FBO Notice Date 02/15/18
BIDS Reference Number 1198
Document Type: Combined Synopsis
General Purpose Information Technology Equipment

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions, Regional Procurement Support Office Frankfurt, Germany, 22030

70 -- Database Servers, software and maintenance SOL 19GE5018Q0001 DUE 022718Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email: Clientservices@fedbid.com;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 19GE5018Q0001 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effectthrough Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541519 with a small business size standard of $27.50M. This requirement is unrestricted 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 2018-02-27 16:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Tirana, null null

The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name Only (Exact Match), to the following:
LI 001: DELL PowerEdge R930 Server MLK, TPM 2.0 with the following specifications:_____[#1.0.] 2.5" Chassis with up to 24 Hard Drives_____[#2.0.] 2x Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4 3.2GHz,60M Cache,9.6GT/s QPI4C/8T,HT,Turbo (140W) DDR4 1:1 Max Mem 1866Hz_____[#3.0.] Upgradable to Four Intel® Xeon® E7-8893 v4 3.2GHz,60M Cache,9.6GT/s QPI 4C/8T,HT,Turbo (140W)_____[#4.0.] 4 CPU_____[#5.0.] Memory Mirroring_____[#6.0.] 2400MT/s LRDIMMs_____[#7.0.] 32 x 64GB LRDIMM, 2400MT/s, Quad Rank, x4 Data Width_____[#8.0.] No Operating System_____[#9.0.] No Media Required_____[#10.0.] Internal Dual SD Module with 16GB SD Card_____[#11.0.] C14 - RAID 6 for H730P (4-24 HDDs)_____[#12.0.] PERC H730P Adapter RAID Controller, 2Gb NV Cache_____[#13.0.] 16 x 400GB Solid State Drive SAS Write Intensive MLC 12Gbps 2.5in Hot-plug Drive, PX05SM_____[#14.0.] Performance BIOS Setting_____[#15.0.] Energy Star_____[#16.0.] 2+2 Power Supply, Redundant Configuration, 1100W_____[#17.0.] 4 x Rack Power Cord 2M (C13/C14 10A)_____[#18.0.] R930 PCIe Risers with up to 4, x8 Gen 3 PCIe Slots_____[#19.0.] iDRAC8, Enterprise with vFlash 16GB SD_____[#20.0.] Intel X710 DP 10Gb SR/SFP+, + I350 DP 1Gb Ethernet, Network Daughter Card, with SR Optics_____[#21.0.] 2 x QLogic 57810 DP 10Gb SR/SFP+ Converged Network Adapter, withSR Optics_____[#22.0.] Bezel_____[#23.0.] ReadyRails™ Sliding Rails With Cable Management Arm_____[#24.0.] DVD+/-RW, SATA, Internal_____[#25.0.] Electronic System Documentation and OpenManage DVD Kit for R930_____[#26.0.] Asset Service - System & shipbox label (Model, Svc Tag, Order Information, Basic Config Details)_____[#27.0.] 1 Yr Parts Only Warranty (Emerging Only)_____[#28.0.] 3 Yr Parts Only Warranty (Emerging Only), 2, EA;
LI 002: Oracle Enterprise Licenses Core Licenses consisting of:_____[#1.0.] A90611 Oracle Enterprise edition processor perpetual_____[#2.0.] A97163 software update license and support, 8, EA;
LI 003: Shipping cost (and all incidental costs) to final destination at the US Embassy in Tirana, Albania, 1, LOT;
LI 004: VALUE ADDED TAX IF APPLICABLE, 1, LOT;

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, Department of State 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 thespecified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State 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 thatrequire special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at877-9FEDBID (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.
Should the manufactures; Dell and Oracle upgrade or replacethe current items, then the offeror is to replace it with items that meet or exceed the stipulated requirements,are fully compatible with the system, and is tospecifically indicate this in the offer. Furthermore the offeror shall forward detailed information with which the US Government can evaluate the replacement item.

If this is a “Brand Name Only” procurement, Seller certifies that it is an authorized distributer of the brand name product being sold to the Department of State and that it has the certification/specialization level required by the manufacturer, to support both the product sale and product pricing, inaccordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrants that the products are new and in their original box(es).

All items are to be used in an 220V / 50Hz environment, and are to be confiugured accordingly (no items with external transformers will be accepted).

All items are to include manufacturers warranty applicable for Albania.

In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so thatthey are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com.

This solicitationrequires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicable regulations and guidelines. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. Registration must be "ACTIVE" at the time of award.

All Bids must be valid for 90 days from the closing date for this solicitation. No exceptions or qualifications.

New equipment ONLY, NO grey market or refurbished products. Items must be in original packaging, never used, and not altered in any way. Components of the requested equipment, to includememory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must be covered by manufacturer’s warranty and procured through a manufacturer approved distribution channel. Sellers must be able to document their ability to provide items through manufacturer approved distribution channels upon request.

The Seller confirms to have sourced all products submitted in this Bid from manufacturer-approved channels for Federal sales, in accordance with all applicablelaws and manufacturer’s current applicable policies at the time of purchase. Seller must be able to support both the product sale and product pricing, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification / specialization requirements. If software is provided or included, Seller shall, upon request, provide Buyerwith a copy of the End User License Agreement. Seller certifies that all software is licensed originally to Buyer as the original licensee authorized to use the software.

All offers must must include shipping cost for FOB Destination. No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by ContractingOfficer at time of award.

VENDOR IS TO SHIP ITEM USING COMMERCIAL CARRIER TO AMERICAN EMBASSY TIRANA ALBANIA IN ACCORDANCE WITH LINE ITEM 0003. THE VENDOR SHALL DELIVER ALL ITEMS WITHIN NINETY (90) CALENDAR DAYS AFTER AWARD TO THE FINAL DESTINATION.

The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 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 a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/

The selected Offeror must comply with thefollowing commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.

The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 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 a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

TAX EXCEMPTION NUMBERS:0099397-001 Department of State07952 Washington, DC

A) The offeror shall provide the government, with its offer submission, written verification from the GSA schedule holder that an agreement exists that validates the offeror's right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA schedule holder, if other than the offeror; and, B) By proactively complying with this offer term, sellers accept that the government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the government and receive payment from the government.

Pursuant to the Trade Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 2512(a)) (TAA), Federal acquisitions of supplies may be made only from offerors that will supply products of an eligible country under any of the free trade agreements entered into pursuant to the TAA. An article is considered a product of a country only if it is wholly a product of that country orif it has been ¿substantially transformed¿ in that country into a new and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use distinct from that of the original article(s). Note that any item that is a discreet article as it is sold in commerce, regardless of its ultimate function or use, cannot be considered ¿substantially transformed¿ based solely on its integration into IT or other systems.

The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorizationof the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include thesubstance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/d5a8cc2ca21d34e371755d63fd05ea09