The University of Washington (hereinafter referred to as — “UW”), with funding from the National Science Foundation, is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations interested in providing Ocean Bottom Short Period Seismometer (OBSPS) Instruments and related services to support the objectives 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 OBSPS instruments shall be ―cable ready,‖ consisting of a short period seismometer and digitizer with Ethernet interface, both packaged in submersible housing(s). The OBSPS instruments will be deployed at water depths ranging from 800m to 1600m to measure 3-dimensional seismic waves in the seafloor. These measurements are 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 OBSPS instruments needed as described in Section C and in accordance with the specifications stated in Section J, Attachment J-1. The Contract resulting from this RFP will be Firm Fixed Price with Options, and Purchase Orders (PO) funded and awarded individually post-award as firm fixed price (FFP) awards.
This 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.
Extended deadline for responses is September 30, 2011.