AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED
Machinery Manufacturing/333111 -- Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the Federal Business Opportunities website to ensure that they have the most up to date information about this acquisition.
The solicitation number AG-7442-S-14-0020 is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and is being conducted as a 100% small business set aside. The North American Classification System Code is 333111; the size standard is 500 employees. This RFQ incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74. This requirement will be awarded as a commercial item, fixed price purchase order under the procedures at FAR Parts 12 and 13.
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has a Brand Name or Equal requirement for a Woods Precision Seeder, Model PSS84. The offeror will provide a Woods Precision Seeder, Model PSS84 or equal. If providing an equal, provide the manufacturer and part number of the item so that evaluation of the item can be made.
Below are the minimum specifications to be determined an acceptable equal.
1. Must plant a minimum of 72" width.
2. Must be capable of planting on unprepared and prepared seed beds.
3. Must have 3 seed boxes; One for standard sized seeds, a native grass box and a legume box.
4. Must have independent calibration for at least 2 seed boxes.
5. Must have planting depth adjustment which could include but not limited to adjustable down pressure on openers, depth gauge on wheels, or setting the angle of attack on coulters to be as aggressive as needed for multiple soil types and conditions.
6. Mechanics to operate seeder must be ground driven, not PTO driven, and preferably not driven by front coulters.
Equipment will be shipped to Nacogdoches, TX 75964. Please include freight cost in your quote or state that freight is included in the total amount of your quote.
The following Federal Acquisition Provisions apply to this acquisition:
52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, (April 2014)
52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items, (January 1999)
52.212-3 *Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, (November 2013)
*Please note: all offerors and prospective contractors must have an active registration with www.SAM.gov to be awarded an order.
The following Federal Acquisition Clauses apply to this acquisition:
52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, (September 2013)
52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -
Commercial Items, (January 2014)
a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons, (February 2009)
52.233-3 Protest After Award, (August 1996)
52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim, (October 2004)
b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contract Officer has indicated as being incorporated in the contract by reference to implement provisions of Law or Executive Orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside, (November 2011)
52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns, (July 2013)
52.219-13 Notice of Set-Aside of Orders, (November 2011)
52.222-3 Convict Labor, (June 2003)
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities, (February 1999)
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity, (March 2007)
52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans, (September 2010)
52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities, (October 2010)
52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving, (August 2011)
52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management, (July 2013)
Addendum to 52.212-1, Modify (b): Submission of Offers to read as follows: Quotes shall be submitted on company letterhead, signed, dated and sent via email to David Hester, Contracting Officer, email: David.Hester@tx.usda.gov, no later than August 1, 2014 2:00PM CST. The offeror shall provide the NRCS with a Firm Fixed Price quote that is in accordance with this solicitation.
Contracting Office Address:
101 South Main Street
Temple, Texas 76501-7602
Primary Point of Contact.:
David L. Hester