State Department OIG issues solicitation for open source intel analysis support

State 112On September 24, the Department of State Office of Inspector General issued a solicitation for open source intelligence (OSINT) analytical production support (Solicitation Number: 10515A0438).

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor leads the U.S. efforts to promote democracy, protect human rights and international religious freedom, and advance labor rights globally. Within DRL, the Office of Security and Human Rights (DRL/SHR) works to prevent abuses by security forces and promote accountability for these abuses.
To provide product based deliverables to assist DRL in meeting its mission of preventing human rights abuses, promoting accountability, and bringing positive transnational change through foreign policy and programming. This can be achieved through analytically-derived products supporting specific DRL-focused information needs, which can be found in section 4.0, Requirements of attached Statement of Work, 1, LT;

Solicitation and Buy Attachments 

For this solicitation, DOS Office of Inspector General – Department of State intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DOS Office of Inspector General – Department of State is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency’s ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on that are not currently registered to use should proceed to to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive.

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