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2019-2023 SDWA ANALYTICAL SERVICES for BIA Navajo Region
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is soliciting offers to procure analytical services for drinking water in compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The BIA owns and operates 57 water systems which must be sampled in accordance with the schedules provided by the regulatory agencies of the US Environmental Protection Agency (UESPA) and the Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency (NNEPA). This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation No. 140A0919Q0044 herein cited will be procured under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-03. This acquisition is a total small business set-aside. NAICS Code: 541380, Small Business Size Standard: $15 million. Statement of work is attached as ATTACHMENT NO. ONE (1). Annual Schedules are also attached in Excel Spreadsheets. See Attachment Nos. 2-6.


Base Year: Date of Award 2019 to December 31, 2019
Total Cost: $___________________________________

Option Year 1, January 1, 2020 B? December 31, 2020

Total Cost: ___________________

Option Year 2, January 1, 2021 B? December 31, 2021
Total Cost: $_______________

Option Year 3, January 1, 2022 B? December 31, 2022
Total Cost: $_______________

Option Year 4, January 1, 2023 B? December 31, 2023

Total Cost: $_______________

The attached spreadsheets will also need to be completed and submitted with quote.

Testing requirements may increase or decrease depending on the compliance regulations. Modifications will be issued for these changes.

Award will be made on a Best Value Basis, whose quotation is conforming to the requirements herein, will be most advantageous to the Government, and is fair and reasonable.

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:
1. Familiarity with location
2. Technical Approach
3. Past Performance
Technical and past performance, when combined, are significantly more than cost or price.
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offerB?s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
CONTRACT CLAUSES: The following clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items;
FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items. In paragraph (a) of FAR 52.212-5 the following applies: FAR 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553); FAR 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Pub. L.108-77, 108-78). In paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-5(b), the Contractor shall comply with the following FAR clauses that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive order applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: FAR 52.225-1 Buy American Act-Supplies (June 2003) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d); FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management(Jul2013)(31 U.S.C. 3332); and FAR 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332); 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003); 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan2014); 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999); 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar2007); 52.229-3, Federal, State, and Local Taxes (Feb2013). FAR 52.223-18, Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug2011); 52.217-08, Option to Extend Services; 52.217-09, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract; FAR 52.232-19, Availability of Funds for the next Fiscal Year; FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds; Department of the Interior Acquisition Regulation FAR and DIAR clauses are herein incorporated as follows: 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. (Dec 2013);
FAR 52.232-18, Availability of Funds (April 1984); DIAR 1452.226-71 Indian Preference Program, DIAR 1452.204-70 Release of Claims; Background Investigations Requirement; Federal Travel Regulations.
Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements- Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) (April 2013). Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Invoice Processing Platform System (IPP).
"Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp .gov.
Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice [CO to edit and include the documentation required under this contract]:A copy of the contractorB?s invoice shall be included with the IPP invoice. If no invoice is attached, the Invoice will be rejected.
The Contractor must use the IPP website to register access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in SAM) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) prior to the contract award date, but no more than 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos or phone (866) 973-3131. If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation. A signed and dated offer, FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Factors Responses; DUNS NUMBER: _______________; Signed RFQ are due at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Regional Office, Branch of Acquisition, Attention: Lynelle Benallie, by 2:00 p.m. Local Time (MDT), June 26, 2019. Also submit breakdown of costs and description of the services offered. Offers submitted by facsimile and email will be accepted, the fax number is (505) 863-8382. Email:
Any further questions regarding this announcement may be directed to Lynelle Benallie, Contracting Officer, at (505) 863-8404, by fax at (505) 863-8382. All contractors submitting offers must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) in order to receive contracts and purchase orders from the Federal Government pursuant to FAR Clause 52.204-7. To register or learn more about SAM, go to:

Benallie, Lynelle

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