This is a Request for Information (RFI) as outlined in FAR 15.201(c) (7). Submissions are limited to those companies considered a small business under NAICS code 541690, Other Scientific and Consulting Services ($7 million in average annual receipts). The purpose of this RFI is to accomplish market research pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10, and to identify small businesses capable of performing the functions described herein. The Government is requesting information regarding the availability and feasibility of attracting new service providers to support the requirements of the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), Office of Security Technology (ST), as described in this RFI. This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a commitment on the part of the Government to conduct a solicitation for the below-listed services in the future. Responders are advised that the Government will not pay for information submitted in response to this RFI, nor will it compensate responders for any costs incurred in the development/furnishing of a response. The Government will not entertain telephone calls or questions for this RFI.
Please note that a decision not to submit a response to this RFI will not preclude a vendor from participating in any future solicitation.
All small businesses to include: 8(a), HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veterans and Woman-Owned firms are encouraged to respond.
See attachment titled "UAV - Sources Sought" for the requirements and response instructions.