Commercial Opportunities

Request for Quotations (RFQ)

The General Services Office of the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia seeks to contract with responsible firms for the delivery of a variety of goods and/or services. Our mission is to ensure that the government’s requirements for goods and services are acquired in a manner consistent with U.S. laws and regulations by ensuring that the U.S. Government meets its requirements at the best price and value.

September 9, 2021

The Embassy of the United States of America
376, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur 

Dear Prospective Quoter,
Subject: CELL PHONE SERVICES SOLICITATION

Enclosed is a Request for Quotations (RFQ) (PDF 684KB) for mobile telephone services.  If you would like to submit a quotation, follow the instructions in Section 4 of the solicitation, complete the required portions of the attached document, and submit it to the following address:

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur
376, Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur  

Please submit your quotation in a sealed envelope marked “Quotation Enclosed” to the above address.  The deadline for receipt of quotations is latest before 12.00 noon, on 23 September 2021. No quotations will be accepted after this time.

In order for a quotation to be considered, you must also complete and submit the following:

  • SF-1449 (PDF108KB) (blocks 17, 24 and 30).  Block 24 should list the total value of the quote for the base year and the option year.
  • Section 1, The Schedule
  • Section 5, Representations and Certifications and ensure compliance with FAR 52.229-11 is completed with IRS Form W-14 found at www.irs.gov/w14
  • Additional Information as required in Section 4.

A virtual pre-proposal conference has been scheduled for 14 September 2021 (Tuesday), at 2p.m. at the U.S. Embassy General Services Office, Kuala Lumpur.  Direct any questions regarding this solicitation in writing to James M. Fairman; Contracting Officer, questions must be written in English and may be sent to fairmanjm@state.gov.

The U.S. Government intends to award a contract to the responsible offeror representing best value using comparative evaluation authorized under FAR 13.106-2(b) (3).  A comparative evaluation is defined as the act of comparing two or more offers in response to the RFQ.  The item-by-item comparison is performed by comparing each offer directly to one another to determine which provides the best value to the Department.

Comparative evaluation is NOT a low price technically acceptable (LPTA) or trade-off process.  Prospective offers must still meet basic standards for responsibility at FAR 9.104 and solicitation compliance to be eligible for award.  We intend to award a contract based on initial quotations, without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with companies if there is a need to do so.

Sincerely,
James M Fairman
Contracting Officer

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