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Presolicitation Notice - NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB): NATO Standardization Agency Consultancy Support

May 13, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 12-MAY-14

Office Address: Department of Commerce; Bureau of Industry & Security; 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWRoom 1099D Washington DC 20230

Subject: NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB): NATO Standardization Agency Consultancy Support

Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services

Solicitation Number: IFIB-IMS-2014-001

Contact: Elsie Carroll, NATO Program Specialist, Phone 202-482-8228, Fax 202-482-5650, Email - Lee Ann Carpenter, Trade & Industry Analyst, Phone 202-482-2583, Fax 202-482-5650, Email

Description: Department of Commerce

Bureau of Industry & Security

Department of Commerce

In support of the activities of the NATO Standardization Agency (NSA), the financial controller intends to invite bids for the acquisition of consultancy support for perfective and adaptive maintenance of NSA hosted websites and standardization applications. Bids must comply with the General Contract Conditions and the Technical Specifications, but additional options suggested by contractors will also be considered. Please note that the intent is to conclude a firm, fixed price contract for this work.

All contractor personnel must hold a NATO SECRET clearance. The contractor is responsible for ensuring that the Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) forwards to the NATO contracting entity the required NATO security clearance certifications.

Potential U.S. prime contractors must be nominated to the bidders list by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government will nominate to the bidders list only those firms that have been approved for participation in NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB),

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) reference for the Invitation for International Bid (IFIB) is IFIB-IMS-2014-001 and all correspondence in relation to this procurement shall refer to this reference.

A description of the general contract conditions and technical specifications is attached.


NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government nominate U.S. prime contractors to the bidders list. Before the U.S. Government can nominate a U.S. prime contractor to the bidders list for this procurement, the firm must be approved for participation in NATO ICB. Firms are approved for NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis.

The NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA.

U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website:

The application and supporting documentation may be submitted as e-mail attachments. If, when submitting the application, your firm is interested in a specific NATO ICB project, please include the following in the text of your email:

- the title and/or solicitation number of the project - the name/phone/FAX/email of the point of contact for the bid documents

Upon approval of your one-time NATO ICB application, the DOC will then know to follow up by issuing a Declaration of Eligibility (DOE) for that project. A DOE is used to nominate an approved firm to the bidders list for a particular NATO ICB project.


Potential U.S. prime contractors must request from the DOC that a DOE be issued (and, for firms new to NATO ICB, submit a completed one-time NATO ICB application): 18 June 2014

IFIB documents intended to be issued: end of June 2014

Closing date for bids: 03 October 2014

Intended award of contract: before the end of 2014

Contract effective: 01 January 2015 until 31 December 2015 with a maximum of two one-year options (2016 and 2017)


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