FBO Notice Date 09/20/18
BIDS Reference Number 113
Document Type: Presolicitation
Education & Training Services
Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Philadelphia Office, 19111
U -- Training through SANS voucher system SOL N0018918QZ838 DUE 092118CATHY KELLY 215-697-9693 See aboveThis is a notice of intent for a sole source procurement; NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk (Philadelphia Office) intends to negotiate on a sole source basis, a Firm-Fixed Price contractual vehicle to Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies to provide voucher training program for on-line courses to attain approved CND certifications as mandated by SECNAV 5239 instruction and manual. The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 41USC 1901(e)(2)- a sole source acquisition under the authority of the special rules for certain commercial items, as implemented by FAR 13.501(a).SANS training and GIAC certifications are sole source products, manufactured, sold and distributed exclusively by Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc.(dba SANS Institute, hereafter known as SANS). SANS products must be purchaseddirectly from SANS. There are no agents or dealers to represent this product request.The purpose of the voucher training program is twofold; to attain the CND advanced certifications and to attain the mandated CPE for maintaining the required certifications. SANS is the only provider of a voucher program that provides on-line courses to attain the SECNAV 5239.2 mandated/approved certifications. They are exclusive agents for providing the course to support the CND Incident Responder certifications that include: GNSA (Global Information Assurance Certification), GCIH (GIAC Certified Incident Handler), GCIA (GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst), GCFE (GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner) and CEH.
A firm, fixed price contractual vehicle is anticipated that will consist of a 12-month base period and four 1-year option periods. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 611430 and the standard is $11million. The Federal Supply Code is U012.Interested quoters may identify their interest and respond to the requirements by sending challenges to Cathy Kelly at email@example.com. This notice of intent IS NOT a request for competitive quotes; however, challenges to this sole source determination received within 1 day after the publication of the synopsiswill be considered by the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitiveprocurement. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed acquisition based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion ofthe Government. This is not a solicitation announcement for quotes and a contract will not be awarded from this announcement, not will the Government pay for information received in response to this announcement.