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Combine Solicitation - D-- Quantum Maintenance Support

September 3, 2014

Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 02-SEP-14

Office Address: Department of Labor; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management; Office of Procurement Services; 200 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC 20210

Subject: D-- Quantum Maintenance Support

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

Solicitation Number: DOL-OPS-14-F-00067

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): Washington, DC 20210

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20210

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Labor

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management

Office of Procurement Services

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.The solicitation number is DOL-OPS-14-F-00067 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-76. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541519 with a small business size standard of $27.50M.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-09-05 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at Destination shall be Washington, DC 20210 The DOL Office of Procurement Services requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following: LI 001: SDY67-RR0A-CG11-- GOLD 7X24X4 CRU -- DXi6702 System 8TB, CRU 7-10755-205, 1, EA; LI 002: SDY67-RCHF-CG11 -- GOLD 7X24X4 CRU -- DXi 6702 16TB Expansion Module, CRU 7-10755-230, 4, EA; LI 003: SDY67-RC8D-CG11 -- GOLD 7X24X4 CRU -- Dxi 6701 8TB Expansion Module, CRU 7-10755-25, 1, EA; LI 004: SSC53-RS00-CG11 -- GOLD 7X24X4 CRU -- Scalar i500 14U, CRU 7-10214-08, 1, EA; LI 005: SLBBM-RTDX-CG11 -- GOLD 7X24X4 CRU -- Scalar i500 14U--Drive(s), CRU 7-10087-70, 4, EA; LI 006: SDY67-RR0A-CG11 -- GOLD 7X24X24, CRU -- DXi 6702 System, 8TB CRU 7-10755-205, 1, EA; LI 007: SDY67-RC8D-CG11 -- GOLD 7X24X24, CRU -- DXi 6701 8TB Expansion Module CRU 7-10755-25, 1, EA; LI 008: SVRSP-FLS1-GL 10 -- GOLD 7X24, PHONE SUPPORT -- vmPRO Software, per 1 TB Capacity of Data to Protect 7-00813-01, 60, EA; " token=%3D%3DwBKxmaVGYR9OPQKq1WCp6IQAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%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, DOL Office of Procurement Services 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. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOL Office of Procurement Services is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors 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. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at Offerors 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 offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or 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. The Department of Labor, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has a need to purchase Quantum Maintenance Support for SYS S/N: CX1238BVE00836, SYS S/N:A0C0192618, SYS S/N: CX1347BVE00575 and SYS S/N: CX1340CAC00037. OCIO requires Maintenance Support to existing licenses. Vendor submission should be in accordance with the attached Statement of Work to be properly considered as technically acceptable. Vendor quote should reflect the specifications of the items required to include best-discounted price, as applicable. Vendor submitting the quotation must be a DIRECT authorized reseller/maintenance certified by Quantum to provide the Quantum Maintenance Support to existing licenses may not be through an authorized distributor. Vendor MUST also provide a Quantum Reseller/certification letter attached in the RFQ response in order to be considered for award. No Third Party Vendors acceptable.

The vendor shall quote ALL items; provide any additional authorized reseller/certification letters and teaming agreements to be eligible for award. A vendors failure to attach all proper documentation requested in the solicitation will NOT be considered for award. 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 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 FAR 52.212-4 (July 2013) applies to this acquisition FAR 52.212-5 (June 2014)applies to the acquisition. The following clauses under 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition: 14,25,28,30,31,42,46 52.217-8 -- OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (Nov 1999)

The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days of the contract expiration. DOLAR 2952.201-70 CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE (COR) (MAY 2004) (a) Russell Moritz is hereby designated to act as contracting officer's technical representative (COR) under this contract. (b) The COR is responsible, as applicable, for: receiving all deliverables; inspecting and accepting the supplies or services provided hereunder in accordance with the terms and conditions of this contract; providing direction to the contractor which clarifies the contract effort, fills in details or otherwise serves to accomplish the contractual scope of work; evaluating performance; and certifying all invoices/vouchers for acceptance of the supplies or services furnished for payment. (c) The COR does not have the authority to alter the contractor's obligations under the contract, and/or modify any of the expressed terms, conditions, specifications, or cost of the agreement. If, as a result of technical discussions, it is desirable to alter/change contractual obligations or the scope of work, the contracting officer must issue such changes. 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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