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OFFERORS READ THIS INFORMATION FIRST FOR IMPORTANT OFFER INFORMATION
This a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This is a solicitation conducted using FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a Request for Quote (RFQ) is being requested.
Solicitation Number: 36C26321Q0048
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-08.
This procurement is set-aside for Veteran Information Pages (VIP) registered Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). At the time of submission of offer and prior to award, the offeror must be verified in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization s, Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/. Additionally, the firm shall have an active System for Award Management (SAM) registration at the time of offer and prior to contract award reflecting NAICS code 561720, Janitorial Services.
The VA anticipates the award of a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for all labor necessary for VISN 23 VA Midwest Health Care Network for Hospital Housekeeping Service for facilities located in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
An immediate need is forecasted for Fargo ND, St Cloud MN, Omaha NE, Lincoln NE, and Des Moines IA. Requirements and orders are subject to change as conditions warrant. Offerors shall identify the specific location they are competing for:
Des Moines IA, VA Health Care System
Fargo ND, VA Health Care System
St Cloud MN, VA Health Care System
Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System (facilities include Omaha, Lincoln, and Grand Island NE)
Iowa City IA, VA Health Care System
Black Hills Health Care System (facilities include Fort Meade and Hot Springs)
Sioux Falls SD, VA Health Care System
The BPA period of performance is from December 16, 2020 to April 15, 2021 and includes one (1) option period from April 16, 2021 to August 14, 2021 to be exercised at the discretion of the Government.
Offerors shall have either a large pool of employees or obtain the necessary quantity within a short period of time to provide services due to potential staffing shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, be capable of fulfilling a BPA Order relatively quickly, and be primarily engaged in providing housekeeping and/or janitorial services on a regular basis. Contract employees are expected to complete work assignments without extensive training. The VA will provide localized training during initial assignment and may offer EMS facility-specific training. Offerors should carefully review the requirements that are listed within the attached solicitation document including the Performance Work Statement (PWS). Contract employees will be required to provide fingerprints and undergo a National Agency Check (NAC) to determine acceptability for contract employment before obtaining a VA Identification Badge. The VA reserves the right to refuse contract employees based upon NAC findings.
The Department of Labor (DOL), Service Contract Act (SCA), Wage Determination (WD) Labor Standards apply to orders issued from the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) and are provided as an attachment to this announcement. The WD specifies the minimum wages and fringe benefits for workers performing on or in connection with BPA orders.
Evaluation of Commercial Items. Lowest Price Technically Acceptable. Offers shall include technical documentation as outlined in the solicitation s FAR provision 52.212-2. It is the offerors responsibility to review the required documentation to be submitted with their offer.
Offer Due Date: Quotes are due to the Contracting Office by November 2, 2020 at 11:00 PM Central Time. Quotes shall be emailed to email@example.com prior to the solicitation closing date and time. It is the responsibility of the offeror to ensure their quote is received in full by the Contracting Office prior to the solicitation closing date and time. Due to email file size limitations, please do not wait until the last minute to email offers.
Submission of Offer: Refer to FAR Provision 52.212-1 within the attached solicitation document for instructions on submitting an offer.
Solicitation Questions. All solicitation questions shall be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions must be received by 10/28/2020, 10:00 AM CST.