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D -- NEXT GENERATION ENTERPRISE NETWORK (NGEN) DRAFT RFP MARCH 16, 2012

Solicitation Number: N00039-12-R-0009
Agency: Department of the Navy
Office: Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command
Location: SPAWAR HQ
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The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in support of theNaval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Management Office (PMW-205) / NextGeneration Enterprise (NGEN) Program is seeking industry comments regardingthe attached DRAFT Request for Proposal (RFP) being developed to support theprospective acquisition of the future Department of the Navy (DON) TransportServices (TXS) and Enterprise Services (ES) requirements. Sections A through Mof the Draft RFP are being posted directly to the Federal BusinessOpportunities(FBO) website, however the related 44 Attachments are being posted to theMITRE website consistent with our Government Purpose Rights (GPR)agreement. Access to those attachments may be obtained by submitting therequisite Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) in accordance with the proceduresoutlined below. Authorization to access the MITRE site will be granted uponthe Program Office's receipt of a signed NDA.

The updated Draft RFP is being released as part of the Government's efforts toprovide industry ongoing insight into the development of the NGEN requirementwhile also affording our Industry Partners an opportunity to provide feedback.This updated Draft RFP includes the requisite changes and clarifying remarks inresponse to the Government's own internal requirementsdevelopment/refinement efforts, as well as applicable changes in response tothe myriad of questions and comments offered by Industry since the release ofthe first complete DRAFT RFP on September 30, 2011.

During this Draft RFP review you are not constrained on that which youcomment, however I request that you pay particular attention to three items: 1. Any area where we are asking for a service that exceeds and willsignificantly drive price beyond what is normally provided by your company tothe majority of your customers. 2. Any area where you believe that, by fulfilling the terms of thePerformance Work Statement, there is risk to continuous network operations ornetwork security. 3. Any area that you highlighted in your responses to the programoffice where you do not feel we have adequately addressed the concerns youhighlighted.

PLEASE REVIEW ATTACHED LETTER CONTAINING THE NAVAL ENTERPRISENETWORKS (NEN) PROGRAM MANAGER'S COMMENTS TO INDUSTRY REGARDINGTHIS DRAFT RFP RELEASE.*************************************************************************************Interested parties are requested to respond to this announcement by providingquestions or comments via e-mail only to the NGEN Procuring ContractingOfficer, CDR John H. Windom, at NGENPWS_NGENPWS@bah.com. Please notethat there is an underscore between NGENPWS and NGENPWS in the mailboxaddress. Each company's response should be limited to one page utilizing a 13-point Times New Roman font. The responses are due to the NGEN PCOmailbox NLT than 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2012. Responses shall include thefollowing: name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail of designatedpoint of contact. Proprietary information WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. TheGovernment intends to use various military and civilian Navy and Marine Corpspersonnel to review and evaluate any responses to this announcement. Anycontractor support personnel used to assist the Government will have theappropriate signed organizational conflict of interest and non-disclosureagreements in place.

This DRAFT RFP does not constitute a promise to issue an RFP in the future.This request does not commit the Government to contract for any supplies orservices whatsoever. Further, the Navy is not at this time seeking proposalsand will not accept unsolicited proposals. Respondents are advised that theU.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costsincurred in response to this announcement; all costs associated withresponding will be solely at the interested party's expense. Not responding tothis announcement does not preclude participation in any future solicitation,ifany is issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on theFederalBusiness Opportunities (FBO) website and the SPAWAR E-Commerce Centralwebsite at https://e-commerce.spawar.navy.mil. It remains the responsibility ofthe potential offerors to monitor these sites for additional informationpertaining to this requirement.

General background information on the Next Generation Enterprise Network canbe located at the publicly accessible website:http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/PEOEIS/NGEN/NGEN/Pages/NGENReferenceLibrary.aspx

Questions regarding this announcement shall be submitted by e-mail to theContracting Officer, at NGENPWS_NGENPWS@bah.com. Verbal questions will NOTbe accepted. Any Government answers, responses and/or comments will beposted to the NGEN Reference Library. Accordingly, questions shall NOT containproprietary or classified information.

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and MITRE Site Access Information:

In order to access the applicable documents, any company must have a fullyexecuted (signed) NGEN Government Purpose Rights (GPR) Non-DisclosureAgreement (NDA) on file with the NGEN Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO). Forcompanies that do not have a fully executed GPR NDA on file, contact the NGENPCO support staff at NGENNDA_NGENNDA@bah.com. Please note that there isan underscore between the NGENNDAs (NGENNDA_NGENNDA).

MITRE, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), isproviding a secure server to host the NGEN applicable documents and technicaldata. Access to technical data will be replicated to the Applicable Documentssection of the site. If you have been permitted access to the technical data,you do not need to reapply for access to the applicable documents, the linkbelow will direct you to the RFP attachments.

https://partners.mitre.org/sites/NEN_TXS_RFP_GOV_TECH_DOC/NGEN_Technical_DATA/default.aspx

Please follow the below instructions to gain access to the Technical Data sitehosted by MITRE:To request access to the NGEN MITRE hosting site, send an email request toNGENTDP@bah.com with the subject line NGEN TDP Account Request. Allrequests must list the name, company and corporate email address of eachindividual requesting an account. Once it has been verified that a fullyexecuted GPR NDA is on file, NGEN will direct a MITRE representative to beginthe process of granting access. A MITRE representative will respond to eachindividual with a confirmation email and instructions on how to access thetechnical data. Be advised that obtaining access to the NGEN MITRE hosting siteis a multi-step process and companies/individuals requesting access mayexperience lag times of up to 4 hours between each step, but should notexceed three business days for the completion of the entire process. Once theaforementioned steps have been completed, each individual will receive anemail from MITRE confirming the granting of access and be prompted toestablish a user id and password to access the secure site.

Please direct all questions regarding the content of the technical data toNGENTDP@bah.com. All questions pertaining to technical problems in accessingthe NGEN MITRE hosting site should be directed tongensharepointown@mitre.org. Please engage the PCO staff only if difficultiesin gaining access persist.
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Point of Contact - John H Windom, Contract Specialist, 202-433-7317; John H Windom, Contracting Officer, 202-433-7317

Contract Specialist