R--Afghanistan National Defense Security Forces Logistics & Sustainment Mentoring, Training, Subject Matter Expertixe, and Programmatic Support
Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published July 20, 2015 - Deadline July 27, 2015
The purpose of this notice is to synopsize the Afghanistan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) Logistics and Sustainment effort in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 5.2. This effort was previously synopsized under W560MY-15-C-R-0010 ON 26 June 2015. This is the same notice as previously announced under W560MY-15-C-R-0010 and the sources sought under W56KJD-15-R-0024. This notice is being announced under the correct solicitation number of W560MY-15-R-0010. All future notices for this effort will be published under the current solicitation number, W560MY-15-R-0010. The Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI) intends to issue a solicitation for a non-personal services contract to provide Logistics & Sustainment mentoring, training, subject matter expertise, and programmatic support to the ANDSF. The scope of the effort is focused on logistics automation, logistics information management, inventory management, database administration, depot operations, logistics and sustainment, maintenance management, and supply network management. ACC-RI estimates solicitation release on or about 3 September 2015. However, this date is subject to change. ACC-RI intends to conduct a full and open Lowest Price Technically Acceptable competition to award a single hybrid cost reimbursable contract with firm-fixed-price Contract Line Item Numbers. The period of performance is anticipated to be one base year plus three one-year evaluated option periods, and will include the FAR clause 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services. The work to be performed under this contract will be performed at various locations throughout Afghanistan, including coalition and U.S. bases. ACC-RI intends the contract to be staffed with U.S. Nationals and Local Nationals/Third Country Nationals. Interested parties must be able to demonstrate the existence of a current U.S. facility clearance to the SECRET level in accordance with DODD 5220.22, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual, at the time of proposal submission. This SECRET level clearance may also apply to affiliates, team members, and subcontractors if they have access to classified information. ACC-RI will NOT assist organizations in obtaining the required Facilities Clearance. This synopsis neither constitutes a Request for Proposal or Invitation for Bid, and does not restrict the Government of an ultimate acquisition approach. This synopsis should not be construed as a commitment by the Government for any purpose. This synopsis does not constitute a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor to pay for any costs incurred as a result of this notice. Below is a listing of all questions submitted in response to the 26 June, W560MY-15-C-R-0010 synopsis posting: QUESTION 1: Please confirm the sources sought notice published in April 2015, under W56KJD-15-R-0024 is the same effort at W560MY-15-C-R-0010. ANSWER 1: Confirmed. W560MY-15-C-R-0010 and W56KJD-15-R-0024 are the same effort. Moving forward, this effort will be advertised as W560MY-15-R-0010. The previous announcement for W56KJD- 15-R-0025 is unrelated to this effort. QUESTION 2: When/How can my company bid/propose on this requirement? ANSWER 2: Companies can submit a proposal in response to the solicitation as soon as the solicitation is posted. The synopsis is not a request for proposals. Companies shall follow the directions contained in the solicitation (once published). QUESTION 3: Is this a new effort? If this is not a new effort, what is the contract number and name of the current contractor? ANSWER 3: The requirement being competed is a new requirement. However, it contains elements of the requirements covered by contracts W560MY-15-C-0005 and W560MY-15-C-0006. QUESTION 4: Does the Government (USG) have a rough estimate of value? ANSWER 4: Yes. The Government will not release that number. QUESTION 5: Is there an incumbent contractor for these services? If so, could you please provide the contractor name and the contract number awarded? ANSWER 5: Portions of the contract are currently being performed by DynCorp International, LLC under the contracts listed in Q&A #3. QUESTION 6: Can you confirm that the attached document is in fact the draft PWS for this opportunity? ANSWER 6: Yes. The attached document is the draft PWS for this effort. QUESTION 7: Where are the actual locations in Afghanistan where work will be performed? Is the work on Coalition bases and/or Afghan secured bases, some combination or not? ANSWER 7: The work locations will dispersed throughout Afghanistan. Specific locations will be addressed in the formal Request for Proposals. QUESTION 8: What is the current or anticipated scale of effort personnel-wise and/or cost-wise? ANSWER 8: Personnel positions are listed in the attached draft PWS. QUESTION 9: Are there other partners currently involved or required? ANSWER 9: Unsure of what is being asked. QUESTION 10: Can you explain what the next phase of this effort would be and/or the expected period of performance? ANSWER 10: The contract will contain one one-year base period and three one-year option periods. QUESTION 11: Is Coalition Security quote mark Guardian Angel quote mark Force Protection provided for the contracted personnel? ANSWER 11: No. QUESTION 12: What is the expected billeting locations for contracted personnel (Coalition bases, Safe houses, etc.)? ANSWER 12: Personnel will be billeted in a variety of locations to include on coalition bases as well as locations not on a coalition base. QUESTION 13: Are any of the current contracted personnel expected to be armed? If so, what percentage? ANSWER 13: This effort will require some personnel to be armed. That information will be included in the formal Request for Proposals. QUESTION 14: Will this program be trade-off or LPTA? ANSWER 14: ACC-RI anticipates a LPTA source selection. QUESTION 15: Do you believe this opportunity will be released on September 3 or will it be pushed back? ANSWER 15: The current milestone for solicitation release is September 3. QUESTIION 16: Is there any chance a portion of this contract will be a set-aside for small business? ANSWER 16: This acquisition will be conducted as an unrestricted full and open competition. QUESTION 17: The FBO posting indicates a response is due 14 July 2015; however, I do not see anything to respond to. Can you clarify if this is an error? ANSWER 17: Organizations are not required to submit any information in response to this notice. Any additional questions shall be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. This synopsis neither constitutes a Request for Proposal or Invitation for Bid, and does not restrict the Government of an ultimate acquisition approach. This synopsis should not be construed as a commitment by the Government for any purpose. This synopsis does not constitute a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor to pay for any costs incurred as a result of this notice.