Added: Aug 16, 2017 7:45 pm
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 this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number HSTS05-17-Q-OTD531 is hereby issued as a request for quote (RFQ) in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13.5. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95, effective April 17, 2017. This requirement is 100% set-aside for small business concerns. The NAICS code is 336413, and the small business size standard is 1,250 employees. The Government reserves the right to make multiple awards.
1.0 General Requirement Information
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a requirement for an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for engineered cockpit seats delivered and installed to TSA CONUS locations only. The minimum contract value is $30,000.00 and the maximum contract value is $490,000.00.
The IDIQ will have a base period of one year with two (2) one-year option periods.
(a) TSA warranted Contracting Officers are authorized to place orders against this IDIQ, limited to their delegation of authority.
(b) Delivery tickets. All shipments under the contract shall be accompanied by delivery tickets or sales slip that shall contain the following minimum information:
(i) Name of supplier.
(ii) IDIQ contract number.
(iii) Date of purchase.
(iv) Purchase number.
(v) Itemized list of supplies furnished.
(vii) Date of delivery or shipment.
The Contract holder shall:
? Provide a receipt to acknowledge the order.
? Notify the ordering activity if an item is out of stock. Under no circumstance is the Contractor permitted to make unauthorized substitutions.
? Seek approval for partial shipments, prior to ordering, from the CO, Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), or authorized purchaser.
? Indicate unfilled orders and partial shipments on the order acknowledgement. Contractors must inform ordering organizations of the availability dates for unfilled and partial shipment orders.
? Provide a shipping notification.
? Provide an automatic tax exemption, where applicable, for all purchases covered under this IDIQ.
2.0 Technical Requirements
TSA requires engineered cockpit seats for use in Government-owned flight simulators. Below is the list of the cockpit seat specifications:
The seats shall include the following specifications:
a) Equipped with functional 5-point harness
b) Seatbelt latching and retraction mechanism
c) Seat backs must accommodate mobility/adjustments
d) Flip up armrests
e) The seats shall be covered with material that can be easily wiped with a wet cloth for cleaning and disinfecting.
f) Seats shall both fit the Captain and First Officer positions.
g) Capable of being secured to plywood or concrete flooring.
The following specifications may have a variance of up to one inch:
h) Height- 39" (Back of Seat)
i) Length of Base (Rails)- 21"
j) Length of the Base Seat- 27"
k) Front of Seat- 15"
l) Back of Seat without arm rest- 15"
m) Back of Seat with arm rest- 22"
n) Width of Base- 17"
Quantities in the table below are PER SEAT. Estimated quantities for delivery are for evaluation purposes only. The price shall include installation at the specified delivery location.
Base Year CLINS FOB Destination Base Year Estimated Quantities Unit Price Extended Price
00001 seats to Artesia, New Mexico 7
00002 seats to Dallas, Texas 5
00003 seats to Atlanta, Georgia 5
00004 seats to Atlantic City, New Jersey 6
Option Year 1 CLINS FOB Destination Option Year 1 Estimated Quantities Unit Price Extended Price
10001 seats to Artesia, New Mexico 7
10002 seats to Dallas, Texas 5
10003 seats to Atlanta, Georgia 5
10004 seats to Atlantic City, New Jersey 6
Option Year 2 CLINS FOB Destination Option Year 2 Estimated Quantities Unit Price Extended Price
20001 seats to Artesia, New Mexico 7
20002 seats to Dallas, Texas 5
20003 seats to Atlanta, Georgia 5
20004 seats to Atlantic City, New Jersey 6
Firm fixed price to include FOB Destination shipping.
2.2 Delivery and Shipping
All orders shall be delivered within sixty (60) calendar days After Receipt of Order (ARO). All engineered cockpit seats shall be delivered and installed at one of the following locations:
1. Artesia, New Mexico
2. Dallas, Texas
3. Atlantic City, New Jersey
4. Atlanta, Georgia
The Contract Holder shall send notification to the email address specified by the purchaser. This email must include the order number, shipping method, i.e., Fed-Ex, USPS, etc., and tracking information (where applicable).
3.0 Contract Administration Data
D.5200.245.002 REQUIRED CONTRACTOR PROPERTY DELIVERY REPORTING (DEC 2015)
When the Contractor purchases property ultimately intended for Government use and title of ownership, or otherwise delivers equipment to the Government as required under this contract, the Contractor shall provide the completed TSA Form 251 "Vendor Shipping and Receiving Report" and the TSA Form 251-1 "Vendor Shipping and Receiving Report Extension" for each delivery of equipment under discrete Contract Line Item Numbers when applicable, to the Product Contracting Officer's Representative and to the TSA Office of Property Management using this email address at TSA-Property@tsa.dhs.gov. Expendable and/or consumable items delivered by the Contractor (items consumed in use or which are an integral part of another system, office supplies, paper, printer cartridges, etc.,) should not be submitted via these forms. All items having an acquisition value of $5,000 or more, all electronics or Information Technology equipment having a data storage capability (i.e., computers, servers, routers, switches, BlackBerrys, Personal Digital Assistants), and all firearms must be submitted by the Contractor via these forms within 24 hours of the equipment being shipped to TSA or other designated site.
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G.5200. 242.001 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR) AND TECHNICAL MONITORS (JUL 2015)
1. The principle role of the COR is to support the Contracting Officer in managing the contract. This is done through furnishing technical direction within the confines of the contract, monitoring performance, ensuring requirements are met within the terms of the contract, and maintaining a strong relationship with the Contracting Officer. As a team the Contracting Officer and COR must ensure that program requirements are clearly communicated and that the agreement is performed to meet them. The principle role of the Technical Monitor (TM) is to support the COR on all work orders, tasks, deliverables and actions that require immediate attention relating to the approved scope and obligated funding of the contract action.
2. The Contracting Officer hereby designates the individual(s) named below as the Contracting Officer's Representative(s) and Technical Monitor(s). Such designations(s) shall specify the scope and limitations of the authority so delegated.
NAME: Rajesh Sabharwal
PHONE NUMBER: 703-487-0089
3. The COR(s) and TM(s) may be changed at any time by the Government without prior notice to the Contractor, but notification of the change, including the name and phone number of the successor COR, will be promptly provided to the Contractor by the Contracting Officer in writing.
4. The responsibilities and limitations of the COR are as follows:
? The COR is responsible for the technical aspects of the project and technical liaison with the Contractor. The COR is also responsible for the final inspection and acceptance of all reports and such other responsibilities as may be specified in the contract.
? The COR may designate assistant COR(s) to act for him/her by naming such assistant in writing and transmitting a copy of such designation through the Contracting Officer to the Contractor.
? The COR will maintain communications with the Contractor and the Contracting Officer. The COR must report any observed fraud, waste, or opportunities to improve performance of cost efficiency to the Contracting Officer.
? The COR will immediately alert the Contracting Officer to any possible Contractor deficiencies or questionable practices so that corrections can be made before the problems become significant.
? The COR is not authorized to make any commitments or otherwise obligate the Government or authorize any changes which affect the contract's price, terms or conditions. Any Contractor request for changes shall be referred to the Contracting Officer directly or through the COR. No such changes shall be made without the expressed prior authorization of the Contracting Officer.
? The COR is not authorized to direct the Contractor on how to perform the work.
? The COR is not authorized to issue stop-work orders. The COR may recommend the authorization by the Contracting Officer to issue a stop work order, but the Contracting Officer is the only official authorized to issue such order.
? The COR is not authorized to discuss new proposed efforts or encourage the Contractor to perform additional efforts on an existing contract or order.
5. The responsibilities and limitations of the TM are as follows:
? Coordinating with the COR on all work orders, task, deliverables and actions that require immediate attention relating to the approved scope and obligated funding of the contract action.
? Monitoring the Contractor's performance in relation to the technical requirements of the assigned functional area of the contract to ensure that the Contractor's performance is strictly within the contract's scope and obligated funding.
? Ensuring that all recommended changes in any work under the contract are coordinated and submitted in writing to the COR for consideration.
? Informing the COR if the Contractor is not meeting performance, cost, schedule milestones.
? Performing technical reviews of the Contractor's proposals as directed by the COR.
? Performing acceptance of the Contractor's deliverables as directed by the COR.
? Reporting any threats to the health and safety of persons or potential for damage to Government property or critical national infrastructure which may result from the Contractor's performance or failure to perform the contract's requirements.
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G.5200.242.003 SUBMISSION OF INVOICES (JUL 2015)
"SUBMISSION OF INVOICES"
(a) Background: The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) partners with the United States Coast Guard Finance Center for financial services in support of TSA operations, including the payment of contractor invoices. Therefore, all contractor invoices must be submitted to, and will be paid by, the U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center (FinCen).
(b) Invoice Submission Method: Invoices may be submitted via facsimile, U.S. Mail, or email. Contractors shall utilize ONLY ONE method per invoice submission. The submission information for each of the methods is as follows in order of preference:
1) Facsimile number is: 757-413-7314
The facsimile number listed above shall be used by contractors for ORIGINAL invoice submission only. If facsimile submission is utilized, contractors shall not submit hard copies of invoices via the U.S. mail. It is the responsibility of the contractor to verify that invoices are received, regardless of the method of submission used. Contractors may inquire regarding the receipt of invoices by contacting the U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center via the methods listed in subparagraph (d) of this clause.
United States Coast Guard Finance Center
TSA Commercial Invoices
P.O. Box 4111
Chesapeake, VA 23327-4111
(FIN-SMB-TSAInvoices@uscg.mil or www.fincen.uscg.mil)
(c) Invoice Process: Upon receipt of contractor invoices, FinCen will electronically route invoices to the appropriate TSA Contracting Officer's Representative and/or Contracting Officer for review and approval. Upon approval, the TSA will electronically route the invoices back to FinCen. Upon receipt of certified invoices from an Authorized Certifying Official, FinCen will initiate payment of the invoices.
Note for discounts offered:
Discounts on invoices. If desired, the Contractor should offer discounts directly upon the invoice submitted, clearly specifying the terms of the discount. Contractors can structure discounted amounts for payment for any time period less than the usual thirty-day payment period specified under Prompt Payment requirements; however, the Contractor should not structure terms for payment of net amounts invoiced any sooner than the standard period required under FAR Subpart 32.9 regarding prompt payments for the specified deliverables under contract.
Discounts offered after invoice submission. If the Contractor should wish to offer a discount on a specific invoice after its submission for payment, the Contractor should submit a letter to the Finance Center identifying the specific invoice for which a discount is offered and specify the exact terms of the discount offered and what time period the Government should make payment by in order to receive the discount. The Contractor should clearly indicate the contract number, invoice number and date, and the specific terms of the discount offered. Contractors should not structure terms for net amount payments any sooner than the standard period required under FAR Subpart 32.9 regarding prompt payments for the specified deliverables under contract.
(d) Payment Status: Contractors may inquire on the payment status of an invoice by any of the following means:
(1) Via the internet: https://www.fincen.uscg.mil
Contacting the FinCen Customer Service Section via telephone at 1-800-564-5504 or (757) 523-6940 (Voice Option #1). The hours of operation for the Customer Service line are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. However, the Customer Service line has a voice-mail feature that is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
(2) Via the Payment Inquiry Form: https://www.fincen.uscg.mil/secure/payment.htm
(e) Invoice Elements: Invoices will automatically be rejected if the information required in subparagraph (a)(2) of the Prompt Payment Clause, contained in this Section of the Contract, including EFT banking information, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and DUNS number are not included in the invoice. All invoices must clearly correlate invoiced amounts to the corresponding contract line item number and funding citation. The Contractor shall work with the Government to mutually refine the format, content and method of delivery for all invoice submissions during the performance of the Contract.
(f) Supplemental Invoice Documentation: Contractors shall submit all supplemental invoice documentation (e.g. copies of subcontractor invoices, travel vouchers, etc.) necessary to approve an invoice along with the original invoice. The Contractor invoice must contain the information stated in the Prompt Payment Clause in order to be received and processed by FinCen. Supplemental invoice documentation required for review and approval of invoices may, at the written direction of the Contracting Officer, be submitted directly to either the Contracting Officer, or the Contracting Officer's Representative. Note for "time-and-material" type contracts: The Contractor must submit the following statement with each invoice for labor hours invoiced under a "time-and-materials" type contract, order, or contract line item: "The Contractor hereby certifies in accordance with paragraph (c) of FAR 52.232-7, that each labor hour has been performed by an employee (prime or subcontractor) who meets the contract's specified requirements for the labor category invoiced."
(g) Additional Invoice Preparation Instructions for Software Development and/or Hardware. The Contractor shall clearly include a separate breakdown (by CLIN) for any software development activities (labor costs, subcontractor costs, etc.) in accordance with Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards Number 10 (Preliminary design costs, Development costs and post implementation costs) and cite payment terms. The contractor shall provide make and model descriptions as well as serial numbers for purchases of hardware and software (where applicable.)
(h) Frequency of Invoice Submission. Invoices shall be submitted after the acceptance of each delivery order.
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G. 5200.243.001 CONTRACTING OFFICER (CO) (JUL 2015)
The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to make any changes, approve any changes in the requirements of this contract, issue orders, obligate funds and authorize the expenditure of funds, and notwithstanding any term contained elsewhere in this contract, such authority remains vested solely in the Contracting Officer. (For further information, the Contracting Officer is a federal government employee who is specifically authorized and appointed in writing under specified agency procedures and granted the authority to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings.) In the event, the Contractor makes any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in costs incurred as a result thereof.
The following Primary Contracting Officer is assigned to this contract. Alternate Contracting Officers may be assigned:
TSA Contracting Officer:
NAME: Stacey Santhuff
PHONE NUMBER: 202-360-7929
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H.5200.204.001 MAJOR BREACH OF SAFETY OR SECURITY (DEC 2015)
(a) Safety is the freedom from those conditions that can cause death, injury, occupational illness, damage to or loss of equipment or property, or damage to the environment. Safety is essential to TSA and compliance with safety standards and practices is a material part of this contract. A major breach of safety may constitute a breach of contract that entitles the Government to exercise any of its rights and remedies applicable to material parts of this agreement, including termination for default. A major breach of safety must be related directly to the work on the agreement. A major breach of safety is an act or omission of the Contractor that consists of an accident, incident, or exposure resulting in a fatality, serious injury, or mission failure; or in damage to equipment or property equal to or greater than $1 million; or in any "willful" or "repeat" violation cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or by a state agency operating under an OSHA approved plan.
(b) Security is the condition of safeguarding against espionage, sabotage, crime (including computer crime), or attack. A major breach of security may constitute a breach of contract that entitles the Government to exercise any of its rights and remedies applicable to material parts of this agreement, including termination for default. A major breach of security may occur on or off Government installations, but must be related directly to the work on the agreement. A major breach of security is an act or omission by the Contractor that results in compromise of classified information or sensitive security information or sensitive but unclassified information, including contractor proprietary information, illegal technology transfer, workplace violence resulting in criminal conviction, sabotage, compromise or denial of information technology services, equipment or property damage from vandalism greater than $250,000, or theft greater than $250,000.
NOTE: Breach of Security for the purposes of this definition should not be confused with breach of security in screening operations.
(c) In the event of a major breach of safety or security, the Contractor shall report the breach to the Contracting Officer. If directed by the Contracting Officer, the Contractor shall conduct its own investigation and report the results to the Government. The Contractor shall cooperate with the Government investigation, if conducted.
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H.5200.212.001 COMMERCIAL APPLICABILITY (JUL 2015)
This contract 1is/0is not (CO shall select) for commercial item, as defined by FAR 2.1.
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H.5200.224.001 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION (JUL 2015)
Information furnished by the Contractor under this contract may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Therefore, all items that are confidential to business, or contain trade secrets, proprietary, or personally-identifiable information must be clearly marked.
Any information made available to the Contractor by the Government must be used only for the purpose of carrying out the requirements of this contract and must not be divulged or made known in any manner to any person except as may be necessary in the performance of the contract.
In performance of this contract, the Contractor assumes responsibility for protection of the confidentiality of Government records and information and must ensure that all work performed by its Subcontractor(s) shall be under the supervision of the Contractor or the Contractor's employees.
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4.0 Contract Clauses
HSAR 3052.212-70 Contract Terms and Conditions Applicable to DHS Acquisition of Commercial Items. (SEP 2012)
The Contractor agrees to comply with any provision or clause that is incorporated herein by reference to implement agency policy applicable to acquisition of commercial items or components. The provision or clause in effect based on the applicable regulation cited on the date the solicitation is issued applies unless otherwise stated herein. The following provisions and clauses are incorporated by reference:
3052.203-70 Instructions for Contractor Disclosure of Violations.
3052.205-70 Advertisement, Publicizing Awards, and Releases.
3052.242-72 Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.
3052.247-72 F.o.B. Destination Only.
FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. (JAN 2017)
(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) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (JAN 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).
(2) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015).
(3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(4) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 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:
_X_ (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 (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509)).
__ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 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 (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
__ (5) [Reserved].
__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C).
__ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Oct 2016) (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. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
_X_ (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 2014) (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]
_X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-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.
_X_ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
__ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Jan 2017) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.
__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.
__ (iv) Alternate III (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.
__ (v) Alternate IV (Nov 2016) of 52.219-9.
_X_ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
_X_ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Jan 2017) (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. 657 f).
_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, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).
__ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (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 (Oct 2016) (E.O. 13126).
_X_ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).
_X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept 2016) (E.O. 11246).
_X_ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212).
_X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
_X_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
_X_ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).
_X_ (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 (OCT 2015). (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.)
_X_ (35) 52.222-59, Compliance with Labor Laws (Executive Order 13673) (OCT 2016). (Applies at $50 million for solicitations and resultant contracts issued from October 25, 2016 through April 24, 2017; applies at $500,000 for solicitations and resultant contracts issued after April 24, 2017).
Note to paragraph (b) (35): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, 52.222-59 is enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order. The enjoined paragraph will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, GSA, DoD and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction.
__ (36) 52.222-60, Paycheck Transparency (Executive Order 13673) (OCT 2016).
__ (37)(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.)
__ (38) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
__ (39) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
__ (40)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13.
__ (41)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14.
__ (42) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).
__ (43)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT-Registered Personal Computer Products (OCT 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
__ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16.
_X_ (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513).
__ (45) 52.223-20, Aerosols (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
__ (46) 52.223-21, Foams (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
__ (47)(i) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
__ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2017) of 52.224-3.
__ (48) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).
__ (49)(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.
_X_ (50) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (OCT 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
_X_ (51) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
__ (52) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).
__ (53) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
__ (54) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
__ (55) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
__ (56) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Jan 2017) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
_X_ (57) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
__ (58) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
__ (59) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
__ (60) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
__ (61) 52.242-5, Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (JAN 2017)(15 U.S.C. 637(d)(12)).
__ (62)(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 2015).
__ (9) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).
__ (10) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).
__ (11) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 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 (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
(ii) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (Jan 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).
(iii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (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 $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.
(iv) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.
(v) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015)
(vi) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept 2016) (E.O. 11246).
(vii) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(viii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
(ix) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
(x) 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.
(xi) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627).
(xiii) 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).
(xiv) 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).
(xv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015) (E.O. 12989).
(xvi) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015).
(xvii) 52.222-59, Compliance with Labor Laws (Executive Order 13673) (OCT 2016) (Applies at $50 million for solicitations and resultant contracts issued from October 25, 2016 through April 24, 2017; applies at $500,000 for solicitations and resultant contracts issued after April 24, 2017).
Note to paragraph (e)(1)(xvii): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, 52.222-59 is enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order. The enjoined paragraph will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, GSA, DoD and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction.
(xviii) 52.222-60, Paycheck Transparency (Executive Order 13673) (OCT 2016)).
(xix) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).
(xx)(A) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
(B) Alternate I (JAN 2017) of 52.224-3.
(xxi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Oct 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).
(xxii) 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.
(xxiii) 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 52.216-18 Ordering (OCT 1995)
(a) Any supplies and services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of delivery orders or task orders by the individuals or activities designated in the Schedule. Such orders may be issued from 9.26.2017 through 9.25.2022.
(b) All delivery orders or task orders are subject to the terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of conflict between a delivery order or task order and this contract, the contract shall control.
(c) If mailed, a delivery order or task order is considered "issued" when the Government deposits the order in the mail. Orders may be issued orally, by facsimile, or by electronic commerce methods only if authorized in the Schedule.
FAR 52.216-19 Order Limitations (OCT 1995)
(a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than $200, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract.
(b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor-
(1) Any order for a single item in excess of $150K;
(2) Any order for a combination of items in excess of $150K; or
(3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 5 days that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in paragraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section.
(c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section.
(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 2 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source.
(End of clause)
FAR 52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity (OCT 1995)
(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract.
(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum."
(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.
(d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after 3.31.2021.
(End of clause)
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 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 30 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 five years.
(End of clause)
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): www.aquisition.gov/far
FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (JAN 2017)
FAR 52.247-34 F.o.b. Destination. (NOV 1991)
5.0 Contract Provisions
52.204-7 System for Award Management. (OCT 2016)
A completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, must be submitted with the quotation. The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (u) of this provision.
52.217-5 Evaluation of Options. (JULY 1990)
Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(End of provision)
This acquisition is being conducted under FAR Part 12 & 13.5. Contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award. Registration is free. https://www.sam.gov
In addition, the following information must be submitted with the quotation:
? DUNS Number
? Sufficient product literature in order to evaluate quote.
? Make/Model/Part Number
Questions on Request for Quote (RFQ):
If you have any questions regarding this RFQ, please e-mail the contract specialist at Delisa.Corbett@tsa.dhs.gov. All questions shall be received no later than August 24, 2017 at 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The email shall include "HSTS05-17-Q-OTD531 - QUESTION" in the subject line.
Quotation Submittal Instructions:
The quotation submittal shall include the pricing table in Section 2.0, or a similar format, so long as all information requested is included. Sufficient product literature must be submitted in order to verify that the item meets all specifications.
Due Date: September 1, 2017, 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Submit to: Delisa.Corbett@tsa.dhs.gov
Submittal Format: Electronic submissions only
The quotation will be evaluated on price and technical acceptability. TSA plans to award a single award IDIQ contract in accordance with FAR 12 & 13.5.
The provision at FAR 52.212-2 is not applicable. The evaluation methodology is as follows:
Award will be made using the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) selection process. Award may be made on initial quotations. Therefore, each initial quote should contain the quoter's best terms from a technical and price standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to contact quoters if it is later determined by the contracting officer to be necessary. The LPTA process will proceed as follows:
(1) Quotes may be removed from consideration for any of the following reasons:
? Quotes that are not received timely
? Quotes that fail to follow instructions
? Quotes that fail to submit any required documentation
? Quotes that have language inconsistent with the terms and conditions set forth in the solicitation
(2) Quotes will be ordered by price from lowest to highest.
(3) The Government will then review Factor 1 and Factor 2 of the lowest priced quote. If the review finds that Factor 1 and Factor 2 of the lowest priced quote is acceptable, then that quote represents the best value to the Government and the technical evaluation process stops at this point. Contingent upon a subsequent determination of price reasonableness and of contractor responsibility by the Contracting Officer, an award will be made to that quoter without further consideration of any other quoters.
If the lowest quote is determined not to be acceptable for any reason, then the next lowest priced quote will receive an evaluation as described above. The process will continue (in order by price) until a quote from a responsible contractor is determined to be acceptable and priced fairly and reasonably.
(4) Using this procedure, the Government might not evaluate all quotes.
Each Factor will be evaluated as follows:
Factor 1. Technical capability to meet the Government's Requirement
Technical capability will be rated on an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" basis as follows:
? Acceptable - Quote clearly meets the minimum requirements of the solicitation as follows:
The item conforms to the salient characteristics outlined in Section 2.0;
? Unacceptable - Quote does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation.
Factor 2. Past Performance
Past performance will be rated on an "acceptable" or "unacceptable" basis as follows:
Acceptable - Based on the quoter's performance record, the Government has a reasonable expectation that the quoter will successfully perform the required effort, or the quoter's performance record is unknown. (See note below.)
Unacceptable - Based on the quoter's performance record, the Government has no reasonable expectation that the quoter will be able to successfully perform the required effort
Note: In the case of a quoter without a record of relevant past performance, or for whom information on past performance is not available or so sparse that no meaningful past performance rating can be reasonably assigned, the quoter may not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. Therefore, the quoter shall be determined to have unknown/neutral past performance. In the context of acceptability/unacceptability, "unknown/neutral" shall be considered "acceptable."
Note: Quoters are not required or requested to submit past performance references. The Government will use public and Government-restricted sources (e.g. PPIRS) to evaluate past performance.
Factor 3. Price
Price will not be rated. Price analysis will be conducted to determine reasonableness.
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Added: Sep 20, 2017 12:35 pm
This solicitation is cancelled in its entirety.