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Notice of Intent to Sole Source iPhone Devices

Solicitation Number: NTSBQ13000A
Agency: National Transportation Safety Board
Office: National Transportation Safety Board
Location: Acquisition Division
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Added: Nov 13, 2012 3:21 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) intends to issue a sole source solicitation to Verizon Wireless to provide Apple iPhone 5 devices. This procurement is being conducted in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(b)(1) - Soliciting from a single source. The NAICS code for this procurement is 423690 and the Small Business Administration Size Standard is 100 employees.

Verizon Wireless is under contract to provide wireless services to the NTSB. Wireless-related hardware is not within the scope of the contract. However, Verizon Wireless is a seller of wireless-related hardware. Under its contract with the NTSB, Verizon Wireless offers services to manage the transfer of current phone numbers and accounts utilized by NTSB employees to the iPhone 5 device prior to shipping to the NTSB. These provider services are uniquely offered by Verizon Wireless due to its current contractual relationship with the NTSB. Additionally, because of its contractual relationship for wireless services, Verizon Wireless offers a device refresh program to the NTSB with significant discounts on hardware devices not otherwise available in the marketplace.


This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotes. No solicitation document is available and telephone requests will not be accepted. However, any firm that believes it can meet the requirements may give written notification to the Contracting Officer within ten (10) calendar days from the date of publication of this synopsis. Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to provide services to manage the transfer of current phone numbers and accounts utilized by NTSB employees to the iPhone 5 device prior to shipping to the NTSB in a manner that is technically equal to the services offered by Verizon Wireless. Information, not to exceed five (5) pages can be sent via e-mail to this procurement's contract specialist, Patrick Martinez, at patrick.martinez@ntsb.gov. Responses received will be evaluated; though, a determination by the Government not to compete the proposed procurement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. If no responses are received, the NTSB will proceed with the issuance of a sole source solicitation for this requirement to Verizon Wireless.

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Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition
Posted Date:
November 13, 2012
Description: Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition
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NTSB HQ
490 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20594
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Patrick C. Martinez,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 2023146247
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Matt Hazlinsky,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-314-6205
Fax: 202-314-6125