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Sources Sought Notice - SEER Estimating Suite

August 28, 2014



Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice

Posted Date: 27-AUG-14

Office Address: Department of the Air Force; Air Force Materiel Command; AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WF, WK); 2275 D Street Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-7218

Subject: SEER Estimating Suite

Classification Code: 70 - General purpose information technology equipment

Solicitation Number: FA8604-14-R-7018

Contact: Nicholas C. Maitland, Phone 9376567460, Email nicholas.maitland@us.af.mil

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of the Air Force

Air Force Materiel Command

AFLCMC/PK - WPAFB (includes PZ, WL, WW, WI, WN, WK, LP, WF, WK)

This notice serves as market research in accordance with FAR Part 10. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED FROM THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION. This sources sought synopsis is issued solely for information and planning purposes. The purpose is to improve the Government's understanding of the current marketplace and to identify capable sources. The United States Air Force (USAF), through the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), intends to award a sole source contract to Galorath Incorporated. The purpose of this Sources Sought is to determine if there are any businesses available who are capable of performing the effort described herein. AFLCMC at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH is seeking sources to provide: a parametric cost estimating model capable of estimating hardware and software acquisitions, and operating and support (O&S) costs. The models are applicable to a wide range of systems acquired by the United States Government (such as aircraft, engines, armaments, avionics, radar, software, simulators, support equipment, etc.). The models perform cost calculations and have the ability to be adjusted to specific organizations and technologies. The methodology of the models must be capable of performing development, production, and O&S cost estimates, and must also be able to support cost sensitivity studies that incorporate peculiar development characteristics, varying degrees of complexity, time constraints, and inflation. The O&S cost model must be able to produce model results/cost output in the standard Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) approved cost element structure found in the O&S Cost Estimating Guide, OSD CAPE. The model must be able to estimate the impacts on cost of change in the system specifications uniquely present in the defense programs, quantities, schedules and other supportability parameters. If a contractor believes that they have the capability and are qualified to meet the government's requirement, please respond to this Sources Sought Synopsis with a capabilities package. Capabilities Package The capabilities package should be brief and concise, yet clearly demonstrate an ability to meet the stated requirements. The package shall include the following information: 1. Name of Company 2. Address 3. Point of contact (to include phone number and email address) 4. Recent, relevant experience in all areas should be provided 5. Interested Sources must have in place a tool/model that has been certified in accordance with AFI 33-210 for use on standard desktop systems connected to the AF Network and AF SIPRNet and placed on the AF Evaluated/Approved Products List (AF E/APL). 6. Firms responding to this announcement should indicate whether they are a large business, small business, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), 8(a) certified business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), or Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) 7. Company Size and CAGE code 8. Is your company domestically or foreign owned (if foreign, please indicate the country of ownership) The National American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this action is 33461. All prospective contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database to be awarded a DoD contract.

This is an INDUSTRY NOTIFICATION and is for information purposes ONLY. This is NOT A SOLICITATION. In accordance with FAR 15.201, this announcement shall not be construed as an obligation on the part of the Government. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this notice or otherwise pay for information solicited.

All submissions are requested to be made electronically by 4:00pm EST on 1 September 2014 and emailed to AFLCMC/PZIT Attn: Nicholas Maitland, email: Nicholas.Maitland@us.af.mil.

The Government reserves the right to contact the submitting parties as required, for further clarification on material provided. In addition, the Government will use its assessment of the information and other research to determine which sources appear qualified to perform the work required by the Government. Respondents will not be notified of the assessment results.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/ASC/FA8604-14-R-7018/listing.html


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