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D -- NGEN - Software as a Service (SaaS) RFI

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The Space and Naval Warfare SystemsCommand (SPAWAR) in support of the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) Program Management Office (PMW- 205) / Next Generation Enterprise (NGEN) is seeking industry comments on commercial solutions that support End User communications and collaboration (EUCC) software as a service (loosely defined as E-Mail, office automation software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations), and groupware & collaboration tools (audio & video chat, IM, calendaring, contact manager, white boarding, etc.) that may be applicable to supporting Department of the Navy (DON) requirements. An RFI requests responses from Industry solely for information and planning purposes. An RFI does not constitute a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFP in the future, and an RFI does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service. Respondents are advised that the Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to the RFI. All costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested partys expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFP, if any is issued. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website and the SPAWAR E-Commerce Central website at https://e- commerce.spawar.navy.mil. It is the responsibility of the potential offerors to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this requirement. General background information on the Next Generation Enterprise Network can be located at the publicly accessible website: http://www.public.navy.mil/spawar/PEOE IS/NGEN/NGEN/Pages/NGENReferenceLib rary.aspx The Government has established a goal of reducing its non-tactical IT (or Business) budget by 25%. To achieve this goal, the Department needs industrys best thoughts and ideas on how the Department might obtain its EUCC capabilities in a more cost effective manner. The DON currently has a large number of software applications registered in the DON Application and Data Base Management System (DADMS) and the Department of Defense Information Technology Portfolio Repository - Department of Navy (DITPR-DON) Registry. Many of these software applications are implemented with and On-premises implementation to perform a broad spectrum of functions, including Command and Control (C2); Intelligence Community Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED); Administrative; Legal; and the other Business and Information Technology requirements of the fleet in direct support of mission requirements. These on-premise software implementations have a high Total Ownership Cost (TOC). Given todays fiscally constrained environment and under the Departments current consolidation and efficiency guidance, inefficient software solutions with high TOC are neither desired nor sustainable. As the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN), a key component of the Naval Networking Environment (NNE), transitions to a cloud-based computing delivery model, all DON software applications will be analyzed, as part of an ongoing DON Portfolio System Rationalization effort. Many of the legacy software applications will be consolidated or retired. Those that remain and all future software developed or procured must be able to operate in a cloud computing environment. To achieve this vision, the Department needs industrys thoughts and ideas on how the Department might implement SaaS capabilities in the future. Vendors with For Official Use Only (FOUO) access should consult the following reference documents: Department of the Navy Networking Capabilities Based Assessment, 22 October 2010, Appendix A Department of Defense Unified Capabilities Requirements Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES), and Next Generation Network (NGEN) System Design Specifications The SaaS portion of Appendix A to this RFI provides a construct to assist responders in preparing submissions by providing key functional areas that the Department would like submissions to address. The following links provide additional background information: http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/8 00-145/Draft-SP-800-145_cloud- definition.pdf https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/wp- content/uploads/2011/07/csaguide.v2.1.pdf Interested parties are requested to respond to this announcement by providing questions or suggestions to the documents. All submissions should be in Microsoft Word for Office 2003 or a compatible format and are due no later than 29 August 2011. Responses shall be submitted via e- mail only to NGEN Procuring Contracting Officer, CDR John Windom, at NGENPWS_NGENPWS@bah.com Responses to this announcement shall include the following: a. Name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail of designated point of contact; Proprietary information WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The Government intends to use various military and civilian Navy and Marine Corps personnel in reviewing and evaluating any responses to this announcement. The DON contracts with each company include the appropriate organizational conflict of interest and nondisclosure agreements. Questions regarding this announcement shall be submitted by e- mail to the Contracting Officer, at john.windom@navy.mil. Verbal questions will NOT be accepted. Any Government answers, responses and/or comments will be posted to the NGEN Reference Library. Accordingly, questions shall NOT contain proprietary or classified information.
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