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R -- Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program

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Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
Solicitation Number: Reference-Number-PR-NTIA470-7-0296AW
Posted Date: Jan 04, 2007
Original Response Date:
Current Response Date:
Original Archive Date: Mar 01, 2007
Current Archive Date: Mar 01, 2007
Classification Code: R -- Professional, administrative, and management support services
Naics Code: 541611 -- Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services

Contracting Office Address

Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Acquisition and Grants Office, SSMC4 - Room 7601/OFA61 1305 East West Highway, 7th Floor, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, UNITED STATES


The Department of Commerce/National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) intends to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide services in support of the Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program authorized by section 3005 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. The Coupon Program provides for distribution and redemption of coupons that consumers may apply toward the purchase of digital-to-analog converter boxes. The converter boxes will enable consumers to watch over-the-air television broadcasts on analog televisions once television stations cease analog broadcasting on February 17, 2009, as required by law. The services required cover three broad functional areas: (1) consumer education and communications, (2) systems processing (e.g., determine consumer eligibility, coupon distribution and activation, and certify retailers and provide training materials), and (3) financial processing (e.g., administer the coupon authorization for redemption, and retailer payment process, and perform independent auditing).

NTIA plans to award a single contract for an end-to-end solution and execution of the Coupon Program that encompasses all three functional areas.     The Coupon Program components require expertise across a variety of fields.     NTIA encourages potential Offerors to include expertise from small businesses as well as large businesses to provide the best mix of resources to enable NTIA to execute the Coupon Program efficiently and effectively.

NTIA expects to issue an RFP on or about January 26, 2007. If circumstances permit, a draft RFP will be issued prior to that time. NTIA expects to host a Bidder's Conference after RFP release.     Details will be provided on NTIA website as they are finalized.     NTIA anticipates an approximate 27-month contract performance period with several major milestones mandated by law. For further information, call Diane Trice at (301) 713-0838 ext 102, email diane.trice@noaa.gov.      

All contractors doing business with this acquisition office must be registered with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR). NO award can be made unless the vendor is registered in CCR.     For additional information and to register in CCR please access the following web site:     http:///www.ccr.gov/ .     In order to register with the CCR and to be eligible to receive an award from this acquisition office, all offerors must have a Dun & Bradstreet Number.     A Dun & Bradstreet number may be acquired free of charge by contacting Dun & Bradstreet on-line at https://www.dnb.com/product/eupdate/requestOptions.html or by phone at (800)333-0505.

Point of Contact

Diane Trice, Contract Specialist , Phone 301-713-0838 102, Fax 301-713-0809, Email diane.trice@noaa.gov - Diane Trice, Contract Specialist , Phone 301-713-0838 102, Fax 301-713-0809, Email diane.trice@noaa.gov

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