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Combine Solicitation - R-- OPTION - Wireless Internet Services

June 23, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 20-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of the Army; FedBid; FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only; Bldg 2021 Club Road, Fort Bliss, TX 79916

Subject: R-- OPTION - Wireless Internet Services

Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services

Solicitation Number: W911SG-14-T-9052_01

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): See Statement of Work.

Place of Performance (zipcode): -

Place of Performance Country: -

Description: Department of the Army

FedBid

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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 W911SG-14-T-9052_01 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 2005-74. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541330 with a small business size standard of $14.00M.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 2014-06-23 15:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Statement of Work. The MICC Fort Bliss requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 06/27/2014 - 06/26/2015 LI 001: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (TAC 24) Base Year;The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015, 1, EA; LI 002: Installation of Circuit Base Year;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015, 1, EA; LI 003: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (Hawk 6) Base Year;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015, 1, EA; LI 004: Installation of Circuit Base Year;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015, 1, EA; LI 005: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (Hawk 8) Base Year;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015, 1, EA; LI 006: Installation of Circuit Base Year;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2014 - 26 June 2015, 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 06/27/2015 - 06/26/2016 LI 001: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (TAC 24) Option Year 1;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2015 - 26 June 2016, 1, EA; LI 002: Installation of Circuit Option Year 1;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2015 - 26 June 2016, 1, EA; LI 003: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (Hawk 6) Option Year 1;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2015 - 26 June 2016, 1, EA; LI 004: Installation of Circuit Option Year 1;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2015 - 26 June 2016, 1, EA; LI 005: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (Hawk 8) Option Year 1;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2015 - 26 June 2016, 1, EA; LI 006: Installation of Circuit Option Year 1;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2015 - 26 June 2016, 1, EA; Option 2 Period of Performance: 06/27/2016 - 06/26/2017 LI 001: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (TAC 24) Option Year 2;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2016 - 26 June 2017, 1, EA; LI 002: Installation of Circuit Option Year 2;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2016 - 26 June 2017, 1, EA; LI 003: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (Hawk 6) Option Year 2;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2016 - 26 June 2017, 1, EA; LI 004: Installation of Circuit Option Year 2;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2016 - 26 June 2017, 1, EA; LI 005: Internet Frac Circuit Svc (Hawk 8) Option Year 2;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2016 - 26 June 2017, 1, EA; LI 006: Installation of Circuit Option Year 2;

The Contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform wireless internet service at TAC-24, HAWK site 6, and HAWK site 8, located at McGregor Range, NM, as defined in the attached PWS. This contract includes all functions, tasks and responsibilities normally performed by an internet service provider. The Contractor shall be responsible for wireless internet services providing a minimum of 2 Mbps up link speeds and 2 Mbps down links for each site. In the event of internet failures, the contractor must re-establish connections within 24 hours, or sooner. All satellite antennas mounted on buildings should be non-penetrating roof mounts as to not disturb the structure of the buildings. The contractor will determine the exact coordinates and locations of receiver devices based upon gains for connectivity.

Period of Performance: 27 June 2016 - 26 June 2017, 1, EA; "https://marketplace.fedbid.com/fbweb/fbobuyDetails.do token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR9yMTRSoEigY8QAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%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, MICC Fort Bliss 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. MICC Fort Bliss 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. This clause implements the temporary policy provided by OMB Policy Memorandum M-12-16, Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors, dated July 11, 2012

(a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receipt of a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor.

(b) Inclue the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (b), in all subcontracts with small business concerns.

(c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (a) Definitions. As used in this clause

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database means the retired primary Government repository for Contractor information required for the conduct of business with the Government.

Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code means

(1) A code assigned by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Logistics Information Service to identify a commercial or Government entity; or

(2) A code assigned by a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that DLA records and maintains in the CAGE master file. This type of code is known as an NCAGE code.

Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number means the 9-digit number assigned by Dun and Bradstreet, Inc. (D&B) to identify unique business entities.

Data Universal Numbering System+4 (DUNS+4) number means the DUNS number means the number assigned by D&B plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned by a business concern. (D&B has no affiliation with this 4-character suffix.) This 4-character suffix may be assigned at the discretion of the business concern to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see the FAR at Subpart 32.11) for the same concern.

Registered in the SAM database means that

(1) The Contractor has entered all mandatory information, including the DUNS number or the DUNS+4 number, into the SAM database;

(2) The Contractor s CAGE code is in the SAM database; and

(3) The Government has validated all mandatory data fields, to include validation of the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and has marked the record Active. The Contractor will be required to provide consent for TIN validation to the Government as a part of the SAM registration process. System for Award Management (SAM) means the primary Government repository for prospective federal awardee information and the centralized Government system for certain contracting, grants, and other assistance related processes. It includes

(1) Data collected from prospective federal awardees required for the conduct of business with the Government;

(2) Prospective contractor submitted annual representations and certifications in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.12; and

(3) The list of all parties suspended, proposed for debarment, debarred, declared ineligible, or excluded or disqualified under the nonprocurement common rule by agencies, Government corporations, or by the Government Accountability Office.

(b)(1) The Contractor shall be registered in the SAM database prior to submitting an invoice and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation.

(2) The SAM registration shall be for the same name and address identified on the contract, with its associated CAGE code and DUNS or DUNS+4.

(3) If indicated by the Government during performance, registration in an alternate system may be required in lieu of SAM.

(c) If the Contractor does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one.

(1) A contractor may obtain a DUNS number

(i) Via the internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform or if the contractor does not have internet access, it may call Dun and Bradstreet at 1-866-705-5711 if located within the United States; or

(ii) If located outside the United States, by contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. The contractor should indicate that it is a contractor for a U.S. Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office.

(2) The Contractor should be prepared to provide the following information:

(i) Company legal business name.

(ii) Tradestyle, doing business, or other name by which your entity is commonly recognized.

(iii) Company physical street address, city, state and Zip Code.

(iv) Company mailing address, city, state and Zip Code (if separate from physical).

(v) Company telephone number.

(vi) Date the company was started.

(vii) Number of employees at your location.

(viii) Chief executive officer/key manager.

(ix) Line of business (industry).

(x) Company Headquarters name and address (reporting relationship within your entity).

(d) Reserved.

(e) Processing time for registration in SAM, which normally takes five business days, should be taken into consideration when registering. Contractors who are not already registered should consider applying for registration at least two weeks prior to invoicing. (f) The Contractor is responsible for the accuracy and completeness of the data within the SAM database, and for any liability resulting from the Government s reliance on inaccurate or incomplete data. To remain registered in the SAM database after the initial registration, the Contractor is required to review and update on an annual basis from the date of initial registration or subsequent updates its information in the SAM database to ensure it is current, accurate and complete. Updating information in the SAM does not alter the terms and conditions of this contract and is not a substitute for a properly executed contractual document.

(g)(1)(i) If a Contractor has legally changed its business name, doing business as name, or division name (whichever is shown on the contract), or has transferred the assets used in performing the contract, but has not completed the necessary requirements regarding novation and change-of-name agreements in Subpart 42.12, the Contractor shall provide the responsible Contracting Officer sufficient documentation to support the legally changed name with a minimum of one business day s written notification of its intention to

(A) Change the name in the SAM database;

(B) Comply with the requirements of subpart 42.12 of the FAR; and

(C) Agree in writing to the timeline and procedures specified by the responsible Contracting Officer.

(ii) If the Contractor fails to comply with the requirements of paragraph (g)(1)(i) of this clause, or fails to perform the agreement at paragraph (g)(1)(i)(C) of this clause, and, in the absence of a properly executed novation or change-of-name agreement, the SAM information that shows the Contractor to be other than the Contractor indicated in the contract will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the Suspension of Payment paragraph of the electronic funds transfer (EFT) clause of this contract.

(2) The Contractor shall not change the name or address for EFT payments or manual payments, as appropriate, in the SAM record to reflect an assignee for the purpose of assignment of claims (see FAR Subpart 32.8, Assignment of Claims). Assignees shall be separately registered in the SAM database. Information provided to the Contractor s SAM record that indicates payments, including those made by EFT, to an ultimate recipient other than that Contractor will be considered to be incorrect information within the meaning of the Suspension of payment paragraph of the EFT clause of this contract.

(h) Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov or by calling 866-606-8220, or 334-206-7828 for international calls.

(End of Clause) New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. 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. Offeror must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the CCR, it may do so through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov. 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/. If you have complaints about this procurement, it is preferable that you first attempt to resolve those concerns with the responsible contracting officer. However, you can also protest to Headquarters, AMC. The HQ, AMC Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC as an Alternative Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office or other external forum. Contract award or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, and within the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protest decision goal is to resolve protests within 20 working days from filing. To be timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.10. If you want to file a protest under the AMC-Level Protest Program, the protest must request resolution under that program and be sent to the address below. All other agency-level protests should be sent to the contracting officer for resolution. HQ Army Material Command Office of Command Counsel 9301 Chapek Rd, Room 2-1SE3401 Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5527 Facsimile number (703) 806-8866 or 8875 Packages sent by FedEx or UPS should be addressed to: HQ Army Material Command Office of Command Counsel Room 2-1SE3401 1412 Jackson Loop Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5527 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. Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (Jul 2013) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code and small business size standard for this acquisition appear in Block 10 of the solicitation cover sheet (SF 1449). However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees. (b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show -(1) The solicitation number; (2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers; (3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary; (5) Terms of any express warranty; (6) Price and any discount terms; (7) Remit to address, if different than mailing address; (8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically); (9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments; (10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and (11) 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. (c) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation. (d) Product samples. When required by the solicitation, product samples shall be submitted at or prior to the time specified for receipt of offers. Unless otherwise specified in this solicitation, these samples shall be submitted at no expense to the Government, and returned at the sender s request and expense, unless they are destroyed during preaward testing. (e) Multiple offers. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple offers presenting alternative terms and conditions or commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each offer submitted will be evaluated separately. (f) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers. (1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due. (2) (i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is late and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and (A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or (B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government s control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or (C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received. (ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted (3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel. (4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. (5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer. (g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). 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. (h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer. (i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation. (1) (i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to-- GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications Section Suite 8100 470 L Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC 20407 Telephone (202) 619-8925) Facsimile (202 619-8978). (ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee. (2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites-- (i) ASSIST (http://assist.daps.dla.mil). (ii) Quick Search (http://assist.daps.dla.mil/quicksearch/). (iii) ASSISTdocs.com (http:// assistdocs.com). (3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by (i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard ( http://assist.daps.dla.mil/ wizard); (ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or (iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4 Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697/2197, Facsimile (215) 697-1462. (4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance. (j) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number. (Applies to offers exceeding $3,000, and offers of $3,000 or less if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. The offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation DUNS or DUNS+4 followed by the DUNS or DUNS+4 number that identifies the offeror s name and address. The DUNS+4 is the DUNS number plus a 4-character suffix that may be assigned at the discretion of the offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) accounts (see FAR Subpart 32.11) for the same concern. If the offeror does not have a DUNS number, it should contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one. An offeror within the United States may contact Dun and Bradstreet by calling 1-866-705-5711 or via the Internet at http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform. An offeror located outside the United States must contact the local Dun and Bradstreet office for DUNS number. The offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the local Dun and Bradstreet office. (k) System for Award Management. Unless exempted by an addendum to this solicitation, by submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation. If the Offeror does not become registered in the SAM database in the time prescribed by the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer will proceed to award to the next otherwise successful registered Offeror. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the SAM database accessed through https://www.acquisition.gov. (l) Debriefing. If a postaward debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable: (1) The agency s evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror s offer. (2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror. (3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection. (4) A summary of rationale for award; (5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror. (6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency. (End of Provision) REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW FISCAL YEAR 2014 APPROPRIATIONS (DEVIATION 2014-OO0009) (FEB 2014) (a) In accordance with sections 8113 and 8114 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014, and sections 414 and 415 of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-76, Divisions C and J), none of the funds made available by those divisions (including Military Construction funds) may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that (1) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or (2) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror represents that (1) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, (2) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (End of provision) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days (insert the period of time within which the Contracting Officer may exercise the option).

(End of clause) a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days (insert the period of time within which the Contracting Officer may exercise the option); provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 30 days (60 days unless a different number of days is inserted) before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.

(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.

(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 10 June, 2017 . (End of clause) (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.

(End of clause) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-- Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization. Document type means the type of payment request or receiving report available for creation in Wide Area WorkFlow (WAWF). Local processing office (LPO) is the office responsible for payment certification when payment certification is done external to the entitlement system. (b) Electronic invoicing. The WAWF system is the method to electronically process vendor payment requests and receiving reports, as authorized by DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports. (c) WAWF access. To access WAWF, the Contractor shall-- (1) Have a designated electronic business point of contact in the System for Award Management at https://www.acquisition.gov; and (2) Be registered to use WAWF at https://wawf.eb.mil/ following the step-by-step procedures for self-registration available at this Web site. (d) WAWF training. The Contractor should follow the training instructions of the WAWF Web-Based Training Course and use the Practice Training Site before submitting payment requests through WAWF. Both can be accessed by selecting the Web Based Training link on the WAWF home page at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (e) WAWF methods of document submission. Document submissions may be via Web entry, Electronic Data Interchange, or File Transfer Protocol. (f) WAWF payment instructions. The Contractor must use the following information when submitting payment requests and receiving reports in WAWF for this contract/order: (1) Document type. The Contractor shall use the following document type(s). Invoice and Receiving Report (COMBO) (Contracting Officer: Insert applicable document type(s). Note: If a Combo document type is identified but not supportable by the Contractor's business systems, an Invoice (stand-alone) and Receiving Report (stand-alone) document type may be used instead.) (2) Inspection/acceptance location. The Contractor shall select the following inspection/acceptance location(s) in WAWF, as specified by the contracting officer. Destination (Contracting Officer: Insert inspection and acceptance locations or Not applicable .) (3) Document routing. The Contractor shall use the information in the Routing Data Table below only to fill in applicable fields in WAWF when creating payment requests and receiving reports in the system. Routing Data Table* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Field Name in WAWF Data to be entered in WAWF -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pay Official DoDAAC __HQ0490__ Issue By DoDAAC __W911SG__ Admin DoDAAC __W911SG__ Inspect By DoDAAC __W910BB__ Ship To Code __W910BB__ Ship From Code ____ Mark For Code ____ Service Approver (DoDAAC) __W910BB__ Service Acceptor (DoDAAC) ____ Accept at Other DoDAAC ____ LPO DoDAAC ____ DCAA Auditor DoDAAC ____ Other DoDAAC(s) ____ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (*Contracting Officer: Insert applicable DoDAAC information or See schedule if multiple ship to/acceptance locations apply, or Not applicable. ) (4) Payment request and supporting documentation. The Contractor shall ensure a payment request includes appropriate contract line item and subline item descriptions of the work performed or supplies delivered, unit price/cost per unit, fee (if applicable), and all relevant back-up documentation, as defined in DFARS Appendix F, (e.g. timesheets) in support of each payment request. (5) WAWF email notifications. The Contractor shall enter the email address identified below in the Send Additional Email Notifications field of WAWF once a document is submitted in the system. Point of contact: James Robin, james.g.robin.civ@mail.mil; 915-569-9575 Contract Specialist: Israel Gutierrez, israel.gutierrez1.civ@mail.mil; 915-568-2247 Contracting Officer: Hester Stone, hester.q.stone.civ@mail.mil; 915-568-8752 (Contracting Officer: Insert applicable email addresses or Not applicable. ) (g) WAWF point of contact. (1) The Contractor may obtain clarification regarding invoicing in WAWF from the following contracting activity's WAWF point of contact. Point of contact: James Robin, james.g.robin.civ@mail.mil; 915-569-9575 Contract Specialist: Israel Gutierrez, israel.gutierrez1.civ@mail.mil; 915-568-2247 Contracting Officer: Hester Stone, hester.q.stone.civ@mail.mil; 915-568-8752 (Contracting Officer: Insert applicable information or Not applicable. ) (2) For technical WAWF help, contact the WAWF helpdesk at 866-618-5988. (End of clause) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation 52.222-3Convict Labor 52.222-21Prohibition of Segregated Facilities 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management 52.233-3 Protest after Award 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DOD Officials 252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product 252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments Questions: 1. Does the 'ship to' address have storage area to stage the equipment (i.e. 1.2 satellite Antenna, Non-Pen Roof Mount, 20RU Equipment Network Cabinet) prior to the installation of each site

2. Does each site have conditioned indoor environment (Clean + A/C) where the electronic equipment will be installed Is there a open desk, shelf or enclosure cabinet where the electronic equipment will be hosted Is the customer providing conditioned power (UPS) to power the network equipment at each site

Answer: The answer to your questions is yes. This is covered in the PWS, excerpts are copied below.

3.3. Utilities. The Government will provide electrical connections and space to set up equipment. If utilities are furnished, the following is required: The Contractor shall instruct employees in utilities conservation practices.

4.1.1. The Contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, transportation, vehicles, supplies, equipment, materials, facilities and services required to perform work under this contract that are not listed under Section 3 of this PWS.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/dbef3398f5cef62c701e39eda6223b0d


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