General Services Office

Purchases

To carry out its operations in Argentina, the U.S. Embassy often procures supplies and services from local contractors and suppliers.

The Embassy is interested in hearing from vendors. Please, send your information to BNS-Procurement@state.gov

EFT Forms:
Argentine Vendors (Peso account)
U.S. Vendors

List of current bids:

Product/Service Closing date

Solicitation Number: 19AR2019Q0002 – Cellphone and data services 

To obtain a copy of the solicitation document, click here.

The requirement is to provide cellphone and data services for various offices for the U.S Embassy in Argentina, for official domestic and international use, including mobile cellular voice, text, roaming, and data services. The estimated quantity of phone lines is 300. Please note that these are only estimated quantities.

The anticipated performance period is for a base year, with one one-year option periods, if exercised by the Government. All responsible sources may submit a quotation which will be considered.

The Government intends to award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest priced technically acceptable offeror who is a responsible contractor. The Government may award the contract based on the initial offer without discussion. The
resultant contract will be a firm fixed price type contract.

The Government is planning a pre-quotation conference and the date for this conference will be in the solicitation.

All contractors have to be registered in the SAM (System for Award Management) Database prior to contract award pursuant to FAR provision 52.204-7. Therefore prospective offerors are encouraged to register prior to the submittal of quotations/proposals.
The guidelines for registration in SAM are also available here.

Electronic Submission/Responses:
No electronic offers will be accepted. Please mail your offer to the contracting office listed in this notice prior to the response date and time.

August 26, 2019, 12:00 PM (local time) 

Solicitation Number: 19BUE2019-Q-001 – Services for the handling of international and local shipments

Synopsis: This notification is to announce the upcoming solicitation for the handling of international and local shipments.

The solicitation will be published in this website in the next few days, where you will find all the information related to the dates for the submission of offers and details for these services, among others.

If you wish to receive a copy of this document via email, please email MinottiCA@state.gov with the subject “Prospective Contractor for Packing & Shipping Tender”.

All timely offers will be considered and the Government of the United States will award a Standard Tender of Service according to the evaluation criteria described in the solicitation document.

Notice posted: 05/17/2019

Solicitation Number: 19AR2019Q0027 – Mail transportation services

Synopsis: We hereby announce the upcoming solicitation for a mail transportation service for the U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires. The resulting contract will be a 12-month, firm-fixed price purchase order.

The solicitation will be published in the US Embassy’s webpage in 15 days. Prospective offerors will find all the information relating dates for submitting proposals and technical specifications, among others.

All timely submitted proposals shall be considered for award, and the United States Government will award the contract following the criteria included in the specifications.

SAM registration is required pursuant to FAR provision 52.204-7, and prospective offerors are encouraged to register prior to submitting their proposals.

Notice posted: 05/29/2019

Solicitation Number: 19AR2019Q0040 – Construction/renovation of an existing office building

The Embassy has a requirement for a firm to construct/renovate an existing office building. This construction effort is estimated between USD 25,000 and USD 100,000 dollars and needs to be completed by January 2020 in the district of Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires. This work consists of repair, remodeling, reconditioning, painting and improvements, and includes the remodeling of kitchen, bathrooms and laundry, restoration of all carpentry and all floors, and new facilities throughout the house (electrical, sewage, provision of water and gas).

All firms that respond to the solicitation must be technically qualified and financially responsible to perform the work. At a minimum, each offeror must meet the following requirements when submitting their proposal:

• Be able to understand written and spoken English;

• Have an established business with a permanent address and telephone listing;

• Have the necessary personnel, equipment and financial resources available to perform the work;

• Have all licenses and permits required by local law;

• Meet all local insurance requirements;

• Have the ability to obtain a performance and guarantee bond and a payment bond, or to post adequate performance security, such as irrevocable letters of credit or guarantees issued by a reputable financial institution;

• Have no adverse criminal record;

• Have no political or business affiliation which could be considered contrary to the interests of the United States;

• Have good experience and past performance records; and,

• Identify specialized experience and technical competence required to complete the construction work in accordance with this solicitation.

If a firm is interested in competing for this requirement, please provide a written request for a copy of the solicitation documents to Procurement Agent Andres Panizo at PanizoA@state.gov and BNS-Procurement@state.gov

Notice posted: 08/01/2019

 

General Services Office
Procurement Unit
Av. Colombia 4300
C1425GMN – Buenos Aires
Argentina