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Presolicitation Notice - 70-- Computer Tablets and Peripherals

September 1, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 29-AUG-14

Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Office Address: Department of Homeland Security; Customs and Border Protection; Procurement Directorate - DC; 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20229

Subject: 70-- Computer Tablets and Peripherals

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: 20079763

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

Setaside: HUBZoneHUBZone

Place of Performance (address): See Statement of Work.

Place of Performance (zipcode): -

Place of Performance Country: -

Description: Department of Homeland Security

Customs and Border Protection

Procurement Directorate - DC

Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 20079763. 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. 649812. DHS FirstSource II Bids Only: Seller shall ONLY bid on this opportunity if they are able to provide commercially-available IT commodities, solutions, and value-added reseller (VAR) services per the requirements established in the Delivery Order solicitation. Seller shall adhere to all terms and conditions stated in their respective DHS FirstSource II IDIQ contract, AS WELL AS any additionally imposed through the Delivery Order solicitation - provided they do not contradict those executed by the former. Both the status of the Seller (i.e. its ability to conduct business with the Federal Government) and the status of the Seller s IDIQ contract shall be in an ACTIVE state at the time a bid is submitted. This requirement is a [ Total HUB-Zone ] 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 2014-09-04 13:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at Destination shall be in the Statement of Work. The DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 or Brand Name Equivalent, 24, EA; LI 002: Keyboard, 24, EA; LI 003: 3 Bay Battery Charger, 5, EA; LI 004: Car Adapter, 24, EA; LI 005: Digitizer Pen (10 Pack), 3, EA; LI 006: Long Life Battery, 24, EA; LI 007: Desktop Cradle/Docking Station, 24, EA; LI 008: Desktop Stand, 24, EA; LI 009: AC Power Adapter, 24, EA; LI 010: Smart Card Reader, 24, EA; " token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR9mo91JrzfStaQAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%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, DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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. DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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. In order to request contract payment, the contractor shall submit a proper invoice, as defined by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101 for payment in the manner and format described below. (a) The contractor shall submit an original invoice/voucher, via postal mail or electronic mail (email), simultaneously to the following: 1. National Finance Center (NFC) DHS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection National Finance Center/Commercial Accounts PO Box 68908 Indianapolis, Indiana 46268 OR email: Note: For invoices with payment terms less than net 30: The subject line for all emailed invoices to the NFC must include the following text: Per CBP, Net [state # days] Invoice 2. Contracting Officer or Contract Administrator (CO or CA)[fill in at time of award] DHS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection Attention: [insert name of CO or CA] [insert CO or CA office designation] [insert mailing address] [insert city, state, zip code or country information] OR email: [insert email address] 3. Contracting Officer s Representative (COR) (fill in at time of award): DHS/U.S. Customs and Border Protection Attention: [insert name of COR] [insert COR office designation] [insert mailing address] [insert city, state, zip code or country information] OR email: [insert email address] (b) The contractor shall submit a copy of the original invoice/voucher for all DHS cost-reimbursement and time and material/labor hour contracts and delivery orders to the branch manager/resident auditor of the cognizant Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Field Audit Office. Copies may be sent to DCAA, via postal mail or email and must be sent at the same time the invoice/voucher is sent to the NFC, CO and COR. The CO shall provide the following information: DCAA Field Office [insert name of DCAA Field Office designation] Name: [insert name of branch manager/resident auditor] [insert DCAA Field Office mailing address] [insert city/state/zip code or country information] Phone: [insert DCAA Field Office phone number] Email: [insert branch manager/resident auditor's email address] (c) In accordance with FAR 32.904(b), the CO, in conjunction with the COR and NFC, will determine whether the invoice is proper or improper within seven (7) days of receipt. Improper invoices will be returned to the contractor within seven (7) days of receipt. (a) To constitute a proper invoice, invoices shall include, at a minimum, all the items required in FAR 32.905. (1) The minimum requirements are: (i) Name and address of the contractor. (ii) Invoice date and invoice number. (iii) Contract number or other authorization for supplies delivered or services performed (including order number and contract line item number. (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price, and extended price of supplies delivered or services performed. (v) Shipping and payment terms (e.g. shipment number and date of shipment, discount for prompt payment terms). Bill of lading number and weight of shipment will be shown for shipments on Government bills of lading. (vi) Name and address of contractor official to whom payment is to be sent (must be the same as that in the contract or in a proper notice of assignment). (vii) Name (where practicable), title, phone number, and mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice. (viii) Taxpayer identification number (TIN). (ix) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information. (x) Any other information or documentation required by the contract (e.g. evidence of shipment). (2) For cost reimbursement or time and material contracts (other than a contract for a commercial item), the contractor shall bill and maintain a record of indirect costs in accordance with FAR 52.216-7(d). (b) Supplemental documentation required for review and approval of invoices, at the written direction of the contracting officer, may be submitted directly to either the contracting officer, or the contracting officer s representative. Contractors shall submit all supplemental invoice documentation along with the original invoice. (c) Invoices that fail to provide the information required by the Prompt Payment clause (FAR 52.232-25) may be rejected by the Government and returned to the contractor. In addition to the invoice requirements contained in FAR 32.905 and FAR 52.216-7, the following also applies: (1) Invoices must include the following information to support all costs claimed: (a) period of performance for the costs claimed; (b) current amounts for each CLIN, if applicable; (c) current direct and indirect incurred costs, including fee; (d) cumulative amounts for each CLIN; and (e) statement signed by an authorized company representative certifying that the costs in the invoice are accurate and complete. (2) The Government reserves the right to make invoice adjustments if associated costs are determined to be unallowable. The government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price delivery order. Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the Included in another line item function when pricing each line item). If a line item cannot be separately priced, you must notify the buyer through the FedBid Submit a Question feature regarding which line item(s) should be included in which other line item(s) and request reposting. Failure to comply with this term may result in the Bid being determined to be 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. 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 applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at ORCA Requirement - Company must be registered on Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered with ORCA, they may do so by going to ORCA web site at No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. Delivery must be made within 30 days or less after receipt of order (ARO). The offeror must provide within its offer the number of days - not to exceed 30 - required to make delivery after it receives a purchase order from the buyer. Unless otherwise noted. Q&A -Please submit all questions by using the 'Submit a Question' button. This buy will then be reposted with Q&A based on the questions that come in (if applicable). Award Criteria-An award will be made to a responsive offeror (who submits all required submissions on time), whose past performance does not pose a risk to the Government, and whose offer is the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). An offer is technically acceptable if its technical capabilities conform to the Government's Statement of Work or listed specs whichever is applicable to the buy. Supplemental Bid Information In addition to providing pricing at 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. Submissions can be sent to For all buys other than Exact Match Sellers MUST document what they are bidding for evaluation for award. Sellers must include, extended specs and/or manufacturer name and part numbers (if applicable). Failure to do this may be cause for termination. This information is REQUIRED in order for a sellers bid to be deemed 'responsive' and to be considered for award. FAR 52.211-6 All products to be delivered under the resulting contract shall comply with the salient, physical, functional, or other characteristics set forth below which have been determined to be essential to the needs of the Government. These characteristics shall be used by the Government to determine that the offered products are equal in all material respects to the products listed in the attached Statement of Work (SOW), incorporated herein by reference. CLIN 0001: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 (Brand name or equal); Brand Name Specified: Panasonic; Model Number Specified: Toughpad FZ-G1; MINIMUM ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS: see specifications as set forth in SOW. The Specifications, Statement of Work, or Statement of Objectives which describe the work to be performed hereunder, although attached, is incorporated and made a part of this document with the same force and effect of "specifications" as described in the clause, Order of Precedence, FAR 52.215-8 incorporated herein by reference. Material shall be packaged, packed, and marked for shipment in such a manner that will insure acceptance by common carriers and safe delivery at destination. Packages shall be clearly identified on the outer wrapping with the contract number and delivery/task order number, if applicable. The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to approve changes in any of the requirements of this contract. In the event the Contractor effects any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the changes will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in costs incurred as a result thereof. The Contracting Officer shall be the only individual authorized to accept nonconforming work, waive any requirement of the contract, or to modify any term or condition of the contract. The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally obligate Government funds. No cost chargeable to the proposed contract can be incurred before receipt of a fully executed contract or specific authorization from the Contracting Officer. This order is contingent upon review and approval of the CBP Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Products proposed in support of this requirement must either be currently authorized products on the CTO Technical Reference Model (TRM) or must undergo testing for approval on the TRM. Once an apparent successful offeror is identified, the Contracting Officer or Contract Specialist shall contact the vendor and arrange to have a test unit shipped to CBP/LSSD Tele-forensic Center for testing. If the equipment is determined to be acceptable, the vendor will be informed that its equipment complies with CBP standards and the order may then be executed. The test unit would be part of the total number of units ordered if it passes the testing. If the equipment is found to be unacceptable (not meeting CBP standards), CBP will return it to the vendor (at CBP expense) and the contracting officer will continue to the next lowest priced offeror.


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