The Missile Defense Agency has begun market research on potential industry sources and their capabilities to help inform the development of its acquisition strategy for the MDA Integration and Operations for Enterprise Solutions contract.
The MIOES contract seeks to enable stakeholders to meet missile defense objectives in five technical areas, according to a request for information published Monday.
The technical areas are enterprise information environment and research development test and evaluation information technology services and solutions; missile defense system mission IT support and solutions; missile defense system mission operations; missile defense integration and operations center facility operations and sustainment; and systems engineering and integration.
MIOES will be a follow-on to the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions contract. IRES is a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an ordering period of eight years that kicked off in August 2017 and will run through August 2025. To date, the government has awarded approximately $2.3 billion in task orders through the IRES contract.
The agency expects the market research to help identify small business opportunities, potential risks, commercial practices, barriers to competition and evaluation approaches.
MDA wants information on interested vendors’ experience with the National Industrial Security Program, zero trust access policy implementation in a multicloud environment across multiple industrial primes at all data security levels and development and implementation of a digital engineering transition strategy, among others.
The agency will hold an industry day on Sept. 27 to allow the government to discuss the requirements under the MIOES program and provide interested stakeholders an opportunity to ask questions.
Responses to the RFI are due Oct. 14.