The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) intends to pursue a competitive Development and Sustainment Contract (DSC) for future development; fielding; test; systems engineering, integration and configuration management; equipment manufacturing and refurbishment; training; and operations and sustainment support for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system and associated support facilities. Pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 5.205(c), this is a special notice that the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) intends to pursue a competitive strategy for the effort described above. This effort was previously announced as RFP #HQ0147-09-R-0007. The potential scope described in the previous announcement has been revised to include significant requirements beyond GMD operations and logistics support, and the RFP number has been changed to HQ0147-10-R-0016. The Draft Statement of Objectives is attached.
Ground Based Mid-Course Defense (GMD) System and associated facilities are located at Schriever Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado, Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The principal locations of GMD program performance include the facilities at the above locations as well as MDA and contractor operated facilities located at Huntsville, Alabama. The GMD Weapon System/element is a complex system of systems that consists of hardware and software, including Ground Based Interceptors (GBIs), GBI Fire Control Nodes, GBI silos, and related flight and ground test equipment; Launch Site Components, Command Launch Equipment, and related Peculiar Support Equipment; the In-Flight Interceptor Communications System (IFICS) Data Terminal (IDT); training equipment and tactical/non-tactical communications equipment and support facilities. The acquisition is expected to have an approximate annual value of $600 million.
The Government does not intend to limit either the number or types of teaming arrangements entered into by the potential offerors, i.e., any given contractor could propose as a prime contractor and/or participate as a subcontractor on one or more other proposing teams. Further, the government does not intend to impose any restrictions on team membership after award, except as may be necessary to prevent organizational conflicts of interest between this requirement and advisory and assistance contracts in support of the GMD Joint Program Office.
In order to be considered for award, all contractor personnel must possess and maintain at least a SECRET security clearance and proposed contractor facilities must be cleared at the TOP SECRET level. Due to national security considerations, this acquisition will not be open to participation by foreign firms at either the prime or subcontract level.
This special notice is for informational purposes only and is NOT a solicitation of information, request for proposals (RFP), or a commitment by the Government that this DCS contract will definitely be awarded. The Government will not pay for any costs incurred as a result of this notice. A draft RFP is expected to be released early 2nd Quarter, Fiscal Year (FY) 10. An Industry Day is planned for late 2nd Quarter, FY 10. The final RFP is expected to be released during the 3rd Quarter, FY10. Proposal evaluation and discussions are expected to take place during 4th Quarter, FY 10 and 1st Quarter FY 11, with contract award and debriefings expected during 2nd Quarter, FY 11.
A bidders’ library is available for industry review and comment. The government plans to add technical data and other information to the bidders’ library as they become available throughout the pre-solicitation phase. The bidders’ library contains classified and export-controlled data, therefore, access will be restricted to personnel who have been pre-cleared by MDA contracting and security officials. The procedure for receipt and review of requests for library access is to obtain and sign a GMD Bidders’ Library Access Agreement. This form may be obtained by contacting Ms. Tracie Gutierrez, Contract Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The bidders’ library is available at https://dcp.mda.mil/MDDCCatalog/index.aspx.
It has been determined that the solicitation for the DSC will contain Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) provision which will read substantially as follows:
“NOTICE REGARDING ORGANIZATIONAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST (OCI) AGREEMENT(S) (FAR 9.5):
a. Responsibility lies with the prime contract offerors to ensure that both they and their proposed subcontractors are not restricted from participating in this proposed acquisition due to an OCI clause in any Federal Government Contract, including, but not limited to, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) contracts.
b. Any offeror who has signed, as well as all proposed subcontractors who have signed, a contract with an OCI agreement as either a prime contractor or subcontractor under any such contract shall submit a written application to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Directorate of Contracting, Ground Based Midcourse Defense, via email to email@example.com, to obtain approval to participate in this acquisition.
c. Further, if either the prime (or any of its proposed subcontractors) is currently performing (or in process of proposing on) an effort that appears to have a potential conflict with the upcoming GMD DSC role, regardless of whether there is an OCI clause or not, the prospective prime contractor shall submit a written application to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Directorate of Contracting, Ground Based Midcourse Defense, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to obtain approval to participate in this acquisition.
d. The offeror(s) with either of the potential OCI restrictions, described in paragraphs b. or c. above, shall provide electronically (either via email or on a floppy disk/zip disk/CD in MS Word or Acrobat .pdf Format): (i) the prime contract or subcontract OCI clause; (ii) a copy of each contract Scope of Work (SOW); (iii) a copy of each task order (TO), technical directive (TD), or task assignment (TA) performed or being performed by the offeror; and (iv) the government technical point of contact (including his/her current email address, office symbol, and telephone number) for each contract SOW, T/O, TD and/or TA submitted for review. Each file on the email/disk shall be identified by Contract Number, followed by TO, TD, and/or TA number if applicable. The email/disk shall also include a file entitled, Table of Contents, which shall include all contracts, TOs, TDs, and TAs with the name, current email address, office symbol, and telephone number of the government technical point of contact.”
The anticipated period of performance (PoP) for this acquisition is 5 to 10 years.
Evaluation factors will be based on past performance, technical, management, and cost/price. Past performance will be considered a significant evaluation factor in the overall evaluation process.
The point of contact for this effort is Michele Williams, Contracting Officer at: email@example.com. All communication/inquiries with the Government regarding this DSC acquisition shall be made directly to the Contracting Office at: GMDD&SCompetition@mda.mil. Periodically, all publicly available information will be posted to the MDA Business Acquisition Reporting Bulletin Board at: http://www.mda.mil/barbb/barbb.htm.