This is a sources-sought notice / request for information (RFI) only. This is not a request for a quote or proposal. This RFI is issued solely for market research purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. Responses to this RFI will not be returned. Respondents will not be notified of the result of the review. The Government will not reimburse the costs of preparing responses to this RFI. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response to this notice. The Government reserves the right to use any information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate, including using technical information provided by respondents in any resultant solicitation. This RFI is issued by the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Acquisition, Contracts & Logistics Directorate (AL), on behalf of the Operations and Integration Directorate (OI) for the purpose of performing market research to determine the availability, interest and capability of both small and large businesses under NAICS Code 511210 Software Publishers. Background: The delivery of annual license subscription for Forecasting Methodologies, as a Software as a Service (SaaS) subscription, for the interpolation of finished intelligence to create predictive models for internal CWMD trends and support DTRA missions for the rapid collection, fusion, analysis, and dissemination of operational information to DoD, intelligence community, and the interagency while simultaneously providing integrated, effective security and counterintelligence services to enable the DTRA mission. Objective: The contractor shall provide a “fully developed” forecasting methodology as a subscription to research and test the operational feasibility of using crowd-sourcing techniques to improve forecasting methodologies with the capability to access and/or review information from unclassified, commercially available resources as referred to in the contemplated Statement of Work (SOW) dated 20 July 2022. Documentation of submissions will be reviewed by the Operations and Integration Directorate (OI) solely for the purpose of determining the availability and potential technical capability of all businesses responding to this notice and the broader industry around forecasting methodology solutions for the Operations and Integration Directorate. Responses are desired from any source located in the USA, of any size status, including Small Businesses, 8(a) small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged Women-owned Small Businesses, etc. RFI Guidelines: Responses to the RFI cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract nor will the Government pay for the information solicited or recognize any costs associated with the submission of capabilities in response to this RFI. The purpose of the RFI is to provide an opportunity for industry to enhance the success of any future procurement to meet this requirement. Any information obtained as a result of this RFI is intended to be used by the Government on a non-attribution basis for program planning and acquisition strategy development. Providing data/information that is limited or restricted for use by the Government for that purpose would be of very little value and such restricted/limited data/information is not solicited. By submitting information in response to this RFI, submitters of such information impliedly consent to the release and dissemination of submitted information to any Government or non-Government entity to which DTRA releases and disseminates the information for review. As such, to the extent that any information submitted in response to this RFI is marked as or construed to be proprietary or business- sensitive, submitters are hereby notified (a) about the potentiality that such information may be disclosed to third parties and (b) that submission of information in response to this RFI constitutes consent to such handling and disclosure of submitted information. Responses to this notice are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. A determination by the Government to complete this requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. This RFI seeks industry comments to assist the Government in locating potential sources with the ability to satisfy its requirements. The Government is seeking information from firms on what tools, technologies, and services exist to meet the stated needs. The Government is also seeking recommendations from firms on how it should think about its requirements based on their experience providing similar products/services to other agencies or private sector best practices. Firms that believe they can provide the needed products/services that fully meet the Government's requirements may submit substantiating documentation to determine capability. Submission requirements: Potential sources are invited to submit a Capabilities Statement describing the requests stated above. All responses should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than (3:00pm) (EST) on (17 Aug 2022). Only attach MS Word/Excel compatible files or Adobe Acrobat PDF files in electronic correspondence. Telephonic inquiries will not be considered. Please provide the following information: 1. Company name and address 2. Company Point of Contact, phone number, and email 3. CAGE Code Number and Unique Entity ID (SAM) number 4. NAICS codes associated with the company 5. Socio-economic categories associated with the company (i.e., SDB, WOSB, VOSB, etc.) 7. Identify if your company has any current GWACs i.e. GSA schedules, NITAAC, SEWP, etc. 8. Capabilities Statement Required format: There is a maximum page limitation of 5 numbered pages. All font sizes must be a minimum of 12 points and all pages must be 8.5 x 11 inches in size. No hard copy or facsimile submissions will be accepted. Cover letters and extraneous materials (brochures, etc.) will not be accepted or considered. If you have any questions, please contact the POCs listed above.