SPEAKER PARTICIPATION IN DISA'S SPRING 2013 ENTERPRISE SERVICE MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FORUM/CONSORTIUM
18-19 June 2013
CONTRACTING OFFICE ADDRESS
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Acquisition Directorate, DITCO-NCR-PLD-PL62, 6914 Cooper Ave., Ft. Meade, MD 20755
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), in support of the Department of Defense (DoD), is seeking participation from commercial companies or integrators that can speak to industry trends and practices in Service Management with special emphasis on Service Design. DISA is interested in having four to six (4-6) speakers from industry to present their experiences in industry (as opposed to government) with ITIL/ITSM adoption efforts. The opportunity would provide an information exchange between government and industry, but is not a sales, marketing or contracting opportunity. Industry speakers should focus on areas outside of sales, marketing and contracting such as internal adoption efforts, experience with government and non-government clients, lessons learned and emerging techniques. Speakers will be required to re-submit qualifications for each consortium but will be invited to attend other consortium events within that year of selection. 1.1OVERVIEW
This event is solely for the exchange of information and knowledge. The speakers in the event will benefit from government exchange with the Defense Department as a whole; however presentation at the event does not provide speakers with any competitive advantage or preferential treatment in future acquisitions related to or resulting from the event. Additionally, the government does not support or endorse any company that attends or presents during the event. 1.2PURPOSE
The Forum/Consortium event is intended to facilitate a learning exchange and public dialogue between industry and the Department of Defense (DoD). Day One and Two will consist of industry and government speakers discussing existing DoD problems within the Service Design domain (e.g., Engineering, Service Level Management, Research and Development, Availability Management, Capacity Management, Information Security Management, IT Service Continuity Management, and Design Coordination).
The ESMF Forum will:
•Bring together government and process improvement professionals to detail the work that's currently being done throughout the DoD and industry regarding ITSM.
•Highlight industry ITSM implementation best practices and lessons learned.
•Expand the ITSM Community of Practice
The event is held biannually at Fort Meade, MD on the DISA campus and will also be available via Defense Connect Online (DCO) and video teleconferencing. Government attendees include but are not limited to DISA, each military department, each combatant command, and military agencies. Participants for the most part will be GS-15 and O-6 level with some flag-level speakers and participants.
2. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
2.1 Speaker Experience (limit to two pages)
Speakers are asked to provide a submission that summarizes their experience with ITSM, ITIL, eTOM or other Business Process Management as applied to computing, IT, Telecommunications and Cloud Computing. Experiences should be outside the government realm and should demonstrate use internally to their corporation or large client applications (specifically to organizations that sell or support IT/Telecom services to groups larger than 10,000 with support staff in the hundreds). The government is looking to share experiences with large-scale service providers.
2.2 Speaker Presentation (limit to 15 slides total)
Potential speakers should be able to speak to the application of ITSM specifically in the Service Design domain (e.g., Engineering, Service Level Management, Research and Development, Availability Management, Capacity Management, Information Security Management, IT Service Continuity Management, and Design Coordination). Other topics include Agile Engineering, Crowd Sourcing, Mobility, JIE Architecture. Presentation submissions must respond to the above topics for consideration.
Responses to this SPECIAL NOTICE are due by 8 March. The government will accept electronic submissions only via email. The subject line for emails should read: DISA ESMF Speaker Request - 2013. Responses should include speaker's (1) business name, address and phone number; (2) name of speaker and their business title; (3) experience/capability statements as discussed in Section 2.1; and (4) presentation as described in Section 2.2 above.
All submissions must be submitted to Drew Jaehnig (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cassandra Bowen (email@example.com).
Speakers, if selected, must attend the event in person. The government will potentially select four to six (4-6) industry speakers based on the government's discretionary assessment of the presentation's contribution to the event as a whole.
Selected speakers will be notified by 22 March of their selection and details regarding their attendance and presentation. Attendance at this Forum/Consortium event is free. Participants in the Forum/Consortium event will not be paid by the government nor is there any implied or implicit competitive advantage for the participants in future solicitations, nor will the government charge the participant for any costs incurred by the event. The event is for informational, educational and academic purposes only.
DISCLAIMER: THIS SPECIAL NOTICE IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A SOLICIATION OR ULTIMATELY AWARD A CONTRACT. RESPONSES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AS PROPOSALS NOR WILL ANY AWARD BE MADE AS A RESULT OF THIS NOTICE.
All information contained in the SPECIAL NOTICE is preliminary as well as subject to modification and is in no way binding on the government. FAR clause 52.215-3, Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes is incorporated by reference into this SPECIAL NOTICE. The government does not intend to pay for information received in response to this SPECIAL NOTICE. Responders to this invitation are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this SPECIAL NOTICE. Responses to the SPECIAL NOTICE will not be returned nor will receipt be confirmed. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this SPECIAL NOTICE are not offers and cannot be accepted by the government to form a binding contract. Again, responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this SPECIAL NOTICE.
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