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Contract Opportunity
Date Originally Posted
Nov. 19, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
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INDUSTRY DAY QUESTIONS: 1. Is cybersecurity certification going to be required for future contracts or task orders? On 4 November 2021, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the strategic direction for the enhanced Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Program, also known as the CMMC 2.0. This announcement, one day after Industry Day, suspended the current CMMC Piloting efforts and the inclusion of a CMMC requirement in DoD solicitations. Eventually cybersecurity certification will be required on future contracts or task orders once the Part 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as well as in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) in Part 48 of the CFR rulemaking processes are complete. Both rules will have a public comment period. For additional information see 2. Is there a POC we can follow up with on regarding the tactical cloud data center interest? RESPONSE: Mr. John Bush ( Mr. Eugene Ng ( 3. Post-Industry Day would you highlight the subset of opportunities presented that include requirements for the provision of FMS services? RESPONSE Mr. William Coffman ( Mr. John Bush ( Mr. Eugene Ng ( 4. Skill sets listed on slide 14, do A&AS support services/contracts come in to play here and are they under you Mr. Hutton? RESPONSE: Specific A & AS support service opportunities will be advertised in future contracts. 5. Who is the best point of Contact to discuss Cyber Security/AI opportunities?  RESPONSE: Future cyber-security and artificial intelligence opportunities will be advertise in and Seaport NxG.  6. If testing is required for contractor employees granted an accommodation, how often will testing be required? Who will verify or validate the testing results? Who will pay for the testing? Will the Government pay as hours worked the time required to get the test? RESPONSE: NSWC PCD has not received higher level guidance on testing of contractors’ employees. 7. In your goal slide? Does the SDB category include 8(a) set aside awards? Thanks. RESPONSE: No – Congress does not have an 8(a) set-aside goal 8. Is an ExMan award pending? RESPONSE: Proposals were received on/about 9/15/2021 and are currently being evaluated. 9. Is there a plan to restart the EWX OTA? RESPONSE: There are no plans to “restart” the Other Transactions for Expeditionary Warfare. 10. Is there an agenda and slide deck that can be sent to attendees or posted to Seaport? RESPONSE: The Industry Day agenda and slide presentations have been posted to Seaport and as of 03 NOV 2021. 11. Will the USG (USN) approve or concur with accommodation request since contractors do not control access to bases or facilities? RESPONSE: NSWC PCD will comply with higher level guidance, which has not been received. 12. You mentioned that you essentially met your small business goals. How do you derive them and what percentage of goals are achieved with direct small business set asides vice through large primes? The other department heads presented areas where they foresee industry need on personnel skills, but contracts seem to bundle these skills into larger solicitations vice smaller focused ones. Will you solicit smaller focused skill sets that the presenters mentioned or will they be bundled into something like ISEA support? RESPONSE: Federal small business procurement goals are established by Congress, which requires that the Federal government shall direct a percentage of spending dollars to small business concerns and certain socioeconomics categories of small businesses. Prior, current and forecasted requirements are considered when establishing the goals for each Command. These small business goals are determined per individual Command by these above referenced requirement estimates. The projected goals are discussed with each Command’s local Small Business Office Representative taking into consideration local environment situations, for example hurricane and other concerns each Command may be faced with. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division, small business goals are achieved by counting small business prime contract awards only. We do not count subcontracted dollars on large business contract awards to reach our goals. Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division takes every opportunity to do smaller awards when it makes financial sense, contracts procurement cost to solicit award and manage individual contracts is expensive and we need to make good business decisions as stewards of the taxpayers. Risk easements needs to be considered on the over all requirement efforts in relationship to the Prime contractor and technical program manager responsibility for an entire project and how many contracts is reasonable and cost effective to perform. There is a lot to consider on each requirement/project.