Feb 14, 2018 9:22 am Solicitation Number 12569R18Q0006
Ottawa National Forest Bergland Presque Isle & Drumloid Ridge Project Botany Field Surveys
The Lake States Acquisition Team announces an opportunity to conduct Botany Field Surveys on the Ottawa National Forest in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The intent of this contract is to seek Botanist contractors to survey 50,535 acres for rare plants on the Ottawa National Forest in 2018 and 2019.
The Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, supervision, transportation, supplies and incidentals required to complete the project per specifications provided and in the timeframe specified for this project.
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.
This solicitation is issued as a RFQ with requirement to submit additional technical information (See Offer Submission Package). The documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-97.
This procurement is a total small business set-aside. The NAICS code is 115310 and the Small Business Size Standard is $7.5M.
Schedule of Items:
Item Description Quantity Unit
1 Botanical Surveys - Drumloid South 13,536 acres
2 Botanical Surveys - Drumloid Central 8,538 acres
3 Botanical Surveys - Drumloid North 12,328 acres
4 Botanical Surveys - Bergland PI West 8,965 acres
5 Botanical Surveys - Bergland PI East 7,168 acres
Contractors may bid on any or all line items. Award will be made by line/bid items and one or multiple contracts may be awarded from this solicitation as a best value to the government.
Contractors must be registered in Systems for Award Management (SAM) prior to receiving a government contract. See https://www.sam.gov
All invoices are to be submitted via the electronic Invoice Processing Platform. This is a mandatory requirement initiated by the U.S. Department of Treasury and you can find more information at this website https://www.ipp.gov/index.htm.
Please make sure that your company has registered at https://www.ipp.gov/vendors/enrollment-vendors.htm
to establish your account. The "Submit Invoice-to" address for USDA orders is the Department of Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform (IPP). The contractor must follow the instructions on how to register and submit invoices via IPP.
Further provisions, clauses, and addenda including, but not limited to, commercial provisions 52.212-1, 52.212-2, 52.212-3 and commercial clauses 52212-4, 52.212-5 are incorporated in the attached solicitation. Those that are incorporated by reference can be viewed in full text at https://www.acquisition.gov/far.
Notification of award will be issued on or about March 19th, 2018.
The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
1. Technical Capability
2. Past Performance
3. Safety & Sustainability
See Combined Synopsis-Solicitation for detailed specifications and additional information.
Award(s) will be made on a Best Value basis. Each offer/technical proposal shall contain sufficient information to enable a thorough evaluation.
The Government may issue an award or awards to other than the lowest offeror, waive minor informalities or irregularities in offers received, or elect not to award at all. If necessary, the Government may conduct discussions with any or all offerors. It is in the offeror's best interest to fully respond to the Technical Proposal Submittal Requirements since an order may be issued on the basis of information received, without further discussion.
All offers must contain the following:
(1) Completed SF 1449 form to include offerors name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and Duns number;
(2) Completed Schedule of Items;
(3) Annual representations and certifications - if not active in SAM, Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with its offer;
(4) 52.209-11 Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony conviction under any Federal Law;
(5) Workforce Certification indicating use of migrant and seasonal workers if applicable;
(6) Experience and Past Performance, Work Plan, Safety Plan, Bio based Products, Equipment and Employee availability/reliability.
All of the above documents may be found in the Offer Submission Package included as an attachment to this solicitation.
All offers must be received by 4:30 EST on March 14, 2018.
Please submit one complete copy of the above information to:
USDA Forest Service - 12569R18Q0006
Annette Caliguri, LSAT Contracting Officer
820 Rains Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837
Offers may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
, SUBJ: 12569R18Q0006
If submitting via email please note file size limitations, formatting or other problems may hamper receipt so please verify that the contracting officer has received your quote.
No facsimile offers will be considered per (c)(1) of FAR clause 52.215-1 Instructions to Offerors -- Competitive Acquisition. (Jan 2004). Incomplete offers will not be accepted.
ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE IN WRITING. Please submit all questions to Annette Caliguri at email@example.com
. Questions and answers will be posted to FBO. Please check FBO often as it is the contractor's responsibility to remain up to date on all available Q&A's as well as any potential resulting amendments. All questions must be received no later than three days prior to solicitation close date or the government is under no obligation to review and/or address the questions.