Federal contract opportunity F2KBAD1066A001 for other professional equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers at Air Force Materiel Command AFNWC/PZI - Kirtland, Installation Contracting Division, response was due Sep 18, 2011.

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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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This requirement is open market. The NAICS Code for this synopsis/solicitation is 423490, Other Professional Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers, Size Standard 100 Employees. This Requirment is 100% Small Business Set-Aside.

Solicitation/Purchase Request number F2KBAD1066A001 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-53,
Effective 04 Aug 2011. The Government intends to award one contract line item (CLIN) to Upgrade Nitrogen Delivery System requirement for Kirtland Air Force Base, NM.


FOB: DESTINATION. Inspection and acceptance: DESTINATION.

(CLIN 0001) - Purchase labor and materials to upgrade the liquid nitrogen and gaseous nitrogen delivery system within the research laboratory. (See attached SOW)

The following provisions and clauses apply to this procurement: FAR 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration; FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items; FAR 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal. In accordance with the FAR 13.106-1(a)(2) offerors are notified that award will be made on the basis of price. Offeror will be evaluated in accordance with FAR 13.106-2. FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certification-Commercial Items (all offerors shall include a completed copy of this provision with their proposal); An offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically at. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (m) of this provision; 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, [in paragraphs (b) and (c) the following clauses apply: 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.222-50, 52.225-13, 52-232-33]; FAR 52.219-1 Alt I, Small Business Program Representations; FAR 52.252-2, Clauses and provisions incorporated by reference. Clauses and provisions may be accessed in full text at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/; DFAR 252.204-7004 Alt A, Central Contractor Registration; DFAR 252.211-7003, DFAR 252.212-7001, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Applicable to Defense Acquisitions of Commercial Items [in paragraphs (b) and (c) the following clauses apply: 252.225-7001, 252.225-7002, 252.225-7021 Alt I, 252.225-7036 Alt I, 252-232-7003, 252-247-7023 Alt III]; DFAR 252.225-7000, Buy American-Balance of Payments Program Certificates, DFAR 252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments.

All payments are to be paid via the Internet through the Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) system. WAWF may be accessed at https://wawf.eb.mil. WAWF training may be accessed online at http://www.wawftraining.com. Payment information may be accessed using the DFAS website at https://www.dfas.mil. Your purchase order/contract number of invoice will be required to inquire status of your payment.

AFFARS 5352.201-9101
(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 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, concerned parties may contact the Center/MAJCOM or AFISRA ombudsmen,

AFNWC Ombudsmen:
Primary: Ms Jeannine Kinder AFNWC/PK E-Mail: jeannine.kinder@kirtland.af.mil
Phone: (505) 846-1924
Alternate: Mr Michael Sarkovitz AFNWC/XP E-Mail: michael.sarkovitz@kirtland.af.mil
Phone: (505) 846-1924

Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the MAJCOM/DRU or ARISRA level, may be brought by the concerned 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 (703) 588-7004, facsimile number (703) 588-1067.
(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.

All quotes are due no later than Sunday, 18 Sep 2011 at 4:00 PM MST (Mountain Standard Time). Quotes may be E-mailed (PREFERRED) to bernadette.kerkhoff@kirtland.af.mil or mailed to AFNWC/PKOA, ATTN: Bernadette N. Kerkhoff, 2000 Wyoming Blvd SE, Bldg. 20604, Room B-22, Kirtland AFB., NM 87117, or faxed to (505) 846-8925 ATTN: Bernadette N. Kerkhoff

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Be advised that all interested parties must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Database in order to receive an award. If you are not registered you may request an application at (888) 227-2423 or through the CCR website at http://www.ccr.gov.


Package File Description
Unspecified SOW-Nitrogen Delivery System.docx Statement of Work
Place of Performance