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Air Force. Technology for readiness and sustainment. Sol. PRDA No. 98-28-MLKT. (CBD, Aug. 19) The Air Force Research Laboratory, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Crew Survivability and Logistics Division, is soliciting research proposals for the Technology for Readiness and Sustainment program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This acquisition is to conduct logistics research and development that involves support to various logistics research and advanced development programs. These programs will perform longer-range feasibility studies for future research and development programs addressing laboratory and field studies on readiness and sustainment, the transformation of empirical data into guidelines and the development of methodologies and tools to enable effective transfer of logistics technology to the planning, design and development of equipment and systems.Contact: Annette HendersonAir ForceR&D Contracting Directorate2530 C St., Building 7Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433-7607(937) 255-7143

Army. Toolcrib management system. Sol. DAAB07-98-Q-5035. (CBD, Aug. 19) The Technology Applications Office will issue a purchase order for a toolcrib management system (hardware, software and installation) that is written for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 95/98 and Windows NT using the SQL Server Database. The system will provide secure point-of-use distribution, managed inventory and an integrated supply system to multiple locations for entry to a common database residing on a Windows NT 4.0 wide-area network server. The contractor also will provide installation, training and manuals for two locations.Contact: Linda DevineArmyTechnology Applications Office607 Lakeside DriveFort Ritchie, Md. 21719-4075(301) 878-4797

Commerce Department. Automated procurement system. Sol. 52-PAPT-8-00033. (CBD, Aug. 18) Commerce needs commercial off-the-shelf automated software to support its procurement function on an enterprisewide basis. The software must provide general office and housekeeping functions, management and reporting tools, requisitioning, simplified acquisition, contract/solicitation preparation, support of Commerce's Concept of Operations process and contract administration.This acquisition is conducted using a process described in the document titled "Department of Commerce Acquisition Process Case for Change," which can be found at www.conops.doc.gov. The intent of this process is to provide an improved acquisition environment that benefits the vendor community and the government.Contact: Stanley LivingstonePatent and Trademark OfficeOffice of ProcurementBox 6Washington, D.C. 20231(703) 305-8219

Executive Office of the President. Year 2000 renovation and validation services. Sol. EOPOA-98-18. (CBD, Aug. 17) The EOP's Office of Administration requires contractor support to ensure that all EOP hardware systems, components and software that make up the current EOP technical architecture are Year 2000-compliant. Up to six indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts will be awarded to eligible 8(a) firms. Selected contractors will provide services in either independent verification and validation of specific efforts that the EOP is undertaking to ensure Year 2000-compliance or in renovation tasks and validation testing. Contact: Lynnae C. RoscoeExecutive Office of the PresidentOffice of AdministrationProcurement Branch725 17th St. N.W.Washington, D.C. 20503(202) 395-7670

Air Force. Maintenance and service on computer equipment. Sol. 99Q0093. (CBD, Aug. 19) The 11th Contracting Squadron intends to procure nonpersonal service to include all parts, labor, tools, equipment, facilities, transportation and supervision necessary to provide maintenance on a large assortment of computer equipment at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. This contract will be for one fiscal year. All contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration, which can be reached at (888) 227-2423.Contact: Dianne RobertsAir Force, 11th Contracting Squadron110 Luke Ave., Room 200Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. 20332-0305(202) 767-8097

Navy. Research and development. Sol. N00173-98-R-DB06. (CBD, Aug.18) The Naval Research Laboratory has a requirement for research and development expertise in the area of program management, documentation, systems engineering, space and aerospace systems, ground systems, technology transfer, facilities support, quality control, power system development, radio-frequency support, integration and test activities, computer networking and system administration, equipment maintenance and advanced concept exploration, and associated efforts required to complete current programs and support future projects and programs.Top-secret clearances will be required before award.Contact: Dan BrinkworthNaval Research LaboratoryAttn: Code 32304555 Overlook Ave. S.W.Washington, D.C. 20375-5326 (202) 767-6746

Coast Guard. Internet services. Sol. DTCG39-98-R-QXB013. (CBD, Aug. 17) The Coast Guard is soliciting prospective contractors that are interested in providing required Internet services to the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. The services will provide full T-1 point-to-point access from the Coast Guard's Class B wide-area network to the Internet. The period of performance is estimated to be 12 months.This will be a commercial acquisition limited to small-business set-aside concerns.Contact: David GomesU.S. Coast Guard AcademyContracting OfficeCoast Guard Research and Development Center1082 Shennecossett RoadGroton, Conn. 06340-2890(860) 441-2875

Agriculture Department. Information technology equipment. Sol. ACQ NO CRMB 8-063. (CBD, Aug 17) The National Finance Center provides payroll/personnel and general financial administrative services for the USDA and other government agencies. The current system is more than 13 years old and is being brought into Year 2000 compliance. In addition, users have requested additional capability and services, such as client/server deployment, TCP/IP communication access to payroll data and the flexibility to deploy the system to multiple operating systems. The NFC is seeking to procure four communication protocol converters. The total system must be a turnkey solution that will work in the current ADP/networking environment.The contractor will provide all hardware with associated peripherals and cabling and all software required to accomplish this task as well as technical documentation required for installation readiness. Each offeror also will identify warranty terms for each item proposed. Contact: F.G. CollinsAgriculture Department National Finance Center 13800 Old Gentilly RoadBuilding 350New Orleans, La. 70129(504) 255-5910

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

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