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Flat Marble Markers - Nationwide. Base and Four(4), One (1) Year Options - Attachment

General Information

Document Type:FILE
Posted Date:Oct 23, 2018
Category: Miscellaneous
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Veterans Affairs;NCA Contracting Service;75 Barrett Heights Rd. Suite 309;Stafford VA 22556

Description

36C78618Q9495 Page 1 of Page 17 of 17 Page 1 of AMENDMENT TO COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR F1 INSCRIBED FLAT MARBLE MARKERS NATIONWIDE THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO A PREVIOUS COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL SUPPLIES AND PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6 STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS AMENDMENT IS TO REVISE THE SOLICITATION CLOSE DATE UNTIL NOVEMBER 24, 2018 AT 9:00AM EST. THE PROCEDURES FOR SUBMISSION OF QUOTE HAS BEEN REVISED AND THE PRICE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN REVISED ALSO. THOSE OFFERORS WHOM HAVE SUBMITTED AN APPROVED SAMPLE FROM NO LATER THAN AUGUST 8, 2018, DO NOT HAVE TO SUBMIT A NEW SAMPLE. HOWEVER, THOSE WHOM DID NOT RECEIVE AN APPROVED SAMPLE REVIEW OR SUBMITTING FOR THE FIRST TIME MAY DUE SO PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE SOLICITATION. THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL SUPPLIES AND PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6 STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTES ARE BEING REQUESTED AND A SEPARATE SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. THE SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES. SOLICITATION 36C78618Q9495 IS BEING ISSUED AS A REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ). THIS NOTICE AND THE INCORPORATED PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES ARE THOSE IN EFFECT THROUGH THE FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATIONS (FAR). ALL RESPONSIBLE SOURCES MAY SUBMIT A QUOTE. FAR clauses and provisions enclosed within this RFQ are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-99-1 and are available in full text through Internet access at http://www.acquisition.gov/far. 1. This is a 100% Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Set-Aside, Open Market procurement. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 327991 and the size standard is 500 Employees. Any firm that does not meet the capability and size standard under this NAICS code should not submit a response. Prospective awardees MUST be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM)at http://www.sam.gov and VETBIZ https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/, PRIOR TO AWARD and through final payment, and must complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at http://www.sam.gov prior to award and through final payment. CONTRACT WILL NOT BE AWARDED UNTIL SAM REGISTRATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED. *NOTE* SDVOSBs must be verified for ownership and control and listed in the Vendor Information Pages at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov when offers are submitted and at the time of award. (See Clause 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.) Offers received from concerns that are not Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns shall not be considered and will not be evaluated. 2. This combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items is in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Therefore, all quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered by the Contracting Office. A single award will be made to the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) offeror. Delivery shall be for a Base Period and Four (4), One(1) Year Options PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED STATEMENT OF WORK 3. The following Provisions and Clauses apply to this procurement: 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Quotes are due on November 24, 2018 9:00AM EST. ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR SUBMISSION OF QUOTES SHALL BE SUBMITTED IN ITS ENTIREITY. FAILURE TO SUBMIT ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED UNDER INSTRUCTION TO OFFEROR SHALL BE DEEMED AS NON-CONFORMING AND WILL NOT BE UNDER FURTHER CONSIDERATION. IT IS THE CONTRACTOR S RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENSURING PROPER SUBMISSION OF THEIR QUOTES THROUGH EMAIL TO ANTIONETTE COLLINS-SOMERVILLE AT Antionette.Collins-Somerville@va.gov. PLEASE SUBMIT EMAILS WITH COMPRESSED OR SMALL DOCUMENT ATTACHMENTS TO ENSURE TIMELY AND SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION. QUOTE SHALL BE SUBMITTED BY POTENTIAL QUOTERS, PRIOR TO THE TIME SPECIFIED IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. QUOTERS MUST COMPLETE AND RETURN ALL INFORMATION DESIGNATED IN FAR PROVISION 52.212-1, INSTRUCTIONS TO QUOTERS COMMERCIAL ITEMS, PARAGRAPH (b) AND IN THE STATEMENT OF WORK. Quotes shall include the information listed below. Quotes that fail to furnish the required information, or reject the terms and conditions of the RFQ may be excluded from further consideration. The following factors will be considered when evaluating the Quotes: Technical and Price. The Vendor s quote shall consist of four (4) volumes. The Volumes are I Technical, Past Performance & Limitations on Sub-Contracting Monitoring and Compliance, Volume II Price, Volume III- Small Business Participation Plan and Volume IV - Offer & Award Documents, Contract Administration, Certifications & Representations. 2. RFP FILES. Offerors quotations shall be submitted in accordance with the following instructions: a. Format. The submission shall be clearly indexed and logically assembled. Each volume shall be clearly identified and shall begin at the top of a page. All pages of each volume shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name, date and solicitation number in the header and/or footer. All files will be submitted as either a Microsoft Excel (.XLS) file or an Acrobat (PDF) file or compatible as indicated in the table. Page size shall be no greater than 8 1/2" x 11" with printing on one side, only. The top, bottom, left and right margins shall be a minimum of one inch (1 ) each. Font size shall be no smaller than 12-point. Arial or Times New Roman fonts are recommended. Characters shall be set at no less than normal spacing and 100% scale. Tables and illustrations may use a reduced font size not less than 8-point and may be landscape. Line spacing shall be set at no less than single space. Each paragraph shall be separated by at least one blank line. Page numbers, company logos, and headers and footers may be within the page margins ONLY, and are not bound by the 12-point font requirement. Footnotes to text shall not be used. All proprietary information shall be clearly and properly marked. Pages in violation of these instructions, either by exceeding the margin, font or spacing restrictions will not be evaluated. a. File Packaging. All of the proposal files may be compressed (zipped) into one file entitled proposal.zip using WinZip version 6.2 or later version or the proposal files may be submitted individually. b. Content Requirements. All information shall be confined to the appropriate file. The Offeror shall confine submissions to essential matters, sufficient to define the proposal and provide an adequate basis for evaluation. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to permit a complete and accurate evaluation of each proposal. The titles and page limits requirements for each file are shown in the Table below: Volume Number Factor File Name Page Limitations* Volume I Technical, Past Performance, Limitations on Sub-Contracting -Monitoring and Compliance: (Company Name) Tech.pdf 75 Volume II Price (Company Name) Price.xls None Volume III Small Business Participation Plan Small Business Participation.pdf None Volume IV Offer & Award Documents, Contract Administration, Certifications & Representations (Company Name) OfrRep.pdf None A Table of Contents and/or a glossary of abbreviations or acronyms will not be included in the page count of the technical Volume. However, be advised that all information contained within any Table of Contents and/or glossary of abbreviations or acronyms submitted with an Offeror s proposal will not be evaluated by the Government. VOLUME I- TECHNICAL, PAST PERFORMANCE & LIMITATIONS ON SUB-CONTRACTING-MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE Volume I shall include the following: Submittal by Potential Vendors Potential offerors shall submit at contractor expense one marble sample (24 x 12 x 3/4 ) representative of the marble to be used in the production of markers under the contract. The marble sample shall conform to government specifications and shall be submitted for approval. Mark each sample on the back with a permanent marker to show: contractor s name, solicitation number, and email address. Any sample which arrives damaged shall not be accepted. The sample must be manufactured, inscribed, and packaged to prevent any damage during shipment. Samples must be accompanied by a statement identifying the brand name and grit rating for the pad or stone used to produce the final finish. The following inscription, with lithichrome, shall be used for the sample submission - refer to drawings for emblem s character, font style, special marks, inscription depths, spacing, and dimensions: Emblem # 52 (Land Eagle) JOSÉ QUIÑÓNEZ 2ND LT US ARMY WWII APR 18 1914 AUG 31 2004 WE WILL ALWAYS YOU TENDERLY KIND UNSELFISHLY GENEROUS Failure to meet any of the requirements shall result in the rejection of the sample. The sample shall establish the acceptable product for all inscriptions under this contract and shall be the basis for comparison of inscription services. Samples must be received by Memorial Products Service (MPS) prior to closing date. If one or more of the samples are disapproved by MPS, you shall receive notification by MPS (Program Support Unit) and have until the closing date of the solicitation to resubmit another sample. NO samples shall be accepted after closing date. Once submitted, samples become the property of the Department of Veterans Affairs and shall not be returned. Samples that have been previously submitted and were approved will be accepted but the approved samples can be no older than August 8, 2018. Therefore, no approved samples submitted prior to August 8, 2018 will be accepted. The Offerors whom have submitted approved samples shall submit an approved sample review from MPS. Submit sample and test results to the following address: Department of Veteran Affairs Memorial Products Service Program Support Unit, Rm. 600J 1575 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20005 Offerors shall propose a detailed approach that addresses the following: 1. TECHNICAL EVALUATION APPROACH. a) Marble Sample(Acceptable/Unacceptable) Finish Dimension within tolerance Material meets ASTM criteria Color/reflectivity standard is met Workmanship free from defects Bonding within specs Boring appropriately sized spaced c) Qualifications: Personnel Experience: The following key personnel s resume must be included in the quotation/proposal: 1. Inscriber 2. Site Supervisor/Manager 3. Subcontractors if using any 2. PAST PERFORMANCE EVALUATION APPROACH. Offeror shall provide no more than three, recent (within the last 5 years), and relevant Past Performance Questionnaires (Attachment C). The Questionnaires (with top portion completed) shall be submitted in Volume I for (Past Performance). 3. VAAR CLAUSE 852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUB-CONTRACTING-MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE. Quoter shall provide a statement certifying their compliance to comply with VAAR Clause 852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018). The contractor shall affirm their commitment to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractors compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. VOLUME II PRICE EVALUATION APPROACH The Price Quote does not have a page limitation; however, Contractor s Quotes shall provide detailed information that provides a list of price. The contractor s price quote must be separated from the technical submittal. The contractor shall propose firm fixed price. The Proposals that fail to furnish the required information, or reject the terms and conditions of the RFQ may be excluded from further consideration. VOLUME III-SMALL BUSINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN APPROACH The Small Business Participation Plan does not have a page limitation; however the Contractor s Proposals shall provide the detailed information below: All contractors must complete and submit the Small Business Participation Plan. Contractors must provide a Small Business Participation Plan proposing their goals for this solicitation to include Small Business Participation. This plan shall include an overall goal which shall be accomplished through collective small business participation from any type of small business or sub-category small business. A small business can achieve the goals through its own performance/participation as a prime without having to subcontract. The current Veterans Affairs agency goals/target percentages are below: FY 17 VA subcontracting goals Category Target (Percentage) Total U.S. ------------------------------- Total Small Business 17.0% Veteran Owned Small Business 7% Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 5% Small Disadvantaged Businesses (including Section 8(a)) 5% Women-Owned Small Business 5% Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Business 3% The work performed directly by a small business prime contractor will be evaluated as Small Business Participation. A small business is NOT required to subcontract out any portion of the work. This factor gives the small businesses the opportunity to indicate that they will meet small business participation through self-performance, or, in addition to any subcontracting to small businesses. This Small Business Participation Plan is required to be submitted for evaluation of this factor. The Contractor shall submit a detailed and complete statement for the Small Business Participation Plan. The statement that details that all contractors at a minimum are required to submit a Small Business Participation Plan individually addressing the following areas: (EACH AREA SHALL BE ADDRESSED IN A DETAILED WRITTEN STATEMENT) (1) The extent to which Small Business firms are specifically identified in quotes; (2) The extent of commitment to Small Business firms (enforceable commitments, such as established relationships, will be weighted more heavily than non-enforceable ones); (3) The complexity and variety of the work small firms are to perform; (4) The extent of utilization of Small Business firms on prior contracts; (5) The evaluation will be based on the total contract dollar value, the contractors propose in terms of small business participation. (6) The extent of participation of Small Business concerns in terms of the value of the total acquisition and the extent of which the contractor provides detailed explanations and supporting documentation of the proposed participation percentages, or lack thereof, for this acquisition. Contractors proposed goals are to be filled-in as provided below: (a) Prime Contractor type of business (check all that apply): ( ) Large ( ) Small (also check type of small business) ( ) Small Non-Disadvantaged Business ( ) Small Disadvantaged Business* ( ) Woman-Owned Small Business ** ( ) HUB Zone Small Business ( ) Veteran Owned Small Business ( ) Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (b) Total Contract Value (for five year period): $______________ (c) Dollar Value of your participation as a prime contractor: $____________ (d) Dollar value and percentage of the total contract value of subcontractors planned for: Business Category Dollar Value Percentage of Total Contract Value Large Small Disadvantaged Business* Total Small Business Woman Owned Small Business Hub Zone Small Business Veteran Owned Small Business Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business *Note: Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HCBU/Mis) are considered as disadvantaged and should not be broken out separately. Each percentage above shall be accompanied by detailed supporting documentation in the Small Business Participation Plan regarding individual commitments. The sum of the dollar values and percentages of Small Non-Disadvantaged and Small Disadvantaged should equal the entries for the Total Small. However, the sum of all the percentages need not equal 100% since the prime is not included and individual subcontractors may be counted towards more than one category. (e) List the principal supplies/services (be specific) to be subcontracted to: (FILL IN EACH SECTION AND BLOCK THAT IS PROVIDED INCLUDING PERCENTAGES) Business Category Name of Company Type of Service/Supply Manufacturer/Non-Manufacturer Quarry Ownership Percentage of Total Value Large Small Disadvantage Business Total Small Business Woman Owned Small Business Hub Zone Small Business Veteran Owned Small Business Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Business Category Name of Company Type of Service/Supply (f) Extent of Commitment: Provide documentation regarding enforceable commitments to utilize any small business category, as defined in FAR Part 19, Small Business Programs, as subcontractors. (g) Self-certification of a written and detailed statement to address your ability to comply with VAAR 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION). VOLUME IV - OFFER AND AWARD DOCUMENTS AND CERTIFICATIONS/REPRESENTATIONS Certifications and Representations - An Acrobat PDF file shall be created to capture the signatures for submission. This Volume shall contain the following: Legal Business/Company Name (as it is indicated in www.sam.gov) DUNS Number Point of Contact Name Telephone number E-Mail Address Acknowledgement of Amendments, Contract Administration (Attachment E), if any. Any proposed exceptions to solicitation terms and conditions Offerors are hereby advised that any Offeror-imposed terms and conditions which deviate from the Government s material terms and conditions established, may render the Offeror s proposal Unacceptable, and thus ineligible for award. FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) The Government will award a firm fixed price contract using the Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable (LPTA) approach resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Award will be made based on the lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. FACTOR 1: Price Evaluation Approach FACTOR 2: Technical Evaluation Approach: Granite & Marble Samples & Qualifications SUB-FACTOR 1: Past Performance Evaluation Approach SUB-FACTOR 2: Small Business Participation Plan Approach SUB-FACTOR 3: VAAR Clause 852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018) (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offers specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of Provision) Addendum To FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (OCT 2014) The Government intends to award without discussions however; the Government retains the right to hold discussions if deemed necessary. Offerors are urged to ensure that their quote is submitted on the most favorable terms, since less than their best potential could result in exclusion of the quote from further consideration. Failure to include all required documentation as required in this RFP, may result in your submission being found to be technically unacceptable and removed from further consideration. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Offerors who fail to meet the technical requirements of the solicitation will be rated Unacceptable and thus, ineligible for award. Proposals will be evaluated for acceptability but not ranked using the non-cost/price factors. Each non-cost factor will be rated acceptable/unacceptable. To receive consideration for award, a rating of acceptable must be achieved for technical and past performance. FACTOR 1: Price Evaluation Approach FACTOR 2: Technical Evaluation Approach: Granite & Marble Samples & Qualifications SUB-FACTOR 1: Past Performance Evaluation Approach SUB-FACTOR 2: Small Business Participation Plan Approach SUB-FACTOR 3: VAAR Clause 852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018) Proposals will be evaluated based on the following factors listed as shown below: 1. PRICE EVALUATION APPROACH. The Government anticipates that adequate price competition will establish a fair and reasonable price. However, if the Government does not receive adequate price competition, it will evaluate price proposals to ensure price reasonableness of the services or products being provided to the Government, considering the specific terms and conditions and relevant commercial practices. The Government will evaluate proposals by adding the total of all line item prices for the base and all options. Pricing may be compared against the Independent Government Estimate (IGE) or against the average mean of the offers received and may be used to set a competitive range if discussions are deemed necessary. 2. TECHNICAL EVALUATION APPROACH. Offeror shall submit at contractor expense one (1) Inscribed Upright Marble Headstone Sample 24 x 12 x a) Marble Sample(Acceptable/Unacceptable) Finish Dimension within tolerance Material meets ASTM criteria Color/reflectivity standard is met Workmanship free from defects Bonding within specs Boring appropriately sized spaced Qualifications: Personnel Experience: The following key personnel s resume must be included in the quotation/proposal: 1. Inscriber 2. Site Supervisor/Manager 3. Subcontractors if using any SUB-FACTOR 1. PAST PERFORMANCE EVALUATION APPROACH Offeror shall provide no more than three, recent (within the last 5 years), and relevant Past Performance Questionnaires (Attachment C). Past Performance should be relevant in size, scope, and complexity. Offerors are required to demonstrate within the last five (5) years, successful performance under contracts (ongoing or completed) which are similar in scope, magnitude, and complexity to the subject requirement. Contact information provided with referrals shall be reachable by telephone or email. If a referral cannot be reached, offeror will not be evaluated favorably or unfavorably on past performance. The Questionnaires (with top portion completed) shall be submitted in Volume II for (Past Performance). Past performance will be evaluated for quality, timeliness (i.e. recent), problem resolution, business relations, customer service and relevance (i.e. experience in providing services similar in size, scope, and complexity as described in the SOW). The Government shall consider this information, as well as information obtained from any other sources, when evaluating the offeror s past performance. The Government reserves the right to determine the relevance of past performance information. If no past performance information is readily available, the Offeror s past performance will be evaluated neither favorably nor unfavorably. SUB-FACTOR 2. SMALL BUISINESS PARTICIPATION PLAN APPROACH. All contractors will be evaluated on the level of small business commitment they demonstrate for this acquisition. Work performed directly by a small business prime contractor will be evaluated as Small Business Participation. A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business is NOT required to subcontract out any portion of the work. This factor gives the small businesses the opportunity to indicate that they will meet small business participation through self-performance, or, in addition to any subcontracting to small businesses. Quotes will be evaluated on the following basis of: (1) The extent to which Small Business firms are specifically identified in quotes; (2) The extent of commitment to Small Business firms (enforceable commitments, such as established relationships, will be weighted more heavily than non-enforceable ones); (3) The complexity and variety of the work small firms are to perform; (4) The extent of utilization of Small Business firms on prior contracts; (5) The evaluation will be based on the total contract dollar value the contractors propose in terms of small business participation; (6) The extent of participation of Small Business concerns in terms of the value of the total acquisition and the extent of which the contractor provides detailed explanations and supporting documentation of the proposed participation percentages, or lack thereof, for this acquisition; and a. Each percentage above shall be accompanied by detailed supporting documentation in the Small Business Participation Plan regarding individual commitments. Providing the sum of the dollar values and percentages with a list of principle supplies/services to be subcontract. b. List the principal supplies/services (be specific) to be subcontracted to: Business Category Name of Company Type of Service/Supply Manufacturer/Non-Manufacturer Quarry Ownership Percentage of Total Value Large Small Disadvantage Business Total Small Business Woman Owned Small Business Hub Zone Small Business Veteran Owned Small Business Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (7) The extent to which contractors identify and commit to small business and historically black college or university and minority institution performance. (8) The Contractor must comply and self-certify with VAAR 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION). The Contractor will be evaluated based on their ability to respond to the small business participation plan demonstrating the Offerors ability to and meeting the 51% SDVOSB performance requirement. The written and detailed statement should address all the areas listed below: (a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern or SDVSOB : (1) Means a small business concern: (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or eligible surviving spouses (see VAAR 802.201 Surviving Spouse definition); (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran; (iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document; (iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control pursuant to 38 CFR 74 and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov); and (v) The business will comply with subcontracting limitations in 13 CFR 125.6, as applicable (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). (b) General. (1) Offers are solicited only from verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered. (2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, the concern will comply with the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6. (d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if the joint venture complies with the requirements in 13 CFR 125.15, provided that any reference therein to SDVO SBC is to be construed to apply to a VA verified SDVOSB as appropriate. (e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in FAR 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program. TECHNICAL CAPABILITY RATINGS The Small Business Participation Plan shall be evaluated using the acceptable/unacceptable ratings in the areas provided in below. Acceptable/Unacceptable Rating Rating Descriptions Acceptable Small Business Participation Plan quote clearly meets the minimum requirements as instructed. Unacceptable Small Business Participation Plan quote does not clearly meet the minimum requirements as instructed. SUB-FACTOR 3. VAAR CLAUSE 852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUB-CONTRACTING-MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE. All contractors will be evaluated on their compliance with VAAR Clause 852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoringand Compliance (JUL 2018) they demonstrate for this acquisition.). The contractor shall affirm their commitment to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractors compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. The contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the CO to assess the contractors compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar https://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/vaar852.asp CONTRACT CLAUSES DIGNITY STANDARDS; SBA ACT 8(d)(13)(B); 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2017); 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998); 52.204-4 PRINTED OR COPIED DOUBLE-SIDED ON POSTCONSUMER FIBER CONTENT PAPER (MAY 2011); 52.204-9 PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL (JAN 2011) 52.216-18 ORDERING (OCT 1995); 52.216-19 ORDER LIMITATIONS (OCT 1995); 52.216-21 REQUIREMENTS (OCT 1995) ALTERNATE I (APR 1984); 52.217-6 OPTION FOR INCREASED QUANTITY (MAR 1989); 52.217-7 OPTION FOR INCREASED QUANTITY SEPARATELY PRICED LINE ITEM (MAR 1989); 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000); SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS; 52.232-18 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS (APR 1984); 52.232-19 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR (APR 1984); VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (MAY 2018); VAAR 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (JUL 2016)(DEVIATION); VAAR 852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUB-CONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018); VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012); VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984); 852.246-71 INSPECTION (JAN 2008); 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (AUG 2018)(a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), (a)(4), (b)(1), (b)2, (b)(4), (b)(8), (b)(14),(b)(18), (b)(21), (b)(22), (b)(25), (b)(26), (b)(27), (b)(28), (b)(29), (b)(30), (b)(31), (b)(33), (b)(42), (b)(49), (b)(56), and (e)(1)(A),(e)(1)(i),(ii),(iii),(iv),(viii) SOLICITATION PROVISIONS 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2017); 52.203-18 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES THAT REQUIRE CERTAIN INTERNAL CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS OR STATEMENTS REPRESENTATION (JAN 2017); 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998); 52.216-1 TYPE OF CONTRACT (APR 1984); VAAR 852.209-70 ORGIZATIONAL CONFLICTS OF INEREST (JAN 2008); VAAR 852.233-70 PROTEST CONTENT/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (JAN 2008); VAAR 852.233-71 ALTERNATE PROTEST PROCEDURE (JAN 1998); VAAR 852.270-1 REPRESENTATIVES OF CONTRACTING OFFICERS (JAN 2008); 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014); 52.233-2 SERVICE OF PROTEST (SEP 2006); 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2017) ATTACHMENT A- F1 Historical Worldwide Data ATTACHMENT B- F1 WORLDWIDE STATE AND COUNTRY QUANTITIES ATTACHMENT C- BUSINESS MANAGEMENT QUESTIONNAIRE ATTACHMENT D-STATEMENT OF WORK ATTACHMENT E CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION ALL QUESTIONS SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE CONTRACT SPECIALIST ONLY! Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted via email to Antionette Collins-Somerville at Antionette.Collins-Somerville@va.gov. All questions must be received by no later than November 13, 2018 at 8:00AM E.S.T. to give reasonable time to respond to questions prior to close of the solicitation. No questions will be accepted after November 13, 2018 at 8:00AM E.S.T. The solicitation closes on November 24, 2018 at 9:00AM EST.

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