Stryker Maintenance Training Systems (MTS) Phase IV

Created: 8/23/2013
Opportunity Number:
STOC II-13-KOV-0016
Contract Vehicle:
STOC II
Closing Date:
11/19/2013
Brief Summary:

Opportunity Number: STOC II-13-KOV-0016

Title: Stryker Maintenance Training Systems (MTS) Phase IV

AMENDMENT 0002: 8 November 2013, Opportunity Number STOC II-13-KOV-0016 has been amended to:

1. Extend the Closing Date from 9/11/2013 to 11/20/2013;

2. Update the Acquisition Approach to include an anticipated capabilities demonstration, see below;

3. Update the required responses to the Capability Statement, questions 15 and 16 were added, see below.

Interested parties that previously responded to this Sources Sought Notice (SSN) on 9/11/2013 can re-submit the Capability Statement provided on 9/11/2013 with the responses to the added questions 15 and 16 or submit a new Capability Statement. Identify all changes that have been made to the original Capability Statement submission of 9/11/2013. The Government Furnished Information is still available to be provided.

Interested parties that did NOT respond to the original SSN on 9/11/2013 need to include a response to all the questions required in the Capability Statement. The Government Furnished Information is still available to be provided.

AMENDMENT 1: 26 August 2013 Opportunity Number STOC II-13-KOV-0016 has been amended as follows:

1. Change the NAICS Code from 333318 to 333319

Closing Date: 11/19/2013

Brief Summary: SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE

This SSN supersedes opportunity number STOC II-12-KOV-0031. Please do not refer to any previous RFIs or SSN pertaining to Stryker MTS.

Classification Code: 69 - Training Aids and Devices

NAICS Code: 333319 - Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing

All responses must be received by Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

For potential sources and industry capabilities to design, development, integrate, test, manufacture, deliver, install, and manage the Stryker MTS requirements. The purpose of this SSN is to specify the approach in which this procurement will be executed while soliciting industries’ expertise in identifying potential solutions to seamlessly expand the capability of the current Stryker MTS systems while maintaining the existing systems architecture, software design, functionality, user interface, and instructor capabilities.

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Product Manager Ground Combat Tactical Trainer (PM GCTT), is conducting market research to identify potential sources and industry capabilities to design, development, integrate, test, manufacture, deliver, install, and manage the Stryker MTS Phase IV program. The Stryker MTS Phase IV requirements consist of the addition of Stryker variants for the (Mobile Guns System (MGS), Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Mortar Carrier (MC) and Remote Weapon System (RWS)) Part Tasks Trainers (PTT), Hands-on Trainers (HOT), Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) virtual lessons program, training, and Interim Contractor Logistics Support (ICLS). The Stryker MTS Phase IV program will reuse and/or extend the existing capabilities of the Stryker MTS product. The Stryker MTS product line is defined as a set of hardware and software intensive systems sharing a common, managed set of features that satisfy the specific needs of the maintenance training mission of the Ordinance Schools. The current Stryker MTS was developed from a common set of core assets. This common set of core assets will need to be extended and/or reused to:

a) Meet the requirements for new and existing weapons systems maintenance training;

b) Meet the needs and requirements of the user training community;

c) Provide for technical refresh due to obsolescence throughout the lifecycle;

d) Maintain compatibility with the current weapon systems; and,

e) Meet supportability requirements.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: PEO STRI, PM GCTT has a requirement for Stryker variants (Mobile Guns System (MGS), Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Mortar Carrier (MC) and Remote Weapon System (RWS)) maintenance trainers to support the Ordnance Schools to provide maintenance training capability for the Army’s 91S Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

The intent is to provide training for maintenance personnel in system operation, symptom verification, troubleshooting, fault isolation, adjustment, servicing, and removal/replacement of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).

PM GCTT anticipates awarding a Delivery Order (DO) for the upgrade of 20 Student Work Stations (SWS) and the IOS hardware for one of the Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) classrooms at Ft. Lee VA, for the upgrade of the current Operating System (OS) for both classrooms, for the upgrade of the graphical capability of both classrooms while complying with the Army’s Information Assurance (IA) program requirements and for the development, integration, test, delivery and installation of approximately 118 MGS DTT Troubleshooting and 27 Maintenance 3D lessons. This DO will provide the mechanism to procure maintenance trainers that satisfy the needs of the Stryker system based on existing validated requirements.

Current System Overview: The Stryker MTS currently consist of 22 student classrooms which utilize Diagnostic/Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) and a series of Hands on Trainers (HOT) and Part Task Trainers (PTT). The training system provides maintenance training capability for the Army’s 91S MOS. This capability supports familiarization, institutional and unit training. The MTS provides training for maintenance personnel in system operation, symptom verification, troubleshooting, fault isolation, adjustment, servicing, and removal/replacement of LRUs. The training system provides an automatic capability to record, score, and store the performance of students on all tasks, as well as, evaluates the student’s knowledge of the appropriate vehicle system’s functioning theory. The training system provides real-time feedback and scoring capability, which displays and records all the information necessary to evaluate the student’s performance and understanding of the training task. The general areas of scoring include, as a minimum, the management of switches and controls, response to malfunctions, and actions required by the tasks identified in the Training Task List (TTL). The training system also provides real time display of errors generated by student (s) as they occur during real-time scenario execution.

Training is separated into two distinct categories: the Stryker automotive components and the Stryker weapon components. Currently the DTTs include weapon modules which support the RWS, the ATGM and the MC. The use of a weapon HOTs is only available for the RWS. Training on the automotive system utilizes a Hull HOT, a Driveline, a Suspension, a Brake, and the Engine PTTs.

The trainer operates in or supports various modes. The modes include Lesson Selection, Lecture, Demonstration, Training, and Diagnostics. The Lesson Selection and Diagnostics modes are operator selectable. The Lecture, Demonstration, and Training modes are a common mode of execution but differ in how the instructor makes use of each mode.

A separate Training Management System (TMS) maintains a library of lessons that can be selected for training. From the Instructor Operator Station (IOS), the instructor can select an appropriate lesson from that library to use for training. The TMS also provides the capability for the instructor to record, score, and store/retrieve the performance of students on all tasks

Technical Requirements for New Capability:

a) The intent of this competitive action is to seamlessly expand the capability of the current system by adding a DTT capability for the Stryker MGS lessons in 3D graphics. The existing system architecture, software design, functionality, user interface, and instructor capabilities must be maintained. The existing Instructor and Operator interface must also be maintained. When fielded, the instructor must have the capability to select the lessons from any TTL, new or old. The same type of graphical user interface that is used in the trainer today shall be used but expanded to include the new DTT lessons while utilizing 3D graphics for the MGS.

b) Upon award, the existing Software Support Environment (SSE) will be provided as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) to be used as the basis for the contractor’s first software development environment, developed separately from the SSE. The integrity of the SSE must be maintained until new software can be validated and verified through acceptance testing. The SSE currently provides the hardware, software, and documentation resources for performing Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) activities including identifying, documenting, and correcting system software faults, implementing system upgrades, generating application programs, managing databases, and providing configuration management of the training system(s) software baseline. The successful awardee must update the existing SSE Hardware and OS and Software Support Package (SSP) and at the end of the DO must provide the resources (i.e., source code, executable code, maintenance software, data base and scenario generation tools, documentation, installation hardware, etc.) to be distributed to operational sites for the purpose of maintaining computational systems in a fully operational condition.

c) The current operating system parameters and user interfaces do not currently meet the Army Information Assurance (IA) requirements. As part of this competitive action, the successful offeror shall update the current Windows XP operating system. Regardless, the entire systems design when fielded (including the software, and hardware as necessary), must be upgraded and hardened to meet Army IA requirements.

d) Source code and technical manuals from the existing Stryker MTS family of maintenance trainers will be provided, upon request, to the potential bidders as Government Furnished Information (GFI). COTS software will not be provided.

e) Maintain concurrencies with latest Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM).

f) Deliveries will be to Fort Lee VA. (Building 18030).

QUANTITIES:

1) Delivery Order:

a) Upgrade classroom hardware of 20 Students Work Stations, one IOS and TMS, and the SSE to allow for 3D lesson to run.

b) Upgrade Windows Operation System to the latest Army approved UGM Operating System while meeting IA requirements.

c) Develop approximately 118 MGS Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) Lessons and 27 Maintenance Lessons in 3D graphics.

Note: *The Government has existing DTT lessons for the RWS, MC, and ATGM weapons to establish a baseline for the HOTs. No DTT lessons currently exist for the MGS. The plan of instructions (POI) for the MGS has been approved by the Ordinance School.

ACQUISITION APPROACH: The Government anticipates that the program requirement will be fulfilled via a Cost type contract. The Government will make award on a Best Value basis.

The Government anticipates requiring a demonstration to evaluate the contractor’s ability to modify the current legacy software environment and hardware during the proposal phase. The demonstration will be a modification of an existing five step lesson. Offerors will be required to travel to Fort Lee, VA and will be granted access to the SSE for three workdays (8 hour workdays) to make all modifications, load the revised courseware, and demonstrate the revised path.

ESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUE: $3.165M

MGS LESSONS DELIVERY: 18 Months after Award

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: The Government is interested in receiving meaningful feedback on the aforementioned proposed acquisition. Interested sources that possess the technical capability and resources to fulfill the Government’s requirements stated herein are invited to provide a Letter of Interest and a Capability Statement. Responses should include the following information: a) company name, address, point of contacts (at least two), email addresses, business work and mobile phone numbers and the company’s web page, if applicable; b) identification of business size as it relates to NAICS code 333319, US large or small business (SB), service disabled veteran business, HUB Zone, 8(a) certified business, Woman Owned SB, etc; c) every page of your response must include your company’s name as well as page number (i.e. Name of Company, page # 1 of 25); d) format shall be Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Font size shall NOT be smaller than twelve (12)-point Times New Roman; e) the page count is no more than 25 pages for the Letter of Interest and a Capability Statement.

Submit SSN responses and questions/comments via e-mail by Wednesday, November 20, 2013at 9:00 a.m. EDT to the following e-mail addresses:

carolyn.j.wardell.civ@mail.mil

patricia.c.soucy.civ@mail.mil

wayne.Golon.civ@mail.mil

The Capability Statement must include the following:

1) Each interested source is to identify whether or not the company is a STOC II prime.

2) Describe the size of all company facilities, as well as the number of employees.

a. If your firm is a small business under NAICS Code 333319, and you are interested in participating in this acquisition, please provide feedback to the following questions:

1. If you intend to be a prime contractor, how do you plan to meet the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting? Or,

2. If you desire to be a subcontractor, please specify the areas your firm is interested in supporting.

b. If your firm is a large business under NAICS Code 333319, please identify the potential subcontracting opportunities, and provide your subcontracting goals.

3) Identify sub-contractors and/or team members.

4) Describe the dollar value and complexity of similar maintenance trainer contracts performed within the past three years.

5) Describe relevant performance and technology experience with ground vehicles maintenance trainers.

6) Describe capability in producing similar efforts of this magnitude consistent with the technical requirements above. All personnel working on the similar effort must have been a United States citizen and possessed a valid Secret clearance during the performance of the work described.

7) Describe capability to manage engineering resources, including recent experience and logistics considerations and include a discussion on configuration management and quality control issues, risk, and mitigation plans.

8) Describe capability approach for analysis of training requirements and implementation of training curriculum strategies.

9) Describe previous experience where a similar design requirement of this magnitude was accomplished.

10) Describe capability to provide interim logistics support.

11) Describe previous experience or capability to develop a training support package to accompany fielding and the transition of maintenance to a life cycle support contractor.

12) Indicate if your company can provide a demonstration of such maintenance training capabilities, where and when.

13) Describe previous experience reusing and expanding any existing architectures similar to the STRYKER MTS.

14) Describe any proposed data rights issues such as Gov. Purpose Rights, license agreement, etc.

15) Indicate if the Government’s intent to have the offerors travel to Fort Lee, VA to perform the capabilities demonstration is feasible.

16) Indicate if the Government’s allotted time for the capabilities demonstration, described in the Acquisition Approach above, is adequate. If the allotted time is NOT sufficient specify the amount of time required to perform the capabilities demonstration.

Questions/Comments Regarding the SSN: Interested sources may submit a separate document along with the Capability Statement with any questions/comments regarding the SSN. The following instructions apply for the questions submittal:

a) Submission of a document with questions or comments to the GFI provided to support the acquisition of the Stryker MTS Phase IV requirements must be a separate file from the Capability Statement;

b) Provide, in writing, recommendations, notices of inconsistencies, error identification, lack of clarity, and any other feedback to the enclosed documents. Unless uniquely determined to be competition sensitive,vendor questions, and Government responses thereto, will be posted to the STRI-BOP and FEDBIZOPPS. Responses will not be provided to any questions or comments with proprietary or restrictive markings.

c) Format shall be Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader and must follow questions outline

d) Font size shall NOT be smaller than twelve (12)-point Times New Roman;

e) Submission must NOT contain information that would otherwise be found in the capability statement.

f) The page count is no more than 4 pages for the questions/comments regarding the SSN.

GOVERNEMNT FURNISHED INFORMATION: The documents listed below will be provided as GFI to support the Stryker MTS acquisition. The Stryker MTS documents are available for release following the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

The Stryker MTS documents are Sensitive but Unclassified data that is subject to export control. The following GFI is export controlled, and available to U.S./Canadian Contractors registered in the Defense Logistics Agency, Logistics Information Service of the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP) System. In order to obtain a copy of the CD, contractors shall forward the request for the Stryker MTS documents along with their JCP Certification Number and CAGE Code to:

Carolyn J. Wardell, Contract Specialist /

carolyn.j.wardell.civ@mail.mil

Patricia Cole Soucy, Contracting Officer /

patricia.c.soucy.civ@mail.mil

The intended recipient will receive a NDA to complete from one of the above listed personnel. Once the NDA is completed, the intended recipient shall signed and returned the form to both of the above listed personnel prior to release or disclosure of the data.

Upon receipt of the NDA and after verification that the company is active in the DLA JCP system, one of the above listed personnel will contact the company to make arrangements to pick-up the CD. The CD is only available for pick-up at PEO STRI Partnership II building, located at 3100 Technology Parkway Orlando, Florida 32826-3281.

Stryker MTS Documents Provided as GFI:

a) Stryker MTS Software Design Description (SDD) (Nov 04)

b) Stryker MTS Software Requirements Description (SwRD) (Oct 04)

c) Stryker MTS TM for Operator and Maintenance for Software Support Environment (SSE) (SRD) (Apr 06)

d) Stryker MTS Software Architectural Description (SwAD) (Oct 04)

e) Stryker MTS System Requirements Specification (SRS) (Mar 06)

f) Stryker MTS System Maintenance Manual (SMM) for Cold Start Procedures (Jun 06)

DISCLAIMER: This is not a Request for Proposal (RFP). The Government may or may not issue a RFP as a result of this SSN. Responses to this SSN will be used to make a Lot determination and as market research data only. All submissions in response to this SSN will be used for PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY.

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Opportunity Number: STOC II-13-KOV-0016

Title: Stryker Maintenance Training Systems (MTS) Phase IV

AMENDMENT 1: 26 August 2013

Opportunity Number STOC II-13-KOV-0016 has been amended as follows:

1. Change the NAICS Code from 333318 to 333319

Contract Vehicle: STOC II

Closing Date: 9/11/2013

Brief Summary: SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE (SSN)

This SSN supersedes opportunity number STOC II-12-KOV-0031. Please do not refer to any previous RFIs or SSN pertaining to Stryker MTS.

Classification Code: 69 - Training Aids and Devices

NAICS Code: 333319 - Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing

All responses must be received by Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

For potential sources and industry capabilities to design, development, integrate, test, manufacture, deliver, install, and manage the Stryker MTS requirements. The purpose of this SSN is to specify the approach in which this procurement will be executed while soliciting industries’ expertise in identifying potential solutions to seamlessly expand the capability of the current Stryker MTS systems while maintaining the existing systems architecture, software design, functionality, user interface, and instructor capabilities.

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Product Manager Ground Combat Tactical Trainer (PM GCTT), is conducting market research to identify potential sources and industry capabilities to design, development, integrate, test, manufacture, deliver, install, and manage the Stryker MTS Phase IV program. The Stryker MTS Phase IV requirements consist of the addition of Stryker variants for the (Mobile Guns System (MGS), Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Mortar Carrier (MC) and Remote Weapon System (RWS)) Part Tasks Trainers (PTT), Hands-on Trainers (HOT), Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) virtual lessons program, training, and Interim Contractor Logistics Support (ICLS).

The Stryker MTS Phase IV program will reuse and/or extend the existing capabilities of the Stryker MTS product. The Stryker MTS product line is defined as a set of hardware and software intensive systems sharing a common, managed set of features that satisfy the specific needs of the maintenance training mission of the Ordinance Schools. The current Stryker MTS was developed from a common set of core assets. This common set of core assets will need to be extended and/or reused to:

a) Meet the requirements for new and existing weapons systems maintenance training;

b) Meet the needs and requirements of the user training community;

c) Provide for technical refresh due to obsolescence throughout the lifecycle;

d) Maintain compatibility with the current weapon systems; and,

e) Meet supportability requirements.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: PEO STRI, PM GCTT has a requirement for Stryker variants (Mobile Guns System (MGS), Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM), Mortar Carrier (MC) and Remote Weapon System (RWS)) maintenance trainers to support the Ordnance Schools to provide maintenance training capability for the Army’s 91S Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

The intent is to provide training for maintenance personnel in system operation, symptom verification, troubleshooting, fault isolation, adjustment, servicing, and removal/replacement of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs).

PM GCTT anticipates awarding a Delivery Order (DO) for the upgrade of 20 Student Work Stations (SWS) and the IOS hardware for one of the Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) classrooms at Ft. Lee VA, for the upgrade of the current Operating System (OS) for both classrooms, for the upgrade of the graphical capability of both classrooms while complying with the Army’s Information Assurance (IA) program requirements and for the development, integration, test, delivery and installation of approximately 118 MGS DTT Troubleshooting and 27 Maintenance 3D lessons. This DO will provide the mechanism to procure maintenance trainers that satisfy the needs of the Stryker system based on existing validated requirements.

Current System Overview: The Stryker MTS currently consist of 22 student classrooms which utilize Diagnostic/Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) and a series of Hands on Trainers (HOT) and Part Task Trainers (PTT). The training system provides maintenance training capability for the Army’s 91S MOS. This capability supports familiarization, institutional and unit training. The MTS provides training for maintenance personnel in system operation, symptom verification, troubleshooting, fault isolation, adjustment, servicing, and removal/replacement of LRUs. The training system provides an automatic capability to record, score, and store the performance of students on all tasks, as well as, evaluates the student’s knowledge of the appropriate vehicle system’s functioning theory. The training system provides real-time feedback and scoring capability, which displays and records all the information necessary to evaluate the student’s performance and understanding of the training task. The general areas of scoring include, as a minimum, the management of switches and controls, response to malfunctions, and actions required by the tasks identified in the Training Task List (TTL). The training system also provides real time display of errors generated by student(s) as they occur during real-time scenario execution.

Training is separated into two distinct categories: the Stryker automotive components and the Stryker weapon components. Currently the DTTs include weapon modules which support the RWS, the ATGM and the MC. The use of a weapon HOTs is only available for the RWS. Training on the automotive system utilizes a Hull HOT, a Driveline, a Suspension, a Brake, and the Engine PTTs.

The trainer operates in or supports various modes. The modes include Lesson Selection, Lecture, Demonstration, Training, and Diagnostics. The Lesson Selection and Diagnostics modes are operator selectable. The Lecture, Demonstration, and Training modes are a common mode of execution but differ in how the instructor makes use of each mode.

A separate Training Management System (TMS) maintains a library of lessons that can be selected for training. From the Instructor Operator Station (IOS), the instructor can select an appropriate lesson from that library to use for training. The TMS also provides the capability for the instructor to record, score, and store/retrieve the performance of students on all tasks

Technical Requirements for New Capability:

a) The intent of the competitive STOC II action is to seamlessly expand the capability of the current system by adding a DTT capability for the Stryker MGS lessons in 3D graphics. The existing system architecture, software design, functionality, user interface, and instructor capabilities must be maintained. The existing Instructor and Operator interface must also be maintained. When fielded, the instructor must have the capability to select the lessons from any TTL, new or old. The same type of graphical user interface that is used in the trainer today shall be used but expanded to include the new DTT lessons while utilizing 3D graphics for the MGS.

b) Upon award, the existing Software Support Environment (SSE) will be provided as Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) to be used as the basis for the contractor’s first software development environment, developed separately from the SSE. The integrity of the SSE must be maintained until new software can be validated and verified through acceptance testing. The SSE currently provides the hardware, software, and documentation resources for performing Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) activities including identifying, documenting, and correcting system software faults, implementing system upgrades, generating application programs, managing databases, and providing configuration management of the training system(s) software baseline. The successful awardee must update the existing SSE Hardware and OS and Software Support Package (SSP) and at the end of the DO must provide the resources (i.e., source code, executable code, maintenance software, data base and scenario generation tools, documentation, installation hardware, etc.) to be distributed to operational sites for the purpose of maintaining computational systems in a fully operational condition.

c) The current operating system parameters and user interfaces do not currently meet the Army Information Assurance (IA) requirements. As part of the competitive STOC II action, the successful offeror shall update the current Windows XP operating system. Regardless, the entire systems design when fielded (including the software, and hardware as necessary), must be upgraded and hardened to meet Army IA requirements.

d) Source code and technical manuals from the existing Stryker MTS family of maintenance trainers will be provided, upon request, to the potential bidders as Government Furnished Information (GFI). COTS software will not be provided.

e) Maintain concurrencies with latest Interactive Electronic Technical Manual (IETM)

f) Deliveries will be to Fort Lee VA. (Building 18030)

QUANTITIES:

1) Delivery Order:

a) Upgrade classroom hardware of 20 Students Work Stations, one IOS and TMS, and the SSE to allow for 3D lesson to run.

b) Upgrade Windows Operation System to the latest Army approved UGM Operating System while meeting IA requirements.

c) Develop approximately 118 MGS Diagnostic Troubleshooting Trainer (DTT) Lessons and 27 Maintenance Lessons in 3D graphics.

Note: *The Government has existing DTT lessons for the RWS, MC, and ATGM weapons to establish a baseline for the HOTs. No DTT lessons currently exist for the MGS. The plan of instructions (POI) for the MGS has been approved by the Ordinance School.

ACQUISITION APPROACH: The Government anticipates that the program requirement will be fulfilled via a Cost type DO under STOC II in accordance with FAR Part 16.505. The Government will make award on a Best Value basis.

ESTIMATED DOLLAR VALUE: $3.165M

MGS LESSONS DELIVERY: 18 Months after Award

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: The Government is interested in receiving meaningful feedback on the aforementioned proposed acquisition. Interested sources that possess the technical capability and resources to fulfill the Government’s requirements stated herein are invited to provide a Letter of Interest and a Capability Statement. Responses should include the following information: a) company name, address, point of contacts (at least two), email addresses, business work and mobile phone numbers and the company’s web page, if applicable; b) identification of business size as it relates to NAICS code 333319, US large or small business (SB), service disabled veteran business, HUB Zone, 8(a) certified business, Woman Owned SB, etc; c) every page of your response must include your company’s name as well as page number

(i.e. Name of Company, page # 1 of 25); d) format shall be Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Font size shall NOT be smaller than twelve (12)-point Times New Roman; e) the page count is no more than 25 pages for the Letter of Interest and a Capability Statement.

Submit SSN responses and questions/comments via e-mail by Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to the following e-mail addresses:

carolyn.j.wardell.civ@mail.mil

patricia.c.soucy.civ@mail.mil

wayne.Golon.civ@mail.mil

The Capability Statement must include the following:

1) Each interested source is to identify whether or not the company is a STOC II prime.

2) Describe the size of all company facilities, as well as the number of employees.

a. If your firm is a small business under NAICS Code 333319, and you are interested in participating in this acquisition, please provide feedback to the following questions:

1. If you intend to be a prime contractor, how do you plan to meet the requirements of FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting? Or,

2. If you desire to be a subcontractor, please specify the areas your firm is interested in supporting.

b. If your firm is a large business under NAICS Code 333319, please identify the potential subcontracting opportunities, and provide your subcontracting goals.

3) Identify sub-contractors and/or team members.

4) Describe the dollar value and complexity of similar maintenance trainer contracts performed within the past three years.

5) Describe relevant performance and technology experience with ground vehicles maintenance trainers.

6) Describe capability in producing similar efforts of this magnitude consistent with the technical requirements above. All personnel working on the similar effort must have been a United States citizen and possessed a valid Secret clearance during the performance of the work described.

7) Describe capability to manage engineering resources, including recent experience and logistics considerations and include a discussion on configuration management and quality control issues, risk, and mitigation plans.

8) Describe capability approach for analysis of training requirements and implementation of training curriculum strategies.

9) Describe previous experience where a similar design requirement of this magnitude was accomplished.

10) Describe capability to provide interim logistics support.

11) Describe previous experience or capability to develop a training support package to accompany fielding and the transition of maintenance to a life cycle support contractor.

12) Indicate if your company can provide a demonstration of such maintenance training capabilities, where and when.

13) Describe previous experience reusing and expanding any existing architectures similar to the STRYKER MTS.

14) Describe any proposed data rights issues such as Gov. Purpose Rights, license agreement, etc.

Questions/Comments Regarding the SSN: Interested sources may submit a separate document along with the Capability Statement with any questions/comments regarding the SSN. The following instructions apply for the questions submittal:

a) Submission of a document with questions or comments to the GFI provided to support the acquisition of the Stryker MTS Phase IV requirements must be a separate file from the Capability Statement;

b) Provide, in writing, recommendations, notices of inconsistencies, error identification, lack of clarity, and any other feedback to the enclosed documents. Unless uniquely determined to be competition sensitive,vendor questions, and Government responses thereto, will be posted to the STRI-BOP and FEDBIZOPPS. Responses will not be provided to any questions or comments with proprietary or restrictive markings.

c) Format shall be Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader and must follow questions outline

d) Font size shall NOT be smaller than twelve (12)-point Times New Roman;

e) Submission must NOT contain information that would otherwise be found in the capability statement.

f) The page count is no more than 4 pages for the questions/comments regarding the SSN.

GOVERNEMNT FURNISHED INFORMATION: The documents listed below will be provided as GFI to support the Stryker MTS acquisition. The Stryker MTS documents are available for release following the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

The Stryker MTS documents are Sensitive but Unclassified data that is subject to export control. The following GFI is export controlled, and available to U.S./Canadian Contractors registered in the Defense Logistics Agency, Logistics Information Service of the U.S./Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP) System. In order to obtain a copy of the CD, contractors shall forward the request for the Stryker MTS documents along with their JCP Certification Number and CAGE Code to:

Carolyn J. Wardell, Contract Specialist / carolyn.j.wardell.civ@mail.mil

Patricia Cole Soucy, Contracting Officer / patricia.c.soucy.civ@mail.mil

The intended recipient will receive a NDA to complete from one of the above listed personnel. Once the NDA is completed, the intended recipient shall signed and returned the form to both of the above listed personnel prior to release or disclosure of the data.

Upon receipt of the NDA and after verification that the company is active in the DLA JCP system, one of the above listed personnel will contact the company to make arrangements to pick-up the CD. The CD is only available for pick-up at PEO STRI Partnership II building, located at 3100 Technology Parkway Orlando, Florida 32826-3281.

Stryker MTS Documents Provided as GFI:

a) Stryker MTS Software Design Description (SDD) (Nov 04)

b) Stryker MTS Software Requirements Description (SwRD) (Oct 04)

c) Stryker MTS TM for Operator and Maintenance for Software Support Environment (SSE) (SRD) (Apr 06)

d) Stryker MTS Software Architectural Description (SwAD) (Oct 04)

e) Stryker MTS System Requirements Specification (SRS) (Mar 06)

f) Stryker MTS System Maintenance Manual (SMM) for Cold Start Procedures (Jun 06)

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Contracts POC:
Carolyn Wardell, Contract Specilist; Patricia Soucy, Contracting Officer
Technical POC:
Wayne Golon
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