Government Business Opportunity
By Latasha Beckman
| DSPO | September 06, 2017
September 6, 2017 --
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) released a Request for Information (RFI) and Industry Day notice for the modernization of ASSIST in support of the Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO). (Solicitation Number: SP4701-17-RFI-0002). The data obtained from this RFI will assist the Government in understanding the capabilities available in the industry marketplace and to assist DLA Document Services identify future ASSIST support services requirements on behalf of the DSPO. Additionally, the market research will assist the Government in determining the best approach to best meeting the requirements as indicated in the draft Performance Work Statement (PWS). The RFI posted on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) outlines the detailed information DLA is seeking for the purposes of planning for the modernization of ASSIST.
ASSIST is a comprehensive management information system used by the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal agency Standardization Management Activities (SMAs) to develop, coordinate and publish standardization documents prepared in accordance with DoD 4120.24-M, Defense Standardization Program Policy and Procedures. The ASSIST database is the official source of these DSP documents, which supports the development, acquisition, and logistic support of systems and equipment. Besides this distribution function, ASSIST provides the Defense Standardization Program Automation Office (DSPAO) and SMAs with specific administrative functionality and modules to manage standardization documents and their associated metadata.
Interested parties are requested to respond to the RFI and address specified capabilities information by October 5, 2017 at noon. Additionally, an ASSIST Industry Day will be held on October 16-18, 2017, in Tysons Corner, VA, from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. To register for this event or get additional information, visit http://www.dsp.dla.mil/Get-Involved/ASSISTDay.
This RFI does not commit the Government to a contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Furthermore, the Government is not, at this time, seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. The Government will not reimburse Vendors 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. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in a future RFP, if one is issued. This synopsis is encouraging responses from all qualified and capable businesses regardless of size.
If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. It is the responsibility of the potential Vendors to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this requirement.