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January 30, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 29-JAN-14

Office Address: Department of Homeland Security; Customs and Border Protection; Procurement Directorate - DC; 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 1310 NP Washington DC 20229


Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: HSBP1014R0020

Contact: Nicholas Martinelli, Phone 2023443231, Email

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): 7400 FULLERTON ROADNDC 3 SPRINGFIELD, VA

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20598

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Homeland Security

Customs and Border Protection

Procurement Directorate - DC

The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to negotiate, on a sole source basis, with Pacific Applied Technology (PAT) for the renewal of a software license that provides interfaces between TECS and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the International Justice & Public Safety Network (Nlets) within the current TECS IBM mainframe environment. The authority for the sole source is FAR 6.302 (a)(2). This requirement is for continued use of proprietary existing software that was designed and developed by Pacific Applied Technology Inc (PAT). PAT software has been used for over 10 years for the TECS interfaces with NCIC and Nlets and is highly tuned to provide the speed and volume TECS requires for NCIC and Nlets queries. PAT software is proprietary software, which provides a "Right to Use" license to utilize PAT software interface. This license will cover a base year plus four (4) one-year option years. The PAT software allows for peer-to-peer communications with the FBI'sNational Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the International Justice & Public Safety Network (Nlets). Specifically the PAT software consists of the following interface components: 1. TECS Production CICS NCIC/Nlets Interface.

2. TECS Production Airport CICS NCIC/Nlets Interface.

3. TECS Production Land Border Primary CICS NCIC/Nlets Interface.

4. PATBATCH (APIS) NCIC/Nlets Interface.

5. PATBATCH (CBP Vetting) NCIC/Nlets Interface.

6. Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative - Vehicle Primary Client (WHTI-VPC) NCIC/Nlets Interface The license renewal will cover a base year and three (3) option years. CBP intends to solicit and negotiate directly with Pacific Applied Technology, Inc. No solicitation package will be issued. If a firm believes that it has the ability to provide the above software license it is requested to send a capability statement to CBP Contract Specialist Nicholas Martinelli at by February 14, 2014.


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