Request for Proposals (RFP) 1410-00003 for Fluorometer / Optical Backscatter Instruments on Fixed Platforms (OOI) – CLOSED


[UPDATED 3/7/2011]

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 Multiple Wavelength Fluorometer / Optical Backscatter 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 instruments being procured will be used to measure optical backscatter, Chlorophyll –a concentration, and Colored Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) concentration in sea water. The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select Offeror(s) who will provide the instruments needed as described in Section C and in accordance with the specifications stated in Section J, Attachments J-1 and J-2. of the RFP. The Contract resulting from this RFP will be an Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) with Delivery Orders 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 delivery order 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:

Important dates:

  • February 28, 2011: RFP issued
  • March 2, 2011: Submit request to participate in Bidder’s Conference
  • March 3, 2011: Bidder’s conference
  • March 4, 2011: Deadline for submitting questions
  • March 9, 2011: Responses to questions posted
  • March 23, 2011 4:00 p.m. EDT (1:00 p.m. PDT): Proposals due

The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) project of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership conducted an Informational Bidders’ Conference for the Fluorometer / Optical Backscatter RFP on 3 March at 12:15 PM EST. The following materials and updates are provided: