Attachment 4 - QA 3rd Industry Day.pdf


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Contract Opportunity
Feb. 8, 2022



Third e-Industry Day Questions and Answers

TSA hosted a Third e-Industry Day on August 2, 2021 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). Below are questions and
answers that resulted from that e-Industry Day.


Will the complete ORD
requirements set be broken down
into subsets for each sprint (agile
cycle), or will the full set be used
for each sprint? How long is
each sprint expected to take?

What is the targeted or expected
time savings between the current
linear approach and the
proposed agile approach? Our
understanding is that the current
linear process can take 2 to 2.5

Would it also help to define/use
the minimum requirements set to
place the product on QPL, and
require the full set compliance for
procurement? This will help lower
the risk profile for the OEMs,
while TSA still getting the
complete product for deployment.

Would you be able to provide any
additional details on the QPL
window? For example, will this
be a rolling QPL window, with
distinct procurement windows?

When will the finalized Functional
Requirements Document, and
updated Qualification
Management Plan be available
for OEMs?

TSA Combined Response

The primary focus of the integrated test is the Functional
Requirements Document (FRD) requirements. The set of tests, as
well as the breakout and number of sprints will depend on the Original
Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Transportation Security
Administrations (TSA) agreed upon test plan, based upon the
substantiation provided in the Verification Requirements Traceability
Matrix (VRTM). FRD requirements that trace to Key Performance
Parameters (KPP) within the Operational Requirements Document
(ORD) will be prioritized first.

System maturity and performance will determine the overall time to
qualification. The agile approach has the potential to recognize
several time saving efficiencies such as:
1. Conducting integrated testing concurrent to certification testing;

2. Tailoring of Qualification Delta Testing and Operational Delta
Testing, depending on the maturity of the system, and quality of the
test results.

3. Earlier and more frequent feedback to the vendor, accelerating the
test-fail-fix cycle. Prioritizing & testing FRD requirements that trace to
KPPs will provide TSA and OEMs with data that gives insights into
operational success much earlier in the process. This will allow for a
higher likelihood of identifying deficiencies that need to be addressed
before getting too far along in the Qualification process.

TSA expects full compliance with the FRD. EBSP looked to remove
ambiguity from the process by removing non-minimum
requirements. In addition to removing requirement ambiguity for
Competitive Procurement 2 (CP2) Track 1, prioritizing FRD
requirements that trace to KPPs within the ORD should result in a
higher likelihood of identifying deficiencies that need to be addressed
before getting too far along the Qualification process.

A full set of details will be made available when the announcement of
the opening of the qualification window is posted.

Document roll out will occur once the announcement of the opening
has been posted. Any Sensitive Security Information or classified
documents will be made available after proper vetting of qualification
window applicants after the Request for Qualification Verification
Package has been posted.