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Notice Date
Notice Type
481112 — Scheduled Freight Air Transportation
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Administrative Services Division/Purchasing, 100 North 6TH Street Butler Square, 5TH Floor, Minneapolis, MN, 55403, UNITED STATES
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Joanne Mann, Purchasing Agent, Phone 612-336-3224, Fax 612-370-2136, - Susan Fedorko, Purchasing Agent, Phone 612-336-3353, Fax 612-370-2136,
E-Mail Address
Joanne.Mann@usda.gov, susan.c.fedorko@aphis.usda.gov
THE PURPOSE OF THIS AMENDMENT IS TO ADD AND ECONOMIC PRICE ADJUSTMENT FOR JET FUEL TO THIS SOLICITATION. AS A RESULT, ALL OFFERORS ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW THE PERCENTAGE COST OF EACH CLIN THAT IS DUE TO JET FUEL COSTS. EACH MONTH DURING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT THE PRICE OF THE CLINS WILL BE ADJUSTED IF THE PRICE OF THE JET FUEL INCREASES OR DECREASES FROM MORE THAN 5% OVER THE BASE PRICE ESTABLISHED IN CONTRACT AWARD. FURTHERMORE, THE RESPONSE DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 6, 2007:************************he USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Pink Bollworm Rearing Facility (PBWRF), Phoenix, Arizona, intends to procure Air Carrier Service, for daily delivery of live sterile pink bollworm moths from Phoenix, Arizona, to El Paso, Texas, AND Bakersfield, California, for the period beginning May 1, 2007 through October 15, 2007. A firm fixed-price purchase order will result, with four line items. Small business set-aside under NAICS 481112, business size 15000 employees. QUOTATIONS ARE DUE ARIL 3, 2007, by 10:00 a.m. local time. Submit written or faxed quotation to Purchasing Section, at (612) 370-2136 Attention Joanne Mann. Simplified procurement procedures will be used as well as commercial item acquisition regulations per FAR 12. This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in 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. This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses which are in effect through the current Federal Acquisition Circular. Applicable FAR clauses are incorporated by reference: Instructions to Offerors -Commercial Items 52.212-1; Evaluation-Commercial Items 52.212-2; Offeror Representations and Certifications 52.212-3; Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items 52.212-4; Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items 52.212-5. The following FAR clauses identified in 52.212-5 are considered checked and are applicable to this acquisition: Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government 52.203-6 Alt I; Buy American Act -Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act 52.225-3 and 52.225-3 Alt I; Prohibition of segregated facilities 52.222-21; Equal Opportunity 52.222-26; Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans 52.222-35; Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities 52.222-36; Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans 52.222-37; Installment Payments on Commercial Items 52.232-30; Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration 52.232-33; Prompt Payment 52.249-1. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses may be accessed on the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/ The following text is added to Paragraph two of AGAR 428.228-71 Alt I, Insurance Coverage, as prescribed in 428.310: The contractor shall have property damage liability insurance which shall be required in the amount of $100,000 per occurrence. All responsible sources may submit a quotation for consideration. ****NOTE: 52.212-3 MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED WITH THE OFFERORS QUOTE, or registered electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov **** The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Other evaluations are technical approach and past performance. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined are significantly more important than cost or price. ALL RESPONSIBLE SOURCES MAY SUBMIT A QUOTATION FOR CONSIDERATION. A COMPLETE QUOTE Will Consist of the Following: Company Name, Company Address, Company Contact Person and Telephone number, DUNS number, and Tax I.D. number. If an offerors quote does not contain all of the items listed, the quote may be considered incomplete for evaluation purposes and no further consideration will be given to the offerors quote, thereby making an offeror ineligible for award. SPECIFICATIONS: Air Carrier Service for daily delivery of live sterile pink bollworm moths from Phoenix, Arizona to El Paso, Texas and live sterile pink bollworm moths to Bakersfield, California, and the timely return of the empty shipping boxes to Phoenix, Arizona, as defined in the attached Statement of Work, Addendum I. The total number of hours moths can survive under refrigeration is five hours. Total number of recommended hours between departures from the PPQ Arizona office to destination pickup must be four to five hours. This requirement consists of four line items: 0001 Air Freight Full Boxes of Live PBW Moths from Phoenix, Arizona to El Paso Texas weekly seven days, Quantity requested: 38,560 pounds. 0002 Air Freight Full Boxes of Live Moths from Phoenix Arizona to Bakersfield California, weekly, seven days, Quantity requested: 5,200 pounds. 0003 Return of Empty Shipping Boxes from El Paso to Phoenix, Arizona, within three days, Quantity Requested: 23,800 pounds. 0004 Return of Empty Shipping Boxes from Bakersfield California to Phoenix Arizona, Quantity requested: 2,820 pounds. For the purpose of standardization, interested parties must complete and submit Addendum II, pricing sheet, with their quotation. Responses must specifically address how Moths will be transferred in less than five hours and protocols; plans in place in the event of contingencies. The description shall not exceed two pages. All questions concerning this RFQ must be submitted in writing and faxed to (612) 370 2136 or emailed to: Joanne.Mann@aphis.usda.gov. No telephonic response to this solicitation will be accepted.
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