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Solicitation Number: DG1330-11-RP-0009-FINAL
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Location: Acquisition and Grants Office
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The Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is soliciting written proposals to acquire advanced high performance computing systems (HPCS) to meet its operational computing requirements. The new primary and backup Weather and Climate Operational Supercomputing System (WCOSS) will replace the current operational HPCS platforms at the National Weather Service (NWS), Centers for Environmental Predictions (NCEP) headquartered in Camp Springs, Maryland. The new systems will help NOAA meet its strategic goals related to weather, climate, air quality, coastal and ocean resource management, and national commerce support.

The objectives of the WCOSS acquisition is to acquire a fully integrated solution to include the primary and backup WCOSS (two operational HPC systems), facilities to house the primary and backup WCOSS, HPC related services, facilities related services, balanced HPC lifecycle technology expansions/refreshes with facilities, project management services, and the capacity for growth options.

Questions are required in writing no later than 12:00pm EST January 25, 2011 to the Contracting Officer, or via the project website  Government response to questions will be made publicly available via the project website: Proposal submission is due by 12:00pm EST March 31, 2011. Proposal submission instructions are included in the RFP. Refer to the RFP for more detailed instructions.

A single indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, subject to the availability of funds, is anticipated for award on or about October 2011. This contract consists of a five (5) year base period with a three (3) year option period and a two (2) year transition option. The total duration of this contract, inclusive of all options, shall not exceed ten (10) years. The amount of all orders placed under this contract shall not exceed $502M.

The Government will not pay for data or time expended to respond to this solicitation and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to award a contract as a result of this notice.

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Solicitation 1

Posted Date:
January 12, 2011
Description: Solicitation DG1330-11-RP-0009 FINAL
Description: Section J Attachment 2 Cost-Price Proposal Template
SSMC4 - Room 7601/OFA61
1305 East West Highway, 7th Floor
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

Camp Springs, Maryland 20746
United States
Michael Blumenfeld,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-713-0820 x 183
Richard A Parkerson,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 301-713-0820 x 204