FOOD PRODUCTS SOUGHT
Chicken BONELESS, SKINLESS
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 RFQP04181500002-3 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 2005-78. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 311612 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 www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2014-12-19 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Terre Haute, IN 47802
The DOJ BOP FIELD OFFICES - FCI TERRE HAUTE requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following:
LI 001: Chicken, Boneless, Skinless, Raw, Thigh, Meat, Frozen, A or B quality per the USDA, United States Classes, Standards and Grades for Poultry Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) 70.200 et seq. Boneless thighs must be free of cartilage, fat, tendons, blood clots, bruises, cuts, tears, and holes in the muscle tissue Boneless, skinless parts may be diced. The dicing process must result in size-reduced portions of meat that are intact, not mutilated, and with surfaces relatively smooth in appearance. Individual size-reduced portions of meat must be relatively uniform in size and shape, and consistent with the size reduction process. Unbreaded. Packed in poly bag boxes. All packaging and packing materials must be clean and in new condition. Products produced ?under religious exemption? or labeled with any phrase containing ?export? will be refused. 20,000LBS, 1, lot;
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.***
As defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 2.101, the terms ?offer? and ?offeror? refer to a response to a solicitation that, if accepted, would bind the submitter to perform the resultant contract. The terms ?bid? and ?bidder? refer to an offer submitted in response to an Invitation for Bid (IFB). The term ?proposal? refers to an offer submitted in response to a Request for Proposal (RFP). The terms ?quotation,? ?quote,? and ?quoter? refer to a non-binding submission in response to a Request for Quotation (RFQ) which is not an offer.
Unless the Buyer indicates otherwise within a particular line item description, each Seller shall include in its online Bid/Proposal/Quotation individual pricing for all required line items in order to be considered for award (i.e., Do not use the ?Included in another line item? function when pricing each line item). If a line item cannot be separately priced, you must notify the buyer through the FedBid ?Submit a Question? feature regarding which line item(s) should be included in which other line item(s) and request reposting. Failure to comply with this term may result in the Bid/Proposal/Quotation being determined to be unacceptable.
Bid/Offer MUST be good for 60 calendar days after close of Buy, unless otherwise indicated.
The Contracting Officer will indicate elsewhere in this Buy as to whether responses will be evaluated for award based either upon (a) price and pricing factors only (Bids/Quotes) or (b) price and other factors (Proposals/Quotes). All Bids/Proposals/Quotations must conform to the listed specifications or the Statement of Work. If award criteria are based upon (b) price and other factors, the Contracting Officer shall clearly indicate the criteria to be applied elsewhere in this Buy.
In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each Bidder/Offeror/Quoter 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 Buy. Submissions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Exact Match Only Commodity Buys- NO SUBSTITUTIONS, EXACT MATCH ONLY. The Bidder/Offeror/Quoter may not substitute any item/service listed on this order without prior written approval from the BOP Contracting Officer. No other individual is authorized, either verbally or in writing to change part numbers, manufacturer, quantity, delivery dates, or any other specifications of this Buy. Items/services that do not conform to descriptions and part numbers found in this Buy will be rejected at the time of delivery causing a return at the contractor's expense.
For all buys other than Exact Match Sellers MUST document what they are bidding for evaluation for award. Sellers must include, extended specs and/or manufacturer name and part numbers (if applicable). Failure to do this may result in non-consideration of the Bid/Proposal/Quotation. This information is REQUIRED in order for a seller?s Bid/Proposal/Quotation to be evaluated for award. FAR 52.211-6.
(a) In accordance with sections 536 and 537 of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 (Title II, Division B, Pub. L. 113-76), none ofthe funds made available by that Act may be used to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with a corporation - (1) 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 an 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, or (2) 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, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless an 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. (b) By accepting this award or order, in writing or by performance, the offeror/contractor represents that - (1) the offeror is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within the preceding 24 months; and, (2) the offeror is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal or State 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.
This solicitation is set aside for small business concerns with a size standard of 500 employees.
New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
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) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov.
No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award.
Q&A -Please submit all questions by using the 'Submit a Question' button. This buy will then be reposted with Q&A based on the questions that come in (if applicable).
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; proposals are being requested and written solicitation will not be issued.
www.fedbid.com (b-690301, n-160668)
Contracting Office Address:
4700 Bureau Rd. South, Terre Haute, IN 47807
Place of Performance:
Terre Haute, IN 47802
Point of Contact(s):
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