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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF MAY 06, 2007 FBO #1987
SOLICITATION NOTICE

58 -- TELE-PRESENCE SYSTEM FOR THE NOAA VESSEL OKEANOS EXPLORER

Notice Date
5/4/2007
 
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
 
NAICS
334220 — Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing
 
Contracting Office
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Western Region Acquisition Division, 7600 Sand Point Way, Northeast, Seattle, WA, 98115-6349, UNITED STATES
 
ZIP Code
00000
 
Solicitation Number
AB133M-07-RP-0080
 
Response Due
6/22/2007
 
Archive Date
7/7/2007
 
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
 
Description
NOAA?s National Marine and Aviation Operation, Office of Ocean Exploration, has a need for the design and installation of a Tele-presence System aboard the NOAA Vessel OKEANOS EXPLORER. The tele-presence system will serve a multitude of purposes (including but not limited to the following): (1) Route video from up to 24 HD/SD/analog cameras (12 shipboard, 12 mounted on two remotely operated vehicles) to displays distributed throughout the ship, a video capture/storage subsystem, a video frame grab subsystem, a multi-view subsystem and a video encoder subsystem; (2) Provide a multi-view subsystem for viewing all of the available camera sources on a single display for use by ROV operators and science personnel; (3) Provide a frame grab subsystem capable of capturing and storing individual video frames from HD, SD and analog video sources for use as still imagery; (4) Stores up to three video feeds (possibly HD quality) for up to 20 days. The stored video must be tagged with the capture date and time as well as the camera source; (5) Routes KVM, and individual VGA signals from up to 24 computers to 14 user stations and view-only LCD stations, distributed throughout the ship; (6) Provides video encoding/IP encapsulation capable of compressing and packaging multiple live, HD quality video for simultaneous transmission to shore-based destinations via satellite link; (7) Provide an intercom subsystem, capable of communicating not only with ship-based intercom stations but also with shore-based stations over an IP-based network via a satellite link. Description of Operations: The NOAA Ship OKEANOS EXPLORER will operate in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, often in areas far offshore. The ship will be outfitted with a two-vehicle ROV system which will carry high-definition video cameras, still cameras, and oceanographic sensors to water depths up to 6,000 meters. The video signals and data will be transmitted from the ROVs to the ship through a 17mm electric/fiber-optic cable to an ROV control room onboard the ship. ROV position information will be collected via an Ultra-Short Baseline (USBL) acoustic tracking system also located in the ROV control room. The ship will be equipped with a multi-beam sonar system that will be linked to acquisition and map processing workstations co-located in the ROV control room. The objective of the tele-presence system is to ensure the information from these sources is appropriately distributed to work stations onboard the ship, as well as to ensure the information can be transmitted to shore. Key Components: Key components and capabilities for the tele-presence include but are not limited to the following: Video encoding subsystem (with embedded audio); Video routing and switching; Multi-view video subsystem; Video format conversion HD/SD/analog; Video frame grab subsystem (HD/SD/analog sources); Video capture and storage subsystem; Onboard video editing workstation; Intercom subsystem; KVM and VGA matrices; and Video displays including: ROV control room (x3) 42 inch high-definition (HD), ROV control room (x4) 8 inch HD, Dry lab (x1) 25 inch HD, Equipment room (x4) 8 inch HD, ROV workshop (x1) 20 inch standard-definition (SD), and Bridge (x1) 20 inch SD. Full delivery of the system will be required no later than ten (10) months from the date of award. Award is expected in the late August or early September, 2007 time frame. The solicitation document will be available for download from the FedBizOpps website on or about May 21, 2007. No paper copies will be issued. Interested parties should use the FedBizOpps [REGISTER TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATION] and [REGISTER AS AN INTERESTED VENDOR] feature which provides notification when the RFP becomes available for download and all postings associated with the solicitation, thereafter. Each potential offeror is responsible for checking this website to gain all the current information available. Any further announcements regarding this solicitation will be posted at http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. The ESTIMATED response due date is June 22, 2007, but may be adjusted based upon the actual posting date of the solicitation package. This is a 100% Small Business Set-aside. See Numbered Note 1. The NAICS Code is 334220 with a size standard of 750 employees. All questions regarding this solicitation must be in writing and addressed to Paul.J.Reed@noaa.gov. All contractors doing business with the Government are now required to be registered with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) and may register at the following web site: http://www.ccr.gov.
 
Place of Performance
Address: NOAA VESSEL OKEANOS EXPLORER
Zip Code: 99999
Country: UNITED STATES
 
Record
SN01287660-W 20070506/070504220326 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps Link to This Notice
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