NGA wants small biz contractor to perform four vision tests on applicants and employees

Snellen Vision Test
Snellen Vision Test

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) wants to find a 100% small business set-aside contractor that can perform eyesight testing that will “ensure that applicants meet the vision testing requirements for analytic occupations.”

The agency issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) on May 16 and has asked for responses by June 5.

“A panel of vision specialists performed a study on analytic occupations at NGA and specific vision requirements have been determined for those positions,” explains the agency’s solicitation. “Therefore, the NGA is looking for a contractor to provide an Analyst Vision Testing (AVT) Program.”

The vision testing will be performed at a variety of locations inside and outside the continental U.S., says the notice.

“The goal of this Vision Testing Program is to ensure that applicants and employees meet the vision requirements for analytic occupations,” the performance work statement adds. “Current employees will be tested on a case-by-case basis at the request of the supervisor (government).”

The selected vendor will perform the following four vision tests:

  • Snellen Tests for Far Visual Acuity;
  • Snellen Tests for Near Visual Acuity;
  • Farnsworth D15 Color Perception Tests;
  • Titmus or Worth 4 Dot Tests for Stereopsis.

Further information is available from Patricia Hill, an NGA contract specialist, at 571-557-2431 or