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Assessment and Analysis of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Metrics

Solicitation Number: DTRT57-14-Q-80002
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Office of the Secretary (OST) Administration Secretariate
Location: Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
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Added: Sep 24, 2013 12:43 pm
The United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), intends to solicit on a sole source basis with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Volpe Center has been working with the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Environment and Energy (FAA-AEE) and the PARTnership in Noise Emissions Reduction (PARTNER) to develop metrics that objectively and accurately reflect carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at the aircraft and fleet levels. The contractor will provide support and inform the international and domestic policy processes with regard to the development of aircraft CO2 certifications levels. The contractor will investigate the impact of potential CO2 certification levels on aircraft, design, develop and test potential certification level scenarios and evaluate their impact on climate, local air quality, and noise. A complete statement of work will be set forth in the Request for Quotation (RFQ). RFQ issuance will be on or about October 7, 2013. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 541690 and the small business size standard is $14.0M. This procurement will be conducted in accordance with FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Telephone calls made in place of the required documentation will not be accepted. A firm fixed priced purchase order is anticipated. Interested firms must submit a written capability statement to the above named point of contact providing clear and convincing evidence of the firms' capability to provide the required services. Written capability statements must be submitted within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of publication of this synopsis. Responses received after fifteen (15) calendar days or without the required documentation will be considered non-responsive and will not be considered. Such documentation will be utilized solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. The Government will not pay for any documentation provided in response to this synopsis and documentation received will not be returned to the sender. A determination by the Government not to compete this requirement on a full and open competitive basis, based upon responses received to the synopsis, is solely within the discretion of the Government.

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