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                                                     Oct 24, 2019

Information is being posted of Questions and Answers received from industry.  See attachment dated 10-24-19.

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Deadline DateNone Provided
Publication Date2019-10-24
CountryUnited States of America
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfRebeca A. Gonzalez, Contracting Officer, Phone 4073843968, Email rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil
Address12211 Science Drive Orlando FL 32826-3224
Class Code70: General purpose information technology equipment
Class DescriptionGeneral purpose information technology equipment
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Version of 2019-08-02

Persistent Cyber Training Environment

*********UPDATE***********AUG 2, 2019*********************************

Added information to address questions raised at Industry Day/Pre-solicitation Conference held on Jun 11, 2019.


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Deadline DateNone Provided
Publication Date2019-08-02
CountryUnited States of America
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfRebeca A. Gonzalez, Contracting Officer, Phone 4073843968, Email rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil
Address12211 Science Drive Orlando FL 32826-3224
Class Code70: General purpose information technology equipment
Class DescriptionGeneral purpose information technology equipment
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Version of 2019-07-02

Persistent Cyber Training Environment

*******************UPDATE*****JUL 2, 2019*****************************


Added the Industry Day/Pre-Solicitation Conference roster of attendees and instructions for requesting access to the PCTE platform development kit.


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Deadline DateNone Provided
Publication Date2019-07-02
CountryUnited States of America
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfRebeca A. Gonzalez, Contracting Officer, Phone 4073843968, Email rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil
Address12211 Science Drive Orlando FL 32826-3224
Class Code70: General purpose information technology equipment
Class DescriptionGeneral purpose information technology equipment
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Version of 2019-05-15

Persistent Cyber Training Environment

**********UPDATE************MAY 15, 2019*********************
Due to the limited parking in the PII/PIII parking lots, conference attendees must park in the Science Drive gate overflow parking lot and walk the short distance to PIII.  The Partnership II/III parking lots are authorized parking for building occupants only.

**********UPDATE************MAY 14, 2019**********************

The Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation is hosting an Industry Day for the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (CYBER TRIDENT) which is the requirement formerly known as the Persistent Cyber Training Environment -Consolidated Integration and Development Contract (P-CDIC). P-CIDC has been scoped and rebranded to CYBER TRIDENT to better serve the cyber training community's procurement needs. While PCTE will be the primary user of the CYBER TRIDENT contract, the goal is to ensure there is scope, ceiling, and a flexible contract vehicle to provide for the dynamic and evolving nature of the cyber training community into the future.

When: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019; 08:00 - 15:30 EST
Where: Partnership III (PIII) building located at: 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

Due to limited available space, all companies must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 3 per company for a maximum of 200 registrants. All interested parties must provide the following information of all attendees:

1. Full name
2. Position/title of all attendees
3. Company name and address
4. Email address
5. Phone number

Please consolidate your registration per company into one email and RSVP to Julio B. Villalba, Julio.B.Villalba.ctr@mail.mil.


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INDUSTRY DAY NOTICE

Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (CYBER TRIDENT)
INDUSTRY DAY:

The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Orlando (ACC-ORL) and the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation's (PEO STRI) Project Manager for Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators and Special Operations Forces Training Systems (PM ITTS) are hosting a CYBER TRIDENT Industry Day on 11 June 2019. This event will include a Technical Forum and Pre-Solicitation conference.

DISCLAIMER

THIS INDUSTRY DAY IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) OR INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) TO BE SUBMITTED. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.

The CYBER TRIDENT Industry Day will be held in Partnership III (PIII) building, room 321 located at:
3039 Technology Parkway Orlando, FL 32826.

The agenda for 11 June 2019 is below and will be updated accordingly with more details and logistical information as amendment to this Notice. For planning purposes, it is the intent of the Government to release the CYBER TRIDENT Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) in 4QFY19.

Agenda:
0800 - 0830: Sign in
0900 - 0910: Welcome/Site Specific Info/Admin
0910 - 1010: Keynote and Leadership Opening Comments
1010 - 1040: PCTE Program Overview
1040 - 1230: PCTE Technical State of the Union

• Roadmap
• Version Charlie (vC)
• Agile Integration
• Platform Walk-through
• Reference Architecture/Live Software Development Kit (SDK)
• Emerging Areas
1230 - 1330: Lunch
• 1330 - 1400: CYBER Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (TRIDENT) Solicitation Overview
• Contract Rebranding
• Dispelling Myths
• Contract Details
• Focus Areas
• Live Delivery Orders
1400 - 1530: Question and Answer

At the 2019 Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS), Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), PEO STRI will conduct a PCTE product walkthrough on June 12, 2019 from 0930 - 1000. Location for this event is at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Please see NTSA website for registration and details http://www.trainingsystems.org/events/2019/6/12/91t0/agenda.


BACKGROUND

The Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) is a capability providing the Department of Defense (DOD) cyberspace workforce the ability to conduct cyberspace operations training (including exercises and mission rehearsals), experimentation, certification, as well as the assessment and development of cyber capabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures for missions that cross boundaries and networks. PCTE provides the capability required to train forces operating in cyberspace in accordance with congressional and DOD mandates.


CONTRACT FOCUS

As a result, as the Product Manager Cyber Resiliency and Training (PdM CRT) is creating an efficient, flexible and rapid contract vehicle designed to primarily provide for the managed evolution of the PCTE Platform and to provide support across all facets of the Acquisition Life Cycle for PCTE. The PCTE inherent tasks of the contract will include, but not be limited to:

• Third party technology insertion, orchestration and integration into PCTE platform (COTS, GOTS, etc.)
• Agile Development and Delivery
• Hardware and Software Infrastructure Development

This contract has been titled the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (CYBER TRIDENT) and is the requirement formerly known as the Persistent Cyber Training Environment - Consolidated Integration and Development Contract (P-CDIC). P-CIDC has been scoped and rebranded to CYBER TRIDENT to better serve the overall cyber training community's procurement needs. CYBER TRIDENT is not intended to be a ground up rebuild of the PCTE platform, but rather will leverage the current prototype capabilities already procured as well as integrate future capability contributions from external contracts and/or Government organizations. PdM CRT is currently integrating vendor solutions into the modular PCTE baseline that includes a number of commercial and proprietary products. Integration requires technical data exchange, specifications, and coordination with other commercial vendors and support contractors to ensure compatibility and selection the best-of-breed cyberspace operations training platform. It is expected the CYBER TRIDENT contract will require the integration of software delivered to the Government under Other Transaction Authorities to meet identified gaps and integrate new capabilities.


PCTE AQCUISTION STRATEGY

The PCTE program will continue the use of Other Transaction Authorities to highlight capabilities that are not already included within PCTE. These OTA's will provide those new capabilities for integration into the PCTE platform. The PCTE platform will evolve based on changes in technology, threat, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). These changes may require COTS software, and other Government organizations to be integrated into the existing platform for rapid delivery to the CMF biannually.


REQUIRED CAPABILITIES

The Government requires the development of API's and the integration of COTS/GOTS software and hardware with the requisite level of testing to support release of capability drops to the operational forces. It is expected the system, integration and release of the PCTE platform capability drops will include Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) user-centric feedback driving agile six month capability releases.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The contractor shall be required to have a minimum SECRET level clearance for personnel supporting CMF at Government on-site facilities and be in compliance with the security regulations and security requirements specified in the Contracts Security Classification Specifications, DD Form 254 and addendum sheets. The contractor shall be required to handle TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) as required.

Contractor will also be qualified with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) to support Unclassified through Top Secret accreditations while complying with DoD Instruction 8510.01, supporting recertification and reaccreditation effort through all accreditation phases as outlined in DoDM 8510.1-M, DoDD 8500.1, and AR 25-2. The contractor shall be responsible for maintaining accredited systems in their hardware/software baseline configuration.


ELIGIBILITY

The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541512 Computer Systems Design Services with a size standard of $27.5M in average annual receipts. The Product Service Code (PSC) is 7010, Information Technology Equipment System Configuration.

Draft Statement of Work (SOW) is included in this posting. This requirement will be a non-commercial contract. The type of contract anticipated will be made in the form of a Single Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract to one responsible Offeror and delivery orders (DO) will be issued against the ID/IQ as need arises. Tasking will be ordered with issuance of individual DO specifying the items/supplies/software to be provided from the basic contract. Firm fixed-price (FFP) and cost reimbursable delivery orders are anticipated for this effort with a five to seven year ordering period, and an estimated maximum ceiling of $957,000,000. The basic contract will specify the requirements to be delivered in accordance with the CYBER TRIDENT SOW.

The submission of this Notice information is for Planning Purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government to procure any supplies or services, or for the government to pay for the information received.  No solicitation document exists at this time.  All questions concerning this Notice should be directed to the Procuring Contracting Officer, Rebeca Gonzalez, via email (rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil) or by telephone at (407) 384-3968.




************UPDATE****** OCT 22, 2018******************************

The Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation is hosting an Industry Day for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) program.

When:  Monday, Nov 26, 2018; 1500 - 1700 EST
Where:  Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, room S330EF.

Due to limited available space, all companies must register to attend.  Registration will be limited to 4 per company for a maximum of 300 registrants.  All interested parties must provide the following information of all attendees:

1.  Full name
2.  Position/title of all attendees
3.  Company name and address
4.  Email address
5.  Phone number

Please consolidate your registration per company into one email and RSVP to Trina Cothrin, trina.l.pierce-cothrin.civ@mail.mil.  It is not required to be registered for the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (ITSEC) to attend the industry day.   


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SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE

Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE)
Consolidated Integration and Development Contract (P-CIDC)

Army Contracting Command-Orlando is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify potential sources having an interest and industry technologies available to consolidate the integration and development of the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) platform.

The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement, if a requirement materializes. Based on the responses to this sources sought notice/market research, this requirement may be set-aside for small businesses (in full or in part) or procured through full and open competition. All small business set-aside categories will be considered. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding submissions.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO BE SUBMITTED. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) is a capability providing the Department of Defense (DOD) cyberspace workforce the ability to conduct cyberspace operations training (including exercises and mission rehearsals), experimentation, certification, as well as the assessment and development of cyber capabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures for missions that cross boundaries and networks. PCTE provides the capability required to train forces operating in cyberspace in accordance with congressional and DOD mandates.

PCTE's ultimate solution will be a cloud-based training platform to support Cyber workforce with individual through force level sustainment training, team certification, and provide the foundations for a collective training network (i.e. Cyber Flag, Cyber Guard). It will leverage existing architecture and capability, including existing Service tools connected to the various cyber ranges, in order to provide the emulated environments for virtual cyber training. The materiel development activities for PCTE include integrating hardware and software into a training platform that orchestrates event planning, training resources, and after action review into a cohesive and networked training event.

The PCTE platform, in its desired end state, will use integrated virtual machines connecting Cyber Training and Test Ranges. As part of the Cyber Range cloud-based environment, PCTE will have the ability to share resources, such as scenarios and content, and providing additional "maneuver space" such as emulated Red (adversarial), Blue (friendly), Grey (neutral), and Industrial Control System (ICS) environments. It will connect to six geographically disperse Cyber workforce locations and allow individual units to access capabilities and participate in distributed training (called Connectivity). PCTE is not a cyber range; it is every aspect of training exercise means and training systems that would take place in a range.

The PCTE program continually deploys prototype capabilities through competitive Cyber Innovation Challenges (CICs) to the field to include such capabilities as event management, environment creation/replication, and connections into to the Services' Crew Training Facilities. With continued evaluation of the CIC prototypes by Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) personnel, the PCTE platform will evolve based on changes in technology, threat, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). These changes will require software developed by contractors, external vendors, and other Government organizations to be holistically incorporated into the existing platform for rapid delivery.

Product Manager (PdM) Cyber Resiliency and Training (CRT) is currently integrating vendor solutions into the modular PCTE baseline that includes a number of commercial and proprietary products. Integration requires technical data exchange, specifications, and coordination with other contractors to ensure compatibility and selection the best-of-breed cyberspace operations training platform. It is expected the P-CIDC contract will require the integration of software delivered under the CICs to meet identified gaps and integrate new capabilities.

As part of the lifecycle sustainment of PCTE, the PdM CRT has a requirement for a contracting vehicle to continue development operations with the integration of software and hardware enhancements delivered on other contracts as technology insertion occurs while conducting testing, providing periodic system updates, and fielding technology upgrades of PCTE to CMF. In addition, the contract will provide a limited operations and maintenance support for PCTE to ensure high system availability throughout the acquisition life cycle. The contract will be dynamic and agile to support a highly complex joint program operating in a number of classifications at geographically disparate sites requiring 24/7 on-demand accessibility.

The P-CIDC has the underlying need to ensure standardization, synchronization, and management while maximizing reuse, commonality and high system availability while maintaining the systems cyber security posture. The contract must provide for a dynamic mechanisms for multiphase configuration management, development and support, integration and sustainment labs, and technology insertion and growth.

The purpose of the P-CIDC contract is to support the business goals of the PCTE program. These goals include:

• Decreasing time to produce and present training scenarios
• Increasing training throughput
• Increasing quality of training
• Increasing the reuse of training scenarios/emulated environments

REQUIRED CAPABILITIES
The Government requires the development and integration of software, hardware and associated levels of testing to support release of PCTE material solution to satisfy current and future PCTE requirements. In this the Government seeks the contractor to deliver a fully integrated training platform involving software and hardware contributions from various sources for integration, to include performing testing prior to fielding the software. This will require such activities that include software development, system integration, test and system delivery and upgrades to ensure compliance with contract requirements and timely delivery of required products. It is expected the system development, integration and release of the PCTE platform will occur with direct Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) user-centric feedback integrated and driving agile six month capability releases.

In addition, the contractor will provide a real time web-based reporting mechanism to collect, store and analyze operations, maintenance, supply, and inventory data of all the sites. This reporting system will provide Government access for the purposes of operations and logistics reviews. A customer call in center will be required providing twenty-four hours per day seven days a week toll-free call-in support services. The contract efforts are to include repairs and replacement stocks for maintaining required Operational Availability (Ao) of 95%; it will include updates to logistic documentation such as provisioning data, tech manuals and drawings, and provide integration instruction and field support for SW and HW upgrades at customer locations. This effort will encompass logistics support and sustainment of Regional Compute and Storage (RCS) nodes over seven locations CONUS and OCONUS.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The contractor shall be required to have a minimum SECRET level clearance for personnel supporting CMF at on-site facilities and be in compliance with the security regulations and security requirements specified in the Contracts Security Classification Specifications, DD Form 254 and addendum sheets. The contractor shall be required to handle TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) as required.

Contractor will also be qualified with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF), comply with DoD Instruction 8510.01, support recertification and reaccreditation effort of accrediting any system through all accreditation phases as outlined in DoDM 8510.1-M, DoDD 8500.1, and AR 25-2. The contractor shall be responsible for maintaining accredited systems in their hardware/software baseline configuration.


ELIGIBILITY

The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541512 Computer Systems Design Services with a size standard of $27.5M in average annual receipts. The Product Service Code (PSC) is 7010, Information Technology Equipment System Configuration.

Draft Statement of Work (SOW) is included in this posting. For purposes of this Sources Sought Notice, the applicable documents referenced in the SOW will not be made available
This requirement will be a non-commercial contract. The type of contract anticipated will be made in the form of a Single Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract to one responsible Offeror and delivery orders (DO) will be issued against the ID/IQ as need arises. Tasking will be ordered with issuance of individual DO specifying the items/supplies/software to be provided from the basic contract. Firm fixed-price (FFP), cost reimbursable, and minimal time and material (T&M) delivery orders are anticipated for this effort with a five to seven year ordering period, and an estimated maximum ceiling of $800,000,000. The basic contract will specify the requirements to be delivered in accordance with the P-CIDC SOW.


SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested businesses should submit a brief capabilities statement package demonstrating ability to provide the products/systems listed in this Technical Description. Documentation should be in bullet format. No phone or email solicitations with regards to the status of the RFP will be accepted prior to its release.

Responses should include a narrative to demonstrate your capabilities and knowledge with diverse programs of this magnitude. Specifically, interested contractors shall:
1. State the scope of past and present (within the last 3 years) relevant experience on similar contracts. Include dollar value of contract(s), whether performed as a prime or subcontractor, complexity and a point of contact.
2. Demonstrate your knowledge and capabilities of maintaining complex software, hardware, and enterprise architecture within a DoD enterprise system in a virtualized and cloud based environment.
3. Demonstrate your past and present experience on developing and integrating scalable application software products within DoD enterprise systems running in a virtualized and cloud based environment. If so, describe the services, capabilities and locations of these efforts.
4. Provide specific experiences, while orchestrating and coordinating with a number of third party software providers, for the integration and/or upgrade of software for a DoD enterprise system in a virtualized and cloud based environment.
5. Provide specific experience with continuous software integration and delivery using the Agile Methodology.
6. Provide your experience performing on an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) / Delivery Order type contract for providing software development, integration, testing and fielding of a DoD enterprise system(s).
7. Describe your ability and experience with utilizing a real time web-based Management Information Systems to collect, store, and manage operations, maintenance, supply, and inventory data for an enterprise system dispersed over multi-location sites (CONUS and OCONUS).
8. Describe your ability and experience managing multiple and concurrent efforts that include engineering, logistics, equipment maintenance, software support services, configuration management, surge capability and quality control, risks and mitigation.
9. Describe your experience supporting several geographically disbursed efforts at a SECRET or higher security level.
10. Describe your company's experience working with a software integration lab/facilities.
11. State any of your company's commercial product(s) that support the integration of software products and/or software upgrades, testing, fielding, limited operations and maintenance at a TOP SECRET level.
12. The Government anticipates PCTE will require the enterprise system to maintain RMF accreditation on current and future baseline configurations. Describe your ability and experience with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) to include integration and development that meet RMF Guidelines at a number of classification levels and environments to include Closed, Restricted Networks (CRNs), Open SIPRNET, Open NIPRNET, and Top Secret/SCI.
13. Provide teaming arrangements or Joint Ventures you may pursue to meet the PCTE sustainment requirements.
14. Interested small business prime contractors describe how you plan to meet the limitations on subcontracting per FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting; and how teaming to meet the overal requirements (if required) would be accomplished. For interested small business sub-contractors, please specify the areas your firm is interested in supporting.
15. Provide any alternative approaches (i.e. Contract Type and NAICS Code) to satisfying the PCTE requirements and comments described within this SSN.

Potential sources must identify their business type (i.e., small business, large business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a) certified business, woman-owned business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, etc.) Brevity of extraneous information is desired.

Information should be sent via e-mail to rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil and as an alternative to david.b.hector.civ@mail.mil. Alternative submittal methods by mail to: ACC-Orlando, ATTN: Bravo Division (Rebeca Gonzalez), 12211 Science Drive, Orlando, FL 32826-3224. Responses are requested by 02 November 2018. The submission of this information is for Planning Purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government to procure any supplies or services, or for the government to pay for the information received. No solicitation document exists at this time. All questions concerning this requirement should be directed to the Procuring Contracting Officer, Rebeca Gonzalez, via email or by telephone at (407) 384-3968, or the contract specialist David Hector by email or by telephone (407) 384-3721.

 

Deadline DateNone Provided
Publication Date2019-05-15
CountryUnited States of America
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfRebeca A. Gonzalez, Contracting Officer, Phone 4073843968, Email rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil
Address12211 Science Drive Orlando FL 32826-3224
Class Code70: General purpose information technology equipment
Class DescriptionGeneral purpose information technology equipment
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

Version of 2019-05-14

Persistent Cyber Training Environment

**********UPDATE************MAY 14, 2019**********************

The Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation is hosting an Industry Day for the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (CYBER TRIDENT) which is the requirement formerly known as the Persistent Cyber Training Environment -Consolidated Integration and Development Contract (P-CDIC). P-CIDC has been scoped and rebranded to CYBER TRIDENT to better serve the cyber training community's procurement needs. While PCTE will be the primary user of the CYBER TRIDENT contract, the goal is to ensure there is scope, ceiling, and a flexible contract vehicle to provide for the dynamic and evolving nature of the cyber training community into the future.

When: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019; 08:00 - 15:30 EST
Where: Partnership III (PIII) building located at: 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

Due to limited available space, all companies must register to attend. Registration will be limited to 3 per company for a maximum of 200 registrants. All interested parties must provide the following information of all attendees:

1. Full name
2. Position/title of all attendees
3. Company name and address
4. Email address
5. Phone number

Please consolidate your registration per company into one email and RSVP to Julio B. Villalba, Julio.B.Villalba.ctr@mail.mil.


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INDUSTRY DAY NOTICE

Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (CYBER TRIDENT)
INDUSTRY DAY:

The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Orlando (ACC-ORL) and the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation's (PEO STRI) Project Manager for Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators and Special Operations Forces Training Systems (PM ITTS) are hosting a CYBER TRIDENT Industry Day on 11 June 2019. This event will include a Technical Forum and Pre-Solicitation conference.

DISCLAIMER

THIS INDUSTRY DAY IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) OR INVITATION FOR BIDS (IFB) TO BE SUBMITTED. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.

The CYBER TRIDENT Industry Day will be held in Partnership III (PIII) building, room 321 located at:
3039 Technology Parkway Orlando, FL 32826.

The agenda for 11 June 2019 is below and will be updated accordingly with more details and logistical information as amendment to this Notice. For planning purposes, it is the intent of the Government to release the CYBER TRIDENT Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) in 4QFY19.

Agenda:
0800 - 0830: Sign in
0900 - 0910: Welcome/Site Specific Info/Admin
0910 - 1010: Keynote and Leadership Opening Comments
1010 - 1040: PCTE Program Overview
1040 - 1230: PCTE Technical State of the Union

• Roadmap
• Version Charlie (vC)
• Agile Integration
• Platform Walk-through
• Reference Architecture/Live Software Development Kit (SDK)
• Emerging Areas
1230 - 1330: Lunch
• 1330 - 1400: CYBER Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (TRIDENT) Solicitation Overview
• Contract Rebranding
• Dispelling Myths
• Contract Details
• Focus Areas
• Live Delivery Orders
1400 - 1530: Question and Answer

At the 2019 Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS), Project Manager, Instrumentation, Targets, Threat Simulators and SOF Training Systems (PM ITTS), PEO STRI will conduct a PCTE product walkthrough on June 12, 2019 from 0930 - 1000. Location for this event is at the Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Please see NTSA website for registration and details http://www.trainingsystems.org/events/2019/6/12/91t0/agenda.


BACKGROUND

The Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) is a capability providing the Department of Defense (DOD) cyberspace workforce the ability to conduct cyberspace operations training (including exercises and mission rehearsals), experimentation, certification, as well as the assessment and development of cyber capabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures for missions that cross boundaries and networks. PCTE provides the capability required to train forces operating in cyberspace in accordance with congressional and DOD mandates.


CONTRACT FOCUS

As a result, as the Product Manager Cyber Resiliency and Training (PdM CRT) is creating an efficient, flexible and rapid contract vehicle designed to primarily provide for the managed evolution of the PCTE Platform and to provide support across all facets of the Acquisition Life Cycle for PCTE. The PCTE inherent tasks of the contract will include, but not be limited to:

• Third party technology insertion, orchestration and integration into PCTE platform (COTS, GOTS, etc.)
• Agile Development and Delivery
• Hardware and Software Infrastructure Development

This contract has been titled the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (CYBER TRIDENT) and is the requirement formerly known as the Persistent Cyber Training Environment - Consolidated Integration and Development Contract (P-CDIC). P-CIDC has been scoped and rebranded to CYBER TRIDENT to better serve the overall cyber training community's procurement needs. CYBER TRIDENT is not intended to be a ground up rebuild of the PCTE platform, but rather will leverage the current prototype capabilities already procured as well as integrate future capability contributions from external contracts and/or Government organizations. PdM CRT is currently integrating vendor solutions into the modular PCTE baseline that includes a number of commercial and proprietary products. Integration requires technical data exchange, specifications, and coordination with other commercial vendors and support contractors to ensure compatibility and selection the best-of-breed cyberspace operations training platform. It is expected the CYBER TRIDENT contract will require the integration of software delivered to the Government under Other Transaction Authorities to meet identified gaps and integrate new capabilities.


PCTE AQCUISTION STRATEGY

The PCTE program will continue the use of Other Transaction Authorities to highlight capabilities that are not already included within PCTE. These OTA's will provide those new capabilities for integration into the PCTE platform. The PCTE platform will evolve based on changes in technology, threat, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). These changes may require COTS software, and other Government organizations to be integrated into the existing platform for rapid delivery to the CMF biannually.


REQUIRED CAPABILITIES

The Government requires the development of API's and the integration of COTS/GOTS software and hardware with the requisite level of testing to support release of capability drops to the operational forces. It is expected the system, integration and release of the PCTE platform capability drops will include Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) user-centric feedback driving agile six month capability releases.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The contractor shall be required to have a minimum SECRET level clearance for personnel supporting CMF at Government on-site facilities and be in compliance with the security regulations and security requirements specified in the Contracts Security Classification Specifications, DD Form 254 and addendum sheets. The contractor shall be required to handle TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) as required.

Contractor will also be qualified with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) to support Unclassified through Top Secret accreditations while complying with DoD Instruction 8510.01, supporting recertification and reaccreditation effort through all accreditation phases as outlined in DoDM 8510.1-M, DoDD 8500.1, and AR 25-2. The contractor shall be responsible for maintaining accredited systems in their hardware/software baseline configuration.


ELIGIBILITY

The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541512 Computer Systems Design Services with a size standard of $27.5M in average annual receipts. The Product Service Code (PSC) is 7010, Information Technology Equipment System Configuration.

Draft Statement of Work (SOW) is included in this posting. This requirement will be a non-commercial contract. The type of contract anticipated will be made in the form of a Single Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract to one responsible Offeror and delivery orders (DO) will be issued against the ID/IQ as need arises. Tasking will be ordered with issuance of individual DO specifying the items/supplies/software to be provided from the basic contract. Firm fixed-price (FFP) and cost reimbursable delivery orders are anticipated for this effort with a five to seven year ordering period, and an estimated maximum ceiling of $957,000,000. The basic contract will specify the requirements to be delivered in accordance with the CYBER TRIDENT SOW.

The submission of this Notice information is for Planning Purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government to procure any supplies or services, or for the government to pay for the information received.  No solicitation document exists at this time.  All questions concerning this Notice should be directed to the Procuring Contracting Officer, Rebeca Gonzalez, via email (rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil) or by telephone at (407) 384-3968.




************UPDATE****** OCT 22, 2018******************************

The Program Executive Officer for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation is hosting an Industry Day for the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) program.

When:  Monday, Nov 26, 2018; 1500 - 1700 EST
Where:  Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819, room S330EF.

Due to limited available space, all companies must register to attend.  Registration will be limited to 4 per company for a maximum of 300 registrants.  All interested parties must provide the following information of all attendees:

1.  Full name
2.  Position/title of all attendees
3.  Company name and address
4.  Email address
5.  Phone number

Please consolidate your registration per company into one email and RSVP to Trina Cothrin, trina.l.pierce-cothrin.civ@mail.mil.  It is not required to be registered for the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (ITSEC) to attend the industry day.   


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SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE

Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE)
Consolidated Integration and Development Contract (P-CIDC)

Army Contracting Command-Orlando is issuing this sources sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify potential sources having an interest and industry technologies available to consolidate the integration and development of the Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) platform.

The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement, if a requirement materializes. Based on the responses to this sources sought notice/market research, this requirement may be set-aside for small businesses (in full or in part) or procured through full and open competition. All small business set-aside categories will be considered. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding submissions.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SOURCES SOUGHT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) TO BE SUBMITTED. IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY THE GOVERNMENT. RESPONSES IN ANY FORM ARE NOT OFFERS AND THE GOVERNMENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT AS A RESULT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR PREPARATION OF RESPONSES TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. ANY INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY RESPONDENTS TO THIS TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION IS STRICTLY VOLUNTARY.

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

The Persistent Cyber Training Environment (PCTE) is a capability providing the Department of Defense (DOD) cyberspace workforce the ability to conduct cyberspace operations training (including exercises and mission rehearsals), experimentation, certification, as well as the assessment and development of cyber capabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures for missions that cross boundaries and networks. PCTE provides the capability required to train forces operating in cyberspace in accordance with congressional and DOD mandates.

PCTE's ultimate solution will be a cloud-based training platform to support Cyber workforce with individual through force level sustainment training, team certification, and provide the foundations for a collective training network (i.e. Cyber Flag, Cyber Guard). It will leverage existing architecture and capability, including existing Service tools connected to the various cyber ranges, in order to provide the emulated environments for virtual cyber training. The materiel development activities for PCTE include integrating hardware and software into a training platform that orchestrates event planning, training resources, and after action review into a cohesive and networked training event.

The PCTE platform, in its desired end state, will use integrated virtual machines connecting Cyber Training and Test Ranges. As part of the Cyber Range cloud-based environment, PCTE will have the ability to share resources, such as scenarios and content, and providing additional "maneuver space" such as emulated Red (adversarial), Blue (friendly), Grey (neutral), and Industrial Control System (ICS) environments. It will connect to six geographically disperse Cyber workforce locations and allow individual units to access capabilities and participate in distributed training (called Connectivity). PCTE is not a cyber range; it is every aspect of training exercise means and training systems that would take place in a range.

The PCTE program continually deploys prototype capabilities through competitive Cyber Innovation Challenges (CICs) to the field to include such capabilities as event management, environment creation/replication, and connections into to the Services' Crew Training Facilities. With continued evaluation of the CIC prototypes by Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) personnel, the PCTE platform will evolve based on changes in technology, threat, and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). These changes will require software developed by contractors, external vendors, and other Government organizations to be holistically incorporated into the existing platform for rapid delivery.

Product Manager (PdM) Cyber Resiliency and Training (CRT) is currently integrating vendor solutions into the modular PCTE baseline that includes a number of commercial and proprietary products. Integration requires technical data exchange, specifications, and coordination with other contractors to ensure compatibility and selection the best-of-breed cyberspace operations training platform. It is expected the P-CIDC contract will require the integration of software delivered under the CICs to meet identified gaps and integrate new capabilities.

As part of the lifecycle sustainment of PCTE, the PdM CRT has a requirement for a contracting vehicle to continue development operations with the integration of software and hardware enhancements delivered on other contracts as technology insertion occurs while conducting testing, providing periodic system updates, and fielding technology upgrades of PCTE to CMF. In addition, the contract will provide a limited operations and maintenance support for PCTE to ensure high system availability throughout the acquisition life cycle. The contract will be dynamic and agile to support a highly complex joint program operating in a number of classifications at geographically disparate sites requiring 24/7 on-demand accessibility.

The P-CIDC has the underlying need to ensure standardization, synchronization, and management while maximizing reuse, commonality and high system availability while maintaining the systems cyber security posture. The contract must provide for a dynamic mechanisms for multiphase configuration management, development and support, integration and sustainment labs, and technology insertion and growth.

The purpose of the P-CIDC contract is to support the business goals of the PCTE program. These goals include:

• Decreasing time to produce and present training scenarios
• Increasing training throughput
• Increasing quality of training
• Increasing the reuse of training scenarios/emulated environments

REQUIRED CAPABILITIES
The Government requires the development and integration of software, hardware and associated levels of testing to support release of PCTE material solution to satisfy current and future PCTE requirements. In this the Government seeks the contractor to deliver a fully integrated training platform involving software and hardware contributions from various sources for integration, to include performing testing prior to fielding the software. This will require such activities that include software development, system integration, test and system delivery and upgrades to ensure compliance with contract requirements and timely delivery of required products. It is expected the system development, integration and release of the PCTE platform will occur with direct Cyber Mission Forces (CMF) user-centric feedback integrated and driving agile six month capability releases.

In addition, the contractor will provide a real time web-based reporting mechanism to collect, store and analyze operations, maintenance, supply, and inventory data of all the sites. This reporting system will provide Government access for the purposes of operations and logistics reviews. A customer call in center will be required providing twenty-four hours per day seven days a week toll-free call-in support services. The contract efforts are to include repairs and replacement stocks for maintaining required Operational Availability (Ao) of 95%; it will include updates to logistic documentation such as provisioning data, tech manuals and drawings, and provide integration instruction and field support for SW and HW upgrades at customer locations. This effort will encompass logistics support and sustainment of Regional Compute and Storage (RCS) nodes over seven locations CONUS and OCONUS.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The contractor shall be required to have a minimum SECRET level clearance for personnel supporting CMF at on-site facilities and be in compliance with the security regulations and security requirements specified in the Contracts Security Classification Specifications, DD Form 254 and addendum sheets. The contractor shall be required to handle TOP SECRET - Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) as required.

Contractor will also be qualified with DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF), comply with DoD Instruction 8510.01, support recertification and reaccreditation effort of accrediting any system through all accreditation phases as outlined in DoDM 8510.1-M, DoDD 8500.1, and AR 25-2. The contractor shall be responsible for maintaining accredited systems in their hardware/software baseline configuration.


ELIGIBILITY

The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 541512 Computer Systems Design Services with a size standard of $27.5M in average annual receipts. The Product Service Code (PSC) is 7010, Information Technology Equipment System Configuration.

Draft Statement of Work (SOW) is included in this posting. For purposes of this Sources Sought Notice, the applicable documents referenced in the SOW will not be made available
This requirement will be a non-commercial contract. The type of contract anticipated will be made in the form of a Single Award, Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) Contract to one responsible Offeror and delivery orders (DO) will be issued against the ID/IQ as need arises. Tasking will be ordered with issuance of individual DO specifying the items/supplies/software to be provided from the basic contract. Firm fixed-price (FFP), cost reimbursable, and minimal time and material (T&M) delivery orders are anticipated for this effort with a five to seven year ordering period, and an estimated maximum ceiling of $800,000,000. The basic contract will specify the requirements to be delivered in accordance with the P-CIDC SOW.


SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested businesses should submit a brief capabilities statement package demonstrating ability to provide the products/systems listed in this Technical Description. Documentation should be in bullet format. No phone or email solicitations with regards to the status of the RFP will be accepted prior to its release.

Responses should include a narrative to demonstrate your capabilities and knowledge with diverse programs of this magnitude. Specifically, interested contractors shall:
1. State the scope of past and present (within the last 3 years) relevant experience on similar contracts. Include dollar value of contract(s), whether performed as a prime or subcontractor, complexity and a point of contact.
2. Demonstrate your knowledge and capabilities of maintaining complex software, hardware, and enterprise architecture within a DoD enterprise system in a virtualized and cloud based environment.
3. Demonstrate your past and present experience on developing and integrating scalable application software products within DoD enterprise systems running in a virtualized and cloud based environment. If so, describe the services, capabilities and locations of these efforts.
4. Provide specific experiences, while orchestrating and coordinating with a number of third party software providers, for the integration and/or upgrade of software for a DoD enterprise system in a virtualized and cloud based environment.
5. Provide specific experience with continuous software integration and delivery using the Agile Methodology.
6. Provide your experience performing on an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) / Delivery Order type contract for providing software development, integration, testing and fielding of a DoD enterprise system(s).
7. Describe your ability and experience with utilizing a real time web-based Management Information Systems to collect, store, and manage operations, maintenance, supply, and inventory data for an enterprise system dispersed over multi-location sites (CONUS and OCONUS).
8. Describe your ability and experience managing multiple and concurrent efforts that include engineering, logistics, equipment maintenance, software support services, configuration management, surge capability and quality control, risks and mitigation.
9. Describe your experience supporting several geographically disbursed efforts at a SECRET or higher security level.
10. Describe your company's experience working with a software integration lab/facilities.
11. State any of your company's commercial product(s) that support the integration of software products and/or software upgrades, testing, fielding, limited operations and maintenance at a TOP SECRET level.
12. The Government anticipates PCTE will require the enterprise system to maintain RMF accreditation on current and future baseline configurations. Describe your ability and experience with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) to include integration and development that meet RMF Guidelines at a number of classification levels and environments to include Closed, Restricted Networks (CRNs), Open SIPRNET, Open NIPRNET, and Top Secret/SCI.
13. Provide teaming arrangements or Joint Ventures you may pursue to meet the PCTE sustainment requirements.
14. Interested small business prime contractors describe how you plan to meet the limitations on subcontracting per FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting; and how teaming to meet the overal requirements (if required) would be accomplished. For interested small business sub-contractors, please specify the areas your firm is interested in supporting.
15. Provide any alternative approaches (i.e. Contract Type and NAICS Code) to satisfying the PCTE requirements and comments described within this SSN.

Potential sources must identify their business type (i.e., small business, large business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a) certified business, woman-owned business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, etc.) Brevity of extraneous information is desired.

Information should be sent via e-mail to rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil and as an alternative to david.b.hector.civ@mail.mil. Alternative submittal methods by mail to: ACC-Orlando, ATTN: Bravo Division (Rebeca Gonzalez), 12211 Science Drive, Orlando, FL 32826-3224. Responses are requested by 02 November 2018. The submission of this information is for Planning Purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the government to procure any supplies or services, or for the government to pay for the information received. No solicitation document exists at this time. All questions concerning this requirement should be directed to the Procuring Contracting Officer, Rebeca Gonzalez, via email or by telephone at (407) 384-3968, or the contract specialist David Hector by email or by telephone (407) 384-3721.

 

Deadline DateNone Provided
Publication Date2019-05-14
CountryUnited States of America
Procurement StatusAmended
OrganisationDepartment of the Army
Attention OfRebeca A. Gonzalez, Contracting Officer, Phone 4073843968, Email rebeca.a.gonzalez.civ@mail.mil
Address12211 Science Drive Orlando FL 32826-3224
Class Code70: General purpose information technology equipment
Class DescriptionGeneral purpose information technology equipment
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

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