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VIPR I-BPA for Heavy Equipment with Water for Region 2 - Rocky Mountain Region

General Information

Document Type:MOD
Posted Date:Apr 01, 2019
Category: Natural Resources and Conservation Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Region 2 Regional Office


The USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region (Region 2), is soliciting quotes (RFQ) for Heavy Equipment with Water (Pumpercat, Skidgine, and Softtrack) for use on a local, Regional, and Nationwide basis. Optional use by Interagency Cooperators (subject to that agencys payment and administrative terms). The resources may be used in the protection of lands, to include but not be limited to, severity, fire suppression and all-hazard incidents. RATES: Proposed rates should be based on up to a 16hr. Daily Shift and include all within B.2 -- PRICING AND ESTIMATED QUANTITY. DISPATCH CENTER: Dispatch Map link: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/logistics/docs/rma_dispatch_map.pdf. INSPECTIONS: The Government will not perform pre-award inspections. SET-ASIDES: The Government anticipates awarding multiple preseason Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (I-BPAs) using a total Small Business set aside under NAICS 115310 Support Activities for Forestry - Forest Fire Suppression (Size Standard $19M) with further consideration for SDVOSB, SDB, EDWOSB, WOSB & HUBzone. See Section B.6 -- SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS ADVANTAGE APPLICABLE TO DPL RANKING. ****The solicitation will be issued using the Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) system**** 1) Vendors must have a valid e-mail address; all VIPR communications, to include rate negotiations and award notification, are conducted via e-mail. 2) Vendors must have a valid DUNS Number. Request a free DUNS Number from https://iupdate.dnb.com/iUpdate/companylookup.htm. 3) Vendors must have active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM): https://www.sam.gov/. 4) Vendors are required to have a USDA Level 2 eAuthentication account that provides the ability to conduct official electronic business transactions. Information: https://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/eauth.php. Fraudulent Level 2 eAuthentication accounts will be handled by the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) and/or the Forest Services Law Enforcement and Investigations Division (LEI). 5) Vendors must submit a quote electronically using the VIPR Vendor Application: http://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vendorapp.php. 6) See D.2 -- EQUIPMENT for Equipment Requirements and D.3 -- PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS for training and personnel requirements that must be met. 7) The Government will award I-BPAs to responsible quoters whose quotes, conforming to the solicitation, will be advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. See B.3 -- BASIS OF AWARD. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: (1) Resource offered meets Government requirement. (2) Price reasonableness. Price reasonableness is a local Government-determined Fire and Aviation Management Program Office rate range and is considered both confidential and non-negotiable. (3) Past performance dependability risk. This solicitation will be available electronically only and will be posted to the FedBizOpps website at https://www.fbo.gov on or about April 1, 2019. Electronic responses must be transmitted in the VIPR Vendor Application by 9:00 A.M. MST, May 15, 2019. Helpful Vendor Web Links: How to become a Wildland Fire Vendor: https://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vendors.php RMA Mobilization Guide: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/publications.php RMA DPLs: https://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/dispatch.php?tab=tab_d RMA awarded VIPR agreements: https://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/vipragreements.php?tab=tab_d Key Links: https://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/keyLinks.php Wildland Fire Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.fs.fed.us/business/incident/faq.php NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (01-APR-2019); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.

Original Point of Contact

POC Kimberly Luft, 3032755405, kimberly.luft@usda.gov, Region 2 Regional Office, Lakewood, Colorado, 80401

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