[TDWG] EMu Contract Application Support Specialist at NMNH, Smithsonian Institution

Orrell, Thomas Orrellt at si.edu
Tue Dec 12 13:40:59 CET 2006

NMNH Informatics is soliciting prospective contractors for an
Application Support Specialist for EMu.  Please forward this to anyone
that you might know that would be interested in bidding on the contract.

The Request for Quotation (RFQ) can be found at:

http://acsmith.si.edu/rfq/RFQ_EMu_Application_Support.doc (MS Word)
http://acsmith.si.edu/rfq/RFQ_EMu_Application_Support.pdf (PDF)


The Smithsonian Institution (SI), National Museum of Natural History
(NMNH), Information Technology Department, located at 10th Street at
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560 seeks an Application
Support Specialist -EMu (Electronic Museum system) to provide
professional services.  

The Contractor shall provide support for users of the Museum's primary
Research and Collections Information System (RCIS) during public
operation hours (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET,
excluding Federal holidays). The RCIS is based on KE EMu software
("EMu") from KE Software.

NMNH has undertaken a program to develop a modern, integrated RCIS and
foster similar efforts within the international collections community.
RCIS is a distributed, multimedia system supporting the documentation,
management, analysis, and delivery of the collections and research
resources held and produced by the Museum. The foundation of the system
is a series of databases describing: specimens and their current and
past uses, observations taken in the field, collecting sites and
habitats, geographic areas, species and higher taxa, cultural groups,
and relevant literature. The system is based on a multi-server
architecture, integrating text databases, digital objects including
image and sound recordings, files containing results of scientific
analyses, geographic information, and data thesauri.  
The Contractor may be in the business of performing work of this type;
independent, or college intern.  

Due no later than December 18, 2006, 4:00 p.m. ET

*	Questions shall be submitted not later than the date and time
established for the RFQ.  Should any question cause a material concern
that may have some effect on the basis of award and/or other material
elements of the RFQ, an electronic Amendment shall be furnished to all
prospective contractors. Furnish questions to the COTR.

Due no later than December 22, 2006, 4:00 p.m. ET	

*	Prospective contractors shall submit electronic responses to the
attention of the COTR, on or before, but not later than date and time
established for the RFQ. Late submission may be subject to not meeting
the requirements of the RFQ, unless, it is the only submission received.

Thank you,

Thomas M. Orrell, Ph.D.
Research Biologist
ITIS Program Manager/Acting Informatics Branch Chief
Smithsonian Institution PO Box 37012
National Museum of Natural History, W623, MRC-153 
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone: 202 633-2151
Cell: 202-294-0514
Fax: 202 786-2934
Email: orrellt at si.edu 
URL: http://www.itis.gov
For UPS and FedEx shipments please use:
National Museum of Natural History, MRC-153 
10th and Constitution Avenues, NW 
Washington, DC 20560-0153
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