Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment
Solicitation Number: FA8751-14-R-0007
Place of Performance (address):
Place of Performance (zipcode): 13441
Place of Performance Country: US
Air Force Materiel Command
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 (paper copy) will not be issued. Further, offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for the release of amendments (if any) or other information pertaining to this solicitation. Solicitation FA8751-14-R-0007 is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP).
This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-77 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement Change Notice (DCN) 20131231. See http://farsite.hill.af.mil/ for the full text of all provisions and clauses incorporated by reference herein.
This procurement is being solicited on an unrestricted basis with regard to size standard. For reference, the NAICS code is 511210 and small business size standard is
The Government requires Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization software and hardware maintenance.
Maintenance will be provided for a one year period of performance. Hardware maintenance requires next business day advance replacement or repair, shipped for next business day delivery. Software support requires upgrade subscription package for maintenance releases and software updates providing access to the latest product features and functionality. Hardware and software require 24X7 Access to Web site, phone, and Email support. Maintenance will be applied to existing environment characterized by Riverbed Steelhead products. For reference, Service Serial numbers of existing agreements are listed in Attachment No. 1.
The specification requirements outlined represent a solution known to be acceptable to the Government, are provided on a "brand name or equal basis", and describe the minimum physical, functional, and performance characteristics of a technically acceptable solution. Offerors submitting equals to this solution must provide technical information in sufficient detail to allow adequate and thorough technical evaluation of the proposed equal solution.
The offeror shall provide all items (or equal) on a Firm Fixed Price basis, including the cost of shipping FOB Destination and shall provide at least the same warranty terms, including offers of extended warranties, offered to the general public in customary commercial practice.
The anticipated start date is
The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (
(b) Written proposals are due at or before
(b)(4) Submit a technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail for the Government to evaluate the capability of the solution being offered. Include product literature and other documentation necessary to (i) demonstrate compliance with the specifications, and (ii) verify authenticity of the products being offered and the sourcing method to be used.
(b)(10) Submit past performance information for contracts completed within the previous 3 years for efforts relevant in terms of scope and magnitude to this requirement. Please include contract/project numbers, current points of contact with telephone numbers and email, a brief contract/project description, and any other relevant information.
(b)(12) If the offer is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration.
(g) Contract award. The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received.
(k) System for Award Management (SAM). Offerors must be registered in the SAM database to receive a contract award. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database within 4 days after receiving notification from the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror.
The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items (
REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Offerors are required to complete and submit representations and certifications found in the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items; Alternate I. For your convenience all referenced certifications are attached to this solicitation (Attachment No. 2).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (
The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (
52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (
52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (
The following additional FAR and FAR Supplement provisions and clauses also apply:
52.203-3, Gratuities (
5352.201-9101, Ombudsman is hereby incorporated into this solicitation. The Ombudsman for this acquisition is
Note that the clause at 252.232-7003 is included in this solicitation. DoD requires all payment requests (with a few exceptions) to be submitted and processed electronically. All vendors/contractors must familiarize themselves with this clause and DFAR 232.7003 for specific procedures. The DoD preferred electronic form for transmission is Wide Area Workflow - Receipt and Acceptance (see website - https://wawf.eb.mil). Wide Area Workflow Training may be accessed online at http://www.wawftraining.com. Please confirm in your proposal that your company is able to submit electronic invoices as set forth in the clause.
The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) rating DO-A7 has been assigned to this effort.
All responsible organizations may submit a proposal, which shall be considered.
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