AMRDEC’s SED posts ITECS BPA
On October 27, the U.S. Army posted a blanket purchase agreement notice for the Software Engineering Directorate (Solicitation Number: W31P4Q-18-R-0023). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central on November 13.
The Army Contracting Command, – Redstone on behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center’s (AMRDEC’s) Software Engineering Directorate (SED) intends to establish a constellation of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for the future competitive acquisition of commercial equipment, hardware and software on a SBSA basis within a 60 mile radius of Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The SED is a center of technical excellence to Service-specific and Joint Service technologies and programs throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and Other Government Agencies (OGAs). The SED provides a Government test bed for emerging concepts experimentation; architecture development and refinement; rapid prototyping; technology insertion and transition; multi-service weapon system interoperability, systems engineering and integration; modeling/simulation; training; test and evaluation; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) optimization in support of Combat Developers, Materiel Developers, Warfighters and other customers including requirements supporting Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
The proposed ITECS BPA constellation will support the Software Engineering Directorate and its customers, Army and Other Services’ Program Managers, Program Executive Offices, and Other Government Agencies (OGAs) across the lifecycle of supported weapon systems and technology development and integration efforts. The proposed ITECS BPA constellation is used to support Government-direct acquisition of equipment required to accomplish the SED mission. The ITECS BPA constellation is just one acquisition strategy available to the Government for acquiring material needed to accomplish its mission. The Government may also elect to acquire material through services contracts that is the culmination of material adaptation and modification that provides the Government with a turn-key technical solution.
Following establishment of the ITECS BPA constellation, the U.S. Army Contracting Command reserves the right to compete individual requirements below the simplified acquisition threshold with small businesses, woman owned businesses, HUBZone or Service Disabled Veteran-owned small businesses to accomplish its socio-economic goals.
The initial BPAs will be issued for a period of six (6) months, with one six (6) month option period and four (4) one-year option periods to renew. The Contracting Command – Redstone reserves the right to cancel any company’s BPA for any reason including poor performance and/or if the company’s prices are determined to be no longer competitive. In addition, the Army Contracting Command – Redstone may solicit additional companies at any time to replace or increase existing BPAs to fulfill the Army Contracting Command – Redstone’s requirements.
The Government is seeking a centralized vehicle, which offers a wide array of commercial computer hardware and software products, electronic/electrical products, communications equipment and other equipment required to support the SED mission and customers that may be used in developing, acquiring and sustaining new technical capabilities through the integrated use of these products and to fulfill customer requirements. These products are often specialized configurations of commercial information technology equipment, electronic/electrical products and communications equipment required to meet RDT&E, Procurement, Operation and Maintenance (O&M) and FMS funded applications. This range of products and capabilities will include computer hardware, software and licenses, maintenance; electrical/electronic equipment and components; electro-mechanical equipment and components; communications equipment; web-based information technology acquisition statusing systems; general and specialized support equipment required to accomplish the SED technical mission and information technology conferencing.
Full information is available here.