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Global Positioning Systems, System Engineering and Integration Support Services

Solicitation Number: FA8807-14-R-0009
Agency: Department of the Air Force
Office: Air Force Space Command
Location: SMC - Space and Missile Systems Center
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SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS


 


Global Positioning Systems Directorate (SMC/GP)


 


System Engineering & Integration Support Services


 


Proposed Solicitation No. FA8807-14-R-0009


 


•1)      Action Code :  14-094 Sources Sought Synopsis


•2)      Date: 16 July 2014


•3)      Year: 2014


•4)      Contracting Office zip code: 90245


•5)      Classification Code: A


•6)      Contracting Office Address: 483 North Aviation Boulevard Building 271, 2nd Floor, El Segundo, California  90245-2808.


•7)      Subject: Sources Sought Synopsis for System Engineering & Integration Support Services


•8)      Proposed Solicitation Number:  FA8807-14-R-0009


•9)      Closing Response Date: 31 July 2014 (15 days after posting)


•10)   Contact Point or Contracting Officer: Donna M. Kimball


•11)   Contract Award and Solicitation Number: Not Applicable


•12)   Contract Award Dollar Amount: Estimated $24 Million


•13)   Contract Line Item Number: Not Applicable


•14)   Contract Award Date: Not Applicable


•15)   Current Contractor: Leidos, Inc.


•16)   Description:


                               I.            Highly Specialized support services to assist in developing and managing the GPS technical baseline in support of SMC/GP Directorate.  This requirement includes development and implementation of directives and standards, improved and dynamic communications, new tools and techniques to predict issues early enough to change the outcome or minimize the effect on the enterprise, disciplined processes to develop and maintain the systems baseline documents and interfaces, and performance metrics that ensure continuous integration and operational capability improvements (measures of effectiveness).  These services will support multiple GPS Systems to include Space Segment (GPS IIR-M, GPS IIF, and GPS III), Control Segment (OCS & OCX), User Equipment (MGUE & Advanced Technology UE/ADAP/MAGR), and Nuclear Detonation Detection System (NDS)


 


                            II.            Destination Information: Air Force Space Command, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) Global Positioning Systems Directorate (SMC/GP), 483 North Aviation Boulevard, El Segundo, California, 90245-2808.


 


                         III.            Delivery Schedule: 3 September 2014 to 7 March 2015


 


                         IV.            Duration of the contract period: A total of six months


 


                            V.            Noncompetitive Action: 


•a.       This contract action is anticipated to be a sole source award to Leidos, Inc pursuant to FAR 6.302-1


•b.      The Government has been contracting with Leidos, Inc. for Systems Engineering and Integration services since 2007 to provide these highly specialized services.  Based on the limited period of performance and the required start date, it is anticipated that award to any other source would result in the Air Force incurring substantial duplication of cost that is not expected to be recovered through competition, experiencing unacceptable delays in fulfilling its requirements, or both. (10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1)). 


•c.       All responsible sources, to include small and small disadvantaged business may submit a capability statement which shall be considered by the agency.  Any persons or companies interested in this notice are to respond to the requirement(s) and submit their capabilities to Ms. Donna M. Kimball, Contracting Officer, at donna.kimball@us.af.mil. The capabilities statement should address why the company believes that a sole source justification is not valid.  See attached instructions.


•17)  .Place of Contract Performance:


•a.       Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, El Segundo, California


•b.      Space and Missile Systems Center, Schriever AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado.


•18)   Set-aside Status: Not Applicable


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


INSTRUCTIONS FOR RESPONDING TO


THE SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS


 


Global Positioning Systems Directorate (SMC/GP)


 


•1.      The following offeror information must be provided:


 



  1. Company Name

  2. CAGE code and DUNS number

  3. Address

  4. Telephone Number

  5. Fax Number

  6. Email Address

  7. Point of Contact for further clarification or questions

  8. Company Size relative to NAICS code 541712

  9. Based on the NAICS code 541712 and a size standard of 500 employees, please identify all of the following that are applicable:  HubZone small business, 8(a) participation, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business, small disadvantaged business, or women-owned small business.


 


•2.      Interested parties must submit a capabilities package, with a cover letter, that is brief and concise, yet clearly demonstrates ability to meet the stated requirements with adequate staffing of qualified personnel.  The capabilities package shall clearly present evidence the interested party is fully capable of providing the required service, and as such may contain any information that the interested party feels is relevant.  The capabilities package requirements are to be presented in accordance with the major sections outlined in the Capabilities Package Requirements section.


 


•3.      Responses shall not exceed 10 single-spaced pages, 12 point font typed with at least 1" margins.  Each page of your package shall be printable on 8 ½" x 11" paper.  Cover, tab dividers, title pages, glossaries and table of contents are not required.  Delivery of a Compact Disc (CD) is acceptable.  No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow up information requests.  Please note:  Emails containing file types such as:  .zip, .xlsx, .docx, or other macro-enabled extensions, may not be delivered to the intended recipients. 


 


•4.      Additional relevant information shall be provided as an attachment and shall not exceed two single-spaced pages, 12 point typed with at least 1" margins.  Each page of the attachment shall be printable on 8 ½" x 11" paper.  Delivery of a Compact Disc (CD) is acceptable. Please note:  Emails containing file types such as:  .zip, .xlsx, .docx, or other macro-enabled extensions, may not be delivered to the intended recipients. 


 


•5.      Responses are to be mailed to SMC/GPK, Attention:  Ms. Donna M. Kimball, 483 North Aviation Boulevard, Building 271, 2nd Floor, El Segundo, California, 90245-2808, or can be emailed to donna.kimball@us.af.mil, received no later than 3:00 PM, 15 days after publication.


 


•6.      Pursuant to AFFARS Subpart 5352.201-9101, an SMC Ombudsman has been appointed to consider and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. Before consulting the Ombudsman concerned parties should first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendation to the Contracting Officer for resolution.  The SMC Ombudsman can be contacted at:


 


SMC Ombudsman


Building 270


483 North Aviation Boulevard


El Segundo, California  90245-2808


Telephone #:  (310) 653-1185


E-Mail:  olalani.kamakau@us.af.mil


 


 



 


CAPABILITIES PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS


 


SMC/GP Overview


 


•1.   The Global Positioning Systems Directorate (SMC/GP) is a joint service effort directed by the U.S. Air Force and managed at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.  The directorate is the DoD acquisition office for developing and producing GPS satellites, ground systems and military user equipment.

GPS is a space-based radio-positioning system nominally consisting of a minimum of 24-satellite constellation that provides navigation and timing information to military and civilian users worldwide.  GPS satellites, in one of six medium earth orbits, circle the earth every 12 hours emitting continuous navigation signals.  In addition to the satellites, the system consists of a worldwide satellite control network and GPS receiver units that acquire the satellites' signals and translate them into precise position and timing information.


•2.   GPS provides the following:



24-hour, worldwide service
Highly accurate, three-dimensional location information
Precision velocity and timing services
Accessibility to an unlimited number of global military, civilian, and commercial users


•3.   GPS consists of the following segments:


•a.    The Space Segment, consisting of a minimum of 24-satellite constellation in one of six medium earth orbits.


•b.   The Control Segment, consisting of a master control station (MCS), an alternate master control station, four dedicated ground antennas and six dedicated monitor stations.


•c.    The User Segment, composed of (1) U.S. and allied military users of the secure GPS Precise Positioning Service, and (2) civil, commercial, scientific, and private users of the Standard Positioning Service.


 


Scope


 


The purpose of this effort is to authorize performance for up to 6 months to continue the support provided under a sole-source firm-fixed-price contract to meet SMC/GP mission needs until the follow-on source selection is completed and contract is awarded.  The proposed contract will provide a highly capable contractor/team to produce and manage the GPS technical baseline in support of SMC/GP.  The Contracor's role in the accomplishment of this mission will involve, but is not limited to, development and implementation of directives and standards, improved and dynamic communications, new tools and techniques to predict issues early enough to change the outcome or minimize the effect on the enterprise, disciplined processes to develop and maintain the systems baseline documents and interfaces, and performance metrics that ensure continuous integration and operational capability improvements (measures of effectiveness). 


 


Based on this scope of work in addition to demonstrating capability to perform the current requirement cost effectively, the following should be addressed as part of your response to this Sources Sought Synopsis:


 


•1.         TS/SCI.  What is your company's capability in expediting the hiring of TS/SCI personnel for this effort as well as providing an existing accredited Secret-level facility from which elements of SE&I will be performed?  What percentage of your company currently has TS/SCI Clearances?


 


•2.           Additionally please provide a response to the following: 


•a.       GPS ENVIRONMENT.  What working knowledge does your company have of the current GPS environment including expertise in all three segments?


•b.      SE&I EXPERIENCE.  Describe your previous experience accomplished with regard to Systems Engineering and Integration?    


•c.       PKI.  Please explain your company's expertise and proficiency in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and in the design of dissemination systems that operate simultaneously at multiple security levels. 


 


•d.      SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS.  What experience does your company have in developing and troubleshooting software applications for the DoD space community and ability to integrate complex systems, such as an Integrated Data Environment?


 


•3.         Provide documented examples of the following:


•a.       MODELING AND SIMULATION EXAMPLES.  Past work utilizing Modeling and Simulation to define and validate software architecture.


 


•b.      GPS EXAMPLES.  Ability to develop and work with GPS compliant systems.


 


•c.       EXAMPLES.  Past experiences of integrating DoD operational systems while maintaining very minimal downtime.


 


•d.      MULTI-SEGMENT SYSTEMS EXAMPLES.  Demonstrate ability to integrate multi-segment systems, and also to integrate external contractors.


 


•4.         RELEVANT EXPERIENCE.  Up to three examples showing relevant experience performing efforts of similar value, size, and scope within the last five (5) years including contract number, indication of whether your firm acted as a prime or subcontractor, contract value, government/agency point of contact and current telephone number, and a brief description of how the contract relates to the technical services described herein.


 


•5.         DISCLAIMER AND NOTICE:  This is a courtesy request for information only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that SMC/GP will take procurement action in this matter.  This is NOT a request for proposals, applications, proposal abstracts, or quotation.  This Sources Sought Synopsis shall not be construed as an obligation on the part of the government.  Further, the government will NOT be responsible nor reimburse any submitters of information for any cost incurred in furnishing this information.  The government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate.  Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed.  Information provided will be used to assess tradeoffs and alternatives available for the potential requirement and may lead to the development of a solicitation.  Respondents are advised that the government is under no obligation to provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted.   


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Package #1

Posted Date:
July 16, 2014
Description: Sources Sought Synopsis
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483 North Aviation Blvd
El Segundo, California 90245-2808
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483 North Aviation Boulevard
El Segundo, California 90245-2808
El Segundo, California 90245
United States
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Mayte Diaz-Dreyer
Phone: 3106533249
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Donna M. Kimball,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 310.653.3085