FBO Notice Date 12/13/18
BIDS Reference Number 313
Document Type: Modification
Natural Resources & Conservation Services

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, R-5 Pacific Southwest Region, Fire Acquisitions, 95652

F -- VIPR I-BPA for Refrigerated Trailer for Region 5 - Pacific Southwest Region SOL 129J6119Q7003PRESOL DUE 022819Deforest Watson, 9166401042, deforestwatson@fs.fed.us, 3237 Peacekeeper Way, Suite 101, McClellan, California, 95652The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5 - California), is soliciting quotes (RFQ) for Refrigerated Trailers for use during local, Regional,and Nationwide fire suppression and all-hazard incidents. The Contractor is responsible for all equipment, materials, supplies, transportation, lodging, personnel, and supervision and management of those personnel, necessary to meet or exceed the Agreement specifications. The Agreements will be competitively awarded within Region 5. The Government anticipates awarding multiple Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (I-BPA) to Small Businesses as defined under NAICS 484220. The Small Business size standard is$27.5 Million. The solicitation will be issued using the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system; to use VIPR you must have access to a computer with internet capabilities. Basic information about the VIPR system and a Vendor User Guideis located at: http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vipr.php.

Other information for vendors is listed below:

1) Vendors must have a valid e-mail address. An e-mail address is required forall of the following registrations.

2) Vendors must have a valid DUNS Number. Request a free DUNS Number from Dun and Bradstreet on the web at: http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform/.

3) Register in the System for Award Management (SAM) as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at https://www.sam.gov/. (Further information is included in the SAM Quick Start Guide.)

4) Vendors are required to have a USDA Level 2 eAuthentication account that provides the ability to conduct official electronic business transactions. Information for obtaining a Level 2 eAuthentication account is available on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/eauth.php.

5) This solicitation will use the VIPR Vendor Application to respond to the solicitation. Vendors must register and submit a quote electronically in this application; found on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vendorapp.php.

The SOLICITATION will be available electronically only and will be posted to the FedBizOpps website at https://www.fbo.gov/ on or about January 10, 2019. IMPORTANT: Electronic responses must be transmitted in the VIPR Vendor Application (http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vendorapp.php) by February 28, 2019, by 2:00 PM Pacific Time. NO PAPER COPIES WILL BE ISSUED AND NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS FOR THE SOLICITATION WILL BE ACCEPTED; this is an ALL electronic process. 6) A pre-quote meeting MAY be held. See C.11 of the solicitation.

7) Pre-Season Inspections WILL be held. See D.16 of the solicitation.

8) Vendors with equipment in California must select the Geographic Area Coordination Center (Northern California GACC or Southern California GACC) in which their equipment is located. Vendors with equipment located outside California must sign up at the California GACC closest to their equipment location and must meet the mileage requirement at clause D.5.1, as amended in the solicitation.

Contracting Office Address:

U.S. Forest Service, 3237 Peacekeeper Way, Suite 101, McClellan, CA 95652

Contracting Point of Contact:

Deforest Watson(deforestwatson@fs.fed.us) U.S. Forest Service, 3237 Peacekeeper Way, Suite 101, McClellan, CA 95652

Technical Point of Contact:

Sue Zahn (szahn@fs.fed.us), (work)951-217-5146) 3237 Peacekeeper Way, Suite 101 McClellan CA 95652

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/FS/9J61/129J6119Q7003/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business