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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF SEPTEMBER 04, 2008 FBO #2474
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74 -- INTELLIGENT INSERTER / FOLDER - SAMPLE WORK

Notice Date
9/2/2008
 
Notice Type
SAMPLE WORK
 
NAICS
423420 — Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
 
Contracting Office
Department of Commerce, U. S. Census Bureau, Acquisition Division, 1201 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 47130
 
ZIP Code
47130
 
Solicitation Number
51-SO-BC-8-00064
 
Archive Date
9/27/2008
 
Point of Contact
Thomas M. Sherman,, Phone: (812) 218-3351, Clark F. Terrell,, Phone: (812) 218-3351
 
E-Mail Address
thomas.m.sherman@census.gov, clark.k.terrell@census.gov
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
The Bureau of the Census is issuing this notice as a combined synopsis / solicitation for commercial items in accordance with FAR part 12. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation: proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation 51-SO-BC-8-00064 is issued as a Request For Quote. This solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through FAC 2005-26 dated June 12, 2008. CLIN001 Intelligent inserter / folder. Quantity one (1), specifications: (A) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF FEEDING CUT SHEETS IN BOTH 8.5 X 11 AND 8.5 X 14 INCHES SIZES. AT A MINIMUM THE FEEDER MUST ACCOMMODATE BOTH 20 LB. AND 24 LB. PAPER WEIGHTS. (B) IN READ MODE THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF READING A 30 CHARACTER INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5 BAR CODE PRINTED ON EACH SHEET. THE SYSTEM MUST USE A BAR CODE THAT IS 100 % COMPATIBLE WITH EXISTING GUNTHER SYSTEMS i.e., EP057, S3024, AND EP077. THE DECODED BAR CODE VALUES MUST BE TRANSMITTED TO THE SYSTEM CONTROLLER FOR ACTION. THE CONTROLLER SOFTWARE WILL USE THE BAR CODE INFORMATION TO ASSEMBLE THE PACKAGE, VERIFY THE PACKAGE INTERGRITY, ADDS INSERTS AS NECESSARY, AND RECORD THE UNIQUE ID NUMBER ON SYSTEM HARD DISK IN AN ASCII TEXT FILE. THE FILE MUST INCLUDE ANY ERROR CODES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ASSEMBLY OF EACH PACKAGE. THE SYSTEM HARDWARE/ SOFTWARE MUST PROVIDE A MEANS OF PRODUCING ERROR FREE PACKAGES 100 % OF THE TIME. (C) THE SOFTWARE MUST PROVIDE A NON-READ MODE AS WELL, IN WHICH THE MAIN FEEDER PROCESSES A PRESET NUMBER OF SHEETS PER MACHINE CYCLE. THE SOFTWARE MUST ALSO PROVIDE AN " INSERTS ONLY MODE IN WHICH THE MAIN FEEDER AND FOLDER ARE NOT USED. THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE WILL COME FROM THE SUPPLEMENTAL FEEDERS. (D) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF ACCUMLATING THE SHEETS INTO SETS PRIOR TO STITCHING AND/OR FOLDING. (E) THE SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE A MEANS OF STITCHING MULTI-PAGE PACKAGES PRIOR TO FOLDING. IT MUST BE CAPABLE OF STITCHING BOTH 8.5 X 11 AND 8.5 X 14-INCH SIZE DOCUMENTS IN LANDSCAPE AND POTRAIT ORIENTATIONS. (F) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE TWO MEANS OF ACCUMULATING THE SETS INTO PACKAGES PRIOR TO INSERTING. OPTION 1 SETS ARE ACCUMLATED PRIOR TO THE ADDITION OF ANY SUPPLEMENTAL INSERTS; OPTION 2 SETS ARE ACCUMLATED AFTER THE ADDITION OF SUPPLEMENTAL INSERTS. (G) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE MEANS OF FOLDING THE SHEETS INTO HALF FOLDS, C FOLDS, AND Z FOLDS. THE FOLDER MUST BE ABLE TO FOLD FROM ONE TO FIFTEEN SHEETS WHEN SET FOR HALF FOLDS, FROM ONE TO EIGHT SHEETS FOR C FOLDS, AND ONE TO SIX SHEETS FOR Z FOLDS. IT MUST DO THIS WITHOUT REQUIRING ADJUSTMENTS TO ACCOMODATE THE VARYING PAPER THICKNESS. (H) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF ADDING UP TO FOUR DISCRETE SUPPLEMENTAL INSERTS TO EACH PACKAGE. THE SUPPLEMENTAL INSERT STATION MUST BE CAPABLE OF HANDLING PIECES RANGING IN SIZE FROM 2X4 TO 11X8.5 INCHES, AND THICKNESS FROM.006 TO.25 INCHES. EACH INSERT STATION MUST HAVE A MEANS OF DETECTING MISS FEEDS AND DOUBLE FEEDS. STATIONS MUST BE CAPABLE OF FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AT SYSTEM'S FULL RATED SPEED. (I) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF FEEDING THE OUTSIDE ENVELOPES RANGING IN SIZE FROM 4X6 TO 10X13 INCHES. (J) THE SYSTEM MUST BE ABLE TO INSERT UP TO 200 SHEETS OF 20LB. 8.5X11 INCH PAPER INTO AN OUTSIDE ENVELOPE WITH THE FLAP ON THE 10 INCH SIDE. (K) THE SYSTEM MUST BE ABLE TO INSERT UP TO FIFTEEN 8.5X5.5 INCH SHEETS AND FOUR SUPPLEMENTAL INSERTS INTO A 6.0625X9.5 INCH ENVELOPE. (L) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF SEALING THE PACKAGE AFTER ASSEMBLY. IT MUST PROVIDE FOR SELECTIVE SEALING OF THE PACKAGES. (M) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE AN ACCURATE MEANS OF COUNTING THE ASSEMBLED PACKAGES. THE COUNTER MUST BE EASY FOR THE OPERATOR TO RESET. (N) THE SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MEANS OF CONVEYING OR STACKING THE ASSEMBLED PACKAGES. (O) SYSTEM MUST HAVE A MINIMUM SPEED OF 4,200 PACKAGES PER HOUR WHILE READING INTERLEAVED 2 OF 5 BAR CODE INFORMATION ON EACH PIECE AND ADDING SINGLE INSERT. (P) SYSTEM MUST HAVE A TOTAL FOOTPRINT THAT DOES NOT EXCEED 1100 SQUARE FEET, THIS SPACE MUST ENCOPASSES SYSTEM'S SPARE PARTS, SPACE REQUIRED IN NORMAL OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM, SPACE REQUIRED FOR PERFORMANCE OF ANY ON SITE SYSTEM MAINTENANCE, AND ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR PROCESSING. (Q) SYSTEM MUST PROVIDE A MEANS OF ALERTING OPERATORS TO MALFUNCTIONS, MECHANICAL ERRORS, SOFTWARE CONFLICTS, AND OTHER ERRORS. (R) THE ELECTRICAL POWER REQUIREMENTS OF THE SYSTEM SHALL NOT EXCEED 22O VAC, SINGLE PHASE, AND 30 AMPS. (S) THE SYSTEM SHALL OPERATE EFFECTIVELY IN TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM 62 DEGREES F TO 80 DEGREES F AND WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 35 % TO 65 %. (T) ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES MUST MEET OSHA NOISE AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND EPA ENVIROMENTAL REQUIREMENTS. (U) VOLUME AND TURNAROUND ANTICIPATED VOLUMES FOR CURRENT WORKLOAD, FUTURE WORK LOAD. THE AVERAGE ANTICIPATED WORKLOAD FOR FY09 PER INTELLIGENT INSERTER IS 29,167 PACKAGES PER MONTH PER MACHINE. (V) OUTPUT EVALUATION SEE ATTACHMENET FOR A LIST OF SAMPLE JOBS. RESPONSES MUST CERTIFY THAT THE UNIT OFFERED CAN MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOBS LISTED. Operator training for up to 30 employees. Technical training for up to 11 employees. Written lock out / tag out procedures specific to the system quoted. Provide service, operator, and technical manuals and schematics or logic diagrams required for in-house maintenance and troubleshooting. Provide a list of recommended on-site parts and supplies. List warranty coverage and duration. Provide a separate cost for 12 months of full service maintenance commencing upon expiration of warranty. Maintenance shall include all parts, labor, and software upgrades. Coverage from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday Friday. Delivery is FOB destination to the Bureau of the Census, 1201 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47132, Bldg. 60 F. Acceptance at same location. Delivery on or before 12-15-08. Awardees will have to be registered at CCR.gov and complete a U.S. Census Bureau vender registration form. The following provisions and clauses apply to this RFQ. 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, 52.212-2, Evalutions-Commerical Items, 52-212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Order-Commercial Items. Bids are due by 5:00 PM (EST) on 09/12/08. Submit bids - via mail to Bureau of the Census, 1201 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47132, Attn: Tom Sherman Bldg. 66, Rm. 149, or Fax 812-218-3937 or email thomas.m.sherman@census.gov
 
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Document(s)
SAMPLE WORK
 
File Name: SAMPLE JOBS (SAMPLEJOBS01.doc)
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Place of Performance
Address: U. S. Census Bureau, 1201 East 10th Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana, 47132, United States
Zip Code: 47132
 
Record
SN01657042-W 20080904/080902220901-679057f94ac2f41ccd3609d7a42170b8 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
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