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Combine Solicitation - 70-- TOCNET Network Gear

February 6, 2014

Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 05-FEB-14

Office Address: Department of the Navy; United States Marine Corps; Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA); Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

Subject: 70-- TOCNET Network Gear

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: M68909-14-Q-7629

Contact: Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email:;

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): CAMP PENDLETON, CA 92055

Place of Performance (zipcode): 92055-5171

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Navy

United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA)

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.The solicitation number is M68909-14-Q-7629 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-72. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334290 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees.This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit quotes.The solicitation pricing on will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-02-12 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at Destination shall be CAMP PENDLETON, CA 92055 The USMC - MCTSSA requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: SANMINA-SCI / GD C4 SYSTEMS TOCNET ICS MCSU-VX Switch; MFG part # 5459400-001 (see SCI_TOCNET_Switch attachment for details), 1, EA; LI 002: SANMINA-SCI / GD C4 SYSTEMS TOCNET ICS Jackbox USB; MFG part # 5402600-001 (see SCI_TOCNET_Switch attachment for details), 1, EA; " token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR9myZabQeR%2BbCQAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%2FFzzqQbJAAyVXBA0Or"Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, USMC - MCTSSA intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing quotes, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. USMC - MCTSSA is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time quotes.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their quote using the online exchange located at There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a quote on that are not currently registered to use should proceed to to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith quotes, to use decoys in the process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. This is a commercial acquisition prepared in accordance with the format under FAR Subpart 12.6 Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, and in accordance with the statutory procedures under 41 U.S.C. 428a and FAR Subpart 13.5 Test Program for Certain Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's basic warranty. All items must have complete MFG part numbers attached to the vendor's offer in order to be properly evaluated by the Government. Items that do not have proper MFG part numbers will render the vendor's offer as "technically unacceptable." The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by full text: FAR clause 52.212-2, EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS, applies to this acquisition. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this reverse auction to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (i) technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement; (ii) price; (iii) warranty; (iv) delivery. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of provision) This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines in accordance with FAR clause 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS. Registration information can be found at The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR clause 52.212-1, INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, applies to this acquisition; FAR clause 52.212-4, CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, applies to this acquisition; FAR clause 52.212-5, CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, and the following sub-clauses by reference, applies to this acquisition: 52.203-13, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.209-10, 52.219-8, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.226-6, 52.233-3, 52.233-4, 52.223-15, 52.223-16, 52.223-18, & 52.247-64. The full text of the referenced FAR and DFARS clauses may be accessed electronically at The following applicable FAR and DFARS clauses are also incorporated by reference: 52.247-34, 252.203-7002, 252.204-7004 Alt A, 252.211-7003, 252.225-7002, 252.237-7010, 252.237-7019, & 252.247-7023. Offerors must be either a certified or authorized reseller -or- distribution partner of the stated and requested manufactured products. Vendors who are found to be unauthorized to resell or distribute stated and requested manufactured products will render the vendor's offer as "technically unacceptable." Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination in accordance with FAR clause 52.247-34. The selected Offeror must comply with the following payment terms and conditions: FAR clause 52.232-33, and DFARS clauses 252.232-7003 and 252.232-7006. Bid MUST be good for at least 30 calendar days after close of Buy.


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