Task Areas

Technology Insertion, Systems Integration And Systems Engineering

The Contractor shall integrate new equipment technologies into existing system architectures as required by applicable Task Orders. The Contractor shall apply a systems engineering approach to ensure that mission objectives and system criteria requirements are fulfilled. Emphasis shall be on the demonstration of clear and definable improvements in the performance, logistics supportability, reliability and maintainability of the item. All efforts shall employ the latest technology in consonance with economic considerations.

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Software Engineering

The Contractor shall provide Software engineering support for the entire software system acquisition lifecycle to include Acquisition Strategy, Requirements Definition, Risk Management, Architecture Design, Software System Development, Test and Evaluation, and Sustainment. The Contractor shall support technical reviews (e.g., Design reviews, code walk throughs), configuration management, test plan evaluation, field exercise support, and documentation review. During the lifecycle process, software engineering support will include, but not be limited to, software system reliability assessment, earned value, probability of success and other ROI analysis, software re-use (e.g., COTS, GOTS) strategy analysis, NetCentric Assessment, Interoperability assessment, using software applications/tools, and software metric reviews. All COTS/GOTS must conform to NSTISSP No 11. National Policy Governing the Acquisition of Information Assurance (IA) and IA enabled technology products as of 1 July 2002, must be evaluated/validation by International Common Criteria Mutual Recognition, NIAP Evaluation and validation Program (CCEVS), NIST FIFPS validation program. All GOTS IA or IA enabled products must be evaluated by NSA or an NSA approved process. (Guidance DOD Directive 8500.1 – 24 OCT 2002, DOD Instruction 8500.2 – 12 FEB 2003).

Software Quality Assurance. If a contractor is required to develop a significant portion of any mission critical software product on a Task Order under this contract, the Contractor may be required to demonstrate they, or the subcontractor that will be performing the task, are operating at a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 (or higher) software processes capability (or equivalent SEI rating). If required, the rating shall be stated as well as the date of the rating (not older than two years), the identification of the rating organization, the projects/divisions that were evaluated as part of the evaluation and the rating achieved by the specific business unit the Offeror is proposing on software efforts. If the software developer does not have at least an SEI Level 3 rating or a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (DUSD) Science and Technology (S&T) equivalent rating when required, a risk mitigation plan and schedule shall be submitted to describe, in detail, actions that will be taken to attain at least an SEI Level 3 or equivalent rating accreditation. Should the SEI CMMI Level 3 (or higher) software processes capability (or equivalent SEI rating) be required on a Task Order, the Government reserves the right to validate the software developers' process assertions and representations by conducting an evaluation or appraisals of the Contractor's organization and subcontractors using commonly accepted industry/government validation practices..

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Modeling and Simulation

The Contractor shall provide the necessary personnel, equipment, and facilities to design, install, operate, maintain and support Modeling and Simulation (M&S) efforts.

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Installation

The Contractor shall install hardware and software/firmware as required by applicable Task Orders. Installation may involve fabrication of mounts, brackets and/or installation kits to include cabling, connections, and interconnecting devices.. When required, the Contractor shall assist the Government in identifying all equipment and utilities required for installation at the installation site, including Government Furnished Equipment/Material. The Government, with Contractor assistance, shall ensure that the required equipment, utilities, and resources are available at the installation site.

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Hardware

The Contractor shall manufacture, acquire and assemble hardware only if incidental to the services of the task order. Hardware will not be acquired for depot stock purposes. Whenever practical, available Government equipment, supplies, facilities, and resources shall be incorporated. Such Government Furnished Equipment/Material shall be specified in applicable Task Orders.

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Test and Evaluation

The Contractor shall define and develop test programs, plans, and procedures, conduct testing, and evaluate and document results as required by applicable Task Orders. Such testing may include:

  • Hardware and software component testing.
  • Subsystem and system level development testing.
  • System compatibility testing.
  • Acceptance testing.
  • Functional testing.
  • Integration testing.
  • Full qualification testing.
  • Field-testing and evaluation.
  • Environmental tests and stress screening.
  • Electromagnetic interference testing, electromagnetic compatibility testing and TEMPEST.
  • Flight-testing.
  • Air-worthiness testing.

The Contractor shall conduct testing in total or shall support Government test personnel as specified by applicable Task Orders. The Contractor shall ensure that all hardware, software, test equipment, instrumentation, supplies, facilities, and personnel are available and in place to conduct or support each scheduled test.

The Contractor shall review and evaluate Test Evaluation Master Plans, test plans, test procedures and test results as required by applicable Task Orders.

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Certification

The Contractor shall obtain commercial and/or military certifications/authorizations for new or modified parts, subsystems, platforms, designs, equipment or installations in accordance with applicable FAA and DoD standards specified by corresponding Task Orders. Any acceptance testing required to meet certification requirements shall be accomplished in accordance with Test and Evaluation above.

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Studies and Analyses

The Contractor shall perform studies and analyses as required by applicable Task Orders. Such studies/analyses may include logistics/supportability, engineering, financial, operational, etc. Results shall be documented as required by the applicable Task Order.

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Technical Data Management

Product Data

The Contractor shall review, develop and/or submit Product Data in accordance with applicable Task Orders. Product data may define one or more configuration items, associated manufacturing processes and associated test procedures. Various types of Product Data, including engineering drawings, specifications, software configuration documentation, interface control documentation, quality assurance provisions, and/or commercial item descriptions may be required. Furthermore, Product Data may provide:

  • Complete design disclosure
  • Form, fit and function requirement
  • Performance specifications
  • A combination thereof

The Contractor may be required to apply computer-aided design (CAD), manufacturing (CAM) and engineering (CAE) methods/systems to support concurrent design integration with manufacturing and logistics considerations. All CAD, CAM and CAE systems shall be compatible with resident Government architectures, as specified by applicable Task Orders.

The rights in any technical data and computer software to be delivered under any specific Task Order will be negotiated prior to award of Task Order.

Configuration Management

The Contractor shall manage the baseline configuration of the platforms, systems, subsystems and items acquired under this contract as required by applicable Task Orders. Such support includes:

  • Collection, review, tracking and archiving of configuration control documents
  • Development of automated databases to track hierarchical components
  • Maintenance of product data
  • Support to configuration control boards
  • Performance of functional configuration audits and physical configuration audits

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Logistics Support

Operation, Maintenance and Repair

The Contractor shall operate, repair and maintain platforms, systems, subsystems and/or items as required by applicable Task Orders.

Integrated Logistics Support

The Contractor shall be required to perform various logistics functions and tasks during the development, production, and sustainment phases of the system life cycle. The Contractor shall have a thorough understanding of the DOD 5000 Series and the Elements of ILS as defined in AR 700-127, to support the preparation and evaluation of all logistics documentation and operations.

Painting, Coating, Sealing and Preservation

The Contractor shall paint, coat, protect, seal and preserve items, subsystems, systems and/or platforms as required by applicable Task Orders.

Publications The Contractor shall review and/or develop and submit logistics support publications as required by applicable Task Orders. Such publications may include Integrated Logistics Support Plans (ILSPs), Technical Orders (TOs), Technical Manuals (TMs), Interactive NAVAIRs, NAVSEAs, work specifications, Lubrication Orders, Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals, Repair Parts and Special Tools Lists (RPSTLs) etc.

Logistics Support Analyses

The Contractor shall perform or assist in the performance of Logistics Support Analyses as required by applicable Task Orders.

Preservation, Packing and Marking

Preservation, packing and marking for shipment shall be in accordance with the clauses at Section D, Packaging and Marking.

Total Package Fielding (TPF)/Unit Set Fielding (USF)

Tasks include, but are not limited to TPF/USF documentation, redistribution/cascade of materiel transfers, publications and a fielding database. The Contractor shall be responsible for pre-fielding, fielding and post fielding activities as cited in the specific Task Order. These work efforts shall be preformed in accordance with TPF/USF milestones.

Customer Assistance & Technical Support

The Contractor shall provide services in the Customer Assistance and Technical Program Support areas to include, but are not limited to, help desk and network management operations, monitoring, coordinating, editing and processing of requisitions and Materiel Release Orders (MROs) for CONUS and OCONUS operations; updating associated tracking systems; furnishing supply status; identifying and resolving system problems; receiving, reviewing, processing and coordinating excess reports and listings; and providing associated technical and logistics studies/reports.

Depot Maintenance Program

When required by Task Order, the Contractor shall support the Depot Maintenance Program which encompasses the depot (organic) and contractual overhaul programs. Services include, but are not limited to, supporting the control point for command and equipment by performing physical inventories of items at depot; administering the loan and customer compliant program; receiving. Logging and processing reports of survey, inventory adjustment reports and Reports of Discrepancy; maintaining project manager asset inventory accountability; serving as condition code coordinator; interfacing with the Unissuable Materiel Visibility Program and providing technical assistance to storage activities.

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Training and Exercise Support

The Contractor shall identify training and exercise support requirements shall obtain or develop training programs for platforms, systems, subsystems or items, and provide training personnel to perform such training, as required by applicable Task Orders. The Contractor shall develop training manuals and other exercise and training documentation or training aids as required. Electronic training applications such as video teleconferencing and computer-based training shall be employed to enhance the effectiveness of training materials and courses when cost-effective. The Contractor may conduct training for Government personnel, coalition, allies, and foreign national personnel to ensure proper operation, repair, maintenance, and testing of platforms, systems, subsystems or items.

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Acquisition Support

The Contractor shall provide acquisition support as required by applicable Task Orders. Such support includes:

  • Assistance in developing Statements of Objectives, Statements of Work, Performance Work Statements, Performance Specifications, and associated solicitation documentation.
  • Technical advice and assistance regarding proposal evaluation.

Contractor personnel performing such services shall be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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Construction Support

When required by Task Order, the Contractor shall provide Construction Support to include, but not limited to, establishing sites for quick reaction systems, preparation of poured concrete platforms, assembly of portable prefabricated structures and working areas and/or construction, renovation, modification of buildings. These buildings would include but not be limited to house Cryptographic, COMSEC/INFOSEC, Information Assurance, and Telecommunications Systems and the personnel operating them. Other requirements would include the alteration of existing sites, dismantling, demolition and removal of both permanent and temporary sites. The range of construction could be from preparing a pad for a Government owned trailer system to rest upon, or any phase of an entire construction project, to returning a site to as close to original condition as possible. These actions will be at CONUS/OCONUS and non-DOD sites and will be coordinated with the appropriate Government agencies prior to the issuance, as defined in the individual Task Orders. All actions shall be in accordance with the limitations and requirements of United States Code, Title 10, Sections 2805 and 2851, entitled, Unspecified Minor Construction and Supervision of Military Construction Projects, respectively.

When proposed work under this contract is to occur on a military installation, e.g., Ft Monmouth, the installation Public Works, Base Civil Engineer or appropriate office must review and approve the proposed work before execution of any contracts to initiate construction. The classification of work and the project approval documents must be executed by the appropriate installation engineering office and the project executed within the scope of those approvals. This review would include master plan/land use plan compliance, utility systems capacity, environmental constraints, i.e., Para 3.1.4. Normally this work would be limited to incidental construction related to the mission project and would involve minimal real property maintenance, repair or construction activities.

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Army Team C4ISR Relocation Services

The Contractor shall be required to perform various management and relocation services and tasks associated with relocation of any Army Team C4ISR organization to Aberdeen and Fort Belvoir. These services shall include, but are not limited to, property inventory, tracking and accountability; disassembly; packing and labeling; loading; shipping; transporting (to include interim warehousing and in-transit visibility, as required); unloading; moving to final installed location, unpacking, assembly and operational testing.