PANMCC23P0000003659 – Sources Sought – Honeywell EBI Maintenance

Jan 25, 2023 | Sources Sought

SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS

THIS IS A Sources Sought Notice ONLY.  Please DO NOT respond with quotes. The Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear (CBRN) Chemical Defense Training Facility, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCOE) requires contracted support to provide the following software-related services with respect to the Covered Software on Covered EBI Services Equipment (each as defined below) as part of the Honeywell EBI Services program during the applicable term of the Agreement (as defined below) for which Customer (sometimes referred to as “you” herein) pays for EBI Services, to the extent expressly provided in this Work Scope Document. These critical updates will be provided on a quarterly basis.

  • EBI Service Packs
  • EBI Cumulative Updates
  • EBI/Windows Software Updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Windows Update Qualification

As used herein, “Agreement” means the agreement between Honeywell and Customer of which this Work Scope Document is a part, as amended and together with all exhibits, schedules and attachments incorporated into such agreement.

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 purpose of this notice is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of the Small Business Community to include Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone), Women-Owned Small Business, and Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), as well as the interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of the Large Business community, to compete and perform a Firm Fixed Price Contract to service these items.

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.  It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the Governmentwide Point of Entry for additional information pertaining to this requirement.  The NAICS code(s) is/are: 

541519, IT and TTELECOM – Security and Compliance Support Services, $30M

In response to this source sought, please provide:

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@army.mil at 210-466-3015 or thomas.f.cavalier.civ@army.mil, 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, System of Awards Unique Entity Identification, 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.) in addition, 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 requirement (item or service) 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/SOO to acquiring the identified items/services.

8. Point of contact for this action is Mr. Thomas F. Cavalier, Contract Specialist. Inquiries will only be addressed by Email: thomas.f.cavalier.civ@army.mil.

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