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66 -- Flash Point Tester

Notice Date
Notice Type
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
334516 — Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Reserve Command, 934 CONF/LGC, 760 Military Hwy, Minneapolis ARS, Minnesota, 55450-2100
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Scott Hendrix, Phone: 612-713-1430, Darcee Copus-Sabart, Phone: 612-713-1432
E-Mail Address
scott.hendrix@minneapolis.af.mil, darcee.copus-sabart@minneapolis.af.mil
(scott.hendrix@minneapolis.af.mil, darcee.copus-sabart@minneapolis.af.mil)
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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. SOLICITATION #: FE663391330037 This combined synopsis/solicitation is issued as a Request For Quotes NAICS: 334516 SBA Size Standard: 500 employees Minneapolis-St Paul Air Reserve Station, Minneapolis, MN requires a contract for: CLIN 0001: Tester, Flash Point, Electric and Gas Ignition (1 ea); Manuals for Items (2 ea). Description: This Product Description (PD), describes Tester, Flash Point Closed Cup, ASTM D93 Method A and B with electric and gas ignition. The unit shall meet the form, fit, and function of the following description. The flash point tester is used to measure and describe the properties of materials, products, or assemblies in response to heat and flame under controlled laboratory conditions. SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS • Equipment: The complete countertop instrument shall be capable of automatically determining the flash point of volatile materials in accordance with ASTM D93 Method A and B. The instrument is designed to increase the • laboratory's productivity, repeatability and reproducibility. Test results include adjustments to compensate for barometric pressure differences. The characteristics described in this section are the minimum requirements necessary for this tester. • Standard Test Method: The flash point tester shall automatically perform in accordance with ASTM D93 Method A and B. • Method/Procedure A: Method A is applicable to distillate fuels (diesel, kerosene, heating oil, and turbine fuels), new lubricating oils, and other homogeneous petroleum liquids not included in the scope of Procedure B. • Method/Procedure B: Method B is applicable to residual fuel oils, cutback residuals, used lubricating oils, mixtures of petroleum liquids with solids, petroleum liquids that tend to form a surface film under test conditions or are petroleum liquids of such kinematic viscosity that they are not uniformly heated under the stirring and heating conditions of Procedure A. • Sample Flash Point Temperature Measurement Range: The sample temperature flash point measurement range of the petroleum products shall be from +1degree C to +370 degrees C (+38 degrees F to +700 degrees F). • Apparatus: The apparatus of the closed cup flash point tester shall conform to the specifications outlined in ASTM D93 Annex A1. The apparatus shall consist of at minimum a test cup, test cover and shutter, stirring device, heating source, and ignition source device. • Test Cup: The test cup shall be manufactured of brass or other non-rusting metal of equivalent heat conductivity and shall conform to the dimensions specified in ASTM D93 Annex A1, figure A1.2. • Test Cover and Shutter: The test cover and shutter shall be manufactured using the same material as the test cup and shall conform to the specifications as outlined in ASTM D93, Annex A1, paragraph A1.1.2. The shutter shall conform to the specifications as outlined in ASTM D93, Annex A1, paragraph A1.1.2.2. The cup cover shall be detachable for easy cleaning. • Stirring Device: The stirring device shall conform to the specifications as outlined in ASTM D93 Annex A1, paragraph A1.1.2.5. The tester shall be capable of both automatically determining (preprogrammed) and user defining the stirring rate of the sample under test. • Heating Source: The heating source shall conform to the specifications as outlined in ASTM D93 Annex A1, paragraph A1.1.2.8 and A1.1.2.9. The tester shall be capable of both automatically (preprogrammed) and user defining the heating rate of the sample under test. • Ignition Source Device: The tester shall user selectable between electric and gas ignition. The ignition source selecting switch shall be located in a convenient location on the front or side or the tester. The Ignition source device shall conform to the specifications outlined in ASTM D93, Annex A1, and paragraph A1.1.2.3. • Other Related ASTM requirements: ASTM D93 Annex A1, paragraphs A1.1.2.6, A1.1.2.7, and A1.1.2.10 also apply to the requirements of this tester. • Barometric Pressure Detector: The closed cup flash point tester shall be supplied with a built-in barometer that automatically corrects results to standard pressure. • Thermal and Ionization Flash Detection: The tester shall have thermal and ionization flash detection capabilities. • Forced Air Cooling: The tester shall have built-in forced air cooling. • Calibration: The tester shall be capable of automatically calibrating the tester. • Safety Features: The tester shall have these safety features which includes (but not limited to): automatic suppression of the gas source at the end of the test and detection of extinction of the gas flame during the test if gas ignition is used, over-heating detection with auto shut-off of heater, automatic fire detection system with external fire alarm connection. • Display: The tester shall be supplied with a LCD monochrome display or equivalent. The display shall be visible from a distance of 5 meters. • Keyboard: The tester shall be designed with an alphanumeric keyboard which will allow the users to input data to the tester. • Test Procedures: The closed cup flash point tester shall have the capabilities of automatically preprogrammed and user defined (minimum 15) methods. • Data Storage: The tester shall be capable of storing a minimum or 300 test results, transfer data to a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or other data storage device via a RS 232C cable, and print a copy of the test results when a printer is attached. • Tester Size: The size of the tester shall be approximately 23 in. (58 cm) L x 16 in. (40 cm) W x 24 in. (60 cm) H. • Tester Weight: The weight of the tester shall be approximately 55.00 lb. (24 kg). • Power Requirements: The testers shall be provided with the ability, through standard configuration or through available accessories, to use standard 115V outlets as well as 220V. REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS • Recovered materials: The offeror/contractor is encouraged to use recovered materials to the maximum extent practicable, in accordance with paragraph 23.403 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS • Product Conformance: The products provided shall conform to the producer's own drawings, specifications, standards, and quality assurance practices and be the same product offered for sale in the commercial market. The government reserves the right to require proof of such conformance. Minor changes to the commercial product, with respect to ruggedizing and environmental suitability and protection shall be permitted, subject to the approval of the procurement office, to satisfy the requirements of this requirement. • Installation and Demonstration: If required by the end user, the contractor shall be responsible for user installation and orientation of the equipment at the designated Air Force facility laboratory and assure that the equipment is ready for use. • Alternative offers: A current, complete instrument with all items required for use, shall be offered/provided. If an alternative/replacement item is offered, descriptive literature (commercial catalogs, specification sheets, etc.) shall be submitted with the quote, for review and evaluation by the cognizant engineer. • Serviceability, Reliability, and Quality of Materials: All supplied items shall carry a standard commercial warranty on parts and labor. PACKING/PACKAGING • The packing/packaging for shipment to the Government shall be in accordance with best commercial practices. SOURCE DOCUMENTS • ASTM Document. A copy of ASTM D93, Standard Test Methods for Flash Point by Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester, can be obtained from ASTM 100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700, West Conshohocken, PA 19428-5959. The following provisions and clauses (current through FAC 2005-33 effective 15 June 2009) are applicable to subject solicitation: FAR 52.204-7 - CCR, FAR 52.211-6 - Brand Name or Equal, FAR 52.212-1 - Instructions to Offerors, 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, FAR 52.212-4 - Terms and Condition - Commercial, FAR 52.212-5 Dev - Statutes/Exec Orders, FAR 52.219-1 (Alt I) - Small Business Program Representation, FAR 52.219-6 - Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside, FAR 52.219-28 - Post-Award Small Business Program Representation, FAR 52.222-3 - Convict Labor, FAR 52.222-19 - Child Labor, FAR 52.222-21 - Prohibit Segregated Facilities, FAR 52.222-22 - Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports, FAR 52.222-25 - Affirmative Action, FAR 52.222-26 - Equal Opportunity, 52.222-37 - Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, FAR 52.222-41 - Service Contract Act of 1965, FAR 52.225-13 - Restrictions on Foreign Purchase, FAR 52.232-1 - Payments, 52.232-33 - Payment by EFT - CCR, FAR 52.233-1 - Disputes, FAR 52.233-3 - Protest after Award, FAR 52.233-4 - Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim, FAR 52.243-1 - Changes - Fixed Price, FAR 52.247-34 - FOB Destination, FAR 52.249-1 - Termination for Convenience (Fixed Price), FAR 52.252-1 - Provisions Incorporated by Reference, FAR 52.252-2 - Clauses Incorporated by Reference, FAR 52.252-5 - Authorized Deviations in Provisions, FAR 52.252-6 - Authorized Deviations in Clauses, DFARS 252.204-7003 - Control of Government Personnel Work Product, DFARS 252.204-7004 Alt A - Required Central Contractor Registration, DFARS 252.212-7001 - Dev Terms and Conditions, DFARS 252.225-7000 - Buy America Act - Balance of Payments Program, DFARS 252.225-7002 - Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors, DFARS 252.232-7003 - Electronic Submission of Payment Requests, DFARS 252.232-7010 - Levies on Contract Payments, DFARS 252.243-7001 - Pricing of Contract Modifications, AFFARS 5353.201-9101 - Ombudsman, AFFARS 5352.242-9000 - Contractor Access to Air Force Installations IAW FAR 52.204-7and DFARS 252.207-7004 Alt A, prospective vendors must be registered in the CCR database prior to contract award. Lack of CCR registration shall be a determining factor for contract award. Prospective vendors should visit the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov/Start.aspx to register. IAW FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Reps and Certs - An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (m) of this provision and must submit these paragraphs with their proposal. This is a firm fixed price type contract. The requirement will be solicited and evaluated under FAR 13.5 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Contract award will be made to the responsive offeror whose offer will result in the best value to the government, with technical capability, price and delivery being the considerations. All quotes shall include the following minimum information: Cage Code, Duns Number, Payment Terms, and/or Discount Terms, Offerors Reps and Certs, Point of Contact, Phone, Fax, Email and Proposed Delivery Schedule.
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Address: 934th Airlift Wing, Minneapolis-ST. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55450-2100, United States
Zip Code: 55450-2100
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