‘VECTOR’ Is Here, Let’s Step In
Modification and Amendment #1 for Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness (VECTOR) Solicitation was released on February 14, 2017.
The purpose of the Modification is to announce that this requirement is no longer on hold. The purpose of the Amendment is to provide an updated Attachment A. Questions are due no later than 10:00 AM ET on February 22, 2017. Proposals are due no later than 10:00 AM ET on March 14, 2017. Joshua Dean is the primary point of contact.
VECTOR which is a set-aside contract for Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned small business SDVOSB in professional services, has been ranked among the TOP 6 USG contracting opportunities for 2017 based on Bloomberg Government list published on September 26, 2016. According to the final Solicitation released on February 14, 2017, the maximum aggregate dollar value for all TOs awarded under this IDIQ is $25,000,000,000. Thus, it ranks only after OASIS and OASIS SB with Estimated Value of $60 billion and Seaport Next Generation with Estimated Value of $50 billion.
Since this is a new requirement, no incumbent contracts exist; it is believed that Government intends to award approximately ten contracts per Service Group On-/Off-Ramping. Contractors will be required to recertify annually from the effective date of contract award, their small business status.
Additionally, contractors are required to submit proposals for at least 50% of TOPRs for which they are eligible. Contractors not meeting these requirements may be “off-ramped” via termination for convenience at no cost to the Government.
The Government reserves the right to “on-ramp” additional contractors throughout the ordering period to ensure adequate competition in each service group. Six service groups are introduced very briefly below:
Group 1 – Management, Oversight and Improvement
Program and Project Management
Business Process Reengineering, Improvement and Management
Change Management and Transition
Group 2 – Analyses
Statistical and Actuarial Analysis
Records Information Management
Financial and Business Performance Auditing
Group 3 – Training
Group 4 – Outreach
Public Relations Services/Outreach
Conference, Events, and Tradeshow Planning Services
Group 5 – Supply Chain
Supply Chain Analysis
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Planning
Inventory Management and Operation
Supply Chain Optimization
Group 6 – Human Resources and Staffing
Performance Development Planning
Human Resources Operations
Collective Bargaining Analysis and Assessment
The time is very constraint. For all those SDVOSB firms that have been patiently pursuing this solicitation, time for the final race has come. Hesitance and diffidence in making rapid critical decisions are the major menaces of this final phase.
A glance at the list of interested vendors for this requirement in GovWin vividly highlights this deficiently; the largest number of firms are still undecided to take the prime role or team in this endeavor as competent partners and subcontractor. The reality is that there is no time to lose. All those interested must step in and step up.