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Program Management Support Services

Solicitation Number: HSTS04-12-SSN-CT8511
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: Transportation Security Administration
Location: Headquarters TSA
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HSTS04-12-SSN-CT8511
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Added: Feb 15, 2012 4:48 pm

I. INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is issuing this Sources Sought Notice - Request for Information to increase industry's understanding of TSA's requirement for Program Management Support Services (PMSS) in support of the Office of Security Capabilities (OSC), to improve its understanding of market capabilities and identify qualified vendors that are capable of providing PMSS to OSC, and to accept ideas on how to efficiently and effectively re-compete this requirement.


To help industry better understand the intent of this RFI and the information contained herein, the TSA intends to host an Industry Day at TSA Headquarters in Arlington, VA on March 9, 2012 from 1:30PM - 3:30 PM EST.


All interested and qualified businesses are encouraged to respond to this notice in accordance with the instructions addressed herein.


II. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES

The Office of Security Capabilities (OSC), formerly named Office of Security Technology (OST), reports to the Deputy Administrator of the TSA. OSC Directly supports TSA's mission by providing security capabilities to the field. OSC continues to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our nation's transportation systems through the qualification and deployment of security capabilities that drive the global standard for security.


Currently, the TSA has the following enterprise contracts in place for OSC: 1) Program Management Support (GS-10F-06-LP-A0005/ HSTS04-08-F-CT8600); Professional Engineering and Logistics Support Services (PELSS) (HSTS04-10-D-CT7006 and HSTS04-10-D-CT7007); and Test and Evaluation Support Services (TESS). In addition to these enterprise contracts, the TSA has several miscellaneous Program Management Support Contracts.


A. Program Management Support

The Program Management Support Contractor is Deloitte Consulting, LLP and the total value, base + option periods, is approximately $115M. The total Period of Performance (POP) is September 2008 through May 2013. This contract is FFP with one (1) T&M Contract Line Item (CLIN) to support ODCs and travel. The scope of this contract in support of OSC includes all tasks associated with managing acquisitions, budget activities, developing and evaluating performance goals and measures associated with the programs.


B. Professional Engineering and Logistics Support Services (PELSS)

Professional Engineering and Logistics Support Services is a multiple award IDIQ to two (2) awardees: Global Systems Technologies, Inc. and Quasars, Inc. The total combined value, base + option periods, is $100M. The total POP is April 2010 through April 2015. Specific CLINS are established at the Task Order level on a firm-fixed price or time-and-materials basis.


The awarded PELSS Task Orders provide OSC support with technical assessments/analysis and reports; preparing technical documents; developing technical specifications; performing data collection and analysis, monitoring security equipment performance, configuration management, system design reviews and optimization, cost estimating validation and systems engineering.


C. Test and Evaluation Support Services (TESS)

TESS is a multiple award IDIQ to two (2) awardees: Battelle Memorial Institute and TASC, Inc. The total combined value, base + option periods, is $350M. The total POP is September 2010 through September 2015. Specific CLINS are established at the Task Order level on a firm-fixed price or cost plus award fee basis. This contract encompasses TSA's needs for test and evaluation (T&E) in support of TSA's responsibilities in all modes of transportation, and in support of stakeholders and organizations associated with transportation security. The Contractor is responsible for an integrated evaluation strategy, including all data collection and analysis services.


D. Miscellaneous Program Management Support Contracts

In addition to the above described enterprise contracts, OSC has several miscellaneous Program Management Support Contracts. These contracts totaled have an approximate value of $28M and are mostly FFP with a few being T&M. Some were awarded in as early as 2008 and end as late as 2016.


D. Attachments

Attached in support of this RFI are the following four (4) documents: 1) PM Support SOW; 2) PELSS SOW; 3) TESS SOW; and 4) Summary of Miscellaneous Program Management Support Contracts.



III. CONTRACTOR'S CAPABILITIES STATEMENT

In order for the TSA to improve its understanding of market capabilities and identify qualified vendors that are capable of providing PMSS to OSC, through a narrative description, the Contractor's response must identify their firm's capabilities to meet the requirements identified in the four (4) attachments and what experience you have providing similar and/or same services to other Federal Agencies. When identifying current or past experience, please identify the following:


1. Name of Agency
2. Point of Contact (name, title, phone, and email)
3. Contract/Task Order Number
4. Contract Type
5. Period of Performance
6. Total Contract Dollar Value
7. Scope of the Contract/Task Order
8. Brief Description of the Work completed within the Scope of the Contract/Task Order

The capabilities statement shall not to exceed five (5) pages in length.


IV. CONTRACTOR'S WHITE PAPER

The TSA is interested in hearing industry's ideas on how to efficiently and effectively structure program management support services, with focus on the immediate recompete. The Contractor's response is not limited to what type of information can be provided. The Contractor may provide recommendations on such items as acquisition strategy, contract type, whether or not some requirements should be competed separately based on industry's capabilities, recommended revisions to the DRAFT SOWs, etc. The White Paper shall not exceed ten (10) pages in length.


VI. SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION

The information requested in support of the Capabilities Statement and White Paper must be submitted in writing. The submitted Capabilities Statement shall not exceed five (5) pages, and the White Paper shall not exceed ten (10) pages, in addition to a one (1) page cover letter, for a total submission not to exceed 16 pages.


The cover letter must clearly identify the following information:
1. Company's Name
2. Company's Address
3. DUNS Number
4. Point of Contact(s) (Name, title, email, and phone number)
5. Identify your business size - small, small disadvantaged, 8(a)-certified small disadvantaged, HUBZone small, woman-owned small, very small, veteran-owned small, service-disabled veteran-owned small - based upon NAICS Code 541611 "Administrative management and general management consulting service" with a size standard of $7 million
6. Applicable GSA Schedule Contract No.
7. Other contract vehicles the TSA may consider for this requirement that you are an awardee for (e.g. GWACs, DHS Strategic Sourcing Contract).
8. Potential Teaming Partners or Subcontractors


Your submission should be organized in accordance with the instructions in this document in order to permit a thorough and accurate review and evaluation by the TSA. Responses to this Sources Sought Notice - Request for Information must be submitted to the TSA via electronic mail to Sophia.Woodward@tsa.dhs.gov not later than 10:00 AM EST, March 23, 2012. Responses not received by the closing date and time may not be considered or evaluated by the TSA.


V. INDUSTRY DAY

To help industry better understand the intent of this RFI and the information contained herein, the TSA will host an Industry Day at TSA Headquarters (601 S. 12th Street, Arlington, VA) on March 9, 2012 at 1:30PM EST. Attendance at Industry Day is NOT mandatory for responding to this RFI or future/anticipated solicitations in support of the PMSS re-compete.


A. If you plan to attend, you must submit a written request to attend Industry Day to the Contract Specialist, Ms. Sophia Woodward, by e-mail at Sophia.Woodward@tsa.dhs.gov no later than 5:00PM EST, February 27, 2012. Your written request must identify the following:


1. Company Name
2. Individual Names and Titles (Limited to two [2] persons)
3. Contact Information of attendees (e-mail address and phone)


Due to space limitations, request and approval for attendance will be on a first come first serve basis (up to 120 individuals) and only two (2) representatives from each interested party is allowed to attend.


B. Vendors are welcome to ask questions at Industry Day, or if preferred, submit a list of questions to Sophia.Woodward@tsa.dhs.gov no later than 5:00PM EST, February 27, 2012. Questions submitted in advance will be answered at Industry Day.


C. Any information made available at Industry Day (e.g. Brief, Questions/Answers, etc.) will be posted as an amendment to this notice after Industry Day concludes. In addition, the list of attendees (Company Name, Individual Names, and e-mail) will also be made available and posted as an amendment to this notice.


D. Interested parties are advised of the following logistics/security procedures at TSA:
1. Arrive 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the event.
2. Check-In is required at the TSA Visitors Center at 601 S. 12th St. A valid U.S. issued Identification (e.g. Drivers License, Passport) is required. TSA Security logs in all visitors and issues temporary badges. Visitors will then be escorted to the meeting room by a TSA employee. Visitors must be escorted at all times by a TSA employee while onsite. Failure to abide by TSA's visitor procedures may result in expulsion from TSA facilities.
3. Street parking is extremely limited and garage parking is available for a fee through Fashion Center at Pentagon City. The TSA is also directly across the street from the Pentagon City Metro, which is the encouraged means of transportation.



VIII. POINT OF CONTACT

All comments, inquiries and responses should be directed to the following individuals:


Sophia Woodward
Contract Specialist
Sophia.Woodward@tsa.dhs.gov

Sahar Odderstol
Contracting Officer
Sahar.Odderstol@tsa.dhs.gov

VI. OTHER

There is no solicitation document presently available. The Government will not return or pay for any information provided in response to this announcement; no basis for a claim against the Government shall arise as a result from a response to this notice or Government use of any information provided.



SUMMARY OF DUE DATES

Submit Written Request to attend Industry Day February 27, 2012 at 5:00PM EST
Submit Questions with regards to RFI to be answered at Industry Day February 27, 2012 at 5:00PM EST
Submit Capabilities Statement and White Paper March 23, 2012 at 10:30AM EST


 

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Attachment 1

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Attachment 1
Posted Date:
February 15, 2012
Description: Attachment 1 - Program Management SOW

Attachment 2

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Attachment 2
Posted Date:
February 15, 2012
Description: Attachment 2 - PELSS SOW

Attachment 3

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Attachment 3
Posted Date:
February 15, 2012
Description: Attachment 3 - TESS SOW

Attachment 4

Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
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Attachment 4
Posted Date:
February 15, 2012
Description: Attachment 4 - Miscellaneous PM Support Contracts Summary
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601 S. 12th Street
TSA-25, 10th Floor
Arlington, Virginia 20598
United States
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Sophia Woodward,
Contract Specialist
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Sahar Odderstol,
Contracting Officer