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Knowledge based expert system for acquisitions

Solicitation Number: 402-RFI-BT
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Virginia Contracting Activity
Location: Virginia Contracting Activity (ZD50)
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1. Introduction
This is a request for information only as defined in FAR 15.201(e). No proposals are being requested or accepted with this notice. No contract shall be awarded from this notice. This special notice does not constitute a request for a quote or proposal for the procurement of services. The Virginia Contracting Activity seeks information from U. S. businesses regarding a knowledge based expert system which will provide cradle to grave acquisition support.

2. Description of Services
The Contracting Activity is seeking information about a cradle to grave acquisition support system. The system should provide a functionally similar to that used by individuals in filing their taxes in that it would take a user from start to finish with all necessary forms. The information should be exportable and compatible with MS Office. The system will not include any proprietary software. Please see the attached PDF of a diagram for a concept of the system.

3. Constraints
3.1. Development work for this requirement can be done at contractor facilities. Database integration work will be done at government facilities where TS/SCI is required.
3.2. The government retains technical rights upon program completion.

4. Submissions - Hard and Soft Copy Requirements
4.1. Submissions must be less than 10 pages total. The cover page, pricing information and table of contents all count towards that 10 page total.
4.2. Submissions shall be one-sided.
4.3. Submissions must be Office 2007 compatible.
4.4. All submissions, including electronic when printed, shall have one inch margin on the top, bottom, left and right in a 12 point font, single line spacing. Each footer shall be 10 point font or larger and must contain the company's name and page number as well as total pages (Company X, Page 1 of 5, etc.).
4.5. Colored graphs and intricate drawings are discouraged.
4.6. Submissions will not be returned.
4.7. White papers are preferred but other documents will be accepted.
4.8. Submissions must be unclassified.

5. First Page
Please submit information with the first page containing the following information:
5.1. Company's full business name and mailing address.
5.2. Point of contact's name, email address and telephone number.
5.3. Technical point of contact's name, email address and telephone number.
5.4. Socio-economic status under the NAICS 541614 (e.g., small business, etc.).
5.5. Offeror's CAGE to verify the Offeror's facility clearance.
5.6. Statements regarding SCIF and SIPRNET communications capability.
5.7. The title of "knowledge based expert system".

6. Explanation of contractor's expertise in acquisitions support, for DOD and/or Intelligence clients, as well as experience working on TS/SCI networks.

7. Experience, preferably within the past three years as a prime contractor, as it relates to this anticipated requirement. Include: name of project, brief description of project, contract type, client (agency/company name), dollar value, and period of performance.

8. Pricing Information to Provide
8.1. Provide an overall, firm fixed price.
8.2. Discuss pricing, what different scenarios would cost, add-ons, maintenance, upgrades.
8.3. Provide the amount of time to complete the database, e.g., 12 months.

9. Review of Responses
9.1. Responses shall not be considered offers.
9.2. Responses may be reviewed by on-site contractor employees who have signed a Non Disclosure Agreement and who are not connected to any submitted response. Should a submitted response not wish to be reviewed by contractor support, but only by Government employees, that must be noted prominently on the first page of the submission.

10. Companies
10.1. Only vendors capable as a prime contractor should respond.
10.2. Interested companies must have a Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) code and be registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR).

11. Addresses for Responses
Both hard and soft copy submissions must be made as follows:
Five hard copies to
Defense Intelligence Agency
Attn: R1-5445-05, Miller, AE-2
200 MacDill Blvd
Washington DC 20340-5100
One email containing Microsoft compatible files (PDF, Word, Excel) titled knowledge based expert system (or KBES) and the company name to

12. Questions for Virginia Contracting Authority
Questions are to be emailed to Mishelle Miller at Only emailed questions will be accepted. No phone calls will be accepted at all. Comments and queries must be emailed prior to 1 pm EST on Friday, July 12, 2013. All questions submitted via email will be posted, along with their answers, beginning July 08, 2013. Questions will not be answered individually and will not be answered prior to July 08.

13. Deadline for Responses
The deadline for electronic submittals is 1 pm EST on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Hard copy submissions must be received at the address above prior to 5 pm EST on Wednesday, July 17, 2013


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Concept of the System

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Concept of the System
Posted Date:
June 27, 2013
Description: concept of the knowledge based expert system which will provide cradle to grave acquisition support
200 MacDill Boulevard
Post Office Box 46563
Washington, District of Columbia 20035-6563
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United States
Mishelle Miller
Phone: 703-907-2722