Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Posted Date: 06-JUN-14
Office Address: Department of the Army; FedBid; FedBid.com -- for Department of Army procurements only; Building 2015, JBLM, WA 98433
Subject: D-- Equalogic System and Components
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: 0010515308
Contact: Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email: Clientservices@fedbid.com;
Place of Performance (address): JBLM, 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.
contact the specialist listed in the solicitation to address any questions concerning any other request for quotes. This is a Request for Bids under Federal Acquisition Regulation 13, Simplified Acquisition. The following clauses apply:
FAR 52.213-1 Fast Pay is incorporated by reference and applies to Fast Pay purchase orders under $30,000. FAR 52.213-2 Is incorporated by reference and applies to Invoices purchase orders authorized for Advance Payment. FAR 52.213-3 Is incorporated by reference and applies to all firm fixed Notice to Supplier price purchase orders. FAR 52.213-4 Is incorporated by reference and applies to Terms and Conditions- purchase orders under $150,000. Simplified Acquisitions, Non-Commercial items 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. Quotes will be evaluated based on price, technical acceptable and delivery. Past Performance Information may be required to submitted. Quotes must be submitted per unit price and total price. Multiple awards will not be made; therefore, quotes that cover less than all the items and quantities in this quote will be rejected as non-responsive. 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. 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. 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:
Clause Description 252.239-7017, Notice of Supply Chain Risk solicitations using FAR part 12 procedures for the acquisition of commercial items, that involve the development or delivery of any information technology whether acquired as a service or as a supply
NOTICE OF SUPPLY CHAIN RISK (NOV 2013)
(a) Definitions. Supply chain risk, as used in this provision, means the risk that an adversary may sabotage, maliciously introduce unwanted function, or otherwise subvert the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, distribution, installation, operation, or maintenance of a national security system (as that term is defined at 44 U.S.C. 3542(b)) so as to surveil, deny, disrupt, or otherwise degrade the function, use, or operation of such system.
(b) In order to manage supply chain risk, the Government may use the authorities provided by section 806 of Pub. L. 111-383. In exercising these authorities, the Government may consider information, public and non-public, including all-source intelligence, relating to an offeror and its supply chain.
(c) If the Government exercises the authority provided in section 806 of Pub. L. 111-383 to limit disclosure of information, no action undertaken by the Government under such authority shall be subject to review in a bid protest before the Government Accountability Office or in any Federal court.
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