The purpose of this website is to provide information to the supplier community regarding soliciting information for the Third-Party Telecommunications and Information Technology (TPTIT) Services Agreement for Sandia National Laboratories for Albuquerque (Sandia/NM), Livermore, California (Sandia/CA), and other remote sites.

The information presented on this website is intended to provide the most up-to-date information available regarding the details and status of any solicitations and subsequent award of any subcontract(s) which are described in more detail in links located at this website.

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Background

This Subcontract covers the support and provisioning of specific telecommunications and information technology (IT) services for National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) with a workforce of approximately 14,000.  The scope of support services includes, but is not limited to the following categories:

  • Technology Support Services: Services include the following:
    • Servicing approximately 25,000 fixed telephones and 30,000 user devices
    • Delivering conventional end-user service to approximately 30,000 computing devices from a centralized service desk that all NTESS personnel (resident and remote) may access
    • Providing end-user support that includes managing distributed servers that are not in the corporate data center
  • Infrastructure Computing Services: Services include the following:
    • Operating, maintaining, and servicing NTESS’s telecommunications network, telephone infrastructure (i.e., network, telephone, wired communications, wireless communications, and mobile platforms), and desktop-computing devices that reside on Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) and California (CA) sites
    • Supporting other worksites (e.g., Sandia Science and Technology Park, other office locations in Washington D.C. [D.C.] and Nevada [NV])

NTESS retains financial and operational responsibility for managing hardware devices, software devices, and the telecommunications infrastructure (including the physical layer of wiring and cabling up to the application stack for monitoring and control).

  • Mission Computing Services: These services address NTESS’s need to provide creative, scalable, reliable computing systems and networks to support NTESS’s wide range of customers and objectives. Requirements vary in range and scope from single-system administration and user support to highly complex, cutting-edge technologies. A wide range of expertise is needed to competently staff the critical aspects of NTESS’s operations.

The following are examples of areas that require expertise: operating system and application administration and modification, cybersecurity, scripting and code development, high-performance computing (HPC), knowledge of hardware specifications, implementation and maintenance, scripting, programming, and computational scheduling.

  • Enterprise IT and Information Services: NTESS’s Enterprise IT and Information Services organizations analyze, design, build, maintain, and put into production equipment, websites, and tools to manage data and information for the enterprise using NTESS’s software-engineering processes. To produce and maintain these IT solutions, the support resources must be proficient in the following areas: custom computer programming, commercial-off-the-shelf application configuration and customization, report development, dev-ops, scripting, and testing. These enterprise solutions are critical to enabling NTESS’s business and mission.

NTESS will retain the strategic direction for the management of the work included in this statement of work. An objective of this subcontract is to continue to meet the stringent national security requirements of the telecom infrastructure and information technology environment. It is expected the Subcontractor shall successfully recruit and retain the requisite personnel to perform these functions. 

Sources Sought Information

A Sources Sought posting was officially released on May 14, 2019 on Sandia’s Business Opportunities Website under ID number 996. The Posting officially closed on June 30, 2019.

Magnitude of Effort

NTESS believes that the approximate aggregate value over the life of this agreement will be between $500,000,000.00 and $800,000,000.00. However, NTESS cannot guarantee or assure the Offeror that the actual effort required will be at or even approach this level.

This posting does not constitute a commitment by NTESS. Responses in any form are not offers and NTESS is under no obligation to award a subcontract or agreement as a result of this announcement.

Notice of Small Business Set-Aside

  1. Responses are solicited only from small business concerns. Responses received from concerns that are not small business concerns will be rejected.
  2. Offers must be representative of NAICS Code 541513: Computer Facilities Management Services; business size standard of $27,500,000.00

Definition: Small business concern, means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government subcontracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria and size standards in 13 CFR Part 121 (see Federal Acquisition Regulation 19.102). Such a concern is not dominant in its field of operation when it does not exercise a controlling or major influence on a national basis in a kind of business activity in which a number of business concerns are primarily engaged. In determining whether dominance exists, consideration shall be given to all appropriate factors, including volume of business, number of employees, financial resources, competitive status or position, ownership or control of materials, process, patents, license agreements, facilities, sales territory, and nature of business activity.

Notice: Under 15 U.S.C. 645(d), any person who misrepresents a firm's status as a small business concern in order to obtain a subcontract to be awarded under the preference programs established pursuant to sections 8(a), 8(d), 9, or 15 of the Small Business Act or any other provision of Federal law that specifically references section 8(d) for a definition of program eligibility, shall: be punished by imposition of a fine, imprisonment, or both; be subject to administrative remedies, including suspension and debarment; and be ineligible for participation in programs conducted under the authority of the Act.

Partnerships/Joint Ventures

In addition to individual Responses, NTESS will accept Responses from Joint Ventures and Team Arrangements. FAR Subpart 9.6- Contractor Team Arrangements defines the term "Team Arrangement" (i.e., teaming) to mean:

(1) Two or more companies form a partnership or joint venture to act as a potential prime contractor; or
(2) A potential prime contractor agrees with one or more other companies to have them act as its subcontractors under a specified Government contract or acquisition program.

NTESS will accept and review only one Proposal per Offeror. A group of companies acting in concert using a prime and subcontractor relationship to make the Proposal will be deemed by NTESS to be a Consortium Offeror. No member of the Consortium may submit a Proposal apart from the Consortium for the same Award. The Proposal shall identify the Offeror’s contracting party and subcontractors.

Offeror shall not use companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control of the Offeror, to submit more than one proposal for an Award. For example, if Offeror WXYZ Arizona and Offeror WXYZ New Mexico each submit a proposal for an Award, they shall be deemed by NTESS to be a Consortium Offeror and only the last proposal received will be evaluated.

Mandatory Requirements

Interested Offerors must respond to each of the mandatory requirements outlined in the official posting by stating either “yes, the Offeror meets this requirement” or “no, the Offeror does not meet this requirement” and provide verification documentation as requested.

 

Request for Quote (RFQ) Information

A formal RFQ Package will be emailed to Offerors who responded to the BOW Posting and met the Mandatory Criteria.

Estimated Timeline of Procurement Activities

The following table is an estimated timeline of key procurement activities. All dates are subject to change and will be updated as needed. Offerors are encouraged to regularly check this website for updates:

Procurement Activity                                   Date of Completion                                    
Sources Sought Posting Closed June 30, 2019
RFQ Release Date Q1 of FY20
Mandatory On-Site Pre-Bid Conference Q1 of FY20
Proposal Due Date Q2 of FY20
Subcontact Award Q4 of FY20

 

**NOTE: For the purpose of this timeline, NTESS’s Fiscal Year is October 1st - September 30th.