Conex Boxes for Iraq FMS Case

Subject: Conex Boxes for Iraq FMS Case
Solicitation Number: W15QKN-21-R-0GT1
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 332439
Set-Aside: Total Small Business
Notice Published: 05-03-21
Response Due: 05-20-21

Agency: Department of the Army
Contact: Megan Ross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Address: PICATINNY ARSENAL, NJ 07806-5000
Place of Performance: Yuma, AZ 85364

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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a commercial item prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Proposals are being requested; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. W15QKN-21-R-0GT1 is issued as a request for proposal (RFP) and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-61. This requirement shall be competed as a small business set-aside under NAICS 332439 with a small business standard of 500 employees. The U.S. Army Contracting Command New Jersey (CCNJ), Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey intends to award one (1) firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract, on a competitive basis, consisting of twenty-seven (27) 20 Conex boxes in accordance with the following Statement of Work (SOW): C.1 Background: The Government has a requirement to purchase twenty-seven (27) ea. 20' x 8'6" in. Conex Boxes (i.e. Milvan, Shipping Containers or ISO Cargo Container) with double door configuration on both ends for shipment of M119 Howitzers and related equipment in support of Foreign Military Sales. C.2 Applicable Documents: N/A C.3 Requirements: C.3.1 The contractor shall provide new and or once used Conex Boxes that meet the following specifications: Standard 20-foot (20 Length x 86 Height x 8 Width) Conex Box Constructed of corrugated steel Wood floor throughout Conex Box Be an ISO Standard 6346 compliant Dry Freight Conex Box Shall have Seaworthiness Inspection and Certification through March 2022 Wind and water tight Conex Box shall be new, once used is acceptable Conex Box must have double door entry on both ends Contractor shall be able to load, unload and place the Conex Box without the assistance of Government equipment Two - Way laden forklift pockets Color not specified C.3.2 The contractor shall be able to load, unload and place the Conex Box without the assistance of Government equipment. C.3.3 The contractor and all associated sub-contractors employees shall comply with adjudication standards and procedures using the National Crime Information Center Interstate Identification Index (NCIC-III) and Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) (Army Directive 2014-05/AR 130-13), applicable installation, facility and area commander installation/facility access and local security policies and procedures (provided by government representative, or, at OCONUS locations, in accordance with status of forces agreement sand other theater regulations C.4 Delivery Schedule: The contractor shall make all deliveries per the Delivery Schedule: Item Quantity Weeks After Award 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 4 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 5 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 6 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 7 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 3 8( One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) C.5 Delivery Location: All deliveries to the following address and attention: ATTN: Mr. Hector Herrera Yuma Proving Ground Building 3490 North Yuma, AZ 85365 DODAAC: W61R67 The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) provisions/clauses are applicable and are incorporated by reference: FAR: 52.204-7, 52.204-13, 52.204-18, 52.204-24, 52.204-26, 52.212-1 & 52.212-2 (addenda below), 52.212-3, 52.212-4, 52.212-5; 52.225-2; 52.233-3, 52.233-4, 52.246-2, and 52.247-34. FAR 52.212-5 applies along with the following additional clauses under FAR 52.212-5: 52.219-1, 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-4, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-22, 52.222-23, 52.222-25, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.223-6, 52.223-18; 52.225-13, 52.232-13, 52.232-33, 52.233-1, 52.233-3 and DFARS: 252.203-7002, 252.204-7002, and 252.232-7010. 252.203-7000, 252.203-7005; 252.204-7012, 252.204-7015, 252.211-7003, 252.225-7000, 252.225-7001, 252.225-7012, 252.225-7036, 252.225-7048, 252.232-7003, 252.244-7000 and 252.247-7023 Alt I. The following local information also applies: 1. Responses must set forth full, accurate and complete information as required by this solicitation (including attachments). "Fill-ins" are provided on Standard Form SF33, and other solicitation documents. Examine the entire solicitation carefully. The penalty for making false statements is prescribed in 18 U.S.C. 1001. 2. Responses must be plainly marked with the Solicitation Number and the date and local time set forth for bid opening or receipt of proposals in the solicitation document. 3. Information regarding the timeliness of response is addressed in the provision of the solicitation entitled either "Late Submission, Modification and Withdrawal of Bid" or "Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisitions". 4. Procurement Information: This Procurement is unrestricted. The applicable NAICS code is: 332439. 5. Issuing Office U.S. Army Contracting Command - New Jersey ATTN: Megan J. Ross & Klaudia A. Grabias Office Symbol: CCNJ-IC Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 6. Points of Contact for Information: Name: Megan J. Ross Title: Contract Specialist Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Name: Klaudia A. Grabias Title: Contract Specialist Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. DISCLOSURE OF UNIT PRICE INFORMATION This constitutes notification pursuant to Executive Order 12600, Pre-Disclosure Notification Procedures for Confidential Commercial Information (June 23, 1987), of our intention to release unit prices in response to any request under the Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC 552. Unit price is defined as the contract price per unit or item purchased. We consider any objection to be waived unless the contracting officer is notified of your objection to such posting prior to submission of initial proposals. COMMERCIAL PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS 1. Packaging - Preservation, packaging, packing, unitization and marking furnished by the supplier shall provide protection for a minimum of one year, provide for multiple handling, redistribution and shipment by any mode and meet or exceed the following requirements. 1. Cleanliness - Items shall be free of dirt and other contaminants which would contribute to the deterioration of the item or which would require cleaning by the customer prior to use. Coatings and preservatives applied to the item for protection are not considered contaminants. 2. Preservation - Items susceptible to corrosion or deterioration shall be provided protection such as preservative coatings, volatile corrosion inhibitors, desiccants, water-proof and/or water-vapor-proof barriers. 3. Cushioning - Items requiring protection from physical and mechanical damage (e.g. fragile, sensitive, critical material) or which could cause physical damage to other items, shall be protected by wrapping, cushioning, pack compartmentalization, or other means to mitigate shock and vibration and prevent damage during handling and shipment. 2. Unit package 2.1. Unit Package - A unit package shall be so designed and constructed that it will contain the contents with no damage to the item(s), and with minimal damage to the unit pack during shipment and storage in the shipping container, and will allow subsequent handling. The outermost component of the unit package shall be a container such as a sealed bag, carton or box. 2.2. Unit Package Quantity - Unless otherwise specified, the unit package quantity shall be one each part, set, assembly, kit, etc. 3. Intermediate Package 3.1. Intermediate Packaging - The use of intermediate packaging is required whenever one or more of the following conditions exist: a. The quantity is over one (1) gross of the same national stock number. b. Use enhances handling and inventorying. c. The exterior surface of the unit pack is a barrier bag. d. The unit pack is less than 64 cubic inches. e. The weight of the unit pack is less than five (5) pounds and no dimension is over twelve (12) inches. Intermediate container shall be limited to a maximum of 100 unit packs, a net load of 40 pounds, or a maximum volume of 1.5 cubic feet, whichever occurs first. 4. Packing 4.1 Unit packages and intermediate packages not meeting the requirements for a shipping container shall be packed in shipping containers. All shipping containers shall be the most cost effective and shall be of the minimum cube to contain and protect the items. 4.2 Shipping Containers - The shipping container (including any necessary blocking, bracing, cushioning, or waterproofing) shall comply with the regulations of the carrier used and shall provide safe delivery to the destination at the lowest tariff cost. The shipping container shall be capable of multiple handling, stacking at least ten feet high, and storage under favorable conditions (such as enclosed facilities) for a minimum of one year. 5. Unitization: Shipments of identical items going to the same destination shall be palletized if they have a total cubic displacement of 50 cubic feet or more unless skids or other forklift handling features are included on the containers. Pallet loads must be stable, and to the greatest extent possible, provide a level top for ease of stacking. A palletized load shall be of a size to allow for placement of two loads high and wide in a conveyance. The weight capacity of the pallet must be adequate for the load. The preferred commercial expendable pallet is a 40 x 48 inch, 4-way entry pallet although variations may be permitted as dictated by the characteristics of the items being unitized. The load shall be contained in a manner that will permit safe handling during shipment and storage. 6. Marking All unit packages, intermediate packs, exterior shipping containers, and, as applicable, unitized loads shall be marked in accordance with MIL-STD-129, Revision R, Date 18 February 2014 including bar coding. The contractor is responsible for application of special markings as discussed in the Military Standard regardless of whether specified in the contract or not. Special markings include, but are not limited to, shelf-life markings, structural markings, and transportation special handling markings. The marking of pilferable and sensitive materiel will not identify the nature of the materiel. NOTE: Passive RFID tagging is required in all contracts that contain DFARS clause 252.211-7006. Contractors must check the solicitation and/or contract for this clause. For details and most recent information, see for the current DoD Suppliers Passive RFID Information Guide and Supplier Implementation Plan. If the item has Unique Item Identifier (UII) markings then the UII needs to be 2D bar coded and applied on the unit package, intermediate and exterior containers, and the unit load. Contractors and vendors shall apply identification and address markings with bar codes in accordance with MIL-STD-129R, dated 18 February 2014. For shipments moving to overseas locations and for mobile deployable units, the in-the-clear address must also include the host country geographic address and the APO/FPO address. The MSL will include both linear and 2D bar codes per the standard. The DD Form 250 or the commercial packing list shall have barcodes applied as per Direct Vendor Delivery Shipments in the standard (except for deliveries to DLA Distribution Depots, e.g. New Cumberland, San Joaquin, Red River, Anniston). Packing lists are required in accordance with the standard, see paragraph 5.3. 7. Hazardous Materials 7.1 A hazardous material is defined as a substance which has been determined by the Department of Transportation to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce and which has been so designated. (This includes all items listed as hazardous in Title 49 CFR and other applicable modal regulations effective at the time of shipment.) Ammunition and explosives (Hazard Class 1) are special cases and must be properly hazard classified and registered with the competent authority of the United States (Department of Transportation). 7.2 Packaging and marking for hazardous material shall comply with the requirements for the mode of transport and the applicable performance packaging contained in the following documents: a. International Air Transport: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air b. International Vessel Transport: International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) c. Domestic Transport: Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49 d. Military Air Transport: Joint Service Regulation AFMAN24-204/TM38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19/DLAM 4145.3. 7.3 If the shipment originates from outside the continental United States, the shipment shall be prepared in accordance with the regulations of the Competent Authority of the nation of origin and in accordance with regulations of all applicable carriers. 7.4 A Product Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is required to be included with every unit pack and intermediate container and shall be included with the packing list inside a waterproof sealed pouch attached to the outside of the package. 8. Wood Packaging Materials - Heat Treatment and Marking of Wood Packaging Materials: In accordance with the requirements of International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM) 15, the following commercial heat treatment process has been approved by the American Lumber Standards Committee (ALSC) and is required for all Wood Packaging Material (WPM). WPM is defined as wood pallets, skids, load boards, pallet collars, wooden boxes, reels, dunnage, crates, frames, and cleats. Packaging materials exempt from the requirements are materials that have undergone a manufacturing process such as corrugated fiberboard, plywood, particleboard, veneer and oriented strand board. All WPM shall be constructed from Heat Treated (HT to 56 degrees Centigrade for 30 continuous minutes) lumber and certified by an accredited agency recognized by the ALSC in accordance with Wood Packaging Material Policy and Wood Packaging Material Enforcement Regulations (see URL: All materials must include certification markings in accordance with ALSC standards and be placed in an unobstructed area that will be readily visible to inspectors. Pallet markings shall be applied to the stringer or block on diagonally opposite sides and ends of the pallet and be contrasting and clearly visible. All dunnage used in configuring and/or securing the load shall also comply with ISPM 15 and be marked with an ALSC approved DUNNAGE stamp. Failure to comply with the requirements of this restriction may result in refusal, destruction, or treatment of materials at the point of entry. 9. Quality Assurance -The contractor is responsible for establishing a quality system. Full consideration to examinations, inspections, and tests will be given to ensure the acceptability of the commercial package. PACKAGING AND MARKING Commercial Packaging shall apply to this procurement (see below). BAR CODE REQUIREMENT: 2D Bar Codes REQUIRED DELIVERY ADDRESS: ATTN: Mr. Hector Herrera Yuma Proving Ground Building 3490 North Yuma, AZ 85365 DODAAC: W61R67 ESTIMATED WEIGHT OF THE ITEM IN ITS SHIPPING CONTAINER: Greater than 30,000 pounds SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF THE ITEM TO BE SHIPPED: Unclassified DOT CONTAINER MARKING: Non Hazardous (No DOT Marking Required) TRANSPORATION SECURITY CATEGORY FOR ARMS, AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES (AA&E) AS CATEGORIZED IN DOD 5100.76-M: Item is not AA&E GOVERNMENT FURNISHED PROPERTY (GFP): No GFP Provided GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT QA ACTIONS: INSPECTION Government Procurement Quality Assurance (PQA) actions will be accomplished by the Government Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) at: DESTINATION GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT QA ACTIONS: ACCEPTANCE Acceptance of supplies will be at: DESTINATION DELIVERY SHALL BE FOB DESTINATION HQ AMC-LEVEL PROTEST PROGRAM If you have complaints about this procurement, it is preferable that you first attempt to resolve those concerns with the responsible contracting officer. However, you can also protest to Headquarters, AMC. The HQ, AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC as an Alternative Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the General Accounting Office or other external forum. Contract award or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, and within the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protest decision goal is to resolve protests within 20 working days from filing. To be timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.103. Send protests (other than protests to the contracting officer) to: Address: Headquarters U.S. Army Materiel Command Office of Command Counsel-Deputy Command Counsel 4400 Martin Road Rm: A6SE040.001 Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898-5000 Fax: (256) 450-8840 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The AMC-level protest procedures are found at: Web Address: If Internet access is not available contact the contracting officer or HQ, AMC to obtain the AMC-Level Protest Procedures. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): FAR Local Clauses FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS This section contains proposal submission instructions as well as specific proposal requirements for the solicitation. The offerors proposal shall be labeled in a consistent manner with this document. All references to the Statement of Work (SOW) shall be clearly labeled with the appropriate SOW paragraph. Offerors are expected to submit a proposal in sufficient detail to allow the Government evaluation without the need for further clarifications. The Government does not assume the duty to search for data to cure problems it finds in proposals. The burden of proving acceptability remains with the offerors. General: The proposal shall be represented in sufficient detail to allow Government evaluation of the response to the requirements of the request for proposal (RFP). The Government will not assume offerors possess any capability, understanding, or commitment specified in the proposal. All inquiries/questions concerning this procurement, either technical or contractual, must be submitted via email to the Contracting Office, phone call inquiries will NOT be accepted. No direct discussion between the technical representative and a prospective offeror will be conducted. U.S. Army Contracting Command New Jersey (CCNJ) ATTN: Megan J. Ross & Klaudia A. Grabias Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806-5000 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION Basis for Award The Governments selection for an awardee will be made on the basis of lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for the non-cost factors in accordance with FAR 15.101-2, Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Selection Process. A purchase order will be awarded to the offeror who is deemed responsible by the Contracting Officer, in accordance with the General Standards for Contractor Responsibility at FAR 9.104-1, and whose proposal conforms to all of the solicitations requirements (included stated terms, conditions, representations, certifications, and all other information) and is assessed, based on the evaluation factors below, to represent the lowest price technically acceptable. Evaluation Factors and Evaluation Approach All proposals will be evaluated in a fair and consistent manner. All proposals will be subject to evaluation by a team of Government personnel. The offeror whose proposal is determined to provide the lowest priced proposal that meets the acceptability standards for non-cost factors will be awarded the purchase order. The Government may reject any proposal that is evaluated to be unrealistic in terms of program commitments, including contract terms and conditions, or unrealistically high or low priced when compared to Government estimates, such that the proposal is deemed to reflect an inherent lack of competence or failure to comprehend the complexity and risks of the program. The Government reserves the right to award based on initial proposals. The Government intends to evaluate proposals and award the purchase order without discussions with the offerors (except clarifications as described in FAR 15.306), therefore, the initial quote should contain the offerors best terms. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions and request proposal revisions if it is determined to be in the best interest of the Government. Factor 1 Technical The proposals will be evaluated based on the criteria established in this solicitation as follows. In order to achieve an Acceptable rating in the Technical Factor, the offerors proposal must clearly meet the following minimum requirements: Technical Approach: The offerors proposal shall demonstrate a thorough understanding of the requirements as defined in the Statement of Work to include: In order to meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation, offerors are required to provide a brief (no more than 2 pages) capability statement to include equipment/facilities description, quality assurance practices and any other relevant process capabilities. The statement must demonstrate how or why the offeror is able to meet the following minimum requirements below: Item to be delivered: 20 Conex Box /container for the M119A3 Howitzer Note: Conex Box may also be known as storage containers, conexes, cargo containers or shipping containers Quantity to be delivered: Twenty seven (27) Units Schedule of Delivery: The contractor shall make all deliveries per the Delivery Schedule: Item Quantity Weeks After Award 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 4 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 5 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 6 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 6 7 (One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) 20 Ft. Conex Boxes 3 8( One day delivery Mon-Thurs of that week) Ship to information: ATTN: Hector Herrerra Yuma Proving Ground Building 3490 North Yuma, AZ 85364 DODAAC: W61R67 The items will meet the following requirements: Standard 20-foot (20 Length x 86 Height x 8 Width) containers Constructed of corrugated steel Wood floor throughout container Be an ISO Standard 6346 compliant Dry Freight container Wind and water tight Conex Boxes shall be new, once used is acceptable Conex Boxes must have double door entry on both ends Vendor shall be able to load, unload and place the Conex Box without the assistance of Government equipment. Two - Way laden forklift pockets Vendors Quotes will be rated either Acceptable or Unacceptable. Vendors must meet ALL listed requirements to receive an Acceptable rating. If a quote does not meet ALL listed requirements, the quote will receive an Unacceptable Rating and will not be considered any further. TECHNICAL ACCEPTABLE/UNACCEPTABLE RATINGS Rating Definition Acceptable Proposal clearly meets the listed minimum requirements of the solicitation. Unacceptable Proposal does not clearly meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. Factor 2 - Price 1. The Total Evaluated Price will be determined by summing the price proposed on each Line Item. This Total Evaluated Price will then be evaluated for reasonableness in accordance with price analysis techniques at FAR 15.404-1(b). Price will not be scored. 2. An offeror must propose on all Line Items to be considered for award. Unit pricing shall be listed with extended costs for each item. 3. Price/Cost Inconsistencies: A proposal is presumed to represent an offerors best effort to respond to the solicitation. Each initial proposal should contain the offerors best terms for award for this purchase order. Any inconsistencies in performance or price should be explained in the proposal. Any significant inconsistencies, if unexplained, raise a fundamental issue of the offerors understanding of the nature and scope of work required and its financial ability to perform the contract, and may be grounds for rejection of the proposal. Please complete provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; OR indicate that your companys representations and certifications are current and available via Points of Contact: Megan J. Ross; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. AND Klaudia A. Grabias; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Proposals must be received NO LATER than20 May 2021, 14:00 EST. Confirmation of receipt of transmission by Government by the date/time specified for receipt of proposal is the responsibility of the offeror.