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REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS – PR11262857 – Housing Market Survey
November 23, 2022

Product/service description: Housing Market Survey


Annual housing market survey

The Embassy of the United States of America in Cameroon is seeking a qualified and experienced approved real estate agent to provide an updated rental benchmark (2022) of undeveloped land, villas, apartments and office buildings in residential areas

mainly in the Bastos and Golf districts of Yaounde. The survey should cover areas within 15 minutes of the Embassy and inhabited by diplomats. Your price quote for this service will include all costs and the final results must be delivered within 2 weeks of the award of a purchase order.

Please note that the survey should be done only after a Purchase Order is awarded. All we need from vendors at this time is their price quote for conducting the survey.

Information to be Provided in the Survey: Please provide the approximate range of asking rents for each category, and provide at least one sample residence, listing asking price, square meters, and number of bedrooms


  • Bastos district (old): Price range/ m2.
  • Bastos district at the Chinese Embassy : Price range / m2.
  • Golf (towards the Embassy of the United States of America): Price range / m2


Bastos district (old)

Monthly rent range:  Price range CFA and Square Meters

Bastos district at the Chinese Embassy

Monthly rent range:  Price range CFA and Square Meters

Golf (towards the Embassy of the United States of America):

Monthly rent range:  Price range CFA and Square Meters


Bastos district (old)

Monthly rent range:  Price range CFA and Square Meters

Bastos district at the Chinese Embassy

Monthly rent range:  Price range CFA and Square Meters

Golf (towards the Embassy of the United States of America):

Monthly rent range:  Price range CFA and Square Meters

4. Please answer the following questions:

     a. Have rents increased or decreased over the past year? By what percentage?

     b. Have rents increased or decreased over the past two years? By what percentage?


All quotes for conducting the survey only should be submitted on or before December 06, 2022 at 10 a.m. via email to: Yaounde_procurement@state.gov

C. Contract Vehicle: Open Market.

D. Set-aside restrictions: There are no set-aside restrictions for this procurement.

E. Meet or Exceed: Offers must meet or exceed requested specifications as described herein and should include a delivery schedule as well as any warranty information.

F. Award Type: Government Purchase Order.

The Embassy intends to award a contract/purchase order to the responsible company submitting a technically acceptable quotation at the lowest price.  We intend to award a contract/purchase order based on initial quotations, without holding discussions, although we may hold discussions with companies in the competitive range if there is a need to do so.

The Government will determine quoter responsibility by analyzing whether the apparent successful quoter complies with the requirements of FAR 52.212-1 & FAR 9.1, including but not limited to:

  • Evidence that the offeror/quoter can provide the necessary personnel, equipment, and financial resources needed to perform the work.
  • List of clients, demonstrating prior experience with relevant past performance information and references (provide dates of contracts, places of performance, value of contracts, contact names, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses).
  • Satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics.
  • Necessary equipment and facilities or the ability to obtain them; and
  • Be otherwise qualified and eligible to receive an award under applicable laws and regulations

G. Offer validity: 30 days

Applicable FAR clauses: The selected Offeror must comply with all applicable FAR clauses. Please see the final contracting instrument for a complete list, the full text of which may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far.

Contracting Authority: This request for quotation does not constitute a contract with the U.S Government.  Per FAR 1.602, the sole representative of the Government authorized to enter into an agreement is a warranted Contracting Officer.  The selected Offeror must ensure that a valid obligating document (e.g., Government Purchase Order) signed by a Contracting Officer is in place before commencement of work.  Any and all modifications after the commencement of work must likewise be authorized by a Contracting Officer.

H. Delivery: 30 days after receipt of a US Government Purchase Order.

I. Other Provisions

     i. SAM Registration: Vendors are encouraged to register in SAM (System for Award Management) to be eligible for awards with the US Government. This is a requirement for all acquisitions estimated above $30,000.00. Registration is free – https://sam.gov/content/entity-registration

     ii. Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance: Offerors (for service contracts estimated above $10,00.00) shall submit the price proposal inclusive of Defense Base Act (DBA) insurance charges as a separate line item. DBA insurance is different from Workmen’s Compensation Plan (WCP) and DBA insurance premium charges will be reimbursed by the U.S. Government. Offerors shall estimate the cost of DBA premium after contacting the authorized insurance provider.  Once the contract is awarded, you shall reach out to the insurance provider and pay the premium.  The receipt and insurance policy shall then be forwarded to the Embassy for reimbursement.  Offers will not be accepted without DBA insurance costs.

Suggested sources for DBA insurance:

Phil Saggione

Supervisor-Client Services

Starr Wright USA – A Member of Starr Insurance Companies

405 Silverside Rd. Suite 102B, Wilmington, DE 19809

Direct: 302.375.1279

Fax: 302.483.0230



Jamie Behringer


Global Underwriters

3195 Linwood Rd., Suite 201

Cincinnati, Ohio 45208

800.423.8496 / F-513-533-1504


iii. NDAA (National Defense Base Act): Offerors are expected to fill and sign the below NDAA document 1, 2 and submit together with their quotes.


Enclosed (368KB) is the full request for quotation