In this video series I refer to government “bids”. Strictly speaking, though, a bid is only one type of commercial proposal. There are a number of proposal types, and it’s important to understand the difference between them.
Though pursuing government bid and RFP opportunities can be a very lucrative and stable move for many suppliers or businesses, it can also be a complicated and difficult process to navigate. This definition outlines how government purchasing works, how the contractor and governments benefit, as well as some examples of government purchasing.
The National Cemetery Administration issued a requirement for Grounds Maintenance under Solicitation Number: VA786-13-R-0327 at the Baton Rouge National Cemetery.
Contractor shall provide all labor, materials, equipment, tools and supervision to complete grave excavations and backfilling, and grounds and facility maintenance services to maintain approximately 8 acres, including outside perimeter Baton Rouge National Cemetery, 220 N. 19th Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806 within all NCA standards (available from National Cemetery).
Contract period will consist of a base period from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, with up to four (4) one-year options to extend the term of the contract through September 30, 2018 if exercised. Units and services to be in accordance with Performance Work Statement, Technical Specifications, terms and conditions contained in this solicitation.
The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, tools, supervision, and other items and services necessary to ensure that grounds maintenance is performed at Baton Rouge National Cemetery in a manner that will maintain healthy grass, trees, shrubs, and plants and present a clean, neat, and professional appearance throughout. Services include, but are not limited to maintenance of grounds, regular mowing, weed eating, removal of leaves and debris, as well as, sweeping or blowing off roads and sidewalks, maintenance of gravesites and headstones, and the alignment and washing of headstones, headstone installation and maintenance, turf maintenance, plant and tree maintenance, sunken grave repair, grave excavation and backfilling, trash removal, snow and ice removal, placement and removal of flags, and janitorial services. All work will be done during normal Federal workdays in daylight hours. The exceptions are Memorial Day weekend and other special days as requested by the Contracting Officer"s Representative (COR).
The Government will award this solicitation as a Firm Fixed Price Service Contract in accordance with the criteria contained in 52.212-2.
Contractor is responsible for the following:
1. Providing all grounds maintenance services including, but not limited to: Maintenance of Grounds, regular mowing, weed eating, removal of leaves and debris, as well as, sweeping or blowing off roads and sidewalks, and trash removal.
2. Turf Maintenance: Proper fertilizing, weeding, sodding and seeding of turf.
3. Turf surrounding a headstone or marker is trimmed to its recommended height.
4. Plant and Tree Maintenance.
5. Maintenance of gravesites and headstones.
6. Headstone cleaning and maintenance.
7. Headstone Setting and Alignment
8. Sunken grave repair.
9. Grave excavation and backfilling
10. Snow and ice removal.
11. Placement and removal of flags.
12. Provide a safe working environment for Contractor, cemetery staff and general public. 13. Clean and sanitize public restrooms.
14. Clean and organize maintenance building.
This acquisition is 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Set-Aside. The NAICS Code is 561730. Size standard is $7 Million. Electronic solicitations will be available for download from Federal Business Opportunities http://www.FedBizOpps.gov on or around August 29, 2013. Responses to the solicitation are due by 2:00 p.m., September 16, 2013. Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments to the solicitation which is available at FedBizOpps.
No telephone requests will be accepted. Any questions should be sent via email and addressed to: Henry Dukes, Contract Specialist in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: VENDORS MUST BE CERTIFIED IN VETBIZ IN ORDER TO BE AWARDED THE CONTRACT AT TIME OF AWARD. IF YOU ARE NOT VERIFIED AS A SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AT VETBIZ.GOV
PRE-BID SITE VISIT: Pre-bid site visit inspection is highly recommended, contact the Contracting Officer"s Representative (COR) to schedule visit.
DESIGNATED CONTRACTING OFFICER"S TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE (COR): The VA Contact Person is Mr. Rex Kern, Cemetery Director or Ms. Melissa Bridgewater, Project Officer.
This is an invitation to submit a bid to Glynn County for the construction of ADA pathways and bleacher pads at the soccer/football fields in the North Glynn Recreation Complex, Brunswick, GA, indicated herein.
The work to be performed under this contract generally includes,
but is not limited to, all grading, drainage, base and paving necessary for the construction of new sidewalks and bleacher pads. The contractor will also be responsible for testing and any other work required by the specifications and/or plans.
All work shall be in accordance with the Technical Specifications and the construction drawings. All material shall conform to the specifications contained in the Technical Specifications.
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