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B -- Emerging Technologies Conferences

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Department of the Interior, National Business Center, AQD - Herndon, Acquisition Services Directorate 381 Elden Street Suite 4000 Herndon VA 20170
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Chiharu Bullock Contracting Officer 7039643629 chiharu.bullock@aqd.nbc.gov;<br />
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The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Science and Technology) intends to negotiate on a Sole Source basis a firm fixed price acquisition with TTI/Vanguard for three (3) individuals to attend five (5) conferences for a base and four (4) years) to gain knowledge regarding emerging technologies. The Government has determined that the most efficient way of preparing for future technologies is through a series of conferences providing information on diverse fields such as: aerospace, financial, research, energy, software media and healthcare. These fields will impact the needs of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense in its mission that soldiers have the superior technology to support revolutionary capabilities. The five conferences held by TTI Vanguard will involve senior leadership from both the public and private sectors in workshops, trips to leading research facilities, and access to reading material for 15 individuals that will guide participants in their understanding of breakthrough innovations expected to occur within 2 to 5 year timeframe. TTI/Vanguard is an Information Systems specific organization whose speakers are researchers in the public and private sectors. These conferences will be held in areas throughout the country as well as international sites in order to gain perspective from research from other countries. This requirement is being issued by the National Business Center/Acquisition Services Directorate under the franchise authority of the Department of the Interior on behalf of AQ AMC/A3DS in accordance with FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The Government intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with TTI/Vanguard for this requirement in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(b) and FAR 19.502-2(a). This is not a request for competitive proposals. However all information received will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this action based in this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. If you have questions or comments, please email Sheila.Pollard@aqd.nbc.gov, (703) 964-4803 by COB 7 August 2009.
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Address: 741 10th StreetSanta Monica, CA 90402-2821<br />
Zip Code: 904022821<br />
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