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Washington-Moscow Hotline O&M Procurement

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  • Timothy V. Peters
    An interesting procurement notice: OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O&M); OF THE DETRICK EARTH STATION (DES) FORT DETRICK, MARYLAND The Information Technology,
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 4, 2009
      An interesting procurement notice:

      OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE (O&M);
      OF THE
      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.
      Solicitation 1
      Type:
      Solicitation
      Posted Date:
      November 24, 2009
      https://acquisition.army.mil/asfi/solicitation_view.cfm?psolicitationnbr=W91RUS09R0034
      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
      85613-5000
      US
      Point of Contact(s):
      Elizabeth Woodson, 520-538-7457

      ACA, ITEC4 - West
    • james kester
      I ll see if I can dig up, scan & post a picture of that antenna facility under construction. ... r Switch to: Text-Only, Daily Digest • Unsubscribe • Terms
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 5, 2009
        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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