Contracting Opportunities

Requesting Proposals

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for a plumbing contractor to replace polybutylene plumbing lines with stainless steel lines in a property. The work will be done in the Chancery. Contractor shall provide all equipment, materials, supplies and labor to replace water lines, plumbing fixtures, wall tile, and water lines in the restroom. The complete work shall meet or exceed Swiss regulations and codes that are in place or planned to take effect on or before 2022. The contract requires the contractor to provide all labor, materials (as specified), and equipment necessary to complete the work, and all workmanship and materials used shall comply with Swiss building and labor codes. Contractor shall be licensed to perform commercial plumbing work in Bern. The work will be done from October 1, to December 31, 2021. Interested parties please contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov . A job walk will be held July 27, 2021. Bids due by August 6 ,2021 at 14:00.

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for a plumbing  contractor to repair a shower and bathroom to meet ADA (handicap) code in a property. The work will be done in the Chancery.  Contractor shall provide all equipment, materials, supplies and labor to replace sanitary drain lines, plumbing fixtures, wall tile, and water lines in the restroom. The complete work shall meet or exceed Swiss regulations and codes that are in place or planned to take effect on or before 2022.  The contract requires the contractor to provide all labor, materials (as specified), and equipment necessary to complete the work, and all workmanship and materials used shall comply with Swiss Building and labor codes. Contractor shall be licensed to perform commercial plumbing work in Bern. The work will be done from August 1, to Sept 30,  2021. Interested parties please contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov . A job walk will be held July 1,  2021. Bids due by July 9 ,2021 at 14:00.

The U.S. Embassy Bern is looking for glass company to install fire rated glass walls and doors in a property. The glass work will be done in hallways. Contractor shall provide all equipment, materials, supplies and labor to install glass walls and doors grills that meet Swiss regulations and codes that are in place or planned to take effect on or before 2022. The contract requires the contractor to provide all labor, materials (as specified), and equipment necessary to complete the work, and all workmanship and materials used shall comply with Swiss Building and labor codes. Contractor shall be licensed to perform commercial glass work in Bern.
The work will be done from August 31 to December 1, 2021. Interested parties please contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov . A job walk will be held June 3 2021. Bids due by June 11 ,2021 at 14:00.

Intro
The U.S. Embassy in Bern Public Affairs Section (PAS) creates, and delivers through email, a daily (weekdays only) summary of Swiss and Liechtenstein media (e-paper and online-only news articles, radio programs, television news shows, social media handles, etc.). This summary monitors political and economic news regarding Switzerland and Liechtenstein, their relationships with the United States, the U.S. Embassy in Bern, and the United States. To improve the quality of the summary, increase efficiency, decrease the time-burden on our small public affairs team, PAS seeks to contract with a media-monitoring and summarizing service.

Purpose of the Project
PAS seeks the services of a media-monitoring service to assist us in efficiently, monitoring, identifying, and summarizing media. The objective of contracting this service is: to deliver a comprehensive, professional, and timely daily news summary (in English), as early as possible every weekday morning.

Scope of Work
The vendor will monitor the entire spectrum (including online outlets) of Swiss press (in German, French, and Italian), send an email comprising curated news content and executive summary (one paragraph overview of the top trending news events of the past 24 hours) every weekday morning (exact time to be determined with vendor), furnish PAS with a user-friendly web-based platform to access, organize, and send our tailored daily news summary from. The vendor must provide typed summaries every weekday morning, in English, of media articles PAS selects from the vendor’s curated news content.

Where Will the Work be Done?
The media monitoring service will be entirely digital.

Tasks
The vendor will fulfill the following tasks:

  1. Monitor the entire spectrum of Swiss press (in German, French, and Italian): newspapers, magazines, trade publications, supplements, TV, national and regional Swiss radio, and TV stations including, news services, news tickers, digital platforms, and podcasts belonging to the sources as well as politicians, pundits and social media influencers.
  2. Send an email with monitoring results organized by subject matter and media type, and an executive summary (paragraph overview of the most important news events of the past 24 hours) every weekday morning, as early as possible (exact time to be agreed upon with selected vendor), including all relevant media from the previous day, in an efficiently organized format, easily accessible on desktop and mobile devices.
  3. Furnish PAS with a user-friendly web-based platform to access, organize, and send our tailored daily news summary from. Functions should, at a minimum, include: search, view, sort, print, tag for efficient organization and management of media. Other functions must include an ability to create press reviews, send email, automatic newsletter creation, Excel export, Media Dashboard, create/manage own contacts, media and clippings, etc.
  4. Provide typed summaries every weekday morning, in English, of media articles PAS selects from vendor’s morning monitoring results. The summaries must be provided as early as possible (exact time to be agreed upon with selected vendor) and be input directly into the provided web-based platform (the number and length of summaries will be determined with vendor).

Milestones
The service will be ongoing, the exact timeline of services to be determined with the vendor.

Deliverables/Schedule

  1. Media monitoring service, provided every weekday.
  2. Email including curated content and executive summary, provided every weekday morning, exact time tbd.
  3. English summary of selected media, provided every weekday morning, exact time tbd.

Define Success
A successful service will include excellent communication from the vendor, consistent fulfilment of the agreed to tasks, and flexibility in the service agreement resulting in a satisfying client-vendor relationship.

If you are interested, please respond to BernGSOContracting@state.gov no later then May 7th. 2021.

U.S. Embassy Bern seeks a carpentry contractor to install wood grills, boxes, and pipe chases for a new AC system in 14 rooms of one of our properties. The selected contractor shall, in accordance with and as specified in the contract, provide all equipment, materials, supplies, and labor for this project. The work and materials shall comply with Swiss labor and building regulations and codes currently in place or planned to take effect on or before January 1, 2022. The contractor shall be licensed to perform commercial wood work in Bern. The work shall be completed between June 1 to August 1, 2021. A job walk through will be held April 16, 2021. Bids are due by April 30, 2021 at 14:00. Interested parties should contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov.

The U.S. Government at U.S. Embassy Bern is looking to obtain a food services program at the Marine Security Guard Residence (MSGR). The contract will be for a one year period from the start date listed in the Notice to Proceed, with 1, one-year option to extend.

The Contractor shall establish and operate a food service for the purpose of providing The Marine Detachment employees meal preparation services, for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. The meals should be prepared on site at the MSGR. Meals should be prepared in accordance with a 14 day menu prepared by an American staff member.

Contractor shall schedule cooking and serving requirements to ensure that these are done in the order and time frame specified and they are to be performed on a daily basis, Monday through Friday. The cook receives days off on all holidays that the Embassy personnel receive. All meals should be individually plated and stored as appropriate.

Lunch:11:00
Dinner: 15:00

Contractor shall clean kitchen, all dishes and appliances after each meal and previous meals, and the contractor shall cause minimal disruption to the normal operation of the facility. The COR shall determine the schedules presented which meet the needs of the individual facility.

If you are interested please send an e-mail to BernGSOContracting@state.gov no later then April 14, 2021.

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).