Executive Agency Discussion of Selection
On April 17, 2003, the Department of State awarded a contract to DynCorp International, valued at $145 Million, effective for one year, to support the Iraq program. The contract includes an option for an additional year. Because of the extreme urgency of the security situation in Iraq and the need for the flexible response afforded by the option provision, the solicitation was conducted under limited competition. A team of companies, led by SAIC and including PAE Government Services, AECOM Government Services, and MPRI Alexandria Group competed against DynCorp International in this limited competition. The legal authority for the limited competition was provided by a Foreign Assistance Act Determination and Finding (D&F). A pre-solicitation conference was held with the State Department’s Acquisitions Management (AQM) Bureau, INL, and the firms listed above on April 2, 2003, and the Request For Proposal (RFP) was issued the next day. The basis for the award was “best value”, with technical merit being more important than cost or price (but as technical merit of the offerors’ proposals becomes more equal, the evaluated cost or price could become the determining factor.) Oral technical presentations were conducted on April 10 and 11. DynCorp was selected as the successful offeror among the technically qualified based upon a significantly lower proposed cost.
To meet its longer-term requirements for support for civilian police programs, including for Iraq, the Department of State is now conducting full and open competition for a contract to provide worldwide support for U.S. participation in civilian police and other justice components of peacekeeping missions and complex security operations. Responses to the Request for Proposal, which were received on December 3, 2003, are being evaluated. The new contract will be awarded by February 1, 2004. Until the fully competitive process culminates in a new contract award, however, the Secretary has approved the modification of the existing contract as the only practicable vehicle for meeting these requirements.
1. Determination and Finding (D&F): Justification and Approval
2. Scope of Work
3. Contract Modification Value
4. Executive Agency Discussion of Selection