Army Forces Command - RLM Communications, Inc.Agency: Army Forces Command

Prime Contract: W911SE-07-D-XXXX

Value: $9.0B

PoP End: November 2013

Summary:

Multiple vendors are fulfilling the Army Headquarters Forces Command’s (HQ FORSCOM) requirement for nationwide CONUS and OCONUS logistical support and logistics management services.

Background:

The United States Army’s logistic mission is to provide the right support, on time, in the right condition and quantity to America’s Army – in peace and war. United States Army soldiers are required to perform a real-world support mission, have continuous training and assure maximum flexibility in maintaining readiness for battlefield success. The logistics mission encompasses many logistic capabilities and requires significant technical expertise. With the rapidly changing environment of the military forces, it is becoming more challenging to provide the technical and operational support across this changing environment. It is imperative that logistic functions are performed quickly and accurately in support of unit readiness requirements.

This contract is designed to augment existing government capabilities by securing resources through contractor support through long-term teaming with multiple contractors on an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity basis. The goal is to quickly implement change in the logistics arena and to ensure optimal use of army logistical systems and processes. In addition, this contract will enhance training to ensure that soldiers have the requisite skills and knowledge to perform logistical functions at any level.

The FIRST Program is designed to satisfy the evolving logistics support requirements of HQ FORSCOM, HQ IMA, HQ USARC, SRCC-East AMC-HQ, ARCENT Third Army and HQ First Army. Other Army and DoD organizations will be permitted to compete and award orders under FIRST on an as-approved basis.

The Government is actively facilitating the reengineering of logistic processes and it seeks to incorporate the best practices of commercial businesses into its logistics operations. “Best Practices” provide the requisite flexibility and responsiveness to maintain readiness and assure battlefield success. Innovation and responsive contract support are required to meet the evolving mission needs of the war fighter.

The vision of an integrated global logistics environment necessitates a distinct set of logistics system capabilities. These include analytical services and operational support to logistics initiatives, which accomplish the following:

  • Modular/Tailorable programs currently existing or under development
  • Seamless “factory to foxhole” logistics systems, worldwide coverage and connectivity
  • Real-time situational awareness
  • Logistics alternatives supporting small stockpiles
  • Increased distribution velocity
  • Real-time, global visibility and management of logistics resources and capabilities
  • Distribution trackability
  • Operational flexibility to reengineer, resize and restructure
  • Interoperability with joint and combined task forces
  • Access to tailored logistics and support information systems
  • Affordable and responsive contract support
  • Information flows tailored to unit needs: collection, storage and distribution

Requirements:

FORSCOM provides day-to-day management to ensure that the Joint Staff’s, the CINC’s, the services’, and the agencies’ functional logistics system requirements are being structured and executed in an integrated fashion. FORSCOM’s logistical support contracts will be an important step in implementing change and supporting the Army’s efforts towards meeting the challenge of an accelerating achievement of integrated logistics systems and processes. It will include support for consulting services, development, deployment, training, operations and maintenance for DOD Logistic systems and processes. The contracts will also provide services to its customers to enable rapid identification of emerging technology with potential for improving government logistics systems.

FORSCOM wide logistic systems integration must occur both from an infrastructure and an operational perspective. From the infrastructure perspective, it includes integration of standard army logistics systems including (hardware, software, communications, security) and data. From an operational perspective, it includes integration of programs, people and organizations (internal and external), processes, planning and direction, and financial resources. The objectives are to manage the logistics systems as a strategic resource; bridge functional/ technical boundaries; forge closer ties with other Federal agencies, industry, allies, and coalition partners; and increase compatibility, interoperability, flexibility and agility.

The contracts shall provide logistics support services as identified herein to Headquarters, Forces Command (HQ FORSCOM); Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command (HQ USARC); Headquarters, ARCENT Third US Army and Headquarters, US First Army, SRCC-East AMC-HQ, and all other Army or DOD Agencies, CONUS/OCONUS.

Task Areas: The contractor shall furnish the necessary personnel, materials, facilities, travel and other services to provide logistics support and related administrative services to those agencies supported by these IDIQ contracts.

The contractor shall provide logistics support services in the following task areas:

  1. Logistics Program Management and Operations – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Restricted Suite for task orders with estimated annual values of $5M or less. Task orders with values of greater than $5M may be satisfied under the Unrestricted Suite.
  2. Logistics Quality Assurance Support – Support under this Task Areas shall be executed under the 100% Small Business Restricted Suite.
  3. Logistics Information/Technology Support – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Restricted Suite for task orders with estimated annual values of $5M or less. Task orders with values of greater than $5M may be satisfied under the Unrestricted Suite.
  4. Logistics Training Support – Support under this Task Areas shall be executed under the 100% Small Business Restricted Suite.
  5. Logistics Army Transformation Logistics Support – Support under this Task Areas shall be executed under the 100% Small Business Restricted Suite.
  6. Logistics Program Support – Support under this Task Areas shall be executed under the 100% Small Business Restricted Suite.
  7. Logistics Transportation/Supply Support – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Restricted Suite for task orders with estimated annual values of $5M or less. Task orders with values of greater than $5M may be satisfied under the Unrestricted Suite.
  8. Sets, Kits and Outfits – Support under this Task Areas shall be executed under the 100% Small Business Restricted Suite.
  9. Logistics – Support to Directorates of Logistics – Maintenance – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Restricted Suite for task orders with estimated annual values of $5M or less. Task orders with values of greater than $5M may be satisfied under the Unrestricted Suite.
  10. Logistics/Maintenance – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Restricted Suite for task orders with estimated annual values of $5M or less. Task orders with values of greater than $5M may be satisfied under the Unrestricted Suite.
  11. Comprehensive Support for Centrally Managed Programs – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Unrestricted Suite.
  12. Command Wide Logistics Enterprise System Support – Support under this Task Area shall be accomplished under the Unrestricted Suite.