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87 -- GRASS HAY CUBE FY12 - AF 1449 and related docs

Notice Date
Notice Type
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
111940 — Hay Farming
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Midwest Area, Area Office, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, Illinois, 61604, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Point of Contact
Georgetta C Stonewall, Phone: (309) 681-6624, Constance F. Williams, Phone: (309)681-6118
E-Mail Address
georgetta.stonewall@ars.usda.gov, connie.williams@ars.usda.gov
(georgetta.stonewall@ars.usda.gov, connie.williams@ars.usda.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
Solicitation/Synopsis Description 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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation AG-5114 S-11-0002 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005 53. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 111940. The USDA, ARS, NADC, Ames, IA has a requirement/need for Grass Hay Cubes. The award will be for a contract period starting October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 for a fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract. MINIMUM/MAXIMUM ORDERS: Minimum services to be rendered will not be less than $1,000 for the contract. The maximum amount of services to be rendered shall be no more than $50,000 for the contract. Delivery orders will be issued against the resultant contract(s). The contractor shall perform no work prior to receipt of a delivery order. Delivery orders may be made by telephone, fax, email, or in writing by the Contracting Officer (CO) or other person authorized by the CO at time of award. Each order placed will be for a minimum of twenty (20) tons and must be delivered within ten (10) working days from placement of order. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS including shipping, delivery, performance and acceptance: See attached information for complete specifications. INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTATIONS - In order to be considered for award Offerors shall provide: 1) Completed SF 1449 (attached), signed and dated with price information (DUNS number should be included in block 17a along with complete company name and address). 2) At least 3 to 5 references for the proposed product. References must have received the proposed product within the last three (3) calendar years (Government references preferred but will accept commercial references). References shall be provided for the product proposed and if possible include the email address of the person to be contacted; 3) Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provisions FAR 52.212 3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer (copy is attached) or be registered at Online Representation and Certification Application (ORCA) website at http://orca.bpn.gov. REJECTION OF PROPOSAL: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer which will be considered. The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and can be found in full text at http:/acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. (NOTE: ALL OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR) DATABASE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN AWARD). FOR APPLICABLE FAR CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS REQUIRED IN FULL TEXT - SEE ATTACHMENT. FAR 52.212-2, EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEM, the significant evaluation factors, in the relative order of importance are, (i) technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement including delivery date; (ii) past performance; and (iii) price (based on F.O.B. Destination), technical and past performance are more important than price. Award will be made based on overall BEST VALUE to the Government. EVALUATION & AWARD FACTORS The contract resulting from this solicitation will be awarded to the responsible party whose offer, conforming to the solicitation, is determined most advantageous to the government, cost, and other factors considered. The Offeror shall extend to the Government the full coverage of any standard commercial warranty normally offered in a similar commercial sale, provided such warranty is available at no additional cost to the Government. Acceptance of the standard commercial warranty does not waive the Government's rights under the Inspection clause nor does it limit the Government's right with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. In the event of a conflict, the terms and conditions of the contract shall take precedence over the standard commercial warranty. The contractor shall provide a copy of its standard commercial warranty (if applicable) with this response. Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of those documents related to this procurement, if any. Furnish Proposals to Georgetta Stonewall, Contracting Officer, USDA, ARS, MWA, Contracting Office, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, no later than 2:00 p.m., August 2, 2011. Proposals and other requested documents may be provided by facsimile to (309) 681 6683 if desired. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer at: Georgetta.Stonewall@ars.usda.gov.
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