Air Force Releases $990M Strategic Transformation RFP

The Air Force released a final request for proposal on March 11 for professional services on its Strategic Transformation Support contract. The contract (previously called Business Transformation) will have a ceiling value of $990 million.

The contract is for advisory and assistance services to support the deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force Office of Business Transformation (SAF/MG) and deputy chief management officer (DCMO) with managing and improving strategic transformation initiatives across the Air Force, according to the scope and ordering guide. For this contract, the Air Force defines transformation as “fundamentally changing the systems, processes, people and/or technology across a whole enterprise (entity), to achieve measurable improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and stakeholder satisfaction.”

The advisory and assistance work will include management and professional services, studies, research, analyses, and evaluation expertise. The government emphasizes that this is not an information technology contract; however, IT services, tools, and prototypes may be used as a component of the transformation efforts.

(Air Force Senior Airman Gracie Lee)

According to a synopsis released March 3, the contract will be a competitive multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) vehicle with two slots set aside for small businesses. It will award firm-fixed price and firm-fixed-price level-of-effort task orders. The period of performance will be June 2020 to June 2025. Responses to the RFP are due April 8.

The contract will have two tiers, and the government will award all technically acceptable proposals. Two of the tier 2 awards are set aside for small businesses. Tiers 1 and 2 will be separated by complexity, value, structure, and definition of the problem to be solved.

Offerors cannot bid as prime and/or subcontractors in both tiers, and can’t perform as prime and/or subs in both tiers. If a subcontractor submits with multiple primes in more than one tier, that sub will be disqualified from future task orders. Subcontractors cannot perform as subcontractors to multiple prime contractors within the same tier.

The incumbent contract is currently held by Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corp. which has received $102 million in obligations on a $140 million ceiling. Subcontract transactions totaling $1.2 million have gone to Insight Global Inc., Kforce.com Inc., Primcorp LLC, Mornington Consulting Partners Inc. and Total Systems Development Inc. The current contract ends in September 2022.

A presolicitation conference for the new contract held Feb. 18 drew attendance from 34 companies.

To contact the analyst: Robert Levinson in Washington, D.C. at rlevinson@bgov.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Daniel Snyder at dsnyder@bgov.com; Jodie Morris at jmorris@bgov.com

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