“The FAA established CARES to meet Congressional mandates and enhance the services provided by the Registry. The agency’s objective for this initiative is to achieve basic service operation by the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Market survey #32128 identified qualified and capable sources that could provide a sound solution to the modernization effort described in the documents attached to that market survey. The second market survey, #33782 further defined the requirement and strategy moving forward.
The FAA has reviewed the questions and comments to the 2nd RFI for CARES notice #33782. Based on those questions the FAA has determined that the draft SOO needed to be revised to clearly communicate the FAA requirements and address industry responses.”
“The FAA has revised the draft SOO in preparation for the CARES solicitation. The Government is still contemplating an award to a single vendor for services at a firm fixed price. This will not be considered a systems acquisition. Required services are due to be delivered by October 2021.
At this time, the acquisition strategy and nature of competition has not been determined for any potential contract. The CARES Principles document, the SOO, and its attachments are provided for feedback. The Government welcomes statements of interest and capabilities, from all businesses, which are capable of providing the required services. Depending on responses to this survey and analysis of market research collected, the Government may, at its discretion, decide to pursue a full and open competition or set-aside all or part of the procurement.
The contract will likely be an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity type contract with a 5-year base period and five (5) one-year option periods, up to a 10-year period of performance.”