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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JUNE 26, 2008 FBO #2404
SOLICITATION NOTICE

70 -- Data Domain Archive Device Project

Notice Date
6/24/2008
 
Notice Type
Modification/Amendment
 
Contracting Office
Department of State, FedBid.com -- for Department of State procurements only., FedBid.com, 1701 North Fort Myer Dr, Rosslyn, VA 22219
 
ZIP Code
22219
 
Solicitation Number
1019-832212
 
Response Due
6/26/2008
 
Archive Date
12/23/2008
 
Point of Contact
Name: Harry Lundy, Title: Contract Specialist, Phone: 7038756014, Fax:
 
E-Mail Address
lundyhe@state.gov;
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
MODIFICATION NOTICE: Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 1019-832212. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. If your company can provide the product/services listed on the solicitation and comply with all of the solicitation instructions, please respond to this notice. To view the specifications, please go to www.FedBid.com and reference Buy No. 72567_01. GSA Schedule Bids Only: Sellers bidding on this opportunity MUST have the items requested on an existing GSA Schedule. The Schedule must either be in the Seller's name or the Seller must be able to document its ability to act as an agent of a partner's Schedule. Sellers may offer Open Market items only in accordance with the approved Terms and Conditions of their respective GSA Schedule AND upon approval from the soliciting Contracting Officer. Information regarding GSA Schedules can be found at www.GSA.gov. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified sellers may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2008-06-26 11:30:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be WASHINGTON, DC 20520 The Department of State requires the following items, Brand Name or Equal, to the following: LI 001, Installation Service for Appliance; Part # S-INST-APPLIANCE, 4, EA; LI 002, S/W Support, Repl, Plat, 24x7, DD580, 1yr; Part #: S-REP-PLAT-580, 4, EA; LI 003, Platinum Service, DD580 +1 ES20, 24x7xNBD, 1yr; Part #: S-PLAT-580-1XES20, 4, EA; LI 004, Option, ES20, 8TB, SingleCtrl; Part #: C-ES20-8TB-SC, 10, EA; LI 005, Option, NIC GbE, PCIe, X, 2-port Copper; Part #: C-NIC-PCIE-2P-CU, 8, EA; LI 006, Platinum Svc, ES20-8TB, 24x7xNBD, 1yr; Part #: S-PLAT-ES20-8TB, 10, EA; LI 007, System DD580 Base+1ES20 8TB NFS, CIFS; Part #: DD580-1XES20-8T-SP, 4, EA; LI 008, License, Replicator, DD580; Part #: LIC-REP-580, 4, EA; LI 009, Option, DD580 EXP KIT Supports 1ES20; Part #: C-580-ADD1-ES20-SP, 4, EA; LI 010, Installation Service, ES Expansion Shelf; Part #: S-INST-ES20, 10, EA; 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. A Seller may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both seller access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, completed, real-time bids. All responsible Sellers that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Sellers that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Sellers that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Sellers may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, 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 Sellers require additional clarification, contact FedBid 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. Agencies may require registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) prior to receipt of order. Information can be found at www.ccr.gov FOB DESTINATION CONUS. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured products, and NO "gray market" BIDS MUST BE VALID FOR 30 DAYS. NO EXCEPTIONS OR QUALIFICATIONS. ALL BOXES AND CONTAINERS MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE REQUISITION REFERENCE NUMBER FOUND IN BLOCK 4, OF 347 ORDER FOR SUPPLIERS AND SERVICES. SHIPPING DOCUMENTS WILL CLEARLY LIST EACH ITEM AND THE QUANTITY SHIPPED AS CONTAINED WITHIN BOXES OR CONTAINERS. IF SINGLE LINE ITEMS HAVE BEEN ASSEMBLED INTO MAJOR COMPONENT, SHIPPING DOCUMENTS MUST ACCOUNT FOR THE INDIVIDUAL ITEMS SHIPPED WITHIN THE MAJOR COMPONENT. A) The offeror shall provide the government, with its offer submission, written verification from the GSA schedule holder that an agreement exists that validates the offeror's right to offer the GSA schedule items on behalf of the GSA schedule holder, if other than the offeror; and, B) By proactively complying with this offer term, sellers accept that the government will make award to the GSA schedule holder only, as the sole awardee. Further, the sole awardee and only the sole awardee shall submit its invoice to the government and receive payment from the government. (a) The provider of information technology shall certify applications are fully functional and operate correctly as intended on systems using the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC). This includes Internet Explorer 7 configured to operate on Windows XP and Vista (in Protected Mode on Vista). For the Windows XP settings, see http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_WinXP.html and for the Windows Vista settings, see: http://csrc.nist.gov/itsec/guidance_vista.html.(b) The standard installation, operation, maintenance, update, and/or patching of software shall not alter the configuration settings from the approved FDCC configuration. The information technology should also use the Windows Installer Service for installation to the default program files directory and should be able to silently install and uninstall.(c) Applications designed for normal end users shall run in the standard user context without elevated system administration privileges.(d) The Department of State currently intends to use Vista in Protected Mode in the future when all devices at all worldwide locations have sufficient capacity to permit an upgrade from the XP operating system. ** TO HAVE A BID CONSIDERED FOR AWARD, ALL VENDORS MUST PROVIDE MANUFACTURER, PART # AND EXTENDED SPECIFICATIONS OF THE EXACT MODEL BEING PROPOSED FOR ALL LINE ITEMS. NO EXCEPTIONS. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION WILL RESULT IN A 'NON RESPONSIVE' BID AND REMOVAL FROM AWARD CONSIDERATION DOS A/LM/AQM Memorandum dated 04/23/08: GSA schedule orders may include "open market" items, i.e., items not on the awardee's list of GSA schedule items, only in compliance with FAR 8.402(f). Offerors should verify in writing which items are listed on their GSA schedule contracts and which items are "open market" items. For an offer to qualify as an offer based on a GSA schedule contract, the value of "open market" items included in the offer may not exceed the applicable micro-purchase threshold as defined in FAR 2.101. The Contractor and its employees shall exercise the utmost discretion in regard to all matters relating to their duties and functions. They shall not communicate to any person any information known to them by reason of their performance of services under this contract which has not been made public, except in the necessary performance of their duties or upon written authorization of the Contracting Officer. All documents and records (including photographs) generated during the performance of work under this contract shall be for the sole use and become the exclusive property of the U.S Government. Furthermore, no article, book, pamphlet, email, recording, broadcast, speech television appearance, film or photograph concerning any aspect of work performed under this contract shall be published or disseminated through any media without the prior written authorization of the Contracting Officer. These obligations do no cease upon the expiration or termination of this contract. The Contractor shall include the substance of this provision in all contracts of employment and in all subcontracts hereunder. This solution will be used in conjuction with IBM Tivoli Storage Manager.
 
Web Link
FedBizOpps Complete View
(https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3feee009aad35f457145bdfee975be02&tab=core&_cview=1)
 
Place of Performance
Address: WASHINGTON, DC 20520
Zip Code: 20520
 
Record
SN01599719-W 20080626/080624215742-3feee009aad35f457145bdfee975be02 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps Link to This Notice
(may not be valid after Archive Date)

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