NOAA Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS)
General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) | Published October 27, 2015
The General Services Administration (GSA) is providing assisted acquisition services for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) pursuant to an Interagency Agreement (IA) entered into and administered in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 17.5, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) guidance, and the respective policies and procedures of NOAA and GSA. This acquisition for Systems Engineering and Technical Services (SETS) will result in a competitively solicited and awarded contract providing NOAA with systems engineering and technical services supporting the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). NESDIS is responsible for the implementation of new flight and ground systems and the modification of existing systems needed to operate environmental satellites, and to collect, process, distribute, and archive satellite data for the nation's civilian environmental satellite (spacecraft and sensor) program (the "Systems"). These Systems include computers, communications, Radio Frequency (RF) equipment and the associated hardware and software. These Systems include those yet to be built and existing systems requiring maintenance, upgrades the physical infrastructure supporting the Systems. NESDIS is also responsible for performing similar work on cooperative missions with other United States Government agencies, foreign governments, and organizations. NESDIS is responsible for the Information Technical (IT) architecture and security of all computer systems processing environmental data and supporting both operational and administrative functions of the Systems.
The Government anticipates award of a single cost plus fixed fee (CPFF) contract to be solicited and awarded on a competitive basis in accordance with FAR Part 15. The primary NAICS for this requirement is 541330. This requirement shall be solicited on an UNRESTRICTED basis. The anticipated period of contract performance consists of a base period of July 30, 2016 through July 29, 2017, plus four (4) twelve-month option periods, for a total of up to 60 months (5 years). Award of the Contract will be made using the best value continuum described in FAR 15.101 using the tradeoff process detailed in FAR 15.101-1. Past Performance will be among the criteria evaluated for award.
A draft Solicitation Number ID01150067 is anticipated to be available for download from FBO in mid-December 2015. Interested parties are encouraged to check FBO for availability of the solicitation package. A Pre-Solicitation Conference is anticipated for early January 2016. Proposal due date is anticipated as March 16, 2016. Award of the contract is anticipated to occur on or before July 29, 2016.
Interested parties are requested to NOT contact anyone at NOAA for information regarding this requirement, but instead direct all inquiries to the GSA Contracting Officer for this requirement, Anthony W. Pellegrino, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office (617) 565-5750, or Cell (617) 312-7266.