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  Synopsis: Y75452X, MAX Network Participation and Connectivity Fee


August 28, 2004


Kristin Spencer
Contract Specialist
Contracts Branch
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Requirements Synopsis

The National Science Foundation (NSF) extend its existing agreement with the University of Maryland of College Park, Maryland, for an additional year of participation in UMd's advanced MAX regional internetworking project, founded by a consortium of universities, the purpose of which is to help make available advanced networking services, including high bandwidth connectivity for research and education.

The participation fee of $15,000 and the port fee of $100,000 is for the period October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005. The University of Maryland is the only source providing participation agreements for this particular network. The order will be placed in accordance with FAR Part 12.

An Ombudsman has been appointed to help resolve any offeror’s non-routine matters or concerns that may not have been sufficiently addressed by the Contracting Officer. Additional information concerning the Ombudsman program, including contact information, may be found at

Note 22: The proposed contract action is for services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received five days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.


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