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N--Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) Services

Solicitation Number: W912DY12R0010
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Location: USACE HNC, Huntsville
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Added: Jun 19, 2012 11:36 am
Sources Sought for Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) Single Award Task Order Contract (SATOC) for the US Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama (CEHNC)

This notice is issued solely for informational and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Alabama (CEHNC) intends to solicit and award a single indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for its Utility Monitoring and Control Systems (UMCS), Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, and other automated control and monitoring systems using a proprietary Johnson Control Metasys Building Automation System. The authority for this acquisition is FAR 6.302-1 "Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements." The proposed sole source is a large business, Johnson Controls Building Automation Systems, Cage Code 4CWR3. Capability requirements are as follows:
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
1. Assuming the Government owns and operates an existing Johnson Controls, Inc., Metasys Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) at any Army garrison (Camp Swampy as example). Are there any sources in the marketplace that meet the following requirements?
(a) As part of ongoing work at Camp Swampy the Government requires a prospective Contractor shall be licensed and trained in the configuration tool associated with the current Metasys System Extended Architecture UMCS with the ability to: Download and restore the archive databases into the Metasys supervisory controllers/engines and UMCS servers, Integrate N1, N2, BACnet , LonWorks , and MODBUS TCP, and generate and simulate the system offline. Contractor shall have the ability to install licensed upgrades to the current UMCS. Contractor shall integrate systems utilizing standard point naming conventions and graphics established for the UMCS. Contractor shall be able to not only integrate to the existing UMCS but must also be able to configure the UMCS and DDC System in order to provide a fully functioning and operational system. Integration alone shall not be acceptable.
2. Assuming the Government owns and operates an existing Johnson Controls, Inc. Metasys (M5 version) Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) at any Army Garrison (Camp Pistol as example). Are there any sources in the marketplace that meet the following requirements?
(a) As part of modernization and renovation at Camp Pistol the Government wishes to upgrade the older non-MESA Metasys UMCS to current Metasys System Extended Architecture (assumed to be Version 5.0 or later). The Contractor shall possess the legal rights to the Johnson Controls, Inc. intellectual property (Metasys MESA rev 5.0 or later) which can legally be procured from Johnson Controls, Inc. sources, installed on Government furnished computing equipment (either hardware or virtual servers), configured so as to meet Army Information Assurance (IA) requirements meeting all DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) requirements. To provide a fully complete, usable and legal installation of Metasys UMCS. The Contractor shall prove capable to integrate existing building level controllers using native N1 and N2 protocol networks into the Metasys UMCS.
3. Assuming the Government owns and operates an existing Johnson Controls, Inc. Metasys MESA Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) at any Army Garrison (Camp Swampy as example). Are there any sources in the marketplace that meet the following requirements?
(a) As part of ongoing Direct Digital Controls (DDC) upgrades at Camp Swampy, the Government may require new controls to be procured and installed complying with the BACnet Standardized Device Profile, BACnet Building Controller (B-BC), and support BACnet Interoperability Building Blocks (BIBBs) as required by the American National Standards Institute/American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ANSI/ASHRAE) Standard 135-2004, BACnet protocol. Supervisory Controllers/Engines shall be available with on-board I/O, in multiple sizes and capacities, and with LCDs which provide local access to I/O connected to the controller. Supervisory Controllers/Engines shall be configured utilizing the same configuration tool as utilized for the UMCS. Contractor shall be licensed and trained in the configuration tool (System Configuration Tool) associated with the current Metasys System Extended Architecture UMCS with the ability to: Download and restore the archive databases into the Metasys supervisory controllers/engines and UMCS servers, Integrate N1, N2, BACnet , LonWorks , and MODBUS TCP, and Generate and simulate the system offline.
4. Assuming the Government owns and operates an existing Johnson Controls, Inc. Metasys MESA Utility Monitoring and Control System (UMCS) at any Army Garrison (Camp Pistol as example). Are there any sources in the marketplace that meet the following requirements?
(a) DDC System controllers shall be configurable utilizing the Johnson Controls' Controller Configuration Tool (CCT). Contractor shall be licensed and trained in the configuration tool (CCT). Configuration tool shall be able to configure, simulate, and commission DDC System controllers, expansion modules, application specific controllers, and supervisory controllers with on-board I/O on a Master-Slave/Toke-Passing (MS/TP) bus or wireless mesh network compliant with ZigBee standard. Configuration tool shall be available in a commissioning mode only version which shall be utilized for balancing contractors/personnel. Configuration tool shall be compatible with a wireless commissioning tool which allows a laptop to communicate to the field bus through Bluetooth wireless communications. DDC System controllers shall be available in multiple sizes and point capacities with integral LCDs which provide local access to I/O and shall have available expansion modules for various I/O expansion levels.
The Government is performing market research in order to determine if any other sources are available that possesses the capability to execute the kind of work identified above prior to issuing a request for proposal (RFP). Contractors are invited to review the above requirement and submit a capability statement (not to exceed 10 single-sided pages) that demonstrates capability to meet the requirements in Items #1, 2, 3 and 4 above. Potential contractors must be able to perform all of the duties in the PWS, or be able to form a team that can perform all of the duties in the PWS. Submit responses to this Sources Sought/Intent to Sole Source announcement only via E-mail to jose.cruz-crespo@usace.army.mil and Brandy.N.Whitehead@usace.army.mil.
DO NOT SUBMIT A PROPOSAL AT THIS TIME. Do not submit extraneous materials such as cover letters, company brochures, marketing material, or a SF-330. To be considered, submittals must be received via email no later than 1300 hours Central Time, 29 June 2012. Only E-mail submittals will be accepted. Hard copy or fax submittals will not be accepted. The email subject line must be "Metasys SATOC Submittal".
Responses will not be returned nor will they be considered by the Government as offers. Instead, responses to this notice will only be used to determine capability/availability of sources and serve as a supplementary market research tool to determine acquisition strategy. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this request for information.
Point of Contact:

Jose A. Cruz, 256-895-1259
Email responses to: jose.cruz-crespo@usace.army.mil

Place of Performance:

Task orders will be awarded for work performance through the Continental United States (CONUS), United States Territories, and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS).

Contracting Office Address:

USACE HNC, Huntsville, P. O. Box 1600, Huntsville, AL 35807-4301

Place of Performance:

CEHNC, 4820 University Square, Huntsville, AL 35816
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USACE HNC, Huntsville, P. O. Box 1600, Huntsville, AL 35807-4301
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USACE HNC, Huntsville P. O. Box 1600, Huntsville AL
35807-4301
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Jose A. Cruz-Crespo, 256-895-1259

USACE HNC, Huntsville