Boyers Facility Maintenance - Sole Source Award Announcement
Sole Source Award Notice
Sole Source Authority:
The Patent and Trademark Acquisition Guidelines (PTAG) specifically exempts USPTO from the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA - 41 USC 253).
Reason for Sole Source:
Only one responsible source: the supplies or services needed by the agency are available from only one responsible source and no other type of supplies or services will satisfy the agency requirements.
Anticipated Contract Award Date:
March 25, 2010
The United States Patent & Trademark Office intends to issue a sole source award to Iron Mountain/NUS for facilities maintenance of the Boyers, PA secure facility. Iron Mountain/NUS is the property owner and operator of the highly secure facility in Boyers, PA and has claimed right of first refusal for work done to its own property, which include tasks such as plumbing repair, adding/moving electrical outlets, repositioning air ducts, etc. As such, Iron Mountain/NUS has a unique knowledge of the space, and infrastructure, as well as the subcontractors who have been pre-screened to gain access to the facility and who also have specific knowledge of the facility. Additionally, Iron Mountain/NUS controls access to the facility, making them uniquely situated to provide these services to the USPTO.
Primary Point of Contact:
Heather M. Bakos