On August 1, the U.S. Army posted a draft RFP and industry day invitation for DCGS-A Capability Drop-1 Solution. Interested vendors are encouraged to submit comments, questions, and feedback to the attached draft solicitation documents no later than August 14. An Industry Day is planned for August 18.
The Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) plans to fill a requirement in accordance with the attached Draft Statement of Work, Draft Performance Requirements Document, and Draft Solicitation Sections H, L, and M, in support of PM DCGS-A. The resulting contract is expected to be a 10-year multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.
This Draft RFP is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a RFP or a promise to issue a RFP in the future. Solicitations are not available at this time. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the United States Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. All information submitted in response to this announcement is voluntary; the United States Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the United States Government. Not responding to this draft RFP does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued.
The DCGS-A is a systems of systems that is comprised of an extensive intelligence architecture that enables distributed processing and information sharing of data from sensors and other sources across the globe; software tools to help the users perform the analyses, update, and share intelligence products; servers that store data and collected intelligence; and alignment to a set of common standards that enable integration of new technology, processes, and ideas. As technology evolves and new warfighting requirements emerge, the DCGS-A capability set needs to be updated to meet the user needs.
DCGS-A will continue to contribute to visualization and situational awareness (SA), thereby enhancing tactical maneuver, maximizing combat power and enhancing the ability to operate in an unpredictable and changing environment throughout the operational spectrum. This Draft RFP is being issued to determine the immediate availability of commercial item software that can meet the DCGS-A Capability Drop-1 requirements, and, to obtain comments, questions, and feedback from industry on the Government’s requirements and acquisition approach.
An Industry Day is planned for DCGS-A at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on 18 August 2017, hosted by PEO IEW&S and Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE), to further discuss the Draft RFP, the Government’s requirement, and the proposed contract strategy. Please visit the following website for all Industry Day details and registration at http://dcgsevents.com. comments, questions, and feedback provided NLT 14 August 2017 will be addressed as part of the Industry Day.
Full information is available here.