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Chile - National Emergency Network

Solicitation Number: 2012-51017A
Agency: United States Trade and Development Agency
Office: USTDA
Location: USTDA
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2012-51017A
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
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Added: Apr 05, 2013 10:39 am
POC: Anthony O'Tapi, USTDA
1000 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1600
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Tel: (703) 875-4357
Fax: (703) 875-4009

Proposal Submission Place:
Subtel
Amunátegui 139, piso 5
Santiago, Chile

Attn: Jorge Molina & Nelson Contreras
Phone: 56-2-421-3578
Fax: 56-2-421-3660


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 to the Undersecretariat of Telecommunications of Chile ("Subtel" or "Grantee") in the planning of a National Emergency Network ("NEN" or "Project").


The NEN is an important component of the efforts of the Government of Chile ("GOC"), on a variety of fronts, to enhance national emergency and disaster response capabilities. Subtel is a GOC agency tasked with oversight over the telecommunications and ICT sectors. The NEN will serve as a common communications facility that will ensure uninterrupted operation under a wide range of emergency and disaster scenarios, while at the same time enabling interconnection and interoperability of existing and future emergency communications networks, thus providing a unified platform.


This Technical Assistance will involve the diagnostic of the national emergency networks, the desired model definition, the gaps identification (between current and desired model), the medium and long term plan to accomplish it, and finally, an RFP for a tender, while a second phase, which is not part of this Technical Assistance, will cover the acquisition of equipment.


The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $514,548 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/desk study 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 both English and Spanish, directly to the Grantee by 5:00PM local (Santiago) time, May 20, 2013, 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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Anthony O'Tapi
Phone: 703-875-4357