Skype for Business- Audio Integration

Description

Skype for Business- Audio Integration Solicitation Number: OPIC-17-R-0024
Agency: Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Office: Contracts and Administrative Services
Location: Contracts and Administrative Services

Solicitation Number: OPIC-17-R-0024

Notice Type: Sources Sought

Synopsis: Added: Sep 05, 2017 5:53 pm

**THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT
FOR COMMERCIAL LEGAL SERVICES**



The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is the U.S. Government"s Development Finance Institution. OPIC"s mission is to provide loans, guaranties, political risk insurance, and investment funds to assist American businesses expand into emerging markets.


This is a notice issued as required by FAR 5.203. Because this procurement will be for commercial services and have a not-to-exceed value of below the $7000000, OPIC intends to award this sole source contract under the authority of FAR 13.501(a)(1).


OPIC is requesting the following be acquired using a noncompetitive procurement in support of FTC requirement for audio conferencing service, specifically, Skype for Business Hybrid Audio Integration for existing Office 365 accounts.


OPIC uses the Office 365 Cloud service to provide; EMAIL, Calendaring, Instant Messaging and Collaboration and Conferencing, SharePoint, Office Online, and OneDrive to conduct business inside and outside of the US. In order to make the audio portion only of the Conference and Collaboration service seamlessly integrated and fully functional, to include toll-free access for partners outside of the US, an interface with the publicly switched telephone network (PSTN) needs to be established. Any non-Skype for Business integrated audio conference and collaboration service will NOT function as such, and thus not support OPIC’s requirements. Skype for Business is intended to be the only one source conferencing solution for OPIC as it integrates, audio, visual, info sharing and Skype access into one.


The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 423430 with the size standard of 250 Employees. This notice of intent is not a request for proposals or quotes; however, all responsible and capable sources may submit statements of capabilities, which, if received within seven calendar days of publication of this notice, shall be considered by OPIC. A determination by the Government not to open the requirement to competition based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.



Contracting Office Address: 1100 New York Ave, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20527


Place of Performance: 1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20527
United States


Primary Point of Contact.: Trenescia Cowans

Trenescia.Cowans@opic.gov Phone: 2023368575


General Information Notice Type: Sources Sought

Posted Date: September 5, 2017

Response Date: Sep 08, 2017 2:00 pm Eastern

Archiving Policy: Automatic, 15 days after response date

Archive Date: September 23, 2017

Original Set Aside: N/A

Set Aside: Total Small Business

Classification Code: 70 -- General purpose information technology equipment

NAICS Code: 423 -- Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods/423430 -- Computer and Computer Peripheral Equipment and Software Merchant Wholesalers


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