The General Services Administration (GSA) re-issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) solicitation Thursday on FedBizzOpps to provide mission support services, including on offensive cyber operations, for U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) worth up to $460 million for five years.

The multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is meant to provide services and associated tools needed to support USCYBERCOM’s mission on a Task Order basis. It includes “broad scope of cyberspace support services including new and emerging technologies which will evolve over the life of the contract,” the solicitation said.

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The minimum guaranteed awarded basic contract amount will be $2,500 with a maximum ceiling for each individual Task Order under the basic contract set at $300 million. There is no limit to the number of task orders that may be placed under the basic contract but the maximum contract for the basic contract is $460 million, the RFP said.

An earlier RFP for these services issued in May was worth up to $475 million for five years of performance (Defense Daily, May 4). It was then canceled later in the month to reassess the needs of CYBERCOM and to consider if a different acquisition strategy would better meet those needs (Defense Daily, May 26).  The GSA posted an advanced notice about this new solicitation earlier this month (Defense Daily, Oct. 1).

This RFP includes several kinds of support to Cyber Command’s operational missions, including Service Cyber Components and Joint Force headquarters. The core disciplines required for the contract include business area support and project management, cyberspace operations, cyberspace planning, all-source intelligence, capability management and development, cyberspace training and exercises, information technology/communications, strategic policy/doctrine development and campaign assessments, engagement activities, and security.

The solicitation explained contractors are to help develop offensive and defensive cyber technology for the department

Cyberspace operations support under the RFP is described as “providing technical expertise to assist in the planning, coordination, and synchronization of OCO (Offensive Cyber Operations) and DCO (Defensive Cyber Operations), and operation of the DODIN (Department of Defense information networks).

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The RFP notes within cyberspace operations the contractor will provide project analysis support, which assists Cyber Command with technical expertise and helps with the proper and efficient execution of programs, requirements identification and definition, and course of action development for the integration, management and sustainment of both offensive and defensive cyberspace operations capabilities as well as defending DODIN.

The solicitation also references offensive cyber operations with contract tasks supporting capability management. The support includes researching, developing, demonstrating, integrating, and testing technology in support of cyberspace threat defense and management to facilitate the development of offensive and defensive cyberspace capabilities.