We are tracking two major army contracts expected to drop this fall; the Emerging Cyber Capabilities and Approaches (AGILE TIGER) has an expected drop date in September and Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS) in November. Get more details and hear Red Team’s take here.
Emerging Cyber Capabilities and Approaches (AGILE TIGER)
The Department of the Army, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)), Program Executive Office Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S), Project Manager Electronic Warfare (PM Electronic Warfare), has a requirement for cyber capabilities and approaches to meet future strategic and protected cyber needs.
Expected Release Date: September 2017
Value: $150M – $250M
Competition Type: Full and Open Competition (per the Army’s Industry Briefing in Nov 2015)
Summary of Requirements: PEO IEW&S is made up of a team of six project managers dedicated to designing, delivering and sustaining advanced technologies to give our Soldier the decisive edge. With offices located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; Fort Belvoir, VA; Redstone Arsenal, AL; and Los Angeles Air Force Base, the PEO for IEW&S leads a team of Soldiers, DoD Civilians and contractors in fielding systems that cover the gamut of military needs.
PMEW Operates at the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) classification level. PMEW aims at determining the ability of the marketplace to perform potential requirements at the classification level required. Capable contractors will require properly accredited Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) facilities, accredited by the Defense Intelligence Agency, with adequate TS/SCI cleared personnel skilled in the management and support of future cyber requirements. Technical requirements include:
- The Contractor shall provide PdM IW with CYBER Development support in multiple disciplines (e.g., development, engineering, testing, training, maintaining existing capabilities and support)
- Scope will include some current and evolving mission requirements
Red Team’s Take:
This is a new requirement and will include multiple awards with both cost reimbursable and firm-fixed price task orders. To bid on the contract, at least one team member must not only have a TS facility clearance, but also have an accredited Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), with a DIA approved SCIF being preferred over others. AGILE TIGER has been in the acquisition process since 2012 and will finally be released later this calendar year. With no incumbents and multiple awards, companies that have strong cybersecurity skill sets and past performance should not pass up this opportunity!
Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS)
The Department of the Army, Assistant Secretary of Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASAALT), Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), Project Director Acquisition, Logistics & Technology Enterprise Systems & Services (PD ALTESS), Program Manager Network and Enterprise Services (PM NES), may have a continuing requirement for Enterprise Information Technology Services (EITS).
Expected Release Date: November 2017
Competition Type: Small Business Set-Aside
Summary of Requirements: Enterprise Information Technology Services that include develop/provide an organic capability to support a full range of required EITS services for the Program Manager, Installation Infrastructure Communications and Capabilities (I3C2), Product Manager, Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), Product Manager Korea Transformation (KT) and its directorates that includes the following:
- Project/Product Management; Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
- Enterprise Design and Information Technology (IT)support
- Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and General Program support of the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) activities
Red Team’s Take:
The incumbent contracts are held by Octo Consulting Group, Inc., Mission1ST Group, Inc., Strategy and Management Services, Inc., and LOGC2, Inc. Three of the four current contract holders are still small businesses under this NAICS (541512) – only OCTO Consulting Group exceeds the size standard. However, two of the incumbents that still qualify as small businesses are vulnerable to being replaced in the upcoming re-compete due to their inability to win tasks as a current awardee. Given these two facts, the competition for the new contract is wide open, and represents an excellent opportunity for new bidders.