The Supply and Information Services Division, Code 3400, specifically the Purchasing Branch, Code 3410 processes NRL procurements falling under the simplified acquisition authorities. The simplified acquisition authorities are: All procurement requests for supplies, materials or services with an award amount of $150K or less on the open market; firm fixed price procurement requests for supplies, materials or services available through the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program or other indefinite-delivery type contracts up to the maximum order limit as specified in the contract; and all procurement requests using the Test program for Certain Commercial Items authority. This authority, currently scheduled to expire 1 January 2015, covers acquisitions in amounts greater than $150K but not exceeding $6.5M. Procurements exceeding this authority are the responsibility of the NRL Contracting Division, Code 3200.
If you would like to be considered for future procurement opportunities, email your company information to SolQnA@nrl.navy.mil or mail to:
Naval Research Laboratory
Purchasing, Code 3410
4555 Overlook Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20375-5000
Additionally, Purchasing, NRL Code 3410, has set aside Monday mornings as "Vendor Days" to allow contractors/vendors an opportunity to visit and meet the Contracting Officers/Purchasing Agents. Mondays during the month of September as well as those during Christmas Holidays are excluded.
Please contact the Receptionist at (202) 767-9288 to schedule an appointement.
All Requests for Quotations (RFQs) issued by the Supply and Information Services Division will be posted on this website for download by potential quoters. The RFQs are in PDF format and are viewable with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Amendments to these RFQs will also be posted on this website for download.
If you choose to participate in a particular solicitation it is your responsibility to check this website on a regular basis. This will ensure that you receive any amendments that are issued to a particular RFQ that you may have interest in.
Questions regarding any RFQs should be addressed to the Contracting Officer at the fax number stated in the RFQ or via email to SolQnA@nrl.navy.mil . Please reference the RFQ number on the subject line of the email. Any questions must be submitted to the Contracting Officer at least five (5) working days in advance of the closing date for the RFQ.
The answers to any questions that are submitted will be provided to all potential quoters in the form of an amendment to the RFQ posted on this website.
The submission of all responses to RFQs posted on this site must be in writing by the closing date, time and the place specified in the RFQ.
|RFQ Number||Issue Date||Amendment Issue Date||Current Closing Date||Description||View
|N00173-14-Q-0413||9/22/14||12/16/14||1/2/15||Inertial Navigation System||14-Q-0413|
|N00173-14-Q-0497||11/4/14||N/A||11/28/14||Install Service Platforms with Access Ladders||14-Q-0497|
|N00173-15-Q-0014||11/20/14||N/A||12/1/14||PowerEdge R720 and Tape Library||15-Q-0014|
|N00173-15-Q-0016||11/21/14||N/A||12/2/14||Pulse Magnetron Transmitter||15-Q-0016|
|N00173-15-Q-0017||11/21/14||N/A||12/2/14||Composite Antenna, Accessories, & Testing||15-Q-0017|
|N00173-15-Q-0024||N/A||N/A||N/A||MAG-3 Three-Axis Magnetometer||15-Q-0024|
|N00173-15-Q-0029||11/28/14||N/A||12/15/14||Support for Industrial Hygienist Program||15-Q-0029|
|N00173-15-Q-0030||12/3/14||N/A||12/22/14||Provide Sidewalk and Handicap Parking||15-Q-0030|
|N00173-15-Q-0062||N/A||N/A||N/A||Hybrid Thin Film Deposition Chamber||15-Q-0062|
The following combined synopsis/solicitation have been posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov)website. The FedBizOps notice also provides instructions for preparing and submitting quotations. No written solicitation will be issued. This information is provided for your convenience.
|Solicitation Number||Date Posted||Title||Response Date|
Notification to unsuccessful contractors/vendors will only be given if requested. When a contractor/vendor requests information on an award, which was based on factors other than price alone, the notification will include a brief explanation of the basis for the contract award decision, but will not include a point by point comparison with the successful quote.
NRL promotes a highly successful purchase card program with over 300 cardholders. Our cardholders represent scientists, engineers, support personnel and contracting officers. For additional information about participating in the purchase card program please contact our Agency Program Coordinator, via e-mail or phone at (202) 404-8165.
If a contractor/vendor has offered something different than the NRL requester has asked for, the Contracting Officer/Purchasing Agent will work with the requester to determine if the substituted item(s) or service(s) are acceptable.
The Contracting Officer/Purchasing Agent will contact the NRL requester for the purpose of determining if the delivery date quoted would be acceptable. If the requester relaxes the required delivery date, then all contractors/vendors originally solicited will have to be notified of this relaxed requirement and be permitted to submit a new quote.
It is the responsibility of the NRL requester to evaluate the technical aspects of a quotation and determine the contractor's/vendor's compliance or non-compliance with the specification requirements. After receipt of quotes, the entire quotation package, exclusive of prices, is forwarded to the requester for a written evaluation. This usually takes only a matter of a few days.
Contracting Officers/Purchasing Agents may evaluate quotations based on price alone or price and other factors (e.g. past performance or quality). If quotes are evaluated on price and other factors, these other factors will be identified and made clear in the RFQ.
Often times, contractors/vendors are sometimes willing to extend discounts based on quantity. The buyer will take this type of discount into consideration in the evaluation of the quoted price prior to award. However, prompt payment discounts offered, while greatly appreciated, cannot be considered in the evaluation of quotes.