DoD issues on-ramp for DoD IAC MAC

On August 21, the Department of Defense (DoD) released a presolicitation notice for the DoD Information Analysis Centers (IAC) multiple award contract (MAC) on-ramp for pools 1 and 2. The solicitation will be released on or after September 5.

The proposed contract action is an On Ramp to the existing Information Analysis Center Multiple Award Contract (IAC MAC), specific to Pool 1 and Pool 2. Pool 1 – Full and Open Competition was awarded 27 September 2018, and Pool 2 – Partial Small Business Set-Aside was awarded 1 March 2019. Both Pools will expire 29 September 2027.

The IAC MAC is an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that provides a wide range of mission-critical R&D to hundreds of requiring activities throughout the DoD. Customers come from every Service, Combatant Commands, DoD labs, and other defense and federal agencies. The IAC MAC’s scope is the only DoD contract established to specifically acquire customized R&D services across all areas of: Weapons Systems, Autonomous Systems, Survivability & Vulnerability, Reliability, Maintainability, Quality, Supportability and Interoperability (RMQSI), Advanced Materials, Military Sensing, Energetics, Directed Energy, Non-Lethal Weapons and Information Operations, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), Cyber-Security, Software and Data Analysis, Modeling & Simulation, Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, Homeland Security & Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Biometrics, Medical, Cultural Studies, Alternative Energy, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Non-Laboratory and Laboratory. It is the only DoD contract that mandates the investigation of existing Scientific and Technical Information (STI), and the reporting and sharing of the new STI generated during performance of the task orders for others to use across the Government.

The On Ramp will be conducted as a full and open competition.  For the Unrestricted F&O competition Pool 1, the Government seeks to award approximately three (3) IDIQ contracts. For the SB Set-aside competition Pool 2, the Government seeks to award approximately two (2) IDIQ contracts. However, the Government reserves the right to award more or fewer contracts in each of the competition pools described above, if the Source Selection Authority determines it is in the Government’s best interests. The Government also reserves the right not to award any contracts at all within each competition pool, depending on the quality of the proposals and prices submitted and the availability of funds.  Each small business Offeror may choose to compete in either or both of the two On Ramp competition pools.

The solicitation, along with requirements documents, will be released on or after 5 Sep 2023.

Review the DoD IAC MAC on-ramp notice.

Source: SAM

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