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Presolicitation Notice - D-- Kemp Load Balancers Maint Renewal

August 12, 2014



Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 11-AUG-14

Office Address: Department of State; Office of Acquisitions; Acquisition Management; 1701 N. Ft. Myer Dr. , Arlington , VA 22209

Subject: D-- Kemp Load Balancers Maint Renewal

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

Solicitation Number: SAQMMA14Q0239

Contact: Name: LaWanna Bradley, Title: CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Phone: 7038756069, Fax: , Email: BradleyLR@state.gov;

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): WASHINGTON, DC 20520

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20520

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of State

Office of Acquisitions

Acquisition Management

Bids are being solicited under solicitation number SAQMMA14Q0239. 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 www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 648874. 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 www.GSA.gov. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-08-13 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be WASHINGTON, DC 20520 The Department of State requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001: Shipping & Handling - FOB Destination, 1, EA; LI 002: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB04007282 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 003: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB04000276 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 004: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP360 S/N: TSBB04007294 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015., 1, EA; LI 005: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009198 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 006: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009190 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 007: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009199 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 008: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009188 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 009: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009219 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 010: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009224 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 011: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3500 S/N: TSBA03002178 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 012: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3500 S/N: 901013308 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; LI 013: 1yr Prem 24x7 Support2 Extension or Renewal including NBD replace EP3600 S/N: TSBB05009200 POP: 9/25/2014 To 9/24/2015, 1, EA; "https://marketplace.fedbid.com/fbweb/fbobuyDetails.do token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR964OGjFlzU11QAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%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, Department of State 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. Department of State 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 www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com 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 clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers 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 Sellers require additional clarification, contact 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. If this is a Brand Name Only procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). 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. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. A) The offeror shall provide the government, with its offer submission, written verification from the GSA schedule holder that an agreement exists that validates the offeror's right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA schedule holder, if other than the offeror; and, B) By proactively complying with this offer term, sellers accept that the government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the government and receive payment from the government. GSA schedule orders may include "open market" items, i.e., items not on the awardee's list of GSA schedule items, only in compliance with FAR 8.402(f). Offerors should verify in writing which items are listed on their GSA schedule contracts and which items are "open market" items. For an offer to qualify as an offer based on a GSA schedule contract, the value of "open market" items included in the offer may not exceed the applicable micro-purchase threshold as defined in FAR 2.101. In order to notate which items are open market, in accordance with FAR 8.402(f)(3), Seller must write "open market" in the Line Item Description for any item not currently active on the cited contract, or list in the Seller Bid Description field all open market line numbers (e.g. "Open Market Items: Lines 1, 2, 3.") The Buy American Act (1) Restricts the purchase of supplies, that are not domestic end products, for use within the United States. A foreign end product may be purchased if it is determined that the price of the lowest domestic offer is unreasonable or if another exception applies, and (2) Requires, with some exceptions the use of only domestic construction materials in contracts for construction in the United States (3) Buy American Act uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product. (a) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and (b) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components.

Buy American Act Certificate (June 2003) 52.225-2 Buy American Act Certificate: (a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products. The terms component, domestic end product, end product, foreign end product, and United States are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled Buy American Act Supplies. TO COMPLY, SELLERS MUST LIST THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN EACH LINE ITEM.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/A-LM-AQM/A-LM-AQM/SAQMMA14Q0239/listing.html


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