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Antarctic Support Contract

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is preparing for the procurement of the Science Operations and Maintenance Support for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). NSF has developed this website consisting of a digital collection of background information on the USAP. Information provided at this website is a best effort by the Government to make as much relevant information about the USAP available to the public as possible. The Government makes no representations about the information provided and disclaims any liability as to the accuracy of the information provided. The information provided should not be used, without independent verification and due diligence, to make any business decision. All information should be verified to ensure it is current and applicable. Nothing in this material should be construed as a firm requirement.

Material contained at this website is NOT a substitute for information provided on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. All official requirement documents will be posted at FedBizOpps.

You are encouraged to view all documents related to the Antarctic Support Contract at FedBizOpps on a daily basis to keep informed of current USAP initiatives and announcements.

Questions regarding the RFP or problems opening or downloading any of the material on this website should be e-mailed to It is the Government's intent to post responses to all questions concerning the RFP with information known at this time.

Milestones for the USAP Competition

Seek NSB approval for release of Request for Proposal (RFP) and award of a Support Contract for the United States Antarctic Program March 2008
Sources Sought Synopsis posted to FedBizOpps   April 30, 2008
Sources Sought Synopsis Responses due May 15, 2008
Release draft RFP June 18, 2008
Draft RFP Comment Period Ends July 18, 2008
Pre-solicitation Conference

August 26, 27, 28, 2008

Release final RFP October 10, 2008
Conduct Site Visits in Antarctica October-December 2008
Proposal Receipt February 2009
Evaluations March 2009 — July 2010
Competitive Range August 19, 2010
Pre-award Debriefings September 2010
Evaluations and Discussions/Negotiations October 2010 — September 2011
Contract Award November 2011
Transition Contract Award — March 2012

These dates are subject to change and will be updated as necessary.

Last updated, 09/02/2011

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