AFRL posts updated BATMAn RFP
On February 10, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) released the updated RFP for the Business and Technology Management Administration (BATMAn) program (Solicitation Number: FA9451-15-R-0029). A preproposal conference will be held on February 23, and questions are due no later than March 3. Responses to this RFP must be received no later than 1:00pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) on 10 April 2017.
Phillips Research Site (PRS) is home to the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles (RV) and Directed Energy (RD) Directorates. The mission of the Space Vehicles Directorate is to develop space technologies that support evolving space related warfighter requirements. Primary areas of importance include but are not limited to communications, positioning, navigation and timing, space, cyber space modeling and simulation, space evaluation and analysis assessments, defensive space control, space situational awareness and intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance, as well as performing a variety of integrated space technology experiments. The mission of the Directed Energy Directorate is to develop advanced directed energy technologies that support evolving tactical and strategic warfighter requirements. Primary areas of importance include but are not limited to high-powered electromagnetics, laser systems directed energy and electro-optics for space superiority, and directed energy weapons modeling and simulation.
AFRL/RVKDT, 3550 Aberdeen Ave. SE, Kirtland AFB, NM 87117, is looking for 8(a) concerns that have Top Secret (TS)/SCI eligibility to perform administrative, business, financial and staff related support for their technical and functional divisions, the business offices within the division, as well as individual projects, branches, and divisions on-site at Kirtland Air Force Base and their geographically separated units.
PRS requires skilled administrative-type services for vital, non-research and development activities to efficiently and effectively support both Directorates to successfully perform their technical missions. Both Directorates have combined equivalent non-research and development functions across the PRS in order to gain efficiency, achieve cost savings, and ensure continuity of operations across the Site. The majority of the anticipated task orders under this acquisition will require a Secret clearance; however, one task order currently envisioned requires the TS/SCI eligibility to perform its mission. Eligibility means current SCI with Single Scope Background Investigation adjudicated for SCI.
The objective of this acquisition is to obtain Non-Personal services for various types of business, administrative, and management (non-supervisory) services. These services are to support the RV and RD Directorates management and operations at various organizational levels to include geographically separated units or locations with an AFRL presence, their technical and functional divisions, the business offices within the divisions, and RV and RD branches and divisions.
AFRL contemplates an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) firm-fixed price commercial contract with specific individual task orders issued by the Contracting Officer. The ordering period of the IDIQ is five (5) years. The period of performance for each task order issued will have one (1) basic year and four (4) option years. 98% of the labor category requirements are subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards (FAR Subpart 22.10). The Performance Work Statement is attached. Previous AFRL RV/RD administrative service contracts were solicited as 8(a) competitive acquisitions. The previous contracts provided between 110 and 125 full-time positions over a five-year period.
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