H166--INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE LAB SERVICES testing an analysis - 554


Subject: H166--INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE LAB SERVICES testing an analysis - 554
Solicitation Number: 36C25921Q0352
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 541380
Set-Aside: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Notice Published: 06-10-21
Response Due: 06-21-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Contact: Contract Specialist, Shanta Harrison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (303) 712-5719
Office Address: Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Place of Performance: Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System 1700 North Wheeling Street, Aurora 80045

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Page 9 of 9 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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This request 36C25921Q0352 is issued as a request for quotations (RFQ). This RFQ document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2021-03 effective 02/16/21. No telephone requests will be accepted. Only written requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541380, with a small business size standard of $10.0 million. This solicitation is 100% set-aside for SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES (SDVOSBs). IF OFFEROR IS A GSA SCHEDULE HOLDER, ALL INFORMATION REQUESTED IN THIS NOTICE MUST BE PROVIDED, NOT JUST THE OFFEROR S SCHEDULE NUMBER The following is a list of the contract line item numbers, quantities and units of measure including options. CLIN DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT UNIT COST TOTAL COST 1000 Base Year - Industrial Hygiene Lab Analysis Services for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System in accordance with the statement of work June 15, 2021 through June 14, 2022 1 JOB $__________ $__________ CLIN DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT UNIT COST TOTAL COST 2000 Option Year 1 - Industrial Hygiene Lab Analysis Services for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System in accordance with the statement of work June 15, 2022 through June 14, 2023 1 JOB $__________ $__________ CLIN DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT UNIT COST TOTAL COST 3000 Option Year 2 - Industrial Hygiene Lab Analysis Services for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System in accordance with the statement of work June 15, 2023 through June 14, 2024 1 JOB $__________ $__________ CLIN DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT UNIT COST TOTAL COST 4000 Option Year 3 - Industrial Hygiene Lab Analysis Services for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System in accordance with the statement of work June 15, 2024 through June 14, 2025 1 JOB $__________ $__________ CLIN DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT UNIT COST TOTAL COST 5000 Option Year 4 - Industrial Hygiene Lab Analysis Services for the Eastern Colorado Health Care System in accordance with the statement of work June 15, 2025 through June 14, 2026 1 JOB $__________ $__________ 1.0 HOURS OF WORK: All activities shall be conducted during normal business hours Monday thru Friday from 0730 hrs. to 1600 hrs. (except where indicated differently herein re: after-hours work) excluding Federal Holidays and any other day declared a federal holiday by the President of the United States listed below: New Year s Day Martin Luther King Jr s Birthday Presidents Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day If a holiday falls on Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as the National Holiday. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday is observed as a National Holiday by the U.S. Government agencies. If CONTRACTOR wants to work off-hours, they shall provide seven (7) days notice to Point of Contact (POC) prior to work. There is NO SMOKING, or vaping, on any VA property. The CONTRACTOR shall provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for obvious identification and protection of its personnel. Federal law prohibits consumption, and being under the influence, of controlled substances within boundaries of Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) facilities and grounds. 2.0 BADGES AND PARKING: All CONTRACTOR personnel are required to comply with VA Security Policies, which cover the following requirements: Background checks, and the wearing of identification (I.D.) badges issued by the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (RMRVAMC) while on VA property. CONTRACTOR must acquire PIV badge for all staff onsite prior to work beginning. Failure of the background check may result in specific personnel not being allowed to work on VA premises and the CONTRACTOR shall need to provide replacement personnel. CONTRACTOR to take into account lead-time on PIV Badging process. It is the responsibility of the CONTRACTOR s personnel to park in the appropriate designated parking areas. The designated parking area shall be specified by POC upon award of contract. 3.0 KEYS: Under no circumstances are CONTRACTOR personnel to remove VA keys from VA premises. Lost keys shall be replaced by CONTRACTOR at costs beginning at $250.00/key. Cost to replace lost keys varies based on scope of access provided by keys. 4.0 PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: Period of performance is one (1) base year plus four (4) 1-year option years after the effective date of award. 5.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System 1700 North Wheeling Street Aurora, CO 80045 The provision at FAR 52.212-1, INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUNE 2020), applies to this acquisition with the following addendum: FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (OCT 2018); FAR 52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (AUG 2020); FAR 52.216-1, Type of Contract (APR 1984): The government anticipates the awarding of a single firm-fixed price definitized contract to fulfill this requirement. The provision at FAR 52.212-2, EVALUATION -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical: The offeror shall be evaluated on its ability, as demonstrated in its proposal, to successfully perform all the requirements listed in the Statement of Work (SOW). The proposal shall include recent and relevant experience of similar size and scope as this requirement. Past Performance: The offeror shall provide three references of organizations in which the same or similar type of services have been provided. References shall include a point of contact, position title of point of contact, organization name, telephone number, mailing address and email address. Price: Offeror s price shall be evaluated to determine if its fair and reasonable. Offerors shall submit a price/cost breakdown to include all performance period (base + 4 options) and hourly rates (as applicable) of all employees who will be involved in the complete of this project. Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB): The offeror shall be certified, verified and have an active registration in the Vendor Information Pages (https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/). (Mandatory) current AIHA Industrial Hygiene Lab Accreditation Program (IHLAP) - Directive 7702 certification. Responses that do not meet this requirement will be automatically determined technically unacceptable. Technical and past performance when combined are significantly more important than price. Offers will be evaluated to determine which offer provides the best value to the Government, all factors considered. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. (End of Provision) A completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Feb 2021) shall be submitted with the offer. The clause at FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2018), applies to this acquisition, with the following addendum: FAR 52.204-9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (JAN 2011); FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018); FAR 52.204-18, Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (AUG 2020); FAR 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within fifteen (15) days of the expiration date of the current contract period. For the purposes of the award of this Contract, the Government intends to evaluate the option to extend services under FAR 52.217-8 as follows: The evaluation will consider the possibility that the option can be exercised at any time, and can be exercised in increments of one to six months, but not for more than a total of six months during the life of the contract.  The evaluation will assume that the prices for any option exercised under FAR 52.217-8 will be at the same rates as those in effect under the contract at the time the option is exercised.  The evaluation will therefore assume that the addition of the price or prices of any possible extension or extensions under FAR 52.217-8 to the total price for the basic requirement and the total price for the priced options has the same effect on the total price of all proposals relative to each other, and will not affect the ranking of proposals based on price, unless, after reviewing the proposals, the Government determines that there is a basis for finding otherwise.  This evaluation will not obligate the Government to exercise any option under FAR 52.217-8. The `specified' rates under this clause will be those rates in effect under the contract each time an option is exercised under this clause. (End of clause) FAR 52.228-5 Insurance Work On A Government Installation (JAN 1997); CL 120 - Supplemental Insurance Requirements: In accordance with FAR 28.307-2 and FAR 52.228-5, the following minimum coverage shall apply to this contract: (a) Workers' compensation and employers liability: Contractors are required to comply with applicable Federal and State workers' compensation and occupational disease statutes. If occupational diseases are not compensable under those statutes, they shall be covered under the employer's liability section of the insurance policy, except when contract operations are so commingled with a Contractor's commercial operations that it would not be practical to require this coverage. Employer's liability coverage of at least $100,000 is required, except in States with exclusive or monopolistic funds that do not permit workers' compensation to be written by private carriers. (b) General Liability: $500,000.00 per occurrences. (c) Automobile liability: $200,000.00 per person; $500,000.00 per occurrence and $20,000.00 property damage. (d) The successful bidder must present to the Contracting Officer, prior to award, evidence of general liability insurance without any exclusionary clauses for asbestos that would void the general liability coverage. (End of Clause) 52.232-19  Availability Of Funds For The Next Fiscal Year  (APR 1984) Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond SEPTEMBER 30TH OF ANY FISCAL YEAR. The Government s obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond SEPTEMBER 30TH OF ANY FISCAL YEAR, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of Clause) FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013); FAR 52.237-2, Protection of government Buildings, Equipment, and Vegetation (APR 1984); FAR 52.237-3, Continuity of Services (JAN 1991); VAAR 852.203-70, Commercial Advertising (MAY 2008); VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2020) (DEVIATION); VAAR 852.219-74, Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018) (a) This solicitation includes VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. (b) Accordingly, this contract is subject to the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6, or the limitations on subcontracting requirements in the FAR clause, as applicable. The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the Contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to Contractor's offices where the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the Contractor's compliance with this requirement. (c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. (d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. (End of clause) VAAR 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2018); The clause at FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2021) applies to this acquisition including the following clauses: FAR 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation & First Tier Subcontract Awards (JUN 2020); FAR 52.209-6 Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (JUN 2020); FAR 52.219-28, Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (NOV 2020); FAR 52.219-32, Orders Issued Directly Under Small Business Reserves (MAR 2020); FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUNE 2003); FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015); FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016); FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (JULY 2014); FAR 52.222-40, Notice of Employees Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010); FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (OCT 2020); FAR 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (JUN 2020); FAR 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008); FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (OCT 2018); FAR 52.242-5, Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (JAN 2017); FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018); FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014); FAR 52.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order (DEC 2015); FAR 52.222-62 Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards - Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (AUG 2018) Quotes shall include the solicitation number (36C25921Q0352), the proposed unit price, the proposed extended price, any prompt payment discount terms, company name, the company point of contact, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, Tax Identification Number, DUNS number, and business size status. The full text of a solicitation provision or contract clause may be accessed electronically at the address(es) below:            http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html            http://www.va.gov/oamm/oa/ars/policyreg/vaar/index.cfm All information has been posted and there are no other documents available. Offers are to be addressed to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 19 (NCO 19) Rocky Mountain Acquisition Center, 6162 South Willow Drive, Suite 300, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, and submitted to ATTN: Shanta Harrison, Contracting Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, June 21, 2021. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY FASCIMILE (FAX MACHINE) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Any questions regarding this RFQ must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer no later than 11:00 a.m. MT, Tuesday, June 15, 2021.