INDUSTRY EXPOSÉ (JANUARY 31, 2018)

What goes well with your SOTU hangover? Our Industry Expose'!

The Pulse Industry Exposé is our bread and butter. It is this kind of knowledge sharing that inspired The Pulse in the first place. We have kept our eyes open and our ears to the ground to identify the status (whether they are cancelled, pre-solicitation, or awarded) of impactful contracts across the Federal Government. We have also identified past and upcoming industry conferences and events. This information is not exhaustive, but it is contextual. We are not only telling you the what - we strive to make connections that provide you with the why. 

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UPCOMING AND PAST EVENTS

WE COVER 25 UPCOMING EVENTS & 25 PAST EVENTS IN THIS EXPOSÉ - DOWNLOAD A FREE PDF COPY [WITH LINKS] HERE.

Upcoming Events
EVENT NAME SUMMARY OF EVENT DATE LINK
National 8(a) Association 2018 Small Business Conference The National 8(a) Association is currently hosting their 2018 Small Business Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on January 30 - February 1, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland. The 2018 National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity networking event for small businesses. The Conference offers educational sessions and resources for small businesses, minority businesses, current 8(a) companies, and graduated 8(a) companies as well as supplier diversity matchmaking with federal agencies, large business primes, and commercial companies and multiple networking opportunities to meet federal agencies, buyers, and prospective teaming partners. January 30 - February 1, 2018 https://www.national8aassociation.org/
PEO Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) Industry Day The Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, & Instrumentation is hosting an Industry Day for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE). One-on-one sessions will not be held in conjunction with this event. An agenda will be published on the TReX website the week of the Industry Day. February 1, 2018 https://www.fbo.gov/notices/c727771afdd6a18f133bda50350b31d3
Driven and Nonequilibrium Quantum Systems (DRINQS) Proposers Day The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day webcast to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of an anticipated Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for the Driven and Nonequilibrium Quantum Systems (DRINQS) program. The Proposers Day will be held via prerecorded webcast on February 1, 2018. February 1, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/driven-and-nonequilibrium-quantum-systems-drinqs-proposers-day
Air Force A2 ISR Industry Symposium The Next Generation ISR Dominance Flight Plan will make its debut at this classified (TS/SCI) event. Lt. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, USAF, and other speakers will discuss the impact of transregional threats and how ISR forces will use data as a weapon to empower multi-domain, multi-role assets. Topics will include increasing the resiliency of ISR capabilities through machine learning automation, AI and big data. February 2, 2018 https://www.afcea.org/event/airforcea2welcome
PSC Federal Strategic Planning Forum A panel of industry strategists will offer their views on how to hone your corporate strategy during a period of uncertainty. Join PSC for an executive level discussion on the major challenges facing the industry and the longer-term market impact on defense, services and technology companies. February 5, 2018 http://www.pscouncil.org/planningforum
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium Networking Social and Dinner Space coast women in defnese will host a networking and social dinner to honor the women in science and engineering. The keynote speaker will be Retired Captain, Winston Scott, former NASA Astronaut. Cocktail hour starts promptly at 6:30pm! February 6, 2018 https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eewnhttzd8c0d99a&oseq&c&ch
EPA, US Customs, USAID at Ronald Reagan Building This event takes place at the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center (ITC) complex and includes promotion to the major agencies within the area. Agencies housed at the Ronald Reagan Building include the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Customs, and the United States Agency for International Development or USAID. There are more than 4,000 federal personnel/contractors within walking distance of the ITC and FBC will be promoting to all of the agencies within the complex, including: U.S. Customs Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Environmental Protection Agency, DC Government, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Personnel include IT, Cyber, Program Managers, CIOs, and Project Managers with a diverse mission as it relates to each agency. Invited personnel include program managers, CIO personnel, IT project managers, cyber security personnel, procurement and contracting personnel, and software developers. February 6, 2018 https://www.fbcinc.com/event.aspx/Q6UJ9A017HM0
USSOCOM Small Business Roundtable The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is hosting a Small Business SB Roundtable in Tampa, FL on 6 February 2018. Government participants will be the USSOCOM Acquisition Executive, Director of Procurement, and Director of the Office of Small Business Programs. February 6, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/small-business-roundtable
AFCEA Women's Appreciation Event 2018 The Fifth Anniversary Women's Appreciation Event will celebrate all things Women in AFCEA. They will honor past award winners, speakers and sponsors - in particular those sponsors that have unwaveringly supported Women in AFCEA since the program's inception in 2013. February 7, 2018 https://www.afcea.org/site/WomensAppreciationEvent2018
United States Marine Corps MCB Quantico - National Capital Region (NCR) Industry Day The Deputy for the Office of Small Business Programs for the Marine Corps Installations National Capital Region-Regional Contracting Office (MCINCR-RCO) on Marine Corps Base Quantico (MCBQ) will be hosting an Industry Day (M00264-18-OSBP-0208) at the Scuttlebutt Theater in the National Museum of the Marine Corps (NMMC) for the White Branch in support of the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNWLD) for Non-Lethal instruction services at Department of Defense Professional Military Education venues, Non-Lethal strategic communications (outreach events), and technical assessment reviews. February 7, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-2042
OPM HRS Industry Day The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will conduct a pre-solicitation conference (Industry Day) for organizations/entities interested in receiving information regarding a future OPM procurement requirement for Human Resources Solutions (HR Solutions) Marketing and Business Development Services Industry Day requirement (Solicitation No.: 24361818S0001). February 07, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/opm-hrs-industry-day
Hardware Machining and Manufacturing Support Industry Day The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) is holding an Industry Day in conjunction with the Navy Innovation Market Place Event. All interested parties are invited to participate in the event on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Road, California, Maryland. The purpose of NSWC IHEODTD'S Industry Day is to showcase manufacturing, assembly, inspection, coating, welding, packing and shipping needs for various components associated with IHEODTD's business areas. February 7, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-hardware-machining-and-manufacturing-support
GovEvents: Department of State This event is a one day tabletop exposition being held on-site at the Main State Department located in Washington, DC. Attendees from the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) and other departments will attend. February 7, 2018 https://www.govevents.com/details/25734/department-of-state/
USACE Tulsa District Meet-the-Corps Day MTC is the primary outreach and networking event for the Tulsa District. Over 25 district staff will be in attendance to speak about district and regional acquisition opportunities as well as representatives from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Small Business Administration and Veterans Administration. District briefings from the Commander, COL Hussin and acting Deputy for Program Management, Wade Anderson will begin at 10am, lunch will be served on site with networking and breakout sessions over the lunch period followed by an informal meet and greet with USACE staff. February 8, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-corps-2018-tickets-41388388785?err=29#tickets
Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach (MOCCA) – Phase 2 Proposers Day DARPA will host a Proposers Day at the classified SECRET level in support of the BAA HR001118S0019, MOCCA Phase 2, on 9 February 2018 at DARPA Conference Center (675 N. Randolph St, Arlington, VA 22203) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the MOCCA Phase 2 program; promote additional discussion on this topic; address questions from potential proposers; and provide a forum for potential proposers to present their capabilities for teaming opportunities. February 9, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/mobile-offboard-clandestine-communications-and-approach-mocca-phase-2-proposers-day
2018 National Congress of American Indians Tribal Nations Policy Summit Executive Council Winter Session The National Congress of American Indians is hosting a Tribal Nations Policy Summit 115th Congress Executive Council. The event will include a State of Indian Nations, Advocacy 101, and Congressional Hill visits amongst other. Feb 12, 2018 - Feb 15, 2018 http://www.ncai.org/events/2018/02/12/2018-executive-council-winter-session
MICC Center - Fort Knox Acquisition Forecast Open House The Mission and Installation Contracting Command (MICC) Center - Fort Knox invites you to an Acquisition Forecast Open House. The event is intended to expand the small business awareness of MICC Center - Fort Knox procurements. It will consist of remarks from MICC Center - Fort Knox personnel and their major customers, and will include presentations from Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Business Development Center - Elizabethtown, FedBid, GSA and Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center (KY PTAC) February 13, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/micc-center-fort-knox-acquistion-forecast-open-house-to-be-held-13-february-2018-at-micc-center-fort-knox-bldg-1109-rm-353-fort-knox-ky
ACC-RI & ASC OSBP Industry Engagement and Outreach Event The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island (ACC-RI) on behalf of the Office of the Project Manager for Maneuver Ammunition Systems (PM-MAS), is currently seeking interested sources who have the capability to provide comprehensive operations and production management support for current and future Small Caliber Ammunition (SCA) programs specific to Lake City Army Ammunition Plant (LCAAP) in Independence, MO. February 13, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/osb-industry-engagement-and-outreach-event
Goldman Sachs Convenes Small Business Owners to Discuss Opportunities to Power Economic Growth One of the largest ever gatherings of small business owners focused on charting a path to help small businesses grow and compete successfully. Thousands of small business owners from across the US who are alumni of the 10,000 Small Businesses program will participate in the event, which will take place February 13 and 14 in Washington, D.C. February 13-14, 2018 http://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/US/news-and-events/announcement-30-nov-2017.html?cid=scl-np-linkedin-evergreen-post-20171&sf180161928=1
Financial System Solution: Virtual General Session and Market Research Days The Chief Financial Officers Council (CFOC), in coordination with the General Services Administration's (GSA) United Shared Services Management (USSM) office, is hosting a virtual general session on February 8, 2018 and market research days (vendor demonstration) on February 13-15, 2018, to learn more about financial system solutions. February 13-15, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/financial-system-solution-virtual-general-session-and-market-research-days
15th Annual 9-1-1 Honor Awards Receptionby NG9-1-1 Institute On February 14, 2018, the NG9-1-1 Institute is hosting the 15th Annual 911 Honor Awards Reception and 50th Anniversary of 911 Celebration to honor heroes and leaders in the 911 field. The NG911 Honor Awards Reception is a widely attended public event - Members of the Congressional NG911 Caucus and other Members of Congress and their staff, federal agency staff, members of the public safety community, public safety vendors, and members of the general public are invited to attend. February 14, 2018 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-annual-9-1-1-honor-awards-reception-tickets-41329576877?aff=es2
OpFires Proposers Day The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Tactical Technology Office (TTO) is sponsoring a Proposers Day to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the OpFires program in advance of a planned Broad Agency Announcement (BAA). February 14,2018 https://govtribe.com/project/opfires-proposers-day
Joint Program Office for Joint Tactical Terminals Industry Day Joint Program Office (JPO) for Joint Tactical Terminals (JTT) will conduct an Industry Days event on 14-15 February 2018 at the Mallette Training Facility (MTF), Bldg. 6008, 6575 Jayhawk Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005. The purpose of this Industry Days event is to provide information regarding the upcoming solicitation for the JTT program, hold an open forum for discussions of JTT follow-on capability requirements, and provide an opportunity for one-on-one sessions with industrial base entities. The Industry Day events will be Unclassified. February 14-15, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/jtt-industry-days-special-notice
Universal Service Contract (USC-9) Industry Day Universal Service Contract (USC-9) Industry Day for federal contract opportunity HTC71118INDUSTRYDAY for deep sea freight transportation at United States Transportation Command USTRANSCOM Command Acquisition. February 15, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/vendor-collaboration-2016
2018 FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) Small Business Industry Day The FAA Small Business Development Program Group (ACQ-021) will host it's Fourth (4th)Annual Small and Disadvantaged Business Industry Day/Outreach Event at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC). he MMAC is a centralized support facility for the FAA providing Civil Aviation Certification, Logistics, Enterprise Services, Engineering, Aerospace Medical, Human Factors Research, Standards, and Training Support. This event will include requirement briefings from MMAC, and Tenant Program Organizations, and one-on-one matchmaking sessions with FAA Procurement Officials. April 11, 2018 https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/29219
PAST EVENTS
EVENT NAME SUMMARY OF EVENT DATE LINK
INSA Leadership Dinner INSA created the Leadership Dinner series to provide key Intelligence Community leaders the opportunity to discuss important issues related to their specific agency as well as broader national security issues and challenges. INSA annually holds two or three Leadership Dinners, routinely drawing more than 450 INSA members and guests from the public, private, and academic sectors. General Raymond A. Thomas III, U.S. Army, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) were INSA's honored guest and keynote speaker at a Leadership Dinner on Wednesday, December 13 at the Hilton McLean. December 13, 2017 https://www.insaonline.org/events/leadership-dinners/
Mobility Enterprise Services- Classified (MES-C) Industry Day The DISA Mobility PMO hosted an Industry Day in support of the MES-C acquisition. November 16, 2017 https://govtribe.com/project/mobility-enterprise-services-classified-mes-c-industry-day
DCO OTA Industry Day There was an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Industry Day in support of Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) Product Manager Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO). December 4-8, 2017 https://govtribe.com/project/dco-ota-industry-day
OPM OSDBU Small Business Training Event OPM OSDBU hosted the Stay Ready: Primed to Win Big workshop on December 14, 2017. The workshop included a dynamic “Ask the Contracting Officer” Q & A session. December 14, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/small-business-training-event
ProTech Weather Domain Industry Day The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO), hosted an industry Day/Pre-Solicitation Conference in support of the Professional and Technical (ProTech) Services - Weather Domain on December 18, 2017. December 18, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/protech-weather-domain-industry-day
GEOINTeration Tuesday Army GEOINT: A Team Sport with Collin A. Agee, Senior Army Operations Advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Army GEOINT Office. Collin Agee explained how the Army interacts with NGA, the NSG, and the GEOCOM, as well as how Army GEOINT is a collaborative effort among Military Intelligence and the Corps of Engineers January 9, 2018 http://usgif.org/events/geointeraction
GSA and OMB industry dialogue about Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) were interested in conducting an ongoing dialogue with industry about Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, Procurement through Commercial e-Commerce Portals. The dialogue began with this public notice and request for comment. January 9, 2018 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/15/2017-26964/procurement-through-commercial-e-commerce-portals
Research and Development Integrated Space Experiments (RISE) - One-On-One The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate, Integrated Experiments and Evaluation Division (RVE), hosted one-on-one sessions at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico on 10 &11 January 2018 for parties interested in the Research and Development Integrated Space Experiments (RISE) acquisition. January 10-11, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/research-and-development-integrated-space-experiments-rise-one-on-one
Jordan Industry Day Federal contract opportunity W912ER-18-R-9999 for highway, street, and bridge construction at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE Middle East District, hosted an Industry Day hosted through the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that will focus on future business opportunities throughout the Country of Jordan January 16, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/jordan-industry-day
Amphibious Surf Capability (ASCV) Industry Day The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) hosted an Industry Day 17-18 January 2018. January 17-18, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/amphibious-surf-capability-ascv-industry-day
Maintenance Of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities (MOSSAIC)- Industry Day The MOSSAIC program management team hosted an Industry Day Conferences on 17-18 January 2018 at the Peterson Base Auditorium (Building 1440), Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado. This Industry Day Conference provided interested parties with an overview of the MOSSAIC effort, program history, requirements, acquisition strategy, tentative program schedule, small business and Public Private Partnership (PPP) objectives, and potential organizational conflicts of interest. January 17-18, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/maintenance-of-space-situational-awareness-integrated-capabilities-mossaic-industry-day
AFCEA Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS*) AFCEA International hosted the first Cyber Education, Research, and Training Symposium (CERTS*) connecting military and agency stakeholders with solution providers from academia, business and research centers. CERTS featured keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions promoting discussion between operators and supporting professionals. It included information about the plans and priorities needed to build and sustain cyber competencies, operate in this complex space and defend the nation’s cyber domain. January 17-18, 2018 https://www.afcea.org/event/CERTSHome
Code 40 Industry Day NUWCDIVNPT hosted an Industry Day on January 23, 2018 to provide interested parties with technical information regarding the re-alignment of the Code 40 Platform and Payload Integration Department contracts portfolio. In addition, a tour of Code 40 facilities was provided. January 23, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/code-40-industry-day
2018 NC3 Concepts and Challenges Workshop #1 The NC3 Workshop with the Air Force Global Strike Command was January 23-24. This technology engagement is seeking senior-level technical participants from Industry and academic research organizations. Industry includes both large and small businesses and the academic community includes all government sponsored and private institutes of higher learning. January 23-24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/2018-nc3-concepts-and-challenges-workshop-1
USGIF SMALL SATELLITE WORKSHOP USGIF and its SmallSat Working Group hosted this two-day workshop, focusing on Evolving Capabilities. It featured unclassified and classified days with networking, exhibits, demos, flash talks, panels and keynotes. January 23-24, 2018 http://usgif.org/events/workshop-series/SmallSatWorkshop
Small Business Event - U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Small Business Outreach US. Geological Survey (USGS) sponsored a Small Business Outreach Event to engage the vendor community. The event was held in Lakewood, CO January 24-25, 2018. January 24-25, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/99-small-business-event-us-geological-survey-usgs-small-business-outreach
Ownership Changes, M & A, Mentor Protégé Ownership/Investment, and Business Succession in Set-Aside Programs Government Contracts Transactional Attorneys Brad Reaves and Aaron Ambrose had an in-depth webinar on January 24 that walked through the most important considerations when you are exploring: bringing on a new Owner (including a Mentor obtaining up to 40% under the SBA’s 8(a) or “All Small” Mentor Protégé Program). Growth through Merger or Acquisition with another business ESPECIALLY if one or both businesses is small or set-aside. Succession/Exit Planning or selling your Business. January 24, 2018 http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef0p2vh0fef517ea&llr=ihb5twn6
Army OSBP SBIR-STTR-RIF Training for Industry Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) hosted Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Rapid Innovation Fund Training for Industry on 1/24/18 from 1-3 p.m. at their Training and Outreach Center at 2530 Crystal Drive, Room 8124, Arlington, (Crystal City), VA January 24, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/army-osbp-sbir-sttr-rif-training-for-industry
NATIONAL MENTORING SUMMIT The National Mentoring Summit is the only national convening of youth mentoring professionals, researchers, MENTOR Affiliates, philanthropic investors, and government and civic leaders aimed at collectively strengthening and expanding quality mentoring relationships for young people across the country. Their summit was January 24-26. January 24-26, 2018 http://www.mentoring.org/national-mentoring-summit/
Draft Performance Work Statement, Entry Access Letter, and SB Contact Information There was an Industry day for Federal contract opportunity FA3002-18-R-0004 for other support activities for air transportation for AFICA- CONUS January 25 - 26, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/request-for-information-rfi-for-flight-operations-support-services-71st-flying-training-wing-at-vance-afb-ok
Outdoor Retailer Industry Meetings The Clothing & Equipment Team, Program Manager Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) hosted Government-Industry meetings 25-27 January 2018 during the Outdoor Retail Show in Denver, CO. The purpose of these meetings was to discuss company-specific ideas and information on combat and cold weather fabrics, uniforms, accessories, boots and equipment. January 25-27, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/outdoor-retailer-indstry-meetings
Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays (MIDAS) Proposers Day DARPA hosted a Proposers Day in support of HR001118S0020, Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays (MIDAS) program on January 26, 2018 in Arlington, VA at the DARPA Conference Center. The purpose of this meeting was to provide information on the MIDAS program, promote additional discussion on this topic, address questions from potential proposers, and provide an opportunity for potential proposers to share their capabilities and ideas for teaming arrangements. January 26, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/millimeter-wave-digital-arrays-midas-proposers-day
ThunderDrone Rapid Prototyping Event Tech Expo SOFWERX hosted the second ThunderDrone Rapid Prototyping Event Tech Expo on 29 January to 1 February 2018. ThunderDrone is a USSOCOM initiative dedicated to drone prototyping, which focuses on exploring drone technologies through idea formation, testing, and demonstrating efforts that are being conducted collaboratively with the Department of Defense's Strategic Capabilities Office at the SOFWERX facility in Ybor City, Florida. 29 January - 1 February 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/thunderdrone-rapid-prototyping-event-tech-expo
INDUSTRY DAY for Drug Demand Reduction Specimen Collection The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Office and the Air National Guard Air Surgeon General Office hosted an Industry Day for its Drug Demand Reduction Program (DDRP) Specimen Collection requirement. January 31, 2018 https://govtribe.com/project/industry-day-for-drug-demand-reduction-specimen-collection
Digital Citizen Summit Government Executive hosted their 2018 Digital Citizen Summit to hear from leaders who have transformed the way their services are designed, delivered, and perceived, all with an eye towards championing their customers -- the citizens who use their services everyday. January 31, 2018 http://www.govexec.com/feature/digital-citizen-summit-18/

CANCELLED BIDS

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CANCELLED BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL VALUE DATE CANCELLED PULSE THOUGHTS
Debt Collection Services Education EDFSA16r0009 $800,000,000.00 - January 12, 2018 Two of the awarded firms, Windham Professional and Performant Financial Corp., once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. We have no further comment except we can't wait to see the debriefs. (link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2018/01/11/education-dept-awards-debt-collection-contract-to-company-with-ties-to-devos/?utm_term=.06212f9cb932)
Identity Proofing Blanket Purchase Agreement GSA FAS TTSPROOFING - - January 17, 2018 This RFQ cancelation comes at an interesting time. We can't tell if GSA is canceling this just on FBO because they decided to go to GSA Schedules or another Best-In-Class (BIC) Contract, but it is an odd cancelation nonetheless. Dominic Sale is the new Assistant Director at TTS and 18F is still somewhere in the back - could there be more trouble in FAS's paradise?
IXIA PerfectStorm One U.S. Army NGB W81A9P - - January 22, 2018 Looks like this was a perfect stormfor a cancelation (holds for laughter). The Government stated that this was an old requirement (over two years old), the post was not completed, and they are unsure if an award was ever made - if any. We feel like they should have a way to track that.
Fire Hazmat Operational Training U.S. Air Force FA860118R0024 - - January 22, 2018 This solicitation was cancelled due to the Government shutdown.
Advanced Architect-Engineer (A-E) Selection for Value Engineering (VE) Services, Fort Worth District (SWF), SB(Small Business) Set Aside USACE W9126G17R00121 - - January 24, 2018 Looks like this is heading to an existing contract. The Government plans to issue a new solicitation using Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity procedures.
MTG SPACE FOR CID/MITO CONFERENCE USCG HSCGG818QMMC017 - - January 29, 2018 Government provided reason: "The customer has requested to cancel this solicitation due to a fear of a lapse in appropriation because of the government CR and possible shutdown. A new solicitation with new dates will be posted on FBO at a later time." Budget insecurities strike again.

PRE-SOLICITATION BIDS

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PRE-SOLICITATION BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL CONTRACT VALUE INDUSTRY EST. RELEASE DATE PULSE EST. RELEASE DATE PULSE THOUGHTS
Vendor Managed Inventory Services WMATA WMATA - - - TBD: Shaping Opportunity WMATA is seeking information from industry to provide information on a third party-managed inventory solution or other third-party parts and materials acquisition and inventory management solutions. WMATA budgets more than $100 million annually for parts, materials and supplies. This is done through business with numerous vendors by acquiring some parts through long-term contracts and others through one-time purchases (spot buys). WMATA’s inventory and parts ordering are managed through Maximo and Oracle PeopleSoft. WMATA also operates a central warehouse and satellite storerooms at major rail and bus facilities. They are looking for some help in the management of their procurement, warehousing, and distribution. The scope is still being developed so this could be a great shaping opportunities!
FISMA AUDIT SERVICES Treasury 2031MB18Q00003 - - 18-Jan 18-Feb The IG community has been working on a maturity model since 2014 in part because a gap between auditors and agencies developed over the last decade or more around measuring the effectiveness of federal cybersecurity controls under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). (link: https://federalnewsradio.com/ask-the-cio/2018/01/ig-community-takes-next-step-to-close-the-fisma-gap-between-auditors-cios/). Treasury will issue a solicitation via GSA-eBuy for FISMA Audit Services on or about 30 January 2018. Hopefully we will see this new model in action and help address consistency issues that have plagued auditors measuring agency progress in meeting FIMSA requirements.
Drug Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (DTTBI) U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity MTEC1803DTTBI $25,000,000.00 - 18-Feb 18-Mar U.S. Army Medical Research is looking to focus on Drug Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (DTTBI). USAMRMC is looking to industry for cutting-edge technologies and effective life cycle management to rapidly advance the development of TBI drug candidate prototypes, through focused Phase 2 clinical trial testing, with an end goal of producing a TBI drug that has been fully characterized and ready for Phase 3 trial. The big end goal however is to develop a DTTBI that is a commercial TBI drug product that is approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe TBI.
TTN 6012 Data Analytics and Innovation Support IRS TTN6012DataAnalyticsandInnovationSupportDraftPWS - - 18-Feb 18-Apr The IRS is looking to establish a FFP BPA thru a GSA MAS contract. TO's issued under this BPA will be enterprise-wide and highly visible across the IRS. The IRS is specifically looking to commercial vendors for consulting services to strategically improve tax compliance and internal operations using research, data-driven analysis, models and project/business management to inform decision making mentioned in the sections below. Contractor support will discern methods with the IRS that will improve current frameworks, models and techniques. This BPA could get interesting. Some good capture reading? How about the GAO report on IT Management Attention to Successfully Modernize Tax Processing System put out in October 2017 (link: https://waysandmeans.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/20171004OS-Testimony-Powner.pdf).
Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) Operational Support Services DOJ FBI 18RFI1JT $87,500,000.00 $55,333,983.00 18-Mar 18-Jul A Sources Sought was issued January 29, 2018. The FBI is contemplating splitting the services into two separate requirements: Operational Support and Facilities Support. A DSOW was provided for each area. Responses are due by 12:00 PM ET February 12, 2018. Solicitations are expected in Q2 FY 2018 via GSA Schedule 00CORP. With the potential split for the follow-on, the Operational Support requirement would have about 189 FTE and the Facilities Support only 8.5 FTE. The current incumbent is Strategic Operational Solutions Inc. with the latest FPDS action being January 23, 2018 to add 7 new positions to the contract. Period of performance is up 8/6/2018.
Federal Human Resource (FHR), Retirement Benefits Calculator On-line Human Resources (HR) Processing Tool FAA 28874 $1,292,000.00 $1,292,446.66 18-Mar 18-May FAA has is exploring continuing their requirement for Retirement Benefits Calculator to support FAA employees. FAA is looking for a web-based interactive retirement benefits calculator with both an FAA HR Benefits Specialist function and other FAA employee benefits function that would allow end-users to perform multiple retirement estimate calculations. Contractor must be FedRAMP Certified. We did a quick search on FedRAMP for the current incumbent's status (Economic Systems Inc.) - and it doesn't look like they are in the game on this one, at this point in time. Last FPDS action was June 2017 to exercise the option year and conduct change order funding to the tune of $249K. Period of performance looks to be up June 2018.
Precision Real-Time Engagement Combat Identification Sensor Exploitation (PRECISE) USAF Material Command FA865018S1672 - - 18-Mar 18-Apr Foreign counter-air capabilities are still under development and the U.S. needs to be able to defend against those threats should a conflict arise. USAF is looking to move past the radar technology and incorporate new sensor phenomenologies (noun phe·nom·e·nol·o·gy \ fi-?nä-m?-?nä-l?-j? \ a philosophical movement that describes the formal structure of the objects of awareness and of awareness itself in abstraction from any claims concerning existence) to break ambiguities and improve confidence in declarations at range (aka North Korea?). The Precision Real-Time Engagement Combat Identification Sensor Exploitation (PRECISE) program will primarily work to develop technologies that continue to advance combat ID for warfighters. Estimated total funding profile for the contract is projected to be $33.6M.
RCRA Enforcement and Permitting Assistance (REPA) 6, EPA Zone 2 & 3 EPA SOLHQ1700006 $23,433,000.00 $6,692,315.88 18-Mar 18-Mar More consolidation for EPA. EPA announced that it is their intent to combine both Zone 2 and Zone 3, REPA 6 contract requirements within Solicitation No. SOL-HQ-17-00006. As such, there will only be one solicitation utilized (SOL-HQ-17-00006) for the anticipated REPA 6 contracts for Zone 2 and 3. Due to what we assume were previous consolidation efforts, Zone 2 includes Regions 4, 5, and 6, and Zone 3 includes Regions 2, 7, 9, and 10. The Zone 2 portion of the solicitation will be a competitive Total Small Business Set-Aside. The Zone 3 portion of the solicitation will be full and open competition.
Information Technology (IT) Transformation, Modernization and Operational Support Services (TMOSS) U.S. GAO GAO18RFI0001 $148,119,000.00 $92,401,515.68 18-Apr 18-Aug GAO is calling upon industry to continue to build up IT agility and data security as well as accelerate IT services delivery to clients through several IT infrastructure modernization efforts. According to the posting, GAO intends to solicit industry feedback as part of its plan to establish an acquisition platform that would help ISTS achieve its IT modernization objectives. The current incumbent is CSRA. The latest FPDS funding action in December 2017 to the tune of $3M, which also included the funding of option period #4. Period of performance is up January 2019 (link: http://blog.executivebiz.com/2018/01/gao-issues-rfi-on-potential-it-modernization-support-sources/).
Online Marketplace for Micro-Purchases VA 36C10G18Q9057 - - - 18-Aug Well it looks like the VA is taking pointers from GSA following their public forum on the new e-commerce initiative (link: https://fcw.com/articles/2018/01/09/ecommerce-industry-day-gsa-rockwell.aspx). VA annually spends around $4B using its government purchase card program for purchases below the micro-purchase level. VA is seeking responses from vendors with an existing online business marketplace to determine whether they have their own user agreements. In addition, VA is looking for qualified vendors to provide VA micro-purchase buyers access to the vendor’s online business marketplace utilizing an agreement between the VA and vendor(s). From what we can tell, AWS or Overstock aren't an SDVOSB so this should be interesting.

ACTIVE BIDS

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ACTIVE BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. INDUSTRY EST. VALUE ACTUAL CONTRACT VALUE SUBMISSION DUE DATE PULSE THOUGHTS
FY 18 Toxic Emission Testing U.S. Army W9124B18Q0558 - - February 1, 2018 California wants 5 million zero emissions cars on its roads by 2030. Could this be the first step? Looks like it. (link: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/30/california-wants-5-million-zero-emissions-cars-roads-2030/)
Financial Management Support Services DSS HS002118R0001 $7,545,000.00 $7,545,378.78 February 8, 2018 DSS is re-competing their needs for Financial Management Budget, Execution, Accounting Operations, Audit Readiness and Sustainment, and DAI Helpdesk (HD) support services for the DSS FMD. The current incumbent is TeraThink Corporation. With the new responsibilities loaded onto DSS's plate, with the microscope getting closer, we forsee a scope increase with the new award.
TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY TOURNAMENT U.S. DOT https://transportationops.org/transportation-technology-tournament - - February 15, 2018 The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program announce a competition for students to work directly with state and local DOTs to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions. Finalist teams will develop a presentation and then will be flown to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2018 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis to give a live presentation in front of a panel of judges made up of leaders in the ITS and TSMO community.
Multi-Service Platform (MSP) DOT FAA SIR 693KA8-18-R-00004 - - February 15, 2018 FAA is looking for a COTS fiber optics multiplexer equipment as defined in the FAA Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) Multi-Service Platform (MSP) Specification (FAA-P-2978c) for the Airport Cable Loop (ACL) Program. The winner will be responsible for instruction books, training, equipment, books, configuration management, etc. - all that fun stuff.
VACA National Media Exploitation Center Linguist Intelligence Operations (NMEC LION) DIA HHM40218R0004 - - February 23, 2018 DIA is re-competing its requirements for National Medica Exploitation Center (NMEC) Linguist Intelligence Operations NMEC (LION), formerly Linguist Operations Support Services (LOSS). Valbin is the current performer on this contract. As with all DIA contracts, we are not privvy to contract funding so we all just get to keep guessing.
Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC) Competition NIST https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/ariac/ - $10,000.00 May 17, 2018 Build your own robot control software and win up to $10,000! Help solve NIST's problem by coding your own robot control system (software) that can outperform everyone else’s in a simulated environment! Compete to win $17,500 in cash prizes and the opportunity to showcase your solution at a future robotics conference.

AWARDED BIDS

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AWARDED BIDS
CONTRACT NAME FEDERAL ENTITY SOL NO. CONTRACT
NO.
INDUSTRY EST. VALUE AWARDED VALUE AWARD DATE AWARDEE(S) PULSE
THOUGHTS
Financial
Analysis and CIO Services
VA 36C10B18Q2115 36C10B18F2604 $ 88,399,108.94 $17,934,429.06 January 5, 2018 Grant Thornton
LLP
Just a few weeks after Grant Thornton announced the addition of former VA CIO, LaVerne Council as a managing principal for Enterprise Digital Strategy and Innovation, this $1.7 billion consultancy that specializes in helping government leaders maximize performance and efficiency just beat out three bidders to secure a 3-year contract to provide VA with Financial Support Services and CIO Support Services. (link: https://www.g2xchange.com/statics/grant-thornton-adds-88m-cio-and-financial-support-services-contract-at-va/)
Big
Data Platform (BDP) Engineering and Development Services
USCYBERCOM HB000118R0001 - - - January 18,
2018
Enlighten IT
Consulting LLC
USCYBERCOM intends to award a sole source (contract value unknown at the time of the J&A - weird) to Enlighten IT in order to renew licenses for the Rapid Analytic Deployment Management Framework (RADMF). USCYBERCOM says that "unless the licenses are renewed, USCYBERCOM will be unable to transition the BDP from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud environment to a USCYBERCOM AWS GovCloud environment".
Air-Coupled Rail Inspection Prototype Using Passive Approach -
Follow On
DOT
FRA
- 693JJ618Q000002 - - January
19, 2018
University
of California
FRA intends to award a sole source to the University of California San Diego to continue the development of the new concept of "passive-only" rail inspection that exploits the wheel-generated acoustic "noise" as the rail excitation and only uses air-coupled receivers for non-contact rail inspection at speeds not achievable by current rail inspection technologies. The proposed contract action is to develop a 2nd generation prototype of the described technology and assess its capabilities on the High Tonnage Loop (HTL) and on the Railroad Test Track (RTT) at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, CO.
Health Insurance for Locally Employed Staff of the U. S. Mission
in Suriname
DOS SNS50017R0002 19NS5018D0003 $ 790,000.00 $ 789,968.66
January
22, 2018
NV
Surinaamse Assurantie Maatschappij
Interesting. As we mentioned in our last expose', the same requirement for the U.S. Embassy Bogota was cancelled back in early January (link:
https://www.thepulsegovcon.com/the-pulse-content/2018/1/10/industry-expos-january-11-2018). Fun fact: Paramaribo (nickname Par'bo) has a population of roughly 241K people - almost half of population of Suriname.
Pitchfork Platform Access Support Services WHS
/ DIUx
- JTJ012420181641 - - January
24, 2018
Pitchfork
Data, Inc.
J&A for Pitchfork Data - with no contract value provided. Government states that this contract is necessary for DIUx's visibility into innovation technology companies and relevant market trends as well as understanding of and anticipating emerging trends will be hampered. Without a clear and full understanding of the innovation ecosystem, DIUx's ability to identify potential solutions to mission-critical problems facing DoD will be severely compromised, the warfighter will be underserved, and our national defense and security will be at risk. So - Pitchfork to the rescue!
USCIS Customer Engagement Center Tier 1 (NCSC) - Funding
Increase
FEMA GS00V08PDD0066 HSFETX17F0203 - $ 160,531,261.80 January
24, 2018
CSRA
International
Back in December, a J&A had been released to extend CSRA's contract. Following that, a follow-on had been released and awarded through the USA Contact Multichannel Contact Center Services contract vehicle. The task order was awarded to CSRA (again) under task order 70SBUR18F00000028 with a total value of $62,182,843. CSRA saw another funding increase just another day to the tune of $15,176,274.75 for 900 Temporary Call Agents in response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Vets.gov Support TO VA VA11816D1016 36C10B18N10160008 $ 8,500,000.00 $ 3,799,810.27
January
25, 2018
CSRA
International
Awarded as a task on the T4NG contract, this 20-month $8.5M effort is to deliver a range of digital solutions in support of VETS.gov, a website intended to serve as a single destination where Veterans can go to discover, apply for, track, and manage the benefits they’ve earned. (link:
https://www.g2xchange.com/statics/csra-awarded-vets-gov-support-task-with-veterans-affairs/)
MLB Baseball BBG - 95108818Q00165 - - January
26, 2018
Major
League Baseball Properties, Inc.
MLB Baseball is coming back to Cuba!
THAAD Lot 9/10 Interceptors, One Shot Devices MDA HQ014716R0024 P00008 - $ 1,285,845,311.00 January
26, 2018
Lockheed
Martin and Fire Control
Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a $459,230,468 modification (P00008) to a previously-awarded contract HQ0147-17-C-0032 to exercise an option for the production of additional Lot 10 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors (one-shot devices); and to provide associated production support efforts under fixed-price incentive-firm target contract line item numbers. The value of this contract is increased from $826,614,843 to $1,285,845,311.
TEAMS Cybersecurity Compliance and Risk Management MDA HQ014716R0005 HQ014718C00012 $ 59,463,000.00 $ 833,600.00
January
26, 2018
Decisive
Analytics Corporation
Decisive Analytics Corp.,* Arlington, Virginia, is being awarded a $59,463,490 competitive cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for advisory and assistance services for cybersecurity compliance and risk management in support of technical, engineering, advisory and management support. This contract covers improved independent verification and validation analysis and reporting of the Ballistic Missile Defense System and Enterprise cybersecurity controls, and will expand information cybersecurity knowledge improving the system architecture, system life cycles, and authorization decisions for the Missile Defense Agency.
USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) Emergent Repair and Restoration U.S.
Navy
- N0002417C4444 $ 30,169,626.00 $ 14,425,453.00 January
26, 2018
Huntington
Ingalls
Huntington Ingalls Inc. - Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded $30,169,626 for a cost-plus-fixed fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-17-C-4444) for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration. This effort shall provide for the additional modernization work items
and contract growth for collision repairs as well as maintenance for USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62).
Surface Navy Laser Weapon System Increment 1, High Energy Laser
and Integrated Optical-dazzler
U.S.
Navy
- N0002418C5392 $942,818,114.00 $ 3,500,000.00
January
26, 2018
Lockheed
Martin
Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp., Bothell, Washington, is being awarded a $150,022,901cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Surface Navy Laser Weapon System Increment 1, High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with surveillance system. Under this contract Lockheed Martin Aculight Corp. will develop, manufacture, and deliver two test units in fiscal 2020 (one unit for DDG 51 FLT IIA, and one for land-based testing). This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $942,818,114. Work
will be performed in Bothell, ashington (52 percent); Moorestown, New Jersey (31 percent); Owego, New York (9 percent); Marion, Massachusetts (3 percent);
Clearwater, Florida (3 percent); Manassas, Virginia (0.9 percent); Baltimore, Maryland (0.6 percent); and Akron, Ohio (0.5 percent), and is expected to be completed by April 2020. Fiscal 2018 research, development, testing, and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of
$3,500,000 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end
of the current fiscal year
Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command MQ-9
Software Development
U.S.
Air Force
FA862015G4040 FA862018F2363 $ 49,336,683.00 $ 9,864,489.00
January
26, 2018
General
Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, California, has been awarded a
$49,336,683 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (FA8620-18-F-2363) to previously
awarded basic ordering agreement FA8620-15-G-4040. This contract provides for tasks necessary
to develop, field, and sustain Air Force Special Operations Command and Air
Combat Command MQ-9 software development.
R&D for Rapid Assessment of Technologies and Energy for the
Alternative Power and Technology Office
U.S.
Air Force
- FA865018D5660,
FA865018D5680, FA865018D5670
$ 49,000,000.00 $ 3,259,019.00
January
26, 2018
Concurrent
Technology Corp., Southwest Research Institute, University of Dayton Research
Institute
Concurrent Technology Corp., Johnstown, Pennsylvania (FA8650-18-D-5660); Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas (FA8650-18-D-5680); and University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio (FA8650-18-D-5670), have been awarded a $49,000,000 shared ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity,cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for research and development associated with the Rapid Assessment of Technologies and Energy for the Alternative Power and Technology Office. This contract provides for research and development to accelerate the implementation and
transition of energy efficiency and alternative energy technologies to meet Air Force energy goals.

Frank HartINDUSTRY EXPOSÉ