This Invitation for Bids is 100% small business set-aside for which the applicable small business size standard is $31m average annual receipts for the three previous fiscal years.

This project is estimated between $100,000 and $250,000. A 20% Bid Bond is required and 100% Performance and Payment Bonds will be required after award.

The applicable NAICS Code is 237990. The tentative bid opening date is August 10 2006. Bid packages will be available on or about July 11 2006 at a non-refundable charge of $20. Certified Checks or money orders should be made payable to AlphaGraphics and mailed to the firm at: 423 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043. Do not send fees to the Coast Guard.

All relevant solicitation documents including specifications and drawings may also be accessed for download for free commencing on the date of issue at the website at Any amendments issued under this solicitation shall also be posted on this website. Vendors are required to be registered with Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at and Federal Technical Data Solution (FedTeDS) at to download the technical data package.

To receive immediate notification of all changes posted electronically, vendors should click on [Register to Receive Notification]. All vendors interested in teaming or subcontracting for this solicitation, should click on [Register as Interested Vendor]. In order to view a Bidder’s List, interested parties should click on [View List of Interested Vendors]. Also, you may refer to a list of other printers on the US Coast Guard CEU/PROVIDENCE website at

Printers on this list may be able to download and print the solicitation and drawings and specifications for a fee. All responsible sources are invited to submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the Coast Guard.

Deadline: August 10 2006.

Solicitation number: HSCGG106B3WK139.

Contact: John O’Boyle, contracting officer, tel: +1 718 354 4017, fax: +1 718 354 4365, email: jo’