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3920 Pender Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
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Small Business Set-Aside
AMENDMENT NOTICE: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, in conjunction with FAR 13.5, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NETAPP03 and is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 05-09. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334119 with a small business size standard of 1,000 employees. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit a quote. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 12:30:00 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be Fairfax, VA 22030 The Department of State requires the following items, EXACT MATCH ONLY, to the following: LI 001, One time support agreement (recertification fee), 1, EA; LI 002, NBD Parts Delivery- post Warranty F810, 1, EA; LI 003, Support Edge, Standard Support FAS3020C/iSCSI bundle, 12, MONTHS; LI 004, Support Edge, Standard Support FAS3020C/iSCSI bundle, 12, MONTHS; LI 005, NBD parts delivery - post warranty and software subs F810, SN 1037904, 12, MONTHS; LI 006, Non-returnable disk fee SN 1037904, 1, EA; LI 007, NBD Parts Del Post warranty and SW Subs, F810, SN 1037905, 1, EA; LI 008, Non-Returnable Disk Fee, F810, SN 1037905, 1, EA; LI 009, Recertification Fee for SN 1037904 and SN 1037905, 2, EA; LI 010, (OPTION ONE) NBD Parts Delivery - Post Warranty F810 SN 1038056, 5, MONTHS; LI 011, NBD Parts Delivery- post Warranty F810, 1, EA; LI 012, Support Edge, Standard Support FAS3020C/iSCSI bundle, 6, MONTHS; LI 013, Support Edge, Standard Support FAS3020C/iSCSI bundle, 6, MONTHS; LI 014, NBD parts delivery - post warranty and software subs F810, SN 1037904, 6, MONTHS; LI 015, Non-returnable disk fee SN 1037904, 1, EA; LI 016, NBD Parts Del Post warranty and SW Subs, F810, SN 1037905, 1, EA; LI 017, Non-Returnable Disk Fee, F810, SN 1037905, 1, EA; LI 018, (OPTION 2) NBD Parts Delivery - Post Warranty F810 SN 1038056, 6, MONTHS; For this solicitation, Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing quotes, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in a an effort to improve vendor access and awareness of requests while expediting its ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time offers. All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their offer using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make an offer on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith offers, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, contact Cynthia Miller at millercb@state.gov or FedBid.com at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Buyers and Sellers understand that FedBid ranks all bids by price; however, pursuant to applicable acquisition regulations and/or departmental guidelines, Buyers may use criteria other than price to evaluate offers. Accordingly, please note that, unless otherwise specified herein below, to the extent required by applicable regulations and/or guidelines, award will be made to the responsible Seller whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Buyer on the basis of price, technical capability, delivery, and past performance. CCR Requirement - Company must be registered on Central Contractor Registration (CCR) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in CCR, they may do so by going to CCR web site at http://www.ccr.gov. Bids Must be valid for 30 days after the completion of the competition. 1) Describe the supplies/services required and the need the procurement is to satisfy: Renewal of hardware and software maintenance for several model F810 and 3020 NetApp Filer data storage appliances used in ISS to support ClassNet operations (Notes, various databases) and DTS1 (Network Management System for DTSPO/State network). 2) Identify the statutory authority permitting this non-competitive procurement (check appropriate item): _X 6.302-1 Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements (Please explain why this should be a Sole Source and/or Brand Name Procurement, the following is an example of what needs to be addressed). This is a Brand Name procurement. Software and hardware are manufactured by Network Appliance (NetApp) and only NetApp is able to provide support for this system, in form of parts, updated software and firmware versions, and technical support in case of problems with equipment. However mutiple vendors resell maintenance contract services for NetApp.. to support existing equipment within the DTSPO facility. 3) Describe the efforts that the COTR and the Requesting Office made to ensure that the supplies/services described above could be solicited from as many potential sources as practicable. This requirement is being submitted to FEDBID consistent with AQM Policy Procedure No. 2 signed by Cathy Read and OFPP Guidance of April 17, 2006 regarding advertising the justificiation for procureing a Brand Name Item 4) Describe the market survey conducted and the results and attach a copy if documented elsewhere, or provide a statement of the reasons a market survey was not conducted. When potential sources other than the company identified herein are available, identify the circumstances, which preclude their solicitation for this requirement: Product is known to be a proprietary system, from discussion with vendor and technical documentation of system. PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF THE BIDDING, SELLERS MUST EMAIL AN ELECTRONIC COPY OF THEIR GSA SCHEDULE TERMS AND CONDITIONS TO CLIENTSERVICES@FEDBID.COM.
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www.fedbid.com (b-35102_02, n-4542)
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Address: Fairfax, VA 22030
Zip Code: 22030
Country: US
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