OceanServer IVER2 AUV Modifications
Solicitation Number: NCNJ1000-11-03311
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Location: Acquisition and Grants Office
Notice Type: Special Notice
Posted Date: July 18, 2011
Response Date: Aug 02, 2011 11:00 am Eastern
Added: Jul 18, 2011 8:38 pm
The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Capitol Acquisition Division (NCAD) Simplified Acquisition Branch on the behalf of the National Ocean Service (NOS), specifically the Coast Survey Development Lab intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with OceanServer Technology, Inc. using the procedures in FAR Parts 6 and 13. The Coast Survey Development Lab O-OPS currently owns an OceanServer IVER2 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) (Serial Number 00102) and has a requirement to procure modifications to the Government -Owned AUV which includes the following:
1. Installation and integration of Iridium satellite communications into the AUV and mission planning computer;
2. Installation and integration of underwater acoustic communications into the AUV and mission planning computer.
Delivery of the modified AUV must be no later than 120 days after receipt of the order and NOAA's OceanServer IVER2 AUV. OceanServer Technology, Inc. is the only party known to NOAA who can meet these requirements since it is the manufacturer of the IVER2 AUV and sole provider of the required modifications.