Air Force posts updated GEODSS RFI

On September 14, the Air Force Space Command posted an updated request for information to locate potential sources that would be responsible for operations & maintenance (O&M) and support to the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System (GEODSS) at various World Wide Locations. Responses are due by 2:00 p.m. Mountain on October 4.

 The 21st Contracting Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB) Colorado seeks potential sources to provide 16-hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week operations for geographically separated units meeting mission requirements and other specified lesser requirements in support of the 21st Space Wing, Operations Group. The contractor shall be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance System (GEODSS) optical sites located at Socorro, New Mexico; Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; and Maui, Hawaii. The mission for GEODSS is to detect, track, and identify all tasked space objects within its area of coverage. GEODSS provides metric data to the Joint Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB CA.
GEODSS provides Space Object Identification to the USSTRATCOM Joint Intelligence Center at Offutt AFB, NE. The subsequent contract will include a projected sixty-day phase-in period. The Government anticipates a contract performance period of a basic period with five (5) option periods. Contract type has not yet been determined; however, the current contract type is Firm-Fixed Price with cost-reimbursable logistics CLINs. The draft Request for Proposal (RFP) will be issued in the future and will include an updated draft Performance Work Statement (PWS).  The current GEODSS PWS is attached for your information.  Also attached are Market Research questions to help the Government determine the most appropriate source selection strategy.  The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code proposed for the requirement is 517919. Additional information, as it becomes available, will be posted as well as amendments to this announcement. All amendments will be available for viewing on FedBizOps (FBO) at It is the responsibility of the interested parties to review the site frequently for any updates and amendments to any and all documents. All potential offerors are reminded, in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) 252.204-7004, Required Central Contractor Registration (CCR), lack of registration in the CCR will make an offeror ineligible for contract award.

This Sources Sought Notice is issued for the purpose of market research in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. All businesses capable of providing these services are invited to respond. Any information provided by industry to the Government as a result of this sources sought is voluntary. The Government will not pay for any information submitted in response to this sources sought.

The Government requests interested parties submit a brief description of their company’s business size, business status (i.e., small business, disadvantaged, HUB zone, woman-owned), anticipated teaming arrangements, and a description of capabilities and similar services offered to the Government or to commercial customers.  Include contract magnitude and points of contact (POC) for each example provided (name of the POC, address, e-mail, telephone number, and the company’s web page, if applicable). Please limit your response to not more than 5 single-sided pages (maximum). Each submission should include one electronic (virus scanned) copy sent via e-mail to the POCs listed under Original Point of Contact.  Electronic submissions are preferred.

E-mail or hard copy replies to this announcement are due no later than 1 Nov 17.  It is the Government’s intention to conduct an Industry Day for all interested parties in or around the 3rd Quarter FY18 at Peterson AFB. Exact date, time and base location are yet to be determined. More information regarding Industry Day will be released as it becomes available.

Full information is available here.

Source: FedBizOpps