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Sources Sought Notice - 70-- Fiber Switches and Avamar Backup System, West Point, NY

June 13, 2014

Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice

Posted Date: 12-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of the Army; Army Contracting Command, MICC; MICC - West Point; Directorate of Contracting, ATTN: SFCA-NR-WP, 681 Hardee Place, West Point, NY 10996-1514

Subject: 70-- Fiber Switches and Avamar Backup System, West Point, NY

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: W911SD-14-T-0241

Contact: Mark Draluck, 8459388386 [MICC - West Point]

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): MICC - West Point Directorate of Contracting, ATTN: SFCA-NR-WP, 681 Hardee Place West Point NY

Place of Performance (zipcode): 10996-1514

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Army

Army Contracting Command, MICC

MICC - West Point

SOURCES SOUGHT ONLY: This is a Sources Sought request for information to be used for market research purposes, only. The Government is conducting market research to assist in determining the appropriate solution to meet the Government's requirements. The Government is seeking responses from all businesses capable of providing the solution or has knowledge of the industry. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE or PROPOSAL. Responses to this announcement are not considered quotes or offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responses will not be used for evaluation in any resultant solicitation for this requirement. The government shall not be held responsible for any costs incurred in response to this sources sought announcement. Participation is strictly voluntary. This notice will close 17 June 2014 at 1000 AM EST. The Mission and Installation Contracting Command at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, has a requirement for a four (4) node expansion to the existing Avamar backup system as well as a requirement to upgrade the current Fiber Channel switches to 16GB. Scope of Work includes both furnishing all equipment and parts as well as providing installation. The Government has identified the following parts and quantities as meeting the above requirements: 4 each, EMC Standard Power Cord -125V AC - 10A, Part Number C13-PWR-12; 4 each, AVAMAR G4S M2400 STG NODE (FLD INST) TAA, Part Number AVM2400FGST; 31 each, EMC Avamar - License - 1 TB Capacity, Part Number 456-100-309; 1 each, Backup and Recovery Manager Avamar, Part Number 456-103-950; 1 each, AVAMAR DESKTOP/LAPTOP, Part Number 456-101-266; 1 each, AVAMAR NODE REBALANCE QUICKSTART, Part Number PS-BAS-AVXIMP; 1 each, AVAMAR EXP NODE INSTALL QUICKSTART, Part Number PS-BAS-AVXINS; 1 each, PREMIUM HARDWARE SUPPORT (ANDL), Part Number M-PREHWB-001; 1 each, EMC Premium Software Support - Technical, Part Number M-PRESWL-002; 1 each, PREMIUM HARDWARE SUPPORT-WARR UPG(ANDL), Part Number WU-PREHWB-00; 48 each, DISK RETENTION UPLIFT 3YR-AVAMAR, Part Number DSKRTAV-3; 1 each, BRS PROJECT MGMNT 4 HOURS QS, Part Number PS-BAS-PMBRS; 2 each, BRS SOL ARCHITECT 4 HOURS QS, Part Number PS-BAS-SABRS; 2 each, 9216 9120 9124 9140 Power Cord US, Part Number MDS-PW8-US; 1 each, DoD Unique Identification Labels, DOD-UID-LABEL; 2 each, MDS 48Port 8GB FC SWITCH 48 ACTIVE PORTS, Part Number MDS-9148-48; 2 each, Generic Switch or blade install, Part Number PS-BAS-INSW; 1 each, Premium hardware support - WARR UPG, Part Number WU-PREHW-001; 96 each, 2/4/8/ - GBPS FC Shortwave switch SFP LC, Part Number MDS-SFP-8GSW; 2 each, MDS 48PORT 8GB FC Switch 16 Active Ports, Part Number MDS-9148-16; 2 each, 9216 9120 9124 9140 Power Cord US, Part Number MDS-PW8-US; 1 each, DOD UNIQUE IDENTIFICATION LABELS, Part Number DOD-UID-LABEL; 2 each, GENERIC SWITCH OR BLADE INSTAL, Part Number PS-BAS-INSW; 1 each, Premium Software Support, Part Number M-PRESW-001; 1 each, Premium Hardware Support - WARR UPG, Part Number WU-PREHW-001; 48 each, 2/4/8-GBPS FC Shortwave Switch SFP LC, Part Number MDS-SFP-8GSW; 2 each, Cisco 9148 8-Port POD License, Part Number MDS-9148-POD; 2 each, Commercial SA 4Hours QS, Part Number PS-BAS-SABLK; and 1 each, Commercial PMGMT HRS QS, Part Number PS-BAS-PMBLK. The repeat in equipment corresponds to two (2) different fiber channel requirements. Respondents shall provide a full description of their capability to meet the anticipated requirement including other possible solutions. Feedback on this requirement is encouraged. The anticipated NAICS is 334419 with a Small Business Size Standard of 500 employees. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Please review the requirements listed below. At a minimum, the package shall address the following: 1. Title of the requirement, Company Name, Address, and POC. 2. Company profile to include DUNS number/CAGE Code, and a statement regarding current small business status to include small business type(s)/certification(s) such as: SDB, 8a, HubZone, SDVOB, etc. 3. State the delivery time 4. Full description of proposed solution including proof of compatibility and compliance. Responses shall be submitted by email to


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