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66 -- Near Infrared Instrument

Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Midwest Area Office, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL, 61604
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Norma Cremeens, Procurement Assistance Officer, Phone 309-681-6618, Fax 309-681-6683, - Georgetta Stonewall, Contract Specialist, Phone (309) 681-6624, Fax (309) 681-6683,
E-Mail Address
cremeenn@mwa.ars.usda.gov, gstonewall@mwa.ars.usda.gov
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. 5114-3-0012 is being issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2001-13. The solicitation is 100% set-aside for small businesses. The NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 334516 and the small business standard is 500 employees. The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Midwest Area, Soft Wheat Quality Lab, Wooster, Ohio, has a requirement/need for a Near Infrared Instrument with scanning monochromator, ?Brand Name or Equal? to the SpectraStar 2100 (US-2100-BL). As part of the purchase, the government would consider a trade-in of a NIRSystems 6500 with ISI Software. This instrument will be used to evaluate moisture and protein content of wheat flours. This instrument has unique and required design and performance features such as Windows 2000 operating system, integrated touch screen computer, scanning monochromator, network interface card, the ability to accept Braun-Luebbe powder cups, and temperature stabilized detector. THE SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS: the Near Infrared Instrument must meet or include these minimum requirements: (1) 1200nm to 2200nm wavelengths (typical 10nm bandwith). (2) 1 nm data interval or less. (3) 0.7 seconds/scan or less. (4) Must have 10 - 60 seconds analysis time or less. (5) Must have spinning sample platter in sample drawer. (6) Must accept Braun-LuebbeTM type dry sample cups. (7) Must work on Microsoft WindowsTM 2000 operating system. (8) Must have routine analytical and prediction software functional within Microsoft Windows. (9) VGA touch screen user interface, with keyboard and mouse capability. (10) Must have 100 baseT network interface card with RJ-45 connector. (11) Must include power cord and spare lamp. (12) Must include installation and provide training on operation during instrument installation. DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE: Offerors shall submit 2 copies of the Descriptive Literature describing their proposed equipment in enough detail to ascertain whether the equipment meets the criteria listed above. REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quotation without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer which will be considered. FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference are as follows: FAR 52.204-6, Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number (Provide with Quote) ; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal; FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Provide with Quote); FAR 52.214-21, Descriptive Literature; and FAR 52.222-22 (Provide with Quote), Previous Compliance Report. FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference, 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 apply to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (May 2002) are applicable to this acquisition: FAR 52.222-19, Child Labor; and FAR 52.233, Protest After Award; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans; 52-222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans; 52-225-3, Buy American Act - North American Free Trade Agreement - Israeli Trade Act; 52.225-13, Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.225-15, Sanctioned European Union Country End Products (E.O. 12849); 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Other Than Central Contractor Registration (31 U.S.C. 3332); 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (31 U.S.C. 3332). The above FAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.ARNet.gov/far/. SHIPPING: FOB Destination. DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award Offerors shall provide 1) a quotation on company letterhead detailing the item description, unit price including a separate line for any trade-in allowance, and extended price; 2) descriptive literature, brochures; 3) at least 3 to 5 references for the proposed equipment. References must have received the proposed equipment within the last three (3) calendar years (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the product quoted; and 4) Duns Number. DELIVERY TO: USDA-ARS, Soft Wheat Quality Lab, Wooster, Ohio 44691. QUOTATION PRICE MUST INCLUDE any freight or shipping, as well as any applicable duties, brokerage, or customs fees. DELIVERY DATE DUE: The Government requires delivery of equipment on or before August 1, 2003, however, each offeror shall include their proposed delivery schedule as part of their quotation. FAR 52.212.-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEM, the significant evaluation factors, in the relative order of importance, are (i) technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement including delivery date; (ii) past performance; and (iii) price (based on F.O.B. Destination), technical and past performance are more important than price. The Offeror shall extend to the Government the full coverage of any standard commercial warranty normally offered in a similar commercial sale, provided such warranty is available at no additional cost to the Government. Acceptance of the standard commercial warranty does not waive the Government?s rights under the Inspection clause nor does it limit the Government?s right with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of a conflict, the terms and conditions of the contract shall take precedence over the standard commercial warranty. The contractor shall provide a copy of its standard commercial warranty (if applicable) with this response. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision may be obtained at http://www.arnet.gov/far. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.eps.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement. Furnish quotations to Norma R. Cremeens, Contracting Officer, USDA, ARS, MWA, Contracting Office, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, no later than 2:00 p.m., June 12, 2003. Quotations may be provided by facsimile to (309) 681-6683 if desired. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer at (309) 681-6618 or email below.
Place of Performance
Address: USDA, ARS, MWA, Soft Wheat Quality Lab, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, Ohio
Zip Code: 44691
Country: USA
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