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USAHA 119th Annual Meeting October 22 -28, 2015

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service | Published November 3, 2015
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Award was made in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation ( FAR) 6.302-3(2) (ii) Industrial mobilization; engineering, developmental, or research capability; or expert services. (a) Authority. (1) 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(3). (2) Full and open competition need not be provided for when it is necessary to award the contract to a particular source or sources in order- (ii) To establish or maintain an essential engineering, research, or development capability to be provided by an educational or other nonprofit institution or a federally funded research and development center. The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation's animal health forum for over a century, is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization has held its 119th annual meeting at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island . October 22 -28, 2015. The selection of the location is not controlled by APHIS and is a non-Agency sponsored event. The conference is intended to bring together 1,400 state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. USAHA's mission is to protect animal and public health by serving as a national forum for communication and coordination concerning disease eradication, animal health, emergency preparedness, emergency response and recovery, emerging diseases and food safety. USAHA works with state and federal governments, universities, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and seven foreign countries to control livestock diseases in the United States. USAHA represents all 50 states, 7 foreign countries and 18 allied groups serving health, technical and consumer markets. 120 USDA/APHIS Personnel attended. 120 registrants broken down as: $410 x 105 = $43,050 $610 x 9 = $5,490 $125 x 2 = $250 $200 x 2 = $400 Comps x 2 = tiny_mce_marker ----------------------- Grand Total: $49,190

Use of Firing Range in Minneapolis, MN

Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection | Published March 20, 2015  -  Deadline March 26, 2015
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(1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in the notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (2) The solicitation number is HSBP1015Q0062 and is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-80. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 713990 with a small business size standard of $7.5 million. (3) This procurement shall be small business set-aside. All qualified, responsible sources may submit an offer that shall be considered by the agency. Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments. The resulting contract shall be awarded to the offeror who provides the lowest price technically acceptable including past performance. Prior to award, U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall inspect the proposed facility to ensure it meets the requirements of the Statement of Work (SOW) for technical acceptability. (4) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Indianapolis, IN intends to award a contract for the use of a Firing Range. It is required that all contractors submitting a quote review the attached STATEMENT OF WORK to review all requirements. All contractors submitting a quote shall be required to meet the requirements found in the STATEMENT OF WORK. (5) The DHS, Customs and Border Protection require all contractors to complete and submit the attached quote form. All questions and quotes must be submitted to Gary.Orr@dhs.gov. (6) Note: Period of performance shall be 04/01/2015 - 03/31/2020 (7) Price: See attached quote form. (8) Attachments: 1: Statement of work (SOW) 2: Quote form

Q--Male Fertility Testing

Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis VAMC | Published July 8, 2016  -  Deadline August 10, 2016
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This is a Solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in 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 is included in this posting. The solicitation number is VA263-16-Q-0661 and is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 621511, "Genetic Testing Laboratories," with a size standard of $32.5 million. To be considered for award of a Government contract, the offeror must be currently registered in System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Offerors are encouraged to go to the SAM database www.sam.gov and start the registration process as soon as possible to avoid possible delays should the contractor be selected as a prospective awardee. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 23 is soliciting quotes for a Firm Fixed-Price (FFP) contract to an offeror capable of providing Male Fertility Testing for VA beneficiaries of VA NWI Healthcare System, Omaha, Nebraska. All work is to be performed at the offeror's site. Offeror is responsible for providing all supplies, materials, equipment and labor to perform the testing services. The anticipated period of performance will be from October 1, 2016 (or date of award) through September 30, 2017 for the Base Year, with four (4), one year option renewal periods. Option periods are exercised at the sole discretion of the Government. The date for receipt of offers in no later than August 10, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. Quotes may be submitted by either email Patrick.karelis@va.gov or by mail to: Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office - 23 ATTN: Patrick Karelis 708 South Third Street, Suite 200E Minneapolis, MN 55415 For additional information and quote submittal instructions, please see attached solicitation and solicitation attachments. Prospective offerors should not expect notification of issuance of amendments other than via the Federal Business Opportunities website and are responsible for obtaining all amendments as posted. Questions from potential offerors are encouraged to resolve any possible ambiguities; inquiries shall be in writing only and addressed to Patrick Karelis or emailed Patrick.Karelis@va.gov.

Kenneling Services in Minneapolis, MN

Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection | Published May 25, 2016  -  Deadline June 1, 2016
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  (1) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in the notice.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.     (2) The solicitation number is HSBP1015Q0100 and is issued as a request for quote (RFQ).  The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-84. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 812910 with a small business size standard of $7.5 million.   (3) This procurement shall be a small business set-aside.  All qualified, responsible sources may submit an offer that shall be considered by the agency.  Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments.  The resulting contract shall be awarded to the offeror who provides the lowest price technically acceptable including past performance.  FOB destination shall be Minneapolis, MN.    (4) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Indianapolis, IN intends to award a contract for the procurement of Kennel Services.  It is required that all contractors submitting a quote review the attached STATEMENT OF WORK to review all requirements.  All contractors submitting a quote shall be required to meet the requirements found in the STATEMENT OF WORK.  CBP will shall perform an inspection of the contractor's facility to ensure the facility meets the requirements of the STATEMENT OF WORK.   (5) The DHS, Customs and Border Protection require all contractors to complete and submit the attached quote form.   (6) Contractors are expected to submit the quote form for price per day per canine to Gary.Orr@dhs.gov.  All questions and quotes must be submitted via email.   (7) Note: Period of performance for the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) shall be 07/01/2016 through 06/30/2019.   (8) Attachments             (a) Statement of Work (SOW)             (b) Quote Form             (c) Wage Determination

68--SAOC Medical Grade Bulk Liquid Oxygen

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Service Area Organization Central | Published June 15, 2015  -  Deadline July 31, 2015
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SYNOPSIS FOR CENTRAL REGION MEDICAL GRADE BULK LIQUID OXYGEN The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Service Area Office (SAO) Central, has a requirement for medical grade bulk liquid oxygen. Medical grade bulk liquid oxygen procured is classified as a drug and must meet USP specifications. Bulk oxygen tanks are classified as a drug delivery device and all contractors must be registered with the Food and Drug Administration. The contractor(s) shall furnish all labor, tools, supervision, material, parts, equipment, integration and transportation necessary to provide medical grade bulk liquid oxygen to all of the facilities located in VISN 10, VISN 11, VISN 12, VISN 15, VISN 16 and VISN 23. If the Government facility does not own its own bulk oxygen tank, the contractor shall also provide a contractor-owned tank with an appropriate back-up system (i.e., reserve tank or cylinder bank). The contractor shall also be responsible for performing in-service training to include the following facets for contractor owned and government owned systems: the refill procedure, any preventive maintenance support requirements that may be needed from the medical center systems, and an explanation of all the volume alarm and low pressure set-points. A comprehensive list of actual requirements will be included in the Contract Delivery Requirements within the solicitation package document. The period of performance for this requirement consists of a twelve (12) month base period with four (4) twelve (12) month option periods. The proposed contract action is set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns. The NAICS code for this procurement is 325120 Industrial Gas Manufacturing and the business size standard for this requirement is 1,000 employees. Any vendor desiring to be considered for award MUST be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) using this NAICS code or a NAICS code with an equivalent size standard. No award can be made unless the vendor is registered in SAM. Any vendor desiring to be considered for award MUST be registered at www.VetBiz.gov. For additional information and to register in SAM, please access the following web site: www.sam.gov. In order to register with the SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all offerors must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/viewiUpdateHome.htm or by phone at (866) 969-8491. This procurement also requires offerors to complete the electronic representations and certifications at the SAM website. Any resulting contract will be awarded as a firm-fixed price Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity type contract. Solicitation documents will be made available for download on or about June 30, 2015 at http://www.fbo.gov/. Paper copies of this solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties should use the www.FedBizOpps.gov [Add to Watch list] and [Add Me to Interested Vendors] features which provide a notification when the Request for Proposal (RFP) becomes available for download as well as all postings of information associated with this solicitation thereafter. Each potential offeror is responsible for checking the FedBizOpps website to gain all current information related to the solicitation. The solicitation and any further announcements regarding the solicitation will be posted only at http://www.fbo.gov/. ***The date offers are due will be stated within the solicitation documents and will be adjusted based upon the actual release date of the solicitation.*** All questions of any nature regarding this procurement should be sent in writing to the Contract Specialist, Brian O'Boyle at VHACOSAOCentralRegionContractStaff@va.gov.

Y--618-16-1-6988-0001 Correct Electrical Deficiencies Load Study 618-15-126

Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis VAMC | Published February 1, 2016  -  Deadline February 15, 2016
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Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System 1. Introduction: A. This Statement of Work (SOW) describes the requirements for the maintenance, inspection, testing, and/or calibration of the Electrical Power Distribution System and all of its components at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. These work items are referenced as "Maintenance and Testing" in this document, hereafter. B. This SOW describes the requirements for the Qualified Electrical Contract Professionals - known as "Contractors" in this document, hereafter. Contractors who are contracted by VA Medical Center to perform maintenance and testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System, and all of its components shall meet all requirements stated in Section 2 of this SOW. C. This SOW describes the requirements to establish maintenance and testing reports. 2. Qualifications of Contractors: A. Contractors shall be experienced Electrical Contractors, having properly trained and licensed permanent staff required to perform the proposed work. Electrical Contracting (i.e. the construction, repair, testing and maintenance of industrial and commercial electrical distribution systems) shall be the primary interest/specialty of the Contractor's business. B. Contractors shall be certified by the InterNational Electrical Testing Association (NETA) or equivalent certifying organization as Certified Technicians with each having completed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety training. C. Contractors shall have technical training and demonstrable track records of working experience in maintenance, inspection, and testing of the Electrical Power Distribution Systems and related components in healthcare, industrial, educational, and commercial facilities for a minimum of five (5) continuous years. Electrical components on which the Contractors have experience shall include, but not be limited to, switchboards & switchgear (low and medium voltage); low voltage controls; emergency and standby generators; automatic transfer switches, wiring, transformers, meters, and other electrical appurtenances. D. Contractors shall have safety trainings - either on-the-job or class-room type - in electrical safety outlined in the OSHA Standard 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 Subpart S - Electrical, and the NFPA 70E - Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Training certification shall be provided indicating each technician is a Qualified Person as defined by NFPA 70E. Training certifications shall be submitted to the VA Contracting Officer prior to work. If no training certifications are available, the contractor' Employer shall certify that he/she has met this requirement in writing, and submit it to the VA Contracting Officer prior to work. E. Contractors shall have ready access to the latest versions of the following references: 1. NFPA 70, National Electrical Code. 2. NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. 3. NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety for the Workplace. 4. NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power System. 5. OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subparts I & S. 6. InterNational Electrical Testing Association, Inc. (NETA) - Maintenance and Testing Specifications. 7. Operating & Maintenance manuals and specifications of the electrical equipment to be maintained and tested. These documents may be obtained from the VHA Medical Center, or the equipment manufacturers. 8. VHA Directive 1028, Electrical Power Distribution Systems July 25, 2014 F. Contractors shall have and provide all necessary tools, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to perform the work safely, effectively, and timely. Tools, equipment, and PPE shall comply with the requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subpart I, and NFPA 70E. Prior to initiating work, Contractor shall provide documentation that all instruments, test equipment, tools and PPE have current calibration. Dated calibration labels shall be visible on all instruments, test equipment, tools and PPE as appropriate. G. General Contractor shall be prepared to execute emergency electrical repairs to the electrical system or its appurtenances under an emergency change order should a part of the system be deemed unsafe to place back into service. 3. Summary of Work: A. The Contractor shall provide a proposed schedule with their bid proposal. The schedule shall be in the form of a progress chart of suitable scale to indicate the work scheduled for completion by any given date during the work period. The proposed schedule shall be reviewed by the VAMC Facilities Management; any requirements for adjusting the schedule (e.g. to minimize disruption to the VAMC) shall be incorporated by the Contractor. B. Contractors shall report deficiencies that are deemed critical or catastrophic immediately to the Contracting Officer and Chief of Engineering Service for immediate actions. C. Work items, definitions, and references shall comply with the latest edition of the NETA - Maintenance Testing Specifications (MTS) and with the VHA Directive, Electrical Power Distribution Systems. Below is a list of electrical equipment that shall be maintained and tested: 1. Switchgear and Switchboard Assemblies. 2. Transformers, Dry Type, Air-Cooled, Low-voltage, Small. 3. Transformers, Dry Type, Air-Cooled, Low-voltage, Large. 4. Transformers, Liquid-Filled. 5. Metal-Enclosed Busways. 6. Switches, Air, Low-Voltage. 7. Switches, Air, Medium-Voltage, Metal-Enclosed. 8. Switches, Oil, Medium-Voltage. 9. Switches, Vacuum, Medium-Voltage. 10. Switches, SF6, Medium-Voltage. 11. Circuit Breakers, Air, Insulated-Case/ Molded-Case. 12. Circuit Breakers, Air, Low-Voltage Power. 13. Circuit Breakers, Air, Medium-Voltage. 14. Circuit Breakers, Oil, Medium and High-Voltage. 15. Circuit Breakers, Vacuum, Medium-Voltage. 16. Circuit Breakers, SF6. 17. Protective Relays, Mechanical, and Solid State. 18. Protective Relays, Microprocessor Based. 19. Grounding Systems. 20. Ground-fault Protection Systems. 21. Motor Control, Motor Starters, Low-Voltage. 22. Motor Control, Motor Starter, Medium-Voltage. 23. Emergency Systems, Engine Generators. 24. Emergency Systems, Automatic Transfer Switches. 25. Medium-voltage cable testing 26. Load Tap-changer Testing 27. Capacitor bank testing 28. Building Lightning Protection Inspection, Maintenance, and Survey a. Comply with Annex D and Annex E of most recent version of NFPA 780 STANDARD for the INSTALLATION of LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS 29. Facility Ground Resistance Test Report D. Update Campus one lines 1. Using existing one lines, update all changes discovered during this project. Update entire facility electrical one-lines. 2. Update Campus 'colored riser' drawings. 3. Drawing number is 1313. 4. Drawings shall be updated and completed using Autodesk Revit 2015 or newer. Provide to hard copy and digital format. Digital copies shall include both .dwg and .rvt formats. Provide 'clean' model documenting as-built conditions post construction (testing). E. Infra-Red Scanning/Thermographic Survey shall be performed on electrical equipment. 1. Use an infra-red scanning camera to detect hot spots in the Electrical Power Distribution System. This includes all equipment from primary down to distribution panel and disconnects. Objective of this work is to detect any loose, broken, or corroded connections in the system. Problem connections shall be replaced with new connectors, and/or tightened with torque wrench to meet the equipment manufacturers' specifications. 2. Note that since this work item must be done while the Electrical Power Distribution System is energized, appropriate safety precautions must be taken before, during and after scanning the system. F. System Function Tests. Provide function test for all equipment listed in this Scope of Work. G. Test Conditions. 1. All work requiring an electrical shutdown shall be conducted off-hours. For this project off hours is defined as 6pm to 6am or weekends. 4. Summary of Work: A. A complete written report of the work performed shall be provided to the VA within 14 days of completion. Information shown in the report shall be as following: 1. Company's name, addresses, telephone, & FAX numbers. 2. Name and signature of contractors who perform the maintenance and testing. 3. VA Work Contract Number, name and number of VA Contracting Officer. 4. Date(s) and Time(s) of work. 5. Copies of contractors' valid licenses, professional and training certificates. 6. Descriptions and model number of specialized tools and equipment used, such as torque wrench or infra-red scanning camera. 7. Location, Type, Name, and nameplate information of electrical equipment to be maintained and tested. 8. Descriptions of work items. 9. Test data. 10. Reference materials such as equipment manufacturer's specifications, coordination study, etc. 11. Remarks on conditions of electrical equipment. List all deficiencies, if any. 12. Recommended corrective actions, if any. B. Submit four (4) hard copies of the complete written report, and two (2) CD-ROM or DVD of the electronic version of the report in Microsoft Word format to the Engineering COR within fourteen (14) calendar days of visit. All reference materials shall be included in the electronic version of the report, either through scanning or other means of electronic text import methods. 5. Estimated magnitude of construction: Between $250,000 and $500,000.

42--Foam Concentrate

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command | Published May 24, 2016  -  Deadline June 1, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is F5G8556117AW02-Holt and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339999 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-06-01 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Special Shipping Instructions. The AFRC - Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Base requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: 55 Gallon Drums of 2.75% High Expansion Foam or equal to Ansul Jet-x brand, 15, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, AFRC - Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Base 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. AFRC - Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Base is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to be considered for award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be "ACTIVE" at the time of award. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. The following Provisions and Clauses apply to this solicitation and are incorporated by reference: FAR 52.219-1 Small Business Program Representations FAR 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies FAR 52.222-22 Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports FAR 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance FAR 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications FAR 52.232-33 Payment by electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration FAR 52.232-39 Unenforcability of Unauthorized Obligations FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim FAR 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirememt to Inform Employees of Whistelblower Rights DFARS 252.204-7004 Required Central Contractor Registration DFARS 252.225-7000 Buy American Act - Balance of Payments program Certificate DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program DFARS 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments DFARS 252.243-7001 Pricing of Contract Modifications The following addendum is provided to this provision: (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: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (FAR 52.211-6) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): FAR: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm DFAR: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFDFARA.HTM AFFAR: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfaffara.htm NOTE: After selecting the appropriate regulation above, at the TABLE OF CONTENTS page, conduct a search for the desired regulation reference, using your browser's FIND function. When located, click on the hyperlinked regulation reference to access the clause. 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: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm DFAR: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFDFARA.HTM AFFAR: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfaffara.htm (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 Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) (48 CFR Chapter 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (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 Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) (48 CFR Chapter 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation (a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMBC A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the Center/MAJCOM ombudsmen, Col Gary Schneider, HQ AFRC/A4AD, 255 Richard Ray Blvd, Robins AFB, GA 31098-1637, phone number (478)327-1100, e-mail address is gary.schneider@us.af.mil. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the MAJCOM/DRU level, may be brought by the concerned party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (703) 588-7004, facsimile number (703) 588-1067. (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. Delivery: FOB Destination to Bldg. 801, 934th Airlift Wing, 760 Military Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55450-2100; 45-days ARO It is the firm's or individuals' responsibility to be familiar with applicable provisions and clauses. All FAR Provisions and Clauses may be viewed in full text at the Federal Acquisition Regulation Table of Contents via the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm
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