36C25920Q0569 – Combined Synopsis/Solicitation – 4430–(C)(660) Nutrition Service Combi Ovens 660-20-1-984-0009

Sep 4, 2020 | SDVOSB Set-Asides

Request for Quote (RFQ) #: 36C25920Q0569
Nutrition Combi Ovens

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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Government reserves the right to make no award from this solicitation.

* The deadline for all questions is 4:00pm MST, Tuesday, September 8, 2020.
All questions must be submitted in writing no later than the question cut-off date marked above. All questions will be answered officially through an amendment to the solicitation.

** Quotes are to be provided to Aretha.Cannon@va.gov no later than 4:00pm MST, Friday, September 11, 2020.
Quotes shall not be hand carried. Faxed quotes shall not be accepted. Emailed quotes are the only method of submitted quotes (4MB size limitation per email). The Government reserves the right to make award solely on initial Quotes received. Offerors bear the burden of ensuring that all portions of the offer (and any authorized amendments) reach the designated office before the deadline specified in the solicitation. This RFQ shall be completed in its entirety, and signed and dated, failure shall not be considered for award.

This is a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the solicitation number is 36C25920Q0569. The government anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation. This is a brand name or equal acquisition.

This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-08 effective 08-13-2020.

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 333318 with a small business size standard of 1,000. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns.

**SDVOSB offerors need to clearly read FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items and 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items, listed in this solicitation. Offerors must respond yes to all four (4) questions below to be considered a nonmanufacturer**

[  ] yes [  ] no – Does not exceed 500 employees; 333318 must be verifiable thru the System for Award Management)

[  ] yes [  ] no – Is primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied;

[  ] yes [  ] no – Takes ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice (identify how this occurs); and

[  ] yes [  ] no – Will supply the end item of a small business manufacturer, processor or producer made in the United States, or obtains a waiver of such requirement pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) CFR 121.406.

List of Line Items;

ITEM #
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
QTY
UNIT
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
0001
Combi Oven/Steamer, electric, iCookingControl with 7 modes, HiDensityControlr, iLevelControl, Efficient CareControl, Combi- Steamer with 3 modes, core temp probe with 6-point measurement, hand shower with automatic retracting system, (3) grid shelves, ethernet interface,
Model No. B628106.12 or Equivalent

2
EA

_____________

_____________
0002
US Water Filtration Double Cartridge System, for Combi-Duo models 62/62 or 62/102 or if used for more than 2 units includes: (1) double head with pressure gauge, (2) R95H filter & (1) filter installation kit (for each additional unit add (1) additional head & additional cartridge. Maximum (4) cartridges)
Model No. 1900.1150 or Equivalent
1
EA

_____________

______________

0003
US Installation Kit, for electric SCC WE/CMP 62 (208/60/3ph & 240/60/3ph); electric SCC WE/CMP 202 (480/60/3ph)
1
EA

_____________

______________

Model No. 8720.1563 or Equivalent

0004
RCI countertop
Model No. 9999.9951 or Equivalent

1
EA

_____________

_____________
0005
RCI countertop
Model No. 9999.9957 or Equivalent

1
EA

_____________

_____________
0006
Combi-Duo Stacking kit, bottom unit 62 or 102 electric, closed kit, stationary, top unit 62 electric or gas
1
EA

____________

______________

Model No. 60.71.932 or Equivalent

0007
Door hinged on left

2
EA

_____________

______________
0008
Rational USB Data Memory Stick, for transferring of cooking programs and HACCP data between units & computers (NET)
Model No. 42.00.162 or Equivalent

1
EA

_____________

______________
0009
Hinging Rack, type 62, (7) supporting rails, rail distance 2- 5/8″, USA Version
Model No. 60.62.137 or Equivalent
2
EA

_____________

______________

0010
Care Tablets, bucket of 150 packets for all SelfCooking Centerr units from 10/2008, with CareControl – Serial SG, SH or SI series
2
EA

____________

______________

Model No. 56.00.562 or Equivalent

0011
Cleaner tablet without Phosphorus, for ALL Self Cooking Center units since 2004
Model No. 56.00.210A or Equivalent
2
EA

_____________

_____________

0012
Pre-Installation Site Survey,
Model No. 9999.9812 or Equivalent
1
EA

_____________

_____________

0013
RCI Rational Certified Installation
Model No. 9999.8448 or Equivalent
1
EA

_____________

_____________

0014
RCI Rational Certified Installation
Model No. 9999.9959 or Equivalent

1
EA

____________

______________

GRAND TOTAL

_____________

Description of Requirements for the items to be acquired (statement of work);
Combi Oven/Steamer Line item 0001
Electric combi oven with steamer function
Internal Boiler preferred
208V 3 phase electric power
Dimension limits are 46 deep, 42 wide and 70 high.
Venting for steam function
Stainless steel construction with adjustable stainless-steel legs
Combi-Duo Stacking kit
Capacity of at least 12 full size sheet pans (likely will require 2 stackable ovens)
Food temperature probe included

US Water Filtration Double Cartridge System Line item 0002
Ability to filter incoming water

Door hinged on left Line item 0009
Glass window
Hinging Rack, type 62
Left hinged door preferred

Care Tablets Line item 0010 & 0011
Self-cleaning function
Cleaner Tablet without Phosphorus

Installation kit and service included Line item 0003
US Installation Kit
RCI countertop
Pre-Installation Site Survey,
RCI Rational Certified Installation

Delivery and acceptance is to be F.O.B Destination (FAR 52.247-34) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at the George E Whalen VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84148.
52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items
ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL

Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturer s (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers.  No remanufactures or gray market items will be acceptable.

Offeror shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.

The delivery of gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract.  Accordingly, the VA reserves the right enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.

Offerors providing an or equal product(s) must adhere to the terms in FAR 52.211-6. If an item in this solicitation is identified as brand name or equal, the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that equal products must meet are specified in the solicitation. To be considered for award, offers of equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer, must
Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation;
Clearly identify the item by-
Brand name, if any and
Make or model number,
Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and
Clearly describe any modification the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modification.
The contracting officer will evaluate equal products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the contracting officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an equal product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation

Any award made as a result of this solicitation will be made on an All or Nothing Basis.

State if quoted items are available and priced through offerors existing Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, or VA-wide Acquisition Contract.

If the acquisition is set-aside for SDVOSBs/VOSBs, their socioeconomic status must be VIP verified and visible in the VA Vendor Information Pages (VIP): https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ at the time of quote submission AND award, or will be considered non-responsive, and will NOT be considered for award.

Offerors are warned against contacting any VA personnel other than the Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist prior to placement of any award made resulting from this RFQ. If such contact occurs and found to be prejudicial to competing contactors, the offeror making such contact may be excluded from award considerations.

All proprietary information shall be clearly and properly marked. If the Offeror submits annexes, documentation, attachments or the like, not specifically required by this solicitation, such will count against the Offeror s page limitations unless otherwise indicated in the specific volume instructions below.

All information shall be confined to the appropriate file. The offeror shall confine submissions to essential matters, sufficient to define the quote and provide an adequate basis for evaluation. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to permit a complete and accurate evaluation of each quote.

Submission of quote shall include the following volumes: (I) Technical Capability and (II) Price

Volume I – Technical Capability
1. The offeror shall submit specifications, cut sheets, or brochures confirming the equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer submitted, meets the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation. The product(s) quoted must be identified by brand name, if any, and make or model number.

2. The offeror shall submit responses to the following questions regarding nonmanufacturer qualifying status:

[ ] yes [ ] no – Does not exceed 500 employees; (your appropriate NAICS) must be verifiable thru the System for Award Management)

[ ] yes [ ] no – Is primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied;

[ ] yes [ ] no – Takes ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice (identify how this occurs); and

[ ] yes [ ] no – Will supply the end item of a small business manufacturer, processor or producer made in the United States, or obtains a waiver of such requirement pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) CFR 121.406.

Volume II Price

Price – The offeror shall complete the pricing schedule provided in Section (v) above: Price/Cost Schedule.

(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)

52.212-2, Evaluation–Commercial Items
ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEMS:

This is FAR Part 13 acquisition utilizing Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procedures. 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 considering price and other factors. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:

Technical Capability
1. The Government will evaluate equal products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer. The Government is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. The product(s) quoted is determined technically acceptable provided it meets the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic of the product(s) specified in this solicitation.

2. The Government will evaluate the responses an SDVOSB offeror provides to the four (4) questions stated in FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors, to verify an SDVOSB s nonmanufacturer qualifying status. If an SDVOSB fails to respond yes to all four (4) questions, their quote will be determined technically unacceptable and ineligible for award.

Price The Government will evaluate offers by adding all line item prices – the Total of All CLINS will be that sum. The Government may use various price analysis techniques and procedures to make a price reasonableness determination. Offers that do not meet the technical capability requirements of the Statement of Work shall not be selected regardless of price.

(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 Addendum to 52.212-2)

Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, with the offer.

52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items applies to this acquisition

52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders–Commercial Items (JUL 2020)

FAR 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition with the following FAR clauses incorporated by reference;

FAR 52.204-10
Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUN 2020) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
FAR 52.209-6
Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (JUN 2020) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
FAR 52.219-28
Post Award Small Business Program Representation (MAY 2020) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2))
FAR 52.219-33
Nonmanufacturer Rule (MAR 2020)
FAR 52.222-3
Convict Labor (JUN 2003) (E.O. 11755)
FAR 52.222-19
Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2020) (E.O. 13126)
FAR 52.222-21
Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
FAR 52.222-26
Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246)
FAR 52.222-35
Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUN 2020) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
FAR 52.222-36
Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUN 2020) (29 U.S.C. 793)
FAR 52.222-37
Employment Reports on Veterans (JUN 2020) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
FAR 52.222-50
Combating Trafficking in Persons (JAN 2019) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627)
FAR 52.223-18
Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (JUN 2020) (E.O. 13513)
FAR 52.225-3
Buy American–Free Trade Agreements–Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014)
FAR 52.225 5
Trade Agreements (OCT 2019) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)
FAR 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)
FAR 52.232-33
Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Jul 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332)

Additional contract requirements or terms and conditions:

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/

The following FAR clauses are incorporated by reference:

FAR 52.204-13
System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018)
FAR 52.204-18
Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2016)
FAR 52.209-11
Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or Felon Conviction under any Federal Law (FEB 2016)
FAR 52.219-6
Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (DEVIATION 2019-01)
FAR 52.232-40
Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)

The following VAAR clauses are to be incorporated by reference:

VAAR 852.203-70
Commercial Advertising (NOV 2008)
VAAR 852.211-70
Service Data Manuals, (NOV 1984)
VAAR 852.212-71
Gray Market Items (APR 2020)
VAAR 852.212-72
Gray Market and Counterfeit Items (MAR 2020)
VAAR 852.219-10
VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (JUL 2019 Deviation)
VAAR 852.219-74
Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018)
VAAR 852.232-72
Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012)
VAAR 852.246-71
Rejected Goods

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 (FAR)
http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp (VAAR)

The following FAR provisions are to be incorporated by reference:

FAR 52.204-7
System for Award Management (OCT 2018)
FAR 52.204-16
Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (JUL 2016)
FAR 52.211-6
Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999)
FAR 52.214-21
Descriptive Literature (APR 2002)

The following VAAR provisions are to be incorporated by reference:

None

The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply.

Date and Time offers are due to Aretha.Cannon@va.gov by 4:00pm MST, Friday, September 11, 2020.

Name and email of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation:
Aretha Cannon
Aretha.Cannon@va.gov

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