Army posts C4ISR sources sought notice

Army 112On June 22, the U.S. Army posted a sources sought notice for U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) J7, Joint Training and Exercise Division (JTrEx) Analytical and Technical Support Services (Solicitation Number: W564KV-16-R-0064). The deadline for response to this request is no later than 3 pm, EST, June 28, 2016.

The 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Theater Contracting Center (409th CSB TCC) is issuing this sources sought notice/synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the requirement for U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) J7, Joint Training and Exercise Division (JTrEx) requires non personal analytical and technical services to support research and analysis; operations; exercises, design, development, testing and evaluation; and program management efforts associated with the efficient execution and management.

The contractor will provide analytical support, technical support, and services for planning, preparing, rehearsing, conducting, and assessing computer-aided joint and combined training events and exercises, table-top exercises, senior leader seminars, conferences, and other events and activities as required. The contractor shall support USEUCOM J7/JTrEx and Component Commands Joint Exercise Program (JEP) planning conferences; scenario development and synchronization workshops; joint simulations event tests, operations, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) stimulation; joint exercise control group operations; facilitated after-action reviews; senior leader seminars; interoperability workshops; table-top exercises; open-source information analysis and exploitation; compilation and reporting of joint doctrine lessons learned; information and knowledge management; telecommunications networks and systems administration; information assurance; data collection and analysis; database management; logistical planning and coordination; role player support to include political-military Subject Matter Expert (SME) support and program administration. To accomplish this support, the contractor shall use all source intelligence, including using the procedures and policies in Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Operations Orders (OPORDS) and databases to test force readiness, particularly in supporting knowledge management functions and in data collection and analysis for these exercises and in real world operations. Support shall be provided to USEUCOM multinational engagement efforts coordinated through the ECJ-7 Directorate, to include support of other Department of Defense (DoD) and non-DoD entities.

The 409th CSB TCC anticipates that no other contractor other than the incumbent can fulfill this requirement due to time constraints caused by host nation laws requiring Department of Defense Contractor Personnel (DOCPER) approvals. A new competitive contract would require a full review of the contract and all positions by the German Foreign Office/Laender and Italian Sending States for compliance with Article 72 (and Notes Verbales) and Article 73 of the Supplemental Agreement to the NATO Status of Forces Agreement, in accordance with USAREUR Regulation 600-700. This DOCPER approval process has historically taken 4-6 months and in some cases over a year to obtain the proper approvals necessary for performance. This contract is only for a 9 month period of performance to cover a gap in performance due to a protest of a competitive follow-on contract. This contract is expected to be a sole source unless another contractor than the incumbent can prove they have the capability to adhere to the SOW and obtain all DOCPER approvals for all necessary positions by 8 Sep 2016.

The objective of this procurement is to obtain the contractor’s technical services in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s (SSC Pacific) Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission to provide the information technology resources essential to the U.S. warfighter and deliver unprecedented offensive power, defensive assurance, and operational independence to Joint Force (JF) Commanders.

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