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70 -- Immersive Host Computer

Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
Acquisition And Logistics Division, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
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, in conjunction with FAR 13.5, as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is SB1341-07-RQ-0082 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 05-15. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334119 with a small business size standard of 1,000 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2007-02-28 16:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Gaithersburg, MD 20899 The National Institute of Standards and Technology requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001, This procurement is to replace the host computer for the SAVG/NIST immersive visualization facility (RAVE). The new host will replace a multi-processor SGI Prism with multiple graphics pipes. The primary components of the RAVE are three stereo projectors for three display surfaces (right wall, left wall, floor). A graphics pipe is required for each wall. A fourth graphics pipe is required for a graphics console (mono) view of the data. Vendors must document warranty and installation information if applicable. Vendors must document warranty and installation information if applicable. ----------------SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT ON WWW.FEDBID.COM FOR FULL SPECIFICATIONS., 1, LOT; For this solicitation, National Institute of Standards and Technology 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. National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, 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.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com 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 clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, contact Barbara Guise at barbara.guise@nist.gov or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Buyers and Sellers understand that FedBid ranks all bids by price; however, pursuant to applicable acquisition regulations and/or departmental guidelines, Buyers may use criteria other than price to evaluate offers. Accordingly, please note that, unless otherwise specified herein below, to the extent required by applicable regulations and/or guidelines, award will be made to the responsible Seller whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Buyer on the basis of price, technical capability, delivery, and past performance. 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.) directly to clientservices@fedbid.com so that they are received at that email address no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5 (14)52.222-3, (15)52.222-19, (16)52.222-21, (17)52.222-26, (18)52.222-35, (19)52.222-36, (20)52.222-37, (24)(i)52.225-3, (26)52.225-13, (31)52.232-33, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 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 a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. Additional Clauses: 1352.201-70 Contracting Officers Authority (March 2000), 1352.209-73 Compliance with the Laws (March 2000), 1352.215-77 Evaluation Utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures (March 2000). NIST Billing Clause: NIST Local 04 Billing Instructions. (a) The contractor shall submit an original invoice or voucherin accordance with the payments provisions of this contract to: NIST Accounts Payable Office, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1621, Gaithersburg, MD 20899. (b) Each invoice or voucher submitted shall include the following: (1) Contract Number. NIST IT Security Clauses: See Attached Document on WWW.FEDBID.COM APPLICABILITY OF CLAUSES 1352.209-72 and 1352.239-73--Clauses 1352.209-72 and 1352.239-73 are required by the Commerce Acquisition Regulation (CAR) to be included in all U. S. Department of Commerce services acquisitions, regardless of the nature of the services performed. Those clauses apply only to the extent that the Contractor has access to sensitive or classified information of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or requires electronic access to NIST sensitive or classified information in the performance of this contract. CCR Requirement - Company must be registered on Central Contractor Registration (CCR) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in CCR, they may do so by going to CCR web site at http://www.ccr.gov. Buy TERM: **TO HAVE A BID CONSIDERED FOR AWARD ALL VENDORS MUST PROVIDE MANUFACTURER, PART # AND EXTENDED SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EXACT MODEL/SYSTEM BEING PROPOSED FOR ALL LINE ITEMS. The proposal must fully explain how it meets the specification and requirements. Include a point by point discussion on how you meet each requirement NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN A 'NON RESPONSIVE' BID AND REMOVAL FROM AWARD CONSIDERATION. Delivery TERM: Delivery shall be made within 30 days or less after receipt of order (ARO). The Award Criteria is "Best Value". 1) The extent to which the technical proposed solution meets or exceeds the minimum requirements and specifications (Note: It is vital that vendors fully explain how their proposal meets the specification and requirements). 2) Price.
Web Link
www.fedbid.com (b-37194_08, n-5182)
Place of Performance
Address: Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Zip Code: 20899-0001
Country: US
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