Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Posted Date: 17-JAN-14
Office Address: Department of the Army; FedBid; FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only; Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
Subject: 70-- Dictaphone Servers
Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment
Solicitation Number: 0010452104
Contact: Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email: Clientservices@fedbid.com;
Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business
Place of Performance (address): Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433
Place of Performance (zipcode): 98433
Place of Performance Country: US
Description: Department of the Army
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The AMC-Level Protest procedures are found at: http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/COMMANDCOUNSEL.asp.
If internet access is not available, contact the contracting officer or HQ, AMC to obtain the AMC-Level Protest Procedures. As prescribed in 22.1705(a), insert the following clause: COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (FEB 2009) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-- Coercion means-- (1) Threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; (2) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that failure to perform an act would result in serious harm to or physical restraint against any person; or (3) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. Commercial sex act means any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person. Debt bondage means the status or condition of a debtor arising from a pledge by the debtor of his or her personal services or of those of a person under his or her control as a security for debt, if the value of those services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt or the length and nature of those services are not respectively limited and defined. Employee means an employee of the Contractor directly engaged in the performance of work under the contract who has other than a minimal impact or involvement in contract performance. Forced Labor means knowingly providing or obtaining the labor or services of a person-- (1) By threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, that person or another person; (2) By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that, if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (3) By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of law or the legal process. Involuntary servitude includes a condition of servitude induced by means of-- (1) Any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause a person to believe that, if the person did not enter into or continue in such conditions, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or (2) The abuse or threatened abuse of the legal process. Severe forms of trafficking in persons means-- (1) Sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (2) The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. Sex trafficking means the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act. (b) Policy. The United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. Contractors and contractor employees shall not-- (1) Engage in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract; (2) Procure commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or (3) Use forced labor in the performance of the contract. (c) Contractor requirements. The Contractor shall-- (1) Notify its employees of-- (i) The United States Government's zero tolerance policy described in paragraph (b) of this clause; and (ii) The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract, reduction in benefits, or termination of employment; and (2) Take appropriate action, up to and including termination, against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy in paragraph (b) of this clause. (d) Notification. The Contractor shall inform the Contracting Officer immediately of-- (1) Any information it receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges a Contractor employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and (2) Any actions taken against Contractor employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause. (e) Remedies. In addition to other remedies available to the Government, the Contractor's failure to comply with the requirements of paragraphs (c), (d), or (f) of this clause may result in-- (1) Requiring the Contractor to remove a Contractor employee or employees from the performance of the contract; (2) Requiring the Contractor to terminate a subcontract; (3) Suspension of contract payments; (4) Loss of award fee, consistent with the award fee plan, for the performance period in which the Government determined Contractor non-compliance; (5) Termination of the contract for default or cause, in accordance with the termination clause of this contract; or (6) Suspension or debarment. (f) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (f), in all subcontracts. (g) Mitigating Factor. The Contracting Officer may consider whether the Contractor had a Trafficking in Persons awareness program at the time of the violation as a mitigating factor when determining remedies. Additional information about Trafficking in Persons and examples of awareness programs can be found at the website for the Department of State's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at http://www.state.gov/g/tip. Quote MUST be good for 30 days after Request for Quote closing date. Questions concerning this quote must be submitted at least 5 DAYS PRIOR to the established closing date to reasonably expect a response from the Government. Those questions not received within the proscribed date may not be considered. The contractor shall not hire any individual to perform work on Joint Base Lewis-McChord or any other Government installation under this contract unless such individual is a citizen of the United States or is lawfully admitted into the United States and authorized to work in the United States. The contractor shall comply with 8 USC 1324a, 8 CFR Part 274a, and any other laws and regulations pertaining to the employment of aliens. The contractor shall, upon request by the Contracting Officer, present documentary evidence acceptable to the Contracting Officer that the employee(s) named or identified in the request is a citizen of the United States or is lawfully admitted into the United States and authorized to work in the United States. Such documentation shall be presented to the Contracting Officer within three (3) working days after the contractor's receipt of the request for documentation. If acceptable documentary evidence is not provided within the required time, the contractor shall not allow the affected employee(s) to perform work on Fort Joint Base Lewis-McChord or any other Government installation under this contract until after such acceptable documentary evidence is presented to the Contracting Officer. Removal of any employee(s) from performance of work pursuant to this provision shall not relieve the contractor of the responsibility to perform all work under this contract in a timely manner. contact ClientServices @ FedBid.com or call 1-877-9FEDBID to address any questions for quotes utilizing FedBid. This is a Request for Bids under Federal Acquisition Regulation 13, Simplified Acquisition. The following clauses apply:
Clause Criteria FAR 52.213-3 Is incorporated by reference and applies to all firm fixed Notice to Supplier price purchase orders. FAR 52.252-2: This award incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the Clauses Incorporated same force and affect 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 address http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm
Wherever the words "offer", "proposal", "offerors", or similar terms are used in this solicitation, they shall be read to mean "quote", "quotation", "quoter", vendor or similar corresponding term to reflect that this solicitation is a Request for Quotations, not a Request for Proposals or an Invitation for Bids. This is a Request for Quotes under Federal Acquisition Regulation 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items using FAR 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The following provisions and clauses apply:
FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers I commercial Items. Incorporated by reference FAR.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items Incorporated by reference FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certification- Commercial Items Incorporated in Full Text FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items Incorporated by reference FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Incorporated in Full Text Orders-Commercial Items FAR 52.209-7 Information Regarding Responsibility Matters Incorporated by reference FAR 52.252-2: This award incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the Clauses Incorporated same force and affect 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 address http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm
Wherever the words "offer", "proposal", "offerors", or similar terms are used in this solicitation, they shall be read to mean "quote", "quotation", "quoter", vendor or similar corresponding term to reflect that this solicitation is a Request for Quotations, not a Request for Proposals or an Invitation for Bids. Quotes must be submitted per unit price. Multiple awards will not be made; therefore, quotes that cover less than all the items and quantities in this solicitation will be rejected as non-responsive. New equipment/parts only. No remanufactured products. In order to enhance the efficiency of the procurement process, the Government intends to evaluate only the lowest priced quote to determine if the quote is technically acceptable and whether the vendor has acceptable or neutral past performance. If the lowest priced quote is reasonably priced and technically acceptable and the vendor has acceptable or neutral past performance, the Government intends to make an award to that vendor and no other quote will be evaluated. If the lowest priced offer is not technically acceptable, the vendor does not have acceptable or neutral past performance, or both, then the Government will evaluate the second lowest priced quote for technical acceptability and acceptable or neutral past performance. This method will continue until the lowest priced, technically acceptable quote, by a vendor with acceptable or neutral past performance, is determined. Quotes will be evaluated based on price and technical acceptability. Quoter certifies that the product quoted meets or exceeds all minimum requirements as stated in the Request for Quotes. The contract price includes all applicable Federal, state, and local taxes and duties. FOB Destination CONUS (Continental U.S.) The contractor shall stamp or mark the supplies delivered or otherwise furnish notice with the supplies of the existence of a warranty. Markings shall include (i) a brief statement that a warranty exists, (ii) the substance of the warranty, (iii) its duration, and (iv) who to notify if the supplies are found to be defective. Procedures for commercial vehicle access to JBLM are subject to change without prior notice. Current access information may be obtained by calling (253) 967-1733. As of 15 January 2002, the following requirements apply. Commercial vehicle access to JBLM-Main will be allowed only at the Logistics Center Gate (Exit 123 from I-5) on Monday through Friday. This gate will be open for inbound commercial vehicle access and inspection between 0530 hours and 2000 hours. The Logistics Center Gate is closed on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). On Saturdays and Sundays, commercial vehicles must use the DuPont Gate (Exit 119 from I-5). DuPont Gate hours are 0530 hours until 2000 hours. All commercial vehicles will be searched. The Contractor should anticipate delays in getting commercial vehicles on post. The Contractor must also allow additional time for commercial vehicles to reach their destination by driving through Fort Joint Base Lewis-McChord. (1) If the commercial vehicle is carrying a load of cement concrete or hot asphalt concrete for delivery, the driver shall notify the gate guard as soon as possible and request that the vehicle be given priority for being searched; however, the Government does not guarantee that the vehicle will be given priority. (2) Large vehicles (needing greater than 12'-5" clearance) will require a time stamped "searched" label to gain access to JBLM-North. "Searched" labels will be issued at the Logistics Center Gate or the DuPont Gate, as appropriate. Drivers needing access to Joint Base Lewis-North must inform the gate guard that their vehicle is over 12'-5" in height and that they will require access to Joint Base Lewis-North. The driver will receive a briefing on proper procedures and a "searched" label. The Contractor shall ensure that its drivers, including drivers of subcontractors at any tier, comply with the procedures as explained to them for access to Joint Base Lewis-North. (3) Commercial vehicles less than 12'-5" in height shall access Joint Base Lewis-North ONLY via the Pendleton Avenue under-crossing once they are cleared through the Logistics Center Gate or the DuPont Gate, as appropriate. Procedures for commercial vehicle access to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) are subject to change without prior notice. Current access information may be obtained by calling (253) 967-1733. (a) Unless the contractor voluntarily participates in the Fast Access Gate Program commercial vehicle access to JBLM will be allowed only at the Logistics Center Gate (Exit 123 from I-5) and through the D St. Commercial Vehicle Inspection Point on JBLM-North. Both gates are open Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. These gates will be open for inbound commercial vehicle access and inspection between 0530 hours and 2100 hours. These gates may be closed on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and federal holidays. On Saturdays, Sundays, federal holidays, and on other days on which these gates are closed, commercial vehicles must use the Main Gate (Exit 120 from I-5). Main Gate is open 24 hours per day every day. A visitor pass must be obtained. All commercial vehicles will be searched. The Contractor should anticipate delays in getting commercial vehicles on post. The Contractor must also allow additional time for commercial vehicles to reach their destination by driving through Joint Base Lewis-McChord. If the commercial vehicle is carrying a load of cement concrete or hot asphalt concrete for delivery, the driver shall notify the gate guard as soon as possible and request that the vehicle be given priority for being searched; however, the Government does not guarantee that the vehicle will be given priority. On weekends large vehicles (needing greater than 12'-5" clearance) will require a time stamped "searched" label to gain access to Joint Base Lewis-North. "Searched" labels will be issued at the Main Gate, as appropriate. Drivers needing access to JBLM-North must inform the gate guard that their vehicle is over 12'-5" in height and that they will require access to Joint Base Lewis-North. The driver will receive a briefing on proper procedures and a "searched" label. The Contractor shall ensure that its drivers, including drivers of subcontractors at any tier, comply with the procedures as explained to them for access to Joint Base Lewis-North. (b) If the contractor participates in the Fast Access Gate Program, contractor vehicles may enter the installation through any fast access gate lane except at Force Protection Level Charlie or Delta. During Force Protection Level Charlie or Delta, all contractor vehicles must enter through the Logistics Center gate or, if the Logistics Center Gate is closed, through the Main Gate. All passengers in the contractor vehicle must have a fast access identification card; otherwise, the contractor vehicle must enter through the Logistics Center Gate or the Main Gate, as appropriate and obtain visitor passes. Once the Fast Access Gate Program is fully implemented, fast access gate lanes will be at the Main (Liberty) Gate, the 41st Street Gate (JBLM-North), the East Gate, the DuPont Gate, the D Street Gate, the Logistics Center Gate, the Madigan Army Medical Center Gate, the Rainier Gate, the Transmission Line Gate, and the Scouts Out Gate. The contractor shall use only those lanes specifically marked as fast access lanes. (c) If the Fast Access Gate Program is terminated for any reason, the contractor will be allowed access only through the Logistics Center Gate or the D St. Gate or, when they are closed, the Main Gate unless the contractor is otherwise notified by the Contracting Officer.
(d) Employees who require access to JBLM-Main to perform work under this contract may obtain a Government sponsored identification badge. The identification card process has been contracted out and the cost of the identification card shall be done by the contractor. Current established costs are: $199.00 for company start-up (first installation), $50.00 to add a second installation and No Cost for the third installation or more; $159.00 per company employee (for one year), $40.00 per company employee (for the second year), No Cost for the third or more years. Company employees may obtain 90-day badge for $59.00. Name and address of contractor is as follows: Fast Access, Eid Passport, Incorporated, 5800 NW Pinefarm Place, Portland, Oregon 97124, Customer Service: 877-727-4342, Office: 503-924-5300, Fax: 503-924-5320, Maria Nguyen, Manager, Cell: (None); email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org. If you choose not to obtain a Fast Access Badge, you can obtain permission for a 30-day pass by contacting the ID Card Facility (Waller Hall). This process may be changed without prior notification, but any long-term badge received by you will continue to be valid until its expiration date. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO ASSIST YOU, AND WILL HELP TO EXPEDITE PAPERWORK AND PAYMENT.
a. Only one delivery will be accepted against each line item. Backorders will NOT be accepted on individual line items. b. Deliver on or before date specified. Deliveries will be accepted Monday through Friday (except Holidays) from 7:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. to Block 15 of the Purchase Order. Notify the individual in Block 16 of any delay encountered (due to strikes, factory backorders, etc.) and give revised delivery date if possible. c. Mark outside of all cartons. Put packing list inside cartons. Show the order number assigned, the PR number shown at the end of each item, and the quantity shipped. All items will be identified by the part number by attached tag and/or stamped identification. d. On direct shipments, have the supplier or manufacturer cite our order number on packages. This eliminates delay caused by trying to determine the firm awarded the original order. Unless otherwise specified in this contract, the contractor shall obtain any necessary licenses and permits, give all notices, and comply with any applicable Federal, State, County, and municipal laws, codes, and regulations in connection with this award. The Contractor will appoint an IMO to be the liaison between the Contractor and Government communication personnel. All requirements to the Network Enterprise Centre (NEC) will be coordinated through the IMO. The contractor shall not make news releases or otherwise provide information relative to the performance of this contract or information relative to any incident occurring on JBLM without prior approval of the Contracting Officer. Acquisition of commercial information technology equipment/supplies shall comply with the current version U.S. Army Net Command s of ASC Technical Authority (TA) Implementation Memorandum. According to Nuance Communications, only their authorized Government resellers may offer and sell their products. Interested parties who are not authorized to offer these products and submit an offer will be disqualified from this business opportunity and such offers will not be considered.