“This synopsis is a Pre-Solicitation Notice and not a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a requirement for science, engineering and technical support necessary to assist the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (EROS), located in Garretson, South Dakota, in fulfilling its mission. Operated by the USGS, EROS is a national data reception, processing, archiving, distribution, and research facility for remotely sensed data and other forms of geographic information. EROS maintains the world’s largest collection of space and aircraft acquired imagery of the Earth, including over four million images acquired by Landsat and other civil satellites, and over eight million aerial photographs. EROS conducts a broad range of activities in management of global earth observations data, including the development, operation and management of advanced systems for scheduling, processing, distributing, and applying land related earth science, mapping, and other geographic data and information. The center advances the remote sensing research and science applications that increase our understanding of our planet and result in solutions to societal needs. Additional information about EROS can be found at http://eros.usgs.gov/.
The Government anticipates an award of a performance based, Indefinite-delivery, Indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), type contract with firm fixed-price and cost plus fixed-fee type task orders. Actual contractor performance is estimated to begin on or about June 19, 2020 and continue for a period of five years. The Request for Proposals (RFP) may be issued on or about November 4, 2020. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the RFP electronically at https://www.fedconnect.net when posted as RFP 140G012R0003 This requirement is being issued as a full and open competition in accordance with FAR Part 15 for competitive acquisitions. USGS will not accept unsolicited proposals related to the subject of this announcement. USGS does not intend to pay for the preparation of any information submitted in response to this announcement. Those interested parties that want to qualify as a small business must qualify under the North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) 541513, “Computer Facilities Management Services”. The size standard for this NAICS code is $30 million.
A site visit will be held regarding this solicitation at the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center (47914 252nd St, Garretson, SD 57030). An announcement regarding the date and time of the site visit will be made…”