FBI issues RFP for subject matter expert services
On April 28, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for subject matter expert (SME) services (solicitation number FBISME). Proposals are due by May 28 at 2:00pm EST; however, interested contractors should check the RFP documents for all deadlines related to this solicitation.
The objective of this acquisition is to establish a single award contract vehicle (due to the limited pool of eligible SMEs in the LE/IC areas) to provide SME contractor personnel with as high as Top Secret (TS) with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility clearances in response to task order (TO) specific tasks as a means of enhancing the FBI’s ability to perform its mission related requirements. The SMEs experience and background herein are those that are not typically available on the commercial market.
The contractor shall have the ability to recruit, retain, and replace operational SMEs with a wide range of LE/IC backgrounds to fulfill TO requests of varying scope and complexity from the FBI branches described herein. The SMEs will perform a wide range of daily support services to the operational programs such as, but not limited to, providing consultation, data collection and analysis, intelligence interviewing, training, and assisting with project implementation and management, and policy and program development.
The FBI branches and divisions requiring SME services and eligible for task order requests under this contract vehicle are listed below. The FBI’s organizational structure is subject to change during the life of this contract. Provided the changes in structure fall within the scope of the FBI’s operational mission and this contract vehicle, the branch and/or associated division is eligible for a task order request.
1) Intelligence Branch (IB) and associated divisions: The mission of the IB is to collect, analyze, and disseminate actionable intelligence for internal and external customers. The IB drives collaboration to achieve the full integration of intelligence and operations and proactively engages with the FBI’s partners across the intelligence and law enforcement communities.
a. Directorate of Intelligence (DI): The DI provides strategic direction, oversight, and support to the FBI’s Intelligence Program.
2) National Security Branch (NSB) and associated divisions: The mission of the NSB is to deter, detect, disrupt, dismantle, and defeat national security threats to the United States and its interests.
a. Counterterrorism Division (CTD): CTD’s mission is to lead law enforcement and domestic intelligence efforts to defeat terrorism.
b. Counterintelligence Division (CD): CD’s mission is to protect the United States by defeating foreign intelligence services (FIS) and eliminating the capabilities of foreign-sponsored adversaries through the use of intelligence.
c. Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD): WMDD ensures an effective national approach to preventing and responding to the WMD threat by unifying counter-WMD initiatives, intelligence collection, operational response and investigations within a single leadership structure. WMDD integrates and links all of the necessary counterterrorism, intelligence, counterintelligence, and scientific & technological components to accomplish the FBI’s overall WMD mission.
d. Terrorist Screening Center (TSC): TSC’s mission is to consolidate the Government’s approach to terrorism screening and provide for the appropriate and lawful use of Terrorist Information in screening processes while protecting privacy and safeguarding civil liberties.
e. High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG): Through the interrogation of high-value terrorist suspects, the HIG provides impactful Intelligence at the core of the war against terrorism; successfully leverages the resources of the US government to gain valuable information; provides unique insight into world-wide Intelligence problems; and fills crucial Intelligence gaps.
3) Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch (CCRSB) and associated divisions: The mission of CCRSB is to defeat national security threats and high impact criminal activity, support the rule of law through core investigations and critical response, and empower law enforcement and Intelligence Community partners to collectivity defeat adversaries.
a. Criminal Investigative Division (CID): CID coordinates, manages and directs investigative programs focused on financial crime, violent crime, organized crime, public corruption, violation of individual civil rights, drug related crime, and informant matters associated with these investigative areas.
b. Cyber Division (CyD): CyD applies the highest level of technical capability and investigative expertise toward combating cyber-based intrusions targeting U.S. national security, critical infrastructure and the economy; including terrorist acts, hostile foreign intelligence operations conducted over the Internet, and cyber crime.
c. Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG): CIRG facilitates the FBI’s rapid response to, and the management of, crisis incidents.
d. International Operations Division (IOD): IOD fosters strategic partnerships with foreign law enforcement, intelligence, and security services as well as other FBI divisions and other government agencies by sharing knowledge, experience, capabilities, and exploring joint operational opportunities.
4) Science and Technology Branch (STB) and associated divisions: The mission of STB is to support the FBI mission by discovering, developing, and delivering innovative science and technology capabilities that enhance intelligence and investigative activities.
a. Operational Technology Division (OTD): OTD delivers technology-based solutions which enable and enhance the FBI’s intelligence, national security, and law enforcement operations.
b. Laboratory Division (LD): LD applies scientific capabilities and technical services to the collection, processing, and exploitation of evidence for the FBI and other duly constituted law enforcement and intelligence agencies in support of investigative and intelligence priorities.
c. Criminal Justice Information Services Divisions (CJIS): CJIS equips law enforcement, national security, and intelligence community partners with the criminal justice information they need to protect the United States while preserving civil liberties.
5) Inspection Division: The Office of Inspections is responsible for inspecting FBI investigative, financial, and administrative programs to ensure their economic value and effective compliance with objectives, governing laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
a. Insider Threat Center (InTC): InTC is the FBI’s central strategic coordinating component for all internal and external insider threat issues. InTC conducts data analytics to identify emerging insider threats and trends.
6) Internal Policy Office (IPO): IPO centrally manages the coordination, review, approval, publication, and promulgation of FBI policy
Full information is available here.