Agency: Department of the Army
State: Maryland
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 58 - Communications, Detection and Coherent Radiation Equipment
NAICS Category:
  • 334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Sep 28, 2017
Solicitation No: W912K6-17-Q-0100
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Added: Sep 19, 2017 4:52 pm

Solicitation Number: W912K6-17-Q-0100

Notice type: Combine Synopsis/Solicitation

Response Date: September 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST

Set Aside: Unrestricted

Classification Code: 58 - Communication, Detection, and Coherent Radiation Equipment

NAICS Code: 334220- Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications
Equipment Manufacturing

Subject: The scope of this project is for procurement of 23 Portable Interoperability Radios for the Maryland Army National Guard (MDARNG).

Purpose: Maryland Army National Guard proposes to enter into a Firm-fixed Price contract to procure 23 Portable Interoperability Radios.



This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format prescribed in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 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 W912K6-17-Q-0100 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The results of this requirement will be a Firm-Fixed priced (FFP) contract. The right to make an award is reserved in the event it is advantageous to the Government to do so. This RFQ incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334220 with small business size standard of 750 employees. This requirement will be awarded on an all or none basis as a commercial item Fixed Price purchase order under procedures on FAR Parts 12 and 13. Offer/Bid must be valid for 30 days.

New Equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the required manufacturer's warranty. The Contractor shall extend to the Government full coverage under a normal commercial warranty. Acceptance of the warranty does not waive the Government rights with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. The Warranty Period shall begin upon final acceptance of all items provided to the Government by the Contractor. FAR Provisions and Clauses applicable to this acquisition can be obtained from the following website, http://farsite.hill.af.mil/.

MDARNG requires the following item,
0001 Portable Interoperability Radios (Black) 10
001A Portable Interoperability Radios(Yellow) 12
001B Portable Interoperability Radios (Green) 1
TOTAL ----- -----

Salient Characteristics/Requirements for each radio:

a. Operate in Analog and Project 25 (P25)
b. All portable transceiver radios can operate in four RF bands VHF (Tx 136-174, Rx136-174) / UHF (Tx 380-470, Tx 450-520, Rx380-520) / 700 (Tx 764-776, Tx 794-806, Rx764-776) / 800 (Tx 806-825, Tx 851-870, Rx 851-870) MHz frequency with one all-band antenna
c. Channel Spacing 12.5 kHz
d. Capable of holding all National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) frequencies in portable radio
e. All portable radios will have the capability to select and program at a minimum three different zones via a selector switch on top of the portable radio with 16-position rotary
f. Vehicular mount drop (XTVA) for portable radios with capability to charge LiLON battery and connect to a singular external vehicular mount antenna covering VHF/UHF/700/800 MHz frequencies (UCS and ADVON vehicles)
g. Vehicle amplifiers (UCS and ADVON) for all four frequency bands with high power output of at least 30 watts
h. Eight (8) six bank radio chargers and of the eight (8) six bank radio chargers three (3) will have the LED screen output. Eight (8) single radio chargers.
i. Capability for feature set upgrade for Enhanced SmartZone and Type II SmartNet Trunking Operation
j. Ability to communicate on legacy 3600 baud as well as the current standard of 9600 baud systems
k. Capability for feature set upgrade P25 Trunking Software and legacy SmartZone 4.1 Trunking
l. Capability for feature set upgrade to operate on P25 Phase 2 Compliant Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) trunked system.
m. Enhanced "SFS" Service from the Start Comprehensive Coverage
n. Mic noise cancelling
o. Programming Software with cables for mobile and portable programming
p. Portable radios must possess a two position toggle that can be programmed to enable and disable encryption.
q. Portable Radio possess top and side screen with soft keys and keypad (23 CST team portable interoperability radios) to easily allow user to move from one zone to another.
r. FIPS 140-2 level 3 certification Type 3 encryption algorithms
s. Capable of AES-256, DES, and triple DES simultaneously/multi-capable of storing and using eight (8) algorithms, capable of storing/using at least 128 keys Type 3
t. Capable of loading more than one encryption key at a time at least six (6) keys with and KVL 3000 and/or KVL 4000 key loader
u. Over the Air Provisioning/programming (OTAP) without directly connecting any equipment to the receiving radio
v. Enhanced Project 25 (P25) Over the Air Rekeying (OTAR) with Multi-Key capability re-keyed by digital data over the RF links
w. Capability to be programed via a P25 Hardware Advanced System Key (ASK)
x. Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) programmable and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) connectivity
y. Li-Ion based battery for portable radio with equal to or greater than 3000 mAh capacity weight no greater than 11.43 oz. which is intrinsically safe and drop-resistant (23 CST team portable Interoperability Radios)
z. No less than 3000 Channel Capacity (23 hand held Interoperability radios)
aa. Channel scanning capability
bb. Capable of GPS tracking and data
cc. Radio must have an integrated GPS receiver
dd. Capable to hold and perform voice announcement
ee. Capability to connect multiple accessories such as remote speaker, hand microphones, surveillance kits, Drager full-face Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) masks, etc.
ff. Ruggedized and water resistant IP-68 Immersion Rating of 2 meters for 4 hours
gg. Intrinsically safe meets MIL-STD-810G 511.4 (Explosive Atmosphere) and MIL-STD-810G 504.1 (Liquid Contamination)
hh. Bluetooth 4.0 capable with four (4) speakers and four (4) mics
ii. Color Yellow or Black mobile -
jj. Man Down Emergency Call Button Feature
kk. Objective requirement to automatically change from RF to IP based transport if RF line-of-sight radio communication fails

Contract Type and Evaluation Criteria:
Award will be made to the responsive and responsible offeror whose offer results in the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 334220, Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing. The small business size standard in number of employee is 750 employees.

Shipping will be Free on Board (FOB): Destination to:
Maryland Army National Guard
FT. Meade, Maryland 20755, USA

Period of Delivery: Thirty (30) Days ARO.

Acceptance Criteria: All Portable Radios will be free of damage and fully operational after delivery. No partial shipments unless otherwise specified at the time of order. All Portable Interoperability Radios must conforms all requirements.


Interested offerors must be registered in SAM. To register go to: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. System for Award Management (SAM) SAM.gov REGISTRATION IS FREE: There is NO FEE to register, or maintain your registration, in the System for Award Management (SAM.gov). If you receive an email from a company claiming to represent SAM.gov, be cautious. If you get an e-mail from a company offering to help you register in SAM.gov asking you to contact them and pay them money, be cautious. These messages are not from the Federal Government. It is FREE TO REGISTER in SAM.gov for any entity. You will need your DUNS number to register. Instructions for registering are on the web page provided.

The solicitation and associated information and the plans and specifications will be available only from the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website on-line at https://www.fbo.gov/. FedBizOpps is a web-based dissemination tool designed to safeguard acquisition-related information for all Federal agencies. Interested bidders/offerors must register with FedBizOpps before accessing the system. FedBizOpps registration requires the following information: 1) Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN), 2) DUNS Number and CAGE Code, 3) Telephone Number, 4) Email address. Registration instructions can be found on the FedBizOpps website at https://www.fbo.gov/downloads/FBO_Vendor_Guide.pdf

Applicable Clauses/Regulations:

52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)
This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil/

52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference
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): http://farsite.hill.af.mil/

52.204-7, System for Award Management.

52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance.

52.212-1, Instructions to Offeror -- Commercial applies to this acquisition.

52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. Quotes will be evaluated on technical acceptability and price.

Offeror must include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 Alt I, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items with its offer or have an Online Representations and Certification Application which is current.
52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items applies to this acquisition.
52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial applies to this acquisition.

52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons

52.233-3, Protest after Award.

52.233-4, Applicable law for Breach of Contract Claim.

52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns.

52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside Orders

52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation.

52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation on First-Tier Subcontract Awards

52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment

52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation.

52.222-3, Convict Labor.

52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies.

52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities.

52.222-26, Equal Opportunity.

52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities

52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while driving.

52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases.

52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer

52.225-18, Place of Manufacture

52.225-25, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representations

52.232-40-Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors

52.246-16, Responsibility for Supplies

52.247-34, F.O.B. Destination

252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials

252.203-7002, Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights

252.204-7004 Alt A, System for Award Management applies to this acquisition.

252.225-7001, Buy American and Balance of Payments Program

252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports

252.232-7006 Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions

252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payment

252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea

Site Visit: No site visit required.

Quotes shall be submitted by email to Mr. Gilberto Resto, Contracting Specialist, at ng.md.mdarng.list.uspfo-arpc@mail.mil; no later than September 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST. Quotes shall be clearly marked RFQ W912K6-16-Q-0100. Offerors are hereby notified that if their quotes are not received by the date, time, and location specified in this announcement, it will not be considered by the agency. Telephone request will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the offeror to view the website for any changes or amendments to this RFQ.

Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted via email to Mr. Gilbert Resto at ng.md.mdarng.list.uspfo-arpc@mail.mil no later than September 24, 2017, 10:00 AM EST. Questions not received within the allowable time may not be considered.

Point of Contact:
USPFO for Maryland, Contracting Division at ng.md.mdarng.list.uspfo-arpc@mail.mil.

Contracting Office Address:

USP&FO for Maryland,
Purchasing and Contracting Division
301 Old Bay Lane
State Military Reservation
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078-4003
United States

Primary Point of Contact:

Mr. Gilberto Resto
Contract Specialist

Contracting Office Address :
State Military Reservation
301 Old Bay Lane
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078-4094
Place of Performance :
FT. Meaded, Maryland 20755
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :

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