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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  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

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

See Also

More Federal Government Business Opportunities may also be found at the Federal Business Opportunities ( 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 ( and to register their company in the SAM database (System for Award Management;

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).