NATO seeks OSINT services
On April 24, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization posted a presolicitation notice for International Competitive Bidding (ICB): Provision of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Services (Solicitation Number: IFB-NCIA-JISR-18-05). Eligibility applications are due May 9.
The NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency) intends to issue an Invitation for Bid (IFB) for the provision of open source intelligence (OSINT) services for multiple simultaneous connections/locations.
Potential U.S. prime contractors must 1) maintain a professionally active facility (office, factory, laboratory, etc.) within the United States, 2) be pre-approved for participation in NATO Internatioal Competitive Bidding (ICB) and 3) be nominated to the bidders list by the U.S. Government.
The reference for the IFB is IFB-NCIA-JISR-18-05, and all correspondence concerning this IFB should reference this number.
NATO ICB requires that the U.S. Government nominate U.S. prime contractors to the bidders list. Before the U.S. Government can nominate a U.S. prime contractor to the bidders list, however, the U.S. firm must be approved for participation in NATO ICB. Firms are approved for U.S. NATO ICB on a facility-by-facility basis.
The U.S. NATO ICB application is a one-time application. The application requires supporting documentation in the form of 1) a company resume indicating contracts completed as a prime contractor and 2) an annual report or set of financial documents indicating compilation, review, or audit by an independent CPA.
U.S. firms can download a copy of the U.S. NATO ICB application from the following website: http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/other-areas/strategic-industries-and-economic-security-sies/nato-related-business-opportunities
Full information is available here.