Synopsis - U.S. Army's Artillery and Chemical Training (ACT) Training Aids, Devices, Simulations
Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published August 31, 2016 - Deadline September 15, 2016
1. DESCRIPTIONOn behalf of the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), the Army Contracting Command (ACC) Orlando is issuing this synopsis IAW the requirement at FAR Subpart 5.2 Synopses of Proposed Contract Actions. The Government intends to award a contract for Life-Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) for the U.S. Army's Artillery and Chemical Training (ACT) Training Aids, Devices, Simulations and Simulators (TADSS) devices. Prospective contractor personnel must possess, at a minimum, SECRET security clearance. This sources sought seeks to gain an understanding of available Life-Cycle Contractor Support capabilities and viable approaches to challenges that may be encountered in implementing an ACT TADSS LCCS acquisition. THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO SET ASIDE THIS REQUIREMENT EXCLUSIVELY FOR SMALL BUSINESS. Be advised that the U.S. Government will not be able to set aside this requirement if two (2) or more qualified small businesses do not respond with information to support the set-aside. Accordingly, small businesses in all socioeconomic categories (including 8(a) Business Development Program, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women- Owned Small Business, etc.) are highly encouraged to respond with capabilities and recommendations in meeting this requirement.
2. BACKGROUNDThe Artillery and Chemical Training (ACT) contract is responsible for providing Life-Cycle Contractor Support for the U.S. Army's Air Defense Artillery, Field Artillery, and Chemical training devices located worldwide. Current locations include Ft. Sill, OK; Ft. Leonard Wood, MO; Ft. Lee, VA; Ft. Bliss, TX; Ft. Bragg, NC; Vilseck, Germany; Camp Casey, Korea as well as servicing multiple remote locations. Other supported sites may be added or removed as required by the Government. The ACT training devices are generally categorized as Air Defense Artillery, Field Artillery, or Chemical.
a. AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY (ADA). The ADA TADSS are used to train users in the operation and use of radar systems, employment and use of weapons, and the maintenance and repair of subject systems.b. FIELD ARTILLERY (FA). The FA TADSS are used to train users in the operation, use and maintenance of field radios, simulate firing missions, use of digital communications, and the operation/use of the FA Operations Control Group.c. CHEMICAL. The Chemical TADSS are used to train all aspects of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical reconnaissance, including the determination of contamination boundaries, chemical agents in the air, mapping of contamination areas, nuclear explosion detections, sample collections, and vehicle navigations.
The following list of devices represent the current ACT program and are being considered for this acquisition.
ACT devices to be supported include:AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY (ADA):1. Improved Moving Target Simulator (IMTS). 2. Stinger Troop Proficiency Trainer (STPT). 3. Avenger Institutional Conduct Of Fire Trainer (ICOFT). 4. Avenger Slew To Cue Table Top Trainer (AT3).5. Reconfigurable Table Top Trainer (RT3).6. Sentinel Maintenance and Operational Training Systems.
FIELD ARTILLERY (FA):1. Call For Fire Trainer (CFFT) Family of Systems.2. Fire Support Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (FSCATT) Family of Systems.3. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Organizational Maintenance Trainer (OMT) Family of Systems.4. Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Family of Systems.5. FireFinder Organizational Maintenance and Operator Training Systems. 6. Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Basic Skills Trainer (BST).
CHEMICAL:1. Chemical Agent Monitor Simulator (CAMSIM), XM32.2. Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) Virtual Crew Trainer (XM95)
NOTE: "Family of systems" means there are several configurations associated with the named device.The anticipated period of performance is a base period of twelve (12) months, beginning in the second quarter of FY 2017, with four (4) one-year option periods. The Government is considering the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement. Sector 54 - Professional, Scientific and Technical Services - 541330 - Engineering Services, with an associated size standard is $15M in average annual receipts. This NAICS code is relevant to the sustainment and I/O support ofArmy/non-standard TADSS.
3. PROGRAM REQUIREMENTThe contractor shall be responsible for providing LCCS services required in multiple CONUS and OCONUS locations. This consist of providing maintenance and logistics support, organizing, coordinating, and controlling program activities. The contractor shall also provide overall on-site management and the capability to coordinate with multiple remote locations in order to ensure compliance with the contract requirements and a timely delivery of required products and services to the customer. The contractor shall provide a stable, experienced and knowledgeable workforce familiar with the supported and additional TADSS, as defined. The contractor shall provide the appropriate engineering functions, repairs, system testing, technical oversight, management, and logistical support necessary to maintain and sustain the TADSS and the Material Support Package (MSP) in a fully operational condition. The contractor shall also provide facilities management and required equipment and expertise to provide basic sustainment functions.Other areas the contractor must be prepared to support:
a. Program Management Office. The contractor shall provide a Program Management Office (PMO) structure and organization to manage, control, and coordinate requirements of the PWS. The PMO shall maintain the capability to facilitate routine one-on-one interaction with the Government personnel during normal business hours, between 0700-1700 Eastern Time (EST/EDT), Monday through Friday, notwithstanding holidays. b. Security. The contractor shall meet all security requirements identified in DD Form 254, local security authority, and as guided by DoD 5220-22M, National Industry Security Program Operation Manual. Contractor personnel working on-site in the TADSS maintenance and operational facility shall possess a security clearance defined by the Government.c. Safety. Contractor personnel, although recognized as employees under administrative control of the contractor, shall be required to comply with federal, state, local Base Commander, and/or authorized representative regarding safety standards and security regulations applicable to the assigned work site.d. Risk Management. The contractor shall continuously monitor and assess the program for risk items that could adversely impact the program's cost, schedule, performance, problems and issues. The contractor shall discuss the status of risk items and their mitigation during all scheduled conferences, meetings, and reviews.e. Information Management. The contractor shall provide an open format, real time Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) Management Information System (MIS) in order to collect, store, and manage program management information in real time. This includes maintenance, inventory, etc. The MIS shall be operational and accessible 24- hours a day, seven (7) days a week. The MIS must be available by the end of the phase-in period (PIP)/mobilization.f. Transition Phase-In Period (PIP) / Mobilization. The contractor shall prepare a Transition Plan and shall execute during the 120-day transition phase. The contractor shall be responsible for providing sufficient experienced personnel during the transition period to ensure services are maintained in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS).g. Storage. The Government will provide the required secure/lockable maintenance and storage facilities. However, the contractor shall be responsible for providing any additional office equipment or furniture not furnished by the Government.h. Flexibility. The Contractor shall be able to add new systems and locations to the contract based upon future fielding(s) and program life-cycle management decisions without a degradation of current maintenance and support services to existing customers.
4. DRAFT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALA DRAFT request for proposal (RFP) for this contemplated effort was posted to FBO under Presolicitation Notice number "W900KK-16-R-0069" on 12 August 2016 and amended on 25 August 2016. Please consult the DRAFT request for proposal for more details. Note that the Draft RFP is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation.
5. DISCLAIMERThis synopsis is published in accordance with FAR Subpart 5.2 and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment by the U.S. Government, nor should it be construed as such. Submission of any information in response to this synopsis is purely voluntary; and the government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred. There shall be no basis for claims against the Government as a result of any information contained in this posting.