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20 -- Acquisition of ROV

Notice Date
Notice Type
Contracting Office
Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management, Region III, Contracts Branch (3PM10), Environmental Protection Agency, Contracts Branch, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Solicitation Number
Response Due
Point of Contact
Point of Contact, Denise Jones, Purchasing Agent, Phone (215) 814-5195
Small Business Set-Aside
NAICS Code: 336612 This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, in conjunction with and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This solicitation is issued under RFQ-PA-08-00012. Thisannouncement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for the acquisition of one Mini ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) with the following equipment options: Cable Reel w/Slip Rings, manipulator/grabber arm w/Foam, Fixed Color Camera; and three spare equipment items: Thruster Assembly, Water Bearings (4 each), Splice Kit. Background and Statement of NeedThe EPA Region III Ocean Dive Team has a need for a ROV to supplement its survey and diving activities. The ROV will be deployed in small boats subject to strong currents and varied weather conditions. It is expected that no more than two personnel will be staffing any deployed boat. The ROV will be used to conduct underwater surveys when certain conditions are encountered. These include, but are not limited to, unsafe sea conditions, low temperatures, poor visibility, potential chemical exposure, availability of personnel, or lengthy bottom time required at depth. Specifications for Mini ROV -Small Size and Light Weight; must be able to be deployed/retrieved by a maximum of two people in a small (approximately 18' to 35') boat. - Desired weight for ROV of approximately 40 lbs with capability to carry the Grabber Arm. -Desired size: Up to 3-inch deviation from each dimension is acceptable Length - 25 inchesWidth -- 16 inchesHeight -12 inches - Depth rated to 1000 feet -Cameras: Must have three types of operational cameras: 1. Duel Tilting (360 degrees) 2. Front Facing Fixed focus Low Light (0.0003 Lux) black & white High Resolution (0.01 Lux) color 3. Rear Facing Movable Fixed focus color Camera First and second Camera Lights - minimium of 100 watts LED-intensity controlled - Desired Cable Length of 500' with neutral buoyancy in sea water; must be able to use with a Cable Reel w/Slip Rings to minimize the need for deck space. - Capable Vectored of High Thrust, with three axis of operational control-needed for use in high water current areas: Thruster - Four Thruster (2 horizontal, 1 lateral, 1 vertical) Brushless, with direct current variable power output with high forward thrust (desired thrustof at least 30 lbs. - ROV must be able to deploy and use a Grabber Arm. - DVR Recorder: video monitor parameter overlay - video must visually overlay in real time Depth, Heading, Time/Date, and Diagnostics - ROV must have capacity to run on 115/230 VAC at 50/60 Hertz with input capacity of 15/7.5 amps to power supply (to avoid need for bringing generator on-board). - ROV desired to have an Auto Hover/Heading. Submit the following information:1. Company Name, Telephone Number, Contact Person's email address, Company Duns Number.All interested parties must be registered in CCR. 2. Pricing: Provide separate pricing for: ROV, Cable Reel w/ Slip Rings, Grabber Arm, 3rd Fixed Focus Color Camera, Thruster Assembly, Water bearings (4 each), Splice Kit, Shipping Charges Items will be shipped to:US EPA COEFort Mifflin District Center6400 Hog Island RoadPhiladelphia, PA 19133 Estimated required date of delivery: July 31, 2008. For information or questions regarding this solicitation, email jones.denise-t@epa.gov. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 336612. This is a 100% Small Business set-aside. Award will be based on lowest price quote meeting the technical requirements set forth above. Email your quotation to be received by 4:00 p.m. EST, Thursday, June 5, 2008 to the ATTN: jones.denise-t@epa.gov. This solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-24. In accordance with 12.603(c)(2), the following FAR clauses are incorporated in this notice 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.225-1,, 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors (Nov 2007); 52.212-3 Representation & Certifications (Nov 2007); 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Feb 2007); 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Feb 2008). Clause 52.212-3 must be filled out in its entirety, signed and returned with quotation. The full text of these and any clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/far/index.html.
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