Federal contract opportunity FA860411M7139 for computer and office machine repair and maintenance at Air Force Materiel Command AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WG, WF, WK), response was due Sep 16, 2011.

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Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, ASC - Aeronautical Systems Center, 2275 D Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 45433-7228
Air Force Materiel Command, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright Patterson AFB OH, intends to negotiate a sole source Firm-Fixed Price contract for Dictaphone Enterprise Express Digital Dictating System used for the medical transcription function, prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 15.2, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The contract will be awarded to Nuance Communications, Inc. 3984 Pepsi Cola Drive Melbourne, FL 42934. Market research was previously conducted and it has been determined this is a sole source requirement IAW FAR 6.302-1.

This is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation is available. All interested sources must respond in writing with clear and convincing evidence to support their ability to provide timely and effective services within one (1) day of this publication. A determination by the Government not to compete this action based on responses received is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Line items are as follows:
-See attached Bill of Materials (BOM)

Delivery to: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Authority: 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1), Justification: Supplies (or Services) required are available from only one or a limited number of responsible source(s) and no other type of supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

Market Research was conducted with only one respondent; Nuance Communications. Mr. Howard Marks Jr. ASC/AQ, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 45433, has been appointed as Ombudsman to hear concerns from offerors, or potential offerors, during the proposal development. The purpose of the Ombudsman is to communicate contractor concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations to the appropriate government personnel. Existence of the Ombudsman does not diminish the authority of the program director or the contracting officer. Accordingly, the Ombudsman does not participate in the preparation of solicitations, the evaluation of proposals or the source selection process and, therefore, for routine matters on individual solicitations, please contact the buyer at the telephone number listed herein. When requested, the Ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. Should you desire to contact the Ombudsman, Mr. Howard Marks can be reached at (937) 255-8642, e-mail: howard.marks@wpafb.af.mil.

Any questions regarding this acquisition should be directed to the Contract Negotiator, Joshua Grubb at (937) 656-7455 or e-mail: Joshua.grubb@wpafb.af.mil.

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Unspecified Int to award - SS 11M7139.doc Intent to Award Sole Source Letter
Unspecified BOM.docx Bill of Materials