SOURCES SOUGHT: Software Solutions Delivery for the Office of Information Technology (AIT)
Market Survey Response Instructions
FAA Software Solutions Delivery Support for AIT Solution Delivery Service (ADE)
This announcement is a Market Survey. This announcement is NOT A SCREENING INFORMATION REQUEST (SIR) or REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP). Further, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals. The FAA will not pay for any information received or costs incurred in preparing the response to the market survey. Any costs associated with the market survey submittal is solely at the interested vendor’s expense. Please read the entire Market Survey carefully.
This Market Survey is issued to solicit statements of interest and capabilities from interested business concerns for the FAA Information and Technology Services (AIT) Solutions Delivery Support project.
This Market Survey does not guarantee that a solicitation or procurement of any kind will be issued, and it should not be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract. If a solicitation is issued, it will be announced on the Government’s Contract Opportunities web page at SAM.gov. Any interested party should monitor this site for the release of any such solicitation. Respondents to this Market Survey are referred to herein as “you”, “Vendor”, or “Vendors”.
The acquisition strategy for the procurement has not been determined at this time. The purpose of this market survey is to help inform the FAA on the competitive marketplace for these services and to refine the FAA’s requirements. No notification about the outcome of this Market Survey will be released except as deemed appropriate, at the FAA’s sole discretion.
The Solutions Delivery (ADE) Service provides technical expertise and develops innovative products and services to solve complex challenges facing AIT’s business partners. This includes a wide range of activities such as quality management and testing, technology standards and roadmaps, enterprise collaboration and middleware services, server-less computing, enterprise authentication, database administration, and streamlined and efficient development using Agile and DevSecOps. ADE is committed to designing new and innovative ways to leverage the FAA cloud and work closely with Business Partners in areas such as collaboration, mobility, and citizen development.
For this effort, the contractor must provide a variety of current and future IT operational support services to AIT. This includes, but not limited to:
24 x 7 daily operation and sustainment of operational non-National Aerospace (non-NAS) systems;
Application and system development based on operational technologies;
Implement and manage Enterprise Services such as Identity Access Management (MyAccess), Enterprise Document Management, and SharePoint Online (KSN); and
Support of routine AIT functions and requirements.
In addition to the above, AIT requires the contractor to provide the following support:
Contract Task and Administration and Program Management Support
Software Applications Development and Maintenance Support
Enterprise Platform Services
Intelligence Automation Support
Security Certification and Accreditation Support
The attached draft Statement of Work (SOW) provides additional details on the scope of work relevant to this request.
3. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code
The FAA has identified North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541519 Other Computer Related Services for this requirement.
4. Submittal Requirements for Market Survey
Responses to this sources sought must include the following information:
General information of your company name, address, contact person name, phone number, fax number, email address(s) and DUNS number and company website if available.
Type of business such as 8(a), small business, Hub Zone small business, Small Disadvantaged Business, woman-owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business, Veteran owned small business or large business.
Capability Statement – This document should address your firm’s technical capability to provide the services described in the attached Draft Statement of Work (SOW). This response should also include answers to the questions listed below. (Limited to 10 pages.)
Expected programmatic approach (in-house, teaming, subcontracting, etc.). If respondent is an eligible 8(a) certified business or other small business, provide a strategy in terms of percentage of work to be completed by the 8(a) or small business respondent. (Limited to 2 pages.)
A list of all teaming partners with a description of each partner’s responsibility. (Limited to 1 page.)
List of Questions:
For each of the questions below please provide at least one project experience example, indicating number of systems and environment (on prem/Cloud) where services were provided, if applicable, during a Fiscal Year (FY), and include the following information:
Name of project.
Entity for which the work was performed.
Brief description of the project.
Start and end dates of the project.
List of publications.
Name, specific organization, address, title, and phone number of principal contact of entity for which the work was performed.
Question 1) What experience does your company have implementing and maintaining authentication technologies such as Privileged Access Management (PAM), Identity Lifecycle Management, Private Key Infrastructure (PKI), Secrets Management, and Hardware Security Modules at an enterprise level?
Question 2) What experience does your company have with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning? Specifically, generating AI-based code into development projects and incorporating AI automation into development and processes to support mission critical needs.
Question 3) What experience does your company have with Server-less Architecture? Specifically with AWS Lambda, Kubernetes, automated build pipeline, infrastructure as a code, 12 factors, DevSecOps and integration with legacy portfolios.
5. Delivery of Submittals
Interested vendors can submit questions to the Contracting Officer prior to market survey response submissions. Questions are due from interested vendors by 12:00 PM ET on or before 10 January 2023. All responses to this market survey must be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2:00 PM ET on or before 18 January 2023.
6. Other Information
The FAA may request that one, some, all, or none of the respondents to this Market Survey provide additional information. No evaluation of vendors will occur based on this additional information, and vendor participation in any informational session is not a promise for future business with the FAA.
A vendor’s failure to respond to this Market Survey will not exclude a vendor from any future competition. Any information provided under this Market Survey is for informational purposes only and will not be released to the public except as required under the Freedom of Information Act or any other applicable law, regulation and/or policy. Any proprietary information submitted must be conspicuously marked as proprietary. The Government, to the extent permitted by law and regulation, will safeguard and treat information obtained pursuant to the vendor’s disclosure as confidential where the information has been marked ‘confidential’ or ‘proprietary’ by the company. The Government may transfer documents provided by the vendor to any department or agency within the Executive Branch if the information relates to matters within the organization’s jurisdiction.
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code: R425 – SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: ENGINEERING/TECHNICAL
- NAICS Code: 541519 – Other Computer Related Services
- Place of Performance: