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41--Portable Heating and Cooling Units

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 41 - Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Air Circulating Equip.
Opps ID: NBD00159611980521194
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2019
Due Date: Sep 12, 2019
Solicitation No: 20115350
Source: https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?...
Opportunity History
Solicitation Number :
20115350
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 10, 2019 10:42 am Modified: Sep 11, 2019 9:34 am Track Changes
AMENDMENT NOTICE: 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 20115350 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-05. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 333415 with a small business size standard of 750.00 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.UnisonMarketplace.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2019-09-12 18:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.UnisonMarketplace.com. FOB 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: Portable Cooling Units (6) and Heating Units (7), 1, AU;

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.UnisonMarketplace.com. 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, Unison, Inc. Unison Marketplace 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. DHS Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 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 www.UnisonMarketplace.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.UnisonMarketplace.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.UnisonMarketplace.com should proceed to www.UnisonMarketplace.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or via email at marketplacesupport@unisonglobal.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.UnisonMarketplace.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.UnisonMarketplace.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.UnisonMarketplace.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or marketplacesupport@unisonglobal.com.Use of Unison Marketplace: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through Unison Marketplace in compliance with the Unison Marketplace Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.
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) at the time an offer or quotation is submitted, excluding the exceptions outlined in FAR 4.1102(a). Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.

No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award.

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 https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

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 http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

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.

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. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com.

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.

In accordance with the IPP clause; ELECTRONIC INVOICING AND PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS - INVOICE PROCESSING PLATFORM (IPP) (JAN 2016), payment requests for all new awards must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP). The Contractor must use IPP for contracts and orders awarded April 11, 2016 or later.
To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in FAR 32.905(b), "Payment documentation and process" and the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in this contract. The IPP website address is: https:// www.ipp.gov.
Contractor assistance with IPP enrollment can be obtained by contacting IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov or phone (866) 973-3131.
If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the contracting officer.

Definition: As used in this provision, the term "brand name" includes identification of products by make and model number. If items called for by this solicitation have been identified in the schedule by a "brand name" description, such identification is intended to be descriptive, but not restrictive. (a) This solicitation contains the provision FAR 52.211-6 "Brand Name or Equal". Offerors are cautioned to comply with the requirements of this provision. (b) Offerors proposing "equal" products (including products of the brand name manufacturer other than the one described by brand name) will be considered for award if such products are clearly identified in the offer and are determined by the Government to meet fully the salient characteristics requirements set forth in the clause "Minimum Salient Characteristics" contained in this solicitation. (c) If the offeror proposes to furnish an "equal" product, the brand name, if any, and model number of the product to be furnished shall be inserted in the spaces provided in the Schedule. Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that it is proposing an "equal" product, its offer shall be considered as offering the brand name product referenced in the solicitation.

The Specifications, Statement of Work, Statement of Objectives or Performance Work Statement 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.

In addition to the Commercial Items Terms and Conditions listed above, the following Terms will be included in all applicable cases;

FAR 52.232-39 - Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (Jun 2013)
FAR 52.249-01 - Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Apr 2012)
HSAR 3052.204-70 - Prohibition on contracts with corporate expatriates (JUN 2006)

The Government reserves the right to include any additional Terms and Conditions that apply to the awarded contract. All Term and Conditions will be included as an attachment to the award for the contractor to review.

Vendors shall provide three (3) relevant past performance references at a minimum if the vendor currently does not have any past performance listed on their FEDBID activity card. CBP is requesting the following information for each past performance reference provided: Agency Name, Point of Contact, E-mail, Phone Number, Description of Work/Project, Contract Number, and Dollar Amount. Past performance references shall be provided at the time of bid submission or before the buy closes. Past performance references may be provided as an additional attachment

All products to be delivered under the resulting contract shall comply with the salient, physical, functional, or other characteristics set forth in the statement of work (SOW) 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 SOW.

See Statement Of Work (SOW) for delivery criteria/instructions.
Contracting Office Address :
1331 Pennyslvania Ave, Washington, DC 20229
Place of Performance :
See Statement of Work.
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Point of Contact(s) :
Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email: Clientservices@fedbid.com;
General Information
Notice Type:
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Original Posted Date:
September 10, 2019
Posted Date:
September 11, 2019
Response Date:
September 12, 2019
Original Response Date:
September 12, 2019
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, on specified date
Original Archive Date:
March 10, 2020
Archive Date:
March 10, 2020
Original Set Aside:
Total Small Business
Set Aside:
Total Small Business
Classification Code:
41 -- Refrigeration, air-conditioning & air circulating equipment

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