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SOL-DC-13-00035 - Specialty Market Pesticide Data

Update: January 14, 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) on behalf of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has awarded a Firm-Fixed Price purchase order (EP-13H-000575) with limited competition to Kline & Company, for Specialty Market Pesticide Data. The purchase order was awarded for a 1-year period beginning October 21, 2013, for a total cost of $172,000.00. The justification for other than full and open competition is posted below.


Update: September 30, 2013

Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order to Kline & Company, Inc.

NAICS Code:  511140.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) intends to award a sole source purchase order for the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) under the authority of FAR Part 13.501(a) to Kline & Company (K&C) for Specialty Market Pesticide Data.  The EPA requires a database with contains accurate, current usage data for non-agriculturally used pesticides by chemical end-use product, site treated, as well as possible proximity to human contract and the qualities of pesticidal active ingredients applied. 

NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROCUREMENT.  It has been determined that K&C is the only source for this data that meets the Government's requirements.  Notwithstanding, any firm that believes it is capable of meeting EPA's requirement as stated herein, may submit its capability by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, which may be considered by the Government.  A determination not to compete the purchase order based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.  All questions or comments regarding this procurement shall be addressed in writing to Abbie Jemmott at Jemmott.Abbie@epa.gov


Posted Date: September 26, 2013

Procurement Office: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division, (3803R)

Response Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00 PM, EST

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for services 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 an additional written solicitation will not be issued.

The Request for Quote number is SOL-DC-13-00035 for this requirement. This RFQ incorporates the provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69. The applicable NAICS code is 511140. It is the Government's intent to award a Purchase Order by October 2, 2013 for the requirement below:

The Environmental Protection Agency's Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) requires a database which contains accurate, current usage data for non-agriculturally used pesticides by chemical end-use products, site treated, as well as possible proximity to human contact and the qualities of pesticidal active ingredients applied. This information will serve as critical input for the Agency to conduct economic and related analysis of pesticide regulatory matters.

Specifically, a quote is requested for 1-year access to the following databases:

•  U.S. Consumer Markets for Pesticides and Fertilizers, 2012-a

•  U.S. Professional Turf & Ornamental Markets for Pesticides & Fertilizers, 2012

•  Stored Grain Insect Control 2012

•  Specialty Biocides U.S.

•  U.S. Mosquito Control (Disease Vector), 2011-a

•  U.S. Professional Pest Management, 2012

a-includes a copy of the previous report.

The response shall be delivered within 14 days of award of a purchase order in an electronic format. The electronic documents shall be Section 508 Compliant ( http://www.access-board.gov ).

The provisions at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial; 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; and 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items apply to this acquisition.

Quotes are requested by 12:00 PM on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 and shall be submitted via e-mail to jemmott.abbie@epa.gov.

The point of contact for this requirement is Abbie Jemmott, Contract Specialist, at jemmott.abbie@epa.gov.

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