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Radar Environment Simulator(RES28x)

Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) | Published January 17, 2017  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
In accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System (AMS) Policy, the purpose of this announcement is to inform industry of the basis of the FAA's decision to contract with a selected source via single-source procedures.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to award a purchase order to Inventive Electronics of Niceville, Florida to meet testing requirements for various Primary and Secondary Radar systems in support of Program Office ANG-E55. Specifically, this procurement is for a Radar Environment Simulator (RES), 2nd Generation Radar Target Generator (RTG) (L/S Band) as well as Mobile Radar Analysis Support System for Sites (RASS-S) Workstation for the Mode-S Program.
Currently, there are three FAA Second Level Engineering organizations that use the RES, which have been previously procured via Inventive Electronics. ANG-E55 has an existing need to replace their internally developed simulators as they are beginning to fail and impact the mission of the subject organization.  In an effort to standardize test equipment used by the FAA and to utilize the previously developed test scenarios ANG-E55 determined it is in the best interest of the agency to purchase equipment currently used in the FAA.
Research has revealed that Inventive Electronics is the sole manufacturer of the specific RES and its components. Inventive Electronics retains the proprietary data rights and is the only vendor capable of providing the required RES Workstation. There are no third party resellers.
A competitive acquisition is not available for this requirement. The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. The FAA is not liable for any costs associated with the preparing of a response to this announcement.
All responses to this announcement must be directed to no later than Noon Eastern Standard Time, January 20, 2017.
If you're viewing this announcement from a source other than Federal Aviation Administration Contract Opportunities (FAACO), visit to view the original announcement.

Joint contiguous United States (CONUS) Communications Support Environment (JCCSE) Support Services

Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published January 10, 2017  -  Deadline February 10, 2017
The National Guard Bureau (NGB) is submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP) W9133L-17-R-0003 for Joint contiguous United States (CONUS) Communications Support Environment (JCCSE) Support Services.
These non-personal IT Support Services provide support to improve business processes and provide direct support to the Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQs) and Chief, National Guard Bureau (NGB).
The end-state is to institutionalize JCCSE throughout the National Guard enterprise, transform Joint Staff (JS) operations, improve support to the JFHQs, and more efficiently execute the JS mission. This requirement is for on-site services to be provided to the NG-J6 in support of JCCSE, in addition to the following six key functional J6/CIO Task areas: IT Strategic Planning support, Program Management (PM) support, Capital Planning Investment Control/Portfolio Management (CPIC/PfM), Information Management/Knowledge Management (IM/KM), and Cybersecurity.
The place of performance will be at the Army National Guard Readiness Center, 111 S. George Mason Dr. Arlington, VA 22204-1373. The period of performance will include a 12 month base period and four (4) 12 month option periods.
The NAICS code applicable to this procurement is 541519, entitled Other Computer Related Services. The corresponding small business size standard is $27.5 Million. This requirement is being solicited as a competitive Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Set Aside and will be subject to the policies and procedures outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other applicable regulations and FAR supplements. The resultant contract will be Firm Fixed Price (FFP).
The RFP and all related attachments are accessible through the following site only:
1) Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website,
The RFP and all attachments related to this requirement will be available for download at the FBO website referenced above. Potential offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for any subsequent amendments. No paper copies of the RFP will be mailed and telephone requests will not be honored.
It is the responsibility of interested offerors to monitor the FBO website, on a regular basis, for any updates to these documents. Other documents, as necessary, will be posted when available.
Questions regarding this solicitation may be addressed to Cole Cook via email at

Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE)

Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline February 22, 2017
BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTFA9451-17-S-0008Air Force Research LaboratoryDirected Energy Directorate
NAICS CODE: 541712SIZE STANDARD: 1,000 employeesFEDERAL AGENCY NAME: Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate, Laser Division (AFRL/RDL)BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT TITLE: Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE)BROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE: Initial announcementBROAD AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: FA9451-17-S-0008PROPOSAL DUE DATE AND TIME: Proposals are due no later than 12:00 p.m., Mountain Standard Time (MST) on 22 February 2017 and delivered to: AFRL Det 8/RVKDL, ATTN: Deborah Moyer, 3550 Aberdeen Avenue, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117-5773. Proposals received after this due date and time shall be governed by the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.215-1(c)(3), Instructions to Offerors - Competitive Acquisitions (JAN 2004). It should be noted that this installation observes strict security procedures to enter the facility. These security procedures are NOT considered an interruption of normal Government processes, and proposals received after the above stated date and time as a result of security delays will be considered "late". Note that if offerors utilize commercial carriers in the delivery of proposals, they may not honor time-of-day delivery guarantees on military installations.  Early proposal submission is encouraged. BRIEF PROJECT DESCRIPTION: This is a Closed One-Step Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (without Calls) to solicit research proposals for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Directed Energy Directorate (RD), Laser Division (RDL) Laser Advancements for Next-generation Compact Environments (LANCE) project. The objective of LANCE is to perform research and development activities necessary to design, fabricate and deliver a reliable, ruggedized high-power laser (with excellent beam quality and compact design) for integration within an aerodynamic integrating structure for use during flight testing on tactical aircraft for self-defense research during Phase II of the Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD).  The Full Text Announcement is included below and is available at FedBizOpps ( under notice number FA9451-17-S-0008. There will be no other announcement issued for this requirement. Offerors must monitor FedBizOpps in the event this BAA is amended.NOTE: CLASSIFIED MATERIAL SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSAL AND SHOULD NOT BE SUBMITTED WITH THE PROPOSAL.  IF NECESSARY, CLASSIFIED MATERIAL SHALL BE SUBMITTED AS A SEPARATE ADDENDUM.  SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING A CLASSIFIED ADDENDUM, UP TO SECRET COLLATERAL, ARE PROVIDED IN SECTION VII. A. 2. OF THE FULL TEXT ANNOUNCEMENT.GENERAL INFORMATION: This acquisition is unrestricted. The applicable NAICS code for this BAA is 541712 for Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology), with a size standard of 1,000 employees. This BAA is issued under the provisions of FAR 6.102(d)(2), Use of Competitive Procedures, 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 result of full and open competition and in full compliance with the provisions of PL 98-369, the Competition In Contracting Act of 1984.SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT REGISTRATION: FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (SAM) (OCT 2016) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7007, Annual Representations and Certifications (JAN 2015) Alternate A are hereby incorporated into and will be made a part of any award(s) based on this BAA. Potential offerors are notified that to be eligible for an award they must be registered in SAM and submit annual electronic Representations and Certifications via SAM at These FAR and DFARS level representations and certifications are required in addition to the representations and certifications specific to this BAA. By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the SAM database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract resulting from this BAA. SAM replaces the Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/FedReg, On-line Representations and Certifications (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties Lists System (EPLS).TYPE OF CONTRACT: The Air Force reserves the right to award the contract type under the FAR that is best suited to the nature of research proposed. It is anticipated that an award under this BAA will be a Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) completion type contract. Cost reimbursement contracts require successful offerors to have an accounting system considered adequate for tracking costs applicable to the contract. No opportunities for assistance instruments, including grants, cooperative agreements, or technology investment agreements exist under this BAA.ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF AWARDS: The Air Force anticipates awarding one contract. However, the Air Force reserves the right to make multiple awards or no awards pursuant to this BAA. The Air Force also reserves the right to award some, all or none of the proposals.ESTIMATED PROJECT COST: The estimated ceiling of the contract is $35 million.FY 17    FY 18     FY 19     FY 20    FY 21     Total$5M      $13M     $11M      $4M        $2M       $35MThis project cost is an estimate only and will not be a contractual obligation for funding.  All funding is subject to change due to Government discretion and availability. All potential offerors should be aware that due to unanticipated budget fluctuations, funding may change with little or no notice.TECHNICAL POINTS OF CONTACT (TPOC):Dr. Nicholas Morley (Primary)AFRL/RDLAKirtland AFB, NM 87117Phone: 505-846-0805Email: Dr. Kevin Hewett (Alternate)AFRL/RDLAKirtland AFB, NM 87117Phone: 505-853-2684Email:  CONTRACTING POINTS OF CONTACT:Ms. Luisa A. Martinez-Medina (Primary)Contract SpecialistAFRL Det 8/RVKDLKirtland AFB, NM 87117Phone: 505-846-6865Email:   Ms. Deborah Moyer (Alternate)Contracting OfficerAFRL Det 8/RVKDLKirtland AFB, NM 87117Phone: 505-846-2040Email:

Causal Exploration of Complex Operational Environments

Other Defense Agencies, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency | Published December 17, 2016  -  Deadline February 23, 2017
DARPA is soliciting proposals for innovative research in the areas of causal model development and exploration.  The objective of the Causal Exploration program is to develop modeling and exploration tools to aid military planners in understanding and addressing underlying causal factors that drive regional hybrid conflicts.  In pursuit of this objective, the program will develop novel techniques for automated extraction of causally relevant knowledge, semi-automated assembly of causal models, intuitive exploration and manipulation of causal models to gain understanding, and assessment of the suitability and maturity of dynamically generated causal models.

Service Kit, Environ

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published December 20, 2016  -  Deadline February 8, 2017
No telephone requests will be accepted. Direct your requests and communication to: ATTN: DLA-AVN-AHCA, Cynthia Ivey, Contract Specialist, via email or facsimile 256-876-6628. For request for solicitation, provide your name, the company name and Cage Code and a telephone/facsimile number. PRON: AX6F5047AX. The Government proposes to acquire, on a three-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, a minimum quantity of 10 each up to 40 each maximum of a SERVICE KIT, ENVIRON; NSN: 4330-01-593-5889; Part Number: 7-562104100-607 applicable to the BJ APACHE weapon system. Production Lead Time without First Article Testing is 20 each, 180 Days After Contract Award (DACA) with deliveries to TRACY, CA 95304-5000. This item is restricted to THE BOEING COMPANY, CAGE CODE: 8V613. The data needed to acquire this part competitively is not physically available, it cannot be obtained economically, nor is it possible to draft adequate specifications or any other adequate, economical description of the material for a competitive solicitation. All offerors must meet prequalification requirements in order to be eligible for award. Firms that recognize and can produce the required item described above are encouraged to identify themselves. Firms are encouraged to seek source approval in order to compete for future solicitations by accessing the website: and looking under Standardized Aviation and Missile Source Approval Request (SAMSAR). All responsible sources may submit an offer, which shall be considered by the Agency. The closing date annotated is an estimated date and may be adjusted dependent upon the date of release for solicitation; however, the solicitation will not close prior to the date stated above. Foreign Firms are reminded that all requests for solicitation must be processed through their respective embassies.

A--Naval Postgraduate School Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES) Institute, Monterey CA- Linux/ OSX Deployment and Further Authoring Tool for X3D EARTH

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published May 8, 2008  -  Deadline May 14, 2020
Please see attached combined synopsis solicitation.

Deep Intermodal Video Analytics (DIVA)

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity | Published September 13, 2016  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
The DIVA program seeks to develop robust automatic activity detection for a multi-camera streaming video environment. Activities will be enriched by person and object detection. DIVA will address activity detection for both forensic applications and for real-time alerting.

D--Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM) Solicitation

Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command | Published October 25, 2016  -  Deadline January 31, 2017
AIM is a set of software tools designed to improve, streamline, and automate certain aspects of the development and maintenance of Navy training materials. The Navy uses three different approaches for the development of training materials: Personnel Performance Profile (PPP), Task-Based, and Competency/Skills-Based. AIM I supports the PPP approach to training material development, AIM II supports the Task-Based approach, and AIM Content Planning Module (CPM)/Learning Object (LO) Module supports a Competency Skills-Based or Integrated Learning Environment (ILE) approach. These tools allow for more efficiency and responsiveness in the production and life cycle maintenance of training materials to Navy training activities and to other organizations external to the Navy.
AIM also optimizes the process of instructional development and standardizes the training materials by automating the format and standards promulgated in various military and commercial training design/ development standards. AIM I, II, and CPM/LO Module all operate in the Microsoft MS Windows environment to provide a graphical user interface.
AIM access is currently provided from a centralized government hosted environment where users can access the AIM software and database from geographically dispersed locations. This AIM Central Site effort provides AIM software access and related data to an increasingly wider Navy audience while facilitating data integrity and concurrency. For those users who are not able to access the centralized environment, standalone instances of the AIM software are still in use.
CPM is web-based and current plans for the AIM project includes the eventual suspension of the AIM I  and II applications, and the merging of the LO Module with CPM for a fully web-based AIM application.

Conference-Facilitation Services & Enviromental Design BPA

Department of Commerce, U. S. Census Bureau | Published January 5, 2017  -  Deadline January 23, 2017
Successful respondents to this solicitation MUST provide the deliverables in accordance with the attached instructions detailed in the Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). This BPA is to serve as a competitive platform for multiple small business's to compete in an environment to facilitate the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) continual need for the subject line services.All vendor responses in the form of questions MUST be sent via electronic mail (email) to the primary point of contact listed in this posting prior to the deadline detailed on Page 26 of the BPA. The government will respond to ALL submitted questions by January 17th, 2017 (5pm).All responses in the form of proposals (both technical and cost) MUST be sent via electronic mail (email) to the primary point of contact listed in this posting also in accordance with the BPA instructions. regarding proposal submission.

Autonomy and Unmanned Vehicle Technologies to Support Amphibious Operations

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published December 1, 2016  -  Deadline March 31, 2017

ONR has a broad reaching science and technology portfolio supporting autonomous systems.  There have been programs related to unmanned air vehicles, underwater vehicles, sea-surface vehicles, and ground vehicles.  These efforts have involved fundamental autonomy that is domain agnostic, various sensing approaches, robotics, and kinematics.  Research programs have involved both single platform automation and collective behaviors of multiple unmanned platforms.  These programs have typically been single domain (air, land or sea) in a relatively homogeneous environment.
ONR is now interested in exploring science and technology approaches to support a range of amphibious operations that take advantage of low-cost multi-domain (sea and land) unmanned systems. ONR envision developing autonomous amphibians that will maneuver (individually and collectively) through the surf zone and emerge and navigate ashore.  ONR  anticipate leveraging the vast body of domain agnostic autonomy research that has been done to date and evolve it to address the stressing multi-domain environment.  Moreover, ONR is interested in the unique Science and Technology (S&T) required to autonomously maneuver, sense, and communicate in the challenging sea-land interface in varied shore environments including surf, urban, mud-flats, rocky beach, beach with obstacles, and beach vegetation such as mangroves.
Please note -  this BAA requires white papers.  See attached full announcement for deadlines and further details. 

Quality Metal Additive Manufacturing (Quality Made): Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Models and In-situ Process Monitoring Sensors & Control

Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research | Published September 15, 2016  -  Deadline January 27, 2017
The technologies necessary to achieve the above goal must enable the production of parts with predictable and consistently reproducible mechanical properties, microstructural characteristics, and geometric tolerances. The envisioned system as delivered would include (i) ICME based M&S design tools, (ii) in situ process/inspection sensors and (iii) AM process control system improvements. The intent of the Quality Made program is to advance the technological maturity of the system components from a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3/4 to TRL 6, with the latter including the installation of the system at a Navy Depot and a part production demonstration of the technologies in the Depot Maintenance environment. 

Udall Foundation Scholar Orientation 2017

Morris K. Udall Foundation, Office of the Director | Published January 6, 2017  -  Deadline February 8, 2017
The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency that was established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as to American Indian students pursuing tribal public policy or health care careers.  
Scholar Orientation brings Scholars, facilitators, subject matter experts, faculty members, Foundation staff, and local professional together for 6 days of learning and community building around the values of the Udall Foundation: civility, integrity, and consensus. 


Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle VAMC | Published September 6, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2019
The Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Medical Center in Portland, Oregon has a requirement for Furniture to be utilized in a Behavioral Health Environment.  This is a brand name or equal to procurement for "STANCE HEALTHCARE LEGEND AND CASSIA PRODUCTS" and will be awarded through a firm fixed price contract.  Solicitation VA260-16-Q-0939 will be posted to FBO 09/06/2016.
Any firm that believes it can meet these requirements may give written notification to the Contracting Officer within the time frame listed on the solicitation.  Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the requirements in the solicitation.
The North America Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 337127.
Contracting Office Address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Network Contracting Office 20
1495 Wilmington Drive Suite 360
DuPont, WA 98327
Point of Contact(s):
Laura Davis,

Furniture Requirement

Department of State, Office of Acquisitions | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline January 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of State, Office of Acquisition Management (AQM) intends to award a firm-fixed price purchase order for the acquisition of furniture to JANUS et Cie. The proposed purchase order is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b).
This specific product was chosen for its aesthetics and no other product will meet the unique color and style needed.  The specific design features meet OBO's stringent representational standards. The specific design features coordinate with the unique architectural details, the environment, and the existing conditions of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad.
However, anyone wishing to have their representational furniture/accessories considered for future use may contact OBO/PDCS/DE/ID - Leah Fickes at to present their product.

70--High Performance Desktop-Replacement Laptop Computers

Department of the Navy, Naval Supply Systems Command | Published January 18, 2017  -  Deadline January 25, 2017
The Philadelphia Office of the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Contracting Department intends to solicit the procurement of high performance laptop computers, in support of Joint Staff J7 for the development, experimentation with, and testing of future joint training enablers.
The instant requirement shall:
a.	Support an aggressive research and development, experimentation and testing environment (i.e., portable, flexible, secure, operating system and applications, supports current and emerging technologies and high end graphics support).
b.	Emulate the entire environment for development as a test harness while disconnected from the network.
c.	Support three dimensional (3D) image rendering-3D modeling, high end graphic cards necessary for this operation.
d.	Support emerging and new technologies in support of modeling and simulation.
e.	Incorporate virtual technologies and capabilities.
f.	Support coding of software.
g.	Replace desktops (i.e., provides mobility for development done off site at other locations and developer travel to JS J7 Suffolk, VA complex for testing and further development).
This acquisition is being processed as a Total Small Business Set Aside, pursuant to FAR 19.502-2. Responsible small business sources may submit quotes for evaluation. Quotes should be forwarded to NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk Contracting Department, Philadelphia Office, 700 Robbins Ave., Bldg.
2B, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5083, to the attention of Joseph Maier, Code 290.2K, and reference acquisition control number 2016-3250. The solicitation will be posted concurrently with the publication of this synopsis. The solicitation will be posted to the Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO) and FedBizOpps (FBO) websites under solicitation number N00189-17-T-Z060.
The issuance of a purchase order is contemplated with a delivery timeframe of forty-five (45) days after issuance of the order. The applicable Product Service Code (PSC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code are 7050  and  334111, respectively. The small business size standard for this NAICS is 1,250 employees.

Hiram Ward Federal Building Veterans Administration Regional Office (VARO) Design/Build Renovation Project

General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service (PBS) | Published January 4, 2017  -  Deadline January 30, 2017
The Hiram W. Ward Federal Building and Courthouse is located at 251 N. Main Street, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27110.  The primary tenants are the United States District Courts, United States Marshals Service, the Veteran’s Administration, and GSA. The Hiram H. Ward Federal Building and Courthouse was first constructed in 1976 and many of the finishes and systems are original. GSA is the Owner of the building and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is a primary tenant within the building. VBA occupies the first, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth floors in the building.  Major renovation of VBA’s space on all six floors is required due to wear and tear from occupancy.  The scope of work includes all electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work to supply the IT closets and computer room as well as the computer room infrastructure (i.e. the racks, mounts, PDU's, UPS, Cooling Units and cameras in the computer room and IT closets).   The scope of work also includes the IT Data Cable plant and cable installation.  For new mechanical work, demolition, air systems, hydronic systems, direct digital controls and load calculations have been identified and are included as part of the design intent submission.
For new plumbing work, demolition, design criteria and new piping systems have been identified and are included as part of the design intent submission.
For new electrical work, demolition, power distribution, power systems, conductor and raceway systems, lighting systems, fire alarm systems and testing have all been identified and are included as part of the design intent submission.
For new communications systems, locations for communications and security systems and equipment have been identified in the narratives and drawings unless noted otherwise.
For interior design, the interior design finish/color palette, finish plans, finish schedule and First Impressions Graphics have all been identified and are included as part of the design intent submission.
The demolition scope will create space for the renovated areas identified in the project scope. It will involve phased elements and will facilitate the process in order to maintain a safe environment for existing VBA operations without disrupting all Federal Building tenants.
The over all goal of the project is to create a new, efficient Office environment that is inviting, organized and secure for visitors, employees and veterans. The finished project will allow the VARO to reduce the current lease foot print by 2,000 square feet, improve office utilization, reduce long term operating and lease costs.

Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support (MTCCS)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published January 12, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017
This pre-solicitation notice is to post the synopsis for MTCCS. As of the date of this posting, all previous postings for this requirement can be found under solicitation number W900KK-15-R-0052. All future postings will be against W900KK-17-R-0001.
Service Code is R425
Contracting Office Address:12211 Science Dr.Orlando, FL 32826-3224
Requirement Description:The effort includes services to support individual through collective training, leadership training and development, integrated Warfighter functions training, simulation supported training as well as network, security, and facilities management. This effort will consist of MTCCS at multiple hub and spoke locations throughout CONUS and OCONUS locations.
The MTCC requires support for individual through collective Mission Command training; Leadership Training/Development; Warfighter Functions (WFF) training; First Person Simulations (Gaming); and constructive simulations supported training as well as facilities management, event scheduling, security and administrative support, and access control. These training events may occur concurrently or separately. Events shall be combined into a simultaneous synthetic environment using the Live, Virtual, Constructive and Gaming (LVC-G) / Live, Virtual, Constructive Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA) to create an Integrated Training Environment.
Hub and Spoke: Services will take place at Government locations. A Hub is an installation or training activity which acts as a regional or command-based center of gravity for individual and collective Mission Command (MC) training. For the Hub to provide the oversight and support necessary for sustaining consistent training objectives, it requires a larger training staff, training support systems, and training infrastructure (facilities, connectivity, etc.). It provides a focal point for simulations, interfaces, instruction for a majority of the MC systems, and centralized contract and funding oversight/management for the Hub and aligned Spokes. The Hub is authorized greater training resources than its Spokes. A Spoke is a smaller scale MC training capability and infrastructure which relies on the Hub (or Hub coordinated support from other Spokes) for low-density individual MC training support, collective training support in some instances, higher fidelity simulation and/or technical support, and contract/resource management. Spokes have adequate simulations, stimulations, MC system training and technical support to meet tenant unit day-to-day individual and collective training needs, but must coordinate with the Hubs for resources and technical and/or support for large event training such as Culminating Training Events (CTEs), Warfighter Exercises (WFXs), Mission Rehearsal Exercises (MRXs) and divisional battle staff training. Hub and Spoke, as it relates to MC training, is executed through an integrated, less hierarchical and more distributed training structure that extends throughout the Army.
For further requirement and historical information go to W900KK-15-R-0052.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Shared Services Center | Published November 30, 2016  -  Deadline December 5, 2017
NASA/NSSC intends to issue a sole source contract to Laser Technology Associates, 28 Charles Street, Tolland, CT 06084 under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i). It has been determined that Laser Technology Associates is the sole provider of 6" Stainless 347 Nozzles, 27" Dia Freeform Nozzle and 6" Inconel 625 Nozzles. 1.	Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) requires the freeform laser deposition closeout to complete the testing and meet all the inspections and joint requirements that are critical to safety margins. NASA has developed this novel closeout process along with industry partner, Laser Technology Associates (LTA). LTA uses proprietary fiber laser and wire fed processing techniques and control algorithms to enable the technology and provide robust joints. LTA is also the only vendor capable of this technology and has signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with NASA to integrate the NASA portion of the technology. The NASA developed process does not exist at any of the centers and the only vendor capable of this process is LTA. 2.	This part is critical to hot-fire testing planned at NASA-MSFC in support of nozzle development using channel wall technology. This component and processing allows wall temperatures to be adequately maintained so that there are no structural failures. Without this component and process, the hardware would not survive the environment. The use of this deposition closeout process is critical since it allows the joints to be fully inspected - eliminating critical failure modes and also provides a robust joint. Failure to procure this would result in failure to test and significant schedule delays. 

Janitorial Services

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published November 15, 2016  -  Deadline January 25, 2017
PLEASE NOTE:  Complete plans, specifications, and other necessary documents will be available for download at before the end of December, 2016.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL PRIOR TO THAT.The Contractor shall furnish all necessary labor, supervision, materials, equipment, cleaning and paper supplies to satisfactorily perform custodial services consisting of routine and periodic janitorial work for an office environment as described herein at the San Bernardino National Forest, Supervisor's Office, located at 602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408.  The performance period will be one year from date of award (estimated to be May 1, 2016) with four one-year options. 
The space consists of the following:
Main Building -- approx. 54,932 Square Foot. Total Usable Space (excluding storage rooms):49,169 S.F. Carpeted. 838 S.F., Linoleum 1,079 S.F., Vinyl Composition Tile 1609 S.F., Textured Concrete675 S.F. Concrete landings and stairs 1562 S.F. Porcelain Tile
Warehouse Building - approx. 771 Square Foot. Main Entrance & Restrooms only:195  S.F. is Carpeted 576 S.F., Vinyl Composition Tile
NOTE: The Government will not be responsible for any error or variation in the square footage listed above nor will Contractor, because of an error or variation in footage listed, be relieved of the responsibility to carry out the contract in accordance with the true intent and meaning of the specifications without additional cost the Government.

Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Boosting Innovative GEOINT (BIG)

Other Defense Agencies, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | Published December 8, 2015  -  Deadline December 8, 2018
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) intends to award multiple Firm-Fixed Price or Cost Reimbursable Milestone contracts under Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) HM0476-16-BAA-0001 for Boosting Innovative GEOINT (BIG) efforts.  This will be a two-step BAA. Step One is to submit a White Paper by the topics' due date/time. White Papers that are determined to be technically acceptable as evaluated against criteria published in this BAA will receive a Request for Proposal (RFP) from an NGA Contracting Officer, which is Step Two. NGA welcomes all innovative and actionable White Papers that will enhance and accelerate Boosting Innovative GEOINT Analysis.  All awards will be based on merit competition.  NGA's goal is to make awards under various research topic areas.  The NAICS codes for this procurement includes 541712, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences, but other NAICS codes may apply as well. The period of performance will be open for a period of 36 months from the initial FEDBIZOPPS posting date.
NGA encourages small businesses and universities to propose under this BAA. NGA also strongly encourages and accepts White Papers from collaborations of entities (industry and industry, industry and university, university and university, etc.) because research in multidisciplinary Topic Areas may require forming teams with strengths in multiple science and engineering fields.
The BIG BAA solicits ideas in Topic Areas.  Topic Area 1 is "Value" - In pursuit of optimal user outcomes, NGA seeks input from Industry and Academia on approaches to measure the value of GEOINT data to its diverse customer base in the new Cloud environment. Additional details are located in Section 1.5.1 in the BAA.
Offerors will be directed to use the Intelligence Community (IC) Acquisition Research Center (ARC), hereafter referred to as the IC ARC, for questions and answers (Q&A) at  Offerors are encouraged to view the responses to all questions and comments, including those submitted by other organizations.   For technical questions/comments, offerors should reference the topic number in order to better direct and respond to topic questions.
Finally, offerors must periodically check the FEDBIZOPPS for amendments regarding updates or changes to the BIG BAA.  These updates will be made via announcements, additional or revised document postings, or responses to questions/comments made via the Q&A function.  Offerors are responsible for maintaining awareness of BAA updates via the ARC as there will be no other source for announcement of updates or changes to the BAA other than the ARC.
See Paragraph 9.1 for Significant Dates.