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The Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) program provides comprehensive protective security services to support U.S. Department of State operations around the world.

Solicitation Number: SAQMMA10R0005-A
Agency: Department of State
Office: Office of Acquisitions
Location: Acquisition Management
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Added: Apr 22, 2010 10:10 am Modified: Jun 17, 2010 2:48 pmTrack Changes
06/17/2010: This amendment provides an updated version of the solicitation pricing tables and extends the solicitation response date deadline to 5:00 pm EST Wednesday June 23, 2010. The proposal delivery location remains the same: State Department Annex 06: 1701 Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209.  Please contact Administrative Contracting Officer Tom Lemole with any questions related to proposal submission.

The updated version of the solicitation pricing tables implements the following revisions:
1: All tables containing Emergency Response Team / PSS Positions now reflect a 365 (OY 1 366) day per year quantity for price evaluation purposes.

2: The table 10 LPMO labor categories now provide blank spaces for the number of days quantity cell, which Offerors shall fill with their proposed quantity of productive days.  Offerors shall propose no fewer than the minimum number of mandatory productive days as specified in Section B.3 for CONUS management positions.  However, Offerors may propose a higher quantity of productive days for the table 10 LPMO positions. 
END 6/17/2010 Posting

06/16/2010: DOS is pleased to present the revised solicitation pricing tables associated with amendment 04. The solicitation response time deadline and proposal drop-off location remain the same: 5:00 PM EST Monday June 21 at State Department Annex 06: 1701 Forth Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209.  Please contact Administrative Contracting Officer Tom Lemole with any questions related to proposal submission.

See the Amendment 04 SF30 for a list of updated implemented by this amendment.
End 6/16/2010 Posting

06/15/10: DOS is pleased to present the revised documents associated with amendment 03.  The solicitation response time deadline and proposal drop-off location remain the same: 5:00 PM EST Monday June 21 at State Department Annex 06: 1701 Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209.  Please contact Administrative Contracting Officer Tom Lemole with any questions related to proposal submission. 

See Amendment 03 SF30 for a quick reference of changes implemented by this amendment. In addition to the changes listed, DOS updated the pricing tables to reflect the correct number of required positions for the Jerusalem PSS / Operations Chief CLIN from 1 to 2.
END 6/15/2010 Posting

6/11/10: DOS updated the response date field to match the language in the Description box.  DOS did not make any other changes to the solicitation at this time.
END 6/11/2010 Posting

06/09/10: DOS is pleased to present the revised documents associated with amendment 02. The solicitation response time deadline remains the same: Monday June 21, at 5:00 PM EST.
END 6/09/2010 Posting.

06/04/2010: DOS is pleased to present the revised documents associated with amendment 01. Please find the attached files including the SF-30, which provides further details concerning the amendment. DOS hereby extends the solicitation response date to Monday, June 21, at 5:00 PM EST. Prospective Offerors shall contact Thomas C. Lemole through email (LemoleTC@State.Gov) for instructions concerning the revised versions of the restricted solicitation documents.
END 06/04/2010 Posting.

This notice replaces the previous posting associated with SAQMMA10R0005. The Department of State (DOS) removed the previous www.fbo.gov posting associated with SAQMMA10R0005 for administrative convenience. DOS still considers SAQMMA10R0005 as an active solicitation and all dates and timelines including the mandatory synopsis period remain in effect. DOS will now consider requests to attend the mandatory preproposal conference received by 1:00pm EDT Monday April 26. NOTICE OF PROPOSED SOLICITATION (Posted April 15, 2010) Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) The U.S. Department of State (DOS) intends to award a multiple award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract (IDIQ) to up to six (6) qualified U.S. firms. DOS anticipates issuing Task and Delivery Orders under the IDIQ comprised of labor hour / day rate, firm-fixed price, and cost-reimbursement components. This IDIQ will satisfy anticipated and unanticipated personal protective, static guard, and emergency response team security service requirements worldwide. The IDIQ focuses primarily on DOS requirements in critical or higher than critical threat areas. The anticipated period of performance is one year with four, one-year option periods (to be exercised at the sole discretion of the Government). The NAICS code for these services is 561612. At a minimum, offerors must possess ALL of the following listed below: A. A valid Final Secret Facility Security Clearance at the time of proposal submission for the base contract. If a firm with a valid Final Secret Facility Security Clearance is selected for award of the base contract, the Government will sponsor that firm for the Top Secret Facility Clearance. However, if for whatever reason, within 60 days of contract award, the firm has not been granted an Interim Top Secret Facility Security Clearance, DOS reserves the right to terminate the contract. Similarly, if for whatever reason, within 120 days of contract award, a final Top Secret Facility Security Clearance has not been granted to the contractor, DOS reserves the right to terminate the contract.; and B. Have at least two years of experience in managing and operating personal protective, static guard, and emergency response security services programs located in austere and hostile environments overseas (i.e. Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc); and C. Personal protective, static guard, and emergency response security programs must have a total annual value of at least 15 million dollars; and D. Programs must include at least two projects that include managing and operating guard forces with at least 100 positions (posts) at each location, in multiple locations (different facilities, cities, states, regions, etc.); and E. Programs must include at least two projects that include managing and operating long term personal protective security details for executive level dignitaries; and F. Programs must include at least two projects that include managing and operating emergency response teams comprised of at least four members. The Contractor shall provide the organizational structure, management, and qualified staff at levels adequate to meet or exceed the requirements contained in the statement of work for each task order awarded under the IDIQ contract. All contracted personnel, regardless of nationality, will be required to pass background investigations conducted separately by the Contractor and the U.S. Government to certify their suitability to work under this contract. Depending on position, all prime and subcontractor employees performing on this contract must possess either a personnel security clearance or a moderate-risk public trust certification, or have been vetted by the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy where performance is requested (for instance U.S. Embassy Baghdad or Kabul). Firms that are not eligible for a facility security clearance are NOT ELIGIBLE for award of this contract as the prime contractor, nor can they be selected as a subcontractor if the positions require a personnel security clearance for contract performance. SPECIAL NOTES: 1) All International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other legal requirements shall be met at the time of contract award. DOS reserves the right to terminate the contract of a company that is not ITAR compliant. Contractors shall submit proof of ITAR compliance at the time of contract award; and 2) DOS reserves the right to reject the proposal of any Offeror that the Government of Iraq or Afghanistan deems ineligible for a Private Security Contractor license, or that is ineligible for any reason to operate as a Private Security Contractor in Iraq or Afghanistan. Contractors shall submit proof of their legal ability to perform in any country where they are awarded work. Anticipated Acquisition Schedule DOS plans to post the complete Request for Proposal to www.fbo.gov approximately fifteen (15) days after this notice, no paper copies will be mailed. Once the solicitation is posted, offerors will have approximately sixty (60) days to submit a proposal for the IDIQ contract award along with four (4) task order proposals consisting of three (3) operational programs and a local program management office. The three operational programs include: a static guard and emergency response team requirement in Baghdad, Iraq, a static guard and emergency response team requirement in Kabul, Afghanistan, and a personal protective security service requirement in Jerusalem. DOS intends to award LPMO Task Orders concurrently to firms that are selected for award of an operational task order. Offerors who do not submit proposals for the IDIQ and all the Task Orders will not be considered by the Government for award. Offerors will also be required to submit a completely separate proposal detailing expenses to establish an LPMO in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Under this multiple award IDIQ contract, all offerors receiving awards SHALL propose 100% of the time on all task and delivery order requirements throughout the life of the contract. The Government reserves the right to terminate any contractor for default who fail to conform to this requirement. DOS anticipates contract award approximately sixty (60) to seventy-five (75) days after submission of proposals. As such, offerors shall certify that all proposals SHALL NOT EXPIRE for a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) days after submission to the Government. The Question and Answer (Q &A) period opens with the posting of the solicitation (and not before). The Government will allow interested parties to submit questions to the Government up to April 26, 2010; 1:30 PM EDT after the solicitation is issued. DOS intends to address as many of the industry questions as possible during the pre-proposal conference. DOS will post the answers to any questions not addressed during the pre-proposal conference via www.fbo.gov at a later date. Parties attending the pre-proposal conference may submit questions in writing at the end of the conference. Interested parties may submit additional questions up to May 12, 2010; 5:30 PM EDT. DOS will post answers to questions received at the conference and any additional questions via www.fbo.gov. Attendance at the site visit/preproposal conference is MANDATORY. DOS will reject proposals received from offerors who did not attend the site visit/preproposal conference. DOS intends to hold the conference in the Rosslyn area of Arlington, VA on Tuesday April 27 and Wednesday April 28. Offerors interested in attending must preregister by Monday 4:00pm Friday April 25, 2010. All interested parties SHALL FOLLOW-UP the e-mail correspondence with a phone call to Thomas C. Lemole at (703) 875-5852 to confirm receipt of the e-mail and to receive additional details and instructions concerning the site visit/preproposal conference. No more than three (3) representatives from each firm (to include potential subcontractors) may attend the site visit/preproposal conference. Interested parties SHALL BE READY to give Thomas C. Lemole notice of their interest by providing the name of the representative (s) who will attend the conference, name of the representing firm, address of the firm, telephone number of each person attending and Cage Code of the firm that will be the primary contractor. Each attendee of the conference SHALL PRESENT TWO FORMS OF PICTURE IDENTIFICATION confirming identity. Those representatives unable to present two forms of identification SHALL BE TURNED AWAY at the door. Preregistration is MANDATORY. Interested parties who do not preregister WILL BE TURNED AWAY at the door. Offerors are solely responsible for ALL expenses resulting from this announcement (i.e. travel, lodging, per diem, proposal costs and other miscellaneous expenses, etc.) and are responsible for confirming all dates specified in this synopsis by immediately checking the solicitation when posted on www.fbo.gov to see if there are any changes.
Added: Sep 30, 2010 9:40 pm

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) made the following eight base contract awards for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security - Worldwide Protective Services (WPS) Program resulting from solicitation: SAQMMA10R0005 (-a) on September 29, 2010.  The maximum program value is $10,000,000,000.00 USD.  The maximum value is cumulative and includes all work performed by all contractors during the WPS program period of performance, including all option periods. 

The base contracts include a one year base period of performance with four one year option periods.  DOS included the minimum guarantee of $5,000.00 for each WPS contractor with each base contract award. 

Please see section M of solicitation: SAQMMA10R0005 (-a) for more information on the evaluation criteria that DOS used to select the firms listed below for base contract awards. 

SAQMMA10D0094 :  Aegis Defense Services, LLC
SAQMMA10D0095 : DynCorp International, LLC
SAQMMA10D0096 : EOD Technology, Inc.
SAQMMA10D0097 : Global Strategies Group (Integrated Security), Inc.
SAQMMA10D0098 : International Development Solutions, LLC
SAQMMA10D0099 : SOC, LLC
SAQMMA10D0100 : Torres International Services, LLC
SAQMMA10D0104 : Triple Canopy, Inc.

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Solicitation 1

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
April 22, 2010
Sections.zip (926.85 Kb)
Description: WPS Sections A-M
Exhibits.zip (499.83 Kb)
Description: WPS Program Exhibits A-J
Attachments.zip (2,538.25 Kb)
Description: WPS Program Attachments 1-15

Solicitation 2

Type:
Solicitation
Posted Date:
April 22, 2010
Description: WPS Program Pricing Tables

Questions and Answers 5.11.2010

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Questions and Answers 5.11.2010
Posted Date:
May 11, 2010
Description: The Department of State (DOS) is pleased to provide answers to questions received in response to this solicitation in the attached MS Word document (SAQMMA10R0005QA.5.11.2010.doc). DOS will provide answers to all other questions received but not addressed by this posting at a later date. DOS intends to revise the solicitation documents to reflect the answers included in the attached document in a forthcoming amendment. DOS will accept additional questions up to 5:30pm EDT May 12, 2010.

Pre-proposal Conference Attendance List

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Pre-proposal Conference Attendance List
Posted Date:
May 25, 2010
Description: A list of firms that attended the pre-proposal conference of April 27 and 28, 2010.

Questions and Answers 5.27.2010

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Questions and Answers 5.27.2010
Posted Date:
May 27, 2010
Description: The Department of State (DOS) is pleased to provide answers to questions received in response to this solicitation in the attached MS Word document (SAQMMA10R0005QA.5.27.2010.doc). DOS will provide answers to all other questions received but not addressed by this posting at a later date. DOS intends to revise the solicitation documents to reflect the answers included in the attached document in a forthcoming amendment.

Questions and Answers SAQMMA10R0005A

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Questions and Answers SAQMMA10R0005A
Posted Date:
May 29, 2010
Description: The Department of State (DOS) is pleased to provide answers to questions received in response to this solicitation in the attached MS Word document (SAQMMA10R0005QA3.5.29.2010.doc). This concludes the Question and Answer (Q&A) period for the subject solicitation. DOS intends to revise the solicitation documents to reflect the answers included in the attached document in a forthcoming amendment

Restatement of Questions and Answers SAQMMA10R0005A

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Restatement of Questions and Answers SAQMMA10R0005A
Posted Date:
June 3, 2010
Description: The Department of State is pleased to provide a restatement of questions and answers released on May 27, 2010 and May 29, 2010 in the attached MS Word document entitled SAQMMA10R0005AQ4.06.03.10.

Amendment 1

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 4, 2010
Description: DOS is pleased to present the attached Documents revised by SAQMMA10R0005-A Amendment 01.

Amendment 2

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 9, 2010
Amendment02.zip (875.71 Kb)
Description: DOS is pleased to present the attached Documents revised by SAQMMA10R0005-A Amendment 02.

Amendment 3

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 15, 2010
Amendment 03.zip (1,579.83 Kb)
Description: DOS is pleased to provide the documents associated with Amendment 03.
This amendment provides updated copies of the following documents:
Section H: added H.32 and H.33
Section M: added phrase "within the past 5 years" to M1.4
Attachment: 08, 12 changed Exhibit E to Exhibit C for qualifications under TOMP section.
Pricing Template: fixed hourly rate personnel formulas, fixed table 5 references, changed number of days from 365 to 313 for PSS ERT members, inserted number of days for LMPO staff calculation.
SF30 for Amendment 02 (not provided with Amendment 02 posting)
SF30 for Amendment 03
This amendment also provides a SAMPLE (Not Mandatory) small business subcontracting plan.
Pricing Template: fixed hourly rate personnel formulas, fixed table 5 references, changed number of days from 365 to 313 for PSS ERT members, fixed Jerusalem PSS/Operations Chief number from 1 to 2, inserted number of days for LMPO staff calculation. This amendment also provides a SAMPLE (non-mandatory) small business subcontracting plan.
Note: A previous DOS answer to a solicitation question was incorrect: Offerors can find equipment models (EOtechs, ACOGS,etc) in Exhibit I, not Exhibit J.

Amendment 4

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 16, 2010
Amendment 04.zip (398.41 Kb)
Description: 06/16/10: DOS is pleased to present the revised pricing tables associated with amendment 04. The updated version corrects the following administrative errors:

Table 7: Emergency Response Team / PSS Positions now reflect 313 (314 for leap year OY 1) for all periods, corrected nationality and number of billable day requirements, and calculation formulas for CLIN X049 Field Security Technician.

Table 8: Corrected calculation formulas for option year values for CLIN X106-LN Security Screener A&E labor.

Amendment 5

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
June 17, 2010
Amendment 05.zip (444.51 Kb)
Description: The updated version of the solicitation pricing tables implements the following revisions:
1: All tables containing Emergency Response Team / PSS Positions now reflect a 365 (OY 1 366) day per year quantity for price evaluation purposes.

2: The table 10 LPMO labor categories now provide blank spaces for the number of days quantity cell, which Offerors shall fill with their proposed quantity of productive days. Offerors shall propose no fewer than the minimum number of mandatory productive days as specified in Section B.3 for CONUS management positions. However, Offerors may propose a higher quantity of productive days for the table 10 LPMO positions.

Amendment 6

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 13, 2010
Description: This is an administrative amendment only. The Department of State will not accept revised or new proposals as a result of this amendment.
This amendment removes the Past Performance evaluation factor for the initial task order requests included with this solicitation. Given that past performance will have been recently evaluated for the base contract award, it is anticipated that past performance information will not be required or evaluated for task orders issued during the first nine months of contract performance. This amendment includes new versions of base Contract Section L and Task Order Request RFP documents (see attached). Section L includes revised language in L.12.1.3.2. The Task Order RFPs now reflect the removal of Past Performance as an evaluation factor.

Amendment 7

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 13, 2010
Amendment 06.zip (491.22 Kb)
Description: (This Amendment provides the zip file and attachments that the US Department of State intended to post with Amendment 06).

This is an administrative amendment only. The Department of State will not accept revised or new proposals as a result of this amendment.

This amendment removes the Past Performance evaluation factor for the initial task order requests included with this solicitation. Given that past performance will have been recently evaluated for the base contract award, it is anticipated that past performance information will not be required or evaluated for task orders issued during the first nine months of contract performance. This amendment includes new versions of base Contract Section L and Task Order Request RFP documents (see attached). Section L includes revised language in L.12.1.3.2. The Task Order RFPs now reflect the removal of Past Performance as an evaluation factor.

Amendment 8

Type:
Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
September 17, 2010
Description: This amendment completely rescinds amendments 006 and 007. All solicitation documents included with amendments 006 and 007 shall revert to their most recently posted prior versions.
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P.O. Box 9115
Rosslyn Station
Arlington, Virginia 22219
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Worldwide

United States
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Thomas C. Lemole,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 1-703-875-5852
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Sharon D James,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 7038756077
Fax: 7038755272