On December 21, the Virginia Contracting Activity, on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency, posted draft solicitation documents for the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC) Linguist Intelligence Operations NMEC (formerly Linguist Operations Support Services [LOSS]). The agency requests industry feedback and comments ahead of the planned late-January RFP release. Comments are due by noon on January 8.
Update as of December 21, 2017. Six (6) attachments are being provided for industry review and comment. The six draft documents are:
1. Draft Section H
2. Draft Section L
3. Draft Section M
4. Draft Cost Template
5. Draft QASP
6. Draft PWS
It is estimated a full & final solicitation will be released in late January. Please submit comments on the attached draft documentation to Contracting_Officers@dodiis.mil by noon on January 8, 2017. Additionally, it is intended that this acquisition will be a full and open competition. Please see the the draft Section L and M for how the Government intends to evaluate small business participation.
Please note, that all information provided in this December 21, 2017 update and in the attached draft documentation is for informational purposes only and to allow industry to provide comments on the draft documentation. Please continue to monitor this FBO.gov posting for the release of the official soliciation which is estimated to be in late January 2018. Do no submit a proposal in response to these draft documents.
Linguist Intelligence Operations NMEC (LION): provide foreign language support in the form of triage, gists, summaries, translations and transcription of documents and media and related intelligence operations program support, including management of the personnel and related functions. The support is provided primarily in the National Capital Region (NCR). Personnel may be required to provide support in deployed locations at any of the supported theaters of operations, potentially requiring travel to other CONUS or OCONUS locations, including hostile fire zone areas. The NMEC process includes but is not limited to the receipt, forensic processing, screening/gisting, translation, reporting and archiving of captured, seized or otherwise acquired hard copy or electronic documents and media, and may include preparation for or analysis of such media.
Full information is available here.