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Retrograde Landscape - Amendment 2 - Amendment 4 - Amendment 3 - Amendment 1

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Sep 07, 2017
Category: Utilities and Housekeeping Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of the Air Force, Air Mobility Command, 319 CONF, 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Building 418, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, 58205, United States

Description

Updated Drawings Updated Quantity Estimate Seeding Specification Site Visit Clarifications **AMENDMENT 2** Updated drawings and updated quantity estimate sheet have been added. The seeding specification referenced in the drawings has also been added. Notes on drawings changes and all questions that came up during the site visit have been answered and included. No changes to SOW or Wage Determination. **AMENDMENT 1** Duet date extended no later than 3:00 P.M. (CST) on 13 Sep 2017. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation request for quotation for Retrograde Landscape prepared in accordance with FAR Part 12 and 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals/quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is a 100% small business set-aside and all responsible offerors will be considered. The solicitation reference number is F2A3E27139A001 and is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The NAICS code for the acquisition is 561730, Landscaping Services, and the size standard is $7.5M. The contractor shall furnish all plant, labor, equipment, and materials required to complete full installation of all itemized trees, shrubs and plants. The contractor shall appropriately complete all prep work prior to installation and perform all work in strict accordance with plans, specifications, and terms of the contract. The work to be performed includes but is not limited to the following: The contractor shall furnish all plant, labor, equipment, and materials required to complete full removal of landscape materials as identified, and installation of all itemized grass seed, shrubs and plants. The contractor shall perform all work in strict accordance with plans, specifications, and terms of the contract. The work entails areas around 10 facilities at Grand Forks AFB, ND. The work to be performed includes but is not limited to the following: Landscape demolition to include removal of existing plant and mulch, weed barrier, edging, retaining block/concrete, trees as identified, and other foreign material from identified demolition areas. Demolition areas are to be prepped and hydro-seeded according to the design plans and seeding specification. Irrigation systems found in areas of demolition are to be cut, capped, and abandoned in place. Remove any sprinkler or bubbler heads. Installation to include all items specified on the design plans such as grass, new vegetation, mulch, and edging. The contractor shall maintain new grass at height of 2"-6" until the site is turned over to the Government. Cut no more than 1/3 of the grass height at each moving. The contractor shall perform a pre-work inspection of the work area. Digging permits will be required at all sites referenced in the drawing sheets where landscaping is to be done. An individual digging permit will be required for each drawing sheet. See attachment 1 - Statement of Work (SOW) June 17 2016 See attachment 2 - Drawings See attachment 3 - Cost Estimate Sheet PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: See SOW. Notice to Offeror(s)/Supplier(s): Funds are not presently available for this effort. No award will be made under this solicitation until funds are available. The Government reserves the right to cancel this solicitation, either before or after the closing date for receipt of proposals. In the event the Government cancels this solicitation, the Government has no obligation to reimburse an offeror for any costs. THE OFFEROR MUST AGREE TO HOLD THE PRICES SUBMITTED FOR THE SOLICITATION UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2017. Offerors may use their companys format in lieu of this format when submitting their offer as long as it contains the following information: Offerors Company Name: ____________________ Offerors CAGE code or DUNS number: _____________________________ Offerors Tax ID________________ Size of Business (large, small, woman-owned, etc): ___________________ Offerors POC/Phone: __________________________________________ Prompt Payment Discount (if any): _________ The following provisions and clauses can be viewed through Internet access at the Air Force FAR Site, http://farsite.hill.af.mil or https://www.acquisition.gov/far. In Accordance with FAR 52.252-1 and FAR 52.252-2, the following provisions and clauses are incorporated by reference or by full text: 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures 52.204-7 System for Award Management 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance 52.209-6 Protecting the Governments Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment 52.209-10 Prohibition on Contracting With Inverted Domestic Corporations 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors- Commercial Items 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items 52.222-3 Convict Labor 52.222-19 Child Labor---Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations 52.233-3 Protest after Award 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim 52.237-2 Protection of Government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation 52.242-15 Stop-Work Order 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination DFARS 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials DFARS 252.203-7002 Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights DFARS 252.204-7003 Control of Government Personnel Work Product DFARS 252.204-7004 Alternate A, System for Award Management DFARS 252.204-7006 Billing Instructions DFARS 252.225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments Program DFARS 252.225-7002 Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors DFARS 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports DFARS 252.232-7010 Levies on contract payments DFARS 252.245-7001 Tagging, Labeling, and Marking of Government-Furnished Property DFARS 252.247-7023 Transportation of Supplies by Sea 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) (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 factors shall be used to evaluate offers: -Price: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable -Technical acceptability will be based on the proposals compliance with the Solicitation and SOW. Offerors that provide solutions that meet the intent of this requirement without additional requirements will be evaluated for award. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offers specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of Provision) FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEVIATION 2013-O0019) (JUN 2016) (a) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (a) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractors directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (b) (1) Notwithstanding the requirements of any other clause in this contract, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (b)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Apr 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (1) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014), (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) ____ (A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___ (B) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.) (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services--Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67) (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately-Owned U.S. Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of Clause) 52.222-42 STATEMENT OF EQUIVALENT RATES FOR FEDERAL HIRES (MAY 2014) In compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination Employee Class Monetary Wage -- Fringe Benefits Laborer, Grounds Maintenance $13.00 NOTICE OF SITE VISIT (a) A site visit will be conducted on 30 Aug 2017 at 2:00pm (CST). 319 CONF/LGCA, 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Grand Forks ND 58205-6436 (b) Submit the names via written or emailed of all attendees to A1C Tyler Steen, (tyler.steen@us.af.mil), as soon as possible, but no later than 29 Aug 2017 at 3:00 P.M. (CST) to 319 CONF/LGCA, 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Bldg 418, Grand Forks AFB, ND. 58205-6436 ATTN: A1C Tyler Steen. For more information email tyler.steen@us.af.mil 701-747-6232 or Jeremiah Snedker, jeremiah.snedker@us.af.mil, Contracting Officer, at 701-747-5299. This information must be provided in advance in order to ensure access to the military base (c) Information provided at this site visit shall not qualify the terms and conditions of the solicitation and specifications. Terms of the solicitation and specifications remain unchanged unless the solicitation is amended in writing. If an amendment is issued, normal procedures relating to the acknowledgment and receipt of solicitation amendments shall apply. (d) A record of the site visit shall be made and furnished to all prospective bidders/offerors. The record should include minutes of the meeting, including questions (on a non-attribution basis) and answers. 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ http://farsite.hill.af.mil 52.252-6 AUTHORIZED DEVIATIONS IN CLAUSES (APR 1984) (a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. (b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any DFARS (48 Chapter 2) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of Clause) DFARS 252.232-7006 WIDE AREA WORKFLOW PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS (MAY 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-- Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) is a six position code that uniquely identifies a unit, activity, or organization. Document type means the type of payment request or receiving report available for creation in Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF). Local processing office (LPO) is the office responsible for payment certification when payment certification is done external to the entitlement system. (b) Electronic invoicing. The WAWF system is the method to electronically process vendor payment requests and receiving reports, as authorized by DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports. (c) WAWF access. To access WAWF, the Contractor shall-- (1) Have a designated electronic business point of contact in the System for Award Management at https://www.acquisition.gov; and (2) Be registered to use WAWF at https://wawf.eb.mil/ following the step-by-step procedures for self-registration available at this Web site. (d) WAWF training. The Contractor should follow the training instructions of the WAWF Web-Based Training Course and use the Practice Training Site before submitting payment requests through WAWF. Both can be accessed by selecting the "Web Based Training" link on the WAWF home page at https://wawf.eb.mil/. (e) WAWF methods of document submission. Document submissions may be via Web entry, Electronic Data Interchange, or File Transfer Protocol. (f) WAWF payment instructions. The Contractor must use the following information when submitting payment requests and receiving reports in WAWF for this contract/order: (1) Document type. The Contractor shall use the following document type(s). Combo (2) Inspection/acceptance location. The Contractor shall select the following inspection/acceptance location(s) in WAWF, as specified by the contracting officer. F2A3E2 (3) Document routing. The Contractor shall use the information in the Routing Data Table below only to fill in applicable fields in WAWF when creating payment requests and receiving reports in the system. Routing Data Table* -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Field Name in WAWF Data to be entered in WAWF -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pay Official DoDAAC F87700 Issue By DoDAAC FA4659 Admin DoDAAC FA4659 Inspect By DoDAAC N/A Ship To Code F2A3E2 Ship From Code N/A Mark For Code N/A Service Approver (DoDAAC) N/A Service Acceptor (DoDAAC) F2A3E2 Accept at Other DoDAAC N/A LPO DoDAAC N/A DCAA Auditor DoDAAC N/A Other DoDAAC(s) N/A -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (4) Payment request and supporting documentation. The Contractor shall ensure a payment request includes appropriate contract line item and subline item descriptions of the work performed or supplies delivered, unit price/cost per unit, fee (if applicable), and all relevant back-up documentation, as defined in DFARS Appendix F, (e.g. timesheets) in support of each payment request. (5) WAWF email notifications. The Contractor shall enter the email address identified below in the "Send Additional Email Notifications" field of WAWF once a document is submitted in the system. tyler.steen@us.af.mil jeremiah.snedker@us.af.mil naomi.danielson@us.af.mil (g) WAWF point of contact. (1) The Contractor may obtain clarification regarding invoicing in WAWF from the following contracting activitys WAWF point of contact. tyler.steen@us.af.mil (2) For technical WAWF help, contact the WAWF helpdesk at 866-618-5988. (End of clause) AFFARS 5352.201-9101 OMBUDSMAN (JUN 2016) (a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Lt Col Aaron Judge, 129 Thompson St, Bldg 586, Rm 129, AFICA Langley OL/KC, tel 757-764-5372, email aaron.judge@us.af.mil. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431. (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) AFFARS 5352.223-9001 HEALTH AND SAFETY ON GOVERNMENT INSTALLATIONS (NOV 2012) (a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Mr. Gregory S. Oneal, AFICA/KM, 507 Symington Drive, Scott AFB IL 62225-5022, (618) 229-0267, fax (618)256-6668, email: gregory.oneal@us.af.mil. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/ HQ AFICA/AFISRA /SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431. (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) AFFARS 5352.242-9000 CONTRACTOR ACCESS TO AIR FORCE INSTALLATIONS (NOV 2012) (a) The contractor shall obtain base identification and vehicle passes, if required, for all contractor personnel who make frequent visits to or perform work on the Air Force installation(s) cited in the contract. Contractor personnel are required to wear or prominently display installation identification badges or contractor-furnished, contractor identification badges while visiting or performing work on the installation. (b) The contractor shall submit a written request on company letterhead to the contracting officer listing the following: contract number, location of work site, start and stop dates, and names of employees and subcontractor employees needing access to the base. The letter will also specify the individual(s) authorized to sign for a request for base identification credentials or vehicle passes. The contracting officer will endorse the request and forward it to the issuing base pass and registration office or Security Forces for processing. When reporting to the registration office, the authorized contractor individual(s) should provide a valid drivers license, current vehicle registration, valid vehicle insurance certificate, and SFS Form 74 to obtain a vehicle pass. (c) During performance of the contract, the contractor shall be responsible for obtaining required identification for newly assigned personnel and for prompt return of credentials and vehicle passes for any employee who no longer requires access to the work site. (d) When work under this contract requires unescorted entry to controlled or restricted areas, the contractor shall comply with AFI 31-101, Volume 1, The Air Force Installation Security Program, and AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management, citing the appropriate paragraphs as applicable. (e) Upon completion or termination of the contract or expiration of the identification passes, the prime contractor shall ensure that all base identification passes issued to employees and subcontractor employees are returned to the issuing office. (f) Failure to comply with these requirements may result in withholding of final payment. (End of clause) Offers should be sent via e-mail, but may be sent in writing or by fax, to the Purchasing Agent, A1C Tyler Steen (tyler.steen@us.af.mil), no later than 3:00 P.M. (CST) on 13 Sep 2017 to 319 CONF/LGCA, 575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Bldg 418, Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205-6436 ATTN: A1C Tyler Steen. For more information email tyler.steen@us.af.mil or 701-747-6232 or Jeremiah Snedker, jeremiah.snedker@us.af.mil, Contracting Officer, at 701-747-5299. ATTACHMENTS (4): 1. Statement of Work 17 June 2017 2. Drawings 21 Aug 2017 3. Cost Estimate Sheet 4. ND, County of Grand Forks Wage Determination No 2015-4973, Rev 3, Dated 06/29/2017

Original Point of Contact

POC Tyler J. Steen, Phone: 701-747-6232, Jeremiah Snedker, Phone: 7017472599

Place of Performance

Address:
575 Tuskegee Airmen Blvd, Bldg 418, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, 58205, United States
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