"They Shot An ARRA, in the Air! It Fell to Earth, They Know Not, There! They Waited, And Waited, Just As Long As They Could! The Ivy League, Reagan Trajectory: Was Really No Good!" (In fact, Not only was it bad under Reagan-Then-Bush, It was just as bad under Bush-Bush! Anyone knows that Bush-Bush is even in the running for the Title of First African-American President in History, at 20% Afrikaner, 80% Not-too-up-on-things!) HowStuffWorks "How the Civilian Conservation Corps Worked" Within 40 days, comparing and contrasting, FDR had a Green Project in the field that would benefit millions for up to 8 years. In the event that anyone is comparing, or contrasting. "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred. (Just possibly from a comical point of view: It simply doesn't get much better than this!) Or, In case you missed it! This below is posted on FedBizOpps, like most of them in the "sources sought," "pre-solicitation," or "solicitation" stage. There was at least one federal recovery project awarded just yesterday. Just below it, there is a federal solicitation to repair the roof of a toilet building, somewhere in a meadow in the Lake Tahoe area. In Ivy League America, projects like that take time. . . .just to bid. So this below is for "market research!" No real project is apparently yet contemplated. "HIn compliance with the transparency and accountability requirements associated with the supplemental appropriations provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009(the "Act"), Public Law 111.5, this notice is for market research. The USGS has a requirement for support to the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) National Operations Center (NOC) production of software. These systems will include but not be limited to Earthworm, Hydra architecture and database schema, and Oracle based Wave Server. The following are unique and essential qualifications for this ARRA requirement: in-depth knowledge and a minimum of eight years of professional experience with Oracle DBMS which is used in Hydra and Earthworm; the development of C based API interface C and C++ programs to the Oracle DBMS using high performance OCI libraries; Oracle administrative experience including installation, configuration, maintenance and performance tuning; ability to enhance the schema for Earthworm, Hydra system architecture; maintain the Hydra GLASS Associator code and write critical portions of the Hydra and Earthworm DBMS projects; experience with USGS in the above capacities. Based on the information available at this time and in accordance with 41U.S.C.253 (c) (1), implemented by FAR 6.302-1, the Government considers the items specified as sole source from Katylyst , the incumbent contractor, and propose to negotiate a contract with that firm on that basis. However, should additional sources be identified, they will be considered. Firms who feel they can provide the required services within the criteria specified herein are requested to give written notification (including the telephone number for a point of contact) to the procuring office within fifteen (15) business days from the date of this synopsis. An affirmative response must include sufficient information to determine that the company has the requisite experience to perform. This information will be evaluated and used to determine of competitive opportunities exist. Since no solicitation document exists, requests for such documents without accompanying information will be considered non-responsive to this without further consideration. The Government anticipates award of sole source, firm fixed level of effort type contract with task orders. The procurement is anticipated to include a period of performance from December 1, 2009 through September 1, 2010 with one twelve month option period. Full or partial funding for the requirements to be completed by the contractor will utilize funds provided by the Act. Inclusions of unique provisions required implementing the Act, including those for significant reporting and transparency requirements are required. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement. (ATN SE0001E, TAS 14 0803) Additional Info: Please click here to view more details. Contracting Office Address: U S GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, APS PO BOX 25046 MS204ADENVER FEDERAL CENTER DENVER CO 80225 Place of Performance: Arroyo, CA 934204426 US Point of Contact(s): MICHAEL J MCNAMARA CONTRACT SPECIALIST 3032389329 ; Point of Contact above, or if none listed, contact the IDEAS EC HELP DESK for assistance"