FBO Notice Date 09/18/18
BIDS Reference Number 546
Document Type: Combined Synopsis
Construction & Building Materials

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, CGS-WO, 22030

56 -- Pipe Fence and Gate Installation SOL 40414367 DUE 100218Name: 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 40414367 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-100. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 238990 with a small business size standard of $15.00M. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricingon www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2018-10-02 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Jet, OK 73749

The DOI Fish & Wildlife Service requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following:
LI 001: Installation of pipe fencing and gates per attached Statement of Work and Specifications., 1, AU;

Solicitation and Buy Attachments

***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enablethe 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, DOI Fish & Wildlife Service 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 the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOI Fish & Wildlife Service 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 that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (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 FedBidat 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.
Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the Included in another line itemfunction when pricing each line item). If a line item cannot be separately priced, you must notify the buyer through the FedBid Submit a Question feature regarding which line item(s) should be included in which other line item(s) and request reposting. Failure to comply with this term may result in the Bid being determined to be non-responsive.

New Equipment ONLY; NO re-manufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.

Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specifiedby the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.

This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior toaward, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.

No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at time of award.

he selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the The selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.219-6, 52.219-8, 52.219-14,52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, 52.232-33. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 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 the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

Q&A -Please submit all questions by using the 'Submit a Question' button. This buy will then be reposted with Q&A based on the questions that come in (if applicable).

Award Criteria-An award will be made to a responsive offeror (who submits all required submissions on time), whose past performance does not pose a risk to the Government, and whose offer is the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). An offer is technically acceptable if its technical capabilities conform to the Government's Statement of Work or listed specs whichever is applicable to the buy. With their technical submission, the offeror shall fully demonstrate how they intend to meet every section of the SOW, and/or provide a statement that they agree to perform work in accordance with the statement of work attached to this solicitation.

In addition to providingpricing 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 that they are received no later than the closing date andtime for this solicitation. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com.

For all buys other than Exact Match Sellers MUST document what they are bidding for evaluation for award. Sellers must include, extended specs and/or manufacturer name and part numbers (if applicable). Failure to do this may be cause for termination. This information is REQUIRED in order for a sellers bid to be deemed 'responsive' and to be considered for award. FAR 52.211-6.

Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP)."Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with therequirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in thecontract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is:https://www.ipp.gov.Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as anattachment to the IPP invoice [CO to edit and include the documentation required under this contract]:The Contractor must use the IPP website to register, access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in SAM will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) within 3 - 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting theIPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos.frb.org or phone (866) 973-3131.If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation.(End of Template)

A site visit shall be conducted by all offerors to be considered for award. The purpose of the site visit is for all offerors to properly ascertain the requirements as defined in the SOW with relation to any site nuances. Sites visits will be coordinated by the contract specialist. It is recommended site visits be conducted prior to the Q&A deadline so that you may submitany questions you have related to the site. All prospective bidders shall schedule a site visit to ensure complete understanding of the Government’s requirements prior to submitting a proposal for this project. Site visits shall be coordinated through Assistant Refuge Manager, Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge,Barry Smart, Ph: 580-626-4794; Cell: 580-596-6452; Email: barry_smart@fws.gov.

The Specifications, Statement of Work, or Statement of Objectives which describe the work to be performed hereunder, although attached, is incorporated and made a part of this document with the same force and effect of "specifications" as described in the clause, Order of Precedence, FAR 52.215-8 incorporated herein by reference.

The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to approve changes in any of the requirements of this contract. In the event theContractor effects any changes at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the changes will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increasein costs incurred as a result thereof. The Contracting Officer shall be the only individual authorized to accept nonconforming work, waive any requirement of the contract, or to modify any term or condition of the contract. The ContractingOfficer is the only individual who can legally obligate Government funds. No cost chargeable to the propose contract can be incurred before receipt of a fully executed contract or specific authorization from the Contracting Officer.

This solicitation shall result in a Firm Fixed Price purchase order.

Under no circumstances shall the Contractor, or anyone acting on behalf of the Contractor, refer to the supplies, services, or equipment furnished pursuant to the provisions of this contract in any news release or commercial advertising without first obtaining explicit written consent to do so from the Contracting Officer. The Contractor agrees not to refer to awards in commercial advertising in sucha manner as to state or imply that the product or service provided is endorsed or preferred by the Federal Government or is considered by the Government to be superior to other products or services.

A. General Any information made available to the Contractor by the Government shall be used only for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this contract and shall not be divulged or made known in any manner to any persons except as may be necessary in the performance of the contract. B. Technical Data Rights The Contractor shall not use, disclose, reproduce, or otherwise divulge or transfuse to any persons any technical information or data licensed for use by the Government that bears any type of restrictive or proprietary legend except as may be necessary in the performance of the contract. Refer to the Rights in Data clause for additional information. C. Privacy Act In performance of this contract the Contractor assumes the responsibility for protection of the confidentiality of all Government records and/or protected data provided for performance under the contract and shall ensure that (a) all work performed by any subcontractor is subject to the disclosure restrictions set forth above and (b) all subcontract work be performed under the supervision of the Contractor or their employees.

Vendors shall provide three (3)relevant past performance references at a minimum if the vendor currently does not have any past performance listed on their FEDBID activity card. CBP is requesting the following information for each past performance reference provided: Agency Name, Point of Contact, E-mail, Phone Number, Description of Work/Project, Contract Number, and Dollar Amount. Past performance references shall be provided at the time of bid submission or before the buy closes. Past performance references may be provided as an additional attachment.

Material shall be packaged, packed, and marked for shipment in such a manner that will insure acceptance by common carriers and safe delivery at destination. Packages shall be clearly identified on the outer wrapping with the contract number and delivery/task order number, if applicable.

All products to be delivered under the resulting contract shall comply with the salient, physical, functional, or other characteristics set forth in the statement of work (SOW) which have been determined tobe essential to the needs of the Government. These characteristics shall be used by the Government to determine that the offered products are equal in all material respects to the products listed in the SOW.

Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.222-6, Wage Determination General Decision Number OK180021dated 01/05/2018 OK21 is applicable to the services rendered under this FederalService Contract. See attached wage determination.

FAR CLAUSE 52.222-6, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-7, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-8,FAR CLAUSE 52.222-9, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-10, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-11, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-12, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-13, FAR CLAUSE52.222-14, FAR CLAUSE 52.222-15.

52.236-9 Protection of Existing Vegetation, Structures, Equipment, Utilities, and Improvements.Protection of Existing Vegetation, Structures, Equipment, Utilities, and Improvements (Apr 1984)

(a) The Contractor shall preserve and protect all structures, equipment, and vegetation (such as trees, shrubs, and grass) on or adjacent to the work site, which are not to be removed and which do not unreasonably interfere with the work required under this contract. The Contractor shall only remove trees when specifically authorized to do so, and shall avoid damaging vegetation that will remain in place. If any limbs or branches of trees are broken during contract performance, or by the careless operation of equipment, or by workmen, the Contractor shall trim those limbs or branches with a clean cut and paint the cut with a tree-pruning compound as directed by the Contracting Officer.(b) The Contractor shall protect from damage all existing improvements and utilities (1) at or near the work site, and (2) on adjacent property of a third party, the locations of which are made known to or should be known by the Contractor. The Contractor shall repair any damage to those facilities, including those that are the property of a third party, resulting from failure to comply with the requirements of this contract or failure to exercise reasonable care in performing the work. If the Contractor fails or refuses to repair the damage promptly, the Contracting Officer may have the necessary work performed and charge the costto the Contractor.(End of clause)

Offerors shall submit supporting documentation to help the evaluators quickly assess the product being offered. The Government will not visit websites, links, or request brochure/specification sheets. Offerors shall clearly demonstrate with their technical submission how they intend to meet all of the minimum salient requirements defined in the statement of work, and/or provide a statement that they agree to perform work in accordance with the statement of work attached to this solicitation. If this information can not be clearly identified by the technical evaluator and/or the Contracting Officer, vendors shall be deemed technically unacceptable.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOI/FWS/CGSWO/40414367/listing.htmlSET-ASIDE: Total Small Business