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HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY SOD DELIVERY & INSTALLATION - Attachment

General Information

Document Type:FILE
Posted Date:Nov 06, 2019
Category: Agricultural Supplies
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Veterans Affairs;National Cemetery Administration;Contracting Services;18434 Joplin Road;Triangle VA 22172

Description

The purpose of this amendment is to make changes to the solicitation as follows (changes in bold): 1. The language in section A.3 will change from: A.3 - Grass sod shall be certified 419 Bermuda and the contractor shall submit the following documents or information in accordance with the table A.1 to the COR. The cemetery turf is predominately 419 Bermuda Grass. The sod will be delivered freshly cut, weed, disease, and insect free, and of healthy appearance with uniform color, leaf texture, and shoot density. Grass sod shall be relatively free of thatch, less than 0.5 inch (uncompressed). Grass sod shall be machine cut at a uniform soil thickness of 0.60 inch, plus or minus.25 inch, at the time of cutting. Measurement for thickness shall exclude top growth and any thatch. Irregular sized pads, broken pads, and torn or uneven ends will not be acceptable. Standard sized sections of grass sod shall be strong enough that it can be picked up and handled without damage. Grass sod shall not be harvested or transplanted when its moisture content (excessively dry or wet) may adversely affect its survival. Grass sod shall be harvested, delivered, and installed within a 24-hour period, unless a suitable preservation method is approved prior to delivery. To: A.3 - Grass sod shall be 419 Bermuda and the contractor shall submit the following documents or information in accordance with the table A.1 to the COR. The cemetery turf is predominately 419 Bermuda Grass. The sod will be delivered freshly cut, weed, disease, and insect free, and of healthy appearance with uniform color, leaf texture, and shoot density. Grass sod shall be relatively free of thatch, less than 0.5 inch (uncompressed). Grass sod shall be machine cut at a uniform soil thickness of 0.60 inch, plus or minus.25 inch, at the time of cutting. Measurement for thickness shall exclude top growth and any thatch. Irregular sized pads, broken pads, and torn or uneven ends will not be acceptable. Standard sized sections of grass sod shall be strong enough that it can be picked up and handled without damage. Grass sod shall not be harvested or transplanted when its moisture content (excessively dry or wet) may adversely affect its survival. Grass sod shall be harvested, delivered, and installed within a 24-hour period, unless a suitable preservation method is approved prior to delivery. 2. The language under FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items will change from: The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items Offeror Submission Package: Offers must be submitted on company letterhead. Commercial format is encouraged. All offerors shall include the following information as part of their quote: Legal Business/Company Name (as listed in www.sam.gov) DUNS Number Point of Contact Name Telephone number Email Address -Pricing shall be submitted using the schedule provided in this document -Technical Package for Evaluation: Description of proposed sod to include certification/technical specifications Confirmation of solicitation s delivery and retrieval requirements To: The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items Offeror Submission Package: Offers must be submitted on company letterhead. Commercial format is encouraged. All offerors shall include the following information as part of their quote: Legal Business/Company Name (as listed in www.sam.gov) DUNS Number Point of Contact Name Telephone number Email Address -Pricing shall be submitted using the schedule provided in this document -Technical Package for Evaluation: Description of proposed sod to include written certification from nursery / supplier Confirmation of solicitation s delivery and retrieval requirements 3. The language under FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES will change from: 52.212-2 EVALUATION SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Basis for Award. The Government will issue a purchase order to the responsible quoter whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotations: Technical Price Past Performance Evaluation Approach. The Government will evaluate quotations based on a lowest priced, technically acceptable basis. Quotations may exceed minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select a quotation that provides benefit to the Government that exceeds the minimum requirements of the solicitation, but is not required to do so. Each response must meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government is not requesting or accepting alternate quotations. The evaluation will consider the following: Technical: The quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the solicitation and based on the information requested in the instructions to quoters section of the solicitation. All salient characteristics of the equipment, delivery time frame, and pick up time frame must be met in order to be technically acceptable. To: 52.212-2 EVALUATION SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES Basis for Award. The Government will issue a purchase order to the responsible quoter whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotations: Technical Price Past Performance Evaluation Approach. The Government will evaluate quotations based on a lowest priced, technically acceptable basis. Quotations may exceed minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select a quotation that provides benefit to the Government that exceeds the minimum requirements of the solicitation, but is not required to do so. Each response must meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government is not requesting or accepting alternate quotations. The evaluation will consider the following: Technical: The quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the solicitation and based on the information requested in the instructions to quoters section of the solicitation. All salient characteristics of the sod, delivery time frame, and pick up time frame must be met in order to be technically acceptable.

Original Point of Contact

POC KENNETH M. DOUGHERTY

Place of Performance

Address:
HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY;10410 VETERANS MEMORIAL DRIVE;HOUSTON, TX
77038,
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