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Special Notice - GT Software upgrade

May 26, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 23-MAY-14

Office Address: Social Security Administration; Office of Budget, Finance, Quality and Management; Office of Acquisition and Grants; 1540 Robert M. Ball Building6401 Security Boulevard Baltimore MD 21235

Subject: GT Software upgrade

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: SSA-RFI-14-1035

Contact: Eric I. Goldstein, Phone 4109652581, Email

Description: Social Security Administration

Office of Budget, Finance, Quality and Management

Office of Acquisition and Grants

SOCIAL SECURITY Synopsis - GT Software upgrade of 755 MIPS from 14,371 Cheryl Watson MIPS to 15,126 Cheryl Watson MIPS

Action Code: SSA-RFI-14-1035 Date: May 22nd Year: 2014 Contracting Office ZIP Code: 21235 Classification Code: 511210 Contracting Office Address: 6401 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD

Subject: GT Software Maintenance

Proposed Solicitation Number: TBD Closing Response Date: TBD contact Point: Eric Goldstein Contract Award and Solicitation Number: TBD Contract Award Date: TBD Contractor: GT Software, Inc. Place of Contract Performance: 3604 Hopson Road - Research Triangle Park (RTP), Durham, NC 27709 Set-aside Status: None


[NOTICE OF INTENT] - The Social Security Administration (SSA) intends to procure an additional 755 Cheryl Watson million instructions per second (MIPS) of maintenance capacity for Ivory BMS/TS software on a sole source basis from GT Software, Inc., located at 6255 Barfield Road, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30328. The circumstances of this procurement justify acquisition on a sole source basis. The authority for this acquisition is set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.106(b)(1)(i).

Currently, SSA owns the right to use Ivory BMS/TS Package software by GT Software, which is installed on System 93 in SSA's Second Support Center. SSA requires an additional quantity of 755 MIPS from 14,371 Cheryl Watson MIPS to 15,126 Cheryl Watson MIPS. Secondly, the agency requires a quantity of three months maintenance due to upgrade. The place of performance is SSA's Second Support Center, Durham, North Carolina. The period of performance for the proposed firm-fixed price award is from 06/14/2014 through 11/01/2014.

This software is proprietary and as such GT Software has an exclusive right and does not authorize resellers or other entities to maintain Ivory BMS/TS software. Written responses to this synopsis shall contain sufficient documentation to establish a bona fide capability to fulfill this requirement.

This is not a request for quotation; rather, this posting constitutes SSA's notice of intent to procure on a sole source basis with GT Software, Inc. for the above specified requirement. SSA does not intend to pay for any information received. If SSA does not identify other acceptable sources capable of providing the software maintenance and relevant upgrades, then it will issue a sole source award to GT Software, Inc.

Interested vendors must submit responses to this notice by 1500 EST on 05/27/2014. SSA will not honor or acknowledge requests for copies of a solicitation. Oral communications are not acceptable.


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