|•The Source Selection team, including the contracting
officer, a General Counsel staff, and technical, management and price and
cost analysis teams, has received proposals for the ERA solicitation from a
number of vendors and is on track for the contract award stage occurring in
the third or fourth quarter of FY04.
NARA plans to award up to two contracts for the development of the
system design. This design competition will allow each competitor to present
a system design and working prototype that demonstrates their vision of ERA
in action. At the end of the base
contract period of one year, NARA will choose the best design and the best
team to proceed with development of the system.