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Combine Solicitation - Image Processing / Aerial Photography

July 8, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 07-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of Agriculture; Agricultural Research Service; Pacific West Area

Subject: Image Processing / Aerial Photography

Classification Code: T - Photographic, mapping, printing, & publication services

Solicitation Number: AG-81J8-S-14-0707

Contact: Sheri Eiri, Purchasing Agent, Phone 520-316-6314, Email sheri.eiri@ars.usda.gov

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance (address): 2000 East Allen RoadTucson, AZ

Place of Performance (zipcode): 85719

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pacific West Area

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

The solicitation no. AG-81J8-S-14-0707 is issued for a Request for Quote (RFQ).

The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74. This procurement is 100% set-aside for small business. The NAICS code is 541360; small business size standard is $14.0M average annual receipts.

The USDA, ARS, Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center requires image processing, as follows: Provide image processing of 3 Landsat scenes, 2 scenes per year, for the available record (1984-2014) of Landsat 5, 7, and 8. Provide images for NDVI and total cover (green and senescent vegetation) for the time periods with the minimum and maximum total cover each year (before and after the summer growing season). The processed imagery, in GeoTIFF format.

The 3 Landsat scenes to be processed are: Path 32 Row 34 (Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, CO) Path 33 Row 33 (Fort Carson, CO) Path 36 Row 38 (Tucson, AZ) The calculation of the SATVI index and total cover from SATVI for Landsat and MODIS is described in:

Hagen, S.C., Heilman, P., Marsett, R., Torbick, N., Salas, W., Ravensway, J., Qi, J. 2012. Mapping Total Vegetation Cover Across Western Rangelands With Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Data. Rangeland Ecology & Management. 65(5): 456-467.

http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/unit/Publications/PDFfiles/2147.pdf

Marsett, R.C., Qi, J., Heilman, P., Biedenbender, S.H., Watson, C., Amer, S., Weltz, M.A., Goodrich, D.C., Marsett, R. 2006. Remote sensing for grassland management. In the Arid Southwest. Rangeland Ecology and Management 59(5): 530-540.

http://www.tucson.ars.ag.gov/unit/Publications/PDFfiles/1633.pdf

In order that the product be in the same format as existing Government imagery, the following directions:

1. Select the average dates of minimum and maximum total cover using MODIS 8 day time series 2000-2013 for each Landsat image

2. Select the best available Landsat image from Landsat 5, 7, or 8.

3. Verify geometric rectification

4. Convert digital numbers (DN) to radiance

5. Convert radiance to surface reflectance using 6S

6. Assess clouds using automated cloud-cover assessment (ACCA), select another image within 6 weeks of date for gap-filling of pixels determined to be clouds

7. Assess shadows for gap-filling of pixels determined to be shadows of clouds found in step 6

8. Calculate NDVI, SATVI, and Total Cover % for all available images and provide on disk or hard drive.

Delivery is to the USDA, ARS, Southwest Watershed Research Center, 2000 East Allen Road, Tucson, Arizona 85719-1596.

The provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items applies to this acquisition, with these additional FAR clauses cited in the clause applicable to the acquisition: 52.204-7 System for Award Management; 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment; 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations; https://acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_217_221.html#wp1136004 [52.219-6], Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans; 52.223-18, Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving; 52.225-3, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, Alt II; 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management; https://acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_232.html#wp1153445 [52.232-36], Payment by Third Party; https://acquisition.gov/far/current/html/52_222.html#wp1160021 [52.222-41], Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014 The full text of all clauses and provisions are available at http://www.acqnet.gov [www.acqnet.gov] and http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agarbase/subchaph.html#22871 [ http://www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/policy/agar_x/agarbase/subchaph.html#22871]

The offers are due 21 July 2014, 12:00 pmnoon PST, to mailto:sheri.eiri@ars.usda.gov

The Department of Labor Wage Determination applies. (see attachments)

contact Sheri Eiri, 520-316-6314, mailto:sheri.eiri@ars.usda.gov for information regarding this solicitation.

All businesses wishing to conduct business with the US. Federal Government are required to obtain a DUNS number and register in SAMS (System for Award Management). The System for Award Management (SAM) is a Web-enabled government wide application that collects, validates, stores and disseminates business information about the federal government's trading partners in support of the contract award, grants and the electronic payment processes. All businesses must be registered and have an active registration, when submitting their quote. P lease note your DUNS# on your quote and your payment preference.

If Invoices are to paid other than government credit card, they must be entered into the IPP Smart Government Invoicing System. The Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) is a Web-based system that more efficiently manages government invoicing from purchase order (PO) through payment notification. The U.S. Department of the Treasury'sFinancial Management Service offers IPP, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston manages its implementation and operations.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/9c86b2d73f095455d5a8a1b7ab05eace


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