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A--Biometric Research, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Solicitation Number: W911SD-BIOMETRIC-RESEARCH
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command, MICC
Location: MICC - West Point
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Sources Sought
Added: Nov 16, 2011 2:37 pm
SOURCES SOUGHT ONLY: This is a Sources Sought request for information to be used for market research purposes, only. The Government is conducting market research to assist in determining the appropriate acquisition strategy and potential set-asides. The Government is seeking responses from all businesses capable of performing the required services. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE or PROPOSAL. Responses to this announcement are not considered quotes or offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responses will not be used for evaluation in any resultant solicitation for this requirement. The government shall not be held responsible for any costs incurred in response to this sources sought announcement. Participation is strictly voluntary. This notice will close 21 November 2011 at 0700 AM EST.

The Mission and Installation Contracting Command at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, has an anticipated requirement to validate and analyze the ECG/Modality Feasibility Assessment for Continuous Identification Systems (EMFACIS) report, specifically provide additional information for 35 biometric modalities, and any possible/reasonable combinations for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) initiative. Additionally a report will provide a detailed review of current capacity for biometrics research in the academic and industry community. See the attached draft statement of work for additional information. The anticipated period of performance for this requirement will be December 6th, or one (1) days after contract award, whichever occurs later, through 18 September 2012.

Respondents shall provide a full description of their capability to meet the anticipated requirement. Feedback on this requirement is encouraged.

The anticipated NAICS is 541712 with a Small Business Size Standard of 500 employees.

Interested respondents should submit a brief capabilities statement package (no more than 10 pages in length, single spaced, 12 point font minimum) clearly demonstrating the firm's ability to perform the services listed. A generic capability statement is not acceptable. Please review the requirements listed below. At a minimum, the package shall address the following:

1. Title of the requirement; Company Name; Address; and Point of Contact (POC) name, phone number, and email address.

2. Company profile to include office location(s), DUNS number/CAGE Code, NAICS, and a statement regarding current small business status to include small business type(s)/certification(s) such as: 8a, HubZone, SDVOSB, etc.

3. Prior/current experience (private and/or government) for either the firm or "key personnel" performing efforts of similar size and scope within the last five years. Statements should describe the dollar value, indicate whether your firm acted as the prime or subcontractor, list a customer Point of Contact with phone number, and provide description of the experience and how the referenced experience relates to the services described herein.

4. Resources available including corporate management and currently employed personnel to be assigned to tasks under this effort to include professional qualifications and specific experience of such personnel.

5. Management approach to staffing this effort with qualified personnel which should address current hires available for assignment to this effort.

6. State the lead time (days) necessary for your firm to begin performance after award.

7. Any suggestions or comments about the NAICS code selection, contract type, or effort in general.

All submissions shall be submitted to both Mark Draluck,, and Patricia Campbell,
MICC - West Point, Directorate of Contracting, ATTN: SFCA-NR-WP, 681 Hardee Place, West Point, NY 10996-1514
MICC - West Point Directorate of Contracting, ATTN: SFCA-NR-WP, 681 Hardee Place West Point NY
Mark Draluck, 8459388173

MICC - West Point