The  U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Animal Plant Health Inspection Services, Information Technology  Security Department in  Ft. Collins, CO ,  is conducting a market survey to determine the availability and technical capability of qualified commercial businesses capable of providing  30(ea) (Single User)  Subscriptions for Remote Desktop Manager Application

STATEMENT OF WORK

Remote Desktop Manager application is a productivity tool for server administrators. It provides simple and centralized management for remote server connectivity along with role-based access control that can be mapped to AD groups.  It also includes an encrypted vault to securely store sensitive information and activity logs and audit trails of privileged account usage. In addition to managing RDP connections, the software is also able to manage SFTP, SSH, Telnet, and many more types of connections.

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCMan), provides a similar, capability, but is not acceptable for this particular requirement.

Interested sources are encouraged to complete and return Attachment 1  to the contracting office.  Telephonic inquiries will not be honored.  Please email all questions regarding subject item(s)  prior to Sources Sought closing date to Carol.Dingess@usda.gov.   This is not a request for competitive proposals, but instead a market research method to determine interested sources.  A determination by the Government not to compete this requirement based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.    No requests for capability briefings will be honored as a result of this notice.  Interested sources who submit data are responsible for appropriately marking information if it is proprietary in nature.  Please provide Duns Number,  and point of contact information.   The Government will not award a contract based on the information received, nor reimburse participants for information or samples  they provide.  Information  or materials provided is strictly voluntary. 

Please  Email (only)Attachment  1  to Carol Dingess at Carol.Dingess@usda.gov.  

Questions must be submitted in writing via email  by 04/16/2021

Please be sure to include notice # SS21Q0136  on subject line.    

Telephonic  and Fax inquiries will not be honored.  Closing date for submissions of  Statements of Capability is  April 16, 2021 at 4:00PM MT.

The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement  is 541511            Custom Computer Programming Services.  The Small Business Size Category is $30 Mil. 

Anyone interested in doing business with the USDA must first obtain a Dunn and Bradstreet number.  If your company does not have a DUNS number, you may contact Dun and Bradstreet directly to obtain one by calling 1- 866-705-5711or via the following website:

http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform

Anyone  interested in doing business  with the USDA must also first  be listed in the government’s System for Award Management  known as  BETA SAM.    You may register on line with https://beta.sam.gov.   A prospective awardee shall be registered in the  BETA SAM database prior to award, during performance and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation.  

Interested persons  may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the Beta SAM database accessed through http://sam.gov  or by calling  1-866-606-8220

***REGISTRATION IS FREE***

The Government intends to provide all information regarding this notice  via this web site .   The Federal Government is not responsible for notifications to offerors regarding notices, solicitations  or  amendments.  It is the Vendor’s responsibility to check BETA SAM website  periodically for updates.    Telephone, Fax and email requests will not be accepted