USSOCOM posts notice of SWMS open forum discussions
On May 2, the U.S. Special Operations Command posted information about upcoming open forum discussions as part of the planning for the follow-on acquisition of services currently provided by the SOCOM-Wide Mission Support (SWMS) contracts (Solicitation Number: H92222SWMSMTG).
This is not a request for proposal. This RFI is intended to inform Industry of the open forum discussions about services contracts in support of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) on 24 May, 2018, from 0800 to 1200 in the Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus, Ybor Room, 2001 N. 14th St, Tampa, FL 33605. Space is limited therefore only two (2) individuals per company are authorized to attend. To attend please submit the following to OSBP@socom.mil, company name, cage code, business size and socio-economic categories if any, and the names of your attendees.
USSOCOM has started planning for the follow-on acquisition of services currently provided by the SOCOM-Wide Mission Support (SWMS) contracts to meet A&AS Knowledge Based Services requirements, as defined by the Department of Defense’s taxonomy for the acquisition of services.
The upcoming discussions are designed to kick-off market research into industry’s interest and capabilities to meet the USSOCOM’s evolving and enduring requirements. SWMS A, B, and C contracts provide the command with the ability to acquire a full range of professional (non-personal) services.
The SWMS acquisition categorizes individual service requirements based on the type of service required and/or the requiring activity into three separate groups: A, B and C.
SWMS A: Awarded in 2015 to 10 large businesses based on best value, trade-off criteria. Services portfolio groups include Engineering & Technical, Program Management Services, and Professional Services. The 5-year ordering period will end 27 July 2020.
SWMS B: Awarded in 2015 to 32 small businesses based on best value, trade-off criteria. Services portfolio groups include Education & Training, Management Support Services, and Administrative & Other Services. The 5-year ordering period will end 27 August 2020.
SWMS C: Awarded in 2017 to 1 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business based on best value, trade-off criteria. Services portfolio groups include all higher risk Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) requirements in portfolio groups that include Engineering & Technical, Program Management, Professional, Management Support and Administrative & Other Services. The 5-year ordering period will end 30 January 2022.
As part of the discussions we will look at Lessons Learned from the existing contracts.
Full information is available here.