The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has started soliciting information from potential sources as part of the on-ramping process for the second iteration of the Radio Occultation Data Buy contract.
RODB-2 is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract used to procure from commercial vendors satellite-based global navigation satellite system radio occultation data that could be processed into neutral atmosphere and space weather products, according to a market research notice published Thursday.
NOAA intends to incorporate the derived products into its operational data systems for use in climate, weather and atmospheric research efforts.
Small businesses are encouraged to submit to the agency a capabilities package detailing their ability to provide sustained operations and stable data services, approaches to meeting complex data requirements and proposed provisions for providing service assurance with data supply contracts against technical failures and business risks, among other information.
Responses to the request for information are due Oct. 31.