Army posts sources sought notice for new military intel training contract
On December 22, the United States Army posted a sources sought notice for the Huachuca Training and Support Contract (HTASC). Responses are due via email no later than February 17, 2016 at 12:00pm EST. An Industry Day is planned for January 26-27, 2016.
Army Contracting Command – Orlando (ACC-ORL) is issuing this Sources Sought Notice (SSN) in support of U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) requirements. This acquisition will be referred to as the Huachuca Training and Support Contract (HTASC). This SSN is associated with Special Notice and Request for Information (RFI) listed under solicitation number W900KKHTASC.
The Government is seeking information regarding relevant experience and capabilities of industry partners interested in performing this potential requirement. Responses to this SSN will be used to gain insight from industry’s experience performing similar requirements and to analyze the information in order to develop a contract vehicle (or multiple contract vehicles) capable of supporting the described mission. Based on this assessment, the Government will finalize an acquisition strategy to generate a formal draft solicitation.
The Government encourages industry to provide comments and suggestions relating to acquisition strategy to include: NAICS, contract type, contract structure, teaming arrangements, small business participation/set asides, etc.
USAICoE’s training requirements were previously supported by Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) through the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) contract and the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contract. The majority of USAICoE’s Warfighter FOCUS (WFF) requirements will be supported by the new HTASC.
NOTE: Some of USAICoE’s WFF/SETA requirements (previously discussed under the Special Notice/RFI for HTASC) will be supported by other contract vehicles (to be announced through separate FBO announcements) allowing the Government to focus HTASC’s scope on USAICoE’s core mission: Military Intelligence training. Requirements anticipated to be outside of HTASC include:
– USAICoE Chief Information Office (CIO) – G6;
– USAICoE Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC);
– Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Solicitation Number W900KK-16-R-0024; and
– Knowledge Based Assistance and Advisory Services: to include – USAICoE Knowledge Management Office; USAICoE Reserve Forces Office (RFO); USAICoE Safety requirement.
Full information is available here.