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Farm Machinery/Equipment - 12 Row Corn Planter - Attachment 1 - Specification Sheet - Attachment 2 - Clause 52.212-3 - Attachment 3 - Clause 52.212-5

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Aug 14, 2017
Category: Special Industry Machinery
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Agricultural Research Service - Eastern Business Service Center


FAR CLAUSE 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Jan 2017) FAR CLAUSE 52-212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Jan 2017) Specification Sheet This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under simplified acquisition procedures pursuant to the authority of FAR Subpart 13.106, and Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items (Title VIII of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-355). This announcement constitutes the only Solicitation; submissions are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the following: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95, effective 19 January 2017. The applicable North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 333111 with a size standard of 500 employees. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Research Support Services (RSS) located in Beltsville, MD requires the following farm machinery/equipment: 12 row corn planter. Suggested item: 1775NT Planter Manufactured by John Deere. See attached specifications (Attachment 1). ARS intends to issue a firm-fixed price purchase order using simplified acquisition procedures. Award will be based on lowest price technically acceptable. This solicitation is reserved for small business. SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS : All interested offerors after reading the aforementioned specifications and believe they are able to provide the brand name or an equal product are invited to submit a quote utilizing your most competitive and reasonable price. Please include with your quotation the following (1) price/catalogue list and (2) Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS). You must be registered in The System for Award Management (SAM) and the Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP) to be issued an award. CONTRACTING OFFICER AUTHORITY : Authority to negotiate changes in the terms, conditions or amounts cited is reserved for the Contracting Officer. INVOICE PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION : Contractors doing business with the USDA, ARS MUST enroll and submit invoices via the REE Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP) in order to receive payment. To initiate IPP enrollment, please send an email to IPPCustomerSupport@fms.treas.gov (see NOTE in the 4th bullet point) and include the required information about your company listed in the bullet points below. The email subject line must be "IPP Payment Notification Services". • Your company name* • Primary company mailing address (street, city, state and zip)* • Primary company phone number • Designated IPP account administrator from your company: first name, last name, phone number, email address (NOTE: The request to register for an account must come from the designated IPP administrators email address or your request cannot be processed) • Taxpayer Identification Number(s) (TINs) used for government agency payments • Name of government agency doing business with your company** • Contract number (list only one): • Contact information at the government agency: name, phone, email to verify that you are a vendor** *If you have more than one location or company name, use your primary corporate information and location data to enroll with the IPP. **This information is necessary to verify that your company is a vendor to a government agency. After an account is established, you will receive two emails. The first one will provide your User ID, and 12 to 24 hours later a second email will give you an 8-character password. Use the ID and password to log onto IPP to change to a password of your own, agree to the rules for using IPP and to answer security questions. Please see the "News and Training" box on your IPP homepage for instructions and videos on how to set-up email notifications, how to invoice, how to add additional users and other relevant information. Allow 5 to 10 business days for registration. Registration is recommended with the System for Award Management, (SAM), for all government vendors. Please visit www.sam.gov for more information. If you have any questions regarding the enrollment process, please call the IPP Customer Support Desk at (866) 973‐3131 and go to www.ipp.gov for general information. Based upon acceptance of required contract services, the contractor must include the following information on each invoice in order for the invoice to be considered proper invoice. 1. Name and address of contractor. 2. Invoice number and Invoice date. 3. Contract number. 4. Description of work and period of performance. 5. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of official to whom payment is to be sent. 6. Name, title, phone number, and complete mailing address of person to notify in the event of a defective invoice. 7. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and DUNS Number. PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the aforementioned, vendors are required to submit a hard copy invoice in a simultaneous emailing for review and approval to the designated point of contact and the contracting officer PRIOR to submission in IPP for disbursement. Invoices that do not contain the proper information described above will be returned to the Contractor for correction. The revised invoice shall be dated the day of the re-submission for payment. The following Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) provisions are applicable to this procurement; FAR CLAUSE 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Oct 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factor shall be used to evaluate offers: (i) Technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement. FAR CLAUSE 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Jan 2017) - See Attachment 2 for full text and instructions. FAR CLAUSE 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (Jan 2017) - Incorporated by reference. FAR CLAUSE 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Jan 2017) - See Attachment 3 for full text. ACCEPTANCE PERIOD : All quotations must stipulate that it is predicated upon all terms and conditions as stated in this combined synopsis/solicitation. Quotes must contain a statement to the effect that it is firm for a period of at least 60 days from the date of receipt by the Government. **SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION: USDA, ARS, EBSC, Acquisitions Attn: Rene D. Edwards, Contract Specialist Via E-mail: rene.edwards@ars.usda.gov

Original Point of Contact

POC Rene D. Edwards, Phone: 301 504-1744

Place of Performance

USDA, ARS, Research Support Services, 10300 Baltimore Ave. Bldg. 301, Beltsville, Maryland, 20705, United States
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