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The purpose of this fixed price contract is to obtain janitorial services for real property owned or managed by the U.S. Government at the U.S. Consular Agency Zurich, Dufourstrasse 101, 8008 Zurich.

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 Team at BernGSOContracting@state.gov.

The Job Walk will be held on 15 November 2019 at 13:00 h. Interested vendors, please kindly send an e-mail to BernGSOContracting@state.gov by 14 November 2019, 17:00 h, indicating how many people are attending the Job Walk.

Estimated value of contract per year: CHF 8,000 – CHF 12,000

Quotations are due by 21 November 2019, 17:00 h, Central European Time (CET).

The U.S. Embassy Bern may have a requirement for the transportation of specialized equipment in Switzerland as well as Zurich Airport staging facility services during the month of January 2020.  The vendor shall provide up to 8 truck and trailer units with operators which are equipped with a rolling system to take 463 L pallets. The truck and trailer units shall be equipped for driving in snow conditions on the mountain roads to Davos. The vendor shall be approved to operate vehicles at the Zurich Airport and all vehicles shall be approved to drive on the Tarmac at the Zurich Airport.  The vendor shall have the necessary support personal to operate on the weekends and process all necessary permits to drive on Swiss roads in non-normal hours (nighttime & Sunday).   A US government designee shall be required to ride in the cab of each truck.  The planned pick up will be: Zurich airport and delivery in Davos with a return pick up in Davos returning to Zurich Airport. The vendor shall be required to leave up to 3 trucks in Davos for up to 3 weeks. The vendor will also have a temporary covered and climate controlled staging facility for the break down and assembly of up to (12) twelve 463 L pallets at the Zurich Airport.  The facility shall have a certified scale capable of weight constructed pallets ready for loading on the aircraft and a forklift capable of handling 3.5-ton 463 L pallets, the forklift should have two meter tines.   Estimated Value 35-50,000 CHF.  Interested parties should contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov  by December 7, 2019

For contracts above $30,000, the U.S. Government requires that vendors are registered in SAM (http://www.sam.gov).  The U.S. Government cannot consider any bids or offers of over $30,000 from vendors that are not registered.  For more information, please ask BernGSOContracting@state.gov or visit http://www.sam.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).