FBO Notice Date 02/20/18
BIDS Reference Number 97
Document Type: Presolicitation
Natural Resources & Conservation Services
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, R-1 Western Montana Acquisition Zone (Lolo NF; Flathead NF; Bitterroot NF; Regional Office; Aerial Fire Depot), 59808
F -- VIPR I-BPA for Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances for Region 1 - Montana Only SOL 12034318Q7004 DUE 041118Jeffrey Gardner, 4063294987, email@example.com, Northern Region (R1) RegionalOffice, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula, Montana, 59808The USDA Forest Service, Northern Region is soliciting quotes for Montana licensed Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ground Ambulances for use during fire suppression and all-hazard incidents within the State of Montana. The Contractor is responsible for all equipment, materials, supplies, transportation, lodging, trained/certified personnel, and supervision and management of those personnel, necessary to meet or exceed the Agreement specifications. This acquisition is a full and open competition under NAICS 621910. Please read Section B INTRODUCTION for information regarding the use and intent of an Incident Blanket Purchase Agreement (I-BPA), instructions on pricing and estimated quantity, and the basis of award. This solicitation will result in multiple awards. The solicitation will be issued using the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system. Information about the VIPR system and a Vendor User Guide is located on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vipr.php. 1) Vendors must have a valid e-mail address; all VIPR communications are conducted via e-mail. 2) Vendors must have a valid DUNS Number. Request a free DUNS Number from Dun and Bradstreet on the web at https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm. 3) Vendors must be current in the System for Award Management (SAM) as stated in the solicitation. Vendors can access SAM at https://www.sam.gov/. Offerors who have not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically in SAM, or who have changes to their reps and certs need to complete or update their information in SAM in order to be eligible for award. 4) Vendors are required to have a USDA Level 2 eAuthentication account that provides the ability to conduct official electronic business transactions. Information is available on the web at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/eauth.php 5) Vendors must make offer in response using the VIPR Vendor Application; http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vendorapp.php. See the VIPR Vendor Helps page at http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vendorapp.php. or contact the VIPR Helpdesk at 1-866-224-7677. 6) See Section D.2 for complete instructions on submitting a quote in VIPR forthis resource. This Resource is considered a Generic Resource in VIPR. 7) See D.2 of the solicitation for Equipment Requirements and D.16 of the solicitation for vendor inspection and submittal requirements. The Government expects to award multiple Agreements resulting from this solicitation; reasonable price, technically acceptable, and past performance dependability risk are the factors used to evaluate quotes. See B.3 and E.2 for completeBasis of Award information. This solicitation will be available electronically only and will be posted to the FedBizOpps website at https://www.fbo.gov on or about March 7, 2018. Electronic responses must be transmitted in the VIPR Vendor Application by 12:00 P.M. MDT, April 11, 2018. A pre-proposal meeting or teleconference will be held, see C.11 for location and time. Information about this and other solicitations in the Northern Rockiesis posted on the Northern Rockies Coordinating Group website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/fire/nrcg/. We are experiencing intermittent problems with VIPR uploading the solicitation. The solicitation will be available in the VIPR Vendor Application as well as posted in .pdf document in FBO.