FBO Notice Date 09/18/18
BIDS Reference Number 72
Document Type: Presolicitation
General Purpose Information Technology Equipment
Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Philadelphia Office, 19111
70 -- 10,000 additional Thursby licenses and associated software maintenance SOL N0018918QZ831 DUE 092018Aleksandar Rajcic 215-697-9615 Aleksandar.firstname.lastname@example.orgThe NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center, Norfolk, Contracting Department, intends to modify an existing order N00189-16-P-Z492 and acquire 10,000 additional Thursby licenses and associated software maintenance in support of the various software products that are currently being utilized by CNRFC to operate its “Ready-2-Serve” (R2S) responsive website on the Navy Reserve homeport. The website servesas a critical communication tool for CNRFC. R2S is designed to improve the capability to rapidly deliver Selected Reservists (SELRES) to the supported commander. The secure R2S integrated mobile application requires DoD PKI 2-factor authentication from the mobile device. R2S users must have an approved U.S.DoD Common Access Card (CAC) reader and a Navy Reserve Homeport user account touse the application. The specific software application being procured is a modified version of the PKard to make it specific to the Navy Reserves Ready-2-Servewebsite, Thursby’s resellers do not have authority to sell this product and can only be acquired directly from Thursby Software Systems, Inc. CNRFC has already acquired 35,000 licenses so changing to another vendor would not be cost effective and would require extensive software redesign to allow the other vendors function properly with the R2S Thursby readers already acquired.
This is a brand name sole source action is to be awarded to Thursby Software Systems and it is not a request for quote from any other contractor.The proposed contract action is for commercial supplies for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source. The statutory authoritypermitting other than full and open competition is 41 USC 1901(e)(2) – a solesource acquisition under the Special Rules for Commercial Items, as implementedby FAR 13.501(a). Interested persons may identify their interest and capabilityto respond to the requirement or submit a capability statement. The notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. A determination by the Government not to compete this requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally beconsidered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.The applicable NAICS code is 511210. Please direct any questions concerning this purchase order to Aleksandar Rajcic at email@example.com.