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RFI for Transportation

District Of Columbia, United States
Government : Federal
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Request for Information
Federal Prison Industries (FPI), which operates under the trade name UNICOR, is a wholly owned Government Corporation within the Department of Justice, under the Federal Prison System. The Corporation was created by Congress in 1934, and provides employment, education and training opportunities to inmates under Federal Custody. UNICOR operates approximately 80 factories in over 62 locations factory locations. Its production lines are extensive to include over 175 separate products and services sold exclusively to Federal agencies and the Department of Defense.
UNICOR, Office Furniture Group (OFG), is soliciting information from potential contractors that provide freight transportation services to determine the transportation service needed for eight (8) FPI furniture locations. Each factory location ships freight to Federal Government facilities and installer warehouses across the United States.
In conjunction with each factory and project management staff, the contractor shall develop a service plan that meets each location requirements in terms of direct shipments, minimum docking points, daily pickups, spotting of trailers or stationery trailers, packaging, blanket wrap shipments, etc. The contractor must be able to provide all kinds and sizes of transport modes such as pups, straight truck and/or truck and trailers. The contractor shall pickup and transport various kinds and types of office furniture that may consist of :
Movable/Demountable Walls, Privacy Screens/Panels, Work Surfaces,
Storage Products, paper management, tack boards and mobile privacy screens. UNICOR Wood and Laminate Case Goods,
Ergonomic Task
Lounge (Sofas, Loveseats and Club seating)
Guest and Reception
Drafting Stools
Stacking Chairs

Lateral files
Stationary/Mobile Storage Pedestals
Vertical filing Systems
Upper Storage Units
Wood Accessories
Monitor Arms
Ergonomic Keyboards
Mouse Pads
CPU Holder and Mount
Desk Lights
Access Rails
Cable Management
Product may direct ship to various customer consignee points or to installer staging locations throughout the United States.
The contractor shall be responsible for picking-up and transporting small and large quantities of office furniture throughout the United States.

Below is a list of the Office furniture Factories:
FCC Allenwood, RT 15 South, White Deer, PA 17887
FCI Ashland, Route 716, Ashland, KY 41105
FCI Beckley, PO Box 1280, Beaver, WV 25813
FCI Milan, Arkona Road, Milan, MI 48160-0502
FCI Schuylkill, Interstate 81 and Route 901, Minersville, PA 17954
FCI El Reno, Highway 66 West, El Reno, OK 73036
FCI Terminal Island, 1299 Seaside Avenue, Terminal Island, CA 90731-0207
DELIVERY HOURS: Normal pick up hours are as follows: 8:00am 2:30pm, Monday through Friday, notwithstanding emergencies and Federal holidays. Scheduling pickups in advance is recommended.
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. We are not seeking proposals nor will accept unsolicited proposals. Response to the RFI will not be returned. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expense associated with responding to this RFI Vendors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) prior to an award being made.
This is an RFI (Request for Information) and does not obligate UNICOR to pay any cost that any respondent incurs in the preparation of its response. All cost associated with the preparation of a response to this request will be borne solely by the respondent. All submitted responses shall become the property of UNICOR and will not be returned. We are requesting all interested and qualified firms to respond to this notice with the following information: Capability statement, company profile, references, company name, address, GSA Schedule (if any), phone, email and website if applicable. In addition respondents shall complete the below listed information:
Company Name:_______________________________
DUNS Number:________________________________
Contact Person:_______________________________
Contact Person's email:_________________________
Phone number:_______________________________
The NAICS Code planned for this procurement is 484122
Small Business Size Standard associated with NAICS code 484122 is 27.5 million .
Business Size (Check one) _________ Small Business _________ Other than Small Business
Small Disadvantaged Business: _______YES _________NO
Current 8(a) Program Participant: _______YES _________NO
Woman Owned Small Business: _______YES _________NO
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business: _______YES _________NO
Current HUBZone Program Participant: _______YES _________NO
Active Registration in the SAM database (System Award Management) _______YES _________NO
The targeted starting date would be September 2016.
Respondents must submit responses via email to:

or mail to:

UNICOR. Federal Prison Industries
400 First Street NW
Room 7012
Washington, DC 20534
Attn: Tatea R. Cavanaugh
Responses shall reference RFI-0002-15 and are due by Tuesday July 21, 2015.



Tatea R Cavanaugh, Phone 202-305-7302, Fax 202-353-7794, Email

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