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Special Notice - Maintenance of Air Base Pro Software Program

May 26, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 23-MAY-14

Office Address: Department of Agriculture; Forest Service; R-5 Pacific Southwest Region, North Zone; Lease Contracting3644 Avtech Parkway Redding CA 96002

Subject: Maintenance of Air Base Pro Software Program

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

Solicitation Number: AG-9A73-S-14-0013

Contact: JEANNIE E VAUGHN, Purchasing Agent, Phone 530-226-2702, Fax 530-223-1536, Email

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): USDA, Forest ServiceVarious Locations throughout the State of California

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Agriculture

Forest Service

R-5 Pacific Southwest Region, North Zone

THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION. THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The USDA, Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, Pacific Southwest Region (R5) intends to award a sole source procurement as set forth in Federal Acquisition Regulation wherein circumstances of the contract action deem only one responsible source and no other supplies or services provider will satisfy agency requirements. These services will be procured as a commercial item in accordance with the procedures in FAR Part 12 (Acquisition of Commercial Items) and FAR Part 13 (Simplified Acquisition Procedures). The purpose of the requirement is to establish a sole source award under FAR 6.302-1 for technical support of the Air Base Pro Software program used by the Tanker Bases throughout the State of California. This is a fire cost program used by Tanker Base Manager's throughout Region 5. Based on the fire and aircraft information that is entered into the program, the managers are able to produce Landing Reports, Retardant Summaries, Aircraft Flight Reports and Fire Cost Summary Reports as well as others. This program allows Base Manager's to provide accurate financial information for reporting Incident costs. This program is critical for providing accurate cost information. The vendor has maintained this program for the last 20 years. The USDA, Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management, Pacific Southwest Region (R5), intends to award this contract to Air Base Pro Technical Support Services - A Division of First Response Fire Rescue LLC. Air Base Pro is the company that developed the program over 20 years ago and have been providing the technical support and maintenance to the program since it was developed. They are the sole authorized provider for these services. Any vendor responding to this request shall provide evidence that they have knowledge of the Air Base Pro Program and are an authorized 3rd party provider that has an agreement with Air Base Pro Technical Support Services to provide technical support to the Federal Government. All responses from responsible sources will be considered. Responses must include all required evidence, as stated above, to allow this office to evaluate the possibility of the firm to submit a valid proposal. The determination to open competition based on responses received is solely within the discretion of the Government. If a solicitation is issued, no additional synopsis will be published. Responses must be submitted electronically, via e-mail to by 4:30 PM PDT on June 16, 2014.


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