70--Purchase of Mainteneance Support for Dell Server and Dell Compellent/Equallogic Hardware and Software

Agency: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
State: Maryland
Level of Government: Federal
  • 70 - General Purpose Information Technology Equipment (including software).
Opps ID: NBD00159792166527042
Posted Date: Sep 29, 2017
Due Date: Sep 28, 2017
Solicitation No: OCIO-17-0241
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 26, 2017 11:00 am Modified: Sep 28, 2017 9:26 am Track Changes
AMENDMENT NOTICE: 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. The solicitation number is OCIO-17-0241 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 519190 with a small business size standard of $27.50M. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2017-09-28 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Rockville, MD 20875

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires the following items, Purchase Description Determined by Line Item, to the following:
LI 001: Dell Server and Dell Compellent/Equallogic hardware and software maintenance support.

*see attached requirements list for full detail

Period of Performance: 10/1/2017-9/30/2018, 1, EA;

Solicitation and Buy Attachments

***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***

For this solicitation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids. All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.
New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy.

Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination.

Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management(SAM) database before an award can be made to them. If the offeror is not registered in the SAM, it may do so through the SAM website at http://www.SAM.gov.

The Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b)52.219-6 (Alt I),52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

The Government intends to award a purchase order to the responsible offeror whose technically acceptable quotation is deemed to represent the best value to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors will be used to evaluate quotation:

1.Extent to which quoted solution complies with minimum solicitation requirements;
2.Extent to which quoted solution complies with Section 508 standards included in this solicitation; (if applicable)and
4.Trade Agreement Act compliant (if applicable)
5.Offer is an authorized reseller

The NRC will only consider quatations (bids)from resellers that are authorized by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to sell the requirments of this solicitation. Upon NRC request, the offeror shall provide evidence that they have that authorization from the OEM.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) uses Compusearch Software Systemsa secure and auditable two-way web portal, FedConnectA, to communicate with vendors and contractors. FedConnectA provides bi-directional communication between the vendor/contractor and the NRC throughout pre-award, award, and post-award acquisition phases. Therefore, in order to do business with the NRC, vendors and contractors must register to use FedConnectA at https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect. The individual registering in FedConnectA must have authority to bind the vendor/contractor. There is no charge for using FedConnectA. Assistance with FedConnectA is provided by Compusearch Software Systems, not the NRC. FedConnectA contact and assistance information is provided on the FedConnectA web site at https://www.fedconnect.net/FedConnect.
Contracting Office Address :
11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20785
Place of Performance :
Rockville, MD 20875
Point of Contact(s) :
Name: Wanda Brown, Title: Contract Specialist, Phone: 3014156793, Fax: 3014923437, Email: wanda.brown@nrc.gov;


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