FBO Notice Date 12/14/17
BIDS Reference Number 854
Document Type: Amendment
Special Industry Machinery

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions, Acquisition Management, 22030

36 -- Summit Group Certificate holders SOL 103018HED10COMBINE DUE 121817Name: Ryan Peterson, Title: Contract Specialist, Phone: 7038756614, Fax: 7038756085, Email: petersonrk@state.gov;AMENDMENT NOTICE: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial itemsprepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is 103018HED10 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses arethose in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 323111 with a small business 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 2017-12-18 14:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be ARLINGTON, VA 22209

The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following:
LI 001: Navy Pres Plaque (CertHolder) w/US Dept of State & Fed. EagleCertificated size 11" x 14" portrait, overall size 13" x 16"

QTY - 300, 1, LT;
LI 002: Navy Pres Plaque (Cert Holder) w/US Dept of State & Fed. EagleCertificated size 14" x 11" landscape, overall size 16" x13"

QTY - 600, 1, LT;
LI 003: Navy Pres Plaque (Cert Holder) w/US Dept of State & Fed. EagleCertificated size 10" x 13-5/16" portrait, overall size10-1/2" x 14"

QTY - 300, 1, LT;
LI 004: Custom 9" x 12" landscape paper certificate over, Navy Blue/US Dept.of State & Seal

QTY - 300, 1, LT;
LI 005: Custom 12" x 9" portrait paper certificate over, Navy Blue/US Dept.of State & Seal

QTY - 600, 1, LT;
LI 006: Shipping, 1, LT;

Solicitation and Buy Attachments

***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit anyquestions 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 conductthe 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. 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 exchangelocated 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 touse www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contactthe 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, touse 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.
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, in accordance with applicable manufacturer certification/specialization requirements. Unless otherwise specified, Seller warrantsthat the products are new and in their original box(es).

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 that they are received no later than the closingdate and time for this solicitation; these can be submitted to clientservices@fedbid.com.

This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 4.1102 and other applicableregulations 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 30 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 include memory, must be manufacturer-approved and may not be compatible, remanufactured, or refurbished equipment. All items must becovered 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 bid prices must include shipping FOB Destination. No partial shipments are permitted, unless otherwise specified by Contracting Officer at time of award.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/A-LM-AQM/A-LM-AQM/103018HED10/listing.htmlSET-ASIDE: Total Small Business