Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB) - Plains, Snow and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in SD

Agency: DEPT OF DEFENSE
State: South Dakota
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 60 - Fiber Optics Materials and Components, Assemblies and Access.
Opps ID: NBD00159230175111169
Posted Date: Sep 2, 2020
Due Date: Sep 18, 2020
Solicitation No: W9128F20R0091
Source: Members Only
Upper Missouri River Basin (UMRB) - Plains, Snow and Soil Moisture Monitoring Network in SD
Active
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
W9128F20R0091
Related Notice
Department/Ind. Agency
DEPT OF DEFENSE
Sub-tier
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - CIVIL PROGRAM FINANCING ONLY
Office
Omaha
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Presolicitation (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, CHICAGO, USA
  • Original Published Date: Sep 01, 2020 10:35 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
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification
  • Original Set Aside:
  • Product Service Code: 6660 - METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS
  • NAICS Code: 924120 - Administration of Conservation Programs
  • Place of Performance:
    SD
    USA
Description

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) - Omaha District has prepared a solicitation and intends to issue a Request for Proposal to South Dakota State University (SDSU) 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 South Dakota (SD). 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 SDSU. 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 SD, there are 39 existing monitoring stations operated by the SDSU Mesonet office that need upgraded equipment installed and approximately 100 new sites in SD 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.

SDSU 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. SDSU also owns, operates, and maintains the existing sites and will own, operate, and maintain the new sites once identified. SDSU will be responsible for selecting the new sites, based on their own criteria. SDSU has already obtained the real estate access for the existing sites and will be responsible for obtaining real estate access for all new sites. SDSU has established relationships with landowners that will be leveraged when performing work on existing and new sites, once identified. SDSU 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. SDSU has knowledge of operational efficiencies and the technical protocols required by the Mesonet Program to conduct and oversee upgrading existing and new sites. SDSU’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. SDSU 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. SDSU is the proposed sole source contractor. SDSU has the unique inherent knowledge of the Mesonet Program and SDSU, resulting in increased efficiency and data quality.

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Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • USA Engineer District, Omaha
  • Omaha , NE 68102-1618
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact
History
  • Sep 01, 2020 10:35 am CDTPresolicitation (Original)

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