The Coast Guard is expected to issue a final Request for Proposals (RFP) next month for its Business and Logistics Management Support Services (BL/MSS) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), valued at $1.4 billion over 10 years. BL/MSS aims to acquire comprehensive management support services in areas of business, logistics, and related IT endeavors to enhance the U.S. Coast Guard’s command, control, communications, computer, cyber, and intelligence support structure, ensuring robust maritime and national cybersecurity.

A Glimpse Into BL/MSS Contract

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.

Pre-solicitation documents, including a draft Statement of Work, can be found on SAM.gov here. The final RFP is expected in late November, with proposals due in January 2024.

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

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