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ATTACHMENT NO. 1

INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUEST FOR QUOTATION NO. 0087-13

  1. THE EEOC HAS A REQUIREMENT FOR A CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE CISCO CATALYST NETWORK SWITCHES & SMARTNET MAINTENANC FOR CATALYST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ATTACHED RFQ. INTERESTED PARTIES MUST SUBMIT OPEN MARKET PRICING IN RESPONSE TO THE RFQ. FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE GSA SCHEDULE CONTRACT QUOTES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. A FIRM FIXED-PRICE PURCHASE ORDER IS ANTICIPATED.
  2. PLEASE, COMPLETE PAGE 1, BLOCKS 12 THROUGH 16 OF THE STANDARD FORM 18 ALONG WITH THE PRICING INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR EACH LINE ITEM NUMBER, COMPLETE THE RFQ QUESTIONNAIRE, AND RETURN YOUR QUOTE VIA FAX TO (202) 663-4178, ATTN: GREGORY BROWNE ON OR BEFORE 30 AUG 2013 AT 2:00 P.M. ET. A QUOTATION SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL ADDRESSED TO GREGORY.BROWNE@EEOC.GOV WILL BE ACCEPTED ON OR BEFORE 30 AUG 2013 AT 2:00 P.M. ET.
  3. SUBMISSION OF QUOTATION

    QUOTATIONS SHALL BE ORGANIZED INTO TWO (2) SEPARATE VOLUMES: VOLUME I - TECHNICAL QUOTATION, AND VOLUME II - PRICE. PRICING SHALL NOT BE INCLUDED IN VOLUME I. VENDORS SHALL PROVIDE A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO THE STANDARDS CONTAINED IN THE EVALUATION FACTORS IN VOLUME I.

  4. SUBMISSION OF QUESTIONS

    QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS REQUEST FOR QUOTATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO GREGORY BROWNE, VIA E-MAIL AT GREGORY.BROWNE@EEOC.GOV. TELEPHONE INQUIRIES OR RESPONSES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF QUESTIONS REGARDING RFQ0087-13 IS 22 AUG 2013 AT 12:00 P.M. ET.

  5. BASIS FOR AWARD

    THE GOVERNMENT WILL AWARD A DELIVERY ORDER TO THE VENDOR SUBMITTING THE LOWEST PRICED TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE QUOTATION THAT MEETS OR EXCEEDS THE GOVERNMENT'S REQUIREMENTS.

  6. EVALUATION FACTORS FOR AWARD

    IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE, QUOTATIONS MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN THE ATTACHED RFQ. THE FOLLOWING GO/NO-GO FACTORS SHALL BE USED TO EVALUATE QUOTES:

    Factors Evaluated as Go/No-Go
    Factor Standard
    1. Cisco Gold Level Channel Partner The quoterr must provide evidence that it is a Cisco Gold Level Channel Partner for maintenance and service contracts.
    2. Cisco Maintenance Service The quoter must provide evidence that it can provide Cisco maintenance for the part number and quantity specified for each required Contract Line Item Number (CLIN).
    3. Time of Delivery The quoter must provide the required Cisco maintenance within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of order.
    4. Experience on Similar Contracts The quoter must provide evidence that it has successfully performed a minimum of three (3) contracts for the same or similar services within the past two (2) years to include contract type, contract number, contract value, point of contact telephone number, and type of service provided.


NOTES:

  1. SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM)

    THE PROSPECTIVE QUOTER MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE SAM DATABASE PRIOR TO AWARD OF THE RESULTING TASK ORDER. REGISTRATION IS FREE, AND CAN BE COMPLETED ON-LINE AT: http://www.sam.gov.

  2. METHOD OF PAYMENT

    PURSUANT TO FAR CLAUSE 52.232-33 ENTITLED, "PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER-SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT (JUL 2013)", THE GOVERNMENT'S METHOD OF PAYMENT FOR WORK AUTHORIZED IS BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER.

  3. QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS RFQ SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ATTENTION OF GREGORY BROWNE AT (202) 663-4292.

RFQ QUESTIONNAIRE

COMPANY NAME AND ADDRESS: ______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
TAX IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: ______________________________________
DATA UNIVERSAL NUMBERING SYSTEM (DUNS) NUMBER: ______________________________________
GSA CONTRACT NO.: ______________________________________
GSA CONTRACT EXPIRATION DATE: ______________________________________
PROPOSED TIME OF DELIVERY OR PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE AFTER RECEIPT OF ORDER: ______________________________________
FOB POINT: ______________________________________
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS AS A METHOD OF PAYMENT? YES _________, NO___________

TYPE OF BUSINESS - PLEASE, CHECK THE APPROPRIATE ITEM(S):

____ SMALL, ____ LARGE, _____ DISADVANTAGED

____ WOMAN-OWNED ____ OTHER

CONTRACTOR'S POINT OF CONTACT: ______________________________________
TITLE: ______________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: ______________________________________
FAX NUMBER: ______________________________________



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SIGNATURE DATE OF QUOTE