The Federal Aviation Administration’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient, high-end aerospace system in the world. Its vision is to transform the aviation system to reflect the highest standards of safety and efficiency and be a model for the world. Therefore, the FAA is seeking to find best-in-class service providers for the contract.

Systems Engineering & Technical Innovative Solutions Procurement is a Contract opportunity released by the Department of Transportation, the office of Federal Aviation Administration. The original post can be found on the Government’s official website for Federal Contract Opportunities under the 693KA8-20-R-00002 solicitation number.

Classified as an original set-aside, partial small business opportunity, the product service code of the SETIS is R499 – SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL and NAICS Code: 541330 – Engineering Services. The place of performance is within the country.

Through this procurement, the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring to find a credible partner in the industry of engineering. All small and large business that has a proven experience and are highly qualified in engineering and technical resources to fulfill future agency requirements are officially invited to bid for the contract.

The government is planning to award multiple contracts to a mixture of small and large businesses under this screening information request (SIR) for a wide range of services including:

  • Research, Service Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Systems Engineering (SE)
  • Technical, Financial, and Programmatic Support Services
  • Other Aviation-related Support Services

SETIS and these services will enable the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to accomplish its National Airspace System (NAS), Mission Support, and other aviation-related mission objectives. Vendors are solely responsible for all costs incurred with the preparation and submission of their proposal packages.

SETIS in more detail

The term of this contract is up to ten (10) years including one (1) three-year base period, one (1) three-year option period, and two (2) two-year option periods. as may be issued at any time during the base and/or option periods. The performance periods will be specified in the TOS and may include option periods that extend the TO up to twelve (12) months beyond the expiration date of this contract.

This acquisition will utilize the Best Value Approach for selecting an Offeror for the award. This approach provides the opportunity for a technical/price trade-off and does not require that the awards be made to either the Offeror submitting the highest rated technical proposal or the Offeror submitting the lowest prices, although the ultimate award decision may be to either of these Offerors.

Each proposal submitted in response to this solicitation will be evaluated by a team of qualified personnel who will evaluate all information furnished by the Offerors, including proposals, responses to questions (written), and revised proposals, if any. This evaluation will address the following:

  1. Past Performance (Volume I)
  2. Technical (Volume II)
  3. Management Approach (Volume III)
  4. Organizational Conflict of Interest (Volume IV)

Proposals that do not meet the requirements of the solicitation or are unrealistic in terms of technical content, labor rates, schedule commitments, or price may be deemed reflective of an inherent lack of technical competence or indicative of a failure to comprehend the technical complexity and risks of the contract requirements, and may render the proposal ineligible for further evaluation and no longer considered for contract award.

Accordingly, the industry must be cautious and thoroughly plan their competing strategy in order to best suit the RFP that will be issued by the Government. The competition is fierce and the FAA is highly selective; therefore, Offerors are advised to get professional Government Proposal Writing Services to draft their offer for their solutions. For more information on this RFP, stay tuned and get updated in real time!