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PERFORMANCE AND ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND

  Vendor Facilities United States — Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center
Published August 15, 2016 — Deadline August 26, 2016 (2 years ago)
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SYNOPSIS: This is a combined Synopsis/Solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information and attachments included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation Number is 16-233-SOL-00751. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposals (RFP). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), FAC 2005-71. This RFP is being issued in accordance with FAR Part 12- Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13- Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Submission of written quotes must be in accordance with FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors, Commercial Items. Verbal offers will not be accepted. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer is conforming to the solicitation, and will be most advantageous to the Government. The Government contemplates the award of a single firm-fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation. The applicable NAICS code is 541380. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT/SPECS/WORK STATEMENT See attached SOWPERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Not to exceed 12 months.   PLACE OF PERFORMANCE:Testing will take place at the vendor's facility.RFP QUESTIONS: Any questions concerning this RFP shall be submitted to the Contracting Office via email to: Fedline Crowell by 5pm eastern on 19 August 2016 FAR PROVISION 52.212-2 - INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS: Proposals submitted in response to this RFP shall be formatted in accordance with the instructions provided. Vendors shall furnish proposals in electronic form. Proposals shall be submitted as its own document in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format. The total page count for all volumes of the proposal should not exceed 10 pages. Proposals exceeding the number of pages will be removed from consideration. Only resumes are excluded from the page count. Any cover pages, cover letters, resumes, table of contents, and appendices are included in the page count. Submission of proprietary information is not desired. Each paragraph shall be separated by at least one blank line. A standard Arial or Times New Roman 12 point minimum font applies. Tables and illustrations may use a reduced font not to be less than 8 point font. Margins shall be set at 1". The submission shall be clearly indexed and logically assembled. All pages shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name and date. Electronic and hard-copy versions of the Offeror's proposal shall be submitted to Fedline Crowell by 5pm eastern on 26 August 2016. The proposal shall include a complete discussion of the factors identified below: Factor I -Technical ApproachFactor II - Past PerformanceFactor III - Price Factor I - Technical Approach Offerors shall provide a clear and detailed approach to meeting the Government's objective and executing all SOW requirements. Offerors shall provide a resume of their proposed key personnel that meets the qualifications of the position in the SOW. If the proposed key personnel is/are not a current employee of the offeror, the offeror shall include a signed commitment letter from the employee that reflects their intention and willingness to perform in the event the Offeror is granted contract award. The technical approach shall also include a management plan that discusses, at a minimum, the contractor's ability to recruit/source, onboard, and retain the talent required to perform on this contract. Factor II - Past PerformanceProvide narratives of up to two past projects of a similar scope to the Statement of Work. Include a description of the timeliness and quality of services provided and a brief description of how the project(s) relate to this project and how the success of prior projects was determined. This volume shall contains all relevant information regarding past projects, including contract number, value, description, and technical/contracting points of contact's (POC's) names, telephone numbers, agency and e-mail addresses. In addition to the past performance references provided, the Government may use data obtained from other sources, such as Federal Past Performance Information (PPI) systems, known existing contracts with other agencies, and other information made available. Factor III - Pricing Offerors shall provide a firm fixed price to perform the requirements of the attached SOW for the base period and all option periods. The offeror's price will be evaluated to analyze and assess the accuracy and reasonableness of the proposed price and the realism of the proposed price to the Government's independent estimate. EVALUATION OF PROPOSALS: 52.212-2: Evaluation - Commercial Items (Jan 1999)The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be the best value to the Government- price and other factors considered. Technical and Past Performance, when combined, are significantly more important than Price. Factor I - Technical Approach The offeror will be evaluated on its ability to:1) Demonstrate a clear understanding of the work to be performed 2) Meet the Government's objective3) Deliver key personnel that meets the SOW's qualification requirements, and 4) Perform the tasks and deliverables of the SOW. 5) Recruit/source, onboard, and retain the talent required to perform on this contract. Factor II - Past Performance The offeror will be evaluated on its ability to two provide past projects of a similar scope to the Statement of Work. The offeror shall successfully demonstrate its ability to carry out a contract of this nature by including a description of the timeliness and quality of services provided; a brief description of how the project(s) relate to this project; and how the success of the prior project(s) was determined. The offeror shall shall include all relevant information regarding past projects, including contract number, value, description, and technical/contracting points of contact's (POC's) names, telephone numbers, agency and e-mail addresses. Factor III - Pricing The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all optionsto the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate theGovernment to exercise the options. Offers containing any charges for failure to exercise any option will be rejected. Reasonableness: The Government will evaluate price and determine price reasonableness based on comparative, competitive pricing among the offerors and as compared to the Government's own Independent Cost EstimateThe reasonableness of proposed price and option periods shall also be assessed by the acceptability of the Offeror's methodology used in developing the price estimates. For the price to be reasonable, in its nature and amount, it should be commensurate with what would be incurred by a prudent person in the conduct of a competitive business. . Only reasonable offers will be considered for award. Unreasonably high or low offers present a risk to the government in achieving a best-value solution and, therefore, will not be considered. 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.Applicable Provisions: FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): FAR - https://www.acquisition.gov/FAR/ AGAR - http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agar04/index.html Clauses incorporated by reference: The Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR52.217-5, Evaluation of OptionsFAR 52.232-25, Prompt Payment (July 2013)FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Aug 2013)52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). 52.225-19, Contractor Personnel in a Designated Operational Area or Supporting a Diplomatic or Consular Mission Outside the United States. 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78). 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.).   Clauses incorporated in full text: FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (July 2013)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, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the contracting officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).___ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).___ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Jun 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub L. 111-5) (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).__X_ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).___ (5) [Reserved]___ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).___ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).__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.___ (12) (i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2011) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer)(15 U.S.C. 657a).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2011) of 52.219-4.___ (13) [Reserved]___ (14) (i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).___ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).___ (15) (i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7.___ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7.___ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).___ (17) (i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637 (d)(4)).___ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.___ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9.___ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2014) of 52.219-9.___ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).___ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).___ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).___ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657f)._X_ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).___ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).___ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the WOSB Program (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m))._X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755)._X_ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126)._X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015)._X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).___ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).___ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).___ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).___ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).___ (33) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50, (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)___ (35) (i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)___ (36) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-13.___ (37) (i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Television (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.___ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).___ (39) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).___ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.__X_ (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).___ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).___ (42) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43).___ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3.___ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (Nov 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)._X_ (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).___ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).___ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).___ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).___ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f))._X_ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).___ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).___ (54) (i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).___ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:[Contracting Officer check as appropriate.]___ (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495)___ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).___ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).___ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658).___ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).___ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sep 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)).(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation.(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509).(ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.(iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17.(iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246).(vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Jul 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212).(ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.(x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627).(xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.)(xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)(xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Aug 2013).(xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2014) (E.O. 13658).(xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).(xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.(xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.(2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of Clause) FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 1 day before the contract expires. FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 1 day before the contract expires; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 5 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 30 months. FAR 52.225-14, Inconsistency Between English Version and Translation of Contract (Feb 2000) In the event of inconsistency between any terms of this contract and any translation into another language, the English language meaning shall control. ***This request for proposal does not commit the Government to pay any costs incurred in the submission of any proposal or in making necessary studies for the preparation thereof. Nor does it commit the Government to procure or contract for said services. The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds in connection with this proposed procurement. Since award may be made without discussions, Offerors are not to expect or assume that opportunities to address any deficiencies, such as incomplete information, will be given.***

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Fact Sheet

DATE
0815
YEAR
16
AGENCY
Department of Health and Human Services
OFFICE
Program Support Center
LOCATION
Division of Acquisition Management
ZIP
20857
CLASSCOD
H
NAICS
541380
OFFADD
12501 Ardennes Avenue
SUBJECT
PERFORMANCE AND ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND
SOLNBR
16233SOL00751
RESPDATE
082616
CONTACT
Fedline Crowell, Contract Specialist , Phone 7032599399, Email fedline.crowell@psc.hhs.gov
DESC
SYNOPSIS:
URL
https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/PSC/DAM/16233SOL00751/listing.html
SETASIDE
N/A
POPCOUNTRY
US
POPADDRESS
Vendor Facilities

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