On May 29, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced an upcoming Industry Day for the EMERALD program (RDAS Follow-on, RDAS II, BMS) (Solicitation Number: HM0476-15-R-0001). Individuals wishing to attend must register by email no later than COB June 5.
An Industry Day for the EMERALD Program Solicitation will be conducted on 19 June 2015 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (EST) at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, NGA Campus East (NCE) in the Alder Auditorium. The purpose of the event is to review the EMERALD Requirements, clarify government expectations, and address vendor questions (time permitting). This event is unclassified.
EMERALD is a 100% small business set-aside, multiple-award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) solicitation. EMERALD has been previously referred to as the RDAS Follow-On, RDAS II and Business Management Solutions (BMS). The draft RFP was released on April 16.
This effort redefines the Resource, Decision, and Acquisition Support (RDAS) program approach and encompasses a similar, but not identical, scope. Furthermore, it reorganizes the approach for satisfying the government’s support needs for Lifecycle Acquisition Support activities, Strategic Financial Management Support activities, and Strategic Business Management Support activities.
The EMERALD program will support the accomplishment of the NGA mission by providing support services that enable effective program management, financial management and acquisition support of specific programs, organizations, processes and procedures. RDAS currently provides approximately 700 contractors in support of 39 Blocks of Work (equivalent to task orders). The EMERALD Program office plans to capture these requirements in new task orders and to award the task orders prior to the expiration of the RDAS contract.
Full information is available here.