Both the Base Commander and the Director, Small Business Programs asked to be kept informed of the team’s progress, and they agreed to champion their cause, meeting with program management and other functional groups and local busi- ness organizations to gain their support. I MPLEMENTING THE A CQUISITION S TRATEGY The team scheduled a kickoff meeting with program management and engineering personnel. The Base Commander provided the opening remarks and explained the rationale for consolidating Aircraft Maintenance and Base Operating Support services. He also emphasized the need to support the small business program and asked the Director, Small Business Programs to elaborate on its importance. Next, to gauge the small business community’s interest, their capability to per- form the anticipated work, and desire to form small business-led teams, the acqui- sition strategy team issued the following Sources Sought Notice via the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. Request for Information (Sources Sought Notice) Description The Department is seeking qualified small businesses or small business-led teams and joint ventures that qualify under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for Aircraft Maintenance and Base Operating Support services: (1) facilities management services, (2) fire protection services, (3) custodial serv- ices, (4) environmental monitoring services, (5) logistics, (6) communications/information technology, (7) community services, (8) lodging services, (9) base purchasing services, and (10) airfield management serv- ices. This Sources Sought Notice is for the continuation of support that is currently provided through 37 separate contracts. This announcement is part of our market research, and your responses are sought to identify sources that have the knowledge, skills, and capability to provide the consolidated requirements. Interested contractors, including small businesses and small business-led teams that qualify under NAICS Code 561210 (Base Maintenance) are hereby invited to submit a response to the market survey of no more than five pages to demonstrate their technical, managerial and business capability to provide the requested services. It is an- ticipated that the Government will issue a time-and-materials contract for services rendered. The Government funding for this effort over the past several years has averaged $180 million per year. The estimated period of performance is one base year and four 1-year option periods. THIS SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A REQUEST FOR A FORMAL PROPOSAL. This notice is provided as information to the marketplace and is an invitation for an expression of interest and demonstration of small business capability to perform the anticipated work. The Government will not pay for the provision of any information, nor will it compensate any respondents for the development of such information.
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