Get ready for upcoming industry days in August on two significant contract opportunities: the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Program Management, Administration, Clerical, and Technical Services (PACTS III) contract and the Air Force’s Mission Partner Environment (MPE) Operations, Maintenance, and Sustainment (OM&S) acquisition.

PACTS III Acquisition Update

DHS anticipates hosting a pre-solicitation virtual Industry Day on PACTS III in August 2023. Instructions on how to register for the Industry Day will be available once a firm date is established. The agency issued a second draft RFP in late June and continues to review and respond to questions submitted by offerors.

PACTS III is a $5.6 billion suite of Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts aimed at providing program management, administrative, clerical, technical, and engineering services to empower DHS to achieve its mission objectives. The PACTS III contract will cover a wide range of services, such as business process reengineering, policy development, software engineering, and data analysis. DHS has set aside 100% of the awards for the following socioeconomic categories: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB); 8(a) Businesses; and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone).

MPE OM&S Acquisition Update

The Air Force issued a July 17 update to industry announcing that it still aims to issue a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for MPE OM&S on July 25. The agency expects to hold an industry day in late August, with the final RFP release planned for November 8, 2023.

The MPE acquisition, one of the top 10 contract opportunities this year, has an estimated total contract value of up to $10 billion. The OM&S pillar, with a ceiling value of $5.57 billion, is a significant part of this acquisition. The Air Force will award MPE OM&S as a single IDIQ contract on a full and open/unrestricted competition basis. The NAICS code for this contract is 541512, which pertains to Computer Systems Design Services. The period of performance is set for 11 years, with the award date projected for December 10, 2024.

At OST Global Solutions, we have been providing federal government contractors with the expert guidance they need to win key contracts like PACTS III and MPE for many years. We can provide one-on-one support throughout the entire bidding process, from understanding the requirements to submitting a winning proposal. Our team has extensive experience in developing cost-competitive contract strategies that will maximize your chances of success in this dynamic contracting environment.

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