US Ignite is seeking vendor(s) to provide information systems engineering (ISE) support services to US Ignite under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract. The minimum value of this IDIQ solicitation is $600,000. Vendors are permitted to submit joint proposals.
The US Ignite objective for this IDIQ is to source an anchor technology vendor(s) (ISE Support Services Vendor(s)) capable of supporting the execution of multiple technology development and evaluation projects across our portfolio of smart communities. This will include multiple cloudnative AI and IoT-driven software development and evaluation projects, ranging across both our Smart Bases and Smart Cities portfolios.
US Ignite is seeking support for some of the most important and impactful projects in installation and municipal governance. The use cases under this portfolio include transportation safety, intelligent surveillance and threat deterrence, emergency response, energy resilience and efficiency, digital and economic equity, and more. US Ignite is partnering with military and municipal research agencies, academic partners, commercial solution providers, and now information system engineers to develop and evaluate new solutions to these use cases with host installations and cities. If proven successful, the new or existing technologies we pilot have the potential to be scaled to countless communities across the DoD and the nation. An example of one of these projects can be found in Appendix A: Artificial Intelligence for Traffic and Weather (Sample Project).
The estimated Period of Performance is from August 1, 2022, through July 31, 2025. US Ignite will issue an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with the payment type of Time and Materials (T&M) for the successful bidder(s).
Scope of Services:
US Ignite is seeking support from an ISE Support Services Vendor(s) for the execution of multiple technology development and evaluation projects across our portfolio of smart communities. This will include multiple cloud-native AI and IoT-driven software development and evaluation projects, ranging across both our Smart Bases and Smart Cities portfolios.
Across these projects US Ignite serves as the neutral translator between community needs, and the commercial technology sector capable of meeting those needs. Prior to implementation work the ISE Support Services Vendor(s) will support, US Ignite engages closely with community end users to define the use cases that provide the best opportunity of both supporting them and being scalable across other smart communities. US Ignite then sources commercial solutions to these use cases, and pilots or evaluates them in partnership with the host community. During this piloting US Ignite is often responsible for customizing existing solutions or developing new ones if they don’t previously exist, and for integrating those solutions into host information environments. This new development, customization, and system integration is the scope of work that US Ignite is seeking support from ISE Support Services Vendor(s).
Due to the range of projects under this IDIQ spans multiple use case domains and multiple technologies, the scope of work is intentionally broad. Brief descriptions of the different types of work to be performed under this IDIQ are described below. As the prime system integrator US Ignite will lead each of the levels of effort described below, with the support of subject matter expertise and effort provided by the ISE Support Services Vendor(s).
Documents for RFP:
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Information Systems Engineering Support Services
- Appendix A- Artificial Intelligence for Traffic and Weather (Sample Project)
Timeline for evaluation and selection:
July 6, 2022 – RFP Release
July 13, 2022 – Questions Due
July 20, 2022 – US Ignite Responses due to questions due
August 5, 2022 – Proposals Due
August 30, 2022 – Contract Execution (Beginning of Period of Performance)
Questions and answers:
All clarification questions were due on July 13, 2022. All requests, questions, or other communications about this RFP shall be made in writing to [email protected]. Communications made to other US Ignite personnel or attempts to ask questions by phone or in person will not be allowed or recognized as valid and may disqualify the supplier. Suppliers should only rely on written statements issued by the RFP coordinator.
Review the responses to all the questions submitted by July 13, 2022 below.
Submission of Proposals:
All proposals must be submitted by August 05, 2022, no later than 8:00 PM EDT. Proposals (and questions) should be submitted via email to [email protected]
Proposals must include:
- Cover Page: Provide primary contact information, including name, title, phone number, email, and organization name, address, and DUNS number.
- Organizational Overview: Provide an overview of your organization and experience performing relevant projects. Subcontractors must also provide a letter of commitment referencing this specific project. Please indicate staff’s ability to obtain or current possession of a CAC cards to develop within the GovCloud environment. No more than 5 pages.
- Labor Cost Proposal: Please summarize staff labor categories and qualifications using the tables below, subject to the following considerations. No page limit.
Download the documents for this RFP for further guidance and details.