Notice Type: Special Notice
Posted Date: 20-FEB-14
Office Address: Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; National Continuity Branch; 19844 Blue Ridge Mountain Road, State Route 601 Bluemont VA 20135
Subject: ENS Maintenance and Support Services
Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment
Solicitation Number: HSFE50-14-R-600308
Contact: Christine A. Todd , Phone 5405425283, Email email@example.com
Place of Performance (address): Bluemont , VA
Place of Performance (zipcode): 20135
Place of Performance Country: US
Description: Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
National Continuity Branch
In accordance with FAR Part 13 and 6.302-1(a)(2), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) intends to award a sole source contract under FAR 6.302-1 "only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements." FEMA intends to award this contract to Cassidian Communications, Temecula, CA, 92590. The contract is for one-year maintenance and support to existing hardware/software that was designed and manufactured by Cassidian Communications. The existing software is proprietary and patented and only Cassidian possesses the corporate knowledge required to support the existing system. No other firm can provide the maintenance support on the Communicator NXT! System, since it is a proprietary system. Installing and uploading another product from another contractor will void the warranty with Cassidian Communications and possibly create interoperability issues.
In addition, FEMA Directive 262-3 dated 11-03-11 designates the ENS system as the official FEMA solution for emergency notification. No other notification systems have been authorized for FEMA use. This system is provided by Cassidian via the Communicator NXT! See initial JOFOC (attachment) for Section 508 and security requirements.
The total value of this requirement is anticipated to be approximately ____ and the expected period of performance is to be one year.
FEMA is aware of no other firm, other than Cassidian Communications that can provide the type of services and software maintenance described here and in the JOFOC. However, any firm that believes it is capable of providing equivalent services that meet the specifications stated and is an ENS that is authorized by FEMA shall e-mail a Statement of Specifications and associated product literature to Christine Todd at Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org.