CBD Watch

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Agile information control environment. Sol. BAA 98-26. (CBD, Sept. 8). The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Information Systems Office is seeking research proposals for developing technologies that enable agile information control across military and commercial networks. Of particular interest are technologies that permit real-time information flows in support of mission- or life-critical applications, such as targeting, air traffic control or telerobotics.Contact: Algeria TateDefense Advanced Research Projects AgencyContracts Management Directorate3701 N. Fairfax DriveArlington, Va. 22203-1714

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center. Advanced technologies for human and information systems interactions. Sol. N66001-98-X-6905. (CBD, Sept. 10) The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center— San Diego is inviting proposals for research in human and information system interaction infrastructure. With a vision of anytime/anywhere information system resource accessibility, this invitation includes research in the areas of communications between humans and information systems.Offerors are invited to submit white papers that will be evaluated to identify research approaches worthy of further consideration. If an approach is considered to be worthy, and within funding limits, a full proposal will be requested. Contact: Minh HuynhCode D211Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center San Diego53560 Hull St.San Diego, Calif. 92152-5001

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. High-performance computing system. (CBD, Sept. 4) The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is contemplating the acquisition of equipment and services to augment the computing facilities at the Forecast Systems Laboratory. A primary purpose for this request for information is to ask vendors to run FSL's benchmark codes, which will give the vendor community an indication of the programs that may be expected to run on the new FSL system. In addition to using the information provided by vendors to assist in an acquisition strategy, the information also may be used to determine which vendors do not appear to be viable candidates for eventual award of a contract. The benchmarks may be acquired by following the instructions on the project World Wide Web site (hpcs.fsl.noaa.gov).Contact: William VoitkCommerce Department/NOAAAcquisition Management DivisionADP Contracts Branch 1305 East-West HighwayRoom 7604Silver Spring, Md. 20910-3281(301) 713-0839, Ext. 185

Army. Core search application software, custom search interfaces. Sol. DABT65-98-Q-0001. (CBD, Sept. 8) The Army seeks core search application software and the development of custom search interfaces that dynamically aggregate the output results of multiple search engines from disparate data sources. This solicitation is a set-aside for small business.Contact: Robert L. KnoppDepartment of the ArmyAttn: ATBO-ALBuilding 198, Room 303Mission Contracting Activity-LVNFort Leavenworth, Kan. 66027-1389(913) 684-2971

Air Force. Local exchange services. Sol. F34608-98-Q-5080. (CBD, Sept. 8) The 38th Logistics Squadron seeks to purchase local telephone exchange services at 158 CS/SC Burlington International Airport, Vt. The proposed contract is for five years. Competition is open to domestic and foreign sources. Contact: Lily Block38 LS/LGCX4022 Hilltop RoadSuite 211Tinker AFB, Okla. 73145-2713(405) 734-9297

Defense Supply Center. Online database services. Sol. RFQ # SP0410-98-Q-0166. (CBD, Sept. 8) The Defense Supply Center seeks to provide an online service that will enable buyers to access information to satisfy emergency requisitions for parts and supplies that are needed to maintain aircraft, ships, tanks, etc. The government intends to award a firm-fixed-price purchase order.Contact: Mary WingfieldDefense Supply Center RichmondAttn: DSCR-CF (Mary Wingfield)8000 Jefferson Davis HighwayRichmond, Va. 23297-5000

U.S. Information Agency. TV portable editing system with power supply. Sol. B/CA-R76518. (CBD, Sept. 8) This solicitation is a set-aside for small business.Contact: Mary Ann AmpsU.S. Information AgencyOffice of Cuba BroadcastingDepartment of Administration, B/CA4201 N.W. 77th Ave., Room 327Miami, Fla. 33166(305) 437-7031

Army. Manpackable direction-finding equipment. (CBD, Sept. 8) The Army's Communications-Electronics Command is conducting an industry survey for manpackable direction-finding equipment. The system should be capable of scanning the frequency range of 20 to 90 MHz and be able to intercept and monitor single-channel, Push to Talk (PTT) communications within that band. The system also should be capable of developing a line of bearing to the emitter and be able to network with other identical radios to develop a geolocation for selected emitters. The purpose of this request is to identify potential sources that may be interested in and capable of performing the work.Contact: Yvonne Hicks BovaArmy CecomCecom Acquisition CenterFort Monmouth, N.J. 07703-5008(732) 532-3569

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Courtroom technologies. Sol. RFP # USCA-99-R-001. (CBD, Sept. 8) The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts plans to establish contractual vehicles under which the federal judiciary will have access to computer, telecommunications and audio-video technologies. The technologies to be included under these contracts are videoconferencing, evidence presentation and management, digital audio recording, real-time recording and sound systems. The contractual vehicles will encompass hardware and software as well as installation, integration, training, warranty/maintenance and program management support. This procurement seeks multiple contractors capable of providing and supporting the nationwide deployment and implementation of courtroom technologies. The contract(s) will be awarded for a base year with four one-year options.Contact: Howard GrandierAdministrative Office of the U.S. CourtsOffice of Information TechnologyTechnology Policy, Planning and Acquisition OfficeIT Contracting1 Columbus Circle N.E., Room 3-170Washington, D.C. 20544(202) 273-3555

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Software upgrade. Sol. RFQ # WASC8-1858. (CBD, Sept. 8) The National Weather Service in Anchorage is seeking an HRPT Data Ingest Software upgrade for Hewlett-Packard Co. C240 workstations and an HRPT SCSI bit/frame synchronizer card. This is a simplified acquisition with an estimated value of less than $50,000.Contact: Melvin FondueCommerce DepartmentNOAA, WASCAcquisition Management Division WC37600 Sand Point Way N.E.Bin C15700Seattle, Wash. 98115-0070(206) 526-6043

Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority. Software and hardware for financial management system. (CBD, Sept. 9) The Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) wants to identify firms that would be interested in participating in a request for proposals for Sound Transit's financial management system. Sound Transit expects to initiate a competitive procurement process in October. Sound Transit seeks proposals from vendors that can provide an integrated solution to meet the requirements for software, hardware, installation, implementation services, integration services, training and support.Contact: Willette RasmussenContracts DivisionCentral Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority 1100 Second Ave.Suite 500Seattle, Wash. 98101

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Communications services. Sol. NMFSYINCS. (CBD, Sept. 10) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is requesting a response from mobile communications service providers that can provide mobile and satellite communications services to fishing vessels participating in the National Marine Fisheries Service's Office for Law Enforcement's Vessel Management System. The intent of this request for information is to determine how the OLE will structure the U.S. fishing vessel management program to allow for participation of multiple service providers. Contact: Sandra YenCommerce Department/NOAA8484 Georgia Ave., Room 415Silver Spring, Md. 20910(301) 427-2300, Ext. 124

Forest Service. Videoconference equipment. Sol. RFQ # NP-14-98-80 (CBD, Sept. 10) The Forest Service, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Redding, Calif., intends to procure videoconferencing equipment. Award will be based on a bidder's technical capability to meet the government's requirements, past-performance criteria and price. These criteria are listed in descending order of importance.Contact: Jeannie Teall Forest ServiceNorthern Province Acquisitions2400 Washington Ave.Redding, Calif. 96001(530) 242-2226

Secret Service. Gateway notebook computers. Sol. USSS980034. (CBD, Sept. 10) The Secret Service intends to purchase 70 Gateway Inc. notebook computers. A firm-fixed-price contract will be awarded to the offeror whose proposal is the most price-advantageous to the government. This is a 100 percent small-business set-aside.Contact: Kathleen S. WilsonTreasury DepartmentSecret ServiceProcurement Division1310 L St. N.W., Suite 730Washington, D.C. 20223(202) 435-6940

-- 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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