Agency: Department of Homeland Security
State: North Carolina
Level of Government: Federal
  • D - Automatic Data Processing and Telecommunication Services
Opps ID: NBD00159268974826077
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 70Z038-18-Q-M0000011
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Contract Award Date :
September 29, 2017
Contract Award Number :
Contract Award Dollar Amount :
Contractor Awarded Name :
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 20, 2017 9:29 am

1. Action Code: K
2. Send to Fed Biz Ops: Yes
3. Date: 20 September 2017
4. Classification Code: D - Information Technology Services, including Telecommunications Services
5. Contracting Office Address:
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Aviation Logistics Center
ISD Procurement
1664 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-5001
7. Response Date: 28 September 2017 at 4:30 pm EST
8. Primary Point of Contact: Terrie L. Pickard
9. Secondary Point of Contact: Martin W. Combs
10. Solicitation Number: 70Z038-18-M0000011
11. Reference Number: N/A
12. Description:

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6 and Part 13, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number 70Z038-18-M0000011 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-95 effective 19 January 2017.

The applicable North American Industry Classification Standard Code is 541519. The small business size standard is 150 employees. This is an unrestricted requirement. The Government intends to award a Firm-Fixed Price purchase order for the License Subscription Renewal and Support for an IBM Cognos Accelerated Value Program. The USCG intends to negotiate and award on a sole source basis to IBM Corporation, 6710 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817, Cage Code 49EQ3. All responsible sources may submit an offer that shall be considered by the agency.

The following schedule items are sought:
IBM Cognos Accelerated Value Program
QTY: 1 year
Period of Performance: 10/1/2017 to 09/30/2018

See attached document titled:
"Terms and Conditions - 70Z038-18-M0000011"

Closing date and time for receipt of offers is 28 September 2017 at 4:30 pm EST. E-mail quotations are preferred and may be sent to and Please indicate 70Z038-18-M0000008 in subject line. Quotations may also be mailed to the following address:

1664 Weeksville Road
ISD Building 63, 70Z038-18-M0000011
Attn: Terrie L. Pickard
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

United States Coast Guard Ombudsman Program

It is the policy of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to issue solicitations and make contract
awards in a fair and timely manner. The Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests (OPAP) was
established to investigate agency protest issues and resolve them without expensive and time consuming litigation. OPAP is an independent reviewing authority that is empowered to grant a
prevailing protester essentially the same relief as the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Interested parties are encouraged to seek resolution of their concerns within the USCG as an
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) forum rather than filing a protest with the GAO or some
external forum. Interested parties may seek resolution of their concerns informally or opt to file
a formal agency protest with the Contracting Officer or Ombudsman.

Informal Forum with the Ombudsman. Interested parties who believe a specific USCG
procurement is unfair or otherwise defective should first direct their concerns to the applicable
Contracting Officer. If the Contracting Officer is unable to satisfy their concerns, interested
parties are encouraged to contact the U.S. Coast Guard Ombudsman for Agency Protests. Under
this informal process the agency is not required to suspend contract award performance. Use of
an informal forum does not suspend any time requirement for filing a protest with the agency or
other forum. In order to ensure a timely response, interested parties should provide the following
information to the Ombudsman: solicitation/contract number, contracting office, Contracting
Officer, and solicitation closing date (if applicable).

Formal Agency Protest with the Ombudsman. Prior to submitting a formal agency protest,
protesters must first use their best efforts to resolve their concerns with the Contracting Officer
through open and frank discussions. If the protester's concerns are unresolved, an Independent
Review is available by the Ombudsman. The protester may file a formal agency protest to either
the Contracting Officer or as an alternative to that, the Ombudsman under the OPAP program.
Contract award or performance will be suspended during the protest period unless contract award
or performance is justified, in writing, for urgent and compelling reasons or is determined in
writing to be in the best interest of the Government. The agency's goal is to resolve protests in
less than 35 calendar days from the date of filing. Protests shall include the information set forth
in FAR 33.103(d) (2). If the protester fails to submit the required information, resolution of the
protest may be delayed or the protest may be dismissed. To be timely protests must be filed
within the period specified in FAR 33.103(e). Formal protests filed under the OPAP program
should be submitted electronically to and the Contracting Officer or by hand
delivery to the Contracting Officer.

Election of Forum. After an interested party protests a Coast Guard procurement to the
Contracting Officer or the Ombudsman, and while the protest is pending, the protester agrees not
to file a protest with the GAO or other external forum. If the protest is filed with an external
forum, the agency protest will be dismissed. The Ombudsman Hotline telephone number is 202.372.3695

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Contracting Office Address :
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909-5001
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Terrie L. Pickard
Phone: 252-335-6145
Secondary Point of Contact :
Martin W. Combs,
Purchasing Agent
Phone: 2523356370
Fax: 252-335-6227

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