HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) network software and hardware maintenance

Agency: Department of Homeland Security
State: Quebec
Level of Government: Federal
  • 70 - General Purpose Information Technology Equipment (including software).
Opps ID: NBD00159269706387187
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: HSCG44-17-R-170068
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Contract Award Date :
September 29, 2017
Contract Award Number :
Contract Award Dollar Amount :
Contractor Awarded Name :
Rheinmetall Canada, Inc.
Contractor Awarded DUNS :
Contractor Awarded Address :
Synopsis :
Added: Aug 22, 2017 11:48 am
This notice is prepared in accordance with FAR 5.207 and is not a request for quote (RFQ). RFQ number HSCG44-17-R-170068 is assigned for tracking purposes only. This is a notice of the Government's intent to award one (1) contract with firm-fixed prices to the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Rheinmetall Canada Inc. 225, boulevard du Seminaire Sud, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 8E9 (Quebec),Canada on a sole source basis for the purchase of Lifecycle Maintenance Support Services for the HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) network software and hardware.

Lifecycle maintenance support services are commercial services in accordance with FAR 2.101 and are used on the U.S. Coast Guard's (USCG) to support for the USCG HF Digital Selective Calling (DSC) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) network software and hardware. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 334220 and the small business size standard is 1,250 Employees.

The period of performance is as follows: Sixty (60) months with yearly pricing.

Set-aside Status: Pursuant to FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and no Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements, under the authority of 10. U.S.C. 2304(c)(1). The Contracting Officer has determined that there is not a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns; therefore, this requirement has not been set aside for small businesses. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal or quote which will be considered by the agency. Interested parties are advised that the minimum qualifying standard for technical acceptability is the capability to supply the exact components listed above in new condition as either the OEM or an OEM authorized distributor for U.S. sales.

Anticipated date of Award: On or about September 30, 2017.

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 OPAP@uscg.mil 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

Added: Oct 04, 2017 3:14 pm
Justification for restricting competition is attached.
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Justification and Approval
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Justification and Approval
Posted Date:
October 4, 2017
Description: Approved J&A
Contracting Office Address :
Coast Guard Blvd
Portsmouth, Virginia 23703
United States
Place of Performance :
225, boulevard du Seminaire Sud, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Quebec, Non-U.S. J3B 8E9
Primary Point of Contact. :
Jessica Coltz,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 7576866846
Secondary Point of Contact :
Jessica Coltz,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 7576866846


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