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Combine Solicitation - Shout Nano Tracking Devices

August 29, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 28-AUG-14

Office Address: Department of Homeland Security; United States Secret Service (USSS); Procurement Division; 245 MURRAY LANE SWBLDG T-5 WASHINGTON DC 20223

Subject: Shout Nano Tracking Devices

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: HSSS01-14-Q-0349

Contact: Chelly Johnson Jones, Phone 2025066596, Email chelly.jones@usss.dhs.gov

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): United States Secret ServiceWashington, DC

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20223

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Homeland Security

United States Secret Service (USSS)

Procurement Division

Instructions to Offerors

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. Synopsis/solicitation number HSSS01-14-Q-0349 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) through FAC 2005-76 effective August 25, 2014.

This is a total small business set-aside under NAICs code 443112 with a size standard of 750 Employees

This requirement is for the purchase of Shout Nano Tracking Devices to be utilized by USSS personnel for Personnel Recovery as identified in Section I, SF18 CLINs 0001 and 0002, and Section II Requirements

Offerors capable of providing the above referenced requirement shall provide the requested documentation to the Point of contact below NO LATER THAN 2:00pm EST, Monday, September 7, 2014. Questions will not be accepted after 1:00 pm, Friday, September 5, 2014. No phone calls, please.

This Solicitation is comprised of:

I. SF 18

II. REQUIREMENTS

III. FORMAT AND SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

IV. TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROVISIONS, AND CLAUSES

V. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR OFFERORS

II. REQUIREMENT

These Shout Nano Iridium Personal Tracker Devices are intended to transmit alert signals and text messages via Iridium satellites to expedite the recovery of an isolated individual (s). This equipment can be utilized to increase an individual's survivability until friendly forces can assist the carrier.

The items requested are:

96 Shout Nano Iridium Personal Tracker Devices

Shout TS contains the transmitter, receiver, and antenna in 1 handheld unit

Shout alert button is shielded with a cover that may be slid open with 1 finger

Shout TS will report to the monitoring center of our choice (ISD Duty Desk)

Shout contains a 1.95 A-Hr single cell rechargeable lithium-ion battery that draws less than 35 ua during sleep. After charging, the wake up from sleep to send its position report to the designated command center.

Shout utilizes 256-bit AES encrypted 10-byte, 30-byte or PECOS format

Shout is operational in temperatures from -40F to 185F. Thus, the Shout provides the carrier expanded operational coverage in various temperatures.

III. FORMAT AND SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL

Part A.

Pricing and Availability - The offeror shall provide an FOB Destination "each" price for CLIN 0001s and 0002, delivery date after receipt of order, unit price and a total order price.

PART B.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 2:00pm EST, Monday, September 8, 2014.

All documents required for submission of proposal must be sent to David Keene via email to chelly.jones@usss.dhs.gov. Hard copy or faxed proposals shall not be accepted.

Communications with other officials may compromise the competitiveness of this acquisition and result in cancellation of the requirement.

IV. TERMS AND CONDITIONS, PROVISIONS, AND CLAUSES

The following provisions apply to this acquisition:

52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial

52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items -- This requirement will be awarded based on Lowest Priced Technical Acceptable submission of Quotes.

Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer.

52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding any addenda to the clause.

52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding which, if any, of the additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition.

Warranty shall be included in the data plan.

Offerors shall complete the following provisions provided in full text and return with their RFQ:

3052.209-70 - Prohibition on contracts with corporate expatriates. (JUN 2006)

As prescribed at (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.108-7005, insert the following clause:

PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTS WITH CORPORATE EXPATRIATES (JUN 2006)

(a) Prohibitions.

Section 835 of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395, prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from entering into any contract with a foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation as defined in this clause, or with any subsidiary of such an entity. The Secretary shall waive the prohibition with respect to any specific contract if the Secretary determines that the waiver is required in the interest of national security.

(b) Definitions. As used in this clause:

Expanded Affiliated Group means an affiliated group as defined in section 1504(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (without regard to section 1504(b) of such Code), except that section 1504 of such Code shall be applied by substituting 'more than 50 percent' for 'at least 80 percent' each place it appears.

Foreign Incorporated Entity means any entity which is, or but for subsection (b) of section 835 of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395, would be, treated as a foreign corporation for purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

Inverted Domestic Corporation. A foreign incorporated entity shall be treated as an inverted domestic corporation if, pursuant to a plan (or a series of related transactions)-

(1) The entity completes the direct or indirect acquisition of substantially all of the properties held directly or indirectly by a domestic corporation or substantially all of the properties constituting a trade or business of a domestic partnership;

(2) After the acquisition at least 80 percent of the stock (by vote or value) of the entity is held-

(i) In the case of an acquisition with respect to a domestic corporation, by former shareholders of the domestic corporation by reason of holding stock in the domestic corporation; or

(ii) In the case of an acquisition with respect to a domestic partnership, by former partners of the domestic partnership by reason of holding a capital or profits interest in the domestic partnership; and

(3) The expanded affiliated group which after the acquisition includes the entity does not have substantial business activities in the foreign country in which or under the law of which the entity is created or organized when compared to the total business activities of such expanded affiliated group.

Person, domestic, and foreign have the meanings given such terms by paragraphs (1), (4), and (5) of section 7701(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, respectively.

(c) Special rules. The following definitions and special rules shall apply when determining whether a foreign incorporated entity should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation.

(1) Certain stock disregarded. For the purpose of treating a foreign incorporated entity as an inverted domestic corporation these shall not be taken into account in determining ownership:

(i) Stock held by members of the expanded affiliated group which includes the foreign incorporated entity; or

(ii) Stock of such entity which is sold in a public offering related to an acquisition described in section 835(b)(1) of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395(b)(1).

(2) Plan deemed in certain cases. If a foreign incorporated entity acquires directly or indirectly substantially all of the properties of a domestic corporation or partnership during the 4-year period beginning on the date which is 2 years before the ownership requirements of subsection (b)(2) are met, such actions shall be treated as pursuant to a plan.

(3) Certain transfers disregarded. The transfer of properties or liabilities (including by contribution or distribution) shall be disregarded if such transfers are part of a plan a principal purpose of which is to avoid the purposes of this section.

(d) Special rule for related partnerships. For purposes of applying section 835(b) of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 395(b) to the acquisition of a domestic partnership, except as provided in regulations, all domestic partnerships which are under common control (within the meaning of section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) shall be treated as a partnership.

(e) Treatment of Certain Rights.

(1) Certain rights shall be treated as stocks to the extent necessary to reflect the present value of all equitable interests incident to the transaction, as follows:

(i) warrants;

(ii) options;

(iii) contracts to acquire stock;

(iv) convertible debt instruments; and

(v) others similar interests.

(2) Rights labeled as stocks shall not be treated as stocks whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so to reflect the present value of the transaction or to disregard transactions whose recognition would defeat the purpose of Section 835.

(f) Disclosure. The offeror under this solicitation represents that (Check one):

[__] it is not a foreign incorporated entity that should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation pursuant to the criteria of (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.108-7000 through 3009.108-7003;

[__] it is a foreign incorporated entity that should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation pursuant to the criteria of (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.108-7000 through 3009.108-7003, but it has submitted a request for waiver pursuant to 3009.108-7004, which has not been denied; or

[__] it is a foreign incorporated entity that should be treated as an inverted domestic corporation pursuant to the criteria of (HSAR) 48 CFR 3009.108-7000 through 3009.108-7003, but it plans to submit a request for waiver pursuant to 3009.108-7004.

(g) A copy of the approved waiver, if a waiver has already been granted, or the waiver request, if a waiver has been applied for, shall be attached to the bid or proposal.

(End of provision)

3052.209-79 - Representation by Corporations Regarding a Felony Criminal Violation under any Federal or State Law or Unpaid Federal Tax Liability.

As prescribed in DHS FAR Class Deviation Number 14-02, insert the following provision:

REPRESENTATION BY CORPORATIONS REGARDING A FELONY CRIMINAL VIOLATION UNDER ANY FEDERAL OR STATE LAW OR UNPAID FEDERAL TAX LIABILITY (FEB 2014) (DHS FAR CLASS DEVIATION 14-02)

(a) In accordance with sections 561 and 562 of Division F, Title V of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113-76), none of the funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that:

(1) Was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State 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, or such officer or agency, and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.

(2) 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.

(b) The Offeror represents that:

(1) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within the preceding 24 months.

(2) 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.

(c) If the offeror represents in (b) above that it is a corporation that was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within the preceding 24 months, or that it is a corporation that has unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, the offeror shall provide all information related to the felony or tax liability within 3 business days.

(End of provision)

USSS 3052.204-90 Unauthorized Use of the U.S. Secret Service Name

In accordance with 18 U.S.C. 709, any contractor, except with the written permission of the Director of the U.S. Secret Service, who knowingly uses the words "Secret Service", "Secret Service Uniformed Division", "U.S.S.S.", "U.D." or any colorable imitation or such words or initials, in connection with or as a part of any advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet or other publication, play, motion picture, broadcast, telecast, other production, product or item, in a manner reasonably calculated to convey the impression that such advertisement, circular, book, pamphlet or other publication, product, or item, is approved, endorsed, or authorized by or by associated in any manner with, the U.S. Secret Service or the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division shall be punishable as follows: a corporation, partnership, business trust, association, or other business entity, by a fine under this title; an officer or member thereof participating or knowingly acquiescing in such violation or any individual violating this section, by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

(End of clause)

V. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR OFFERORS

The contractor shall be responsible for contacting TBD _at telephone number TBD twenty-four (24) hours prior to delivery. Lack of coordination may result in refusal of delivery. Additional shipping cost associated with any refusal of delivery due to lack of coordination shall be at the contractor's expense.

For security purposes, shipments may need to undergo screening prior to final destination. Initial screening is conducted Monday - Friday between 5:00am and 5:00pm at the following address:

VEHICLE INSPECTION FACILITY

12TH AND C ST, SW

WASHINGTON DC 20224

(202.345.7798)

Following security screening, final delivery is to be made to:

TBD at time of award

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USSS/PDDC20229/HSSS01-14-Q-0349/listing.html


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