Navy Requests Computer Equipment from a Small Business

Small Business Government Contract Opportunity

Saint Petersburg, Florida, UNITED STATES

Dahlgren, Virginia, Dec. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Naval Sea Systems Command needs about 40 pieces of computer equipment delivered to their Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia. The Navy is asking small businesses to submit a quote for delivery by December 18, 2017, with delivery guaranteed by February 21, 2017.

Equipment requested ranges from computer monitors to power outlet strips. There are eight different items requested with quantities ranging from three to nine depending on the item. Some of the items must be of a specific brand (ViewSonic, Microsoft, Intel, StarTech, APC) and all items must be covered under a twelve-month warranty from the manufacturer. Specifics about the request can be found on the government’s solicitation website,

Bids for the procurement will be accepted on, a third-party website that hosts the government’s reverse auctions. The bids should include segregated costs for each line item and the seller is responsible for shipping costs. Bids will be ranked by price, but other non-pricing factors will also influence a contracting officer’s award decision.

Companies must be small businesses and authorized resellers with the original equipment manufacturer. All equipment must be new (not remanufactured), brand name only and covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. A business qualifies as small for this order if they employ one-thousand people or less. The buy terms also indicate that under the “Buy American and Hire American Act” preference will be given to goods produced in the United States.

In addition to meeting the solicitation requirements, before submitting a quote to the government, companies must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) and Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF).  SAM allows the government to vet businesses for procurement with consistency, while WAWF is the conduit for invoicing and payment. Registration in these systems is free, but occasionally businesses need assistance filling out the forms in a timely manner and without error.

US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, assists companies who would like to submit bids to the government. USFCR’s case managers register companies on their behalf in the System for Award Management and set them up in Wide Area Work Flow.

Successful procurement with the government requires precise and accurate communication. USFCR offers a unique Simplified Acquisition Program which will improve an entity's ability to speak government language and negotiate the right deals. This program will set a business up with design and hosting for government formatted website and contract support/bid training from experienced acquisition specialists.


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