|Agency:||AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF|
|Type of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Aug 7, 2020|
|Due Date:||Aug 20, 2020|
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is RFQ-20-4329-RS02 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This acquisition is being set-aside for total small business concerns. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 238220 and the Product Service Code (PSC) is J047, small business size standard is $16,500,000.00.
This combined synopsis/solicitation incorporates provisions and clauses for commercial items in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69 and the Service Contract Labor Standards statute in effect through Title 29, Part 4 of the CFR.
General Item Description: The USDA, ARS, South East Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory (SEFTNR) located in Byron GA. has a requirement to replace the evaporative cooling systems installed in four greenhouses in accordance with the statement of work (SOW). The successful bidder will be responsible for obtaining any Federal, State, or Local permits that are required to complete the process and abide by all Federal, State, and Local regulations governing the process. Due to the urgency, interested contractors must be reasonably able to start work upon notification of award – projected award date is 21 Aug. with a prospective start date of 24 Aug. 2020.
WAGE DETERMINATION: Service Contract Act wage rates are applicable to this project. Current prevailing wage determination(s) at time of issuance of solicitation are Wage Determination Number: 2015-4495, Revision Number: 11, dated 12/23/2019. Applicable wage rates can be found at https://wdolhome.sam.gov/
The following clauses and provisions applicable to commercial items and the Service Contract Labor Standards statute are incorporated into the solicitation and the resulting contract.
FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items
FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items
FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial items
FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive
FAR 52-222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers
FAR 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards
FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires
FAR 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards—PriceAdjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts)
FAR 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards—PriceAdjustment
All interested contractors must visit the site and acquaint themselves with the conditions of the site prior to submitting a quotation. Scheduled site visit is Thursday the 13th of August 2020 at 10:00AM EST. Prospective visitors may contact the POC: William Rengstorf (478-297-9040) if further details are needed to attend the site visit. Failure to visit the site prior to submittal of quote can be grounds for rejection of quotation.
Offers should submit all technical questions regarding the solicitation electronically to the Contracting Officer (CO) William Rengstorf at email@example.com. All responses to questions, which may affect offers, will be incorporated via a solicitation amendment.
Additionally, interested contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) System as well as registered and have completed the online Reps and Certs at the following website: https://www.sam.gov .
Quote Submission Instructions:
1. Read the solicitation in its entirety (including the SOW).
2. The quote should include any other documentation deemed necessary such as references.
3. Quotes must be submitted via email by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday Aug 20, 2020, by email to William.Rengstorf@ars.usda.gov.
This is a Simplified Acquisition and will be awarded under FAR 13.106 procedures. Award of the contract resulting from this solicitation will be made to the responsible offeror whose proposal offers the "best value" to the Government, which may not necessarily be the quote offering the lowest price nor the highest technical advantage. In the event two or more offerors within the competitive range are considered essentially equal in terms of technical competence, the Government reserves the right to award to the offeror with the lowest realistic price.
The Government may elect to conduct discussions with offerors whose quotes are technically acceptable (or which may be expected to be made acceptable by moderate modification) and fall within the competitive price range. The Government reserves the right, however, to award a contract based on initial offers without conducting discussions.
To be considered for an award, please forward SF18 (request for Quote), past performances and any additional paperwork.
FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items incorporate by reference the below clauses are 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 website - https://www.acquisition.gov/browse/index/far.
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)).
52.204-23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities (Jul 2018) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115-91).
52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (Aug 2019) (Section 889(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 115-232).
52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015).
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) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805note)).
52.209-6, Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment.
52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Mar 2020) (15 U.S.C.644).
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Mar 2020) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Jun 2020) (E.O. 13513).
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Oct 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015).
The contractor shall extend to the Government the full coverage of any standard commercial warranty normally offered in a similar commercial sale, provided such warranty is available at no additional cost to the Government. Acceptance of the standard commercial warranty does not waive the Government’s rights under the Inspection clause, nor does it limit the Government’s rights regarding the other terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of a conflict, the terms and conditions of the contract shall take precedence over the standard commercial warranty. The contractor shall provide a copy of its standard commercial warranty (if applicable) with its response.
Responses are due 15 days from the date this notice is publicized on beta.SAM.gov by 11:59 PM EST, Aug. 20, 2020 at USDA Agricultural Research Service, 21 Dunbar Rd., Byron GA. 31008. POC for proposals and questions regarding requirement: William Rengstorf, Contract Specialist, (478) 297-9040, William.Rengstorf@ars.usda.gov
|Aug 6, 2020||[Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Original)] GREENHOUSE EVAPORATIVE COOLING SYSTEM REPLACEMENT|
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