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NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB): Provision of Backup Systems to STO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Sep 07, 2017
Category: Automatic Data Processing and Telecommunication Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security, Department of Commerce, 1400 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room 1099D, Washington, District of Columbia, 20230


The NATO Science and Technology Organizations Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) intends to issue an Invitation for International Bidding (IFIB) for an enterprise-grade data storage and backup system. Storage is being standardized on all networks and a suitable backup solution that can scale to cover the big data holdings produced by CMRE need to be implemented. Potential U.S. prime contractors must 1) maintain a professionally active facility (office, factory, laboratory, etc.) within the United States, 2) be approved for participation in NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB), (3) be nominated to the bidders list by the U.S. Government. The reference for the IFIB is IFIB-CMRE-17-013 and all correspondence concerning the IFIB should reference this number. The type of contract is Firm Fixed Price (FFP). Partial Bidding and multiple awards are possible and foreseen. The award method will be Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable (LPTA) bid. REQUIREMENT The requirement is for a Dell-EMC2 turnkey scalable backup solution, with integration with the existing Cisco/Dell-EMC2 Data Center, VMWare virtualized environment, and EMC2 storage systems already in use. BECOMING ELIGIBLE TO BID NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government nominate U.S. prime contractors to the bidders list. Before the U.S. Government can nominate a U.S. prime contractor to the bidders list for this procurement, the U.S. firm must be approved for participation in NATO ICB. U.S. firms are approved for NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis. The U.S. NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA. U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security-sies/nato-related-business-opportunities The application and supporting documentation may be submitted as e-mail attachments. If, when submitting the application, your firm is interested in a specific NATO ICB project, please include the following in the text of your email: - the title and/or solicitation number of the project - the name/phone/FAX/email of the company employee who should receive the bid documents After approval of your one-time NATO ICB application, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will then know to follow up by issuing a Declaration of Eligibility (DOE) for that project. NATO member governments use a DOE to nominate an approved firm to the bidders list for a particular NATO ICB project. IMPORTANT DATES: Request from DOC that a DOE be issued (and, for firms new to NATO ICB, submit completed one-time NATO ICB application): 20 September 2017 CMRE distributes IFIB to firms on its bidders list (target): 11-15 September 2017 Bid closing (target): 13 October 2017

Original Point of Contact

POC Lee Ann Carpenter, Phone: 202-482-2583

Place of Performance

La Spezia, Italy
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