Request for Proposals (RFP) 1410-00001 for CTD Instruments on Fixed Platforms (OOI) – CLOSED


(UPDATED – 11/22/2010)

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “Ocean Leadership”), with funding from the National Science Foundation, is soliciting proposals from qualified
organizations interested in providing Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) instruments and related services to support the objective of the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). The OOI will construct a networked infrastructure of oceanic sensor systems to measure physical, chemical, geological, and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor. The measurement of temperature, conductivity, and pressure from which salinity and density of ocean water can be calculated is vital to our understanding of many of the crucial scientific questions to which the OOI can provide answers.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select an Offeror who will provide the CTD instruments needed as described in Section C and in accordance with the specifications stated in Section J, Attachments J-1 and J-2. The Contract resulting from this CTD RFP will be an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) with Delivery Orders (DO) funded and awarded individually post-award as a firm fixed price (FFP) award.

The RFP addresses all of the specifics associated with this award. Special attention should be paid to Section L, Instructions to Offerors, and Section M, Evaluation Factors for award.

This RFP does not obligate Ocean Leadership to award any contract or DO nor does it commit Ocean Leadership to pay for any costs incurred in the preparation and/or submission of proposals.

The documents listed below are for informational purposes and may be of assistance in responding to the RFP:

Questions and answers submitted on the CTD RFP are listed below:

Important dates:

  • Nov 15, 2010: RFP issued
  • Nov 19, 2010: Deadline for submitting questions
  • Nov 24, 2010: Deadline for posting responses to questions
  • Dec 6, 2010, 4:00 p.m. EST: Proposals due