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Provision for International mail, document and package delivery services

United Nations Secretariat | Published March 16, 2017
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1. The UN Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (hereafter the “UNEP/SCBD”) through this Request for Proposal (RFP) seeks to establish non-exclusive contract(s) with qualified company(ies) for the provision of international mail, document and package delivery services. 2. These delivery services shall include, but not limit to: a. urgent/time critical delivery; b. express/time definite delivery; and c. any other cost saving delivery programs. 3. The scope of work shall include delivery of mails, documents and packages: a. originating from the UNEP/SCBD offices located in Montreal, Canada to locations outside Canada (please note a significant majority of the volume of shipments fall into this category) b. originating from the UNEP/SCBD offices located in Montreal, Canada to locations in Canada c. to be delivered to the UNEP/SCBD offices located in Montreal, Canada from locations outside Canada; d. originating from locations within the United States and Canada to locations outside the United States and Canada; e. to be delivered to locations within the United States and Canada from locations outside the United States and Canada; and f. between locations outside the United States and Canada. 4. It is envisaged that the contract will be used by the UNEP/SCBD on an "as and when required" basis. 5. Total number of deliveries and weight (where available) for Year 2016 are summarized below: Express/Time Definite Delivery Mail Operation Unit (MOU) - Number of Shipments (pieces) 200 - Total Weight (kilo’s) 250 TERMS AND CONDITIONS 6. UNEP/SCBD does not guarantee that a minimum or maximum number of shipments will be dispatched each year or for the life of the resulting contract. There shall be no obligation for UNEP/SCBD to guarantee any monetary value or order any minimum amount of the Services from the resulting contract either. 7. The initial contract term will be for two (3) years, with the option to extend for three (2) additional one-year periods at, the sole discretion of UNEP/SCBD, under the existing terms and conditions 8. UNEP/SCBD reserves the right to reject any or all proposals or negotiate with any Proposer. UNEP/SCBD also reserves the right to split the award between any vendors or award the same service/service category to multiple vendors in any combination as it may deem in its best interest.

Strengthening Media Systems (SMS)

Agency for International Development, Overseas Missions | Published March 13, 2017
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The overall purpose of the SMS activity is to strengthen Serbian media outlets’ ability to provide citizens with professional news that would increase their knowledge and enable them to effectively engage in informed citizenship and play an active role in Serbian society.  To achieve this purpose, the SMS activity will seek to achieve two interrelated objectives: (1) Support the development of a more enabling legal, regulatory and market environment for media in Serbia, and (2) Catalyze financial sustainability, innovation and partnerships in the Serbian media sector. To address these objectives, USAID will seek proposals that bring together a wide range of traditional and non-traditional partners (emphasis on the non-traditional) and stakeholders (such as local or Code 937 implementing organizations, media/journalist associations, media outlets, private sector representatives such as advertising, marketing, PR agencies, academia, scientific and research and development institutions, regulators, self-regulators, business associations, and others) with common interests in advocating for and effecting an improved enabling environment that will foster better operating conditions for media. Given the cross-sectoral nature of the factors affecting the enabling environment for media, such as the requirements of the EU accession process and its focus on market fairness, technological advances, and ongoing Serbian reforms regarding public funding for media, among others, a broadened network of stakeholders will be important to ensuring that the requirements of the EU accession process and technological change are leveraged to improve the operating environment for Serbian media. When the solicitation is released, USAID may utilize the following two aspects in considering technical approaches: • Strategies for convening a broad network of stakeholders interested and committed to adapting to emerging technological and regulatory issues, and facilitating consensus among them, to advocate for reform and further media market development on a range of issues affecting the media sector in economic, legal and regulatory terms • Leveraging of resources, i.e. the extent to which proposals demonstrate leveraging of local, regional and international private and public sector resources and the level of their commitment (through instruments such as MOUs, co-funding, consulting expertise, etc.) Please review the full solicitation when it is released.

66--Region 7 Environmental Sample Testing (REST) - TO

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | Published March 13, 2017
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IGF::OT::IGF REST Contract (EP-R7-15-03) for analysis of up to 4 soil samples for particle size distribution from the Ogallala Groundwater OU# 01 Contamination(07HWLA01) site.

Hosting & Consulting

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA Shared Services Center | Published March 15, 2017
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATIONNASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER LIMITED SOURCE JUSTIFICATION I recommend that NASA, NASA Shared Services Center (NSSC) negotiate with XXXXXX, only, for continued hosting and consulting services in support of the Plateau-based Learning Management System (SATERN) that they have hosted and supported for NASA since late 2005. This action will be performed by awarding a follow-on task order against the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) GS-XXXXXX with XXXXXX. The Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) estimated value for this effort is $XXXX. The estimated period of performance is (6) months from March 1, 2017 through August 31, 20117, consisting of two three month option period (option period one September 1, 2017 through November 31, 2017 and option period two from December 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018). This procurement is for the renewal of hosting and technical consulting support for the Agency's current Learning Management System (SATERN) which supports a user base of 75,000 users. Hosting Support includes setup, on-going operations and maintenance, technical support and monitoring of the database, content and web servers, full load balancing, and network fail-over design. In addition, hosting services will include immediate identification of an outage, within 20 minutes, and a quick response to correct the problem. Listed below are items that the hosting services will include: 1. Minimum data center bandwidth capacity of 10 Mbps burstable to 100 Mbps. 2. 24 x 7 monitored networks. 3. Load balancing, database server, and architecture to handle redundancy and heavy traffic. 4. Backup services.5. Restarting services or processes. 6. Creating/editing firewall rules. 7. Performance and usage monitoring. Consulting support includes:1. Project management and technical support2. Attending NASA Core Team and Technical Meetings3. Troubleshooting support4. Installing minor upgrades, patches, and new modules. 5. Implementing and supporting product customizations6. Supporting courseware loading and support7. Assisting with the costing and resource estimates for the project effort8. Providing monthly status reports to NASA9. Documentation This recommendation is made pursuant to FAR 8.405-6(b), Items Peculiar to One Manufacturer. Alternative software solutions are impractical for the following reasons: 1. Only one source is capable of responding due to the unique specialized nature of the work. As maintenance is an ongoing set of various activities, it is not feasible to bring in a new contractor to perform work that is dependent on previous work and programs that have been completed by XXXXX. Only XXXXXXX has the requisite capabilities to continue performing the specialized requirements because only XXXXXX can or has supported NASA with NASA's specialized Learning Management System (LMS) requirements. Furthermore, the incumbent task orders (XXXXX and XXXXXX) was awarded under sole source authority. As the requirements remain unchanged and XXXXX continues to maintain this proprietary LMS, there is not a reasonable expectation to receive a competitive offer in terms of price, quality and delivery without significant disruption and an additional cost to the Government. 2. XXXXXXX is solely positioned to support NASA's requirement for hosting and consulting services for NASA's Plateau-based LMS system (SATERN.) SATERN is an integrated LMS with an audience of every NASA Civil Servant and Contractor. The integrations support a variety of programs that include Supervisor Dashboards, Kennedy Area Access, Center badging programs, and the NSSC Data Warehouse. Additional information around the integrations and costs to move to a new vendor are in section 3 paragraph two. XXXXXXXX intimate knowledge of current NASA customizations and requirements makes them the sole vendor available to support the SATERN environment along with their expertise and detailed knowledge of NASA specific customizations, interfaces, integrations, and detailed configuration requirements are essential to successful system operations that support daily Agency operations. This knowledge has been obtained via the existing contract vehicles XXXXXXX and XXXXXX since 2011. 3. NASA's training environment is currently housed on NASA-owned hardware located at a secure and recoverable XXXXXX facility. This placement of the system aids in XXXXXXs' ability to directly support operations and initiate recovery operations as required. The considerable interruption of services that would be required to relocate, install, test, and validate the operational environment at an alternate location, as well as re-establishing all interface requirements with external systems and customers would significantly impact NASA operations. In addition to the interruption to training planning and documentation, there would also be a critical interruption of automated services supporting restricted facility access and IT resource access - down to the desktop level for all NASA employees and contractors. Continued support for this system with XXXXXXX is required to avoid significant system downtime and cost associated with relocation of NASA owned hardware, establishment of a new environment, and NASA- specific application familiarization training for a new hosting staff. These impacts would be felt as the certification of training provided by the SATERN system directly feeds these operational applications on a daily basis. Additionally, SATERN has web services that would need to be re-created at the new contractor facility to support programs at MSFC, KSC and JSC. The MSFC services include the management dashboards and NASA Access Management System workflows at the NEACC. SATERN has more than fourteen data feeds that would need to be re-created in an amount expected to exceed over $XXXX. These data feeds must be maintained to support NASA core business related to training, development and competency management. The feeds also support NASA resource access for both area access and IT systems access, and NASA management initiatives related to supervisory dashboards. The hardware would have to be purchased and in place, the architecture tested and the feeds created and tested before NASA can turn off the existing application with XXXXXXX. Pursuant to FAR 8.404(a), BPAs and orders placed against a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) are considered to be issued using full and open competition. Therefore, when establishing a BPA or placing orders under Federal Supply Schedule contracts using the procedures of 8.405, ordering activities shall not seek competition outside of the Federal Supply Schedules or synopsize the requirement. Pursuant to FAR 8.404(d) pricing, "services offered on the schedule are priced either at hourly rates, or at a fixed price for performance of a specific task (e.g., installation, maintenance, and repair). GSA has already determined the prices of supplies and fixed-price services, and rates for services offered at hourly rates, under schedule contracts to be fair and reasonable. Therefore, ordering activities are not required to make a separate determination of fair and reasonable pricing, except for a price evaluation as required by 8.405-2. Market research conducted on January 30, 2017 by the NSSC Contracting Office confirms that no other companies are currently prepared to host and support associated consulting services for NASA's LMS environment without an extended period of system downtime at a significantly higher cost. A review of GSA Advantage/SEWP confirmed that XXXXX, has no value added resellers authorized to provide the requested services. See Market research, located in contract file. In accordance with FAR Subpart 8.002, priorities for use of Government Supply Sources, NASA will satisfy its priority of fulfilling requirements by utilizing an existing Federal contract that has already been completed. The establishment of this task order along with supporting documentation shall be publicized and posted on the GPE pursuant to FAR 8.405(6)(a)(2). The Agency will continue to examine the market in the future for alternative solutions before executing any subsequent contract action for the requirements herein. Due to the nature of the expressed requirement, there are no known actions which the Agency may take to give consideration to other manufacturers for the requirements described herein. Negotiating the requirements of Learning Management System (SATERN) and other associated support through XXXXXXXX is the only practical approach.   I hereby certify the facts in this justification and any supporting data used for this justification are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge.

Instructor/Course Writer-Developer and Multimedia Specialist SSI

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published February 16, 2017
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Pre-Solicitation Notice Please read this entire notice carefully. The Soldier Support Institute (SSI) at Fort Jackson is seeking a Non-personal services contract to provide Course Writer-Developers, Instructors and Multimedia Specialist Training Support for the Soldier Support Institute (SSI). The Government shall not exercise any supervision or control over the contract service providers performing the services herein. Such contract service providers shall be accountable solely to the Contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611699 and the size standard is $11 million. All firms or individuals responding must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM). The contracting office at Fort Jackson intends to issue this solicitation under full and open competition after a total set aside for 8(a) business development program participants. The entire solicitation will be made available on Federal Business Opportunities Web Site at http://www.fedbizopps.gov on or about 30 March 2017. All responsible sources may submit a proposal upon release of the solicitation. Due date for the proposal is anticipated to be within 30 days upon issuance of the solicitation. Paper copies will not be available. You may download the solicitation and email your proposal in. The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personal services necessary to perform Instructor/Writer-Developer, and Multimedia Specialist Training Support as defined in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) except for those items specified as government furnished property and services. Background: The SSI mission is to train Skill Levels 1-4 Human Resources (HR), Financial Management (FM), and Recruiting, Advanced Individual Training (AIT), Non-commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES), which includes Advanced Leader Course (ALC), and Senior Leader Course (SLC); Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC); Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC); Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC); Captain's Career Course (CCC); and various functional courses which include training for Department of the Army civilians. The Instructor/Writer-Developers will perform routine instructional/training developer functions necessary to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of the SSI's military and civilian training mission. Additionally, the SSI requires Multimedia Specialists to design and develop Interactive Multi-media Instruction (IMI) to support transitioning/transforming the structure of, and approach to, teaching and learning with a goal of providing relevant and realistic education and training that supports Full Spectrum Operations optimizes student engagement and better prepares our Soldiers and civilians to meet the demands of the Operational Environment (OE) as they support Overseas Contingency Operations. Objective: The Instructor/Course Writer-Developer will teach or develop HR and FM, (or RR if applicable) classes when gaps exist as a result of additional iterations, Training Resource Arbitration Panels (TRAPs), or new courses. The Multi- Media and Training Specialist will design, develop and produce IMI courseware, using cross-platform hypermedia and high-end authoring software. This specialist will evaluate media and product requirements to determine the most appropriate graphic design strategy and determine the placement and appearance of visual and audio elements. The Contractor will create original graphic designs or illustrations for assigned HR/FM or Master Fitness Training projects; review and revise SSI lesson plans and other training and education products, advise SSI staff and faculty on training, prepare training and education materials for IMT/PME/functional courses. The estimated period of performance is one (1) base year of twelve (12) months and two (2) 12-month option years. The anticipated contract type is a Firm Fixed Price Contract Interested parties are requested to contact the Contract Specialist listed below via email. Phone calls are strongly discouraged. No questions will be entertained at this time. All future information about this acquisition, including solicitation and amendments, will be distributed solely through this website. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the website to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition.

F--IGF::OT::IGF Environment & Safety Assessment

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Published February 22, 2017
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IGF::OT::IGF Environment & Safety Assessment

Information Assurance, Technology, and Computer Environment Training and Certifications for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, MICC | Published March 8, 2017
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Notice Information Solicitation: W911S0-17-R-0013 Agency Office: Army Contracting Command, MICC Location: MICC - Fort Eustis (Joint Base Langley-Eustis) Title: Information Assurance, Technology, and Computer Environment Training and Certifications for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6. Description: This is a pre-solicitation notice for the Mission Installation Contracting Command - Fort Eustis (MICC - EU) solicitation number W911S0-17-R-0013. This is a non-personal services to provide Information Assurance (IA), Information Technology (IT), and Computer Environment Training (CE) and education. The Government is anticipating awarding a firm fixed price (FFP) contract. The Government reserves the right to award one or no contracts as a result of the solicitation depending on what is determined to be in the best interest of the Government. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 611420, Computer Training, with a size standard of $11,000,000.00. The solicitation for this requirement will be posted on Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov) on or about 17 March 2017. Reminder: This is not a Request for Proposal; this is a pre-solicitation notice. Contracting Office Address:Building 705Washington BlvdFort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5538United States

15--PLUG SET,ENVIRONMEN

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published February 24, 2017
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No Description Provided

Laboratory Technician for NEDU Support, NSWC-PCD, FL

Department of the Navy, Naval Sea Systems Command | Published February 24, 2017
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  The Naval Surface Warfare Center- Panama City Division, Panama City, FL intends to solicit competitive quotes in support of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU), located at the Naval Support Activity, Panama City, FL for the non-personal services of a laboratory technician; providing support of basic integrative physiology research related to the mechanisms of human performance degradation following exposure to hyperbaric and extreme environments, and understanding of human heat exchange during cold water diving exposures. Anticipated performance period is 20 March 2017 through 19 September 2018, consisting of a 6-month base period plus two each, 6-month option terms. The Federal Service Code (FSC) is R425 and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 561712 - Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) with a size standard of 1000 employees. This will be a firm fixed price contract. The RFQ will be posted to the FedBizOpps (www.fbo.gov) website on or about 15 March 2017 with proposals due on or about 27 March 2017. These dates are subject to change. All amendments to the solicitation will be posted on this website. Vendors are cautioned to check the website periodically for amendments. A solicitation mailing list will not be compiled and amendments will not be sent out in paper copy. All contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) website to be eligible for award of a contract. Faxed offers and amendments will not be accepted.

Vehicle Exhaust Removal System

Department of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command | Published February 23, 2017
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  17 CONS/LGCA 210 Scherz Blvd Goodfellow AFB, TX  76908-4705                Project Title:    Install Vehicle Exhaust Removal System for Goodfellow AFB, Texas 76908   General Information:   Solicitation No. FA3030-17-T-0005 Classification Code: N0-Installation of Maintenance And Repair Shop Equipment   Subject:   This synopsis is to establish an installation of vehicle exhaust removal system purchase order at Goodfellow AFB, TX located in San Angelo, TX.  The contractor shall furnish all plant, labor, equipment, materials, transportation, services, and incidentals necessary to perform all work involved in the aforementioned purchase order in accordance with all specifications and the Statement of Work. The work includes, but is not limited to the installation of a vehicle exhaust ventilation system in the fire station vehicle stalls at building 3321. This will be a full vehicle exhaust ventilation system with vehicle exhaust exiting the facilities north wall to the exterior environment via a preexisting window. The contractor shall be responsible for any modification required for exhaust system mounting on the facility roof, rear north side of the station. The anticipated delivery time of this requirement is 60 days after date of award. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for Small Businesses.  The NAICS Code for this solicitation is 238220 .  A single award will be made as a result of this solicitation.  The Request for Quote is expected to be issued on or around 23 Feb 2017 with an anticipated closing date of 8 Mar 2017. An award is anticipated to be made no later than 30 Sep 2017.  All responsible Small Businesses may submit an electronic quote which will be considered by the agency.  Interested parties should register online as interested parties and subscribe to receive procurement announcements related to this solicitation by entering the website at  http://www.fedbizopps.gov/.  SAM registration must be valid through 31 Oct 17 in an effort to ensure the awardee will be in compliance with FAR 52.204-7.   

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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  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.

SSV West

Department of the Navy, Military Sealift Command | Published February 23, 2017
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  Submarine Support Vessel (SSV) West Coast Pearl Harbor, HI 1.            Action Code:  Presolicitation 2.            Date:  02/22/2017 3.            Year:  Fiscal Year:  2017 4.            Contracting Office Zip Code:  23511 5.            Classification Code:  V124 6.            Contracting Office Address:  471 East C Street, Norfolk, Virginia 7.            Subject: One (1) US-flagged vessel to serve as a host/support ship for Naval Special Warfare/Special Operations Forces (NSW/SOF) located in Pearl Harbor, HI 8.            Proposed Solicitation Number:  N32205-17-R-3514 9.            Closing Response Date: TBD 10.          Contact Point or Contracting Officer: Christopher Meconnahey chris.meconnahey@navy.mil 11.          Solicitation Number:  N32205-17-R-3514 12.          Description: Military Sealift Command, Special Mission Ships Program Office (PM2) requires one (1) maritime support vessel (MSV) to serve as a host/support ship for the Naval Special Warfare/Special Operations Forces (NSW/SOF) for a firm period of one year with three (3) one-year options and one-11 month option period. The following list, is not all- inclusive in neither scope nor description, is illustrative of the services to be performed: (a)          The vessel shall serve host to fourty-five (45) sponsor personnel.  (b)          The vessel shall host hyperbaric chamber services for emergencies and routine decompression operations, replenishment/minor maintenance support. (c)           The vessel shall support transportation of combat submersibles, and launch and recovery of combat craft/submersibles. (d)          The vessel will store ordnance and gasoline in accordance with United States Coast Guard requirements, and carry a NAVSEA-certified recompression chamber. (e)          The vessel shall provide a dry moonpool and a crane as the primary launch and recovery system to launch and recover manned DCS, SDV, DDS Hanger Trainer, RIBs, and PWCs. a.            Unit of issue: n/a b.            Destination information: The vessel will be home ported at Pearl City Peninsula at Pearl Harbor, HI. The vessel will normally operate in, but not restricted to Pearl Harbor, HI, Apra Harbor, Guam, Keyport, WA and outer islands of Hawaii. The vessel shall be able to operate in a wide range of areas worldwide. It is intended for the vessel to be on station conducting independent operations in a remote environment or operate at anchor for extended periods. The vessel should be able to make transits via the Panama Canal as needed. The vessel may be reassigned to the U.S. East Coast with 30 days notification. c.             Delivery schedule: n/a d.            Procedures:  n/a e.            Anticipated Award Date: n/a f.             The solicitation will be made available on www.fbo.gov on or about 15 March 2017 g.            Set-aside Status:  No Set Aside 13.          The decision for this requirement to be full and open was determined from Market Research.  Previous procurements for this supply have shown that there is no expectation to receive quotes from two or more small businesses.  MSC's Small Business office agreed to this decision on 21 February 2017.

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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  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.

IDIQ ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES / MINOR CONSTRUCTION

United States Postal Service, Facilities Portfolio | Published February 17, 2017
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  There were seven (7) offers received as a result of this solicitation, out of the seven (7) firms who submitted for a contract five (5) firms scored high enough in the initial evaluation to be given an interview.  It was decided that three (3) contracts would be awarded. Award of this contract has been made to the firms listed below: AECOM Technical Services, Inc.401 West A Street, Suite 1200San Diego, CA 92101                                             The Louis Berger Group, Inc. 350 Eagleview Boulevard, Suite 250 Exton, PA 19341-1178  MECA Consulting, Inc. dba Milennium Consulting Associates401 Roland Way, Suite 250Oakland, CA 94621

Sole Source - Fischer Panda

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published March 3, 2017
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North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial RefrigerationEquipment Manufacturing. This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) manufacturing air-conditioning (except motor vehicle) and warm airfurnace equipment and/or (2) manufacturing commercial and industrial refrigeration and freezer equipment., at the Rock Island Arsenal, Joint Manufacturing Technology Center (JMTC), Rock Island, IL 61299. The Government contemplates awarding a 5 year IDIQ firm-fixed-price contract resulting from the subject solicitation. The requirement for Fischer Panda Generators and Environmental Control Units (ECUs) prior to this action was not competed under authority FAR 6.302-1(a)(2)(ii). That justification's paragraph 7, Actions to Increase Competition, stated: "Due to the nature of this system, its training environment, and technical manuals, there is no availability to increase competition." There have been no changes to these circumstances since the prior justification was approved and therefore, this acquisition will also not be competed.This procurement will sole source to Fischer Panda under Control Number 17-033. FOB Destination Rock Island Arsenal JMTC, Rock Island, IL. All contractors who provide goods/services to the DOD are required to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/ or contact SAM at 866-606-8220 prior to doing business with the DOD. Approximate issues date of the solicitation is 8 March 2017 with a closing date 30 days from the date of issue. The solicitation shall be issued directly to Fischer Panda. Point of Contact is Nathan Tutor at nathanial.s.tutor.civ@mail.mil, or by phone at 309-782-4972.

F--2017 ENVIRONMENTAL/SAFETY AUDITS, MWRO

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published March 6, 2017
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IGF::OT::IGF, NOGRN, Service, 2017 ENVIRONMENTAL/SAFETY AUDITS, MWRO

B--Annual Site Environmental Report

Department of Energy, Federal Locations | Published March 2, 2017
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DOE Oak Ridge Annual Site Environmental Report IGF::OT::IGF

53--SEAL,ENVIRONMENTAL

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published February 27, 2017
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No Description Provided

Newsome Creek Reach 2 Stream Habitat Improvement

Department of Agriculture, Forest Service | Published February 10, 2017
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Project Description: This project is being performed on the Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests in collaboration with the Nez Perce Tribe Watershed program. Newsome Creek Reach 2 has been diverted out of its historic channel as a result of past mining operations, negatively impacting the existing floodplain and riparian environment. The purpose of this project is to improve channel morphology and stream function utilizing as much of the restored valley bottom and floodplain as feasible and to increase fish habitat primarily through the use of stream habitat features (pools, riffles, glides, etc.) and large woody debris. In general, the project consists of the following components: access management; earthwork operations for construction of channel diversion structures, constructed channel segments, off-channel habitat, and floodplain swales; sod harvest, replant, and storage; construction of habitat structures; addition of floodplain roughness, logs, and slash; and coordination with the Forest Service Contracting Officer (Government) or their representative for dewatering and fish salvage, re-vegetation, and adherence to various site controls. Specifically, this project requires construction activities to improve habitat on 1.1 miles of channel. Approximately 4310 feet of the previously straightened channel shall be rebuilt. Contractor shall construct 3 channel diversion structures, add off-channel habitat, install 16 key wood structures and a connecting system of wood, protect stream banks through the construction of 850 linear feet of brush fascines and add roughness (logs and brush) to 7.8 acres of floodplain. Contractor shall perform this work and all other incidental items necessary to complete the project in accordance with the plans and specifications. In-stream equipment operation window: July 15 - Sept 30. Project completion deadline: October 30, 2017. This project is located on Newsome Creek in Idaho County, Idaho upstream of the Newsome Town Site, approximately 10 miles northwest of Elk City, Idaho. Access to the site is from Idaho State Highway 14 to Newsome Creek Road 1858 which passes through Newsome Townsite. Beyond Newsome Townsite, past MP 7 of Road 1858, a 0.9-mile long, gated, primitive access route takes of sharply uphill and to the right providing access to the project. Motorized access is prohibited. The project site is located approximately 0.9 miles from the gate. It is estimated that the solicitation package will be available in March and should be downloaded from this website at that time. No formal pre-bid tour is planned; however, site photos have been provided and detailed drawings and specifications will be included with the solicitation. Snow, high water, and saturated ground conditions typically restrict equipment access until early July. The estimated price range for the project is $250,000-$500,000. Bid guarantees are required; 20% of the offer value. This procurement is being set-aside 100% for small business. Contractor shall furnish all labor, materials, equipment, supplies (other than those listed as Government-furnished items) and supervision necessary to complete the work according to the contract.

Coveralls, Utility, Green (Shipboard)

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published February 15, 2017
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The proposed RFP is for Coveralls, Utility, Green (Shipboard), NSN 8405-01-462-4009(s) /PGC: 02580. Subject item is made in accordance with specification A-A-55095A, dated January 12, 2004. The solicitation will be issued as Unrestricted, and awarded under an Indefinite Delivery Type Contract. The resultant contract will be for a base year and three (3) one-year term options. The base year and each of the three one-year option terms will have a minimum quantity of 15,000EA, an annual estimated quantity of 60,000 EA and an annual order limitation quantity of 75,000 EA. All materials used in the fabrication are to be furnished by the successful offeror. Delivery of the first shipment is scheduled for 120 days after date of award. Inspection and Acceptance is at Origin and shipment is FOB Destination. The destination will include Pendergrass GA, Austin TX, and Lansing MI. Best Value Tradeoff Source Selection Procedures will be used. The following evaluation factors are incorporated into the solicitation:1. Product Demonstration Model (PDM)2. Past Performance Confidence AssessmentA Production Demonstration Model (PDM) will be required to accompany each proposal. Two (2) coveralls shall be submitted.It is anticipated this solicitation will be posted to the DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) on or after February 2017. All offerors MUST be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). All responsible sources may submit offers which, if received in timely fashion, shall be considered.DLA Troop Support has developed a web-based system that allows manufacturers the ability to request specifications, patterns and drawings on our contracting page. To request technical data for DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles solicitations, use the following link to the DLA Troop Support C&T Technical Data Repository area at http://www.troopsupport.dla.mil/Portal/sreqfrm.aspx. Important Note on Foreign Content: The Defense appropriations and authorization acts and other statutes (including what is commonly referred to as "The Berry Amendment" impose restrictions on the DoD's acquisition of foreign products and services. Generally, Clothing and Textile items (as defined in DFARS clause 252.225-7012) and "specialty metals" (as defined in DFARS clause 252.225-7014) must be grown, reprocessed, reused, melted or produced in the United States, its possessions or Puerto Rico, unless one of the DFARS 225.7002-2 exceptions applies.-------- IMPORTANT NOTICE: NEW REQUIREMENT --------Due to a DOD regulation requiring "identity certificates" when accessing DOD computer systems, VIM-ASAP (https://vim.dla.mil) will soon become Common Access Card (CAC) enabled. This means in order to access the system a company representative must have an ECA Certificate. There is a cost involved in obtaining a certificate (approximately $125.00 to $150.00 per year per certificate). VIM is scheduled to begin using the new logon from 8/23/2013 through 9/30/2103. After that date, no one may log on using the old user ID and password.DoDI 8520.2 Mandates the use of DoD PKI identity certificates when accessing DoD information systems. The DoD established the External Certification Authority (ECA) program to support the issuance of DoD- approved certificates to industry partners and other external entities and organizations. ECA certificates enable contractors to securely communicate with the DoD and authenticate themselves to DoD Information Systems. ECA Certificates are individually issued digital identity credentials. The DoD relies upon these credentials to ensure the identity of the user in online environments or when a certificate holder tries accessing DoD Information Systems.The following are the three entities authorized by the DoD to issue ECA Certificates. Review and apply for an ECA Certificate from one of the below organizations to access your VIM account:1. IdenTrust: http://www.identrust.com/certificates/eca/index.html2. ORC (Operational Research Consultants): http://eca.orc.com/3. VeriSign: https://eca.verisign.com/There are three types of certificates: Medium Assurance, Medium Token Assurance, Medium Hardware Assurance. If one person always signs in from the same computer they can get the Medium Assurance which gets loaded to their hard drive. If one person logs on from different computers they should get the Medium Token Assurance which can be carried around like a thumb drive. Only one person can use an ECA certificate. Each user will need their own (like our CAC card). Each person who needs to access the system will need one.--------------------------------------------------------------------Availability of solicitations: FAR 5.102(d) applies, as our office no longer issues solicitations or amendments in paper form. Interested offerors can obtain a copy of the solicitation after the issuance date at: https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/. Detailed system requirements and instructions for registration can be found on the DLA DIBBS home page accessed on https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/. A few highlights of the information that will be found include: 1. On the DLA Internet Bulletin Board System (DIBBS) home page, click the VENDOR REGISTRATION link to begin the registration process. 2. In order to register for access to secure portions of DLA DIBBS, the company you are representing must already be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system. 3. A Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Code registration will be processed immediately. A User ID will appear on the registration screen and a password will be sent separately to the email address of the Super User. If a CAGE is already registered on DLA DIBBS, the name and email address of the Super User will be provided. The Super User should be contacted to set-up additional accounts, logons and passwords for their CAGE. DIBBS Super User * If your CAGE has already been registered on DIBBS, the name and email address of the person designated as your super user will be provided. * The representative who starts the DIBBS registration process has the option to accept their CCR registration POC as the DIBBS super user, or they can designate themselves or another person to act as the super user for the CAGE. * The super user acts as the account administrator for a CAGE. They can add up to ninety-eight additional users, provide user IDs and passwords, modify existing users, and control the login status of each user for their CAGEs through My Account (Account Maintenance.)
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