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D -- Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) at 10 Gbps - Amendment 1

Notice Date
Notice Type
517110 — Wired Telecommunications Carriers
Contracting Office
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command, AFLCMC - Hanscom, 9 Eglin Street, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, 01731, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Point of Contact
Christopher Molis, Phone: 7812254098, Tiffany Hinson, Phone: 7812254083
E-Mail Address
christopher.molis@hanscom.af.mil, Tiffany.Hinson@hanscom.af.mil
(christopher.molis@hanscom.af.mil, Tiffany.Hinson@hanscom.af.mil)
Small Business Set-Aside
CBD Contractor Capability survey Requirements Description **Please note, this market research is to assist in obtaining optimal competition results and determine the appropriate NAICS code. Therefore, once the market research is complete a Request for Information (RFI) may follow to industry using the appropriate code to determine a possible small business set aside and acquisition strategy. This is NOT a presolicitation notice pursuant to FAR Part 5, but is a Market Survey to identify sources that possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience necessary to meet the Air Force requirements necessary to provide Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) policy enforcement at a 10 Gigabytes per second throughput. This notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bid or Request for Proposal and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. The Government will not reimburse contractors for any cost incurred for their participation in this survey. A Requirements Description and a Contractor Capability Survey are available on the web. The level of security clearances required is Top Secret SCI. Therefore, participation in this survey may not necessarily result in your company being able to participate in the solicitation. Large and small businesses are encouraged to participate in this survey. Joint ventures or teaming arrangements may be advantageous. Responses to this survey are due prior to close of business Thursday, 14 June 2013 Requirements Description Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Network Activity and Policy Enforcement at 10 Gbps PURPOSE We are conducting market research to identify sources that may possess the expertise, capabilities, and experience to meet the requirements for delivery of IPv6 activity and policy enforcement capabilities at a 10 Gbps throughput. DESCRIPTION Hanscom Air Force Base has program management responsibility for the Air Force NIPRnet Gateways Program. The AFNET Gateways Program Office is requesting information to identify possible sources to deliver Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) activity and policy enforcement capabilities at a 10 Gigabytes per second throughput. This project consists of, but may not be limited to, the following activities: 1) Interoperability with the Air Force Information Operations Platform and the Cloudshield 4000; 2) Installation; 3) Training; and 4) Technical support The AFNET Gateways effort will be primarily centered at the 90 Information Operations Squadron (IOS), Lackland AFB, TX. It is estimated that a delivery order of this magnitude normally requires 15 months to complete. However, due to particular circumstances, performance must be completed no later than 1 August 2014. In addition to the compressed schedule, the contractor will be subject to stringent building access requirements. Specifics - Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) product by at 2.5 Gigabytes per second NLT 31 August 2013 and 10 Gigabyte per second (Gbps) throughput by 1 Aug 2014 - Execute within the Cloudshield 4000 environment - System can provide IPv6 policy enforcement - System can detect network tunneling e.g IPv6 inside IPv4 tunnels - Products that identify assess and defend against IPv6 attacks - Provide subject matter experts (SMEs) to customize product to interoperate with the Air Force Information Operations Platform - Provide onsite SME support to integrate, test and field the product -Provide training, training manuals, documentation (to include, technical orders, guides, manuals) - Generate automated response to 99 percent (threshold) to 100 percent (objective) of detected activity while operating at system capacity - Configurable such that detection does not exceed 1 %( threshold) to.1% (objective) false positive rate - Detecting, recording and reporting the introduction of unauthorized activity to include, at a minimum, source and destination IP, port, event time (as available by event type), and actual transcript data that can be used to support forensics investigations (detect 99 % (threshold) to 100 % (objective)of the activity in the system signature database at system capacity(10 Gbps)) - Events are pushed through the IOP to ArcSight within 5 seconds of detection - Binary context data (PCAP files) are stored and accessible from the associated alert in ArcSight. - Contract performance will primarily occur at the 90 Information Operations Squadron (IOS) San Antonio Texas. Travel may be required to various government facilities CONTRACTOR CAPABILITY SURVEY Internet Protocol Version 6 Deep Packet Inspection Part I. Business Information Please provide the following business information for your company/institution and for any teaming or joint venture partners: NOTE: An extract of the Small Business Administration Final Rule concerning joint ventures and teaming relationships pertaining to waiver of the affiliation rule for small businesses is available at: http://www.robins.af.mil/smallbusiness/JointVenture.htm • Company/Institute Name: • Address: • Point of Contact: • CAGE Code: • Size of business pursuant to Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code: Get Code from Small Business • State whether your company is small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned small, HUB-Zone, 8(a) certified business concern, or HBCU/MI under the above SIC Code. • A statement as to whether your company is domestically or foreign owned (if foreign, please indicate the country of ownership). • Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Yes or No. Electronic responses (email) must be received no later than close of business Friday 14 June 2013. Questions relative to this market research should be addressed to Peter Izzo at 781-225-2660 or peter.izzo@hanscom.af.mil and Christopher Molis at 781-225-4098 or Christopher.molis@hanscom.af.mil. Part II. Capability Survey Questions General Capability Questions: Describe briefly the capabilities of your facility and the nature of the goods and/or services you provide. Include a description of your staff composition and management structure. Describe your company's past experience on previous projects similar in complexity to this requirement. Include contract numbers, a brief description of the work performed, period of performance, agency/organization supported, and individual point of contact (Contracting Officer or Program Manager). Describe your company's capabilities for generating, handling, processing and storing classified material and data. Are there specific requirements in the documentation that we provide that would currently preclude your product from being a viable solution to our requirement? Engineering Services and Software Development Questions: Describe your capabilities and experience in managing software development projects, including subcontractor involvement. Include any experience in project planning, work breakdown structures, resource allocations, schedule tracking, risk analysis and cost management. There is an extreme schedule acceleration on this potential project, how would you company meet it. Commerciality Questions: Are there any commercial business practices unique to your industry? If so, please describe. Are there established catalog or market prices for our requirement? If you offer this product and/or service to both U.S. Government and commercial sources, is the same workforce used for both the U.S. Government and general public? Is our requirement offered to both under similar terms and conditions? Briefly describe any differences. Is the product a commercial item as defined in FAR 2.101 or is it a variant of one, is your product available commercially? Please describe how your product meets this definition?
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