Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice
Posted Date: 21-JAN-14
Office Address: Department of Homeland Security; United States Coast Guard (USCG); Commanding Officer, USCG Aviation Logistics Center; HU25, HH65, H60J, C130, ESD, IOD, ISD, CASA or ALD Elizabeth City NC 27909-5001
Subject: Theory of Constraint
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: HSCG38-14-I-410006
Contact: Sherri L. Peele, Phone 2523356768, Fax 2523356840, Email email@example.com
Place of Performance (address): Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, NC and Contractors Facility
Place of Performance Country: US
Description: Department of Homeland Security
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Commanding Officer, USCG Aviation Logistics Center
The U.S. Coast Guard, Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) is performing market research to determine available sources that can provide a commercial off the shelf (COTS) theory of constraint (TOC), critical chain and multi-project management software solution. The software will be installed at ALC, Elizabeth City, NC. The contractor shall have the capability to implement and train ALC personnel on the software use and development of new business practices. Prior to implementation of the software, the contractor will be required to analyze ALC business practices and operations in order to recommend business rule and operational changes necessary to implement TOC principles. The basic steps outlined by TOC, to accomplish these goals: 1. Identify the constraint(s) 2. Exploit the constraint to maximize productivity 3. Subordinate all other steps or processes to the speed or capacity of the constraint 4. Elevate the constraint - in other words, work to remove the current constraint, leading to higher capacity or production rate for the entire system
After changes to the business have been implemented, the contractor will implement and train ALC personnel on the software use. The software will enable ALC to manage operations utilizing TOC practices. The software will be utilized for the USCG Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) for Coast Guard Aircraft including the HC-144, HU-25, HH-60 and HH-65 aircraft.
Identified COTS solutions must have the ability to interact with Primavera scheduling software. The software must be able to accept input from multiple projects and display the progress of these projects simultaneously. It must prioritize activities and list the most important activity to work from the multiple projects being managed.
There is a requirement to have 500 touch labor personnel working on 160 aircraft that this software shall be able to accommodate.
This acquisition will be fulfilled utilizing the procedures established in FAR Part 12, Commercial Items, and supplemented by FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures using best value and tradeoffs. The Coast Guard intends to solicit for a firm fixed price contract with a base year and four one year option periods.
Companies shall submit a summary description that details software capabilities, onsite support to USCG, ALC, experience with aircraft depot maintenance (military preferred), ability to interact with the Primavera software package, ability to do onsite training for software implementation and development of new TOC business practices. The information provided shall be in enough detail so that the Coast Guard can determine if the contractor is capable of meeting the requirements.
The North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) is 511210, and the small business size standard is $35.5M. A set-aside determination has not yet been made. Interested parties shall submit their business size and shall include any applicable preference program (i.e. 8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, Woman Owned and Small Business). Responses are due no later than February 4, 2014 by 9:00am EST and may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or facsimile at 252-335-6840. Questions concerning this sources sought notice may be directed to Ms. Sherri Peele at 252-335-6768. This notice is for informational and market research purposes only. This synopsis does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website http://www.fbo.gov/. It is the responsibility of the potential respondents to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this potential requirement. The information provided in this sources sought synopsis is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. The release of this sources sought synopsis should not be construed as such a commitment or as authorization to incur cost for which reimbursement would be required or sought. Respondents are advised that the Coast Guard will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this sources sought synopsis.