DHS TSA RFP: Specialized Security Training (SST)

Notice ID 70T01021R7670N004

Related Notice 70T01021R7670N004DraftRFP

“The primary goal of this acquisition is to establish a Single Award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle available for use by all Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offices to assist with the training and engagement of the TSA workforce. The resulting contract will be collectively referred to as Specialized Security Training (SST) 4.0.”

“These task orders will provide TSA with a full array of training and training-related support services needed to accomplish TSA’s evolving mission. This Statement of Work (SOW) defines comprehensive high-level training support required under this vehicle, including curriculum development and delivery, Threat Mitigation Engineering and Imaging (TME&I), program management, integration, and logistics.”

“Specific requirements will be further identified and defined at the task order (TO) level.

TSA is required to provide initial and recurring training and assessments to more than 45,000 security officers based on the standard operating procedures and screening equipment used at the passenger and baggage checkpoints. To comprehensively support all security workforce personnel, TSA specialized security training may entail firearms and law enforcement training.

To ensure that TSA complies with ATSA and other established training requirements, the contractor shall:

  • Provide TSA with various training methodologies for TSOs, inspectors, and other security workforce members
  • Provide initial and recurring specialized security training to the security workforce in support of the mission to protect our Nation’s transportation systems
  • Satisfy new security training needs related to emerging technologies, including those related to new threats and weapons, in a timely manner
  • Develop and deliver curricula, training tools and materials, and courseware for TSA personnel”

“TSA’s continued evolution of screening practices requires training content to be flexible and modifiable. Two examples of this evolution are emerging threats and security technology advancement. In addition, frequent Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) changes require continuous updates to training. SST 4.0 must be flexible enough to keep pace with an evolving threat environment. The contract vehicle must also accommodate diverse student populations, incorporate new screening tools, techniques, and procedures, and provide additional training that may become necessary to support effective security operations across additional modes of transportation.

The contractor shall furnish the full range of solutions and services necessary to meet requirements of this contract and individual TOs in support of TSA’s training requirements. All solutions and services must meet applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and TSA policies, standards, and procedures (e.g., enterprise architecture, information assurance, and personnel, physical, and system security).”

“The Government anticipates most training solutions and services required to be represented under core functions, but the core functions are not intended to be all-inclusive of the required solutions/services. The Government may require services and/or solutions based on the TSA’s evolving mission. Task Orders may require services across all the core functions, or within a single function, as determined by the Government.

The contractor will be required to support a diverse workforce across all TSA offices, both in the Continental US and US Territories (CONUS) and Outside the Continental US (OCONUS).”

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