This Sources Sought Notice/Request for Information (RFI) is being issued to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Baltimore Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in identifying sources capable of providing armed/unarmed guard and transportation services for the Baltimore area.

ICE is responsible for the detention, health, welfare, transportation, and deportation of immigrants in removal proceedings and immigrants subject to final orders of removal.  This work involves the management, transportation, escort, and guard of the immigrants, including those in removal proceedings, immigrants subject to final orders of removal, material witnesses and criminal detainees which include United States Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents in a secure manner.

The vendor should be able to provide armed and unarmed transportation/fixed posts and guard services in the entire state of Maryland and Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the need to transport detainees outside of Baltimore Field Office, there shall be daily or weekly transports to West Virginia and North Carolina.   BAL ad hoc transportation runs to may include travel routes to facilities in Atlanta, Buffalo, Boston, Newark, New York, and Washington field offices.

DHS/ICE is seeking vendors capable of fulfilling the above requirements. Interested parties having the necessary capabilities are invited to participate. Please do not submit a standard firm capability statement; it will not be considered. It is preferred that you include short statements regarding your company's ability to provide the required services specified in the attached draft PWS.

Please limit your total response to this RFI to 4 pages, not to include title pages, index, table of contents, graphs or charts. Responses should be submitted in a Microsoft Word Document (.doc or .docx) or Portable Document Format (.pdf). 

NOTICE: This RFI is being issued solely for information and planning purposes, it DOES NOT

constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Request for Proposal (RFP)/Invitation to Bid (IFB) or a promise to issue a RFQ/RFP/IFB in the future. This RFI does not commit the Government to a contract/order for any supply or service whatsoever.

Furthermore, the Government is not seeking quotes/proposals/bids at this time and will not accept unsolicited quotes/proposals/bids. Responders are advised that the Government will not reimburse for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested parties’ expense.

The information requested is for the purpose of market research ONLY in accordance with

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10.

The information provided in the RFI is subject to change and is not binding on the Government. All submissions become Government property and will not be returned. Unless advised or indicated on the responses to this RFI, all information furnished will be considered nonproprietary.

Contractors are encouraged to provide any questions and/or no later than 1 December 2021, 12:00 PM (EST).  Please email questions to Contracting Officer (CO) Natalie Carr at Natalie.Carr@ice.dhs.gov and the Contract Specialist (CS) Musa Kamara at Musa.Kamara@ice.dhs.gov.

RFI responses should be provided no later than 10 December 2021, 3:00 PM (EST) via email to Natalie Carr at Natalie.Carr@ice.dhs.gov and Musa Kamara at Musa.Kamara@ice.dhs.gov.