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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 W91151-12-T-0256 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 FAC 2005-58. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339113 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside 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 2012-07-16 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Ft Hood,, TX 76544 The MCC Hood - MCO Hood requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001, WATCHDOG MONITOR: An automated personnel accountability and emergency signaling system used with TPASS 3, TPASS 4 and SuperCell. It offers: ? Complete list of all active personnel on scene ? Accountability and Distress Alarm monitoring for over 25,000 users ? Automated PAR and Roll Call capability ? Real-time access to all Incident details ? Color coded icons easily show personnel status The Grace Industries Watchdog will constantly monitor In-Command for proper operation and system integrity. This transceiver manages system radio telemetry and contains a separate audio alarm in the event of PC failure. The Incident start-up automatically handles mutual-aid on scene. The capability to monitor over 25,000 users allows departments to easily coordinate mutual aid with surrounding departments. InCommand software is compliant with Windows 7, as well as Windows XP. Manufacturer's part number ICFS, 2, EA; LI 002, SUMCIC ANNUAL SOFTWARE: Software for the TPASS 4., 2, EA; LI 003, T-PASS 4 DEVICE: Engineered specifically for the demanding rigors of the firefighting environment, the TPASS 4 is a unique device offering the NFPA approval like the SuperPASS 3 with the 2 way radio capability of the TPASS 3. The TPASS 4 not only transmits immediate notification of a MAYDAY situation to the Command Base, but can also receive Evacuation signals. When used in conjunction with Grace Industries? In-Command System, the unit can automatically respond to PAR and ROLL CALL scenarios. Optional Environmental Temperature Display will also alert user and command base when a firefighter is in a potentially dangerous thermal environment. Automatic Activation, manual activation, motion sensing, and temperature sensing and models are available. Manufacturers part number TP4-H-A., 15, EA; LI 004, T-PASS 4 REHAB KEY: Manufacturer's part number RKS3T4, 15, EA; LI 005, ACCOUNTABILITY KEY SP3/TP4: The Accountability Storage Key is an added benefit of Grace Industries? TPASSTM4. The clear Identification Window provides the opportunity to specifically identify the user through the ability to personalize the keys with photos, names, numbers, department ID, bar-codes, etc. The clear access window easily snaps into place to protect the enclosed information and provide instant access for rapid identification. Manufacturer's part number AKS3T4, 35, 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, MCC Hood - MCO Hood 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. MCC Hood - MCO Hood 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. In responding to this request for quote, you must provide the manufacturer's name and part numbers AND salient characteristics of the items you are proposing to sell to the Government. Regardless of the terminology used in each RFQ ("Brand Name or Equal", or "meet minimum stated specifications), the information describing what you are offering must be physically written into the seller's bid specification block. Salient characteristics are defined as "pronounced features of an item that identify it describe its size and composition, functional intent, and/or operational capabilities or limits." When researching product capabilities, you must, as a minimum, respond with feature for feature comparisons in order for your product to be technically evaluated for sufficiency. Responses such as "bidding exact match", "as specified", or cutting and pasting the Government's specification information into the seller's bid specification block are not acceptable responses. Offerors who respond in any of the three examples directly above will be eliminated from the competition without consideration of their offer. If you are bidding the same product as is being requested, your seller bid specification should indicate: "Bidding on Manufacturer (Insert Name) and Part Number (Insert Number). If you are bidding on an "or equal" product, your seller bid specification must state: Bidding on Manufacturer (Insert Name) and Part Number (Insert Number), containing the following salient characteristics (insert salient characteristics). If your response does not contain all of the required information called out in this notice, your quote will be determined nonresponsive and will not be considered for award. The apparent awardee shall acknowledge acceptance of any and all re-postings (amendments), in writing, prior to any award resulting from this solicitation. Fedbid is a mechanism used by this office to solicit for common use commercial items in accordance with FAR 13.5. Fedbid is NOT a forum for filing protests against the Government. Attempts to file protests through Fedbid will not be considered legitimate as they do not conform to the requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). It is preferable that disputes and protests be resolved as quickly as possible at the lowest level possible before considering the more formal process described below. Interested parties wishing to file an agency protest directly with the Contracting Officer responsible for this acquisition should review the procedures at FAR Part 33 and send your protest to Neta Singley, at neta.a.singley.civ@mail.mil. Interested parties wishing to file an agency protest must abide by the provisions in FAR Part 33, Protests, Disputes, and Appeals. The HQ, AMC-Level Protest Program is intended to encourage interested parties to seek resolution of their concerns within AMC, as an Alternate Dispute Resolution forum, rather than filing a protest with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) or other external forum. Contract award or performance is suspended during the protest to the same extent, and within the same time periods, as if filed at the GAO. The AMC protest decision goal is to resolve protests within 20 working days from filing. To be timely, protests must be filed within the periods specified in FAR 33.10. If you want to file a protest under the AMC-Level Protest Program, the protest must request resolution under that program and be sent to the address below. All other agency-level protests should be sent to the contracting officer for resolution. The address for filing a protest directly with AMC is: HQ Army Material Command Office of Command Counsel 9301 Chapek Rd, Rm 2-1SE3401 Ft Belvoir, VA 22060-5527; Facsimile number (703) 806-8866 or 8875. Packages sent Federal Express or UPS should be addressed to: HQ Army Material Command Office of Command Counsel 9301 Chapek Rd, Rm 2-1SE3401 Ft Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. The AMC-Level Protest procedures are found at: http://www.amc.army.mil/pa/COMMANDCOUNSEL.asp. If internet access is not available, contact the HQ, AMC to obtain the AMC-Level Protest procedures. The selected 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, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation- Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; 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): 52.222-21, 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 Contractor shall NOT make partial line item shipments against any resulting purchase order/contract issued as a result of this solicitation; e.g., if a line item on the contract reads - Computer, 10 each, the contractor shall NOT ship 3 computers on one shipment and 7 computers on a second shipment. Failure to adhere to this requirement will result in invoices being rejected in WAWF and/or a delay in payment for non-conforming shipped quantities. CCR Requirement - Company must be registered on Central Contractor Registration (CCR) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in CCR, they may do so by going to CCR web site at http://www.ccr.gov. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured products FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.) See attached applicable clauses Bid MUST be good through 30 September 2012, after submission. No partial bids will be accepted. Proposed responders must submit any questions concerning this solicitation before 13 July 2012, 1800, to reasonably expect a response from the Government. Those questions not received within the prescribed date will not be considered. The applicable NAICS code for this procurement is 334310 with the related size standard of 750 employees. The NAICS code identified herein must appear in FAR 52.212-3 "Offeror Representations and Certifications" in ORCA and the vendor must be actively registered in that NAICS at the time of closing to be considered for award of any resulting contract. Failure to be properly registered at the time and date of closing will render the quote non-responsive.

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