The Government has released a Pre-solicitation HS0021-19-R-0005 on the behalf of Other Defense
Agencies. The solicitation is about an acquisition requiring Administrative Support Services. The notice
was released on the official website of Federal Business Opportunities, whereas the final RFP is expected
to be released in the second week of June. The Administrative Support Services requirement is a critical
program necessary to support the DSS with each mission area, to include professional administrative
management, administrative support, and technical assistance.

This is a 100% Small Business set-aside, single-award IDIQ contract. Its Performance Work Statement
(PWS) is for a non-personal services contract to provide Professional Administrative Management and
Technical Assistance, or services defined under the 54161 NAICS code.

The Administrative Support Services for Other Defense Agencies is a Firm Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery
Indefinite Quantity contract type with 5 base years of the period of performance, the contract ceiling
value of which is $100 Million.

As presented in the Draft Solicitation, the Places of Performance for the contract will be:
 Hanover, Maryland, United States
 Linthicum, Maryland, United States
 Virginia, United States
 Crystal City
 Quantico, Virginia, United States

In a previous notice, the Government invited the industry to submit additional questions for the subject
requirement, while in the meantime, there has been attached the Q&As from the original Request for
Information where interested contractors have the possibility to review all the questions received and
answers provided by contract officials.
Furthermore, it was noted that the answers to those questions will be provided after the final RFP
release; therefore, the industry shall submit their questions before the solicitation issuance.

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What Offerors Should Know?

Offerors interested in competing for the ASS must meet the eligibility criteria in order to qualify for the
award. After the in-depth evaluation by the Government, the selected offeror for the award will be
required to propose requirements as they are identified within individual Task Orders from the DSS.
The DSS Office of Acquisitions is releasing this solicitation as a Request for Proposal in electronic format
only. The electronic version of this solicitation is the official version for this acquisition. No hard copy of
the solicitation will be issued. Therefore, proposals should also be submitted in the same manner.

The proposal must be prepared in conform to the specified requirements of the solicitation, in order to
meet the acceptability criteria in terms of content, context, and format. Otherwise, failing to meet these
requirements may result in the exclusion of the proposal from the competition.

Evaluation Factors for Award

This is a competitive best value source selection in which competing offerors' past performance history
will be evaluated on a basis significantly more important than price considerations.
By submission of its offer, the offeror accedes to all solicitation requirements, including terms and
conditions, representations and certifications, and technical requirements, in addition to those
identified as evaluation factors or subfactors.

o Subfactor 2.1 – Staffing Plan
o Subfactor 2.2 – Management Plan
o Subfactor 2.3 – Transition Plan
The Government intends to award an initial task order within 30 days of IDIQ award, subject to
availability of funds to satisfy the minimum ceiling guarantee.
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