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Reconfigurable Industrial Control Systems Cyber-Security Testbed

Solicitation Number: AMDTC-14-0007
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Acquisition Management Division
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Added: Aug 09, 2014 2:10 pm
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks information on a Reconfigurable Industrial Control Systems Cyber-Security Testbed. After results of this market research are obtained and analyzed, and specifications developed, NIST may conduct a competitive procurement and subsequently award a Purchase Order. If at least two qualified small businesses are identified during this market research stage, then any competitive procurement that resulted would be conducted as a small business set-aside.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is in the process of developing a cybersecurity test bed for industrial control systems. The goal of this system is to measure the performance of industrial control systems when instrumented with cyber-security protections in accordance with best practices prescribed by national and international standards and guidelines. Examples of such standards and guidelines include IEC-62443 and NIST-800-82. The testbed will include a variety of industrial control simulation scenarios. The first of the scenarios will entail the simulation of a well-known chemical process called the Tennessee Eastman (TE) problem. The TE problem is an ideal candidate for cyber-security investigation because it is an open-loop unstable process that requires closed-loop supervision to maintain process stability and optimize operating costs.

The draft Specifications are attached. NIST is seeking responses from vendors that can satisfy these requirements.

NIST is seeking responses from all responsible sources, including large, foreign, and small businesses. Small businesses are defined under the associated NAICS code for this effort, 334513, as those domestic sources having 500 employees or less. Please include your company's size classification and socio-economic status in any response to this notice.

Companies that can provide the items required are requested to email a detailed response describing their abilities, and addressing the requirements set forth herein, to divya.soni no later than the response date for this sources sought notice. The response should include achievable specifications and any other information relevant to your product or capabilities. Also, the following information is requested to be provided as part of the response to this sources sought notice: 1. Name of the company that manufactures the system for which specifications are provided. 2. Name of company(ies) that are authorized to sell the system, their addresses, and a point of contact for the company (name, phone number, fax number and email address). 3. Indication of number of days, after receipt of order that is typical for delivery of such a system. 4. Indication of whether each instrument for specifications are currently on one or more GSA Federal Supply Schedule contracts and, if so, the GSA FSS contract number(s). 5. Any other relevant information that is not listed above which the Government should consider in developing its minimum specifications and finalizing its market research.

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Posted Date:
August 9, 2014
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Description: Draft specifications/SOW
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