ACC-RSA CSIM RFP Overview – WOSB Companies Take Heed

The Department of Army, Army Materiel Command (AMC), Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) on behalf of the G6 Corporate Information Office, has a requirement for Cyber Security (CS) and Information Management (IM) support services as part of the Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) Program. Advertised at solicitation number W31P4Q-17-R-0133, the full RFP is expected to come out in November 2017 and set-aside for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB). This contract will be a Performance-Based IDIQ with a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) Level-of-Effort (LOE) system covering a five (5) year period.

The Draft RFP published on September 21st defines the major contract requirements and the major contractor experiences needed. Based on this document, the Cyber Security and Information Management (CSIM) services will sustain and enable Weapon Systems Management; facilitate Industrial Base Operations and Systems Information Technology (IT) Life Cycle support; deliver mission-essential IT capabilities, and support Cyber-security (CS) mission goals and objectives.

The Information Management Support Services (IMSS) provided by CSIM will include IT Strategic and Capital Planning; Business Process Management and Re-engineering; Business Analysis; Data Analysis, Integrity and Review; Engineering Data Acceptance; Technical Data Package (TDP) Operations; Technical Writing/Editing; IT Asset Management; IM Project/Planning; Office Automation; Presentation/Exhibit Development; Content Management Support; and Scanning Support. Cyber-security (CS) supported services include oversight and management of intrusion detection through the use of specialized IT and information management tools; Risk Management Framework Assess and Authorize; Technical Vulnerability Assessment and Validation; CS Program Status, Tracking, and Reporting; Information Assurance (IA) Vulnerability Management; CS Program Awareness and Security Assessment(s) necessary to ensure compliance with DoD and Army CS policies covering all information systems and environments.


The current proposal structure is subject to change but as is defined now, the offerors are instructed to demonstrate their capabilities to perform the tasks detailed in RFP Performance Work Statement (PWS) under five volumes:
Volume I – General Information
Volume II – Technical/Management
Volume III – Cost/Price
Volume VI – Past Performance
Volume V – Data Rights


This is a best-value evaluation process. The Technical/ factors are equal in importance and are both individually and collectively more important than the Cost factor. The Cost factor is more important than the Past Performance factor. All non-cost evaluation factors, when combined, are significantly more important than the Cost factor.

An Offeror must be rated at least Acceptable under the Technical/Management factor in order to be considered for award and must receive at least a Satisfactory performance confidence assessment in the Past Performance factor. Furthermore, an Offeror must possess an adequate accounting system in order to receive an award.


The incumbent contracts are held by Sentar, Inc. and Caelum Research Corporation, have a ceiling value of $16,152,878 and $86,719,356, respectively. However it seems that the scope of the solicitation has changed and there will be only 1 award made (this is not a multiple-award IDIQ).

Much preparation is needed on behalf of competent WOSB firms interested to compete for CSIM RFP.

By |2018-10-08T06:02:02+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Capture Management, Proposal Writing, Technical Writing|Comments Off on ACC-RSA CSIM RFP Overview – WOSB Companies Take Heed

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Ab Vand has more than 25 years of proposal writing and capture management experience on government contracts especially in defense, construction, and IT sectors. Ab has a track record of writing over 100 successful proposals for above $1 million contracts. Ab is currently the VP of Capture and Proposal Development at GDI Consulting, a well-established firm on proposal writing and contract management. Ab has written a number of articles on proposal writing and capture management, and regularly holds training courses for companies and individuals on ways to improve their winning chances.