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Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) Program

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published July 17, 2015  -  Deadline September 14, 2015
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IARPA is seeking innovative solutions for the Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) Program. The CAUSE Program seeks to fund research on multi-disciplinary methods that provide accurate and timely forecasts of cyber-attacks. Throughout the CAUSE Program, IARPA expects performers to identify and extract novel leading signals from both internal and external sensors (both conventional and unconventional) and generate warnings for cyber-attacks against participating organization(s). The CAUSE Program is envisioned to begin in February 2016 and end by August 2019. Proposal Due Date for Initial Round of Selections is 5 PM Eastern Time September 14, 2015

Standoff ILluminator for Measuring Absorbance and Reflectance Infrared Light Signatures (SILMARILS)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published April 2, 2015  -  Deadline May 18, 2015
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The SILMARILS program aims to develop a portable system for real-time standoff detection and identification of trace chemical residues on surfaces using active infrared spectroscopy at a 30 meter range. Program goals include: high chemical sensitivity and specificity across a broad range of target classes; effective operation in a real-world environment accounting for issues such as gas phase and surface-adsorbed clutter, varying substrates, temperature, humidity, indoor/outdoor background light; a system that is eye-safe and has a visually unobservable illumination beam; human-portable size and power draw commensurate with limited-duration battery operation; and a rapid scan rate.

Logical Qubits (LogiQ) Program

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published July 2, 2015  -  Deadline September 1, 2015
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Synopsis IARPA is seeking innovative solutions for the Logical Qubits (LogiQ) Program. LogiQ intends to build a logical qubit from a number of imperfect physical qubits by combining high-fidelity multi-qubit operations with extensible integration. The LogiQ Program is envisioned to begin 1 February 2016 and end by 31 January 2021. Current quantum computing systems have important limitations that hinder their path to fault-tolerant quantum computation. First and foremost, the overall performance of multi-qubit systems is inferior to the performance of the individual qubits. These physical qubits are susceptible to system noise and losses induced by their environment, insufficient operation fidelity, lack of error correction, poor feedback and dynamical control, and inadequate multi-qubit control. Success in building practical quantum computers hinges on the ability to combat environment-induced decoherence and errors in quantum gates. This can be effectively and extensibly achieved by innovations that encode physical qubits into a logical qubit. The Logical Qubits (LogiQ) Program seeks to overcome the limitations of current multi-qubit systems, described in the previous paragraph, by building a logical qubit from a number of imperfect physical qubits. LogiQ envisions that program success will require a multi-disciplinary approach that increases the fidelity of quantum gates, state preparation, and qubit readout; improves classical control; implements active quantum feedback; has the ability to reset and reuse qubits; and performs further system improvements. Additionally, LogiQ seeks a modular architecture design of two coupled logical qubits that creates a flexible and feasible path to larger systems. Modular designs facilitate the incorporation of next-generation advances with minimal constraints, while maintaining or improving performance. Proposal Due Date for Initial Round of Selections: 5:00PM Eastern, September 1, 2015

D--SharePoint Services

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline May 27, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The contractor shall provide senior design, development, integration, administration, sustainment, and management services for Southern Regional Medical Command's Microsoft SharePoint environment in support of automated collaboration, workflows, business processes, business-intelligence dashboards, web content, data, information, and knowledge management. The contractor shall facilitate this environment for a headquarters element of approximately 300 employees divided into approximately 25 staff sections each of which will require multiple site, workflow and dash board creations that will interact with 11 disparate subordinate organizations. The 11 subordinate organizations will have a site hosted in this environment with contractor support of migrating existing SP solutions to include consultation and assistance with reuse and tailoring of workflows and dashboards as required.

R--Mobile Health Care Environment: Commercial Off the Shelf Software Components and Related Support Services for a Bi-Directional, Secure Mobile Health System.

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published August 4, 2015  -  Deadline September 4, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Contractor shall provide COTS server-based and mobile device-based software components for the Army's existing MHCE-E/MHCE-R Systems, all related software licensing, and software updates as required to ensure that the COTS software components are current and relevant to the ever changing landscape of mobile wireless device operating systems and wireless carrier requirements security and credentials requirements. See Attachments for the Full Soliciation.

Office of Safe and Secure Operations Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published May 11, 2015  -  Deadline May 10, 2016
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BAA Summary - IARPA's Office of Safe & Secure Operations is soliciting proposals for research that will maximize insight from the information the Intelligence Community collects, in a timely fashion. General Information - All administrative or contractual questions about this BAA should be transmitted to dni-iarpa-baa-15-03@iarpa.gov. If e-mail is not available, fax questions to 301-851-7673, Attention: IARPA-BAA-15-03. All questions must include the name, e-mail address, and phone number of the requestor. Do not send questions with proprietary content. IARPA will accept questions until two weeks before the closing date of this BAA. Consolidated questions and answers will be periodically posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website (https://www.fbo.gov/) and linked to the IARPA website (http://www.iarpa.gov); answers will not be sent directly to the requestor. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) often selects its research efforts through the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process. The BAA will appear first on the FedBizOpps website, (http://www.fedbizopps.gov)and then be linked to the IARPA website at (http://www.iarpa.gov). The following information is for those wishing to respond to this BAA. IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. This BAA solicits abstracts/proposals for the Office of Safe & Secure Operations (SSO). SSO focuses on the Intelligence Community's (IC) ability to operate freely and effectively in an often hostile and increasingly interdependent and resource-constrained environment. While some of our challenges stem from adversary activity, others emerge coincidentally with changes in technology or business practices. SSO programs are most often not application-specific, but concentrate instead on creating the foundations of a powerful and robust infrastructure for the IC that can maintain its integrity over time. This BAA solicits research that explores or demonstrates the feasibility of revolutionary concepts in computation, trust establishment and maintenance, and detecting and deflecting hostile intent. The following topics (in no particular order) are of interest to SSO: • Computational methods, including algorithms, based on models other than digital Turing machines and platforms other than CMOS whose attributes are matched to efficient or secure solution of intelligence problems (e.g., optical, analog, biomolecular, neuromorphic, quantum, and hybrid computing systems); • Novel ideas for technologies enabling energy-efficient computation beyond the efficiency projected for end-of-roadmap silicon, as well as strategies for using existing computing technologies to compute with lower power budgets; • Design tools for non-traditional computing architectures/technologies and non-traditional materials; • Robotized research methods; • Approaches to operating securely with imperfect equipment, error-prone users, compromised components, and/or within an environment of unknown trustworthiness. Constructing systems that can perform reliable and secure computations when some fraction of their components is unreliable or insecure; • New techniques and applications for algebraic statistics (AS) and software development for AS with an emphasis on user interface; • New algorithms and techniques that take advantage of quantum entanglement to perform tasks (excluding quantum annealing) that are inefficient or impossible with classical algorithms and/or current platforms; • Methods (including compilers and programming languages) for performing complicated computations securely, e.g. multi-party secure functional computation, full homomorphic encryption (HE), and HE applications, but with low overhead; • Detection, classification, and mitigation of attempts by adversaries to compromise safety and security, including, but not limited to penetration and manipulation of electronic infrastructure; and • Assurance techniques that take advantage of emergent enterprise architectural constructs, e.g. software-defined networking, multi-tenancy, and virtual hosting. This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs through a separate BAA in the future, so periods of performance generally will not exceed 12 months. Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.

Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power INterrogation (MAEGLIN)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published March 11, 2016  -  Deadline May 10, 2016
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Chemical detection is an Intelligence Community (IC) priority, needed for applications such as forensic analysis, border and facility protection, and stockpile and production monitoring. In particular, the IC has an interest in local and continuous monitoring of the chemical environment in remote site areas over long periods of time without human oversight. However, current technology cannot simultaneously provide laboratory-quality sensitivity and accuracy, the ability to identify all constituents of a complex chemical mixture, a small, ruggedized package, and autonomous long-term operation. The Molecular Analyzer for Efficient Gas-phase Low-power INterrogation (MAEGLIN) program intends to develop an ultra-low-power chemical analysis system for remote site detection and identification of explosives, chemical weapons, industrial toxins and pollutants, narcotics, and nuclear materials in the presence of significant background and interferents. Program goals include definitive chemical identification of species with an atomic mass The key overarching objective of the MAEGLIN program is to be able to separate and identify a broad range of chemical species with high sensitivity and specificity. The separation requirement enables full analysis of complex mixtures with minimal impact from interferents or background chemicals and materials, and detection of chemicals of interest with concentrations that may be several orders of magnitude below the ambient chemical background. The ability to identify a broad range of chemical species enables a single remote site detector to screen for multiple chemical targets of interest and allows analysis of subtle changes in the overall chemical effluent from monitored locations - especially when there are several possible target molecules. In Phase 1, IARPA intends to fund three separate Thrust Areas to develop component technologies that will enable an integrated prototype demonstration in Phase 2. It is anticipated that proposals which successfully address all aspects of a Thrust Area will require a multidisciplinary team. No proposals which cover only a portion of a Thrust Area will be funded. If an offeror's technical approach encompasses two or more Thrust Areas, then that offeror may submit a single proposal that simultaneously covers multiple Thrust Areas. Details on the metrics for multi-thrust proposals and the associated formatting and page limitation specifics are provided in later sections of this BAA. Chemical classes that are of interest in the MAEGLIN program include, but are not limited to: • explosives and energetics, including military, commercial, and home-made varieties, as well as common oxidizers and fuels,• chemical weapons, their precursors, and byproducts,• poisonous or toxic industrial and environmental chemicals or pollutants,• narcotics, including illicit, prescription, and designer drugs of abuse,• nuclear fuel cycle materials and related chemicals,• signatures indicative of common natural and industrial chemical processes, such as combustion, petroleum fractionation, and pesticide manufacturing, and• chemicals associated with the manufacture and deployment of biological warfare agents. Although the MAEGLIN program does not have as a goal the ability to detect bio-agent species directly, chemical signatures of bio-agent production and weaponization may be detectable.

Office of Incisive Analysis Office-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published May 11, 2015  -  Deadline May 10, 2016
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BAA Summary - IARPA's Office of Incisive Analysis is soliciting proposals for research that will maximize insight from the information the Intelligence Community collects, in a timely fashion. General Information - All administrative or contractual questions about this BAA should be transmitted to dni-iarpa-baa-15-02@iarpa.gov. If e-mail is not available, fax questions to 301-851-7673, Attention: IARPA-BAA-15-02.All questions must include the name, e-mail address, and phone number of the requestor. Do not send questions with proprietary content. IARPA will accept questions until two weeks before the closing date of this BAA. Consolidated questions and answers will be periodically posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website (https://www.fbo.gov/) and linked to the IARPA website (http://www.iarpa.gov); answers will not be sent directly to the requestor. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) often selects its research efforts through the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process. The BAA will appear first on the FedBizOpps website, http://www.fedbizopps.gov, and then be linked to the IARPA website at http://www.iarpa.gov. The following information is for those wishing to respond to this BAA. IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. This BAA solicits abstracts/proposals for the Office of Incisive Analysis (IA). IA focuses on maximizing insights from the massive, disparate, unreliable and dynamic data that are - or could be - available to analysts, in a timely manner. IARPA is pursuing new sources of information from existing and novel data, and developing innovative techniques that can be utilized in the processes of analysis. IA programs are in diverse technical disciplines but have the following common features: (a) they create technologies that can earn the trust of the analyst user by providing the reasoning for results; and (b) they address data uncertainty and provenance explicitly. The following topics (in no particular order) are of interest to IA: • Reliable, real-time feedback methods for assessing human judgment and reasoning; • Discovering, tracking and categorizing emerging trends, events, and entities; • Forensics on multimedia and/or social network data; • Methods for analyzing, reconciling, and managing massive, multimodal, dynamic and diverse data; • Enhancement of machine learning methods with transparent representations that allow for validation and high confidence in results; • Methods to generate high resolution geospatial models or 4D geospatial/temporal models from multimodal data; • Alternative computing regimes and data sharing environments that would facilitate multi-INT processing and asynchronous trusted collaboration; • Dynamic means to expose and enhance unprocessed data and interim and/or alternative analytic products across domains and/or represent cascade effects of new information on existing models; • Scalable and adaptable behavioral network science methods to organize information optimally for analytic effectiveness; • Scalable cross-media anomaly detection and/or discovery methods to identify data and patterns resulting from distinct or novel causal processes; • Methods for detecting and countering intentionally misleading information; • Methods to rapidly identify, assess relevancy and reliability of, and/or exploit emerging or alternative sources of information or methods; • Novel graph analytic techniques for representing, reasoning, and learning from massive or sparsely sampled heterogeneous data; • Novel approaches to identify and assess persistent or shifting socio-cultural norms and/or effective methods to counter or influence attitudes, behavior or messaging; • Autonomous agent, machine learning and/or physiological intelligence methods to gather latent or suppressed knowledge. This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs through a separate BAA in the future, so periods of performance generally will not exceed 12 months. Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.

Office of Smart Collection Office Wide Broad Agency Announcement

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published May 11, 2015  -  Deadline May 10, 2016
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BAA Summary - IARPA's Office of Smart Collection is soliciting proposals for research that will maximize insight from the information the Intelligence Community collects, in a timely fashion. General Information - All administrative or contractual questions about this BAA should be transmitted to dni-iarpa-baa-15-01@iarpa.gov. If e-mail is not available, fax questions to 301-851-7673, Attention: IARPA-BAA-15-01. All questions must include the name, e-mail address, and phone number of the requestor. Do not send questions with proprietary content. IARPA will accept questions until two weeks before the closing date of this BAA. Consolidated questions and answers will be periodically posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website (https://www.fbo.gov/) and linked to the IARPA website (http://www.iarpa.gov); answers will not be sent directly to the requestor. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) often selects its research efforts through the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) process. The BAA will appear first on the FedBizOpps website, http://www.fedbizopps.gov, and then be linked to the IARPA website at http://www.iarpa.gov. The following information is for those wishing to respond to this BAA. IARPA invests in high-risk, high-payoff research that has the potential to provide our nation with an overwhelming intelligence advantage over future adversaries. This BAA solicits abstracts/proposals for the Office of Smart Collection (SC). The mission of the Office of Smart Collection is to dramatically improve the value of collected data from all sources. The Office seeks to achieve this goal by, among other activities, developing new sensor and transmission technologies, new collection techniques that more precisely target desired information, and means for collecting information from previously inaccessible sources. In addition, the Office pursues new mechanisms for combining information gathered from multiple sources to enhance the quality, reliability, and utility of collected information. The following topics (in no particular order) are of interest to SC: o Innovative methods or tools for identifying and/or creating novel sources of new information; o Sensor technologies that dramatically improve the reach, sensitivity, size, weight, power and duration for collection of broad signal or signature types; o Methods for combining different measures and/or sensors to improve performance and accuracy of systems; o Approaches for assessing and quantifying the ecological-validity of behavioral, neuro- and social science research; o Innovative approaches to gain access to denied environments; o Secure communication to and from collection points; o Tagging, Tracking, and Location (TTL) techniques; o Electrically small antennas and other advanced radio frequency (RF) concepts; o Agile architectures that intelligently distill useful information at the collector; o Innovative means and methods to ensure the veracity of data collected from a variety of sources; o Automated methods for sensor data fusion without predefined interface descriptions; o Approaches to enable signal collection systems to conduct more effective targeted information acquisition rather than bulk collection; and o Tools to identify and mask signal streams and records that contain personal information to avoid unauthorized collection and dissemination. This announcement seeks research ideas for topics that are not addressed by emerging or ongoing IARPA programs or other published IARPA solicitations. It is primarily, but not solely, intended for early stage research that may lead to larger, focused programs through a separate BAA in the future, so periods of performance generally will not exceed 12 months. Offerors should demonstrate that their proposed effort has the potential to make revolutionary, rather than incremental, improvements to intelligence capabilities. Research that primarily results in evolutionary improvement to the existing state of practice is specifically excluded.

65--Environics Reduced Oxygen Breathing Devices

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Command | Published September 26, 2015
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Environics Reduced Oxygen Breathing Devices 2 each and associated parts with warranty for the US Army School of Aviation Medcine, Fort Rucker, Al.

65--ARRAY CARTRIDGE

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published July 30, 2015  -  Deadline August 6, 2015
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ARRAY CARTRIDGE 1) System should allow accurate quantification and qualification of nucleic acid samples (DNA and RNA). 2) System should require single dilution step before loading into the instrument. 3) System should detect library smears at an initial concentration of 50 pg/ul. 4) The resolution of the sample should be as low as 2bp. 5) The system should have LED wavelength of 470nm with a CCD detector. 6) The gel Sizing range should be a. Next Gen sequencing 35-60,000bp b. RNA and mRNA 19-6000bp c. Genomic DNA up to 20,000bp 7) System should weigh no more than 85lbs. 8) The system should have dimensions of no more than H x W x D = 61 x 35 x 51 cm. 9) System should be able to transport the data into Microsoft excel sheet. 10) System should be able to run in a normal laboratory environment, 20-23 C. EVALUATION CRITERIA: LOWEST PRICE, TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE IF NOT QUOTING BRAND NAME THEN MUST PROVIDE MECS WITH QUOTE. ALL BIDS MUST GO THROUGH THE ADVERTISED SITE (SEE BELOW)

TCFTP ACERT 9MCF0

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published April 5, 2016  -  Deadline April 8, 2016
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The Treasury Computer Forensic Training Program (TCFTP) has a requirement on a limited brand basis to procure: eighty (80) Anker USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub Including a BC 1.2 Charging Port with 60W (12V / 5A) Power Adapter [VIA VL812-B2 Chipset and updated Firmware 9081]; seventy two (72)- Part # WinHex Specialist - WinHex specialist software license 1-year subscription including updates and maintenance; eighty (80)-Part # ZM-VE350 Zalman ZM-VE350 USB 3.0 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure With Built-In Virtual CD Emulator; seventy two (72)- Part # PWKB - Passware Windows Key Business software. Headquarter lab and training personnel have been involved in reviewing and testing various: high-speed USB hubs; virtual CD/DVD devices; and software products for forensic analysis and processing. They have determined that the aforementioned brands/models of hub, virtual CD/DVD device, and software are compatible and will perform properly given the standard computer hardware and software configurations used in the forensic environment. Additionally, the two software products are an integral part of the course curriculum and training material, lesson blocks and classroom exercises have been developed around these software products. Award will be made on the basis of Lowest Price / Technically Acceptable (LPTA). Please submit your proposal to me via email at Neil.O.Gross@irs.gov by Friday April 8, 2016 at 4:00PM EST. Questions are due by Thursday April 7, 2016 at 4:00PM EST. NOTE: All deliverables are due seven (7) days after receipt of award.

GOVERNMENT DEBT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE TEAM OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DEBT MANAGEMENT

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published December 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2016
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The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal service contracts. Resident assignments are generally for one year and are likely to be renewed. This recruitment is for global assignments and international travel is required. Debt Management advisors provide technical assistance and policy advice on sovereign debt matters in an emerging market environment to senior ministerial and central bank officials, as well as to market participants in host countries. Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in domestic government debt issuance and/or management of public borrowing. A background in public finance, private sector investment banking, public sector financial advisory work, government securities trading, state and local government securities underwriting, issuance and sales, securities and/or Treasury operations, or in related areas, would constitute relevant experience. Knowledge of international bond markets is desirable. Prior overseas work experience in a challenging environment and management experience are also highly desirable. Spanish fluency is required for posts in Latin America and French fluency is generally required for francophone countries. While having requisite technical skills and a background in and knowledge of public finance/government securities are highly important, candidates must also have the desire and ability to work independently and the ability to gain the confidence of host government officials and counsel them about policy choices and their consequences. Advisors are expected to provide sound but realistic technical assistance in the debt management area that will enable emerging countries to strengthen and develop their economies. Candidates must be U.S. citizens. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $60.49 to $80.79 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical Assistance ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator 740 15th Street, N.W. - 4th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Please reference Solicitation A16040 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A16040 - Debt Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. The Procurement Office and the contracting officer do not handle resumes or respond to questions concerning this announcement. Please contact recruitment@ota.treas.gov with any questions. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for Government Debt and Infrastructure Finance Team, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until June 30, 2016 although selections may be made in advance of that date. The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEBT MANAGEMENT ADVISORS

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline December 31, 2015
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UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT GOVERNMENT DEBT AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE TEAM OFFICE OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DEBT MANAGEMENT ADVISORS EMERGING MARKETS - WORLDWIDE The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal services contracts. Resident assignments are generally for one year and are likely to be renewed. This recruitment is for global assignments and international travel is required. Debt Management advisors provide technical assistance and policy advice on sovereign debt matters in an emerging market environment to senior ministerial and central bank officials, as well as to market participants in host countries. Qualifications: Applicants should have a minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in domestic government debt issuance and/or management of public borrowing. A background in public finance, private sector investment banking, public sector financial advisory work, government securities trading, state and local government securities underwriting, issuance and sales, securities and/or Treasury operations, or in related areas, would constitute relevant experience. Knowledge of international bond markets is desirable. Prior overseas work experience in a challenging environment and management experience are also highly desirable. Spanish fluency is required for posts in Latin America and French fluency is generally required for francophone countries. While having requisite technical skills and a background in and knowledge of public finance/government securities are highly important, candidates must also have the desire and ability to work independently and the ability to gain the confidence of host government officials and counsel them about policy choices and their consequences. Advisors are expected to provide sound but realistic technical assistance in the debt management area that will enable emerging countries to strengthen and develop their economies. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $60.49 to $80.79 per hour, subject to the cost of living adjustments (COLA) in effect at the time of contract award. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical Assistance ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator 740 15th Street, N.W. - 4th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005 Please reference Solicitation A15086 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A15086 - Debt Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for Government Debt and Infrastructure Finance Team, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until December 31, 2015 although selections may be made in advance of that date. The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

UNITED STATES TREASURY DEPARTMENT

Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) | Published January 15, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) is recruiting individuals on a competitive basis to serve as resident (long-term) and/or intermittent (short-term) advisors, under personal service contracts, in the Government Debt Issuance and Management Program. The Treasury program provides technical assistance and policy advice on sovereign debt matters in an emerging market environment to senior ministerial and central bank officials, as well as to market participants in host countries. Resident assignments are generally for one year and are likely to be renewed. This recruitment is for global assignments and international travel is required. Qualifications: Applicants should have minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in domestic government debt issuance and/or management of public borrowing. A background in public finance, private sector investment banking, public sector financial advisory work, government securities trading, state and local government securities underwriting, issuance and sales, securities and/or Treasury operations, or in related areas, would constitute relevant experience. Knowledge of international bond markets is desirable. . Prior overseas work experience in a challenging environment and management experience are also highly desirable. Spanish fluency is required for posts in Latin America and French fluency is generally required for francophone countries. While having requisite technical skills and a background in and knowledge of public finance/government securities are highly important, candidates must also have the desire and ability to work independently and the ability to gain the confidence of host government officials and counsel them about policy choices and their consequences. Advisors are expected to provide sound but realistic technical assistance in the debt management area that will enable emerging countries to strengthen and develop their economies. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or U.S. resident aliens. SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salaries will be negotiated in accordance with program regulations based on demonstrated salary history. The salary ranges are from $60.49 to $80.79 per hour. Overseas benefits are provided as allowed by federal regulations. Successful applicants must be able to obtain medical and security clearances. HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to: recruitment@ota.treas.gov or by mail to: Office of Technical Assistance ATTN: Recruitment Coordinator 740 15th Street, N. W. - 4th Floor Washington, D.C. 20005. Please reference Solicitation A15030 on your cover letter and resume. When e-mailing, the subject line must contain the following: Solicitation A15030 - Debt Advisor - Applicant's Last Name, First Name. Please be advised that all contractors, if hired, must obtain a Data Universal Number (D-U-N-S). Only applicants to be interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please and no hand carries. If you wish to be considered for this announcement and all future announcements for the Government Debt Issuance and Management Program, you must state so in the cover letter to your application. This announcement is open and continuous until June 30, 2015 although selections may be made in advance of that date. The U.S. Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

70--PHD Virtual Backup Appliance

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published August 6, 2015  -  Deadline August 12, 2015
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PhD Backup Software Minimum Essential Characteristics - Brand Name or Equal - Must meet all Specs. 1. PHD Virtual Backup Appliance Performs the backup and restore processing and presents the target for backup storage. The appliance VM can be configured to use locally attached storage or an external data store. 2. PHD Virtual Backup Console - Installed with the Plug-in, the PHD Virtual Backup Console displays the status of running jobs, maintains a job history, and is used to create and manage backup and restore jobs. The console can be opened from within the vSphere Client or from the Windows Start Menu. 3. PHD Virtual Backup Plug-in - Installed with the Console, the plug-in provides access to PHD Virtual Backup right from within vSphere Client, through simple, integrated menus. 4. PHD Virtual Backup Exporter - Installed separately from the PHD Console and Plug-in, the PHD Exporter is used to export backup files to a staging location for archive or other long term storage purposes. The PHD Exporter Console is used to configure and create export jobs. For more, refer to the PHD Virtual Backup Exporter User Guide. 5. Backup Data Store - The storage location where PHD Virtual Backup sends all backup data. The backup data store can be a virtual disk attached to the PHD VBA, a CIFS share or an NFS share. Information on selecting the right backup storage for your environment is available in the Installation Guide and also on the PHD Virtual Web site. 6. PHD Guest Tools - When installed to an individual VM, the PHD Guest Tools enable application aware processing and custom scripting options. 12ea Ren: Unitrends/PHD VMW ENT PLAT (per skt) Co-Term 4/19/2016 - 5/31/2016 12ea New License purchase Unitrends/PHD VMW ENT PLAT (per skt) 1 year support 12ea New License alignment Unitrends/PHD VMW ENT PLAT (per skt) Co-Term to 5/31/2016 28ea Ren: Unitrends/PHD VMWARE ENT PLAT (per socket) (1 year)

Construction Inspection for Digital Project Delivery

Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) | Published June 1, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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Today's 21st century world is all about speed of getting tasks completed through accelerated delivery. This pace is now being translated to highway Construction Inspection. Civil Integrated Management (CIM) framework set the ground work for how a State Highway Agency understands the tools and technologies available. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Every Day Counts (EDC-2 & 3) promoted many of the interrelated technologies such as e-Construction paperless construction administration delivery process to 3D Engineering Models for Construction. The Final reports can be accessed at the following links:   http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovation/everydaycounts/reports/edc-2-finalreport/ http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovation/everydaycounts/reports/edc-3-progressreport   FHWA and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) are currently conducting research and syntheses respectively on costs, benefits, and challenges on the types of technology which either support or are directly related to Construction Inspection.  Construction Inspection in a digital project delivery environment takes a comprehensive approach from data management to inspector processes. The best use of the technology to support accelerated delivery and best utilize the construction inspector's time for effective data gathering in accordance to the project contract requirements is unknown, but some states such as Iowa, Florida, Texas, and Michigan have all began to develop standard procedures on how best to utilize the technologies in the field.  Ongoing and recently completed research related to this project includes:   FHWA RESEARCH AUTOMATION IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION:  Overview and Design Guidance and Guide Specification Manual (2 Reports), 2015. (See Attachment J.3) FHWA Contract DTFH61-14-C-00045Addressing Challenges and Return on Investment (ROI) for Paperless Project Delivery (e-Construction). (See Attachment J.4) NCHRP 20-05/Topic 46-06 Usage of Mobile IT Devices in the Field for Design, Construction and Asset Management. http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_491.pdf

66--RFQ - Brand Name or Equal to Bio Micro Lab SampleScan E-Series 2D Reader Automated

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published March 31, 2015  -  Deadline April 7, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. BACKGROUND: The U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) has a product requirement for one Brand Name or Equal to SampleScan E-Series 2D Reader. The SampleScan E-Series Barcode Scanners are found in drug discovery labs and biorepositories worldwide. Scanning and decoding barcodes is an essential step in successful sample database management workflows. The SampleScan readers are easy-to-use and integrate well with other systems. The SampleScan line includes full rack scanners as well as single tube scanners, and they are compatible with a wide range of microtubes and cryotubes from all major manufacturers. Minimum Essential Charactersitics: Please provide a quote that is either the Brand Name SampleScan E-Series 2D Reader Automated or a substitute: Scans and decode one rack in 8-10 seconds Optimum for frozen tube racks Insulates rack from scanner surface Anti-fog treatment on inside scanning surface Single tube scan feature Decodes all SBS rack formats Initiate a scan with an easy one-touch button or via the software Rack ID scanning Small footprint Integration friendly design Auto-rescan feature improves decoding results. Software requirements for the SampleScan E-Series Barcode Readers include: Easy-to-use software scans the tube's 2D barcode and outputs the decoded barcode and rack ID Rescan or manually edit barcode data Single tube scan displays 2D code on screen and pastes into any open application Data output files are user defined and customizable-.csv format SDK and ActiveX toolkits are included to enable transfer of output files directly to LIMS or to integrate with other laboratory robotics. Condensation Reduction System & Rack ID Scanning for the SampleScan E-Series Barcode Readers includes: Internal temperature control system can be turned on or off as needed Labware Compatibility for the SampleScan E-Series Barcode Readers includes: 12, 24, 48, 96, and 384 well SBS racks Thermo Scientific (Matrix, ABgene, and Nunc) Micronic Corning FluidX Greiner Specifications: Model - ScampleScan E-Series, includes Condensation Reduction System Dimensions - 7.5 quote mark w x 12.25 quote mark d x 2.75 quote mark h (31cm x 31cm x 7cm) Weight - 6.5lbs (2.9 kg) Electrical - 100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz, 1.25A; Universal power supply with US, UK, Euro or user specified CRS Electrical - 100-240VAC ~ 50/60Hz, 1.25A Environment - 45 to 95 F (5 to 35 C) System Requirements - Windows 8, 7, Vista; Two USB ports

Notice of Intent to Sole Source: Provide the delivery of healthy male and female Yorkshire swine in support of the Naval Medical Research Unit- San Antonio (NAMRU-SA)

Department of the Navy, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery | Published May 7, 2015  -  Deadline May 22, 2015
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The Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC) intends to award a sole source indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract under the authority of FAR 6.302-1 to Oak Hill Genetics, Inc., 21434 Oak Hill Rd, Ewing, IL 62836, for the performance of the described requirement in support of the Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA). The requirement intends to provide the delivery of healthy male and female Yorkshire swine for research that focuses on the protection, resuscitation and stabilization of combat casualties at Echelon 1 and 2 points of care in the combat theater in support of the NAMRU-SA, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The animals are required for critical on-going NAMRU-SA future scientific research efforts to have healthy, disease free animals from one vendor; this will ensure the scientific data generated is consistent, which is critical when testing different vendor devices under that same research environment. Due to the early involvement of Oak Hill Genetics, Inc. providing animals in this ongoing research effort; they must continue to provide this supply until commencement to avoid the injection of inconsistency in study results. In addition, it is imperative that the new data collection is being created, collected and reviewed under the same controls as previous data collection to ensure an apples-to-apples analysis is being performed. This is critical to the integrity of the entire study and can only be accomplished through the use of the same supplier. In addition, Oak Hill Genetics has an established history of delivering 100% healthy lots. Loss of one or two animals due to diseases will cause a major disruption on data collection and data analysis. The estimated period of performance of the project is 36 months. A sources sought notice was issued on 22 April 2015 for this requirement and the Government determined after the review of capability statements, that no other source had the capability to perform the required work. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation document exists for the requirement. Sources interested in responding to this notice are required to submit a capability statement that includes management and technical data and cost information, in sufficient detail and with convincing evidence that clearly demonstrates the capability to perform the required work. Capability statements shall not exceed 1 (8.5 x 11 inch) page using a font size no smaller than 10-point. All capability statements received by the due date of this notice will be considered by the Government. A request for documentation or additional information will not be considered as an affirmative response. A determination by the Government not to compete based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement or to proceed with a sole source contract. Capability statements are due by 3:00 PM Eastern Time, 22 May, 2015. Capability statements shall be submitted by e-mail ONLY as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachment to the following address: ronald.s.sanford2.civ@mail.mil.

66--5600A CoulArray 8-CH Detector Instrument 120VAC and accessories

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published December 11, 2014  -  Deadline December 17, 2014
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MINIMUM ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS HPLC SYSTEM Must meet all Specifications Brand Name or Equal ISO-3100BM HPLC Pump: Biocompatible, isocratic pump with serial dual-pistion design Pump flow rate range of 0.05 - 2.5 mL/min Maximum pressure rating must be greater than 6.000 psi over the entire flow range Isokinetic, pre-compression technology (Smartflow ), which performs automatic, on-the-fly, compression compensation for any solvent or solvent mixture to provide pulsation-free flow. Automated rear piston seal wash system with seal leak and wash fluid detection Pre-assembled, zero dead volume, finger tight UHPLC fittings for plumbing connections Real-time bidirectional control via USB WPS-3000TBRS : Inline split loop (No Sample Loss) injection design Sample capacity must be able to support 15, 10 mL reagent vials in addition to 120, 2.0 mL or limited volume vials Injection Volume range of 0.01 - 100 pL Injection Volume Accuracy of 0.5% at 20 pL Injection Volume Precision of less than 0.3% RSD at 2 pL (typically less than 0.15% RSD), caffeine in water Minimum Sample Required of 1 pL out of 5 pL (250 pL conical vial) Sampler must have fully biocompatible flow path and handle up to 15,000 psi Sample thermostatting of 4-45 C with accuracy of 2 C Sampler must be able to perform serial dilutions, sample dilutions and online sample derivatization Real-time bidirectional control via USB CoulArrav Thermal Organizer: Temperature controlled enclosure for organizing and maintaining constant temperature (range:ambient +5 to 45 C) for coulometric array cells and columns. Ability to hold 4 full length analytical columns (i.e., 250 mm, length) CoulArray Multi-Channel Electrochemical Detector Efficient, multi-channel, coulometrically efficient electrodes provide electrochemical resolution of chromatographically unresolved compounds Peak confirmation and purity assessment by internal signal ratio analysis Computer software control of operating parameters, data collection, analysis and reporting in the familiar Windows environment with powerful quote mark wizards quote mark that provide guidance for common operating tasks The only electrochemical detection system that is fully compatible with gradient elution chromatography Up to 16 patented, flow-through, Coulometric electrodes produces complete electrochemical conversion of analytes for improved detection (2 each 4-channel cells included with p/n 70-4324) Up to 16 channels of data can be acquired, analyzed, manipulated and reported simultaneously Data and graphics can be transfer directly into presentations and publications Dynamic range of femtomoles (10.15) to micromoles (10-6) within the same sample Multi-electrode sensors use maintenance-free reference electrodes eliminating the need for filling solutions and frequent polishing Autoranging gain control over 6 orders of detector response (10pA to 100pA) with programmable autozero capability Operates with all electrochemical cell types: single, dual and multi-channel Supports gating array configuration, as well as oxidation, reduction and redox Accepts analog signals from other detectors for concurrent display and analysis (optional analog input adapter required) An optional, integrated Thermal CoulArray Organizer is recommended that provides EC cells, columns and fluidic components with a thermally controlled operating environment which also eliminates outside electrical interferences to maintain high sensitivity measurements. This product shall meet all applicable UL, CSA, CE and FCC regulations. Chromeleon 6.8 Express Software: Shall have the ability to operate under Microsoft Windows 7 platform Supports instrument functions Shall be real-time bi-directional control with USB and online audit trail. Allows for editing of a running schedule for sample insertion Shall have a real-time view of chromatogram and spectra during a run. Shall have built in Wizards for setting up sequences, control programs, and quer Dionex 5040 Amperometric Cell with Boron doped Diamond Electrode for CoulArray Includes: Model 5040 Amperometric Analytical Cell, Boron-Doped Diamond disO electrode, disc electrode contact assembly, 0.001 quote mark (0.25 pm) gaskets, CoulArray-to-2-singlechannel cell cable and operating instructions EC kit and Installation: Vendor shall setup and ensure instrument meets specifications by performing instrument and software IQ with appropriate kits. Vendor shall familiarize operators on instrument operation including setting up programs files, sequences, and quantitation files. Shall include Mobile Phase (70-3829) and (45-0206) Test Standard Computer: Desktop CPU with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, 3.4 GHz Core i7 3770, 8.0 GB RAM, Radeon graphics 1 GB, 1 TB SATA 6Gb/s disk, 16x DVD+/-RW Monitor: 23-inch LCD widescreen Flat Panel Monitor Equipment items that are needed: 5042.0011 1ea ISO-3100BM Pump - UtilMate 3000 Biocompatible Isocratic Anaylitcal Pump 5841.0020 1ea WPS-3000TBRS - UtliMate 3000 Wellplate Sampler, Thermostatted 70-4340T 1ea CoulArray Thermal Organizer Module 70-4324 1ea 5600A CouArray 8-CH Det Inst 120VAC - Electrochemical Detector 5960.0144 1ea CM-CMX/S-1: Xpress Server (Included 1X TB1) 70-8055 1ea 5040 Cell with BDD Kit for CoulArray 70-9191 1ea Kit, Access, CoulArray, U3000, System 70-7655 1ea EC Installation Kit for Coulochem III & CoulArray detectors includes Mobile Phase (70-3829) and Test Standard (45-0206) 076137 1ea PC, Dell, 9010, Intel Core i7, Win7-64 071664 1ea Monitor, Dell, U2312HM, 1920X1080 6000.1001 1ea Power Cord USA-Version - 125V 3xAWG18, 2.0 m Solicitation W81XWH-15-T-0075 is available via ASFI or by request to kevin.e.comegys.civ@mail.mil