FAM CARDS

Agency: U.S. Government Publishing Office
State: California
Type of Government: State & Local
Posted Date: Dec 3, 2020
Due Date: Dec 4, 2020
Solicitation No: 570636
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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
570636 San Francisco Regional Office 12/4/2020 12:00 PM 12/03/2020 Forms FAM CARDS 600 01/15/2021 Enter Quote

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US Government Publishing Office
JACKET:570-636
San Francisco Regional Office
Quotations are Due By:
536 Stone Rd., Suite I
(Eastern Time)12:00 PM on 12/04/2020
Benicia CA 94510-1170
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: FAM CARDS
QUANTITY: 600 TOTAL NOTE CARDS AND 600 MATCHING ENVELOPES OF 5 DIFFERENT
VERSIONS (100 EACH OF 4 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF CARDS AND 200 OF 1 VERSION OF
CARDS AND 600 A-2 ENVELOPES). +/- none.
SUBMISSION OF QUOTES: Vendor to submit quotes via Quick Quote
(https://contractorconnection.gpo.gov/OpenJobs.aspx). Fax, email, and phone quotes are not acceptable.
Late quotes will not be accepted. All problems submitting quotes via Quick Quote must be reported prior to
bid opening time to the San Francisco Office at 707-748-1970, ext. 6.
TRIM SIZE: .
CARDS: FLAT - 8-1/2 X 5-1/2" SCORED/FOLDED - 4-1/4 X 5-1/2"
ENVELOPES: 4-3/8 x 5-3/4"
PAGES: Face only.
SCHEDULE:
Furnished Material will be available for pickup by 12/07/2020
Deliver complete (to arrive at destination) by 01/15/2021
F.O.B. destination
QUALITY LEVEL: 3 Quality Assurance Through Attributes (GPO PUB 310.1, effective May 1979 (Rev.
9-19)) applies.
DESCRIPTION:
SPECIFICATIONS APPLY EQUALLY FOR ITEMS 1 THROUGH 5 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
BELOW:
Note cards prints in full color/4-color process on face only (cover 1 and 4) with type, screens, solids, line
art illustrations and color halftones with heavy ink coverage, inside of card is blank. Flat card is 8-1/2 X
5-1/2", score and fold to 4-1/4 X 5-1/2", cracking on fold is not permitted. See attachment A.
ITEM 1: 100 "Thank You" cards, bleeds on all edges.
ITEM 2: 100 "Congratulations" cards, bleeds on all edges
ITEM 3: 200 "Happy Birthday" cards, bleeds on all edges
ITEM 4: 100 "Farewell for now" cards, bleeds on all edges
ITEM 5: 100 "Our Condolences" cards, no bleeds
ITEM 6: 600 A-2 white envelopes print in black in on the top left corner as a return address.
After printing, collate 25 cards of each item with 25 A-2 envelopes and shrink wrap.
MATERIAL FURNISHED: Contractor to receive. A PDF containing the 5 different note cards and the
purchase order will be emailed to contractor upon award.
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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: 570636
Department of Agriculture 1-00043 BAC: 3410 77
Your Contract Administrator is: Alan Zada Call: (707) 748-1970 Written By: azada Reviewed By:
Contractor must typeset 5 lines of type for the A-2 return address envelopes as follows:
United States Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
Fire and Aviation Management
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, Ca 94592
Contractor must match the plain block lettering on the cards for type, size, style, format, etc. Contractor is
responsible for accuracy of typesetting.
Bleeds are not included in the PDF, contractor to create bleeds. Contractor must include the cost for
creation of bleeds.
Prior to image processing, the contractor shall perform a basic check (preflight) of the furnished media and
publishing files to assure correct output of the required reproduction image. Any errors, media damage, or
data corruption that might interfere with proper file image processing must be reported to the contract
administrator within 24 hours of receipt of the Government furnished material.
The contractor will be creating or altering any necessary trapping, set proper screen angles and screen
frequency, and define file output selection for the imaging device being utilized. Furnished files must be
imaged as necessary to meet the assigned quality level.
When required by the Government, the contractor shall make minor revisions to the electronic files. Prior
to making any revisions, the contractor shall copy the furnished files and make all changes from the copy
unless otherwise indicated.
PAPER: * Must be in accordance with JCP Paper Specification Standards in effect on date of this order
CARDS ITEM 1 TO 5: JCP Code* L10, Gloss-Coated Cover, Basis Size 20 X 26" Basis Weight 120 lb.
A-2 ENVELOPES ITEM 6: JCP Code* V20, Writing A-2 Envelope; White, Basis Size 17 X 22" Basis
Weight 24 lb.
COLOR OF INK:
Cards: Full color/Four color process.
Envelopes: Black.
PRINT PAGE: One Side Only
MARGINS:
Bleeds on all edges for items 1 through 4.
PROOFS:
Prior to printing, the contractor must submit for approval ONE (1) set(s) of inkjet proof for each item that
are G7 profiled and use pigment-based inks. A proofing RIP that provides an option for high quality color
matching (such as Device Links Technology and/or ICC Profiles Technology), and meets or exceeds
industry tolerance to ISO 12647-7 Standard for Graphic Technology (as of 3/19/09, and future
amendments) must be utilized plus GRACoL 2006 Coated #1 specifications (CGATS TR006) must be
achieved. Output must be a minimum of 720 x 720 dpi on a GRACoL or SWOP certified proofing media.
Proofs must contain the following color control strip to be evaluated for accuracy: IDEAlliance ISO
12647-7 Control Strip 2009 or 2013(i1).
Page 2 of 6
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: 570636
Department of Agriculture 1-00043 BAC: 3410 77
Your Contract Administrator is: Alan Zada Call: (707) 748-1970 Written By: azada Reviewed By:
Proofs must contain color control bars (such as Brunner, GATF, GRETAG, or RIT) for each color of ink on
the sheet. Control bars must be placed parallel to the press?s ink rollers and must show areas consisting of
minimum 1/8 x 1/8 solid color patches; tint patches of 25, 50 and 75%; dot gain scale; and gray balance
patches for process color (if applicable). These areas must be repeated consecutively across the sheet.
The make and model number of the proofing system utilized shall be furnished with the proofs. These
proofs must contain all elements, be in press configuration, and indicate margins. Proofs will be used for
color match on press. Direct to plate must be used to produce the final product with a minimum of 2400 x
2400 dpi.
IN ADDITION TO the proof identified above
The contractor must also provide ONE (1) set of digital color content proof for each item. At contractor's
option, a film based composite blue line may be submitted. Proofs must be created using the same Raster
Image Processor (RIP) that will be used to produce the product. Proofs shall be collated in page sequence
with all elements in proper position (not pasted up), imaged face and back, folded, die cut and trimmed to
the finished size of the product.
***NOTE IF PRINTED DIGITALLY: The sample requirement for this contract is not less than 1 printed
prior to production (one off) sample for each item. Each sample must be constructed as specified using the
form, materials, equipment, and methods of production, which will be used in producing the final product.
Sample should be trimmed and folded to the final size. All samples shall be manufactured at the facilities in
which the contract production quantities are to be manufactured. Samples will be inspected and tested and
must comply with the specifications in all respects. If machine processing of the final product is indicated
in the specification, the samples will be tested and must function satisfactorily on the equipment indicated.
Samples must be submitted prior to commencement of production of the contract quantity.
The proofs or prior to production samples will be checked for quality and compliance with these
specifications, approved or approved with comments and will be available for pickup by the contractor
within THREE (3) working days after receipt in the Department. If, in the opinion of the GPO and/or
Department, the proofs or prior to production sample is not a true representation of the furnished copy, or
contain noticeable defects (misregistration, voids, hickies, etc.) they will be rejected and picked up by the
contractor for correction and reproofing at no additional expense to the Government. The schedule stated
elsewhere in these specifications CANNOT be extended to allow for such reproofing.
To maintain the delivery schedule stated elsewhere in these specifications, the proofs or prior to production
samples must be DELIVERED to the Agency not later than DECEMBER 16, 2020. If the contractor cannot
provide an acceptable set of proofs by the date specified or within reasonably sufficient time to allow for
proof review and printing, BEFORE THE ESTABLISHED DELIVERY DATE, he/she may be required to
show cause as to why the contract should not be terminated for default.
Proofs must be packaged and DELIVERED to:
U.S. Forest Service
Attn: Lauren Dorosz, 707-980-2732
1323 Club Drive
Page 3 of 6
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: 570636
Department of Agriculture 1-00043 BAC: 3410 77
Your Contract Administrator is: Alan Zada Call: (707) 748-1970 Written By: azada Reviewed By:
Vallejo, CA 94592
-----1 inkjet proof and 1 content proof for each item or 1 prior to production sample for each item plus a
pre-paid air bill for the return of proofs to the contractor.
CONTRACTOR MUST NOT PRINT PRIOR TO RECEIVING AN "OK TO PRINT".
The contractor is directed to include a fully completed return air bill (prepaid by the contractor), return bill
of lading or similar document 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 pickup and deliver proofs.
Any terms and conditions on the contractor's proof documents are subordinate to GPO Contract Terms.
Contractor is responsible for all costs incurred in the delivery and pickup of proofs. All proofs will be
withheld not longer than FIVE (5) workday(s) from date of receipt by the Government** to date proofs are
MADE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP by the contractor.
**NOTE: The date of receipt by the Government is NOT considered the first workday.
BINDING:
Trim 4 sides.
See description.
PACKING:
Pack to ensure no damage occurs to product during transit.
Box each item separately. Do not intermingle different items in a box. Mark title and quantity on each box.
Boxes containing different items may be placed in the same shipping container.
Shrink wrap 25 cards of each item with 25 A-2 envelopes.
Box Suitable Pack NTE 40 lbs. per shipping container.
DISTRIBUTION:
Contractor must notify the ordering agency on the same day that the product ships/delivers via e-mail sent
to jeffrey.desalles@usda.gov; angela.rodriguez@usda.gov and Lauren.dorosz@usda.gov. The subject line
of this message shall be "Distribution Notice for Jacket 570-636 and Requisition Number
1-00043-GPO-21". 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.
All expenses incidental to picking up and returning materials, and furnishing samples must be borne by the
contractor. Also, refer to Articles 5 and 6, Supplemental Specifications, GPO Contract Terms, Publication
310.2, revised June 2001.
All Shipments must be made via traceable means
U.S. Forest Service
Attn: Lauren Dorosz, 707-980-2732
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Page 4 of 6
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: 570636
Department of Agriculture 1-00043 BAC: 3410 77
Your Contract Administrator is: Alan Zada Call: (707) 748-1970 Written By: azada Reviewed By:
ITEM 1-----100 "Thank You" cards.
ITEM 2-----100 "Congratulations" cards.
ITEM 3-----200 "Happy Birthday" cards.
ITEM 4-----100 "Farewell for now" cards.
ITEM 5-----100 "Our Condolences" cards.
ITEM 6-----600 A-2 envelopes.
****INSIDE DELIVERY REQUIRED***.
PAYMENT: Submitting invoices for payment via the GPO fax gateway (if no samples are required)
utilizing the GPO barcode coversheet program application is the most efficient method of invoicing.
Instruction for using this method can be found at the following web address:
http://winapps.access.gpo.gov/fms/vouchers/barcode/instructions.html.
Invoices may also be mailed to: U.S. Government Publishing Office, Office of Financial Management, Attn:
Comptroller, Stop: FMCE, Washington, DC 20401.
For more information about the billing process refer to the General Information of the Office of Finance
web page located at https://www.gpo.gov/how-to-work-with-us/agency/billing-and-payment.
QUALITY ASSURANCE LEVELS AND STANDARDS: The following levels and standards shall apply
to these specifications:
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
P-7. Type Quality and Uniformity
P-8. Halftone Match (Single and Double Impression)
P-10. Process Color Match
SPECIFIED STANDARD
Approved Proofs
Approved Proofs
Approved Proofs
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PRE-AWARD SURVEY: In order to determine the responsibility of the prime contractor or any
subcontractor, the Government reserves the right to conduct an on-site pre-award 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
Page 5 of 6
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: 570636
Department of Agriculture 1-00043 BAC: 3410 77
Your Contract Administrator is: Alan Zada Call: (707) 748-1970 Written By: azada Reviewed By:

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