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Precious Metals

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Jul 27, 2017
Category: Ores, Minerals and Their Primary Products
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations, DLA Disposition Services, Federal Center, 74 Washington Avenue North, Battle Creek, Michigan, 49037-3092, United States

Description

Updated THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. REQUESTS FOR A SOLICITATION WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE. This sources sought notice is issued in an effort to conduct market research for information and planning purposes only. The Government is soliciting information to identify firms capable of performing the services stated below. The contractor is expected to perform precious and non-precious metal recovery from precious metal bearing scrap material identified as containing precious metals. The contractor will return to the government all precious metals recovered (or the equivalent amount of precious metals contained in the precious metal bearing scrap material). The precious metal bearing scrap material under this contract consists of precious metals bearing scrap materials in various forms, which may also include precious metals bearing hazardous material. Contractor is expected to be able to process or provide a means to handle all hazardous material such as mercury, lead, beryllium, etc. Hazardous substances, materials and wastes generated during the precious metals recovery process are to be managed and disposed of by the contractor at the contractors expense. In addition, disposal of any non-hazardous waste, such as pallets, triwalls, packaging, etc. will be the responsibility of the contractor at no expense to the Government. The contractor is expected to hold precious metal bearing scrap material in a designated "Government use only" secure storage area until processing begins. After precious metal bearing scrap material has been processed and sampled the contractor may elect to keep the precious metal bearing scrap material in a more secure area than that defined by the Government. The precious metal bearing scrap material shall be secured in these areas when not being processed. PRECIOUS METALS DEPOSIT- Within 30 calendar days after receipt of the settlement notice, the contractor shall deliver pure precious metals (meeting COMEX standards or otherwise acceptable to BASF), or paper transfer (pool account transfer) an equivalent amount of precious metals contained in precious metal bearing scrap material to Government accounts at BASF Catalysts LLC, 700 Blair Road, Carteret, NJ, 07008-1290, A breakdown of estimated common DoD property containing precious metals includes: 80% (estimated at 600,000 pounds to 800,000 pounds annually) - Scrap electronics (circuit cards, electrical components, hard drives, pins/connectors, etc.) 15% (estimated at 140,000 pounds to 240,000 pounds annually) - X-Ray/silver bearing film 5% (Estimated 8,000 pounds to 15,000 pounds) - Miscellaneous to include: High-Grade items (Dental scrap, Black platinum, precious metal flakes) Silver Recovery Cartridges (filters silver out of x-ray hypo solution) Hazardous materials (Silver batteries of various kinds, Silver paint, Precious Metal based Cyanides, Basses and salts, hazardous items that contains Ruthenium, Rhodium and Iridium) Hazardous waste (Used silver paint and debris, used silver plating solutions/sludge) The following information is required for responding to this request. •1. Identify business type, e.g. service disabled, 8(a), hub zone, large business, ext. This procurement will be under NAICS 331529 with a size standard of 500 employees. •2. Provide a statement of capabilities to perform this this metals recovery program. Statement of capabilities should include detailed technical expertise information, process information, employee experience / expertise and / or other informational literature demonstrating the direct ability to perform on this requirement. Include any specialized processing your firms may offer along with depth of experience recovering different metals. •3. The government is interested in having maximum amount of precious metals recovered and deposited. This influences the typical requirement of paying all cash for work completed. •a. Is your firm able to deposit 100% precious metals recovered back to government? •b. Does your firm have other suggested payment structures for the property to be turned in? •4. The government expects the contractor to be able to convert precious metals recovered into different precious metals to deposit (based upon an agreed upon date, such as the day of Assay). Will your firm be able to meet this requirement? •a. For example: After processing electronic scrap, there is 100 troy ounces of gold, silver, and platinum. If wanted, the government will inform contractor to convert the equivalency values of the gold and platinum into silver values (troy ounces) to increase the silver to be deposited into the government accounts. •5. Information verifying your firm is able to process metals recovery on material that includes hazardous material / hazardous waste. •6. Information on ability to retrieve precious metal bearing property from the 50 U.S. states. •7. Able to convert all scrap metal values turned into desired precious metal amounts for deposit to government accounts. •a. I.e. the government turns in a significant amount of aluminum, iron, and copper based precious metals scrap. Government would get a return in precious metals values for the aluminum, iron, and copper based scrap based on their scrap metal value. •b. For example, after processing 20,000 pounds of government circuit cards: • i. 4,000 pounds = metal settlement. Which is copper and precious metals based. The government would get scrap copper values returned back as silver equivalencies. • ii. 24,000 pounds = Slag. Slag would be analyzed and government would get returned back the value of the ferrous and non-ferrous metals contained in the form of silver (i.e. the aluminum, iron, etc. scrap metal values get silver equivalencies). •8. Does your firm have an industry suggested standard fixed price structure? •a. For Example: We currently have 6 different identified Silver Battery items with typically 8 different prices. Could they be combined to have one "Silver Battery" with one price? •b. Our typical price structure is attached "Example CLIN Schedule.docx" Interested parties may submit the above information for satisfying this requirement to the contract person below. This announcement is not a request for competitive quotes / proposals. All information shall be submitted via e-mail to erik.rundquist@dla.mil. The response must be sufficient to permit agency analysis to establish a bona fide capability to meet the requirements. Statement of capability in the form of website hyperlinks will not be accepted. All information provided will become the property of DLA Disposition Services and will not be returned. Responses are requested no later than August 28, 2017.

Original Point of Contact

POC Erik Rundquist, Phone: 2689614891

Place of Performance

Address:
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