CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES 

Type of Notice: Sources Sought 

Title: 12905B22SS0003 – Sources Sought for 

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES 

Type of Notice: Sources Sought 

Title: 12905B22SS0003 – Sources Sought for EthosVision XT  

Description: 

This is a Sources Sought notice Only.  This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations.  This Sources Sought is issued for information and planning purposes only as part of USDA ARS market research and does not itself constitute an RFQ. This requirement is covered under NAICS code 334516. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of qualified sources; Small Businesses; HUBZone small business; service-disabled, veteran-owned small business; 8(a) small business; veteran-owned small business; woman-owned small business; or small disadvantaged businesses; Responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible.  

  • EthoVision XT license with the following package:
  • Base functionality:
  • tracks and analyzes the movement, activity, and behavior of 1 subject in 1 arena
  • Records parameters: velocity, distance, time spent on certain zones, acceleration,
  • Data analyses capability: data nesting based on time, zone or behavioral state, data overlay with other independent variables and parameters, etc
  • Result visualization in a time-event plot with the data tracked and video file
  • Annotates behaviors during live or offline acquisition, in real-time or at a lower speed, and refine or edit scored events afterwards.

Detailed Features:

  • Nose, center, and tail point detection – dependent upon body shape and size.
  • “Activity detection” (in addition to video tracking): pinpoints pixel changes in the arena for each frame, ideal for discriminating bursts of movements.
  • Batch acquisition allows you to acquire the tracks from many videos all at once.
  • Automatic and batch analysis – at the push of a button, analyze your trials based on any selection of data and parameters.
  • Integrated visualization and built-in screen recording let you create videos clips for presentations.
  • All parameters (dependent variables) are available for use in the trial control.
  • Set an automated start or end to tracking when pre-defined temporal or spatial conditions are met.
  • Acquire a series of trials from a live video feed and set start and stop conditions and inter-trial periods.
  • Minimal distance moved setting.
  • Manual event recorder.
  • Simultaneous live tracking and MPEG-4 encoding (requires appropriate hardware) allows integrated visualization of acquired tracks and the stored video file.
  • Built-in analysis of all parameters; trial and group statistics presented in tables and graphs.
  • Zones per arena can be defined to measure behavioral parameters in relation to zones of interest.
  • Zones can be redefined post-acquisition and used for data analysis.
  • Export of graphical images (heatmaps and graphs) and tables (with adjustable layouts) as raw and statistical data for further analysis.
  • Export of raw track data.
  • Multiple Arena Module: gives the opportunity to track specimens in up to 100 arenas simultaneously, significantly increasing throughput.
  • Laptop workstation: Dell Mobile Precision 3561 Laptop with all software components pre-installed and tested. A 100% compatible and tested solution. Dedicated laptop for research.

Processor: Intel® Core i7-11850H (8 Core, 24MB Cache, 2.5GHz-4.8GHz, 45W, vPro)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA T600 with 4GB GDDR6

Memory: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200 MHz Non-ECC Memory, SODIMM

Hard Drive: M.2 128GB Gen3 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD

Additional Hard Drive: 2.5" 1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2×2.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.1

  • a GigE camera set: color and monochrome IR-sensitive cameras for video recordings — monochrome IR-sensitive and color camera with Gigabit Ethernet interface, ½” 4.5-12.5mm F1.2 manual iris & focus lens, CS mount, 1280 x 1024 pixels, 60 fps, optional IR illuminators are included, Network card, cables and connectors
  • IR Backlight array with camera gantry: Dimension: 46 (W) x 66 (L) x 7.5 (H)cm, 100cm high camera gantry,
  • 2-hour remote training session.

The Government does not intend to make an award based on responses to this inquiry. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government. 

Capability Statement 

All information submitted in response to this announcement is voluntary, and the Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government. Business concerns that possess the capabilities necessary to undertake this work should submit complete documentation of their capabilities to the Contracting Officer.  Capability statements shall include the Contractors contact point to discuss their response. 

The capability statement should include: 

1)  Acknowledgement that they are able to provide the subject supplies/services being requested; 

2) Interested vendors should identify their size standards in accordance with the Small Business Administration;  

3) At least three previous requirements that are similar to the requirement include a discussion of the Contract type, delivery method, duration, etc.; 

4) Any other information considered relevant to this requirement; and 

5) The government requests that no proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in the response.  

Any vendor responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine their 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 review of the responses received, a combined synopsis/solicitation may be published on sam.gov depending on the responses received. 

All responses to this Sources Sought Notice must be received by the notice’s POC, Brian Fien (Brian.Fien@usda.gov) by the deadline of November 22, 2021 at 12pm PST in order to be considered. Responses may not be returned. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this Inquiry. Do not submit pricing information in response to this Request. 

with training and service plan 

Description: 

This is a Sources Sought notice Only.  This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations.  This Sources Sought is issued for information and planning purposes only as part of USDA ARS market research and does not itself constitute an RFQ. This requirement is covered under NAICS code 334516. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of qualified sources; Small Businesses; HUBZone small business; service-disabled, veteran-owned small business; 8(a) small business; veteran-owned small business; woman-owned small business; or small disadvantaged businesses; Responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible.  

  • EthoVision XT license with the following package:
  • Base functionality:
  • tracks and analyzes the movement, activity, and behavior of 1 subject in 1 arena
  • Records parameters: velocity, distance, time spent on certain zones, acceleration,
  • Data analyses capability: data nesting based on time, zone or behavioral state, data overlay with other independent variables and parameters, etc
  • Result visualization in a time-event plot with the data tracked and video file
  • Annotates behaviors during live or offline acquisition, in real-time or at a lower speed, and refine or edit scored events afterwards.

Detailed Features:

  • Nose, center, and tail point detection – dependent upon body shape and size.
  • “Activity detection” (in addition to video tracking): pinpoints pixel changes in the arena for each frame, ideal for discriminating bursts of movements.
  • Batch acquisition allows you to acquire the tracks from many videos all at once.
  • Automatic and batch analysis – at the push of a button, analyze your trials based on any selection of data and parameters.
  • Integrated visualization and built-in screen recording let you create videos clips for presentations.
  • All parameters (dependent variables) are available for use in the trial control.
  • Set an automated start or end to tracking when pre-defined temporal or spatial conditions are met.
  • Acquire a series of trials from a live video feed and set start and stop conditions and inter-trial periods.
  • Minimal distance moved setting.
  • Manual event recorder.
  • Simultaneous live tracking and MPEG-4 encoding (requires appropriate hardware) allows integrated visualization of acquired tracks and the stored video file.
  • Built-in analysis of all parameters; trial and group statistics presented in tables and graphs.
  • Zones per arena can be defined to measure behavioral parameters in relation to zones of interest.
  • Zones can be redefined post-acquisition and used for data analysis.
  • Export of graphical images (heatmaps and graphs) and tables (with adjustable layouts) as raw and statistical data for further analysis.
  • Export of raw track data.
  • Multiple Arena Module: gives the opportunity to track specimens in up to 100 arenas simultaneously, significantly increasing throughput.
  • Laptop workstation: Dell Mobile Precision 3561 Laptop with all software components pre-installed and tested. A 100% compatible and tested solution. Dedicated laptop for research.

Processor: Intel® Core i7-11850H (8 Core, 24MB Cache, 2.5GHz-4.8GHz, 45W, vPro)

Graphics Card: NVIDIA T600 with 4GB GDDR6

Memory: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200 MHz Non-ECC Memory, SODIMM

Hard Drive: M.2 128GB Gen3 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD

Additional Hard Drive: 2.5" 1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2×2.11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.1

  • a GigE camera set: color and monochrome IR-sensitive cameras for video recordings — monochrome IR-sensitive and color camera with Gigabit Ethernet interface, ½” 4.5-12.5mm F1.2 manual iris & focus lens, CS mount, 1280 x 1024 pixels, 60 fps, optional IR illuminators are included, Network card, cables and connectors
  • IR Backlight array with camera gantry: Dimension: 46 (W) x 66 (L) x 7.5 (H)cm, 100cm high camera gantry,
  • 2-hour remote training session.

The Government does not intend to make an award based on responses to this inquiry. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government. 

Capability Statement 

All information submitted in response to this announcement is voluntary, and the Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government. Business concerns that possess the capabilities necessary to undertake this work should submit complete documentation of their capabilities to the Contracting Officer.  Capability statements shall include the Contractors contact point to discuss their response. 

The capability statement should include: 

1)  Acknowledgement that they are able to provide the subject supplies/services being requested; 

2) Interested vendors should identify their size standards in accordance with the Small Business Administration;  

3) At least three previous requirements that are similar to the requirement include a discussion of the Contract type, delivery method, duration, etc.; 

4) Any other information considered relevant to this requirement; and 

5) The government requests that no proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in the response.  

Any vendor responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine their 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 review of the responses received, a combined synopsis/solicitation may be published on sam.gov depending on the responses received. 

All responses to this Sources Sought Notice must be received by the notice’s POC, Brian Fien (Brian.Fien@usda.gov) by the deadline of November 22, 2021 at 12pm PST in order to be considered. Responses may not be returned. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this Inquiry. Do not submit pricing information in response to this Request.