FBO Notice Date 09/18/18
BIDS Reference Number 634
Document Type: Combined Synopsis
Instruments & Laboratory Equipment

Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Pacific West Area, N/A

66 -- NIR SET UP SOL 12052118S0013 DUE 092418 POC Brian Fien, Purchasing Agent, Phone (509)335-3349, Email brian.fien@ars.usda.gov

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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation is attached. The solicitation number is 12052118S0013 and is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The acquisition is a 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The NAICS code is 334516, business size standard is 1000. This solicitation document incorporates those provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-101. The Government intends to issue a firm-fixed price service contract for this requirement.

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University, 100 Dairy Rd, Pullman, WA 99164 has a requirement for NIR Set Up.


-Whole grain analysis using NIR technology

-Able to analyze grain sample size down to 50 grams

-Technical support available for operating issues and calibration refinement

-Analysis time less than 10 seconds

-Calibration for wheat moisture and protein needed

Each offeror shall include their proposed delivery schedule (in days after award) as part of their quotation. Acceptance and FOB point are destination

The following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition. 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference; 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENTSTATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS applies, with the following clauses; 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities; 52.223-9 Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items; 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; 52.225-1 Buy American-Supplies; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management;52.233-3, Protest after award; 52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BYREFERENCE; 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS, with this offer; a copy of this provision may be obtained at www.acquisition.gov/far.

Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government MUST register with the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to submitting quotation. The SAM is the Government repository, which retains information on Government contractors. You may register online at www.sam.gov.

Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site: http://www.fbo.gov. Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copyof these documents (if any). It is the offerors responsibility to monitor the site for release of the solicitation and any related documents. Furnish quotations to Brian Fien, Purchasing Agent at Brian.Fien@ars.usda.gov, no later than the response date and time listed in this solicitation. Quotations must be received by email, facsimile, or mail.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/7c4a9b915fb5e97d2cdaa87e22cc8526

SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business