Federal contract opportunity NRMJ2000-14-00145SRG for all other professional, scientific, and technical services at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Western Acquisition Division-Boulder.

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***NOAA's Acquisition & Grants Office, Western Acquisition Division-Boulder, intends to negotiate, on a sole source basis, under authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1), with the U.S. Civilian Research And Development Foundation (CRDF) dba CRDF Global independent nonprofit for international science collaboration, in Arlington, VA for the interface and organizational management on all relevant up-to-date agreements between all institutions in Russia and the United States government. In particular this interface for this requirement is with the Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences (IAP) for ongoing research which has been in process since 2001.


***The sole source determination is based on the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) requirement for service based on CRDF being the only source in this position that has been vetted by both the United States and the Russian government to assist in the interface and organizational management for the ongoing research using their hydrophysical laboratory facilities. The period of performance is date of award through 9/30/2014.

***This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation package is available. However, firms that believe they can fully meet the Government's requirements may submit substantiating documentation in writing to the identified point of contact within 15 days after publication of this synopsis. Such documentation will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to conduct a competitive procurement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.


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