Maintenance of ArcGIS licenses used for NATO Core GIS
Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security | Published November 23, 2015 - Deadline December 3, 2015
The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for the provision of standard software maintenance of ArcGIS licenses used for NATO Core GIS (Geographic Information Systems).
NCI Agency is responsible for the in-service support of major NATO Communications and Information Systems, some of which are under the management and monitoring of the Joint Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) Service Line (SL), which is located at The Hague (Netherlands). The JISR SL is responsible for the management, monitoring, and maintenance of the NATO core GIS.
Potential U.S. prime contractors must 1) be pre-approved for participation in NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB) and 2) be nominated to the bidders list by the U.S. Government.
The reference for the IFB is IFB-NCIA-JISR-15-07 and all correspondence concerning the IFB should reference this number.
It is planned to place a single contract for the entire scope of work. No partial bidding will be allowed.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
Please see attached.
BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO BID
NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government nominate U.S. prime contractors to the bidders list. Before the U.S. Government can nominate a U.S. prime contractor to the bidders list, however, the firm must be approved for participation in NATO ICB. Firms are approved for NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis.
The NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA.
U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website:
The application and supporting documentation may be submitted as e-mail attachments. If, when submitting the application, your firm is interested in a specific NATO ICB project, please include the following in the text of your email:
- the title and/or solicitation number of the project
- the name/phone/FAX/email of the point of contact for the bid documents
After approval of your one-time NATO ICB application, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will then know to follow up by issuing a Declaration of Eligibility (DOE) for that project. NATO member governments use a DOE to nominate an approved firm to the bidders list for a particular NATO ICB project.
- Request from DOC that a DOE be issued (and, for firms new to NATO ICB, submit the completed one-time NATO ICB application): 03 December 2015
- IFB issued (target): 11 December 2015
- Bid closing (target) : 29 January 2016
- Contract Award (target): mid-February 2016