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D -- Service and Maintenance of Panasas ActiveStore 14 Data Storage System for Archiving Experimental Data

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Notice Type
Sources Sought
541519 — Other Computer Related Services
Contracting Office
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 4211, MSC 9559, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-9559, United States
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Solicitation Number
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Point of Contact
Jon Gottschalk, Phone: 3014439456
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Small Business Set-Aside
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE 1.Solicitation Number: HHS-NIH-NIDA(AG)-SS-18-092 2.Title: Service and Maintenance of Panasas ActiveStore 14 Data Storage System for Archiving Experimental Data 3.Classification Code: D399 - Other Computer Services 4.NAICS Code: 541519 5.Description: This is a Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources to perform a potential requirement. This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only. BACKGROUND Data storage maintenance is necessary to archive and analyze National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Neurogenetics experimental data in various research projects including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this acquisition is to obtain a support and maintenance services for our existing Panasas ActiveStore 14 parallel storage system. PROJECT REQUIREMENTS Service technicians will provide emergency repair service, labor, travel, and replacement parts, excluding consumable items on our Panasas ActiveStore 14. Contractor will provide one (1) planned maintenance inspection per service period on our Panasas ActiveStore 14. Maintenance inspection will include upgrade of software. ANTICIPATED PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE 04/01/2018 - 01/31/2019 OTHER IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS Must be able to meet or exceed Gold service level as defined at: https://www.panasas.com/service-support/support-services/ CAPABILITY STATEMENT / INFORMATION SOUGHT All responsible sources may identify their interest and provide capability statements in response to this notice. Respondents to this notice must provide, as part of their response, a capability statement to include the following: (1) information regarding the respondents' (a) staff expertise, including their availability, experience, and formal and other training related to the scope of this requirement; (b) current inhouse capability and capacity to perform the work; (c) prior completed projects of similar nature; (d) corporate experience and management capability; and, (e) examples of prior completed Government contracts, references, and other related information; (2) respondents' DUNS number, organization name, address, point of contact, and size and type of business (e.g., 8(a), HUBZone, etc.), pursuant to the applicable NAICS code; and, (3) any other information that may be helpful in developing or finalizing the OPDIV's acquisition requirement. Respondents should provide responses accordingly: (1) submit information electronically by email. No mail, telephone or facsimile responses will be accepted; (2) format capability statements using Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF including attachments, resumes, charts, etc. Use single space, 12 font minimum and 8.5 x 11 size paper; (3) organize material in such a manner that clearly identifies and addresses capability requirements and provide an executive summary; (4) capability statement should not exceed ten (10) single sided pages including references; (5) RESPONSES SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM EASTERN TIME ON MARCH 13, 2018; (6) include respondents' technical and administrative points of contact, including names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses; and (7) send responses to this notice via email to jon.gottschalk@nih.gov. DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT NOTES This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a presolicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation. CONFIDENTIALITY No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).
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