The technical and management activities supported under this contract include the Task Areas described below. The Contractor will perform the following activities in the following Task Areas as tasked through orders issued against this contract. The Contractor will ensure that the work defined in these activities is integrated at the program level.
The contractor will conduct and document such studies and analyses to determine, refine or understand top-level operational requirements, new operational concepts, doctrine and tactics, and business process reengineering required to secure the border. The contractor will perform and document such modeling and simulation required to understand mission performance, requirements and trade-offs. The contractor will perform or assist in the performance of overall assessments of the effectiveness of current and newly deployed systems in meeting top-level border security goals. The contractor will perform manning and personnel studies as required to implement the SBInet solution. The contractor will perform the development, collection, and analysis of performance metrics.
The contractor will conduct such advanced technology development in areas that would significantly enhance the SBInet capabilities. Such development includes, but is not limited to, efforts in: communications, sensor and detection technologies, signal and image processing, command and control, and data fusion. Included in this Task area is contractor support to other government agencies in technology development and proof-of-concept testing for advanced border control technologies.
The contractor will design, develop, test, integrate, deploy, document, and maintain the hardware and software used to accomplish the primary mission of SBInet materiel. This Task Area includes all activities associated with integration, assembly, test and checkout, as well as all technical and management activities associated with individual hardware/software elements, segments and sub-systems. It includes all whole and partial prime contractor, subcontractor, and vendor breadboards, brassboards, and qualification test units, the design, development and production of complete units (prototypes or operationally configured units), factory special test equipment, special tooling, and production planning required to fabricate the Prime Mission Product. Prime Mission Product includes four segments: field agent systems; surveillance and detection systems; command, control, and communications systems; and mobile response platforms.
The contractor will determine requirements for, plan for, architect and engineer, design, construct, test and maintain such facilities and infrastructure required for control of the borders. Such infrastructure will include, but not be limited to, tactical infrastructure (fences, roads, lighting and barriers) and facilities (command and control center structures, stations, hangars, depots, housing, storage, and physical security facilities). The contractor will perform such real estate functions as are required to develop and deploy facilities and infrastructure. The contractor will perform environmental tasks required to develop and deploy facilities and infrastructure, including: environmental / cultural studies and surveys, environmental assessments and mitigation, preparation of required environmental documentation, and perform required environmental remediation and restorations. Remediation will include the securing and rendering safe of cross-border tunnels.
The contractor will perform and document all necessary tasks required for the systems engineering of the SBInet solution in accordance with best industry practices. The systems engineering functions will include requirements analysis, functional analysis / allocation, design synthesis, and systems analysis and control. The contractor will perform and document architecture design and synthesis, including integration with the CBP and DHS Enterprise Architecture. The contractor will perform and document all necessary design reviews. The contractor will perform and document all required analysis of technical solution alternatives. The contractor will develop, collect, publish and analyze Technical Performance Measures (TPM) during the course of development, production, deployment and operation. The contractor will perform and document an ongoing risk analysis and mitigation effort. The contractor will perform and document as required specification development and interface control. The contractor will perform human engineering analysis and life cycle costing. The contractor will develop and maintain a configuration management program. The contractor's systems engineering program will be documented in a Systems Engineering Master Plan (SEMP).
The contractor will assist the government in the conduct of an independent test and evaluation program through the use of prototype, production, or specifically fabricated hardware/software to obtain or validate engineering data on the performance of the SBInet solution. The contractor test and evaluation activities will include conducting detailed planning, testing, support, data reduction and report preparation. The contractor will design and produce all models, specimens, fixtures, and instrumentation required in support of the system level test program. The contractor will provide support for an independent operational test and evaluation program conducted by the government to assess the SBInet solution's utility, operational effectiveness, operational suitability, logistics supportability (including compatibility, inter-operability, reliability, maintainability, logistic requirements, etc.), cost of ownership, and need for any modifications. The contractor will assist the government in the preparation of a Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) and develop an integrated set of Master Integrated Test Plans and Test Procedures. The contractor will prepare test and evaluation result reports.
The contractor will define the requirements for, design, develop and deliver training services, devices, accessories, aids, equipment, and parts used to facilitate instruction through which personnel will learn to operate and maintain the SBInet solution with maximum efficiency. The contractor will provide required training services. The contractor will design and deliver end items of training equipment required to meet specific training objectives, including operational trainers, maintenance trainers, and other items. The contractor will provide such services, accessories, and aids necessary to accomplish the objectives of training, including: training course materials; contractor-conducted training (in-plant and service training); and the materials and curriculum required to design, execute, and produce a contractor developed training program.
The contractor will provide integrated logistics support for the SBInet solution using best commercial, industry and government practices. Integrated Logistics Support includes maintenance planning, supply support, required special and general support equipment, technical data, computer resources support, plus packaging handling, storage and transportation support. The contractor will provide maintenance services, spares and technology refresh for the installed SBInet solution. The contractor will develop and operate a logistics and supply chain support capability for the SBInet solution based on best commercial, industry and government practices.
The contractor will provide the materials and services for installation of prime mission and support equipment (including facilities) for the complete SBInet solution. This includes deployment, on-site integration, checkout or shakedown to ensure operational status. The contractor will prepare necessary deployment and installation engineering plans, checkout procedures and schedules. The contractor will perform required site preparation, deployment package integration and installation.
The contractor will provide such operational support as may be required for the SBInet solution, exclusive of integrated logistics support. Such support may include: platform operation, IT service operations, administrative and processing services, and such other services as may be required to enhance the effectiveness of DHS operational personnel. The contractor will not perform Law Enforcement duties.
The contractor will perform Program Management functions, to include program planning, financial management, contract and procurement management, and risk management in accordance with best industry practices. The contractor will develop and maintain a program management plan and provide for regular, meaningful program reviews. The contractor will develop and maintain an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and provide cost, schedule and performance metrics to the Government.
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