The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) Scott Field Office will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) HC1013-05-R-2003, for DISA’s Encore II Information Technology (IT) Solutions contracts.
Encore II is intended to establish multiple-award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) task order type contracts capable of providing global net-centric capabilities, attributes or services that support the military services, the DoD and other Federal agencies. The Encore II contracts will provide net-centric solutions, including network engineering, analysis and support for the acquisition, installation, fielding, training, operation and life-cycle management of components and systems in the operational environments of Combatant Commands and their subordinate components, the military services, Defense agencies, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and other Federal agencies. This includes procurement of various products, including but not limited to, hardware, software and licenses, as applicable, when such products are incidental to the implementation of the solution through separate task orders to satisfy IT activities at all operating levels. Areas to be supported by the contracts include Command and Control (C2), Intelligence and Mission Support Areas and to all elements of the Global Information Grid (GIG). Tasks performed under the Encore II contracts will include enterprise IT policy and planning, integrated solutions management, performance benchmarking, business process reengineering, requirement analysis, market research and prototyping, information and knowledge engineering, custom application development, product integration, test and evaluation, asset management, communications engineering, security engineering certification and accreditation, telecommunications support, computer-telephony integration, web services, hardware and equipment, software applications and licenses and managed services. The period of performance consists of a 5-year base period and 5 one-year option periods.
Encore II will also support a partial set-aside in which the Government intends to award at least three contracts to qualified small businesses, one of which will be a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), one of which will be a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and one of which will be a HUBZone Small Business. NAICS code 541710 (Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences/500 employees) applies.
The RFP and Attachments will be posted on or about 28 November 2005 via FedBizOpps and the following website: https://www.ditco.disa.mil/dcop/Public/ASP/requirements.asp .
Receipt date for proposals will be included on the RFP. Contract awards are expected by the May 2006 timeframe.
Written requests for clarification and information concerning this solicitation are to be submitted electronically to the DITCO Contracting Officer not later than 14 calendar days of date of receipt for offers as specified in the RFP. The DITCO Contracting Officer is Arthur Kruse, 618-229-9773, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .