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Blanket Purchase Agreements For Chattel Appraisals in Wisconsin

Solicitation Number: AG-645s-10-S-0001
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: Farm Service Agency
Location: Acqusition Management Division Kansas City Acquisition Branch
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Sep 15, 2010 10:41 am
In response to this solicitation the Government intends to establish multiple Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA) with vendors whose proposals demonstrate the lowest price, technically acceptable source for the Government. The subject services of the BPA are chattel appraisals of Farm Loan Program borrowers. The period specified for this BPA is five (5) years. Chattel appraisal services will be required within most Wisconsin counties.

In response to this solicitation, the offeror shall provide firm fixed prices on the BPA Pricing Spreadsheet. Vendors are cautioned to only propose pricing for counties in which work can be performed at fair and reasonable prices. Vendors have the flexibility to propose pricing for a minimum of one county or the maximum number of counties within Wisconsin.

Rates shall be provided for the five (5) year duration of the BPA as follows:

• BPA Year 1: October 15, 2010 through September 30, 2011

• BPA Year 2: October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012

• BPA Year 3: October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013

• BPA Year 4: October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014

• BPA Year 5: October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015

C.2. Statement of Work

A. The appraiser shall provide to Farm Service Agency (FSA) a completed FSA-2160, “Appraisal of Chattel Property” or other format containing the same information. Form FSA-2160 is available electronically at:

B. The appraiser shall provide one original or electronic copy of the appraisal.

i. Livestock: All blanks should be completed. Should be grouped and valued by class, i.e., dairy cows, long or short bred heifers, open heifers, yearlings and calves. Hogs or other kinds of livestock should be grouped and valued by the norm for the industry, i.e., type, weight, age, etc.

ii. Machinery and Equipment: All blanks should be completed to the fullest extent possible. Serial numbers must be provided on all motorized, licensed, and all other major equipment. Year of manufacture should be provided when known or can be ascertained by using a Serial Number Cross Reference Guide.

iii. Other: If an appraisal is to be made on farm products, fixtures, equipment, or other chattel property that cannot be readily described under the column headings, an appropriate description of such property will be inserted below the other property without regard to the column headings.

C. The appraised value of chattel property will be based on public sales of the same or similar property in the market area. In the absence of public sale data, reputable publications may be used to establish market value provided the appraisal is documented to reflect that the market value was established based on wholesale values, rather than retail values. Note: Retail values include the cost of rehabilitation and other factors that are not typically included in a public sale.

D. Values will be based on the appraiser’s knowledge, auction prices, published equipment guides, dealer contacts, and/or livestock market information.

E. FSA will in most cases provide the appraiser a list of the item(s) to be appraised.

F. The appraisal will be based upon an on-site visual inspection of all property valued.

C.3 Deliverables

1. Form FSA-2160 shall be typewritten, printed, or legibly handwritten in ink. All signature blocks must be completed. The appraiser shall provide one original or electronic copy of the appraisal.

2. The appraiser shall include color photographs (digital preferred) of the different groups of livestock (i.e. milking cows, bred heifers, open heifers, and calves along with the major items of equipment including an overall shot, if possible (i.e. machine shed or row of equipment.)

3. The appraiser shall complete WI-FLP-APPR-3, “Chattel Appraisal Guidelines/Documentation” or a narrative containing the same information.

4. Deliverable: The appraiser shall complete WI-FLP-APPR-4, “Chattel Appraisal Certification”.

5. If necessary, the contractor shall be available to discuss with FSA officials any discrepancies found in the appraisals completed and to correct deficiencies in the appraisal for those discrepancies where noncompliance with FSA requirements is evident.

6. Witness Testimony Requirements

The contractor may be required, when requested by the Government to give testimony regarding their appraisal in the Farm Service Agency appeal process and/or court proceedings. The minimum hour(s) requested shall be one (1). If appeal process and/or court proceedings exceed the minimum, the contractor shall receive approval from the CO in writing prior to testimonies. The fee for witness testimonies shall be a fixed hourly rate (Travel expenses need to be factored into this cost) for this service.

The attached solicitation details proposal submission requirements.

Added: Sep 21, 2010 3:38 pm
The amended solicitation contains historic information on Chattel Appraisals completed in Wisconsin. Also, it adds Exhibit C: Chattel Appraisals ordered for 2010 by county and Exhibit D is a sample list of Chattel Appraisal items.

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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Posted Date:
September 15, 2010
Description: BPAs for Farms Service Agency Chattel Appraisals for State of Wisconsin

Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
September 15, 2010
Description: BPAs for Farm Service Agency Chattel Appraisals in Wisconsin

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
September 21, 2010
Description: Amendment 1: Solicitation For Establishment of Blanket Purchase Agreements Wisconsin State Farm Service Office For Chattel Appraisals
P. O. Box 419205
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-6205
United States
Wisconsin State FSA Office
8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 100

Madison, Wisconsin 53717-2906
United States
Stacy A Lowe,
procurement analyst
Phone: (816) 823-1103
Sheyl C. Welch,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 8169266108
Fax: 816-627-0604