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W--DIGITAL SIGNAGE SYSTEM

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center | Published August 27, 2015  -  Deadline September 11, 2015
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NASA/JSC has a requirement to distribute videos for communication and education products for the International Space Station as well as create templates for the digital signage system for the NASA produced videos. NASA/JSC intends to procure the items from Respario Digital Advertising on a sole source basis due to Respario Digital Advertising has a unique interface connection with a customized server application which was created to interface with the two existing systems. A different hardware solution would be incompatible, and would cause NASA to procure services from two different vendors which would result in substantial duplication of cost to the Government that is not expected to be recovered through competition. The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. The intent of this contract action is to extend the current contract through a two-year extension with Respario Digital Advertising until September 30, 2017, and to add one two-year option that would extend the period of performance through September 30, 2019. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on September 11, 2015. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/p ub_library/Omb.html

A--COLLABORATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL SPACE CAPABILITIES

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Johnson Space Center | Published July 17, 2013  -  Deadline August 7, 2013
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NASA encourages innovative and entrepreneurial efforts within the private sector to develop new space-related capabilities. These new capabilities may result in opportunities for industry to provide cost-effective commercial products and services to low Earth orbit and beyond for the Government and other customers. In pursuit of the goals of the National Space Policy and NASAs strategic plan, NASA is continuing its efforts to foster the development of new industrial space-related capabilities that will lead to education and job growth in science and engineering and spur economic growth as capabilities for new space markets are created. Based on the responses to this synopsis, NASA may solicit proposals from all interested U.S. private enterprises that wish to enter into Space Act Agreements (SAA) for collaboration on emerging commercial space capabilities. The purpose of the agreements would be to advance entrepreneurial space-related efforts by facilitating access to NASAs vast spaceflight resources including technical expertise, assessments, lessons learned, technologies, and data. Additional Government provided resources such as access to facilities and services will be evaluated on a case by case basis depending on the degree of benefit to both parties. With this activity, NASA intends to focus on facilitating the development of integrated space capabilities, not individual technologies or subsystem development efforts. Should a solicitation go forward, NASA would use its other transactions authority within the National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. 20113(e), to enter into multiple SAAs where each party bears the cost of its participation, and there is no exchange of funds between the parties. The SAAs resulting from any potential solicitation will serve as an agency-level mechanism for NASA and its partners to agree to a series of mutually beneficial activities that are expected to be consistent with NASAs 2011 Strategic Plan. There must be specific, identifiable benefits to one or more elements of Strategic Goal 1 to extend and sustain human activities across the solar system. The goal of the SAAs would be to advance private sector development of integrated space capabilities so that the emerging products or services are commercially available to government and non-government customers within approximately the next five years. This activity would be an additional opportunity to partner with NASA and is not intended to preclude ongoing or future partnership discussions directly with the NASA centers. NASA will only consider proposals from U.S. private enterprises (including non-profit organizations) or commercial providers as defined by the Commercial Space Act of 1998. There may be future opportunities for the private sector to submit proposals to NASA for these types of agreements after the initial selections are made. To assist NASA in preparing for this potential competition, please notify the point of contact listed in this synopsis of your interest by August 7, 2013. Your non-binding letter of intent should include the company name, point of contact, address, phone number, email, brief description of the space capability planned to be developed, and nature of interest as either a primary participant or team member. NASA intends to use information submitted in response to this synopsis in the formulation of one or more solicitations seeking competitive proposals related to the initiatives described herein. The Government intends to release the company names, addresses, and points of contact of all respondents unless specifically requested not to do so by the respondent. This information will be provided on the competition website in an Interested Parties List to allow potential participants the opportunity to network. NASA will not affirmatively release any other information received in response to this synopsis to the public. Any information submitted in response to this synopsis that is marked as Confidential Commercial or Financial Information will be considered as voluntarily submitted in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act. If NASA proceeds with the competition, potential participants are responsible for monitoring the Internet website for the release of the Announcement for Proposals and for downloading their own copy of the Announcement and amendments. A website has been established for this activity: http://procurement.jsc.nasa.gov/ccsc/ The Internet site, or URL, for the NASA/JSC Business Opportunities page is: http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=73 An Ombudsman has been appointed See NASA Specific Note B. No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation or submit a proposal. All questions must be submitted in writing to the Agreements Officer via email or fax referencing the solicitation number in the subject line. Telephone questions will not be accepted. NASA does not intend to publicly post questions and answers to this synopsis. As necessary, further information will be provided as amendments to this synopsis.

99--TRANSPORTATION FOR QSSI PARTICIPANTS 8/2-5/2016 HOUSTON

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published July 5, 2016  -  Deadline July 8, 2016
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Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs Office: Employee Education System (EES) Notice Type: Posted Date: Sources Sought July 5, 2016 Response Date: July 8, 2016 Original Proposed Set Aside: N/A NAICS Code: 485999 - All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation Synopsis: THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION. This is a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought notice issued in accordance with FAR 15.201(e) to conduct market research. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes - it does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ). This request for information does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or services whatsoever. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not, at this time, seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested vendor's expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFQ, if any is issued. Any information submitted by respondents to this RFI is strictly voluntary. All submissions become Government property and will NOT be returned. Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) SAO East PCOE - St. Louis Contracting Office 11152 Towne Square St. Louis, MO 63123-7813 VA Point of Contact: Angela Perry Contract Specialist 314-894-6656 Ext. 65115 Angela.Perry@va.gov OVERVIEW: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), a component of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, is seeking potential sources capable of providing transportation services for Quality Scholars Summer Institute Conference (QSSIC) hosted by the Houston VA Medical Center. The purpose of this unclassified request for information (RFI) is to obtain information from vendors who can provide equipment, labor, supervision and other resources required to provide ground transportation bus service to for Ambulatory Personnel in support of the QSSIC. The event will be held over a total period of four (4) days, from August 2-5, 2016 in Houston, TX. The vendor will need to supply adequate equipment and personnel to provide transportation for ambulatory individuals. This work will involve different itineraries each day for up to 12 hours a day. Vendor must be able to operate all necessary buses during specific peak times during the QSSIC that the Transportation Schedule requires. A Transportation Schedule will be provided once an official solicitation has been issued. Buses must: 1. Buses must transport 100 people. Multiple buses may be used to meet the 100 passenger requirement. 2. Must ensure that signage is present on all shuttles, clearly designating the Department of Veteran Affairs and visibly able to be read within 25 feet. 3. Vehicles shall park in the areas reserved specifically for all vehicles within this contract (to be determined prior to event start date). 4. Ensure that all motor coaches have a comfortable environment with fully functional seasonal climate control including air conditioning. 5. Drivers must ensure all equipment and cargo, if appropriate, is secured prior to driving the vehicle. 6. Each vehicle will be equipped with a dedicated company cell phone. The cell phone must be on and immediately available at all times. Personal cell phones of the drivers are acceptable. If you are interested in participating in this market research, please respond via e-mail no later than 2:00 PM CT on or before Friday, July 05, 2016 with responses to the attached questions (Attachment 1). 1. Specific Response Instructions: All correspondence relating to this (RFI) shall be submitted via email to Angela Perry at Angela.Perry@va.gov. Please submit your (RFI) response in accordance with the following: a. All (RFI) submittals are to be no more than 20 pages in length, excluding the title page of the (RFI) document. The (RFI) document shall include the name of your company, a legitimate email address and phone number of the appropriate Point of Contact (POC) for your company, who will be managing this (RFI) process. Title the "subject line" of the e-mail "QSSIC Houston Transportation Services" and add the company name. b. Any and all questions relating to this (RFI) shall be submitted to Stephanie Farrell at Angela.Perry@va.gov no later than 12:00 PM CT on or before Friday, July 8, 2016. c. The issuing Contract Specialist shall post all questions received and the answers provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to the entire pool of participants for this (RFI), no later than 3:30 PM CT on or before Tuesday, July 12, 2016. d. All (RFI) responses shall be submitted to Angela Perry at Angela.Perry@va.gov no later than 2:00 PM CT on or before Friday, July 08, 2016. 2. Information Requested: In response to the RFI interested contractors shall submit the following information: a. Company Information/Socio-Economic Status b. Company size and POC information c. VA has identified the appropriate North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 485999, All Other Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation, which has a size standard of $15 Million for this RFI. d. Indicate whether your company, subcontractors, teaming partners, joint ventures have a Federal Socio-Economic Status, e.g., Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small business, Women-Owned Small Business, Disadvantaged Small business (8A), and Hub Zone. If Service Disabled or Veteran Owned Small business, is your company and or partners registered in VA's VetBiz repository? 3. Capabilities/Qualifications: Provide answers to the questions in Attachment 1. Your response should be formatted as follows: single-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, one-inch margins. Your document must be compatible with MS Office Word 2010. Failure to respond will not affect future opportunities, however; only those vendors who respond will be permitted to participate in individual discussions with the government. DISCLAIMER: The government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this RFI or to otherwise pay for information received in response to this RFI. This RFI will be the basis for collecting information on products available. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purpose only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in this RFI that is marked "proprietary" will be handled accordingly. Responses to the RFI will not be returned nor will receipt be confirmed. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this RFI are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Again, responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. Attachment 1 - Questions Company Name: ____________________________________ POC: ______________________________ _________________ _______________________ Name Phone Email 1. What is the total number of transportation services you were responsible for over the last two years? Given that number, " Describe the types of transportation services you performed for Government clients. Be specific and include details such as the mix of workers, managers, length of time, dates, preparation work and other relevant data. Also include any lessons you may have learned from the experience. " How do you price your services? Hourly? 12 Hours? 24 Hours? " What is your company's US geographic span? Where do you normally do business? Do you provide services nationwide or stay within the local area? 2. In the last two years, what have been your staff personnel to transportation service ratio? (i.e., given the number of transportation services, how did you fulfill the requirements of your contract with personnel?) " Describe how you manage your part time workforce, and how many personnel you use part time? " Describe how you manage your sub-contractors/consultants, if you use this method. " What is the average length of time these personnel are employed by your company? 3. Do you understand this information and possible requirements for your company's transportation services?
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