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Combine Solicitation - Dense Wavelenght Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

July 2, 2014

Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 01-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); Acquisition and Grants Office; SSMC2 - 11th floor /OFA611325 East West Highway, 11th Floor Silver Spring MD 20910

Subject: Dense Wavelenght Division Multiplexing (DWDM)

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

Solicitation Number: BG133E-14-RQ-0451

Contact: Jay S Parsick, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-628-1409, Fax 301-713-4155, Email - Joseph Feibel, Contracting Officer, Phone 301-628-1349 , Fax 301-713-4155, Email

Setaside: Competitive 8(a)Competitive 8(a)

Place of Performance (address): 4231 Suitland RoadSuitland, MD

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20746

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Acquisition and Grants Office

U.S. Dept. of Commerce/NOAA invites your company to submit a Request for Quote for Dense Multiplexing Division Multiplexing (DWDM), hardware, software, associated installation services, licensing, training, maintenance, and warranty requirements. These supplies and services are being procured as a small business 8 (a) set a-side. Instructions for Vendor

Vendors responding to this requirement shall provide pricing for all the services listed.

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Award will be made to the Contractor offering the best value to the Government, in first meeting all technical requirements, past performance, and then price. These supplies and services are being procured in accordance with FAR Part 12.

Evaluation Criteria/Factors

Award will be made to the Offeror whose proposal conforms to the RFQ requirements and provides the Best Value to the Government. Each proposal shall be evaluated using an integrated assessment of technical, past performance and price/cost evaluation factors.

Technical is more important than past performance and price, when technical and past performance are combined their significantly more important than price. The Government reserves the right to award to other than the lowest price and to award without discussions.

The following ratings will be used to evaluate each of the above evaluation criteria/factors.

Adjectival Rating Definition: Outstanding: The proposal demonstrates highly superior understanding of the Government's requirements and presents unique or innovative approaches that significantly exceed the performance capability standards. In addition, the proposal contains numerous exceptional strengths that will significantly benefit the Government. Strengths are not offset by any weaknesses. The proposal represents a very low risk to the Government. Excellent: The proposal exceeds requirements but is not superior, demonstrates very good understanding of the Government's requirements, and demonstrates capability of delivering a very high quality of service throughout the life of the contract. However, it does not contain anything innovative and presents no unique approaches. A rating of "excellent" indicates that in terms of specific factors, the proposal contains several significant strengths that will benefit the program and any minor weaknesses are fully offset by strengths. The proposal represents low risk to the Government. Satisfactory: The proposal demonstrates an average understanding of the Government's requirements and it meets, but does not exceed, those requirements. Some strengths exist, as well as minor weaknesses, but the weaknesses, either alone or together, are offset by one or more strengths and will not jeopardize the overall performance of work. While a rating of satisfactory indicates few strengths, there are no deficiencies. The proposal represents moderate risk to the Government. Marginal: The proposal demonstrates less than average or less than adequate understanding of the Government's requirements. The proposal fails to address all of the requirements and those it addresses are minimally described. A marginal proposal contains numerous weaknesses and they are not offset by strengths. The proposal presents a high level of risk to the Government. The proposal would require some revisions before it could be elevated to the satisfactory level. Unacceptable: The proposal demonstrates very poor or little understanding of the Government's requirements. It contains numerous major weaknesses, errors, or omissions. There is at least one deficiency. The proposal requires wholesome revision and rewriting in order to become satisfactory. The proposal presents extremely high level of risk to the Government.

Please respond by 07/16/2014, 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time. Please send your quote by e-mail to Secondary point of contact:

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Western Acquisition Division(WAD)-SP/Earth Systems Research Lab (ESRL) has a requirement to purchase Dense Multiplexing Division Multiplexing, hardware, software, associated installation services, licensing, training, maintenance and warranties. This Statement of Work (SOW) addresses the all necessary materials/supplies, equipment, services, and supervision to accomplish all tasks necessary for the performance of the work set forth in this Statement of Work (SOW). Please make sure to answer the 39 questions in Section J of the Solicitation No. BG133E-14-RQ-0451, and submit along with proposal.

The resulting delivery order will have a twelve (12) month base period of performance from time of award.

1352.215-72 Inquiries (Apr 2010) Offerors must submit all questions concerning this solicitation in writing to Jay Parsick at Questions should be received no later than 11:00 am on July 8, 2014. Any responses to questions will be made in writing, without identification of the questioner, and will be included in an amendment to the solicitation via FedBizOps. Even if provided in other form, only the question responses included in the amendment to the solicitation will govern performance of the contract. (End of clause)

The proposed contract is 100% 8(a)set-aside for small business. The NAICS code for this procurement is 423430 and the size standard is 100 Employees. Any vendor desiring to be considered for award must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM), Central Contracts Register (CCR) and ORCA using this NAICS code. All responsible and fully responsive sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by the Agency. Any resulting contract will be awarded using FAR Part 12 Commercial Items procedures as a firm-fixed price delivery order. Interested parties should use the FedBizOpps [Add To Watchlist] and [Add Me To Interested Vendors] features which provide a notification when postings of information associated with this solicitation occur. Each potential proposer is responsible for checking the FedBizOpps website to gain all current information related to the solicitation. All interested parties must respond to this announcement within ten (15) calendar days of its publication by July 16, 2014 at a 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time. All responses must be in writing and are to be sent to Contract Specialist, Jay Parsick at It is the offeror's responsibility to ensure it arrives by the required date and time. For the purpose of establishing timely receipt of a quotation, the time will be established based upon the electronic copy submission.

Responses must be received in writing no later than by the date specified in the notice. NO award shall be made unless the vendor is registered in SAM. For additional information and to register in SAM, please access the following web site: In order to register with the SAM and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all bidders must also have a Dun & Bradstreet Number. A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at: or by phone at (800) 333-0505.

Please reference the Attached Solicitation No. BG133E-14-RQ-0451.


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