The purpose of this sources sought announcement is for market research to make an appropriate acquisition decision and to gain knowledge of potential qualified businesses interested and capable of providing the product described herein. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to fulfill the governments requirement.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has a requirement to purchase earthquake and volcano monitoring systems, including integrated systems (containing both sensors and data acquisition units (DAUs)) and systems comprised of separate DAUs and sensors (either strong motion sensors or broadband sensors). This equipment will be used in the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS), the Global Seismographic Network (GSN), and the USGS Volcano Program to serve the needs of earthquake and volcano monitoring, engineering, and research communities as well as national, state, and local governments, emergency response organizations, and the general public. Applications of these devices may include urban and rural free-field and reference sites, and other types of networks, such as volcano monitoring and broadband networks.

Note: The systems must be existing, upgraded, or improved versions of models which can be purchased off-the-shelf and of a type or types that have been utilized in previous deployments for periods of not less than six (6) months.
The required instrumentation systems consist of three components: (1) a triaxial force-balance accelerometer, triaxial strong-motion velocity seismometer, or triaxial broadband seismometer (the sensor); (2) a DAU, and (3) software for communicating with deployed units. When the DAU and sensor are integrated into a single package, the system is called a DAS (Data Acquisition System). These specifications are organized by sensor, DAU, environmental and packaging issues that apply to both sensors and DAUs, software, and additional requirements. The scope of this action includes the requirement to provide all of the instrumentation components which includes but may not be limited to cables, connectors, related accessories and ancillary equipment. Software must be included with all DAUs and DASs if required for data acquisition.

Additional information and specifications can be found in the following attachments.
Spreadsheet ¿ Titled TestingSpecs2020_pcb
Word Document ¿ Titled Additional Information

Respondents shall include the following as part of their submission:
a. A synopsis of the company’s capabilities that supports the described requirement contained in this notice. Note: When discussing the requirements described in tables 1-4 you must clearly identify the table(s) in the discussion and ensure that it is presented in a clear and concise format.
b. DUNS Number
c. Company Name
d. Company Address
e. Business size, as validated via the System for Award Administration (SAM).
f. Company point of contact, phone and email address.

The information submitted should not exceed a total of 50 one-sided 8 ½ x 11 pages, with one-inch margins, and font no smaller than 12 point.

After review of the responses to this announcement, the Government intends to proceed with the acquisition and a subsequent solicitation or special notice will be published.
This sources sought shall not be considered as a request for proposal or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of the contractor submission of this sources sought or the Government’s use of such information. The Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any contractor’s input resulting from this request. No contract will be awarded as a result of this announcement. Data submitted in response to this request will not be returned.

The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 334513 Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying, and Controlling Industrial Process Variables
After review of this requirement, interested parties may submit a response in an electronic format only via email to no later than April 2, 12:00 pm PD. Electronic files shall be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat PDF format.