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Chill Pump replacements

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This is a solicitation announcement for the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center (ALARC), 21881 N Cardon Ln, Maricopa, AZ 85138. A Request for Proposal will be issued on this Federal Business Opportunities website on or about July 3rd, 2019 for construction project Maricopa, AZ, Chill Pump replacement Forage Research Lab, 21881 N Cardon Ln, Maricopa, AZ 85138. This announcement is a total set-aside for Small Business
Concerns. The USDA is seeking a qualified Contractor to furnish all tools, equipment, material, permits, labor, and supervision necessary to accomplish, the work as provided in the Contract documents, Plans, and Specifications, summary of which is provided below:

This project contains Items as listed below:
1. Remove, supply, and install exhaust fan variable frequency drives
2. Provide cost estimates for parts and labor to complete the requested work.

Completion Time: 90 calendar days after receipt of the Notice to Proceed. Prior to commencing work, the
contractor receiving award shall provide proof that an OSHA certified "competent person" (CP) (29 CFR 1926.20 (b)(2)) with 30-hour OSHA certification will maintain a presence at the work site whenever the general or subcontractors are present. All employees of general contractor or subcontractors on site shall have the 10-hour OSHA certified Construction Safety course.

This construction project is set-aside for Small Business firms (SB). The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 238220, Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors and size standard $15 million applies. In accordance with FAR 36.204, disclosure of the magnitude of this construction project is between $25,000 and $100,000. The government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price Contract in August 2019. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation on
As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the USDA will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various solicitation documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website ( on or about July 3rd, 2019, with a due date to be specified in the Solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and proposal due date, will be available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.

All interested offeror's (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at so that others will know of your interest in participating in this procurement. A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the Offeror's responsibility to register at the FedBizOpps website. Offeror's are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL solicitation documents and acknowledging any amendments and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the USDA.

This procurement requires the use of biobased products to the extent that such products are reasonably available, meet agency or relevant industry performance standards, and are reasonably priced. Where available, these products should first be acquired from among qualified products that fall under the umbrella of items designated through the USDA BioPreferred SM Program.

Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications at, shall be registered in the System for Award Management database at, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS-4212 report at: (if applicable).

Address ALL questions in WRITING to the issuing office via email to No telephone inquiries will be accepted. No other information regarding scope, dates, etc is available until issuance of the solicitation.

Paige C. Francis, Purchasing Agent, Phone 5203166314, Email

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