OPPORTUNITY QUALIFICATION SUMMARY
Opportunity Name: NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement VI NASA SEWP VI
Sub-Agency: Program Office
$10+B – Per year
Pre-Draft RFP; Market Research
Questions due February 28, 2023
November, 2022 (East) February, 2023 (West)
Award March 2025
Value Added Reseller VAR Services Contract Will Have Labor Categories
140 Total Awards 100 Small Business (by Socio-Economic designation)
5-Year Base Period + 5-Yearly Options
Multiple Award, IDIQ
FFP; T&M / Labor Hours, Cost Clearance: ID’ed at TO
Washington DC & CONUS
This procurement is open to all of NASA including its Contractors as authorized by their Contracting Officer. This includes the NASA centers: NASA Headquarters, Ames Research Center, Dryden Flight Research Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, Langley Research Center, Glenn Research Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, Stennis Space Center, Jet Propulsion Lab and related facilities (e.g. Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Wallops Flight Facility, White Sands Test Facility, Independent Verification and Validation Facility, etc.) and the NASA Shared Services Center. These contracts will also be available for use by other Federal Agencies and their Contractors as authorized by their Contracting Officer.
Information technology and information processing resources management permeates almost every element of NASA. Data rates from NASA missions are significant and increasing rapidly along with the complexity of data relationships and information extraction. Accessibility, presentation quality and data formatting are increasingly important in a world of more and more intensive computation, analysis and sophisticated graphics. The need for efficient and powerful software and hardware geared towards the various information processing tasks extends from end users’ tools to high end compute, storage, archive and analysis servers.
NASA’s mission and analysis requirements in all areas of science and engineering are becoming increasingly complex and more demanding in terms of their computational and data requirements. Some applications generate data volumes reaching hundreds of terabytes and even petabytes. Many of NASA’s scientific applications are data intensive and present significant challenges in the management of data resources and dataflow between the storage and compute resources. NASA’s data intensive computing requirements are particularly acute in the areas of analysis, visualization and accessibility.
One of NASA’s goals is to optimize the productivity of the individual through the utilization of consistently more powerful computers utilizing the latest in suppo11ing peripherals combined with higher level and more user-friendly software on standardized but customizable systems.
Computer facilities throughout NASA are being continuously enhanced by incorporating evolving improvements in state-of-the-ai1 computer system technologies to maintain NASA at the forefront of scientific and engineering processing performance and capabilities and to provide the user community of researchers and engineers with the most sophisticated and powerful computer tools available. The original SEWP contracts helped establish UNIX as the unifying computer system within NASA’s scientific and engineering environment. Tn continuing support of the activities that utilize these computer systems NASA is implementing Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts of the latest computer system technologies. These standard based computer systems will continue to enhance and unify computational and graphics capabilities to the scientific and engineering community supporting NASA missions.
Place of Performance
The place of performance shall be identified in individual Task Orders. Locations can be Government or non-Government sites within the continental United States (CONUS) and/or outside the continental United States (OCONUS). Locations may include but are not limited to Federal, State, VA, or military data centers, facilities, regional offices, benefits delivery centers, medical treatment facilities, health clinics and Tricare facilities as defined in individual Task Orders.
Typical SEWP Program Office Definition of Requirements Process
- Issuing Agency selects a socio-economic group or all (Fair Opportunity).
- Issuing Agency submits solicitation using the SEWP Tool Set.
- Selected Contract Holders access solicitation documentation.
- Contract Holders prepare proposal with assistance of business partners and providers.
- Contract Holders add solution set to their SEWP Contract via the Technology Refresh process.
- Average time solicitation document is on the street is five business days.
- Contract Holder submits Quote and supporting information through the SEWP Tool Set
What will be procured through SEWP VI
|SEWP IS A SOLUTIONS CONTRACT – PRODUCT AND SERVICES|
|Information Technology & Networking||Computer Hardware, Tablets
Network Appliances: Routers, Modems, VOIP
|Software & Cloud||Software
Virtualization and Cloud Computing
XaaS (e.g. SaaS=Storage as a Service)
|Mobility & Communications||Telecommunication Devices and Monthly Service|
|Supporting Technology||Scanners, Printers, Copiers, Shredders
Associated Supplies and Accessories
|AV/Conferencing||A/V Equipment and Accessories
TVs, Display Monitors, Projectors and Screens
|Services||Maintenance / Warranty
Site Planning / Installation
Product-Based Engineering Services
What Makes SEWP VI HOT?
- SPEED: Products/Solutions added; orders processed; and all inquiries responded to within 1 business day!
- CUSTOMER SERVICE: Gold standard. Customer Service is the central focus of the SEWP staff
- Competitive PRICES: Product prices are consistently low due to contract structure and internal competition
- ENTERPRISE-WIDE SUPPORT: Agency-specific catalogs; Customizable reports; FASST (Agency focused consultation)
- TRACKING & COMMUNICATION: Information flow to Government and Industry throughout the acquisition and fulfillment process
- SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT: Processes in place to reduce risk and support policy-based decisions
SEWP VI Considerations – What are we Looking for in a contractor? When the Draft RFP Comes out – we want your feedback!
- Considering adding services at the Contract Level for SEWP VI, looking for industry feedback in relation to NAICS codes
- Considering factors as it relates to the Non-manufacturer rule and how it impacts the industry resellers
- New methodologies on evaluation scoring, searching for industry feedback.
- How ISO certification requirements impact SEWP Resellers
- CMMC requirement impact on SEWP Resellers
- Benefits on Minimum Mandatory requirements
- Suggestions for post-award implementation as to formats for data interchange and information for providers
- Maximizing small businesses with SEWP
SEWP VI Considerations – What are we Looking for in a contractor?
- Commitment to our Customers. During the evaluation process, we will be measuring levels of customer satisfaction from your experiences. Customer satisfaction drives the PMO every day – we expect the same from our contract holders!
- Ability to handle the task orders. PMO and our clients may drive 100 task orders in a day; we expect that our contract holders will have a similar capability.
- Contractors ability to support TWO catalog styles:
- Dynamic – Catalog by request – a catalog which changes daily.
- Status – Strategically Sourced Items – “Click” to Order items.
Assessment of Experience
Assessment of Partners (Service and Products…line card)
Assessment of Task Order Capability and Response Experience