On August 9, the U.S. Army Contracting Command issued a presolicitation synopsis notice for the Common Hardware Systems 5th Generation (CHS-5) contract (Solicitation Number: W15P7T17R0008). The RFP is expected to be released in about 15 days.
The Army Contracting Command Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) Contracting Center, Division B Contracting, APG, MD, anticipates issuing Request for Proposal (RFP) in support of PEO C3T, Product Lead Common Hardware Systems (PdL CHS) Common Hardware Systems 5th Generation (CHS-5) contract.
PdL CHS supports Army and Department of Defense (DoD) requirements to acquire flexible, cost effective, shared, and simplified non-developmental Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) solutions that improve interoperability and connectivity on the battlefield while garnering efficient competition to enable the latest commercial technology solutions to be integrated onto the Army’s tactical network. The product office implements Commercial Information Technology (CommIT) acquisition strategies for programs through seamless and consolidated procurement, sustainment, and technology upgrades to meet programs’ cost, schedule, and performance requirements. PdL CHS provides this cross-cutting capability allowing individual programs to garner efficiencies through streamlined common hardware configurations while supporting broader Army goals and initiatives. The product office’s engineering team coordinates across programs to design and configure CommIT to meet specific requirements for transport or ruggedization and to ensure configuration, obsolescence, and end-of-life (EOL) management. PdL CHS manages a portfolio of C5ISR solutions including, but not limited to, servers, storage, clients, networking devices, ruggedized platforms, hand-held end devices, Operational Transit Cases (OTC) and peripherals devices that are environmentally tested to meet programs’ unique requirements. The product office also tracks product warranty, failure and repair data, and related sustainment data. Additionally, PdL CHS works across programs and with the organic industrial base to identify effective and efficient sustainment strategies to achieve lifecycle objectives. This contract provides a mechanism to help Army and DoD programs meet their requirements.
This solicitation is for a Single Award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a five (5) year Period of Performance (PoP) (three (3) year base period with two (2), one (1) year option periods) for the rapid procurement of total life cycle system management solutions in support of tactical programs. This effort will provide seamless and consolidated procurement of CommIT, customizable sustainment strategies, non-personal services, and continuous technology upgrades. Equipment and services procured under the terms of this contract will be used to support tactical requirements. The Common Hardware System – 5th Generation (CHS-5) contract will be solicited on the basis of Full and Open Competition. The CHS products and services are in support of all new and existing platforms, systems, subsystems and components. Delivery Orders (DO) for hardware will be issued as Firm Fixed Price (FFP) or Fixed Price Incentive (FPI) requirements. Task Orders (TO) for services will be either FFP, and/or Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) (Completion or Term), and/or Cost. The total estimated value of this acquisition is $3.9B.
The CHS-5 contract will be solicited on the basis of Full and Open Competition. Award will be made to the best overall proposal which is determined to be the most beneficial to the Government utilizing the best value trade-off method of source selection described under Section L and Section M. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions. Therefore, the Offeror’s initial proposal should contain the Offeror’s best terms. Should discussions be necessary, then such discussions will be done in accordance with FAR Part 15.306. The submission requirements and evaluation criteria will be defined in the solicitation. More information about source selection will be listed under Section L and Section M of the solicitation.
Full information is available here.