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Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation - 59-- ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

May 7, 2014



Notice Type: Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

Posted Date: 06-MAY-14

Office Address: Department of Agriculture; Forest Service; WO-AQM IT Support; Pan American Bldg STE 200, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Subject: 59-- ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

Classification Code: 59 - Electrical and electronic equipment components

Solicitation Number: 685786

Contact: Name: Sophia Marshall, Title: Purchasing Agent, Phone: 5055637212, Fax: , Email: sophiamarshall@fs.fed.us;

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): Sparks, NV 89434

Place of Performance (zipcode): 89434

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

WO-AQM IT Support

CANCELLATION NOTICE: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 685786 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), 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 335999 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-04-15 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Sparks, NV 89434 The Washington Office Acquisition Management IT Support requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: 1/2" Stackable Snap-in hangers 10 units per package CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#ANDSSH-12, 20, EA; LI 002: 7/8" Stackable Snap-in hangers 10 units per package CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#ANDSSH-78, 10, EA; LI 003: 3"-4" Round Member Adapters, 10 units per package CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294557, 10, EA; LI 004: 3/8" Stand Off Adapter 3"-4" OD Stainless steel 10 units per package CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294561, 5, EA; LI 005: 3"-4" 3-Way, Round Member Standoff for Snap-in hangers CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#ANDSTS3-34, 5, EA; LI 006: 3/8" Angle Adapters Stainless Steel (C-Clamp)Universal to accommodate Snap-in Hanger (inc. insert) 10 units per package CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294572, 5, EA; LI 007: Universal Ground Bar, Bare Cooper, 2"x12" w/shelter CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#ANDUGBKIT-0212, 6, ea; LI 008: Surge Arrestor Trapeze Kit-8 MT Wireless brand name or equal Part#MTSAT-K306-U, 5, EA; LI 009: Electrical Tape, type Super 88 3/4"x44'/10 roll 3M brand name or equal Part#Super 88-10 Pkg, 5, EA; LI 010: Coax Sealing Tape-2-1/2" x12", 1/8" thick Valmont Structure brand name or equal Part#M5000, 50, EA; LI 011: RG-223, .195", Foam braided, coaxial Belden brand name or equal Part#BEL9273-010/U500, 500, FT; LI 012: Conn, N-Male Crimp for RG55,142,223 Amphenol brand name or equal Part#RF 082-5370, 100, EA; LI 013: YAGI Antenna, 166 160-174MHz, 9dBi,50 ohms,CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#ANDSG12-12B2U, 20, EA; LI 020: 4" Cable Entry Plate-1x2 Entry Port (15.5"x9.5") CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND204673-2a, 3, EA; LI 021: 4" Cable Entry Boot fits 2 x 1/2" foam coax cable (2 Piece) CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294685, 3, EA; LI 022: 4" Feed-Thru Boot Assemblies CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294573, 8, EA; LI 023: Cable Boot Plug to suit 1/2" foam coax hole, 5 units per package CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#294735, 2, EA; LI 024: 4" Cable Entry Plate-1/1 Entry Port (5.5" x5.5") CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND204673-1, 2, EA; LI 025: 4" Cable Entry Boot Fits 3x1/2" flex foam coax cable (2 Piece) CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294686, 2, EA; LI 026: Standard Port Cushion Blank (no holes) CommScope/Andrew brand name or equal Part#AND294680, 3, EA; "https://marketplace.fedbid.com/fbweb/fbobuyDetails.do token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR92wqhDFYFMFtQAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%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 www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Washington Office Acquisition Management IT Support 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 bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Washington Office Acquisition Management IT Support 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 bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com 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 clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use 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. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. Evaluation factors and significant subfactors as stated in the solicitation are as follows. Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of a quote meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors.

(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation 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:

The non-cost factors are: 1) Meets the technical requirements of the Bill of Materials 2) Signed provision-clause. 3) Specification Sheet for equal items being quoted Requirements for accessibility based on Section 508 Function and Technical provision of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) are determined NOT to be relevant for the following program need: "Land Mobile Radio (LMR)System." Requirements for accessibility based on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) do not apply based on the claim of the following exception founded in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 39.204: - Section 508 back office exception based on 1194.3(f)b. Justification for this claim is documented by the following: "This purchase contains no user initiated activity items or equipment. Additionally it will only be used by radio personal in a physical space frequented only by service personnel to perform preventative maintenance, repair, operations, or occasional monitoring. The Offor shall comply with the standards, policies, and procedures below. In the event of conflicts between the referenced documents and this RFQ, the RFQ shall take precedence.

Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 Accessibility Standards 29 U.S.C. 794d (Rehabilitation Act as amended) 36 CFR 1194 (508 Standards) www.access-board.gov/sec508/508standards.htm (508 standards) FAR 39.2 (Section 508) USDA Standards, policies and procedures (Section 508)

In addition, all contract deliverables are subject to these 508 standards as applicable. Regardless of format, all Web content or communications materials produced, including text, audio or video - must conform to applicable Section 508 standards to allow federal employees and members of the public with disabilities to access information that is comparable to information provided to persons without disabilities. All contractors (including subcontractors) or consultants responsible for preparing or posting content must comply with applicable Section 508 accessibility standards, and where applicable, those set forth in the referenced policy or standards documents above. Remediation of any materials, All maintenance for Electronic Information Technology that requires upgrades, modifications, installations and purchases that do not comply with the applicable provisions of 36 CFR Part 1194 as set forth in the RFP shall be the responsibility of the contractor or consultant.

The following Section 508 provisions apply to the content or communications material identified in this RFQ:

508 Product Requirements:

Information, documentation, and support requirements from 36 CFR part 1194 Subpart D have been determined to apply this acquisition. Solicitation respondents must describe how the information, documentation, and support proposed for Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) deliverables meet at least that information, documentation, and support requirements identified as applicable in the attached Government Product/Service Accessibility Template s (GPAT s). Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. 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. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/WOAQMITS/685786/listing.html


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