FBO Notice Date 02/20/18
BIDS Reference Number 726
Document Type: Combined Synopsis

Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Acquisitions Branch, 22030

89 -- Spices SOL 909617 DUE 022318Name: 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 909617 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 2005-97. The associated North American IndustrialClassification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 311999 with a smallbusiness size standard of 500.00 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside 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 2018-02-23 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Los Angeles, CA 90012

The DOJ BOP Field Offices- MDC LOS ANGELES requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001: Basil Leaves, pounds, Spice, Basil, Sweet, Packaging must indicate actual delivered weight of product, PureSpice no additives or extenders. All delivered product must be labeled with ingredients. 112 oz'. to 50 1b sealed containers. - 1 lb package if possible, 8, LB;
LI 002: Black Pepper, Bulk Spices, Pepper, Black, Ground. (CID A-A-20001B, Type l, Class X, Form 1). Packaging must indicate delivered weight of product Pure - no additives. extenders, foreign matter, or flow agents. % oz to 50 1b sealed plastic containers or boxes. Note package size onbid.- 1 lb package if possible, 44, LB;
LI 003: Chili Powder, pounds, Spice, Chili Powder, Ground, Packaging must indicate actualdelivered weight of product, Pure Spice - no additives or extenders. All delivered product must be labeled with ingredients. 112 oz. to 50 sealed containers.- 1 lb package if possible, 145, LB;
LI 004: Garlic Powder - pounds, Spices From dehydrated garlic bulb ground to a find powder fromthe milling process. 100% dried garlic. Appearance and Flavor Cream Brown Fine Powder with the Characteristic odor and flavor of garlic. No off notes. Texture - A dry medium fine granular powder, slighdy fibrous. Moisture less than 12%. Packaging must indicate actual delivered weight of product. Pure — no additives,extenders, foreign matter, or flow agents. % oz to 50 1b sealed plastic containers or boxes. Note package size on bid - 1 lb package if possible, 82, LB;
LI 005: Red Pepper, ground, pounds - 1 lb package if possible Spices, Pepper, Red, Ground or Crushed. (CID A-A-20001B, Type l, Class Z,Form 1 or 3). Packaging must indicate actual delivered weight of product. Pure - no addiüves, extenders, •foreign matter, or fiow agents. % oz to 50 1b sealed plastic containers or boxes. Note package size on bid., 20, LB;

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,DOJ BOP Field Offices- MDC LOS ANGELES intends to conduct an online competitivereverse 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. DOJ BOP Field Offices- MDC LOS ANGELES 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 FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid incompliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below termsand conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.
Delivery of awarded items will be between April 1st and April 15th. Deliveries after April 15th may be subject to cancellation. No deliveries on Federal Holidays.

Delivery Day(s) and/or Time(s):Monday – Thursday, 6 a.m. through 11 a.m.No deliveries on Friday(s)Delivery must be scheduled with the Food Service Administrator (Mr. Couick @ 213- 485-0439 extension 5118). If there are no scheduled delivery, your delivery can get turned away, and this will be at your expense, not the governments.

Please ensure that the Invoice be according to the purchase order line items.

Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government’s obligation under this contract is contingent upon the availability of appropriatedfunds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the ContractingOfficer.

FAR 52.211-17 Delivery of Excess Quantities

The Contractor is responsible for the delivery of each item quantity within allowable variations, if any. If the Contractor delivers and the Government receives quantities of any item in excess of the quantity called for (after consideringany allowable variation in quantity), such excess quantities will be treated asbeing delivered for the convenience of the Contractor. The Government may retain such excess quantities up to $250 in value without compensating the Contractortherefor, and the Contractor waives all right, title, or interests therein. Quantities in excess of $250 will, at the option of the Government, either be returned at the Contractor’s expense or retained and paid for by the Government at the contract unit price.

As defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation(FAR) 2.101, the terms “offer” and “offeror” refer to a response to a solicitation that, if accepted, would bind the submitter to perform the resultantcontract. The terms “bid” and “bidder” refer to an offer submitted in response to an Invitation for Bid (IFB). The term “proposal” refers to an offer submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP). The terms “quotation,” “quote,” and “quoter” refer to a non-binding submission in response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) which is not an offer.

Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid/Proposal/Quotation individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the “Included in another line item” function 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/Proposal/Quotation being determined to be unacceptable.

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

Bid/Offer MUST be good for 60 calendar days after close of Buy, unless otherwise indicated.

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 specified by 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) priorto award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.

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

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).

The Contracting Officer will indicate elsewhere in this Buy as to whether responses will be evaluated for award based either upon (a) price and pricing factors only (Bids/Quotes) or (b) price and other factors (Proposals/Quotes). All Bids/Proposals/Quotations must conform to the listed specifications or the Statement of Work. If award criteria are based upon (b) price and other factors, the ContractingOfficer shall clearly indicate the criteria to be applied elsewhere in this Buy.

In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Bidder/Offeror/Quoter 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 and time for this Buy. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com.

For Exact Match Only Commodity Buys- NO SUBSTITUTIONS, EXACT MATCH ONLY. The Bidder/Offeror/Quoter may not substitute any item/service listed on this order without prior written approval from the BOP Contracting Officer. No other individual is authorized, either verbally or in writing to change part numbers, manufacturer, quantity, delivery dates, orany other specifications of this Buy. Items/services that do not conform to descriptions and part numbers found in this Buy will be rejected at the time of delivery causing a return at the contractor's expense.

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 result in non-consideration of the Bid/Proposal/Quotation. This information is REQUIRED in order for a seller’s Bid/Proposal/Quotation to be evaluated for award. FAR 52.211-6.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOJ/BPR/PPB/909617/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Total Small Business