Notice of Proposed Sole Source Contract for Purchase of Remote Automated Weather Stations and Related Equipment:
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) plans to sole-source the purchase of twenty (20) Remote Automated Weather Stations (RAWS) and five (5) tri-leg equipment mounting platforms from Forest Technology Services (FTS), of Victoria, Canada. The approximate purchase price is $275,000.00 (US$). This purchase will occur in June 2013.
Forest Technology Resources builds RAWS used to monitor weather conditions in support of wildland fire prevention and suppression operations across the Pacific Northwest. This purchase completes the replacement of obsolete equipment. The replacement stations must be compatible with stations in the rest of the network and must match the other units to interchangeability for maintenance and to standardize technician training. This type of weather station is also mandated by the National Interagency Fire Center, which supports the overall network.
If there are vendors that sell Remote Automated Weather Stations that meet National Interagency Fire Center standards, and are compatible with the RAWS already deployed across Washington State, please send a statement explaining how the product meets these standards. Send statements to David Grant, Department of Natural Resources, atDavid.email@example.com.
DNR must receive your statement within five (5) calendar days of this posting (Deadline: Close of business, May 24, 2013.)