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99--PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT MARKET SURVEY

Solicitation Number: 11730
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Location: Headquarters
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MARKET SURVEY ANNOUNCEMENTThis public announcement is being issued in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acquisition Management System (AMS) Section 3.2.1.2.1. This is not a Solicitation announcement. This announcement is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government nor will the Government pay for information solicited. Since this is a market survey announcement, no evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. Any proprietary information should be marked as proprietary on the appropriate page(s)/document in your response (capability statement) to the market survey.The FAA seeks to procure a Performance Management System (PMS). This contract replaces no existing contract with the FAA. This is a new requirement.At this time the nature of the competition has not been determined. The FAA may decide to do a full and open competition or set aside procurement for small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses or eligible socially and economically disadvantaged businesses that are certified by the SBA for participation in the SBA's 8(a) program.The purpose of this market survey is to solicit statements of interest and capabilities from large businesses, small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and 8(a) certified firms, capable of providing PMS.This market survey is also being conducted in order to obtain the information necessary to determine whether adequate competition exists.Interested companies are required to submit commercial pricing for their proposed system and if applicable, any seat licensing with their capability statement. The capability statement should address the items listed below.Capability StatementThe Performance Management System must allow the management of lists and associated attributes. The lists should include position descriptions, career level definitions and subcategories, cascading organizational goals, competencies, predefined content to be used in forms, and points of contact. Separate sets of lists may be maintained by various FAA organizations.The system will interface with multiple existing FAA systems on a periodic or ongoing basis. Upon implementation, interfaces must allow the mass upload of data from various systems. The system must interface with the existing Learning Management System for search and selection of training courses to include in development plans. An interface with the existing email system should enable notifications.The system will enable the management of form templates for performance plans, performance surveys, self-assessments, notes or journals, individual development plans,performance improvement plans, pay increase distributions, and recognition submissions and awards. Templates will be available across the FAA, and various FAA organizations may also maintain separate sets of templates specific to the organization.The system must enable creation of customized workflows to control the processes around templates mentioned above. Workflows should include notifications, alerts of action needed, sequence of approvers and due dates, and electronic signatures. Different workflows may be defined by various FAA organizations.The system must allow templates to be searched and selected to create working forms. A form may be created for a specific individual or for a select group who would all receive the same form. A form may also be created for an individual by copying and updating a form from a previous performance cycle.The system must allow an administrator to set default performance cycle dates for each line of business. When a performance plan is created, those dates may be overridden by a manager or automatically by business rules.The system must allow goals to be assigned to an individual or to a group based on manager or other organizational criteria. Goals may be associated with an entire performance plan, or specific goals may be associated with a specific section of a plan. The system must provide views of data through dashboards and predefined and ad hoc reports.The system must be easy to use and provide search capabilities, guidance for content writing, comprehensive help documentation.Additional capabilities needed are the ability to print, attach documents to performance plans, manage the transfer of an employee from one manager or organization to another, record an audit trail of events, close and lock performance records, and purge records after a specified time period. The system must interface with the FAA authentication and authorization system, and allow the definition of user roles and privileges.The number of users of the performance management system will be approximately 48,000.Performance management system must comply with cloud computing standards defined by FedRAMP. (See Attachment)Performance management system must comply with technological and architectural standards defined in the FAA's Technical Reference Manual (See Attachment)Interested firms are required to submit, their capability statement, pricing information, the completed Business Declaration form which is attached and a copy of their SB A 8(a) or SDVOSB certification letter, if applicable. This information is required no later than 12:00 noon EDT May 31, 2012 in portable document format (pdf) and must be submitted by email to the Contracting Specialist Tokunbo I. Iriata at Tokunbo.Iriata@faa.gov and with a copy to the Contracting Officer, Robert Grabner at Robert.Grabner @faa.gov. Please submit responses as MS Word, Excel or PDF file only. If you are unable to submit electronically, please send at least two copies by the indicated deadline to:

Federal Aviation Administration Attn: Tokunbo I. Iriata, Contract Specialist AAQ-410 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 406 w, Washington, DC 20591

The FAA is not liable for costs associated with the preparation and submittal of inquiries addressing this announcement and any costs associated with the market survey submittal is solely at the interested vendor's expense. Brochures alone will not be considered sufficient documentation for demonstration of capabilities. Responses will not be returned. This is not a request for competitive proposals or a screening information request of any kind and will not result in a contract award. The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. No collect calls or telephone inquiries will be accepted. This is a market survey announcement. No solicitation exists; therefore do not request a copy of the solicitation. If a solicitation is issued, it will be published on the FAA's contract opportunities web page. It is the potential offeror's responsibility to monitor this site for the release of any solicitation. Failure to respond to this announcement by not submitting the requested information or submitting incomplete or nonresponsive information may result in the exclusion of such company from consideration for a potential new contract if the FAA determines to issue one. Inquiries relative to this announcement are to be submitted by e-mail to the Contracting Specialist responsible for this market survey: Tokunbo I. Iriata, 202-267-7740, Tokunbo.Iriata@faa.gov.
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Amendment 1

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 23, 2012
Description: BUSINESS DECLARATION

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 23, 2012

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 23, 2012
Description: FedRAMP Security Controls Baseline

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 23, 2012
Description: FedRAMP Security Controls Preface

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
April 23, 2012
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FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AAQ-410 HQ - FAA Headquarters (Washington, DC)
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Tokunbo Iriata, 202-267-7740

tokunbo.iriata@faa.gov