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Notice Type: Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice
Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services
Place of Performance Country: US
The purpose of this amendment is to provide an update on the release of the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the
Attachments: 1. Industry Day Slides 2. Industry Day Attendance List
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The purpose of this amendment is to post a DRAFT of the solicitation. DRAFT Request for Proposals (RFP) No. HSHQDC-13-R-00006 and all applicable attachments (listed below) are included in this amendment.
Note: This is a DRAFT RFP and is for informational purposes only.
Questions from Interested Offerors regarding the DRAFT RFP should be submitted using the attached form, "HSHQDC-13-R-00006 DRAFT Question Form" and emailed to CS&CMissionSupport@hq.dhs.gov by
Attachments 1. Mission Support RFP HSHQDC-13-R-00006 DRAFT 2. Attachment J1 -SOW Track 1 3. Attachment J2 - SOW Track 2 4. Attachment J3 - List of Acronyms 5. Attachment J4 - IDIQ Pricing List 6. Attachment J5 - Labor Categories and Descriptions 7. Attachment J8 -Past Performance Questionnaire 8. HSHQDC-13-R-00006 DRAFT Question Form
**************************************************************** The purpose of this amendment is to announce DATE CHANGES for the upcoming Industry Day for the
1. Purpose of this Sources Sought
Any interested party should demonstrate its understanding of the stated requirements and describe its ability to meet them. Potential offerors must be able to provide personnel with the required intellectual depth and experience in Cyber Security,
Additionally, performance of the stated requirements will require access to information that may be sensitive or classified. Any potential offeror must be able to provide or obtain the necessary personnel and facilities to accommodate such security requirements. All personnel performing work under the anticipated contract will be required to obtain DHS Suitability prior to beginning work. In addition, all personnel performing work on-site at DHS facilities must obtain at minimum a SECRET clearance based upon an appropriate background investigation. All other personnel, 10%-15%, requiring access to classified information must possess or be able to obtain the appropriate level of clearance (up to the TOP SECRET/SCI level) based upon an appropriate background investigation.
2. Requirement Description
The Contractor shall actively engage the public and private sectors as well as international partners to to assist with preparing for, preventing, and responding to catastrophic incidents that could degrade or overwhelm the nation's cyber and communications infrastructure. CS&C has two overarching priorities: (1) to build an effective national cyberspace response system; and, (2) to implement a cyber risk management program for critical infrastructure protection. As such, the Contractor shall provide the full breadth of technical expertise required to achieve broad strategic National level goals in a highly dynamic security threat environment to include coordinating and integrating efforts across many complex information technology disciplines to implement National level strategies. Efforts shall also include proactive management of cyber risks, analysis of emerging cyber threats, technology development, security management; network and infrastructure security; software compliance and assurance; supply chain risk management; information sharing across the Federal, state, tribal, local Governments and the private sector; promoting and facilitating cybersecurity training and education at the national level; research and standards integration; supply chain risk management; critical infrastructure protection and awareness; control systems security and international affairs to build situational awareness, strengthen operational information sharing, improve incident response capabilities, contribute to cybersecurity capacity building efforts, coordinate strategic policy issues and the technologies required to secure cyberspace at the National level; professional business and administrative management; asset management; and facilities planning. The proposed effort will support the following programs: Divisions within NPPD/CS&C to include the
3. Capability Statement Submission Instructions
Interested parties should submit a tailored capability statement for this requirement not to exceed fifteen (15) pages (including any attachments) that clearly details the firm's ability to perform the aspects of the requirement described within this Sources Sought. Interested parties must articulate its qualifications and capability for each NAICS code area of work, 541611, 541618, 541519 and 541820. Specifically, the Government requests that capability statements include the following information:
a) Provide the business name, a point of contact, address, and DUNS number. b) Provide an indication of current certified business and socioeconomic status; this indication should be clearly marked on the first page of the capability statement. c) Provide a statement or explanation of the company's background, technical expertise, experience, staffing, and other capabilities that demonstrate the company's ability to perform the stated services and requirements by each NAICS code 541611, 541618, 541519 and 541820. d) Provide any relevant examples of similar performance or involvement with similar contracts or projects. Relevant examples must be comparable work performed within the past 5 years with a brief description of the project, customer name, and timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction, and dollar value of the project. Provide at least 3 examples. e) Provide an assessment of the company's ability to fully staff the anticipated contract with personnel knowledgeable in the business and technical areas noted (with final clearance and suitability) within 30 days after contract award. f) Provide an assessment of the company's capability to train and maintain personnel knowledge and skills required to accomplish the work by each NAICS code 541611, 541618, 541519 and 541820. g) Provide a summary of the company's facility and personnel clearance levels or the company's ability to obtain such clearances within a sufficient time to support this requirement.
In addition, respondents should provide ample contact information, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, to facilitate clarifications or further discussion if determined necessary by the Government.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Electronic files larger than 5 MB shall be broken down into multiple files with no one file exceeding 5 MB. Each electronic submission shall include:
a) Sources Sought number and "Capability Statement" in the subject line. b) If the submission includes more than one electronic email, the file number and total files being submitted (e.g., File 1 of 4, File 2 of 4, etc.) in the subject line. c) In the body of the email, include a Point of contact (POC), phone number, and email address of the person to be contacted regarding any correspondence between the Government and the vendor. This person should be a primary contact and capable of addressing questions or issues associated with the submission or content of the capability statement. d) Include a brief summary of the email's content, the vendor's name, and mailing address. e) The capability statement attachment. All capability statements sent in response to the Sources Sought must be submitted electronically (via e-mail) at the following email address, mailto:Kerri.Williams@hq.dhs.gov, no later than
This Sources Sought is being sought strictly for the purpose of gaining knowledge of services and solutions available and should not be construed as intent, commitment, or promise to acquire services, or solutions offered.
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