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Title Single Source Award to IBM
Announcement Type Public Announcement - Pre-SIR
Date Posted 09/27/2011
Date / Time Closed 10/04/2011 / 12:00 AM (local)
Solicitation / Contract # 11196
Contact
Name / Organization Colleen McLaughlin-Heasty / AJA-4A3
Region Issuing Office CT - William J. Hughes Technical Center (Atlantic City, NJ)
Phone / Email 609-485-6740 / colleen.mclaughlin-heasty@faa.gov
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Procurement Method Single Source
Region(s) of Performance n/a
Abstract Purpose of the Announcement: In accordance with the FAA Acquisition Management System (FAAAMS) paragraph 3.2.2.4, to inform industry of the basis of the FAA's decision to contract with a selected source via single source procedures.

The FAA intends to award a single source contract to IBM.

The IBM operating system and subsystem is the operating system that is necessary to operate and support the Central Support Software Development (CSSD) IBM mainframe computers at the William J. Hughes Technical Center.

The software is currently being used by the FAA to support their requirements and therefore is unable to be obtained through any other known source.

IBM brings the following essential data experience:
-Original manufacturer of the software, which is proprietary to IBM.

Consequently, IBM has the knowledge and capabilities to efficiently support as required by this proposed procurement.

A full and open competition is not available for this requirement. If your firm does not agree with the single source determination, please provide evidence of your firms' capabilities and experience in providing the above services. The FAA will evaluate them accordingly.

All responses to this announcement must be directed to Colleen.McLaughlin-Heasty@faa.gov no later than 2PM EST Standard Time, October 4, 2011.

Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.
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