Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (hereinafter referred to as “WHOI”) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations interested in providing Direct Flux Covariance Sensor 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 sea floor pressureis vital to our understanding of many of the crucial scientific questions to which the OI may provide answers.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to select an Offeror who will provide the Direct Flux Covariance Sensor Instruments needed as described in Section C and in accordance with the specifications stated in Section J.

The Contract resulting from this 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. While WHOI will be the signatory to this IQC, DOs under this contract may be issued by any of the Procuring Organizations listed in Section C-1.3. The Procuring Organization placing the DO will be responsible for ordering, oversight of development, receipt of product, inspection and acceptance of product, payment, and all other contractual requirements. If WHOI is not the Procuring Organization issuing the DO, WHOI will not be responsible for specific DO related issues.