Navy posts presolicitation notice for Joint Force Development Operations Support for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
On October 27, the U.S. Navy posted a presolicitation notice for Joint Force Development Operations Support for the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JS)and Components of the JS (Solicitation Number: N0018918RZ008).
This pre-solicitation synopsis constitutes a pre-solicitation notice and posting of a DRAFT RFP for the acquisition of Joint Force Development (JFD) operations support to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS or simply JS) and components of the JS. It is anticipated the preponderance of requirements will be generated by the Director J7, whose mission is to develop and enable trained, ready, and adaptable joint and coalition forces for the regional and functional Combatant Commanders. The emphasis will be towards Joint Force Development (JFD) operations support tasks required in simulated and/or real-world events (local, remote, distributed, live, virtual, and constructive; friendly, neutral, and threat forces).
Tasks include, but are not limited to: cybersecurity, exercise and event design, planning, execution and analysis, concept development, capabilities and solutions, planning, scheduling, logistics, modeling, simulation architecture design, simulation model management and operations, around-the-clock simulation pipeline operations, intelligence, scenario development, database builds and tests, distributed learning, courseware development, event response and control cells, assessment, and facility operations, as well as development of future joint training environments, and the test and evaluation of proposed new equipment using the existing joint training environment resources. Refer to the attached DRAFT RFP for further details concerning the Performance Work Statement (PWS) requirements.
This opportunity was previously publicized as a sources sought synopsis under RFP #N0018917RJFD1. The information received in response to the sources sought synopsis coupled with Industry Day conducted on 26 August 2017 has resulted in the determination that the procurement will be processed on a competitive, unrestricted, best value basis in accordance with the procedures set forth at FAR part 15 (Contracting by Negotiation). It is anticipated that Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts where Firm Fixed Price and Cost Plus Fixed Fee task orders can be issued will result from the formal competitive solicitation. It is anticipated that the ordering period under the resultant contract will commence 01 May 2019 through five years thereafter and include an additional 6 month option pursuant to the authority set forth at FAR clause 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services.
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