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Video and Image Retrieval and Analysis Tool (VIRAT) Phase III Sole Source Notice

Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-11-40
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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DARPA-SN-11-40
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Special Notice
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Added: May 02, 2011 10:40 am

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) intends to award a sole source cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMC), 6801 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817.

The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 10 US 2304(c)(1), "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements", FAR 6.302-1.  This sole source contract is for the integration of software code into multiple programs of record for full motion video (FMV) exploitation for the Video and Image Retrieval and Analysis Tool (VIRAT).  This third phase of the VIRAT program will demonstrate rapid refinement of query results and the capability to accommodate complex searches that include multiple, dynamic events within a single query and will transition the system to multiple DoD programs of record.  The period of performance is anticipated to be the date of award through 12 months thereafter.

DARPA has determined that LMC is the only entity with the requisite knowledge of VIRAT's capabilities and access to/understanding of the transition partners' systems to effectively integrate and transition VIRAT.

Interested organizations may submit their capability statements and qualifications for the provision of this requirement.  Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct future competitive procurements.  This is a Notice of Intent, not a solicitation.  No solicitation will be issued for this sole source requirement and no other information will be provided.

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Arlington, Virginia 22203-1714
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Mark Jones,
Contracting Officer
Phone: (571) 218-4858