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Sources Sought - LEC Services for Sioux Falls CBOC

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This amendment is issued to provide an update to the RFI/Sources Sought that was posted on August 17, 2022. The Government will award a firm-fixed price contract to Ft. Randall Telephone Company. The Statutory Authority for tis effor falls under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements."

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Development, Security and Operations (DSO) Telecommunications Provisioning Office (TPO) has a requirement for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services across the enterprise at the Sioux Falls CBOC in Wagner, South Dakota. These LEC services consist of: POTS Line Flat Rate, PRI (mileage/station link included), and DID/DOD (Blocks of 20). The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517311 Wired Telecommunication Carriers.

This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This is a request for Information (RFI) only and shall not be considered an Invitation for Bid, Request for Quotation, or a Request for Proposal. Do not submit a proposal or a quote. This market research is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation nor does it restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, there is no obligation on the part of the Government

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Update

This amendment is issued to provide an update to the RFI/Sources Sought that was posted on August 17, 2022. The Government will award a firm-fixed price contract to Ft. Randall Telephone Company. The Statutory Authority for tis effor falls under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Requirements."

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Development, Security and Operations (DSO) Telecommunications Provisioning Office (TPO) has a requirement for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services across the enterprise at the Sioux Falls CBOC in Wagner, South Dakota. These LEC services consist of: POTS Line Flat Rate, PRI (mileage/station link included), and DID/DOD (Blocks of 20). The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517311 Wired Telecommunication Carriers.

This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This is a request for Information (RFI) only and shall not be considered an Invitation for Bid, Request for Quotation, or a Request for Proposal. Do not submit a proposal or a quote. This market research is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation nor does it restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, there is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this RFI. You will not be entitled to payment for direct or indirect costs that you incur in responding to this RFI. Any contract that might be awarded based on information received or derived from this market research will be the outcome of a competitive process. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.

Submittal Instructions:

If your company is capable of providing the aforementioned services, please submit a Vendor Capabilities Statement, limited to five pages for your company, to include a cover page which indicates your company’s full name, points of contact and your size standard for NAICS 517311.

Please complete the attached entitled “RFI Market Research Workbook – Sioux Falls CBOC”, by inputting data into all applicable cells. The Technical workbook captures the ability to provide coverage for each of the required services, in the quantity required, at each of the required Service Delivery Points (SDPs). Using the drop-down selection menu found at Column K of the Attachment, please state “yes” or “no” as to whether you can provide the requisite service, in the requisite quantity, to the requisite SDP. A “yes” or “no” designation must be entered for each and every item; no item shall be left blank. Please note that all “yes” responses will change the blank cell to green; and all “no” responses will change the blank cell to red. The Market Research Workbook will automatically calculate the total number of “yes” entries (Column L – “Total Yes”), the total number of “no” entries (Column M – “Total No”), and the total number of required entries left blank (Column O – “Total Blank”).

All interested parties who can supply all the required services at all the listed SDPs shall respond no later than 5:00 PM CST on August 24, 2022 via email to james.morgan10@va.gov.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Development, Security and Operations (DSO) Telecommunications Provisioning Office (TPO) has a requirement for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services across the enterprise at the Sioux Falls CBOC in Wagner, South Dakota. These LEC services consist of: POTS Line Flat Rate, PRI (mileage/station link included), and DID/DOD (Blocks of 20). The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517311 Wired Telecommunication Carriers.

This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This is a request for Information (RFI) only and shall not be considered an Invitation for Bid, Request for Quotation, or a Request for Proposal. Do not submit a proposal or a quote. This market research is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation nor does it restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, there is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this RFI. You will not be entitled to payment for direct or indirect costs that you incur in responding to this RFI. Any contract that might be awarded based on information received or derived from this market research will be the outcome of a competitive process. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to pay for the

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Development, Security and Operations (DSO) Telecommunications Provisioning Office (TPO) has a requirement for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services across the enterprise at the Sioux Falls CBOC in Wagner, South Dakota. These LEC services consist of: POTS Line Flat Rate, PRI (mileage/station link included), and DID/DOD (Blocks of 20). The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facilities 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517311 Wired Telecommunication Carriers.

This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This is a request for Information (RFI) only and shall not be considered an Invitation for Bid, Request for Quotation, or a Request for Proposal. Do not submit a proposal or a quote. This market research is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation nor does it restrict the Government as to the ultimate acquisition approach. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, there is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this RFI. You will not be entitled to payment for direct or indirect costs that you incur in responding to this RFI. Any contract that might be awarded based on information received or derived from this market research will be the outcome of a competitive process. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.

Submittal Instructions:

If your company is capable of providing the aforementioned services, please submit a Vendor Capabilities Statement, limited to five pages for your company, to include a cover page which indicates your company’s full name, points of contact and your size standard for NAICS 517311.

Please complete the attached entitled “RFI Market Research Workbook – Sioux Falls CBOC”, by inputting data into all applicable cells. The Technical workbook captures the ability to provide coverage for each of the required services, in the quantity required, at each of the required Service Delivery Points (SDPs). Using the drop-down selection menu found at Column K of the Attachment, please state “yes” or “no” as to whether you can provide the requisite service, in the requisite quantity, to the requisite SDP. A “yes” or “no” designation must be entered for each and every item; no item shall be left blank. Please note that all “yes” responses will change the blank cell to green; and all “no” responses will change the blank cell to red. The Market Research Workbook will automatically calculate the total number of “yes” entries (Column L – “Total Yes”), the total number of “no” entries (Column M – “Total No”), and the total number of required entries left blank (Column O – “Total Blank”).

All interested parties who can supply all the required services at all the listed SDPs shall respond no later than 5:00 PM CST on August 24, 2022 via email to james.morgan10@va.gov.

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OVERVIEW

Solicitation Number
36C10A22Q0234
Response Deadline
Sept. 26, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EST (originally: Aug. 24, 2022, 5 p.m.)
Posted
Sept. 23, 2022, 1:31 p.m. EST (originally: Aug. 17, 2022, 9:57 a.m.)
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
Wagner, SD 57380 UNITED STATES
Source
SAM
Links
None
PRIMARY CONTACT
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Title
None
Name
James Morgan
Email
james.morgan10@va.gov
Phone
(512) 981-4105
Fax
None
SECONDARY CONTACT
None

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Source Agency Hierarchy
VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF>VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF>TECHNOLOGY ACQUISITION CENTER AUSTIN (36C10A)
Last Updated
Sept. 23, 2022
Archive Date
Sept. 23, 2022