Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB) - Plains, Snow and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in MT
|Agency:||DEPT OF DEFENSE|
|Level of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Sep 2, 2020|
|Due Date:||Sep 18, 2020|
- Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Original)
- All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, CHICAGO, USA
- Original Published Date: Sep 01, 2020 10:00 am CDT
- Original Response Date: Sep 18, 2020 02:00 pm CDT
- Inactive Policy: 15 days after response date
- Original Inactive Date: Oct 03, 2020
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code: 6660 - METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS
- NAICS Code: 924120 - Administration of Conservation Programs
Place of Performance:
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Omaha District has prepared a solicitation and intends to issue a Request for Proposal to the University of Montana (UMT) in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The Omaha District plans to execute a new Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) for supplies, which will be titled Upper Missouri River Basin Plains Snowpack and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in the State of Montana (MT). The District intends to award a Firm-Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for five years (five-year base ordering period with no options) on a sole source basis to UMT. Anticipated award date is 25 September 2020. All responsible sources may submit a proposal, which shall be considered by the agency.
The purpose of this contract is to establish a network of stations to monitor snowpack and soil moisture throughout the plains area (MT, WY, ND, SD, & NE) of the Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB). The plains area of the UMRB (above Sioux City, IA) in the United States (U.S.) totals 270,000 square miles. In MT, there are 61 existing monitoring stations operated by the UMT Mesonet office and approximately 164 new sites in MT that will need the required equipment and instrumentation installed once the sites have been identified. The Mesonets are a mesoscale network of automated weather and environmental monitoring sites. The instrumentation on the existing sites is not consistent but will be standardized and included in the network.
UMT staff have the technical capability to install the equipment, as they were responsible for the purchase and installation of the original equipment at the existing sites. UMT also owns, operates, and maintains the existing sites and will own, operate, and maintain the new sites once identified. UMT will be responsible for selecting the new sites, based on their own criteria. UMT has already obtained the real estate access for the existing sites and will be responsible for obtaining real estate access for all new sites. UMT has established relationships with landowners that will be leveraged when performing work on existing and new sites, once identified. UMT has the necessary infrastructure already in place and has been a product of support and commitment from USACE, NOAA, USBR and other state Mesonet offices. UMT has knowledge of operational efficiencies and the technical protocols required by the Mesonet Program to conduct and oversee upgrading existing and new sites. UMT’s continued efforts are important to maintain consistency, continuity, and data integrity to ensure the necessary equipment is installed correctly and the data can be analyzed, therefore concerting the data to information on which to base management decisions. UMT already possesses experience in installing the full range of equipment and site-specific knowledge, which minimizes any mobilization/start-up costs and delays in becoming familiar with the equipment and installation procedures, and data transmission to support the Mesonet Program. UMT is the proposed sole source contractor. UMT has the unique inherent knowledge of the Mesonet Program and MADIS, resulting in increased efficiency and data quality.
- USA Engineer District, Omaha
- Omaha , NE 68102-1618
- Wayne Weidenhamer
- Phone Number 4029952074
- Fax Number 4029952081
- David Neal
- Phone Number 4029952988
- Sep 01, 2020 10:00 am CDTPresolicitation (Original)
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