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Combine Solicitation - NDBS Software Update

August 22, 2014

Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 21-AUG-14

Office Address: Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service; Eastern Business Service Center

Subject: NDBS Software Update

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

Solicitation Number: AG-32SC-S-14-704043

Contact: Joshua Dobereiner, Contracting Officer, Phone 309-681-6410, Email

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): Beltsville, MD

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20705

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Eastern Business Service Center

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number AG-32SC-S-14-704043 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76. This solicitation will be a 100% Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 541511 (Custom Computer Programming Services), with a small business size standard of $27.5 million. This acquisition is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN):

0001) Labor for Software Updates, Base Year 1001) Labor for Software Updates, Option Year 1

Specifications: See attached Performance Work Statement.

The Contractor shall provide all items F.O.B. destination. Location of the Government site is aboard USDA ARS Beltsville, MD 20705 and will be identified in the contract. The Government anticipates award of a Firm Fixed Price contract.

Quoters responding to this announcement shall submit their quote in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following: (1) Past Performance, (2) Technical, and (3) Price. Please see "Instructions to Offerors" attachment for additional details.

This acquisition will be conducted using a Best Value Tradeoff Process; therefore, the proposal that is determined to be the most beneficial to the Government given appropriate consideration to the three (3) evaluation factors (Past Performance, Technical, and Price) will be awarded. The Government will make an award to the responsible (in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 9.1) offeror whose offer conforms to the solicitation and is determined to be the most advantageous to the Government considering price and non-price factors and the importance assigned to each. Please see "Evaluation Factors" attachment for additional details.

INSPECTON AND ACCEPTANCE TERMS: Supplies will be inspected by Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and accepted at destination.

The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government; FAR 52.204-7 Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards; AGAR 452.204-70 Inquiries; FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interests when Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended or Proposed for Debarment; FAR 52.209-9 Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters; AGAR 452.209-71 Assurance Regarding Felony Conviction or Tax Delinquent Status for Corporate Applicants; FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offers-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (filled in as follows: Technical, Past Performance, and Price); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes of Executive Orders-Commercial Items; FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options; FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services; FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; FAR 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns; FAR 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation; AGAR 452.219-70 Size Standard and NAICS Code Information; FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor; FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity Employment; FAR 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans; FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; FAR 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans; FAR 52.222-40 Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act; FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards; FAR 52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires; FAR 52.222-43 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards--Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts); FAR 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons; FAR 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; FAR 52.225-1 Buy American'upplies; FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; FAR 52.225-25 Prohibitions on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Reps and Certs; FAR 52.227-14 Rights in Data -- General; FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award; FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract; FAR 52.252-1 Solicitations Provisions Incorporated by Reference; FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference.

To be eligible for an award, all contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). A contractor can contact SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or e-mail at NO EXCEPTIONS. A DUNS (Dun and Bradstreet) number is required in order to register. All invoices shall be submitted electronically.

Quotes must be received no later than September 8, 2014, 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Questions in regards to this combined synopsis/solicitation are due no later than 1:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Answers to any questions received by that time will be posted as an amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation.


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