“DHS/OPO intends to limit the number of sources solicited pursuant to FAR Part 8.405-6(a) for the procurement of HSPD-12 program and card management support services. The proposed contractor is E3 Federal Solutions LLC.”
“The Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSC), Enterprise Identity Management Office (EIMO) has a requirement to continue HSPD-12 related planning program, and project management support; technical assistance; logistical and asset management; customer and service technical expertise; and business case support with E3 Federal Solutions, LLC. The current task order supports DHS Headquarters and Components. Continuation of these services with E3 Federal Solutions, LLC will allow sufficient time to complete a DHS-Wide strategic sourcing vehicle for HSPD-12 support across the agency. The new procurement will support the entire Department.”
“… There are very limited individuals with the expertise to conduct these projects without risking a disruption of services. Without the implementation of this project the Department will continue to be at risk for system failure as described above. To compete for these services at this time could jeopardize not only the onboarding of new Federal employees and contractors requiring a DHS PIC card but it also risks facility, information technology, and other critical access issues for all DHS employees and contractors. This timeline cannot be mt without incurring unacceptable levels of transition risk. There for, EIMO requires it current vendor to remain in place until the follow-on HSPD-12 Task Order is awarded. Meeting these suitability /security screening requirements can take in excess of six months or more, which creates an unacceptable transition risk…”
The period of performance consists of a two-month base period and two 2-month option periods.