1171990 - FPC BRYAN - Q4 FY24 RELIGIOUS DIET


Subject: 1171990 - FPC BRYAN - Q4 FY24 RELIGIOUS DIET
Solicitation Number: 1171990
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 311999
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-31-24

Agency: Department of Justice
Office: FEDERAL PRISON SYSTEM / BUREAU OF PRISONS
Contact: Marketplace Support This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (187) 793-3324
Office Address: BRYAN, TX 77803
Place of Performance: Bryan, TX 77803

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        05-14-24 SOLICIT


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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 1171990 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2024-03. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 311999 with a small business size standard of 700.00 employees. This requirement is a Small Business Set-Aside and only qualified sellers may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted, and, unless otherwise displayed at https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com, will end on: 2024-05-31 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time. This time supersedes the Offers Due Time listed above. FOB Destination shall be Bryan, TX 77803. Deliveries off Weaver Street at Warehouse The DOJ BOP Field Offices-FPC Bryan, TX requires the items to be Meet or Exceed. To review line items, terms, etc., refer to the link below. Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested Sellers 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 https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, DOJ BOP Field Offices-FPC Bryan, TX intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, Unison Marketplace. Unison Marketplace has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOJ BOP Field Offices-FPC Bryan 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 Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com.Sellers that are not currently registered to use https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com should proceed to https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com process. Should Sellers require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or Marketplace Support at 1.877.933.3243 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.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. Form 10 Applicable Terms - The delivered item(s) must comply with all applicable Federal, State, and local mandatory requirements and regulations relating to the preparation, packaging, labeling, storage, distribution, and sale of the supplies in the commercial marketplace. Delivered item(s) must comply with all applicable provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, and regulations promulgated thereunder. When a known allergen is included in the item(s), the item(s) must comply with the allergen labeling requirements of the FD&C Act. Major allergens identified in the FD&C Act include: wheat, fish, milk, soy, tree nuts, eggs, peanuts, and shellfish or those in effect on the date of the solicitation, contract, or purchase order. Failure to comply with the National Menu Specifications will result in your quoted item not being considered for award. No specification substitutions will be accepted. If a specification does NOT state it must be a product of the United States or Canada, it is acceptable for it to be a "product of" a Foreign Country and distributed in the United States or Puerto Rico. When options are offered on the specifications, it is the FSA's determination as to what options are put out to bid. Not all options need be put out for bid. (i.e., cans and pouches). Items that are fried may be baked at the institutions discretion. The NFSA/Chief Dietitian will make the final determination on product compliance Delivery Requirements - All deliveries must be palletized unless prior arrangements were agreed to by warehouse staff. All non-frozen, perishable foods must be delivered between 34 degrees F and 40 degrees F. All canned goods must be delivered above 34 degrees F and not frozen. All frozen foods must be delivered at 0 degrees F or below. Any product that indicates prior thawing will be refused. All certified religious diet items must be marked with the Kosher Symbol on individual packages or the item will be refused. All items must strictly be in compliance with the BOP National Menu Specifications. Food Service contractors have the responsibility of understanding these specifications. Contractors must obtain a copy of the National Menu Specifications prior to quoting. All items will be closely inspected. Some items may require thawing and cooking to determine specifications compliance. Receipt of delivery may be conditional for a period of three (3) days in order to allow for adequate examination and testing. Items that fail to meet specifications will be refused. Items which are conditionally received, and found to be unacceptable, must be picked up at the vendors' expense within two (2) weeks of noncompliance notification. If the product is not picked up within two (2) weeks, it will be disposed of by warehouse staff. A complete delivery of all awarded items is expected to commence 15 days after award date. Deliveries will be made Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm to FPC BRYAN. Federal holiday deliveries will not be accepted. Contractor failure to meet delivery schedules without and excusable delay and/or failure to conform to contract specifications will negatively affect the contractors history of past performance. Past performance information may be used by the Government to make future award decisions and/ or may result in a finding that the quoter is not responsible for the award of future requirements. Referencing FAR 42.212-4(a) - Supplies shall be "nonconforming" if: 1. The supplies are recalled by the producer. 2. A local, state, or federal agency issues a public health alert regarding the supplies. 3. The facility or farm from which the supplies originated or were processed is found to have violated applicable local, state, or federal health and safety standards. This includes, but is not limited to, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, Poultry Products Inspection Act, or the Food Safety and Inspection Services directives and regulations. Prepared food must be delivered in sealed individual serving packages marked with the appropriate Religious Certification and in original manufacturers packaging. Prepared food packaging cannot be removed from original packaging due to security reasons and religious certification requirements. Quoters will include a letter of certification from the national religious certification agency dated no more than 11 months from the date of the quote provided. All items offered on this bid must be certified by an accepted Orthodox Kosher certification agency from the United States or Canada, such as: OU - Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations; OK - Organized Kashrus Laboratories; Star K, KOF K; KAJ K'hal Adas Jeshurun; OKS Organization of Orthodox Kashrus Supervision; OV Vaad Hoeir of Saint Louis; CRC - Central Rabbinical Congress of the USA and Canada; CRC - Chicago Rabbinical Counsel; or Kosher Overseers of America. Notice to vendors This Opportunity is a Multiple Award opportunity based on best per line item pricing.Vendors will submit pricing only on line items that they want to be considered for award. All line items that the vendor will not provide must include a description indicating that they are not providing pricing (i.e., n/a, not providing line item, no pricing, no bid). Additionally, all line items that will not be provided must use the Included in line item feature to allow a no bid on that line item. Please bid on the entire amount requested in the line item description. DELIVERY SCHEDULE A complete delivery of all awarded items is expected normally the first week/month of the quarter. Deliveries will be made Monday thru Friday from 8:00am -2:00pm. Federal holiday deliveries will not be accepted. Contractor failure to meet delivery schedules without an excusable delay and/or failure to conform to contract specifications will negatively affect the contractor's history of past performance. Past performance information may be used by the Government to make future award decisions and/or may result in a finding that the quoter is not responsible for the award of future requirements DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS All deliveries will be delivered to the warehouse off Weaver Street. All deliveries must be palletized unless prior arrangements were agreed to by warehouse staff. All non-frozen, perishable foods must be delivered between 34 degrees F and 41 degrees F. All canned goods must be delivered above 34 degrees F and not frozen. All frozen foods must be delivered at 0 degrees F or below. Any product that indicates prior thawing will be refused. All certified religious diet items must be marked with the Kosher Symbol on individual packages or the item will be refused. Kosher items can not be repackaged and must be sealed in original packaging. All items must strictly be in compliance with the BOP Religious Diet Specifications. Food Service contractors have the responsibility of understanding these specifications. Contractors must obtain a copy of the Religious Diet Specifications prior to quoting. All items will be closely inspected. Some items may require thawing and cooking to determine specifications compliance. Receipt of delivery may be conditional for a period of three (3) days in order to allow for adequate examination and testing. If item is rejected or a replacement item is sent, it is at the vendors expense for shipping. Items that fail to meet specifications will be refused. Items which are conditionally received, and found to be unacceptable, must be picked up at the vendors' expense within two (2) weeks of noncompliance notification. If the product is not picked up within two (2) weeks, it will be disposed of by warehouse staff. NOTICE Referencing FAR 42.212-4(a) - Supplies shall be "nonconforming" if: 1. The supplies are recalled by the producer. 2. A local, state, or federal agency issues a public health alert regarding the supplies. 3. The facility or farm from which the supplies originated or were processed is found to have violated applicable local, state, or federal health and safety standards. This includes, but is not limited to, the Federal Meat Inspection Act, Poultry Products Inspection Act, or the Food Safety and Inspection Services directives and regulations. Government reserves the right to make payments using either Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or Government Purchase Card. Awards exceeding $10,000 will be accomplished through issuance of a Purchase Order. All awards under $10,000 will be accomplished via the Government Purchase Card. https://marketplace.unisonglobal.com/fbweb/fbobuyDetails.do?token=HoEbqVZgF1rJlJ1P%2BcX7AQAnVMbLCtwdYAAAAAHeAAgAgTFCGg%2FFzzqQbJAAyVXBA0Or