Full Eject Bale Press and Bale Packaging System
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service | Published May 22, 2014 - Deadline June 12, 2014
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), Cotton and Tobacco Programs, Memphis Classing Office, 3275 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133 has a requirement to purchase a full eject bale press and bale packaging system. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial supplies prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 12.6, and supplemental information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested (see attached Request for Quotation). This combined synopsis/solicitation will result in a firm fixed price commercial supplies contract. This requirement is 100% set aside for small business. The NAICS code is 333111. The small business size standard is 500 employees, or less. This requirement consists of five (5) line items: CLIN 001-Removal and Disassembly of Old Bale Press; CLIN 002 - Full Eject Bale Press (Qty. 1); CLIN 003 - Installation of Full Eject Bale Press; CLIN 004 - Training on the Full Eject Bale Press; CLIN 005 - Bale Packaging System (Qty. 1); CLIN 006 - Installation of Bale Packaging System; CLIN 007 - Training on the Bale Packaging System. The Contractor shall supply the quantity of line items listed above, and in accordance with the attached Request for Quote. The period of performance for this contract is from date of award through September 30, 2014. A site visit is to be held on (May 29, 2014 at 10:00 am CST) at the Memphis Classing Office, 3275 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133. Please call Ray Scroggins or Byron Cole at 901-385-3025 if you plan to attend the site visit. Award will be made to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to this combined synopsis/solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. A trade off process will be used to evaluate quotes. The Government intends to evaluate offers and award without discussion, however, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions later if determined necessary by the Contracting Officer. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: 1) Past performance of manufacturer. The Government will use all available resources and information available in doing the evaluation for past performance; 2) Maintenance. The ability to demonstrate reliability and ease of maintenance for the bale press and bale packaging system; 3) Technical Specifications and Operation of the System. The operation of the system as demonstrated through drawings, operations and technical manuals that detail the operation and components of the bale press and bale packaging system; 4) Training, Technical Support and Warranty and 5) Price. In order to assess the offeror's ability to perform the required technical specifications and operation of system, the offeror shall submit with their proposal all drawings, operations and technical manuals that detail the operation and components of the bale press and bale packaging system. In order to assess the offeror's ability to provide maintenance of the bale press and bale packaging system, the offeror must provide information on their ability to demonstrate reliability and ease of maintenance. This should include a narrative of their experience in providing maintenance on the bale press and bale packaging systems. In order to assess the offeror's ability to provide training, technical support and warranty of the bale press, the offeror shall include a narrative or other documentation to describe the training to be provided for the bale press and bale packaging system as well as the warranty given via the manufacturer and/or the distributor. The offeror shall also include a narrative of their experience in providing technical support for the bale press. Past performance is a measure of the degree to which an offeror has satisfied customers in the past, and complied with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The assessment will consider the firm's record of conforming to specifications and to standards of good workmanship / customer service, and adherence to contract schedules, terms and conditions. In accordance with FAR 52.212-1 (b) (10) regarding past performance, references are requested. Each offeror must submit three (3) references which are either current or recent customers. Please provide the name, address, phone number, fax and email for each reference. A COMPLETE QUOTE WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING: 1) One completed and signed copy of the SF-1449 which contains a price for each line item, CLINS 001- 007. 2) A detailed narrative addressing the technical specifications as well as the services to be provided as requested above. 3) References as requested above. 4) A statement stating that the Offeror has read and has a clear understanding of the Statement of Work and the contract clauses/provisions stated in the Request for Quotations. 5) A completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or confirmation that this has been completed on-line. 6) Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (www.SAM.gov). Reistration in SAM is free. 7) Completed AGAR 452.209-70. 8. Complete FAR 52.225-5 as applicable. If an Offerors quote does not contain all of the items listed above, the quote may be considered incomplete for evaluation purposes and no further consideration will be given to the offerors quote, thereby making an offeror ineligible for award. Any questions regarding this requirement must be submitted in writing to the contracting officer Beverly Brown. Mrs. Brown may be reached at BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov, (901) 384-3099, ext. 3103. Quotations are due by 2:00 PM CST, June 12, 2014. Quotes may be submitted via e-mail to BeverlyS.Brown@ams.usda.gov with a copy mailed to the following address: USDA, AMS, Cotton and Tobacco Program; ATTN: Beverly Brown, 3275 Appling Road, Room 1, Memphis, TN 38133.