The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) FOR INFORMATION OR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY.  As part of its market research, the AO is issuing this RFI to determine if there exists an adequate number of qualified and interested contractors capable of the scope of the requirement in the draft statement of objects (SOO).  The purpose of this RFI is also to receive any questions or concerns in regards to the draft SOO.  This requirement is for a contractor to provide support to monitor the computer and internet activities of defendants and persons under community supervision by United States Probation and Pretrial Services Offices (USPPSO) in all 94 judicial districts within the United States and its territories on a 24 hour/7 day a week continuous basis.  The draft document attached is subject to change in any final versions issued.

The AO is seeking information from possible vendors to include:

  1. Names of interested parties.  Please provide company information to include:
    1. Name of Company
    2. Address
    3. Point of Contact to include telephone number and email address
    4. DUNS number (An offeror must have a DUNS number and be registered in the System for Award Management by time of award.)
  2. Can this requirement, as described in the draft SOO of the base BPA or IDIQ be accomplished as stated?
  3. Can an offeror develop a statement of work / performance work statement (to include a quality control plan) based off the information within the SOO or is more information required?
  4. The intended North American Industry Classification System (NACIS) code to solicit proposals is 541519 – “Other Computer Related Services.”  Is there a better suited NAICS code and the reason you feel it would be a better NACIS code?
  5. The intended Product and Service Code (PSC) is DG10 – “IT and Telecom – Network As A Service.”  Is there a better suited PSC and the reason you feel it would be a better PSC?
  6. What is your experience/capability to successfully perform the work as described in the SOO?  Does your company possess the ability to monitor the computer and internet activities of defendants and persons under community supervision by United States Probation and Pretrial Services Offices (USPPSO) in all 94 judicial districts within the United States and its territories on a 24 hour/7 day a week continuous basis with all the platforms listed in the SOO?
  7. Please provide pricing estimates for each device that is required to be monitored for each platform listed in the SOO.  The AO's intent is to have a firm fixed priced Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) structure based on the daily rate per device/platform.
  8. What other information would be necessary to have to prepare a proposal?
  9. Are there any existing contracting vehicles that this could be solicited under to include GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules or other Government-Wide Agency Contracts (GWACs)?  If GSA, what would be the appropriate category/MAS to solicit?
  10. What are your questions and concerns in regards to the draft SOO?

All responses need to be sent via email to John R. Baumert at john_baumert@ao.uscourts.gov.  Please submit requested information by 2:00 PM (Eastern) on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  The following Judiciary provision is incorporated in full text:  Provision 2-1, Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (JAN 2003).
 
This RFI is only for the purpose of identifying potential sources as part of market research.  No solicitation exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation.  Responses will be used for the purpose of market research to obtain viability of the requirement, estimated pricing, and request comments/suggestions/questions regarding the draft solicitation.
 
Responses to this RFI will not be considered proposals on which the Judiciary can issue any contracts.  This RFI is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not itself constitute a Request for Proposals (RFP).
 
All information received in response to this RFI marked "Proprietary" will be protected and handled accordingly.  Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response.
 
Responses to the RFI will not be returned.  Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.  The Judiciary will not pay for information received in response to this RFI.
 
There is no commitment by the Judiciary to issue an RFP, make an award, or to be responsible for any monies expended by industry for responses to this RFI.
 
To fully comprehend the information contained within a response to this RFI, there may be a need to seek further clarification from those respondent(s) identified as capable.  This clarification may be requested in the form of brief verbal communication by telephone; written communication; electronic communication; or a request for a presentation of the response.  The Judiciary reserves the right to seek additional information from those vendors identified with unique solutions that are determined to be beneficial to the Judiciary.