On January 10, the U.S. Army posted a request for information on Test and Evaluation Support Services for the US Army Evaluation Center (Solicitation Number: W91CRB-18-R-AEC). Responses are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern on February 7.
This is a Request for Information (RFI) only, which, as part of market research, is being issued in accordance with (IAW) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 15.201(e). This is not a solicitation/request for proposal and no contract shall be awarded from this synopsis. There is no solicitation package available at this time. All interested parties should send responses to the following questions and any comments/questions to Ms. Robin Delossantos, email: email@example.com, OR address: U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), 4310 Boothby Hill Avenue, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005. Email is the preferred method of communication. All responses must be received NLT 3:00 PM local Maryland time on 07 February 2018. All questions and comments must be in writing; no telephone calls will be accepted. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government.
Purpose: Request for Information – The Army issued eleven (11) Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) and Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Multiple Award Contracts (MAC) in September 2014 with a total value of $444M which provides analytical support of evaluations including, but not limited to: assistance in evaluation and analysis planning and methodology; assistance in preparation and review of test and evaluation (T&E) documentation; data reduction and analysis support on-site during testing and post-test; and assistance in preparing input to draft system assessment and evaluation documents. This support is provided to the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC), a subordinate activity of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). The MAC ordering period will end in September 2019. The responses received from this RFI will assist in developing an acquisition strategy. ACC-APG is seeking to identify business sources that may be capable of providing the required test and evaluation support to AEC. AEC conducts independent evaluations for all Army Acquisition Category (ACAT) systems, rapid acquisition systems, and systems undergoing experimental (demonstration) assessments. Evaluations are based upon adequate, efficient, well-planned developmental, integrated, and operational testing designed in collaboration with cross functional system test teams, leveraging all available sources.
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