The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an ongoing need for the use of Audio-Visual (AV) technology to support the physical and virtual workspace at its various facilities and at commercial venues. The requirement is principally located in the Washington metropolitan area with the majority occurring at FDA headquarters at its White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. The consolidation of over 11,000 FDA personnel to the White Oak campus has allowed the Agency to gain the benefit of accessing meeting rooms on a shared use basis among the various component organizations located there such as the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) and the Office of Operations. To derive the benefit of shared meeting space, central AV and meeting room support is provided to over 250 meeting rooms on the campus. The ability to provide AV services including the use of telecommunication and information technology equipment allows FDA to leverage sophisticated technology to enhance and support meetings, facilitate participation by personnel who telework and reduce travel requirements. FDA routinely uses integrated telecommunications technology, such as Cisco WebEx, Adobe Connect Pro and Cisco Video Teleconference equipment to enhance its meeting capabilities; to broadcast special events and public meetings; and to allow personnel working from alternative worksites to participate in meetings.
In addition to AV support and meeting room support, this requirement is for AV design services, installation services, and ongoing equipment maintenance including the upgrade and expansion of digital communication systems at the White Oak campus and other FDA nationwide locations. The Logistics and Transportation Management Branch (LTMB) requires the services of a contractor capable of managing multiple tasks associated with the use, installation and maintenance of AV systems, including digital displays used as signs and the use and administration of web-based scheduling systems.