On November 13, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency posted a special notice about the GSA’s RFI for Commercial Unclassified Business Environment (CUBE).
This is not a solicitation. This is a Special Notice directing all interested parties to a GSA posted Request for Information (RFI). This GSA-RFI is for informational and planning purposes only. It shall not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this notice or to otherwise pay for the information requested. The GSA-RFI and supporting documents are posted on FedBizOpp.gov (FBO) under Solicitation Number 47QTCB18N0002 and can be found at the following URL link:
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is seeking a strategic solution that would more efficiently bring earth observation product buyers and suppliers together in order to exchange goods and services. To this end, NGA established a collaborative working partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA) to develop a shared solution that acts in creative ways to tap into the emerging commercial earth observation market. Through this cooperative partnership, GSA and NGA have formulated plans to develop the community of suppliers (COS) and provide an automated delivery mechanism between the Earth Observation Community of Interest (COI) and suppliers. In an effort to better understand the market, GSA is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) to gain better understanding of the commercial practices and capabilities of companies that are able to provide these services.
The associated Statement of Objectives (SOO), documents the requirements for development, operation, and maintenance of the Commercial Unclassified Business Environment (CUBE). It will operationalize earth observation acquisition capabilities by providing an automated, quick cycle platform to access mission essential commercial products, marketplace business and quality intelligence, and maximize reuse of purchased products.
All interested parties must submit their responses to GSA no later than 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, November 22, 2017. For consistency, respondents are instructed to thoroughly review the GSA-RFI instructions and respond to the GSA Acquisition Team accordingly.
Full information is available here.