SEWP VI Updates
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced several major changes to its Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) VI Government-Wide Acquisition contract vehicle during its Industry Day on October 18. The agency said it expects to issue the final Request for Proposals (RFP) by the conclusion of this winter, specifically by March 21, 2024. Here are some of the most significant clarifications and changes that were discussed during the event. Minimum Experience Thresholds Clarified: NASA clarified the minimum thresholds to qualify for Relevant Experience Projects (REPs) for both Small and Large Businesses within Categories B, and C. Notably, for Categories B and C, the minimum threshold for small businesses is now $2M per project, not $30M as is stated in the draft RFP. The requirements will now include: Category B: Enterprise-wide IT Solutions (Products and Service Solutions) Business Size REPs Minimum Amount Large Business 4 REPs (from 4 of 10 Mandatory...
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sixth iteration of its Solution for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Every government agency uses the SEWP...
SEWP VI Opportunity Description
You are invited to review and comment on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Information Technology Procurement Office’s (ITPO) 6th Generation of Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurements Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (SEWP VI GWAC) solicitation. The principal purpose of this requirement is to provide the federal government with an all-encompassing one-stop acquisition vehicle for Information Technology Product and Service Solutions.
Potential offerors are encouraged to comment on all aspects of the draft solicitation, including the requirements, schedules, proposal instructions, and evaluation approaches, any perceived safety, occupational health, security (including information technology security), environmental, export control, and/or other programmatic risk issues associated with the performance of the work. Potential offerors should identify any unnecessary or inefficient requirements and are also encouraged to comment on the DRFP’s unique terms and conditions, exhibits, and the clarity of the Instructions and Evaluation Criteria.
This competitive acquisition will result in a Government-Wide Acquisition Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Fixed Price Contract with the ability to issue Firm Fixed Price, Time and Material, Labor Hour, Fixed Price Award Fee, Fixed Price Incentive Fee, and Fixed Price Economic Price Adjustment orders. The contract will have an effective ordering period of 10 years from the contract’s effective date. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541512- Computer Systems Design Services but is not restricted to only NAICS Code 54152. A list of authorized NAICS Codes is found under Article A.1.34 NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) & NAICS CODES WITHIN SCOPE.
Potential offerors should ensure its company is listed in the online database(s) for the following:
- System for award management: https://www.sam.gov/SAM/
- U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, VETS-4212 Reports: https://vets4212.dol.gov/vets4212/
- Date Universal Numbering System (and the transition to the US Government’s unique entity identifier (UEI)): https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/organization/federal-acquisition-service/office-of-systems-management/integrated-award-environment-iae/iae-information-kit/unique-entity-identifier-update
The successful offeror must pass an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) clearance before contract award (See FAR 22.805).
The current planned release date for the Final Request for Proposal (RFP) is on or about February 2024, with proposals being due approximately 60 calendar days later.
The anticipated contract award date is October 2024, with a May 1, 2025, contract effective date. Place of performance will be determined at the order level.
The following additional information is provided to assist in understanding this acquisition:
- An Industry Day is planned for Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center: 3501 University Blvd E College Park, Maryland 20783.
Registration to attend can be found by visiting: https://sewp.nasa.gov/sewpvi/
To control and protect sensitive data owned by the Government and its Contractors, NASA policy requires all acquisition-related documents to be released in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
Documents related to this acquisition, including this letter, the solicitation, attachments, exhibits, any amendments, and links to online reference/technical/bidders’ library will be attainable electronically from the World Wide Web through the Government-wide point of entry website at www.SAM.gov. Potential Offerors are requested to periodically monitor the websites for updates.
NASA FAR Supplement (NFS) clause 1852.215-84, OMBUDSMAN, is applicable. The Ombudsman for this acquisition is Deputy Assistant Administrator, Marvin Horne and he can be reached via email at email@example.com, or by phone at 228-364-2285.
This DRFP is not a solicitation and NASA is not requesting proposals. This DRFP does not commit NASA ITPO to pay any proposal preparation costs, nor does it obligate NASA ITPO to procure or contract for this requirement. This request is not an authorization to proceed and does not authorize payment for any charges incurred by the offeror for performing any of the work called for in this solicitation.
Any comments regarding the DRFP should be submitted electronically using the SEWP VI DRFP application found at https://sewp.nasa.gov/sewpvi/ by NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM EST on October 2, 2023. The Government will consider all comments received in preparation for the Final RFP. To the extent a comment leads the Government to revise the acquisition approach or requirements, the change will be reflected in the Final RFP. Some DRFP questions and comments may receive a posted response to the GPE if the Contracting Officer determines that a response would facilitate additional understanding of the solicitation.