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The U.S. Embassy, Bern Switzerland is looking for professional grade battery powered lawn and gardening equipment with a solar charging station.  All the equipment shall be able to use the same battery system and be able to be carried on a back harness device and shall be from the same manufacturer. The equipment includes but not limited to 2 back pack batteries, blower, hedge trimmer, tree trimmer, lawn mower, weed eater, chain saw, cultivator, snow removal equipment, and motorized pusher all with various attachments. The solar charging station shall be certified by the lawn and gardening equipment manufacturer for the provided equipment and battery system. Estimated value of the equipment is between 18,000 to 22,000 CHF.   The vendor shall submit a manufacturer that has a certified service dealer/center located with 50 kilometers of the US Embassy that shall over a validate service contract on the equipment. Interested vendors shall contact Bern’s procurement at berngsocontracting@state.gov by August 23, 2019 for more details and specifications. Offers are due September 6, 2019, 17:30 Central European Time.

The purpose of this fixed price contract is to obtain janitorial services for real property owned or managed by the U.S. Government at American Consular Geneva. The contractor shall perform weekly janitorial services in all designated spaces including, but not limited to halls, offices, restrooms, work areas, entrance ways, lobbies, storage areas, elevators and stairways. The contract will be for a one year period from the date of the contract award, with four one-year options. The contractor shall furnish all managerial, administrative, and direct labor personnel that are necessary to accomplish the work in this contract.  Contractor employees shall be on site only for contractual duties and not for any other business purposes. Interested vendors shall contact Bern’s procurement at BernGSOContracting@state.gov

Job walk will be held on August 23, at 10 am. Offers are due September 30, 2019, 5:30 pm (Central European Time).
Estimated value of contract per year CHF 8,000 – CHF 12,000

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for Cleared American Contractors to perform repairs, service (annual) and other maintenance activities on HVAC equipment from Sept 23-27, 2019 and April to May, 2020. The contract requires the contractor to qualify for a DD-254 for personnel to perform the work.  The work requires access into the CAA, service tech shall have current and valid clearance for access in this area. Contractor shall provide proof of clearances verified by DS/IS/IND by September 13, 2019. Estimated value of the contract is 20-22K USD. Interested parties please contact GoinsTL@state.gov by Sept 13, 2019.

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for Swiss Licensed Elevator Contractor to retrofit the interior of 4 existing Schindler elevators. The work will be done sometime in 2020 and will be done as concurrently with elevator modernization work which will be conducted by Schindler. The contract requires the contractor and contractor’s technicians to be certified by Schindler Switzerland to perform the retrofit.  The contractor shall provide all materials, tools, equipment, installation and testing required by Swiss Elevator safety codes.   Estimated value of the contract is 32-40K CHF.  The contractor shall be required to follow the schedule set by Schindler and will be responsible for any delays caused by the contractor.  The work requires access into the US Embassy, the contractor’s site supervisor and elevator technicians shall be able to pass a local security check conducted by the US Government.  Contractor shall provide proof of Swiss Licenses by September 20, 2019.    Interested parties please contact Bern GSO Contracting at  BernGSOContracting@state.gov by Sept 20, 2019.

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for an electrical company to repair by replacement the electrical wiring for an Camera/Door access system in the American Citizen Services office in Geneva, Switzerland. The value of the project is 6-9K CHF.  Interested parties please contact berngsocontracting@state.gov and reference Door Camera by Sept 10, 2019. There will be a job walk on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 and bid are due Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 17:00 CET to berngsocontracting@state.gov.

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).