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Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice - Data from CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E Tracking Devices

May 8, 2014



Notice Type: Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 07-MAY-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

Subject: Data from CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E Tracking Devices

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

Solicitation Number: TrackingDevices

Contact: Jason Bailey, Phone 2023441176, Fax 2023441254, Email jason.w.bailey@dhs.gov

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): Department of Homeland SecurityU.S. Customs and Border Protection Procurement Directorate 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 1310 NP Washington, DC

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20229

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Homeland Security

Customs and Border Protection

Procurement Directorate - DC

Request for Information Regarding Data from CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E Tracking Devices Solicitation Number: Request for Information (RFI) Notice Type: Sources Sought Agency: Department of Homeland Security Office: Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine (CBP) Location: Procurement Directorate - Washington, DC

1. Introduction: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine (OAM), hereby issues a Request for Information (RFI) pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 15.201(e) to seek information for satellite airtime and to process Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking data from CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E tracking devices and transmit the data to the Air and Marine Operations Center (AMOC) which is located in Riverside, CA.

2. Description: The goal of this RFI is to identify companies that can provide satellite connectivity services for government owned CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E tracking devices in CBP aircraft.

3. Information Requested: CBP is interested in obtaining information from companies that can provide satellite connectivity from CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E tracking devices in CBP aircraft that utilize proprietary data format. The GPS data format transmitted from the proprietary tracking device is proprietary in nature. The government does not have knowledge for the proprietary CP-2, CP-3i and CP-3i REV E tracking device data format. Requested information shall address capability in the following areas of interest:

(a) The data is transmitted from the government owned tracking device which must be transmitted to a satellite, then to an earth ground station and finally from commercial servers to the AMOC.

(b) The GPS data must be transmitted from the commercial server directly to the AMOC by means of an uninterrupted Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) connection. A backup TCP/IP connection/server is required in the event the primary server cannot process the GPS data.

(c) The data format transmitted to the AMOC must be compatible with our UniTrac server.

4. Disclaimer: This sources sought notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future. CBP may seek proposals in the near future and will not accept unsolicited proposals at this time. This notice does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Participation does not imply any obligation on the part of the Government. Responders are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice; all costs associated with responding to this notice will be solely at the responder's expense. Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOps) website. It is the responsibility of potential offers to monitor these sites for additional information. Proprietary information will be protected to the greatest extent provided by law. Any questions concerning this RFI or its accompanying documents must be submitted via e-mail to jason.w.bailey@dhs.gov.

5. Responses: Responses to this RFI shall not exceed ten (10) pages (including cover letter) and shall be received via email to jason.w.bailey@dhs.gov. The schedule for this RFI is: Questions are due from industry to the above email address by 12:00 PM EST, May 13, 2014. Answers shall be provided by CBP via RFI amendment by 12:00 PM EST, May 20, 2014. The closing date for final submissions from industry to this RFI is 12:00 PM EST, May 27, 2014. In outlining your company's response, please provide a cover letter, which includes the following:

Number of years of corporate experience Business size Primary type of services provided Primary point of contact GSA schedule contract number, if applicable Address Telephone number Fax Number E-mail address for POC

Contractors are encouraged to mark each page believed to contain corporate sensitive information with the note "Proprietary Information."

Contracting Office Address: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 1310 NP Washington, District of Columbia 20229 United States

Place of Performance: Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection Procurement Directorate 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 1310 NP Washington, District of Columbia 20229 Primary Point of contact: Jason Bailey Contract Specialist Jason.W.Bailey@dhs.gov Phone: (202) 344-1176 Fax: (202) 344-1254

Secondary Point of contact: Henry S. Killian Electronic Tracking Program Manager Henry.S.Killian@CBP.DHS.GOV Phone: (951) 656-0927 Fax: (951) 656-8070

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCS/PDDC20229/TrackingDevices/listing.html


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