Inspection, Testing, Maintenance, and Management of Maintenance Group Fire Extinguishers and Fire Extinguishing Systems on Joint Base Charleston

Agency: Department of the Air Force
State: South Carolina
Level of Government: Federal
  • H - Quality Control, Testing, and Inspection Services
Opps ID: NBD00159909734738312
Posted Date: Oct 2, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: FA4418-17-T-2001
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Contract Award Date :
October 2, 2017
Contract Award Number :
Contract Award Dollar Amount :
Contractor Awarded Name :
Liberty Fire Protection Inc.
Contractor Awarded Address :
7214 Peppermill Pkwy
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
United States
Synopsis :
Added: Aug 24, 2017 6:14 pm Modified: Aug 25, 2017 7:35 am Track Changes


(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 and FAR 13.5 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Proposals are requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

(ii) The synopsis/solicitation reference number is FA4418-17-T-2001 and is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ).

(iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95 effective 19 Jan 2017.

(iv) This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small businesses under NAICS code 541990 with a size standard of $15.0M.

(v) Contractors shall submit a quote for CLINS 0001 - 5003 on the attached RFQ form. Contractors shall also complete attached pricing sheet for individual inspection cost of fire bottles. After award, this document will become part of the contract. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered.

See Attachments for submittal of a Quotation:
-Attachment 1. Request for Quotation (RFQ)
-Attachment 2. Performance Work Statement (PWS) dated 19 August 2016

A site visit will be conducted at the JB Charleston-Air Base, at 9:00 A.M. (EST) on 30 August 2017. Site visit attendees will meet at the Air Base Visitor Center, 700 W. Hill Blvd., Joint Base Charleston, SC 29404. All prospective offerors are urged to attend this conference and are requested to contact TSgt Bryan Coppage, Contracting Officer, email, no later than 12:00 P.M. (EST) the day prior to the conference date if they plan to attend. Special arrangements will be required to gain access to JB Charleston, SC. Offerors are cautioned that Joint Base Charleston has visitor control procedures requiring individuals not affiliated with the installation to obtain a visitor pass prior to entrance. SOME DELAY SHOULD BE ANTICIPATED. Offerors should allow sufficient time to obtain a visitor pass (requiring valid driver's license, Social Security Card, vehicle registration, and current proof of insurance).

The deadline for questions in writing is 31 August 2017 at 4:00 P.M. (EST), and will be posted No Later Than 1 September 2017 at 4:00 P.M. (EST). All questions shall be addressed to TSgt Bryan Coppage, Contracting Officer, at

(vi) The contractor shall provide Inspection, Testing, Maintenance, and Management of Maintenance Group Fire Extinguishers and Fire Extinguishing Systems on Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. (See attached performance work statement).

(vii) The period of performance is one (1) base performance period (1 October 2017 through 30 September 2018, and 3; 12 month option periods; 1st option is 1 October 2018 through 30 September 2019; 2nd option is 1 October 2019 through 30 September 2020; 3rd option is 1 October 2020 through 30 September 2021; option to extend in accordance with FAR 52.217-8 is 1 October 2021 through 31 March 2022.

(viii) The following clauses and provisions are incorporated and will remain in full force in any resultant award: (full text of clauses and provisions may be accessed electronically at this website:

FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items.

(ix) 52.212-2 -- Evaluation -- Commercial Items.
(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:
(i) Technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement (See Below (i)a)
(ii) Price;
(iii) Past performance
Technical and past performance, when combined, are more important when compared to price.

(i)a. Technical requirement: Offerers are required to submit a copy of their firm's and or subcontractor's Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) issued Class "C" and Class "D" license. Additionally, offerers will be required to submit a copy of at least one employee's or subcontractor employee's OSFM issued Class "C" and Class "D" permit. Both Classes need not be on same license/permit, but both Classes must be represented. Offerors who submit the required active license and permit will be rated acceptable.

Class "C" - may service, recharge, or repair all types of portable fire extinguishers, except recharging carbon dioxide units; and to conduct hydrostatic tests of water, water chemical, and dry chemical types of fire extinguishers only.
Class "D" - may service, recharge, repair, or install all types of fixed fire extinguishing systems.

The Government will evaluate the total price of the offer for award purposes. Technical and past performance, when combined, are.significantly more important than price. If the lowest priced evaluated technically acceptable responsible offer is judged to have a Substantial Confidence Performance Assessment Rating, that offer represents the best value for the Government and the evaluation process stops at this point. Award shall be made to that offeror without further consideration of any other offers. The Government intends to award a contract without discussions with respective offerors. The Government, however, reserves the right to conduct discussions if deemed in its best interest.

Offerors shall provide at least two (2) and not more than three (3) references of "recent" and "relevant" projects that have occurred. "Recent" is defined as; projects within the past three years. "Relevant" is defined as; Performance effort involved essentially the same magnitude of effort and complexity this RFQ requires.

(x) All offerors shall include a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representation and Certifications -- Commercial Item or complete electronic annual representations and certifications at the System for Award Management

(xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial
Items, applies to this acquisition.

(xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to
Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (DEVIATION), applies to this acquisition.

? FAR 52.211-17, Delivery of Excess Quantities
? FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities
? FAR 52.222-22, Previous Contracts and Compliance Reports
? FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity
? FAR 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers With Disabilities
? FAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons
? FAR 52.225-1, Buy American Act - Supplies Offerors are reminded that the Buy American Act restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products.
? FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management

(xiii) The following additional clauses are applicable to this procurement.
? FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management
? FAR 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations
? 52.217-5 -- Evaluation of Options
? 52.217-8 -- Option to Extend Services
? 52.217-9 -- Option to Extend the Term of the Contract
(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 15 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.
(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.
(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 4 years and 6 months.
? FAR 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside
? FAR 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Representation
? FAR 52.222-41 Services Contract Act of 1965 and current Wage Determination #15-4427 (Rev.-4)
? FAR 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires
In compliance with the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR Part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332.
This Statement is for Information Only: It is not a Wage Determination.
Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits
23310 - Fire Extinguisher Repairer $18.14 + 36.25% Fringes
? FAR 52.222-44 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act - Price Adjustment.
? FAR 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases
? FAR 52.228-5, Insurance-Work on a Government Installation
? FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds. Funds are not presently available for this contract. The Government's obligation under this contract 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 until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for this contract and until the Contractor receives notice of such availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer.
? FAR 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors (DEVIATION)
? FAR 52.233-3, Protest After Award.
? FAR 52.245-1, Government Property
? FAR 52.253-1, Computer Generated Forms
? DFARS 252.204-7004, Alternate A. System for Award Management
? DFARS 252.211-7007, Reporting of Government Furnished Property
? DFARS 252.225-7000, Buy American Act (BAA) - Balance of Payments Program Certificate
? DFARS 252-225.7001, BAA - Balance of Payments Program
? DFARS 252.225-7002, Qualifying Country Sources as Subcontractors
? DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this clause, the Contractor shall submit payment requests and receiving reports using WAWF, in one of the following electronic formats that WAWF accepts: Electronic Data Interchange, Secure File Transfer Protocol, or World Wide Web input. Information regarding WAWF is available on the Internet at The WAWF routing information will be provided upon award.)
? DFARS 252.245-7001, Tagging, Labeling, and Marking of GFP
? DFARS 252.245-7002, Reporting Loss of Government Property
? DFARS 252.245-7003, Contractor Property Management System Admin
? DFARS 252.245-7004, Reporting, Reutilization, and Disposal
? DFARS 252.246-7000, Material Inspection And Receiving Report
? AFFARS 5352.201-9101, Ombudsman (JUN 2016)
(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern.
(b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions).
(c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, Ms. Susan Madison, AFICA OL AMC, 507 Symington Drive, Scott AFB, IL 62225-5022, 618-229-0267, fax 618-256-6668, email: Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431.
(d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency.
(e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer.
(End of clause)
? AFFARS 5352.223-9001, Health and Safety on Government Installations
? AFFARS 5352.242-9000, Contractor Access to Air Force Installations
(xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS): N/A
(xv) Response to this combined synopsis/solicitation must be received via email by 8 September 2017, no later than 2:00 PM EST. Requests should be marked with solicitation number FA4418-17-T-2001.

(xvi) Address questions to TSgt Bryan Coppage, Contracting Officer, at (843) 963-5157, email:

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Added: Sep 08, 2017 9:39 am
This combined synopsis/solicitation has been extended.  Response to this combined synopsis/solicitation must be received via email by 15 September 2017, no later than 2:00 PM EST. Requests should be marked with solicitation number FA4418-17-T-2001.
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RFQ Attachments
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
RFQ Attachments
Posted Date:
August 24, 2017
Description: Atch 1 FA4418-17-T-2001 RFQ
Description: Atch 2 FA4418-17-T-2001 Pricing Sheet
Description: Atch 3 FA4418-17-T-2001 PWS dtd 19 Aug 16
Contracting Office Address :
101 E. Hill Blvd
Bldg 503
Charleston AFB, South Carolina 29404-5021
United States
Place of Performance :
Joint Base Charleston - Air Base
Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina 29404
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Bryan C. Coppage,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 8439635197
Secondary Point of Contact :
Melissa D Adams,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 8439635157
Fax: 8439635183


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