Army posts test and evaluation RFI
On April 18, the U.S. Army posted a request for information for Test and Evaluation Support Services for the US Army Evaluation Center. Responses are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern time on May 17.
This is a Request for Information (RFI) only, which, as part of market research, is being issued in accordance with (IAW) Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 15.201(e). This is a revision to RFI W91CRB-18-R-AEC, originally posted on 10 January 2018. Interested parties who responded to the previous RFI are requested to resubmit a response to this revised RFI.
This is not a solicitation/request for proposal and no contract shall be awarded from this synopsis. There is no solicitation package available at this time. All interested parties should send company and/or descriptive literature along with responses to the following questions and any comments/questions to Ms. Robin Delossantos, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or address: U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG), 6515 Integrity Court, Building 4310, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005. All responses should be received NLT 3:00 PM local Maryland time 17 May 2018. All questions and comments must be in writing; no telephone calls will be accepted. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate any respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided to the Government.
Request for Information – The Army issued eleven (11) Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) and Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Multiple Award Contracts (MAC) in September 2014 to provide analytical support of evaluations including, but not limited to: assistance in evaluation and analysis planning and methodology; assistance in preparation and review of test and evaluation (T&E) documentation; data reduction and analysis support on-site during testing and post-test; and assistance in preparing input to draft system assessment and evaluation documents. This support is provided to the U.S. Army Evaluation Center (AEC), a subordinate activity of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). The MAC ordering period will end in September 2019. The responses received from this RFI will assist in developing an acquisition strategy. ACC-APG is seeking to identify business sources that may be capable of providing the required test and evaluation support to AEC. AEC conducts independent evaluations for all Army Acquisition Category (ACAT) systems, rapid acquisition systems, and systems undergoing experimental (demonstration) assessments. Evaluations are based upon adequate, efficient, well-planned developmental, integrated, and operational testing designed in collaboration with cross functional system test teams, leveraging all available sources. The eleven (11) base contract numbers are as follows: W91CRB-14-D-0023 American Systems Corporation; W91CRB-14-D-0024 Beshenich Muir & Associates, LLC; W91CRB-14-D-0025 Digiflight, Inc.; W91CRB-14-D-0026 Dynamics Research Corporation; W91CRB-14-D-0027 GAN Corporation; W91CRB-14-D-0028 Joint Research and Development, Inc.; W91CRB-14-D-0029 Logistics Systems, Inc.; W91CRB-14-D-0030 Man-Machine Systems Assessment, Inc.; W91CRB-14-D-0031 Survice Engineering Company, LLC; W91CRB-14-D-0032 TASC, Inc.; and W91CRB-14-D-0033 V.R.C. Corporation.
Major Support Services
Provide analytical support of evaluations including, but not limited to: assistance in evaluation and analysis planning and methodology; assistance in preparation and review of test and evaluation (T&E) documentation; data reduction and analysis support on-site during testing and post-test; and assistance in preparing input to draft system assessment and evaluation documents. Contractors must be familiar with the system specific acquisition documentation, evaluation requirements, and DoD, Army and ATEC regulations, pamphlets, instructions and guidance. Continuous evaluation support will be requested in the following commodity areas: Ballistic Missile Defense; Aviation-Fires; Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Mounted Systems; Soldier and Support Systems; Integrated Suitability and Methodology; and Survivability.
Full information is available here.