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59 -- Reverse Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) system for use on U.S. Coast Guard Cutters - Attachment 1 Specifications

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423690 — Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers
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Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), C4IT (C3CEN), Coast Guard Blvd, Portsmouth, Virginia, 23703, United States
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Katherine Marie Kearney, Phone: 7572952280
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Specification Thresholds and Objectives Request for Information Commercially Available International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60945 Compliant Reverse Keyboard-Video-Mouse (KVM) System for use on U.S. Coast Guard Cutters 70Z04418RFI000009 Disclaimer and Important Notes: This posting is a Request For Information (RFI) from interested vendors and is issued solely for informational and planning purposes. This posting is not a Request For Proposals (RFP) or a Request For Quotations (RFQ), and it is not a commitment by the Government to award a contract nor is the Government responsible for any costs incurred in furnishing information provided under this RFI. No basis for claim against the Government shall arise as a result from a response to this RFI or Government use of any information provided. Further, the Coast Guard is not at this time seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response to this RFI. The Government reserves the right to use any information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate, including using technical information provided by respondents in any resultant solicitation. Responses will assist the Government in determining the availability of potential solutions and commercial products in the market. At this time no solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. It is the responsibility of the potential offerors to monitor this site for additional information pertaining to this requirement. Requirement: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Command, Control and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) requests information on a commercially available IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM system. The scope of this requirement is projected to be 170 Reverse KVM systems. This IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM system requirement will support Coast Guard missions in all geographic theaters of operation; high seas; near shore; harbors; inter-coastal areas; and open ocean. These IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM systems shall be able to connect a minimum of 16 operating positions to a minimum of 16 computers in any combination. Examples include: - all 16 operating positions can connect to a single computer - each operating position can connect to an individual computer, or any number of operating positions can connect to any number of computers o operating positions 1 through 4 connecting to computer 6 o operating position 5 through 8 connecting to computer 1 o operating position 9 connecting to computers 2 through 5 and 13 o any other combination possible The IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM systems shall have the capability for the end user to provide custom names for all operating positions and computers. It should also have the capability to be programmed to start in a predefined configuration upon power up, with operating positions assigned to specific computers by default on power up. The IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM systems will support all missions performed by Coast Guard surface assets to include: • Port, Waterways, and Coastal Security • Search and Rescue • Drug Interdiction • Migrant Interdiction • Living Marine Resources • Other Law Enforcement • Marine Safety • Marine Environmental Protection • Defense Readiness The proposed system requirements for the IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM systems are detailed in Attachment 1 (IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM systems requirements) and are being posted to allow prospective offerors to review and provide comments regarding its feasibility. The NAICS Code for this solicitation is 423690 Other Electronic Parts and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers. Contractors doing business with the Government are required to register in the System for Award Management (SAM) database before they can be awarded a contract. A template containing the information for registration can be found at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Submission of Information: Interested parties are encouraged to submit a response which supports the company's claim that it presently has the technology, qualifications, experience, and capabilities to satisfy the requirements. If there are areas in the system requirements that your company can not meet, please identify those areas in your response along with the details of why it does not meet the requirements. For those areas that the company cannot meet the specified government requirements, the company will define their capabilities and provide amplifying information as to why they cannot meet the government's request. The Coast Guard's requirement may be refined based on knowledge gained from RFI submissions. Specifically, any interested parties are requested to provide the following information: 1. Name of Company and DUNS number 2. Point of contact and phone number 3. Size of Business according to North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 423690. 4. Positive statement of your interest in this procurement as a prime contractor 5. Description of your product that might fill this requirement: a. What type of products do you offer that might fill this requirement? (Describe system capabilities & performance, environmental specifications, physical dimensions, power requirements, and remote communications capabilities. Information regarding scalability of the system for use on small to large platforms must be included.) b. Do you have a proposed upgrade to existing devices and/or propose Form/Fit/Function next-generation devices? Is so what are the life cycles? c. What is the expected Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for each component of your proposed solution? d. Do you offer these products commercially? (Is this item under a current GSA Schedule or do you currently have a contract for this product/service with any other Federal Agency?) e. Do you offer a commercial product that could be modified to fulfill this need? f. Do you believe there is a better method of fulfilling this requirement? If so, provide an alternative solution. g. Do you offer quantity or other discounts to your customers? h. What are your warranty terms, if any? What is your standard warranty practice? Can you offer an innovative warranty approach that would cover the lag time from delivery and the actual installation of the components? i. Provide information for any additional charges for special packing and packaging? j. Do you have a commercial catalog for a related group of products or services? k. What is your average delivery lead time for this type of product? l. Do you expect to offer a new product or service sometime in the future that might affect this requirement? m. Provide a list of any proprietary data/components or embedded components for this product or data associated with this item. n. Existing technical documentation and brochures are welcome as attachments as well as product catalogs and price lists. o. Solutions/approaches not specifically conforming to the Coast Guard's current requirement may be submitted (i.e. Does your company have a better way of meeting our requirement?). p. Provide information on prior Government and commercial purchases of the same type (pricing, performance, and customer satisfaction data) q. Provide description of any built in test feature, a flow chart of the system analysis, and a list of the circuit card or assembly level bit resolution. r. What is your commercial practice for Software and Hardware upgrades? Is there an additional cost to the consumer for firmware upgrades? s. What is your commercial practice for Technical Support? t. What is your operational life cycle? Repairable life cycle? All comments/questions/concerns are encouraged and should be sent in writing to the Contract Specialist, Katherine Kearney, at Katherine.M.Kearney@uscg.mil. Upon receiving feedback, the Coast Guard will assess all input and its impact on the development of the final specifications. Responses must be no longer than fifteen pages in length. Technical documentation, brochures, and/or a "commented" version of the IEC 60945 compliant Reverse KVM systems requirements (Attachment 1) if included, do not count in the fifteen-page maximum. Submit your response by 1200 PM EST on 04 APR 2018 to the Contract Specialist, Katherine Kearney, via email at Katherine.M.Kearney@uscg.mil. Any questions regarding this RFI may be referred to Ms. Kearney via e-mail.
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