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Business And Technology Management Administration (BATMAn)

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published February 10, 2017  -  Deadline April 10, 2017
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INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND:
Phillips Research Site (PRS) is home to the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles (RV) and Directed Energy (RD) Directorates. The mission of the Space Vehicles Directorate is to develop space technologies that support evolving space related warfighter requirements. Primary areas of importance include but are not limited to communications, positioning, navigation and timing, space, cyber space modeling and simulation, space evaluation and analysis assessments, defensive space control, space situational awareness and intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as performing a variety of integrated space technology experiments. The mission of the Directed Energy Directorate is to develop advanced directed energy technologies that support evolving tactical and strategic warfighter requirements. Primary areas of importance include but are not limited to high-powered electromagnetics, laser systems directed energy and electro-optics for space superiority, and directed energy weapons modeling and simulation.
AFRL/RVKDT, 3550 Aberdeen Ave. SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117, is looking for 8(a) concerns that have Top Secret (TS)/SCI eligibility to perform administrative, business, financial and staff related support for their technical and functional divisions, the business offices within the division, as well as individual projects, branches, and divisions on-site at Kirtland Air Force Base and their geographically separated units. PRS requires skilled administrative-type services for vital, non-research and development activities to efficiently and effectively support both Directorates to successfully perform their technical missions. Both Directorates have combined equivalent non-research and development functions across the PRS in order to gain efficiency, achieve cost savings, and ensure continuity of operations across the Site. The majority of the anticipated task orders under this acquisition will require a Secret clearance; however, one task order currently envisioned requires the TS/SCI eligibility to perform its mission. Eligibility means current SCI with Single Scope Background Investigation adjudicated for SCI.
PURPOSE:
The objective of this acquisition is to obtain Non-Personal services for various types of business, administrative, and management (non-supervisory) services. These services are to support the RV and RD Directorates management and operations at various organizational levels to include geographically separated units or locations with an AFRL presence, their technical and functional divisions, the business offices within the divisions, and RV and RD branches and divisions.
AFRL contemplates an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) firm-fixed price commercial contract with specific individual task orders issued by the Contracting Officer. The ordering period of the IDIQ is five (5) years. The period of performance for each task order issued will have one (1) basic year and four (4) option years. 98% of the labor category requirements are subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards (FAR Subpart 22.10). The Performance Work Statement is attached. Previous AFRL RV/RD administrative service contracts were solicited as 8(a) competitive acquisitions. The previous contracts provided between 110 and 125 full-time positions over a five year period.PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:
The contractor shall furnish all labor and supplies required to perform this service and must possess the specific skills and operational expertise in accordance with the attached Performance Work Statements (PWS). The NAICS Code proposed for this requirement is 561110, Office Administrative Services. The size standard for NAICS 561110 is $7.5M. The proposed Product Service Code (PCS) is R799. The anticipated award date is 1 December 2017.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSAL:
Responses to this RFP must be received no later than 1:00pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) on 10 April 2017. Instructions for preparing and submitting proposals can be found in FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items and addendum (Attachment 8 to the SF 1449).
PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE:
A pre-proposal conference is scheduled for 8:00am MST on 23 February 2017 at the Philips Technology Institute, 2350 Alamo Ave. SE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Base access is not required as the facility is not located on Kirtland Air Force Base. Please e-mail Katherine Dorn, Contract Specialist, if you are planning to attend. Limit three (3) attendees per company.QUESTIONS:
Please submit any questions via e-mail to katherine.dorn@us.af.mil and paulette.windley@us.af.mil no later than 4:00pm MST on 3 March 2017.

R--Business Operation Support Services

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published January 31, 2017  -  Deadline March 2, 2017
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The Contracting Department, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk, VA, 23511-3392 intends to negotiate a Multiple-Award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract with Firm Fixed Price provisions utilizing the policies and procedures of FAR Part 12, “Acquisition of Commercial Items,” in conjunction with FAR Part 15, “Contracting by Negotiation,” as prescribed by FAR 12.203. The contractor shall provide Business Operations services in support of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC). The period of performance is a three year ordering period, ending on 30 April 2020, with the option to extend services up to an additional six months (through 31 October 2020) in accordance with FAR 52.217-8 “Option to Extend Services.” The period of performance is anticipated to begin 01 May 2017.
A complete RFQ package will be available by downloading the documents at the NECO Website as follows: http://www.neco.navy.mil or at http://www.fedbizopps.gov  on or around 02 February 2017. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541611 with a size standard of $15.0MIL. Potential contractors are hereby notified that the solicitation and subsequent amendments to the solicitation will ONLY be available for download at the above sites; this office will no longer issue hard copy solicitations. By submitting an offer, the vendor is self-certifying that neither the requestor nor the principal corporate officials and owners are currently suspended, debarred, or otherwise ineligible to receive contracts from any federal agency.
Failure to do so may represent grounds for refusing to accept the offer. By submission of an offer, the contractor acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee must be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from this solicitation, except for awards to foreign vendors for work to be performed outside the United States. Lack of registration in the SAM database will make a contractor ineligible for award. Please direct all questions regarding this requirement via e-mail to the POC identified in this synopsis.

66--FLOW METER. Buy Indian Act Small Business Set-Asi

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published February 21, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017
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FLOW METER.  Notice of Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise Set-Aside -Under the Buy Indian Act, 25 U.S.C. 47, offers are solicited only from Indian economic enterprises (Subpart 1480.8) that are also small business concerns. Any acquisition resulting from this solicitation will be from such a concern. Offers received from enterprises that are not both Indian economic enterprises and small business concerns will not be considered and will be rejected.

IBM Urban Code Implementation (Accepting offers from IBM Advanced Business Partners ONLY!!!)

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published February 22, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017
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Solicitation N00421-17-T-0129 is issued as a competitive procurement. The Government intends to purchase on a firm fixed-price basis, and to solicit and negotiate the proposed purchase order on a competitive basis for the CONFIGURATIONS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS OF IBM URBAN CODE SOFTWARE in accordance with the Statement of Work.
ACCEPTING OFFERS FROM IBM ADVANCED BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH DIRECT EXPERIENCE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE URBAN CODE DEPLOY SOFTWARE ONLY! LETTER FROM IBM CONFIRMING PARTNERSHIP STATUS IS REQUIRED AND MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH THE PROPOSAL. WITHOUT THE IBM CERTIFICATION, YOUR PROPOSAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Although not set-aside for Total Small Business, offers are solicited only from small business concerns. Any award resulting from this solicitation will be made to small business owners.
***Basis for Award***
Solicitation closing date/time is firm; proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted. Your quote must contain enough technical information i.e. data sheet, drawing, specification, etc. for evaluation. Your quote will only be evaluated based on the information provided. The award will be made on the basis of lowest evaluated price of proposals meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factor. This is a firm fixed-price procurement; therefore, the initial offer should represent the vendor's best quote in terms of price and technical acceptability. A determination by the Government not to accept the proposal for not meeting the minimum requirement is solely within the discretion of the Government.
Interested parties must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) Database prior to submission of an offer to be considered for award of any Department of Defense contract. This can be accomplished electronically at http://www.sam.gov/vendor.cfm. The Government will not pay for any information received
Government Point of Contact: Bernie Cortez Naval Air Warfare Center AD (PAX)2.5.1 RAC, 21983 Bundy Road, BLDG 441Patuxent River, MD 20670-1127Email: bernie.cortez@navy.mil (preferred method)
 

Small Business Set-Aside � Architect Engineering (A-E) � Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract � Survey and Mapping Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 2, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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Small Business Set-Aside - Architect Engineering (A-E) - Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract - Survey and Mapping Services
1. CONTRACT INFORMATION: This contract is being procured in accordance with Brooks A-E Act as implemented in FAR Subpart 36.6. Firms will be selected for negotiations based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work.
The services will consist of performing various surveys, which include, but are not limited to: 3D Civil Information Models (CIM) deliverables, including subsurface utility engineering (SUE) surveys; topographic, boundary, aerial photogrammetric, LIDAR, structural deformation, and small hydrographic surveys; and GIS deliverables, for Army, Air Force, and other agencies' projects within the USACE Seattle, Walla Walla and Portland Districts' boundaries. The A-E will be required to prepare deliverables using current Army, Air Force, Corps of Engineers and other agency standards, as required for a variety of projects.
The government anticipates that two (2) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts will be negotiated and awarded, each with a three (3) year base-period with no option periods. However, if the Contracting Officer determines during the selection process that fewer, or more, than two contracts should be awarded based upon the selection criteria, the Contracting Officer has the discretion of adjusting that number, or awarding none at all. The total monetary capacity for this contract is one million eight hundred thousand dollars ($1.8M) cumulative for the three (3)-year period.
Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price task orders. When the requirement is identified, the government will notify all contractors in the pool that an evaluation will be conducted. The notification will include whether the contractor's Standard Form 330 (SF330) will be used, or if the government requires unique experience or qualifications to be submitted for the task order evaluation. Specialized experience and technical competence, professional qualifications, past performance, capacity, and knowledge of locality will be considered for task orders to determine which firm is best qualified to accomplish the work. In the event two firms are technically equal based on the previously listed selection criteria, secondary criteria will be considered.
North American Industrial Classification System code is 541370, Surveying and Mapping, (except Geophysical) Services.
This announcement is open to all small business concerns. For the purposes of this procurement, a concern is considered a small business if its annual gross receipts are $15 million or less.
The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under these contracts must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act, as determined relative to the employee's office location (not the location of work).
To be eligible for contract award, a firm must have a DUNS number from Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). For information in regard to opening a SAM account, see the following link for instructions: https://www.sam.gov/sam/transcript/Quick_Guide_for_Contract_Registrations_v1.7.pdf.
Contractors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the Internet at http://www.sam.gov or by calling (866) 606-8220.
2. PROJECT INFORMATION: Surveying and mapping services are required to support the USACE civil works and military missions including the planning, design, and construction of water resource and military projects. Surveys will be required on public and private lands, USACE projects and military installations.
Work under this contract may include, but not be limited to, any of the following products and activities:
(a) Survey CIM (Civil Information Modeling) which consists of 3D modeled content of existing conditions accurate in form, location and orientation with attributed points and elements,(1) Topography(2) Surface Utilities(3) Subsurface Utilities physically located by a Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) firm(4) Hydrography(b) Cadastral and boundary surveys(c) Horizontal and vertical control networks for establishing grid coordinate systems(d) Profiles and cross sections(e) Aerial photography, analytical aerotriangulation, stereo mapping compilation, orthophotography, airborne LiDAR, and land use/land cover interpretation(f) GIS Geodatabase
The individual task order will specify how directly readable and fully operational files must be submitted; software platforms may include, but not be limited to: (a) Bentley Systems (.dgn)(1) MicroStation(2) InRoads(b) Autodesk (.dwg)(1) AutoCAD(2) Civil3D(c) ESRI ArcGIS
Firms should have experience with the versions of the USACE Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE), A/E/C Graphics Standard, and the A/E/C CAD Standard. In addition, Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)-compliant Metadata files are required for all survey, mapping and GIS work performed.
3. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria for this particular project are listed below in descending order of importance. Criteria A-E are primary criteria. Criteria F-G are secondary criteria and will only be used as ‘tie-breakers' among firms that are essentially technically equal. The secondary criteria will not be co-mingled with the primary criteria in the evaluation.
(A) SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL COMPETENCE of the firm demonstrated during the past five (5) years in the broad range of survey work required for this contract. Firms evaluated as being highly qualified will demonstrate experience in the following areas, listed in descending order of importance.
(1) Measuring and modeling of 3D field survey data, especially comprehensive surface and subsurface utility surveys.(2) Mapping in accordance with EM 1110-1-1000, "Photogrammetric Mapping" including LiDAR data collection and processing(3) Practicing Quality Management Procedures(4) Cadastral and boundary surveying including records research(5) Completing simultaneous projects in differing geographic areas(6) Performing small hydrographic surveying projects
Firms able to demonstrate proficiency working with 3D modeling and the required A/E/C Graphics Standard, A/E/C CAD Standard, and Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) will be rated more favorably in this criterion.
The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Sections F and H of the SF330.
(B) PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS of a firm's staff and team consultants to be assigned to this contract will be evaluated by the following criteria. The education, training, professional registration, voluntary certification (e.g., Certified Photogrammetrist, GIS Professional, etc.), proposed job title, overall relevant experience, longevity with the firm, and experience of key personnel will be considered. This criteria is primarily concerned with the qualifications of the key personnel and not the number of personnel. The number of personnel is addressed under the capacity criterion below. Responding firms should demonstrate the professional qualification of their staff in these key disciplines, which are listed in descending order of importance:
(1) Project Manager - Project Manager for this contract should be at least one of the professional disciplines described in (2) or (3) below.(2) Land Surveyor - Land boundary surveys require the direct responsible and continuous on the ground supervision and review by a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor registered in the state where the work is to be performed. Names, qualifications and registration information (including the State in which the Land Surveyor is registered) of all Professionals must be fully documented.(3) Photogrammetrist - American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Certification should be included, if applicable.(4) Civil Information Modeling (CIM)/CAD Technician(5) Hydrographic Surveyor - National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) / The Hydrographic Society of America (THSOA) Certification should be included, if applicable.(6) GIS Specialist
Document disciplines which have experience with the use of photogrammetric, CIM, CAD, land surveying and GIS equipment and software to include, but not limited to, stereo-compilers. Personnel able to demonstrate proficiency working with 3D modeling and the required A/E/C Graphics Standard, A/E/C CAD Standard, and SDSFIE will be rated more favorably in this criterion.
The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Sections E, G, and H of the SF330.
(C) PAST PERFORMANCE on DoD and other contracts with respect to cost control, quality of work, management/business relations, and compliance with performance schedules. CPARS is the primary source of information on past performance. CPARS will be queried for all firms submitting a SF330. Each project in Section F of the SF330 shall include project owner's contact information. If deemed appropriate by the evaluation board, performance evaluations for any significant team subcontractors may also be considered. The board may seek information on past performance from other sources, but is not required to seek other information on the past performance of a firm if none is available from CPARS. The board will consider the relevancy of each performance evaluation on A-E services contracts to the proposed contract, including the type of work, contractor's performing office, age of the evaluation, and whether subsequent evaluations indicate a change in a firm's performance.
(D) CAPACITY of key disciplines. The Government will consider available capacity of key disciplines identified above from the Prime and its team consultants to perform work in the required time. The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Section H (i.e. a table of total capacity for each key discipline) and Part II of the SF330. A table with the essential information from Section H and Part II of the SF330 is preferred but not required.
(E) KNOWLEDGE OF THE LOCALITY of the team. The board will evaluate a team's familiarity with local conditions. Work under these contracts may be in a widely dispersed geographic area; therefore, responding firms should demonstrate the extent of their capabilities to serve projects located throughout the Pacific Northwest. The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Section H of the SF330.
(F) GEOGRAPHICAL PROXIMITY to the NWS district office and its engineering and construction personnel located in the covered states of Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington.
(G) VOLUME OF DoD A-E CONTRACT AWARDS in the last 12 months. Responding firms should cite all contract numbers, task orders and modifications, award dates, and total negotiated fees for any DoD A-E contract awarded within the past twelve (12) months. This information will assist in effecting an equitable distribution of DoD A-E contracts among qualified firms. The basis of the evaluation will be the information in Section H of the SF330.
4. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested firms having the capabilities to perform this work must submit one (1) original plus three (3) copies (four (4) total hard copies) and one (1) CD or DVD with searchable Adobe PDF files of one SF330 (08/2016 edition) for the prime firm that includes all team consultants.
Include the firm's DUNS number and CAGE codes in the SF330, Part I, Sections Band C. A maximum of ten (10) projects for the proposed team, including joint ventures and teaming partners, shall be shown in Section F. For the maximum of ten (10) projects submitted in Section F of the SF330, a "project" is defined as work performed at one site or at a single installation. An Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) is not a project. A project may contain multiple task orders or contracts if they are for multiple phases of the project at the same site or installation. Project descriptions shall clearly state the extent of work performed by the team, extent of work completed, and dates of completion.
If the offeror provides a specific task order as its "project," it shall provide the base contract number(s) and the task order number(s) for reference purposes. If the offeror provides a site-specific contract as its "project," it shall provide the contract number for reference purposes.
Firms should include information regarding the Secondary Selection Criteria in Section H of the SF330. The SF330 shall have a total page limitation of 80 printed pages with Section H limited to fifteen (15) pages, and Part II is excluded from the 80 printed page limit. Double-sided sheets will count as two pages. Page sheets of 11 inches X 17 inches will be counted as two (2) pages if printed on one side, and four (4) pages if printed on both sides. For all SF330 sections, use no smaller than 10 pt. font.
Submittals must be mailed or delivered to the following address not later than 6 March 2017, 2:00 pm Pacific Time (no faxed or other electronic submittals will be accepted):
EMAIL: Emailed Proposal will NOT be accepted.
FAX: Faxed Proposal will NOT be accepted.
FED-EX/UPS: John Scola, Contract Specialist, Building 1202U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle DistrictCECT-NWS4735 East Marginal Way S., Bldg #1202Seattle, WA 98134-2385Note: Commercial Carriers will not deliver to PO Boxes
MAIL: John Scola, Contract Specialist, Building 1202U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle DistrictCECT-NWSPO Box 3755Seattle, WA 98124-3755
HANDDELIVERY: John Scola, Contract Specialist, Building 1202U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle DistrictCECT-NWS4735 East Marginal Way S., Bldg #1202Seattle, WA 98134-2385
The method of Hand Delivery has changed and takes longer than the previous method of arriving at the Federal Center South building (#1201) lobby to deliver your SF330. Please allow sufficient time to allow for heightened security at Government installations and to get to our new location in Oxbow Building #1202. Allow time to park, pass through a metal detector, sign in, and receive a building pass at the Federal Center South Building (#1201). From there, you will be directed to the new USACE Oxbow Building (#1202) which sits behind the Federal Center South Building (#1201). Allow additional time.
Report to the Security Desk in the lobby of the USACE Oxbow Building and call Sonia Frees, Procurement Technician, at 206-764-3516. A Contracting representative will come down and accept your SF330.
Submit questions, in writing only, to John P. Scola (Contract Specialist) at john.p.scola@usace.army.mil or Travis Shaw (Technical Advisor) at travis.c.shaw@usace.army.mil. Questions must be submitted no later than COB on 27 February 2017 and must contain the solicitation number in the subject line of the e-mail.
Solicitation packages are not provided. This is not a request for proposal.

Solicitation for a Concession Business Opportunity for Marina Slip Rentals, Food and Beverage Services, Retail Sales and Camping Services within Fire Island National Seashore

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published December 23, 2016  -  Deadline April 25, 2017
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The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a Prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of one Concession Contract to provide Marina Slip Rentals, Food and Beverage Services, Retail Sales and Camping Services within Fire Island National Seashore. The Prospectus and any subsequent modifications (including responses to any questions received) will be published on the NPS web site: https://concessions.nps.gov/prospectuses.htm.
The Prospectus explains the business opportunity and the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the Concession Contract. The Director, pursuant to 36 CFR, Part 51, has determined that no Preferred Offeror exists and that this solicitation for commercial services is fully competitive for the respective Contract.
Questions related to the Prospectus must be received in writing via email to Judy Bassett at the email address by February 22, 2017.
Any proposal must be received by 4:00 p.m. (ET) April 25, 2017. Please send proposals to:
National Park ServiceNortheast Regional Office Attn: Chief of Concessions 200 Chestnut St, Third FloorPhiladelphia PA 19106
Hard copies will be available upon request for a printing cost recovery charge. The fee is $50.00 per copy to be delivered via Federal Express or $45.00 per copy if picked up in person. Persons interested in obtaining a Prospectus should mail, or bring in person, a check or money order made payable to the NPS. Cash will not be accepted. You must include a physical address (no post office box) and a telephone number to receive a Federal Express package. Contact the Chief of Concessions, Northeast Region, National Park Service, 200 Chestnut St; Philadelphia PA 19106 or at (215) 597-4903, during business hours of 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you choose to retrieve a copy of the Prospectus from the NPS website, please notify Judy Bassett, Chief of Concessions, or judy_bassett@nps.gov so you are placed on the mailing list to receive notifications of any future modifications or other correspondence. The NPS will send any additional information specific to the Prospectus in writing, via email, to interested parties who request a hard copy or who have been placed on the contact list.
 

64 KB LOCAL EXCHANGE/COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LINE AT 27 ARKANSAS ROAD, (BLDG.) 3502; (RM) 2408; (FL) 2, LIMESTONE, ME, 04751

Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published February 23, 2017  -  Deadline March 23, 2017
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SUBMIT A QUOTE TO PROVIDE, INSTALL, AND MAINTAIN A 64 KB LOCAL EXCHANGE/COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LINE AT 27 ARKANSAS ROAD, (BLDG.) 3502; (RM) 2408; (FL) 2, LIMESTONE, ME, 04751, US (DFAS LIMESTONE).This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93. The provisions that apply to this acquisition are identified in the DITCO Basic Agreements and Section M of the attached document. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 517911 with a small business size standard of 1500. All quoted prices shall be identified in CLIN 0001 and applicable SLINs 0001AA, 0001AB, etc. as applicable for monthly recurring charges and CLIN 0002 and applicable SLINs 0002AA, 0002AB, etc. as applicable for non-recurring charges.  CLIN/SLINs shall include item descriptions, quantities and units of measure.  The requested service date and acceptance criteria are outlined in the attached inquiry.  The product and service code for this telecommunications requirement is D304. The selected company must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference and as outlined in existing basic agreements: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition;  FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications if there is no existing basic agreement;  FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the selected clauses in paragraph (b) in the existing basic agreement. Quotes are due 23 MAR 17, by 3:00PM (CDT) at DITCO Scott AFB, IL 62225-5406 Point of Contact(s): ANDREW FERNANDEZ, 618-229-9414, Andrew.r.fernandez.civ@mail.mil

ARCHITECTURAL-ENGINEERING SERVICES IN SUPPORT OFAIR FORCE MEDICAL SUPPORT AGENCY (AFMSA) AND U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND (MEDCOM) (SMALL BUSINESS)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 23, 2017  -  Deadline March 27, 2017
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This is a Combined Synopsis / Solicitation for Architect & Engineering (A-E) Services being procured in accordance with PL 92-582 (formerly known as the Brooks A-E Act) as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6. A written solicitation will not be posted. 
I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: The purpose of this acquisition is to provide multiple ) Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC), for Architect- Engineer Services in support of the Facilities Modernization Program for the US Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) (both of which are aligned under the Defense Health Agency (DHA)), and other customers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that may have healthcare facility needs throughout the 48 contiguous United States, and Washington DC (CONUS), and OCONUS locations to include Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories. This is a competitive procurement set aside for Small Business. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this procurement is 541330: Engineering Services, with a Small Business Size Standard of $15,000,000.00, Industrial Code (SIC) 8711: Engineering Services, and Product Service Code C219: Other Architect and Engineering Services. The Government anticipates the award of up to three (3) IDC with a combined maximum capacity of $1.9 million will be awarded from this announcement. This capacity represents known requirements, future economic impacts to these known requirements, and an additional 5% capacity to support unknown requirements. The awarded contracts will have a one-time minimum guarantee of $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars), to be paid at the end of the first 12 months if no Task Order has been awarded. There will be no subsequent minimum guarantee. The minimum individual Task Order amount is set at $3,000.00 (three thousand dollars) and the maximum individual Task Order amount is set at $1.000,000.00 (one million dollars). The individual Task Order limits refer to the minimum and maximum amount that the contractor is obligated to perform if issued a Task Order under the contract. Task Orders above the maximum individual Task Order amount may be issued, provided they are within the overall capacity of the contract; however, performance of these Task Orders is not obligatory under the terms of the contract. Work under each of the awarded contracts will be subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual Task Orders. The Government will determine the Task Order amount by using pre-negotiated labor rates and negotiating the effort required to perform the particular work. The selected Small Business A-E firms must demonstrate the capability to perform, as the prime firm, at least 50% of the work described below in accordance with 52.219-14 (c)(1). Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The contract/s will have a base period of three (3) years, with no option years.
Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price Task Orders. The Contracting Officer will consider the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate a task order: professional qualifications; the ability of the firm to accomplish the work under the Task Order in the required time; successful performance of similar work; past performance on previous task orders under this contract, including quality, timeliness, and cost control, and similar work at the project location. If necessary, proximity of the design team to the project region may also be used as a determining factor between firms considered as technically equal. Distribution of the work will be a secondary
The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under this contract must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act as determined by the employees' office location (not the location of the work). Proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
Antiterrorism and Operations Security (AT/OPSEC) requirements as well as E-Verify (employment) will be required for all Military projects. For other tasks, determination will be made per individual Task Order.
The scope of services includes Planning and Predesign Services (referred to as "AE0" Services); Design-Build and/or Initial Outfitting (IO) Request for Proposal (RFP) Development (referred to as "AE1" Services); Design-Build Technical Support Services (referred to as "AE3" Services); Commissioning Support; Design-Bid-Build Design Services; and Design-Bid-Build Construction Phase Services.
Work may include replacement, restoration or modernization of active/existing healthcare facilities that include, but are not limited to, clinics, hospitals, medical centers, labs, pharmacies, administrative facilities, ambulatory health facilities, dental clinics, wellness centers, veterinary facilities, vivarium, medical warehouses, and specialty facilities such as hyperbaric chambers, MRI/CT, and decontamination facilities. Specific requirements may include HVAC, medical gas, plumbing, electrical, elevators, building envelope, fire protection, interior renovation, outfitting, terrorism/force protection, communication, low voltage systems, and exterior site and systems work such as utilities infrastructure, roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, landscaping, and irrigation. USACE expects there will be some time sensitive tasking in order to respond with A-E Services for contingency operations and natural disasters. The Scope of Work for each of the Task Orders awarded under these IDC will identify outcomes to be satisfied for the specific requirement.
II. REQUIRED CAPABILITIES: All work shall be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional Architects or Engineers. Services shall be accomplished in the A-E contractor's office with the exception of various construction site services, field investigations, and field surveys, as required at the project site. The selected firm shall have capabilities for programming, planning, and design of healthcare projects in the following areas (examples of support services listed within each of the following functional aspects are representative and not comprehensive).
A. Master Planning: Healthcare Planning; Medical Equipment Planning, Space Evaluation and Programming; Military Construction (MILCON) as related to project planning for new medical facilities and related support facilities; as well as Operation and Maintenance (O&M) project planning for expansions and repairs to existing medical facilities and related support facilities.
B. Design: A-E services will be required for engineering, schematic (Charrette) design (10%), concept design (35%), working drawings (65%), and final design (100%); design of expansions and repairs; demolition and alterations to existing medical facilities and related support facilities; and design of new medical facilities and related support facilities to include architectural, comprehensive interior design (CID), space planning; infrastructure systems; and medical equipment plans.
C. Assessment/Studies: Identification of code deficiencies; Development of Statement of Conditions and Plans for Improvement for compliance with Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements; Facility Condition Assessments; Environmental Assessments; Economic Analysis of potential projects; Seismic Evaluations; Maintenance and Operational Programming; etc.
D. Project Support Services: Construction Phase Services (submittal review, transition planning, commissioning, site visits, etc.); Project Development (preparation of scopes of work, site analysis, assistance with development of draft information for approval documents, etc.); on site Quality Assurance inspections; preparation of reports, record drawings, and other facility documentation; Commissioning plans, performance checklists, systems performance verification testing documentation, specialized quality assurance testing including but not limited to Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning, plumbing systems, electrical systems, building envelope, acoustic control, integrated automation, communications/data systems including Risk Management Framework, and fire protection systems commissioning; Construction Contractor Schedule Review; Estimating Services; Fire Protection/Life Safety review; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)/Sustainable Design project certification and reporting requirements; LEED preparatory commissioning support during design; LEED documentation during construction, on-site representation, and preparation of operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals. Quality Assurance Services; Construction safety oversight; Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals review and development; constructability reviews; professional and technical field service support relating to designs submitted by A-E firms; construction inspection and engineering consultation services during construction. Shop drawing and construction submittal review and approval, contract modifications, engineering advice during construction; Construction scheduling services; Inspection, evaluation, and reports on completed projects, as-built drawing preparation.
E. Other Services: This contract may require other services including but not limited to: development of full design-bid-build packages and Request for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; DD Form 1391 documentation; plans; specifications; Capital Investment Decision Models; Cost estimating; cost control and scheduling; Value Engineering studies/evaluations and related studies: Engineering and environmental studies: reports and related services; NEPA documentation; Energy computations, LEED studies/certification; Historical society coordination/documentation; surveying and/or soil borings; energy computation; life safety code studies; other associated engineering services; hazardous materials identification; and/or surveying for hazardous, toxic, or regulated materials. Incidental asbestos and lead paint survey work may be required relating to the design services; planning, studies, and/or site investigations.
Additional design considerations may include, but are not limited to, medical gas systems, fire protection, landscaping, force protection, communication and data design, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, electronic and communications systems, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage pollution prevention plans; Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements. This work is performed in ongoing active healthcare facilities. A capable and qualified contractor must have experience in performing during the course of normal hospital/clinic operations.
III. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria listed below in descending order of importance will be used in the evaluation of A-E firms. Criterion ‘A' through ‘D' are Primary. Criteria ‘E' and ‘F' are Secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. The A-E firm must demonstrate its and each key consultant's qualifications with respect to the published evaluation factors for all services.
A. Professional Qualifications: The design team shall consist of experienced and registered or certified personnel. The A-E work may involve the following disciplines and skills, but are not limited to: (1) Project Manager, (2) Program Manager, (3) Project Scheduler (Primavera proficiency required), (4) Quality Control Manager, (5) Architect (must demonstrate at least ten years- experience in the planning and/or design of healthcare facilities), (6) Health Care Planner (must demonstrate at least 3 years-experience in the use of the following systems: Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS), Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), Managed Care Forecasting and Analysis System (MCFAS), and M2 Information Systems, (7) Interior Designer, (8) Certified Value Engineer, (9) Anti-Terrorist/Force Protection (AT/FP) Engineer, (10) Civil Engineer, (11) Structural Engineer, (12) Electrical Engineer, (13) Mechanical Engineer (must demonstrate experience in medical gas systems), (14) Environmental Engineer, (15) Registered Environmental Design Personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), (16) Environmental Survey Personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), (17) DOD - Tri-Service Certified Cost Engineers experienced with military breakdown formats for estimates and familiar with preparation of detailed cost estimating procedures and construction schedules, (18) Industrial Hygienist, (19) Technical Writer, (20) Geotechnical Engineer, (21) Fire Protection Engineer, (22) Construction Engineer, (23) Construction Quality Assurance Representative, (24) Construction Technician, (25) Geologist, (26) Life Safety Specialist, (27) Engineering Technician, (28) CADD Specialist, (29) Building Information Modeling (BIM) Specialist, (30) Administrative Assistant, (31) Registered Professional Land Surveyor, (32) Survey Crew, (33) Medical Equipment Planner, (34) Electrical Engineer with expertise in (but not limited to) low voltage systems, telecommunications, data systems, and electrical control systems, (35) Commissioning Agent.
Resumes shall not exceed one page. Availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines shall be presented to ensure that the selected A-E firm can demonstrate the capability of working on multiple task orders. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, overall and relevant experience and longevity with the firm. Resumes shall use the same discipline nomenclature as is used in this announcement. Provide the following for each person: professional registration (as applicable), role(s) expected to fulfill in this contract, and experience in medical planning and design (with current and previous firms as applicable). Differentiate between planning and design experience. Provide an organization chart in accordance with SF 330, Section D, identifying each member of the project team. Indicate the working office location of each team member.
B. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Provide representative examples of completed projects that reflect the firm's experience in the following areas completed within the last five years from the date of this announcement. (1) Master Planning for Health Care Facilities;(2) Experience in the preparation of Design-Build RFPs; (3) Experience in the planning of medical facilities; Provide examples of planning studies that involved preparation of the following planning documents: Health Care Requirements Analysis (HCRA), Facility Assessment Studies (FAS), Deficiency Tabulations (DEFTAB), and Economic Analysis (EA), ;(4) Experience in providing construction phase services on medical facilities (shop drawing review, as-built drawing preparation, commissioning, preparation for JCAHO), construction inspection services, interior design, and Operations and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI);(5) Design for the repair/restoration of medical facilities; (6) Planning/programming of potential healthcare repair/construction projects;(7) Experience in the design of medical facilities per the requirements in UFC 4-510-01. Provide examples of designs that involved new construction and renovation of hospitals and/or clinics;(8) Surveying medical facilities for NFPA 101 and related JCAHO deficiencies, and preparation of deficiency reports and equivalency studies; (9) Economic analysis for Health Care planning; (10) Functional review of layout of Medical Facilities; (11) Seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings in accordance with FEMA 273 Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings and TI 809-05 Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings; (12) Construction phase services; (13) Medical equipment planning; (14) Preparing cost estimates utilizing MCACES MII or later software; (15) Planning and design of veterinary and medical research laboratory facilities; (16) Computer Resources: Firms must indicate in Section H of the SF 330 the following items: Accessibility to and/or familiarity with the Construction Criteria Base (CCB) system. This shall include as a minimum; (a) the SPECSINTACT specification system, the MCACES estimating system, and ProjNet (Dr. CHECKS) (https://www.projnet.org) review management system for comment resolution of design/construction submittals; (b) demonstrated CADD capability with capacity to produce output files in .DXF, .DWG, .DGN and .CAL file format. Required software for production of project design and drawings shall be Bentley MicroStation v8i (SS3) or later version or AutoCAD Release version 2015 or later version. Compliance with the Tri Service A/E/C standards will be required; (c) BIM includes Bentley AECOsim Building Designer or AutoDesk Revit as either may be required for the project design. Delivery of digital CADD files and models will be required on CDs or DVDS; (d) for projects utilizing the design-build process, the A-E may be required to access and utilize the online standard design Request for Proposal Model RFP Wizard; (e) other software requirements include providing MicroSoft (MS) Excel spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat documents (.PDF), MS Access, MS Word documents and .CAL files in support of the electronic advertising process. (17) Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings UFC 4-010-01; (18) High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements UFC 1-200-02; (19) Capability to design projects incorporating the latest DoD criteria.
C. Past Performance: Evaluation procedures will consider the past performance of the project team on related work performed for the DoD, other Government agencies, Private Industry, and other similar contracts with respect to quality of work, cost control, compliance with performance schedules, cooperation, and responsiveness. The Government may consider information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other publicly available sources. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being considered less qualified. In addition, include any records of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Firms will also be evaluated based on established Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) ratings and other credible documentation included on the SF 330. Firms may include brief references to letters of commendation or awards for work performed as part of the descriptive project narrative in Section F of Part 1.
D. Capacity to Accomplish the Work in the Required Time: This evaluation will consider the following: the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines of the team for effective functioning as a Project Delivery Team (PDT); the experience of the firm (and any consultants) with similar size/type projects; the capacity to provide qualified backup staffing for key personnel to ensure continuity of services; and the capability to provide additional staff to meet unexpected project demands. The design team must demonstrate capability to execute at least two $250,000.00 multidisciplinary contract Task Orders concurrently in a 150-day period and to respond effectively to multiple tasks.
E. Knowledge of the Locality: Knowledge pertaining to the locality of a specific AFMSA and/or MEDCOM facility: Provide information demonstrating expertise in geological features, climatic conditions, natural resources, architectural context, and local construction methods, local and state building codes and permit requirements.
F. Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts. Volume of DoD Contract Awards for the Last 12 months.
IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform this work are invited to submit Architect-Engineer Qualifications as follows:
A. SF330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, PART IPART I OF THE SF330 SHALL NOT EXCEED 100 PAGES.
    1. A-E Qualifications must be submitted on SF 330, revised 3/2013. It may be obtained from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Form Library at the following website: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486.
    2. Include firm's DUNS number in SF330 PART I, Section B, Block 5. A DUNS number may obtained by calling Dun and Bradstreet at 866-705-5711 or via the internet at https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
    3. Section F, Example Projects Which Best Illustrate Proposed Team's Qualifications for this Contract.A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than three (3) pages per project.
Note: An Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with multiple Task Orders is not considered a project. Each individual Task Order executed under an IDIQ contract is considered a project.
4. Submission Format
    a. Provide a Table of Contents and use Tab sheets to separate each section within the SF 330. The Table of Contents and the tab sheets will not count against the maximum page count for PART I.     b. When supplying information for forms, fonts should be no smaller than 12 points.     c. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches.
    d. The Organization Chart required in Section D and the Matrix required in Section G, may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF330 at the proper location, and counted as one page.
B. SF330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, PART IIComplete a separate Part II for each branch office of the Prime Firm and any Subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract.
C. SF330 Submittals
Note: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). For instructions on registering with SAM, please see the SAM Website at https://www.sam.gov.
Provide two (2) completed and bound hard copies and two (2) electronic copies (Adobe Acrobat .pdf format on CD) of the SF330 (Architect-Engineer Qualifications) to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District700 W. Capitol Ave, Room 7315, ATTN: Jennifer WinklerLittle Rock, AR 72203
Submittals must be received no later than 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME on MONDAY, MARCH 27. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after this time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME on the closing date specified in this announcement.
Solicitation packages are not provided, phone calls to discuss the solicitation will not be accepted, and personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed.
To verify your proposal has been delivered or for questions concerning this proposal, you may e-mail:Jennifer Winkler at jennifer.d.winkler@usace.army.mil andCindy Thompson at cynthia.c.thompson@usace.army.mil.
 

64 KB LOCAL EXCHANGE/COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LINE AT 27 ARKANSAS ROAD, (BLDG) 3502; (RM) 2408; (FL) 2, LIMESTONE, ME, 04751, US (DFAS LIMESTONE)

Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published February 23, 2017  -  Deadline March 23, 2017
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SUBMIT A QUOTE TO PROVIDE, INSTALL, AND MAINTAIN A 64 KB LOCAL EXCHANGE/COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LINE AT 27 ARKANSAS ROAD, (BLDG) 3502; (RM) 2408; (FL) 2, LIMESTONE, ME, 04751, US (DFAS LIMESTONE).This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-93. The provisions that apply to this acquisition are identified in the DITCO Basic Agreements and Section M of the attached document. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 517911 with a small business size standard of 1500. All quoted prices shall be identified in CLIN 0001 and applicable SLINs 0001AA, 0001AB, etc. as applicable for monthly recurring charges and CLIN 0002 and applicable SLINs 0002AA, 0002AB, etc. as applicable for non-recurring charges.  CLIN/SLINs shall include item descriptions, quantities and units of measure.  The requested service date and acceptance criteria are outlined in the attached inquiry.  The product and service code for this telecommunications requirement is D304. The selected company must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference and as outlined in existing basic agreements: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition;  FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications if there is no existing basic agreement;  FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the selected clauses in paragraph (b) in the existing basic agreement. Quotes are due 23 MAR 17, by 3:00PM (CDT) at DITCO Scott AFB, IL 62225-5406 Point of Contact(s): ANDREW FERNANDEZ, 618-229-9414, Andrew.r.fernandez.civ@mail.mil

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AF TENCAP program office is announcing to business and academia its intent to maintain this BAA as an open solicitation for white papers

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published February 23, 2017
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Open Solicitation
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA)
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
For
AF TENCAP
BAA No:
 
AFLCMC-AFTENCAP-BAA-17-01
 
 
Overview Information
Federal Agency Name:  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (AF TENCAP)
 
Broad Agency Announcement Title:  AFLCMC/AF TENCAP BAA 17-01
 
Broad Agency Announcement Type:  This is an OPEN SOLICITATION Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).  At any time during the three (3) year active period for this BAA any eligible contractor in accordance with (IAW) section III below can submit a White Paper IAW the directions in section V below describing their ability to enhance one or multiple Focus Areas listed in section IV below.  Each White Paper will be evaluated IAW the criteria listed in section VII below.   
 
Broad Agency Announcement Number:  AFLCMC/AF TENCAP BAA 17-01
 
Proposal Due Date and Time:  Open Solicitation, if after evaluation a white paper is accepted a request for proposal (RFP) will be issued and a due date and time for delivery of your proposal will be specified in each RFP.
 
Any anticipated funding listed reflects estimated program funding only.  This estimate is not a promise of funding.  Funding is uncertain and is subject to change.  Changes in availability may occur as a result of the exercise of Government discretion.
 
Solicitation Overview: The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AF TENCAP program office is announcing to business and academia its intent to maintain this BAA as an open solicitation for white papers.  
 
The over-arching strategy of this three (3) year open BAA is to quickly and efficiently execute research and development to deliver practical solutions to urgent problems.  These efforts are anticipated to entail rapidly (usually less than 24 months) integrating existing technology into field testable, functional prototypes of solutions to military problems in nine (9) major Focus Areas:
 
Focus Area 1:  Geolocation and Tagging, Tracking, Locating
Focus Area 2:  Sensor, Data Fusion and Dissemination
Focus Area 3:  Unconventional/Asymmetric Warfare/Support to Special Operations
Focus Area 4:  Situational Awareness
Focus Area 5:  Space Situational Awareness
Focus Area 6:  Cyber and Spectrum Warfare Operations
Focus Area 7:  Air Superiority
Focus Area 8:  Command, Control and Spectrum Utilization
Focus Area 9:  Real-Time/Near Real Time Large Data Analytics and Virtualization
 
This strategy provides AF TENCAP a solicitation tool with the flexibility to solicit white papers and proposals for contracts to perform rapid prototyping of technical solutions to meet present and compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing urgent operational issues are identified.
 
The BAA will remain "Open" for three (3) years from issuance.
 
It is anticipated that solicitations issued under this BAA will be unrestricted.  Small businesses are encouraged to propose on all of the solicitations.  The North America Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, unless otherwise stated in a BAA amendments, shall be 541712 (i.e., Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences except Biotechnology), and the size standard for a small business is 500 employees.  
 
On-line Representations and Certifications:  Potential offerors are notified that effective 01 Jan 2005 to be eligible for an award; they must submit annual Electronic Representations and Certifications, otherwise known as On-line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) via the System for Award Management at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1.  These FAR and DFARS level representations and certifications are required in addition to the representations and certifications specified in a follow on RFP.
 
Type of Contract/Instrument: It is anticipated that a mix of contract types will be used throughout the life of this BAA, including Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, and cost type contracts in the form of Cost, Cost Sharing, Cost Plus Fixed Fee (Completion) and Cost Plus Incentive Fee.
 
Estimated Program Cost:  The estimated value of the subsequent requirements that are to be advertised under this BAA, over the next 3 years, is $15M.
 
Anticipated Number of Awards:  The total number of awards under this solicitation is unknown at this time.
 
Address technical and Contractual questions to the AF TENCAP Contracting Officer:
 
Mr. William T. Smith, AFLCMC/WINK, 2640 Loop Road West, Bldg. 556, Room 010, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7106, Phone: (937) 255-2479 Unclassified: william.smith.11@us.af.mil, Classified:  william.smith@af.ic.gov
 
Note:  The technical and contracting POCs for all requirements advertised under this open-ended BAA will be specified with each individual RFP.
 
I.  Full Text Announcement
 
1.   Program Description:
 
•a.       This is an open BAA from the AF TENCAP program office with Focus Areas representing the interests of the AF TENCAP program.  This solicitation is unrestricted based on business size.  The Government reserves the right to amend this BAA at any time.  It is issued under the provisions of Federal Acquisition Regulation paragraph 6.102(d)(2) that provides for the competitive selection of research proposals.  Proposals submitted in response to this BAA that are selected for award are considered to be the results of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of  PL 98-369, the Competition  In  Contracting  Act  of  1984.  Funding will be provided by AF TENCAP and non-Air Force sources. Responders must   monitor FedBizOpps (http://www.fbo.gov) to remain abreast of any changes to this BAA.  Each submission will be evaluated independently.
 
•b.      The AF TENCAP Program Office may contract for activities covered in the Focus Areas detailed within this BAA.   The intent of these efforts is to investigate and develop concepts and technologies that will provide the best possible technical capabilities for AF warfighters, when and where needed, in the most cost- effective manner.  White paper submissions can cover either development of new capabilities or leverage off of existing capabilities.
 
•c.       Specific interests and objectives covered by this BAA are detailed in the "Focus Areas" section.  Concepts  should  focus  toward  unique  approaches  and  techniques,  which  leverage  existing  air, space, cyber, national and global ISR and Non-Traditional ISR (NTISR) systems capabilities and lead to or enable revolutionary and evolutionary improvements in capability, performance, and cost savings.
 
•d.      All unclassified communications pursuant to this BAA shall be forwarded to
william.smith.11@us.af.mil .   All classified communications pursuant to this BAA shall be forwarded to JWICS email at;   william.smith@af.ic.gov with a follow up e-mail to william.smith.11@us.af.mil with the subject, "PUT IN JWICS ACCOUNT".
 
•e.       Potential Offerors are hereby notified to be eligible for an award they must have current Representations and Certifications, be proficient in the applicable NAICS codes and be eligible for contract award.  
 
•f.       Any contract award resulting from this announcement will contain the clause at DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests, which requires electronic submission of all payment requests.  All contracts will establish a requirement to use WAWF-RA for invoicing and receipt/acceptance, and provide coding instructions applicable to this contract.    Contractors are encouraged to take advantage of available training (both web-based and through your cognizant DCMA and/or DCAA office), and to register in the WAWF-RA system. Information regarding WAWF-RA, including the web-based training and registration, can be found at https://wawf.eb.mil/ 
Note: WAWF-RA requirement does not apply to Universities that are audited by an agency other than DCMA and/or DCAA.
 
•g.      All perspective contractors must be current in the System for Award Maintenance (SAM)
 
(1) Be registered in SAM prior to submitting a proposal;
 
(2) Maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or proposal under consideration by an agency
 
(3) Provide  its  Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code and DUNS  number  in  each  application  or  proposal  it  submits  to  the  agency.  On-line registration instructions can be accessed from the internet at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1 
 
2.   Deliverable Items:  Potential deliverables include, but are not limited to DD Form 1423 CDRLs, and hardware as described in each contract awarded against any RFP on this BAA.
 
 
3.   Schedule:  
•a.       Technical Effort:  The period of performance for the technical effort for each program will vary.  Each request for proposal will specify the required time period for completion of the technical effort, typically less than 24 Months.
 
•b.      Data Items:  Data shall be delivered in accordance with the schedule specified in the CDRLs as specified in each RFP.
 
•c.       Software:  Software deliveries may be required.  If applicable, software shall be delivered at completion of technical effort or as specified in each RFP.
 
•d.      Hardware:  Hardware deliveries may be required.  If applicable, hardware shall be delivered within thirty (30) days after completion of technical effort or as specified in each RFP.
 
4.  Other Requirements:
 
•a.       Classified facility and storage clearance: If classified material is involved, it will be stated in the RFP for each solicitation topic and a draft DD254 will be issued with the request.  If a DD254 is applicable, offerors must verify their Cognizant Security Office information is current with the Defense Security Service (DSS) at www.dss.mil with their proposal.  
 
•b.      TEMPEST:  If a RFP under this BAA require generation of classified material, such generation is authorized only on equipment approved for classified processing by Air Force TEMPEST authorities.
 
•c.       Export Control:  Information involved in this research effort may be subject to Export Control (International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) 22 CFR 120-131 or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 15 CFR 710-774).   If the effort is subject to export control then a Certified DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, will be required to be submitted with the proposal.
 
•d.      Type of Research:  Since the performance of research resulting from future RFPs is not expected to be fundamental, DFARS 252.204-7008 Export Controlled Items applies.
 
•e.       Data Rights.  It is anticipated all technical data, software and deliverables delivered under any resulting contract will be delivered with unlimited rights; however, different rights may be negotiated as appropriate.
 
5.  Other Information:
 
•a.       Government Furnished Property/Government Furnished Information (GFP/GFI) availability:  GFP/GFI may be involved.  If applicable, it will be identified in the RFP each solicitation topic or may be proposed by the offeror associated with their proposed effort.
 
•b.      Base Support:  Base support may be involved.  If applicable, it will be identified in the RFP for each solicitation topic or may be proposed by the offeror associated with their proposed effort.
 
•c.       Network Access:  Network access to DoD computer networks and systems may be involved.  If applicable, access requirements will be identified in the RFP for each solicitation topic.
 
•d.      Hazardous Material:  Specific programs may involve the use of hazardous materials.  If applicable, offerors will be required to identify hazardous materials in their proposal.
 
•e.       Associate Contractor Provision:  Specific programs may be subject to inclusion of an associate contractor provision.  If applicable, it will be stated in the RFP for each solicitation topic.
 
•f.       Organizational Conflict of Interest:  Specific programs may be subject to organizational conflict of interest provisions.  If applicable, it will be so stated in the RFP for each solicitation topic.
 
II.      BAA Award Information
 

Anticipated Award Date: Award will be made on successful submission of white papers which lead to a RFP and negotiated contract.

 

Anticipated funding for the program:

 
•a.       Estimated Value:  The estimated value of the subsequent requirements that are to be advertised under this BAA over the next 3 years is $15M.
 
Note:  The estimated value is not a promise of assured funding in that amount.  Funding is uncertain and is subject to change.  Changes in availability may occur as a result of Government discretion.
 
•b.   The specific funding profile for individual programs will be stated in the RFP for each solicitation topic.
 

Type of Contract/Instrument: It is anticipated that a mix of contract types will be used throughout the life of this BAA.  The specific type of contract will be addressed in each RFP.  

 

Number of awards anticipated: The total number of awards under this solicitation is unknown at this time.  

 

Multiple awards:  Multiple awards are anticipated under subsequent acceptable white papers, but the government reserves the right to award to one source.  

 
 
III.    Eligibility Information
 
•1.      Eligible Offerors: Announcements issued under this BAA will be unrestricted.  Small businesses are encouraged to propose to these announcements.
 
•2.      Cost Sharing or Matching: Cost Sharing may be required on efforts solicited under this BAA.  If applicable the cost share ratio will be specified through each RFP.  Offerors may also propose cost share arrangements within their proposal.
 
•3.      Federally Funded Research and Development Centers: The following guidance is provided for Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) contemplating submitting a proposal, as either a prime or subcontractor, against this BAA.  FAR 35.017-1(c)(4) prohibits an FFRDC from competing with any non-FFRDC concern in response to a Federal agency RFP for other than the operation of an FFRDC (with exceptions stated in DFARS 235.017-1(c)(4)).  There is no regulation prohibiting an FFRDC from responding to a solicitation.  However, the FFRDC's sponsoring agency must first make a determination that the effort being proposed falls within the purpose, mission, general scope of effort, or special competency of the FFRDC, and that determination must be included in the FFRDC's proposal.  In addition, the non-sponsoring agency (in this case AFLCMC) must make a determination that the work proposed would not place the FFRDC in direct competition with domestic private industry.  Only after these determinations are made would a determination be made concerning the FFRDC's eligibility to receive an award.
 
4.  Other:
 
•a.       Notice to Foreign-Owned Firms:  Such firms are asked to immediately notify the Contracting POC cited in this BAA before submitting a white paper.  Foreign contractors should be aware that restrictions apply which could preclude their participation in a program.  
 
•b.      Offerors may be required to access militarily critical data in support of a program.  Only contractors who are registered and certified with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and have a legitimate business purpose may participate in this solicitation. Contact the Defense Logistics Agency, 74 Washington Avenue N., Battle Creek, Michigan 40917-3084 (1-800-352-3572) for further information on the certification process.  You must submit a copy of your approved DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, with your proposal.
 
•c.       There are no limits to the number of proposals an offeror may submit.
 
•d.      You may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this solicitation are not met on the proposal due date as identified in each RFP.
 
IV. FOCUS AREAS
 
•1.      Focus Area 1: Geolocation and Tagging, Tracking, Locating
The ability to have instant and accurate knowledge of the status and location of friendly and enemy forces and assets is a vital factor in determining the victor of the conflict. This ability becomes even more critical in today's environment of non-linear warfare. Areas of interest within this focus area include:
 
•·         Emerging precision geolocation techniques. These techniques may combine air and space assets by fusing the data sources to improve overall accuracy.
•·         Innovative methods of correlating and deconflicting Joint Blue Force Situational Awareness (JBFSA) information using the latest technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, self-learning applications) to enhance situational awareness (SA).
•·         Tools to provide JBFSA location data to crews in aircraft cockpits, tanks, artillery, etc. in real-time. Current dissemination architectures may be modified to get pertinent real-time JBFSA data to shooters. Methods of routing digital information with minimal man-in-the-loop operations, across various interfaces, formats and mediums are needed.
•·         New and emerging technologies to tag and track blue, coalition or red forces. These technologies should be non-intrusive, covert, easily applied and sustained, and can be easily integrated into existing architectures, devices and operations concepts.
•·         Populating and improving Common Operational Pictures (COPs) and exchanging data.
•·         Alternative navigation methods less reliant on Global Positioning System (GPS) or innovative methods of augmenting GPS to make it less vulnerable.
•·         Exploitation of emerging wireless network capabilities.
 
•2.      Focus Area 2: Sensor, Data Fusion and Dissemination
This focus area is interested in exploiting existing or planned space-based IR sensors or other sensors whose primary mission is not battlespace awareness. These additional sensors may include the integration of commercial and civil (NASA, NOAA) systems. The emphasis is on deriving data or information for the BA/TI missions in real or near real-time, and easily fusing or correlating these products with the products from systems designed specifically for the BA/TI missions. For the purpose of this focus area, the Battlespace is on the ground. Respondees should describe how and to what extent their concept addresses one or more of the following issues:
 
•·         How do the proposed systems or algorithms improve our ability to identify known IR emitters/emissions?
•·         How do the proposed systems or algorithms improve our ability to identify and/or characterize moving targets?
•·         How do the proposed systems or algorithms help in extracting new targets of interest?
•·         How do the proposed systems help in geolocation of IR emitters/emissions?
•·         How do the proposed systems help in differentiation of closely spaced IR emitters/emissions?
•·         How do the proposed systems help in characterizing the target signatures beyond what is available from existing IR-based systems?
•·         How do we implement time-dominant cloud computing architecture to facilitate data sharing and fusion among data providers and customers?
•·         How do we develop and implement data standardization and harmonization across the range of sensors?
 
•3.      Focus Area 3: Unconventional/Asymmetric Warfare/Support to Special Operations
Unconventional/Asymmetric warfare is unique mission set with unique requirements. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are integrated with all service branches in support of the Joint fight to include paramilitary forces in support of Homeland Security. The new relationships between military, non-traditional civilian, and/or coalition forces will often require the sharing of releasable versions of classified capabilities or products. Tools and architectures used to achieve this ability must be capable of rapid data transfer; and they must be interoperable with a variety of other systems, including conventional and unconventional military, paramilitary, and civilian systems.
The high mobility of these forces and the variety of mission types involved in such warfare mandate that devices used in such operations have small footprints, low weights, are easy to use, and have multifunctional operation to support these missions. Most of these systems must be human transportable. If devices have a user interface, consideration should be given to making the interface available in foreign languages. These forces depend on robust communication architectures and accurate, timely information flow. That information exchange must be scalable and tailored to the specific mission. Regardless of the information being relayed, the issue is how to disseminate this time sensitive data from US and/or Coalition forces throughout a multinational coalition group. Areas of interest within this focus area include:
 
•·         Cyber effects to enable irregular warfare.
•·         Space force enhancement (e.g., SATCOM, PNT, space weather).
•·         Tools to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with sufficient timeliness and standoff range to allow safe disarming or avoidance.
•·         Tools to fuse behavioral models and/or historical data with current ISR capabilities to accurately predict future IED events or geographical areas for concern.
•·         Tools to detect, target, and track weapons of mass destruction.
•·         Methods to link local area data networks via satellite to a COP.
•·         Commercially available device(s)/application(s) that can be used to merge military and civilian capabilities. Technology solutions should consider classification/releasability of data, size and weight issues, and compatibility with current and future systems. Emphasis should be placed on achieving a relatively high data rate to "disadvantaged" users such as SOF, to enable the timely receipt of actionable data.
•·         Tools, equipment, and software to support Special Operations Forces.
•·         Tools and equipment that enable wide-band, low profile communications in man-pack portable configurations to include LPI/LPD/LPX capabilities.
•·         Communication encryption software that has the potential to meet TYPE I standards.
•·         Commercial foreign-releasable tools for imagery analysis and download, situational awareness, mission planning, and force tracking.
•·         Multi-role Antenna arrays needed for aircraft with roll-on, roll-off installation without requiring aircraft modification.
•·         Tools to enhance Building Partnership Capacities and coalition partners' mission capabilities and effectiveness.
 
•4.      Focus Area 4: Situational Awareness
Persistence can be achieved with long loitering assets or with sophisticated exploitation techniques (e.g., change detection). Persistent SA leverages capabilities of both national reconnaissance assets and theater assets to provide decision makers needed information at the time and in the format needed and feeds tools that provide comprehensive battlespace awareness. Persistent SA provides "the means to find, fix and finish combat operations against new and elusive foes:" dynamic targeting, all-weather precision, restrictive rules of engagement, collateral damage control and security access issues. AF TENCAP is looking for innovative ideas/concepts that leverage both our national systems capabilities and leading-edge technologies, to provide a significant enhancement to our Persistent SA capability. Specific areas of interest include:
•·         Timely, all weather detection, identification and location of hard and buried targets.
•·         Near-real-time detection, location and identification of Personal Communications Systems.
•·         Indications and warnings of imminent or potential threats and activities of interest.
•·         Detection, location and identification of targets employing advanced camouflage, concealment and deception tactics (camouflage, foliage obscuration, co-located with civilians).
•·         Detecting, identifying and locating difficult to detect and LPI/LPD/LPX signals such as short up-time/blinking emitters, frequency hopping and spread-spectrum signals, and low power signals/jammers, etc..
•·         Timely detection, characterization and location of intentional and unintentional electromagnetic interference affecting military or commercial SATCOM.
•·         Detection, characterization, and geolocation of the source of attacks against our space assets.
•·         Automated, multi-INT data mining, data fusion, exploitation, and analysis systems/tools that leverage multi-sensor/multi-platform data to provide reliable, scalable, contacting and time dominant intel and reporting.
•·         Automated exploitation systems that include effective multi-intelligence data mining capabilities and/or automated target recognition capabilities.
•·         Effective Specific Emitter Identification (SEI)/Specific Emitter Tracking (SET) capabilities that address multiple targets, across all of the electromagnetic spectrum, moving or stationary, real or decoy.
•·         Remote chemical/biological agent detection and identification. Due to high false alarm rates using existing passive sensors, explore active sensing technology to increase sensitivity and reduce false alarms over current deployed systems. In addition, dissemination of accurate chemical/biological detection identification and characterization via existing battlefield architectures as well as population of common operating pictures for a more complete battlefield status is desired.
 
•5.      Focus Area 5: Space Situational Awareness
Many space systems have been developed for specific purposes and are used only for their primary intended missions. This interest area includes exploiting planned and existing space and ground based sensors for SSA missions which may not be the primary or intended purpose of the sensors. The goal is to use these sensors to map/track or improve mapping/tracking of space objects. The products developed under this focus area need to be used eventually on a Common Operating Environment (COE) platform and integrated with a visualization tool; however, development of the COE is not the goal of this focus area.
•·         How do we develop and implement data standardization and harmonization across the range of sensors contributing to SSA?
•·         How do we perform IR multi-stage correlation, sensor cross-cueing in the Space Surveillance Network, and multi-source fusion of space tracks using IR and radar?
•·         How do we develop software to determine space systems ops status, and sensor coverage of space?
•·         How do we provide the capability to correlate and fuse imagery, optical, and other INTs, both of space objects and from space sensors, with IR and radar?
•·         What capabilities exist to integrate space systems C2 with Space & Terrestrial sensor status and configuration?
•·         How do we create an interface for an enhanced visualization tool to feed a space COP display?
•·         How do we leverage multiple phenomenologies (e.g., polarimetry, spectral data, RF emissions) from existing systems to better satisfy our satellite intelligence needs?
•·         How do we use existing or planned sensors, including those with a non-SSA mission, to manually or automatically track space objects?
•·         How do we implement a real-time cloud computing architecture to facilitate data sharing and fusion among data providers and customers?
•·         How do we enhance, integrate or improve applicable "walker" capabilities?
 
•6.      Focus Area 6: Cyber and Spectrum Warfare Operations
AF TENCAP seeks to leverage innovative cyber and/or RF-enabled capabilities in each of the areas defined below to enhance joint warfighting posture for situational awareness (SA), enhanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), operational preparation of the environment (OPE), battle damage assessment (BDA) and offensive cyber purposes.  Primary interest is in the development of capabilities which integrate across warfighting domains.  
Desired capabilities/techniques exclude enterprise IT infrastructure, systems and applications.  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
•·         Capabilities/techniques for RF-enabled capabilities:
•o   Rapid integration of relatively mature RF-enabled cyber capabilities with tactical airframes or special mission platforms.
•o   Rapid development and integration of cyber with software-defined radios.
•o   Rapid development of highly sophisticated EW techniques and/or technologies.
•·         Risk reduction prototyping of next-generation, tactical cyber and/or EW capabilities.
•·         Offensive capabilities/techniques against data confidentiality, integrity and availability and active defense (e.g., penetration testing) capabilities.
•·         Cyber and/or EW capabilities that provide obfuscated communications and/or techniques for tactical warfighter platforms to achieve global reach and access.
•·         Capabilities /techniques that protect tactical warfighter assets against spectrum or electromagnetic interference (EMI) threats
•o   Capabilities/and or techniques that provide indications and warnings (I&W), situational awareness (SA) and/or automated force protection countermeasures.  
•·         Capabilities and/or techniques that support cyber and/or EW operational preparation of the environment (OPE), enhanced ISR, measures of effectiveness/performance (MOE/MOP), and /or battle damage assessments (BDA).
•·         End to end command and control (C2) infrastructure specifically tailored to the projection of full-spectrum tactical cyber capabilities.
 
•7.      Focus Area 7: Air Superiority 
Achieving Air Superiority encompasses a broad range of capabilities in many mission areas spanning air, space and cyber domains.  In order to fully characterize the relevant Science and Technology (S&T) trends that will shape future capabilities required for Air Superiority.  Tools should be developed in critical mission areas of persistent battlespace awareness including sensors/sensor suites, robust, net-centric operations, offensive and proactive defensive cyber capabilities and rapid global mobility.   The technologies will come primarily from non-material solutions and should be developed to enhance the core tenants of Air Superiority and ensure a streamlined approach to further enhance campaign planning in an A2/AD environment.
•·         Survivable and secure netted tools and technologies that attain or enhance robust, survivable, and flexible LPI/LPD high-bandwidth communications and datalink architectures to effectively execute command and control in an A2/AD environment.
•·         Survivable, interoperable, multi-platform, full-spectrum, state-of-the-art offensive and defensive electronic warfare (EW) capabilities--electronic Attack (EA), electronic protect (EP), and electronic support (ES).
•·         Integrate off-board sources (space-based, government and commercial) to improve organic precision direction-finding (DF) and geolocation of threat systems and enhance situational awareness.
•·         Tools to expand the capabilities of aircraft to carry additional and/or standoff weapons loads in different configurations.
 
•8.      Focus Area 8: Command, Control and Spectrum Utilization
Effective command and control systems should provide commanders the means to synchronize action to achieve joint objectives in what will be a contested and degraded electromagnetic and information environment. They should be sufficiently robust, scalable, flexible, and rapidly deployable to enable commanders to fully exploit air, space, and cyberspace capabilities, and employ decision tools and displays that provide decision makers with full-spectrum all-source battlespace visibility. These demands will drive the need for universal, survivable, self-healing, adaptive, secure, jam-resistant, and interoperable networks connecting users from diverse organizations who operate across numerous security levels and in vastly different geographic, environmental, technological, and threat contexts. These capabilities maintain C2 presence while providing a balance between maximizing C2 ability to conduct distributed operations for maximum reachback and minimum forward footprint while mitigating the risk of relying on beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications, links, and cyber linkages that could be lost or denied.
•·         Tools to better integrate space assets and capabilities into both theater planning systems, command and control, and airborne support and execution platforms.
•·         Technologies to generate comprehensive and accurate air, surface (land/ maritime), space, and cyberspace (to include enemy, friendly, and neutral force information) common operating pictures available to networked warfighters.
•·         Ability to receive, fuse, and transmit data across multiple domains or multinational system architectures
•·         Responsive and assured access to timely and relevant decision quality information.
•·         Long-range, high-confidence real-time combat identification.
•·         Planning tools and decision aids to fully integrate non-kinetic capabilities into campaign planning and execution.
•·         Capabilities to counter offensive and defensive directed energy (DE), anti-satellite (ASAT), and EW advanced threats.
•·         Technologies to enhance typical telecommunications to increase capability, such as full motion video (FMV), video telecommunication (VTC), or machine-to-machine data collaboration.
 
•9.      Focus Area 9: Real-Time/Near Real Time Large Data Analytics and Virtualization
AF TENCAP has an existing prototype cloud computing architecture for information sharing and innovative association of data based on the NSA-developed "Ghost Machine" (GM) and DoD's "Red Disk" architecture.  The AF TENCAP cloud architecture is one of the first JWICS nodes with an authority to operate (ATO) and is an operational "pathfinder" demonstrating operational capabilities to provide cost effective, enterprise-level tools and analytic services across the DoD and IC.  The enterprise increases access and visibility of data to Warfighters and analysts through attribute-based access controls which enables accelerated analysis of the data to create information. The increased availability of information results and technology allow analysts to rapidly identify unique associations across multiple domains that were previously lost in the volume, velocity and variety of data.  
 
U.S. Government agencies are slowly moving away from the use of relational and proprietary databases, which require matching proprietary hardware, software and licensing.  The use of virtual technologies and implementation of "cloud" techniques greatly reduce these overhead costs while enabling diverse data elements to be stored in the same electromagnetic space without any predefined associations or relationships.  Areas of interest within this focus area include:
 
•·         Large data analytics for the analysis, correlation and/or association of data from all other AF TENCAP focus areas to operate in the cloud environment.  In particular those working with NoSQL-type databases.
•·         Tools/methods to expedite and/or automate data tagging, classification, indexing and ingestion of structured and unstructured data sets.
•·         Visualization tools and techniques for multi-domain, object-based intelligence and information sets.  Preferably Ozone Widget Framework compatible, and browser agnostic
•·         Agile techniques to migrate/integrate existing "legacy" applications and relational data stores with "cloud" architecture while preserving system certification and accreditation.
•·         Applications, analytic tools and techniques which ensure future integration with other "cloud" architectures.
 
V.      WHITE PAPER CONTENT
 
1. Title for White Paper (Must be Unclassified, also include a one sentence description of the effort)
•a.          Company Name, Address, DUNS Number, CAGE code
•b.         Contracting POC
                   (1)  Name
       (2)  Address
                   (3)  Phone
       (4)  E-Mail
•c.          Technical POC
(1)  Name
(2)  Address
(3)  Phone
(4)  E-Mail
•d.         Focus Areas and Application name and number for which that white paper might apply
•e.          Tracking Number for reference (if the company uses tracking identifications)
•f.          Identify if this effort has been or is currently being worked for another federal entity, to include a point of contact and the stage.
g.    Has this idea been submitted for any previous BAA? If so, what are the relevant changes and include a point of contact for the previous BAA effort(s)?
 
2. White Paper Submission General Instructions:
 
a. Responders should apply the restrictive notice prescribed in the provision of FAR 52.215-1(e) Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisition.
 
b. Each white paper submitted under this BAA must contain a title of the proposed project and a brief description (up to 250 characters) at the non-proprietary level.  Also, provide your DoD Technology Readiness Level, if available.  An optional expanded description (up to 8000 characters) may be provided by the offeror with the statement that all information is non-proprietary.  This information may be made available to Government personnel outside the AF TENCAP to determine if this concept may be appropriate for their mission.
           
c. The cost of preparing white papers in response to this BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resulting or other contract; however, it may be an allowable expense to the normal bid and proposal indirect cost as specified in FAR 31.205.  
 
d. If your proposed white paper involves data subject to export control laws and regulations please address.
 
e. White papers submitted under this BAA may be security classified from Unclassified up to the National Program level.  There are no provisions for submitting outside these classification levels.
           
f.  Responder white papers shall use no smaller than 12 point Times New Roman font and no longer than 5 pages total excluding the cover page.
 
g. Include any known potential transition partners
 
3. White papers are intended to provide a brief overview of the concept being presented.  This is intended to save Responders time and effort in developing proposals that are outside of the scope or interests of the AF TENCAP.  White papers will be initially evaluated based upon very limited criteria.  The specific focus is on warfighter impact, technical value, and risk.  White papers may not exceed 5 pages, excluding title page, and shall provide:
•·         A description of the warfighter impact and concept of employment
•·         Its connection to a specific Focus Area (also identify the TRL number
•·         A description of the technical effort
•·         The lineage of the white paper*
•·         Random Order of Magnitude (ROM) level cost and schedule estimates
* Lineage is of particular interest and importance.  The AF TENCAP is more interested in the leveraging of existing space capabilities than in new-starts.  Evaluations will strongly consider whether the concept represents a new effort or the continuation or innovative use of an existing effort.
 
VI. WHITE PAPER REVIEW INFORMATION
 
•1.      Two-step solicitation process:  
The Air Force reserves the right to use a two-step solicitation process.  FIRST STEP; The contractor submits a white paper against this open BAA which includes a rough order of magnitude (ROM) cost. White Papers will be evaluated by a government team that will determine which white papers have the most promise of meeting AF TENCAP needs. Offerors will be notified of the disposition of their white paper.  SECOND STEP:  Those offerors submitting white papers assessed as meeting AF TENCAP needs will receive a Request for Proposal (RFP) and be asked to submit a technical and cost proposal. Proposals will be evaluated and negotiated to award a contract equitable to both parties.
 
Intergovernmental Review:  If applicable, to be specified in each RFP.
 
Funding Restrictions:  If applicable, to be specified in each RFP.
 
Other Submission Requirements:  Specified in each RFP
 
All proposals will be submitted electronically through e-mail
 
        VII. WHITE PAPER EVALUATION ASSESSMENTS
 
1.  Evaluation Team.
Responders are hereby notified that the Government intends to utilize an Evaluation Team in the white paper evaluation process and in determining which initiatives should proceed to step two (RFP).  The Evaluation Team may consist of Government personnel, Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC) personnel, Technical Services and Engineering Support personnel, and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) personnel. Evaluation Team members will be required to sign nondisclosure forms and OGE Form 450s prior to their participation.  
 
      2.  Assessment Areas.
The objective of the evaluation is to identify responders who will provide the greatest satisfaction of requirements/objectives within funding limitations.  The applicability and potential impact of the proposed effort to the AF TENCAP mission will be evaluated.  Concepts will be evaluated based on the merit and relevance of the specific effort proposed as it relates to the AF TENCAP focus area objectives and other criteria identified in this section, rather than against other concepts covering the same general area or other areas.  The evaluation also includes problem comprehension, and the degree to which the proposed solution(s), if successful, will provide the warfighter capability.  Each submission will be prioritized within the scope of the entire AF TENCAP execution mission.  White papers will typically be reviewed by the appropriate requiring activity within 30 days after submission by the responder.  The Government will evaluate white papers based on the following criteria:  Warfighter Impact, Technical Value, and Risk. 
 
a.  Evaluation Criteria:  The selection of one or more sources for award will be based on an evaluation of each offeror's white paper (both technical and cost/price aspects) to determine the overall merit of the white paper as well as   how it meets agency needs and funding availability.
 
b. Warfighter Impact Assessment.  This assessment will address the Warfighter Impact of the concept.  The AF TENCAP is most interested in concepts that significantly impact the ability of the warfighter to accomplish their mission and provide dramatic improvement through new mission capabilities that directly address critical problems.  Include an architecture of vision with explanation and identify strategic or operational relevancy
 
c. Technical Value Assessment.  This assessment will address or establish the technical worthiness of the proposed effort.  Items to be considered include technical approach toward achieving the stated objective(s), and the existence of sufficient technical payoff to warrant risk. Efforts should focus on truly new and unique approaches and techniques to existing systems that lead to, or enable revolutionary and evolutionary improvements in capability, performance, and/or cost.
The degree to which the proposed effort presents a new and innovative approach will be evaluated. The AF TENCAP is most interested in projects that are investigating previously unexplored approaches, methods, sources, etc. Of most interest are those ideas that represent a creative use of existing capabilities.  This could cover an innovative method of exploiting existing information, or a means to combine existing technologies in a creative manner.  New and emerging technologies are of less interest, given the emphasis within the AF TENCAP on leveraging of already proven technologies in a creative manner.  However, submissions proposing new systems/emerging technologies are not automatically dismissed and may be considered.
Identify the Technology Readiness Level (TRL), preferably TRL numbers 6, 7 and 8 as these are significant and most desired by the Government; however, other TRL numbers will be considered.  Refer to the table below to assist with your identification in the white paper.
 
 




TRL Nr


Definition




1


Basic principles observed and reported




2


Technology concept and/or application formulated




3


Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept




4


Component and/or breadboard validation in a laboratory environment




5


Component and/or breadboard validation in a relevant environment




6


System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment




7


System prototype demonstration in an operational environment




8


Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration




 
d. Risk Assessment.  This assessment will evaluate the proposed white paper's likelihood of success to include cost, schedule, performance and transition.  ROM level cost and schedule estimates should be included.  Include a goal to finish transition effort by the end of 24 months.
The assessment will evaluate the reasonableness and accuracy of the ROM cost/schedule estimate.  Efforts will generally be limited to $1 million per concept (or $2.0 million over 2 years).  Larger efforts that are considered of particular value to the warfighter will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  
Transition risk assessment consists of an evaluation of potential risk of a project in consideration of the technical performance and TRL level.  In general, the table below reflects how the Government will equate transition risk based upon the associated technical performance and TRL level.
 
3.  Review and Selection Process:
 
a. Categories:  The technical and cost white papers will be evaluated at the same time and categorized as follows:
 
•(1)   Category I:  Submission is well conceived, scientifically and technically sound, pertinent to the program goals and objectives, and offered by a responsible contractor with the competent scientific and technical staff and supporting resources needed to ensure satisfactory program results.  White papers in Category I are determined to be technically acceptable, but will be recommended for award based on availability of funds.  They are normally displaced only by other Category I white papers.
•(2)   Category II:  Submission is scientifically or technically sound requiring further development and are recommended for acceptance, but are at a lower priority than Category I.
•(3)   Category III:  Submission is well conceived, but no warfighter need or requirement can be found to transition product.  Concept will be re-considered if/when warfighter requirement is realized.
•(4)   Category IV:  Submission is not technically sound or does not meet BAA needs/goals.
 
b. In general, no other evaluation criteria will be used.  If other evaluation criteria apply, it will be specified in each RFP.  The technical and cost white papers will be evaluated at the same time.  The Air Force reserves the right to select for award of a contract any, all, part or none of the white paper received.  Award of a contract to universities or nonprofit institutions will be subject to the mutual agreement of the parties.
 
VIII. Award Administration Information
 
•1.               Award Notices:  
Offerors will be notified in writing whether their white paper is recommended for the Second Step and an RFP issued leading to contract award.  The notification is not to be construed to mean the award of a contract is assured, as availability of funds and successful negotiations are prerequisites to any award.
 
2.  Administrative Requirements:  Any legal restrictions or national policy will be identified in the RFP as will terms on intellectual property, data rights, data sharing, and security requirements.
 
3.  Reporting:  Reporting requirements will be defined in each RFP and annotated in attached contract deliverables, (CDRLs).
 
IX. RFP Agency Contacts
 
1. Address all technical questions to the contracting POC listed on each request:
 
2. Address contracting questions to the contracting POC listed on each request:
 
Note:  The contracting POC(s) for all requirements advertised under this open-ended BAA will be specified with each individual request for proposal.
 
X.  Other Information
 
•1.      Support Contractors:  
Offerors are advised that employees of commercial firms under contract to the Government may be used to administratively process proposals, monitor contract performance, or perform other administrative duties requiring access to other contractors' proprietary information.  These support contracts include nondisclosure agreements prohibiting their contractor employees from disclosing any information submitted by other contractors or using such information for any purpose other than that for which it was furnished.
 
•2.      Wide Area Work Flow:  
NOTICE:    Any contract award resulting from this solicitation will contain the clause at DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests, which requires electronic submission of all payment requests.  The clause cites three possible electronic formats through which to submit electronic payment requests.  Pursuant to that clause, the Department of Defense is adopting Wide Area Work Flow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA).  Any contract resulting from this solicitation will establish a requirement to use WAWF-RA for invoicing and receipt/acceptance, and provide coding instructions applicable to this contract.  Contractors are encouraged to take advantage of available training (both web-based and through your local DCMA office), and to register in the WAWF-RA system.  Information regarding WAWF-RA, including the web-based training and registration, can be found at https://wawf.eb.mil.  Note:  This WAWF-RA requirement does not apply to Universities that are audited by an agency other than DCAA.
 
•3.      Item Identification and Valuation.  
Any contract award resulting from this solicitation may contain the clause at DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation, (Dec 2013) which requires unique item identification and valuation of any deliverable item; subassemblies, components, and parts embedded within an item; when determined necessary by the requiring activity for serially managed, mission essential, or controlled inventory.  Also included are any DoD serially managed subassembly, component, or part embedded within a delivered item and the parent item that contains the embedded subassembly, component, or part.  Per DFARS 211.274-3 Policy for Valuation, it is DoD policy that contractors shall be required to identify the Government's unit acquisition cost for all items delivered, even if none of the criteria for placing a unique item identification mark applies.  
 
•4.      Excessive Pass-Through Charges.  
As prescribed in DFARS 215.408(3), provision 252.215-7003, "Excessive Pass-Through Charges - Identification of Subcontract Effort, is contained in this solicitation (as shown below).  Any contract valued greater than $650,000, resulting from this solicitation, shall contain the Clause at DFARS 252.215-7004, Excessive Pass-Through Charges (APR 2007).  This clause requires the contractor to notify the Contracting Officer in writing if:  (1) The Contractor changes the amount of subcontract effort after award such that it exceeds 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under the contract, task order, or delivery order. The notification shall identify the revised cost of the subcontract effort and shall include verification that the Contractor will provide added value; or (2) Any subcontractor changes the amount of lower-tier subcontractor effort after award such that it exceeds 70 percent of the total cost of the work to be performed under its subcontract.  The notification shall identify the revised cost of the subcontract effort and shall include verification that the subcontractor will provide added value as related to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s).
(a) Definitions. Added value, excessive pass-through charge, subcontract, and subcontractor, as used in this provision, are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ''Excessive Pass-Through Charges'' (DFARS 252.215-7004).
(b) General. The offeror's proposal shall exclude excessive pass-through charges.
(c) Performance of work by the Contractor or a subcontractor.
(1) The offeror shall identify in its proposal the total cost of the work to be performed by the offeror, and the total cost of the work to be performed by each subcontractor, under the contract, task order, or delivery order.
(2) If the offeror intends to subcontract more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under the contract, task order, or delivery order, the offeror shall identify in its proposal-
(i) The amount of the offeror's indirect costs and profit applicable to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s); and
(ii) A description of the added value provided by the offeror as related to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s).
(3) If any subcontractor proposed under the contract, task order, or delivery order intends to subcontract to a lower-tier subcontractor more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under its subcontract, the offeror shall identify in its proposal-
(i) The amount of the subcontractor's indirect costs and profit applicable to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s); and
(ii) A description of the added value provided by the subcontractor as related to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s).
(End of provision)
 
•5.      Ombudsman:  
The Ombudsman clause, AFFARS 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman (Aug 2005) will be contained in any contracts or agreements resulting from this Solicitation.  The AF TENCAP Ombudsman is:
 
Ms. Jill Willingham, AFLCMC/AQP                   
1790 10th Street               
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7630             
Tel: 937-255-5472             
jill.willingham@wpafb.af.mil
 
•6.      Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation:  
As prescribed in FAR 19.308, FAR Clause 52.219-28, "Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUN 2007)," is incorporated by reference in this solicitation.  This clause will be contained in any contracts resulting from this solicitation.  This clause requires a contractor to rerepresent its size status when certain conditions apply.  The clause provides detail on when the rerepresentation must be complete and what the contractor must do when a representation is required.

SUBMIT A QUOTE TO PROVIDE, INSTALL, AND MAINTAIN A 64 KB COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LINE (CBL) SERVICE AT 4350 EXECUTIVE DR, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92121

Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published February 15, 2017  -  Deadline March 22, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The provisions that apply to this acquisition are identified in the DITCO Basic Agreements and Section M of the attached document.  The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 517110 with a small business size standard of 1500. All quoted prices shall be identified in CLIN 0001 and applicable SLINs 0001AA, 0001AB, etc. as applicable for monthly recurring charges and CLIN 0002 and applicable SLINs 0002AA, 0002AB, etc. as applicable for non-recurring charges.  CLIN/SLINs shall include item descriptions, quantities and units of measure.  The requested service date and acceptance criteria are outlined in the attached inquiry.  The product and service code for this telecommunications requirement is D304. The selected company must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference and as outlined in existing basic agreements: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition;  FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications if there is no existing basic agreement;  FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the selected clauses in paragraph (b) in the existing basic agreement. Quotes are due 22 MAR 17, by 04:30PM (CDT) at DITCO Scott AFB, IL 62225-5406 Point of Contact(s): COLIN FOX (618) 229-9412, COLIN.A.FOX.CIV@MAIL.MIL

SUBMIT A QUOTE TO PROVIDE, INSTALL, AND MAINTAIN A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS LINE (CBL) SERVICE AT 100 MB AT 102 HALL BLVDJBSA LACKLAND, SAN ANTONIO, TX, 78243

Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 17, 2017
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. The provisions that apply to this acquisition are identified in the DITCO Basic Agreements and Section M of the attached document.  The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 517110 with a small business size standard of 1500. All quoted prices shall be identified in CLIN 0001 and applicable SLINs 0001AA, 0001AB, etc. as applicable for monthly recurring charges and CLIN 0002 and applicable SLINs 0002AA, 0002AB, etc. as applicable for non-recurring charges.  CLIN/SLINs shall include item descriptions, quantities and units of measure.  The requested service date and acceptance criteria are outlined in the attached inquiry.  The product and service code for this telecommunications requirement is D304. The selected company must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference and as outlined in existing basic agreements: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition;  FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications if there is no existing basic agreement;  FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the selected clauses in paragraph (b) in the existing basic agreement. Quotes are due 17 MAR 17, by 12:00PM (CDT) at DITCO Scott AFB, IL 62225-5406 Point of Contact(s): RORY BROOKS (618) 229-9451, RORY.J.BROOKS.CIV@MAIL.MIL

Y--Small Business Set-Aside for Design-Build / Design-Bid-Build Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Firm Fixed Price Multiple Award Construction Contract for the Hampton Roads Area, VA

Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command | Published January 31, 2017
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This notice does NOT constitute a request for proposal, request for quote, or an invitation for bid. The intent of this pre-solicitation synopsis is to notify potential offerors for a Small Business set-aside for Design-Build / Design-Bid-Build Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm Fixed Price Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC) for the Hampton Roads Area, VA. Construction projects to be performed under this MACC include, but are not limited to, new construction, renovation, alteration, and repairs for warehouses, training facilities, personnel support and service facilities, housing facilities, etc.in support of the Hampton Roads Integrated Product Team area of responsibility managed by NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic.
Work may be required in other areas in the area of responsibility of NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic or NAVFAC Atlantic if deemed necessary and approved by the NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Chief of the Contracting Office.
The Government intends to award approximately five (5) contracts resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offerors whose proposals represent the best value after evaluation in accordance with the factors in the solicitation.
The duration of the contract(s) is for one (1) year from the date of contract award with four (4) one-year option periods. The total five-year (base and four one-year options) estimated construction cost for all contracts is not to exceed $95,000,000.00 for the life of the contract.
Projects for the MACC have an estimated construction cost between $5,000,000 and $15,000,000; however, smaller and larger dollar value projects may be considered at the discretion of the Contracting Officer. The Government guarantees an award amount of $5,000.00 to each successful offeror over the full term of the contract, including option years.
The seed project will be Design-Bid-Build Building IB Barracks Renovation at Naval Station, Norfolk, VA. The work includes the following:  Interior room renovations including upgrading finishes, providing electronic locks, replacing carpet, upgrading unit service area casework to provide apartment size refrigerator, upgrading vanity areas, and refinishing and painting walls and ceilings.
Laundry areas renovations. Repair to code the building electrical system, including repairing building electrical system to comply with current codes, replacing interior lighting, and repairing parking lot and exterior building lighting. Repair exterior of the facility, including gutters and downspouts, and prepare and paint buildings damaged painted surfaces.  Repair building HVAC systems, including replacing chiller, boiler, heating and chilled water system pumps, DDC controls, baseboard heaters serving stairwells, exhaust fans, and cleaning the coils and fan sections of each air handling unit. Repair building elevators to comply with current code. Repair building fire protection system, including replacing fire alarm system and fire extinguishers and cabinets.
Existing building sprinkler system is adequate. Repair building plumbing systems, including replacing domestic hot water heaters, hot water recirculation pumps, replacing domestic water duplex booster pump set, and replacing toilets, sinks, and fixtures. Exterior site improvements include repairing landscaping by providing Low Impact Development (LID) features and functional landscape plan adhering to the Naval Station Norfolk Installation Appearance Plan as well as incidental civil work.
The magnitude of construction for the seed project is between  $10,000,000 and $25,000,000
The NAICS Code is 236220; $36.5M
Competition Requirements: Small Business Set-Aside
Procurement Method: Contracting by Negotiation
Source Selection Process: Best Value, Tradeoff
Type of Contract: Firm Fixed Price, IDIQ
Offerors will be required to submit with their proposal a bid guarantee in a penal sum equal to at least 20 percent of the largest amount for which award can be made under the bid submitted, but in no case to exceed $3,000,000.
The Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued on or around  16 February 2017.
The solicitation will be listed as N4008517R1136 on the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website (NECO). A Vendor User Guide is available for download at the site, as well as the NECO Help Desk contact phone number for any issues/questions related to the website. Ensure you register with the site so you will receive emails applicable to your solicitation in the event of any modifications/amendments, and/or any changes regarding this solicitation and/or solicitations of interest. Primary POC: Michael Heaney, Phone: (757) 341-1046, Email: michael.heaney1@navy.mil.

ARCHITECTURAL-ENGINEERING SERVICES IN SUPPORT OFAIR FORCE MEDICAL SUPPORT AGENCY (AFMSA) AND U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND (MEDCOM) (SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS)

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Published February 23, 2017  -  Deadline March 27, 2017
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This is a Combined Synopsis / Solicitation for Architect & Engineering (A-E) Services being procured in accordance with PL 92-582 (formerly known as the Brooks A-E Act) as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6. 
A written solicitation will not be posted.
I. CONTRACT INFORMATION: The purpose of this acquisition is to provide multiple ) Indefinite Delivery Contracts (IDC), for Architect- Engineer Services in support of the Facilities Modernization Program for the US Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA) and US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) (both of which are aligned under the Defense Health Agency (DHA)), and other customers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that may have healthcare facility needs throughout the 48 contiguous United States, and Washington DC (CONUS), and OCONUS locations to include Alaska, Hawaii, and US Territories. This is a competitive procurement set aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this procurement is 541330: Engineering Services, with a Small Business Size Standard of $15,000,000.00, Industrial Code (SIC) 8711: Engineering Services, and Product Service Code C219: Other Architect and Engineering Services. The Government anticipates the award of up to three (3) IDC with a combined maximum capacity of $1.9 million will be awarded from this announcement. This capacity represents known requirements, future economic impacts to these known requirements, and an additional 5% capacity to support unknown requirements. The awarded contracts will have a one-time minimum guarantee of $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars), to be paid at the end of the first 12 months if no Task Order has been awarded. There will be no subsequent minimum guarantee. The minimum individual Task Order amount is set at $3,000.00 (three thousand dollars) and the maximum individual Task Order amount is set at $1.000,000.00 (one million dollars). The individual Task Order limits refer to the minimum and maximum amount that the contractor is obligated to perform if issued a Task Order under the contract. Task Orders above the maximum individual Task Order amount may be issued, provided they are within the overall capacity of the contract; however, performance of these Task Orders is not obligatory under the terms of the contract. Work under each of the awarded contracts will be subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual Task Orders. The Government will determine the Task Order amount by using pre-negotiated labor rates and negotiating the effort required to perform the particular work. The selected Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business A-E firms must demonstrate the capability to perform, as the prime firm, at least 50% of the work described below in accordance with 52.219-14 (c)(1). Firms will be selected for negotiation based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The contract/s will have a base period of three (3) years, with no option years.
Work will be issued by negotiated firm-fixed-price Task Orders. The Contracting Officer will consider the following factors in deciding which contractor will be selected to negotiate a task order: professional qualifications; the ability of the firm to accomplish the work under the Task Order in the required time; successful performance of similar work; past performance on previous task orders under this contract, including quality, timeliness, and cost control, and similar work at the project location. If necessary, proximity of the design team to the project region may also be used as a determining factor between firms considered as technically equal. Distribution of the work will be a secondary
The wages and benefits of service employees (see FAR 22.10) performing under this contract must be at least equal to those determined by the Department of Labor under the Service Contract Act as determined by the employees' office location (not the location of the work). Proposals may be subject to an advisory audit performed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
Antiterrorism and Operations Security (AT/OPSEC) requirements as well as E-Verify (employment) will be required for all Military projects. For other tasks, determination will be made per individual Task Order.
The scope of services includes Planning and Predesign Services (referred to as "AE0" Services); Design-Build and/or Initial Outfitting (IO) Request for Proposal (RFP) Development (referred to as "AE1" Services); Design-Build Technical Support Services (referred to as "AE3" Services); Commissioning Support; Design-Bid-Build Design Services; and Design-Bid-Build Construction Phase Services.
Work may include replacement, restoration or modernization of active/existing healthcare facilities that include, but are not limited to, clinics, hospitals, medical centers, labs, pharmacies, administrative facilities, ambulatory health facilities, dental clinics, wellness centers, veterinary facilities, vivarium, medical warehouses, and specialty facilities such as hyperbaric chambers, MRI/CT, and decontamination facilities. Specific requirements may include HVAC, medical gas, plumbing, electrical, elevators, building envelope, fire protection, interior renovation, outfitting, terrorism/force protection, communication, low voltage systems, and exterior site and systems work such as utilities infrastructure, roadways, sidewalks, parking lots, landscaping, and irrigation. USACE expects there will be some time sensitive tasking in order to respond with A-E Services for contingency operations and natural disasters. The Scope of Work for each of the Task Orders awarded under these IDC will identify outcomes to be satisfied for the specific requirement.
II. REQUIRED CAPABILITIES:
All work shall be done by or under the direct supervision of licensed professional Architects or Engineers. Services shall be accomplished in the A-E contractor's office with the exception of various construction site services, field investigations, and field surveys, as required at the project site. The selected firm shall have capabilities for programming, planning, and design of healthcare projects in the following areas (examples of support services listed within each of the following functional aspects are representative and not comprehensive).
A. Master Planning: Healthcare Planning; Medical Equipment Planning, Space Evaluation and Programming; Military Construction (MILCON) as related to project planning for new medical facilities and related support facilities; as well as Operation and Maintenance (O&M) project planning for expansions and repairs to existing medical facilities and related support facilities.
B. Design: A-E services will be required for engineering, schematic (Charrette) design (10%), concept design (35%), working drawings (65%), and final design (100%); design of expansions and repairs; demolition and alterations to existing medical facilities and related support facilities; and design of new medical facilities and related support facilities to include architectural, comprehensive interior design (CID), space planning; infrastructure systems; and medical equipment plans.
C. Assessment/Studies: Identification of code deficiencies; Development of Statement of Conditions and Plans for Improvement for compliance with Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requirements; Facility Condition Assessments; Environmental Assessments; Economic Analysis of potential projects; Seismic Evaluations; Maintenance and Operational Programming; etc.
D. Project Support Services: Construction Phase Services (submittal review, transition planning, commissioning, site visits, etc.); Project Development (preparation of scopes of work, site analysis, assistance with development of draft information for approval documents, etc.); on site Quality Assurance inspections; preparation of reports, record drawings, and other facility documentation; Commissioning plans, performance checklists, systems performance verification testing documentation, specialized quality assurance testing including but not limited to Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning, plumbing systems, electrical systems, building envelope, acoustic control, integrated automation, communications/data systems including Risk Management Framework, and fire protection systems commissioning; Construction Contractor Schedule Review; Estimating Services; Fire Protection/Life Safety review; Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)/Sustainable Design project certification and reporting requirements; LEED preparatory commissioning support during design; LEED documentation during construction, on-site representation, and preparation of operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals. Quality Assurance Services; Construction safety oversight; Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manuals review and development; constructability reviews; professional and technical field service support relating to designs submitted by A-E firms; construction inspection and engineering consultation services during construction. Shop drawing and construction submittal review and approval, contract modifications, engineering advice during construction; Construction scheduling services; Inspection, evaluation, and reports on completed projects, as-built drawing preparation.
E. Other Services: This contract may require other services including but not limited to: development of full design-bid-build packages and Request for Proposal (RFP) packages for design-build projects; DD Form 1391 documentation; plans; specifications; Capital Investment Decision Models; Cost estimating; cost control and scheduling; Value Engineering studies/evaluations and related studies: Engineering and environmental studies: reports and related services; NEPA documentation; Energy computations, LEED studies/certification; Historical society coordination/documentation; surveying and/or soil borings; energy computation; life safety code studies; other associated engineering services; hazardous materials identification; and/or surveying for hazardous, toxic, or regulated materials. Incidental asbestos and lead paint survey work may be required relating to the design services; planning, studies, and/or site investigations.
Additional design considerations may include, but are not limited to, medical gas systems, fire protection, landscaping, force protection, communication and data design, architectural evaluations, architectural hardware, electronic and communications systems, environmental and EPA regulatory considerations for storm water and site drainage pollution prevention plans; Section 404 Permits and construction site requirements. This work is performed in ongoing active healthcare facilities. A capable and qualified contractor must have experience in performing during the course of normal hospital/clinic operations.
III. SELECTION CRITERIA: The selection criteria listed below in descending order of importance will be used in the evaluation of A-E firms. Criterion ‘A' through ‘D' are Primary. Criteria ‘E' and ‘F' are Secondary and will only be used as tie-breakers among technically equal firms. The A-E firm must demonstrate its and each key consultant's qualifications with respect to the published evaluation factors for all services.
A. Professional Qualifications: The design team shall consist of experienced and registered or certified personnel. The A-E work may involve the following disciplines and skills, but are not limited to: (1) Project Manager, (2) Program Manager, (3) Project Scheduler (Primavera proficiency required), (4) Quality Control Manager, (5) Architect (must demonstrate at least ten years- experience in the planning and/or design of healthcare facilities), (6) Health Care Planner (must demonstrate at least 3 years-experience in the use of the following systems: Medical Expense and Performance Reporting System (MEPRS), Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), Managed Care Forecasting and Analysis System (MCFAS), and M2 Information Systems, (7) Interior Designer, (8) Certified Value Engineer, (9) Anti-Terrorist/Force Protection (AT/FP) Engineer, (10) Civil Engineer, (11) Structural Engineer, (12) Electrical Engineer, (13) Mechanical Engineer (must demonstrate experience in medical gas systems), (14) Environmental Engineer, (15) Registered Environmental Design Personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), (16) Environmental Survey Personnel (asbestos, lead based paint, soil, etc.), (17) DOD - Tri-Service Certified Cost Engineers experienced with military breakdown formats for estimates and familiar with preparation of detailed cost estimating procedures and construction schedules, (18) Industrial Hygienist, (19) Technical Writer, (20) Geotechnical Engineer, (21) Fire Protection Engineer, (22) Construction Engineer, (23) Construction Quality Assurance Representative, (24) Construction Technician, (25) Geologist, (26) Life Safety Specialist, (27) Engineering Technician, (28) CADD Specialist, (29) Building Information Modeling (BIM) Specialist, (30) Administrative Assistant, (31) Registered Professional Land Surveyor, (32) Survey Crew, (33) Medical Equipment Planner, (34) Electrical Engineer with expertise in (but not limited to) low voltage systems, telecommunications, data systems, and electrical control systems, (35) Commissioning Agent.
Resumes shall not exceed one page. Availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines shall be presented to ensure that the selected A-E firm can demonstrate the capability of working on multiple task orders. The evaluation will consider education, training, registration, overall and relevant experience and longevity with the firm. Resumes shall use the same discipline nomenclature as is used in this announcement. Provide the following for each person: professional registration (as applicable), role(s) expected to fulfill in this contract, and experience in medical planning and design (with current and previous firms as applicable). Differentiate between planning and design experience. Provide an organization chart in accordance with SF 330, Section D, identifying each member of the project team. Indicate the working office location of each team member.
B. Specialized Experience and Technical Competence: Provide representative examples of completed projects that reflect the firm's experience in the following areas completed within the last five years from the date of this announcement. (1) Master Planning for Health Care Facilities;(2) Experience in the preparation of Design-Build RFPs; (3) Experience in the planning of medical facilities; Provide examples of planning studies that involved preparation of the following planning documents: Health Care Requirements Analysis (HCRA), Facility Assessment Studies (FAS), Deficiency Tabulations (DEFTAB), and Economic Analysis (EA), ;(4) Experience in providing construction phase services on medical facilities (shop drawing review, as-built drawing preparation, commissioning, preparation for JCAHO), construction inspection services, interior design, and Operations and Maintenance Support Information (OMSI);(5) Design for the repair/restoration of medical facilities; (6) Planning/programming of potential healthcare repair/construction projects;(7) Experience in the design of medical facilities per the requirements in UFC 4-510-01. Provide examples of designs that involved new construction and renovation of hospitals and/or clinics;(8) Surveying medical facilities for NFPA 101 and related JCAHO deficiencies, and preparation of deficiency reports and equivalency studies; (9) Economic analysis for Health Care planning; (10) Functional review of layout of Medical Facilities; (11) Seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings in accordance with FEMA 273 Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings and TI 809-05 Seismic Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Buildings; (12) Construction phase services; (13) Medical equipment planning; (14) Preparing cost estimates utilizing MCACES MII or later software; (15) Planning and design of veterinary and medical research laboratory facilities; (16) Computer Resources: Firms must indicate in Section H of the SF 330 the following items: Accessibility to and/or familiarity with the Construction Criteria Base (CCB) system. This shall include as a minimum; (a) the SPECSINTACT specification system, the MCACES estimating system, and ProjNet (Dr. CHECKS) (https://www.projnet.org) review management system for comment resolution of design/construction submittals; (b) demonstrated CADD capability with capacity to produce output files in .DXF, .DWG, .DGN and .CAL file format. Required software for production of project design and drawings shall be Bentley MicroStation v8i (SS3) or later version or AutoCAD Release version 2015 or later version. Compliance with the Tri Service A/E/C standards will be required; (c) BIM includes Bentley AECOsim Building Designer or AutoDesk Revit as either may be required for the project design. Delivery of digital CADD files and models will be required on CDs or DVDS; (d) for projects utilizing the design-build process, the A-E may be required to access and utilize the online standard design Request for Proposal Model RFP Wizard; (e) other software requirements include providing MicroSoft (MS) Excel spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat documents (.PDF), MS Access, MS Word documents and .CAL files in support of the electronic advertising process. (17) Department of Defense Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings UFC 4-010-01; (18) High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements UFC 1-200-02; (19) Capability to design projects incorporating the latest DoD criteria.
C. Past Performance: Evaluation procedures will consider the past performance of the project team on related work performed for the DoD, other Government agencies, Private Industry, and other similar contracts with respect to quality of work, cost control, compliance with performance schedules, cooperation, and responsiveness. The Government may consider information provided by the firm, customer inquiries, Government databases, and other publicly available sources. Failure to provide requested data, accessible points of contact, or valid phone numbers could result in a firm being considered less qualified. In addition, include any records of significant claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. Firms will also be evaluated based on established Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) ratings and other credible documentation included on the SF 330. Firms may include brief references to letters of commendation or awards for work performed as part of the descriptive project narrative in Section F of Part 1.
D. Capacity to Accomplish the Work in the Required Time: This evaluation will consider the following: the availability of an adequate number of personnel in key disciplines of the team for effective functioning as a Project Delivery Team (PDT); the experience of the firm (and any consultants) with similar size/type projects; the capacity to provide qualified backup staffing for key personnel to ensure continuity of services; and the capability to provide additional staff to meet unexpected project demands. The design team must demonstrate capability to execute at least two $250,000.00 multidisciplinary contract Task Orders concurrently in a 150-day period and to respond effectively to multiple tasks.
E. Knowledge of the Locality: Knowledge pertaining to the locality of a specific AFMSA and/or MEDCOM facility: Provide information demonstrating expertise in geological features, climatic conditions, natural resources, architectural context, and local construction methods, local and state building codes and permit requirements.
F. Equitable Distribution of DoD Contracts. Volume of DoD Contract Awards for the Last 12 months.
IV. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Interested Architect-Engineer firms having the capabilities to perform this work are invited to submit Architect-Engineer Qualifications as follows:
A. SF330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, PART IPART I OF THE SF330 SHALL NOT EXCEED 100 PAGES.
1. A-E Qualifications must be submitted on SF 330, revised 3/2013. It may be obtained from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Form Library at the following website: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/forms/download/116486.
2. Include firm's DUNS number in SF330 PART I, Section B, Block 5. A DUNS number may obtained by calling Dun and Bradstreet at 866-705-5711 or via the internet at https://fedgov.dnb.com/webform.
3. Section F, Example Projects Which Best Illustrate Proposed Team's Qualifications for this Contract.A maximum of ten (10) projects including the prime and consultants will be reviewed. Use no more than three (3) pages per project.
Note: An Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with multiple Task Orders is not considered a project. Each individual Task Order executed under an IDIQ contract is considered a project.
4. Submission Format
    a. Provide a Table of Contents and use Tab sheets to separate each section within the SF 330. The Table of Contents and the tab sheets will not count against the maximum page count for PART I.     b. When supplying information for forms, fonts should be no smaller than 12 points.     c. Pages shall be 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches.
    d. The Organization Chart required in Section D and the Matrix required in Section G, may be presented on a sheet up to 11 inches by 17 inches. If an 11 inch by 17 inch sheet is used it shall be neatly folded to 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches, bound in the SF330 at the proper location, and counted as one page.
B. SF330, Architect-Engineer Qualifications, PART IIComplete a separate Part II for each branch office of the Prime Firm and any Subcontractors that will have a key role in the proposed contract.
C. SF330 Submittals
Note: To be eligible for contract award, a firm must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). For instructions on registering with SAM, please see the SAM Website at https://www.sam.gov.
Provide two (2) completed and bound hard copies and two (2) electronic copies (Adobe Acrobat .pdf format on CD) of the SF330 (Architect-Engineer Qualifications) to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District700 W. Capitol Ave, Room 7315, ATTN: Jennifer WinklerLittle Rock, AR 72203
Submittals must be received no later than 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME on MONDAY, MARCH 27. Regulation requires that the Selection Board not consider any submittals received after this time and date. Late proposal rules in FAR 15.208 will be followed for submittals received after 11:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME on the closing date specified in this announcement.
Solicitation packages are not provided, phone calls to discuss the solicitation will not be accepted, and personal visits for the purpose of discussing this solicitation are not allowed.
To verify your proposal has been delivered or for questions concerning this proposal, you may e-mail:Jennifer Winkler at jennifer.d.winkler@usace.army.mil andCindy Thompson at cynthia.c.thompson@usace.army.mil.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AF TENCAP program office is announcing to business and academia its intent to solicit proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) with CALLs

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published February 23, 2017
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Open Solicitation
Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) With CALLs
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
For
AF TENCAP
BAA No:
 
AFLCMC-AFTENCAP-BAA-17-02
 
 
Overview Information
Federal Agency Name:  Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Air Force Tactical Exploitation of National Capabilities (AF TENCAP)
 
Broad Agency Announcement Title:  AFLCMC-AFTENCAP-BAA-17-02
 
 
Broad Agency Announcement Type:  Broad Agency Announcement with CALLs. At any time during the three (3) year active period for this BAA the Government can issue a CALL for proposals.  In response to a CALL any eligible contractor in accordance with (IAW) section III below can submit a White Paper or proposal as requested by the CALL and IAW the directions in section V below describing their ability to enhance one or multiple Focus Areas listed in section IV below IAW the CALL.  Each White Paper or proposal will be evaluated IAW the criteria listed in section VII below.    
 
Broad Agency Announcement Number:  AFLCMC-AFTENCAP-BAA-17-02
 
Proposal Due Date and Time:  Specified in each CALL for proposals to this solicitation.
NOTE: Proposal receipt after the due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of FAR 52.215-1(c) (3).
 
Any anticipated funding listed reflects estimated program funding only.  This estimate is not a promise of funding.  Funding is uncertain and is subject to change.  Changes in availability may occur as a result of the exercise of Government discretion.
 
Solicitation Overview:
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, AF TENCAP program office is announcing to business and academia its intent to solicit proposals under this Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) with CALLs.  This announcement does not request any proposals at this time.  Solicitations (or CALLs) for proposals will be accomplished via amendments to this BAA.
 
The over-arching strategy of the BAA involves the use of this 3 year open ended BAA to quickly and efficiently execute research and development to deliver practical solutions to urgent problems. These efforts are anticipated to entail rapidly (usually less than 24 months) integrating existing technology into field testable, functional prototypes of solutions to military problems in nine (9) major Focus Areas:
 
Focus Area 1: Geolocation and Tagging, Tracking, Locating
Focus Area 2: Sensor, Data Fusion and Dissemination
Focus Area 3: Unconventional/Asymmetric Warfare/Support to Special Operations
Focus Area 4: Situational Awareness
Focus Area 5: Space Situational Awareness
Focus Area 6: Cyber and Spectrum Warfare Operations
Focus Area 7: Air Superiority
Focus Area 8: Command, Control and Spectrum Utilization
Focus Area 9: Real-Time/Near Real Time Large Data Analytics and Virtualization
 
This strategy will provide AF TENCAP an acquisition tool with the flexibility to solicit proposals and make awards to perform rapid prototyping of technical solutions to meet present and compelling Air Force needs as ever-changing urgent operational issues are identified.
 
The BAA will remain "open" for three (3) years; however, proposals will only be solicited and accepted during CALLs.  Each CALL will identify solicitation topics and contain a common cut-off date for proposal submission.  Proposal receipt after the specified due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of FAR 52.215-1(c) (3).
 
CALLs for proposals (made by amendments to this BAA) will occur periodically throughout the life of this open BAA. Each CALL will:  (1) identify specific problems or issues facing warfighters for which an innovative solution is needed urgently; (2) identify any changes to the standard evaluation criteria or proposal preparation instructions, and; (3) contain common cutoff dates for proposal submissions.
 
It is anticipated that solicitations issued under this BAA will be unrestricted. Small businesses are encouraged to propose on all of the solicitations.  The NAICS code, unless otherwise stated in the BAA amendments, shall be 541712 (i.e., Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences except Biotechnology), and the size standard for small business is 500 employees.  Proposals submitted shall be in accordance with this BAA and its appropriate amendment(s).
 
Interested offerors should be alert for any BAA amendments that solicit a CALL for proposals, extend the proposal submission dates, or otherwise change the requirements of this BAA or its subsequent amendments.
On-line Representations and Certifications:  Potential offerors are notified that effective 01 Jan 2005 to be eligible for an award, they must submit annual Electronic Representations and Certifications, otherwise known as On-line Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) via the System for Award Management at: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1  These FAR and DFARS level representations and certifications are required in addition to the representations and certifications specific to this acquisition.
 
Type of Contract/Instrument: It is anticipated that a mix of contract types will be used throughout the life of this BAA, including Fixed Price, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, and cost type contracts in the form of Cost, Cost Sharing, Cost Plus Fixed Fee (Completion) and Cost Plus Incentive Fee.
 
Estimated Program Cost:  The estimated value of the subsequent requirements that are to be advertised under this BAA, over the next 3 years, is $15M.
 
Anticipated Number of Awards:  The total number of awards under this solicitation is unknown at this time.
 
Address technical and Contractual questions to the AF TENCAP Contracting Officer:
 
Mr. William T. Smith, AFLCMC/WINK, 2530 Loop Road West, Bldg. 560, Room 125, Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7101, Phone: (937) 255-2479 Unclassified: william.smith.11@us.af.mil, Classified:  william.smith@af.ic.gov
 
Note:  The technical POC(s) for all requirements advertised under this open BAA will be specified with each individual CALL for proposals.
 
Note:  The contracting POC(s) for all requirements advertised under this open BAA will be specified with each individual CALL for proposals.
 
I.  Full Text Announcement
 
1.         Program Description:
•a.       This is a BAA from the AF TENCAP program office with Focus Areas representing the interests of the AF TENCAP program.  This acquisition is unrestricted to any business size.  The Government reserves the right to amend this BAA at any time. It is issued under the provisions of Federal Acquisition Regulation paragraph 6.102(d) (2) that provides for the competitive selection of research proposals. Proposals submitted in response to CALLs on this BAA that are selected for award are considered to be the results of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of  PL 98-369, the Competition  In  Contracting  Act  of  1984.  Funding will be provided by Air Force TENCAP and non-Air Force sources. Responders'   must monitor FedBizOpps (http://www.fbo.gov) to be aware of any future changes to this BAA. Each submission will be evaluated independently.
 
•b.      The AF TENCAP Program Office may contract for activities covered in the Focus Areas detailed within this BAA.   The intent of these efforts is to investigate and develop concepts and technologies that will provide the best possible technical capabilities for AF warfighters, when and where needed, in the most cost- effective manner.  Proposals can cover either development of new capabilities or leverage off of existing capabilities.
 
•c.       Specific interests and objectives covered by this BAA are detailed in the "Focus Areas" section. Concepts  should  focus  toward  unique  approaches  and  techniques,  which  leverage  existing  air, space, cyber, national and global ISR and Non-Traditional ISR (NTISR) systems capabilities and lead to or enable revolutionary and evolutionary improvements in capability, performance, and cost savings.
 
•d.      All unclassified communications pursuant to this BAA shall be forwarded to
      william.smith.11@us.af.mil .   All classified communications pursuant to this BAA shall be forwarded to JWICS email at;   william.smith@af.ic.gov with a follow up e-mail to william.smith.11@us.af.mil stating PUT IN JWICS ACCOUNT.
 
•e.       Potential Offerors are hereby notified to be eligible for an award they must remain current in the System for Award Management, have current Representations and Certifications, be proficient in the applicable NAICS codes and be eligible for contract award.  
 
•f.       Any contract award resulting from this announcement will contain the clause at DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests, which requires electronic submission of all payment requests.  All contracts will establish a requirement to use WAWF-RA for invoicing and receipt/acceptance, and provide coding instructions applicable to this contract.    Contractors are encouraged to take advantage of available training (both web-based and through your cognizant DCMA and/or DCAA office), and to register in the WAWF-RA system. Information regarding WAWF-RA, including the web-based training and registration, can be found at https://wawf.eb.mil/  Note: WAWF-RA requirement does not apply to Universities that are audited by an agency other than DCMA and/or DCAA.
 
•g.      All perspective contractors must be current in the System for Award Maintenance (SAM) 
•1.      Be registered in SAM prior to submitting a proposal;
•2.      Maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or proposal under consideration by an agency
•3.      Provide  its  Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code and DUNS  number  in  each  application  or  proposal  it  submits  to  the  agency.  On-line registration instructions can be accessed from the internet at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/#1 
 
2.         Deliverable Items:  
Potential deliverables include, but are not limited to DD Form 1423 CDRLs, and hardware as described in each contract awarded against a CALL on this BAA.
 
 
3.   Schedule:  
Technical Effort:  The period of performance for the technical effort for each program will vary.  Each CALL for proposals will specify the required time period for completion of the technical effort, typically less than 24 Months.
 
•a.    Data Items:  Data shall be delivered in accordance with the schedule specified in   the CDRLs as specified in each CALL.
 
•b.   Software:  Software deliveries may be required.  If applicable, software shall be     delivered at completion of technical effort or as specified in each CALL.
 
•c.    Hardware:  Hardware deliveries may be required.  If applicable, hardware shall be             delivered within thirty (30) days after completion of technical effort or as            specified in each CALL.
 
4.  Other Requirements
 
•a.       Classified facility and storage clearance: If classified material is involved, it will be stated in the CALL for proposals for each solicitation topic and a draft DD254 will be issued with the CALL.  If a DD254 is applicable, offerors must verify their Cognizant Security Office information is current with the Defense Security Service (DSS) at www.dss.mil with their white paper.  
 
•b.      TEMPEST:  If CALLs under this BAA require generation of classified material, such generation is authorized only on equipment approved for classified processing by Air Force TEMPEST authorities.
 
•c.       Export Control:  Information involved in this research effort may be subject to Export Control (International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) 22 CFR 120-131 or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) 15 CFR 710-774).   If the effort is subject to export control then a Certified DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, will be required to be submitted with the proposal.
 
•d.      Type of Research:  Since the performance of research resulting from future CALLs is not expected to be fundamental, DFARS 252.204-7008 Export Controlled Items applies.
 
•e.       Data Rights.  It is anticipated all technical data, software and deliverables delivered under any resulting contract will be delivered with unlimited rights; however, different rights may be negotiated as appropriate.
 
5.  Other Information
 
•a.       Government Furnished Property/Government Furnished Information (GFP/GFI) availability:  GFP/GFI may be involved.  If applicable, it will be identified in the CALL for each solicitation topic or may be proposed by the offeror associated with their proposed effort.
 
•b.      Base Support:  Base support may be involved.  If applicable, it will be identified in the CALL for each solicitation topic or may be proposed by the offeror associated with their proposed effort.
 
•c.       Network Access:  Network access to DoD computer networks and systems may be involved.  If applicable, access requirements will be identified in the CALL for each solicitation topic.
 
•d.      Hazardous Material:  Specific programs may involve the use of hazardous materials.  If applicable, offerors will be required to identify hazardous materials in their proposal.
 
•e.       Associate Contractor Provision:  Specific programs may be subject to inclusion of an associate contractor provision.  If applicable, it will be stated in the CALL for each solicitation topic.
 
•f.       Organizational Conflict of Interest:  Specific programs may be subject to organizational conflict of interest provisions.  If applicable, it will be so stated in the CALL for each solicitation topic.
 
II.      BAA Award Information
 

Anticipated Award Date:  

Award dates will be specified under each CALL for proposals.  
 

Anticipated funding for the program:

 
•a.                   Estimated Value:  The estimated value of the subsequent requirements that are to be advertised under this BAA over the next 3 years is $15M.  
 
Note:  The estimated value is not a promise of assured funding in that amount.  Funding is uncertain and is subject to change.  Changes in availability may occur as a result of Government discretion.
 
•b.           The specific funding profile for individual programs will be stated in the CALL for proposals for each solicitation topic.
 

Type of Contract/Instrument: 

It is anticipated that a mix of contract types will be used throughout the life of this BAA.  The specific type of contract will be issued in each CALL for proposals.  
 

Number of awards anticipated:

The total number of awards under this solicitation is unknown at this time.  
 

Multiple awards:  

Multiple awards are anticipated under subsequent CALLs, but the government reserves the right to award to one source.  Fair opportunity may apply for specific programs.
 
 
III.    BAA Eligibility Information
 
•1.               Eligible Offerors:  
Solicitations issued under this BAA will be unrestricted.  Small businesses are encouraged to propose to these solicitations.
 
•2.               Cost Sharing or Matching:
Cost Sharing may be required on efforts solicited under this BAA.  If applicable the cost share ratio will be specified under each CALL for proposals.  Offerors may also propose cost share arrangements within their proposal.
 
•3.               Federally Funded Research and Development Centers:  
The following guidance is provided for Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs) contemplating submitting a proposal, as either a prime or subcontractor, against this BAA.  FAR 35.017-1(c) (4) prohibits an FFRDC from competing with any non-FFRDC concern in response to a Federal agency request for proposal for other than the operation of an FFRDC (with exceptions stated in DFARS 235.017-1(c)(4)).  There is no regulation prohibiting an FFRDC from responding to a solicitation.  However, the FFRDC's sponsoring agency must first make a determination that the effort being proposed falls within the purpose, mission, general scope of effort, or special competency of the FFRDC, and that determination must be included in the FFRDC's proposal.  In addition, the non-sponsoring agency (in this case AFLCMC) must make a determination that the work proposed would not place the FFRDC in direct competition with domestic private industry.  Only after these determinations are made would a determination be made concerning the FFRDC's eligibility to receive an award.
 
4.  Other:
 
•a.          Notice to Foreign-Owned Firms:  Such firms are asked to immediately notify the Contracting POC cited in each CALL for proposals issued under this BAA before deciding to respond to a CALL for proposals.  Foreign contractors should be aware that restrictions apply which could preclude their participation in a program.  If no restrictions apply, it will be stated in the CALL.
 
•b.      Offerors may be required to access militarily critical data in support of a program.  If applicable, it will be stated in the CALL for each solicitation topic.  Only contractors who are registered and certified with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and have a legitimate business purpose may participate in this solicitation. Contact the Defense Logistics Agency, 74 Washington Avenue N., Battle Creek, Michigan 40917-3084 (1-800-352-3572) for further information on the certification process.  You must submit a copy of your approved DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, with your proposal.
 
•c.       You may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this solicitation are   not met on the proposal due date as identified in each CALL for proposals.
 
IV. FOCUS AREAS
 
•1.      Focus Area 1: Geolocation and Tagging, Tracking, Locating
The ability to have instant and accurate knowledge of the status and location of friendly and enemy forces and assets is a vital factor in determining the victor of the conflict. This ability becomes even more critical in today's environment of non-linear warfare. Areas of interest within this focus area include:
 
•·         Emerging precision geolocation techniques. These techniques may combine air and space assets by fusing the data sources to improve overall accuracy.
•·         Innovative methods of correlating and deconflicting Joint Blue Force Situational Awareness (JBFSA) information using the latest technologies (e.g., artificial intelligence, fuzzy logic, self-learning applications) to enhance situational awareness (SA).
•·         Tools to provide JBFSA location data to crews in aircraft cockpits, tanks, artillery, etc. in real-time. Current dissemination architectures may be modified to get pertinent real-time JBFSA data to shooters. Methods of routing digital information with minimal man-in-the-loop operations, across various interfaces, formats and mediums are needed.
•·         New and emerging technologies to tag and track blue, coalition or red forces. These technologies should be non-intrusive, covert, easily applied and sustained, and can be easily integrated into existing architectures, devices and operations concepts.
•·         Populating and improving Common Operational Pictures (COPs) and exchanging data.
•·         Alternative navigation methods less reliant on Global Positioning System (GPS) or innovative methods of augmenting GPS to make it less vulnerable.
•·         Exploitation of emerging wireless network capabilities.
 
•2.      Focus Area 2: Sensor, Data Fusion and Dissemination
This focus area is interested in exploiting existing or planned space-based IR sensors or other sensors whose primary mission is not battlespace awareness. These additional sensors may include the integration of commercial and civil (NASA, NOAA) systems. The emphasis is on deriving data or information for the BA/TI missions in real or near real-time, and easily fusing or correlating these products with the products from systems designed specifically for the BA/TI missions. For the purpose of this focus area, the Battlespace is on the ground. Respondees should describe how and to what extent their concept addresses one or more of the following issues:
 
•·         How do the proposed systems or algorithms improve our ability to identify known IR emitters/emissions?
•·         How do the proposed systems or algorithms improve our ability to identify and/or characterize moving targets?
•·         How do the proposed systems or algorithms help in extracting new targets of interest?
•·         How do the proposed systems help in geolocation of IR emitters/emissions?
•·         How do the proposed systems help in differentiation of closely spaced IR emitters/emissions?
•·         How do the proposed systems help in characterizing the target signatures beyond what is available from existing IR-based systems?
•·         How do we implement time-dominant cloud computing architecture to facilitate data sharing and fusion among data providers and customers?
•·         How do we develop and implement data standardization and harmonization across the range of sensors?
 
•3.      Focus Area 3: Unconventional/Asymmetric Warfare/Support to Special Operations
Unconventional/Asymmetric warfare is unique mission set with unique requirements. Special Operations Forces (SOF) are integrated with all service branches in support of the Joint fight to include paramilitary forces in support of Homeland Security. The new relationships between military, non-traditional civilian, and/or coalition forces will often require the sharing of releasable versions of classified capabilities or products. Tools and architectures used to achieve this ability must be capable of rapid data transfer; and they must be interoperable with a variety of other systems, including conventional and unconventional military, paramilitary, and civilian systems.
The high mobility of these forces and the variety of mission types involved in such warfare mandate that devices used in such operations have small footprints, low weights, are easy to use, and have multifunctional operation to support these missions. Most of these systems must be human transportable. If devices have a user interface, consideration should be given to making the interface available in foreign languages. These forces depend on robust communication architectures and accurate, timely information flow. That information exchange must be scalable and tailored to the specific mission. Regardless of the information being relayed, the issue is how to disseminate this time sensitive data from US and/or Coalition forces throughout a multinational coalition group. Areas of interest within this focus area include:
 
•·         Cyber effects to enable irregular warfare.
•·         Space force enhancement (e.g., SATCOM, PNT, space weather).
•·         Tools to detect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with sufficient timeliness and standoff range to allow safe disarming or avoidance.
•·         Tools to fuse behavioral models and/or historical data with current ISR capabilities to accurately predict future IED events or geographical areas for concern.
•·         Tools to detect, target, and track weapons of mass destruction.
•·         Methods to link local area data networks via satellite to a COP.
•·         Commercially available device(s)/application(s) that can be used to merge military and civilian capabilities. Technology solutions should consider classification/releasability of data, size and weight issues, and compatibility with current and future systems. Emphasis should be placed on achieving a relatively high data rate to "disadvantaged" users such as SOF, to enable the timely receipt of actionable data.
•·         Tools, equipment, and software to support Special Operations Forces.
•·         Tools and equipment that enable wide-band, low profile communications in man-pack portable configurations to include LPI/LPD/LPX capabilities.
•·         Communication encryption software that has the potential to meet TYPE I standards.
•·         Commercial foreign-releasable tools for imagery analysis and download, situational awareness, mission planning, and force tracking.
•·         Multi-role Antenna arrays needed for aircraft with roll-on, roll-off installation without requiring aircraft modification.
•·         Tools to enhance Building Partnership Capacities and coalition partners' mission capabilities and effectiveness.
 
•4.      Focus Area 4: Situational Awareness
Persistence can be achieved with long loitering assets or with sophisticated exploitation techniques (e.g., change detection). Persistent SA leverages capabilities of both national reconnaissance assets and theater assets to provide decision makers needed information at the time and in the format needed and feeds tools that provide comprehensive battlespace awareness. Persistent SA provides "the means to find, fix and finish combat operations against new and elusive foes:" dynamic targeting, all-weather precision, restrictive rules of engagement, collateral damage control and security access issues. AF TENCAP is looking for innovative ideas/concepts that leverage both our national systems capabilities and leading-edge technologies, to provide a significant enhancement to our Persistent SA capability. Specific areas of interest include:
•·         Timely, all weather detection, identification and location of hard and buried targets.
•·         Near-real-time detection, location and identification of Personal Communications Systems.
•·         Indications and warnings of imminent or potential threats and activities of interest.
•·         Detection, location and identification of targets employing advanced camouflage, concealment and deception tactics (camouflage, foliage obscuration, co-located with civilians).
•·         Detecting, identifying and locating difficult to detect and LPI/LPD/LPX signals such as short up-time/blinking emitters, frequency hopping and spread-spectrum signals, and low power signals/jammers, etc..
•·         Timely detection, characterization and location of intentional and unintentional electromagnetic interference affecting military or commercial SATCOM.
•·         Detection, characterization, and geolocation of the source of attacks against our space assets.
•·         Automated, multi-INT data mining, data fusion, exploitation, and analysis systems/tools that leverage multi-sensor/multi-platform data to provide reliable, scalable, contacting and time dominant intel and reporting.
•·         Automated exploitation systems that include effective multi-intelligence data mining capabilities and/or automated target recognition capabilities.
•·         Effective Specific Emitter Identification (SEI)/Specific Emitter Tracking (SET) capabilities that address multiple targets, across all of the electromagnetic spectrum, moving or stationary, real or decoy.
•·         Remote chemical/biological agent detection and identification. Due to high false alarm rates using existing passive sensors, explore active sensing technology to increase sensitivity and reduce false alarms over current deployed systems. In addition, dissemination of accurate chemical/biological detection identification and characterization via existing battlefield architectures as well as population of common operating pictures for a more complete battlefield status is desired.
 
•5.      Focus Area 5: Space Situational Awareness
Many space systems have been developed for specific purposes and are used only for their primary intended missions. This interest area includes exploiting planned and existing space and ground based sensors for SSA missions which may not be the primary or intended purpose of the sensors. The goal is to use these sensors to map/track or improve mapping/tracking of space objects. The products developed under this focus area need to be used eventually on a Common Operating Environment (COE) platform and integrated with a visualization tool; however, development of the COE is not the goal of this focus area.
•·         How do we develop and implement data standardization and harmonization across the range of sensors contributing to SSA?
•·         How do we perform IR multi-stage correlation, sensor cross-cueing in the Space Surveillance Network, and multi-source fusion of space tracks using IR and radar?
•·         How do we develop software to determine space systems ops status, and sensor coverage of space?
•·         How do we provide the capability to correlate and fuse imagery, optical, and other INTs, both of space objects and from space sensors, with IR and radar?
•·         What capabilities exist to integrate space systems C2 with Space & Terrestrial sensor status and configuration?
•·         How do we create an interface for an enhanced visualization tool to feed a space COP display?
•·         How do we leverage multiple phenomenologies (e.g., polarimetry, spectral data, RF emissions) from existing systems to better satisfy our satellite intelligence needs?
•·         How do we use existing or planned sensors, including those with a non-SSA mission, to manually or automatically track space objects?
•·         How do we implement a real-time cloud computing architecture to facilitate data sharing and fusion among data providers and customers?
•·         How do we enhance, integrate or improve applicable "walker" capabilities?
 
•6.      Focus Area 6: Cyber and Spectrum Warfare Operations
AF TENCAP seeks to leverage innovative cyber and/or RF-enabled capabilities in each of the areas defined below to enhance joint warfighting posture for situational awareness (SA), enhanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), operational preparation of the environment (OPE), battle damage assessment (BDA) and offensive cyber purposes.  Primary interest is in the development of capabilities which integrate across warfighting domains.  
Desired capabilities/techniques exclude enterprise IT infrastructure, systems and applications.  Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
•·         Capabilities/techniques for RF-enabled capabilities:
•o        Rapid integration of relatively mature RF-enabled cyber capabilities            with tactical airframes or special mission platforms.
•o        Rapid development and integration of cyber with software-defined            radios.
•o        Rapid development of highly sophisticated EW techniques and/or   technologies.
•·         Risk reduction prototyping of next-generation, tactical cyber and/or EW     capabilities.
•·         Offensive capabilities/techniques against data confidentiality, integrity and            availability and active defense (e.g., penetration testing) capabilities.
•·         Cyber and/or EW capabilities that provide obfuscated communications       and/or techniques for tactical warfighter platforms to achieve global reach and access.
•·         Capabilities /techniques that protect tactical warfighter assets against          spectrum or electromagnetic interference (EMI) threats
•o   Capabilities/and or techniques that provide indications and warnings (I&W), situational awareness (SA) and/or automated            force protection countermeasures.  
•·         Capabilities and/or techniques that support cyber and/or EW operational     preparation of the environment (OPE), enhanced ISR, measures of             effectiveness/performance (MOE/MOP), and /or battle damage       assessments (BDA).
•·         End to end command and control (C2) infrastructure specifically tailored to the projection of full-spectrum tactical cyber capabilities.
 
 
•7.      Focus Area 7: Air Superiority 
Achieving Air Superiority encompasses a broad range of capabilities in many mission areas spanning air, space and cyber domains.  In order to fully characterize the relevant Science and Technology (S&T) trends that will shape future capabilities required for Air Superiority.  Tools should be developed in critical mission areas of persistent battlespace awareness including sensors/sensor suites, robust, net-centric operations, offensive and proactive defensive cyber capabilities and rapid global mobility.   The technologies will come primarily from non-material solutions and should be developed to enhance the core tenants of Air Superiority and ensure a streamlined approach to further enhance campaign planning in an A2/AD environment.
•·         Survivable and secure netted tools and technologies that attain or enhance robust, survivable, and flexible LPI/LPD high-bandwidth communications and datalink architectures to effectively execute command and control in an A2/AD environment.
•·         Survivable, interoperable, multi-platform, full-spectrum, state-of-the-art offensive and defensive electronic warfare (EW) capabilities--electronic Attack (EA), electronic protect (EP), and electronic support (ES).
•·         Integrate off-board sources (space-based, government and commercial) to improve organic precision direction-finding (DF) and geolocation of threat systems and enhance situational awareness.
•·         Tools to expand the capabilities of aircraft to carry additional and/or standoff weapons loads in different configurations.
 
•8.      Focus Area 8: Command, Control and Spectrum Utilization
Effective command and control systems should provide commanders the means to synchronize action to achieve joint objectives in what will be a contested and degraded electromagnetic and information environment. They should be sufficiently robust, scalable, flexible, and rapidly deployable to enable commanders to fully exploit air, space, and cyberspace capabilities, and employ decision tools and displays that provide decision makers with full-spectrum all-source battlespace visibility. These demands will drive the need for universal, survivable, self-healing, adaptive, secure, jam-resistant, and interoperable networks connecting users from diverse organizations who operate across numerous security levels and in vastly different geographic, environmental, technological, and threat contexts. These capabilities maintain C2 presence while providing a balance between maximizing C2 ability to conduct distributed operations for maximum reachback and minimum forward footprint while mitigating the risk of relying on beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications, links, and cyber linkages that could be lost or denied.
•·         Tools to better integrate space assets and capabilities into both theater planning systems, command and control, and airborne support and execution platforms.
•·         Technologies to generate comprehensive and accurate air, surface (land/ maritime), space, and cyberspace (to include enemy, friendly, and neutral force information) common operating pictures available to networked warfighters.
•·         Ability to receive, fuse, and transmit data across multiple domains or multinational system architectures
•·         Responsive and assured access to timely and relevant decision quality information.
•·         Long-range, high-confidence real-time combat identification.
•·         Planning tools and decision aids to fully integrate non-kinetic capabilities into campaign planning and execution.
•·         Capabilities to counter offensive and defensive directed energy (DE), anti-satellite (ASAT), and EW advanced threats.
Technologies to enhance typical telecommunications to increase capability, such as full motion video (FMV), video telecommunication (VTC), or machine-to-machine data collaboration.
 
•9.      Focus Area 9: Real-Time/Near Real Time Large Data Analytics and Virtualization
AF TENCAP has an existing prototype cloud computing architecture for information sharing and innovative association of data based on the NSA-developed "Ghost Machine" (GM) and DoD's "Red Disk" architecture.  The AF TENCAP cloud architecture is one of the first JWICS nodes with an authority to operate (ATO) and is an operational "pathfinder" demonstrating operational capabilities to provide cost effective, enterprise-level tools and analytic services across the DoD and IC.  The enterprise increases access and visibility of data to Warfighters and analysts through attribute-based access controls which enables accelerated analysis of the data to create information. The increased availability of information results and technology allow analysts to rapidly identify unique associations across multiple domains that were previously lost in the volume, velocity and variety of data.  
 
U.S. Government agencies are slowly moving away from the use of relational and proprietary databases, which require matching proprietary hardware, software and licensing.  The use of virtual technologies and implementation of "cloud" techniques greatly reduce these overhead costs while enabling diverse data elements to be stored in the same electromagnetic space without any predefined associations or relationships.  Areas of interest within this focus area include:
•·         Large data analytics for the analysis, correlation and/or association of data from all other AF TENCAP focus areas to operate in the cloud environment.  In particular those working with NoSQL-type databases.
•·         Tools/methods to expedite and/or automate data tagging, classification, indexing and ingestion of structured and unstructured data sets.
•·         Visualization tools and techniques for multi-domain, object-based intelligence and information sets.  Preferably Ozone Widget Framework compatible, and browser agnostic
•·         Agile techniques to migrate/integrate existing "legacy" applications and relational data stores with "cloud" architecture while preserving system certification and accreditation.
•·         Applications, analytic tools and techniques which ensure future integration with other "cloud" architectures.
 
V.      White Paper or PROPOSAL REVIEW INFORMATION
 
•1.      Right to Use a Two-step solicitation process:  
The Air Force reserves the right to use a two-step solicitation process.  If applicable, the CALL will specify and describe the two-step process, which will normally follow these general guidelines:  FIRST STEP solicits a request for an abstract/white paper and a rough order of magnitude (ROM) cost. These will be evaluated by a government team that will determine which of the abstracts/white papers have the most promise of meeting AF TENCAP needs. Offerors will be notified of the disposition of their abstract/white paper.  Those offerors submitting abstracts/white papers assessed as meeting AF TENCAP needs will be asked to submit a technical and cost proposal. The SECOND STEP consists of offerors submitting a technical and cost proposal within the number of specified days from proposal request within each individual CALL.  After receipt, proposals will be evaluated in accordance with the award criteria in Section VIII below and/or as otherwise adjusted in each CALL for proposals.  Proposals will be categorized and subsequently selected for negotiation.  The two-step process will only be used if the CALL so specifies.
 
Intergovernmental Review:  If applicable, to be specified in each CALL for proposals.
 
Funding Restrictions:  If applicable, to be specified in each CALL for proposals.
 
Other Submission Requirements:  Specified in each CALL for proposals, but generally through e-mail.
 
If by electronic submission:  URL or e-mail address, whether a password is required and a point of contact that will be available to resolve technical difficulties will be specified in subsequent RFPs.
 
2. General Instructions for White Papers:
a. Responders' should apply the restrictive notice prescribed in the provision of                     FAR 52.215-1(e) Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisition.
        
b. Each white paper submitted under this BAA must contain a title of the proposed project and a brief description (up to 250 characters) at the non-proprietary level.  Also, provide your DoD Technology Readiness Level, if available.  An optional expanded description (up to 8000 characters) may be provided by the offeror with the statement that all information is non-proprietary.  This information may be made available to Government personnel outside the AF TENCAP to determine if this concept may be appropriate for their mission.
        
c. The cost of preparing white papers or proposals in response to this BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resulting or other contract; however, it may be an allowable expense to the normal bid and proposal indirect cost as specified in FAR 31.205.  
 
d. This solicitation involves data that are subject to export control laws and regulations.
        
e. White Papers and Proposals submitted under this BAA may be security classified from Unclassified up to the National Program level.  There are no provisions for submitting outside these classification levels.
 
f.  Responder white paper and proposals shall use no smaller than 12 point Times New Roman font and no longer than 5 pages total.
        
g. Include any known potential transition partners
              
VI. WHITE PAPER CONTENT
 
1. Title for White Paper (Must be Unclassified, also include a one sentence                   description of the effort)
•(a)       Company Name
•(b)      Contracting POC
                   (1)  Name
       (2)  Address
                   (3)  Phone
       (4)  E-Mail
•(c)       Technical POC
(1)  Name
(2)  Address
(3)  Phone
(4)  E-Mail
•(d)      Focus Areas and Application name and number for which that white paper might apply
•(e)       Tracking Number for reference (if the company uses tracking identifications)
•(f)       Identify if this effort has been or is currently being worked for another federal entity, to include a point of contact and the stage.
(g)    Has this idea been submitted for any previous BAA? If so, what are the relevant changes and include a point of contact for the previous BAA effort(s)?
 
2. White Papers are intended to provide a brief overview of the concept being presented.  This is intended to save Responders time and effort in developing white papers that are outside of the scope or interests of the AF TENCAP.  White Papers will be initially evaluated based upon very limited criteria.  The specific focus is on warfighter impact, technical value, and risk.  White Papers may not exceed 5 pages, excluding title page along with attachment 1 (Policy Statement for White Papers from Responders/Offerors Seeking Research Contracts) and shall provide:
•·         A description of the warfighter impact and concept of employment
•·         Its connection to a specific Focus Area (also identify the TRL number (TRL table on page 20)
•·         A description of the technical effort
•·         The lineage of the white paper*
•·         ROM-level cost and schedule estimates
* Lineage is of particular interest and importance.  The AF TENCAP is more interested in the leveraging of existing space capabilities than in new-starts.  Evaluations will strongly consider whether the concept represents a new effort or the continuation or innovative use of an existing effort.
 
VII.    WHITE PAPER EVALUATION ASSESSMENTS
 
1.  Evaluation Team.
Responders are hereby notified that the Government intends to utilize an Evaluation Team in the white paper evaluation process and in determining which initiatives should proceed to step two.  The Evaluation Team may consist of Government personnel, Federally Funded Research & Development Centers (FFRDC) personnel, Technical Services and Engineering Support personnel, and Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) personnel. Evaluation Team members will be required to sign nondisclosure forms or OGE Form 450s prior to their participation.  
      2.  Assessment Areas.
The objective of the evaluation is to identify Responders who will provide the greatest satisfaction of requirements/objectives within funding limitations.  The applicability and potential impact of the proposed effort to the AF TENCAP mission will be evaluated.  Concepts will be evaluated based on the merit and relevance of the specific effort proposed as it relates to the AF TENCAP focus area objectives and other criteria identified in this section, rather than against other concepts covering the same general area or other areas.  The evaluation also includes problem comprehension, and the degree to which the proposed solution(s), if successful, will provide the warfighter capability.  Each submission will be prioritized within the scope of the entire AF TENCAP execution mission.  Proposals will typically be reviewed by the appropriate requiring activity within 30 days after submission by the Responder.  The Government will evaluate white papers based upon the following criteria:  Warfighter Impact, Technical Value, and Risk. 
 
a. Evaluation Criteria:  The selection of one or more sources for award will be based on an evaluation of each offeror's white paper (both technical and cost/price aspects) to determine the overall merit of the white paper in response to the announcement, as well as on Agency need and funding availability.
 
b. Warfighter Impact Assessment.  This assessment will address the Warfighter Impact of the concept.  The AF TENCAP is most interested in concepts that significantly impact the ability of the warfighter to accomplish their mission and provide dramatic improvement through new mission capabilities that directly address critical problems.  Include an architecture of vision with explanation and identify strategic or operational relevancy or a tactical warfighter specifically interested in the capability.
c. Technical Value Assessment.  This assessment will address or establish the technical worthiness of the proposed effort.  Items to be considered include technical approach toward achieving the stated objective(s), and the existence of sufficient technical payoff to warrant risk. Efforts should focus on truly new and unique approaches and techniques to existing systems that lead to, or enable revolutionary and evolutionary improvements in capability, performance, and/or cost.
The degree to which the proposed effort presents a new and innovative approach will be evaluated. The AF TENCAP is most interested in projects that are investigating previously unexplored approaches, methods, sources, etc. Of most interest are those ideas that represent a creative use of existing capabilities.  This could cover an innovative method of exploiting existing information, or a means to combine existing technologies in a creative manner.  New and emerging technologies are of less interest, given the emphasis within the AF TENCAP on leveraging of already proven technologies in a creative manner.  However, submissions proposing new systems/emerging technologies are not automatically dismissed and may be considered. Identify the Technology Readiness Level (TRL), preferably TRL numbers 6, 7 and 8 as these are significant and most desired by the Government; however, other TRL numbers will be considered.  Refer to the table below to assist with your identification in the white paper.
 




TRL Nr


Definition




1


Basic principles observed and reported




2


Technology concept and/or application formulated




3


Analytical and experimental critical function and/or characteristic proof of concept




4


Component and/or breadboard validation in a laboratory environment




5


Component and/or breadboard validation in a relevant environment




6


System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment




7


System prototype demonstration in an operational environment




8


Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration




d. Risk Assessment.  This assessment will evaluate the proposed approach/white paper's likelihood of success to include cost, schedule, performance and transition.  ROM-level cost and schedule estimates should be included.  Include a goal to finish transition effort by the end of 24 months (less than 12 months for final demo with 12 month transition.)
The assessment will evaluate the reasonableness and accuracy of the ROM cost/schedule estimate.  Efforts will generally be limited to $1 million per concept (or $2.0 million over 2 years).  Larger efforts that are considered of particular value to the warfighter will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Government will provide their cost variance for programs estimated above $2M.
 
Transition risk assessment consists of an evaluation of potential risk of project in consideration of the technical performance and TRL level.  In general, the table below reflects how the Government will equate transition risk based upon the associated technical performance and TRL level.
 
3.  Review and Selection Process for White Papers and Proposals
 
a. Categories:  The White Papers and technical and cost proposals will be evaluated similarly and categorized as follows:
 
•(1)      Category I:  Submission is well conceived, scientifically and technically sound, pertinent to the program goals and objectives, and offered by a responsible contractor with the competent scientific and technical staff and supporting resources needed to ensure satisfactory program results.  Proposals in Category I are determined to be technically acceptable, but will be recommended for award based on availability of funds.  They are normally displaced only by other Category I proposals.
•(2)      Category II:  Submission is scientifically or technically sound requiring further development and are recommended for acceptance, but are at a lower priority than Category I.
•(3)      Category III:  Submission is well conceived, but no warfighter need or requirement can be found to transition product.  Concept will be re-considered if/when warfighter requirement is realized.
•(4)      Category IV:  Submission is not technically sound or does not meet BAA needs/goals.
 
•b.      In general, no other evaluation criteria will be used.  
•c.       If other evaluation criteria apply, it will be specified in each CALL for proposals.  The technical and cost proposals will be evaluated at the same time.  The Air Force reserves the right to select for award of a contract any, all, part or none of the white paper or proposal received.  Award of a contract to universities or nonprofit institutions will be subject to the mutual agreement of the parties.
 
VIII. Award Administration Information
 
•1.   Award Notices:
Offerors will be notified whether their proposal is recommended for award, by e-mail, on or about the date specified in each CALL.    The notification is not to be construed to mean the award of a contract is assured, as availability of funds and successful negotiations are prerequisites to any award.
 
2.  Administrative Requirements:  Any legal restrictions or national policy will be identified in the CALL as will terms on intellectual property, data rights, data sharing, and security requirements.  
 
3.  Reporting:  Reporting requirements will be defined in each CALL and annotated in attached contract deliverables (CDRLs).
 
 
IX. Agency Contact(s)
 
1. Address all questions to the contracting POC listed on each CALL:
 
2. Address contracting questions to the contracting POC listed on each CALL:
 
Note:  The contracting POC(s) for all requirements advertised under this open BAA will be specified with each individual CALL for proposal.
 
 
X. Proposal and Submission Information
 
The following proposal preparation instructions may apply in total, or in part, to subsequent individual CALLs for proposals.  Each amendment to this BAA calling for proposals will detail which proposal preparation instructions apply.
 
1.   Overview:  Proposals submitted shall be in accordance with this announcement and any instructions in the individual CALL for proposals.  Offerors should be alert for any BAA amendments that may permit extensions to the proposal submission date.
 
2.  Content and Form of Proposal Submission: The paragraphs below identify proposal format and content.  Proposals should be addressed to the Contracting Point of Contact (POC) stated in each CALL for proposals.
 
•i.                    General Instructions:  Offerors should apply the restrictive notice prescribed in the provision of FAR 52.215-1(e) Instructions to Offerors-Competitive Acquisition. Offerors should consider proposal instructions contained in the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Guide for Industry, which can be accessed on line at https://www.ksoa.net/pdf/afrl-baa-guide-for-industry.html.  This guide is specifically designed to assist the offeror in understanding the BAA proposal process. Technical/management and cost volumes should be submitted in separate volumes, and must be valid for 180 days from submission.  Proposals must reference the announcement number assigned to each CALL for proposals issued hereunder.  Offerors must submit one-original electronic proposal via e-mail to the Contracting POC in a format identified in each CALL for proposals.  Offerors are required to submit the technical/management volume in MS-Word and the cost/business volume in MS-Word, with a cost proposal spreadsheet in MS-Excel with no locked references or formulas.  Offerors are advised that only contracting officers are legally authorized to contractually bind or otherwise commit the government and direction from other than the contracting officer is unauthorized.  The cost of preparing proposals in response to any CALL for proposals under this BAA is not considered an allowable direct charge to any resulting or any other contract; however, it may be an allowable expense to the normal bid and proposal indirect cost as specified in FAR 31.205-18.
 
b. Technical/Management Proposal:
 
•(1)   Proposal Structure:  The technical/management volume shall be presented as a single document.
 
•(2)   Page Limitations: The following describes the page limitations on the    proposal submittal:
 
•(a)    Prepared and submitted in MS Office Word format, the number of pages for each volume (technical/management/cost) for any type contract or Assistance Instrument, will be specified in each CALL for proposals.
 
•(b)   Font shall be standard 12-point business font Arial.
 
•(c)    Character spacing must be "normal," not condensed in any manner.
 
•(d)   Pages shall be double-spaced, single-sided, 8.5 by 11 inches, with at least one-inch margins on sides, top and bottom.  Lines between text lines must also be 10-point.
 
•(e)    All text, including text in tables and charts, must adhere to all font size and line spacing requirements listed herein.  Font and line spacing requirements do not have to be followed for illustrations, flowcharts, drawings, and diagrams.  These exceptions shall not be used to circumvent formatting requirements and page count limitations by including lengthy narratives in such items.
 
•(f)    Pages shall be numbered starting with the cover page being Page 1, and the last page being Page (to be determined in each CALL for proposals).  The page limitation covers all information including indices, photographs, foldouts (counted as 1 page for each 8.5 by 11 portion) tables, charts, appendices, attachments, resumes, etc.
 
•(g)   The proposal page limit does not include the offeror's proposed Statement of Work (SOW); however, the same formatting rules apply to the SOW.  The page limit of the SOW will be specified in each CALL for proposals.
 
•(h)   Due to continuing attempts by numerous offerors to obtain an unfair advantage by failing to conform to the formatting rules above, the Government will check the proposal and SOW for conformance to the stated requirements.  Any pages in excess of the stated page limitation after the format check will not be considered.  In addition if the proposal or SOW does not conform to the above requirements, a notification will be sent to the offeror's company management to advise of the nonconformance.
 
•(3)               The proposal shall include a discussion of the nature and scope of the problem being addressed (as outlined in the CALL for proposal, but elaborated based on the offeror's breakdown of the problem), and the proposed solution, technical approach and schedule.  In addition, all offerors will describe their past proven experience in rapid prototyping of technical solutions, provide descriptions of available equipment, data and facilities, and submit short resumes of key personnel who will be participating and your opinion and reasoning of the complexity of the effort.  This volume shall include a SOW detailing the technical tasks proposed to be accomplished under the proposed effort and suitable for contract incorporation.  Do not include any proprietary information in the SOW.  Refer to the BAA Guide for Industry referenced above to assist in SOW preparation.
 
•(4)               Any questions concerning the technical proposal or SOW preparation shall be referred to the Contracting Officer.
 
•c.       Cost/Business Proposal:
 
•(1)   Separate the proposal into a business section and cost section.  The business section should contain all business aspects to the proposed contract, such as type of contract, any exceptions to terms and conditions of the model contract, any information not technically related, etc.  Provide rationale for exceptions.   Cost proposals have no limitations; however, offerors are requested to keep cost proposals to 20 pages as a goal.  The proposal shall be furnished with supporting schedules and shall contain a person hour breakdown per task.  Refer to the BAA Guide for Industry for detailed proposal instructions.
 
•(2)   Subcontracting plans, for efforts anticipated to exceed $700,000, shall be submitted along with the technical and cost proposals.  Reference FAR 19.704 and DFARS 219.704 for subcontracting plan requirements.  Small business concerns are exempt from this requirement.
 
•d.      Proposal Content Summary:  You may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this solicitation are not met on the proposal due date.  Reference Section XI Paragraph 8 for a checklist of the requirements.
 
 
e.   Proposal Due Date and Time: Specified in each CALL for proposals to this solicitation.  NOTE: Proposal receipt after the due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of FAR 52.215-1(c) (3).
 
NOTE:  Intent to Propose:  Offerors that anticipate submitting a proposal are requested to submit an e-mail to the contract POC specified in each CALL for proposals.  The intent to submit a proposal should include the name of the contractor and the contractor's POC.
 
XI. Other Information
 
1.  Acquisition of Commercial Items:  Based upon market research, the Government is not using the policies contained in Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, in its solicitation for the described supplies or services. However, interested persons may identify to the contracting officer their interest and capability to satisfy the Government's requirement with a commercial item within 15 days of a published CALL.
 
2.  Support Contractors:  Offerors are advised that employees of commercial firms under contract to the Government may be used to administratively process proposals, monitor contract performance, or perform other administrative duties requiring access to other contractors' proprietary information.  These support contracts include nondisclosure agreements prohibiting their contractor employees from disclosing any information submitted by other contractors or using such information for any purpose other than that for which it was furnished.
 
3. Wide Area Work Flow:  NOTICE:    Any contract award resulting from this solicitation will contain the clause at DFARS 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests, which requires electronic submission of all payment requests.  The clause cites three possible electronic formats through which to submit electronic payment requests.  Pursuant to that clause, the Department of Defense is adopting Wide Area Work Flow-Receipt and Acceptance (WAWF-RA).  Any contract resulting from this solicitation will establish a requirement to use WAWF-RA for invoicing and receipt/acceptance, and provide coding instructions applicable to this contract.  Contractors are encouraged to take advantage of available training (both web-based and through your local DCMA office), and to register in the WAWF-RA system.  Information regarding WAWF-RA, including the web-based training and registration, can be found at https://wawf.eb.mil.  Note:  This WAWF-RA requirement does not apply to Universities that are audited by an agency other than DCAA.
 
4. Item Identification and Valuation.  Any contract award resulting from this solicitation may contain the clause at DFARS 252.211-7003, Item Identification and Valuation, (Dec 2013) which requires unique item identification and valuation of any deliverable item; subassemblies, components, and parts embedded within an item; when determined necessary by the requiring activity for serially managed, mission essential, or controlled inventory.  Also included are any DoD serially managed subassembly, component, or part embedded within a delivered item and the parent item that contains the embedded subassembly, component, or part.  Per DFARS 211.274-3 Policy for Valuation, it is DoD policy that contractors shall be required to identify the Government's unit acquisition cost for all items delivered, even if none of the criteria for placing a unique item identification mark applies.  
 
5. Excessive Pass-Through Charges.  As prescribed in DFARS 215.408(3), provision 252.215-7003, "Excessive Pass-Through Charges - Identification of Subcontract Effort, is contained in this solicitation (as shown below).  Any contract valued greater than $650,000, resulting from this solicitation, shall contain the Clause at DFARS 252.215-7004, Excessive Pass-Through Charges (APR 2007).  This clause requires the contractor to notify the Contracting Officer in writing if:  (1) The Contractor changes the amount of subcontract effort after award such that it exceeds 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under the contract, task order, or delivery order. The notification shall identify the revised cost of the subcontract effort and shall include verification that the Contractor will provide added value; or (2) Any subcontractor changes the amount of lower-tier subcontractor effort after award such that it exceeds 70 percent of the total cost of the work to be performed under its subcontract.  The notification shall identify the revised cost of the subcontract effort and shall include verification that the subcontractor will provide added value as related to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s).
252.215-7003 Excessive Pass-Through Charges - Identification of Subcontract Effort.
EXCESSIVE PASS-THROUGH CHARGES-
IDENTIFICATION OF SUBCONTRACT EFFORT (MAY 2008)
(a) Definitions. Added value, excessive pass-through charge, subcontract, and subcontractor, as used in this provision, are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled ''Excessive Pass-Through Charges'' (DFARS 252.215-7004).
(b) General. The offeror's proposal shall exclude excessive pass-through charges.
(c) Performance of work by the Contractor or a subcontractor.
(1) The offeror shall identify in its proposal the total cost of the work to be performed by the offeror, and the total cost of the work to be performed by each subcontractor, under the contract, task order, or delivery order.
(2) If the offeror intends to subcontract more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under the contract, task order, or delivery order, the offeror shall identify in its proposal-
(i) The amount of the offeror's indirect costs and profit applicable to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s); and
(ii) A description of the added value provided by the offeror as related to the work to be performed by the subcontractor(s).
(3) If any subcontractor proposed under the contract, task order, or delivery order intends to subcontract to a lower-tier subcontractor more than 70 percent of the total cost of work to be performed under its subcontract, the offeror shall identify in its proposal-
(i) The amount of the subcontractor's indirect costs and profit applicable to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s); and
(ii) A description of the added value provided by the subcontractor as related to the work to be performed by the lower-tier subcontractor(s).
(End of provision)
 
6. Ombudsman:  The Ombudsman clause, AFFARS 5352.201-9101 Ombudsman (Aug 2005) will be contained in any contracts or agreements resulting from this Solicitation.  The AF TENCAP Ombudsman is:
 
Ms. Jill Willingham, AFLCMC/AQP                   
1790 10th Street               
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7630             
Tel: 937-255-5472             
jill.willingham@wpafb.af.mil
 
7. Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation:  As prescribed in FAR 19.308, FAR Clause 52.219-28, "Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUN 2007)," is incorporated by reference in this solicitation.  This clause will be contained in any contracts resulting from this solicitation.  This clause requires a contractor to rerepresent its size status when certain conditions apply.  The clause provides detail on when the rerepresentation must be complete and what the contractor must do when a rerepresentation is required.
 
8.  Proposal Content Checklist:  You may be ineligible for award if all requirements of this solicitation are not met on the proposal due date.
•a.    Proposals are due to the Contracting POC specified in each CALL for proposals.
•b.   Proposals are due no later than the due date and time specified in each CALL for proposals.
•c.    Proposal page limits are strictly enforced.  See Section IV.2.b. & c. and the requirements of each CALL for proposals under the BAA for page limitations.
•d.   Completed Certifications and Representations (Section K) are due with the proposal.  Certifications and Representations (Section K) can be found at http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6790 under the Sample Contract Documents title of the Business Resources Header.  In the interests of transformation and streamlining and in order to be in position to award within days of completion of the technical evaluation, it is imperative that you review the model contract appropriate for your business type and provide with your proposal any exceptions to terms and conditions.
•e.    The Cost/Business Proposal must contain all information described in the Content and Form of Proposal Section.
•f.    For any subcontracts proposed, the Cost/Business Proposal must contain a subcontractor analysis IAW FAR 15.404-3(b).
•g.   The Cost/Business Proposal must contain any exceptions to the sample Model Contract Terms and Conditions.  (See http://www.wpafb.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6790 for sample model contracts.)  However, be advised that the document awarded may include contract line items (CLINs)/clauses/articles in addition to those in the models, and/or some of the CLIN/clauses/articles in the models may be deleted, depending on the specific circumstances of the individual program.  Any additions or deletions will be discussed with the offeror prior to award of the document.
•h.   Offerors other than small businesses are to include a subcontracting plan in Microsoft Word Readable Format on a CD ROM as well as a hard copy.
•i.     Proposals must be submitted in the format specified in Section IV.
•j.     Offerors who have Forward Pricing Rate Agreements (FPRA's) and Forward Pricing Rate Recommendations (FPRR's) should submit them with their proposal.
•k.   If a DD254 is applicable, offerors must verify their Cognizant Security Office information is current with Defense Security Service (DSS) at www.dss.mil.
•l.     If effort is subject to export control, offerors must submit a Certified DD Form 2345, Militarily Critical Technical Data Agreement, with proposal.

DRAFT Phase 3 BMO SMALL BUSINESS RFP

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) | Published January 27, 2017  -  Deadline March 15, 2017
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The U.S General Services Administration (GSA) is embarking on a Strategic Sourcing Solution for Building Maintenance and Operations (herein BMO) services for Phase 3, Zones 7 through 14. BMO is issuing a DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) for the proposed acquisition solution for the purposes of getting industry feedback. 
The contract type is a Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (MA-IDIQ). The objective of the solution is to provide Government agencies with an acquisition vehicle that offers a comprehensive coverage of services that fall under the building maintenance and operations scope.

Technical and Business Support Services

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published May 11, 2012  -  Deadline December 31, 2069
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8(a) Set-aside. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Golden Field Office (GFO) has a requirement for Technical and Business Support Services that contains technical, scientific, engineering, analytical, management, communications, conferencing, and business administrative requirements. One or more Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) performance-based contracts will be issued. The period of performance is for a twelve (12) month Base Year and four (4) one-year option periods. Task orders will be FFP to the maximum extent practical, or labor-hour level-of-effort. The procurement is 100% 8(a) Set-Aside competed among eligible 8(a) offerors. The contractor will be required to provide support services to approximately seventeen (17) program offices with varying levels of support needs. The contractor shall provide all personnel, management, supervision, materials, supplies, equipment, transportation, and otherwise do all things necessary for, or incident to the requirements set forth in the performance work statement (PWS) not explicitly stated as Government provided. The current NAICS Code is 541330 Engineering Services (Contracts and Subcontracts for Engineering Services Awarded Under the National Energy Policy Act of 1992) with a size standard of $35.5 million. Offerors must be registered in the: Central Contractors Registration (CCR) (http://www.bpn.gov/ccr); in FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net/; and in the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at https://orca.bpn.gov. Joint Venture Agreements are allowable on competitive 8(a) set-asides, however, the joint venture agreement must be received by SBA prior to the proposal due date and approved before award of any resulting contract. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. It is anticipated the Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation will be issued on the Federal Business Opportunity website at www.fbo.gov on or about June 4, 2012. Telephone calls will not be considered.

44--CONTAINER,PLASTIC

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published August 3, 2016  -  Deadline September 19, 2020
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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

NIST Small Business Innovation Research Program, Fiscal Year 2010

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Published October 16, 2009  -  Deadline January 22, 2038
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- DESCRIPTION -Proposals will be sought from small business firms for participation in the NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.  The SBIR Program is a three-phase program which implements Public Law 102-564, the Small Business Research and Development Enhancement Act of 1992.  The pending Solicitation, SBIR, includes subtopics describing research needed to extend technologies developed at NIST for the purpose of commercializing the NIST technology as well as subtopics describing NIST mission-related research that directly support a NIST project that can be achieved by a small business.
.  The purpose of Phase 1 is to conduct feasibility related experimental or theoretical research or research and development (R&D) in order to determine the scientific or technical merit/feasibility of concepts/ideas as prerequisite for further NIST support under Phase 2 of the SBIR Program.  Awards under the SBIR Phase 1 will be eligible to compete for the SBIR Phase 2 contracts.  SBIR Phase 1 awards will have a value of $90,000.00.  The following are the research topics available for the SBIR Phase 1 FY 2010 solicitation:
Microfluidic Palette for Cellular Response to Chemical Stimuli
Ultra-rapid microtiter plate reader with �detectorless� electrophoresis detection
Multi-well cell culture plate for oxygen measurement and control
Miniaturized Magneto-Optical Trap for Advanced Timing Applications
Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Thermal Detectors
Ultra-thin NbN films for superconducting detectors
Non-linear crystals for photon pair to be efficiently coupled into single mode optical fiber
Pulse Tube Cryocoolers Optimized for Cooling Massive Payloads
A Common Platform for MicroRobotics Research
Massively parallel high temperature probe system for wafer-level reliability testing
Instrument for Characterization of Environmental Soot Aggregates
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers for Atomic Clocks
Printed Circuit card Assembly (PCA) Testability Coverage Analysis in a Three-Dimensional Visualization Environment
Improved VUV Lamp
Table-Top Broadband VUV Source for Radiometry
High Resolution Hyperspectral Imager
Compact Parametric Down Conversion-Based Source of Entangled Photon Pairs
Sound Static Security Analyzer for Software
Signal Processing Methods for High-Dimensional Microsensor Data Streams
Analysis of New WWVB Modulation Schemes for Future Broadcast
RFID-Integrated Sensor Systems
High-frame rate, foveated 3D imaging system
Self-Calibrating Camera Networks for Rapid Deployment
3D Imaging Sensor System for Robotic Platform
Avoiding parasitic currents on MEMS devices
Dynamic Six Degree of Freedom (6DOF) Vision System
Nanoscale Sidewall Imaging
Filling the Gaps in Nanoscale Length Standards
Sustainability Performance Analysis Tools for Evaluating Manufacturing Processes
High Efficiency, Photon number resolving Visible Light Photon Counters (VLPC)
Standard OWL Reasoning Support for Physical Quantities and Units
3-Dimensional Visualization of Printed Circuit card Assembly (PCA) Tin Whisker Risk Assessment
High-efficiency Photomixers for CW Terahertz Generation
Decision support tools for Sustainable Manufacturing
Tensile Pulse Generator for Heated Kolsky Bar Apparatus
Integrated Actuator for Contact Resonance AFM
High speed and high sensitivity quadrant photodetector
Anion exchange resins for chirality-based separation of single-wall carbon nanotubes
Elevated Temperature Microbalance Instrument for Nanomaterial Characterization
Barrier Fabrics for Fire Safe Furniture and Mattresses
Sustainable Manufacturing Maturity Modeling Tool Development
Ontologies for Enterprise Level Security Metrics
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