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99 -- AFRICAP Program Re-Compete

Solicitation Number: 00000
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office of Acquisitions
Location: Acquisition Management
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Sources Sought
Added: February 6, 2008
The Department of State (DOS), Bureau of African Affair?s Africa Peacekeeping Program (AFRICAP) program covers much of the security assistance work being requested throughout the continent of Africa. The program enhances African countries ability to conduct peacekeeping operations and builds African capacities for crisis management and counter terrorism. One of the program?s key objectives is regional peace and stability. DOS uses its peacekeeping operations (PKO) funds to advance that goal by undertaking training of armed forces, enhancing their ability to deploy by land, air and sea. AFRICAP contractors also work with regional organizations to enhance their abilities to prevent, manage, and resolve conflict and supporting peacekeeping and peace building operations.

The Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs now seeks sources for the recompete of the AFRICAP program contract. The program encompasses logistics support, construction, military training and advising, maritime security capacity building, equipment procurement, operational deployment for peacekeeping troops, aerial surveillance and conference facilitation. Potential contractors must possess a broad range of functional regional expertise and logistics support capabilities. The intent is to have contractors on call to undertake a wide range of diverse projects, including setting up operational bases to support peacekeeping operations in hostile environments, military training and to providing a range of technical assistance and equipment for African militaries and peace support operations. These tasks will be implemented in countries throughout the African continent, as designated by the DOS, and in conjunction with specific DOS programs and policies. Potential contractors must possess the following capabilities: demonstrated capability for ?in house? construction work, experience working in a third world environment, stability operations support experience, military training, logistics support, equipment procurement institution building, strong financial management processes, proven adherence to timelines, strong HQ support for field, thorough vetting of employees in the field, solid program management, and medical support.

The current AFRICAP contracts were awarded to Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) and DynCorp International in FY 2003. Each contract has a ceiling of approximately $500,000,000.00. It is anticipated that the total, combined ceiling amounts of all contracts awarded under this competition may exceed one billion dollars over a five year period. Our anticipated acquisition strategy includes making multiple awards including 3 to large businesses and 1 to a service disabled, veteran owned or 8(a) firm. It will likely be a mandatory requirement that all firms be capable of performing all potential tasks under the contract, however, partnering will be acceptable. The Department of State anticipates the contracts to be IDIQ's of a hybrid nature with the ability to issue performance based work statements for individual tasks where possible.

An RFP is expected to be released within 60 days of this notice. This sources sought notice does not bind the US Department of State to any agreement written or implied. It is requested that interested contractors submit no more than one (1) binder containing narratives outlining their capabilities to perform the above outlined requirements. Additional binders, charts and booklets will not be accepted. All capabilities briefs shall be received by 4pm (EST) Feb 28th 2008. The delivery address is U.S. Department of State, Attn: Erica Gray-Beope 1701 N Ft Myer Drive, Room 500 Roslyn, VA 22209. If you have any questions please email Erica Gray-Beope @

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Extension and Update to Submission Instructions 01

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Extension and Update to Submission Instructions 01
Posted Date:
February 21, 2008
Description: AFRICAP Amendment
Department of State, Office of Logistics Management, Acquisition Management, P.O. Box 9115 Rosslyn Station, Arlington, VA, 22219, UNITED STATES
Sub Sahara Africa
Samuel Koelbl, Contract Specialist, Phone 703-875-6064, Fax 703-875-7370, Email