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D -- NGEN - Software as a Service (SaaS) RFI

Solicitation Number: SPAWAR_Headquarters_MKTSVY_96F06
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Location: SPAWAR HQ
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The Space and Naval Warfare SystemsCommand (SPAWAR) in support of the

Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN)

Program Management Office (PMW-

205) / Next Generation Enterprise

(NGEN) is seeking industry comments

on commercial solutions that support

End User communications and

collaboration (EUCC) software as a

service (loosely defined as E-Mail,

office automation software (word

processing, spreadsheets,

presentations), and groupware &

collaboration tools (audio & video chat,

IM, calendaring, contact manager,

white boarding, etc.) that may be

applicable to supporting Department of

the Navy (DON) requirements.

An RFI requests responses from

Industry solely for information and

planning purposes. An RFI does not

constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP)

or a promise to issue an RFP in the

future, and an RFI does not commit

the Government to contract for any

supply or service. Respondents are

advised that the Government will not

pay for any information or

administrative costs incurred in

response to the RFI. All costs

associated with responding to this RFI

will be solely at the interested partys

expense. Not responding to this RFI

does not preclude participation in any

future RFP, if any is issued. If a

solicitation is released, it will be

synopsized on the Federal Business

Opportunities (FBO) website and the

SPAWAR E-Commerce Central website

at https://e- It is the

responsibility of the potential offerors

to monitor these sites for additional

information pertaining to this


General background information on the

Next Generation Enterprise Network can

be located at the publicly accessible




The Government has established a

goal of reducing its non-tactical IT (or

Business) budget by 25%. To achieve

this goal, the Department needs

industrys best thoughts and ideas on

how the Department might obtain its

EUCC capabilities in a more cost

effective manner.

The DON currently has a large number

of software applications registered in

the DON Application and Data Base

Management System (DADMS) and the

Department of Defense Information

Technology Portfolio Repository -

Department of Navy (DITPR-DON)

Registry. Many of these software

applications are implemented with and

On-premises implementation to

perform a broad spectrum of functions,

including Command and Control (C2);

Intelligence Community Processing,

Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED);

Administrative; Legal; and the other

Business and Information Technology

requirements of the fleet in direct

support of mission requirements.

These on-premise software

implementations have a high Total

Ownership Cost (TOC). Given todays

fiscally constrained environment and

under the Departments current

consolidation and efficiency guidance,

inefficient software solutions with high

TOC are neither desired nor


As the Next Generation Enterprise

Network (NGEN), a key component of

the Naval Networking Environment

(NNE), transitions to a cloud-based

computing delivery model, all DON

software applications will be analyzed,

as part of an ongoing DON Portfolio

System Rationalization effort. Many of

the legacy software applications will be

consolidated or retired. Those that

remain and all future software

developed or procured must be able to

operate in a cloud computing

environment. To achieve this vision,

the Department needs industrys

thoughts and ideas on how the

Department might implement SaaS

capabilities in the future.

Vendors with For Official Use Only

(FOUO) access should consult the

following reference documents:

Department of the Navy Networking

Capabilities Based Assessment, 22

October 2010, Appendix A

Department of Defense Unified

Capabilities Requirements

Consolidated Afloat Networks and

Enterprise Services (CANES), and Next

Generation Network (NGEN) System

Design Specifications

The SaaS portion of Appendix A to this

RFI provides a construct to assist

responders in preparing submissions

by providing key functional areas that

the Department would like submissions

to address.

The following links provide additional

background information:





Interested parties are requested to

respond to this announcement by

providing questions or suggestions to

the documents. All submissions

should be in Microsoft Word for Office

2003 or a compatible format and are

due no later than 29 August 2011.

Responses shall be submitted via e-

mail only to NGEN Procuring Contracting

Officer, CDR John Windom, at

Responses to this announcement shall

include the following:

a. Name, mailing address,

phone number, and e-mail of

designated point of contact;

Proprietary information WILL NOT BE

ACCEPTED. The Government intends

to use various military and civilian Navy

and Marine Corps personnel in

reviewing and evaluating any

responses to this announcement. The

DON contracts with each company

include the appropriate organizational

conflict of interest and nondisclosure


Questions regarding this

announcement shall be submitted by e-

mail to the Contracting Officer, at Verbal

questions will NOT be accepted. Any

Government answers, responses

and/or comments will be posted to the

NGEN Reference Library. Accordingly,

questions shall NOT contain proprietary

or classified information.
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Point of Contact - John H Windom, Contract Specialist, 202-433-7317

Contract Specialist