36C24820Q1305 – Combined Synopsis/Solicitation – 6515–Equipment: Eye Lane

Aug 7, 2020 | SDVOSB Set-Asides

(i) In accordance with FAR Part 13, this combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items is prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Jacksonville VA Clinic, has a need to procure Equipment: Eye Lane.
(ii) The combined synopsis solicitation number is 36C24820Q1305. It s issued as a Request for Quotation.
(iii) This combined synopsis solicitation RFQ and the provisions and clauses incorporated are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-07 (08/03/2020).

(iv) The combined synopsis solicitation is 100% Set-Aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The NAICS is 339113 – Surgical Appliance and Supply Manufacturing; Size standard is 1,000 Employees.
(v) This combined synopsis solicitation is for the purchase Equipment: Eye Lane. Responses shall be on an all or none bases, no partial submission. The Government reserves the right to make no award at all.
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Description
Quantity
Unit
0001
Automated chair
1
Each
0002
Instrument stand
1
Each
0003
Chair glide system
1
Each
0004
Stand ratchet handle and safety collar
1
Each
0005
Extended bar for wheelchair stand
1
Each
0006
Illuminated refractor with plus cylinders
1
Each
0007
High-luminance LED illumination continuously adjustable aperture slit lamp
1
Each
0008
Large patient chinrest
1
Each
0009
LCD Acuity Chart System with Remote Control
1
Each
0010
Front Surface Mirror, Single Limestone
1
Each
0011
Auto Ref/Keratometer plus screen
1
Each
0012
Installation.
All hipping, handling, and freight prices included
1
Job

(vi) A description of the items to be acquired, and/or applicable Government need(s) as follows: Equipment – Eye Lane. The offeror shall send the quote along with ALL the technical specifications and literature pertaining to the required item.
(vii) The equipment is to be delivered on or before 10-31-2020 at the expense of the offeror, FOB destination to:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Jacksonville VA Clinic
1536 North Jefferson Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32025
(viii) Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial (Oct 2018), applies to this acquisition.
Addendum to FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items: Offerors are to e-mail complete quotes to elena.bass@va.gov no later than 8/13/2020 @10:00 AM EST. All provisions and clauses applicable to this solicitation can be viewed in full text using the following web addresses: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
Note, unless exempt per Federal Acquisition Regulation [FAR] Part 4.11, all contractors must be registered and have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) to be considered for an award against this solicitation. SAM combines data that was formerly contained in the Central Contractors Registration (CCR) and Online Representation and Certifications (ORCA) systems. For information please review the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov. A Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is utilized for registration. To register go to https://www.acquisition.gov.
(ix) Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items (OCT 2014), applies to this acquisition. 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 considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Price and Technical Acceptability. A comparative evaluation will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part 13.106-2(b)(3) to determine the best value.
(x) GRAY MARKET ITEMS (APR 2020)
(a) No gray market or remanufactured items will be acceptable. Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical equipment only for VA medical facilities.
(b) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.
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(xi) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial items (DEC 2019) applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 Offeror Representation and Certification Commercial Items (DEC 2019) with their offer. Provision at 52.212-3 Offeror Representation and Certification can be accessed electronically at the following web address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
(xii) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions – Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
(xiii) Clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders Commercial Items (MAR 2020) applies to this acquisition.
(a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
(1) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (JAN 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).
(2) 52.204 23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities (Jul 2018) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115 91).
(3) 52.204 25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (AUG 2019) (Section 889(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 115 232).
(4) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (NOV 2015).
(5) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(6) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).
(b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
[] (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402).
[] (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (OCT 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
[] (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (JUN 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.)
[] (4) 52.204 10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2018) (Pub. L. 109 282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
[] (5) [Reserved]
[] (6) 52.204 14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (OCT 2016) (Pub. L. 111 117, section 743 of Div. C).
[] (7) 52.204 15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (OCT 2016) (Pub. L. 111 117, section 743 of Div. C).
[] (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government’s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (OCT 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
[] (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Oct 2018) (41 U.S.C. 2313).
[] (10) [Reserved]
[] (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2020) of 52.219-3.
[] (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (MAR 2020) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a).
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2020) of 52.219-4.
[] (13) [Reserved]
[] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 644).
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2020).
[] (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 644).
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2020) of 52.219-7.
[] (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).
[] (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)).
[] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2016) of 52.219-9.
[] (iii) Alternate II (NOV 2016) of 52.219-9.
[] (iv) Alternate III (MAR 2020) of 52.219-9.
[] (v) Alternate IV (AUG 2018) of 52.219-9.
[] (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
[] (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)).
[] (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)).
[X] (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 657f).
[X] (22)(i) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)).
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2020) of 52.219-28.
[] (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) Concerns (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).
[] (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)).
[] (25) 52.219-32, Orders Issued Directly Under Small Business Reserves (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
[] (26) 52.219-33, Nonmanufacturer Rule (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(17))
[X] (27) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
[X] (28) 52.222 19, Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2020) (E.O. 13126).
[X] (29) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).
[X] (30)(i) 52.222 26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246).
[] (ii) Alternate I (FEB 1999) of 52.222-26.
[] (31)(i) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
[] (ii) Alternate I (JULY 2014) of 52.222-35.
[X] (32)(i) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
[] (ii) Alternate I (JULY 2014) of 52.222-36.
[] (33) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
[] (34) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496).
[] (35)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (JAN 2019) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
[] (36) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015). (E. O. 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.)
[] (37)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C.6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.)
[] (38) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
[] (39) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
[] (40)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
[] (ii) Alternate I (OCT 2015) of 52.223-13.
[] (41)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
[] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14.
[] (42) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007)(42 U.S.C. 8259b).
[] (43)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (OCT 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).
[] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-16.
[X] (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
[] (45) 52.223-20, Aerosols (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
[] (46) 52.223-21, Foams (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).
[] (47) (i) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
[] (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2017) of 52.224-3.
[] (48) 52.225-1, Buy American Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83).
[] (49)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American Free Trade Agreements Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43.
[] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3.
[] (iii) Alternate II (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3.
[] (iv) Alternate III (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3.
[] (50) 52.225 5, Trade Agreements (OCT 2019) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note).
[X] (51) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.’s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
[] (52) 52.225 26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (OCT 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).
[] (53) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
[] (54) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
[] (55) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
[] (56) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (JAN 2017) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
[] (57) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Oct 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
[] (58) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
[] (59) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
[] (60) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (AUG 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
[] (61) 52.242-5, Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (JAN 2017)(15 U.S.C. 637(d)(13)).
[] (62)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631).
[] (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64.
[] (iii) Alternate II (FEB 2006) of 52.247-64.
(c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items:
[] (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495).
[] (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
[] (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
[] (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (AUG 2018) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
[] (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards Price Adjustment (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
[] (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
[] (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
[] (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015).
[] (9) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).
[] (10) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792).
(d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records Negotiation.
(1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor’s directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.
(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved.
(3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.
(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause
(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (OCT 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509).
(ii) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (JAN 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).
(iii) 52.204 23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities (Jul 2018) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115 91).
(iv) 52.204 25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (AUG 2019) (Section 889(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 115 232).
(v) 52.219 8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2018) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219 8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities.
(vi) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17.
(vii) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).
(viii) 52.222 26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246).
(ix) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(x) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
(xi) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
(xii) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40.
(xiii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
(xiv)(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (JAN 2019) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
(B) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
(xv) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
(xvi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
(xvii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015) (E. O. 12989).
(xviii) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015).
(xix) 52.222-62 Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).
(xx)(A) 52.224-3, Privacy Training (JAN 2017) (5 U.S.C. 552a).
(B) Alternate I (JAN 2017) of 52.224-3.
(xxi) 52.225 26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (OCT 2016) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note).
(xxii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6.
(xxiii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64.
(2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.
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FAR 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
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):
http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/
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VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (MAY 2018)
The Contractor shall not make reference in its commercial advertising to Department of Veterans Affairs contracts in a manner that states or implies the Department of Veterans Affairs approves or endorses the Contractor s products or services or considers the Contractor s products or services superior to other products or services.
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VAAR 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (JUL 2019) (DEVIATION)
(a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran owned small business concern or SDVOSB :
(1) Means a small business concern:
(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled Veterans or eligible surviving spouses (see VAAR 802.101, Surviving Spouse definition);
(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled Veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled Veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such Veteran;
(iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document;
(iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control pursuant to 38 CFR part 74 and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database (https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov); and
(v) The business will comply with VAAR subpart 819.70 and Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations regarding small business size and government contracting programs at 13 CFR part 121 and 125, including the nonmanufacturer rule and limitations on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 121.406 and 125.6, provided that any reference therein to a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (SDVO SBC), is to be construed to apply to a VA verified and VIP-listed SDVOSB. The nonmanufacturer rule and the limitations on subcontracting apply to all SDVOSB and VOSB set-asides and sole source contracts.
(2) Service-disabled Veteran means a Veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
(b) General.
(1) Offers are solicited only from eligible service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Only VIP-listed service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns (SDVOSBs) may submit offers in response to this solicitation. Offers received from concerns that are not VIP-listed service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered.
(2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a VIP-listed service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern that meets the size standard for the applicable NAICS code.
(c) Representation. By submitting an offer, the prospective contractor represents that it is an eligible SDVOSB as defined in this clause, 38 CFR part 74, and VAAR subpart 819.70. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(e), only VIP-listed SDVOSBs are considered eligible. Therefore, any reference in 13 CFR part 121 and 125 to a servicedisabled veteran-owned small business concern (SDVO SBC), is to be construed to apply to a VA verified and VIP-listed SDVOSB and only such concern(s) qualify as similarly situated. The offeror must also be eligible at the time of award.
(d) Agreement. Agreement. When awarded a contract (see FAR 2.101, Definitions), including orders under multiple-award contracts, or a subcontract, an SDVOSB agrees that in the performance of the contract, the SDVOSB shall comply with requirements in VAAR subpart 819.70 and SBA regulations on small business size and government contracting programs at 13 CFR part 121 and 125, including the nonmanufacturer rule and limitations on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR part 121.406 and 125.6, provided that for purposes of the limitations on subcontracting, only VIP-listed SDVOSBs shall be considered eligible and/or similarly situated (i.e., a firm that has the same small business program status as the prime contractor). An independent contractor shall be considered a subcontractor. An otherwise eligible firm further agrees to the following:
(1) Services. In the case of a contract for services (except construction), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.
(2) Supplies or products.
(i) In the case of a contract for supplies or products (other than from a nonmanufacturer of such supplies), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.
(ii) In the case of a contract for supplies from a nonmanufacturer, it will supply the product of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) is granted.
(3) General construction. In the case of a contract for general construction, it will not pay more than 85% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.
(4) Special trade contractors. In the case of a contract for special trade contractors, it will not pay more than 75% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs.
(5) Subcontracting. Any work that a VIP-listed SDVOSB subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the percent of subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. For supply or construction contracts, cost of materials is excluded and not considered to be subcontracted. For mixed contracts and additional limitations, refer to 13 CFR 125.6.
(e) Joint ventures. A joint venture may be considered an SDVOSB if the joint venture is listed in VIP and complies with the requirements in 13 CFR 125.18(b), provided that any reference therein to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern or SDVO SBC, is to be construed to mean a VIP-listed SDVOSB. A joint venture agrees that, in the performance of the contract, the applicable percentage specified in paragraph (d) of this clause will be performed by the aggregate of the joint venture participants.
(f) Precedence. For any inconsistencies between the requirements of the SBA program for service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns and the VA Veterans First Contracting Program, as defined in VAAR subpart 819.70 and this clause, the VA Veterans First Contracting Program requirements have precedence.
(End of Clause)
VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2018)
(a) Definitions. As used in this clause
(1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001;
(2) Designated agency office means the office designated by the purchase order, agreement, or contract to first receive and review invoices. This office can be contractually designated as the receiving entity. This office may be different from the office issuing the payment;
(3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests;
(4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001; and
(5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract.
(b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required.
(c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following:
(1) VA s Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System at the current website address provided in the contract.
(2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
(d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905.
(e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances in this paragraph (e), the Contracting Officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the Contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for
(1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States;
(2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information;
(3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies;
(4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or
(5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above.
(End of Clause)
(xiv) Statement regarding any Additional Provisions and Clauses, or other terms and conditions important to the requirement/procurement process consistent with commercial practices:
Provisions in full text:
52.225-18 Place of Manufacture (AUG 2018).
(a) Definitions. As used in this provision
“Manufactured end product” means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except
(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;
(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;
(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;
(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;
(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;
(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;
(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;
(8) PSC 9610, Ores;
(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and
(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials.
“Place of manufacture” means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture.
(b) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly
(1) (X) In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or
(2) () Outside the United States.
(End of Provision)

52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998).
This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):
http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
(End of provision)
Provisions incorporated by reference are:
FAR Number Title Date
52.203-11 CERTIFICATION AND DISCLOSURE REGARDING PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS SEP 2007
52.204-8 ANNUAL REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS – ALTERNATE I (MAR 2020) MAR 2020
52.204-17 OWNERSHIP OR CONTROL OF OFFEROR JUL 2016
52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS MAR 2020
52.225-25 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING WITH ENTITIES ENGAGING IN CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OR TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO IRAN REPRESENTATION AND CERTIFICATIONS AUG 2018
Clauses in Full Text:
52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998).
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):
http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
(End of clause)
Clauses Incorporated by Reference:
FAR Number Title Date
52.204-7 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT OCT 2018
52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE OCT 2018
52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE JUL 2016
52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS MAR 2020
52.225-1 BUY AMERICAN SUPPLIES MAY 2014
52.232-1 PAYMENTS APR 1984
52.232-8 DISCOUNTS FOR PROMPT PAYMENT FEB 2002
52.232-39 UNENFORCEABILITY OF UNAUTHORIZED OBLIGATIONS JUN 2013
52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS DEC 2013
52.233-4 APPLICABLE LAW FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT CLAIM OCT 2004
52.247-34 F.O.B. DESTINATION NOV 1991
52.243-1 CHANGES FIXED PRICE ALTERNATE III (APR 1984) AUG 2018
852.246-71 REJECTED GOODS OCT 2018

(xv) DPAS is N/A
(xvi) The RFQ is due on 8/13/2020 @ 10:00 AM EST by e-mail at elena.bass@va.gov. Offers received after the exact time specified in the solicitation are considered late and may be considered if the action would not unduly delay the acquisition or are deemed to be in the best interest of the Government.
(xvii) For further information contact Elena Bass phone at 352-381-5725
Contracting Office Address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Network Contracting Activity 8
Commerce Building
300 E. University Ave. Ste. 170
Gainesville FL 32601-3460
Point of Contact(s): Elena Bass at elena.bass@va.gov
Contracting Officer: Victor Mercado

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