Federal contract opportunity R13PS13600 for computer systems design and related services at Bureau of Reclamation BOR - All Ofices.

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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 R13PS13600 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 2005-65. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541519 with a small business size standard of $25.50M.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 2013-04-05 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Yakima, WA 98901 The Bureau of Reclamation requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: Base Period of Performance: 04/08/2013 - 04/12/2013 LI 001: UPGRADE CURRENT CIMPLICITY RUNTIME SOFTWARE 1-300 I/O Runtime System Version Upgrade 1324102448 Needs to be upgraded to most current version. Detailed description required., 1, EA; LI 002: UPGRADE CURRENT CIMPLICITY DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE 1-300 I/O Development System Version Upgrade 3234037177 Needs to be upgraded to most current version. Detailed description required., 1, EA; LI 003: INSTALLATION OF LIN 001 AND LIN 002 Install software on supplied Windows 7 64 bit hardware; one for production; one for developement. The machine for development will also be used as a backup and will also require necessary software., 1, EA; LI 004: PORT EXISTING APPLICATIONS The old applications will need to be ported from the older version of software to the new production and development systems., 1, EA; Option 1 Period of Performance: 04/22/2013 - 04/26/2013 LI 001: TRAINING Reclamation is interested in getting training on the new software. How to develope and operate. Training should be available for up to 8 personnel provided by the customer., 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, Bureau of Reclamation 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. Bureau of Reclamation 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. 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 52.212-3, 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/. Quotes, unless otherwise stated, will be evaluated based on lowest price technically acceptable. This solicitation is for Brand Name or equal items. Any quote substituting brand name items must provide detailed specifications demonstrating equal charachteristics and features. FAR PART 52.232-99 This clause implements the temporary policy provided by OMB Policy Memorandum M-12-16, Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors, dated July 11, 2012. (a) Upon receipt of accelerated payments from the Government, the contractor is required to make accelerated payments to small business subcontractors to the maximum extent practicable after receipt of a proper invoice and all proper documentation from the small business subcontractor. (b) Include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (b), in all subcontracts with small business concerns. (c) The acceleration of payments under this clause does not provide any new rights under the Prompt Payment Act. RAC 13-03 1. Pursuant to the payment terms contained in this contract/agreement, the contractor/recipient shall prepare and submit requests for payments (invoices) by following the instructions as described below: a) To ensure timely processing of invoices under the contract/agreement, the contractor must submit all requests for payment to the designated billing office and central point of contact for this contract and is as follows : DELIVER TO: US BUREAU OF RECLAMATION, PO BOX 815, EPHRATA, WA 98823 ATTN: RYAN YORK. PHONE: 509-754-0212 1. The invoice must be submitted in accordance with these instructions. i. The subject line of the email shall be formatted to read as follows: Contract Number_Invoice Number_Acquisition POC last name (example: R13PC10000_Invoice No. 1234_Smith ii. The Invoice shall be attached to the email and named using the following fomat: Contract Number_Contractor Name-Invoice Number-Invoice Amount (example: R13PC10000_World Test, Inc.-Inv No. 1234-$5,678.00 2. A proper invoice shall be submitted in accordance with Item 1. above and shall include the information as required by the payment terms and conditions contained in this contract/agreement. Invoices submitted for an amount which exceeds the total obligated or ceiling amount of the contract, purchase order, task/delivery order or agreement may be rejected. 3. Invoices shall not include information that would compromise Personally Identifiable Information, such as full social security numbers, dates of birth, etc. 4. Final payment under each contract, purchase order task/delivery order will be approved by the Contracting Officer. The final invoice shall be submitted and will be approved in accordance with the payment terms and conditions contained in the contract/agreement, after all, if any, settlement actions are complete. The contractor must clearly identify the last payment as the "Final Invoice". 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. Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government?s best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

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