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Special Notice - Smartphone Geotagging Centralized System Application

July 2, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 01-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of the Air Force; Direct Reporting Units; USAF Academy - 10 CONS; 8110 Industrial DriveSuite 200 USAF Academy CO 80840-2315

Subject: Smartphone Geotagging Centralized System Application

Classification Code: 99 - Miscellaneous

Solicitation Number: FA7000-14-T-0051

Contact: Aaron Schulz, Phone 7193332327, Email - Jan K. Christensen, Contracting Officer, Phone (719) 333-8923, Fax (719) 333-8939, Email

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): USAFAUSAFA, CO

Place of Performance (zipcode): 80840

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Air Force

Direct Reporting Units

USAF Academy - 10 CONS


The 10CONS/LGCB, Operational Contracting Office, USAF Academy, US Air Force Academy received a Sole Source justification for the purchase of a single, integrated system for data collection, data management, visualization and analysis that includes: A smartphone-based application capable of supporting customized data collection forms and generating geotagged photos in a remote environment without cellphone service in real-time; A geospatial information display that allows the user to analyze and present a prioritized list of properties in Google-Maps based format based on the MADM model in real-time; and a customer interface that allows the user to alter the prioritization of properties based on customer inputs reflecting different weights on each attribute. This procurement is for the acquisition of a sole source commercial item using simplified procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) number is 511210 and the size standard is $35.5 million.

Only one responsible source and no other item will satisfy the USAFA requirement.

Disaster Solutions is the only source that possesses the patents and ability to create a centralized system capable of operating in real-time in a remote environment without cellphone service. The patented technology is not available for licensing.

This request is issued for the USAF Academy Dean of Faculty. Disaster Solutions is the only known source that meets the USAFA requirements. Contract delivery period is 60 days.

This synopsis is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bids or proposals. DO NOT submit a bid/quote at this time.

Any offerors believing they can provide the required system with all of the features and functions of the requirement described above may provide evidence for consideration. Evidence must support the offeror's claim they can provide this application and possess the patents required to operate the technology. All qualified sources may submit a response, which if timely received, will be considered by this agency. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether a competitive procurement can be conducted. A determination not to compete this proposed procurement based on response to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Responses must be received NLT 9:00 am Mountain Time on 9 July 2014. Responses received after this will be considered late IAW FAR 52.212-1(f) and will not be evaluated.

The Government does not intend to pay for any information provided under this announcement. Contractors must have a current registration with the System For Award Management (SAM) at

The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price contract processed IAW FAR 12 and 13. Questions should be addressed to the Primary POC Aaron Schulz, Contracting Officer, (719) 333-8059 or sent via e-mail to Alternate POC is Jan Christensen, Contracting Officer, (719) 333-3587, 5352.201-9101 OMBUDSMAN (NOV 2012)

(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of "" target="_blank"OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the Center/MAJCOM/DRU or AFISRA ombudsmen,

Kelly S. Snyder

8110 Industrial Drive, Ste 103

USAFA, CO 80840

Telephone number 719-333-2074

FAX 719-333-9018


Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU or AFISRA level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2397, facsimile number (571) 256-2431.

(d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency.

(e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)


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