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Brazil - Amapá State Information Technology Strategy and Data Center Design

Solicitation Number: 2013-51023A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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2013-51023A
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Jan 31, 2014 3:57 pm
POC: Jennifer Van Renterghem, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009
Email: RFPQuestions@ustda.gov


Proposal Submission Place:
José Alípio Diniz de Moraes Junior
Governo do Estado do Amapá
Centro de Gestão da Tecnologia da Informação - PRODAP
Rua São José S/N
CEP: 68900-110
Macapá - Amapá
Brazil
Phone: 55 (96) 3131-2600


The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the "Proposal") from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to provide technical assistance for the development of a data center and information investment technology strategy for the State of Amapá, Brazil, including an in-depth determination of the engineering, design, financing and supporting infrastructure requirements.


The State of Amapá faces unique development challenges. Located in the northernmost region of Brazil, Amapá is logistically isolated from the country's major population centers. The Amapá state government recognizes that modernizing its information and communications technology infrastructure is a particularly important building block for attracting investment and development.


The Departamento de Processamento de Dados do Estado de Amapá (Data Processing Department of the State of Amapá, PRODAP) is currently tasked with developing and executing a strategic plan for the state that sets the overall priorities and direction for the state's investments in IT infrastructure. One of the key activities is the creation of a government data center. This data center will host public sector applications, facilitate the management of government networks, provide backup and disaster recovery functions for data and applications maintained by disparate government agencies, and create a secure environment for the provision of services to commercial enterprises.


The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $572,275 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).


A detailed Request for Proposals (RFP), which includes requirements for the Proposal, the Terms of Reference, and portions of a background Definitional Mission report are available from USTDA, at 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600, Arlington, VA 22209-3901. To request the RFP in PDF format, please go to:


https://www.ustda.gov/businessopps/rfpform.asp


Requests for a mailed hardcopy version of the RFP may also be faxed to the IRC, USTDA at 703-875-4009. In the fax, please include your firm's name, contact person, address, and telephone number. Some firms have found that RFP materials sent by U.S. mail do not reach them in time for preparation of an adequate response. Firms that want USTDA to use an overnight delivery service should include the name of the delivery service and your firm's account number in the request for the RFP. Firms that want to send a courier to USTDA to retrieve the RFP should allow one hour after faxing the request to USTDA before scheduling a pick-up. Please note that no telephone requests for the RFP will be honored. Please check your internal fax verification receipt. Because of the large number of RFP requests, USTDA cannot respond to requests for fax verification. Requests for RFPs received before 4:00 PM will be mailed the same day. Requests received after 4:00 PM will be mailed the following day. Please check with your courier and/or mail room before calling USTDA.


Only U.S. firms and individuals may bid on this USTDA financed activity. Interested firms, their subcontractors and employees of all participants must qualify under USTDA's nationality requirements as of the due date for submission of qualifications and proposals and, if selected to carry out the USTDA-financed activity, must continue to meet such requirements throughout the duration of the USTDA-financed activity. All goods and services to be provided by the selected firm shall have their nationality, source and origin in the U.S. or host country. The U.S. firm may use subcontractors from the host country for up to 20 percent of the USTDA grant amount. Details of USTDA's nationality requirements and mandatory contract clauses are also included in the RFP.


Interested U.S. firms should submit their Proposal in English and Portuguese directly to the Grantee by 4:00pm on March 19, 2014 at the above address. Evaluation criteria for the Proposal are included in the RFP. Price will not be a factor in contractor selection, and therefore, cost proposals should NOT be submitted. The Grantee reserves the right to reject any and/or all Proposals. The Grantee also reserves the right to contract with the selected firm for subsequent work related to the project. The Grantee is not bound to pay for any costs associated with the preparation and submission of Proposals.

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1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600,
C/O US TDA 1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, Virginia 22209-3901
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Jennifer Van Renterghem
Phone: 703-875-4357