Notice Type: Justification and Approval
Subject: Support the Information Security Officer Program
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: None Specified - Support the Information Security Officer Program
LIMITED-SOURCES JUSTIFICATION FOR FEDERAL SUPPLY SCHEDULE PROGRAM FAR 8.405-6(c) Requisition Number: Deleted Date:
The following justification and approval for the use of sources limited to fewer than those required in FAR 8.405-1, prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 8.405-6(c) FAR 8.405-2, and FAR 8.405-3 pursuant to the authority of 41 U.S.C. 251, and Limited Sources FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(C). The proposed work is a logical follow-on to an original Federal Supply Schedule order in that the original order was placed in accordance with the applicable Federal Supply Schedule ordering procedures and the original order or Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) was not previously issued under sole-source or limited-sources procedures. This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Multiple-Award Schedule Program (41 U.S.C.
1. Identification of the agency and the contracting activity. The
2. Nature and/or description of the action being approved.
The CJIS Division Information Security Officer (ISO) serves as the CJIS Division representative to Federal, State, Local and Tribal Law Enforcement agency customers on all matters pertaining to information security and manages the Division's ISO Program. In addition to security liaison activities, the CJIS ISO is the primary steward of the CJIS Security Policy and presents emerging security related topics to CJIS advisory boards, committees and working groups.
This request is a logical follow-on to an original contract number J-FBI-08-230 awarded
Contractor: Battelle Memorial Institute GSA Schedule: Deleted Contract Type: Time and Materials Estimated Contract Value: Deleted Estimated Period of Performance: Deleted
3. A complete description of the supplies and/or services required to meet the agency's needs.
The FBI CJIS Division is dedicated to providing high quality criminal justice information and investigative services to federal, state and local law enforcement and to criminal justice agencies worldwide. The CJIS Division's goal is to provide timely, accurate, and relevant criminal justice information to law enforcement, criminal justice, academic, and civilian agencies who are engaged in researching, planning, managing, administering, and enforcing criminal justice activities.
The CJIS Division ISO program also provides daily support to the criminal justice and non-criminal justice community of criminal justice information users. This support is provided in various forms including, but not limited to, collaboration, training, technical analysis and assessments of proposed technical solutions, customer site visits, and briefings during user conferences.
Performance for this task primarily takes place onsite at the FBI CJIS facility in
(R1) Support the ISO Program through the continued maintenance of the CJIS Security policy (CSP). This effort includes collaboration with Federal, State, Local and Tribal law enforcement agencies including periodic meeting sessions with APB and Compact Council Committees; and present information security briefings at state and vendor conferences.
(R2) Support the ISO Program with the concepts, development and delivery of Security Policy related topic papers and briefings to the various subcommittees and working groups of the CJIS Advisory Process Board (APB) along with committees of the
(R3) Provide the ISO Program with research and analysis on industry best practices related to information technology security.
(R4) Provide the ISO Program with comparative analysis of law enforcement technical security solutions and information security practices against the most current CJIS Security Policy.
(R5) Support the ISO Program with the enhancement of the collaborative space on FBI.gov.
(R6) Support the ISO Program through the development and implementation of creative training delivery.
(R7) Provide ongoing daily support to the ISO Program as needed. Examples of daily support include but are not limited to: participation in routine teleconferences and meetings within and outside of CJIS; research and respond to various forms of communication received from internal and external customers; represent the ISO Program when the Government is unavailable.
4. The authority and supporting rationale (see 8.405-6(a)(1)(i) and (b)(1)) and, if applicable, a demonstration of the proposed contractor's unique qualifications to provide the required supply or service.
The statutory authority for using other than full and open competition is FAR 8.405-6(a)(1)(i)(C), Limited Sources. The proposed work is a logical follow-on to an original BPA, and the BPA was placed in accordance with Federal Supply Schedule procedures.
The CIAU ITSP declined to go through another source selection for the individual task and has instead agreed to combine all tasks associated under the ITSP and solicit a new source selection under the EIACSS BPA in accordance with FSS procedures.
As the CJIS Division ISO Program provides daily support to the criminal justice and non-criminal justice community this logical follow-on is instrumental in continuation of operations until a new contract can be awarded.
Contract resources under this task provide the following support to the ISO Program as referenced in the requirements of number 3: Responding to several hundred CSP related questions received each year; Continued maintenance of the CSP; Collaboration with Federal, State, Local and Tribal law enforcement agencies including periodic meeting sessions with the CSP Working Group; Development and delivery of security related topic papers and briefings to the various subcommittees and working groups of the CJIS APB along with committees of the
Due to the current federal staffing level restrictions, if this request is not granted, impact to the ISO Program operations would be substantial. The expertise of current contractor employees is invaluable to the success of customer service our external law enforcement partners have come to expect.
5. A determination by the ordering activity Contracting Officer that the order represents the best value consistent with FAR 8.404(d).
The Contracting Officer will evaluate the cost/price proposal for fair and reasonableness pursuant to FAR 8.405-2(d), Ordering Procedures for services requiring a statement of work.
6. A description of the market research conducted among schedule holders, and the results of the research. A statement must be made that the supplies and services are available from the FSS.
As this effort was originally competed and two vendors submitted proposals market research shows that there are vendors who can perform this task, however as mentioned in Section 4 there were neither of those vendors were awardable and this task will be fully competed as stated in Section 8.
7. Any other facts supporting the limited source justification. There are no other factors
8. A statement of the actions, if any, the agency will take to remove or overcome any barriers that led to restricted consideration before any subsequent acquisition for supplies and services is made.
At the end of the period-of-performance for the logical follow-on contract with
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