USAF posts sources sought for Global Adaptive Planning-Collaborative Information Environment
On June 11, the U.S. Air Force posted a sources sought notice for a Global Adaptive Planning Collaborative Information Environment 2.0 (GC2.0) (Solicitation Number: FA8730-SS-GAPCIE). Responses are due by 4:00 p.m. Central on July 6.
This Sources Sought synopsis is being conducted pursuant to FAR Part 10, Market Research; a solicitation is not available at this time. This posting is for information gathering and planning purposes only, and in no way restricts the Government’s final acquisition strategy. The Government will neither award a contract solely on the basis of this notice, nor will it reimburse the contractor for any costs associated with preparing or submitting a response to this notice.
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)/HBCK is seeking qualified sources to perform software development services by providing all tasks required for the maintenance, sustainment, and enhancement of the Global Adaptive Planning-Collaborative Information Environment 2.0 (GC2.0) software application. Tasks may include, but are not limited to, program management, system and software engineering, automated and manual testing, configuration management, cyber security, database management, quality assurance, and on-site customer support. The intent is for software development processes employed to allow for rapid, high quality, continuous software deliveries (e.g. Agile software development methodologies). The GC2.0 contract is being contemplated as a base, with four option years, and an overall contract value of less than $49M.
The Contractor must possess and maintain a TOP SECRET (TS) level facility clearance, and personnel providing on-site support may also be required to possess a TS Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance. Additionally, most software development will occur within the Contractor’s facility, therefore an accredited SECRET level development lab, and the ability to store SECRET level information will be required. Bi-weekly software integration will occur at the Government facility, to include checkout and testing on the classified networks.
GC2.0 supports a real-time, net-centric, federated planning capability that integrates operational information and creates an automated “Courses of Action” suite the National Command Authority (NCA) assesses to weigh appropriate responses. As an inherent part of this capability, GC2.0 integrates external situational awareness data with planning data in order to present a view of the current operational environment.
GC2.0 provides global planners (National, Strategic, and Operational levels) a user-definable set of workspaces that can be process-structured for data, information and services orchestration. The planning workspaces support collaborative, web-based joint planning on multiple security enclaves for rapid development and maintenance of “living plans”, and when necessary, the dynamic transition of integrated courses of action (COAs) to execution.
GC2.0 is part of the Integrated Strategic Planning and Analysis Network (ISPAN) Program office, which is an operational information technology system of systems (SoS) spanning multiple security enclaves to support strategic leadership decision making and to provide operational war planning and analysis capabilities for USSTRATCOM missions. ISPAN consists of two components, in which GC2.0 is one of them.
Full information is available here.