NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE
|Agency:||Department of Agriculture|
|Level of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Sep 25, 2017|
|Due Date:||Sep 27, 2017|
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Added: Sep 25, 2017 10:48 amThe USDA ARS - WBSC intends to award a sole source Firm Fixed Purchase Order (PO) to PRECISION PASTORAL, INC, 29 WILKINSON ST, ALICE SPRINGS, NT, 0870, AUSTRALIA. This order is to purchase Three (3) Wow Remote Livestock Management Systems compatible & identical with USDA existing owned equipment and that of their Collaborators in support of the ongoing research at USDA-ARS-NPA RRSRU-HPGRS, 8408 Hildreth Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009.
The Firm Fixed PO will include the following:
1 - Three (3) WOW Remote Livestock Management Systems
USDA ARS, HPGRS (High Plains Grasslands Research Station), Cheyenne, WY will be Three (3) wow Remote Livestock Management Systems & associated components that are compatible & identical with their USDA existing owned equipment and that of their Collaborators in support of their ongoing research. HPGR ongoing research involves the WOW Remote Livestock Management System to enable researchers to monitor individual cattle weight gain and daily activity in a pasture whenever they come to water. This provides real time tracking of animal growth rates (through the data being available through remote data connections) while reducing stress associated with gathering and weighing at remote scale sites, thus enhancing animal well-being. The Remote Livestock Management System should have solid field testing on several ranches to show validity and reproducibility of research data. This daily objective measurement of livestock production will be used for adaptive management decisions such as when to move animals from one pasture to another. This key feature with the Remote Livestock Management System would provide highly valuable data for our Adaptive Grazing Management experiment (the common experiment for the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research, LTAR, network site at the Central Plains Experimental Range), where a Stakeholder group is making real-time management decisions on cattle movement across pastures for this experiment. Therefore, using the same types of sensors, equipment & associated components, not only insures data compatibility, but also maintains continuity in their research results.
Pursuant to the authority of 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements.
The award date will be on or about September 28, 2017; and this Notice of Intent is not considered as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) nor is it a Request for Proposals (RFP). No solicitation document is available and telephone requests will not be honored. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to this requirement. A determination, by the Government, to compete this proposed PO based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The Government will consider all responses received by 1900MT, July 27, 2017. Information received will be considered solely for determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Inquiries will only be accepted via email to the Primary Point of Contact: Shannon.Boyd@ars.usda.gov.
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Place of Performance :
USDA-ARS-NPA RRSRU-HPGRS, 8408 Hildreth Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Primary Point of Contact. :
Shannon A Boyd
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