Notice Type: Special Notice
Posted Date: 15-AUG-14
Office Address: General Services Administration; Federal Acquisition Service (FAS); Federal Systems Integration&Management Center(FEDSIM)(QFOB); 1800 F Street, NW 3100 Washington DC 20405-0001
Subject: Synopsis for proposed sole source award for FPDS-NG and USASpending Systems O&M Support
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: GSC-QF0B-14-32896
Contact: Kristen Jaremback, Contracting Officer, Phone 703-605-2819, Email email@example.com - Meredith M Kozera, Contract Specialist, Phone 7036038224, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Place of Performance Country: US
Description: General Services Administration
Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
Federal Systems Integration&Management Center(FEDSIM)(QFOB)
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Systems and Integration Management Center (FEDSIM) intends to award a sole source contract to Data Analytics Inc., doing business as Serendipity Now. This Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract will be for the procurement of the existing Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG) and USASpending systems and limited Operations & Maintenance (O&M) support services. The period of performance will be a one-month base period with 11, one-month option periods. The proposed contract action is for supplies and services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all expressions of interest received within fifteen (15) days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. Any submissions will not be reimbursed by the Government -- the entire cost of any submission will be at the sole expense of the source submitting the information. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This synopsis is for informational purposes only.
Serendipity Now currently provides essential O&M support services for the FPDS-NG and USASpending systems under a contract which expires on September 30, 2014. Both systems are mission-critical and essential to Federal Government procurement.
Serendipity Now (formally Global Computer Enterprises) developed, built, and implemented FPDS-NG in 2003 and holds exclusive data rights in the custom software and related materials required to operate both of the systems. Therefore, the contract will be awarded pursuant to FAR 6.302-1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Unless the current contract is replaced on or prior to September 30, 2014, the FPDS-NG and USASpending systems will cease operations, resulting in a widespread shutdown of the Government's ability to centrally track and report on Federal awards. This, in turn, will substantially inhibit the Government's ability to effectively manage its operations and violate the Federal reporting mandates mentioned above.
The purpose of this proposed contract action is to issue a sole-source, one-year, FFP contract to Serendipity Now to continue to provide limited O&M support services in order to ensure continuity of operations. In addition to providing limited O&M services, there will be a CLIN for the Government to purchase both of the systems from Serendipity including all environments, hardware, software, intellectual property (including the right to further develop the system), documents, hosting services, and installation binaries for all elements of its solutions. Upon award of this contract, the Government will acquire unlimited rights in the custom-built core of FPDS-NG and USASpending; and, sufficient license rights to Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) software required to operate the system. FPDS-NG and USASpending will be provided back to Serendipity as Government Furnished Property (GFP) upon which it will continue to provide limited O&M support services while the Government can facilitate an effective transition and knowledge transfer to a new contractor to avoid service interruptions.