On June 7, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency released a second request for information (RFI-2) for the Polaris project. Responses are due no later than 5:00pm Eastern on June 21.
The purpose of this amendment to the original sources sought notice is to post RFI-2 to obtain additional UNCLASSIFIED written documentation in support of market research efforts for the Polaris acquisition. RFI-2 includes Government questions and release of a Draft Statement of Work (SOW).
The Polaris contract vehicle will develop GEOINT capabilities and deliver interoperable cloud-based GEOINT services to the NGA, Intelligence Community (IC), and international partners. The contract will support NGA’s transition from systems to services, and from organizational specific to operating and sharing in the cloud. An emphasis will be rapid development of capabilities using open source software first, and avoiding end-to-end closed system unless proprietary software brings exceptional or unique value to NGA.
The Government desires feedback and recommendations from Industry on how to draft the highest quality Request for Proposal (RFP) possible and make the source selection and competition better. Accordingly, NGA requests all interested sources to comment on the RFI-2 and provide written answers to the Government’s questions. In addition, interested sources are invited to provide feedback and recommendations on the Draft SOW. Request that your responses identify areas in the Draft SOW that are unclear, excessive, or otherwise warrant additional refinement for a potential RFP.
Full information is available here.