Attachment 1 EDS eIndustry Day Announcement.pdf
Date Originally Posted
July 17, 2020, 1:38 p.m.
Explosive Trace Detection (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03477 Date: 7/17/20 1 TSA e-Industry Day Participant Requirements for Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) Track 1 Functional Requirements Document (FRD) Serial Number: TSA25-04-03477 Important Dates Event Date Submission Requirements SSI vetting submission July 24, 2020, 3PM EDT See Section 6.0 e-Industry Day Registration July 31, 2020, 5PM EDT 3 representatives and entrance criteria – See Error! Reference source not found.e Section 7.0 for details e-Industry Day August 17, 2020 N/A- See Section 3.0 for details Return of SSI and Submission of Feedback August 31, 2020, 3PM EDT See Section 6.0(F) and 8.0 for details 1.0 Introduction The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is hosting an e-Industry Day for the Electronic Baggage Screening Program (EBSP) Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) Competitive Procurement 2 (CP2) Qualification Product List (QPL) for EDS Functional Categories Type I (FC1) and Type II (FC2). The goals of this e-industry day is to communicate and discuss TSA’s vision for EDS that includes, but not limited to, refinement of EDS Transportation Security Equipment (TSE), enhanced detection requirements, revised Track 1 Functional Requirements Document (FRD) structure, description of deployed fleet, and future roadmap and capability expectations. 2.0 Purpose: In order to advance security capabilities, the Acquisition and Program Management (APM) office is seeking EDS that offer improved detection, lower false alarm rates, higher throughput, enhanced functionalities, and improved system performance. This e-Industry Day offers the opportunity to initiate discussions with industry representatives, access EDS market information and innovations, and attract interest in next generation EDS. 3.0 Event Description: Date: Monday, August 17, 2020 Location: The e-Industry Day event will be held through an approved user platform. Prior to e-Industry Day, the user platform will be finalized and information on how to attend will be provided. Explosive Trace Detection (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03477 Date: 7/17/20 2 TSA intends to cover its vision, challenges, scope, expectations, requirements, and milestones for EDS qualification activities. Question and answer discussions will be held at the end of each topic to ensure that TSA and attendees are in alignment with expectations. 4.0 Agenda: Prior to e-Industry Day, the agenda will be finalized and sent out to attendees prior to the event. 5.0 Required Criteria for Attendance: Participation in this e-Industry Day is limited to (a) current TSA Checked Baggage EDS manufacturers, (b) potential TSA Checked Baggage EDS manufacturers, (c) third party screening technology manufacturers and (d) potential explosives detection algorithm developers that have analogous experience in technology readily adaptable to the checked baggage environment. In order to be considered for attendance, each company must submit a short summary of the company background including any relevant EDS projects and other pertinent information that will show a, b, c, or d above. The total page count for this Project List and Summary shall not exceed one (1) page, per Section 7 below. Attendance at this event is subject to TSA’s sole review and discretion. 6.0 Security Requirements to Attendance: In preparation for e-Industry Day, TSA intends to release the draft Track 1 FRD covering EDS FC1 and FC2 functional requirements to participants in advance for the purpose of receiving feedback and for general familiarity of TSA’s requirements, approach, and framework of requirements that will need to be addressed during the e-Industry Day. The FRD is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), and those interested in viewing the document must satisfy the following requirements prior to receiving it. Only those vendors that are accepted by TSA to participate in this e-Industry Day based on the attendance criteria will be vetted. Vendors will only be allowed one submission of employees for SSI vetting. Vendors must submit their request for SSI vetting by Friday, July 24, 2020 at 3:00PM EDT in accordance with the following process: Sensitive Security Information (SSI) may be available to participants in this EDS e-Industry Day event. Potential participants must obtain specific authorization in order to obtain SSI. SSI will not be available or otherwise provided or disclosed to any person not specifically authorized to receive it. SSI provided under this EDS e-Industry Day event may only be used for the purpose of providing feedback to TSA as it finalizes the EDS Track 1 FRD. A. Background. As part of this e-Industry Day process, TSA may allow offerors access to Sensitive Security Information (SSI). SSI is information that, if publicly released, would be detrimental to transportation security, as defined by Federal Regulation 49 C.F.R. Part 1520. SSI may be available Explosive Trace Detection (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03477 Date: 7/17/20 3 to e-Industry Day participants in preparing responses to this e-Industry Day. Potential vendors must obtain specific authorization in order to obtain SSI. SSI will not be available or otherwise provided or disclosed to any person not specifically authorized to receive it. SSI provided under this acquisition may only be used to satisfy acquisition requirements. B. e-Industry Day Participants Responsibility. TSA will review the System for Award Management (SAM) and Dunn and Bradstreet to ensure that the corporate entity would not otherwise be precluded from receiving the EDS draft Track 1 FRD. While this review does not replace the responsibility determination required by FAR part 9, it may prohibit e-Industry Day Participants from receiving SSI EDS draft Track 1 FRD prior to the e-Industry Day. C. Criteria for Access to SSI. As part of this acquisition, SSI may only be accessed by individuals who have successfully passed a Security Threat Assessment. This assessment may include a verification of site facility clearance in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), contractor suitability determination or other federal background investigation, individual security clearance(s), and if required, a criminal history records check (CHRC) and/or a check against terrorism databases. D. Offeror Responsibilities. 1. Senior Corporate Official. Each e-Industry Day Participant (and subcontractor/team member) must separately designate in writing to the Contracting Officer (CO) a single, corporate official who will serve as the single point of contact for sensitive information. This must be provided to the CO as part of the SSI submission. This individual must certify that all appropriate protections will be followed, only authorized individuals will have access to the sensitive information, and that those individuals adequately understand their responsibilities to protect the information. This official must also certify to the Contracting Officer, every 60 days from the date of receipt of SSI and continuing until all SSI is returned pursuant to section D.4. below, that all appropriate protections have been followed, only authorized individuals have access to the sensitive information, and that those individuals with access adequately understand their responsibilities to protect the information. A copy of this certification shall also be emailed to RFP.Access@tsa.dhs.gov. This official will also ensure that the Contracting Officer is notified of staffing changes or circumstances in which individuals no longer need access to the information. 2. Information Requirements. Consistent with the criteria release described above, e-Industry Day participants Senior Corporate Officials must provide the appropriate information to the TSA as identified below. Note that this requirement applies likewise to any prospective subcontractor, joint venture partner, or “team” company whose access to the specified SSI and consequent input into the planned e-Industry day response is necessary. All information must be emailed to RFP.Access@tsa.dhs.gov and a copy to the EBSPIndustryDay@tsa.dhs.gov email address. This information will be handled in accordance with the applicable Privacy Act System of Records Notice (SORN), DHS/TSA 002, Transportation Security Threat Assessment System (T-STAS), noted in Paragraph F, below. Explosive Trace Detection (EDS) E-Industry Day Announcement: TSA25-04-03477 Date: 7/17/20 4 a. Senior Corporate Officials shall provide the Contracting Officer via email with the CAGE code of the e-Industry Day participants facility that will manage the proposal, company DUNS number, and address; and b. Senior Corporate Officials shall provide the following information for all employees who require access to SSI in a single password protected Microsoft Excel spreadsheet emailed to the Contracting Officer. The password for the password protected spreadsheet shall be sent to the Contracting Officer in a separate email, at the same time. Employee Full Name Employee Gender: (i.e., Male or Female) Employee Birth Date: Employee Citizenship: Indication of whether any nominated employees have: Previously received a TSA suitability determination; Undergone a federal background investigation; or Possess an individual security clearance While not required in the original information provided by the Senior Corporate Official it should be noted that in rare instances Social Security Numbers may be required for individuals. In those instances the Senior Corporate Official will receive an email from RFP.Access@tsa.dhs.gov requesting the Social Security Number for the select individuals and the Senior Corporate Official will provide the requested information back to RFP.Access@tsa.dhs.gov in a password protected document using the same password previously provided. 3. Non-Disclosure Agreements