Space Operations Command seeks enterprise data support
On April 4, the U.S. Space Force issued a request for information (RFI) and sources sought (SS) for Space Operations Command Chief Data Office (SpOC/CDO) Enterprise Data Support (EDS). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Mountain on April 15.
The purpose of this notice is to conduct market research for an unrefined agency requirement and seek industry comments in response to the Draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) to better shape the requirement and the acquisition strategy. The results of this RFI/SS will be used as an effort to further define the requirement, obtain competition, identify qualified potential sources, and promote fair opportunity to the maximum extent practicable in accordance with (IAW) FAR 5.002 and FAR 16.505(b)(1)(i), FAR Part 19, FAR Part 10, FAR Part 6, FAR Part 5, and the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), 41 U.S.C. 253.
The contracting officer will use the responses received from this notice to determine if a small business set-aside is appropriate through beta.sam.gov, an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) government-wide contract vehicle (i.e. GSA OASIS, GSA HCaTS), or in another medium. The Contracting Officer must determine if there is a reasonable expectation of obtaining offers from two or more responsible small business concerns that are competitive in terms of market prices, quality, and delivery IAW FAR 19.502-2(b) and FAR 19.203 or an ability to meet 19.800(b) and FAR 19.800(d) as a competitive or sole source under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. When responding as a small business, please also include any capabilities that will be performed through teaming arrangements (i.e. subcontracting and/or joint ventures).
The contracting officer will use the responses received from this notice to determine if a small business partial set-aside is appropriate IAW FAR 19.502-3(a)(1)
Contracting officers shall provide for full and open competition/fair opportunity through use of the competitive procedure(s) that are best suited to the circumstances of the contract action and consistent with the need to fulfill the Government’s requirements efficiently IAW FAR 6.101(b) and FAR 16.505(b). The contracting officer will use the responses received from this notice to determine if it is appropriate to either solicit as a small business set-aside or an unrestricted competition through beta.sam.gov or an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) government wide contract vehicle (i.e. GSA OASIS, GSA HCaTS).
Review the full U.S. Space Command enterprise data support RFI.
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