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Solicitation Number: HSHQDA-05-C-0003
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: Preparedness Branch
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Special Notice
Added: Apr 07, 2010 2:44 pm

NOTICE OF INTENT TO EXERCISE THE OPTION UNDER FAR CLAUSE 52.217-8, OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES.  This action will result in a modification to the current Contract, HSHQDA-05-C-0003, with Stem International, 4692 Millenium Dr. 4th Fl, Belcamp, MD 21017-1535.  It should be noted that the contractor is performing on-site at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, AL, providing comprehensive training operations and maintenance support services to the DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF).  The COBRATF has unique requirements to manage a training venue where live chemical agents are used in a specialized training environment.  The Government will negotiate directly with Stem International on a sole source basis under FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.  This notice is being posted since this option under FAR 52.217-8 was not previously evaluated as part of the initial contract award for HSHQDA-05-C-0003.  This option exercise will be at the current rates specified in the current contract, as allowed by FAR 52.217-8, and will extend the period of performance end date from June 1, 2010 to Auguast 31, 2010.  This option exercise will further allow for the current unrestricted competitive procurement, under HSFECD-10-R-0001 (which is currently posted to FBO) to be accomplished and to allow for a transition of services to a potential new contractor.  Stem International is the only responsible offeror for exercise of this option, as the Government would experience unacceptable delays in fulfilling the agency's requirements if this option was not exercised before the current contract expiration date.  Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement specific to exercise of the option under FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. The Government will not be responsible for any cost incurred by interested parties in preparation of information or documents related to this option exercise.  A determination by the Government to exercise the aforementioned option clause and not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to exercise the option. Any responses to this notice of contract action shall be submitted to Erin Cotter at:   no later than April 22, 2010 by 3:00 PM EST.


Office of Acquisition Management
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
United States

ANNISTON, Alabama 36203
United States
Erin Cotter
Phone: 3014471921
Gary Patrick Topper,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-447-7280