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Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS) Software, Technical Support, and Database Maintenance

General Information

Document Type:SNOTE
Posted Date:Mar 05, 2019
Category: Natural Resources and Conservation Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Forest Service - R-10 Alaska Region

Description

This is a notice of intent to award a sole source contract pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13.106-1(b)(1): For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. Project Background This work will provide Software, Technical Support & Database Maintenance for Forest Projection Planning System Software (FPS) developed under Vegetation Modeling for the Tongass Young Growth Management Implementation Strategy Contract AG-0116-C-09-0119. The Forest Service has a non-transferable license for the software which is protected under copyright and trademark law. Forest Service in Region 10 as well as other Forest Biometrics Research Institute (FBRI) members agreed not to reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any parts of the FPS software. Region 10 as well as other FBRI members can only use FPS for our forest management and cannot resell or rent or impose a charge for using, loan or give FPS software to other parties. The Forest Service intends to award a contract to FBRI for three annual membership subscriptions for Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS) Software, Technical Support, and Database Maintenance. Annual membership subscription for support of FPS growth and yield model software suite includes: Maintain FPS software to provide database architecture, inventory processing, harvest planning and sustainability, including technical support, incorporate ongoing research informed by best available science, and ranking of the attributes. Components of these attributes the contractor will address are listed below: Provide ongoing software & tech support to implement use of Forest Projection and Planning System (FPS) model that has been adopted for use on the Tongass. The FPS model was contracted for use in the transition to young growth management on the Tongass National Forest and to support work on Forest Plan Amendment. 1. Annual technical support of the FPS growth and yield model in support of forest wide analysis needed for the young growth transition, evaluation of timber for the Forest Plan Amendment as well as timber management projects on Tongass Ranger Districts. 2. Training/ workshops associated with implementation of the silviculture aspects of FPS to be conducted during the next year to update practicing silviculture foresters. 3. Work with the Forest Vegetation databases and maintain the FRESH model as the vegetation databases on the Forest, Pacific Northwest and FIA are updated. 4. Compile vegetation database GIS updates, recalibration of the model and upload of data. NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (05-MAR-2019); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.

Original Point of Contact

POC Della Koelling, Phone 907-586-8852

Place of Performance

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