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Special Notice - IBM's Accelerated Value Program

June 17, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 16-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of the Treasury; Internal Revenue Service (IRS); National Office Procurement (OS:A:P); 6009 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 500 Oxon Hill MD 20745

Subject: IBM's Accelerated Value Program

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

Solicitation Number: TTN4199

Contact: Raymond Williams, Phone 2406138399, Email

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): IRS Memphis Service Center5333 Getwell Road Memphis, TN

Place of Performance (zipcode): 38118

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Treasury

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

National Office Procurement (OS:A:P)

This notice is an announcement of the IRS's intent to make a sole source award to International Business Machines Corporation for its Accelerated Value Program (AVP) Support services. IRS's Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Operations, Technology Operations office has a need to continue IBM's AVP support for the operation, maintenance and for expertise on the IBM suite of software and hardware products that make it's servers, main-mainframe and non-mainframe infrastructure. The IRS intends to solicit and negotiate with IBM, the one source capability of providing IBM's AVP support, under the authority of FAR 13.106 (b). Market research has found that only IBM provides AVP support: No other vendor can provide IBMs AVP support services!

This notice is given per FAR 5.101(a)(1), 5.201(b)(1)(i) and 5.207(c)(14). This notice is not a solicitation or a request for proposals (RFP) for the AVP services described above as any submitted are not being accepted. Additionally, the IRS reserves the right to make the determination to compete or not to compete this requirement based on the interest, inquires and other responses it receives to this notice. This determination is solely within the discretion of the IRS, i.e. IRS procurement and the IRS Customer.. Any interested vendor may request additional information from the contact listed below. Also, capability statements may also be submitted to the contact listed below. Information received will be considered solely for determining if this requirement may be a competitive procurement and for developing a market research portfolio for a future competitive procurement. Email capability information and/or inquiries to * and the contract below. The IRS will accept and review all responses received by 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time, July 1, 2014.

contact: RAYMOND WILLIAMS, PH 240.613.8399, Email

Contracting Office Address: TIPSS Branch 6009 Oxon Hill Road Suite 500 Oxon Hill MD 20745


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