DIA posts SIA 3 RFI
On September 1, the Virginia Contracting Activity, on behalf of the Defense Intelligence Agency, released a request for information for Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 (Solicitation Number: HHM402-18-R-0002). Responses are due no later than 3:00 p.m. Eastern on September 29.
VaCA is conducting preliminary planning and market research to enable release of an RFP for Solutions for Intelligence Analysis (SIA) 3. It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor FedBizOpps for additional information pertaining to this RFI.
As a follow-on from the current SIA 2 contract, SIA 3 is planned as a non-personal services contract for intelligence analytics support to the VaCA and the Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE). Services are anticipated both in CONUS and OCONUS. In some cases, OCONUS services will subject personnel to harsh and hostile conditions in environments designated by the U.S. Government as Imminent Danger and/or Hostile Fire Zones.
SIA 2 currently supports VaCA. There is a potential for SIA 3 to expand in scope and be available to the full DIE.
Once solicited, the Government intends to award prime contracts to multiple companies, including small businesses. It is the policy of the Government to provide maximum practicable opportunities in its acquisitions to small and disadvantaged businesses. To support future small business requirements, all prime contract awardees MUST include as part of their team at time of proposal submission small businesses representing the four primary set aside categories – small disadvantaged business (SDB) (including 8(a)-certified SDB), woman owned small business (WOSB), service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB), and historically under-utilized business zone (HUBZONE).
The planned period of performance (PoP) for the anticipated multiple award IDIQ contracts will be a five (5) year base ordering period with one optional five (5) year ordering period. Subsequent task orders may have up to a one (1) year base period and up to four (4) option periods (no option period will exceed one (1) year in duration). A future SIA 3 contract is anticipated to include ON-RAMP/OFF-RAMP provisions.
The anticipated multiple award IDIQ contracts will require all supporting contractor personnel to be U.S. citizens who possess and maintain an active Top Secret clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access and successful screening by counter-intelligence polygraph.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this contract is planned to be 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. Offerors submitting as a prime contractor must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) with NAICS Code 541990 designated at time of proposal submission. Failure to register through SAM and designate this NAICS Code at time of submission shall make the offeror ineligible for award.
Full information is available here.