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84--Bullet Proof Vests

Solicitation Number: 0662-020001
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office of Acquisitions
Location: Acquisition Management
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0662-020001
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Mar 09, 2011 7:14 am Modified: Mar 16, 2011 4:29 amTrack Changes
CANCELLATION NOTICE: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, in conjunction with FAR 13.5, as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is 0662-020001 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 2005-49. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 448190 with a small business size standard of $7.00M. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2011-03-24 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Multiple shipping information.

The Department of State requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001, Units of large size Bullet Proof Vests. NIJ Level III providing full collar, shoulders, front, back & side protection (Lightweight), Two removable insert plates level III+ for Front & Back (Lightweight), Vest should be according to NIJ III standard giving protection against 9mm Full Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets and 44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets. The total weight of vest including two insert plates should not exceed 14 Lbs. Color Black. Insert plate is made up of ceramics, 750, EA;
LI 002, Units of medium size Bullet Proof Vests.NIJ Level III providing full collar, shoulders, front, back & side protection (Lightweight), Two removable insert plates level III+ for Front & Back (Lightweight), Vest should be according to NIJ III standard giving protection against 9mm Full Jacketed Round Nose (FMJ RN) bullets and 44 Magnum Semi Jacketed Hollow Point (SJHP) bullets. The total weight of vest including two insert plates should not exceed 14 Lbs. Color Black. Insert plate is made up of ceramics, 250, EA;
LI 003, Shipping cost to Karachi,Pakistan (if applicable) Delivery shall be made to Karachi port, Pakistan., 1, LT;

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

For this solicitation, Department of State 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. Department of State 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 www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com 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 clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use 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.

New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

The seller must deliver the goods 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.

Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.

Offeror must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the CCR, it may do so through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov.

Delivery must be made within 90 days or less after receipt of order (ARO). The offeror must provide within its offer the number of days - not to exceed 90 - required to make delivery after it receives a purchase order from the buyer.

The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror 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): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) so that they are received no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation

Award will be made to the responsible Seller whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Buyer on the basis of price, technical capability, delivery, and past performance.

Upon request only, the Government may request product samples the bidder is proposing to evaluate the functionality and quality of the product. If requested, the sample should be sent within 7 days to an address specified at a later time.

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Name: Kenneth Mamba, Title: Procurement Assistant, Phone: +49-69-7535-3350, Fax: , Email: mambakg@state.gov;