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70 -- iComplaints & NO FEAR Software Support

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
511210 — Software Publishers
Contracting Office
Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC, MICC - Fort Knox (W9124D), Bldg 1109, Room 373, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 40121-5720, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
James D. Gnagie, Phone: 5026244962
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
THIS IS A Sources Sought Notice ONLY. The U.S. Government currently intends to award a contract for iComplaints & NO FEAR Software Support, on a SOLE SOURCE basis, but is seeking vendors that may be able to perform this requirement in order to support a competitive procurement. Accordingly, the U.S. Government highly encourages all interested businesses (large and small) to respond to this sources sought synopsis. In addition, small businesses, in all socioeconomic categories (including, 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantage Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned Small Business concerns), must describe their identifying capabilities in meeting the requirements at a fair market price, i.e., information which may help support a set-aside. The proposed sole source Firm-Fixed-Price contract to Micropact for iComplaints & NO FEAR Software Support. The statutory authority for the sole source procurement is FAR 13.106-1(b)(1): For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), only one source reasonably available, urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand name, or industrial mobilization. iComplaints is a web-based Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint tracking and reporting system. The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs uses iComplaints to collect information about discrimination claims filed by employees, and to track and report on those claims. Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act (NO FEAR). NO FEAR is an add-on module within iComplaints that provides pre-formatted screens and data elements to capture required information and to produce the No FEAR report at a variety of levels and in a range of output formats. This notice does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Invitation for Bid (IFB)/Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFQ, IFB or RFP in the future. This notice does not commit the U.S. Government to contract for any supply or service. Further, the U.S. Government is not seeking quotes, bids or proposals at this time and will not accept unsolicited proposals in response to this sources sought notice. The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice. Submittals will not be returned to the responder. A determination not to compete this requirement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government. However, if a competitive solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Governmentwide Point of Entry, Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps). It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the Governmentwide Point of Entry (FedBizOpps) for additional information pertaining to this requirement. The NAICS code is 511210 Software Publishers. This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in computer software publishing or publishing and reproduction. Establishments in this industry carry out operations necessary for producing and distributing computer software, such as designing, providing documentation, assisting in installation, and providing support services to software purchasers. These establishments may design, develop, and publish, or publish only. These establishments may publish and distribute software remotely through subscriptions and downloads. The small business size standard is $38,500,000. In response to this sources sought, please email the below information to Contract Specialist, James Gnagie at james.d.gnagie.civ@mail.mil. 1. Identify any condition or action that may be having the effect of unnecessarily restricting competition with respect to this acquisition and identify alternatives or solution solutions. Also contact the MICC Advocate for Competition, Scott Kukes, at scott.d.kukes.civ@mail.mil or 210-466-3015, if you believe that this action is unreasonably restricting competition. Include the subject of the acquisition, this announcement, and the MICC POC information from the Sources Sought Synopsis. Provide the specific aspects that unreasonably restrict competition and the rationale for such conclusion. 2. Name of the firm, point of contact, phone number, email address, DUNS number, CAGE code, identify business size (large business or a small business), and if applicable, a statement regarding small business status (including small business type(s)/certifications(s) such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) and the corresponding NAICS code. 3. Identify whether your firm is interested in competing for this requirement as a prime contractor or not. Identify subcontracting, joint ventures or teaming arrangement that will be pursued, if any. 4. Information in sufficient detail regarding previous experience (indicate whether as a prime contractor or subcontractor) on similar requirements (include size, scope, complexity, timeframe, government or commercial), pertinent certifications, etc., that will facilitate making a capability determination. 5. Information to help determine if the service requirement is commercially available, including pricing information, basis for the pricing information (e.g., market pricing, catalog pricing), delivery schedules, customary terms and conditions, warranties, etc. 6. Identify how the Army can best structure these contract requirements to facilitate competition, including competition among small business concerns. 7. Recommendations to improve the Army's approach/specifications/draft PWS/PRS to acquiring the identified services. 8. Identify information concerning hardware and/or software implementation, lead time, and delivery schedule difficulties.
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