RFI -U.S Army Security Assistance Command Programmatic Support

Status
Inactive
Published Date
November 16th, 2023
Response Deadline
December 5th, 2023
Notice Type
Sources Sought
Solicitation No.
W91CRB-23-USASAC-PROGRAMMATIC

Buyer

DEPT OF DEFENSEDEPT OF THE ARMYW6QK ACC-APGABERDEEN PROVING GROU, MD, 21005-5001, USA

Summary

Sources Sought DEPT OF DEFENSE U.S Army Security Assistance Command Programmatic Support: The Department of Defense, specifically the Department of the Army, is seeking programmatic services for independent evaluation, assessments, and analysis throughout the United States Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) and Army Security Assistance Enterprise (ASAE). These services are used to support the development and management of security assistance programs and foreign military sales (FMS) cases, as well as to provide subject matter expertise and program guidance to representatives of foreign countries and other DoD components and commands. The services will be procured on a competitive basis, with consideration given to small business set-aside categories. The period of performance will be a twelve-month base period with four twelve-month option periods, and the services will be performed at both CONUS and OCONUS locations. Interested parties should submit capability statements addressing the specific requirements outlined in the notice.

Description

The Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) is issuing this updated request for information as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an  interest in and the resources to support the requirement for programmatic services for independent evaluation, assessments, and analysis throughout United States Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) and Army Security Assistance Enterprise (ASAE). The intention is to procure these services on a competitive basis. BASED ON THE RESPONSES TO THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION/MARKET RESEARCH, THIS REQUIREMENT MAY BE SET-ASIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES (IN FULL OR IN PART) OR PROCURED THROUGH FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION. All Small Business Set-Aside categories will be considered. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions. A lack of Small Business responses to this notice may be treated as evidence of disinterest/incapability of Small Businesses to submit a proposal to any eventual Request for Proposal (RFP). Interested parties are responsible to adequately mark proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their response accordingly. Respondents will not be notified of any results of the information they have provided. After reviewing the Description of the Requirements currently posted to Sam.Gov, interested capable contractors are invited to provide responses to the below business questions. Please provide responses if you can support the entire Requirement. Responses should follow this format and be submitted electronically, as one complete document. DISCLAIMER: THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION IS FOR PLANNING AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT, INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB), REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS (RFQ), REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP), OR AS AN OBLIGATION ON THE PART OF THE GOVERNMENT TO ACQUIRE ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. NO REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE A MADE FOR ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROVIDING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS SS OR ANY FOLLOW UP INFORMATION REQUEST. RESPONDENTS WILL NOT BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULTS OF THE EVALUATION OF THE INFORMATION THEY PROVIDE. NO QUESTIONS WILL BE TAKEN ON THE SS. NO CONTRACT AWARD WILL BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF RESPONSES RECEIVED. NO FUNDS HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED, APPROPRIATED OR RECEIVED FOR THIS EFFORT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY. THE INFORMATION WILL BE USED IN A MARKET RESEARCH REPORT ASSESSMENT OF SOURCES CAPABLE OF PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES IN SUPPORT OF UNITED STATES ARMY SECURITY ASSISTANCE COMMAND (USASAC). NOT RESPONDING TO THIS NOTICE DOES NOT PRECLUDE PARTICIPATION IN ANY FUTURE RFQ, IFB, OR RFP, IF ARE ANY ISSUED. IF A SOLICITATION IS RELEASED, IT WILL BE SYNOPSIZED ON THE GOVERNMENT-WIDE POINT OF ENTRY (GPE). IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF POTENTIAL OFFERORS TO MONITOR THE GPE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THIS REQUIREMENT. General Description of Effort The USASAC is a subordinate activity of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC). The USASAC leads the ASAE, which develops and manages security assistance programs and foreign military sales (FMS) cases to build partner capacity, supports Combatant Commands (COCOM) engagement strategies, and strengthens U.S. Global partnerships. The purpose of this Request for Information Notice is to identify potential sources with the technical capability and necessary resources to provide programmatic support services for the USASAC, and FMS Enterprise Security Assistance (SA)/FMS. This includes, but is not limited to, international programs supporting U.S. Army managed weapon systems and associated equipment and services. Programmatic support is required to meet the requirements of FMS staff support throughout the entire FMS Case Life Cycle from Case Development through Case Closure, including, performance analysis and business process design, workforce training and leader development. The Contractor shall be required to provide subject matter expertise to support immediate short term FMS requirements in CONUS and OCONUS. This effort shall include but not be limited to the support of implemented FMS cases under the area of responsibility (AOR) US Central Command (CENTCOM), the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), the US Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the US Pacific Command (PACOM), the US African Command (AFRICOM) and the US European Command (EUCOM). The contractor shall monitor open FMS cases and provide FMS program guidance to representatives of foreign countries, and other DoD components and commands. The contractor shall assist in the resolution of highly sensitive and complex issues, and assist in the development and implementation of corrective actions. The Contractor shall be required to provide subject matter expertise to support immediate short term FMS requirements in CONUS and OCONUS. Contract transition phase-in must be completed within thirty days, and shall ensure no interruption of operations during the transition. Period of Performance/Place of Performance The period of performance shall be a twelve (12) month base period from date of award with four (4), twelve (12) month option periods. Performance will occur at Continental United States (CONUS) locations and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) temporary duty (TDY) locations. Required Capabilities The Contractor shall provide programmatic services in support of the areas specified General Description of Effort (above). Further detail is provided in the draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) attached to this announcement (Attachment 1). If your organization has the potential capacity to perform these contract services, please provide a tailored capability statements addressing the particulars of this effort, with appropriate documentation supporting claims of organizational and staff capability. If significant subcontracting or teaming is anticipated in order to deliver technical capability, organizations should address the administrative and management structure of such arrangements. Special Requirements A DD Form 254 Contract Security Classification Specification shall apply to this requirement and the prime contractor shall have or demonstrate ability to obtain a “Secret” Facility Clearance. Response Instructions Responses should be emailed to Ms. Andrea Seaman, Contract Specialist, andrea.l.seaman.civ@army.mil by the response date listed in this notice. Capability statements must address at a minimum the below “Business Questions”. Subject line must read RFI Programmatic Services 1123-Your Company Name – Example: RFI Programmatic Services 1123-ABC Inc. Business Questions 1. Please provide the following Point of Contact Information: Company: CAGE Code: Point of Contact: Phone Number: Email Address: Web Site Address: 2. Please identify your company's small business size status based on the primary North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code of 541611- Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services. The Small Business Size Standard for this NAICS code is $24,500,000.00. For more information, refer to http://www.sba.gov/content/table-small-business-size-standards. Large Business Concern Small Business (SB) Concern Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business (HUBZone) Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) 3. If you identify your company as a Small Business or any of the SB subcategories as stipulated in above Question #2, then is your company interested in role as a Prime Contractor or as a Subcontractor for the anticipated effort? 4. For Small Business respondents with interest as a prime contractor, please estimate the maximum percentage of the overall requirement which your organization could perform with in-house resources. Consider the language at FAR Clause 52.219-14(c) -- Limitations on Subcontracting in your response. 5. Can or has your company managed a task of this nature? If so, please provide details. 6. Is your company currently, or has your company provided similar type effort (to include size and complexity) in the past? If so, provide Contract Number(s), Point of Contact(s) (POCs), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your direct support of the effort? Please identify the agency or nongovernment customer (you may also include contract numbers) for government or other non-government customer. If you are willing to share your customer's identity, please address whether your company offers the same or similar services commercially. Please provide specific relevant information in support of your assertions to include Contract Number(s), POCs, email addresses/phone numbers and a brief description of your direct support. A “Yes” response, without supporting information, will be considered “non-responsive.” 7. What are the core competencies of your employees that would support the requirements? Also provide the total number of individuals currently employed by your company capable of supporting the requirements. 8. Can or has your company managed a team of subcontractors before? If so, provide details. 9. Do all your employees that would support this Requirement have at least a SECRET Clearance? 10. Does your firm possess a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) approved accounting system? 11. Do you have experience performing work Outside the Contiguous United States (OCONUS)? If YES, please provide details. 12. What experience and expertise does your company possess in managing Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract for labor hours? What experience and expertise does your company possess in managing Firm Fixed Price contracts? Please provide Contract Number(s), Point of Contact(s) (POCs), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your contract management effort. 13. What expertise does your company possess to ensure contract transition within thirty (30) days? Has your company conducted contract transitions within thirty (30) days of contract award to include no interruption of operations during the transition? If so, please provide Contract Number(s), Point of Contact(s) (POCs), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your transition effort. 14. What expertise does your company possess in adding subcontractors after contract award? Has your company added multiple subcontractors in less than thirty (30) days after contract award? If so, please provide Contract Number(s), Point of Contact(s) (POCs), e- mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your effort to ensure no interruption of operations. 15. What expertise does your company possess in managing multiple, independent and separately appropriated funding streams that are individually managed for purposes of contract ceiling allotments? Has your company managed this type of funding stream on other contracts with similar efforts? If so, please provide Contract Number(s), Point of Contact(s) (POCs), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your direct support. 16. What expertise does your company possess in providing support services in the following areas: human resources, program management, cost estimating/analysis, schedule development & assessment, analysis & leadership development, international program support, security assistance program that includes planning, coordination, implementation, and monitoring of assigned equipment on FMS cases with multiple FMS customers? Note: This type of effort does NOT entail procurement, fielding or delivery of equipment or services to foreign nations. Has your company provided this type of FMS PMO office support on other contracts? If so, please provide Contract Number(s), Point of Contact(s) (POCs), e-mail address, phone number, and a brief description of your direct support. 17. Please provide an estimated salary range for the positions included in the PWS. Note: this does not constitute an offer. Information gathered is being used for market research purposes only.

Contact Information

PrimaryAndrea L. Seaman
andrea.l.seaman.civ@army.mil
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