US Marine Corps Intelligence Activity seeks sources for geospatial dissemination and integration support

USMC 112On August 12, the United States Marine Corps posted the following Sources Sources sought notice (Solicitation Number: M00264-15-SSI-0108).

The Regional Contracting Office – National Captial Regional (RCO-NCR), Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA is seeking sources for Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) Geospatial Dissemination and Integration Support. Vendors who wish to respond to this sources sought should send responses via email NLT August 14, 2015 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to Interested vendors should submit a brief capabilities statement package (no more than ten (10) pages) demonstrating ability to perform the services listed in this Technical Description. Documentation should be in bullet format.

This is a SOURCES SOUGHT to conduct market research and determine the availability and technical capability of all sources to include small businesses (including the following subsets, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HUBZone Firms; Certified 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Woman Owned Small Business) to provide the required services. This sources sought is being conducted for a possible bridge contract, for immediate performance with no transition, as required by DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI) 206.302-1(d).

The Regional Contracting Office is seeking information for potential sources for Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) Geospatial Dissemination and Integration Support. The mission is to provide On-site support to MCIA’s Office of Dissemination and Integration (ODI) with continuous geospatial networks and systems ranging from SCI, Secret, Unclassified, and the overall operations of ODI.

The continued development of the geodatabase and geospatial dissemination applications for the MCIA by the contractor must comply with the commonly used and universally accepted requirement identified by the MCIA regarding computer programming languages and COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) software. The contractor will develop all applications in common and universally accepted programming languages and COTS formats which have been approved by the MCIA prior to development. Examples of these programming languages and COTS programs are Structured Query Language, Java Script, HTML5, Python, Oracle, Arc SDE and Arc Server software. The onsite contractor will ensure that applications meet the security requirements set by DoD Directive 8570, regarding information assurance training and certification. All onsite support staff will be certified at IAT – Level Two within two weeks of reporting to MCIA. Security Plus Certification is the most common IAT-Level Two certification held by technical staff at MCIA.

MCIA has chosen to continue the development of the GeoWarehouse using ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Portal, ArcSDE, Runtime and ArcGIS Online Services to support dissemination and integration requirements. Many of these applications require an intimate knowledge of ESRI software. These tasks will require part-time and full-time onsite visits by the contractors at MCIA. MCIA recognizes that the skill sets required to perform these tasks will be unique. MCIA will work closely with the contractor to ensure onsite visits are schedule with adequate notice, coordinated and supervised by an MCIA representative.

The future advancement of the ODI dissemination system capabilities to include the implementation of ESRI ArcGIS Online, also called the RONIN project, will require a focused effort. The implementation of ArcGIS Online services will provide a platform for the docking, downloading of open-source and geospatial intelligence. The GeoWarehouse, RONIN, and ROOK development projects will involve the upgrading and migration of ESRI software, as well as geodata archives and finished intelligence products. These complex projects will require personnel that possess a solid technical background, as well as excellent communication and documentation skills.

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