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The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for a Swiss Licensed Elevator Contractor to maintain four (4) existing Schindler elevators in safe, reliable and efficient operating condition. The contractor shall provide all necessary managerial, administrative and direct labor personnel, and all necessary transportation, equipment, tools, repair parts, supplies, and materials required to perform inspection, maintenance, repair, and component replacement as required to maintain the elevators in accordance with Schindler’s specifications. The services of a trained elevator mechanic will be required on a monthly basis to check and repair equipment operation and perform scheduled and preventive maintenance. Additional requirements include:

• 24 hours/day, 7 days/week emergency response service
• Appropriate, same day, service in response to an elevator malfunction trouble call
• After-hours emergency minor adjustment callback service

The contract will be for one base year with four option years. The contractor and all employees shall have a current license and have a Schindler certification to work on Schindler Elevators in Switzerland. The work requires access into the U.S. Embassy, the contractor’s elevator technicians must be able to pass a local security check conducted by the U.S. Government. Interested parties please contact Bern GSO Contracting at BernGSOContracting@state.gov by March 20, 2020.

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for a company to do the design, preparation, shipment, and installation and maintenance of a complete and functioning microphone/paging system for the Consular Sections in the U.S. Embassy Bern, ACS office in Geneva and Zurich. The system will cover a minimum of seventeen (17) interview windows and cashier booth and the public waiting area. Cost to include all audio equipment, controllers, microphones, speakers, and equipment rack with internal rack cabling. System equipment manuals, operations guide and submittal drawings to be included with system cost. This contract shall also cover the complete removal of the existing system and all associated wiring and appurtenances.

The contractor shall provide equipment, components, software, accessories, and miscellaneous items necessary to achieve fully functioning audio systems for consular teller intercoms and consular paging. System design shall conform to ASNSI/INFOCOMM 2M:20010, “Standard Guide for Audiovisual Systems Design and Coordination.”

The contractor and all employees shall have a current license and certifications to work on electronical/electrical equipment in Switzerland. The work requires access into the U.S. Embassy, the contractor’s technicians shall be able to pass a local security check conducted by the U.S. Government. Interested parties please contact Bern GSO Contracting at BernGSOContracting@state.gov by March 20, 2020.

See Also

More Federal Government Business Opportunities may also be found at the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov) website.

Vendor Registration Instructions 

The U.S. Government requires vendors that do business with the U.S. Government in an amount greater than $30,000 to have a real DUNS number (www.dnb.com) and to register their company in the SAM database (System for Award Management; www.sam.gov).

Please follow the instructions in these help sheets in order to register your business accordingly:
SAM Registration_DUNS Registration_NCAGE Registration Help Sheets 

Feel free to familiarize yourself with the U.S. Government’s contracting procedures ruled by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR).