Grounds Maintenance


Subject: Grounds Maintenance
Solicitation Number: 12405B24Q0189
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 561730
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-29-24

Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office: AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Contact: Monte Jordan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: STONEVILLE, MS 38776
Place of Performance: Fayetteville, AR 72704

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        05-17-24 SOLICIT


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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial products or commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6, and is being conducted according to FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures as supplemented with additional information in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is 12405B24Q0189 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document incorporates those provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2024-04. This solicitation is being solicited as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 561730 Landscaping Services. The small business size standard is $9.5M. The USDA, ARS, SEA, Poultry Production and Product Safety Research (PPPSR), Fayetteville, AR location has a requirement for the following: Contractor who must provide all labor, materials and equipment, transportation, and other services as required by the Government for grounds management services at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Poultry Production and Product Safety Research (PPPSRU), Fayetteville, AR location, in accordance with the terms and conditions; and scope, statements, and specifics of work contained herein. Period of Performance: Base Year + 4 Option Years. Base Year: June 1, 2024, through May 31, 2025 Option Year 1: June 1, 2025, through May 31, 2026 Option Year 2: June 1, 2026, through May 31, 2027 Option Year 3: June 1, 2027, through May 31, 2028 Option Year 4: June 1, 2028, through May 31, 2029 Site Visit. Contractors are encouraged to visit the site and be escorted by a government representative to confirm locations, dimensions, and conditions of the project before a bid is submitted. The purpose of a site visit is to observe first-hand any conditions relevant to the completion of this project. No consideration will be given to claims based on lack of knowledge of existing conditions, except where contract documents make definite provisions for adjustment in cost or extension due to existing conditions not readily foreseeable. To schedule a site visit, please contact IN ADVANCEJerry Martin at (479)575-7387 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Contractor must be registered in System for Award Management, (SAM), prior to submitting a quotation. Registration is free and registration can be completed online at www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM. Questions. All questions pertaining to this solicitation must be in writing. All questions will be addressed by email only. Submit questions referencing solicitation number 12405B24Q0189 electronically via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Questions are due May 23, 2024, not later than 12:00 p.m. Central Time (CT). Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Submission of Quotation. Quotation referencing solicitation number 12405B24Q0189 should be submitted electronically via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Wednesday, May 29, 2024, not later than 3:00 p.m. Central Time (CT). No late quotations will be accepted. In order to be considered for award, Offerors shall respond by submitting: Fully completed and signed SF1449 Offer page referencing solicitation number 12405B24Q0189; acknowledgment of any amendments (if applicable) Firm Fixed-Price quotation (on company letterhead) detailing item description, unit price per item, total price and delivery costs as well as any applicable duties, brokerage, or customs fees. Please provide a cost breakdown. Provide SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number. Quotation must be valid for at least 60 days after receipt of quotation. Items delivered FOB destination inclusive of all costs. Rejection of Quotation. Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quotation without further discussion. All responsible sources may submit an offer and will be considered. The following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition. 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference; 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS applies,; 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.233-3, Protest after award; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222- 37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans; 52.222-19, Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts; 52.223-15 Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products; 52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts; 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management; applicable to this acquisition; 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference; 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.223-1 Biobased Product Certification; 52.223-4 Recovered Materials Certification; 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items ; 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services. Prospective contractors who have not completed electronic annual representations and certifications at http://www.sam.gov/ in conjunction with required registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database, shall complete and submit FAR 52.212-3 Alternative 1 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items and DFARS Representations and Certifications in SAM to be eligible to receive an award for this solicitation. Any amendments and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Governmentwide Point of Entry (GPE) SAM. Please continue to monitor this site for the release of any further amendments (if any) or other information pertaining to this solicitation.