Warning Label Safety Symbol Research

State: Maryland
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 91 - Fuels, Lubricants, Oils, and Waxes
NAICS Category:
  • 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Posted Date: Aug 5, 2020
Due Date: Sep 3, 2020
Solicitation No: 61320620Q0063
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Warning Label Safety Symbol Research
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  • Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Aug 04, 2020 03:08 pm EDT
  • Original Published Date: Aug 04, 2020 02:58 pm EDT
  • Updated Date Offers Due: Sep 03, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
  • Original Date Offers Due: Sep 03, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
  • Inactive Policy: 15 days after date offers due
  • Updated Inactive Date: Sep 18, 2020
  • Original Inactive Date: Sep 18, 2020
  • Initiative:
    • None
  • Original Set Aside:
  • NAICS Code: 541720 - Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Place of Performance:
    Rockville , MD 20850

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. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-99.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) intends to procure research services for warning label safety symbol research in accordance with attached requirement document. The research services must be provided on a Firm-Fixed basis.

Delivery and acceptance shall be to the CPSC point of contact in accordance with Local Clause 1 B for the delivery of any items to CPSC.

The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Jun 2020), applies to this acquisition. In addition to the requirements of FAR 52.212-1, the quote must prominently display the offeror's Taxpayer Identification number, CAGE code and DUNS number, as well as contact information for the offeror's point of contact for the quote. A valid SAM.gov registration is required for award. The quote shall be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist at dbraswell@cpsc.gov with a complete quote for all items required.

Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Jun 2020), if the annual SAM registration has not been completed. If the SAM registration has been completed, Offerors shall only submit paragraph (b) if there are applicable exceptions to the current registration.

The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Oct 2018), applies to this acquisition.

The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Jul 2020), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in FAR 52.212-5 are applicable to this acquisition: (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jun 2020); (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Jun 2020); (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Mar 2020); (27) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003); (29) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015); (30) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept. 2016); (32) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 2020); (35)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Jan 2019); (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Jun 2020); (51) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008); (58) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Oct 2018);

52.217-8 Option to Extend Services. (Nov 1999)

52.227-14 Rights in Data-General (May 2014)


Delivery Address:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

National Product Testing Laboratory

5 Research Place

Rockville, MD 20850

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Laboratory facility is located in Rockville, MD. Deliveries are to be made to the loading dock area which is accessible from the parking area entrance on Research Place on the east side of the building. Do not enter the parking area from Research Court on the North side of the facility as there may not be sufficient room to maneuver and back up to the loading dock area on the east side of the building.

Deliveries may not be left outside the building or loading dock, unless specifically directed by appropriate CPSC staff. All deliveries shall be considered "inside deliveries" in accordance with the instructions below. When scheduling deliveries, the purchase order number shall always be referenced and all packages shall clearly display the Purchase Order Number on the outside of the cartons and/or packages and include the packing slip.




Deliveries should be made between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday (except holidays). Deliveries outside these hours require prior arrangements.


Andrew Stadnik, Lab Director, 301-987-2037 x1 OR 240-863-8681

Allyson Tenney- 301-987-2769

Matthew Dreyfus – 301-987-2094
Michael Nelson – 301-987-2752

For the Furniture, Chair, Exercise Equipment, and IT Equipment


Cary Windsor – (301) 504-7203 (Cell: (202) 302-9327)

Andy Stadnik – (301) 706-6902


Large or heavy items must be delivered directly to the loading dock. If delivery cannot be made to the loading dock directly or via the leveling device and requires off-loading the item from the delivery vehicle to the ground, then deliveries of such large or heavy items should be scheduled 24 hours in advance and should be made between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday (except holidays). Contact information is the same as above to arrange for CPSC lift truck operators or other lifting and handling support needs for the delivery.


Pursuant to the Prompt Payment Act (P.L. 97-177) and the Prompt Payment Act Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-496) all Federal agencies are required to pay their bills on time, pay interest penalties when payments are made late, and to take discounts only when payments are made within the discount period. To assure compliance with the Act, vouchers and/or invoices shall be submitted through the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP).


Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) is a secure web-based electronic invoicing and payment information service available to all Federal agencies and their supplier by the U.S. Treasury's Bureau of Fiscal Service. IPP allows Federal agencies and their suppliers to exchange electronic purchase orders, blanket POs, invoices, and payment information in one easy to access web portal. This service is free of charge to government agencies and their suppliers, including services and support.

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause-

(1)”Payment request” means a bill, voucher, invoice, or request for contract financing payment with associated supporting documentation. The payment request must comply with the requirements identified in FAR 32.905(b), “Payment documentation and process” and the applicable Payment clause included in this contract.

(b) The Contractor shall submit payment requests electronically using the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP). Information regarding IPP is available on the Internet at www.ipp.gov. Assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@stls.frb.org or phone (866)973-3131.


For payment and invoice questions, contact the Accounts Payable Branch at (304) 480-8000 option 7 or via email at AccountsPayable@fiscal.treasury.gov.

Customer Service inquiries may be directed to Adriane Clark at AClark@cpsc.gov.


Accounts Receivable Conversion of Check Payments to EFT: If the Contractor sends the Government a check to remedy duplicate contract financing or an overpayment by the government, it will be converted into an electronic funds transfer (EFT). This means the Government will copy the check and use the account information on it to electronically debit the Contractor’s account for the amount of the check. The debit from the Contractor’s account will usually occur within 24 hours and will be shown on the regular account statement.

The Contractor will not receive the original check back. The Government will destroy the Contractor’s original check, but will keep a copy of it. If the EFT cannot be processed for technical reasons, the Contractor authorizes the Government to process the copy in place of the original check.


Unless otherwise stated in the Statement of Work or Description, the Commission will ordinarily inspect all materials/services within seven (7) business days after the date of receipt. The CPSC representative responsible for inspecting the materials/services will transmit disapproval, if appropriate, to the contractor and the Contracting Officer. If other inspection information is provided in the Statement of Work or Description, it is controlling.

LC 21A Disclosure of Information - Limits on Publication

a. The Contractor shall submit to the Commission any report, manuscript or other document containing the results of work performed under this contract, before such document is published or otherwise disclosed to the public, to assure compliance with Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. Section 2055(b)), Commission regulations (16 C.F.R. Part 1101), and a Commission directive (Order 1450.2). These provisions restrict disclosure by Commission Contractors of information that (1) permits the public to identify particular consumer products or (2) reflects on the safety of a class of consumer products. Prior submission allows the Commission staff to review the Contractor's information and comply with the applicable restrictions. CPSC should be advised of the Contractor's desire to submit or publish an abstract or a report as soon as practical.

b. Any publication of, or publicity pertaining to, the Contractor's document shall include the following statement: "This project has been funded with federal funds from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission under contract number CPSC-[_______ ]. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the Commission.

LC 24 Nondisclosure of any Data Developed Under this Contract

a. The Contractor agrees that it and its employees will not disclose any data obtained or developed under this contract to third parties without the consent of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Contracting Officer Representative (COR).

b. The Contractor shall obtain an agreement of non-disclosure from each employee who will work on this contract or have access to data obtained or developed under this contract.

LC 31 Restrictions on Use of Information

a. If the Contractor, in the performance of this contract, obtains access to information such as CPSC plans, reports, studies, data protected by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), or personal identifying information (PII) which has not been released or otherwise made public, the Contractor agrees that without prior written approval of the Contracting Officer it shall not: (a) release or disclose such information, (b) discuss or use such information for any private purpose, (c) share this information with any other party, or (d) submit an unsolicited proposal based on such information. These restrictions will remain in place unless such information is made available to the public by the Government.

b. In addition, the Contractor agrees that to the extent it collects data on behalf of CPSC, or is given access to, proprietary data, data protected by the Privacy Act of 1974, or other confidential or privileged technical, business, financial, or personal identifying information during performance of this contract, that it shall not disclose such data. The Contractor shall keep the information secure, protect such data to prevent loss or dissemination, and treat such information in accordance with any restrictions imposed on such information.

Questions on this requirement are due no later than August 19, 2020 at 12:00pm Eastern.

Quotes are due via email to DBraswell@cpsc.gov no later than September 3, 2020 at 12:00pm Eastern.

Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • 4330 EAST WEST HWY
  • BETHESDA , MD 20814
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact


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