Air Force is looking for small business linguist and analyst support services
On November 6, the United States Air Force posted a notice seeking possible sources to provide Linguists and Analysts services (under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541930/$7.5M) in support of the United States (U.S.) Forces Operations. Responses are due by email no later than December 7,
The Government anticipates an 8(a) competitive set-aside under the Small Business 8(a) program. Businesses are advised that FAR clause 52.219-14 -Limitations on Subcontracting will apply wherein by submission of an offer and execution of a contract, the offeror/contractor agrees that in performance of the contract at least 50 percent of the cost of contract performance incurred for personnel shall be expended for employees of the concern.
The contractor shall provide a work force possessing the skills, knowledge and training to satisfactorily perform the services required. The Linguist and Analyst primary function shall be to furnish extensive linguistic and analytical services. The historical number of Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) required for this support has been approximately 160.
The Linguist/Analyst will support a broad range of locations and languages. All phases of collecting, interpreting, translating and performing analysis of mission data. Linguist/Analyst shall serve as language mentors and trainers. They shall furnish the necessary management, technology, and personnel required to provide the requested Linguist/Analyst support as specified in the Performance Work Statement (PWS).
The contractor shall provide Global and Cryptologic language mission training to military forces in all the skills of linguist professional skills; develop new Global and Cryptologic training materials and curriculum where none exist.
The acquisition will require contractor personnel to have a final U.S. Government issued TOP SECRET security clearance and be DCID 6/4 eligible with a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI). Contractor personnel shall pass a Counter Intelligence (CI) polygraph. In few cases, Linguist/Analyst may only require a SECRET National Agency Check (NAC) clearance; or TS/SCI and no CI polygraph. The Contractor is also required to maintain a TOP SECRET Facility clearance.
The contractor shall complete required National Cryptologic School training. The Government will determine which courses are required.
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