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Notice Date
Notice Type
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Contracting Office
11495 Turner Road, El Paso, TX 79936
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Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Name: Carlos Jaquez, Title: Contract Specialist, Phone: 9152171249, Fax: 9155646109
E-Mail Address
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.The solicitation number is VA258-13-Q-0538 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-66. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 325120 with a small business size standard of 1,000.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2013-08-02 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be in the Statement of Work. The VHA NCO 18 - Contracting Office requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 10/01/2013 - 09/30/2014 LI 001: CLIN 0001 Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Cylinder 50 lb, 78, CY; LI 002: CLIN 0002 Bulk Liquid Nitrogen, liter, 1020, LI; LI 003: CLIN 0003 Ultra High Purity Nitrogen, Cylinder, 24, CY; LI 004: CLIN 0004 Dry Ice, LB, 15600, LB; LI 005: CLIN 0005 5% Carbon Dioxide (CO2)/10% Hydrogen/Balance Nitrogen Gas Cylinder, 24, CY; LI 006: CLIN 0006 Med Lg Cylinder Rental, each, 180, CY; LI 007: CLIN 0007 Rare/Special Lg Gas Steel Cylinder Rental, 36, CY; Option 1 Period of Performance: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015 LI 001: CLIN 1001 Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Cylinder 50 lb, 78, CY; LI 002: CLIN 1002 Bulk Liquid Nitrogen, liter, 1020, LI; LI 003: CLIN 1003 Ultra High Purity Nitrogen, Cylinder, 24, CY; LI 004: CLIN 1004 Dry Ice, LB, 15600, LB; LI 005: CLIN 1005 5% Carbon Dioxide (CO2)/10% Hydrogen/Balance Nitrogen Gas Cylinder, 24, CY; LI 006: CLIN 1006 Med Lg Cylinder Rental, each, 180, CY; LI 007: CLIN 1007 Rare/Special Lg Gas Steel Cylinder Rental, 36, CY; 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, VHA NCO 18 - Contracting Office 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. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. VHA NCO 18 - Contracting Office is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors 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.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors 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 offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or 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. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/. In addition to any VHA buy terms entered in FedBid, the Seller (Bidder) has reviewed and acknowledges any attached solicitation documents, item details, delivery schedule, and/or instructions to Seller (collectively referred to as requirements), and agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in the solicitation documents. While additional support documentation (e.g. Seller Attachments) may be requested, pricing shall be entered as a 'bid' in the reverse auction - offline pricing is not an acceptable bid. At the conclusion of the reverse auction, if attached to the buy, the apparent winning bidder shall be required to complete the solicitation documents prior to award. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.
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