Attachment 14 - Final Comments of QnA Industry Day.xlsx


Attachment 14 - Final Comments of QnA Industry Day
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Dec. 6, 2018



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AnswerWill the Government please identify the Government furnished facilities and types of facilities the Government envisions contractors to provide in support of PWS requirements (e.g., Section 3.1.1.a)?
This answer was provided through the site visit.Given the unique nature of the threat systems supported by this contract will the Government please clarify what information will be provided to industry to understand the contract workload (e.g., historical staffing levels or detailed work load indicators)?
The contractor will be responsible for proposing the amount of personnel necessary to operate and maintain the equipment for all Test and Evaluations or Training events, based on the requirements of the Performance Work Statements (PWS). Will the Government please clarify how the roles are divided between Government and contractor personnel (Integrated team, pure oversight, divided scope areas, Government-led project teams, etc.)?
The Government lead provides interface with the customers and oversight. The contractor provides operation and maintenance support. Will the Government please clarify what the top programmatic or technical challenges facing the program office in the next few years?
Programmatic challenges are having the ability to support all aspects of multiple Test and Evaluation or training events simultanously.
I.E. New requirements such as:
- CTC Support
- Integrated Air Defense Support (IADS)
*Both have been added to the mission within the past nine months.Are there any prevailing issues the Government expects the winning offeror to rectify?
None Are there specific TSOMIS processes/activities that the Government values more than others, with respect to current operations?
All activities required for mission success are equally importantWill the Government please clarify if there are there specific ways an offeror can express value in the technical volume other than risk avoidance?
Innovation in the sample taskWill the Government please clarify the TSOIMS priorities that will lead to optimized contract performance?
1. Army Test and Evaluation
2. Army Training
3. Director of operational test and evaluation (DOT&E)
4. Tri-Service SupportCan the Government provide any more insight to the status of the Solicitation, such as when is the draft RFP or the full RFP expected to come out?
Below are the Tentative dates:
1. Draft RFP 30 September 2018
2. Final RFP 03 December 2018
3. Award October/November 2019 or 1 Qtr FY 20Will more detail be provided on Level of Effort (LOE) and scope of the software support identified in 3.16?
There is no engineering or software support under this contract. The PWS will be amended to correct the ambiguity. Additionally, this is a performance based acquisition. The Government will not provide added detail to the LOE (number of personnel, labor categories, etc.). The Government is looking for industry to provide the level of effort they believe is needed to perform the contract. The contractor supports the Original Equipment Manufacturer to upgrade and install the ARES. The OEM contractor provides the upgraded software but the O&M contractor provides support. Is the Threat Unmanned Device (TUD) provided as GFE? If not, will the current incumbent be required to selll this device to the awardee, if the incumbent is not successful?
The contractor will be required to subcontract the TUD for work under the TSOMIS contract. The PWS will retain the requirement for use of the TUD; however, the contractor will be required to subcontract only after the current contract is complete. The TUD will not be a part of the evaluation for award under this competition. Are spare parts for all TSOMIS GFE Equipment readilly available in the US domestic market place? If foreign parts sourcing is required will the US Government (USG) support the contractor with the export/import control process?
Spares are system specific and may not be available from United States (US) vendors. The Government will support the contractor, but the contract is responsible for all import/export policies and procedures during the acquisition process. The Government controls the End User Certificate (EUC) process for the contractor. The PWS mentions providing engineering support including software. Are there software engineering requirements in TSOMIS? If so, where can we find the specific requirements for software engineeding (i.e. Platform, applications, languages used)?
See Question 10The US Government response or security clearance requirement does not reflect actual timelines being experienced to receive secret clearances - 1 year is current average. Will the Government consider interim secret clearances?
The Government would work with the contractor to manage this situation should it occur. PWS 3.4 Travel. FFP travel required to be priced as part of the appropriate basic contract Contract Line Item Numbers. It will be difficult to price this accurately without the number of trips, duration, etc. Will the USG provide trip details so an accurate FFP for travel can be developed?
The PWS shall be amended to delete any mention of FFP travel. All travel on the TSOMIS II Contract will be Cost type. PWS 3.7 Translator and interpretation services 0 this was not discussed in the industry day meeting. Please descrbe these services and will they be FFP or CPFF?
The Government will change the PWS to take out interpretation. Translation services will be CPFF.Will the Government have specific small business utilization goals and what will be those metrics?
The Government will have specific small business goals. Currently the team is working to define the levels and firm this requirement up. Does the TSOMIS have requirements to develop models or simulations of the threat operations support assets (i.e. TUD, ITF, Giraffe AMB, ets.)? If so, how will these models be used? If so, can any model or simulation work be done outside of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) or Huntsville, Alabama (HSVL)?
No Modeling and Simulation is required under the TSOMIS or TSOMIS II contractPWS 3.17 requires the "Contractor IAW DoDI 8510.01 shall apply RMF process to all PEO STRI information systems" We assume only PEO STRI information systems related to the TSOMIS PWS. Is this correct? DO the TSOMIS PEO STRI information systems now have RMF accreditation and Authority to operations? Who is responsible for maintaining this accreditation?
All Government and provided equipment needs to have RMF. All systems have or will have RMF accrediation before TSOMIS II is awarded. The contractor supports the RMF process, but is not responsible for the accreditation of the systems. All of the 54 systems require RMF compliance. There appears to be considerable transportation and movement of equipment to range locations and to the NTC, JRTC, JPAC, JMRC and other locations. Does the Government arrange for and provide the cost of all movements? Is the contractor responsible for the loading, unloading and dunnage material to secure each load?
The contractor is responsible for all coordination to and from the test ranges. The Government pays for Gas and moves the equipment. What is the volume and types of information systems that the contractor will be responsible for ensuring RMF compliance?
See question 19. Will the contractor have the ability to identify and recommend alternative sources for procuring replacement parts?23
Will the Government please confirm if fulltime support is projected to be required at any locations beyond Redstone Arsenal, WSMR, The JRTC and the NTC?
No full time equivalents are required as of right now. Are there any new systems above and beyond the current inventory that the Government projects will require contracto support under the TSOMIS II contract
Yes. New systems are anticipated and will require support. Systems like Advance Nests -GDM, TRC 274 - Thales, ADV McNiter - SRC, CEWJA - Consort. Any new systems that are required will be added to the basic contract if not on the initial award shall be added through the negation process after award if it fits the scope and ceiling. In PWS 3.8.3 the Government states that "Contractor shall provide personnel that meet the minimum of DoD 8750 IAT Level III requirements". Is this a current requirement under the TSOMIS I, and does the Governmetn project any other areas of the PWS beyond 3.8.3 requiring either IAT level II or III support?
Yes, the current TSOMIS and no further. Information Operations is being performed at Huntsville. Government does not pay for the training. The Government estimates a large pool of employees in the area that have IAT Level III. Are there any FFP elements under the TSOMIS I?
Contractor Management Report is the only FFP.Will the COCOM and JTF OPFOR support requriements (PWS 3.8.1) be focused on training or assesments or both?28
What is the projected volume of translation services and interpretation services required under the TSOMIS II, and will those support requriements be CPFF, FFP, and T&M?
See answer 16. The requirement is as needed at the moment. There are no requirements for translation services at this time and the requirement may be taken out of the PWS entirely in the future. In PWS 3.9.1 Section D, the Government states "Ammunition records shall be maintained". Is this live ammunition and what is fired?
This requirement is not required at this time. It is included in the SOW in case it becomes a future requiremnent to maintain live ammunication records. What is the volume and nature of software development and support (PWS 3.16) that are projected to be required under the TSOMIS II, and what has been the historic volume of software support under TSOMIS I?
See answer 10Will the Government provide historic level of effort and labor hours that the incumbent contractor has utilized under the TSOMIS I?