N–Automated Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United States

N–Automated Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)

Department of the Army

Official Address:
6501 E. 11 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48397

Zip Code:

Name: Client Services, Title: Client Services, Phone: 1.877.933.3243, Fax: 703.422.7822, Email:;


Date Posted:


Contract 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 W56HZV-19-Q-L281 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-05. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees. This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2019-09-03 13:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at FOB Destination shall be Warren, MI 48397

The WRN – Warren requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001: Automated Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with integrated vibration isolation tables or stands and the ability to acoustical isolate samples;
Includes Probe Station, AFM Imaging and Testing Modes, and Sample Environment;
Includes Shipping, Installation and Training (See statement of requirements for details)., 1, JOB;

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 Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***

For this solicitation, WRN – Warren intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, Unison, Inc. Unison Marketplace 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. WRN – Warren is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency’s 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 There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on Offerors that are not currently registered to use should proceed to to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or via email at Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or Use of Unison Marketplace: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through Unison Marketplace in compliance with the Unison Marketplace Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.
a) All Army Contracting Command – Warren solicitations will be publicized on the Federal Business Opportunities website (). Any additional attachments, including Technical Data Packages (TDPs) when available electronically, will be separate attachments or links embedded in the solicitation. (b) As of 10 August 2015, unless directed to do otherwise in Section L of this solicitation, vendors are required to submit a quote or proposal via the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) system. Proposals or quotes submitted after this date using any other mechanism, including the Army Single Face to Industry Bid Response System (ASFI BRS) may be deemed non-responsive. (c) Requirements for the online FBO bid submission: (1) Vendors must log into the FBO System to be able to submit electronic responses for opportunities. (2) Vendors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at (a Federal Government owned and operated free web site) and have a CAGE Code and CCR Marketing Partner Identification Number (MPIN). (3) Once logged into the FBO System, vendors will be asked to enter basic information and directed to upload one or more files containing the proposal/quote and any additional information as outlined in the solicitation. (4) FBO will send an email to vendor’s registered email address confirming the electronic submission. (5) For additional information on submitting electronic bid responses via the FBO system see the FBO Vendor Guide – Section 4.3.1 “Submitting an Electronic Response” (
FBO_ Vendor_Guide.pdf).

Information regarding the Army Contracting Command-Warren Ombudsperson is located at the website [End of Clause]

Acknowledge all the amendments received from the Government by identifying the amendment number and its issue date below:

Amendment Number: Date:

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This provision serves as an addendum that modifies paragraph (h) of FAR 52.212-1, entitled INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS��COMMERCIAL ITEMS. Paragraph (h) is modified to say that you must offer to provide the total quantity of the items in this solicitation. ONLY ONE AWARD WILL BE MADE AS A RESULT OF THIS SOLICITATION. OFFERS SUBMITTED FOR LESS THAN THE TOTAL QUANTITIES OF ALL THE ITEMS IN THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD [End of Clause]

The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: Clause 52.204-7, 52.211-17, 52.222-1, 52.229-3, 52.232-11, 52.246-2, 52.246-16, 52.247-34, 252.204-7006, 252.232-7003, 252.232-7010, 252.243-7001 and 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Appicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items, paragraph (b) with the following clauses: 252.203-7000, 252.225-7001 and 252.247-7023 Alt III.

52.219-6 – Notice of Total Small Business Set Aside, 252.211-7003 – Item Unique Identification and Valuation, 52.232-39 – Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations, 252.203-7002 – Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights, 52.204-19 – Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications, 52.232-40 – Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors, 52.233-1-Disputes, 52.249-8 – Default (Fixed Price Supply & Service), 52.243-1 – Changes — Fixed Price, 252.204-7015 – Notice of Authorized Disclosure of Information to Litigation Support Contractors

All contractor employees, including subcontractor employees, requiring access to Army installations, facilities, or controlled access areas shall complete AT Level I awareness training within 30*** calendar days after contract start date or effective date of incorporation of this requirement into the contract, whichever applies. The contractor shall submit certificates of completion for each contractor employee and subcontractor employee requiring access to Army installations, facilities, or controlled access areas to the COR (or to the contracting officer, if a COR is not assigned) within 30*** calendar days after completion of training. AT Level I awareness training is available at Course #JS-US007-14.


The contractor and all associated subcontractors shall brief all employees on the local iWATCH program (training standards provided by the requiring activity Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO)). This locally developed training will be used to inform employees of the types of behavior to watch for and instruct employees to report suspicious activity to the COR, if assigned, or the Contracting Officer. This training shall be completed within 60*** calendar days of contract award and within 60*** calendar days of new employees��� commencing performance, with the results reported to the COR, or Contracting Officer, no later than 60*** calendar days after contract award. Training may be obtained at

(a) The contractor and all associated subcontractors��� employees shall comply with applicable installation, facility, and area commander installation and facility access and local security policies and procedures (provided by the Government representative). The contractor shall also provide all information required for background checks to meet installation access requirements to be accomplished by the installation Provost Marshal Office, Director of Emergency Services, or Security Office. The contractor workforce must comply with all personal identity verification requirements (FAR clause 52.204-9 ���Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel���) as directed by DoD, HQDA, and/or local policy. In addition to the changes otherwise authorized by the changes clause of this contract, should the Force Protection Condition (FPCON) at any individual facility or installation change, the Government may require changes in contractor security matters or processes.

(b) For contractors requiring Common Access Card (CAC). Before CAC issuance, the contractor employee requires, at a minimum, a favorably adjudicated National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) or an equivalent or higher investigation in accordance with Army Directive 2014-05, The contractor employee will be issued a CAC only if duties involve one of the following: (1) Both physical access to a DoD facility and access, via logon, to DoD networks on-site or remotely; (2) Remote access, via logon, to a DoD network using DoD-approved remote access procedures; or (3) Physical access to multiple DoD facilities or multiple non-DoD federally controlled facilities on behalf of the DoD on a recurring basis for a period of six (6) months or more. At the discretion of the sponsoring activity, an initial CAC may be issued on a favorable review of the FBI fingerprint check and a successfully scheduled NACI at the Office of Personal Management.

(c) For contractors that do not require CAC, but require access to a DoD facility or installation. Contractor and all associated sub-contractors employees shall comply with adjudication standards, and procedures using the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III) and Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) (Army Directive 2014-05/AR 190-13), applicable installation, facility and area commander installation/facility access and local security policies and procedures elsewhere in Section C; Non-disclosure Statement; for OCONUS locations, refer to the Status of Forces Agreement and other theater regulations.


(a) APPLICABILITY. This requirement is only applicable to contractor employees working at, or visiting, Detroit Arsenal. The term ���contractor employee��� includes employees, agents, or representatives and all employees, agents, or representatives and all employees, agents or representatives of all subcontractors, suppliers and consultants. (1) DETROIT ARSENAL ACCESS. All contractor personnel entering the installation and requiring unescorted access must have a valid purpose to enter and be sponsored by a U.S. government organization or a contractor providing support on the installation. They must have their identity proofed and vetted through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, and be issued, or in possession of an authorized and valid access credential from the Detroit Arsenal installation. At the discretion of the Senior Commander, U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal, any individual known to have a criminal background involving violence or meets the disqualifying standards in the Final Credentialing Standards for Issuing Personal Identity Verification Cards under HSPD-12 (31 Jul 2008), may be denied access to the Detroit Arsenal. Fingerprinting of employees and any other security procedures deemed necessary for the security of Detroit Arsenal (vehicle searches or x-raying packages, bags, briefcases) may be required based on the Force Protection Condition level at the time of access and whether the installation or building location is identified as a Restricted Area or Mission Essential Vulnerable Area (MEVA). (2) BADGES/PASSES.(a) Contractor employees entering the Detroit Arsenal are responsible for obtaining, and then returning, security identification badges/passes and vehicle registration decals/passes. Badges are valid only for the date spans indicated, by the government, on each badge application form (STA Form 17). (i) Obtaining Badges. Government sponsor must prepare and submit a properly completed STA Form 17 (Visitor Notification and/or Temporary Security Identification Badge Application) to the Detroit Arsenal Visitor Control Center not less than 96 hours prior to scheduled visit. (ii) Returning Badges. The government sponsor is responsible to ensure the security identification badges are returned to the Visitor Control Center, Bldg 232, upon expiration or termination of the contract relationship with the contract employee. Failure to comply with the requirements in this paragraph may be grounds for withholding any funds due the contractor until completion of the requirement, notwithstanding any other clause or requirements in the contract. Failure to comply may also be taken into account by the government in evaluating the contractor���s past performance on future acquisitions.Badge Guidance(b) All contractor employees, while on the premises at the Detroit Arsenal, shall continually wear the badge, which shall be visible at all times between the neck and waist of the individual. Badges will be secured from public view when off post and will not be left in privately owned or contractor vehicles unattended. Stolen or lost badges will be promptly reported to DES, USAG Detroit.

(c) The identification badge or pass issued to contractor employee(s) is for their own use only. Misuse of badge or pass, such as permitting others to use it can result in criminal charges under Title 18 USC 499 and 701, and barring the employee from the Detroit Arsenal property.
(d) If the contractor obtains a new or follow-on contract that again requires physical access to the Detroit Arsenal property, he shall obtain new badges for his employees, indicating the new or follow-on contract number. The security policies described in this clause apply to any contractor employee on base in connection with any contract with TACOM-Warren. (3) MEETING ATTENDANCE. Any contractor employee attending meetings with Government employees within or outside the Detroit Arsenal boundaries, shall, at the beginning of the meeting, announce that he/she is a contractor employee. He/she must state the Contractor’s name and address, and state the name of all other companies or persons that (a) currently employ him, or (b) that he currently represents. In addition, for the duration of the meetings, the contractor employee shall wear a second visible badge that displays the contractor’s company name. (4) CLASSIFIED ACCESS. If a visiting contractor is working on a classified contract, his/her visit request, with security clearance information, must be sent to the G2, TACOM LCMC (SMO Code W4GGAA* or W4GGAA5, AMSTA-CSS, Office Phone 586-282-6262, Fax 586-282-6362) and their sponsoring activity. Government employees hosting meetings will verify contractor employee���s security clearance information with their supporting Security Coordinator or G2, TACOM LCMC using JPAS or the TACOM LCMC Access Roster prior to providing contractor access to classified information based on the approved DD254. (5) REGULATORY COMPLIANCE. All contractor employees working on the U.S. Army installation, Detroit Arsenal, in the State of Michigan, in connection with this contract, shall conform to all applicable federal or state laws, and published rules and regulations of the Departments of Defense and Army. Also, they must comply with any existing applicable regulations promulgated by Detroit Arsenal, TACOM LCMC, or the Senior Commander. Additionally, all contractor employees working on classified contracts shall comply with the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program (NISPOM) and Army Regulation 380-5, Department of the Army Information Security Program and their approved DD254. (6) NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT. Each contractor employee working at the Detroit Arsenal property under this contract shall sign a Non-disclosure Agreement on their company’s letterhead prior to commencing work under the contract or obtaining the badges permitting access to the property. There will be one Non-disclosure Agreement for each employee. The Non-disclosure Agreement shall be in the format indicated below. A copy of the agreement will be made a part of the contract file.


I, ____________________, an employee of __________________________________________, a Contractor providing support services/supplies to Detroit Arsenal, TACOM LCMC, or other tenant organizations (hereinafter Detroit Arsenal), and likely to have access to nonpublic information (hereinafter RECIPIENT), under contract number ______________________, agree to and promise the following: WHEREAS RECEIPIENT is engaged in delivery support services to Detroit Arsenal under contract; and WHEREAS, It is the intention of Detroit Arsenal to protect and prevent unauthorized access to and disclosure of nonpublic information to anyone other than employees of the United States Government who have a need to know; and, WHEREAS, Detroit Arsenal acknowledges that RECIPIENT will from time to time have or require access to such nonpublic information in the course of delivering the contract services; and, WHEREAS, RECIPIENT may be given or other have access to nonpublic information while providing such services; and, WHEREAS, “nonpublic information” includes, but is not limited to such information as: Proprietary information (e.g., information submitted by a contractor marked as proprietary. However please note: THIS NON-DISCLOSURE STATEMENT IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW CONTRACTORS��� ACCESS TO ANOTHER CONTRACTOR���S PROPRIETARY INFORMATION. FOR THAT, A SEPARATE CONTRACTOR TO CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT IS REQUIRED.); Advanced procurement information (e.g., future requirements, statements of work, and acquisition strategies); Source selection information (SSI) (e.g., bids before made public, source selection plans, and rankings of proposals) (PLEASE NOTE: THIS AGREEMENT ALONE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ACCESS TO SSI–ONLY PCO OR SOURCE SELECTION AUTHORITY CAN AUTHORIZE SUCH ACCESS.);

Trade secrets and other confidential business information (e.g., confidential business information submitted by the contractor); Attorney work product; Information protected by the Privacy Act (e.g., social security numbers, home addresses and telephone numbers); and Other sensitive information that would not be released by Detroit Arsenal under the Freedom of Information Act (e.g., program, planning and budgeting system information); NOW THEREFORE, RECIPIENT agrees to and promises as follows: RECIPIENT shall not seek access to nonpublic information beyond what is required for the performance of the support services contract; RECIPIENT will ensure that his or her status as a contractor employee is known when seeking access to and receiving such nonpublic information of Government employees; As to any nonpublic information to which RECIPIENT has or is given access, RECIPIENT shall not use or disclose such information for any purpose other than providing the contract support services, and will not use or disclose the information to any unauthorized person or entity for personal, commercial, or any unauthorized purposes; and If RECIPIENT becomes aware of any improper release or disclosure of such nonpublic information, RECIPIENT will advise the contracting officer verbally within two business days, followed up in writing within five business days. The RECIPIENT agrees to return any nonpublic information given to him or her pursuant to this agreement, including any transcriptions by RECIPIENT of nonpublic information to which RECIPIENT was given access, if not already destroyed, when RECIPIENT no longer performs work under the contract. RECIPIENT understands that any unauthorized use, release or disclosure of nonpublic information in violation of this Agreement will subject the RECIPIENT and the RECIPIENT’s employer to administrative, civil or criminal remedies as may be authorized by law.

RECIPIENT: _____________________________ (signature)
PRINTED NAME: _________________________
TITLE: __________________________________
EMPLOYER: __________________

*All contractor employees with security clearances working on any Army contract must receive annual TARP training by a Counter
Intelligence (CI) agent, or other authorized designated training method, per Army Regulation 381-12, para. 2-4b, Threat Awareness
and Reporting Program (TARP). The in-person training is the preferred method, and is available by contacting the local CI Office to
arrange for the conduct of training.
The Contractor shall contact the CI Office within (30) days of contract award to schedule TARP training. Once training is complete
Contractor shall provide certificates/proof of completion of training to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), if assigned to
the contract, or to the Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) within (10) days of completion.
The Contractor shall contact the CI Office to schedule training for any new employee whose performance commences after award,
and who did not attend the initial TARP training session. Upon completion of the TARP training, certification/proof of completion shall
be provided as required in paragraph b. above.
In special circumstances (on deployments or in remote locations) when in-person training is not available, TARP computer based training (CBT), which has been approved by Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-2, is the only authorized online training method permitted. This alternate CBT training is only authorized in special circumstances with written approval obtained from the PCO. Upon receipt of the necessary written approval, contractor employees possessing an Army Knowledge Online (AKO) account and password or a Common Access Card can register and complete the online TARP training course by utilizing the Army Learning Management System(ALMS) at:

In accordance with AR 525-13, Contractor personnel working on an Army installation, arsenal, base or other DoD facility (owned or leased by DoD/Department of the Army), are subject to participation in Installation RAMP security program (e.g. vehicles searches, wearing of ID badges, etc).

Contractor is hereby notified that there is a potential impact on contractor performance on during increased FPCON during periods of increased threat. During FPCONs Charlie and Delta, services may be discontinued / postponed due to higher threat. Services will resume when FPCON level is reduced to level Bravo or lower.

New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or “gray market” items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer’s 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) at the time an offer or quotation is submitted, excluding the exceptions outlined in FAR 4.1102(a). Registration information can be found at

The selected Offerer must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerers – Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offerer Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items – the selected offerer 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 following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-14, 52.219-28, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-13, 52.232-33. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at

(a) Definitions. As used in this provision������Lobbying contact��� has the meaning provided at 2 U.S.C. 1602(8). The terms ���agency,��� ���influencing or attempting to influence,��� ���officer or employee of an agency,��� ���person,��� ���reasonable compensation,��� and ���regularly employed��� are defined in the FAR clause of this solicitation entitled ���Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions��� (52.203-12).

(b) Prohibition. The prohibition and exceptions contained in the FAR clause of this solicitation entitled ���Limitation on Payments to Influence Certain Federal Transactions��� (52.203-12) are hereby incorporated by reference it his provision.

(c) Certification. The offeror, by signing its offer, hereby certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a Member of Congress on its behalf in connection with the awarding of this contract.

(d) Disclosure. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made.

(e) Penalty. Submission of this certification and disclosure is a prerequisite for making or entering into this contract imposed by 31 U.S.C. 1352. Any person who makes an expenditure prohibited under this provision or who fails to file or amend the disclosure required to be filed or amended by this provision, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $10,000, and not more than $100,000, for each such failure.

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(a) The Contractor shall comply with agency personal identity verification procedures identified in the contract that implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance M-05-24, and Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) Number 201.

(b) The Contractor shall account for all forms of Government-provided identification issued to the Contractor employees in connection with performance under this contract. The Contractor shall return such identification to the issuing agency at the earliest of any of the following, unless otherwise determined by the Government;

(1) When no longer needed for contract performance.

(2) Upon completion of the Contractor employee���s employment.

(3) Upon contract completion or termination.

(c) The Contracting Officer may delay final payment under a contract if the Contractor fails to comply with these requirements.

(d) The Contractor shall insert the substance of clause, including this paragraph (d), in all subcontracts when the subcontractor���s employees are required to have routine physical access to a Federally-controlled facility and/or routine access to a Federally-controlled information system. It shall be the responsibility of the prime Contractor to return such identification to the issuing agency in accordance with the terms set forth in paragraph (b) of this section, unless otherwise approved in writing by the Contracting Officer.

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OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS��COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2005) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause�� (1) ��Foreign person�� means any person other than a United States person as defined in Section 16(2) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 2415). (2) ��United States�� means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, outlying areas, and the outer Continental Shelf as defined in 43 U.S.C. 1331. (3) ��United States person�� is defined in Section 16(2) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 and means any United States resident or national (other than an individual resident outside the United States and employed by other than a United States person), any domestic concern (including any permanent domestic establishment of any foreign concern), and any foreign subsidiary or affiliate (including any permanent foreign establishment) of any domestic concern which is controlled in fact by such domestic concern, as determined under regulations of the President. (b) Certification. By submitting this offer, the Offeror, if a foreign person, company or entity, certifies that it�� (1) Does not comply with the Secondary Arab Boycott of Israel; and (2) Is not taking or knowingly agreeing to take any action, with respect to the Secondary Boycott of Israel by Arab countries, which 50 U.S.C. App. Sec. 2407(a) prohibits a United States person from taking. (c) Representation of Extent of Transportation by Sea. (This representation does not apply to solicitations for the direct purchase of ocean transportation services). (1) The Offeror shall indicate by checking the appropriate blank in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision whether transportation of supplies by sea is anticipated under the resultant contract. The term ��supplies�� is defined in the Transportation of Supplies by Sea clause of this solicitation. (2) Representation. The Offeror represents that it�� ___________Does anticipate that supplies will be transported by sea in the performance of any contract or subcontract resulting from this solicitation. ___________Does not anticipate that supplies will be transported by sea in the performance of any contract or subcontract resulting from this solicitation. (3) Any contract resulting from this solicitation will include the Transportation of Supplies by Sea clause. If the Offeror represents that it will not use ocean transportation, the resulting contract will also include the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement clause at 252.247-7024, Notification of Transportation of Supplies by Sea. (End of provision)

(a) The Government often employs contractors as system administrators to operate and maintain Government computer systems. These systems include local area networks, web sites, databases, other electronic records, e-mail accounts, other electronic data transfer mechanisms and computer software. The employees of these contracted system administrators sign nondisclosure agreements obligating them not to reveal information contained in files, documents, computers or systems that they administer. However, unless such information is protected in some way, contracted system administrators do have the ability to access such information. (b) Potential contractors as well as any other parties are thus advised to take steps needed to prevent access by contracted system administrators to information submitted electronically to the Government. Absent such steps, it is assumed that contracted system administrators are permitted the capability to access the data. The access will be limited to that which is necessary for the contract system administrator to perform its duties for the Government. The access shall be subject to the condition that third party information is not to be revealed by the contracted system administrator. [End of Provision]

This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):

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): [End of Clause]

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause�� ��Manufactured end product�� means any end product in Federal Supply Classes (FSC) 1000-9999, except�� (1) FSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Federal Supply Group (FSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) FSG 88, Live Animals; (4) FSG 89, Food and Related Consumables; (5) FSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) FSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) FSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) FSC 9610, Ores; (9) FSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) FSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. ��Place of manufacture�� means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. (b) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly�� (1) [ ] In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) [ ] Outside the United States.

(a) We will award a contract to the offeror that: 1. submits the lowest evaluated offer, and 2. submits a bid or proposal that meets all the material requirements of this solicitation, and 3. meets all the responsibility criteria at FAR 9.104. (b) To make sure that you meet the responsibility criteria at FAR 9.104 we may: 1. arrange a visit to your plant and perform a preaward survey; 2. ask you to provide financial, technical, production, or managerial background information. (c) If you don’t provide us with the data we ask for within 7 days from the date you receive our request, or if you refuse to have us visit your facility, we may determine you nonresponsible. (d) If we visit your facility, please make sure that you have current certified financial statements and other data relevant to your bid or proposal available for our team to review. (End of Provision)

(a) In accordance with sections 8124 and 8125 of Division A of the Consolidated Appropriations Act,
2012, (Pub. L. 112-74) none of the funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that-

(1) 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.

(2) Was 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 and made a determination that this action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government.

(b) The Offeror represents that –

(1) It is [ ] 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,

(2) It is [ ] is not [ ] a corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under a
Federal law within the preceding 24 months.

(a) Definition. ���Export-controlled items,��� as used in this clause, means items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730-774) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Parts 120-130). The term includes:

(1) ���Defense items,��� defined in the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2778(j)(4)(A), as defense articles, defense services, and related technical data, and further defined in the ITAR, 22 CFR Part 120.

(2) ���Items,��� defined in the EAR as ���commodities���, ���software���, and ���technology,��� terms that are also defined in the EAR, 15 CFR 772.1.

(b) The Contractor shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding export-controlled items, including, but not limited to, the requirement for contractors to register with the Department of State in accordance with the ITAR. The Contractor shall consult with the Department of State regarding any questions relating to compliance with the ITAR and shall consult with the Department of Commerce regarding any questions relating to compliance with the EAR.

(c) The Contractor’s responsibility to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding export-controlled items exists independent of, and is not established or limited by, the information provided by this clause.

(d) Nothing in the terms of this contract adds, changes, supersedes, or waives any of the requirements of applicable Federal laws, Executive orders, and regulations, including but not limited to���

(1) The Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401, et seq.);

(2) The Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751, et seq.);

(3) The International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701, et seq.);

(4) The Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730-774);

(5) The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR Parts 120-130); and

(6) Executive Order 13222, as extended.

(e) The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts.

(End of clause)

(a) Unless specifically authorized elsewhere in this solicitation, paper offers will not be accepted. The term “handcarried offers” generally refers to offers contained on electronic media, which we recognize may be delivered “by hand.” Handcarried offers must be delivered to Building 255. (b) Handcarried offers, including disks or other electronic media, shall be addressed to: U.S. Army Contracting Command – Warren Bid Room, Bldg 231, Mail Stop 303 6501 East 11 Mile Road Warren, Ml 48397-5000 (c) Offers shall not be addressed to an individual buyer. All offers must be addressed to the Offer Receipt Office at the above address. (d) The external delivery envelope or wrapper must be marked with the solicitation number and the date and time of the solicitation closing. Each envelope should contain only one offer. (e) Handcarried offers must be delivered to Building 255. Directions to U.S. Army TACOM – Detroit Arsenal: From Van Dyke Avenue, travel westbound on 11 Mile Road; enter the first Arsenal gate immediately west of the railroad tracks on the north side of the street. Take an immediate right and follow security officer directions to the Receiving Dock in Building 255. The driver may need to obtain a badge, and must be a US citizen. The Government will forward the package to the Offer Receipt Office in Building 231. (f) Offerors must ensure that the commercial carrier they use has a tracking system that can provide documentation of the date and time of delivery to the Government. For handcarried offers delivered by other than a commercial carrier, the offeror must ensure that the delivery person obtains a signature from Receiving Dock personnel on a receipt that shows the date and time of delivery to the Government. The delivery person must provide the receipt since Receiving Dock personnel do not have them. (g) Packages must be delivered to Building 255 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm local time.

Complete AMC Protest Procedures can be found at: An agency protest may be filed with either the contracting officer or to HQAMC but not both following the procedures listed on the website above.

a) In accordance with DOD 4140.65-M and the requirements of the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 15 (ISPM), Regulation of Wood Packaging Material in International Trade, current edition, (hereinafter ISPM 15), the following commercial heat treatment and marking process has been approved by the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) and is required for all Wood ackaging Material (WPM). Foreign manufacturers shall comply with ISPM 15, and have the WPM heat treatment and marking verified in accordance with their National Plant Protection Organization’s compliance program. (b) Boxes/pallets and any wood used as inner packaging made of non��manufactured wood shall be heat-treated. All WPM using a conventional steam or dry kiln heat chamber (treatment code for the mark: HT) shall be heat treated to a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees Celsius for a minimum of 30 minutes, and certified by an agency accredited by the ALSC in accordance with Wood Packaging Material Policy and Wood Packaging Material Enforcement Regulations (see URL: ). WPM heat treated wood using dielectric heating (treatment code for the mark: DH) shall follow the requirements in ISPM 15, and shall be certified by an agency accredited by the ALSC in accordance with Wood Packaging Material Policy and Wood Packaging Material Enforcement Regulations (see URL: ). The box/pallet manufacturer and the manufacturer of wood used as inner packaging shall ensure the materials used in manufacture can be traced to the original source of heat treatment, and that the original source of the heat treatment obtained the necessary certifications. (c) Marking. Each box/pallet shall be marked to show the conformance to the International Plant Protection Convention Standard. The ALSC approved quality mark shall be placed on both ends of the outer packaging, between the end cleats or end battens. Pallet markings shall be applied to the side of the stringer or end of the block on diagonally opposite sides and ends of the pallet and be contrasting and clearly visible. All dunnage used in configuring and/or securing the load shall also comply with ISPM 15 and be marked with an ALSC approved DUNNAGE stamp.

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