‘VECTOR’ Is Here, Let’s Step In

‘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

Strategic Planning

Performance Measurement

Business Process Reengineering, Improvement and Management

Change Management and Transition

Quality Measurement

Data Governance

Group 2 – Analyses

Studies/Surveys

Statistical and Actuarial Analysis

Management Analysis

Records Information Management

Financial and Business Performance Auditing

Group 3 – Training

Training Development

Training Delivery

Group 4 – Outreach

Advertising Services

Media Buying

Public Relations Services/Outreach

Conference, Events, and Tradeshow Planning Services

Promotional Materials

Video/Film Production

Graphics Design

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

Manpower Surveys

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.

By | 2018-01-08T08:53:21+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Capture Management, Proposal Writing, Technical Writing|Comments Off on ‘VECTOR’ Is Here, Let’s Step In

About the Author:

Peter has been Senior Proposal Manager in the Proposals Department since 2010. During this period he has managed the preparation of numerous winning bids with over 80 successful proposals and grants with a cumulative value over $2 billion. His expertise has been in Federal Government proposals and grants with special achievements in construction, IT, defense, and BOS management.