Air Force releases SE&I draft RFP
On November 19, the U.S. Air Force released the draft request for proposals (RFP) for the System Engineering & Integration (SE&I) contract. Responses are due by 2:00 p.m. Eastern on December 14, according to SAM.
This SE&I contract is needed to continue and combine the work accomplished under an existing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) software development contract. The contract will establish a Prime System Integrator to assist the Government in managing and modernizing SWAK in support of approximately 3,500 United States Air Force (USAF) SW operators. The USAF SW operators are assigned to Air Combat Command (ACC)/ Guardian Angel (GA), ACC/Tactical Air Control Party (TACP), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)/Special Tactics (ST) and Air Education & Training Command (AETC)/353rd Special Warfare Training Wing (SWTW). The contract will also provide support to SW Branch Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases.
The Government intends to award one Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract (with a 5-year base and 5 one-year options) and intends to evaluate proposals using the Best Value Subjective Tradeoff methodology.
The Performance Work Statement (PWS) defines the requirements for services required by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Special Operations Forces Directorate (ISR/SOF), Special Warfare (SW) Branch (AFLCMC/WISN), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio (hereafter referred to as the Government).
The Contractor will function as a single focal point to provide Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support for the Special Warfare Acquisition Growth and Refresh (SWAGR), Guardian Angel (GA) and TACP Modernization (dismount solution only) programs. Customers of this effort: there are approximately 3,500 USAF SW operators assigned to Air Combat Command ACC/GA, ACC/TACP, Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)/Special Tactics (ST), and Air Education & Training Command (AETC)/ Special Warfare Training Wing (SWTW).
In addition to supporting the USAF, the SE&I contract will also provide support to SW Branch Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases. The primary deliverable of this contract is services required to develop and sustain the system-of-systems known as the Special Warfare Assault Kit (SWAK).
The general requirements include the following:
- Program Management support
- Software Development services
- Lifecycle Systems Engineering support
- Systems Integration support
- Support for the Buy, Try, Adapt, Decide process (limited procurement of end-items)
- Configuration and Data Management support
- Cybersecurity support
- Program Protection and Security support
- Test and Evaluation support
- Training services
- Engineering Studies and Analysis
- Customer Support services to include support to TACP innovation cells
- Limited Product Support services
- Exercise and Demonstration support
- EUD and software license procurement
- Management of Government Furnished Property
- System Safety and Environment, Safety and Occupational Health services
- Foreign Military Sales support
- Government meeting support
- Transition-Out services
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