The U.S. Coast Guard has advanced the Business and Logistics Management Support Services (BL/MSS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), signaling crucial dates for prospective vendors. This $1.4 billion, 10-year initiative seeks to enhance the Coast Guard’s operational capabilities through comprehensive management support services, emphasizing business, logistics, and IT support.

Updated Timeline and Key Milestones:

Pre-Solicitations Issued: Targeting capable small business vendors on GSA MAS SIN 541611, the Coast Guard released pre-solicitation notices on Friday, Feb. 9.

Industry Day Announcement: An Industry Day is scheduled for February 20, 2024, from 1 – 2pm ET, open to vendors who have completed the Virtual Industry Day Signup Sheet.

Final Solicitation Release: The final Request for Proposals (RFP) is now expected to be issued in late March to mid-April 2024. Proposals/quotes will be due in mid-June with award notifications anticipated in mid-July.

Dedicated Small Business Set Aside

This contract is a 100% Small Business Set-Aside, focusing on Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), or Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) categories, in line with the Government’s vision of fostering diversity and inclusion. Using the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Professional Services Category, Special Item Number (SIN) 541611 vendors, the BL/MSS contract promotes competitive yet innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Navigating The Opportunity

The BL/MSS contract includes non-personal services such as Contractor Consulting, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Business Process Planning, and Cybersecurity Service Provider Program Maturation, among others. It aims to streamline the Coast Guard’s business and logistics operations, aligning with the Coast Guard Modernization Initiative.

Key services include:

  • Analytics/Web-Based Reporting
  • Acquisition Management
  • Business Governance
  • Cost Estimating
  • IT Infrastructure support

OST Global Solutions: Your Strategic Partner

At OST Global Solutions, we understand the nuances of Government contracting. Our expertise in strategic capture management, market analysis, and proposal development makes us the ideal partner for your BL/MSS bid. We offer:

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have extensive experience in winning large, strategic bids like BL/MSS. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to BL/MSS consist of capture management, cost volume development, price-to-win analysis, team identification/negotiation, proposal management, proposal writing, editing, graphics, and desktop publishing.

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