on a sole source basis for the services to provide Tracker Lite Requirements Analysis and Maintenance Support for DLA. Tracker Lite Requirements Analysis and Maintenance Support will improve transportation financial management (TFM) processes and their associated automated tools and controls thereby enhancing the stewardship of transportation expenditures. DLA Distribution and other Transportation Offices (TOs) utilize numerous Transportation Account Codes (TACs)/Lines of Accounting (LOA) that are owned by DoD and non-DoD organizations for the allocation of transportation expenditures. The Logistics Tool Suite (LTS), and specifically for DLA Distribution the Tracker Lite application, is a Value-Added Intermediary (VAI) in the transportation billing process that allows DLA and other organizations to improve transportation expenditures stewardship and provide the necessary functionality required for the correct citation of TACs. The primary place of performance for Contractor resources shall be at the Contractor's facility. The contract will be awarded pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), only one or a limited number of responsible sources and no other type of supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under authority of FAR 6.302-1. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals; however, all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Responses to this sole source determination received within fifteen days after the date of the publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. This synopsis is for informational purposes only and for the benefit of potential subcontractors. Companies interested in subcontracting opportunities should contact I.B. Logistics LLC directly. A solicitation will be submitted directly to I B Logistics approximately the first week of January 2016 requesting a response to the solicitation. The solicitation will not be made available on the Federal Business Opportunities website. Interested parties may request a copy of the solicitation upon its release directly from the Acquisition Specialist, Eric Berns via email at eric.berns@dla.mil. Tracker Lite was developed for the Air Force Material Command in 2007 by I.B. Logistics LLC to serve as a web-based tool to validate and ensure funds availability of appropriate funds for commercial shipments. Since the Tracker Lite application was developed specifically for the Air Force, it is considered a Government-Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) application, and therefore, qualified support and maintenance capabilities are limited to the actual developer, I.B. Logistics LLC. The resultant contract from this requirements synopsis will provide for Tracker Lite Requirements Analysis and Maintenance Support for a base year and two one year option periods exercised at the Government's discretion. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 541512 and the size standard is $27,500,000.00. The contract award is expected to occur on or about 8 MAR 2016.

First State National Historic Park Master Lease RFP

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published August 8, 2016  -  Deadline October 10, 2016
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The National Park Service (NPS) at First State National Historical Park (FRST) is accepting responses to the Master Lease within First State National Historical Park Request for Proposals (RFP) until October 7th, 2016. Please refer to the RFP for more information. A site tours will be conducted on August 26th, 2016. Please contact Elizabeth (Brook) Derr at Elizabeth_derr@nps.gov for more information. The RFP provides the opportunity for interested property management companies to submit proposals to the National Park Service to lease multiple properties within FRST through a master lease. This master lease opportunity is open to all interested property management companies on a competitive basis. Whoever submits the proposal, judged best under the proposal selection criteria, will be given an opportunity to negotiate a final master lease agreeable to both the offeror and the National Park Service. The properties are located within the Beaver Valley Unit of FRST which is located just a few miles north of downtown Wilmington and minutes from the Concord Mall. The buildings available under the master lease includes 13 houses (and associated outbuildings), 4 bank barns with horse boarding facilities (stalls and pasture) and approximately 250 acres of agricultural land (hay, corn/soybeans and agri-tourism). The barns and homes are examples of early twentieth century Delaware Valley architecture. RFP RELEASE DATE: August 8th, 2016OPPORTUNITY: Properties for lease may be used for the following purpose(s) or other purposes as approved by the NPS: Residential, Commercial, and Agricultural. LOCATION: Delaware County, PA and New Castle County, DE TERM: Ten years SITE TOURS: Contact Elizabeth (Brook) Derr INITIAL PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL DEADLINE: October 10th, 2016 , 1:00 PM EDTSUBSEQUENT PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL DEADLINE: If no proposals received on or before October 7th, 2016, proposals will be received each Friday at 1:00 PM EDT beginning October 18th, 2016. Request For Proposals and Supporting Documents Master Lease within FRST Request for Proposals (RFP) ATTACHMENTS• A - Draft Master Lease• B - Property Inventory and Fair Market Rents• C - Resident Selection Guidelines• D - Business History Information Form• E - Business Organization - Corporate and LLC• F - Financial Forms • G - Sample Offerors Transmittal Letter• H - Lease Premises Map To request a site visit, submit questions, or obtain further information regarding this Request for Proposals, please contact: Elizabeth (Brook) DerrFirst State National Historical Park4501 Thompsons Bridge RdWilmington, DE 19803e-mail us (firststate@nps.gov) or (Elizabeth_derr@nps.gov)