United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Kuwait Transmitting Station Short Wave Antenna Expansion Project

PURPOSE: The purpose of this requirement is for a Contractor to design, construct and test additional short wave (SW) antenna systems at the radio transmitting station for the International Broadcasting Bureau (USAGM) in Kuwait.

BACKGROUND: The USAGM operates and maintains the USAGM Kuwait Transmitting Station in Kuwait. As part of network improvement, the USAGM seeks to expanded capability to serve the African continent with SW transmissions. The existing station is located on nearly 2,223 acres at Umm Al-Rimam on the road to Abdaly which is about 40 kilometers northwest of the Kuwait City center. The approximate location of the site is 29°, 31' N and 47° 40' E.

The expansion will result in operational transmitting station facilities, antennas, baluns, field switches, and connection to GF switch matrix, transmission lines, and other items as specified in the SOW. 

OVERVIEW: This will be a firm fixed-price contract for the Contractor to design, furnish, fabricate, construct, install, test and deliver the facilities, antennas, field switches, balanced open wire transmission line, coaxial transmission line, and other items as specified or required for the USAGM Kuwait Transmitting Station SW Antenna Expansion Project.


Site Visit

The Government has scheduled a site visit at the USAGM Transmitting Station, Umm AL-Riman Abdaly Road 80, Kuwait for Monday August 5 and Tuesday August 6, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Kuwait Time. The address to begin the site visit is: he USAGM Transmitting Station, Umm AL-Riman Abdaly Road 80, Kuwait. The purpose of the site visit is to provide the contractor insight into the job requirements and a guided tour to present a representation of the antenna site.

Firms are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after award.

Potential Offerors who plan to attend the site visit shall provide name and positional title, telephone number, as well as the Company Name and Address, of ALL attendees to David Wallace at dwallace@usagm.gov, no later than July 22, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time. The Site Visit attendance is limited to a maximum of three (3) persons per Contractor. Potential Offerors shall provide, copies of their Kuwait Civil Id's, or Passport Bio Page and vehicle information two weeks prior to the visit. Offerors shall also indicate which day they plan to attend.

Individual or group questions will NOT be answered during the site visit. Potential Offerors may submit questions pertaining to the site visit to the Office of Acquisition no later than August 12, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time to David Wallace via email at dwallace@usagm.gov. The Government will respond to any written questions, as appropriate, by posting a Solicitation amendment.

NOTE: Remarks and explanations made by Government representatives during the course of the site visit, whether orally or in writing, shall not change or qualify any of the terms or conditions of the Kuwait Antenna Expansion Project Solicitation. The Solicitation can only be changed by a formal, written revision issued by the Contracting Officer.

ALL CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL MUST USE THE MAIN ACCESS RAOD ENTRANCE ONLY! DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SITE VISIT ATTENDEES ARRIVE EARLY.


Deadline Date2019-08-30
Publication Date2019-07-12
CountryKuwait
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationU.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
Attention OfDavid P. Wallace, Lead Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer, Phone 2023827840, Email DWallace@usagm.gov - USAGM Transmitting Station
Address330 Independence Avenue, SW Suite 4360 Washington DC 20237
Class Code59: Electrical and electronic equipment components
Class DescriptionElectrical and electronic equipment components
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Version of 2019-06-14

Shortwave Antennas for Kuwait

United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Kuwait Transmitting Station Short Wave Antenna Expansion Project

PURPOSE: The purpose of this requirement is for a Contractor to design, construct and test additional short wave (SW) antenna systems at the radio transmitting station for the International Broadcasting Bureau (USAGM) in Kuwait.

BACKGROUND: The USAGM operates and maintains the USAGM Kuwait Transmitting Station in Kuwait. As part of network improvement, the USAGM seeks to expanded capability to serve the African continent with SW transmissions. The existing station is located on nearly 2,223 acres at Umm Al-Rimam on the road to Abdaly which is about 40 kilometers northwest of the Kuwait City center. The approximate location of the site is 29°, 31' N and 47° 40' E.

The expansion will result in operational transmitting station facilities, antennas, baluns, field switches, and connection to GF switch matrix, transmission lines, and other items as specified in the SOW. 

OVERVIEW: This will be a firm fixed-price contract for the Contractor to design, furnish, fabricate, construct, install, test and deliver the facilities, antennas, field switches, balanced open wire transmission line, coaxial transmission line, and other items as specified or required for the USAGM Kuwait Transmitting Station SW Antenna Expansion Project.


Site Visit

The Government has scheduled a site visit at the USAGM Transmitting Station, Umm AL-Riman Abdaly Road 80, Kuwait for Monday July 8, Tuesday, July 9, and Wednesday July 10, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. Kuwait Time. The address to begin the site visit is: he USAGM Transmitting Station, Umm AL-Riman Abdaly Road 80, Kuwait. The purpose of the site visit is to provide the contractor insight into the job requirements and a guided tour to present a representation of the antenna site.

Firms are urged and expected to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves regarding all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of performance, to the extent that the information is reasonably obtainable. In no event shall failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after award.

Potential Offerors who plan to attend the site visit shall provide name and positional title, telephone number, as well as the Company Name and Address, of ALL attendees to David Wallace at dwallace@usagm.gov, no later than Friday June 20, 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time. The Site Visit attendance is limited to a maximum of three (3) persons per Contractor. Potential Offerors shall provide, copies of their Kuwait Civil Id's, or Passport Bio Page and vehicle information two weeks prior to the visit. Offerors shall also indicate which day they plan to attend.

Individual or group questions will NOT be answered during the site visit. Potential Offerors may submit questions pertaining to the site visit to the Office of Acquisition no later than Tuesday, July 16 2019 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time to David Wallace via email at dwallace@usagm.gov. The Government will respond to any written questions, as appropriate, by posting a Solicitation amendment.

NOTE: Remarks and explanations made by Government representatives during the course of the site visit, whether orally or in writing, shall not change or qualify any of the terms or conditions of the Kuwait Antenna Expansion Project Solicitation. The Solicitation can only be changed by a formal, written revision issued by the Contracting Officer.

ALL CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL MUST USE THE MAIN ACCESS RAOD ENTRANCE ONLY! DUE TO SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SITE VISIT ATTENDEES ARRIVE EARLY.


Deadline Date2019-07-26
Publication Date2019-06-14
CountryKuwait
Procurement StatusActive
OrganisationU.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG)
Attention OfDavid P. Wallace, Lead Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer, Phone 2023827840, Email DWallace@usagm.gov - USAGM Transmitting Station
Address330 Independence Avenue, SW Suite 4360 Washington DC 20237
Class Code59: Electrical and electronic equipment components
Class DescriptionElectrical and electronic equipment components
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

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