Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO), Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Services, Applied Engineering, Mobile Service Provider (MSP)
Defense Information Systems Agency, Procurement Directorate | Published November 12, 2015 - Deadline December 14, 2015
Background and Description: The DSO, which is a part of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), is a recognized center of excellence for DoD spectrum matters. One of DSO's missions is to provide spectrum and Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) engineering and analysis support services on a reimbursable, customer-funded basis to DoD Components, federal agencies, non-federal government organizations, and to foreign entities when authorized by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), or the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process through the Defense Security Cooperation Agency. Engineering support related to spectrum operations are an integral part of the overall information battlespace. In future operational environments it is essential that electromagnetic systems perform as expected to help achieve mission objectives. The challenges faced in meeting our objectives include:• Rapidly changing technologies associated with spectrum systems• Competing demands for spectrum access• Adversaries utilizing advanced technologies• Coordinating and collaborating with all pertinent stakeholders (e.g., services, intelligence community, commercial, academia)• Providing timely and accurate information for decision makers at the appropriate level• Working efficiently across multiple mission areas and organizationsA thorough understanding of the physics and technologies related to spectrum-dependent systems and how tactical operations are affected, is essential in supporting this effort. This would include:• Spectrum related technologies (e.g., electromagnetic propagation, non-linear effects, antennas, near field conditions, Electromagnetic Pulse, etc.) across the electromagnetic spectrum• System performance considerations (e.g., digital signal processing, Software Defined Radios, encryption technologies, system vulnerabilities, etc.)• Software tools (e.g., engineering, scenario) applications and limitations• Testing and measurement tools and processes and limitations• The integrated operational, technical, and policy (e.g., regulations generated by the World Radiocommunications Conference) aspects of the EMS Applied Engineering Support taskingTo achieve the objectives of this requirement, it is imperative that the contractor takes an integrated approach, considering the DSO and its customer base and technical, operational, policy, and acquisition factors, and working with close communications with all stakeholders to ensure requirements and expectations are met. This includes:• Promoting and leveraging a multi-disciplinary, highly-skilled workforce with technical, analytic, and operational expertise• Encouraging collaboration to strengthen partnerships across diverse domains• Aligning business processes, management practices, and tools to best serve the broader community• Applying consistent and repeatable quality management practices (e.g., ISO 9001) to ensure that requested products and services are value-added and delivered within cost and schedule. Management of elements include:• Planning• Execution• Communications • Monitoring (e.g., periodic reviews, testing)• Adjustments• Delivery and acceptance criteriaThis contract will provide technical support to DSO for the following tasks:a. E3 and Spectrum Engineering - analyzing equipment and systems for potential E3 problems and recommending solutions.Contract Type: The Government contemplates award of a single-award indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with firm fixed-price and cost type CLINs contract resulting from this solicitation.Competition: This solicitation is a Total Small Business Set aside.The requisite NAICS code for the acquisition is 541330.
Questions & Comments: The RFP HC1047-15-R-4013 is attached. Proposals must be received no later than December 14, 2015 at 5:00PM Eastern. Industry's questions and/or comments related to this solicitation will be posted to the Government Point of Entry (Fedbizopps.gov) as an amendment. All questions and/or comments must be received no later than November 23, 2015 at 5:00PM Eastern. Any questions received after the cut off date may not be considered by the Government. All questions and/or comments must be submitted in writing via email specifying the section number, page number, and line number, to the cited Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer. The Government's responses to industry questions and/or comments will be posted to Fedbizopps.gov. Fedbizopps.gov will be the sole repository for all information pertaining to this acquisition. No oral communication will be entertained.
Summary:SYNOPSISDefense Information Systems Agency (DISA)Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO)Electromagnetic Spectrum (EMS) Services Applied Engineering Mobile Service Provider (MSP)Single-Award Indefinite-Delivery / Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract (1) Action Code. TBD(2) Date. 12 November(3) Year. 2015(4) Contracting Office Zip Code. 20755(5) Product or Service Code. C-Architect & Engineering Services(6) Contracting Office Address. P.O. Box 549(7) Subject. Electromagnetic Spectrum Services(8) Proposed Solicitation Number. HC1047-15-R-4013(9) Closing Response Date. 14 December 2015, 5:00PM Eastern(10) Contracting Officer. Steven Gagnon firstname.lastname@example.org Contract Specialist: Brian Bilenki email@example.com(11) Place of Contract Performance. The primary place of performance will be at the DSO site at 2004 Turbot Landing, Annapolis, MD, with possible local travel to the other DSO facility and within the National Capitol Region. The other DSO site is 6916 Cooper Avenue, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-7901. All non-local travel shall be planned and conducted in support of the individual tasks contained in the task orders. Written approval by the COR is required before non-local travel is conducted. Travel to Government Sites to be specified in individual task orders.(12) Set-aside Status. Full-And-Open Competition, After-Exclusion-of-Sources, Total Small Business Set-Aside(13) Duration of the Contract. Ordering Period will be one (1) twelve (12)-month base period plus four (4) twelve (12) month option periods.(14) NAICS: 541330 (15) DISA intends to award a single-award IDIQ contract .(16) Responses to questions submitted will be posted as a separate amendment to this record.