Army posts DCGS-A Capability Drop 2 draft RFP, industry day info
On May 23, the U.S. Army posted the draft request for proposal and industry day invitation for Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop 2. Feedback and comments on the draft RFP are due by June 15. Comments received by June 1 will be addressed at the industry day meeting taking place on June 5.
The Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) plans to fill a requirement in accordance with the attached Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) in support of Distributed Common Ground System – Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop 2. The resulting contract is expected to be a 6-year multiple-award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) commercial-item contract.
This is a draft and is provided for informational purposes only. This draft is not a request to submit proposals and is not an authorization to start work. The Government will not reimburse or pay costs for preparation of proposals or for any work that is performed as a result of this draft. In addition, the Government may determine not to proceed with a solicitation, or may make changes to any and all content in this draft before issuing a solicitation. If in the future the Government issues a solicitation, then Offerors shall rely solely only upon the terms of the issued solicitation when submitting an offer.
The DCGS-A is a systems of systems that is comprised of an extensive intelligence architecture that enables distributed processing and information sharing of data from sensors and other sources across the globe; software tools to help the users perform the analyses, update, and share intelligence products; servers that store data and collected intelligence; and alignment to a set of common standards that enable integration of new technology, processes, and ideas. As technology evolves and new warfighting requirements emerge, the DCGS-A capability set needs to be updated to meet the user needs.
AN/FSQ-209(V)1, commonly referred to as the Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Intelligence Processing Center Version 1 (IPC-v1), is the battlefield intelligence system that hosts DCGS-A software at US Army Fixed Site facilities. It provides fully integrated and timely intelligence on the battlefield. The DCGS-A IPC-v1 is the core framework for a worldwide distributed, network centric, system-of-systems architecture that conducts collaborative intelligence operations and production. The system is housed in the DCGS-A Fixed Site facilities and currently consists of privately hosted servers and storage arrays.
This Draft RFP is focused on identifying commercial items to upgrade/replace the DCGS-A IPC-v1 enterprise data warehouse component, also known as the “Brain”, as well as introduce several additional analytics and system management functions. Specifically, Capability Drop (CD) 2 focuses on the modernization and enhancement of the DCGS-A data warehousing capabilities resident at Military Intelligence (MI) Operations Battalions supporting Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs) by providing a scalable solution that provides an adaptable Data Management Architecture (DMA), automated analytics, and common core services. This Draft RFP is being issued to determine the immediate availability of commercial item software that can meet the DCGS-A Capability Drop 2 requirements, and, to obtain comments, questions, and feedback from industry on the Government’s requirements and acquisition approach.
An Industry Day is planned for DCGS-A at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD on 5 June 2018 hosted by PEO IEW&S and Intelligence Center of Excellence (ICoE), to further discuss the Draft RFP, the Government’s requirement, and the proposed contract strategy. Please visit the following website for all Industry Day details and registration at http://dcgsevents.com. Comments, questions, and feedback provided NLT 1 June 2018 will be addressed as part of the Industry Day.
Full information is available here.