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User Info They Don't Intend Anything Evil..... Pinky-Promise.; entered at 2018-04-07 13:04:12
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Registered: 2009-09-10 Virginia
I have some background in Federal Contracting and wanted to clarify this solicitation. This is referred to as a Solicitation for Sources. Generally used by an Agency to determine if anyone can do the work. This one is only open ten days (very short), response is limited to FIVE pages (extremely short) and you have to address all of the criteria within that FIVE pages. Finally you WILL NOT receive a response if you do submit.

To respond (as Karl noted) you would have to be already doing this type of work as they specifically ask for experience on 3 similar projects.

From the FedBizOpps link in the Sun Times article, here is the complete verbige:

Solicitation Number:
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Added: Apr 03, 2018 4:20 pm

The Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Acquisition Division is requesting the following information listed below. The Capabilities Statement that you provide will only be reviewed to ascertain if your company is capable of performing the requirements of the attached Statement of Work (SOW). You will not receive a response regarding the information that you submit. Your Capabilities Statement shall be no longer than five (5) pages and is due by 1:00 pm on April 13, 2018. The due date will not be extended. Please send your response to the following email address:;

1. Core competencies. Introduce your company's core competencies and relate those to the specific needs of the attached SOW.

2. Describe 3 projects your company has performed similar in size, scope and complexity to the work delineated in the attached SOW.

3. Differentiators. Discuss unique techniques or approaches that are part of your business.

4. Corporate data. List your business details:

Facilities or Office Locations. List all significant and strategically placed office locations.

Company data. Include your available resources, staffing capacity (Personnel shall possess Top Secret with SCI, Top Secret and Secret clearances) and the typical geographic area you serve.

Contact information. Include physical address, contact person details, office telephone, office fax, email address, etc.

Relevant codes. List DUNS, CAGE, NAICS, and/or other relevant codes.
2018-04-07 13:04:12