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General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Dec 12, 2017
Category: Subsistence
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

33 NE 4th Street, Miami, FL 33132


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 RFQP03101800002_15 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 2005-96. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 0 with a small business size standard of 0.00 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside 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 2017-12-13 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Miami, FL 33132 The DOJ BOP Field Offices- FDC MIAMI requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Dressing, Salad, Pourable, Regular or Lite, Italian Flavor, Creamy Style. (CID A-A-20162B, Type I, II, III, or IV, Any Class, Creamy Style). 4/1 Gallon plastic containers per case. Note Class on bid., 7, CS; 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, DOJ BOP Field Offices- FDC MIAMI 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. DOJ BOP Field Offices- FDC MIAMI 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. A complete delivery of all awarded items is expected to commence on January 2nd and completed no later than February 5th. Deliveries will be made Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 1:30pm. Federal holiday deliveries will not be accepted. Contractor failure to meet delivery schedules without and excusable delay and/or failure to conform to contract specifications will negatively affect the contractor ™s history of past performance. Past performance information may be used by the Government to make future award decisions and/ or may result in a finding that the quoter is not responsible for the award of future requirements. Upon delivery, All items must be conveyed to the tail of the truck. Failure to do so, will be subject to refusal of acceptance, thus cancellation. NOTE: Delivery schedules must be pre-arranged with the receiving warehouse. Warehouse Phone: 305-982-1043. As defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101, the terms śoffer ť and śofferor ť refer to a response to a solicitation that, if accepted, would bind the submitter to perform the resultant contract. The terms śbid ť and śbidder ť refer to an offer submitted in response to an Invitation for Bid (IFB). The term śproposal ť refers to an offer submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP). The terms śquotation, ť śquote, ť and śquoter ť refer to a non-binding submission in response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) which is not an offer. Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid/Proposal/Quotation individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the “Included in another line item ” function when pricing each line item). If a line item cannot be separately priced, you must notify the buyer through the FedBid ‘Submit a Question ’ feature regarding which line item(s) should be included in which other line item(s) and request reposting. Failure to comply with this term may result in the Bid/Proposal/Quotation being determined to be unacceptable. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturers warranty. Bid/Offer MUST be good for 60 calendar days after close of Buy, unless otherwise indicated. 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. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. Q&A -Please submit all questions by using the Submit a Question button. This buy will then be reposted with Q&A based on the questions that come in (if applicable). The Contracting Officer will indicate elsewhere in this Buy as to whether responses will be evaluated for award based either upon (a) price and pricing factors only (Bids/Quotes) or (b) price and other factors (Proposals/Quotes). All Bids/Proposals/Quotations must conform to the listed specifications or the Statement of Work. If award criteria are based upon (b) price and other factors, the Contracting Officer shall clearly indicate the criteria to be applied elsewhere in this Buy. In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Bidder/Offeror/Quoter must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this Buy. Submissions can be sent to clientservices@fedbid.com. For Exact Match Only Commodity Buys- NO SUBSTITUTIONS, EXACT MATCH ONLY. The Bidder/Offeror/Quoter may not substitute any item/service listed on this order without prior written approval from the BOP Contracting Officer. No other individual is authorized, either verbally or in writing to change part numbers, manufacturer, quantity, delivery dates, or any other specifications of this Buy. Items/services that do not conform to descriptions and part numbers found in this Buy will be rejected at the time of delivery causing a return at the contractors expense. For all buys other than Exact Match Sellers MUST document what they are bidding for evaluation for award. Sellers must include, extended specs and/or manufacturer name and part numbers (if applicable). Failure to do this may result in non-consideration of the Bid/Proposal/Quotation. This information is REQUIRED in order for a seller ™s Bid/Proposal/Quotation to be evaluated for award. FAR 52.211-6. All deliveries must be palletized unless prior arrangements were agreed to by warehouse staff. All non-frozen, perishable foods must be delivered between 34 degrees F and 40 degrees F. All canned goods must be delivered above 34 degrees F and not frozen. All frozen foods must be delivered at 0 degrees F or below. Any product that indicates prior thawing will be refused. All certified religious diet items must be marked with the Kosher Symbol on individual packages or the item will be refused. All items must strictly be in compliance with the BOP National Menu Specifications. Food Service contractors have the responsibility of understanding these specifications. Contractors must obtain a copy of the National Menu Specifications prior to quoting. All items will be closely inspected. Some items may require thawing and cooking to determine specifications compliance. Receipt of delivery may be conditional for a period of three (3) days in order to allow for adequate examination and testing. Items that fail to meet specifications will be refused. Items which are conditionally received, and found to be unacceptable, must be picked up at the vendors expense within two (2) weeks of noncompliance notification. If the product is not picked up within two (2) weeks, it will be disposed of by warehouse staff. All items offered on this bid must be certified by an accepted Orthodox Kosher certification agency from the United States or Canada, such as: OU - Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations; OK - Organized Kashrus Laboratories; Star K, KOF ‘K; KAJ ‘ Khal Adas Jeshurun; OKS ‘ Organization of Orthodox Kashrus Supervision; OV ‘ Vaad Hoeir of Saint Louis; CRC - Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada; CRC - Chicago Rabbinical Counsel; or Kosher Overseers of America. Quoters will include a letter of certification from the religious certification agency dated no more than 11 months from the date of the quote provided.Kosher items will not contain alcohol, emulsifiers mind altering substances, enqymes and/or chemicals. 1The tray for all meals will be: a) Made with non-metallic packaging that allows microwave and conventional oven heating and be heat sealed directly to the tray with clear plastic and wrapped with a separate sealed clear plastic wrapper which encloses the entire tray. b) A three compartment tray with one large compartment and two smaller compartments. Each compartment should be large enough to accommodate required ounces of product. 2All meals will contain the food products per the individual product specification including the stated volume and/or weight of item as listed. 3No substitutions may be made to the meats, vegetables, starches, sauces or preparation methods. 4Meals (items 1 through 14) may be quoted as frozen and/or shelf stable products. Pricing must be identifiable as either frozen or shelf stable. 5Each individual meal must be marked with the certification symbol from the religious certification agency. 6Heating directions must be provided for various wattage microwaves or oven heating including recommended method. 7Mixed Vegetables will contain carrots, corn, peas, green beans, and lima beans with: a) Not more than 40 percent by weight carrots. b) Not more than 40 percent by weight corn (sweet, golden or yellow, whole kernel corn). c) Not more than 40 percent by weight green peas. 8Peas and Carrots will contain: a) Not more than 40 percent by weight carrots. b) Not more than 40 percent by weight green peas. 9Mashed Potatoes will be made with commercially prepared potato flakes without peel, adding only water according to the manufacturers preparation instructions; or fresh potatoes prepared using only water and spices with only the amount of binder which will ensure the product does separate in processing. No extenders of any type are allowed. 10Tomato Sauce will be commercially prepared or crushed and/or pureed tomatoes, tomato paste and spices using only the amount of binder required to ensure the product does not separate during processing.

Original Point of Contact

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

Place of Performance

Miami, FL 33132
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