Business and Career Opportunities (Bids / Jobs)

February 4, 2012

Business / Career

 FedBizOpps – Procurements

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA National Cemetery Administration Centralized Contracting Division, Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs;National Cemetery Administration;75 Barrett Heights Road, Suite 309;Stafford VA 22556

99–CAVE HILL GROUNDS MAINTENANCE-NEW FY12 CONTRACT VA78612R0068 021612 Vernita Bradley vernita.bradley2@va.gov HAC/CBO CONTRACTING OFFICER The National Cemetery Administration is soliciting offers under Solicitation No. VA786-12-R-0068 for the following: Contractor shall provide all labor, supervision, equipment, and materials necessary to furnish and deliver, F.O.B. Destination, and provide grounds maintenance services at Cave Hill National Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204. All work shall be performed in accordance with the specifications, drawing, terms and conditions of the contract. This acquisition is 100% set aside for Small Businesses. The NAICS Code is 561730. Size standard is $7.0 Million. No telephone requests will be accepted. Any questions should be sent via email and addressed to Vernita Bradley, Contract Specialist in writing at vernita.bradley2@va.gov. Electronic solicitations will be available for download from http://www.FedBizOpps.gov on or around February 2, 2012. Please submit any questions pertaining to this solicitation via e-mail only to Vernita Bradley at: vernita.bradley2@va.gov. All questions must be submitted by email no later than 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2012. All questions submitted will be answered and posted in FEDBIZOPPS within two (2) business days. Responses to the solicitation are due by 2:00 p.m., February 16, 2012. Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining amendments to the solicitation which is available at Federal Business Opportunities (http://www.FedBizOpps.gov ). Set-Aside: Total Small Business Place of Performance: Cave Hill National Cemetery;701 Baxter Avenue; Louisville, KY 40204 US URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/VANCA/VANCA/VA78612R0068/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120203/PROCURE/0351
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 


Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta Operations Branch, Atlanta Operations Branch, NFSA, 40 Marietta Street 14th Floor Atlanta GA 30303-2806

R — Management and Marketing (M&M) 3.6 Field Service Manager DU204SB-12-R-0001 022412 Kristin Tucker, Phone 678-732-2641, Fax 404-730-3426, Email kristin.l.tucker@hud.gov THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. As part of its Management and Marketing (M&M) suite of contracts, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is performing market research to identify potential small businesses, including SDB, 8(a), SDVOB, WOSB, and HUBZone interested sources that have the skills and extensive experience in providing property maintenance and preservation services consisting of, but not limited to: (1) completion of the HUD Property Inspection Report (HPIR) and ongoing inspection of property, (2) securing of property and debris removal (3) performance of cosmetic enhancement/repairs, (4) investigation and payment of Home Owners Association and utility fees, and (5) on-going maintenance of property for HUD Real Estate Owned (REO) Single Family properties located in the 12 identified geographical areas defined as M&M 3.6, Field Service Manager (FSM) consisting of: 3A (Illinois), 4A (Indiana and Kentucky), 5A (North Carolina and South Carolina), 6A (Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama), 7A (Georgia), 8A (Florida, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands), 3S (Arizona), 4S (Idaho and Nevada), 5S (California, Hawaii, Guam, N. Mariana Islands, and the American Samoa), 6S (Oregon, Washington, Alaska), 4D (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin), and 5D (Montana, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wyoming). Included at Attachment 1 is the draft map showing the anticipated contract service areas, and Attachment 2 which contains Industry Day information scheduled for February 16, 2012. For purposes of this sources sought notice, HUD’s objective is to identify interested sources that have existing facilities within or are able to demonstrate capability of establishing an office location and capability to effectively service one or more of the identified contract areas in accordance with the draft PWS. However, HUD will entertain responses from interested sources that are unable to service an entire geographic area as provided. Sources Sought Content: All written responses are requested to be limited to 10 pages (letter size) in length, single-spaced, 12 point font minimum. Responding vendors shall submit capability statements that demonstrate the skills and extensive experience in providing property maintenance and preservation services consisting of, but not limited to the following: (1) completion of the HUD Property Inspection Report (HPIR) and ongoing inspection of property, (2) securing of property and debris removal (3) performance of cosmetic enhancement/repairs, (4) investigation and payment of Home Owners Association and utility fees, and (5) on-going maintenance of real property for a large volume of properties within the desired geographical areas. Additionally, interested sources must include a two-page company profile to include Small Business Administration (SBA) business size classification, number of employees, Cage Code, DUN’s number, customer base and a description of the company’s prior relevant experience and a summary of past performance information for contracts awarded. Interested sources should also provide a point of contact who can discuss the material submitted. Affirmative responses to this notice must indicate your business size and type under the NAICS code 531311, Residential Property Management, and indicate whether your firm is capable of performing the services in one or more of the identified areas. Respondents who are not capable of performing all services, or may only be capable of partially servicing one or more of the identified areas, must indicate any performance constraints or limited service areas as part of their response. For instance, contract area 4D includes the states of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Interested Sources who are only capable of servicing individual cities, counties, or states within 4D must indicate those specific areas that they are capable of servicing. HUD will be hosting a pre-solicitation Industry Day in order to reconstitute efforts to execute replacement contracts for the identified areas. The Industry Day will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2012, at the HUD Atlanta Homeownership Center office located at 40 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia. Alternate site locations will be made available via video teleconference from HUD Headquarters, Washington DC, and the Denver, Philadelphia, and Santa Ana HOC offices. The scheduled time for the conference will be from 1P.M. EST – 3:00P.M. EST, with a matchmaking session available to Atlanta participants directly following the event. Electronic registration for the event will open immediately on February 1, 2012. Registration is required, and attendees are encouraged to register early, as available seating will be limited. Vendors will be limited to a maximum of two (2) participants per registered business name. The agenda will include an overview of the support requirements, discussion of the draft acquisition approach, and SBA briefing to maximize small business participation, followed by a Q& A session, and a separate networking session for interested vendors. Please make arrangements and join us on Thursday, February 16, 2012. It will give all of us a chance to meet and greet each other as well as find out valuable information on this highly visible and challenging project. For general questions concerning this sources sought notice, please contact Kristin Tucker at 678.732.2641or via e-mail to Kristin.L.Tucker@hud.gov . Vendors shall e-mail your responses to this sources sought notice to the primary POC email, sourcessought@hud.gov by the date specified in this notice.  Scanned email attachments must be in Adobe PDF, MS Word, or a recognizable image format, such as JPEG.   URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HUD/NFS/NFSA/DU204SB-12-R-0001/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120203/PROCURE/0380
Matching Key Words: state!ky; 


Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC – New Jersey, US Army, Army Contracting Command, ACC New Jersey Contracting Center, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey 07806-5000

69–New Equipment Training (NET) Videos for the M14 EBR and M150 RCO W15QKN-12-X-F011 021612 Thoguluva Gloria, Contract Specialist, 973-724-5366 Thoguluva Gloria THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE for PM-IW New Equipment Training (NET) Videos for the M14 EBR and M150 RCO. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS. The U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey, Picatinny Arsenal is conducting market research to identify potential sources to provide support for the following two (2) Programs: (1) The U.S. Army Product Manager for Individual Weapons (PM IW) requires an instructional video that adequately explains and trains the intricacies of the M14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR). The M14 EBR was developed in response to the large number of Operational Needs Statements (ONS) submitted for M14 rifles in order to support the role of the Squad Designated Marksman (SDM). Updates to this enhancement include a 3.5-10x variable powered mil-dot scope, forward pistol grip, Harris bipod legs and rails that can accommodate necessary ancillary items such as lasers and flash lights. It is of vital importance that the user understands how to properly employ this weapon in order for them to use it to its full potential. The aim of this instructional video is to provide expert training in a way that is captivating and leaves the end user confident in their ability to use the M14 EBR. The training shall address all elements and capabilities of the M14 EBR including but not limited to: Description of operator controls, proper mounting and zeroing of optic, basic range estimation using Mil Dot scope, weapon operation (loading, clearing, unloading, firing), proper weapon and scope maintenance, theory of operation (cycle of operations), malfunction trouble shooting procedures and assembly/disassembly of the weapon. (2) The U.S. Army Product Manager for Individual Weapons (PM IW) requires an instructional video that adequately explains and trains the intricacies of the M150 Rifle Combat Optic (RCO). The M150 RCO was designed for the M4/M16A2, M16A4, and the M249 SAW Machine Gun to provide the War Fighter with quick target acquisition at close combat ranges while providing enhanced target identification out to 800 meters utilizing the Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC). It is of vital importance that the user understands how to properly employ this rifle optic in order for them to use it to its full effective potential. The aim of this instructional video is to provide expert training in a way that is captivating and leaves the end user confident in their ability to use the M150 RCO. The training shall address all elements and capabilities of the M150 RCO including but not limited to: Tritium safety, characteristics & components, PMCS, proper mounting & operation, Zeroing, Eye relief, Target reference system/Bullet Drop Compensator (BDC), Bindon Aiming Concept, Ballistics, Wind effects, Moving targets and Preventative maintenance. Interested sources should provide a brief description of information relative to knowledge/abilities to provide the support sought, and provide a point of contact for questions with telephone number, and email address. Please provide your capabilities/qualifications and pertinent information within fourteen (14) days of this notice, but no later than February 16, 2012. Interested firms should also provide their Address, CAGE code and Type of Business (Small Business, Large Business, 8a Small Business, Hub zone Small Business, or Service Disabled Veteran Small Business). All interested offerors are encouraged to submit their capabilities/qualification data electronically to: Email: gloria.thoguluva@us.army.mil. If you prefer to send hardcopies, the address is: U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ) ATTN: Mrs. Gloria Thoguluva Building 45B, ACC-NJ-SW Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000 Mail Stop: Bldg 10B. The Government will also accept any written questions via the aforementioned email address. No telephone inquiries will be accepted. Any hardcopy information provided will not be returned. Please provide the following answers to the below vendor questionnaire: 1. Company Name 2. Company Address 3. Company point of contact and phone number 4. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 512110. Based on this information, is your business a small business? This is a market survey only and should not be construed as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment by the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government does not intend to award a contract(s) on the basis of this market survey. There is no formal solicitation at this time. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the U.S. Government. Respondents will not be notified of the results of this survey or results of information submitted. All responsible interested sources shall submit their capabilities/qualification data and pertinent information within fourteen (14) days of this notice. The Point of Contact for this action is Mrs. Gloria Thoguluva, Contract Specialist, Email: gloria.thoguluva@us.army. No telephone calls. URL: https://www.fbo.gov/notices/b1040c534b43763b9162f47cc1230be0
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120203/PROCURE/0416
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; you; business*; instruct*; naics!512110; 


Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, ASC – Aeronautical Systems Center, 2275 D Street Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7218

99 — F-16 Interim Extension FA8621-11-R-6254 033111 Julianne Rinkinen, Phone 9372554931, Email julianne.rinkinen@wpafb.af.mil F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) Follow-on Services Sources Sought Notice Description I. Sources Sought Synopsis: This announcement constitutes a Sources Sought Synopsis (SSS), no solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor is it to be construed as a commitment by the US Government to form a binding contract. Companies that respond will not be paid for the information submitted. a) The Government is conducting market research to identify, as potential sources, companies that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to competently and competitively respond to requirements to provide training services for F-16 Mission Training Centers (MTC) following the end of the existing MTC services contract in April 2012. Only United States companies will be considered for contract award. b) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and Proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Companies responding to this market research are advised that participation does not ensure participation in future solicitations or contract awards. The Government will not reimburse any company or individual for any expenses associated with preparation or participation in this research. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this SSS. c) Although “proposal” and “offeror” are used in this Sources Sought Synopsis, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. d) Background: The F-16 MTCs are currently operating at the following Air Force Bases: Shaw, Misawa, and Spangdahlem. The F-16 MTCs are part of the Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Program. DMO is an operational readiness initiative that networks geographically separated training devices in a real-time synthetic battlefield. It is scalable to provide individual, team, and team-of-teams combat training and mission rehearsal. It is the backbone for the Virtual Flag exercise used for AEF spin-up and the cornerstone of the AF training transformation. The F-16 MTC Integrated Product Team at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH is responsible for fielding aircrew training device capability that ensures the trainers maintain concurrency with the aircraft co-located at each base. Currently this capability is provided through a training simulation services contract that meets the Air Force requirements. This contract is programmed to end in April 2012. e) The Government anticipates a FAR Part 15, non-personal services contract with a total delivery period of no fewer than one and a half (1.5) years and no more than three (3) years (one base year period with four six month options). f) All services will be housed in Government facilities and utilized by personnel designated by the government. Government-contracted instructors, separate from this acquisition, will use all aspects of the services in preparation for and conduct of lessons. g) Payment for training services under this contract will commence with start of service at each site. h) The purpose of this SSS is to determine offeror interest in providing F-16 MTC simulation services to the Air Force. II. Program Requirements: a) This document specifies the performance requirements for the United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 Block 50 Mission Training Center (MTC) System Services that provide interim training services between the current contract, FA8621-07-D-6272, and the Full-Up F-16 Block 40/42/50/52 System Procurement contract. In this document the term Block 50 refers to F-16 Block 50/52. System Services refers to the total services provided under this contract, to include, but not limited to F-16 MTC simulation, security, mission control, and support capabilities. An F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) shall consist of a four-ship F-16 system simulation along with scenario generation capability and two briefing/debriefing stations. Each System Simulation will consist of a representation of the appropriate F-16 aircraft model, both cockpit and software simulation, Instructor Operator Station (IOS), and a synthetic environment. Each F-16 MTC shall support basic and advanced mission training, tactics validation, operational test and evaluation, exercise support, and mission rehearsal, to include but not limited to, all weapons, internal and/or external sensors, communication systems, avionics systems associated with the F-16 Block 50, and operation in both local and Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) environments. Each F-16 MTC constitutes a DMO Federate System that can interoperate with other geographically distributed DMO Federate Systems, as part of a larger DMO Federation linked by the DMO Network (DMON), to provide real-time combat team training during scheduled DMO Events. The F-16 MTC shall provide a four ship system simulation that is capable of single-ship, local multi-ship, and long-haul multi-ship (DMO)training and mission operations at each operating location. The system simulation shall provide an ownship simulation; a realistic, high-fidelity synthetic environment with synthetic forces; all avionics and weapons; an IOS to control each cockpit; and a visual system with the full field-of-view (FOV) experienced by the pilot in the aircraft. System service at an operating location shall provide two brief/debrief rooms per F-16 MTC and a scenario generation system that is compatible with aircraft mission planning systems. b) The F-16 MTC shall support tactics validation, operational test and evaluation, exercise support, and mission rehearsal. Fortraining, the F-16 MTC shall support Formal Training Unit (FTU) skills: transition, operation of aircraft sensors/systems, air-to-air, and air-to-ground, communications, data links, electronic system interface, or any other F-16 weapons system interactions. c) The system service shall support real-time virtual combat training by aircrew and other DMO participants. F-16 MTC system latency shall be minimized such that critical combat simulation interactions are realistic and accurate. This includes system internal and external interactions related to visual perception, communication, data links, electronic system interface, sensor and sensor jamming, electronic counter measures, or any other weapons system interactions that might incorrectly influence the outcome of an exercise or engagement during a local or DMO Events. F-16 MTC system latency shall not be detectable by the pilots during local training. F 16 MTC system latency shall not create false or unrealistic results with combat interactions during DMO Events. d) The system services capabilities shall be concurrent with F-16CM Block 40/50 M5.2+ at the MP09 DMO standard. 1) Cockpits. The F-16 MTC shall provide high-fidelity cockpit representations of the F-16 Block 50 aircraft cockpits, including controls, displays, and avionics. Cockpit components shall provide high physical (3-dimensional) and functional fidelity of the actual F-16 Block 50 aircraft. This shall include as a minimum, map case, air conditioning vents, and ejection seat pitot booms. Ejection seat hardware shall support strapping in with existing F-16 life support gear, but is not required to be fully functional. The cockpits shall support aircrew chemical warfare (CW) trainingrequirements and be compatible with actual CW equipment worn by the aircrew using the unmounted CW equipment (MBU-19P) internal batteries to provide the airflow. Cockpit controls, displays, and lighting (including external lighting effects) shall support all modes of employment including day and night vision operations. 2) Synthetic Environment. The F-16 MTC shall include a realistic, high fidelity synthetic environment capable of supporting a full range of mission training and operations for day/night, low altitude, and all-weather missions for the full range of weapon systems and sensors. The F-16 MTC shall provide an inter-correlated and intra-correlated environment for all visuals (OTW, NVG, EO/IR), audio, radar, datalink, electronic combat, navigation, weapons, mission functions, and Master Entity Database simulations used for alltraining and mission events. The synthetic environment shall support single, two, three, or four ship operations for stand-alone missions, local network missions, and DMO Events. The synthetic environment shall provide the capability to engage a full range of potential threats and targets, to include ground/surface/air forces and moving models, in accordance with operational Air Force mission planning systems generated scenarios. 3) Instructor Operator Station (IOS). The IOS shall provide the instructor with the capability to assess performance (tasks and tactics) and support real-time instruction to any cockpit or selected group of cockpits (local and DMO). The IOS shall provide the degree of oversight required to conduct formal aircrew qualification and mission evaluations from the IOS by a flight examiner. The capability to select and monitor any combination of all displays and instrument indications of each cockpit shall be provided. The capability to rapidly select and simultaneously view four cockpit displays or sensors shall be provided. The capability to select and view four cockpit displays or sensors shall be user friendly for minimal delay and disruption to the console instructor. The IOS shall provide the capability to select an overhead God’s eye view of the engagement area with the capability to zoom in and out, and 3-dimensionally rotate any areas of interest, and turn on/off entity trails. The IOS shall provide the capability to insert malfunctions during generation, setup, or execution of scenarios (preprogram or manually input) for all aircraft, systems, and weapons. The IOS shall have the capability for secure private communication with any other IOS within the F-16 MTC and with any individual crew under its control. 4) Visual Display System. The visual simulation shall provide high fidelity OTW and sensor (including NVIS and Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)) views correlated together along with all displayed information in the cockpit to support instruments, navigation, A/G, and A/A missions. Visual cues presented to the pilot shall simulate those in the F-16 aircraft and shall not present false, erroneous, or inappropriate perceptions that would adversely impact aircrew training. The visual simulation shall support realistic Detection, Orientation, Recognition, Identification (DORI), target range, aspect angle, and closure rate determination by crew members for all targets and threats. The visual simulation shall support mission report functions such as visual Line-of-Sight (LOS) ranging, LOS material property, LOS entity ID, height of terrain, weapons impact detection, collisions detection, and intervisibility testing. Terrain and other solid objects shall appropriately limit physical flyout of weapons. The visual simulation shall display realistic representations of hostile and friendly weapons effects (e.g., missiles in flight, AAA, bomb detonations, cluster bomb detonations, smoke columns, multi-state damaged models, countermeasures, SAM launch blast, SAM trajectory, and gun tracer trajectory). 5) Networking. The F-16 MTC shall be capable of providing distributed exercise and regular recurring DMO participation. The system shall interoperate with other existing and planned DMO Systems and shall comply with the adopted DMO System Standards. The F-16 MTC shall operate as a participating DMO Federate System in the DMO System for distributed networktraining. The F-16 MTC shall support the simultaneous conduct of any combination of local single-ship and networked missions, and DMO Events. The DMON will be interconnected with other Department of Defense (DoD) military services’ training systems in the future to accommodate Joint Task Force (JTF) training. The F-16 MTC shall not develop any unique architecture or non-standards-compliant interfaces that would preclude or otherwise limit DMO connectivity and interoperability. No degradation in operating performance shall be noticed in the F-16C MTC when operating in the DMO environment except as limited by fidelity or interoperability of external entities not under the control of the F-16 MTC. All missions and operations supported in the local training modes shall be supported in the DMO environment. This includes training with external constructive, virtual, or live entities. 6) Briefing/Debriefing (B/DB) Capability. The F-16 MTC shall include two B/DB capable rooms. The B/DB rooms shall have a minimum occupancy of 8 people per room. The B/DB rooms shall be interchangeable and B/DB shall be able to operate simultaneously at multiple levels of security. The B/DB shall support mission generation/modification capabilities. The B/DB shall provide simultaneous video teleconferencing to support briefing and debriefing without degrading any local mission or DMO Event in progress. The B/DB capability shall operate at the same network security level as the mission being supported. The briefing capability shall support commercial briefing presentation formats commonly used by F-16 instructors and flight leads for accessing and presenting squadron briefings. The briefing capability shall support pre-mission planning and briefing to prepare F-16 pilots for any existing mission scenario, and shall be interoperable with Air Force mission planning systems. For DMO Events, the briefing capability shall support simultaneous viewing of presentation data with secure distributed participant teleconference video and audio. The debriefing capability shall support debriefing of the F-16 pilots for any recorded mission scenario. The debriefing capability shall permit the playback of recorded segments of a mission scenario from each local cockpit’s perspective and a God’s eye view at normal and accelerated speeds. The debriefing capability shall display a summary on the effectiveness of maneuvers, countermeasures, weapons delivery, and the percentage of damage incurred on a target for battle damage assessment. B/DB shall include a large display three-dimensional or God’s eye view (vertical, horizontal, or from any point in space) of the scenario with a zoom capability to observe selected views of the engagement. Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) performance may be used as a guide. The B/DB capability shall support mission situational awareness by providing mission playback from any perspective of the battlefield, selectable cockpit views (friendly, neutral, hostile), stealth views and tied/wingman visuals with appropriate parameters (friendly, neutral, or hostile), while simultaneously displaying information from all F-16 MTCs. B/DB shall include a display area per cockpit simulator to allow simultaneous display of each crew’s recorded information. Changing views or display options shall be available real-time during playback. e) F-16 pilots obtain over 20 percent of their overall training events through the MTC; therefore, Air Combat Command requires no break in training during the transition from the incumbent contractor. f) F-16 MTCs must be delivered and maintained in a fully operational status that remains concurrent with the home station aircraft configuration and that maintains the ability to be available for use at least 95 percent of the time. The operational hours for Shaw AFB are ten (10) hours per day, five (5) days a week; Misawa and Spangdahlem operate eight (8) hours per day, five (5) days a week. III: In response to this SSS, please provide the following information: Part I: Business Information: Please provide the following business information for your company and for any teaming or joint venture partners: • Company Name: • Address: • Point of Contact: • CAGE Code: • Phone Number: • E-mail Address: • Web Page URL: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: 541990 – All other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Based on the above NAICS Code, state whether your company is: – Small Business* (Yes / No) – Woman Owned Small Business (Yes / No) – Small Disadvantaged Business (Yes / No) – 8(a) Certified (Yes / No) – HUBZone Certified (Yes / No) – Veteran Owned Small Business (Yes / No) – Service Disabled Small Business (Yes / No) – Central Contractor Registration (CCR) (Yes / No) (*) If you answered yes, please explain whether your company would be capable of meeting the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting. Part II: Capabilities: a) Describe your company’s past and current experience in providing simulation services for F-16 fighter aircraft combat training systems. b) Describe your cost-effective approach to provide training services for up to three (3) operational MTCs, worldwide, in April of 2012 and provide the training capability and availability. A requirement of the government is to have no training interruption. Please provide your approach to accommodate this requirement and your risk mitigation strategy. c) Describe your company’s experience in providing simulation services for networked high-fidelity training devices and simulations for fighter aircraft combat training systems. Include a brief description of the work performed, length of effort, and agency/organization supported. [Please limit the response to this paragraph to no more than three (3) pages.] d) Describe your specific capabilities with networked, high-fidelity, fast-jet training devices and simulations, and threat generation for combat training in a classified environment. e) Are there any other relevant topics, concerns, and information that will help the Government in forming an acquisition strategy? Please e-mail your responses to shelley.johnson@wpafb.af.mil and julianne.rinkinen@wpafb.af.mil E-mail must be received no later than 1200 EDT, 31 March 2011. Also, please mail an original signed copy of your response, postmarked on or before the same date, to: ASC/WNS Attn: Shelley Johnson 2300 D Street, Bldg 32 Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7249 (937) 255-4931 Direct and succinct responses are preferred. Marketing materials are considered an insufficient response to this SSS. Please limit responses to no more than 20 pages, and identify a representative to support further Government inquiries and requests for clarification of the information provided, if needed. Respondents should indicate which portions of their response are proprietary and should mark them accordingly. URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/ASC/FA8621-11-R-6254/listing.html
OutreachSystems Article Number: 120203/PROCURE/0419
Matching Key Words: video*; produc*; train*; you; web; site?; page?; business*; event?; distribut*; instruct*; commercial?; 


Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard (USCG), Commandant (CG-912), U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters (CG-912) 1900 Half Street, SW Washington DC 20593-0001

R — TABSS (Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services) HSCG23-10-R-TABS00 021012 TABSS Email Account, Email TABSS@USCG.MIL UPDATE 22 (2 February 2012) 1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement and to request proposal extensions for the tracks specified below in item # 3. The prospective award dates for each track in the TABSS procurement are as follows: (1) Domain 1, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track – Award No Later Than (NLT) November 30, 2012 (2) Domain 1, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track – Award NLT November 30, 2012 (3) Domain 1, Track 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track – Award NLT April 30, 2012 (4) Domain 2, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track – Award NLT November 30, 2012 (5) Domain 2, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track – Award NLT November 30, 2012 (6) Domain 2, Track 3 – Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) Set-Aside Track – Award NLT April 30, 2012 (7) Domain 3 – 8(a) Set-Aside Track – Award NLT April 30, 2012 2. The government will continue to apply maximum resources toward source selection and will apply those resources in the most efficient manner in order to accelerate contract awards as much as possible. Also, as each track is a “separate and distinct source selection” (per RFP Section M-2), awards are not dependent upon the source selection process for any other track. Awards will be made as soon as all evaluations for a particular track are completed. 3. Per the prospective award dates noted in item # 1 above, the government requests proposal extensions to November 30, 2012, from offerors in the following four tracks: Domain 1, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track Domain 1, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track Domain 2, Track 1 – Unrestricted Track Domain 2, Track 2 – Small Business Set-Aside Track Please note that the offerors in these four tracks are the ONLY offerors who need to respond to the government at the present time. 4. All offerors in these four tracks shall respond via email to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructions no later than 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 10th, 2012: The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Domain and Track Company Has Proposed To] – [Company Name] – [Company DUNS] – [Company TIN] – 02/02/12 Proposal Extension” Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations: – Domain 1 D1 – Domain 2 D2 – Unrestricted Track T1 – Small Business Track T2 The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] [WILL or WILL NOT] be extended through November 30, 2012.” 5. Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal. 6. Please note that no other updates or changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice. 7. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil. 8. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 21 (15 December 2011) 1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement, which is now in the source selection phase, and request proposal extensions from offerors in the following three tracks: Domain 1, Track 3 – 8(a) Small BusinessTrack Domain 2, Track 3 – Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Track Domain 3 – 8(a) Small Business Track 2. The government requests the proposal acceptance period of all offerors in the above-noted three tracks be extended to April 30, 2012. 3. All offerors in these three tracks shall respond via email to the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the followinginstructions no later than 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011: The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Domain and Track Company Has Proposed To] – [Company Name] – [Company DUNS] – [Company TIN] – 12/28/11 Proposal Extension” Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations: – Domain 1 D1 – Domain 2 D2 – Domain 3 D3 – 8(a) or SDVOSB Track T3 If an offeror is proposing in Domain 3, no track designation is necessary. The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] [WILL or WILL NOT] be extended through April 30, 2012.” 4. Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal. 5. Please note that no other updates/changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice. 6. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the contracting officer at TABSS@uscg.mil. 7. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 20 (22 July 2011) 1. The purpose of this update is to provide a current status on the TABSS procurement, which is now in the source selection phase, and request extensions to the acceptance period of all offers. Due to the volume of proposals received, it is anticipated that resultant contract awards will be made continuously by track through Spring 2012. However, it is anticipated that the 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business tracks will be awarded no later than December 31, 2011. 2. The Government requests the acceptance period of all offers for the TABSS procurement to be extended as follows: Domain 1: Track 1 – Unrestricted Track (Extension requested through May 31, 2012) Track 2 – Small Business Track (Extension requested through March 31, 2012) Track 3 – 8(a) Small Business Track (Extension requested through December 31, 2011) Domain 2: Track 1 – Unrestricted Track (Extension requested through May 31, 2012) Track 2 – Small Business Track (Extension requested through March 31, 2012) Track 3 – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Track (Extension requested through December 31, 2011) Domain 3: 8(a) Small Business Track (Extension requested through December 31, 2011) 3. Offerors who are unable to extend their offer in accordance with the schedule outlined above shall email the TABSS email box, TABSS@uscg.mil, stating their intention in accordance with the following instructions by 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 12, 2011. The email subject line shall be as follows: “[Company Name] – [DUNS] – [TIN] – [Domain and Track] – Proposal Extension.” Domain and Track shall be listed in the subject line using the following abbreviations: – Domain 1 D1 – Domain 2 D2 – Domain 3 D3 – Unrestricted Track T1 – Small Business Track T2 – 8(a) or SDVOSB Track T3 If an offeror is proposing in Domain 3, no Track designation is necessary. The body of the email shall contain only the following sentence: “The acceptance period of the proposal submitted by [Company Name of Prime Offeror] in response to the TABSS procurement for [Domain and Track] WILL NOT be extended.” Offerors who have submitted more than one prime proposal for separate domains must submit an emailed statement for each prime proposal. 4. Please note that no other updates/changes to offerors’ proposals will be accepted as a result of this notice. 5. For offers that were submitted for the TABSS requirement by the proposal due date of 2 March 2011 in which no response with regards to this notice is received, the Government will treat the offer as having extended the price proposal to the appropriate date as outlined in item #2 above. 6. All questions regarding this notice or the TABSS procurement shall be directed to the Contracting Officer at TABSS@uscg.mil.   UPDATE 19 (25 February 2011) The purpose of this update is to provide Amendment 7 and an amended RFP. For additional information, please see below: (1) The only area amended in the RFP is the hand delivery instructions in Section L-4. Due to the expected high volume of proposals, offerors hand delivering their proposals need to use the loading dock on the T Street Southwest (SW) side of the Jemal Building. Upon arrival at the loading dock area, offerors should go through the brown gate and climb the stairs to enter the building at the loading dock guard desk. Please see the attached map for further information; note that this map is not a part of Amendment 7. Please also note that the delivery building and address (1900 Half Street SW, Washington, D.C., 20593) are the same as before; only the proposal reception area is being changed. (2) To reiterate, all proposals are due by 3 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011. All offerors planning to hand deliver proposals before Wednesday, March 2nd, are encouraged to coordinate their proposal deliveries with Nathan Dolezal or with Katherine Powers to ensure proper proposal reception. This coordination can be done via email to Nate.Dolezal@uscg.mil or Katherine.Powers@uscg.mil. All offerors planning to hand deliver their proposals on Wednesday, March 2nd, are encouraged to plan accordingly due to the aforementioned proposal volume and limited parking at the Jemal Building. (3) After the government receives the offeror’s package, the government will provide a receipt of confirmation. This receipt is provisional pending the package successfully passing the government screening process. Any offeror who has not received a confirmation receipt or is not in line at the loading dock of the Jemal Building by 3 PM EST will have their proposal considered late. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 18 (17 February 2011) The purpose this update is to provide Amendment 6 and three amended RFP attachments.  These documents are located in the lower-right hand side of this page. As described in Amendment 6, the three attachments have been amended as follows: 1.) Attachment 3B – A formula error has been fixed. The version of Attachment 3B attached to this amendment shall be used by offerors submitting Domain 2 proposals. 2.) Attachment 4 – Typographical errors have been fixed. 3.) Attachment 10 – References have been corrected. The RFP and all other RFP attachments are unchanged. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 17 (11 February 2011) The purpose of this update is to provide the TABSS Q+A Addendum Matrix. It is located in the lower-right hand side of this page. The Q+A Addendum Matrix has two parts. The first part consists of questions that were received before the TABSS question due date but were accidentally left off of the original TABSS Q+A Matrix. The second part consists of clarifications regarding certain questions from the original TABSS Q+A Matrix. The government will accept no further questions. Neither the TABSS Q+A Matrix nor the Q+A Addendum Matrix will be updated in the future. In the event of a discrepancy between either matrix and the amended RFP, the amended RFP governs. Neither the TABSS Q+A Matrix nor the Q+A Addendum Matrix are included in any of the TABSS amendments. They are provided as guidance to offerors. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 16 (10 February 2011) The purpose of this update is to provide the amended RFP and RFP attachments. Of particular note is the amended Attachment 10, “Labor Category Descriptions and Qualifications Matrix,” along with the new Attachment 11, “Annual Small Business Subcontracting Compliance Report.” Two copies of the RFP are being provided, an “informational” copy with highlighting and a “conformed” copy without highlighting. In the informational copy, all new changes to the RFP have been highlighted in turquoise. Changes made via Amendment 4 are highlighted in yellow. The content of the two RFPs (both informational and conformed) is identical. Please use the conformed copy in the future. Attachments that have been changed since Amendment 4 are updated per the descriptions on the Standard Form 30 in Amendment 5. Any attachment not mentioned in the Standard Form 30 in Amendment 5 is unchanged. However, all attachments are included with this update for offerors’ reference. Regarding the amended RFP, to reiterate: (1) Paper copies of proposals are required. Please see Sections L-5 and L-6 of the amended RFP for more information. (2) Labor category descriptions are provided in the amended Attachment 10. Offerors should meet those stated requirements (3) For offerors’ acknowledgement of amendments, please see Section L-8 of the RFP. (4) Evaluation Factor 3, “Socio-economic Considerations,” has been significantly amended. Please see Sections L and M of the RFP for more information. (5) For the $250 contractual minimum, this amount will be obligated to each contract at the time of award. It will not be provided as consideration for the contractor’s requirement to attend the post-awardconference. Travel expenses for post-award conferences are the responsibility of the contractor. (6) The proposal due date is extended until 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on 03/02/2011. With regard to the TABSS email box, it is sporadically experiencing technical difficulties; the government is working to resolve the issue. Offerors should advise all their references to continue sending their past performance questionnaires to TABSS@uscg.mil, but references may also copy Nathan Dolezal (nate.dolezal@uscg.mil) and Katherine Powers (Katherine.Powers@uscg.mil) on emails containing completed questionnaires. Thank you for your time and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 15 (27 January 2011) The purpose of this update is to release Amendment 4.  Please review Amendment 4, the amended RFP, and the amended RFP attachments in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage. A future amendment providing labor category descriptions is forthcoming.  Please continue to check this page for updates. Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 14 (27 January 2011) The purpose of this update is to release the TABSS solicitation questions-and-answers matrix.  Please see the Excel file titled “TABSS Q+A Matrix” in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage. Amendment 4 will be released soon.  It will contain the amended TABSS RFP and amended TABSS RFP attachments.  It will also contain a solicitation due date extension. Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 13 (21 January 2011) The purpose of this update is to clarify that Amendment 3 was posted today.  There is not currently an Amendment 4.  Please see Amendment 3 in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage. Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 12 (21 January 2011) The purpose of this update is to extend the solicitation due date for proposals to 3 PM Eastern Standard Time on Monday, February 21st, 2011.  Please see Amendment 3 in the lower-right hand corner of this webpage. The questions-and-answers matrix will be posted soon. Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 11 (13 January 2011) The purpose of this update is to clarify the attachments to Update 10.  There is not currently an Amendment 3.  There are two documents for Amendment 2, both of which are  attached to this notice for clarification.  These documents are in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage. Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 10 (13 January 2011) The purpose of this update is to provide amendment two (2) to the TABSS solicitation.  Please review the amendment and the amended Attachment 5.  They are in the lower right-hand corner of thiswebpage. The RFP and all other RFP attachments are unchanged. Please note that the only Attachment 5 that should be used is the one attached to this update (dated 13 January 2011).  If an offeror has already sent out past performance questionnaires, please rescind them and use the new past performance questionnaire attached to this update.  We apologize for any inconvenience. The questions-and-answers matrix is expected to be posted within the next two weeks.  At that time an extension of the solicitation due date will be considered. Please continue to check this webpage for all communications.  Thank you for your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 9 (17 December 2010) The purpose of this update is to provide amendment one (1) to the TABSS solicitation.  Please review the amendment, the amended RFP, and the amended Attachment 3 spreadsheets.  They are in the lower right-hand corner of this webpage. All other RFP attachments are unchanged, but are posted along with this update for offeror’s convenience. Please note that the only RFP and RFP attachments that should be used now are those attached to this update (dated 17 December 2010). Do not use the draft RFP or its attachments (dated 27 May 2010) or the older  RFP and its attachments (dated 3 December 2010) The questions-and-answers matrix is expected to be posted in early January.  Please continue to check this webpage for all communications.  Thank you for your  support of the TABSS procurement.  UPDATE 8 (03 December 2010) The purpose of this update is to release the TABSS RFP and its related attachments.  Please note that while the TABSS FedBizOpps page has the solicitation number as HSCG23-10-R-TABS00, the actual solicitation number as noted in the RFP is HSCG23-11-R-TABS00. The TABSS RFP and its attachments can be found in the bottom of the right-hand corner of this page.All questions-and-answers relating to the TABSS RFP are due by Friday, December 17th, 2010, at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time.  All questions should be emailed to TABSS @uscg.mil .  All proposals are due by Monday, January 31st, 2011,  at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time. Thank you for your patience and your support of the TABSS procurement. UPDATE 7 (04 November 2010) The purpose of this pre-solicitation update is inform potential offerors that the anticipated TABSS solicitation release date has been revised to mid to late November 2010. Please continue to email all questions to TABSS@uscg.mil. Thank you. UPDATE 6 (28 September 2010) The purpose of this update is to provide the TABSS pre-solicitation questions and answers.  The questions and answers are in an Excel file labeled “TABSS – Pre-Solicitation Questions and Answers.”  This file can be found at the bottom of the right-hand column on this page. Please email all questions and concerns to TABSS@uscg .mil .  Thank you. UPDATE 5 (10 September 2010) The purpose of this update is to provide additional information related to key TABSS documents.  Responses to the draft RFP questions and answers will be posted in the coming weeks; the anticipated release date is late September.  The final TABSS RFP has an anticipated release date of mid- to late October. Thank you for your patience.  Please send all future questions and concerns to the TABSS@uscg.mil email address. UPDATE 4 (22 July 2010): The purpose of the update is to provide the TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference presentation in Adobe Acrobat format because some contractors are not able to view the presentation in the previously-posted Power Point format. UPDATE 3 (21 July 2010): The purpose of this update is the following: (1) Provide the audio recording, transcript, Power Point presentation and list of attendees from the TABSS Pre-SolicitationConference.  Video from the conference is not able to be posted due to technical difficulties. (2) Notify contractors the Government is in the process of answering questions received in response to the draft RFP and will post those answers once finalized. (3) Notify contractors the current estimated final RFP release timeframe is late August, vice the date stated in the Pre-Solicitation Conference Power Point presentation. UPDATE 2 (10 June 2010): The purpose of this update is the following: (1) Provide instructions for attending the Live Webcast of the morning session of the TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference – which will occur 15 June 2010, 8:30am through 10:30am – via the attached document entitled “Live Webcast Instructions“. (2) Provide an agenda for each of the two Pre-Solicitation Conference sessions via the attached document entitled “Agenda – TABSS Pre-Solicitation Conference”. (3) Notify contractors that the Government intends to post a list of all conference attendees to this synopsis ;webpage after the conclusion of the conference.  The information on this list will be limited to individual names, company names and email addresses for each attendee. UPDATE 1 (27 May 2010): The purpose of this update is to (1)  announce the scheduling of the Pre-SolicitationConference and provide details related thereto and (2) provide the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for industry comment. The presolicitation conference for this acquisition is scheduled for 15 June 2010 at 7th and D St SW, Washington, DC.  Due to security considerations, the deadline for registering for this conference is 03 June 2010.  The attached file entitled “Frequently Asked Questions – TABSS Pre-SolicitationConference” contains registration, location, and other details. The draft RFP and its corresponding attachments are included in this updated announcement.  The Government is soliciting industry input to inform its development of the final RFP.  Accordingly, please submit questions and comments related to the draft RFP no later than 08 June 2010, 5:00 PM EDT.  To the maximum extent possible, these questions and comments will be addressed at the Pre-Solicitation Conference. ORIGINAL SYNOPSIS: The primary goal of this acquisition is to establish a Department-Wide Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Multiple Award Contract vehicle for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide technical, acquisition, and business support services. The acquisition and resulting multiple award contracts will be collectively referred to as TABSS (Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services). The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is conducting this department-wide acquisition with on behalf of DHS and all of its components. Use of this contract vehicle will be limited to all DHS components. The technical, acquisition and business support services to be acquired can be categorized into three domains: (1) Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services, (2) Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services and (3) Contract Management Support Services. These domains comprise the professional services necessary to support a wide-range of Departmental requirements, to include DHS component organizations as well as those more specific in meeting the programmatic needs of the United States Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate (CG-9). The objectives for this acquisition include: a) Providing a comprehensive range of support services for use throughout the DHS. b) Providing a continuous alignment between business strategy,business processes, and various management support services while simultaneously maintaining an acquisition approach based on flexibility and efficiency. c) Leveraging the DHS spend in acquiring essential support services in an effective, economical, and expedient manner consistent with the DHS mission through the use of this enterprise-wide contract. d) Promote and support DHS socio-economic goals and initiatives. This acquisition is intended to replace numerous disparate contracts at USCG, as well as 3 multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) awarded by the DHS Strategic Sourcing Program Office. Said multiple-award BPAs consist of those for Acquisition Support Services, Financial Management Support Services and Program Management Support Services, which are scheduled to expire between May and June 2011. TABSS will also serve in companion to the Program Management, Administrative, Clerical and Technical Services (PACTS) contract. Although PACTS may appear to provide similar services as the TABSS Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services domain, the PACTS services are more generalized in nature. Under the TABSS vehicle, program management services are intended to meet a full range of specialized Program, Business, and Acquisition support services across multiple domains ensuring business continuity and integration. In the case of requirements overlap for a specific task order, PACTS will remain DHS’ preferred vehicle. This acquisition will utilize both unrestricted and small business set-aside award tracks. DHS intends to award a sufficient number of contracts to maintain effective competition in each of the domain tracks. There will be multiple unrestricted and Small Business award tracks, as shown below. The number of awardees per track will be determined later, and may not be uniform among tracks. 1. Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain; Unrestricted Track 2. Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain; Small BusinessTrack 3. Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain; preferred 8(a) Track 4. Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services Domain; Unrestricted Track 5. Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services Domain; Small Business Track 6. Business, Financial Management and Audit Support Services Domain; preferred SDV Track 7. Contract Management Support Services Domain; preferred 8(a) Track The resulting IDIQ contract will have an ordering period of five (5) years from award. A draft solicitation for this acquisition is currently planned to be released in May 2010. Interested parties will have 1-2 weeks to submit questions and comments related to this draft. These questions and comments will be addressed at an Industry Day/Pre-solicitation Conference in late May or early June 2010. DHS anticipates release of a final solicitation shortly following this event. Contractors will be provided sufficient time after solicitation relaserelease to develop and submit proposals. An email address has been established for this acquisition – TABSS@USCG.MIL. Due to the large number of parties interested in this acquisition, use of email communication (sent to this address) is strongly encouraged to ensure timely response to questions. This synopsis corresponds to Advance Acquisition Plan (AAP) 62889, which is posted on the DHS AAP website (https://www.fido.gov/dhs/aap/publicview.asp). URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/USCG/GACS/HSCG23-10-R-TABS00/listing.html
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99 — F-16 Interim Extension FA8621-11-R-6254 033111 Julianne Rinkinen, Phone 9372554931, Email julianne.rinkinen@wpafb.af.mil F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) Follow-on Services Sources Sought Notice Description I. Sources Sought Synopsis: This announcement constitutes a Sources Sought Synopsis (SSS), no solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor is it to be construed as a commitment by the US Government to form a binding contract. Companies that respond will not be paid for the information submitted. a) The Government is conducting market research to identify, as potential sources, companies that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to competently and competitively respond to requirements to provide training services for F-16 Mission Training Centers (MTC) following the end of the existing MTC services contract in April 2012. Only United States companies will be considered for contract award. b) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and Proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Companies responding to this market research are advised that participation does not ensure participation in future solicitations or contract awards. The Government will not reimburse any company or individual for any expenses associated with preparation or participation in this research. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this SSS. c) Although “proposal” and “offeror” are used in this Sources Sought Synopsis, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. d) Background: The F-16 MTCs are currently operating at the following Air Force Bases: Shaw, Misawa, and Spangdahlem. The F-16 MTCs are part of the Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Program. DMO is an operational readiness initiative that networks geographically separated training devices in a real-time synthetic battlefield. It is scalable to provide individual, team, and team-of-teams combat training and mission rehearsal. It is the backbone for the Virtual Flag exercise used for AEF spin-up and the cornerstone of the AF training transformation. The F-16 MTC Integrated Product Team at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH is responsible for fielding aircrew training device capability that ensures the trainers maintain concurrency with the aircraft co-located at each base. Currently this capability is provided through a training simulation services contract that meets the Air Force requirements. This contract is programmed to end in April 2012. e) The Government anticipates a FAR Part 15, non-personal services contract with a total delivery period of no fewer than one and a half (1.5) years and no more than three (3) years (one base year period with four six month options). f) All services will be housed in Government facilities and utilized by personnel designated by the government. Government-contracted instructors, separate from this acquisition, will use all aspects of the services in preparation for and conduct of lessons. g) Payment for training services under this contract will commence with start of service at each site. h) The purpose of this SSS is to determine offeror interest in providing F-16 MTC simulation services to the Air Force. II. Program Requirements: a) This document specifies the performance requirements for the United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 Block 50 Mission Training Center (MTC) System Services that provide interim training services between the current contract, FA8621-07-D-6272, and the Full-Up F-16 Block 40/42/50/52 System Procurement contract. In this document the term Block 50 refers to F-16 Block 50/52. System Services refers to the total services provided under this contract, to include, but not limited to F-16 MTC simulation, security, mission control, and support capabilities. An F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) shall consist of a four-ship F-16 system simulation along with scenario generation capability and two briefing/debriefing stations. Each System Simulation will consist of a representation of the appropriate F-16 aircraft model, both cockpit and software simulation, Instructor Operator Station (IOS), and a synthetic environment. Each F-16 MTC shall support basic and advanced mission training, tactics validation, operational test and evaluation, exercise support, and mission rehearsal, to include but not limited to, all weapons, internal and/or external sensors, communication systems, avionics systems associated with the F-16 Block 50, and operation in both local and Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) environments. Each F-16 MTC constitutes a DMO Federate System that can interoperate with other geographically distributed DMO Federate Systems, as part of a larger DMO Federation linked by the DMO Network (DMON), to provide real-time combat team training during scheduled DMO Events. The F-16 MTC shall provide a four ship system simulation that is capable of single-ship, local multi-ship, and long-haul multi-ship (DMO)training and mission operations at each operating location. The system simulation shall provide an ownship simulation; a realistic, high-fidelity synthetic environment with synthetic forces; all avionics and weapons; an IOS to control each cockpit; and a visual system with the full field-of-view (FOV) experienced by the pilot in the aircraft. System service at an operating location shall provide two brief/debrief rooms per F-16 MTC and a scenario generation system that is compatible with aircraft mission planning systems. b) The F-16 MTC shall support tactics validation, operational test and evaluation, exercise support, and mission rehearsal. Fortraining, the F-16 MTC shall support Formal Training Unit (FTU) skills: transition, operation of aircraft sensors/systems, air-to-air, and air-to-ground, communications, data links, electronic system interface, or any other F-16 weapons system interactions. c) The system service shall support real-time virtual combat training by aircrew and other DMO participants. F-16 MTC system latency shall be minimized such that critical combat simulation interactions are realistic and accurate. This includes system internal and external interactions related to visual perception, communication, data links, electronic system interface, sensor and sensor jamming, electronic counter measures, or any other weapons system interactions that might incorrectly influence the outcome of an exercise or engagement during a local or DMO Events. F-16 MTC system latency shall not be detectable by the pilots during local training. F 16 MTC system latency shall not create false or unrealistic results with combat interactions during DMO Events. d) THE SYSTEM SERVICES CAPABILITIES SHALL BE CONCURRENT WITH F-16 BLOCK 50/52 M5.1+ OFP. 1) Cockpits. The F-16 MTC shall provide high-fidelity cockpit representations of the F-16 Block 50 aircraft cockpits, including controls, displays, and avionics. Cockpit components shall provide high physical (3-dimensional) and functional fidelity of the actual F-16 Block 50 aircraft. This shall include as a minimum, map case, air conditioning vents, and ejection seat pitot booms. Ejection seat hardware shall support strapping in with existing F-16 life support gear, but is not required to be fully functional. The cockpits shall support aircrew chemical warfare (CW) trainingrequirements and be compatible with actual CW equipment worn by the aircrew using the unmounted CW equipment (MBU-19P) internal batteries to provide the airflow. Cockpit controls, displays, and lighting (including external lighting effects) shall support all modes of employment including day and night vision operations. 2) Synthetic Environment. The F-16 MTC shall include a realistic, high fidelity synthetic environment capable of supporting a full range of mission training and operations for day/night, low altitude, and all-weather missions for the full range of weapon systems and sensors. The F-16 MTC shall provide an inter-correlated and intra-correlated environment for all visuals (OTW, NVG, EO/IR), audio, radar, datalink, electronic combat, navigation, weapons, mission functions, and Master Entity Database simulations used for alltraining and mission events. The synthetic environment shall support single, two, three, or four ship operations for stand-alone missions, local network missions, and DMO Events. The synthetic environment shall provide the capability to engage a full range of potential threats and targets, to include ground/surface/air forces and moving models, in accordance with operational Air Force mission planning systems generated scenarios. 3) Instructor Operator Station (IOS). The IOS shall provide the instructor with the capability to assess performance (tasks and tactics) and support real-time instruction to any cockpit or selected group of cockpits (local and DMO). The IOS shall provide the degree of oversight required to conduct formal aircrew qualification and mission evaluations from the IOS by a flight examiner. The capability to select and monitor any combination of all displays and instrument indications of each cockpit shall be provided. The capability to rapidly select and simultaneously view four cockpit displays or sensors shall be provided. The capability to select and view four cockpit displays or sensors shall be user friendly for minimal delay and disruption to the console instructor. The IOS shall provide the capability to select an overhead God’s eye view of the engagement area with the capability to zoom in and out, and 3-dimensionally rotate any areas of interest, and turn on/off entity trails. The IOS shall provide the capability to insert malfunctions during generation, setup, or execution of scenarios (preprogram or manually input) for all aircraft, systems, and weapons. The IOS shall have the capability for secure private communication with any other IOS within the F-16 MTC and with any individual crew under its control. 4) Visual Display System. The visual simulation shall provide high fidelity OTW and sensor (including NVIS and Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)) views correlated together along with all displayed information in the cockpit to support instruments, navigation, A/G, and A/A missions. Visual cues presented to the pilot shall simulate those in the F-16 aircraft and shall not present false, erroneous, or inappropriate perceptions that would adversely impact aircrew training. The visual simulation shall support realistic Detection, Orientation, Recognition, Identification (DORI), target range, aspect angle, and closure rate determination by crew members for all targets and threats. The visual simulation shall support mission report functions such as visual Line-of-Sight (LOS) ranging, LOS material property, LOS entity ID, height of terrain, weapons impact detection, collisions detection, and intervisibility testing. Terrain and other solid objects shall appropriately limit physical flyout of weapons. The visual simulation shall display realistic representations of hostile and friendly weapons effects (e.g., missiles in flight, AAA, bomb detonations, cluster bomb detonations, smoke columns, multi-state damaged models, countermeasures, SAM launch blast, SAM trajectory, and gun tracer trajectory). 5) Networking. The F-16 MTC shall be capable of providing distributed exercise and regular recurring DMO participation. The system shall interoperate with other existing and planned DMO Systems and shall comply with the adopted DMO System Standards. The F-16 MTC shall operate as a participating DMO Federate System in the DMO System for distributed networktraining. The F-16 MTC shall support the simultaneous conduct of any combination of local single-ship and networked missions, and DMO Events. The DMON will be interconnected with other Department of Defense (DoD) military services’ training systems in the future to accommodate Joint Task Force (JTF) training. The F-16 MTC shall not develop any unique architecture or non-standards-compliant interfaces that would preclude or otherwise limit DMO connectivity and interoperability. No degradation in operating performance shall be noticed in the F-16C MTC when operating in the DMO environment except as limited by fidelity or interoperability of external entities not under the control of the F-16 MTC. All missions and operations supported in the local training modes shall be supported in the DMO environment. This includes training with external constructive, virtual, or live entities. 6) Briefing/Debriefing (B/DB) Capability. The F-16 MTC shall include two B/DB capable rooms. The B/DB rooms shall have a minimum occupancy of 8 people per room. The B/DB rooms shall be interchangeable and B/DB shall be able to operate simultaneously at multiple levels of security. The B/DB shall support mission generation/modification capabilities. The B/DB shall provide simultaneous video teleconferencing to support briefing and debriefing without degrading any local mission or DMO Event in progress. The B/DB capability shall operate at the same network security level as the mission being supported. The briefing capability shall support commercial briefing presentation formats commonly used by F-16 instructors and flight leads for accessing and presenting squadron briefings. The briefing capability shall support pre-mission planning and briefing to prepare F-16 pilots for any existing mission scenario, and shall be interoperable with Air Force mission planning systems. For DMO Events, the briefing capability shall support simultaneous viewing of presentation data with secure distributed participant teleconference video and audio. The debriefing capability shall support debriefing of the F-16 pilots for any recorded mission scenario. The debriefing capability shall permit the playback of recorded segments of a mission scenario from each local cockpit’s perspective and a God’s eye view at normal and accelerated speeds. The debriefing capability shall display a summary on the effectiveness of maneuvers, countermeasures, weapons delivery, and the percentage of damage incurred on a target for battle damage assessment. B/DB shall include a large display three-dimensional or God’s eye view (vertical, horizontal, or from any point in space) of the scenario with a zoom capability to observe selected views of the engagement. Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) performance may be used as a guide. The B/DB capability shall support mission situational awareness by providing mission playback from any perspective of the battlefield, selectable cockpit views (friendly, neutral, hostile), stealth views and tied/wingman visuals with appropriate parameters (friendly, neutral, or hostile), while simultaneously displaying information from all F-16 MTCs. B/DB shall include a display area per cockpit simulator to allow simultaneous display of each crew’s recorded information. Changing views or display options shall be available real-time during playback. e) F-16 pilots obtain over 20 percent of their overall training events through the MTC; therefore, Air Combat Command requires no break in training during the transition from the incumbent contractor. f) F-16 MTCs must be delivered and maintained in a fully operational status that remains concurrent with the home station aircraft configuration and that maintains the ability to be available for use at least 95 percent of the time. The operational hours for Shaw AFB are ten (10) hours per day, five (5) days a week; Misawa and Spangdahlem operate eight (8) hours per day, five (5) days a week. III: In response to this SSS, please provide the following information: Part I: Business Information: Please provide the following business information for your company and for any teaming or joint venture partners: • Company Name: • Address: • Point of Contact: • CAGE Code: • Phone Number: • E-mail Address: • Web Page URL: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: 541990 – All other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Based on the above NAICS Code, state whether your company is: – Small Business* (Yes / No) – Woman Owned Small Business (Yes / No) – Small Disadvantaged Business (Yes / No) – 8(a) Certified (Yes / No) – HUBZone Certified (Yes / No) – Veteran Owned Small Business (Yes / No) – Service Disabled Small Business (Yes / No) – Central Contractor Registration (CCR) (Yes / No) (*) If you answered yes, please explain whether your company would be capable of meeting the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting. Part II: Capabilities: a) Describe your company’s past and current experience in providing simulation services for F-16 fighter aircraft combat training systems. b) Describe your cost-effective approach to provide training services for up to three (3) operational MTCs, worldwide, in April of 2012 and provide the training capability and availability. A requirement of the government is to have no training interruption. Please provide your approach to accommodate this requirement and your risk mitigation strategy. c) Describe your company’s experience in providing simulation services for networked high-fidelity training devices and simulations for fighter aircraft combat training systems. Include a brief description of the work performed, length of effort, and agency/organization supported. [Please limit the response to this paragraph to no more than three (3) pages.] d) Describe your specific capabilities with networked, high-fidelity, fast-jet training devices and simulations, and threat generation for combat training in a classified environment. e) Are there any other relevant topics, concerns, and information that will help the Government in forming an acquisition strategy? Please e-mail your responses to shelley.johnson@wpafb.af.mil and julianne.rinkinen@wpafb.af.mil E-mail must be received no later than 1200 EDT, 31 March 2011. Also, please mail an original signed copy of your response, postmarked on or before the same date, to: ASC/WNS Attn: Shelley Johnson 2300 D Street, Bldg 32 Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7249 (937) 255-4931 Direct and succinct responses are preferred. Marketing materials are considered an insufficient response to this SSS. Please limit responses to no more than 20 pages, and identify a representative to support further Government inquiries and requests for clarification of the information provided, if needed. Respondents should indicate which portions of their response are proprietary and should mark them accordingly.   URL:https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/ASC/FA8621-11-R-6254/listing.html
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99 — F-16 Interim Extension FA8621-11-R-6254 062911 Julianne Rinkinen, Contract Negotiator , Phone 9372554931, Email julianne.rinkinen@wpafb.af.mil – Shelley Coffe, Contracting Officer , Phone 9372554908, Email Shelley.Coffe@wpafb.af.mil This sources sought synopsis has been updated as of 15 June 2011. The updates are underlined in the notice below. Please respond ONLY if you can provide ALL requirements listed below. F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) Follow-on Services Sources Sought Notice Description I. Sources Sought Synopsis: This announcement constitutes a Sources Sought Synopsis (SSS), no solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation. This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) or an Invitation for Bid (IFB), nor is it to be construed as a commitment by the US Government to form a binding contract. Companies that respond will not be paid for the information submitted. a) The Government is conducting market research to identify, as potential sources, companies that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to competently and competitively respond to requirements to provide training services for F-16 Mission Training Centers (MTC) following the end of the existing MTC services contract in October 2012. Only United States companies will be considered for contract award. b) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and Proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Companies responding to this market research are advised that participation does not ensure participation in future solicitations or contract awards. The Government will not reimburse any company or individual for any expenses associated with preparation or participation in this research. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this SSS. c) Although “proposal” and “offeror” are used in this Sources Sought Synopsis, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. d) Background: The F-16 MTCs are currently operating at the following Air Force Bases: Shaw, Misawa, and Spangdahlem. The F-16 MTCs are part of the Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Program. DMO is an operational readiness initiative that networks geographically separated training devices in a real-time synthetic battlefield. It is scalable to provide individual, team, and team-of-teams combat training and mission rehearsal. It is the backbone for the Virtual Flag exercise used for AEF spin-up and the cornerstone of the AF training transformation. The F-16 MTC Integrated Product Team at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH is responsible for fielding aircrew training device capability that ensures the trainers maintain concurrency with the aircraft co-located at each base. Currently this capability is provided through a training simulation services contract that meets the Air Force requirements. This contract is programmed to end in October 2012. e) The Government anticipates a FAR Part 15, services contract with a total delivery period of no fewer than one (1) year and no more than three (3) years (one base year period with four six month options). f) ALL CURRENT MTC EQUIPMENT IS CONTRACTOR OWNED, in the required aircraft platform configuration and DMO standards, therefore no equipment will be provided by the Government. Any potential offeror must be able to provide fully operational F-16 units to the Air Force. All services will be housed in Government facilities and utilized by personnel designated by the government. Government-contracted instructors, separate from this acquisition, will use all aspects of the services in preparation for and conduct of lessons. g) Payment for training services under this contract will commence with start of service at each site. h) The purpose of this SSS is to determine offeror interest in providing training service support on contractor-owned fully operational F-16 MTC units to the Air Force. II. Program Requirements: a) This document specifies the performance requirements for the United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 Block 50 Mission Training Center (MTC) System Services that provide interim training services between the current contract, FA8621-07-D-6272, and the Full-Up F-16 Block 40/42/50/52 System Procurement contract. In this document the term Block 50 refers to F-16 Block 50/52. System Services refers to the total services provided under this contract, to include, but not limited to F-16 MTC simulation, security, mission control, and support capabilities. An F-16 Mission Training Center (MTC) shall consist of a four-ship F-16 system simulation along with scenario generation capability and two briefing/debriefing stations. Each System Simulation will consist of a representation of the appropriate F-16 aircraft model, both cockpit and software simulation, Instructor Operator Station (IOS), and a synthetic environment. Each F-16 MTC shall support basic and advanced mission training, tactics validation, operational test and evaluation, exercise support, and mission rehearsal, to include but not limited to, all weapons, internal and/or external sensors, communication systems, avionics systems associated with the F-16 Block 50, and operation in both local and Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) environments. Each F-16 MTC constitutes a DMO Federate System that can interoperate with other geographically distributed DMO Federate Systems, as part of a larger DMO Federation linked by the DMO Network (DMON), to provide real-time combat team trainingduring scheduled DMO Events. The F-16 MTC shall provide a four ship system simulation that is capable of single-ship, local multi-ship, and long-haul multi-ship (DMO) training

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