SOURCES SOUGHT FOR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM EQUIPMENT UPGRADE INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK FOREIGN MILITARY SALES (FMS)- COLUMBIA

expired opportunity(Expired)
From: Federal Government(Federal)
started - 02 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

Start Date

02 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)
due - 02 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

Due Date

23 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)
Bid Notification

Opportunity Type

Bid Notification
W91CRB-23-S-COBVHK

Opportunity Identifier

W91CRB-23-S-COBVHK
DEPT OF DEFENSE

Customer / Agency

DEPT OF DEFENSE
6515 INTEGRITY COURT  ABERDEEN PROVING GROU , MD 21005-5001  USA

Location

6515 INTEGRITY COURT ABERDEEN PROVING GROU , MD 21005-5001 USA
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INTRODUCTION The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) on behalf of the Communications-Electronics Command Security Assistance Management directorate (CECOM SAMD) is issuing this Sources Sought notice as a means of conducting market research to identify potential sources having an interest in, and industry technologies available to support/fulfill Foreign Military Sales (FMS) requirements for equipment. The result of this sources sought/market survey will contribute to determining the method of procurement if a requirement materializes. Based on the responses to this sources sought notice/market survey, this requirement may be set-aside for small businesses (in full or in part) or procured through full and open competition. Multiple awards may be made. All small business set-aside categories will be considered. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding submissions. The U.S. Government requests that interested parties submit a brief description of your company, your company’s solution, and your ability to meet potential system requirements. DISCLAIMER THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO BE SUBMITTED. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS SOURCES SOUGHT/MARKET RESEARCH IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. Overview: In order to put into operation the satellite HUB that will be installed for the geographic redundancy of the Satellite Network of the General Command of the Armed Forces of Colombia in the central telecommunication station located at Medellin, it is required that Vendor provides, installs, interconnects, integrates, tests and put into operation all the equipment, software, licensing and materials necessary to guarantee the services currently provided by the satellite network of the General Command FFMM, as well as the other aspects necessary for the operation of the geographical redundancy of the satellite network and its physical, electrical and logical interconnection to the RF chain and to the other equipment and systems existing in the Integrated Communications Network (ICN). Vendor will include all the equipment, elements, material, accessories, and labor required to achieve effective voice, data and video communication. The system and equipment supplied must fully comply with the specifications described from the Annex and attached in our quote. Vendor will replicate the link calculations, frequency plans from the main HUB for the programming and configuration of the alternate SkyEdge II-C HUB. Vendor will perform a redundancy test after the installation of the alternate satellite HUB, where it is evident that all the remote stations of the General Command are connected to the alternate HUB due to simulated failure of the main satellite HUB in a period of time not exceeding 2 hours, thus ensuring continuity of service in cases of terrorist events or natural disasters that affect the facilities of the main HUB. All parts, equipment, systems, or subsystems subject to the future contract will be subject to factory and field tests on their operation and functioning; in order to verify their adequate assembly and installation, compliance with the specifications according to the ITU recommendations and other national and international regulations and their correct, safe and reliable functioning; under all environmental, topographical and operating conditions. Vendor will have to program and develop specialized work and factory tests for the organic personnel of the Joint Communications Department participating in the development and execution of this project, composed of four (04) technicians who will integrate the satellite system. This work should be of high level and detail in all hardware and software components of the satellite HUB, so that the staff at the end of the installation process is completely autonomous in the operation, sizing, configuration, detection and troubleshooting of the satellite network, for this the manufacturer of the equipment will certify the staff designated by the Joint Communications Department in the basic and advanced operation, sizing and troubleshooting of the satellite HUB subject to this process. Each component equipment of the alternate satellite HUB and other equipment supplied shall be tested in accordance with the procedures set out in CGDJ 6 CGFM. On-site functional tests shall ensure and verify the performance of the equipment at the final installation sites to ensure that they meet all functional and technical requirements under these specifications; they shall also include at least the following activities: • Inventory of all equipment, card modules and components. • Physical verification of the installation. • Local interconnection tests. • Level measurement. • Interconnection tests. • Diagnostic tests and alarms. • RF testing. • Management tests. the Vendor will deliver the documentation to the Joint Communications Department all the installation work of the satellite HUB, in original paper and digital copy, with the relevant technical information including at least the following: • Graph of the spectrum where the levels of cross-polarization are shown and certify with the satellite operator the antenna installed for the alternate HUB. • Redundancy testing. • Final technical report of the activities carried out. Warranty: Vendor will guarantee that all the elements to be supplied will be new and of top quality, according to the agreed upon specifications. Likewise, it is obliged to repair or replace, at its own expense, those equipment, materials, and parts of poor quality, with manufacturing defects or that fail during operation; for a minimum period of one (1) year from the date of receipt to the satisfaction of the elements. Please note electrical shock is not covered. Vendor must also be a certified distributor for Gilat in Colombia. Failure to use a certified vendor would void any warranty provided Gilat. - For each element supplied that is sent for repair, a replacement of identical characteristics and that meets all the specifications and functionalities that guarantee the service must be delivered for the duration of the repair. - A maximum of thirty (30) calendar days will be available in the country for the repair of the elements, and ninety (90) calendar days for other countries. Schedule: Period of performance for the program should be executable in 9-11 months. PROGRAM BACKGROUND • Objective: Acquisition, update, expansion, and technical support the equipment and system of the connectivity area of the integrated network communication for the Colombian Joint Command of Military Forces, it includes installation, setting up, put into services, acceptance testing and maintain that should be inter-operable and physical, logical and functionally inter­ connected with the existing equipment • CECOM SAMD administers and manages FMS cases including communications requirements in partner nations. CECOM SAMD’s goal is to satisfy customer country requirements for: [SEE ATTACHEMENT A001- TABLE 1] ***Vendor shall be responsible for shipping hardware delivery OCONUS to Colombia. In the Country of COLOMBIAN JOINT COMMAND OF MILITARY FORCES, BOGOTA COLOMBIA, in the locations of Remote Site locations. Table 1 shall be fulfilled in accordance with “REQUIRED CAPABILITIES” list below REQUIRED CAPABILITIES The purpose of this market research/sources sought is to identify interested sources that can provide and deliver Communications Radios, Spares, Ancillaries and Software, to upgrade equipment, installation, services, and accessories necessary to the country of COLOMBIAN JOINT COMMAND OF MILITARY FORCES, BOGOTA COLOMBIA and meet the following characteristics/requirements: New equipment must be able to be integrated with existing equipment in the current Communications Radio System infrastructure. Installation, Upgrade, and Integration includes the capability to upgrade the Country of Colombia, Colombian Joint Command Of Military Forces, Bogota, Communications Radio System with the following equipment, parts and services: EQUIPMENT: Skyedge II X-Band Satellite Hub To ensure standardization and technological compatibility, as well as continuity of training for operations and maintenance personnel, the hardware provided will be a form, fit, and function match for the existing (currently fielded) system in country SOFTWARE: Mobility Manager System Software. To ensure standardization and technological compatibility, as well as continuity of training for operations and maintenance personnel, the software provided will be a form, fit, and function match for the existing (currently fielded) system in country SERVICES: Program Management and Engineering Services Provides for Program Management and Engineering Services for the deployment of the X-Band terminal in Medellin. These servers consist, but not limited to, engineering, install, interconnect, integrate, test, and put into operation all the equipment, software, licensing and materials necessary to guarantee the services currently provided by the satellite network of the General Command FFMM A. OPERATIVE AND TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 1. Technical Specifications: The quantities of each item are detailed below, and technical specifications of the equipment are described in Table 1. 2. Background: It was provided 64 radio links access brand CERAGON reference IP20 that were purchased to the TRACE SYSTEM company 3. Use Conditions: Joint Command of Military Forces doesn’t have wide band equipment capacity as required in its fiscal stocks. Amplification kits will be installed for radio links and data concentrators in set points to benefit the military units located at northeast of the country. Joint Command of Military Forces has the facilities and capacity to perform the operative, corrective maintenance and preventive level II according with operating instructions of each equipment. 4. Material Conditions: The kits and cards must be Quality A "New and Original" material to ensure optimal conditions for use. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Any resulting contract is anticipated to have a security classification level of Unclassified. Any resulting contract shall be compliant with the specialty metals restriction of the Berry Amendment (10 U.S.C. 2533a and 2533b) in accordance with DFARS clauses 252.225-7008 and 252.225-7009. ELIGIBILITY The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 334220. The Product Service Code (PSC) is 5805. SUBMISSION DETAILS Interested sources should furnish the following information, in the format provided below: (1) Name and address of company, with Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Any interested company must be registered with Central Contractor Registration (CCR). (2) Point of Contact Name, Department, phone number, and email address. (3) Identify past and current services your company offers that exactly match the capabilities specified above. (4) Address your company's capability to act as a single provider for the hardware and services defined herein. If significant subcontracting or teaming is anticipated in order to deliver technical capability, organizations should address the administrative and management structure of such arrangements. No phone or email solicitations with regards to the status of any resulting request for proposal (RFP) will be accepted prior to its release. Your response to this Sources Sought, including any capabilities statement(s), shall be electronically submitted to Contract Specialist, Anh Nguyen in either Microsoft Word or Portable Document Format (PDF), via email anh.q.nguyen14.civ@army.mil no later than 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard (ES) on 02 DEC 2022. Reference this sources sought/synopsis number in the e-mail subject line and on all enclosed documents. Responses shall include documented capability to deliver required radio systems and equipment. Information and materials submitted in response to this request WILL NOT be returned. DO NOT SUBMIT CLASSIFIED MATERIAL. All data received in response to this Sources Sought that is marked or designated as corporate or proprietary will be fully protected from any release outside the Government. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notice Updates: 12/02/2022: The closing date has been extended to 4PM EST on Friday, 23 DEC 2022. The description under this notice was also updated to state vendor shall be responsible for shipping hardware delivery OCONUS to Colombia. No other changes were made. Product Service Code:- 5810 - COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY EQUIPMENT AND COMPONENTS NAICS Code:- 334220 - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing Primary point of contact:- Anh Q Nguyen anh.q.nguyen14.civ@army.mil Secondary point of contact:- Monica Ngo monica.t.ngo.civ@army.mil

Dates

Start Date

02 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

Due Date

23 Dec, 2022 (1 month ago)

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