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Mena/Oden Ranger District Grounds Maintenance Natural resources & conservation services NAICS Code: 561 -- Administrative and Support Services/561730 -- Landscaping Services The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is soliciting quotes for Grounds Maintenance located at various Recreation Area Sites, Office & the Work Center on the Mena/Oden Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest. (I) 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 and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13,current through FAC 2005-74 effective July 1, 2014. This announcement with its attachments constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number AG-447U-S-14-0059. (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-33. (IV) This solicitation is being issued as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. The associated NAICS code is 561730, Grounds Maintenance. The small business size standard is $7 million. (V) This is for a single award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for Grounds Maintenance in accordance with the schedule of items, specifications, terms and conditions. (VI) A detailed description of requirements is included in the attached specification/statement of work. There is not a site visit scheduled. To view the areas please contact Russell Standingwater at 479-394-5595 ext. 226, email: Questions relating to this requirement should be submitted by electronic mail to, Latricia Robbins, Purchasing Agent at (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance: An IDIQ contract will be awarded to the successful offeror for a Base Period (date of award through September 30, 2015 plus two Option Periods through September 30, 2017. The Recreation Areas, Office & the Work Center are located on the Mena/Oden Ranger District, Ouachita National Forest. (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items (April 2014), applies to this acquisition. In addition to written price quotes, offerors are instructed to submit a reply to the Evaluation Criteria with requested information. (IX) Offers will be evaluated based on the following evaluation factors that include; past performance, experience, and the price quoted. Experience capability will include demonstrated experience in this type work, appropriate equipment offered, and capacity to handle this project along with any outstanding projects. For this solicitation, past performance and technical capability are somewhat more important than price. (X) The offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (May 2014), with its quote or complete the Representations and Certifications on line at (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (MAY 2014), 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Bio based Products under Service and Construction Contracts. (Sept 2013), 52.225-25 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities Engaging in Certain Activities or Transactions Relating to Iran-Representation and Certifications (Dec 2012) and 52.223-1 Bio based Product Certification 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 (July 2014) applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: 2, 3, 4, 8i, 14i, 16, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 39, 52. The following clauses under subparagraph (c) apply: 1, 2, and 3. (XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: None. (XIV) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating do not apply. (XV) The Contractor shall furnish all labor, equipment, supervision, transportation, supplies (except those designated as Government furnished), permits, licenses and incidentals necessary to perform the Grounds Maintenance. The contractor shall follow all State and Federal regulations, including OSHA guidelines. (XVI) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than 4:00 PM CT on September 26, 2014. All quotes must be e-mailed to the with the subject line containing: Quote on the RFQ Mena/Oden Grounds Maintenance. Be sure to include the information requested in (VIII) above with your quote. (XVII) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Latricia Robbins at Only written questions will be addressed. Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file. Package #1 Posted Date: September 10, 2014 Solicitation_.pdf (949.21 Kb) Description: Solicitation Schedule_of_items.pdf (79.16 Kb) Description: Schedule of items WD_05.pdf (173.17 Kb) Description: Wage Rate Exhibit_A.pdf (137.40 Kb) Description: Exhibit A Exhibit_B.pdf (113.84 Kb) Description: Exhibit B Exhibit_C.pdf (73.56 Kb) Description: Exhibit C Contracting Office Address: 100 W Capitol ST, STE 1141 Jackson, Mississippi 39269 United States Place of Performance: Mena/Oden Ranger District Mena, Arkansas United States Primary Point of Contact.: Latricia L Robbins, Purchasing Agent Phone: 5013215209 Secondary Point of Contact: Russell Standingwater, ORA Phone: 4793942382 Fax: 4793942389