JAIC releases RFP for T&E BPA
On February 11, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) posted the Test and Evaluation Blanket Purchase Agreement Request for Proposal. Proposals are due by 12:00 p.m. Central on March 5.
The purpose of this solicitation is to form multiple Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) with Offerors who can provide Test and Evaluation (T&E) services available to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), Department of Defense, and the entire U.S. Government as described in the Performance Work Statement (PWS.) This BPA will be open for ordering to the U.S. Government in support of AI T&E.
The Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) was established in 2018 to be the focal point of the DoD Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy to accelerate scaling AI and its impact across the Department. Working closely with the Services, Combatant Commands, and other Components, JAIC identifies appropriate use cases for AI across DoD, rapidly pilots solutions, and scales impact across its enterprise. The mission of the JAIC, as specified in the DoD AI Strategy, is “to accelerate the delivery of AI-enabled capabilities, scale the Department-wide impact of AI, and synchronize DoD AI activities to expand Joint Force advantages.” The purpose of this requirement is to acquire new and innovative AI test tools, capabilities, and services that can enable the DoD to rapidly test and validate AI capabilities developed for DoD operations and missions.
The PWS includes the acquisition of commercial AI tools and services, the development of new AI tools and services, the integration of AI tools and services into environments, the operation and support of AI tools and services, and the use of AI tools and services to conduct AI testing on AI models and software applications. The scope includes the work, performance, processes, and accountabilities in support of the DoD and US Government’s AI test and evaluation objectives.
Full information is available here.