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Internal Revenue Service. Electronic tax administration. Sol. TIRNO97R00071. (CBD Aug. 29) The IRS is planning to release a draft request for proposals on Sept. 15 for electronic tax administration (ETA). The objectives of this RFP are twofold.

First the IRS plans to increase transmission volumes greatly beginning in calendar 1999 using the existing ETA systems. Second the IRS plans to promote and sustain increases in volumes further into the future through enhancements to electronic filing and related applications.

For the purposes of this draft RFP the government will focus on the electronic filing of individual tax returns (1040 Series) including related transactions payments correspondence powers of attorney requests for transcripts and improving fraud prevention and detection.

Additional ETA programs such as business and information returns may be addressed in future acquisitions. This draft RFP includes three proposal approaches: contracts for volume increases using current systems agreements for increased volumes using current systems and contracts involving system enhancements/modification. Offerors may propose on any or all of the approaches.

The contracts/agreements may be awarded to one or more ETA partners. The IRS seeks partnerships that will result in the maximum return for its investment.Contact: Brett L. BlakeInternal Revenue Service6009 Oxon Hill RoadSuite 700Oxon Hill Md. 20745(202) 283-1137

Federal Computer Acquisition Center. Seat management services: Fedcac Project 114. Sol. TFF-97-014. (CBD Sept. 2) Fedcac plans to acquire seat management services for the management operation and maintenance of desktop computers and their associated network infrastructure. The services provided must include the entire suite of hardware commercial off-the-shelf software connectivity and support services required to support general-purpose scientific/engineering or mixed desktop computing environments. The prime contractor and its subcontractors collectively must be capable of providing asset management infrastructure management user support installation maintenance training and design. The government wants to acquire these services as a utility and intends to pay for them on a per-seat basis. This synopsis is for information and planning purposes only.Contact: D. Jeanne DavisFederal Computer Acquisition Center83 Hartwell Ave.Lexington Mass. 02173-3115(617) 860-7138E-mail: [email protected]: www.gsa.gov/fedcac

Justice Department. Information technology services. Sol. DOJ-SAS-8-0011. (CBD Sept. 2) The Justice Management Division's Procurement Services Staff intends to acquire subscription services for CD-ROM medical library services including a Medicare/Medicaid library state Medicaid libraries and medical code policies CPT-4 and ICD-9 for 1994 through 1996. The medical subscription service will be used by U.S. attorneys throughout the 94 judicial districts as resources during trial preparation for health care fraud abuse cases. The requirement is for 94 Medicare/Medicaid library copies 22 state Medicaid library copies and 114 copies of the CPT-4 and ICD-9 codes for 1994 through 1996.Contact: Ervin SpiveyJustice DepartmentProcurement Services StaffNational PlaceSuite 10401331 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.Washington D.C. 20530(202) 307-1944

Air Force. Command control communications and computer (C4) services. Sol. F04684-98-R-0020. (CBD Sept. 3) The 30th Space Wing Vandenberg Air Force Base Calif. intends to solicit proposals for C4 services. The contractor must provide all management personnel transportation tools equipment materials and other items and services needed to offer C4 services including base-level communications support local- and wide-area network information transfer network equipment maintenance local commercial communications services and operation and maintenance of Defense Department radios communications centers voice- and data-switching systems the Base Information Transfer Center the Master Publications Library common-user telephone systems and the Air Force Network Control Center. This acquisition has been set aside for 100 percent small-business competition.Contact: Capt. Jay ClarkAir Force30 CONS/LGCCB806 13th St.Suite 2Vandenberg AFB Calif. 93437-5226(805) 734-8232 Ext. 6-6121

Air Force. Relocatable optical system. (CBD Sept. 3) The government seeks a qualified contractor to develop and deliver a relocatable version of the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance (GEODSS) system. The relocatable version known as the Relocatable Optical System (ROS) will consist of a single telescope and associated image processor data processor and communications equipment for deployment at Moron Air Base Spain. An option to add a second telescope and associated equipment to the system may be included. Another option may be included for a second ROS. The second ROS will be a single- or dual-telescope configuration for deployment at a location to be determined. The ROS will be built upon existing GEODSS Upgrade Prototype System (GUPS) technology developed by TRW Inc.'s Electronic Systems Technology Division under a separate contract. The government-furnished GUPS will be the basis for the first ROS including the telescope and mount. However completion of the shelter design procurement of shelter parts and performance validation are still required. Prime mission equipment for GEODSS fielded under the GEODSS Modification Program will be procured and incorporated into the ROS to maintain commonality between ROS and the GEODSS fixed sites. The ROS contractor will be responsible for an upgrade to the government-furnished sensor controller software. The software upgrade will require the completion of the design development and test of the charged-coupled device-based photometry software that resides within theGEODSS sensor controller. The ROS will be able to interface with and be remotely controlled by the Optical Command Control and Communications Facility at Edwards Air Force Base Calif.Prospective offerors should have demonstrated expertise and ability in 1) systems development and integration particularly within the electro-optical arena 2) handling and installation of large-aperture telescopes and their associated mounts 3) testing of electro-optical systems 4) implementation of software and algorithms to allow for space surveillance 5) design of relocatable telescope systems 6) deployment of space surveillance sensor systems to locations outside the continental United States 7) system software configuration management 8) spares provisioning training technical manual preparation packaging and transportation. The government has started to post portions of the draft request for proposals and other pertinent program information on the Hanscom Electronic RFP Bulletin Board (HERBB). Interested parties can gain access to the HERBB via the World Wide Web at www.herbb.hanscom.af.mil. Contact: Themoula Poirier or Maj. Dana PiazzaAir ForceElectronic Systems CenterSurveillance and Control Systems5 Eglin St.Hanscom AFB Mass. 01731-2802(617) 377-9457/6371

-- The items included here have been selected from recent Commerce Business Daily issues and have been edited for space. Full text is available at cbdnet.access.gpo.gov.


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