Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order for Vertere Inventory Manager
Posted Date: June 27, 2013
Procurement Office : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division, (3808R) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20460
Response Due Date: July 2, 2013 by COB
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM), Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Division (SHEMD) awarded a sole source, fixed-price software maintenance purchase order to AT/Scan LTD, d/b/a Vertere Inventory Control Systems, 335E Centreville Road, Warwick, Rhode Island, on June 20, 2013 in the amount of $21,713. The period of performance is June 20, 2013 to September 30, 2013.
The justification is as follows:
The Vertere Inventory Manager software is an automated Web/PC-based inventory management system. Vertere Inventory Manager comes preloaded with over 5000 J.T. Baker chemical records. The software is equipped with a bar coding capability using a bar code scanner to read J.T. Baker labels, which eliminates the need for keyboard entry of product information. In addition, Vertere Inventory Manager includes J.T. Baker health and safety information and the SAF-T-DATA Tm ratings and recommended personal protective equipment.
Currently, the Vertere Inventory Manager System is an integral part of 21 laboratory and facility sites that maintain and use hazardous chemicals in the completion of EPA's analytical and research mission. The chemical inventory management software has a unique design, performance, and quality specifications that are essential to EPA's particular research protocol, and analytical, and safety, health and environmental compliance needs that are not available in comparable products. This proprietary software is only supplied and maintained by Vertere Inventory Control Systems, and offers site-specific solutions through its design. The Vertere Inventory Manager software's web-based system allows each EPA site and the headquarter group greater efficiency in retrieving data on the use and storage of hazardous chemicals. Additionally, it eliminates unnecessary purchases and waste disposal cost. Vertere is the sole owner of this Inventory Control System and retains all the rights to its applications, including the distribution rights, managing and support.
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