RFP issued for "TSA IOSAC Project Intergration into the DHS GeoWireless Program"

3. Delineation of Tasks

Task 1. The Contractor will review the System Design Document (SDD) and all associated documentation to ensure a broad, high-level understanding of how the IOSAC system is to be utilized within the TSA network. 

Task 2. The Contractor will review the risk assessments provided by NG for all equipment that is GFE and is to be introduced into the TSA network environment at the TSOC and at the MIA. This information is to be used as part of the approval process through the controlling boards of review. 

Task 3. The Contractor will design and implement the necessary changes to the TSA network infrastructure to include the re-configuration of any firewalls (including GFE), switches, VPN’s and any other necessary network infrastructure device to ensure compatibility and usability of the IOSAC system in the TSA Network environment. 

4. Deliverables

1) The Contractor will provide details to the TSA IT Manager with respect to the necessary changes required to any network devices (routers, firewalls, IDS, etc”). This will include a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) that identifies all relevant tasks and the responsible parties. 

2) The Contractor will represent the TSA IT Manager through the control boards to ensure understanding and compliance with all necessary practices and procedures.

3) The Contractor will provide a schedule for implementing the changes required.

4) The Contractor will provide detailed documentation regarding the changes in the form of as-built drawings and text.

5. Government Furnished Equipment (GFE)

No GFE is to be provided under this contract. However, as background to the engineering request, TSA provides under item 6 a list of equipment used in direct support of the Mission.

6. Solution Hardware Descriptions

The TSA IOSAC utilizes various hardware platforms to provide both server and client-side capabilities and services. All server and multimedia workstation platforms are comprised of Dell commercial equipment where possible. Mobile platforms, such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and laptops, include varying vendor equipment. Table 1 provides a description of each type of hardware utilized in the TSA IOSAC. 

Table 1 TSA IOSAC Hardware

Functional Description Hardware Operating System Application (if applicable)
Servers Dell PowerEdge 6650, Dell PowerEdge 2600
 Microsoft Windows 2003, Standard Edition Geographic Information System (GIS)
Client Workstation Dell Precision Workstation 670
 Microsoft Windows XP GIS
Mobile Devices

Mobile Laptop Device Dell Latitude D400 Microsoft Windows XP Tracking, Situational Awareness

Mobile PDA Device HP iPAQ h5550 PocketPC 2003 Tracking, Situational Awareness

Mobile PDA Device IMate Pocket PC PocketPC 2003 Tracking, Situational Awareness

Mobile PDA Device Samsung i700 PocketPC 2003 Tracking, Situational Awareness

Mobile Cellular Phone Nextel i325 Motorola Cellular Phone Operating System Tracking
IP Wireless System

User Wireless Interface Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA) Wireless Modem
 N/A IPWireless (IPW) Ver. 5.0
Wireless Radio Frequency (RF) Radio Interface Node B N/A IPW Ver. 5.0
Interior Network Controller INC
 N/A IPW Ver. 5.0
Local Network Service
(LNS)  Cisco 3745 Cisco IOS N/A
Internal TSA LAN Radius Server Sun V120 Solaris 8 Cisco Access
Register Ver. 3.5
Access Radius Server Sun V120 Solaris 8 Cisco Access
Register Ver. 3.5 & EMS db

EMS Client Dell 750 Windows 2000 IPW EMS 2.XX

Functional Description Hardware Operating System Application (if applicable)
Network System

Local Area Network (LAN) Switch(es) Cisco 3750G CISCO IOS LAN System Segments
Blue Ridge Networks Network Client Manager Workstation Dell 720 Rack Mount WS Windows Server 2003 Blue Ridge Networks VPN Manager Ver.
Blue Ridge Networks Border Guard 5500 VPN Manager BG 5500 Boot Code
-b7.0-21 Security Management
Intrusion Detection Server (IDS)
Assumption: IDS to be supplied by TSA as GFE N/A N/A N/A
Assumption: Firewall to be supplied by TSA as GFE N/A N/A N/A
7. Solution Software Descriptions

The TSA IOSAC utilizes various software applications to provide a geospatially-enabled situational awareness capability across multiple platforms. These applications provide web based services, temporal data services and capabilities for geospatial visualization and analysis and database management. 

8. Database Management System Software

The Oracle Software Suite provides the primary repository of geospatial data for the TSA IOSAC Area of Operations centered around MIA. The Oracle 10g Database provides a platform that supports the management of geographic data, including Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliant data, by providing access control, backup and recovery, and spatial/non-spatial indexing to improve performance. It provides a robust foundation for complex GIS applications that require more spatial analysis and processing within the Oracle Database. 

9. Geospatial Visualization Software

Geospatial software organizes information by its location, a common component of most databases. By viewing information in the form of an electronic map, users have a better way to organize, share and visualize data for improved communications and enhanced decision making. 

Environment Systems Research Institute’s (ESRI) ArcGIS application suite provides a scalable GIS capability for geographic data creation, integration and analysis. ArcGIS is utilized primarily by the GIS Analyst at the Strategic and Tactical Operations Centers for data manipulation and analysis. ESRI’s ArcPad software is the primary GIS visualization tool fro mobile users equipped with a PDA device. ArcPad is a lightweight, mobile mapping solution that can retrieve maps using wireless technology. 

Skyline Software System’s applications are used to provide 3D visualization and editing capabilities. Skyline’s TerraGate software application employs powerful network data server technology designed to stream 3D geographic data in real time. TerraExplorer Pro is a tool for editing, annotating and publishing photo-realistic interactive 3D environments. Skyline is the primary 3D visualization tool for the user equipped with a PC workstation, laptop or tablet PC. 

10. Web-Based Services Software

Web services for the TSA IOSAC are enabled with Windows Internet Information Server (IIS) web server in conjunction with the Apache Tomcat servlet engine. Together the web server and servlet engine provide the basic client/server connectivity to dynamic situational awareness data such as coordinated response tracking. The Tracking Server software developed by NG-TASC provides the capability to collect data feeds and transmit real-time event-based information to web clients and custom applications. Web clients provide users with a view of the real-time data to assist in the monitoring of events or assets. The delivery of data to desktop custom applications satisfies the needs of users who require the capability to perform detailed real-time and historical data analysis while integrating with existing GIS analysis functionality. 

Please demonstrate your understanding of the requirement and your ability to successfully complete the effort as stated in the SOW by addressing the following:

1. Describe your firm’s technical and management approach via a detailed capability statement in meeting the requirements, at a minimum, contained in the SOW. 

2. Provide past performance references for same or similar current effort as being solicited herein. Pleas include company/agency name, period of performance, point of contract, telephone and e-mail address. The Offeror shall provide three (3) separate (not from the same company/contracting officer) references with a brief description of previous projects and similar size and complexity. ’similar size and complexity” for the purpose of the evaluation means: similar in dollar amount; number of client/customer employees serviced and number of employees supervised. The TSA may contact those references during the evaluation process to verify relevant experience and level of performance. You should also provide the dollar amount for the referenced projects, how long personnel have been employed on similar projects and what their previous positions, duties and responsibilities were. The Government may, at its discretion, obtain and evaluate information from sources other than those provided by the Contractor. Space used for references will not count against the 5 page limit. 

Each example of past performance shall include:

a) Contract Number
b) Contract Description
c) Contract Amount and Type of Contract
d) Period of Performance
e) Name, address, E-mail address (if available) and telephone number and FAX number of the customer (if a Government contract, please provide the name and telephone number of the Contracting Officer and the COR. If commercial, provide the technical and contracting equivalent).
f) Size and complexity of the project.
g) Whether all options were exercised, if applicable. 

For all past performance information, please ensure that the company names, names of points of contact, E-mail addresses, telephone and FAX numbers are current. The Government will not make repeated efforts to contact the references if the information is incorrect. You should also notify the references that their names have been submitted and that the TSA may be contacting them. For any subcontractor performing a critical element of the work, please furnish at least three references for similar projects. You should also provide a description of the work performed, the dollar amount and duration of the project, and the number of subcontractor employees working on the project. 

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