United States - 66--Fatigue and Tensile/Tension Testing System

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Opportunity closing date
14 August 2019
Opportunity publication date
01 August 2019
Value of contract
to be confirmed
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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 W56HZV-19-R-L634 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 2019-03. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334515 with a small business size standard of 500.00 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 2019-08-14 12:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.UnisonMarketplace.com. FOB Destination shall be Warren, MI 48397

The WRN - Warren requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001: 250kN Fatigue and Tensile/Tension Testing System, including installation, training, system parameter verification, and warranty. See Specifications and Performance Work Statement for the detailed requirements., 1, Job;

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***Question Submission: Interested Offerers 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, WRN - Warren 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. WRN - Warren 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 Offerers 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. Offerers that are not currently registered to use www.UnisonMarketplace.com should proceed to www.UnisonMarketplace.com to complete their free registration. Offerers that require special considerations or assistance may contact Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or via email at marketplacesupport@unisonglobal.com. Offerers 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 Offerers 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.
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.

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): 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-14, 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: Clause 52.204-7, 52.211-17, 52.222-1, 52.229-3, 52.232-11, 52.246-2, 52.246-16, 52.247-34, 252.204-7006, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.243-7001 and 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items, paragraph (b) with the following clauses: 252.203-7000, 252.225-7001 and 252.247-7023 Alt III.

Information regarding the Army Contracting Command-Warren Ombudsperson is located at the website http://contracting.tacom.army.mil/acqinfo/ombudsperson.htm. [End of Clause]

(a) All Army Contracting Command – Warren solicitations will be publicized on the Federal Business Opportunities website (https://www.fbo.gov). Any additional attachments, including Technical Data Packages (TDPs) when available electronically, will be separate attachments or links embedded in the solicitation.

(b) As of 10 August 2015, unless directed to do otherwise in Section L of this solicitation, vendors are required to submit a quote or proposal via the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) system. Proposals or quotes submitted after this date using any other mechanism, including the Army Single Face to Industry Bid Response System (ASFI BRS) may be deemed non-responsive.

(c) Requirements for the online FBO bid submission:

(1) Vendors must log into the FBO System to be able to submit electronic responses for opportunities.

(2) Vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov (a Federal Government owned and operated free web site) and have a CAGE Code and CCR Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN).

(3) Once logged into the FBO System, vendors will be asked to enter basic information and directed to upload one or more files containing the proposal/quote and any additional information as outlined in the solicitation.

(4) FBO will send an email to vendor’s registered email address confirming the electronic submission.

(5) For additional information on submitting electronic bid responses via the FBO system see the FBO Vendor Guide – Section 4.3.1 “Submitting an Electronic Response” (https://www.fbo.gov/downloads/FBO_Vendor_Guide.pdf).

This provision serves as an addendum that modifies paragraph (h) of FAR 52.212-1, entitled INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS—COMMERCIAL ITEMS. Paragraph (h) is modified to say that you must offer to provide the total quantity of the items in this solicitation. ONLY ONE AWARD WILL BE MADE AS A RESULT OF THIS SOLICITATION. OFFERS SUBMITTED FOR LESS THAN THE TOTAL QUANTITIES OF ALL THE ITEMS IN THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD [End of Clause]

Acknowledge all the amendments received from the Government by identifying the amendment number and its issue date below:

Amendment Number: Date:

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(a) In accordance with DOD 4140.65-M and the requirements of the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 15 (ISPM), Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade, current edition, (hereinafter ISPM 15), the following commercial heat treatment and marking process has been approved by the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) and is required for all Wood Packaging Material (WPM). Foreign manufacturers shall comply with ISPM 15, and have the WPM heat treatment and marking verified in accordance with their National Plant Protection Organization’s compliance program.

(b) Boxes/pallets and any wood used as inner packaging made of non-manufactured wood shall be heat-treated. All WPM using a conventional steam or dry kiln heat chamber (treatment code for the mark: HT) shall be heat treated to a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes, and certified by an agency accredited by the ALSC in accordance with Wood Packaging Material Policy and Wood Packaging Material Enforcement Regulations (see URL: http://www.alsc.org). WPM heat treated wood using dielectric heating (treatment code for the mark: DH) shall follow the requirements in ISPM 15, and shall be certified by an agency accredited by the ALSC in accordance with Wood Packaging Material Policy and Wood Packaging Material Enforcement Regulations (see URL: http://www.alsc.org). The box/pallet manufacturer and the manufacturer of wood used as inner packaging shall ensure the materials used in manufacture can be traced to the original source of heat treatment, and that the original source of the heat treatment obtained the necessary certifications.

(c) Marking. Each box/pallet shall be marked to show the conformance to the International Plant Protection Convention Standard. The ALSC approved quality mark shall be placed on both ends of the outer packaging, between the end cleats or end battens. Pallet markings shall be applied to the side of the stringer or end of the block on diagonally opposite sides and ends of the pallet and be contrasting and clearly visible. All dunnage used in configuring and/or securing the load shall also comply with ISPM 15 and be marked with an ALSC approved DUNNAGE stamp.

(a) Unless specifically authorized elsewhere in this solicitation, paper offers will not be accepted. The term "handcarried offers" generally refers to offers contained on electronic media, which we recognize may be delivered "by hand." Handcarried offers must be delivered to Building 255.

(b) Handcarried offers, including disks or other electronic media, shall be addressed to:

U.S. Army Contracting Command - Warren

Bid Room, Bldg 231, Mail Stop 303

6501 East 11 Mile Road

Warren, MI 48397-5000

(c) Offers shall not be addressed to an individual buyer. All offers must be addressed to the Offer Receipt Office at the above address.

(d) The external delivery envelope or wrapper must be marked with the solicitation number and the date and time of the solicitation closing. Each envelope should contain only one offer.

(e) Handcarried offers must be delivered to Building 255. Directions to U.S. Army TACOM – Detroit Arsenal: From Van Dyke Avenue, travel westbound on 11 Mile Road; enter the first Arsenal gate immediately west of the railroad tracks on the north side of the street. Take an immediate right and follow security officer directions to the Receiving Dock in Building 255. The driver may need to obtain a badge, and must be a US citizen. The Government will forward the package to the Offer Receipt Office in Building 231.

(f) Offerors must ensure that the commercial carrier they use has a tracking system that can provide documentation of the date and time of delivery to the Government. For handcarried offers delivered by other than a commercial carrier, the offeror must ensure that the delivery person obtains a signature from Receiving Dock personnel on a receipt that shows the date and time of delivery to the Government. The delivery person must provide the receipt since Receiving Dock personnel do not have them.

(g) Packages must be delivered to Building 255 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm local time.

Inspection and acceptance of supplies offered under this purchase order shall take place as specified here. Inspection: DESTINATION. Acceptance: DESTINATION. [End of Clause]

This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil

This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://farsite.hill.af.mil [End of Clause]

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause— “Manufactured end product” means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except— (1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) FSG 88, Live Animals; (4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables; (5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) FSC 9610, Ores; (9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. “Place of manufacture” means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. (b) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly— (1) [ ] In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) [ ] Outside the United States.

Complete AMC Protest Procedures can be found at: http://www.amc.army.mil/Connect/Legal-Resources/

An agency protest may be filed with either the contracting officer or to HQAMC but not both following the procedures listed on the website above.

Additional Local Narratives can be found on the Local Narrative Attachment.

52.219-6 - Notice of Total Small Business Set Aside, 252.211-7003 - Item Unique Identification and Valuation, 52.232-39 - Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations, 252.203-7002 - Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights, 52.204-19 - Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications, 52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors, 52.233-1-Disputes, 52.249-8 - Default (Fixed Price Supply & Service), 52.243-1 - Changes -- Fixed Price, 252.204-7015 - Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors

Opportunity closing date
14 August 2019
Value of contract
to be confirmed

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