“The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC), is pleased to release the DRFP, number 80JSC020R0039, for the AEGIS contract. This effort is a follow-on to the NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract.
AEGIS is anticipated to be a hybrid Cost-Plus Award-Fee (CPAF), with Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP), Award Term, and FFP Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Task Orders (TOs). AEGIS has been assigned the North American Industry Classification System code 541512, Computer Systems Design Services, with a size standard of $30 million.
The AEGIS contract is anticipated to have a 2-year period of performance base (July 10, 2021, to July 9, 2023), one 1-year option (July 10, 2023, to July 9, 2024), and seven 1-year award terms (July 10, 2024, to July 9, 2031), with a phase-in period of 60-days (May 10, 2021, to July 9, 2021).
Throughout the document, the Government uses “TBD” or “GFI” to designate a Government Fill-In and “OFI” to designate a section to be Filled-In by the Offeror.
It is anticipated that NASA will issue a solicitation for AEGIS as a hybrid Cost-Plus Award-Fee (CPAF), with Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP), Award Term, and FFP Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Task Orders (TOs). The AEGIS contract will be a follow-on effort to the current NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract to support the Agency. The planned effort is anticipated to be similar in scope to the current NICS contract to fulfill requirements for providing high-quality, reliable, cost-effective telecommunications systems and services.”
“AEGIS will continue Operations and Maintenance of NASA’s Communications Infrastructure through Information Technology products and services that provide assets vital to its continuing success as the world leader in aeronautics, space exploration, and scientific research; and to advance NASA’s mission to the moon, Mars, and beyond. AEGIS will include end-to-end seamless communications network and infrastructure that encompasses both WAN and Center LAN, Telecommunications, Cybersecurity support, on-premises and Managed Cloud Data Center Resources, online Collaboration tools, Cable Plant, Emergency and Early Warning and Notification Systems, Telephony, and Radio systems. The OCIO has established the following as goals of the AEGIS contract.
- Accountability: Be a trusted partner by providing timely and high-quality secure communication infrastructure services, being accountable to not only the OCIO but also to the NASA programs and their mission success.
- Effectiveness: Consistently provide stakeholders communication infrastructure services that meet customer requirements are efficient, and of a high quality. Successful effectiveness will be measured against industry standards and demonstrated by increased consumption of services.
- Innovation: Bring innovative, secure solutions to our stakeholders, including modernizing existing services. Continually improve communications services and methods for service delivery, cost effectiveness and operations that enable and advance NASA’s missions and program.
- Highly Secure Solutions: Design, operate, and deploy network solutions that enhance Cybersecurity posture and visibility while enabling near real-time response.
The OCIO is looking to increase the use of network automation to increase operational efficiency and Cybersecurity, to incorporate device and end-user identity and credential management as a basis for network enrollment and connectivity to resources, and to implement network solutions that allow automated segmentation or isolation of network traffic based upon machine learning and other data analytics in compliance with NASA policy.
In compliance with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), Federal regulations, Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) and OCIO policies and guidelines, the Contractor shall improve its engagement with NASA missions and programs through effective partnership and delivery of quality mission-critical communications, devices, and services while maintaining NASA mission and programmatic governance and compliance.
The Contractor shall provide innovative business, management, and secure technical solutions in the delivery of cost-effective communications services to our customers that reduce cost, improve collaboration, and enhanced Cybersecurity posture.”