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Sources Sought Notice - PM AAA & MRAP Support for business, acquisition, logistics and engineering related activities to include acquisition

July 16, 2014

Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice

Posted Date: 15-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of the Navy; United States Marine Corps; MARCORSYSCOM; 2200 Lester Street Quantico VA 22134

Subject: PM AAA & MRAP Support for business, acquisition, logistics and engineering related activities to include acquisition

Classification Code: L - Technical representative services

Solicitation Number: M67854-14-R-5513

Contact: Alicia Sims, Contract Specialist, Phone 7034322754, Email - Carl V Bradshaw, Contracting Officer, Phone 7034322862, Email

Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Navy

United States Marine Corps


Purpose The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Program Executive Officer Land Systems Marine Corps (PEO LS) is conducting market research as defined in FAR 15.201(e), to determine the availability of qualified, experienced, and interested potential SMALL BUSINESS sources, as defined in FAR 19.502-2. This request is for planning purposes, and does not constitute an Invitation for Bid, Request for Proposal, Solicitation, Quote, or an indication the Government will contract for the items contained herein. The Government will not reimburse respondents for any costs associated with submission of the information being requested.

PEO LS is seeking interested sources capable of providing support for business, acquisition, logistics and engineering related activities to include acquisition policy and program documentation development; program analysis; acquisition logistics management support; financial management; and engineering support. The primary focus is to support tasks related to the development and upgrade of Amphibious Vehicles for the Program Manager, Advanced Amphibious Assault (PM AAA) Program Office, and sustainment of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Family of Vehicles (FoV) consisting of Cougar, Buffalo and MATV platforms for the Program Manager, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (PM MRAP) Program Office. The estimated value of this support over a five (5) year period of performance is greater than $85 Million.

The Government requires a Contractor who can align itself to support the PM AAA and PM MRAP Programs with an efficient mix of personnel utilizing an effective combination of experience. The Government requires a Contractor who can provide an adaptable, flexible team structure that is best suited to accomplishing both planned and emergent tasks. Government emphasis is on a Contractor organization structure that maximizes productivity, efficiency, and accountability. The successful Contractor will be required to execute a scope of the work that provides for high quality, timely and well-integrated support services by incorporating the proper labor category mix and demonstrate the most effective use of personnel.

The business, acquisition, logistics and engineering related requirements include:

* Conduct logistic, test and evaluation, and engineering analysis; * Assist with acquisition documentation development for program milestones; * Prepare briefings and associated materials as required to support program tasks; * Provide recommendations for PM AAA and PM MRAP Program business case analyses; * Attend program meetings to facilitate information gathering for Government program manager decision making; and * Travel to Contractor sites, Government facilities, field activities, ranges and laboratories to gather information, conduct fact finding, and to monitor completion of Government assigned action items.

The Government anticipates that the work to be performed under this contract will involve access to sensitive and classified information.


PM AAA The USMC determined a valid requirement remains for a self-deploying, fully amphibious combat vehicle that can provide sea-based entry and land maneuver capabilities. PM AAA is responsible for sustaining and upgrading existing Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV), and development of new amphibious combat vehicles. AAV sustainment procurements are anticipated to meet Acquisition Category (ACAT) III threshold requirements. New amphibious combat vehicle acquisition programs are anticipated to meet ACAT 1 requirements.

PM MRAP PM MRAP is responsible for sustainment and upgrade of the USMC fleet of MRAP vehicles, which is made up of Cougar, Buffalo, and M-ATV platforms. MRAP did an accelerated rapid procurement and fielding of vehicles to support theater operations to save lives. PM MRAP requires continuous management of a vast database of acquisition documentation and periodic updates as new requirements are identified and executed. MRAP sustainment procurements are anticipated to meet Acquisition Category (ACAT) III threshold requirements.

Submission Instructions and Format

Interested SMALL BUSINESS firms are invited to respond to this Sources Sought Notice by providing the following information:

a. Name and address of applicant/company (Corporate/Principal Office);

b. Name, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address of point of contact;

c. Seaport-e Contract Number and applicable Seaport-e region(s);

d. CAGE Code and DUNS Number;

e. Small business type (veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, women-owned, etc.);

f. White paper providing statement of capabilities;

g. Relevant past performance with supporting DoD and/or Department of Navy acquisition program management offices (please identify the North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] code the work was performed under; and the contract type [i.e. FFP, CPFF, T&M] used by the customer to acquire the cited work);

h. Number of calendar days required to develop a responsive proposal; and

i. Identify any unique requirements to perform described work for PM AAA and PM MRAP (e.g. on-site requirements, financing terms, special equipment)


Please do not submit proposals at this time. The Government is only seeking sources/information for market research to determine the availability in the described areas. Proprietary data will be protected when so designated. Acknowledgement of receipt will not be made. Availability of any formal solicitation will be announced separately. The Government will not pay for any materials provided in response to this Sources Sought Notice or any follow-up information requests. Submittals will not be returned to the sender. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.

Submission shall be no more than ten (10), excluding cover sheet. Submissions shall be single-spaced, 8.5 x 11 paper, 1 inch margin, and no smaller than 12 point type and compatible with MS Office Word or Adobe PDF format.

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