This is a solicitation announcement for the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service,
Central Plains Experimental Range, near 18908 Weld County Road 114 Nunn, CO. This Request for Proposal is for construction project "Install 6 miles of 4-Wire Fence. Installation includes wood post installation, and 4-Wire installation of 3 Barbed Wires, and 1 Smooth." at Central Plains Experimental Range, near 18908 Weld County Road 114 Nunn, CO. This announcement is a total set-aside for Small Business Concerns. The USDA/ARS 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:
The CONTRACTOR shall Install 6 miles of 4-Wire Fence. Installation includes wood post installation, and 4-Wire installation of 3 Barbed Wires, and 1 Smooth.
Completion Time: 60 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 238990, All Other Specialty Trade Contractors, 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 February 2017.
As authorized by FAR 5.102, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the USDA/ARS will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov), with a due date to be specified in the Solicitation. Further details of all dates and events, including site visit and proposal date, are available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.
All interested offerors (prime contractors & subcontractors) should register at www.fedbizopps.gov 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 (https://www.fbo.gov/). Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL 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/ARS. Prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and shall be registered in the System for Award Management database at http://www.sam.gov, shall be verified in the Vetbiz Registry Information Pages prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS4212 report at http://www.vets4212.dol.gov (if applicable).
Address ALL questions in WRITING to the issuing office via email to Jeffery.Ridenour@ars.usda.gov. No telephone inquiries will be accepted.
Jeffery A. Ridenour, Contract Specialist, Phone (309) 363-5914, Email email@example.com