Army posts intelligence analysis sources sought
On January 30, the U.S. Army posted a sources sought notice for intelligence analyst services (Solicitation Number: W564KV-17-SOCAF). Capability statements are due no later than 9:00am EST on February 3.
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 with the resources, to support the requirement for a non-personal contract for Open and Signals Analyst Support for the Joint Special Operations Task-Force Trans Sahara to primarily support OPERATION JUNIPER SHIELD Tans Sahara (OJS-TS) in Sub-Sahara Africa with the aim of collecting timely intelligence information on the areas covered by SOCFWD-NWA Area of Responsibility. The SOCFWD-NWA is currently located in Baumholder, Germany, as a sub component of Special Operations Command, Africa (SOCAFRICA). The contract shall support requirements in Europe and on the African continent.
The 409th CSB TCC anticipates that no other contractor other than the incumbent can fulfill this requirement due to time constraints in obtaining SOFA status for contractor personnel located in Molesworth, United Kingdom. The approval process is a lengthy process and obtaining SOFA status can take up to 4 months. This contract is only for a 9 month period of performance to cover a gap in performance until the revised Performance Work Statement (PWS) for the follow-on contract is finalized. The follow-on PWS is expected to change the locations and possibly increase the number of Analysts that are on the current contract. This contract is expected to be a sole source award unless another contractor other than the incumbent can prove they have the capability to adhere to the PWS and obtain all SOFA Status approvals for all necessary positions by 30 March 2017.
Full information is available here.