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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JULY 16, 2010 FBO #3156
MODIFICATION

70 -- RECOVERY--70--RECOVERY - IT Backup Components

Notice Date
7/14/2010
 
Notice Type
Modification/Amendment
 
Contracting Office
1701 N. Fort Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209
 
ZIP Code
22209
 
Solicitation Number
1006021006
 
Response Due
7/15/2010
 
Archive Date
1/11/2011
 
Point of Contact
Name: Gilbert Maalouf, Title: Contract Specialist, Phone: (703)8757370, Fax: (703) 875-7370
 
E-Mail Address
maaloufgd@state.gov;
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
MODIFICATION NOTICE: Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 1006021006. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 195608_01. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified sellers may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2010-07-15 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Washington, DC 20520 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001, HP DL380R06 CTRO Chassis. 494329-B21, 2, EA; LI 002, HP X5650 DL380G7 FIO KIT. 587482-L21, 2, EA; LI 003, HP X5650 DL380G7 KIT. 587482-B21, 2, EA; LI 004, HP 4GB 2RX4 PC3-10600R-9 KIT. 500658-B21, 12, EA; LI 005, HP 146GB 6G SAS 10K 2.5in DP ENT HDD. 507125-B21, 8, EA; LI 006, HP Slim 12.7mm SATA DVD Optical Kit. 481041-B21, 2, EA; LI 007, HP 512MB P-Series BBWC Upgrade. 462967-B21, 2, EA; LI 008, HP StorageWorks 81Q PCI-e FC HBAFactory integrated. AK344A, 4, EA; LI 009, HP 460W HE 12V Hotplg AC Pwr Supply KitFactory integrated. 503296-B21, 4, EA; LI 010, MS WS08 R2 STD Ed FIO Npi E F I G S SW. 589253-B21, 2, EA; LI 011, HP TFT7600 US Rckmnt Keybrd 17in Monitor. AG052A, 1, EA; LI 012, HP IP Console 1 pack Interface Adapter. 262588-B21, 2, EA; LI 013, HP IP CAT5 Qty-4 3ft/1m Cable. 263474-B21, 1, EA; LI 014, HP 0x2x8 KVM Svr Cnsl G2 SW. AF616A, 1, EA; LI 015, HP 8/8 (8)-ports Enabled SAN Switch. AM867A, 2, EA; LI 016, U.S. - English localization., 1, EA; LI 017, HP 2m Multi-mode OM3 LC/LC FC Cable. AJ835A, 12, EA; LI 018, HP 8Gb Shortwave B-series FC SFP+ 1 Pack. AJ716A, 16, EA; LI 019, HP MSL4048 1 LTO-5 3280 FC Tape Lbry. BL532A, 1, EA; LI 020, HP MSL LTO-5 Ultrium 3280 FC Drive Kit. BL535A, 1, EA; LI 021, HP MSL Redundant Power Supply Kit. AH220A, 1, EA; LI 022, HP LTO5 Ultrium Non Custom Label 20 Pk. C7975AN, 1, EA; LI 023, HP 4GB FBD PC2-5300 2x2GB Kit. 397413-B21, 1, EA; LI 024, HP Data Prot One Drv UNIX/NAS/SAN LTU. B6953AA, 2, EA; LI 025, HP Data Prot Start Pk Windows DVD & LTU. B6961AA, 2, EA; LI 026, HP Data Prot On-line Backup Windows LTU. B6965BA, 2, EA; LI 027, HP Data Prot Mgr of Managers Windows LTU.B6965BA, 2, EA; LI 028, HP Data Prot Zero Downtime Bkup 1 TB LTU. B7025CA, 2, EA; LI 029, HP Data Prot Advncd Bkup Dsk 10TB LTU. B7038BA, 3, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, Department of State 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. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids. All responsible Sellers 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. Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers 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 Sellers require additional clarification, contact 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. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. If Seller is bidding Cisco brand equipment, Seller certifies that it is a Cisco Authorized Channel as of the date of the submission of its Bid, and that it has the certification/specialization level required by Cisco to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable Cisco certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es). The Seller confirms to have sourced all Cisco products submitted in this Bid from Cisco or through Cisco Authorized Channels only, in accordance with all applicable laws and Ciscos current applicable policies at the time of purchase. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyer with a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all Cisco software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the Cisco Software. 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.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Agencies may require registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) prior to receipt of order, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.ccr.gov All Bids must be valid for 30 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured, refurbished, or gray-market products. All bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.). No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award. (a) The provider of information technology shall certify applications are fully functional and operate correctly as intended on systems using the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). This includes Internet Explorer 7 configured to operate on Windows XP and Vista (in Protected Mode on Vista). For the Windows XP settings, see http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_WinXP.html and for the Windows Vista settings, see: http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_vista.html.(b) The standard installation, operation, maintenance, update, and/or patching of software shall not alter the configuration settings from the approved FDCC configuration. The information technology should also use the Windows Installer Service for installation to the default program files directory and should be able to silently install and uninstall.(c) Applications designed for normal end users shall run in the standard user context without elevated system administration privileges.(d) The Department of State currently intends to use Vista in Protected Mode in the future when all devices at all worldwide locations have sufficient capacity to permit an upgrade from the XP operating system. Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country or if it has been substantially transformed in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered substantially transformed based solely on its integration into IT or other systems. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. No bids will be accepted from bidders proposing to use another firms GSA schedule, even if they have permission of the firm to use it. The bidder must be the owner of the GSA schedule in order to bid and to be considered for award. Bids that do not comply with this offer term will be removed from consideration. By proactively complying with this offer term, Sellers accept that the Government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the Government and receive payment from the Government. GSA schedule orders may include "open market" items, i.e., items not on the awardee's list of GSA schedule items, only in compliance with FAR 8.402(f). Offerors should verify in writing which items are listed on their GSA schedule contracts and which items are "open market" items. For an offer to qualify as an offer based on a GSA schedule contract, the value of "open market" items included in the offer may not exceed the applicable micro-purchase threshold as defined in FAR 2.101.In order to notate which items are open market, in accordance with FAR 8.402(f)(3), Seller must write "open market" in the Line Item Description for any item not currently active on the cited contract, or list in the Seller Bid Description field all open market line numbers (e.g. "Open Market Items: Lines 1, 2, 3.") The Buy American Act (1) Restricts the purchase of supplies, that are not domestic end products, for use within the United States. A foreign end product may be purchased if it is determined that the price of the lowest domestic offer is unreasonable or if another exception applies, and (2) Requires, with some exceptions the use of only domestic construction materials in contracts for construction in the United States (3) Buy American Act uses a two-part test to define a domestic end product. (a) The article must be manufactured in the United States; and (b) The cost of domestic components must exceed 50 percent of the cost of all the components. 52.225-2 Buy American Act Certificate: (a) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (b) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products. The terms component, domestic end product, end product, foreign end product, and United States are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled Buy American ActSupplies. TO COMPLY, SELLERS MUST LIST THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN IN EACH LINE ITEM. ***TO HAVE A BID CONSIDERED FOR AWARD FOR BRAND NAME OR EQUAL & MEET OR EXCEED BUYS, ALL VENDORS MUST PROVIDE MANUFACTURER, PART # AND EXTENDED SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EXACT MODEL BEING PROPOSED FOR ALL LINE ITEMS. NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN A 'NON RESPONSIVE' BID AND REMOVAL FROM AWARD CONSIDERATION. This procurement action is being funded with supplemental appropriations provided by the American Recovery and Re-Investment Act of 2009 (ARRA), Pub. L. 111-5. It is the intention of the Department of State to issue a bilateral contract resulting from this solicitation, which, in addition to other contract clauses, will incorporate commercial contract clauses specific to ARRA procurements. Contract clauses will include: FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial Items (Alternate II May 2009), 52.203-15 Whistleblower Protections Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Mar 2009), 52.204-11 American Recovery and Reinvestment ActReporting Requirements (Mar 2009), and 52.214-26 Audit and RecordsSealed Bidding (Mar 2009). The awardee must also submit a copy of all invoices to the Contracting Officer and/or Contract Specialist named on page 1 of the contract, for recording purposes. Failure to furnish a copy of all invoices accordingly may result in denied invoice approval and/or payment. products to be configured before delivery
 
Web Link
FBO.gov Permalink
(https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/FedBid.com/FedBid1/1006021006/listing.html)
 
Place of Performance
Address: Washington, DC 20520
Zip Code: 20520
 
Record
SN02206011-W 20100716/100714235406-81718182325153348f508f6ba175245e (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps Link to This Notice
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