The Air Force Test Center is moving forward to recompete a broad array of professional services work using One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS) Small Business. Total obligations on the predecessor Technical Management Advisory Services (TMAS) contract to date are $477 million on a combined ceiling of $609 million. The leading vendor is Colsa Corp., with $172 million in obligations on a single task order.
The contract provides professional services support at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), which operates in several locations, including Edwards and Eglin. Services include engineering and non-engineering assistance in support of armament and aerospace research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation, and related support activities for testing, according to TMAS 2 Industry Day slides from July 24, 2019.
(Senior Airman Christian Clausen)
GPS-guided munitions, shown here mounted on a drone, are vulnerable to signal disruptions by cyberattackers.
The new contract will be known as TMAS 2. The competition was first announced in July 2018, and the latest update from the Air Force on Dec. 12 was a matrix of responses to contractor questions and comments on the dozens of documents supporting the acquisition.
The scope of work is extensive. As an example, the July 2019 draft performance work statement for the cyberspace test group task order includes:
- Conduct independent research, development, analysis, tests, studies, and other tasks in order to provide advice and assistance to the center; and
- Provide advice and assistance to the center and other users with professional engineering, technical and nontechnical advisory and assistance services in the development and/or completion of technical handbooks, studies, reports, project plans, test planning documents, automated test scripts, analyses, evaluations, recommendations, test procedures, program documentation, trip reports, briefings, minutes, schedules, metrics in support of the Cyberspace/C4ISR RDT&E within the larger Battlespace Arena and Kill-Chain that provides crucial information to aircraft systems.
The period of performance will be one year with four one-year options. According to the industry day slides, the final fair opportunity proposal requests will be issued in January through the General Services Administration’s OASIS.
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