Army posts Intelligence Technical Support Services sources sought
On May 24, the U.S. Army issued a sources sought notice for Intelligence Technical Support Services (Solicitation Number: PAN409-17-P-0000-0191). The deadline for responses to this request is no later than 4:00pm EST on May 29.
The 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Theater Contracting Center (409th CSB TCC) is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the requirement for US Army Europe/7th Army for a non-personal services contract for intelligence technical support services (ITSS) throughout the US Army Europe (USAREUR) Area of Responsibility (AOR) which includes but is not be limited to Central Europe, Eastern Europe, and Africa. The purpose is to provide timely intelligence for Army in Europe activities to enhance conduct of operations and support Force Protection of forces in Germany and Italy, and to deployed contingency operations in the Balkans. Current locations required include Germany (Wiesbaden, Grafenwoehr, and Darmstadt), Italy (Vicenza), and Kosovo (Camp Bondsteel).
Intelligence analysis work under the ITSS contract includes All-Source and single disciplines, such as Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence (CI/HUMINT) and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) as well as specialized skills, i.e., counter terrorism, criminal intelligence, insider threat, and other areas. Support to intelligence operations includes security services and personnel screening support. Operation, maintenance, and sustainment of Information Technology (IT) networks and systems include System Engineering and Network Engineering.
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 is anticipated to be awarded in May/June of 2017 and requires 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 6-9 months and in some cases over a year to obtain the proper approvals necessary for performance.
This synopsis is for a contract to cover the 6 month period of performance to prevent a gap in service due to the competitive follow-on contract awardee needing to obtain DOCPER approvals. This contract is expected to be a sole source to CACI/Six3 as a modification to an existing contract W564KV-16-C-0058 unless another contractor than the incumbent can prove they have the capability to adhere to the PWS and obtain all DOCPER approvals for all necessary positions and have workers in place to fulfill the requirement by 30 June 2017 (see Attachments 1 through 3 for PWS, Position Description, and estimated manning).
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