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Presolicitation Notice - 70-- Hard Drives for Computer Forensic Imagining

July 28, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 25-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of Justice; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF); Administrative Programs Division (APD); 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, Dc, DC 20226

Subject: 70-- Hard Drives for Computer Forensic Imagining

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: DJA-14-ASOD-PR-0802

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

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): Sterling, VA 20166

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20166

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Justice

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)

Administrative Programs Division (APD)

Bids are being solicited under solicitation number DJA-14-ASOD-PR-0802. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to and reference Buy No. 640111. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-07-29 12:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at Destination shall be Sterling, VA 20166 The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: WD BLACK 3TB SATA HARD DRIVE 7.2K 6GB/S 3.5IN Mfg#: WD3003FZEX, 44, EA; LI 002: WD BLACK 2TB 3.5" SATA HARD DRIVE-6 7.2K 64MB Mfg#: WD2002FAEX, 40, EA; LI 003: WD BLACK 1TB SATA HARD DRIVE7.2K 6GB/S Mfg#: WD1003FZEX, 40, EA; LI 004: WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA USB 1TB BLK EXTERNAL HDD Mfg#: WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN, 25, EA; LI 005: WD MY PASSPORT ULTRA USB 2TB BLK EXTERNAL HDD Mfg#: WDBMWV0020BBK-NESN, 25, EA; LI 006: WD BLACK 2TB 3.5" SATA HARD DRIVE-6 7.2K 64MB Mfg#: WD2002FAEX, 25, EA; LI 007: SANDISK 128GB CRUZER GLIDE FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: SDCZ60-128G-B35\

Transcend flash memory card - 2 GB - microSD Part#: TS2GUSD

Transcend JetFlash 500 - USB flash drive - 32 GB Part#: TS32GJF500 Transcend JetFlash 500 - USB flash drive - 16 GB Part#: TS16GJF500 Transcend JetFlash 300 - USB flash drive - 8 GB Part#: TS8GJF300 Verbatim Store 'n' Go - USB flash drive 3PK Assorted Colors - 2 GB Part#: 96981, 30, EA; LI 008: TRANSCEND 32GB JETFLASH 370 FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: TS32GJF370, 30, EA; LI 009: TRANSCEND 16GB JETFLASH 370 FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: TS16GJF370, 20, EA; LI 010: PNY 8GB ATTACHE FLASH DRIVE USB 2.0 FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: P-FD8GBATT2-GE, 20, EA; LI 011: KINGSTON DT G4 16GB USB 3.0 FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: DTIG4/16GB, 30, EA; LI 012: KINGSTON DT G4 32GB USB 3.0 FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: DTIG4/32GB, 49, EA; LI 013: PNY 64GB TURBO FLASH DRIVE USB3.0 Mfg#: P-FD64GTBOP-GE, 50, EA; LI 014: PNY 128GB USB TURBO 3.0 FLASH DRIVE Mfg#: P-FD128TBOP-GE, 50, EA; LI 015: WD Red 4 TB HARD DRIVE SATA-600 MFG# WD40EFRX, 20, EA; " token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR9S1aqVYQKCVOQAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%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, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms 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. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids.All responsible Sellers 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. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at Sellers 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 Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. 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 ALL REGISTRATION MUST BE "ACTIVE" AT TIME OF AWARD. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Sellers understand that FedBid ranks all Bids by price; however, pursuant to applicable acquisition regulations and/or departmental guidelines, Buyers may use criteria other than price to evaluate offers. Accordingly, please note that, unless otherwise specified in the Buy Terms, below, to the extent required by applicable regulations and/or guidelines, award will be made to the responsible Seller whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Buyer on the basis of price, technical capability, delivery, and past performance. 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. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of 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 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL FAR 52.211-6 Aug. 1999 (a) If an item in this solicitation is identified as "brand name or equal", the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that "equal" products must meet are specified in the solicitation. (b) To be considered for award, offers of "equal" products, including "equal" products of the brand name manufacturer, must: (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation; (2) Clearly identify the item by (i) Brand name, if any; and (ii) Make or model number; (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and (4) Clearly describe any modifications the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modifications. (c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate "equal" products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. (d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an equal product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation. 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.


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