SOLE SOURCE JUSTIFICATION FOR SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITIONS
1. The service listed on purchase request M20364-11-SU-00109 is available from only
one source and competition is precluded for reasons indicated below. There are no
2. This acquisition is restricted to the following source:
Manufacturer: Cassidian Communications Inc
Manufacturer Address: 42505 Rio Nedo St; Temecula, CA 92589
Manufacturer’s Servicing Agent: Govcentric LLC
Servicing Agent Address (if not manufacturer):
35 Oakland Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
3. Description of the service required, the estimated cost, and required delivery date.
The requirement is to provide 24/7 support and maintenace for CBIRF’s
recall/emergency noficiation system. This service is utilized to alert and notify
CBIRF personnel and the alert IRF in the event of a massive recall or emergency
The requirement is for a period of performance of 1 year, starting 10 August 2011
and ending 09 August 2012. These dates are based on continuing the same
services procurred under previous contract M20364-09-F-0031, without
interruption. The total estimated cost is $68,303.00.
4. Specific characteristics of the service that limit the availability to a sole source e.g.,
unique features, function of the item, etc. Describe in detail why only this suggested
source can furnish the requirements to the exclusion of other sources.
This is a follow-on service to the emergency notification system maintenance and
support that was established under contract M20364-09-F-0031, when the existing
notification system was purchased. The previous vendor, ImmixTechnology is no
longer a servicing agent for the actual manufacturer, as all support and
maintenance has now become the responsibility of Govcentric LLC, an authorized
partner of the manufacturer of the system, Cassidian Communications. Any
vendor other than the recommeneded source would be required to re-develop the
technology of the existing system in order for them to provide the same type of
support; this would prove costly to the government in both price and emergency
operations by creating a lapse in the notification process.
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5. Check and fill in all that are applicable:
The material or service must be compatible in all aspects (form, fit, and
function) with existing systems presently installed. Describe the equipment
you have now and how the new item/service must coordinate, connect, or
interface with the existing system:
This is a follow-on / continuation of service that was originally established under
contract M20364-09-F-0031. The previous contract purchased the actual
emergency notification system, “The Communicator! NXT”, that is now being
supported by this requirement. Only an authorized partner of the manufacturer
has the ability to support this system. As previously described, a new vendor
would also have to establish an entirely new notification system, which would
prove costly in both price and time, as this would result in a lapse of notification
services in the event of a mass recall or emergency situation.
patent, copyright, or proprietary data limits competition. The proprietary
data are described as follows:
“The Communicator!” emergency noification system was designed and
engineered by Cassidian Communications; only authorized partners/servicing
agents have the ability to provide service, support, and maintenance to this
system without the risk of voiding the warranty or further creating a lapse or
interruption of the notification services.
These are “direct replacement” parts/components for existing equipment.
Other information to support a sole-source buy:
I certify that statements checked and information provided above are complete and
correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the processing of this Sole-
Source Justification precludes the use of full and open competition.
Printed Name, Title [Project Officer]
Printed Name, Title [Contracting Officer] _SSgt Chatfield, Randall W._
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