Forest Technology Systems Barometric Pressure Sensors, Telephone Modems, and Accessories


Subject: Forest Technology Systems Barometric Pressure Sensors, Telephone Modems, and Accessories
Solicitation Number: 142050240036SM
Notice Type: SRCSGT
NAICS: 334519
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-24-24

Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
Contact: MAS, STEPHANIE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (303) 578-6768
Office Address: SEATTLE, WA 98115



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Notice Number: 142050240036SM Notice Type: Sources Sought Synopsis Title: Forest Technology Systems Barometric Pressure Sensors, Telephone Modems, and Accessories Response Date: May 24, 2024 This is a SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS and is not a pre-solicitation announcement. The purpose of this Market Research and Sources Sought Notice is to gain knowledge of potential qualified U.S. Domestic businesses, which could include Small Business, HUBZone, 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Women Owned Small Business firms and even Large Businesses. Responses to this Sources Sought Synopsis will be used by the Government in making appropriate acquisition decisions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service (NWS), Alaska Region (AR) deploys a network of surface weather stations in remote locations throughout the state transmitting data via the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) hourly aiding in the collaboration and forecasting process. The NWS AR has been replacing the surface equipment sensors due to obsolescence or failures. The NWS AR requires Forest Technology Systems brand barometric pressure sensors, telephone modems, and auxiliary accessories, which are equipped with all required interfacing, components, and features to seamlessly integrate with the existing GOES network. INTENDED USE/PURPOSE: The FTS DigiBP Barometric Pressure sensor is a compact, rugged SDI-12 device that measures atmospheric pressure and pressure trend. It is accurate to 0.3 mBar over a temperature range of -40 C to +60 C. The DigiBP can be configured to measure barometric pressure in mBar, inches of mercury, kPa, mm of mercury, atmospheres, psia or custom user defined units. The FTS DigiBP consists of a barometric pressure transducer connected to a microcontroller unit that compensates for ambient temperature and communicates with the data collection platform using the SDI-12 protocol. The data collection platform requests measurements by sending commands to the DigiBP. The TM Ultra is a field hardened telephone modem designed to operate under the harsh conditions found in remote monitoring applications. It supports standard modulation, error control and data compression protocols so that it can connect with any standard desktop PC modem without need for special initialization strings for the PC modem. Connection to the telephone line and to the data terminal equipment (usually a datalogger) is via waterproof military connectors on the modem's front panel. The cast aluminum case is O-ring sealed and contains a desiccant pack to protect the internal electronics from corrosion due to moisture. The case is designed to be mounted on a wall or equipment enclosure back panel. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/ESSENTIAL SALIENT FEATURES: FTS DigiBP: Sensor type: Solid state absolute pressure transducer Interface:SDI-12 v.1.3 Accuracy:0.2 mbar(hPa) (25C);0.3 mbar(hPa) (-40C to +60C) Resolution:0.01 mbar Range:500 to 1100 mbar(hPa);14.76 to 32.48 inches of Hg;50 to 110 KPa;375 to 825 mm of Hg;0.49 to 1. 08 ATM;7.25 to 15.95 psia Operating temperature range:-40C to +60C Long Term Stability:0.2% FS per year Measurement time:6 s Power supply voltage:+12 V DC (nominal range: 9.6 V 18.6 V) Standby current:100uA Active current:12mA Cable length:0.91 m (3 ft) Weight:650 g (22.9 oz) TM Ultra: Default connect speed:14,400 bps Serial port data rate auto baud:enabled Bell 212A operation:1200 bps Parity:none Auto answer:disabled Command echo:on Results codes:all enabled, except \REL codes Dialing method:touch-tone (T) Busy signal detection:on (ATX4) Full word result codes:non-extended Pulse dial make/break ratio:39 / 61 - 10 psp Test timer:0 seconds Text modes:disabled Inactivity timer:0 min CTS:always active DSR:ignored DCD:ignored RTS to CTS delay:0.01 seconds DTR:always active; hangs up after transition Long space disconnect:disabled Speaker:enabled; off when receiving carrier Speaker volume:low Local modem will not grant RDL request from remote modem Guard tone:disabled Minimum DTR pulse width:0.05 s Ring count:0 Escape code character:ASCII 43 (+) Flash to on hook:70 ms Auto speed detection:enabled DTE connect speed, connect messages Back space character:ASCII 08 (BS) Carriage return character:ASCII 13 (CR) Line feed character:ASCII 10 (LF) Wait for dial tone before dialing:2 s Wait for carrier after dialing:50 s Carrier detect response time:0.6 s Escape code guard time:1 s Pause after comma:2.0 s Lost carrier to hang up delay:1.4 s DTMF interdigit delay:0.095 s Auto sync address or address detection:0 Connection detected at DTE Highest speed 38,400bps Auto retrain:enabled; 30 seconds attempt MNP error correction:can be negotiated (&Q5) MNP:non-extended service selected MNP error correction block size:128 characters selected Data compression negotiation:enabled Transmit break length:0.3 s Breaks:transmitted in sequence with data Serial port flow control:enabled depending on intended use RTS/CTS Note: Upon power-up modem will recall user profile 0 which may override the above factory defaults. DELIVERY SCHEDULE: Deliver by 180 days after contract award. The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 334519 with a size standard of 600 employees. Interested firms shall provide, in writing, a brief narrative (no more than 3 pages in length) and documentation to support your firms capability and experience meeting the requirements herein and include your firms name, address, point of contact, telephone number, UEID Number, CCR CAGE Number, business type and size (i.e., small, large, non-profit, educational, etc.). Any response that does not include this information will not be considered. The Government will review your response to determine if your firm has the experience, knowledge and capability to provide the items as specified above. This request for information does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that a procurement action will be issued. Nor does this request for information constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that any procurement action may be issued for the Governments requirements. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise because of the submission of contractors information. The Government shall not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for proprietary information not properly identified. Proprietary information will be safeguarded in accordance with the applicable Government regulations. All contractors doing business with the Government are required to be registered and active with the System for Award Management (SAM) website. NOTE: THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT CONSIDERED A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL BUT A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. No solicitation document is available. No contract will be awarded based on responses received to this notice.