The Homeland Security, Management Directorate has released a Pre-RFP for the Protective Security
Officer Services in Maryland District of Colombia and Virginia, the IDIQ (PSO IDIQ) contract opportunity.
This is an ongoing requirement for Armed Protective Security Officers in federally owned, leased, or
occupied facilities protected by the FPS. The place of performance will be Maryland, the District of
Columbia, and Virginia including other CONUS/OCONUS locations.

What We Know About PSO IDIQ Until Now?

This contract is expected to be Full and Open / Unrestricted and combined value of $4,764,026,500.

The main services required are professional, while the secondary ones are:

  • Facility Support Services
  • Physical Security
  • Professional Services

The NAICS code is 561612 which stands for Security Guards and Patrol Services, with $25.5 million
annual receipts as size standards. Despite the fact that the details of these incumbent contracts are not
official yet, connecting to the fact that this is a follow-on contract with a very similar scope and
performance period, the expectations are that the value of its reward will be of a similar level.
Nevertheless, this information will be known in the final solicitation.
It is expected that the RFP for Protective Security Officer Services in Maryland District of Columbia and
Virginia IDIQ (PSO IDIQ) 2023 will become available in February 2023 so that the Industry can analyze
profoundly all the details to organize their proposal for the Homeland Security agency.
According to the previous requirements, the specific post requirements will be described at the task
order level for each requirement. The competition to meet and fulfill the requirements will be by
utilizing the procedures outlined in FAR 16.505-Ordering.

How to channel your competition strategy for a worthy victory?

Through this contract, the Department of Homeland Security's Management Directorate, Federal
Protective Service (FPS), Region 11 is requiring armed PSOs (Protective Security Officers in different
locations in Virginia. The requirement will be solicited as commercial acquisitions with FAR Part 16 using
an existing FPS multiple award contract vehicle.
PSO is a very prominent opportunity to become part of the Federal Protective System. However, this
translates into a degree of difficulty in terms of competition and the possibility of winning. As a result,
your preparations to master your services by improving in every aspect to adapt perfectly to the
demands of this bid, are essential.

How to build your Win-Strategy?

First of all, if you are considering competing for the first time to win a contract from the Department of
Homeland Security, you should be well informed about how this agency works and how it selects its
employees. If you have been a contractor, review the data available to you and use it to your advantage.
Study your main competitors in detail. Gather the necessary information to build an outline with
strengths, weaknesses, and push limits and then compare your capacity against them.
Build a plan on which you will build your strategy and the project that you will present. Make sure you
are concise, coherent, and eloquent to be able to present a clear and attention-grabbing presentation.
Of course, advice from professionals would be: hire professionals! And this advice can never be wrong!
If you are not sure, or, you don't have the right resources to ensure decent competition, a firm
specialized in drafting proposals for government contracts will help you achieve your goal!