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Laboratory Material and Component Level Testing to Obtain General and Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Specimens from Cargo Tank Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - 6913G619Q300010 Attachments

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Oct 02, 2018
Category: Quality Control, Testing and Inspection Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary (OST) Administration Secretariate, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, 55 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142-1093, United States

Description

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representation and Certification Pricing Sheets Statement of Work Instructions, Conditions and Notice to Offeror This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. 6913G619Q300010 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation is being conducted in accordance with the policies and procedures prescribed in FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-100, effective August 22, 2018. This procurement is being solicited under NAICS code 541380 small business size standard $15 million. This Combined Synopsis/Solicitation is being issued as full and open competition. The U.S. Department of Transportation, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), Cambridge, MA, has a requirement for Laboratory Material and Component Level Testing to obtain general and mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced plastic specimens from cargo tank motor vehicle manufacturers. The contractor is required to provide facilities, labor and equipment necessary to perform all laboratory testing services in accordance with the attached Statement of Work, Instructions Conditions and Notice to Offeror and Service Contract Act Wage Determination in contractors city/town, state for Occupation Code 30210 - Laboratory Technician. REQUIREMENTS/SPECIFICATIONS The Government intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order as a result of this Combined Synopsis/Solicitation. This notice is expected to result in a single or multiple award (whichever is in the best interest of the Government), subject to receipt of an acceptable proposal(s) in accordance with the Instructions, Conditions and Notice to Offeror attached. The Offerors price quotation shall include a firm fixed price for the Tests identified in the attached Test Pricing Sheet and CLINs identified in the CLIN Pricing Sheet. BASIS FOR AWARD An award will be made to the responsive and responsible Offeror(s) whose offer(s), conforming to this Combined Synopsis/Solicitation, is determined to offer the best value to the Government in terms of: 1) technical approach; 2) staffing; 3) prior experience; and 4) price (including unit prices per test method). The technical evaluation criteria that are addressed in the Technical Proposal are considered more important than price in the selection of the contractor(s) for award(s). When the Technical Proposals are evaluated as essentially equal, the quoted price may become the determining factor in making award(s). When the Technical Proposals are evaluated as essentially equal, the quoted price may become the determining factor in making award(s). It is the Governments intent to award a single or multiple firm fixed price purchase order(s) based upon initial offers without entering into discussions or negotiations (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306(a)). Therefore, the offerors initial proposal should contain the offerors best terms from a price standpoint, reflecting ANY AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS. While it is the Governments intent to make award based upon initial offers, the Government may, nevertheless, determine during the evaluation period that it is necessary to conduct discussions. NOTICE TO OFFERORS FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items applies to this acquisition and is incorporated by reference. All Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certification-Commercial Items (the complete provision is provided in an attachment. An Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically using the System for Award Management (SAM) accessible via http://www.Sam.gov. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically in SAM, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision. All Contractors must be registered in SAM in order to receive an award from a DOT Agency. The Government intends to award a single or multiple purchase order(s) on a firm-fixed price basis as a result of this solicitation, subject to receipt of an acceptable proposal(s). FAR Clauses and Provisions 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options, 52.217-7 Option for Increased Quantity-Separately Priced Line Item, 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors are hereby incorporated by reference. Additional clauses cited in 52.212-5 that apply to this acquisition are: 52.209.6, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.223-15, 52.223-16, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-13 and 52.232-33. Transportation Acquisition Regulation clause TAR 1252.223-73 Seat belt use policies and programs is hereby incorporated by reference. The FAR and TAR provisions and clauses cited in this notice can be viewed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far and http://www.dot.gov/administrations/assistant-secretary-administration/transportation-acquisition- regulation-tar This combined synopsis/solicitation hereby incorporates all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) provisions and clauses contained herein. All questions regarding this solicitation shall be received by the Contracting Officer not later than Monday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00pm ET. The offer should be addressed to the following: U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Attn: Christine Guy, V222, 55 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142. The signed offer must be submitted via e-mail to Christine.Guy@dot.gov by closing date of October 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. ET. No telephone requests will be honored. The Government will not pay for any information received. It is anticipated that an award resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation will be made on or about October 21, 2018. The following FAR provision is incorporated by full text: 52.203-98 - PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS- REPRESENTATION (FEB 2015) (DEVIATION 2015-02) (a) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), Government agencies are not permitted to use funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act for contracts with an entity that requires employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (b) The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this provision does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the Offeror represents that it does not require employees or subcontractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of provision) FAR 52.209-11 Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law (FEB 2016) (a) As required by sections 744 and 745 of Division E of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), and similar provisions, if contained in subsequent appropriations acts, the Government will not enter into a contract with any corporation that- (1) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that suspension or debarment is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or (2) Was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror represents that- (1) It is □ is not □ a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability; and (2) It is □ is not □ a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a Federal law within the preceding 24 months. (End of provision) The following FAR clauses are incorporated by full text: 52.203-99 - PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS (FEB 2015) (DEVIATION 2015-02) The Contractor shall not require employees or subcontractors seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign or comply with internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or subcontractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. The contractor shall notify employees that the prohibitions and restrictions of any internal confidentiality agreements covered by this clause are no longer in effect. The prohibition in paragraph (a) of this clause does not contravene requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or any other form issued by a Federal department or agency governing the nondisclosure of classified information. (1) In accordance with section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235), use of funds appropriated (or otherwise made available) under that or any other Act may be prohibited, if the Government determines that the Contractor is not in compliance with the provisions of this clause. (2) The Government may seek any available remedies in the event the contractor fails to comply with the provisions of this clause. (End of clause) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the Contractor shall make accelerated payments to its small business subcontractors under this contract, to the maximum extent practicable and prior to when such payment is otherwise required under the applicable contract or subcontract, after receipt of a proper invoice and all other required documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. (c) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (c), in all subcontracts with small business concerns, including subcontracts with small business concerns for the acquisition of commercial items. (End of clause)

Original Point of Contact

POC Christine L. Guy, Phone: 6174943559

Place of Performance

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