Purified Bottled Water (5 Gallon Bottles) Delivery

Subject: Purified Bottled Water (5 Gallon Bottles) Delivery
Solicitation Number: 70Z03824QS0000007
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 312112
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-30-24

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Contact: Jeremy A. Wood This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (206) 820-4324
Office Address: Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Place of Performance: Elizabeth City, NC 27909

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5/14/2024-Questions and Answers posted. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial supplies prepared in accordance with(IAW) the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 and 13.5, assupplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcementconstitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will notbe issued. Solicitation number 70Z03824QS0000007 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ).The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect throughFederal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2024-04 effective May 1, 2024. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 312112,Bottled Water Manufacturing. The small business sizestandard is 1,100 employees. This is a 100% small business set-aside requirement. Allresponsible sources may submit a quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.It is anticipated that one (1) Firm-Fixed Price, Requirements-type contract, consisting of one (1)one-year base period and, if exercised, four (4) one-year option periods will be awarded as a result of this synopsis/solicitation. The following documents are attached: Attachment 1: Schedule of Supplies Attachment 2: Statement of Work Attachment 3: Addendum to SOW - USCG Drop Locations Attachment 4: Terms and Conditions Attachment 5: Instructions to Offerors NOTE: NO DRAWINGS, SPECIFICATIONS OR SCHEMATICS ARE AVAILABLEFROM THIS AGENCY. Closing date and time for receipt of offers is May 30, 2024 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time.Anticipated award date is on or about June 15, 2024. Questions will close on May 22, 2024 at4:00 pm Eastern Time. Only emailed questions will be answered. E-mail quotations shall be sent to Jeremy Wood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., please indicate70Z03824QS0000007 in the subject line. NOTICE FOR FILING AGENCY PROTESTS United States Coast Guard Ombudsman Program It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to issue solicitations and make contractawards in a fair and timely manner. The Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP) wasestablished to investigate agency protest issues and resolve them without expensive and timeconsuming litigation. OPAP is an independent reviewing authority that is empowered to grant aprevailing protester essentially the same relief as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).Interested parties are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns within the USCG as anAlternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum rather than filing a protest with the GAO or someexternal forum. Interested parties may seek resolution of their concerns informally or opt to file a formal agency protest with the Contracting Officer or Ombudsman. Informal Forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe a specific USCGprocurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the applicableContracting Officer. If the Contracting Officer is unable to satisfy their concerns, interestedparties are encouraged to contact the U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman for Agency Protests. Underthis informal process the agency is not required to suspend contract award performance. Use ofan informal forum does not suspend any time requirement for filing a protest with the agency orother forum. In order to ensure a timely response, interested parties should provide the followinginformation to the Ombudsman: solicitation/contract number, contracting office, Contracting Officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable). Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest,protesters must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the Contracting Officerthrough open and frank discussions. If the protesters concerns are unresolved, an IndependentReview is available by the Ombudsman. The protester may file a formal agency protest to eitherthe Contracting Officer or as an alternative to that, the Ombudsman under the OPAP program.Contract award or performance will be suspended during the protest period unless contract awardor performance is justified, in writing, for urgent and compelling reasons or is determined inwriting to be in the best interest of the Government. The agencys goal is to resolve protests inless than 35 calendar days from the date of filing. Protests shall include the information set forthin FAR 33.103(d) (2). If the protester fails to submit the required information, resolution of theprotest may be delayed, or the protest may be dismissed. To be timely protests must be filedwithin the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP programshould be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Contracting Officer or by handdelivery to the Contracting Officer. Election of Forum. After an interested party protests a Coast Guard procurement to theContracting Officer or the Ombudsman, and while the protest is pending, the protester agrees notto file a protest with the GAO or other external forum. If the protest is filed with an externalforum, the agency protest will be dismissed.