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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JULY 17, 2009 FBO #2790
SOLICITATION NOTICE

70 -- UPK Software

Notice Date
7/15/2009
 
Notice Type
Presolicitation
 
Contracting Office
Department of State, FedBid.com -- for Department of State procurements only., FedBid.com, 1701 N Fort Myer Drive, Rosslyn, VA 21999
 
ZIP Code
21999
 
Solicitation Number
1025950260
 
Response Due
7/17/2009
 
Archive Date
1/13/2010
 
Point of Contact
Name: Robin Willis-Guille, Title: Contracting Officer, Phone: 7038756293, Fax:
 
E-Mail Address
willisrl@state.gov;
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
Bids are being solicited under solicitation number 1025950260. 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. 134643. 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 must not bid more than their applicable contract ceiling price, excluding the FedBid Fee, for contract-specific items. If FedBid receives notice that, due to inclusion of the FedBid Fee, the Selected Bid's line item pricing is higher than the Selected Seller's applicable published government contract pricing, the FedBid Fee will be reduced to ensure the Selected Bid's line item pricing does not exceed the Selected Seller's applicable contract pricing. 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 2009-07-17 12:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be WASHINGTON, DC 20522 The Department of State requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001, Maintenance for the UPK software (qty 500) that is used to facilitate online training. This software provides the following benefits: Provides sophisticated content that can be modified and deployed without Information Technology expertise; Offers multiple deployment options suited to varied organizational infrastructures; Promotes increases user acceptance, decreased support costs, and enhanced productivity. This purchase also includes co-terming the 54 OnDemand licenses. OnDemand was recently bought by Oracle and now considered the same product as UPK by the company. Period of Performance: 5/15/09-8/24/10[SEE ATTACHMENT], 1, 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. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New equipment ONLY, NO remanufactured products Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after submission FOB Destination CONUS (CONtinental U.S.) No partial shipments unless otherwise specified Agencies may require registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) or to receipt of order. Information can be found at www.ccr.gov IF AN ALTERNATE PRODUCT IS FURNISHED UNDER A CONTRACT OR ORDER FOR AN EXACT PRODUCT, THE ALTERNATE PRODUCT WILL BE AN UNAUTHORIZED SUBSTITUTION, AND MAY YIELD CRIMINAL PENALTIES IN ADDITION TO ANY CIVIL REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO 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. 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. 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. 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. To facilitate the GEMS application, HR/EX would like to purchase maintenance support for PeopleSofts UPK software that can help end-users benefit more quickly from the value of training. This software provides the following benefits: Provides sophisticated content that can be modified and deployed without Information Technology expertise. Offers multiple deployment options suited to varied organizational infrastructures.Promotes increases user acceptance, decreased support costs, and enhanced productivity.The statutory permitting other than full and open competition is 41 USC 253(c)(1), FAR 6.302.1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirement.This product is meant to enhance the end user and project teams ability to use the existing PeopleSoft software currently owned and used by State Department. The PeopleSoft User Productivity Kit and content is proprietary software that is only available through Oracle.
 
Web Link
FBO.gov Permalink
(https://www.fbo.gov/spg/State/FedBid.com/FedBid1/1025950260/listing.html)
 
Place of Performance
Address: WASHINGTON, DC 20522<br />
Zip Code: 20522<br />
 
Record
SN01876200-W 20090717/090716000020-305f99875e5dec48e6a9eeefa7064c62 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps Link to This Notice
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