Needipe DIA Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO)

Monday, December 31, 2018

NeedipeDIA Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO)

Solicitation Number: HHM402-19-SC-0002

Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Virginia Contracting Activity
Location: Virginia Contracting Activity - PAFB, Florida

Response Date:   Sep 30, 2022 11:59 pm Eastern

 

The Defense Intelligence Agency is issuing a Commercial Solutions Opening (CSO) under DFARS Class Deviation 2018-O0016.   DIA is interested in the full range and full scope of possible innovative ideas from all interested and qualified sources, to include participation by, and potentially with both traditional and non-traditional members (e.g. large businesses, small businesses, independent consultants, academic institutions, consortium participants, other) that may assist the agency in maximizing operating efficiency and effectiveness in operations, or otherwise provide preeminent technological and/or innovation capability that most capably allows the agency to support its mandated national and international mission requirements.

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION:  As a combat support agency and key member of the United States Intelligence Community, DIA principally provides military intelligence related information to defense policymakers and force planners in support of U.S. military planning and operations. DIA also provides other critical support and services as is appropriate. DIA is committed to building agility and creativity into the core of all of its activities to promote maximum efficiency and effectiveness in agency operations. To sustain, foster, and ensure the most advanced/modern capability exists in fulfilling multiple agency level roles and responsibilities, DIA is interested in the totality of possible solutions, opportunities, and leading edge technologies that support agency innovation objectives.

INNOVATION CSO MAJOR EMPHASIS:  The Defense Intelligence Agency is interested in all potential innovative concepts/ideas of interest that may fill current gaps, to include concepts/ideas focused principally on maximizing agency operating efficiency and effectiveness, and access by DIA to potential or existing state-of-theart innovations, both technical and otherwise, that may not currently be in use by the agency or that may be in limited use and in need of updating or leveraging across a greater expanse of the collective enterprise. With respect to this emphasis, DIA intends, through publication of this CSO and through other reasonable, available, and appropriate mechanisms, to establish, maintain, and foster continuous opportunity for outreach, partnership, and dialogue with all interested and qualified parties that may significantly assist DIA in achieving its critical and necessary objectives. To promote rapid collaboration between the parties in a fiscally constrained operating environment, parties should note that the DIA places a significantly higher value on ideas, concepts, and proposals that promote quick testing of applications or proof-ofconcept in shorter periods of time, without committing the government to potential award scenarios that result in protracted performance periods.

o CSO Posting Date – 26 December 2018

o CSO Open Period – 26 December 2018 – 30 September 2022, to have a notification of availability completed annually and posted to FBO

o Proposer Submission Deadlines –

Step 1: White Papers – Submissions will be accepted throughout the CSO Open Period

Step 2: Proposals – Submissions will be accepted upon Government written request only, throughout the CSO Open Period

Step 3: CALL CSO – Submissions will be accepted only when DIA opens the CALL CSO for specific requirements and proposal will follow procedures listed in this CSO as outlined under the proposal submissions section.

Opportunity Description – DIA is interested in the full range and full scope of possible innovative ideas from all interested and qualified sources, to include participation by, and potentially with both traditional and non-traditional members (e.g. large businesses, small businesses, independent consultants, academic institutions, consortium participants, other) that may assist the agency in maximizing operating efficiency and effectiveness in operations, or otherwise provide preeminent technological and/or innovation capability that most capably allows the agency to support its mandated national and international mission requirements.

Anticipated Individual Awards – Multiple awards are anticipated although no commitments or promises are made in this regard. It is anticipated that awards will also be made by other Agencies in addition to DIA. These Agencies will each execute individual contracts within the larger Innovation portfolio and will use their internal Contracting Officers (CO), Contracting Officer’s Representatives (COR), and administrative procedures.

Types of Instruments that may be Awarded – Procurement contracts will awarded under the CSO will be Fixed-Price to include incentives.

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