42-- Protection and Detection Equipment
Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published September 9, 2016 - Deadline September 14, 2016
Bids are being solicited under solicitation number ProtectionandDetectionEquipment. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 819532.
GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2016-09-14 16:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Springfield, VA 22150 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Avon Respirator Filter Canister, MILCF50 or Equal. The Avon MILCF50 Filter is a CBRN filter canister designed to meet the relevant criteria specified in the NIOSH CBRN APR standard at the 15-minute classification level (Cap 1).
The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicable laws and manufacturer?s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination. No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. Delivery order awards shall only be made to the firm that has the GSA FSS contract awarded to them. The Government views a team arrangement as a prime and subcontractor relationship with the delivery order only being awarded to one GSA FSS holder. To ensure compliance, prior to award the offeror MUST provide written proof from the GSA FSS contract holder that they have the right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA FSS holder; AND a statement that the offeror accepts that the government will make award to the GSA schedule contract holder as the sole awardee and they understand the Government will only accept invoices from and make payments to the GSA FSS contract holder. ATTENTION: Should a solicitation be set aside for a specific socio-economic status, such as a small business, the FSS contract holder must meet the socio-economic requirement in order to be considered for award. GSA schedule orders may include "open market" items, i.e., items not on the awardee's list of GSA schedule items, only in compliance with FAR 8.402(f). Offerors should verify in writing which items are listed on their GSA schedule contracts and which items are "open market" items. For an offer to qualify as an offer based on a GSA schedule contract, the value of "open market" items included in the offer may not exceed the applicable micro-purchase threshold as defined in FAR 2.101. In order to notate which items are open market, in accordance with FAR 8.402(f)(3), Seller must write "open market" in the Line Item Description for any item not currently active on the cited contract, or list in the Seller Bid Description field all open market line numbers (e.g. "Open Market Items: Lines 1, 2, 3.") As prescribed in 606.570, insert the following provision:
ADVOCATE FOR COMPETITION/OMBUDSMAN (FEB 2015)
(a) The Department of State's Advocate for Competition is responsible for assisting industry in removing restrictive requirements from Department of State solicitations and removing barriers to full and open competition and use of commercial items. If such a solicitation is considered competitively restrictive or does not appear properly conducive to competition and commercial practices, potential offerors are encouraged first to contact the contracting officer for the solicitation. If concerns remain unresolved, contact:
(1) For solicitations issued by the Office of Acquisition Management (A/LM/AQM) or a Regional Procurement Support Office, the A/LM/AQM Advocate for Competition, at AQMCompetitionAdvocate@state.gov.
(2) For all others, the Department of State Advocate for Competition at email@example.com.
(b) The Department of State?s Acquisition Ombudsman has been appointed to hear concerns from potential offerors and contractors during the pre-award and post-award phases of this acquisition. The role of the ombudsman is not to diminish the authority of the contracting officer, the Technical Evaluation Panel or Source Evaluation Board, or the selection official. The purpose of the ombudsman is to facilitate the communication of concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations of interested parties to the appropriate Government personnel, and work to resolve them. When requested and appropriate, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of formal contract disputes. Interested parties are invited to contact the contracting activity ombudsman, [George Price], at [(703) 875-6823]. For an American Embassy or overseas post, refer to the numbers below for the Department Acquisition Ombudsman. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations which cannot be resolved at a contracting activity level may be referred to the Department of State Acquisition Ombudsman at (703) 516-1696, or write to: Department of State, Acquisition Ombudsman, Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE), Suite1060, SA-15, Washington, DC 20520.
(End of provision) Due to length of this clause, this clause is incorporated by reference and can view at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdosara.htm DEPARTMENT OF STATE MENTOR-PROT?G? PROGRAM (APR 2004)
(a) Large and small businesses are encouraged to participate in the Department of State Pilot Mentor-Prot?g? Program. Mentor firms provide eligible small business prot?g?s with developmental assistance to enhance their business capabilities and ability to obtain Federal contracts.
(b) Mentor firms are large prime contractors or eligible small businesses capable of providing developmental assistance. Prot?g? firms are small businesses, as defined in 13 CFR 121, 124, and 126.
(c) Developmental assistance is technical, managerial, financial, and other mutually beneficial assistance that aids prot?g?s. Firms interested in participating in the program are encouraged to contact the Department of State OSDBU for further information.
(End of provision) 652.225-70 Arab League Boycott of Israel.
As prescribed in 625.7002(a), insert the following provision:
ARAB LEAGUE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL (AUG 1999)
(a) Definitions. As used in this provision:
?Foreign person? means any person other than a United States person as defined below.
?United States person? means any United States resident or national (other than an individual resident outside the United States and employed by other than a United States person), any domestic concern (including any permanent domestic establishment of any foreign concern), and any foreign subsidiary or affiliate (including any permanent foreign establishment) of any domestic concern which is controlled in fact by such domestic concern, as provided under the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended.
(b) Certification. By submitting this offer, the offeror certifies that it is not:
(1) Taking or knowingly agreeing to take any action, with respect to the boycott of Israel by Arab League countries, which Section 8(a) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. 2407(a)) prohibits a United States person from taking; or,
(2) Discriminating in the award of subcontracts on the basis of religion.
(End of provision) Due the length of this clause, this clause is incorporated by reference and can be view at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vfdosara.htm This is to certify that the item(s) covered by this contract is/are for export solely for the use of the U.S. Foreign Service Post identified in the contract schedule.
The Contractor shall use a photocopy of this contract as evidence of intent to export. Final proof of exportation may be obtained from the agent handling the shipment. Such proof shall be accepted in lieu of payment of excise tax.
(End of clause) (a) General. The Government shall pay the contractor as full compensation for all work required, performed and accepted under this contract, inclusive of all costs and expenses, the firm fixed-price stated in Section B of this contract.
[Use paragraph (b) only if partial payments apply. Otherwise, paragraph (a) above assumes the contractor will be paid the full amount upon completion of all contractual requirements].
(b) Payment Schedule. Payments will be made in accordance with the following partial payment schedule:
[Continue as necessary]
(c) Invoice Submission. Invoices shall be submitted in an original and [contracting officer insert appropriate number of copies] copies to the office identified in Block 10 of the SF-26, Block 23 of the SF-33, or Block 18b of the SF-1449. To constitute a proper invoice, the invoice must include all items per FAR 52.232-25, ?Prompt Payment?.
(d) Contractor Remittance Address. Payment shall be made to the contractor?s address as specified on the cover page of this contract, unless a separate remittance address is specified below:
_Global Finacial Services Center, ATN: Office of Claims, P O Box 150008 Charleston, South Carolina 29415-5008 _______________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________
(End of clause) (a) The Contracting Officer may designate in writing one or more Government employees, by name and position title, to take action for the Contracting Officer under this contract. Each designee shall be identified as a Contracting Officer?s Representative (COR). Such designation(s) shall specify the scope and limitations of the authority so delegated; provided, that the designee shall not change the terms or conditions of the contract, unless the COR is a warranted Contracting Officer and this authority is delegated in the designation.
(b) The COR is [Program Office Manager].
(End of clause) At the time of delivery of supplies to a carrier for onward transportation, the Contractor shall give notice of prepaid shipment to the consignee establishment, and to other such persons as instructed by the Contracting Officer. If the Contractor has not received such instructions by 24 hours prior to the delivery time, the Contractor shall contact the Contracting Officer and request instructions from the Contracting Officer concerning the notice of shipment to be given.
(End of clause) (a) Each packing box shall be of solid construction in accordance with best commercial practices and sufficiently strong in direct ratio to the weight of the contents to withstand excessively rough handling while in transit overseas. It shall be constructed of lumber that is well seasoned, reasonably sound, free from bad cross grain and from knots or knotholes that interfere with nailing or that occupy more than 1/3 of the width of the piece of lumber. Box shall be constructed with three-way corners and diagonal bracing. All nails shall be cement-coated, of correct size and properly spaced to avoid splitting or warping, and shall be driven into the grain of the wood. Dimension of lumber shall be in accordance with the following table, dependent upon the weight of the contents:
Weight of box and Minimum dimensions of lumber for struts, contents frame members, and single diagonal braces
Up to 45 kg
19.05 x 57.15mm
46 to 113 kg
22.23 x 73.03mm
114 to 181 kg
22.23 x 98.43mm
182 to 272 kg
22.23 x 123.83mm or
25.4 x 98.43mm
(b) Each box shall be lined with waterproof paper and shall be bound with 19.05mm steel straps firmly stapled in position to prevent the straps from slipping off the box. Articles must be secured and braced inside the shipping container to prevent the articles from shifting.
(c) Packing cases weighing 453.5 kg and more must be equipped with skids. Each skid shall consist of two end sections of 50.8 x 152.4mm lumber placed flat and a center section of 50.8 x 101.6mm lumber placed flat and then arranged in line to prove 254mm forklift spaces between center and end sections. When goods are ready for shipment, the Contractor shall prepare four (4) copies of a packing list, indicating the contract and, if applicable, order numbers; case number; itemized list of contents; net and gross weights in kilograms; and outside dimensions, including all clears, of each shipping container. The Contractor shall provide three (3) copies of the packing list to the U.S. Despatch Agent specified in the contract or order. The Contractor shall place the fourth copy of the packing list in packing case number one, which shall be marked as such so that it is easily identified by the consignee. Upon receipt of the packing list, the Despatch Agent will furnish export marks and instructions regarding shipment to the port specified, depending upon steamer services available at the time.
(d) The export marks shall be stenciled on one side of each box reserved for that purpose, and the appropriate case number stenciled in the lower left-hand corner of the same side. The contract and, as necessary, order numbers, net and gross weights in kilograms shall be stenciled on the same side. However, if the size of the box is too small to accommodate all stenciling on one side, the contract and order numbers and weights may be stenciled on the side opposite that used for the export marks and case number.
(e) The contract and, as necessary, order numbers must appear on all containers and papers relating to this clause.
(End of clause) Each and every box or package containing materials shipped pursuant hereto, shall be marked with the following: the consignee address as shown in Block 6, the name and address of the contractor in Block 7, the order number in Block 3, and the requisition/reference number in Block 4. Packing lists will be attached to the outside of the box. Palletized stacked material will not exceed the height of 52 inches. Vendor will not ship partials without the proper approval of the consignee. Vendor will supply a copy of the purchase order with the packing list.
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