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Combine Solicitation - 70-- Blade Servers

July 28, 2014

Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 25-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of Labor; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management; Office of Procurement Services; 2 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

Subject: 70-- Blade Servers

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: 14-BOLS-OTS-NAT-0132

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

Setaside: Competitive 8(a)Competitive 8(a)

Place of Performance (address): Washington, DC 20212

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20212-0022

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Labor

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

Office of Procurement Services

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 14-BOLS-OTS-NAT-0132 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 2005-75. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334613 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees.This requirement is a [ 8a Competitive ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-07-31 14:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at Destination shall be Washington, DC 20212 The DOL BLS Washington DC requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: 641016-B21 HEWLETT PACKARD : HP BL460c Gen8 CTO Blade, 4, EA; LI 002: 662070-L21 HP BL460c Gem8 E5-2609 FIO Kit, 4, EA; LI 003: 662070-B21 HP BL460c Gen8 E5-2609 Kit 662070-B21 0D1 Factory integrated, 4, EA; LI 004: 672631-B21 HP 16GB 2Rx4 PC3-12800R-11 Kit 672631-B21 0D1 Factory integrated, 32, EA; LI 005: 652611-B21 HP 300GB SAS 15K RPM 3 YR WARRANTY HD 652611-B21 0D1 Factory integrated, 8, EA; LI 006: 684212-B21 HEWLETT PACKARD : HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2P 554FLB FIO Adptr, 4, EA; LI 007: QW915A HP D2220sb 12 drive 900GB HDD Bundle, 4, EA; " token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR9G%2FHM6OhGCXOQAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%2FFzzqQbJAAyVXBA0Or"Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOL BLS Washington DC 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. DOL BLS Washington DC 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 There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on that are not currently registered to use should proceed to to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. An original invoice shall be prepared and submitted to the Department of Labor (DOL) by email to: 1). Electronic PDF/TIFF Invoice Submittal In an effort to support the eCommerce initiative and expedite vendor payment processing, the DOL requires invoices to be submitted electronically. The contractor shall: a. Address the invoice to the appropriate e-mail address specified above. b. Submit the invoice via attachment in PDF or TIFF format. c. Submit only one invoice per electronic submittal. d. Enter specific information in the subject line of the e-mail in the following format: , DOL Agency, Invoice Number, Example: ABC Co, OASAM, DOL00-00-X0000/X0000, Invoice Number AB-1298433, $15,000.00. e. Wait for either a success or failure e-mail response, regarding the invoice e-mail, before sending in another e-mail with the same invoice attachment. The contractor MUST NOT: a. Submit an invoice that exceeds the size limit of 16 megabytes (approximately 400-500 pages). However, if the invoice exceeds this limit, a summary invoice attachment of less than 16 megabytes should be e-mailed to the payment e-mail address above; while the detailed invoice, including any supplemental information, shall be sent to BLS Payment Office at the address (specified in paragraph 2 below). b. Submit an invoice that is heavy in shading or color. 1. An e-mailed PDF image cannot have any text that has a background with any color other than white. If the image has a shaded background, it will be converted to black, and the text will be illegible. 2. An emailed TIFF image must be black and white. c. Submit more than one attachment, as subsequent attachments will not be recognized. d. Submit more than one invoice in a single attachment. e. Attempt to use the Recall or Resend email message feature. General Information Payment due dates will be calculated only from the date that invoices are received in the electronic invoicing e-mail box and determined to be proper invoices. Inquiries regarding invoices should be e-mailed to The relevant invoice must be attached to the inquiry e-mail and the subject line of the e-mail must state INQUIRY, followed by the information described in paragraph 1).d. above. Example: INQUIRY: , DOL Agency, Invoice Number, Do NOT use the electronic invoicing e-mail address for inquiries about the invoice. 2). Paper Invoices submitted via fax or U.S. mail Paper invoices should only be faxed or mailed when electronic email cannot be accomplished. When invoices must be faxed due to e-mail size limitations, fax them to: 202-691-7796 When paper invoices must be mailed due to e-mail size limitations, mail them to the following address: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. Room 4135 Washington, D.C. 20212 To be considered for award, all Sellers must be manufacturer/ Federally authorized distributors of the equipment/services they are offering with a demonstrated capability of delivering the entire order within the time frames specified by the Buyer on the award. Sellers may be required to provide documentation as proof of authorization to be considered for award. 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 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 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. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998 by Public Law 105-220 (the Workforce Investment Act), applies to Federal Agencies and the Contractors acting in support of the Agency. The Contractor is required to provide Section 508 systems and components when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use Electronic and Information Technology (EIT). The Contractor shall ensure that its system and components allow Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access afforded Federal employees and members of the public who are not individuals with disabilities. The term electronic and information technology includes, but is not limited to, computers, printers, software applications, telecommunications products (such as telephones), information kiosks and transaction machines, Internet/Intranet sites, multimedia, and office equipment such as copiers and fax machines.For all EIT procured, maintained, developed or used at DOL to include electronic documents, software, websites and webpages created or maintained by the Contractor, in order to meet Section 508 accessibility requirements, the Contractor shall:

1. Provide summary narrative text descriptions or a data tables describing each complex graphic (e.g., pie graphs, line graphs, maps, bar graphs, flow charts) in a separate comma-separated values/character-separated values (CSV) file. 2. Label each figure or graphic image with an alternate text description. 3. Contracted vendor support staffs producing EIT deliverables must have a working knowledge of Section 508 and performing Quality Assurance Testing for Section 508; must include this information for the individuals proposed on the contract. 4. Contractors are responsible for having updated authoring and testing tools to produce Section 508 output on their own; the Government will not provide these tools. 5. Unless otherwise stated in the specification of the Contract, two digital copies of any report over 25 pages shall be delivered in media formats readable by Windows-based programs; one copy shall be formatted in Microsoft Word and the second shall be in the Portable Document Format (PDF). Color and/or black & white PDFs are acceptable. Unless permitted by the specifications, reports shall not be submitted in HTML format. Additional information about accessibility standards related to Section 508 may be found at The Section 508 Standards provide the minimum Government requirements. Additional information on creating accessible .pdf files is available at There is a brand name justification on file and will be furnished upon request.


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