Federal contract opportunity HSTS03-09-P-INS029 for radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing at Transportation Security Administration Headquarters TSA.

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This procurement action is being conducted under FAR 6.302-1 with the authority of 41 U.S.C. 253 (c), as only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy the requirement; therefore proposals cannot be submitted directly on this notice.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intends to award a sole-source contract for Rapid General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) tracker, tracking services, and AT&T Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication services to Datong Electronics, 4451 Brookfield Corporate Drive, #111, Chantilly, VA 20151.

This specific device and services are needed because of the varying degrees of cellular coverage throughout the country. A particular service provider may be dominant in one area and not in another. Currently, the Office of Inspection has no equipment to satisfy the need for TSA inspection missions located in particular areas of the country where AT&T is the only service provider.

TSA intends to negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. This sole source procurement is based on 41 U.S.C. 253 (c)(1) which states that supplies or services required by the agency are available from only one responsible source.

This is a notice of intent to award a sole source procurement action and is not a request for competitive proposals. All interested firms must respond July 20, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. local Washington D.C. time to Gladys Wilks, REF: HSTS03-09-P-INS029, gladys.wilks@dhs.gov.

A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed procurement action based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. TSA will not reimburse for any costs connected with providing the capability information.