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OPTION - Radiocarbon Dating

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Sep 07, 2017
Category: Special Studies and Analyses - Not R&D
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Box 25046 MS 204, Denver, CO 80225

Description

CANCELLATION NOTICE: 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 0040344078 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 2005-95. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 2005-95 with a small business size standard of $15.00M. This requirement is unrestricted 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 2017-09-06 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be LAKEWOOD, CO 80225 The US Geological Survey requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 LI 001: BASE YEAR: Services, non-personal, to provide all plant equipment, labor, travel, and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for service agreement for sellers laboratory radiocarbon analysis of organic and inorganic samples in accordance with the attached Work Statement. The Period of Performance is estimated; the actual Period of Performance will begin on date of award, for one year., 75, ea; Option 1 Period of Performance: 09/01/2018 - 08/31/2019 LI 001: OPTION YEAR ONE: Services, non-personal, to provide all plant equipment, labor, travel, and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for service agreement for sellers laboratory radiocarbon analysis of organic and inorganic samples in accordance with the attached Work Statement. The Period of Performance is estimated; the actual Period of Performance will begin on the date after Base Year ends, for one year., 75, ea; Option 2 Period of Performance: 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020 LI 001: OPTION YEAR TWO: Services, non-personal, to provide all plant equipment, labor, travel, and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for service agreement for sellers laboratory radiocarbon analysis of organic and inorganic samples in accordance with the attached Work Statement. The Period of Performance is estimated; the actual Period of Performance will begin on the date after Option Year One ends, for one year., 75, ea; Option 3 Period of Performance: 09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021 LI 001: OPTION YEAR THREE: Services, non-personal, to provide all plant equipment, labor, travel, and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for service agreement for sellers laboratory radiocarbon analysis of organic and inorganic samples in accordance with the attached Work Statement. The Period of Performance is estimated; the actual Period of Performance will begin on the date after Option Year Two ends, for one year., 75, ea; Option 4 Period of Performance: 09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 LI 001: OPTION YEAR FOUR: Services, non-personal, to provide all plant equipment, labor, travel, and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for service agreement for sellers laboratory radiocarbon analysis of organic and inorganic samples in accordance with the attached Work Statement. The Period of Performance is estimated; the actual Period of Performance will begin on the date after Option Year Three ends, for one year., 75, ea; 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, US Geological Survey 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 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. US Geological Survey is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agencys 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 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. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturers warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. 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) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. The offeror must provide within its offer the number of days required to make delivery after it receives a purchase order from the buyer. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. A seller must have a current registration in the following databases to receive this award: 1. SAM Requirement The USGS requires registration with the System for Award Management prior to receipt of order. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. 2. FEDCONNECT Requirement Awards will be made to vendors registered in the FedConnect database. Vendors may complete registration in FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net. 3. IPP Requirement Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Internet Payment Platform (lPP) (September 2011) Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasurys Internet Payment Platform System (IPP). "Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp.gov. Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice: A copy of the Contractor ôs internally generated invoice The Contractor must use the IPP website to register, access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in CCR) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) within 3 - 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos.frb.org or phone (866) 973-3131. If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation. The selected seller must comply with the attached Clauses and Provisions for commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to vendors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Vendor Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected vendor must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the attached Clauses and Provisions. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. (a) In accordance with sections 433 and 434 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74), none of the funds made available by the Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (1) Was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation, or such officer or agent and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror certifies that - (1) It is not a corporation that was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months; (2) It is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. Award evaluation criteria utilized to evaluate bids is attached Basis of Award. Sellers must provide documentation in accordance with the attached Basis of Award - Non-price Evaluation Factors.

Original Point of Contact

POC Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822

Place of Performance

Address:
LAKEWOOD, CO 80225
80225-0046,
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