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Solicitation Number: HSTS02-12-Q-CAN062B
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Transportation Security Administration
Location: Headquarters TSA
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Aug 09, 2012 5:05 pm
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 HSTS02-12-Q-CAN062B 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 FAC 2005-60. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 325920 with a small business size standard of 750.00 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 2012-08-13 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at Destination shall be Multiple shipping information.

The DHS Transportation Security Administration requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following:
LI 001, A-5 Flake RDX, 700, LB;
LI 002, High Density Ammonium Nitrate, 700, LB;

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***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, DHS Transportation Security Administration 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. DHS Transportation Security Administration 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 that are not currently registered to use should proceed to 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 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 FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or 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.

In the event this procurement is a total small business set-aside, the following shall apply: For small business set-asides other than for construction or services, any concern proposing to furnish a product that it did not itself manufacture must furnish the product of a small business manufacturer unless the SBA has granted either a waiver or exception to the nonmanufacturer rule. In industries where the SBA finds that there are no small business manufacturers, it may issue a waiver to the nonmanufacturer rule. In addition, SBA has excepted procurements processed under simplified acquisition procedures, where the anticipated cost of the procurement will not exceed $25,000, from the nonmanufacturer rule. Waivers permit small businesses to provide any firm's product.

Please see FAR 19.502-2 for more information and exceptions.
For this procurement, the associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code is 325920 with a small business size standard of 750 employees / average annual receipts."

52.225-1 -- Buy American Act?Supplies is incorparated by reference
Buy American Act ? Supplies (Feb 2009)

1. LI 002 High Density Ammonium Nitrate, 700lbs - Will you take Commercial grade ammonium nitrate? No, commercial grade is not acceptable.
2. Is an industrial grade (blasting) prill acceptable for the AN? Yes, the industrial grade blasting prill is acceptable.
3. Is MIL-DTL-14970 standard okay for the A-5? Yes, as long as it is Class 2 Composition A-5. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Our supplier provides High Density Ammonium Nitrate in 35 pound pails. Does it still need to be bagged inside the pail and is this acceptable? Yes, it still needs to be bagged. Yes, the pail is acceptable as long as it is bagged.
2. Our supplier has A-5 RDX in powder form and we are not aware of it being available in a flake form. Is the powder form acceptable? Yes, as long as it is Class 2 Composition A-5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. LI 001 A-5 Flake RDX, 700lbs The Flakes comes 40lbs per case, will you take 17 case at 680lbs, or do you want 18 case at 720lbs? 18 Cases

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