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B--Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Training and Sustainment Support

Solicitation Number: W911W5GEOINT
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
Location: National Ground Intelligence Center
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W911W5GEOINT
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Added: Apr 22, 2010 5:30 pm
THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. This sources sought is issued by the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) solely for information and planning purposes; it does not constitute a formal solicitation, Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue a formal solicitation, RFP or Broad Area Announcement (BAA). Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay any cost incurred in response to this sources sought and all costs associated with responding will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding to this sources sought does not preclude participation in any future and potential solicitation or RFP. It is the intent of NGIC to use this for market research purposes only. If a formal solicitation is released, it will be issued via the Federal Business Opportunities (http: //www.fbo.gov). It is the responsibility of the potential offerors to monitor this website for any information that may pertain to this sources sought. The information provided in this sources sought is subject to change and is not binding on the Government.

1) Description:
NGIC is seeking to identify qualified companies capable of performing the requirement for GEOINT training and sustainment support of geospatial-intelligence data to Project Foundry curriculum to meet the needs of the Army GEOINT community and will conduct training and provide on-site support at the Combat Training Center (CTC) for Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) preparing to deploy. The contractor must be able to support the following requirements:

a. Develop course materials and support instructional duties needed to provide GEOINT training to Army deplorers. Training shall include instruction on deployed Army, DOD and IC geospatial intelligence systems, software, data, analysis, fusion, production, dissemination and operational doctrine.

b Support NGIC/3d MI Center's Mobile Training Team and Home station training by providing course developers and instructors qualified to train deploying units on the geospatial-intelligence data and subjects determined through feed-back from returning deplorers.

c. Provide support to Deployment Program Sustainment services, which would include day-to-day monitoring and specialized logistical support that are unique to Army Intelligence and GEOINT operations.

d. Deploy with Army units to assist in GEOINT production, evaluate operational activities and identify strengths and weaknesses of the GEOINT Deployment Course and NGIC Deployment Support Program.

Sources must be able to work at the TOP SECRET//Sensitive Compartmented Information level, must comply with security requirements as set forth in the Contract Security Classification Specification (DD Form 254).

2) Prospective sources, possessing the qualifications, capability, and experience to respond to this source's sought are invited to submit documentation (no more than 10 pages all-inclusive) in response to items above.

3) Submission Instructions:
a. Interested parties are requested to respond to this sources sought inclusive of answers to the requested information listed above. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541990 (All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services).
b. Responses shall be limited to 10 pages all-inclusive and submitted via email ONLY to Jessica Winn, Contracting Officer at jessica.winn@us.army.mil. NGIC reserves the right to review late submissions but makes no guarantee to the order of or possibility for review of late submissions.
c. Respondents shall provide responses in softcopy form (electronically) in Microsoft Word compatible format ONLY and are due no later than 3:00 PM (local Eastern Time) on Monday, 3 May 2010.
d. Proprietary information, if any, should be minimized and MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED and completely separated. Be advised that no submissions will be returned.
e. Responses to this sources sought may be evaluated by Government technical experts. The program office has contracted for various non-government, scientific, engineering, technical and administrative staff support services, some of which require contractors to obtain access to proprietary information submitted by other contractors. All non-government contractor support personnel have signed and are bound by the appropriate non-disclosure agreements and organizational conflict of interest statements. The Government may also use these selected support contractor personnel as technical advisors in the evaluation of submissions. Non-government staff support personnel will not have access to RFI that may be labeled by the offerors as Government Access Only.
f. This notice is for market research and planning purpose only and does not commit the Government to any contractual agreement. This is not a request for proposal. The Government does not intend to award a contract based on responses under this announcement nor otherwise pay for preparing any information sent for the Government use. Any proprietary information should be so marked. Interested sources should provide the following: 1) company name and address; 2) point of contact; 3) phone/fax/email; 4) NAICS Codes, 5) business size and status, type of small business if applicable (e.g. 8(a), women-owned, HUB Zone Small Business, etc.) and 6) capability information in response to the requirement.

4) Questions:
Submit questions to Jessica Winn, Contracting Officer, at jessica.winn@us.army.mil on or before 3:00 PM (local Eastern Time) on Monday, 3 May 2010.
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National Ground Intelligence Center, ATTN: IANG-CS-LO/MS204, 2055 Boulders Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911-8318
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National Ground Intelligence Center ATTN: IANG-CS-LO/MS204, 2055 Boulders Road Charlottesville VA
22911-8318
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Jessica Winn, 434-951-1653

National Ground Intelligence Center