From: Federal Government(Federal)
Sep 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Sep 18, 2017 1:57 pm
Track Changes 1. Solicitation Number: W911QX-17-T-0340
2. Title: SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSSES
3. Classification Code: 66
4. NAICS Code: 334516
5. Response Date: 21 September 2017 due via email to the Primary Point of Contact listed in the FedBizOpps.gov webpage for this combined synopsis-solicitation.
6. Description: One (1) Process Chiller
Disclaimer: 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
NOTICE: THIS PROCUREMENT WILL BE CONDUCTED USING A TIERED EVALUATION OF OFFERS. THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE UTILIZED:
THIS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE THAT WILL CONVERT TO FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION IF NO ACCEPTABLE OFFERS ARE RECEIVED FROM RESPONSIBLE, SMALL BUSINESS CONCERNS. FOR OFFERS TO BE CONSIDERED ACCEPTABLE, THEY MUST MEET ALL TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS CONTAINED IN THE SOLICITATION AND BE COMPETITIVE IN TERMS OF MARKET PRICES, QUALITY, AND DELIVERY. IF ONLY ONE ACCEPTABLE OFFER IS RECEIVED FROM A RESPONSIBLE, SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN, THE CONTRACTING OFFICER WILL CONSIDER AWARDING DIRECTLY TO THAT FIRM, PRIOR TO THE DISSOLUTION OF THE SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE. NO AMENDMENT WILL BE ISSUED TO CONVERT THE SOLICITATION TO FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION. IF THE SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE IS DISSOLVED, THE GOVERNMENT WILL AWARD TO THE LARGE BUSINESS WHOSE OFFER IS MOST ADVANTAGEOUS TO THE GOVERNMENT, BASED ON THE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THIS SOLICITATION. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO RESPOND, REGARDLESS OF BUSINESS SIZE; HOWEVER, THEY MUST DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT THIS IS A SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE FIRST, AND FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION ONLY AFTER THE ABOVE CRITERIA IS NOT MET.
This acquisition is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ).
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95.
For purposes of this acquisition, the associated NAICS code is 334516. The small business size standard is 1,000 employees.
Contract Line Item (CLIN) Structure: The following is a list of contract line item number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s), if applicable):
CLIN 0001 - EACH - One (1) Process Chiller
Specifications/Requirement: The Contractor shall provide one (1) process chiller, used to provide cooled liquid to a Government-owned heat exchanger, to the Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) of the United States (U.S.) Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland (MD) 21005-5001. The Contractor shall ensure the process chiller meets the following minimum requirements:
• The Contractor shall ensure the process chiller has a minimum cooling capacity of 3
kilowatts (kW) at the minimum temperature setting.
• The Contractor shall ensure the process chiller is capable of achieving a process liquid stable minimum temperature of negative (-)60 degrees (°) Fahrenheit (F).
• The Contractor shall ensure the process chiller meets the requirement within section 1.2 with a minimum accuracy of plus/minus (+/-) 0.5°F.
• The Contractor shall ensure the process chiller is powered by a three (3) phase electrical connection of up to 208 Volts (V).
• The Contractor shall provide the process chiller with remote operation capability.
• The Contractor shall provide one (1) hard copy and one (1) Digital Video Disc (DVD) copy of the process chiller user's manual.
• The Contractor shall provide a warranty covering all hardware for a period of one (1) year from the date of delivery.
Delivery: Delivery is required by 24 November 2017. Delivery shall be made to the U.S. ARL in APG, MD, 21005-5001. Acceptance shall be performed at the U.S. ARL in APG, MD, 21005-5001. The FOB point is destination (U.S. ARL in APG, MD, 21005-5001).
I. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this provision: None
In addition to the requirements set forth in FAR 52.212-1, all offers responding to this solicitation must provide their business size in relation to the NAICS code contained in this solicitation and shall identify any socioeconomic categories to which they belong.
II. Evaluation Criteria - The specific evaluation criteria to be used are as follows:
Evaluation Criteria - Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA)
The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and has the lowest evaluated price of all offers meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors.
The technical acceptability element of the evaluation will be a determination as to
whether the proposed product meets the performance characteristics and specifications in the solicitation. The Technical element of the evaluation shall be based solely on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, which is not identified in the proposal. To ensure sufficient information is available, vendors must furnish as part of their proposal all descriptive material (such as cuts, illustrations, drawings, or other information) necessary for the Government to determine whether the product meets the performance characteristics and specifications of the requirement. If the offeror proposes to modify a product so as to conform to the requirement of this solicitation, the offeror shall include a clear description of such proposed modifications and clearly mark any descriptive materials to show modifications.
Past performance will not be evaluated. The Contracting Officer determines that past performance need not be evaluated because the supplies being purchased are of a low complexity that past performance information would not make a substantial difference.
Price will be evaluated based on the total proposed price, including options, (if any).
III. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3 (with its Alternate I), Offeror Representations with its offer.
IV. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following addenda have been attached to this clause NONE.
V. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items and the selected clauses listed in DFARS 212.301 Solicitation provisions and Contract Clauses for the Acquisition of Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR/DFARS clauses cited in this clause are applicable:
52.204-10 REPORTING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND FIRST-TIER SUBCONTRACT AWARDS (JUL 2013)
52.209-6 PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT' INTEREST WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENT (AUG 2013)
52.219-6 NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (NOV 2011)
52.219-13 NOTICE OF SET-ASIDE OF ORDERS
52.219-28 POST-AWARD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REREPRESENTATION (JUL 2013)
52.222-3 CONVICT LABOR (JUN 2003)
52.222-19 CHILD LABOR--COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMEDIES (JAN 2014)
52.222-21 PROHIBITION OF SEGREGATED FACILITIES (FEB 1999)
52.222-26 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (MAR 2007)
52.222-36 AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES (JUL 2014)
52.222-50 COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FAR 2015)
52.223-18 ENCOURAGING CONTRACTOR POLICIES TO BAN TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVING (AUG 2011)
52.225-13 RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN PURCHASES (JUN 2008)
52.232-33 PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER-CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (JUL 2013)
52.232-36 PAYMENT BY THIRD PARTY (MAY 2014)
VI. The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions apply (full text of all FAR/DFARS clauses that contain fill-in information, as well as all local clauses, can be found in the attached Provisions and Clauses Full-Text document):
52.204-16 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE REPORTING (JUL 2015)
52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE (JUL 2015)
52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS
252.203-7000 REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO COMPENSATION OF FORMER DOD OFFICIALS (SEP 2011)
252.204-7000 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
252.204-7012 SAFEGUARDING COVERED DEFENSE INFORMATION AND CYBER INCIDENT REPORTING (SEP 2015)
252.232-7003 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS AND RECEIVING REPORTS (JUN 2012)
252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS
252.204-0009 CONTRACT-WIDE: BY FISCAL YEAR
252.211-7003 ITEM IDENTIFICATION AND VALUATION (JUN 2013)
52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
ACC - APG POINT OF CONTACT
TECHNICAL POINT OF CONTACT
TYPE OF CONTRACT
GOV INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE
PAYMENT OFFICE (BANKCARD)
TAX EXEMPTION CERT. (ARL)
RECEIVING ROOM - APG
DFARS COMMERCIAL CLAUSES
EXCEPTIONS IN PROPOSAL
AWARD OF CONTRACT
ADELPHI CONTR. DIVISION URL
FOREIGN NATIONALS PERFORMING
VII. This acquisition is rated under the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) as N/A.
VIII. The following notes apply to this announcement: Offers shall be in U.S. dollars and valid through the time of payment (30 days after invoicing).
Offers are due at 11:59 AM EST, 21 September 2017 via email to the Primary Point of Contact listed in the FedBizOpps.gov webpage for this combined synopsis-solicitation.
Place of Performance: U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD
21005-5001 United States
Set Aside: 100% Total Small Business