Added: Feb 06, 2019 1:25 pm
The Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey, Sacramento Acquisition Branch, plans to contract by means other than full and open competition. The United States Geological Survey intends to make a non-competitive firm fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to Kinemetrics, Inc., located in Pasadena, CA for seismic equipment described in the attached salient characteristics.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a requirement to purchase earthquake and volcano monitoring systems, including integrated systems (containing both sensors and data acquisition units (DAUs) and systems comprised of separate DAUs and sensors (either strong motion sensors or broadband sensors). This equipment will be used in the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), the Global Seismographic Network (GSN), and the USGS Volcano Program to serve the needs of earthquake and volcano monitoring, engineering, and research communities as well as national, state, and local governments, emergency response organizations, and the public. Applications of these devices may include urban and rural free-field and reference sites, and other types of networks, such as volcano monitoring and broadband networks.
Note: The systems must be existing, upgraded, or improved versions of models which can be purchased off-the-shelf and of a type or types that have been utilized in previous deployments for periods of not less than six (6) months.
The required instrumentation systems consist of three components: (1) a triaxial force-balance accelerometer, triaxial strong-motion velocity seismometer, or triaxial broadband seismometer (the sensor); (2) a DAU, and (3) software for communicating with deployed units. When the DAU and sensor are integrated into a single package, the system is called a DAS (Data Acquisition System). These specifications are organized by sensor, DAU, environmental and packaging issues that apply to both sensors and DAUs, software, and additional requirements. The scope of this action includes the requirement to provide all of the instrumentation components which includes but may not be limited to cables, connectors, related accessories and ancillary equipment. Software must be included with all DAUs and DASs if required for data acquisition.
Additional information and specifications can be found in the following attachments.
Spreadsheet Titled Tables 1-4 Specifications 2019
Word Document Titled Additional Information
The equipment specifications required to obtain the necessary data, consistency and compatibility with the existing infrastructure can only be provided by Kinemetrics Inc.
Award will be made in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1 and the procedures at FAR Part 12 entitled, Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 15 entitled, Contracting by Negotiation. Kinemetrics Inc. is the only known source that is capable of meeting the governments minimum requirements.
The purpose of this notice is to satisfy the requirements of FAR Subpart 5.2. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all responsible parties may submit a capability statement or proposal by the closing date of this announcement which shall be considered by the agency. No solicitation will be issued. A determination not to compete this action based upon responses received is in the sole discretion of the Government.
The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 334513 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables
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