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Lawn Maintenance Services

Maryland, United States
Government : Military
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Lawn Maintenance

This 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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-97 (24 January 2018). The solicitation number for this Request for Quote (RFQ) is W91ZLK-18-R-0042.

This requirement is a 100% small business set-aside. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 561730, Lawn and Gardening Services and the Small Business Size Standard is 7.5 million. The Government contemplates award of a Firm-Fixed Price in accordance with FAR 13.500. This procurement will be evaluated as lowest price technically acceptable for the procurement of the following services/materials.

1.    _001 (FFP): Weekly Grass Mowing
Including: Grass shall be mowed to maintain a height of 2-inches and not to exceed 4-inches in height. Mowers shall be kept sharp at all times and care shall be taken so that mowing machines do not scar tree trunks, damage shrubbery, damage turf, vehicles, etc. Mowers shall position the mowers to blow grass away from buildings, vehicles and mulched areas. Mowing season is April 1 through October 31, depending on weather and length of grass. Sidewalks, mulch beds edges, trees/shrubs and all areas not reachable with a mower shall be string trimmed.
Trimming and edging shall be done on a weekly basis with safety shields on equipment to prevent from grass clippings on cars. Sidewalks shall be edged to present a clean edge. The sidewalks shall be left free of debris by means of blowing or sweeping. They shall police for weeds, trash and remove as they are trimming.

2.    _002 (FFP): Spring/Fall Cleanup
Including: Application of herbicides to curb lines, cracks, beds, and stone areas. Removal and disposal of weeds, leaves, and debris in beds/rock areas. Mulching of existing beds and trees; mulch to be furnished by contractor.

3.    _003 (NTE): Other Direct Costs
Including: At the direction of the COR, the Contractor shall perform additional grass mowing, string trimming, edging, weeding and blowing sidewalks clean. Place shrubs, trees, plants, flowers or other landscaping materials around buildings on an as-needed bases or for special events.

4.    _004: Contractor Manpower Reporting
The cost, if any, for providing this data shall be entered into the space provided at this CLIN. If no direct cost is associated with providing the data, enter "No Cost". Instructions, including the Contractor and Subcontractor User Guide, are available at CMRA (Contractor Manpower Reporting Application) website at: For further assistance, email the CMRA Help Desk at


Instructions to Offerors:

Place of performance shall be various locations on Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Aberdeen and Edgewood areas.

The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition.
The provision at FAR 52.212-2 - Evaluation -- Commercial Items, does not apply to this acquisition.
(a)    The contract will be awarded to the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) offeror. The technical evaluation will be a determination based on information furnished by the vendor in the submitted quotes. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not identified in the offer. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions.

(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 offer'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.

The provision at FAR 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (ALT 1).
All quotations from responsible sources will be fully considered. Vendors, who are not registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), prior to award, will not be considered.
Vendors may register with SAM by going to
The provision at FAR 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items.
This clause applies in its entirety and there are currently no addenda to the provision.
The provision at FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items.
This clause applies, and the following clauses are incorporated by reference.
The following provisions and clauses will be incorporated by reference, and the full text of the references may be accessed electronically at this address:

(1) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (Jan 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).
(2) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015)
(3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).
(4) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)).


52.204-10, Reporting Executive compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2016) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644).
52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).
52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) (E.O. 11246).
52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212).
52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).
52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150).
52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)).
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).


52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).
52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).
52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).
Additional Clauses
52.212-1 Definitions
52.204-7, System for Award Management
52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999)
52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000)
52.233-3, Protest After Award
52.249-4, Termination for Convenience of the Government (Services) (Short Form).
52.249-8, Default (Fixed-Price Supply and Services)
52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
252.204-7012, Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident
252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports
252.232-7006, Wide Area Workflow Payment Instructions (MAY 2013)
252.243-7001, Pricing of Contract Modifications (DEC 1991)
The full text of FAR and DFAR references may be accessed electronically at this address:


Please submit questions to Ariel Martin, via email at All Firm Fixed Price (FFP) quotes must be signed, dated, and received by 12:00 p.m. EST, 13 July 2018. Submissions must include the attached Bid Schedule, filled out in its entirety.

A site visit will be conducted Thursday, 21 June 2018 at 09:00a.m. EST. For further directions/details, see attachment titled "Site Visit Instructions".

All quotations from responsible sources will be considered. Vendors who are not registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award will not be considered. Vendors may register with SAM by calling 1-866-606-8220 or online at

Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items, with its offer.


Ariel J. Martin, Email

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