Washington-Moscow Hotline O&M Procurement
- An interesting procurement notice:
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O&M);
DETRICK EARTH STATION (DES)
FORT DETRICK, MARYLAND
The Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting
Center-West (ITEC4-W), on behalf of The United States Army, 302nd Signal
Command requires a contract for non-personal services SATCOM Operation
and Maintenance (O&M); services. The contractor shall support the
existing Government workforce in O&M; of the Direct Communications Link,
and other executive level communications circuits with the Russian
Federation. The DCL is also referred to as the Washington-Moscow Hotline
and supports direct communication circuits between the President of the
United States and the President of the Russian Federation. The DES
consists of two uniquely configured satellite communications terminals
operating in the commercial C-band over Russian geostationary
communication satellites. In addition to the DCL, the DES provides
communication circuits for the Department of State, Whitehouse
Communications Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the
United States Army Northern Command.
The contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, management,
administration, services, supplies, tools and equipment other than
Government provided utilities and services and Government Furnished
Property (GFP) to operate and maintain two satellite communications
earth terminals 24 hours a day, 365/366 days a year, including Federal
holidays. The contractor shall perform preventive and corrective
maintenance, report communication outages and equipment failures,
perform circuit troubleshooting and circuit restoration actions,
coordinate all actions, coordinate all circuit/system issues with the
Russian Federation via the Russian language order wire system, provide
logistics functions, inventory GFE/GFP, and provide engineering support.
The Government contemplates the award of a Firm-Fixed Price contract
with time-and-materials CLINs. The anticipated period of performance is
a 1 year base period with four one-year option periods. A 30 day
phase-in period is projected prior to the start of the base period. The
solicitation will be issued as an unrestricted procurement.
The NAICS Code is 517410 (Satellite Communications) and the size
standard is $15M annual receipts. This procurement is for the
re-solicitation of services currently being performed under contract
W91RUS-04-C-0042, awarded to Honeywell Solutions.
For planning purposes, issuance of the RFP on the FEDBIZOPPS website, is
anticipated for mid to late October 2009. Proposals will be due 30-45
days after issuance of proposal, and award is estimated for April 2010.
The Industry Questions & Answers resulting from the Special Notice
Announcement will be posted to the ITEC4-W website
http://huachuca-www.army.mil/DOC/ITEC4W/HotInformation.htm in the
following weeks. For additional information regarding this procurement,
please write to Elizabeth C. Woodson at
elizabeth.woodson@.... All questions and inquiries must be
submitted in writing.
Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
November 24, 2009
Description: See Solicitation
Contracting Office Address:
ACA, ITEC4 - West, ITEC4 Contracting, Bldg. 61801, Room 3212, Fort
Huachuca, AZ 85613-5000
Place of Performance:
ACA, ITEC4 - West ITEC4 Contracting, Bldg. 61801, Room 3212 Fort Huachuca AZ
Point of Contact(s):
Elizabeth Woodson, 520-538-7457
ACA, ITEC4 - West
- I'll see if I can dig up, scan & post a picture of that antenna facility under construction.
--- On Fri, 12/4/09, Timothy V. Peters <tvp@...> wrote:
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