GSA published the final solicitation for their next large IDIQ, ASTRO. ASTRO will be one of the largest IDIQ’s in the coming years, including up to 450 contractors and an undefined ceiling. ASTRO will cover ten distinct pools covering manned, unmanned, and optionally manned platforms and robotics.

GSA will evaluate vendors using a self-scoring matrix. The scoring will cover relevant experience that includes locations, Cost Reimbursement Project, Subcontracting, OCUNS, Functional projects, and CPARS. Additional scoring factors will include cybersecurity certifications, ISO, and internal systems (purchasing, management, estimating, etc.).

The ten pools include the following areas

DATA OPERATIONS POOL

  • Function: Performance of Data Operations including all data collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination activities associated with manned, unmanned, and optionally manned platforms and robotics supporting mission performance. This includes traditional labor services as well as “as a service” support.
  • NAICS: 541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Small Business Size Standard: $16.5 Million

MISSION OPERATIONS POOL

  • Function: Mission Operations includes performance of operational services not included in Data Operations associated with manned, unmanned, and optionally manned platforms and robotics supporting mission performance. This includes traditional labor services as well as “as a service” support.
  • NAICS: 541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Small Business Size Standard: $16.5 Million

AVIATION POOL

  • Function: Maintenance, repair, and overhaul of manned, optionally manned, and unmanned aircraft.
  • NAICS: 488190 – Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
  • Small Business Size Standard: $35 Million

GROUND POOL 

  • Function: Maintenance, repair, and overhaul of manned, optionally manned, and unmanned ground platforms and industrial machinery.
  • NAICS: 488999 – All Other Support Activities for Transportation
  • Small Business Size Standard: $8 Million

SPACE POOL

  • Function: Maintenance, repair, and overhaul of manned, optionally manned, and unmanned space platforms.
  • NAICS: 488190 – Other Support Activities for Air Transportation
  • Small Business Size Standard: $35 Million

MARITIME POOL

  • Function: Maintenance, repair, and overhaul of manned, optionally manned, and unmanned maritime platforms.
  • NAICS: 336611 – Ship Building and Repairing
  • Small Business Size Standard: 1,250 employees

DEVELOPMENT/SYSTEMS INTEGRATION POOL

  • Function: Systems integration, improvement, and/or engineering associated with manned, unmanned, and optionally manned platforms.
  • NAICS: 541330 – Engineering Services
  • Small Business Size Standard: $41.5 Million (based on the 541330 exceptions)

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) POOL

  • Function: All R&D associated with manned, unmanned, optionally manned, and counter Unmanned Systems (UxS) platforms
  • NAICS: 541715 – Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Nanotechnology and Biotechnology)
  • Small Business Size Standard: 1,000 Employees

SUPPORT POOL

  • Function: All support services (except training) required for successful execution of a product, program, project, or process regarding platforms and robotics for land, air, sea, or space; the planning necessary to support operational missions; and the analysis of the results of an operational mission.
  • NAICS: 541990 – All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Small Business Size Standard: $16.5 Million

TRAINING POOL

  • Function: All training (the providing of instruction) services required for successful execution of a product, program, project, or process regarding platforms and/or robotics for land, air, sea, or space.
  • NAICS: 611699 – All other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
  • Small Business Size Standard: $12 Million

ASTRO is a DoD contract operated their Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM), however, GSA will be administering the contract.

Proposals are due no later than 4pm Central Daylight Time (CDT) on October 30, 2020

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