The Government has a requirement for Lockheed Martin Sippican LMS6 403 MHz radiosondes to support the National Weather Service's upper air observations at ten Transitional Radiosonde Observing System (TROS) sites in which Lockheed Martin Sippican LMG ground stations are already installed. The LMS6 radiosonde is theonly radiosonde that can interface with the LMG ground station. There are no other distributors of the required radiosondes or manufacturers that are capable of producing a radiosonde that can function with the LMG ground station.
The statutory authority for other than full and open competition is FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), Only one responsible source.
The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for this requirementis 334519 titled, Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing, with a size standard of 500 employees. This is not a solicitation for competitive quotes. However, if any other interested party believes that it can meet the requirements, it may submit a statement of capabilities, which if timely received, will be considered by NOAA. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solelyfor the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future. Evidence must be provided of ability to provide the required services. The capability statement and any other information furnished must be in writing and must contain material in sufficient detail to allow NOAA to determine if the party can meet all of the requirements. Capability statements and related materials must be e-mailed to Michael.J.Williams@noaa.gov by 11:00AM EST, February28, 2018.