BEEF 2017 PART I: BEEF COW-CALF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Agency: U.S. Government Publishing Office
State: Colorado
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541611 - Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services
Posted Date: Jul 10, 2020
Due Date: Jul 13, 2020
Solicitation No: 761181
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Jacket Number Rev. Office Name Quote Due Date (ET) Date Posted Product Type Title Total Quantity Ship Delivery Date Enter Quote
761181 Denver Regional Office 7/13/2020 12:00 PM 07/10/2020 Books BEEF 2017 PART I: BEEF COW-CALF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES 1,317 07/31/2020 Enter Quote

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Quotation Request //
US Government Publishing Office
JACKET:761-181
Denver Regional Office
Quotations are Due By:
12345 W Alameda Parkway
(Eastern Time)12:00 PM on 07/13/2020
Lakewood, CO 80228-2842
Submit Quotes Online, unless otherwise instructed, via: http://contractorconnection.gpo.gov/openjobs.aspx
Contractor must provide mandatory W-9 form before GPO makes payment.
TITLE: BEEF 2017 PART I: BEEF COW-CALF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES
QUANTITY: 1317 copies, +/- none, includes 16 books at added rate, to FOB Destination Washington DC
and 1 sample copy for GPO in total quantity, see Distribution.
SUBMISSION OF QUOTES: Vendor to submit quotes via Quick Quote
https://contractorconnection.gpo.gov/OpenJobs.aspx. Late quotes will not be accepted. All problems
submitting quotes via Quick Quote must be reported prior to bid opening time to Denver GPO at
303-236-5292.
BIDDERS, PLEASE NOTE: GPO has issued a new GPO Publication 310.2, GPO Contract Terms -
Solicitation Provisions, Supplemental Specifications, and Contract Clauses (Rev 1-18). Prospective bidders
should carefully read this publication as the applicable terms within become an integral part of this contract.
The document is posted at https://www.gpo.gov/how-to-work-with-us/vendors/forms-and-standards along
with a list of major revisions.
TRIM SIZE: 8-1/2 x 11"
PAGES: 234 text pages plus separate cover.
SCHEDULE:
Furnished Material will be available for pickup by 07/15/2020
Deliver complete (to arrive at destination) by 07/31/2020
F.O.B. destination
Doing Business with GPO Customer Services During Coronavirus Pandemic.
Contractors should continue performance on contracts. Contractors must continue to fully comply with the
terms and conditions of these contracts. Deliveries, proof approvals, and press sheet inspections for
agencies may be impacted. It is requested that contractors contact a Government employee at the delivery
location to confirm their availability to receive prior to shipping.
Schedules and other adjustments will be made in accordance with GPO Contract Terms. Caution should be
used to safeguard all products should any delivery delays be imposed by the Government.
As a reminder, contractors must furnish contract compliance information required in accordance with GPO
Contract Terms, Contract Clause 12: Notice of Compliance With Schedules.
Contractors should immediately contact your GPO contract administrator(s) and/or contracting officer(s) to
identify impacted orders if any delay is anticipated, including temporarily closure of a production facility or
the planned suspension of any services.
If you have any questions on a particular contract, please contact the Customer Services contract
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GPO Contract Terms (GPO Pub. 310.2, effective December 20, 1987 (Rev. 1-18)) applies.
Reports of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse can be made in strict confidence to the GPO Inspector General toll-free National Hotline 1-800-743-7574.
JACKET: 761181
Department of Agriculture 0-00001 BAC: 3410 AX
Your Contract Administrator is: Deborah Eichfeld Call: (303) 236-5292 Written By: deichfeld Reviewed By:
administrator and/or contracting officer for your contract (best method of communicating with them is via
email). Office team e-mail addresses can be found at
https://www.gpo.gov/how-to-work-with-us/agency/services-for-agencies/procurement-services-team.
QUALITY LEVEL: 2 Quality Assurance Through Attributes (GPO PUB 310.1, effective May 1979 (Rev.
9-19)) applies.
DESCRIPTION:
MUST BE OFFSET PRINTED. DIGITAL PRODUCTION NOT ACCEPTED
Perfect bound books: Covers 1 and 2, and text pages print in black ink and contain adequate gripper
margins. Contractor must convert CMYK build to build only in Black. Contractor to add blank back cover
page and add book title to spine in black ink in suitable font and size.
GPO IMPRINT REQUIRED.
BLUE LABEL SAMPLES: This order must be divided into 50 sublots. A random sample must be selected
from each sublot. Do NOT choose copies from same general area of one specific sublot.
Quantity Ordered
500 - 3,200
3,201 - 10,000
10,001 - 35,000
35,001 and over
Number of Sublots
50
80
125
200
These randomly selected copies must be packed separately and identified by a special label (GPO) Form
2678-Department Random Copies (Blue Label) that must be printed on blue paper and affixed to each
affected container. This form can be downloaded from GPO.gov. The container and its contents shall be
recorded separately on all shipping documents and sent in accordance with the distribution list. A signed
Certificate of Selection of Random Copies must be included in the package.
MATERIAL FURNISHED: Contractor to pickup at GPO. After award, contractor to contact GPO
Denver with contractor's FTP site ID and password for agency's uploaded files. Includes latest Adobe
InDesign file with links and fonts. Adobe Acrobat provided for visual reference only. No prepress functions
(e.g., color correction, UCR/GCR, sharpening or other image enhancement) or procedures have been
applied to supplied images. Contractor is responsible for converting images to an appropriate color space
and file format for output. Contractor must also apply any and all necessary prepress functions to achieve
best possible output quality of supplied files.
Contractor to contact Deb Eichfeld with FTP site information at 303-225-6976, or by email:
deichfeld@gpo.gov.
Contractor must be capable of accepting data in these platform/formats for either direct input or conversion
to his/her system as part of their basic charge to the Government. No additional time or compensation will
be given to the contractor for common errors associated with file output from a different platform. See
"Inspection of Files" for brief description of common errors. The contractor will be responsible for
proofreading converted formats to ensure that all fonts have transferred platforms completely.
CONTRACTOR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FINAL OUTPUT THAT IS IN CONFORMANCE
WITH THE VISUALS AS PROVIDED. *INSPECTION OF FILES: Contractor to perform a basic check,
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GPO Contract Terms (GPO Pub. 310.2, effective December 20, 1987 (Rev. 1-18)) applies.
Reports of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse can be made in strict confidence to the GPO Inspector General toll-free National Hotline 1-800-743-7574.
JACKET: 761181
Department of Agriculture 0-00001 BAC: 3410 AX
Your Contract Administrator is: Deborah Eichfeld Call: (303) 236-5292 Written By: deichfeld Reviewed By:
preflight of the furnished files. Check for missing or damaged files, missing or damaged fonts, damaged
disks, missing bleeds, improper trim size, improper color definition, and so on. The Contractor will not
receive additional compensation or time for common errors associated with the output of files. Common
errors include, but are not limited to: 1) color issues and shifts (RGB color data, no spot colors, loss of
black plate), 2) page integrity (text reflow or type substitution), 3) errors associated with embedded
graphics, 4) missing prepress features (e.g. bleeds, trim marks), creating or correcting (altering) any
necessary trapping, setting proper screen angles and frequency, 5) loss of text characters from graphic
elements, and 6) **Defining proper file output selection for the imaging device being used. Contractor
responsible to ensure that the black type is a solid black not a process build. Any errors other than those just
described, media damage, or data corruption that might interfere with proper file imaging discovered at that
time must be reported to the Contracting Officer IMMEDIATELY upon discovery. Prior to making any
revisions, the contractor must make a "copy" of the original files, then proceed to make any revisions to the
"copy" as required. Further, in addition to the return of the original files, the contractor must furnish final
production native application files (digital deliverables, an exact representation of the final printed product)
to agency upon completion of the order. All files must be imaged as necessary to meet the assigned Quality
Level.
PAPER: * Must be in accordance with JCP Paper Specification Standards in effect on date of this order
JCP Code* A240, White Matte-Coated Text, Basis Size 25 X 38" Basis Weight 70 lb.
JCP Code* L50, White Matte-Coated Cover, Basis Size 20 X 26" Basis Weight 80 lb.
COLOR OF INK: Ink Must Contain a Minimum of 20% Vegetable Oil
Black
PRINT PAGE: Head to Head
MARGINS: Follow Copy Sample. Adequate Gripper.
PROOFS:
One composite digital color content proof. Direct to plate must be used to produce the final product with a
minimum resolution of 2400 x 2400 dpi.
Proofs must be created using the same Raster Image Processor (RIP) that will be used to produce the
product. Proofs shall be collated with all elements in proper position (not pasted up), imaged face and back,
trimmed and folded to the finished size of the product, as applicable.
The contractor is cautioned that these proofs must be made from the final digital files (used for this
printing) that are to be delivered to the Government.
In the event proofs are disapproved by the Government, or the contractor fails to submit proofs in a
sufficient amount of time to meet the delivery schedule, the contractor may be deemed to have failed to
make progress, and is subject to the termination for default clause. However, failure of the Government to
terminate the contract for default in such event shall not relieve the contractor of the responsibility to
deliver the contract quantities in accordance with the original production schedule allotted in the
specifications.
Submit proofs together with the furnished media (including similar sample envelope) and a prepaid airbill
to: Attn. Brad Doty (ph. 970-556-5042); 2150 Centre Ave., Bldg. B.; Fort Collins, CO 80526. All packages
containing proofs must be clearly marked on the outside as PROOFS, and contain the GPO Jacket Number
and publication title.
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GPO Contract Terms (GPO Pub. 310.2, effective December 20, 1987 (Rev. 1-18)) applies.
Reports of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse can be made in strict confidence to the GPO Inspector General toll-free National Hotline 1-800-743-7574.
JACKET: 761181
Department of Agriculture 0-00001 BAC: 3410 AX
Your Contract Administrator is: Deborah Eichfeld Call: (303) 236-5292 Written By: deichfeld Reviewed By:
PROOF DELIVERY NOTIFICATION: The contractor must notify the agency contact listed above via
phone call or email when the proofs are shipped to the department and provide the name of the carrier
service and tracking number. In addition, if the proofs are not returned by the department within the
specified time the contractor must notify the GPO that the proofs have not been returned. Send proof
delivery notification via email deichfeld@gpo.gov. Include GPO jacket number with all correspondence.
Submit proofs to the agency as soon as possible. Proof will be returned within 7 workdays after receipt by
the agency; revised proofs, if required, due to contractors errors will be returned within the same number of
workdays after receipt by the agency. Note: The first workday after the proofs or revised proofs, if required,
are received by the agency is day one.
Proofs, along with the Government furnished material (GFM), a copy of the specifications, contractor's
proof cover memo, and information identifying a point of contact and their phone number at the contractor's
plant, will be sent directly to the ordering agency by the contractor. The contractor is directed to use the
furnished proof label (GPO Form 892) or contractor's standard proof label (provided it contains full
identification of the order) and include a return label to be used by the agency for the return of the proofs.to
be used by the agency for the return of the proofs. Cost of transporting of proofs and materials both ways is
to be borne by the contractor. Contractor has the option of using his/her own personnel to pick-up and
deliver proofs. Any terms and conditions on the contractor's proof documents are subordinate to GPO
Contract Terms.
If there are any author's alterations or delays caused by the Government in the handling of proofs, it's the
contractor's responsibility to notify the GPO in advance of making changes for approval, so that an
extension and/or price adjustment may be made by Contract Modification.
The contractor must not print prior to receipt of an Okay to Print.
BINDING:
Perfect Bind on 11 inch side.
Paper Covers: Wrap around. Trim flush, Glued on, Grain must run parallel to spine.
PUR binding required. Score cover on folds.
PACKING:
Pack Suitable per shipping container.
DISTRIBUTION:
NOTIFICATION OF SHIPMENT TO AGENCY AND DELIVERY TO DENVER GPO:
Inform the GPO Denver Regional Office of the actual delivery date (not the shipped date) as soon as known
on all orders. Email the Jacket number and delivery date to InfoDenver@gpo.gov.
Contractor must notify the ordering agency on the same day that the product ships/delivers via e-mail sent
to: brad.c.doty@aphis.usda.gov. The subject line of this message shall be "Distribution Notice for
Requisition No. 0-00001, Jacket 761-181". The notice must provide all applicable tracking numbers,
shipping method, and Title. Contractor must be able to provide copies of all delivery, mailing, and shipping
receipts upon agency request.
During coronavirus pandemic deliveries, and proof approvals for agencies may be impacted. It is requested
that contractors contact a Government employee at the delivery location to confirm availability to receive
prior to shipping.
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GPO Contract Terms (GPO Pub. 310.2, effective December 20, 1987 (Rev. 1-18)) applies.
Reports of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse can be made in strict confidence to the GPO Inspector General toll-free National Hotline 1-800-743-7574.
JACKET: 761181
Department of Agriculture 0-00001 BAC: 3410 AX
Your Contract Administrator is: Deborah Eichfeld Call: (303) 236-5292 Written By: deichfeld Reviewed By:
INSIDE DELIVERY REQUIRED to both locations.
1,025 copies delivered to: USDA-NASS, National Operations Division; 9700 Page Ave., Suite 400; St.
Louis, MO 63132-1547
275 copies delivered to: 2150 Centre Ave, Bldg. B; Fort Collins, CO 80526
15 copies to BAC (By-Law) 1525-01; Library of Congress; U.S. Serials and Government Documents
Section; U.S./Anglo Division; 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Stop 4276; Washington, D.C. 20540-4276;
Marked: Depository File Copies
1 copy to: BAC (C&I) 1523-01; US Government Publishing Office; Federal Depository Library Program;
Mail Stop: FDLP, item No. 0030-A-05; 44 H Street, NW, Loading Dock; Washington DC 20401.
1 sample copy with jacket number on package delivered to: U.S. Government Publishing Office; Denver
Regional Office; 12345 W Alameda Parkway, Suite 208; Lakewood CO 80228
QUALITY ASSURANCE LEVELS AND STANDARDS: The following levels and standards shall apply
to these specifications:
Product Quality Levels:
(a) Printing (page related) Attributes Level II.
(b) Finishing (item related) Attributes Level II.
Inspection Levels (from ANSI/ASQC Z1.4):
(a) Non-destructive Tests -- General Inspection Level I.
(b) Destructive Tests -- Special Inspection Level S-2.
Specified Standards -- The specified standards for the attributes requiring them shall be:
ATTRIBUTE
SPECIFIED STANDARD
P-7. Type Quality and Uniformity
Approved proofs/Camera Copy
P-9. Solid or Screen Tints Color Match
Approved proofs/Camera Copy
PREAWARD SURVEY: In order to determine the responsibility of the prime contractor or any
subcontractor, the Government reserves the right to conduct an on-site preaward survey at the
contractor's/subcontractor's facility or to require other evidence of technical, production, managerial,
financial, and similar abilities to perform, prior to the award of a contract. As part of the financial
determination, the contractor in line for award may be required to provide one or more of the following
financial documents:
1)Most recent profit and loss statement
2)Most recent balance sheet
3)Statement of cash flows
4)Current official bank statement
5)Current lines of credit (with amounts available)
6)Letter of commitment from paper supplier(s)
7)Letter of commitment from any subcontractor
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GPO Contract Terms (GPO Pub. 310.2, effective December 20, 1987 (Rev. 1-18)) applies.
Reports of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse can be made in strict confidence to the GPO Inspector General toll-free National Hotline 1-800-743-7574.
JACKET: 761181
Department of Agriculture 0-00001 BAC: 3410 AX
Your Contract Administrator is: Deborah Eichfeld Call: (303) 236-5292 Written By: deichfeld Reviewed By:

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