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Combine Solicitation - CITRIX NETSCALER SOFTWARE SUPPORT

July 16, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 15-JUL-14

Office Address: Other Defense Agencies; Defense Media Activity; DMA Acquisition and Procurement MD; 6700 Taylor Ave Ft Meade MD 20755

Subject: CITRIX NETSCALER SOFTWARE SUPPORT

Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services

Solicitation Number: HQ0516-4125-0001-000

Contact: Leila S. Miller, CONTRACTING OFFICER, Phone (301) 222-6031, Fax (301) 833-4948, Email leila.miller@dma.mil - Kandace M. Perkins, CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Phone 3012226262, Email kandace.perkins@dma.mil

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL (DINFOS)6500 MAPES ROAD FORT GEORGE MEADE, MD

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20755

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Other Defense Agencies

Defense Media Activity

DMA Acquisition and Procurement MD

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number HQ0515-4125-0001-000 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-75 effective 24 JUNE 2014 and DFARS Publication Notice (DPN) 20140624 This acquisition is UNRESTRICTED THIS ACQUISITION IS A RENEWAL FOR SOFTWARE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE TO THE CITRIX NETSCALER APPLIANCE AND SOFTWARE INSTALLED AND CONFIGURED TO THE DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY (DMA) NETWORK. See attached Limited SAP Justification form and PRICE SCHEDULE for more details. COVERAGE DATE: 15 Sep 2014 to 14 Sep 2015 FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (FEB 2012), applies to this acquisition. Re para (a): The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 511210 and the small business size standard is $35.5M. Re para (b)(8): Quotes must include a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (FEB 2012) with Alternate I (APR 2011) or indication that the offeror's Representations and Certifications are completed on SAM.gov. Note that para (k) requires any prospective awardee shall be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (now SAM.gov) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment. ADDENDUM TO FAR 52.212-1 Offerors must use the attached Price Schedule for submission of pricing. Deviation from the price schedule is strictly prohibited. GSA or open market prices will be considered. Period for acceptance of offers: Quotes offering less than 60 calendar days from the date designated for receipt of quotes for acceptance by the Government will be considered non-responsive and will be rejected. In order to minimize the risk of the Government purchasing counterfeit products or unauthorized secondary market equipment, which would not be supported by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), and in order to ensure that the Government purchases only equipment that is genuine (i.e., not counterfeit), authorized (e.g., including appropriate licenses), and supported (e.g., warranty and support services) by the OEM, Vendor shall certify that it is a Manufacturer Authorized Channel Partner with either Premier, Silver or Gold status as of the date of the submission of their offer, and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the Manufacturer to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with the applicable Manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Vendor shall warrant that the products are new and in their original box. The Vendor confirms to have sourced all Manufacturer products submitted in this offer from Manufacturer or through Manufacturer Authorized Channels only, in accordance with Manufacturer's applicable policies in effect at the time of purchase. Vendor shall provide Buyer with a copy of the End User license agreement, and shall warrant that all Manufacturer software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the Manufacturer Software. The Government will only consider proposals from authorized resellers. FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (JAN 1999) applies with the following insertion at paragraph (a): Technical, Past Performance, and Price; with award being made to the lowest priced responsible, responsive Offeror, with acceptable past performance, meeting the requirements of this combined synopsis/solicitation. Technical evaluation will be based on the Offeror's certification that it is a Manufacturer Authorized Partner and that it has the certification/ specialization level required by the manufacturer to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with the applicable manufacturer certification/ specialization requirements. Past Performance will be verified by checking the Offeror's information on Government past performance websites (i.e. CPARS, PPIRS) and by checking the Offeror's status on the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). Offerors are reminded that the Government reserves the right to obtain past performance information from any source available. Offerors will be given the opportunity to respond to any negative past performance information received. It is the responsibility of all interested offerors to review this site frequently for any updates/ amendments that may occur during the solicitation process. The posting of this requirement does not obligate the Government to award a contract nor does it obligate the Government to pay for any proposal preparation costs. The Government reserves the right to cancel this procurement/ solicitation either before or after the solicitation closing date, with no obligation to the offeror by the Government. The Government will issue a contract to the responsible, responsive offeror, with acceptable past performance, submitting the lowest price. All prospective contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management in order to be eligible for contract award. For registration, go to www.sam.gov and follow the instructions. The Government reserves the right to make multiple awards if, after considering the additional administrative costs, it is in the Government's best interest to do so. This contract will include the following referenced clauses which may be accessed electronically at http://farsite.hill.af.mil : FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (FEB 2012) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (JAN 2013) (DEVIATION) FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) FAR 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns (JAN 2011) FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration (OCT 2003) DFARS 252.204-7004, Alternate A, Central Contractor Registration (FEB 2013) DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (JUN 2012) DFARS 252.246-7000 Material Inspection and Receiving Report (MAR 2008) DLAD PROVISION 37.103-90 The contractor shall report all contractor labor hours (including subcontractor labor hours) required for performance of services provided under this contract for the Defense Media Activity via a secure data collection site. The contractor is required to completely fill in all required data fields using the following web address: http://www.ecrnra.mil/. Reporting inputs will be for the labor executed during the period of performance during each Government fiscal year (FY), which runs October 1 through September 30. While inputs may be reported any time during the FY, all data shall be reported no later than October 31 of each calendar year. Contractors may direct questions to the help desk at help desk at: http://www.ecmra.mil Additional FAR and DFARS clauses required by the regulations will be included.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE TO THE BELOW PROVISIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED AND SUBMITTED WITH YOUR QUOTE.

*FILL IN and attach to quote/proposal:

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (NOV 2013) or indication that Representations and Certifications are in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at http://www.sam.gov. YES NO

*FILL IN and attach to quote/proposal:

DFARS 252.204-7007 Alternate A: Annual Representations and Certifications (Mar 2014) Substitute the following paragraphs (d) and (e) for paragraph (d) of the provision at FAR 52.204-8: (d)(1) The following representations or certifications in the System for Award Management (SAM) database are applicable to this solicitation as indicated: (i) 252.209-7001, Disclosure of Ownership or Control by the Government of a Terrorist Country. Applies to all solicitations expected to result in contracts of $150,000 or more. (ii) 252.209-7003, Reserve Officer Training Corps and Military Recruiting on Campus-Representation. Applies to all solicitations with institutions of higher education. (iii) 252.216-7008, Economic Price Adjustment-Wage Rates or Material Prices Controlled by a Foreign Government. Applies to solicitations for fixed-price supply and service contracts when the contract is to be performed wholly or in part in a foreign country, and a foreign government controls wage rates or material prices and may during contract performance impose a mandatory change in wages or prices of materials. (iv) 252.225-7042, Authorization to Perform. Applies to all solicitations when performance will be wholly or in part in a foreign country. (v) 252.229-7012, Tax Exemptions (Italy)-Representation. Applies to solicitations and contracts when contract performance will be in Italy. (vi) 252.229-7013, Tax Exemptions (Spain)-Representation. Applies to solicitations and contracts when contract performance will be in Spain. (vii) 252.247-7022, Representation of Extent of Transportation by Sea. Applies to all solicitations except those for direct purchase of ocean transportation services or those with an anticipated value at or below the simplified acquisition threshold. (2) The following representations or certifications in SAM are applicable to this solicitation as indicated by the Contracting Officer: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] ___ (i) 252.209-7002, Disclosure of Ownership or Control by a Foreign Government. __ (ii) 252.225-7000, Buy American-Balance of Payments Program Certificate. ___ (iii) 252.225-7020, Trade Agreements Certificate. ___ Use with Alternate I. ____(iv) 252.225-7022, Trade Agreements Certificate-Inclusion of Iraqi End Products. ___ (v) 252.225-7031, Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel. _X__ (vi) 252.225-7035, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program Certificate. ___ Use with Alternate I. ___ Use with Alternate II. ___ Use with Alternate III. ___Use with Alternate IV. ___ Use with Alternate V. (e) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website at https://www.acquisition.gov/. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of the offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically that apply to this solicitation as indicated in FAR 52.204-8(c) and paragraph (d) of this provision have been entered or updated within the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer, and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201); except for the changes identified below [offeror to insert changes, identifying change by provision number, title, date]. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. FAR/DFARS Provision # Title Date Change Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications located in the SAM database. (End of provision)

*FILL IN and attach to quote/proposal:

252.209-7993 REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING AN UNPAID DELINQUENT TAX LIABILITY OR A FELONY CONVICTION UNDER ANY FEDERAL LAW-FISCAL YEAR 2014 APPROPRIATIONS (DEVIATION 2014-000009) (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, that Have an Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under Federal Law

(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) QUOTES MUST BE RECEIVED NOT LATER THAN 2 PM EASTERN TIME, 25 JUL 2014, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED. Quotes may be emailed to Leila.Miller@dma.mil or sent via fax to (301) 833-4948. Due to unexpected technical issues, email and fax may result in quote not arriving before the cut-off time. Please allow extra time if you are sending your quote by electronic means. While email or facsimile is a convenient method of communication, it is not 100% reliable. It is incumbent upon the sender to ensure that the message is delivered/read. DMA Contracting cannot be held responsible for email/facsimile delivery issues.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/85343745e25f35a540629bddac1f287b


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