Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Custom Application Development and Sole Source Awards

The highly specialized nature of custom application development for training simulation software leads to strong partnerships and sole source awards. Global Ground Support's custom-developed simulator software has a function by function parity to their real-world equipment. This tight integration of hardware and software gives manufacturers who also offer associated simulation products a strong competitive advantage in the marketplace - no one else can offer software which so closely matches the manufacturers equipment.

According to Federal Business Opportunities:
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD SOLE SOURCE: The 3rd Contracting Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska intends to award a sole source purchase order to Global Ground Support, LLC for the acquisition of a Global De-Icing Training Simulator required in support of the Elmendorf AFB Wing Flying mission. Global Ground Support is the only supplier of a de-icing simulator designed specifically for the de-icing vehicles used at Elmendorf AFB.

This purchase will be made under Simplified Acquisition Procedures and Other Than Full and Open Competition as authorized by FAR 13.501. The anticipated award date is 19 Aug 2009. Please note that this is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all interested parties who believe they can meet the requirements are invited to submit in writing complete information describing their ability to provide the product listed above. Deadline date for the submittals is 18 Aug 2009 at 4 pm Alaska Standard Time.