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Lead Free Crystal and Glass Tabletop Ware

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Sep 06, 2018
Category: Household and Commercial Furnishings and Appliances
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions, Acquisition Management, 1735 N. Lynn St., Arlington, Virginia, 22209, United States


Notice of Solicitation of Submissions for Contractor Pre-Qualifications has been included. The purpose of this synopsis is to announce that the Department of State intends to issue a solicitation for U. S. manufacturing of lead free glass and crystal tabletop ware to be used for representational purposes for the U. S. Department of State’s Overseas Building Operations. The requirement shall be solicited for a five (5) year period of performance. The requirement shall be processed and procured under FAR Part 12 – Acquisition for Commercial Items and FAR Part 13.5 – Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items. Only one firm fixed price Indefinite Quantity Indefinite Delivery award will be made as a result of this solicitation. Description: The Contractor shall produce and provide high quality lead-free glass and crystal tabletop ware with clarity and free of any imperfections; which means, the tabletop ware shall not have any blemishes, bubbles, or cloudy discolorations. The design patterns, which are to be supplied by the U.S. Government (USG) and reproduced by the Contractor, shall be exclusive to the U.S. Department of State. The crystal tabletop ware shall have a sharp high-pitched resonant sound when tapped with a metal object, such as a fork or spoon. The Contractor shall produce 16 tabletop patterns (16 lead-free crystal), and shall include the following specifications/ requirements: 100% U. S. manufactured lead-free crystal tabletop ware throughout the duration of this contract. All glass and crystalware manufacturing shall be completed on U.S. soil. Lead-free glass and crystal. Lead-free crystal relates to fine glass crystal prepared essentially, in weight percent, of TBL SiO2 54-64 BaO 8-13 Li2 O 0-3 SrO 8-13 Na2 O 0-6.5 ZnO 5.5-9 K2 O 0-7 BaO + SrO + ZnO 22-33 Li2 O + Na2 O + K2 O 8-15 wherein at least two of Li2 O, Na2 O, and K2 O are present and are present in essentially equimolar ratios. Industry standard for sizes/capacity standards for formal dining crystal tabletop ware High-end retail industry crystal ware Etching of the U. S. Department of State Seal on the crested tabletop ware. Contractor shall use sandblasted etching or current etching technology. Etched text and images shall be distinct and defined. “DOS” etched logo on stemware base Exclusive tabletop ware pattern for the U. S. Department of State. Hand-blown glass and crystal Pulled stem with attached foot FOB Point shall be Destination: Hagerstown DA Office, 11841 Newgate Blvd, STE 200, Hagerstown, MD, 21740. Competitive Acquisition: This will be a competitive acquisition. This Request for Proposal is set aside 100% for "Small Business Concerns". The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code 327212 (Other Pressed and Blown Glass and Glassware Manufacturing) with a size standard of 1,250 employees. Government-Furnished Property/Equipment: Equipment will be provided by the Government: None. Release Date of the Solicitation: It is anticipated for Solicitation Number 19AQMM18R0358 to be released within the next 10 – 14 days. Should complications arise resulting in a delay in the release of the solicitation the Contracting Officer will provide an update through FedBizOpps website at https://www.fbo.gov. Prospective offerors will be responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from FedBizOpps and no hard copies will be made available. The solicitation will provide instructions to offerors about the submission process. Prospective offerors are encouraged to register its interest in the solicitation at FedBizOpps to ensure notification of the solicitation and any amendments. In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management, prospective offerors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) under the applicable NAICS. Offerors may obtain SAM information at https://www.sam.gov. To be eligible for award, offerors must be registered in the SAM Management database. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit the SAM website. A contract cannot be awarded to an offeror unless registration is complete in SAM. Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to Mr. Juan C. Gomez, Contracting Officer via email at GomezJC@state.gov. Telephone requests for information or questions will NOT be accepted. All email requests or questions shall include the Solicitation Numbe

Original Point of Contact

POC Juan C. Gomez, Phone: 7038757316, Linda L. Dinkel, Phone: 703-875-6230

Place of Performance

Hagerstown DA Office, 11841 Newgate Blvd, STE 200, Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740, United States
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