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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) EAGLE II – Unrestricted

Solicitation Number: DHSEAGLE2-UNRESTRICTED
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Location: Office of Procurement Operations
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DHSEAGLE2-UNRESTRICTED
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Special Notice
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Added: Jul 28, 2009 8:49 am Modified: Nov 12, 2009 3:56 pmTrack Changes
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a significant and continued need for information technology (IT) services to support the execution of its mission. DHS has met that need principally through the use of the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE). The original EAGLE suite of contracts was awarded to 25 large businesses (in June 2006) and 28 small businesses (in September 2006) across five (5) functional categories with a five year base period and two (2) one (1) year options. For details on the current EAGLE contract, please visit the DHS open for business website at: http://www.dhs.gov/xopnbiz/opportunities/editorial_0700.shtm. The existing EAGLE contract serves as a department-wide platform for acquiring Information Technology (IT) service solutions in five functional categories (FCs): • FC1 – Engineering Design, Development, Implementation and Integration • FC2 – Operations and Maintenance • FC3 – Independent Test, Evaluation, Validation and Verification • FC4 – Software Development • FC5 – Management Support Services In reviewing the EAGLE task orders awarded to date, DHS has observed that FC3 has rarely been used and FC5 is best leveraged when included as part of each EAGLE task order requirement. In addition, preliminary market research has indicated that the IT community’s evolution has created an increase in the number of vendors with expertise in multiple subject areas. Further, DHS has identified several lessons learned from EAGLE, including the need to accommodate pricing strategies, which allow for adjustment over the life of the contracts, as well as the use of industry best practices, such as green invoicing and quality certifications. Potential Strategy: EAGLE II – Unrestricted will continue to be a suite of Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity services-based contracts that will enable all DHS components to acquire IT support services to accomplish their mission objectives. DHS has developed two strategy alternatives for aligning the award pool for EAGLE II unrestricted vendors. Alternative 1 maintains the current EAGLE contract Functional Categories structure, eliminates current EAGLE contract Functional Category 3-Independent Test, Evaluation, Validation and Verification, and, includes the current EAGLE contract subject area of Functional Category 5-Management Support Services into all remaining Functional Categories. The Functional Categories under Alternative 1 would be: FC1 – Engineering Design, Development, Implementation and Integration FC2 – Operations and Maintenance FC3 - Software Development Alternative 2 eliminates the use of functional categories and provides for a single award pool where all EAGLE contractors would be eligible to compete for all “unrestricted” EAGLE task order solicitations. Requirement: The DHS Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) invites interested vendors to respond to this notice by completing the questions on the attached “EAGLE II –Unrestricted Request for Information Survey Sheet.” It is important to note that vendor responses are solely for the purpose of requesting industry feedback. The survey does not constitute any type of competition or prequalification. Responses are solely for the government’s use in developing its strategy for EAGLE II; therefore responses will not be evaluated and the government is under no obligation to post the responses received from industry. The potential strategy alternatives should not be construed in any way as the official EAGLE II – Unrestricted strategy, nor do they commit DHS to a particular course of action or a particular timeline. This is a market research effort to gain insight into the capacity of the IT services community to meet continuing DHS IT requirements. All vendors interested in providing a response to this RFI should submit it electronically to DHSEAGLE2UNR-RFI@dhs.gov no later than 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on Tuesday August 11, 2009. Vendors are invited to address any subject(s)/issue(s) of interest regarding EAGLE II – Unrestricted. Efforts should be made to keep responses as BRIEF as possible and should not exceed 5 pages. Questions regarding EAGLE II-Unrestricted should be reserved for the pre-solicitation conference. The analysis of responses to this RFI will not include responses to questions nor will the Government pay for the cost of response submissions. Vendors must appropriately mark each page of their submission that contains proprietary information. DHS will adhere to Federal Acquisition Regulation policy on handling proprietary information. This is not a Request for Proposal and no contract will be awarded as a result of this RFI notice. The Government reserves the right to post additional notices relative to the RFI and request capability statements and/or similar documentation. Please note that no registration is required nor is a bid list maintained.
Added: Mar 16, 2010 12:33 pm
STATUS OF EAGLE II UNRESTRICTED PROGRAM ON MARCH 16, 2010

The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement Operations has announced EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conferences on March 29 and 30, 2010 with the intent of issuing draft solicitations prior to the Conferences. The EAGLE II program is receiving significant and beneficial input from the DHS user community. As a result, the draft solicitations will not be issued until late April 2010. However, we will proceed with the EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conferences as planned. The Conferences will be similar in content to the previous electronic live meetings and will share the program overview, the small business program perspective, as well as the anticipated program refinements. Sections of the solicitations such as the functional category definitions and the evaluation criteria will not be available until the release of the draft Requests for Proposals. We look forward to seeing you at the EAGLE II Small Business Pre-Solicitation Conference on March 29, 2010 and the EAGLE II Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference on March 30, 2010. For additional information concerning the EAGLE II Program, please visit our website at www.dhs.gov or the Federal Business Opportunity website at www.fbo.gov.

Please note that the Conferences are filled to capacity; hence, no new registrations will be accepted. Additional information about the Pre-Solicitation Conferences is available at the website:
https://www.fbcinc.com/dhseagle/default.aspx.

Both Pre-Solicitation Conferences will be recorded and the recordings will be available for those unable to attend.

Added: May 04, 2010 8:34 am
The purpose of this announcement is to provide an update on the Department of Homeland Security Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) II procurement. 

DHS anticipates that the DRAFT solicitation for EAGLE II will be issued on May 17, 2010. 
Added: May 21, 2010 3:40 pm
The unrestricted and small business set-side tracks for EAGLE II have been included in a single RFP. Interested offerors should refer to HSHQDC-10-R-00032 for all future updates on DHS EAGLE II.
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EAGLE II –Unrestricted Request for Information Survey Sheet

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II –Unrestricted Request for Information Survey Sheet
Posted Date:
July 28, 2009
Description: The DHS Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) invites interested vendors to respond to this notice by completing the questions on the attached “EAGLE II –Unrestricted Request for Information Survey Sheet.” It is important to note that vendor responses are solely for the purpose of requesting industry feedback.

RFI

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
RFI
Posted Date:
August 6, 2009
Description: Update RFI Survey filename to remove "SB" from the filename to avoid confusion. The Survey is requesting feedback from all sources.

DHS Responses to Questions for EAGLE II Vendor Outreach (Industry Day)

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
DHS Responses to Questions for EAGLE II Vendor Outreach (Industry Day)
Posted Date:
September 22, 2009
Description: The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement Operations hosted the EAGLE II Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) on July 27, 2009. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a forum for the vendor community to learn about the potential acquisition strategies and opportunities for the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) initiative. It was conducted as a live meeting via the Internet.

Attachment 1 provides responses to questions posed during the EAGLE II Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) electronic meeting. DHS’s responses to the questions in Attachment 1 are not to be construed as reflective of the Government’s final solicitation. Vendors are cautioned to refer to the final EAGLE II Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for eligibility, proposal requirements and other source selection information. It is anticipated that the draft EAGLE II RFPs will be posted in the 1st quarter of fiscal year 2010. The final EAGLE II RFPs are scheduled to be released in the 2nd quarter of fiscal year 2010.

A recording of the EAGLE II Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) meeting is available at:
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=f039344cd8fc702555d9f986d28c3b09&tab=core&_cview=1

Please refer to the FedBizOpps website for future updates and notices regarding the EAGLE II initiative.

EAGLE II Update

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Update
Posted Date:
October 28, 2009
Description: October 28 EAGLE II FBO Posting

EAGLE II Vendor Outreach-Unrestricted (Industry Day)

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Vendor Outreach-Unrestricted (Industry Day)
Posted Date:
November 4, 2009
Description: EAGLE II Vendor Outreach-Unrestricted (Industry Day) Update

EAGLE II Vendor Outreach-Unrestricted (Industry Day) Update

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Vendor Outreach-Unrestricted (Industry Day) Update
Posted Date:
November 5, 2009
Description: EAGLE II Vendor Outreach-Unrestricted (Industry Day) Update

EAGLE II-Unrestricted Industry Day (Vendor Outreach) Registration Update

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II-Unrestricted Industry Day (Vendor Outreach) Registration Update
Posted Date:
November 9, 2009
Description: EAGLE II-Unrestricted Industry Day (Vendor Outreach) Registration Update

EAGLE II-Unrestricted Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) Slide Presentation

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II-Unrestricted Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) Slide Presentation
Posted Date:
November 19, 2009
Description: This attachment provides the slides presented at the EAGLE II Unrestricted Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) on November 18, 2009.

Amendment 1

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Mod/Amendment
Posted Date:
December 3, 2009
Description: November 18, 2009 Vendor Outreach (Industry Day) View Recording Instructions

EAGLE II Update

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Update
Posted Date:
January 25, 2010
Description: EAGLE II Update - January 25, 2010

EAGLE II Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference
Posted Date:
March 1, 2010
Description: EAGLE II - Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference

EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conference Update

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conference Update
Posted Date:
March 9, 2010
Description: EAGLE II - Pre-Solicitation Conference Update

EAGLE II Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide Presentation

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide Presentation
Posted Date:
March 31, 2010
Description: EAGLE II Unrestricted Pre-Solicitation Conference Slide Presentation for March 30, 2010

EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Registration List

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Registration List
Posted Date:
April 1, 2010
Description: EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Registration List

Webcast EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conference

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Webcast EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conference
Posted Date:
April 23, 2010
Description: Webcast for EAGLE II Pre-Solicitation Conference March 29 & 30, 2010.
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Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Washington, District of Columbia 20528
United States
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Office of the Chief Procurement Officer
Office of Procurement Operations



Washington, District of Columbia 20528
United States
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Purnell Drew,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-447-5557
Fax: 202-447-5550
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Holly Donawa,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-447-5566